Monday, July 31, 2017

[Instagram] Jang Keun Suk plays a game - 2017-07-31

A long time ago, I lived across the highway from a really nice public golf course - I even thought about taking up the game 'cause of that course - but I never saw anyone playing a round in the dark. However, darkness doesn't seem to stop JKS from enjoying round on the course. Maybe he's avoiding the crowd...or maybe he's just weird. 😁 Kkkk

_asia_prince_jks μ•„ν”„μƒ·πŸ˜ 
English translation: AP shot
[Edit note: Can't help thinking that JKS pulled off a double entrendre (double meaning) with his caption. Literally translated, it means a poor or bad shot. But, then, he loves playing mind games with Eels, doesn't he?]


Sunday, July 30, 2017

[Announcement] Jang Keun Suk's 2017 Charity Birthday Memorial Exhibition - 2017-07-30

In a scant few days, Jang Keun Suk's nearly two-month long Birthday Carnival will begin. Collecte de Zikzin is already beginning to get ready for it. (As an aside, this shop is nicknamed JKS' Hideout. Kkkk) Expect to see lots of Eels' artwork being posted online announcing JKS' Birthday Carnival and wishing him Happy Birthday.

But the biggest part of the celebration culminates in Seoul for the annual Charity Birthday Memorial Exhibition in which Eels from all over the world send in their artwork, featuring Jang Keun Suk, for him personally to judge. While wandering through the exhibition, if he particularly likes a piece of art - painting, illustration, or photo - he will sign it. All artwork except the photos will be raffled off as prizes to lucky attendees.  Meanwhile, Eel artists who participated in the exhibition will anxiously wait and hope to see if their art garnered JKS' praise and signature.

cr: as noted; possibly taken from JKS' Nelson Diaries

As in previous years, JKS' Korean Fan Club, Cri-J, has created and published a beautiful poster announcing the exhibition. The exhibition is open to the public for the only two days, on 9/2 and 9/3, after which it closes. Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis...and Eels begin lining up in the wee hours of the morning to be ready when the doors open. This year the exhibition will be held at the Blue Square Gallery, in the vicinity of the Seoul Fan Meeting venue. 

cr: Cri-J/ Xian

Some time after the exhibition ends, Cri-J usually posts a video and several still shots of JKS walking through the exhibition, autographing some of the photos, and admiring various other pieces of art.


[nstagram] Jang Keun Suk's "Human Time" new photos - 2017- 07-30

Several members of the Human Time cast gathered post-filming to take a couple of photos. Besides JKS, the others are Ahn Sung-ki, Kim Ki-duk, Lee Sung-jae, Fujii Mina, and Song Ki-yoon. There is one other male is in the photo JKS posted whose identity I'm not sure of. Tae Hang Ho perhaps?

_asia_prince_jksμΈκ°„μ˜ μ‹œκ°„ κΈΈλ°”λ‹₯버젼. 
English translation: Human Time The street version.

christina_siyune_park #λ™λ„€μ˜€λΉ λ“€
English translation: Neighborhood brothers #Hannam Hill #Human Time

christina_siyune_park #λ™λ„€μ˜€λΉ λ“€ν΄λΌμŠ€ 
English translation: Neighborhood brothers class


Saturday, July 29, 2017

[instagram} Jang Keun Suk's Cafe PLENO ready? - 2017-07-28

Looks like the cafe is about ready to open!

_asia_prince_jks 곧.ν›—.κΊ…! 
English translation: Soon. He. Screams!

[edit note: the last word "κΊ…" appears to have no known dictionary translation - it would be pronounced something like "gyak". "Screams" is as close to what that sound may represent.]


[LINE Live video] Jang Keun Suk's "Ikinari LEZ GO! broadcast - 2017-07-28

A few days ago LINE Live broadcast a video of JKS' visit to the company's Tokyo headquarters. These photos are from that visit. But that visit wasn't the end of the story. The real story is that LINE got JKS to do a pub crawl in Golden Town, a small area in Tokyo's Shinjuku region.

At that time, LINE announced that they would broadcast another LINE Live "lkinari (Suddenly) LEZ GO! video with JKS. Yesterday that video was posted to Line Live's Jang Keun Suk channel. In this video, Jang Keun Suk begins his pub crawl in Golden Town.

