Kim Heechul “Congratulations to the opening of Bandi Academy R&D Center”

[Newsen Reporter In Seonghu]

VOV’s Nail Brand , BANDI opened “Bandi Academy R&D Center” for their best of nailist training and made an opening ceremony for it on August 31 at 11:30 AM at Seoul Gangnam-gu Yuksamdong Bandi Academy R&D Center.

“Bandi Academy R&D Center” offers an established solution for successful business partner through a definitely 1:1 custom training system which has a differentiated and specialized curriculum for professional nailist.

Meanwhile, some well-known Bandi Manias such as Park Soojin, Byun Jungsoo, Kim Heechul, Lee Yeongeun, Baek Boram and Kim Saeroom has came to congratulate and participated in “Bandi Academy R&D Center” Launching

source NEWSEN
translated by ☆★pinkninja


Super Junior 100831 twitter updates

* for 100830 *

Via @ryeong9
이 세상에 사람보다 중요한것은 어디에도 없느니라
TRANS: Something there is more important than human/ people in this world, there is nothing

Via @GaemGyu
내 욕을 하는건 참을 수 있다. 내 행동이든 뭐든 당신들 맘에 들지 않았기 때문에 욕을 했겠지. 하지만 그 손가락으로 죄 없는 가족까지 들먹이며 상처주는 당신들.. 제발 생각 좀 하고 글 쓰시길 바란다…
TRANS: I can stand insults to me, because regarding my actions, if there is anything that you don’t like, (you) criticise me. But using fingers to attack the innocent family, you guys that given hurt.. hope you can please think before you start writing

Via @shfly3424 내일은 스팸어랏 제작발표회 … 어서 자야지이이잉 ~
TRANS: Tomorrow’s SPAMALOT Press Conference… Have to quickly sleep ~

Credit: @ryeong9, @shfly3424
Translated by: minoko2440 @

[Pic] Super Junior’s Sungmin gets a tattoo?

More and more hallyu stars are getting tattoos recently and it seems that Super Junior’s aegyo king Sungmin is next.

He wore a back-revealing top at one of their recent Super Show 3 stage and sharp eye-ed fans spotted an obvious tattoo on his lower back, as shown in the photo below.

The photos are not very clear so the exact details of the tattoo is unknown. Well, do you guys think the tattoo suits him?

Photo cr: Owner as tagged

Super Junior’s Choi Siwon & Donghae to act in Taiwanese drama ‘Glamorous Challenge’

Super Junior’s Choi Siwon and Donghae have been cast in the Taiwanese drama Glamorous Challenge as the leading male roles.

According to Taiwan iFensi on the 24th, “The decision to cast Choi Siwon and Donghae into Glamorous Challenge has been finalized.

Glamorous Challenge is a remake drama of a Japanese comic called Skip Beat, and it’s about a girl that gets betrayed by her long time boyfriend. In an attempt to get revenge, she debuts as a celebrity, and the drama unfolds with the various events she experiences soon after.

Taiwanese actress Lin Yichen will be playing the leading female role for the drama. Choi Siwon and Donghae already appeared in her music video for Firefly last September, and that was how the two were brought up during casting discussions.

Choi Siwon’s character is a successful celebrity that chooses business over his girlfriend. Although he is able to capture the hearts of women with his charismatic looks, he often looks back on his memories with his innocent girlfriend.

Donghae will be playing the role of a top star, and he is regarded as having the best looks and acting skills in the industry. He is also a mysterious figure of the leading female’s childhood, having disappeared when they were both young.

This will be Donghae’s first time acting, so much attention has been put on whether he will be able to express a character with perfect looks but awkward emotions.

Glamorous Challenge will begin filming in March of next year.

Super Junior’s Kangin reveals his recent life and thoughts

Recent footage of Super Junior’s Kangin, at the army training center has been revealed through a community site on the 26th and has been attracting much attention amongst fans. The video shows snippets of his every day life, such as him eating bread with friends, sewing, and even a bit of a reveal on his thoughts regarding his sudden army enlistment.

Having lost 10 kg since his enlistment, Kangin stated, “As opposed to starving myself and dieting, leading a scheduled life with the right thoughts, naturally helped me become healthier.” When asked what he wanted to eat the most during his training, he answered, “Pork hocks, bossam, and ramen. It was hard for me to get rid of my snacking habits so I always thought of those three things when I laid down for sleep after roll call. It’s alright though. I eat a lot of  hardtack instead.”

Kangin also honestly revealed his feelings regarding his enlistment. “I suddenly felt that the world was moving on just fine without me after I began my army training. It made me want to give everything up. Still, I stopped thinking about giving up when I started picturing myself as a changed person in two years.”

