•September 3, 2010 • Leave a Comment

He shook his head and said, “I feel happiest when I meet my fans.” Out of the blue, it flashed across my mind that he suddenly left for U.S. last September in an economy seat. Now, after overcoming everything, he must have a different feeling while heading to the States because this time it’s in order to enjoy the festival with fans, not to escape. Jay Park smiled and said, “I’ll fly in business class this time.


— Jay Park, writing neatly in Korean, not English… Colored letters show “Wittiness”

SOURCE: SPORTS CHOSUN; TRANSLATION: Judy@JAYPARK.NET

[the last line is just.. idek what to feel. i’m so proud of him for still being able to stand up despite it all. i pray that he will get the best that life has to offer. and yes we’re fiercely loyal fans.. and yes jay.. we’ll book you interviews and cf deals because we want to show you how much we appreciate all your hardwork and because we want to see you shine and to give everything back to you. don’t loose your vision and who you are because we LOVE you because of the way you are.]

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Jay Park, Brave Brothers – I Want To Cry

•September 3, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Jay’s collaboration with the Brave Brothers titled I Want To Cry. Very very good song. I’d say this song truly fits jay. It’s one of his best from all that he’s done so far. I can’t wait to hear more from this guy.

Did Jay Finally Break His Silence?

•April 24, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Today Dumbfounded, Jay Park, and Clara C released their original collaboration called Clouds. I’m sure a lot of us were looking forward to it. Well here it is now.. And boy was I blown away by the lyrics. Dumbfoundead is one heck of a composer! Awesome feel good song + wonderful wonderful lyrics.

But as I was listening to the track (it’s on repeat LOLLL) I realized how the lyrics are so apt with the whole thing that happened.. I listened to it and did my own transcription so I may have some parts wrong.. but take a look at tell me what you think

Do you think he’s finally broken his silence?

Yo~

Everybody works hard for their Goals to achieve

like the ocean is seen and the emotion is free

So nothing ever adds up to what where we want it to

I guess my math teacher was just a substitute

EVERYBODY HITS A ROUGH PAST

Turbulence in the sky

Life’s a cow, I MADE A BURGER AND I’M SERVING IT WITH SOME FRIES

Gotta make do with the cause we’ve dealt

And though its hard as hell I know that God would help coz

Though i live in Seattle it’s not always gonna rain

There’ll be some sunny days

Coming up this way

EVERYBODY WANTED TO SEE ME STRUGGLING RUNNING AWAY FROM PAIN

But i know the wondrous things that’re coming to visit again someday

So no worries I just stand there with a smirk on my face

ALTHOUGH I KNOW SOME PEOPLE OUT THERE ARE THROWING DIRT ON MY NAME

BUT IT’S ALL GOOD

all good

Show me some love coz Im not like that girl from movie

I ain’t holding no grudge

Coincidence? Or is it supposed to reach out and say something else? Well, I know fans have been burned with the whole ‘omg we dint mean anything about it but you guys said we were intending for it to be something else’ but if it truly is true, that Jay’s trying to reach out to us, I hope he can get some closure.. because just like he said, It’s all good.. Someday there are wondrous things that are coming to visit

I love you Jay. You’re truly, truly awesome.

you GO boy!!

•April 22, 2010 • Leave a Comment

im so FUCKIN proud of jay park and what he’s become.. i hope he EXPLODES and become so AWESOME~~

CLICK FOR THE NEWS ARTICLE

he’s apparently being backed by Riley and will be working with Snoop Dog and TPain.

You go boy~!!

One Way’s One Way

•March 12, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I can’t get over this song. Infact I actually have it on replay. One Way’s a new korean band from YJ Entertainment. I’m not familiar with their entertainment company but I do know the boys themselves. Members include Chance, Youngsky, and Peter. They mostly do RnB and  I guess I can hear some hiphop in their music. My favorite part of this song would be this:

One! This is how we rock, Way! This is how we roll
One! Trust me now, you’ll be screaming for encore
One! ttala ol temyeon geuleohdae Way! ttalawabwa
One! solichyeo jeo nop-eun haneul wilo

lyrics credit: edavivier@soompi

This group is amazing. I can’t wait to hear more. They just recently released their first mini album and I heard the tracks. Magic’s quite good too but its just this song that really has my heart.


A Korean Fan’s Perspective (2PM Conference)

•March 5, 2010 • Leave a Comment

2ONEDAY sent an invitation to the representatives of the fancafes to write their account and to write a message to address international fans. Hengdong Cafe is one of the fancafes that immidiately responded, for which 2ONEDAY is very thankful for.

The purpose of this message is not to impose their views on to international fans, but rather to ask for a simple understanding and to see the situation from their point of view. Please consider what they experienced and realize that they had every reason to feel the way they do.

“I have heard that the international fans are bashing the Korean fans. I tried to ignore it at first but I think as time goes on, the severity is getting grave.

What I’m writing… Please help us in making them understand. I know it must be hard but please help. I am sorry.

I think that they are going too far. The rage amongst the Korean fans are so great that it is hard to even control it, but to think that we have to even help the international fans understand now?…

I told you that I attended the conference. I did not ever think that anyone would look upon the fans as the attackers. However, I have listened to the voice recordings and I do think I can understand somewhat why the international fans are reacting this way.

Now, let’s think about it. The 2PM boys spoke through a mic. The fans did not have a mic except when given one to ask a question. So for example, when Chansung compared Jaebum to a thief and the fans spoke amongst themselves saying, “Jaebum is a thief?” there is no way that Chansung could have heard them, given the location and volume of voice. We would have had to spoken loudly and clearly in order for that to be heard because the fans did not have any mics. Through the recording, the international fans might have thought that we raised our voices. However, the fans have never treated the 2PM members with disrespect.