Golden Town (or Golden Gai) is known for it's architectural interest and for its nightlife. It is composed of a network of six narrow alleys, connected by even narrower passageways which are just about wide enough for a single person to pass through. Over 200 tiny shanty-style bars, clubs and eateries are squeezed into this area. Golden Gai is well known as a meeting place for musicians, artists, directors, writers, academics and actors, including many celebrities. 

Of special note is that JKS performs a sake taste test of three different brands and then tries a Japanese Scotch. A few years ago (2014 perhaps?), Japan won the grand prize at the annual Scotch whisky competition, beating all the Scottish brewers. He obviously enjoyed the tasting and conversation with the bartender and the only other customer. πŸ˜πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

Following the show, we learned that  JKS' Line Live "lkinari" LEZ GO! #1 came in first in viewership. Is this guy popular or what!?!

Last but not least, Jang Keun Suk will continue his LINE Live pub crawl next Wednesday, August 2, at 20:00 Japan time. You can watch all the episodes here.


[news] Jang Keun Suk to be featured on MUSIC ON! - 2017-07-28

Jang Keun Suk's and his music will be featured on MUSIC ON! TV ZOOM UP! from Monday, 8/7 through Friday, 8/11. From Monday through Thursday, ZOOM UP will air from 6:30 to 7:00 and on Friday, from 6:00 to 6:30. MUSIC ON! is a cable TV station and requires a subscription to watch. So, let's hope some nice eels will record it and post it.

Remember,  Voyage will be released on Aug 9 so it will be played during the week's ZOOM UP! shows.


[Instagram] Jang Keun Suk shows off his boxing technique - 2017-07-28

Jang Keun Suk posted a short video of him boxing training. From the look on his face, he's taking his training very seriously. No playing around here!

English translation: Let's get fit??

A post shared by JANG KEUN SUK official (@_asia_prince_jks) on


[article] Jang Keun Suk to appear on popular Japanese Music program - 2017-07-29

Source: Koari


Jang Keun Suk’s first appearance on “Banana Zero Music”

Jang Keun Suk who releases the 4th full album "Voyage" for the first time in 2 years on August 9th (Wednesday) to be first appearing in the popular section "Drawing Quiz" of "Banana ♪ Zero Music" on NHK channel.

This corner is a popular corner among "Banana ♪ Zero Music" by painting the image of the song and hitting what song the picture is depicting. Jang Keun Suk, who has become a hits topic even among fans, expresses that song he loves with its unique drawing power.

On air date : NHK Channel on August 9th (Wednesday) at 19:30 ~ 20:43 (JST)
※ Please note that subject can be changed without notice.

Please check the painting power of Jang Keun Suk's power painting by on air.


Friday, July 28, 2017

[Video] Jang Keun Suk's "Human Time" noticed in English speaking media - 2017-07-27

Now for a fun post.

We all know that JKS appears in Kim Ki Duk's latest movie, Human Time. However, the English speaking media just seems to be catching on to that fact. This company, GENERAL NEWS 365 DAYS, states that it's based in Korea...although that's hard to believe given the pronunciation of the names. Nevertheless, in it's video announcement of Human Time, it provides an accurate portrayal of the script and JKS' reason for choosing to act in the movie.

This is the movie that JKS said he was concerned his Eels would be uncomfortable watching because he plays such a different character than they are used to seeing him portray. However, he told Eels that he believed he had to go his own way and do what he believed was right for his career.

He's correct. This film could make him a major, worldwide star as well as showing that he's a far more capable and talented actor than just a good looking romantic comedy actor they're used to seeing.

We wish him, Kim Ki Duk and all the actors in the film much success...and let's hope to see them all walking the red carpet at the next Venice Film Festival where many expect the film to premiere.


[Instagram] Jang Keun Suk goes mysterious again - 2017-07-28

I've been trying to figure out his statement all day and have utterly failed.