As a message of thanks to his fans, Kangin concluded, “While I’m at the training center, I’ve received about 1,400 letters from fans. When I was a member of society, I thought that receiving letters and being supported was something definite. But now, it’s because of my fans’ letters that I’m able to live each day fully with a bright smile. I can handle any pain because I know that there are people that are waiting for me and remembering me. I want to stand back up as a person that has matured and is deserving of love.

When asked about his future plans and activities after he is discharged, he carefully replied, “Instead of regretting anything, I’m reflecting a lot on my actions. I think I’ll be able to greet everyone and return to my activities once I receive forgiveness from the mass public.

Fans have been showing a positive response to such news and have been showing their unending support in hopes that he will come back as a stronger man.

21 Korean music industry experts rank top idols

A group of 21 Korean music industry experts recently came together and participated in a survey that picked the best of the best idols in a variety of categories.

With idol groups taking over the music market, it’s an unending battle on the internet, between netizens in deciding which idol has the best vocal talents with the use of MR (Music Recorded) removed videos to potentially help arguments.

The experts that participated are as follows:

Im Jinmo, Bae Soontak, Sung Woojin, Kang Taekyu,
Han Dongyoon , HyunHyun Writer Kim (Public Music Critics)
Lee Munhee (Public Culture Critic)
Yoon Ilsang (Crazy Park Writer)
Park Jin (Universal Music, Korean Music Executive Director)
An Seokjun (Mnet Media, Director of Headquarters)
Kim Bonghwan (Neo Wiz Internet Bugs Music PD)
Kim Sangyoung (KT Music Contents Management Chief)
Kim Hyungjoong (Mnet Media MRookies PD)
Kim Sewon (KBS Radio PD)
Lee Daehwa (EBS Radio Music Director)
Jo Areum (MBC Radio Writer)
An Jaepil (EBS Radio Writer)
So Songgeun (CBS Radio Writer)
Kang Ilkwon (Rhythmer Editor)

Category: Vocal Talent
1. Lee Haeri (Davichi) – 19 points
2. Taeyang (Big Bang) – 18 points
3. Lee Changmin (2AM)Taeyeon (SNSD) – 15 points

Crazy Park, writer of MC Mong’Bad Movie, stated, “Lee Haeri has a very nice vocal tone and is able to express any type of song with perfect tune pronunciations.

Sung Woojin, public music critic, stated, “Lee Changmin has a singing style that lets you know he’s got the basics down. He’s able to take on a variety of genres because of that.”

Writer Yoon Ilsang stated, “Taeyeon’s also got the basics down and it’s not only vocally where she excels in but dance as well. She’s got the potential to try a variety of genres.”

Category: Dance
1. Taeyang (Big Bang) – 23 points
2. Kahi (After School) – 21 points
3. Hyuna (4minute) – 19 points

Lee Daehwa, EBS’s music director, stated, “Kahi comes with an extensive history and background of being a long-time backup dancer. Her charismatic image also helps bring out the flare in her dances.

Kim Bonghwa, PD of Bugs Music, stated, “Hyuna has a tendency to focus completely on her dance. She’s got a strong, charismatic way of dancing that controls even the way her hair strands move.”

Category: All-around Entertainer
1. Jo Kwon (2AM) – 38 points
2. Lee Teuk (Super Junior) – 18 points
Heechul (Super Junior) – 9 points

Kang Taekyu, public music critic, stated, “Jo Kwon is born to be an entertainer. He’s like a machine where you can press anything and he’ll come up with something.”

Kim Bonghwa, PD of Bugs Music, stated, “From vocal talent to performances to witty statements, he’s an entertainer to the bone with nothing lacking. He’s even full of confidence.”

Category: Potential for solo success
1. Taeyang (Big Bang) – 6 recommendations
2. Jo Kwon (2AM), G-Dragon (Big Bang) – 5 recommendations
3. Lee Hongki (FT Island), Jonghyun (SHINee), Taeyeon (SNSD) – 2 recommendations

Lee Munwon, public culture critic, stated, “G-Dragon tends to directly show his influence in the songs he writes, but he definitely has the presence and uniqueness that can help him mature from an idol into an artist.

Im Jinmo, public music critic, actually chose 2PM’s Nichkhun for his handsome looks and friendly personality while the executive director of Universal Music, Park Jin, chose Hyuna for her “endless charisma and talent and the way she works hard for everything. The start of the Wonder Girls fandom began with former member Hyuna.”

Source: Donga Journal