Jang Keun Suk portrays the sad love life of a celebrity with his MV ‘Stay’

I was literally blown away…

I have listened to this song before but I never guessed it could be so beautiful and capable of moving viewers. Jang Keun Suk has strayed away from the path he paved in his last few music videos like Let Me Crazy, Crazy Crazy Crazy where the set was gloomy and doomy and he kept singing along with very strong electrical background. Infact his voice tends to get submerged by the heavy electrical music.

But with Stay Sukkie showed what he is good at. FEELING!

Jang Keun Suk is a genius when it comes to this. He is not a acting star for nothing as he has proved with scores of dramas, movies. Now he also proves he can bring that genius touch to his music videos too.

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I Hereby declare STAY as my most favorite Suk MV of all times. Cos am more of an acoustic ballad type than the rock/metal kind *ahem letmecry cough*

Enough rambling and lets get movin!!!

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Here is the translated lyrics to the song Stay… It is a Japanese song from his album “Just Crazy” but as he is a Korean product this Hallyublog will be talking about this. jeez whatever Sukkie does I will review it..Be it Chinese, Japanese, English or Tamil (last one I wish)

If I put a glass of water in those days
Do Nijin transparent storage

Like sand slipping through your hands going down this
Time I will not go back anymore

There she had to stay where I will not stay

Passing each other feelings can not reach
You along on parallel lines
slow slow gone
I just wanna stay, yes I have to stay
Come true that you’re here I season
Even now I do not wake up yet
Here here here I have to stay

From the night sky and I go misty eyes moist
Glitter-drenched memory

As the snow with you to erase footprints
Time flows incessantly

There she had to stay where I will not stay
Passing each other feelings can not reach
Are you so slow slow gone on parallel lines
I just wanna stay, yes I have to stay
I was still in the season when you’re here
Still remains Tachidoma~tsu
Here here here
(Hands stray) or from the time
From some time it (farther)
Not be touched
Are you so slow slow gone on parallel lines
I just wanna stay, yes I have to stay
Come true that you’re here I season
Even now I do not wake up yet
Here here here I have to stay

Credits: JKSForever

This maybe not an exact translation but I think many of us can get the general meaning.

It is a sad love song.. *Gosh this is my third straight sad love song to be reviewed..Is this not a good time for lovers? That XX check, Uncommitted Check and now Stay Check*

This is from Sukkie’s viewpoint and I just want to say that the lyrics are just like a poem. A very sad poem. He is talking about his love he lost. His love has left him. And I guess there is no particular reason it just happened as time passed by.

As the snow with you to erase footprints
Time flows incessantly

He does try to forget and continue with his life but he finds it difficult as he is reminded of her always. That is the place where Stay comes. This song means that Jang Keun Suk cannot move along and he stays in the old memories.

Look how he depicts that..

Even now I do not wake up yet
Here here here I have to stay

From the night sky and I go misty eyes moist
Glitter-drenched memory

He is filled with tears as he is not able to overcome the memory which is drenched with glitter which means the memories were golden and precious.

Jus one word WOW!!

Such a meaningful song. I can feel how much he is aching.

But since this is from the guy’s view point we dont know how the girl is faring. Maybe the music video will shed light on that.

Overall I have to say that I am very much satisfied with the song. The lyrics jus blew me and made me all teary eyed.

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What one would have expected was a typical boy loves girl, they breakup and boy cries scenario. Asia Prince always does it with style.

He did not take any ordinary guys life to act it out. He depicted his own life. That was what amazed me. The beginning of the video had Sukkie and the cute adorable lady take a couple picture. And then the video slowly whites out and then we see the couple out on a date. He looks happy and she looks charming in a straw hat. Next scene we have Sukkie thinking seriously as he travels in his car!!

SO That was jus a memory. His car passes the girl and she doesnt see him which shows that they have grown far apart.

Then comes the most amazing part of the video to me. We see Sukkie walk out of his car with a sad face and a dozen cameras does the flashing. So it means that Jang Keun Suk acts as Jang Keun Suk for this video. As in this video is like telling his own love story. How tough a celebrity’s love life is. He had to keep a poker face in front of the camera and then he goes on to practise his lines probable for a drama/movie. That is the difference between a normal person and an Idol/Star. If normal people break up they can watch sad K dramas, wallow in tears and eat loads but an idol has to just move on.