_asia_prince_jks γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹μ΄κ²Œλ­μ•Ό γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹ 
English translation: Kkkkkk What is this Kkkkkk

Now, it could be he referred to his first post of the same photo but with this different caption text: λΉ¨λž‘ μ§‘μœΌλ‘œ λŒμ•„κ°€μž. 이뢈 밖은 μœ„ν—˜ν•΄πŸ˜žπŸ˜ž

What it says in English is, "Let's go home soon. Being outside of bed is dangerous."

Or it could be he changed his mind entirely between the first and second posts. Who knows? What goes on his mind remains a constant mystery.

However, what makes this IG post interesting is that after he replaced the first photo, a Korean Eel commented, ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ아놔!!! 덕뢄에 μ™„μ Ό λΉ΅ν„°μ‘Œλ‹€λˆˆ~~~~~~~~~πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜…πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚

In English, after the long laugh, she wrote, "Oh, please!!! Thanks for it."

Realizing he'd been caught, as in his first photo had been caught by observant eels, he responded to her with "μ‰Ώ" which means "fizzle." Obviously, he was trying to say, "Oops, I've been caught."

Yeah, there was a slight difference between the first and second photo he posted, but since he deleted the first photo, we choose to respect his choice...and his not reposting the first photo.

In any case, Jang Keun Suk's mind remains enigmatic which we may never understand.


Thursday, July 27, 2017

[Instagram} Jang Keun Suk plays the bachelor - 2017-07-27

Jang Keun Suk posted a photo to his IG account, complaining that no woman occupied the passenger seat. Well, gee, if he put his golf clubs there....πŸ˜„πŸ˜‰

_asia_prince_jksμ‹Έλ‚˜μ΄ κ°€λŠ”κΈΈ!μ‘°μˆ˜μ„μ— μ—¬μž λ”°μœ„λŠ” μ—†λ‹€πŸ˜’γ……γ…‚ 
English translation: There's no woman in the passenger seat. Shoot.

BB commented: "She's the back seat"


[photo] Jang Keun Suk hangs out with Jae Joong - 207-07-27

Jae Joong spent some time with a few friends, including JKS. Here's what he posted to his IG account.

jj_1986_jj μ΄ˆμ €λ…..μš°λ¦¬ν˜•,동생 λ„ˆλ¬΄ κ³ λ§ˆμ›Œ 
English translation: Early evening..Our older brother, younger brother too, thank you.


[video] Jang Keun Suk promotes Daebak in Japan - 2017-07-27

While in Japan a while back, JKS did a promotional video for Daebak for Hikari TV.

UPDATE: Same promotion video with English & Thai subs


[videos] Jang Keun Suk's "Voyage" -2017-07-27

How about taking a Voyage with Jang Keun Suk...


Monday, July 24, 2017

[announcement] Jang Keun Suk's The Eels Family invites You - 2017-07-24

For all the news and information The Eels Family(TEF) shares publicly on our blog and public Facebook page (http/s://, there is still so much more that we cannot share publicly because of policy and the need to protect JKS from "haters" or "anti-fans" who choose to distort his words, his thoughts, his ideas, and his everything else he does in order to gain their own public recognition. TEF is a fan club that supports JKS and all he does, particularly his private charitable activities and those of his original fan club, Cri J...charitable activites which are often neglected and overlooked by the media. But we TEF members know...and are so proud of both Cri J and Jang Keun Suk. Plus, as TEF members we often receive information about his activities that we're not allowed to divulge publicly, plus we help each other with ticketing to his shows, group purchasing of his DVDs. and so much more. We are, above and beyond all else, Sisters!

So here's the deal. Take a look at the following videos. Do you love them? Does he make you laugh or cry or swoon at his every move or musical note? Does he want to be make you be part of an organization devoted to promoting this highly talented man become a worldwide star? If so, let us know. The link to sign up as a TEF member follows these recent videos.

Seen enough? Are you ready to take the plunge and become a TEF member? It's easy to do.

You'll be joiing a community of JKS Eels that will make you feel like you've come home to the most welcoming family you've ever wanted. We have members from all over the world - members who speak dozens of languages - and yet for all our differences, we are one family, devoted to helping and caring for each other as well as Jang Keun Suk.

If you love Jang Keun Suk and want to join our TEF family, please sign up on "Join the Eels Family" link on our blog.


