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By Xiaolong:

K-pop is an extremely competitive genre, a small country with a population of merely 50 million people produces new artists literally almost every day. The industry is like a ruthless stepmother: once you make a serious mistake, it might cost you your career and more.  Career ups and downs are normal in an artist’s life but in K-pop, once you reached the lowest part, it is very difficult to climb up the mountain again. Ultimate K-pop Survival Guide will be a short series on artists who have managed to turn their failing career from point zero back again or who had gone through a lot of hardships and still managed to remain successful. Not only rookie artists but we, the audience, can also learn a lot from them.

Avoid them as if they were lepers

The first installment of the series is dedicated to perhaps the biggest survivors of the dark side of K-pop:JYJ. Everyone knows what they have been through, but it doesn’t hurt to summarize and focus on how they actually managed to cope with the situation.

For the uninitiated: once there had been an idol band we can possibly call one of the greatest successes of K-pop ever: Dong Bang Shin Ki, or by their English abbreviation, TVXQ. The five-member boyband, consisting of Jaejoong, Yunho, Yoochun, Junsu and Changmin, was among the first successful wave of K-pop to set foot in Japan, and with blood and tears, they worked their way up the ladder, from performing to a mere handful of fans to filling the 50,000 seat Tokyo Dome in rows. Their fandom, Cassiopeia, was certified by the Guinness Book of Records for being the largest official fan club in the world. They reached unimaginable heights in Asia, thus their break-up was probably one of the biggest shocking events ever to shake the world of K-pop. Not because boybands are supposed to last forever, but because they were at the height of their careers and were known to be close to each other. When the news broke out that Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu started a lawsuit against their agency S.M. Entertainment, to nullify their 13-year contract, at first everyone hoped there could be a settlement but in October 2009 the Seoul court ruled in favour of JYJ, and as a result, the Fair Trade Commission started advocating the use of ‘model contracts’ to prevent agencies from having artists sign excessive deals.

Though the social impact of their lawsuit was huge, industry players were forced to rethink the ways they were treating their artists, and JYJ emerged as a moral winner, the real hardships were to begin just then. S.M. Entertainment appealed against the court decision and a three year desperate battle took off. Not long after JYJ announced the establishment of their new band, their initial supporter in Japan, Avex, suddenly had a change of heart, claiming sole rights to manage the band in Japan, dismissing claims that JYJ’s new management company, C-JeS Entertainment, had any rights to organize events for the band on Japanese grounds. They too, ended up in a long lawsuit, during which JYJ was denied any kind of rights to perform in Japan. At the same time, all doors in Korea closed as well. The industry suddenly started treating the three young men as if they had leprosy. In silent agreement, major broadcasting stations denied them appearances as musicians. Some were claimingthat they did not wish to get entangled in court related issues.

“At the time, we had no one to speak for us, and we could do nothing but silently stand our ground” – Kim Jaejoong

C-JeS Entertainment thus had to build a different strategy to promote JYJ. With no possibilities to appear on televised music shows and variety programs, the usual promotion cycle was out of question. The possibility of failure also lingered in the air, with the artists preparing themselves for the worst: that they might not be able to stand on stage again.

The rules of survival for JYJ were as follows:

1. Keep silent. Despite the constant rumours, the extensive media coverage, part of the torn fandom accusing them of betrayal, former label mates openly criticising them for their decision, JYJ kept silent. As they expressed in their 1000 day anniversary magazine, they decided to work silently and not be shaken by accusations and rumours.

2. If you cannot enter through the door, climb through the window. As they were denied the chance to promote through television, JYJ had to look for other ways of reaching their audience. They started separate activities, Yoochun and Jaejoong became involved in television dramas and movies, gaining wide followings as actors. Junsu began to appear in musicals and in a mere three years’ time, he went from being looked at as a ‘box office bringing tool’ to a highly praised and critically acclaimed musical actor on his own right. When the nation’s main broadcasters were not willing to talk to them as musicians, ironically, they became the sweethearts of the government, appointed as goodwill ambassadors and promoters of national and international scale events like the 2014 Asian Games, and were among the few selected artists invited to perform at President Park Geun-hye’s inauguration. The latter marked their first televised performance in three years in their home country. When local record labels were unwilling to assist, they went to the US and started working with American producers, despite their lack of English skills.

