Saturday, October 21, 2017

[Twitter] Jang Keun Suk's AP Shibuya invites Eels - 2017-10-21

For all the Eels who are going to Cri Show IV in Yokohama...or maybe elsewhere in Japan...if you happen to find yourself in Tokyo (Ahem...yes, you have to go to Tokyo!), make sure you stop by the AP Shibuya Shop and leave a handwritten note for JKS on the wall of the second floor. As we know, he will read the notes left for him on the wall and he'll be given a memory book with all the latest messages from Eels to him. He reads each and every message. So, you have to make sure you leave him a message!


[CF] Jang Keun Suk Doota Duty Free Calendar - 2017-10-21

Doota Duty Free continues to update their promotions and JKS continues to be part of their promotions. As part of their promotional activities, they've been posting monthly scene saver calendars. Here's the latest one.

Heavens!!! He's so handsome.

Download it and use it on your computer or smart phone!


[Instagram] Jang Keun Suk sports a new hair style - 2017-10-21

On October 19, Jang Keun Suk posted a new photo of himself to his IG account. I think everyone was suprised by it.

_asia_prince_jks #파마 
English translation: #perm

But this "perm" is not his first one. Check this out. Think he's changed much?

Top Star News picked up on his IG post and wrote about it.

“On the 18th, Jang Keun Suk posted a new hair style on his Instagram.

Hang Keun Suk in the public photo is a perfect fusion of perm hair. He showed charm for a while with big eyes. In addition Jang Keun Suk had a fascinating look in the fans’ hearts.

So, the netizens hot reactions were 'cute', 'Oppa, I love you', and 'I love you'."


Thursday, October 19, 2017

[Charity] Jang Keun Suk's Cri-J "role model for fan clubs" - 2018-10-19

Aeshindongsan posted their thanks to Cri-J on their IG and Facebook accounts. Cri-J for the second year, donated part of the proceeds from the Photo Exhibition to Aeshingdongsan, a shelter for abandoned, abused, and neglected dogs.

aeshindogscats[애신동산 소식 : 장근석 팬클럽 크리제이 기부!]
매년 애신동산을 위해 후원금 기부와 보호소 정기봉사를 해주시는
장근석 배우님의 팬클럽 크리제이(Cri J)
올해도 어김없이 장배우님의 🎂생일기념 사진전의 수익금의 일부를 애신동산에 기부해 주셨습니다.😭
덕분에 애신동산 아이들이 ☃️겨울을 대비해 💪체력을 키울 수 있도록
에이스 사료가 아닌 램스피아 사료를 더 많이 먹일 수 있게 되었어요.
(에이스=15kg 13,800원 / 램스피아=20kg 28,500원)
팬클럽 선행의 모범사례로 꼽히는 크리제이!
🇰🇷한국은 물론, 해외팬들까지 장배우님의 생일마다
"News from Aeshindongsan: Donation from Jang Keun Suk fan club CriJ..
Every year actor Jang Keun Suk’s official fan club CriJ gives donations and provide regular service at the shelter. This year too as usually they donated a part of the proceeds from actor Jang’s 🎂 birthday commemorative photo exhibition to Aeshindongsan. 😭
Thanks to them Aeshindongsan’s kids ☃️ can eat more of «Ace» and «Raemsepia» food to develop their physical strength 💪 in order to prepare for the winter. 
(Ace=15 kg 13,800 won/Raemsepia=20kg 28,500 won) 
Cri-J is a role model for fan clubs who do good deeds! 
It’s become a culture that fans in 🇰🇷 Korea, and also fans from abroad give donations more than they give gifts to actor Jang for his birthdays.
 Aeshindongsan is not the only one in the world who needs a culture like this. There are many others who need help, it would be good if a helping hand could touch them.🙏
Once again we are deeply grateful to actor Jang and Cri-J!!"

[translation credit: Zoe]


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

[Instagram] Jang Keun Suk related IG posts - 2017-10-18

Three new and exciting Instagram posts to report on today. First is JKS' new IG update...which may relate to the second IG post, from Zo Sun-Hi. And the third will be of interest to...well, everyone.

