We say that ‘there is no day for the ink on the passport to dry~’ by seeing this, right?
China, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong…..
They say that there are no countries they’ve not been to.
They say that they run to wherever they are.
Who is this with global fandom?
We met SuperJunior’s official fan club, ‘ELF’ on 16th. Members that gathered this day aged in 20’s~30’s. They say that they are fans that went through all sorts of hardships including dogfights. They say they’ve watched only SuperJunior since 2005 until now.
How did ‘ELF’ fall into SuperJunior? We will release personalities of each member which only ‘ELF’ knows. The legendary episode which only belongs to the oldest group is a bonus~. We wrote fans’ names in false names for the protection of human rights (?).
◆ Introduction: The day when they fell into SuperJunior
This is an official question of ‘★&fan’. How did ‘ELF’ fall into SuperJunior? As like other idol group fans, the answers differed. As like SuperJunior is an original ‘multirole-idol’ the reasons varied.
“Actually, every fandom would have been surprised when SuperJunior debuted. It is because they were totally different from boy groups which SM announced in the meanwhile. SuperJunior acted variously as singer, entertainer, actor, and gagmen…. So how ‘ELF’ fell into them would all vary.” (Park Jung Mul)
“She’s right. I like Heechul the most among SuperJunior members. I got interested in him after watching KBS ‘Sharp’ when I was high school senior. I got attracted by him since he was so pretty. I started fan club activities earnestly right after the SAT was over, and I still like them until now.” (Kim Petal)
“I fell into him after watching them entertaining. SuperJunior members appeared whenever I turned on the TV. Kang In did the hardest among them. He was unique from other previous idols with his handsome face. I went to a music broadcast after that I got to like him more after seeing him in real.” (Kang In Ah)
“I’m a 4-year-old overseas ‘ELF’. I’m from Hong Kong. I accidentally got to know SuperJunior while I was watching a K-pop program. I knew many of K-pop groups, but their charisma was more intense. I liked both of their song and performance. Maybe Hong Kong fans fell in love with them by seeing images of them on stage.” (Virginia)
[OSEN=Lee Hye Rin] SuperJunior is going to release special edition of their 7th regular album ‘THIS IS LOVE’ on the coming 23rd.
There are 13 tracks in total including 9 tracks from existing 7th album, newly arranged track ‘THIS IS LOVE’, and 3 new songs.
This album is composed of jacket which members participated in the album design directly by giving out each of their idea. It is going to be released in versions of each member.
SuperJunior not only ranked no.1 in US Billboard World Album Chart with their 7th regular album ‘MAMACITA’ which was released in August, but also ranked no.1 in Asian album charts such as in Taiwan and Hong Kong. They received hot responses such like seizing 9 trophies by sweeping the top of various music programs such as ranking no.1 in KBS ‘Music Bank’ for 2 consecutive weeks, MBC ‘Show! Music Core’ for 2 consecutive weeks and also SBS ‘Popular Music’ for 2 consecutive weeks.
SuperJunior is going to release ‘THIS IS LOVE’ and 3 new songs which are newly listed in this album through various music sites such as Melon, Genie, and NAVER Music on the coming 23rd, 12 pm. They are going to perform special stage of ‘THIS IS LOVE’ and ‘Evanesce’ by appearing in Mnet ‘M!countdown’ that is going to broadcasted on the same day.
Source: osen.co.kr [Lee Hye Rin]
Shared at sup3rjunior.com by: firnia
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Super Junior 7jib special edition ‘THIS IS LOVE’ will be released on 27th October. ’This is Love’ album will include new version of This is Love (stage version) and 3 new songs. The members designed the albums themselves and will be available in individual covers. Music will be released online at midnight KST 23rd October. And SJ will perform ‘This is Love’ and ‘Evanesce’ as a special stage on M! Countdown.
Translated by: @reneeei
Sungmin wrote a letter to his fans on his blog after deciding to marry Kim Sa-Eun.
On October 14, Sungmin released the letter, titled “To Everyone who let me be who I am”, on SM Entertainment’s official website and his own blog.
Sungmin said, “I thought dozens of times about how I can start this letter and what to say first. I will get married with a special person on December 13.”