3. No regrets, no complaints. In their 1000 day anniversary magazine, the band members expressed that despite all the hardships they did not regret their decision, not once.  Having faith in your decisions is important for obtaining and maintaining the strength necessary to survive. They have also never complained of unfair treatment or the lack of opportunities because of the silent ban in Korea and Japan. They just did what they had to do: work hard and smile. I believe that having a positive attitude and being able to smile at their fans was an important factor in their success. Instead of giving in to striking waves of depression and self-pity, they rose above hard times by sticking together and supporting each other.

4. Don’t lose your trust. When unfortunate events happen, one can easily feel they are no longer able to trust other people. JYJ, too, had gone through this period. When Baek Chang-ju offered his help in 2009, they did not trust him, it took them months to open up and accept his helping hand. C-JeS Entertainment was established exclusively to steer JYJ’s boat through troubled waters and it went from a one person venture to a serious agency that employs over 40 people with sales amounting to 33 billion won (roughly 30 million USD) in only two years’ time.

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JYJ’s legal fights have just recently ended, but their battle is far from being over yet. Broadcasting stations are still treading carefully. Despite all the unfortunate events that had befallen them (appearances denied, concerts cancelled last minute, accusations, rumors, some of their own fans turning their backs on the band), JYJ never once gave up.

Their album, In Heaven, sold over 350,000 copies, Junsu’s Tarantallegra was one of the most successful solo albums of 2012 despite lacking in promotion, both JYJ’s and Junsu’s solo world tours were completely sold out. Their Tokyo Dome comeback concert in April this year had attracted 210,000 people altogether.

Besides part of the Cassiopeia fandom still supporting them as much as they support the duo TVXQ, JYJ gained a firm and enthusiastic new fan base as well, through their group and individual activities. Jaejoong’s limited edition mini album became  a huge success, Yoochun is virtually the most successful idol actor on the market and Junsu cemented his name as one of the best singers ever born in Korea. They are wealthier than most artists under their former agency, including their former band members Yunho and Changmin.

Were they lucky? I would not think so. Many of us would have given up such a grueling and frankly, seemingly hopeless battle against giant obstacles. What we can learn from JYJ is that you need to keep your faith, grind your teeth, work hard and believe in your own abilities. Only then will you be able to turn all unfortunate events into glistening success.

Note: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely of the writer and not of hellokpop as a whole.

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here is another opinion about Jae’s MV Mine

To be honest I’ve waited for this music video since the first teaser came out. I was looking forward to hear Jaejoong’s voice in rock songs and my expectations for this video rose a lot after the release of One Kiss. I was mostly curious about the music and I was so curious about how he would turn and twist his vocals to a rock song. In the beginning I wasn’t expecting his voice to change much but I got really positively surprised. I felt the song from a start to end and I liked the way lyrics fitted into the contexts of the song.

“MINE ”

Lyrics by Kim Jaejoong
Music by Kim Bada

넌 지독해 병에 걸린사람 같아 너
You are terrible. It’s like you are diseased, you

비명 섞인 폭주에 뱉은 독
Poison spat out in the wild runaway mixed with screams

이미 난 익숙한 독
Poison that I am already used to

왜 이렇게시끄럽게 소리지를까 OK?
Why does it scream out so loudly?

꿈은 깨줄께 왜 허무해?
I will wake up from the dream. Why, do you feel empty?

여긴 오지마 나의 바다야
Don’t come here This is my ocean

생각지도 못한 고통과 싸우기 바빠
I am busy fighting against pain that I’ve never thought of

내 바다야 나의 바다야
It is my ocean This is my ocean

나를 비춘 태양마저 가리려 하지마
Don’t try to block the sun that shines on me

(달콤한..)
(Sweet..)