English translation: It's cold

zo_sun_hi미리 메리클스마스~
벌써 2018년이 온다!!
근짱왈 '누나~~ 둘리에 나오는....... 마이콜 닮았어~ ㅍㅎㅎㅎㅎ' 
그래 너랑 만나니 이러고 놀지~~ 웃음꽃함박이면 마이콜이든뭐든 ~ 나도 해피해피!! #촬영 #15시간 #메리크리스마스 #2018 #근짱 #장어떼모여!! 
English translation: Merry Christmas in advance~ 2018 year is already coming!! Geunchan said:»Noona... looks like Michael from Dooly (cartoon) ~ Hahahaha....Yes, meeting with you is like this, I have fun ~~ When you have a bright broad smile, Michael or whatever this is, ~ I’m happy happy too!! #Photoshoot #15hours #Merry Christmas #2018 #Geunchan #Eels are gathered together [Translation credit: Zoe]

[Note: Yes, time for the 2018 Calendar photo shoot!]


[English: Reservation details] :
[Note: Anyone going to Cri Show IV can order through Collecte de Zikzin, but if memory serves, the shop does not ship out of country. You'll need help from a Japanese friend or an expediter.]


[article] Jang Keun Suk's Cri-J donations make the news - 2017-10-18

Newsen (a Korean newspaper) published a story about Cri-J's donations from the 5th Annual Sharing Birthday Exhibition.

Cri J has donated 16 million won to Snail of Love for hearing impaired children. In Nov., Snail of Love will select children for an artificial collar implant. Additionally, Cri-J donated 10 million won for speech rehabilitation treatment expenses.

Excerpt from article:

“An official for the fan club said, ‘It is very unfortunate that two or three out of every 1,000 newborn babies are born with hearing loss and are not able to hear… With the artificial cochlear implant surgery, I hope [they] can grow up children who can dream colorful dreams.’

Cho Young-woon, secretary of the Snail of Love, said, ’It s very meaningful that children who gain their hearing have an opportunity to have an infinite dream, and it is the greatest happiness i life.’ ‘I hope many hearing impaired people will be supported by artificial cochlear implant surgery.’ ”

Meanwhile, Cri J has been volunteering every month at the Sangsin garden and child nursing facility at Namsan Park. … And they have actively prorating sharing volunteer activities in the Seowall area whenever work needs to be done.

Click here for the full story in Hangeul:

Monday, October 16, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

[video] Jang Keun Suk talks about his feelings on the Photo Exhibition - 2017-10-15

We're sure you're all getting tired of hearing about the 5th Annual Sharing Birthday Exhibition. But we doubt you're really tired of watching or listening to JKS talk about it. At this year's event, JKS sat down and talked about what the event means to him.

The following is the same video clip with English and Thai subs, thanks to our sister Eels who translated the Hangeul into Japanese and then into English.  

Note: I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the English translation since it had to go thru a round about way. But it's probably pretty close.


Friday, October 13, 2017

[Photos] Jang Keun Suk Cri Show IV Goods - 2017-10 - 13

Cri Show IV begins this month. Are you ready?

Tree-J published photos of the various official goods to be sold at the venues.

Prices for each of the items:

*T-shirt: 2,500 yen
*Jang Keun Suk special penlight: 6,000 yen
*Towel made by IMABARI: 2,500 yen
*Marble bracelet made of silicon: 1,500 yen (4 types of all, but sold at random)
*Pocketable bag: 3,000 yen
*Candy can with a random ring: 1,500 yen
*Travel stickers: 2,000 yen (5 pieces as a set, 5 types of all)
*Travel set: 3,000 yen (pouch & toothbrush set)


[photos] Jang Keun Suk photos on Weibo - 2017-10-13

Photos of JKS' latest photo shoot for Doota Duty Free on Weibo. Is he extraordinarily handsome or what?


[Instagram] Jang Keun Suk IG Updates - 2017-10-13

The latest Jang Keun Suk IG updates.

_asia_prince_jks #Tokyo
Note: This photo was taken during his last visit to Tokyo.