Maybe He/She cannot pick up the broken pieces of their heart and no one can do it for them. Pain is inevitable and there is less chance for comfort.

He just continues while the video shows the girl jus sitting idly and gazing. She is not the happy bubbly girl when she was with Sukkie. Yes she too had changed but unlike Sukkie she is not a celebrity and thus she doesn’t have to put on fake smiles for countless photoshoots/interviews.

At the end of the day Sukkie finally rests around midnight when he is suddenly filled with an urge to go look for his girl. Then comes the sad part. He starts running to find her. He goes to her room and tries to find her but she is not there. Maybe she moved away. He starts running and as he runs all those buried bitter-sweet images come bursting out. How he used to spend time with her in a leisurely way in their home. I guess no clubs or theme parks cos he is a celebrity. But I really love the harmony they showed. The mood in the home was relaxing and romantic. Though they were cooking something it had a domestic feel.

This is where I have to appreciate Suk. Whoever is the opposite lady Jang Keun Suk is capable of bringing out the romantic emotions more than anyone else. He can immediately make the love to shine through. The audience can feel the chemistry which is visible so brightly.

He keeps running around searching for her. He did bring a bouquet but that was forgotten at her home. And then he finally ends up in a bridge which makes him cry. He cries so beautifully. Anyone who has seen Love Rain/YAB/MMM or any of his other dramas can attest to that. This man can cry with feeling I tell you.

Why was he crying? Because of a really sweet memory he had in that place. On one of their dates the girl’s straw hat flew off and he secured it again on her head with care. He cant control his tears and realizes that only he has been ‘staying’ while she is no longer his.

The epilogue of the video was really touching. Here  I was blindly hoping that as he ran he will meet her on the streets and jus hug and everything will be right as rain. NOPE!! That is not how it is in Celebworld. He jus looks at the photo they took previously and gently caresses her image.

Does this mean that he will never forget her? He will not be able to love? Or that he has decided to move on and thus say his farewell the last time?

NO IDEA! Cos the video closes with that scene…Talk about a cliffhanger. I was like “Show the preview of next episode dude” when I realized this is a music video DUHHHH!!” Awesome!! We just have to settle for a sad ending unless there is a sequel to ‘Stay’ called Lets Play tsk!!

A last note.. His sexy and masnly voice suits ballads like bread and butter and the combo of his voice and Stay is just as yummy!!

This is an awesome song on a rainy day or when youre in a mood to remember your past!

Thats it FOLKS!! BYERS!!!

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K-Fever spreads in France with the help of Jang Keun Suk

Jang Keun Suk is a famous K star who is known for his professional acting skills! He is titled ‘Asia Prince’ which is not just for ornamental purposes. His fame in Japan and China is quite overwhelming and thus his Asian Prince title is more than JUST A  TITLE!

Well what is more amusing is that Jang Keun Suk’s fame has spread as far as Europe and maybe even beyond. It is quite common for K Pop idol groups to be well known in the western countries because of their periodic concerts. Many idol groups like SNSD, Wonder girls and more have officially debuted in American and European countries and released albums. So it is not surprising if they are well received in the western entertainment industry and among  non-asian fans.

But Jang Keun Suk is someone who has not debuted in western countries and has not carried out any world tours or shows/concerts. He is not a full time musician and has recently released one full length album and a mini album in collaboration with Big Brother Kurt. So Sukkie is not the ideal Idol boy band group member. He is more of an actor than of a musician!

So it was a major surprise on seeing him receiving a warm and exuberant welcome at the airport when he entered Paris last monday.

Sukkie embarked on an unannounced visit and just tweeted suddenly that he was on his way to Paris! Viola!! But many fans eagerly gathered at Charles de Gaulle Airport to welcome him. Airport authorities were not informed that a little fireball from Korea was arriving *sadly airport officials dont follow him in twitter teehee* and so was unprepared to assist him and so there was a slight hassle.