달콤한 쾌락은 너무 달아 날 온통 삼켜버려
Sweet pleasure is so sweet that it swallows me up whole

왜 이렇게 시끄럽게 하고 다닐까 OK?
Why does it make so much noise OK?

울려퍼지게 말할게
I will say it so it resonates

여긴 오지마 나의 바다야
Don’t come here This is my ocean

여기마저 오염 돼버릴까 두려워
I am afraid that this place will become tainted too

내 바다야 나의 바다야
It is my ocean, This is my ocean

나를 비춘 태양마저 가리려 하지마
Don’t try to block the sun that shines on me

하지마 나의바다야
Don’t do it This is my ocean

나를 비춘 태양마저 가리려 하지마
Don’t try to block the sun that shines on me

Source (lyrics in Korean): DC JYJ Gallery
Translated by: @inheaven_wJYJ
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As promised the lyrics contains what Jaejoong wanted to express. His powerful vocal are supporting the lyric in the chorus and even the melody is changing with the lyrics which makes this song awesome.

I will wake up from the dream. Why, do you feel empty?

From start to an end the lyrics are expressing the words Jaejoong want us to understand. He does indirectly illustrate his feelings and emotions in this song. He is telling us the determination of the choices he made by waking up from a dream and he does ironically asks why do you feel empty when I’m the one waking up from a dream? Which also illustrates that the decision he made is only his and people should mind their own business instead of questioning his choices.

I am busy fighting against pain that I’ve never thought of

This was the phrase that made me understand a lot of things he/they had been going through all this time. Fighting against a pain he never thought that he would go through means that he came to a point where everything started to become painful and he wanted to escape this dead end.

It is my ocean This is my ocean

Ocean is known to symbolize life, hope, truth and mystery. In this context I see the ocean as his life, his hopes are in there and it completely belongs to him. That’s why the next phrase is meaningful.

Don’t try to block the sun that shines on me

He made his choices and he choose this road. He is fighting against the pain and trying to survive with his hopes and dreams. What he want is peace to be able to fulfill the dreams he has. The sun is known to be the source which makes life possible and he want to feel the sun shine on him and bring him back to life.This phrase was my favorite and the most meaningful one if you ask me. The pain is there, he is fighting against it with his own hopes and dreams and the only thing he wants is that they stop blocking the sun that shines on him… To be honest I felt so strong after I listened to the song for the first time. It gives me an unknown power to fight against everything and anything. The meaningful lyrics and the strong vocals are making the listener to understand that this isn’t just a song… It’s his story (MINE as the song is called) and he wants you to listen.

As for the music video I was freaking excited after the second teaser. I know there are a lot of fangirls out there which had their dreams of a vampire-jaejoong verified and I’m happy for that but for me this music video was just the best storyline for a song like MINE. From starts to an end this music video bring the song alive.

The music video starts with a scene where we see Jaejoong in a forest where he seems to be lost. He is looking around but the only thing he sees are animals waiting for him to make a mistake.

After this brief introduction to the circumstances we see a person bound with chains. He’s trying to break through and get free. I see this person bound with chains as the inner thoughts of the lost person in the forest. He is bound with chains, not free and is being controlled by others. The music is building op the breaking point followed by the lyrics. When the part with ‘I am busy fighting against pain that I’ve never thought of’ starts he had realized that he doesn’t have to go through a pain like this anymore.

He breaks his chains and is now free and isn’t bound to anything anymore. He starts running against a group of crow and that’s where this video gets interesting. Most people see the crow as a sign of death in symbolism but death can be considered as a lot of things too. Death can be a symbol of change and transformation in order to change a part of something or someone has to die. In order to experience a new beginning, something must fall and end. So rather than focusing on the end in death I see it as a change… A new beginning.

After the happening of the point of no return we see the scenes where snakes are sneaking around Jaejoong’s neck and body those creatures can be seen as the enemies which is acting like a snake crawling sneakily around him but he isn’t afraid of his enemies. He shows it of by taking the snake in his hands and showing that he’s in control and not them.

During those scenes we see some scenes where Jaejoong’s tattoos are being showed. Somehow this makes me remember an interview he did for some time ago.