_asia_prince_jks백만불짜리 이마 
English translation: Million dollar forehead
Note: This clip comes from a CF JKS filmed 25 years ago at the beginning of his career. This year marks JKS' 25th year anniversary in the entertainment industry and deserves to be celebrated with more than this short video clip. Let's hope JKS returns to film and acting for another 25 years and makes an outstanding mark in the industry worldwide.


[video] Jang Keun Suk Eng Trans of his tour of 5th Annual Photo Exhibition - 2017-10-13

Cri-J videotaped JKS' walk through the 5th Annual Charity Birthday Photo Exhibition, recording his delight at the various photos and artwork displayed.

Thanks to our sister Eels, Pei Pei and Hazy Lee, the audio of that tape has been subbed into English for the rest of us who don't understand Hangul.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Jang Keun Suk praised by industry on his MUSIC FAIR performance 2017-10-10

Again posting JKS' performance on MUSIC FAIR after which please read what others wrote:

 A big thank you to Rossi Yan, a member of the TEF board, for bringing this to our attention so we can share it with you....

Thanks to Mimi Mimi
(Note: she is not TEF member, but she allowed reposting)
A Chinese eel (Neineilove) living in Yokohama has translated comments from many sources. She once said that if Ozaki sang I Love You with his life, then JKS sings the same song with his soul.

The following extract comes mainly from Weibo@Neineilove.

Please feel free to translate into your languages to be shared with eels all over the world as long as you credit Neineilove.

Do repost in your own timeline so that more people know how awesome he is!
PART 1 (Comments from non-eels)

After "Music Fair" on 7 Oct 2017, he received praises from musicians, singers, anchor (Emcee), magazine editor, photographer, Ozaki fans, K-POP fans, general public and eels, of course.

A Japanese blogger: He often said that he would not let us regret choosing him, I rather say that I made the right choice by choosing him. I’m so proud of my choice. Those who had seen him when he first burst into the scene (referring to Japanese entertainment circle) would not be able to stay calm if they see him now. Shocked by his fluency in Japanese, how smart and interesting he can be and impressed by his singing. Seeing these, no-one would think he became famous overnight, it is his hard work that brought him this far. Over the years, eel have walked with him, united in mind and action.


1. He looks so beautiful singing Ozaki song, where does this angel come from?

2. JKS sings so well and this person is fluent in Japanese. 

3. JKS is really great, he can converse and also laugh at the right time!
4. Good looking, sings well, quick witted, with sense of humour, sincere when talking about serious topics, able to read the surrounding, presents himself well when he sings, what else is needed? 

5. My daughter said: Keun-chan should continue singing ILOVEYOU, I will only look at Keun-chan this life. 

6. JKS Japanese is so perfect, has he been living in Japan all the while? 

7. He sings so well, his voice is very nice. I have not seen him sing before (after recommendation from other eels, this person decides to buy his album and apply for his concert ticket),
8. Will faint if he says "Congratulations, you have become my fans” 

9. K-POP fan: Seeing Keun-chan speaks Japanese so fluently, I know him as an actor but did not know that he sings so well. (Her friend): Do you want to give up your idol and come to Yokohama to see him? Ans: I will consider attending his concert. 

10. JKS has long legs 

11.JKS sings really well! Although I hate HG people, I like him! (After that this blogger also said he hopes JKS can sing different cover versions of songs and cut into an album) 

12. Did not expect JKS to have such deep mellow voice, such a contrast when he was in variety programme. 

13. JKS is not only handsome, sings well, his talk show is also interesting, I understand now why he is so popular.
14. (Industry personnel) JKS on TV…I was startled by his good looks, his fluent Japanese, I know of him in YAB and he is still so beautiful, really good in the chat segment too.

15. (TVXQ Fan): Keun-chan is amazing. Be it variety or music programs, he did everything well on his own to give such good performance, he is flexible and has an alert mind, has to be dedicated in giving to achieve all these. Retaining characteristics of a foreigner without any disgust, he has good grasp of this balance, this is his strength and I take my hat off to him. 

16. Korean singers always sing in a sexy way deliberately, I do not like, but JKS I like! He’s balance unlike the kind who sings well and projects “I-can-sing-so-well” arrogant attitude. 

