Saturday, July 15, 2017

[Instagram] Jang Keun Suk poses for a special photo - 2017-07-15

Yesterday, JKS posted the following photo to his IG account. At that moment, few were aware or remembered of the double significance of the photo, especially as JKS failed to add any text to his post. However, Eels have a long memory...and so do his friends.



However, JKS wasn't the only one posting yesterday. His college friend (and original college member of Team H) posted another photo that added some clarity, if not completely clarifying the significance of this date.

kimrok 10년 뒤 기념할 사진 
English translation: 10 year photo commemoration
[Edit Note: In other words, most of the original Hanyang Team H group got together again and took a group photo at one of JKS' favorite restaurants. We should add, too, that Kim Rok is the CEO of Planet Dream. JKS did a commercial spot for him when Kim launched his company.]


The group gathered at one of JKS' favorite restaurants in Seoul, Cafe Lasomme.



But July 14 has another very significant meaning which JKS surely remembers and may be the reason for his pose in his IG photo.

On this date in 2012, JKS walked down the middle of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées with a bottle of fine red wine in one hand and a copy of the New York Herald Tribune in the other.

At the age of 21, Jang Keun Suk attracted attention for writing in his blog that when he whenever a chance to be in Paris again, he planned to parody the 1960 movie, Breathless, with Jean Seberg and Jean-Paul Belmondo, by walking down the Champs-Élysées while holding a newspaper and a wine bottle and yelling, ‘New York Herald Tribune!’

Eels worldwide combined their funds and bought a two page spread in the paper, celebrating JKS' 20th Anniversary. After learning about the Eels gift, Jang Keun Suk stated, “Because the International Herald Tribune means something personal to me, I’m greatly honored to be a part of it.” He added, “I was also very shocked and touched that Asian fans and fans from worldwide gathered together to create this special event. I will do my best to continue marching forward to pay back for the love that I’ve received.”






It's been five years since that anniversary walk down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and ten years since the original Team H formed at Hanyang Unversity. We have to wonder what thoughts lingered in his mind when he posed on the deck on the deck of Cafe Lasomme.

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-KT-




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