“As I’ve lived my life until now, the things that I don’t want to forget, the things that I was thankful for, and the things that I was sorry about. Those things I’ve articulated into words and have craved them onto my body.” – Kim Jaejoong

This was said during a video interview for Elle Magazine back in 2011. His words made me understand him as a person and explained me the deeper thoughts about his tattoos. He doesn’t regret anything he has been going through and he’ll keep doing what he is doing and keep believing in what he is doing as the Always Keep the Faith tattoo says. So the symbolic value of showing off his tattoos are to express that he still remembers everything and feel grateful to the experience but he’ll move on now and do what he believes is the right thing.

The last part of the video he starts running on to a some kind of a setup on the scene. He starts getting wings and he spread them proudly. Wings symbolizes freedom which fits perfectly into the context of the music video and the lyrics.

Lastly we see him raise with his wings and the light is now directed on him. He is free and nothing binds him anymore and the light can now shine on him. He is ready to any kind of a challenge and nothing can stop him from doing what he wants to do and the music video ends like that.

I liked the symbolic value of the song it does express the lyrics beautifully and the spiritual value is even more indescribable. To understand Jaejoong’s words you have to know him a little as a person and then the whole song will be even more meaningful. From the name of the song to the sound of the music this is completely Jaejoong! Her melts into the song and video to bring out and deliver his words rightfully. Describing the need to change and start a new is basically a base point for the story he wants to tell. In order to change or start a new you have to sacrifice but never forget that believing in what you are doing will lead you to freedom. If you still haven’t watched the music video yet I would highly recommend you to watch it! ^^

 

And remember to buy the album to support Jaejoong!

NOTE!

I wanted to write a little note before I end this post. I just wanted to express my gratitude for those fans that keeps supporting JYJ, Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu unconditionally. This was my interpretation of the song and music video so I don’t expect you guys to see or understand the same things as me so I just wanted make it clear ^^

My journey started with them back in 2007 when I first heard them their voices in Begin. It feels like I grew up together with them facing happiness and difficulties together. I feel proud looking back in time and knowing that they’ve developed into awesome persons. I want to say that I want to keep supporting JYJ as much as I can in the future and as long as I can so I hope they’ll keep singing in the future. I’m proud of you guys and I believe that nothing is capable of breaking this bound between us. 제이와이제이 화이팅! 김재중 화이팅!

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Alright, so Jaejoong’s music video came it and it’s full of imagery and symbolism that I can’t leave alone. This is me attempting to crack some of the images and symbols depicted in the video to the best of my ability, and it’s just my interpretation. These could be wrong and I’m probably missing some things.

Going to warn you now, there may be some spelling/grammar errors since I wrote most of this before I had my morning coffee.

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The very first scene is Jaejoong surrounded by trees, his hand on a nearby branch, while snow falls around him. Trees are often symbols of growing and knowledge. As he’s holding on to a branch, it suggests that he has access to this growth (his own growth as well as the growth of his skills) and knowledge, but he may not control it completely.

The next thing we see is an owl turning it’s head to face us. Owls represent wisdom, and in this case it may be seen as a realization of something.

Back to Jaejoong and the trees, Jaejoong turns his head to look around, as if he’s lost or confused. This may suggest that while he is surrounded by knowledge and growth which he has access to, something has made him disoriented.

Another animal shows itself, a black dog. Many times, black dogs are symbols of death, but this must be broken down further for the meaning to be understood. Dogs symbolize loyalty, man’s best friend, while black most commonly symbolizes mourning or depression. Combined, this might suggest a disloyal friend and mourning over betrayal. If a black dog heralds death, then this death most likely is also symbolic. Death suggests radical change or leaving behind something that one is comfortable and familiar with.

[Interpretation]
Jaejoong is in a place where he is given certain knowledge and has access to skills, but a realization of disloyalty/betrayal has made him confused. This “place” is most likely SM Entertainment.

I’m not sure how to interpret Jaejoong in the one-horned mask, so I’m not going to touch on it.

Again with the trees, Jaejoong is still confused and is looking around, but his hand is still on the branch.