Sungmin continued saying, “It breaks my heart when I think of the fans who must be so surprised and embarrassed by the news. I am really sorry for making you hear it from reports.”
He also promised to return his fans’ love, saying “I really appreciate all the people who have helped me and Super Junior members and the agency who respect my decision and have trust in me.”
Sungmin and Kim Sa-eun started dating after starring in musical <The Three Musketeers> together. The private wedding ceremony will be held at The Raum in Yeoksamdong on December 13.
Yeneung-dol’ (variety show’s idol) Super Junior showed up on MBC .
Lee Teuk, the ‘variety show dreamer’, flaunted his eloquence, Siwon was as ‘cool’ as usual, Kang In wanted to take over MC Kyu Hyun’s spot, and Eunhyuk made us laugh by dissing himself.
These four guys from Super Junior were even funnier than ten comedians. What they said on the show was ridiculous.
Although they wrapped up all the promotional activities for ‘Mamacita’, their eloquence with ten years of experience is still ongoing!
MC Gook Jin: Lee Teuk treats Kyu Hyun very well but I guess he has reached the limit. I heard that Lee Teuk told Kyu Hyun to withdraw from and recommended Eun Hyuk for the new MC.
Lee Teuk: No, let me make this clear. The biggest problem for is the disunity between MCs. It looks like you guys came here to pick a quarrel.
MC Gook Jin: Teuk has no idea.
MC Gura: You must join me as the MC of . You are the perfect fit for the position.
Lee Teuk: I would love to but the program deals many issues regarding our agency, SM….
MC Gura: Why? There aren’t many issues to be revealed now. Isn’t Jessica the last one?
Lee Teuk: You think she is the last one?
Kang In: What’s wrong with this bro? Please, someone bring me a stun gun.
Lee Teuk: No, I didn’t mean that. I mean no one knows what will happen next~
MC Jong Shin: Let’s move on to Sungmin’s scandal.
MC Gura: I’m not interested in his scandal. Let them enjoy their romance.
MC Gook Jin: Who is Sungmin seeing? I’ve never heard of the story..
Kang In: Oh yeah…her name is Kim Sa Eun…
MC Gura: If Sungmin wants to make an issue, he must confess that he is going to marry her just like Shin Dong did. That way, people will show interest in him since Super Junior was on the center of many hot issues.
Kang In: I don’t deserve talking about other people.
MC Jong Shin: It is strange if you comfort other people. Anyway, so Sungmin is having great time?
Lee Teuk: Yes, the two are seeing each other.
Super Junior‘s Heechul has taken a look back at the past by sharing a picture taken with his fellow groupmate, Kibum.
On October 12, the idol uploaded the photo on his Instagram along with the message, “Wow, it’s a photo from 11 years ago. I was 21 years old, Kibum was 17. This was taken when we were trainees.”
“We are so handsome that even my lips hurt while saying so. Our parents must have danced happily after giving birth to us. Parents! Thank you! My face! I love you,” Heechul added, staying true to his charming and witty personality.
In the picture, the two members are looking cool but friendly as they pose for the camera. For many ELFs, the nostalgic photo has brought back memories of Super Junior’s early days, and some fans have expressed their curiosity over the whereabouts of Kibum.
It looks like Super Junior is getting ready to drop a new music video for their ELFs soon!
Recently, member Shindong has been dropping hints on his Instagram, posting photos like the one below, showing a close-up of someone’s hand holding a drumstick at a set. The caption on the photo simply says, “#MV.”
He followed up with a picture showing what clearly looks to be the monitor of a camera on set, saying, “Some bait! Here you go!”
The teasing onslaught continued, with Shindong posting some sort of hint, saying that if people got it right, he would reveal the answer (pictured left). But then he posted not soon after, revealing that everyone had yet to guess the correct answer (pictured right).
Related posts can be found at the end of this post…
On the latest episode of MBC’s “Radio Star,” Super Junior members Leeteuk, Kangin, Siwon, and Eunhyuk made guest appearances for the “Super Junior—Around Thirties” special.