Another thing is that the 2PM members are all in their early 20’s. The people that attended the conference were all older than them. Especially the bigger community admins, they were all in their mid to late 30’s. Even if we were to meet them as human to human, those in their 20’s should have definitely kept their respect. That is Korean culture. However, what the 2PM members stated at the conference does not fall in line with the norm of Korean society. But did the fans treat 2PM with disrespect because of their age? No… where did you ever see that?

And are these fans Jaebum’s personal fans? The people that attended the conference are people that JYPE has chosen themselves. You can think of it as only the people that JYPE thought fit to be in the conference were present. Why are international fans accusing us of ‘going for a fan meeting,’ or ‘Why are Jaebum’s personal fans making it harder for the rest of our 2PM oppas?’

Then are the international representatives also in the same league as us?

I’m having a hard time understanding why the fans must be the bad boys here. I understand that you would want to reject reality. You must realize, though, that Jaebum and JYPE are now two separate entities. Please, let’s not rip at each other anymore.

Those in Korea will calm down the fans filled with rage and anger in Korea. But for those in the international, please don’t do that. I don’t understand why fans must fight amongst each other. This is not going to help any of the 7 members. It’s not nice to see such images for fans in Korea or for international fans.

Let’s just calm ourselves down.

I will apologize for what I have to say next but I feel that it must be said.

Koreans are the only people that best understand the Korean language. The message is sent more clearly to those that sit in front of one another while seeing their faces than just through the ears or through words.

Please, stop looking at the situation as only how you want to.

Please, don’t bash the translators. They are volunteering their time to help you better understand. And as Koreans, they are the ones that know best the meaning behind 2PM’s words. Even if you study the same word, the translated meaning between a foreigner that studies Korean and a Korean is vastly different.

Just trust the translators. They know what the intentions are and they know what the situation is. They understanding everything in their translations.

If you really love the 6 members of 2PM, please express that when they release their next album in April.

I hope that all of this ends – yesterday’s friend becoming today’s enemy.

Whenever and wherever, let’s uphold LOVE & RESPECT.

Thank you.

( My opinion is not representative of the Korean fans. But as a person living in Korea, I could not just pass this by. )


CREDITS : HENGDONG CAFE 행동카페 (SOURCE) ; hazyfiasco@2ONEDAY.COM (TRANS), ___@2ONEDAY.COM

notes:

this answers all the questions and misgivings that i had. i wondered why despite hearing all the sides, i couldnt fully still support the remaining members.. this explains everything. don’t get me wrong im not a hater or an anti, i just chose to leave. i dont care if you say im not a true fan. who is a fan really? its just someone who supports someone’s music or movies or dramas because they are entertained.i can no longer feel that so yeah i feel its time i relinquished my hold and save myself from more disturbances.

People Will Love and Adore You for the Hundreds of Good Things You’ve Done But Will Hate You for One Single Mistake

•February 28, 2010 • 2 Comments

The die has been cast. You have made your decision. Be a man and take it like a man. Tears are useless. You may have conveyed your emotions but I no longer care. I’m glad you forgive him for the ‘evil’ thing that he has done and I’m glad you thought with a clear head when you made the decision to oust him out of the group. I’m sure you made the decision with saving yourselves in mind. Let’s be frank now. So don’t act pitiful and cry now. It will only make me hate you. It will fuel the desire in me to hurt you just as you have hurt him, a human being’s natural reaction after being hurt. So I hope you will also forgive me if I boycott on you because I too am thinking for myself. I do not want to feel pain and anguish and I want to retaliate from all the blows you have given to me. The blows from your company and now, finally, you.

However as much as I want to hate you, I find that I cannot because with all the news going around, everything that comes out of anywhere makes me question. All your stories make me think, make me question their validity. You have presented your story today. And as I sit here in front of my desk, I think critically analyzing every news that hits me. How real were you? How much truth lies in your words? So I cannot hate but I will withdraw from anything concerning you.

No I do not want him to go back to your arms where you once vowed to be together, bounded by brotherhood. I may not know the whole story, or I may not even know ANY story for lies and deceit may have been woven around us, but I do know that I want him away from you. I want him to be known somewhere else, make his mark somewhere else. We’re waiting out here for him. We are ready to accept him with open arms so I hope he gets discovered here. I will join in the projects to get his name out there. We out here will be his fanbase so if he decides to come out again, he will know that we are waiting for him.

For you, you the main character, I hope you will speak out, let your voice be heard and the truth come out. So we will understand and the hurt will lessen.

For now, I shall watch and see how things would progress but again, forgive me. I am but human, just as you are. There has been too much pain. I should not be made to subject myself to this. This is entertainment. This is where I turn to for comfort when my day is bad or when I need the motivation. This is not something that should give me a headache, give me cause for tears, confusion and pain. But now it has.

To the pros and those saying I am not a true fan, I don’t care about what you say. This is me and this is my life. I choose who I want to support. I choose the people I want to spend my money on. Everyday in this place has been a struggle since all the things started happening. Reading about them, watching their videos, listening to their music no longer entertains me. So tell me, do you think I should stay and force myself to do so?

I am displeased and so it ends just like that.

I rest my case

PS: Except for one thai guy who I have vowed to support due to great friends I have met because him but only up to the extent of his solo activities because he truly is a great person.

And again. This is my blog. This is MY opinion.