Next (apart from small shots back to the woods and to Jaejoong in the mask) we see Jaejoong in front of a large circle with designs carved into it. He is chained to this circle by a spiked collar and has his mouth covered by a spiked mask. He’s being constricted and silenced, and he’s aware of it. He pulls on the chains, but they do not break.

In the next scene Jaejoong is walking wildly in the woods and he has let go of the branch. With his hands behind his neck, he looks confused and frustrated with where he is. A few scenes later, one hand covers his mouth while another is at his throat; he’s again not able or allowed to speak. He continues to walk in the woods, looking more and more confused.

Jaejoong pulls more on his chains and also pulls at his mask; he wishes to be freed but the chains and mask refuse to release him.

While I can’t touch on symbolism of Jaejoong in the odd one-horn mask, he clutches his ears and opens his mouth, as if crying out.

Jaejoong continues to pull frantically on his chains and mask, and while walking through the forest he falls to his knees and coughs. He is exhausted and possibly sick from being in the woods, slipping on ice when he attempts to get up and continue walking.

[Interpretation]
All of this is Jaejoong attempting to break free from the place that silences and restricts him as well as drives him to the point of illness and exhaustion. If we apply this in the way that SM Entertainment is the woods and the chains, Jaejoong is fighting to break free from them.

After much pulling and tugging, the chains holding Jaejoong to the wall break. He tosses one of them over his shoulder, holds his head high, and tosses the collar to the ground. He is free, but a black bird appears. Black birds often symbolize something evil or a bringer of bad things. In the next scene he is running into a flock of the same black birds with an angry expression, as if opposing them.

[Interpretation]
The crows also seem to represent SM, an “evil” force that is flying towards Jaejoong. Just as there are many crows flying towards him, SM sends many things at Jaejoong in order to stop him (injunctions, the music program bans, etc.). Though facing many evils, Jaejoong runs into them seemingly without fear.

Completely different scenes from the previous show, including Jaejoong dressed in all black with blue in his hair, Jaejoong with a black hood and diamonds on his face, Jaejoong wearing some sort of fur-collared top with only his face and the fur showing, and Jaejoong with no shirt on.

After battling the black birds, Jaejoong has no shirt on. He has been stripped of his protection, showing nothing but his own skin and the marks decorating it. But, he doesn’t hide or cover himself after being stripped of this protection, he bears everything as if flaunting it and saying, “Look, this is me.”

[Interpretation]
After opposing SM, Jaejoong had none of the protection that the company used to offer him. They’ve stripped him of it and left him to stand naked, but in this case he’s okay with it. He shows his skin and his tattoos, including the TVXQ one on his back. Tattoos are usually things that people want to remember or are proud of, and by showing his tattoos he is saying that he isn’t ashamed of his past affiliation with TVXQ, but is proud of it. TVXQ has left a mark on him and, initially, it’s made him who he is.

The next seen is Jaejoong with the diamonds on his face. A snake is crawling around his neck with its tongue flicking out. Snakes are depicted as negative and evil things, sometimes even as tricksters (such as in Garden of Eden). Around Jaejoong’s neck, the snake has an opportunity to bite him, choke him, kill him. The snake may be whispering evil things to him, trying to trick him.

[Interpretation]
Continuing with the notion that the “evil” things in the video are representative of SM, this may be SM attempting to lure him back to the company or else threatening to “kill” him (killing his career, his reputation as a celebrity, etc.). The attempted luring may have taken place during the multiple arbitration attempts during the lawsuit.

The next thing shown is a diamond-covered skull, which is actually a sculpture by Damien Hirst called “For the Love of God”. The sculpture is a memento mori (Latin for “Remember you must die”), and is initially meant to remind people of their mortality. Extending that to Jaejoong, it may be a reminder for him that without SM, he doesn’t have the same untouchable status as he once did.

