We all take different roads as we traverse in this journey called life. Let me lead you to my day to day discovery and the simple joy I found as a fan of BAE YONG YOON.

Monday, May 07, 2007

'The Legend' Confirmed To Air On June 25th

Bae Yong Joon's new historical fantasy drama 'The Legend' (script by Song Jina and directed by Kim Jong Hak) has pushed back its first broadcast date again, which is now confirmed to air on June 25th.

The PR agency for 'The Legend' revealed on the 3rd that "after endless negotiations with MBC, we came to a conclusion to have the broadcast date on June 25th."

Just not so long ago, MBC had decided that 'The Legend' would air after 'H.I.T.' and was set to air on May 28th. But production company of 'The Legend,' Kim Jong Hak Productions requested for more time since the cg effects for the drama will take longer, so eventually the broadcast date was pushed back. 'The Legend' was originally planned to air in March.

After the national Korean broadcast was delayed to June 25th, 'The Legend' seems that it will be seen by the viewers in Korea and Japan at nearly the same time. 'The Legend' will be broadcasted through NHK in Japan.
Due to the delay in the broadcast of 'The Legend,' MBC plans to air the 8 episode miniseries, 'Wise Mother Shin.'

The plans for 'The Legend' were started in 2003 and filming was started last March. It had a full support, but it is currently only 60% complete. But as a fantasy drama, the cg effects are crucial, so it seemed hard to complete everything by the first broadcast date.

'The Legend' portrays the life of the 19th king of Goguryeo, and the characters of the Four Gods. The funding for this drama was 43 million won, and will feature Bae Yong Joon, Moon So Ri, Jung Jin Young, Choi Min Soo, and others. Currently, the filming is still in progress on location in Jeju Island.

Source: BROASIA.com

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Bae Yong Joon, photos from Japanese remake of 'Hotelier' revealed

Photos of Bae Yong Joon in the scenes of the Japanese remake of 'Hotelier' were revealed.

At the filming that took place on the first at Lotte Hotel in Seoul, Bae Yong Joon had his hair tied neatly wearing a clean suit. Most of the lines exchanged between the main characters Ueto Aya and Tanabe Seiichi and Bae Yong Joon were in Korean.

The Japanese remake of 'Hotelier' will start airing on April 19th through Japan's Asahi TV. Bae Yong Joon is guest appearing in the upcoming version as Shin Dong Hyuk from the original series.

Bae Yong Joon commented, "'Hotelier' which was also loved in Korea has great meaning to me. I was happy to hear that it is the first drama being remade in Japan and am glad and thankful to have the opportunity to participate in the series."

Bae Yong Joon will be starring in 'The Legend' which is scheduled to air in May.

Source: BROASIA.com

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter!!!

To my bae sisters,

May the Glory of the Risen Lord bring you hope, peace and love.

A blessed easter to everyone.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Japanese Fans Hold Art Fair on Bae

Japanese fans of Korean actor Bae Yong-jun held a 3-day art fair themed on Bae from March 23rd in Kyoto, and from Friday to Sunday in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Organized by Bae's fan club "EndlessLove-With BYJ," the fair entitled "100% BAE YONG JOON Art Fair" had on display 150 pieces of fan creations and a 55 minute video that was a compilation of 16 individual submissions.

The fan club says 900 people visited the Kyoto fair and 1,200 the Tokyo fair on Saturday alone, with an estimated total of 4,000 for the Tokyo exhibition.

Those with works on display also gave out picture postcards they had prepared out of their own pockets as gifts to visitors.
Source: KBS Global http://english.kbs.co.kr/entertainment/new...8027_11858.html

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Japanese Fans Swarm At Bae Yong Joon's Classic Concert

Korean top celebrity Bae Yong Joon's first produced Classic Concert opened on the 13th in Japan's Saitama Super Arena.

At his concert, Bae Yong Joon himself could not attend on that day due to his drama "The Legend," but about 10,000 fans gathered to make this event a great success.

Bae Yong Joon's Classic Album, " BYJ Classics/Hero," had compilations which were the focus of this venue, and a Korean-Japanese conductor Kim Sung Hyang led the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in performing these songs. Of course, the pieces conducted were said to be picked personally by Bae Yong Joon for the performance. There was a special behind-the-scenes footage for the fans introducing his album, which got much applause.

At the event site, Bae Yong Joon's popularity was confirmed again after thousands of "Bae Yong Joon 05-06 As Seen By Nikkan Sports," scheduled to be sold in all bookstores on the 15th, were sold in an instant.

Source: BROASIA.com

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Shy Guy!

Liezle got these from nagjun's blog and shared it at BYJ's thread in soompi.

Love, love, love it! He looks like he's having some fun with the people inside the studio. I just wish he has more time to laugh and have fun like what he did here.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Books About Bae Yong Joon's Works Appear Rapidly In Japan

Despite his absence at the official press conference for the drama "The Legend," Korean top celebrity Bae Yong Joon's popularity is ever the same. As if to validate this, the recent publishing of a book version of the drama "Did We Ever Love" (Japanese title "People Who Love") is receiving much attention lately.

Beginning this month of March, the "People Who Love" had appeared in bookstores and it includes a present from Bae Yong Joon. Goto Yuko, who is a big fan of Bae Yong Joon, is so passionately enthralled with Bae Yong Joon¡¯s character Kang Jae Ho, that she made this book in order to spread and share the attractiveness of the story.

There is a detailed introduction about Jae Ho's charisma, the lessons learned from "People Who Love," the world of "People Who Love," the character relationships in the drama, Jae Ho's feelings, and etc. Afterwards, there are also thoughts about Bae Yong Joon as Jae Ho, Jae Ho's fashion, etc, as well as the on location reports of Jae Ho's house, college, and the seafood market.

Ever since a few years ago, books about the works in which Bae Yong Joon appeared have been published one after the other. Starting with the publishing of Fall in Love with the Prince of Smiles from "Hotelier" and "Winter Sonata," by novelist and reporter Mukoyama Masako a number of books are still being published about Bae Yong Joon. This year, Yahata Kaoru¡¯s "Yon-sama's Path" has become the best-seller on the Japanese Amazon website.

The Japanese fan's love for Bae Yong Joon can be seen in the internet fan-fiction novels such as "Winter Sonata By The Fans: The After-story From A Cell phone," and the "Korean Drama Creative Theater." Last year in June, the climax of this phenomenon reached after Satovic's "Yon-sama Theater."

Until now, among the dramas with Bae Yong Joon, there have been the most books published about "Winter Sonata," then "Hotelier", and then "Did We Really Love."

Source: BROASIA.com