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Visit Medical Korea: Watch, Share, Solve a Quiz for Amazing Prizes

Visit Medical Korea, the platform for Korea Medical Tourism that was launched October last year has an exciting event. Round-trip tickets to Korea and hotel vouchers are among the amazing prizes that are waiting for us.  Event period is from August 28 – September 18, 2015 and announcement of winners is on September 22, 2015.

KOREA MEDICAL TOURISM MOVIE CLIP LAUNCH EVENT

Follow these simple steps and you can win BIG prizes.
1. Watch and share the video below on your SNS wall.
2. Go to their website’s event page and enter the quiz event.
3. Answer the questions about the VMK movie clip and submit your entry.
4. Lastly, cross your fingers.

Heal your mind and body, pursue a healthy and higher quality life.  Experience Joseon Porcelain’s complete, beautiful, sophisticated, natural, and details that represents true Asian beauty.  Korea Medical Tourism heals with affection. Would you like to hear their story?

Hallyu stars, JYJ (Kim Jae Joong, Park Yoochun, and Kim Junsu) are currently the Honorary Ambassadors for Korea Medical Tourism.

More information about Korea Medical Tourism at their website and get the latest update there. You can also follow them on their Facebook page.

Follow Korea Tourism Organization on Facebook and Twitter, and Visit Korea’s website for more updates on Korea.

For Filipinos, you can follow the Korea Tourism Organization – Manila Office’s Facebook page, Twitter, and KakaoTalk (@ktomanila) for more details and updates on Korea tourism, events, and promos.

 

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JYJ, Honorary Ambassadors for Korean Medical Tourism and Visit Medical Korea website launch

Visit Medical Korea, the newly constructed platform for Korean Medical Tourism had its grand opening on October 1, 2014 at the Korea Tourism Organization TIC.

Hallyu stars and Honorary Ambassadors for Korean Medical Tourism, JYJ (Kim Jae Joong, Park Yoochun, and Kim Junsu) were in attendance.

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Photo credit to Korea Tourism Organization (https://www.facebook.com/visitkorea.jp)

JYJ with their handprints and these will be exhibited at Korea Tourism Organization TIC.

Video uploaded on YT by Jenn Won and news clip credit to TVdaily

The field of medical tourism has been increasing and tourists visit Korea not only for beauty/cosmetic surgery but also for herbal, wellness, health diagnosis and critical care. The website provides information on different medical tourism packages and services, online consultation, and information that would help tourists who visit Korea for medical services.

The website is currently available in Japanese, Chinese and English, according to KTO it will be available in Arabic, Russian, and Vietnamese soon.  In commemoration with the launch, the site is offering 20 to 50 percent discounts on health diagnosis, medical care, and medical tourism products. Detailed information on Visit Medical Korea website.

Follow Korea Tourism Organization on Facebook and Twitter, and Visit Korea’s website for more updates on Korea.

For Filipinos, you can follow the Korea Tourism Organization – Manila Office’s Facebook page, Twitter, and KakaoTalk (@ktomanila) for more details and updates on Korea tourism, events, and promos.

Hallyu Stars, JYJ visits the Gangnam Tourist Information Center and Rides the TrollyBus

Last September 18, Hallyu stars – JYJ (Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu) visited the Gangnam Tourist Information Center in Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul.

JYJGangnamTICpicture credit to Gangnam TIC

The Gangnam TIC provides various kinds of tourism services to local and international visitors dropping by the  Gangnam area.

On the first floor is the Tourist Information Center in the lobby , which offers information about tourist attractions, transportation and accommodations in the Gangnam area; and the Medical Tourism Center, which gives visitors more information on Korea’s high-tech medical tourism industry with trained professionals qualified to give you the information you need. It also has info on Korean traditional medicine, spa treatments, and other specialties.

On the second floor is the Hallyu Hall, which is full of Hallyu related content for visitors.  There is a K-Wave Experience Zone, with mock stages, professional hairdressers and makeup artists doing up tourists to look like their favorite KPOP stars, faux music video sets, and lots of photos and posters of KPOP stars. They have a lounge that is a replica from a set of the Korean drama, A Gentleman’s Dignity.

There is a gift shop and a coffee shop, Café Gre.

Check out this English-subbed video of JYJ visiting the center and they also tried riding the Gangnam City Tour Bus (TrollyBus). The bus covers popular tourist attractions in Gangnam including Bongeunsa Temple, Apgujeong Rodeo Street, Cheongdamdong Street, COEX, Convention and Exhibition Center, Dosan Park and major hotels in Gangnam.