Jaejoong also tweeted about the sculpture, showing it as a picture framed in his house along with “In that times of extremes of my depression….the skull watched me”. If the skull watched him during his depression and he has imitated the look of it by putting diamonds on his face, perhaps this is suggesting that he’s become aware of his own depression and is reflecting upon it. (Edit: Also pointed out to me by an anon, the diamonds on his face may be a nod to the fact that he was considered the face of TVXQ and perhaps he was treasured more for his face/appearance than his skills.)

Following a few shots of shirtless Jaejoong and the snake crawling farther into his shirt, Jaejoong removes the snake from his shirt and takes a hold of it, as if he’s now controlling it. In later scenes the snake is separate from Jaejoong, slithering around on what appears to be a serving tray and around what may be an upturned cup with its mouth open. A cup is meant to receive something, but if it is upturned, it can’t receive or hold anything.

[Interpretation]
By taking hold of the snake, or SM, and removing it, Jaejoong has denied what SM has offered him and has cut off their evil whispers. The company continues to open its mouth (perhaps trying to offer him more), but like the cup, Jaejoong refuses to receive any of it.

Briefly, we see Jaejoong close a fist and in the next scene a set of candles are extinguished. It suggests a cut off of “enlightenment”, and since Jaejoong clenches his fist before the candles go out, it looks as if Jaejoong has put out the fire by himself.

With blue hair and vampire fangs, Jaejoong stands in a church in front of a large stained-glass window. He holds his arms up, as if presenting a scene, and two fires light with one on each side of him. There are flower depictions in the window, flowers representing life.

In a flying leap, Jaejoong goes from his position in front of the window onto an altar in the middle of the room. He has blue eyes, which often represent clarity. On the altar, a pair of wings, highly representative of freedom, erupt from his back and stretch out while emitting a sort of sparkle. Multiple shots of his “past self” (chained to the wall, with the one-horn mask, with the fur top, with the crystals on his face) flash and he looks troubled by them.

In the last scene, Jaejoong gracefully takes flight. His body seems to float while his wings slowly carry him upwards.

[Interpretation]
These last scenes are Jaejoong taking control. The small candles cut out, which perhaps is representative of Jaejoong cutting off from SM, and since he extinguishes the candles by himself it suggests that he cut himself from the company by his own hand. He lights his own flames in front of the flowery window, symbolizing that he’s taken control of his own life. He jumps to the altar, center stage. As he stands there he is reminded of and troubled by his former self, chained by the company and unable to speak. However, he accepts what he used to be (perhaps because it’s what made him what he is today) and gains a pair of wings, gains his freedom, and is finally freed.

Source : balgeoreum

The history and the meaning of Jae’s Tattoo (Cr.your evil twin ) :  we all know his tattoos on his body are like his life journey. TVfXQ SOUL since 2004 or 2005, I think, and then in 2008 (I think this year was when dbsk struggled with their issues against the company), he tattooed those two quotes behind the wings (“The pleasures of the mighty are the tears of the poor” & “A song will outlive all sermons in memory”) and “Hope to the end” right below the TVfXQ SOUL.

and then, in 2009, when JYJ is still in the middle of lawsuit, JJ n YC tattooed “always keep the faith” on their chests, showing they have faiths they are brave enough to fight for. JJ also tattooed his two birth days in roman numerical on the the bottom of his spine (2601 and 0402)

When JYJ is already established and stable, JJ tattooed Junsu and Micky’s names on each side of his birthdates tattoo. I think Yoochun’s lyrics in “Unnamed Song” will explain it all: “In the end, it’s JYJ.” and YC also tattooed a wing and right below it: “My Jaejoong, Yoohwan, Junsu” on his right chest. Oh, and then JJ tattooed above the AKTF one: “Deferto neminem” (Accuse no man).

and recently, finally, when JYJ has gained their own names and slowly but surely breaks free of the name “TVXQ”, JJ tattooed vertically along his spine “Ohne glauben bist du tod.” (without faith, you are dead). Meaning, he has survived until now because he has faith. Strong, unwavering faith.

Therefore, him showing his tattoos in this MV is like telling us his life journey in a few seconds. Very genius!

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Agreement reached with SM

Agreement….. It’s difficult to truly grasp the correct meaning of this word at this point of time.

