Wednesday, January 31, 2018

[video] Jang Keun Suk's Torch Relay Run on Naver TV - 2018-01-31

From Naver TV on JKS' Torch Relay Run. Hope the video works.

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[Line} Jang Keun Suk posted an video to his LIne accounts

On Jan. 29, JKS posted an official #PyoingChang2018 YouTube video about the #Olympic Torch Relay to all of his LINE accounts. Watch...


[photo} Jang Keun Suk's Newest Film Has it's First Poster - 2018-01-31

The first publicity poster for Kim Ki Duk's latest film, Human, Space, Time and Human[ity], starring Jang Keun Suk has been published.

Although we still know little about the plot, i.e. the storyline, of the film, it is sure to gain massive attention, not only because of its theme which explores the nature of humans and humanity and how humans may or will behave during the harshest of circumstances, but also because of its star-studded cast of renowned actors.

[Note: I'm betting that this film will show the true and unmistakably great acting that Jang Keun Suk possesses. Heretofore, he's not been challenged in the way Kim Ki Duk has likely challenged him...but for that reason alone, JKS could and undoubtedly did bring all of his inherent acting skills and abilities to the film. Moreover, I'm guessing that this film alone will thrust Jang Keun Suk into international attention as an actor worthy of attention. We already know that his some of his scenes  in Jackpot The Royal Gambler garnered reviews comparing him to Leonardo Di Caprio's Oscar winning scenes in The Revenant. Nevertheless, the acting skill of Jang Keun Suk in this film may very well cement his reputation as a serious actor worthy of note...alongside the likes of Choi Min Sik, Lee Byung Hun, and Ahn Seung Ki. ]


[Article] Jang Keun Sul Gets Soompi Attentionon Torch Rely Run - 2018-01-31

Among the many media stories about JKS's Torch Relay Run, Soompi (which historically ignores his activites) published this online article highlighting Keun Suk shi's #Olympic Relay Run and his activities in promoting the #PyongChang2018 #Olympics and #Paralympics. Granted the translations that Soompi used have some grammatical/punctuation errors, but still the article is accurate.

Watch: Jang Geun Suk Participates In 2018 Olympic Torch Relay Surrounded By Fans

Jang Geun Suk was the latest celebrity to run with the Olympic torch as a promotional ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
On January 29, the torch relay continued in Chuncheon, the capital city of Gangwon Province. The event started in the early hours of the day and Jang Geun Suk was the last runner of the day.
According to the official Twitter account for the PyeongChang Olympics, the livestream of the torch relay cut off when it was Jang Geun Suk’s turn due to many fans who tuned in to watch the star. The account uploaded a video of Jang Geun Suk participating in the torch relay surrounded by fans, residents, and security guards.
Jang Geun Suk also posted a selfie of himself dressed in the torchbearer uniform and thanked his fans for joining him. He wrote, “Out of all of the days, it was such a cold day. I will not forget those the Jang Uhs [fans] who came and waited for a long time to cheer for me. Thank you. But this hat…it’s not easy [to pull off]…Let’s go!!!!”

Jang Geun Suk has been actively promoting the Games as the officially appointed promotional ambassador of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, PyeongChang Paralympics, and Gangwon Province. The 2018 PyeongChang Olympics will begin on February 9 and end on February 25.


[News] Jang Keun Suk Headlines Media Stories on Torch Relay - 2018-01-31

When it comes to the Korean and Asian print media, the number of number of stories are almost endless. Almost far too many on Naver and elsewhere to count. But in each of them, JKS figures prominently. He's the star. He's the lead. He's the one who made stories happen...and it is his picture everyone saw in the dozens of media stories. 

Regardless of all the prominent celebrities who signed on to promote the #PyeongChang2018 Winter #Olympics, it is #JangKeunSuk who really has become the face of the Games. It is he who has drawn the massive media attention to Korea's hosting of the Winter #Olympics...just as it was his appearance during the Torch Relay that shut the #PyeongChang2018 servers down when the sudden influx of viewers from around the world were too many for the number of existing servers to handle.