[photos] Jang Keun Suk "Seize the Day" - 2017-07-24

Okay, today we're going to plug (as in advertise) a Jang Keun Suk store product, but with a method to our madness.

We don't know if these mugs still exist in any of the AP stores, but seeing these photos today, reminded me of how much we need to keep that motto in mind. Too often we let opportunities go by because we're afraid to jump at a chance or because we fail to recognize opportunities when they arise or because we don't think we're worthy or because of something else. But... Jang Keun Suk said in 2011 during an interview with Non No Magazine, "Life begins with B and ends with D. B is Birth, C is Choice and D is Death. This means that one is master of one’s life. So I have always been serious in facing the life that I have set for myself. I don’t want to give myself a chance for regrets."

We all need to heed those words and live by them...and keep smiling. Begin every day anew with a smile and "seize every day." As JKS knows, you may not win today or tomorrow, but eventually you will. 


[Instagram] Jang Keun Suk loved by Flies? - 2017-07-24

Well, it's been a couple of days since we've heard from our favorite actor, singer, MC, and all around entertainer. So, yesterday he came back to us on his IG account. I must have been a pretty flying insect infested day...or night! It seems that even flying insects love JKS! πŸ˜‰

_asia_prince_jks 심야 νŒŒλ¦¬μ™€μ˜ 싸움 深倜 
English translation: Fighting flies late at night. Late night.

Of course, we need close up of that exceptionally handsome face....


Friday, July 21, 2017

[Video] Jang Keun Suk's Voyage teaser MV - 2017-07-21

Universal Music Japan released a short teaser music video of JKS' new song, Voyage. It's very different from anything we've ever seen in one of JKS' music videos. Take a look at it on the UMJ web page created specifically for Voyage.

The teaser video takes center place almost half way down the page. Again, click on this link to watch it.

Or watch here:


[news] Jang Keun Suk film honored at BIFAN - 2017-07-21

In 1997, Korea was shocked by the homicide of a Hongik college student, Cho Jung-Pil, in an Itaewon burger joint. The two murder suspects where both Korean Americans in the early 20s.

In 2009, Jang Keun Suk and Jung Jin-Young took two of the leading roles in a much acclaimed movie based on that murder, The Case of Itaewon Homicide (aka Where the Truth Lies). In one of his early, rookie roles after receiving attention in the famed drama, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Song Joon-Ki played the murder victim.

According to some reports, JKS wanted the role in Itaewon Homicide so much that he offered to perform in the movie without pay. That's how passionate he was about acting in the film.

JKS played one of the suspected murders, Robert Pierson (although the actual suspect's name was changed for the movie). The role required JKS to show the characteristics of a psychopath: cold, calculating, and utterly without respect for life or remorse. Throughout much of the movie, JKS played a dispassionate being, showing little to no emotion outside of his braggart talk early in the film before the murder takes place. Afterwards - after he's arrested - he takes on a persona of a mild mannered, innocent young man who knows almost no Hangeul, speaking only English. Yet, throughout the trial (perhaps a flaw in the script designed for Korean audiences), he appears to understand everything said in Hangeul by the prosecutor and the lawyer for the other suspect.

But what really defined JKS' superior acting ability - and for some of us still does - in this film are two scenes during the trial.

In the first scene, JKS recounts during the trial his going into the bathroom with the other suspect. In the flashback scene, as he's standing at the sink washing his hands, the other suspect brutally and repeatedly stabs the victim. As blood spatters all over JKS and the victim falls against him, he's horrified and pushes the victim off himself. He's shocked, stunned and acting on pure instinct, as blood splatters across his face, his hands, and his shirt. JKS' acting - his character's emotional response - in this scene was entirely real. As an audience member, you really do believe he's innocent. Moreover, on the screen during the trial, the members of the court and jury also believe he's an innocent and horrified witness to the brutal murder by his friend.