Video by Gangnam TIC and uploaded on YT by JaeObsession/Cleo for the sub, crystalmoon64 for the translation

GANGNAM TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER
Address: 161, Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Directions: Get off at Apgujeong Station (Subway Line 3), Exit 6, Go straight for approx. 150m (2 mins on feet)
More information at Visit Korea’s website

GANGNAM CITY TOUR BUS
More information on the route and schedule at their website

 

[Video] JYJ Junsu’s “Tarantallegra” feat. Aziatix Flowsik MV

XIA Junsu‘s First Album’s Title TARANTALLEGRA and TARANTALLEGRA is the magic spell that causes uncontrollable dance and it is the sensational title song of XIA’s First solo album. XIA composed and arranged the song and JUNO wrote the lyrics. You could feel the strong beat and various sound. The song becomes more fabulous by the rap featured by Flowsik of Aziatix and choreography from Jeri Slaughter and his team who worked with Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.

JunSu is awesome when he dances. Fierce video I must say. Flowsik’s rap as always Ganji fire! ♥

Sincere Condolences to Yoochun

JYJ’s Yoochun and his brother, actor, Yoohwan

It was indeed a sad homecoming for JYJ member Park Yoochun after making a history as the first KPOP group to perform in Chile and Peru when he heard that his father passed away during their layover in LA en route to their flight back to Korea on March 14 due to chronic illness.

I felt very sad seeing his teary airport photos that day and I texted my friend(Jhing) who is a certified JYJ(Cass) fan, with YC as her bias and talked about the news. She of course felt much worse than me and I told her that this would make the bond of JYJ members much more stronger. I just couldn’t upload those sad pictures of him.

Come to think about it, YC’s father did wait for their tour to finish and died after when they were on their way back. He must be very proud of his son and he will always be watching him up there.

With this, I was really expecting that my bias Kim Hyun Joong would pay his respects to Yoochun’s father since JYJ are one of his closest friends in the industry(he has a few that considers). I read that he did attend the funeral and had been looking photos of that. Last night, somebody had uploaded a video of him that shows him going into the elevator to go up the funeral hall with his bodyguard, Mr. Jeong. Here is a GIF of that video.

Credit: http://ljead729.tistory.com/414

Several celebrities visited the funeral hall to condole with Yoochun and his family but due to media restrictions only a few were named.

From twitter: @yujini :其实这次去吊唁有天爸爸的人非常之多,因为媒体管制名字都没有透露,目前新闻爆出的有Alex,JUNO,KARA的妮可,韩智敏,吴承 贤,赵尚基,诺敏宇,洪赐天,郑硕元,郭容桓,陈赫,李泰成,洪京民,宋钟基,刘亚仁,全泰秀,崔明吉,宋玉淑,李起光,金贤重,金承佑等,当然还有一直 留守陪伴有天的俊秀在中和宋智孝,真的非常感谢 (translation from draculabobo: “@yujini: Actually there were a lot of people who went to Yoochun’s father wake, but because of media restrictions none of the names were published, currently there is news that among the people who went were: Alex, Juno, Kara’s Nicole, Han Ji Min, Noh Min Woo, Lee Tae Sung, Song Joongki, Yoo Ah In, Kwon Tae Su, Lee Ki Kwang, Kim Hyun Joong etc, and definitely the ones who have been staying by Yoochun’s side – Junsu, Jaejoong and Song Ji Hyo, really thankful to them.”) ~~~~(yoochun’s baidu forum, kim hyun joong’s baidu forum)

My sincere condolences to Yoochun and his family. Your appa is in a better place now with no suffering. BeStrongYoochun 😦

 

My Thoughts on JYJ’s and Kim Hyun Joong’s Sasaeng Fans

Last weekend, Dispatch had released a controversy regarding JYJ cursing and being violent to their Sasaeng fans.

So, what does the word ‘Sasaeng’ means? It stands for fans who keep watch on celebrities’ every move aside from their official schedules and follow them with excessive obsession to their houses, companies, restaurants they frequent, salons, etc. invading their privacy.  Another related word to that is ‘Satek’ which refers to a taxi(usually vans) that drives Sasaeng fans to follow celebrities, short for Sasaeng Taxi, which in Korean they pronounce taxi as ‘teksi’. Sateks also target international fans mostly from Japan and China who are willing to pay a much higher price.

Here is the controversial JYJ audio released by Dispatch.