Eels can not only be proud of their Keun Suk for his multiple talents but also proud of themselves for supporting this amazingly talented actor and singer who has thrown his entire heart and soul into supporting his country, Korea, and the #PyeongChang2018 Winter #Olympics. The #OIC and #Gangwon-do could not have chosen a better #GangwonProvince and and Olympics #Ambassador. As Eels, we should all be proud of him.

Not only is the #PyeongChang2018 #Olympics gaining massive support from abroad, Korea has shown the World that it has risen to the challenge of hosting the Games without impediments, corruption, and all the other negative press that has afflicted previous Games. Korea has become unique and a model for future Games. One can only expect JKS' prestige and influence worldwide to rise as his support of the Games continues and becomes more prominent.


[video] Jang Keun Suk's Torch Run from above - 2018-01-31

One of the highlights of watching JKS carry the #Olympic Torch was seeing it all from above. Two balloons were inflated at dawn to float overhead and record the entire event. But it's JKS who captured everyone's attention.

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[photos] Jang Keun Suk enjoyed supper with other participants - 2018-01-31

Following the day's events, JKS had supper with the other runners, Japanese Figure Skating star, Ando Miki, Ryan Bang (a famous Korean actor comedian based in Philippines) and the popular J-POP group, Boys and Men, along with the Governor of Gangwon Province and Choi Dong (Choi Dong-Hoon, the famous screenwriter and director?).

Obligatory photos were taken.... Looks like they're all having lots of fun, playing to the cameras.


[photos] Jang Keun Suk's Cri-J took Five Busloads of Eels to Cheer JKS's Torch Run - 2018-01-31

As we know Cri-J put together a group event for Eels to go watch JKS complete his Torch Run in #Chuncheon. Five buses were rented to transport all the Eels to the event...and Cri-J provided meals, signs, hot packs, and other amenities for Eels who cheered loudly as JKS trotted by. If you listen to the previously posted videos, you can hear Eels screaming his name as he passes by.

It's no wonder Cri-J continues to be the most admired celebrity fan club in Korea....

And, yes, The Eels Family was there too!


[News} Jang Keun Suk in Jan 29th Broadcast News - 2018-01-31

Jan 29 was a bit day for #PyeongChang2018 as well as for JKS. All of the Korean media covered the event, and JKS featured prominently in the news stories. His work for the #PyeongChang2018 #Olympics and #Paralympics as well #Gangwon-do received overwhelming praise throughout the media and Korea. He has, rightfully, become the face of the Olympics for Korea.

The following videos are Korean broadcast news stories of the #PyeongChang2018 Torch Run and festivities from Jan. 29th.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

[Instagram] Jang Keun Suk #Olympic Torch Run Updates

JKS posted twice to his IG account on his torch run.

_asia_prince_jks On the way🤜 

_asia_prince_jks하필이면 이 추운날 그렇게나 오래 기다려주고 응원하러 와 준 장어들. 잊지않을게. 고마워. 근데 이 모자.. 쉽지않다.. 가즈아!!!!
English translation: I won't forget those eels who waited and cheered so long on this cold day! Thanks, but it takes a lot of get this hat! Let's go!


[photos] Jang Keun Suk's Olypic Torch Run 0 2018-01-30

Wow!!! Lots and lots of photos of JKS carrying the Olympic torch were taken. A few of them are posted here...while the rest will be added to TEF's Album.

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[news] Jang Keun Suk's Torch Run gets Naver page - 218-01-30

This is a special naver page with a special focus on JKS' Torch run. Rather than translate and paste the copy and paste the many photos and video here, we ask you to take a look at the page and view the video which was shot from overhead of JKS' run. It's really outstanding!

Please click on this link:


[videos] Jang Keun Suk filmed while carrying the Olympic Torch - 2018-01-30

Eels were so excited by Jang Keun Suk's run with the #Olympic torch that thousands of photos were taken and dozens of videos filmed by Eels, the media and #PyongChang2018 Officials. And that doesn't even count the media reports, both video and print. It may take days to post everything. However, let's start with some of the videos. More videos may surface and when they do, we'll post them.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

[Twitter] Jang Keun Suk's OFC tweets about Torch Relay Run - 2018-01-28

Tree-J Twitter update:
성화봉송 D-DAY! 춘천 강원도청 15:30으로! CRI J를 만나세요! 장근석의 든든한 빽! CRI J가 준비한 손플카를 들고 성화봉송하는 장배우의 길을 함께 응원합시다!