But Sukkie was amazed by this gathering and so were many others! Asia Prince Jang Keun Suk has reached this high level of recognition with his dramas and as an actor. I cant imagine how popular he will become once he debuts officially!

And the fawning attention by Eels did not stop at the airport. The Eels kept following him around to Hotel, Shopping Malls, Tourist spots and more to get autographs and photos which Sukkie gave willingly!

Truthfully Sukkie has made his French fans to fall in love with him more and I wonder if this swooning effect is just a stepping stone for his securing the ‘World Prince’ title soon!

Here are some shots of Sukkie on his way to France, at the Paris Airport, with Fans in the streets and shops of Paris!

There are many more photos but I have selected those which he personally uploaded in his twitter!

Credit: @AsiaPrince_JKS

Besides as pointed out by Fans at the rate he has been shopping in the past few days in Paris it is clear that European economy needs him. Keep shopping, Sukkie!

Girls’ Generation Boom with Paparazzi!!

WOW!!! SNSD’s Paparazzi is out!! I was waiting for this new MV very much lol as I pointed out here.

And what a blast it is!!

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I really loved the opening!! As shown in Teaser the gals just walk out amid some flashy cameras and then they assemble in a theatre like place. *I think the concept is that audiences are watching SNSD In an operahouse like setup*

They walk out or rather dance gracefully out *an oldie song Singing in the rain plays in the Background* wearing long trench coats and then suddenly the camera starts flashing *wow I give you gals marks for making use of the camera flashes to suit the concept Paparazzi* and then complete silence…

They remove the coat and throw it!!

YAY!! Party-time 😛

Gosh the opening !! Uh-la-la-la..Uuuh-la-la-la!!! HOT!!

Yoona at the centre doing the sexy move made me swoon! *Ok I admit I am a Yoonaddict teehee but seriously the way she danced*!!! I was swept away!! Their costumes in black and red and their retro styled hair was just right! The glitzy clothes did not see off for the beat of the song and also the dull background highlighted them well.

The move these gals make when Boom!!Boom!! comes!! LOL!!! My Bias speaking here…I think Yoona does it well especially at 2:45 she seems more flexible and sexy:D

And then we move to the girls standing in some weird place *looked like some weird disco hall kekeke* and in white and black outfits. Their hair was slick and cool in ponytails! BUT whats with the Gloves? LOL!!! is it to draw attention to their hands? Can’t they have used white then why Pink? which doesn’t suit their outfits nor the background!! 

Guess we have to NOT see the gloves which is very hard once we start noticing it kekeke!!

The Click sound symbolizing a Camera shutter in  the middle also seems catchy !!

The ending seems perfect with them going back to their innocent trenchcoated self looking like they never danced the sexiest Boom dance and then twirl out of the stage!Aww cute!!

The curtains close and the audience clap and appreciate their musical performance! A Different musical indeed!

My feelings!!

The song may be hard to understand but the Choreo is just amazing. The girls synced perfectly. And to my eyes Sunny stood out well !

I think her blonde hair among the masses of brown and black and her different style was perfect and she didn’t blend in despite her height.

Maybe other girls like Hyoyeon did not get that much time in the front but I think Paparazzi is not just about Individual lines or dance steps.

The Choreography is so detailed that even if one of those 9 girls did a mistake it will get amplified. So Paparazzi is a whole team effort. SM Ent also revealed there may be more than one version of Paparazzi and already a dance edit was released.

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Seeing this shows just how much work has been done! And each member contributed whatever they could.

My personal favorite is the First edition because I love the opening in it. Plus Yoona looks adorable in it!

And to all those who would love the lyrics if you wanna sing along..