During the talk, the MCs brought up the topic of Leeteuk’s military enlistment. MC Kim Gu Ra asked, “You were supposed to go into duty under a reservist status, yet you ended up going into active service anyway. Was there a pressure from your surroundings to do so?” To this Leeteuk responded, “Yes there was a little bit of that, but as the leader of Super Junior I thought it would be best to go into active duty.”
The MCs later asked whether he regretted his decision, and Leeteuk honestly responded yes and explained, “There were so many bad things occurring one after the other, and I eventually began to wonder why this ordeal was happening to me. There was even a unit change in the middle of my service. It occurred while I was at the lance corporal status.”
Kyuhyun later asked Leeteuk “You still use the da-na-kka speech when you speak. Why do you do that?” Leeteuk responded, “I think it makes me feel manlier and more polite so I think I’ll try to keep doing so if I can.”
The “da-na-kka” speech is a required form of speech within the military—when speaking, there must be a “da” after a statement, “na” after a command or a question to a lower ranking soldier, or a “kka” after a question to a higher ranking soldier. It adds formality in speech and keeps the hierarchy within the military system.
Did anyone catch this episode? What do you guys think of Leeteuk’s decision?
Related posts can be found at the end of this post…
On the latest episode of MBC’s “Radio Star” that aired on October 8, Super Junior members Siwon, Leeteuk, Kangin, and Eunhyuk made guest appearances for the “Super Junior—Around Thirty” special.
During the talk, the topic of Eunhyuk’s handsomeness came up, and the MCs asked whether Eunhyuk got picked on a lot for his looks. When asked about his nickname as the “ugly” of the group, Eunhyuk responded, “We ranked ourselves on our looks within the group for fun. I thought it would be funny to bring that onto variety shows but people started to take it seriously. People began to think, ‘Wait, now that I look at him again he is kind of ugly.’”
In response to this the MCs said, “Some reporters proved this [that he was the “ugly” of the group],” and brought out some photos from old news articles. The humiliating photos were from the diving project on an old variety show called “Barefoot Friends,” where Eunhyuk had been a long term member. Seeing the photos Eunhyuk ran over to cover the photos held by MC Kim Gura, who scolded him by saying, “The photo isn’t going to go away if you cover it up. But this is pretty harsh. I didn’t know it [referring to Eunhyuk’s looks] was this bad.” MC Yoon Jong Shin added, “This is the result when someone is giving another person the ‘Seoul tour.’” (The “Seoul tour” is a type of joke people play on others by holding the person’s head on both sides and pulling upwards)
With regard to these photos, Eunhyuk commented, “When this article came up I placed this reporter in my heart. I even memorized the name.”
The members and the MCs all continued to tease him. Leeteuk said, “This is the kind of face that comes out when you try to pull stockings off of a person’s head.” Kim Gura, pointing to his mouth, said, “The lips and the surrounding mouth area are the highlights of this photo.” Yoon Jong Shin even added, “He was so scared that there was water coming out from his butt.”
Eunhyuk, who couldn’t take it anymore, blurted out, “I’ll just rather talk about my scandal.” He continued, “I didn’t know that the reporters were on the scene until I saw that photo. I coincidentally found it because the writers [of ‘Barefoot Friends’] were giggling about it quietly. It turns out that I found out about it while they were contemplating whether or not to show me.”
Later, another photo was revealed, this time being from a fashion show. Apparently it came off of Leeteuk’s SNS. In the photo, the model seems to be sporting a strange fashion but the he very much looked like Eunhyuk. Eunhyuk refuted this claim and said, “That isn’t me. It’s actually a Chinese model.” Soon Kyuhyun said, “Kim Gura actually thinks that it’s Eunhyuk,” as they all laughed out loud.
Kim Gura commented, “I was totally tricked. But the fashion show is better than the diving photo, isn’t it?” Eunhyuk responded, “That photo was the worst in all of my celebrity life,” as he pointed to his diving photos.
At this Kim Gura added, “How do you look like that? Has your mother seen it, too?” And Eunhyuk responded, “She also said that the reporter was mean [to post those photos],” bringing more laughter to the set.
What do you guys think of the photos?