English translation (machine translation): Torch D-Day! Chuncheon Gangwon-do Office 15:30! Meet Cri-J! Jang Keun Suk's solid back! Let's support the waty of the actor who is holding the torch together with Tree-J.


[Instagram] Jang Keun Suk's last promo before Olympic run - 2018-01-29

While we're on the subject of JKS and the 2018 Olympics, here are the latest two video clips from the #Gangwon Province's Governor on his IG account. So cute of our Jang Keun Suk!

내일 성화봉송 주자로 다시 만나는거 맞나요?
마음도 따뜻한 장근석 홍보대사님 내일 만나요🤗
#2018평창동계올림픽 #2018평창동계패럴림픽 #강원관광홍보대사 #장근석 #성화봉송 #춘천 @_asia_prince_jks
English translation: Are we going to meet again tomorrow as the torchbearer? Jang Keunn Suk, Ambassor of the heart #2018 PyeongChang Olympic #2018 Paralympic Winter Olympics #Gangwon Tourism Ambassador, #jang Keun Suk #torch bearer Song #Chuncheon


[Event] Jang Keun Suk Accepts the Olympic Torch In Just Hours - 2018-01-28

🎉🔥 🎉🔥
Here are final graphics for all your SNS accounts to support JKS and #PyeongChang2018. Upload them to all your accounts to show the world that you support both JKS and the PyrongChang #Olympics and #Paralympics.

This is it! The final day!!! Jang Keun Suk will accept the the Olympic torch and carry it to the temporary Olympic cauldron where he with light the flame that will rest for the night.

Today Jackie Chan, Ando Miki and Jang Keun Suk will carry the Winter Olympic Torch between Chuncheon and Hongcheon 🎉🔥 🎉🔥 JKS will be the last torchbearer on this run.

For those lucky enough to be at this very special event, please cheer him on and support JKS all the way to the end. Enjoy this once in a life time experience!

For the rest of us, we can cheer and support him in our hearts, and please visit #pyeongchang2018 for photos/videos and TEF.

Please share these graphics as much as you can to show your for support Jang Keun Suk, Gangwon Province, the Winter Olympic Games, the Paralympics, and TEF.

#olympicorg #pyeongchang2018 #ambassadorjang #choimoonsoon #letsgopyeongchang #gangwon #ioc #englishvisitkoreaorkr #chuncheon #hongcheon #cri-j #tree-j #jks #jangkeunsuk #asiaprince_jks


[Event] Jang Keun Suk's Olympic Torch Run LIVE STREAMED - 2018-01-29

The clock is running down. Just a few more hours until JKS takes the #Olympic torch into his hand and runs the last few meters to the temporary Olympic cauldron in Hongcheon. I know many JKS Eels want to know how and when to watch him run...and even if it's possible.

So, here's your answer. Yes, you can watch him. Both YouTube and the PyeongChange2018 Olympics will be broadcasting a LIVE STREAM of his run.

@AsiaPrince_JKS, International eels are here supporting you all the way! #pyeongchang2018 #ambassadorjang #choimoonsoon #letsgopyeongchang #gangwon #ioc #jks #jangkeunsuk #cri-J #tree-j


[Photos] Jang Keun Suk's Doota Duty Free FM - 2018-01-29

Twitter was alive with thoughts, comments, and photos on the Doota Duty Free Fan Meeting. Yes, Eels had a great time. He told them that he had chosen to do the new drama before the end of last year was was asked by his staff to say nothing until now; he cut his hair short not for the drama but because he wanted to change his image, even against the objections of his managers; he's been on diet for three weeks (since before the Osaka Arena concerts), cutting out all carbs which has caused him to be tired and grumpy so he's going to eat a lot including meat in Tokyo; he can't quit smoking so he onl smokes his e-cigarettes while filming so he doesn't offend by smelling of cigarette smoke; and he took his first taste of alcohol as a junior high student, drinking three beers [I bet they were with Dad!].

Anyway, here are some of the photos Eels were allowed to take before he left the stage.

Photo of Audience, pre-fan meeting

And last but not least, his sitting with some of the Eels who attended the Fan Meeting.