120109 [News} The Cute Quotient

[News] The Cute Quotient

By Primastuti Handayani
The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network
Saturday, Jan 07, 2012

South Korea’s best-known export today is not pickled cabbage.

Instead, it comes in a sleek, pretty package and suits the tastes of people across Asia – especially young women – and increasingly the world.

Move over, kimchi. Come on down, K-pop male idols.

In the past few years, Indonesian teenage girls, like their peers across Asia and increasingly in Europe, have become devoted fans of Hallyu (Korean wave) entertainers such as Choi Si-won of Super Junior, Kim Jaejoong of JYJ (formerly a member of DBSK/TVXQ), SS501′s Kim Hyun-joong and many more.

Back in 2009, the era of Bae Yong-joon with his famous Winter Sonata TV series gave way to protégé Hyun-joong in the role of Yoon Ji-hoo in Boys Before Flowers.

Jaejoong’s Protect the Boss and Si-won’s Poseidon, produced in 2011, have captured the hearts of fans who watch the series however they can – cable TV, video streaming, pirated DVDs or on YouTube.

Asian countries, especially Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan, have turned out plenty of attractive young entertainers in the past, but these Korean men – stylish, well groomed and well built – fulfill a fantasy for young women of the very handsome boy next door.

According to psychologist Dewi Dewo, moviegoers want to see men who are good-looking but not intimidating.

“Why do sweet-looking boys sell? Because the trend today is for them. Even young stars from the West are cute guys,” she says.

Tati Winarsih, the author of Seoulvivor, a book on K-pop hot spots in Seoul released late November, believes that it’s only natural for everybody to want to see “beautiful creatures”.

“These girls really love those pretty boys because despite their beautiful look, they are still able to show their macho side, their manly character. They aren’t effeminate despite their beauty,” she says, adding that reality shows have helped the stars to reveal their true selves to their fans.

The dramas also sell Korea.

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The comprehensive training system, according to SM Entertainment CEO Kim Young-min, is the secret behind the success of K-pop.

SM is currently the biggest entertainment agency in South Korea, with its stable of stars including DBSK, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee and f(x).

“If a group concept is chosen, then the members start training their foreign languages, dancing and singing,” he was quoted as saying by Soompi.com. “I think the most important aspect of training is training a celebrity’s personality.”

“Creating” a superstar is not a cheap enterprise.

SM founder, Lee So-man, revealed how his agency spent 4 billion won (S$5.1 million) grooming the original five members of DBSK, according to Chosun.

The amount doubled as the group – named the best second-generation K-pop band from their 2004 debut until they splintered into DBSK and JYJ in 2009 following a legal dispute – started producing their album and doing promotions.

The enormous investment pays off: The artists, once successful and popular, are veritable money machines.

According to one estimate, the Hallyu may have generated as much as US$4 billion in sales in 2011, a 14 per cent increase from the previous year. The number is likely to grow given the high demand for more concerts and fan meetings overseas.

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Translation 111004 JYJ Kim Jaejoong’s

[TRANS] 111004 JYJ Kim Jaejoong’s Change In Hairstyle Grabs Attention
Posted on October 6, 2011
by TheRarasaurus

Kim Jaejoong’s Hairstyle Change has become a hot topic.

While acting in the SBS drama “Protect the Boss” which recently ended, his fringe was long and covered the front (of his face.) As the story progressed and Cha Mu Won’s (Kim Jaejoong’s) feelings changed, he switched to a spiked fringe, which showed off his forehead, and this hairstyle was nicknamed “Kkan Mu Won.”

After the drama ended, at the press conference for the release of JYJ’s first Korean album “In Heaven,” he came into the spotlight once again with his change in hairstyle which was shorter but had a fringe like before.

Seeing this, netizens said “His short haircut makes him look cleaner,” “He cut it again? It’s not just the fringe that changed..” “MD Cha seems to have disappeared completely,” “It suits him, it’s cute” and other comments.

Source : [BaiduTVXQ + enews24 via Nate]

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110925 NEWS Penzal Q Filming

[News] Penzal Q Filming

Junsu Exudes Cute Charms on the Set of Penzal Ad Filming
JYJ Junsu Rises to Become the Cutie of the Set of Penzal Ad Filming?

The photos directly taken of JYJ’s Junsu on the filming set of an advertisement has been revealed.

On September 22, Penzal Q revealed through its official facebook the photos of JYJ in the set of the filming. JYJ has been selected as the model for one of Zongkeundang’s main products, Penzal Q.

In the photo, Kim Junsu who perhaps was bothered by the lighting blocks the lighting with Penzal and then takes it away, smiling brightly. In particular, the clean cut suit emphasizes Junsu’s gentle image along with his cute charms.

The netizens who came across the photo showed a variety of responses: “Really, a cutie.” “He’s a painkiller that I don’t even need medicine.” “I want to see the ad soon.”