Then, in the  second significant scene, he leaves you chilled to the bone. The judge moves the trial to the Burger King bathroom where the murder took place. JKS' character is asked to re-enact where and how the victim was stabbed. Using a dummy as the victim, JKS viciously attacks it with a plastic knife, forcefully stabbing it over and over and over again. JKS, as Pierson, no longer re-enacts the stabbing, he's actually killing the victim in his demented mind. Just as he finally finishes stabbing the dummy for the last time, he turns his head to the camera. For just a couple of seconds, JKS' face is transformed into that of a true psychopath - someone who enjoys the thrill of killing merely for the sake of killing. He transforms his appearance into evil incarnate: coldly, chillingly evil and completely without remorse or morality. However, only the audience knows the true face of this maniac. The court remains unaware that his face transformed from an innocent-appearing, soft-spoken young man into a vicious, psychopathic killer during those brief seconds.

Jung Jin-young, who acted in The Happy Life with JKS as the unemployed, unhappy man who wants to put his old college rock back together again, plays the prosecutor in The Case of Itaewon Homicide. As Prosecutor Park, Jung is completely taken in by Pierson (JKS), believing he's the innocent witness to the murder. It's only after Pierson is released from prison after being found innocnet, and speaks fluent Hanguel to Park, that Park begins to doubt his former belief in Pierson's (JKS) innocence.

In 2016, Arthur John Patterson (Robert Pierson in the movies) was found guilty of the murder and extradited from the USA. The Korean courts sentenced him to 20 years in prison. For 20 long years Koreans waited for justice in his case and an end to the inconclusive verdicts of its first trials. When Patterson was convicted in absentia and, then, extradited to Korea, the film enjoyed a few, brief months resurgence of popularity.

So, what, you ask, does this film have to do with now, eight years later? Well, here's why.

This year's 21st BIFAN (Bucheon International Film Festival) - yes, that very same film festival at which JKS was honored last year for his short film, The Great Legacy - Booklet printed a feature page on The Case of Itaewon Homicide. The feature story is printing in both Hangeul and English.

The film went on to win JKS the Baeksang Arts Award for Most Popular Actor in Film that year.

Here is that page in pictures.

Finally, the English text blown up as much as possible. It's barely readable...maybe someone who picks up a copy will post a better photo of the English text. We can only hope! If you look close, you can read it.

It's a great honor that this film is being remembered. And with any luck will remind the Korean film establishment, beyond Kim Ki-duk, what a truly magnificent and versatile actor they have in the midst.


[Instagram} Jang Kuen Suk wants YOU! - 2017-07-21

Well, he didn't come right out and say it, but that's kind of what he meant.

_asia_prince_jks I need followers 

If you haven't followed him on Instagram, please click "follow" on his IG page.

He has over 7 million followers on his LINE accounts, over 733 thousand on his Twitter account, and almost 199 thousand on his little used Facebook account. Surely, we can hand him a million Instagram followers. Right?

Again, click here to get to his page.

Let's do it. LEZGO!!!!


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

[Instagram & Twitter] Jang Keun Suk in other news - 2017-07-19

Jang Keun Suk has such winning ways! No matter whether guy or gal, he continuously receives praise for being such a nice, kind and considerate person.

han_bang_chickenμž₯κ·Όμ„λ°°μš°λ‹˜κ»˜μ„œ ν•œλ‚¨λ™ ν•œλ°©ν†΅λ‹­μ„ 재재재방문 ν•˜μ…¨μ–΄μš”^^*
λ‚˜λ¦„ μΉœν•΄μ Έμ„œ? μΈμ¦μƒ·κΉŒμ§€ ν—ˆλ½ν•΄μ£Όμ‹œκ³ ,μΈμŠ€νƒ€μ˜¬λ¦¬λŠ”κ²ƒλ„ ν—ˆλ½ν•΄μ£Όμ‹œκ³  γ…Žγ…Ž
냄비받침 방솑 보고 단골에 이름 μ˜¬λ¦°κ²ƒλ„ μ•„μ…¨λ‹€λ„€μš”~
λ©‹μžˆλŠ”κ±΄ λ‹Ήμ—°ν•˜κ³ ,
λ³Όλ•Œλ§ˆλ‹€ μ–΄μ°Œκ·Έλ¦¬ μ‹Ήμ‹Ήν•˜κ³ , μΉœμ ˆν•˜κ³ , μ‚¬λž‘μŠ€λŸ¬μš°μ‹ μ§€♥♥
μ§„μ •ν•œ μ•„μ‹œμ•„ ν”„λ¦°μŠ€λ„€μš”!! #ν•œλ‚¨λ™ν•œλ°©ν†΅λ‹­ #ν•œλ°©ν†΅λ‹­#μž₯근석 μ§„μ •ν•œ#μ•„μ‹œμ•„ν”„λ¦°μŠ€
English translation: Actor Jang Keun Suk visited Hannan-dong Hanban Chicken again
We are good friends? He permitted me to take a picture and allowed me to upload it. Haha
Viewers of Pot Mat know his name is on the list of regular customers ~
Every time I look at it, how gentle, kind and lovable he is.
Genuine Asia Prince!! #Hannam-dong Oriental Chicken #Oriental Chicken #Jang Keun Suk #Asia Prince