17. Turned on the TV to see JKS singing Otaki’s I LoveYou. Praise his singing, chat segment is very interesting.

18. My husband exclaimed, “JKS can sing so well, shocking”.

19. Someone commented she recognized one of the musicians.

20. JKS is so handsome I can melt. Has not found him handsome before, he looks gorgeous now.

21. A singer: The next time I meet my fans, I am going to use the line, “Congratulations, you have become my fans”. Must also blink my eye, I need to practice first.

22. Public: JKS sings so effortlessly, ILOVEYOU is a difficult song to sing. Eel replied: You will cry if you hear him sing LIVE. Public: If there is a chance, I want to attend his concert. 

23. JKS is singing on TV now, oh no, too handsome.

24. His name is ranked 3rd on discussion board. Each time he appears on TV, his name is always up there. Otaki is great, so is JKS. 

25. Sings so well, doesn’t sound like Koreans.

26. JKS sings so well, I want to exchange XXX (lead singer from a national pop group) for JKS.

27. What is remarkable is not that he sings well or his fluency in Japanese. It is his ability to convey the emotion of the lyrics that is astonishing.
28. Anchor/Emcee: Speaking Japanese, his choice of respectful words is impressive, sings well, can engage audience in a conversation, heard that his English is also good, this is Keun-chan!
29. A famous male fashion magazine writer said that he once worked with JKS and during work, they hummed (sing-along) "Love Rain"

After seeing him sing Ozaki Yutaka's I Love You, do you agree with these comments? What would you add?


Monday, October 9, 2017

[article] Jang Keun Suk SSFF & Asia Award Interview - 2017 -10-09

JKS was interviewed following the award he received at SSFF &Asia Award Show. Here is the published transcript in English of that interview.

Column &Interview

Director's Comment ; Asia International Competition Audience Award Winner『The Great Legacy』


Asia International Competition Audience Award

Keun-suk Jang/9:29/South Korea/Drama/2016

Director : Keun-suk Jang
Keun-suk Jang was born on August 8, 1987 in Seoul. He debuted as an actor when he was child. He is an artist and actively works as an actor, singer and a filmmaker. He is currently doing a Masters degree in film directing at Hanyang University. In 2012, “それでもこんな人生良いと思う?” won the Special Mention award at SSFF &ASIA.

-Q1 Comment on Award Winning

I am very grateful for wining this audience award.
Film is a popular art form for the masses. I’d be happy if this win wasn’t because of my name though! I’ve currently been working on my PhD in theater. I would like to put in a steady effort into making a good film which I could submit to SSFF &ASIA again. If it happens, I wonder if I’d win another award?

-Q2 What’s the highlight of your film?

Actually, while we were making this film, we cut many scenes since we didn’t have enough time and budget. I watched it after it was completed, and I thought that we’d have a better story if we didn’t cut any of the scenes, and it could’ve made a bigger impression on the audience.
The father is on his deathbed and the son is trying to get the PIN to his father’s bank account. To watch over his dying father or to choose the money? Many people probably face this kind of choice nowadays, and this was my way to express the problem in a dramatic way. The highlight of this film is how the mentality of the main character keeps suddenly changing in a short time while he’s in the hospital. The PIN code for the bank account is a Korean homonym, so I was worried that the audiences wouldn’t understand it. I’m not sure if the subtitles in this film explain the last scene well.

-Q3 Why did you decide to submit your film to SSFF &ASIA?

If I compare film festivals to food, I would say that they are not like restaurants that just serve the same food from a menu everyday. Film festivals are more like buffets, usually held once a year where many kinds of customers attend from several countries to sample many different types of food. They enjoy, evaluate and discuss about our “food.” This is the best opportunity to compare my “food” to others. I think every filmmaker would want to come to this kind of place.

-Q4 What is the purpose of submitting your film to film festivals?

Most of all, I would like to show my appreciation to everyone involved in this festival. I know that they prepared special events for my fans. All the effort you put in is really what makes SSFF &ASIA awesome. Thank you very much.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

[Photos] Jang Keun Suk MUSIC FAIR screen captures - 2017-10-08

These are some the screen captures various eels caught during the show. They are in no particular order and credit belongs to all the eels who captured them as well the JOFC and Music Fair.