On the other hand, JYJ is gathering interest with their first appearance on an advertisement airing on public TV. Their advertisement for Penzal Q, “Do not hurt,” can be seen in the beginning of October on the official facebook of Penzal Q and on public TV.
Yoochun Smiles With His Eyes to Melt Hearts on the Set of Penzal Ad Filming
JYJ Yoochun. At His Lovely Smile of the Eyes, Even the Filming Staff Feels Refreshed and Fun

 

The photos directly taken of JYJ’s Yoochun on the filming set of an advertisement has been revealed.

On September 22, Penzal Q revealed through its official facebook the photos of JYJ in the set of the filming. JYJ has been selected as the model for one of Zongkeundang’s main products, Penzal Q.

In the photo, Yoochun is putting himself to filming, wearing a suit that is of a lovely style, and sometimes serious and sometimes teeming with playfulness. In particular, his cute and bright smile of the eyes added to the refreshing atmosphere of the filming set and melted hearts of numerous women.

The three members who reunited after quite a while all immersed themselves into filming with a happy expression and so they gave the staff on set much energy.

The netizens who came across the photo showed a variety of responses: “Looks like a playful prince.” “His visual is great.” “Wow, totally cute~~.”

On the other hand, JYJ is gathering interest with their first appearance on an advertisement airing on public TV. Their advertisement for Penzal Q, “Do not hurt,” can be seen in the beginning of October on the official facebook of Penzal Q and on public TV.

Jaejoong’s Sculpture-like Visual Like from a Romance Manga on the Set of Penzal Ad Filming
JYJ Jaejoong. All Eyes on the “Romantic Visual” Like One of the Male Lead From a Romance Manga

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The photos directly taken of JYJ’s Jaejoong on the filming set of an advertisement has been revealed.

On September 22, Penzal Q revealed through its official facebook the photos of JYJ in the set of the filming. JYJ has been selected as the model for one of Zongkeundang’s main products, Penzal Q.

In the photo, Jaeojong is showing off a brown-toned suit and an exterior that is like a sculpture. He evokes the image akin to that of a main character from a romance manga. Further, the lighting from the filming set melds into Jaejoong in an atypical way to make one even feel a romantic mood.

The netizens who came across the photo showed a variety of responses: “My eyes were cleansed automatically.” “Indeed, he is the best of visuals.” “I feel that I will be healed just by looking at the ad.”

On the other hand, JYJ is gathering interest with their first appearance on an advertisement airing on public TV. Their advertisement for Penzal Q, “Do not hurt,” can be seen in the beginning of October on the official facebook of Penzal Q and on public TV.

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Alright peoples It’s been a long time insert…

Alright, peoples. It’s been a long time (insert guilty giggle here). For many reasons, part 2 of DBSK cuteness was postponed. Do I feel bad? Of course. Am I ashamed to have made you wait all this time? Why, yes. Will this shame stop me from posting another round of cuteness?

Nuh uh. Hehehe.

So where were we? Lemme see… Ah yes. Cuteness!!!!! Come on, ya’ll! Let’s take another plunge into the vast, gaping chasm of fandom. Let us dive down into the depths of our dear obsession, in search of yet another of our darling dorks. Who shall it be today? Hmmmm. I know! Let’s go bother…

Yoochun. Tehe. (gulp)

Now, we all know that Park Yoochun is a nice guy. I mean, just look at his kind face.

Wouldn’t you trust him with your babies? I totally would, unless they were musical prodigies. He might make them write melancholy. soul-wrenching tunes in the basement while I’m at work. (cue Kiss Shita Mama Sayonara. (sniff.)

Of course, that’s just my imagination talking. Ahem. Chunnie’s a jolly good fellow, yes? But you may be asking yourselves “what does this nice stuff have to do with cuteness?” What indeed?

The truth, folks, is that there are all kinds of cuteness in the world. Most of us think of  kittens, puppies, babies and Junsu…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…when we rate the adorable factor, but Chunnie is not that kind of cute. No Sir! Our Chunnie has a completely different kind of squeal-worthiness, a totally unusual take on cheek-pinchability, and his own unique perspective on cuddly gooey goo. Shall we take a look? Why, yes. We shall.

Without further ado, shall I present…

The many-faceted cuteness of Park Yoochun!!!

Look at that face. Don’t you just want to kiss that wide forehead?

Ooooh! Ah!!!! Be still, my twitter-pated heart!

Okay, so I’m laying it on a little thick, but that’s okay, right?

Of course it’s okay, because it brings me to my next point, a crucial part of Chun’s lovable self. And that would be…

The cheese. Because, let’s face it. Chunnie’s very, very cheesy. Yes, Park Yoochun has skin of the softest brie, eyes that shoot muenster rays, and a heart of golden cheddar. All he has to do is look at you, and you are infected, turning into a pile of bubbling goo that would taste very good on a casserole.

Don’t believe me? Observe.

Do you feel it?

Are you digging the dairy?

Rocking the rind? I’m laying it on too thick again? Sorry. (reels it in)

Well, well. I’ll have to stop this somewhere. So shall we end with a classically cute Chunnie pic? (yes, I know he’s not classically cute, but everyone has their moments, yes?) Here you go!

Tehe. Okay. Until next time! Bye bye!

Pictures from Google. You know who you are.

Credit: thatmelancholysoul@jyjfantalk.com