And not to be ignored, the masters of Voyage are completed. Ready to be duplicated and released on August 9.


[Instagram] Jang Keun Suk gifts Cri-J members - 2017-07-19

Jang Keun Suk posted a photo of himself in a box, mimicking Momo in You're My Pet. At the time, everyone laughed but wondered what it was all about. As you know by now, he's not been big on explanations lately.

But within a few hours we found out the reason of the photo of him in a gift box.

Tree J announced that JKS will hold two fan meetings in Seoul for Cri-J members on Sept 2 and 3.

Obviously, the photo is his way of saying he's making a gift of himself to Cri-J members. We couldn't be happier! Korean and International Eels who belong to Cri-J will have a chance to see him, listen to him and watch him. In addition, Cri J will make translation headsets available so International members will know what he's saying.

What a wonderful gift!!!


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

[Instagram] Jang Keun Suk handsome with his new car - 2017-07-18

Jang Keun Suk took possession of his new Prosche 991 with the DMC TOPCAR package of upgrades. It's hard to tell which looks prettier, the car or the actor. Hmmm....tough choice.

For us Porsche lovers, it's a difficult choice...but, yeah,  JKS wins. What do you think? Do you agree?


Monday, July 17, 2017

[Announcement] Jang Keun Suk gives away his kisses - 2017-07-17

Collecte de Zinzin and the Zikzin Shop began a new summer promotion even before the 2017 GIFT Fan Meetings had concluded. Initially, JKS kissed a variety of cards that were sold as part of the promotion for the GIFT Fan Meetings. The theme coincides with - or is a take off of - the graphic theme of the 2017 GIFT Fan Meetings and goes well beyond it.

Thus, the began the idea for the summer promotion campaign...

Collecte de Zikzin initially wrote:

"Starting today we will pass out flyers which give notice of our upcoming summer project! Using the photos which were posted on SNS the other day, the flyer will show you how this summer project had been prepared!!
Flyers are in a limited quantity.
Please do get one and take a look!
Hot summer is coming knocking on the door of Zikzin Shop!!

"We distribute the summer project notice flyer today! Look for the summer project was uploaded on SNS recently posted with pictures! Flyer will be finish lasts. View please come and pick it up! Zikzin shop limited is when summer is coming!"
As Collecte de Zikzin wrote, "Behind the fan meetings, one project was underway. At the Osaka venue, JKS was kissing paper cards for some reason.

"Ah! In Yokohama, too!"
"Oh? In Fukouka, again?"
"Really? In Nagoya, as well?"
"What on earth are these...?"

However, the promotion, showing JKS’ kisses, was expanded beyond the Fan Meetings to include a variety of promotional items.

The shop tweeted, "Starting on Saturday, July 15, on the first floor of the Zikzin building, we will give our Instagram followers our limited business cards! Please indicate the screen of your cellphone, showing us you are following Collecte de Zikzin.

"Since we would like to give the cards to as many customers as possible, you can get only one card per day. If you haven't followed us yet, please follow us and get the card!"

The promotion apparently proved so unique and desirable that it has been extended to include JKS’ birthday carnival. See what the shop is doing?

First, a banner in the Zikzin shop to celebrate JKS' 30th birthday.

And then...his birthday! Adorable, right?

Looking forward to what comes next to celebrate Jang Kuen Suk's big 30th birthday? So are we!