Looks like we may have to wait and see for a while more.

At this moment I want to stop writing carelessly about this.

But I would want to perceive this as something positive.

Instead of reaching an “agreement”, I think we should take this as “being liberated”……

how about that?

To the guys, it doesn’t matter if the word “agreement” or whatever is being used….. the fact is

that they have been liberated from the troublesome matters now

Whatever happens with SM, the guys are only looking at what’s in front of them now

Because in the heart of this “future” that the guys see in front of them, SM etc no longer exist

Fact…. Whatever SM tried to do, they could not stop the guys from gaining success…… And

with this behind them, next year will be a year when the guys will be able to jump even higher…..I am so looking forward to this just thinking about it

I look forward to the guys spreading their wings flying all over the world however much they like.

And so how about Japan?…… Many of you have asked me that….

I take a positive stance to this….. Let me just write this only.

Source: Hayato San’s Blog
Translation Credit : @Jen_BabyLove
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‘the fact is that they have been liberated from the troublesome matters now. Whatever happens with SM, the guys are only looking at what’s in front of them now. Because in the heart of this “future” that the guys see in front of them, SM etc no longer exist. Fact…. Whatever SM tried to do, they could not stop the guys from gaining success…… And with this behind them, next year will be a year when the guys will be able to jump even higher…..’ ———–> i am so totally agree with you Hayato -san. No matter happen in the future, the boys always gonna move forward to reach what their new goal/dream. I am truly glad that i watched almost every process that the boys through from these past 3 years till now. Step by step but for sure they are became more matured but yet still became humble. I felt their sadness, hesitation, anger, hopeless, hurt, etc like it’s own my feeling on those process. Let’s move on, don’t dwell on the past life,and let’s observe and watch the boys again together. Thank you for always support the boys Hayato-san

Do not let your shadow walk you.  You are not a slave of the past.  ~Dodinsky

The past is never there when you try to go back.  It exists, but only in memory.  To pretend otherwise is to invite a mess.  ~Chris Cobbs

Our past is like a footprint. It only confirms we were there. No burden on our future does it bear. Bring the rain, clear the pane of clutter. ~Jeb Dickerson

By ofthree,

[Author’s Note: I’m terribly sick today but I felt I had to say something because there are too many rumors, threats, and false accusations floating around after the fanmeeting]

The rules for the Kim Jaejoong Vietnam Fanmeeting were made public prior to the event, fans were then reminded of them upon arrival at the venue. People attending knew very well what was and was not allowed. If they chose to take “irrelevant” items to the venue, they did so by their own will and decision. They were aware that there would be consequences.

After the fanmeeting in Nanjing, the rules were enforced greatly. Thailand was strict, Indonesia even more, and Vietnam was twice as much. (JYJ3′s Note: Please read what happened in Nanjing FM Link 1, Link 2 )

Though I hate to say it, at any moment, Jaejoong himself could have intervened and stopped the rule enforcements, but he did not. C-JeS and the promoter were clearly attempting to protect his image and rights as an Artist. There was obvious approval from all sides, otherwise, the rules would have been stopped after the Thailand fanmeeting.

I find it truly disgusting to now see some extreme Yunjae fans going as far as to claim they will no longer support Jaejoong or JYJ because of the enforcement from security. If your support is only based on imposing your belief onto Jaejoong, JYJ, their other fans, and the staff, then you are no fan. You are simply a person with a selfish and unhealthy desire to make your ideals into reality at the expense of the very person you’ve been claiming to “love.”

I know some Yunjae and OT5 fans that would never dare to yell or take TVXQ/DBSK or Yunjae items to a JYJ/JJ/YC/JS event. They simply enjoy basking in their belief quietly, while letting the artists they support enjoy the spotlight and the glory of their moment. That’s how it should be for all fans.

Here were the rules announced BEFORE the Vietnam fanmeeting day:

1. Strictly no photo taking and video recording is allowed during the Fan Meeting.

2. Fans are not allowed to bring in any fan-board/ LED board higher than 25 cm.

3. Light stick longer than 25 cm will not be allowed to be brought into the hall. Only allow red light sticks, other colors light sticks are not allowed.