After listening to the audio, it is apparent that there had been some violence.  You can hear that the fans were in close proximity with them.  But who really knows what those fans were doing? JYJ/TVXQ has the largest and craziest Sasaeng fans in the KPOP industry and some of these include collecting their menstrual blood and gave it to the boys, getting them involved in the car accident, stalling CCTV, sneaking into their apartments, kissing them on the lips and touching their private parts, knowing their phone numbers, and many more. Who in their right mind would give their menstrual blood to the boys? JYJ are still humans and they were such a huge nuisance and what did they expect? There would be no violence if they were not provoked.

In December 2010, JYJ’s Yoochun and Jaejoong did give ill feelings to Sasaeng fans.

Yoochun wrote on his twitter:  “It’s so annoying. People in front of my house, please go back. No matter how hard I think, you are like anti-fans.” He continued, “It’s really hard to put up with and I hate it.”  He also mentioned, “Satek, Sasaeng, please do not try to find us this time, please I beg you!!!”

Jaejoong on his twitter also wrote about Sasaeng and Satek.  “I understand that they want to see more of us, but this is not the way of loving us.”  He added, “I think Sasaeng-Taxi is even worse social evil. Would you do this to your own children or family?” He mentioned that they even had car accidents, but they even saw smiles on the glass of Sateks.

My Cass friends said the audio were from JYJ’s SME days. So why it did only came out now? Is this fabricated? Coincidentally, JYJ was heading to South America for an event and they were not in S.Korea when it came out to defend themselves.

In the press conference in Chile, they explained about the hardships that they had gone through right after their debut and stated that the Sasaeng fans had been following them every single day for the past 8 years.  Jaejoong stated, “I am sorry that many fans have been heart-sick due to this issue. From now on, we will try our best to endure it and think anout the people who love us. We will never collapse and falter even when we have a traumatic and hard time. We would do our best to repay fans that look after us and continue to believe in us.

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With the above, Nate then released a video and reported how Kim Hyun Joong treated his Sasaeng fans, which most fans including me felt bad. Why do they have to write and somehow compare JYJ and KHJ? They are even the closest of friends in the industry. I’m not a certified Cass but I love JYJ/TVXQ because my friends love them, they are in my opinion the #1 KPOP group, and most of all my #1 KPOP bias Hyun Joong loves them. It might have caused a stir between Triple S and Cass fans. Good thing, we fans were so open minded about it. Looking at KHJ’s video, it is apparent that those were not Sasaeng fans but fans who just waited outside the studio to catch a glimpse and take a fancam. The article didn’t even mention the other member Kim Kyu Jong who also did a 45-degree bow to the fans. JYJ and KHJ were in totally different situations.

As a fan of KHJ who I myself had a chance to follow him, to date he did not have an incident of ill treating his fans as he is unfortunate that he really does not have Sasaeng fans to the extent that JYJ’s Sasaeng fans do.  KHJ somehow knows how to discipline his fans and his fans respects him. During the Lunar New Year this year, a day after his fan meet in Seoul, he posted on his website in the morning that he will be going that day to Japan and that advised fans not to see him off at the airport or else they will regret it coz he will not smile and that the pictures/videos would not come out well. But, of course fans did not follow him and went to the airport to see him off and wish him to have a successful event in Japan.  All he could do was to smile and wave at them.

KHJ mentioned in an interview that the worst thing that a Sasaeng fan of his did was to go to his house and pretended to be a plumber. He knew it was a fan and let her do that. Since he was not feeling well, he asked the fan if she knows how to cook and she willingly cooked food for him. Another incident was when he met his Sasaeng fans at the convenient store he frequent near his apartment.  He bought them drinks and told them to go home.

There was a time when Hyun Joong and Jaejoong lived in the same apartment and Hyun Joong said it was mostly Jaejoong’s Sasaeng fans who would be there waiting for them.

With this, I just couldn’t help but remember my #1 CPOP bias, F4’s Taiwan, Ken Chu‘s incident in Singapore from way back.  Fans stalked his car with their cars causing an accident. He went out of the car and shouted at them, “Do you love me? Do you want me to die?”

With the news above, I think the definition of Sasaeng fans is not clear. There should be a distinction between Sasaeng fans who invade the private life of an idol/s and loving fans who just want to catch a glimpse of their idol/s and take pictures/videos coming out their agency/studio, an event, shooting location, waiting at the airport to welcome or send them off, etc.

My friends(with Jel my stalking buddy with sisters Glads and Gracie) and I do stalk artist/s who visits my country if there is a chance in the airport to welcome and send them off and at the hotel lobby because that is our only chance of seeing them up-close without going to Korea aside from attending their official events, but I consider us as the LOVING FANS fans who knows our limitations and we usually frown upon fans who does not.

To conclude this, I am a fangirl and I am proud to be one. I do stalk but I know how to show my love and RESPECT to the artist/s.