4. Information and pictures on fan-board / LED board/ light stick are all about Jaejoong.

5. Audiences of Seating Zones are not allowed to stand up.

6. No outside food and drinks are allowed into the hall. Please dispose all bottles before you enter the hall.

7. No luggage, suitcases, baggage are allowed in the hall.

8. Not wearing clothes have other artists’ pictures and information to participate in the fan meeting.

9. Please queue orderly and quietly when entering the hall.

10. No pushing when participated in the Fan Meeting.

11. Please take care of your belongings.

12. No littering.

13. Obey organizer’s rules and security’s guides.

14. Cheer as loudly as you can for Jae Joong and enjoy exclusive Jae Joong fan meeting.

Source: Here

Credit: ofthree  via JYJ3
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I already said this before in my other post, respect Jae as himself….as Kim jaejoong and don’t call him with other people name from other group. It’s so ridiculous action you know ? But i am very glad and satisfied with the rules and the security staff who became really strict from one fanmeeeting to the another one.Jae also became more strict and blunt more now…….if some people who still done an unnecessary things during Jae FM wanna leave Jae then just go…..No one gonna stop them anyway. I am more glad and happy if those kind people truly gone since they are only living on their own fantasy world, won’t accept the fact that the boys already move on from long time ago, they just want to live on the past world. Their act (such called the other name, made a fake photos of Jae with the other person, created a ridiculous rumors,etc)  only gonna bring a negative opinion from other people about Jaejoong so there are no necessary for keep those selfish people around. 

[OPINION] 120718 Final verdict in JYJ vs SM case Delayed
i knew it…….it’s gonna be happen. Those people of course gonna take this way, they are knew that they can’t win this battle if they let the court interfere. they are just a bunch of coward b’st’rd…..and i heard many people said that JYJ is the one who greedy and hate them…..to be honest i felt like wanna hit many people as many as i can but….. after i thought it again,i guess it’s not worthy at all.
This matter just only became my other sources of the spirit to stay and support the boys.
i believe that the end of these ridiculous action of ‘that’ company gonna come soon.
I don’t care if an anti or anyone who hate JYJ and JYJ fans read this and mock me or said anything bad things about us…..i don’t care at all of those things because even though ‘that’ company have a million supporters, money, dirty tricks it’s doesn’t gonna changes the fact that ‘that’ company only a vessel for a greedy and coward people.
yes you can said this is how a business get run and you can say ‘that’ company still gonna be one of the three biggest entertainment agency in Korea also became a success in business world but it’s only like that.It’s just a things that you only can have in this world and not gonna companied you forever.
Like i said before, in this world, those people can do such thing like this, keep delaying everything, ignore the court decision but when the ‘time’ has come, everything that they had right now is gonna be useless, they can’t ask any arbitration, they can’t have any second chance, they can’t run away and hide, they can’t use their money for bribe, they can’t ask their connection to help them, even though they begged for many times, it’s gonna be useless.
I always believe that time gonna be happen so JYJ i hope you guys never gonna give up and keep your strong will and spirit to fight back your freedom and your human rights. i am always gonna stand and support you as much i can. JYJ fighting !!!!
sorry for the harsh words that i used (bow)

JYJ3

JYJ3 Note: This article doesn’t reflect the opinion of JYJ3 Team, only the author.
The arbitration meeting date it’s set for August 10th.
There is no final verdict date.

Word out of Korea is the final hearing/announcement  of the verdict which was supposed to happen on July 19 2012 has been delayed.

According to translated reports, the reason for the delay is because SM requested a mediation/arbitration meeting.  Some say this is another SM delay tactic, while others think SM is seeking a private solution to prevent having a public court judgment entered against it.

According to a report, both parties “must adhere to the court’s decision once it grants arbitration”. (1)

SM applied for arbitration this last time on July 11 2012.  This may suggest that the Court decision is not in SM’s favor and the company is seeking to end the dispute without having a Court ruling against…

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