[All/Jessica] Uh la la la, la la la la 
Uh la la la, Wow wow 
Uh la la la, la la la la 
Uh la la la 
[All/Seohyun]We’re the Girls, we’re the Girls Generation 
[All]Cha cha cha cha 

[Tiffany] Kocchi mite baby denwa shiteru Ring-Ring 
[Jessica] Fushizen na hodo shisen na furi furi 
[Seohyun] Kidzuiteru no yo paparazzi anata ga 
[Sunny] Nozomi toori na egao de Aha-ha-ha 

[Taeyeon] Hide and seek no Everynight 
[Hyo/Seo] Madataku Style noseru Light 
[Sooyoung] Motto ikichi hoshi kunai 
[Tiff/Yu] Naka yoku yorimashou nakama janai 

[All] Life is a party karechi kara Sweet groove 
[Yoona] Itsudatte anata ga Boom Boom Boom 
[All] Hade ni Car chase hana no Around 
[Jessica] Hikitsuke rarete Boom Boom Boom 

[Seohyun] Negan mo tsukerare yashinai ai wo 
[Taeyeon]Yami wo saite Flashing saite mane 
[All] Life is a party karechi kara Sweet groove 
[Tiffany] Metemo samedemo Boom Boom Boom 

[All/Jessica] Uh la la la, la la la la 
Uh la la la 

[Taeyeon] Yakuso to mitai gamen mo Uh la la la 
[Sunny] Majime utteru ana kono La cha cha la 
[Jessica] Danji no kare datte ietemo ma ma ma ma 
[Seohyun]Himitsu no kisu no suriru de hara hara 
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/s/snsd/paparazzi_21022345.html
[Tiffany] Punkadelic crazy night 
[Yu/Yoo] Tokimeki Style no Searching Light 
[Jessica] Bad Boy Bad Girl kinishinai 
[Sun/Soo] Odore sareru yori odoru ga Style 

[All] Life is a party tamechi hodo ureru 
[Yuri] Mitsukatta razai ga Boom Boom Boom 
[All] Yoru no hade iso no kage 
[Sunny] Saki no warishite Boom Boom Boom 

[Jessica] Uwasa ga uwasa ni tobi hishite irai 
[Taeyeon] Moe agatte Burning shiteku My name 

[All] We’re the Girls, we’re the Girls Generation 

*Hyoyeon Solo Dance* 

[Seohyun] Aishite aisare tadake na no ni 
[Taeyeon] Kono koi mo kegareta koi nande 
[Jessica]Gaman dekinai gaman dekinai 
[Sunny] Nande sawaiteru hima wa nai no 
[Hyoyeon] Achi de mo kochi de mo Boom Boom Boom 

[Yuri] Mirarete no hodo kagayaku wada kara 
[Tiffany] Come on friends hora oide yo Ra-ta-ta 

[All]Life is a party karechi kara Sweet groove 
[Sooyoung]Itsudatte anata ga Boom Boom Boom 
[All]Hade ni Car chase hana no Around 
[Tiffany] Hikitsuke rarete Boom Boom Boom 

[Taeyeon] Kowarete namida no hitotsumu ga ima 
[Jessica] Hikaru taiyo mon do ni kawaru made 

[All]Life is a party karechi kara Sweet groove 
[Tiffany] (Life is a party~ Yeah, yeah, yeah! ) 

[All] Metemo samedemo Boom Boom Boom (Boom Boom Boom)

Credits: Lyricsfreak

How to break records all over the World in one week? Learn From Jang Keun Suk!!

Just last week we heard of Jang Keun Suk sweeping Oricon charts and thus subjecting a bout of craziness on his fans!! 

And this week we see more of the craziness for him spreading.

So what was all the fuss about?

Suk entered the world charts. YEAH!!!! *Good news dude!! am glad K Pop oopsie J Pop sung by K guy is recognized by the world*

BUT I was stumped by this.. Suk got #4 in the Global Chart.. What ? 4 O.o ? Here is the best news..

“The United World Chart is updated every week after summing up total single and album sales of singers in each country around the world including America’s Billboard chart, Japan’s Oricon chart, and the United Kingdom’s UK chart, sales record of 36 different countries are accumulated. Korean album sales record, of course, is reflected in the chart.” *Ok so his album seems lik a HIT LOL thats an understatement*

So that was what the fuss was all about?

Nope One more!!

Suk’s personally directed, edited and starred movie Do You Think Living Like This is Good? for his university’s project along with his friends got a special award at the ‘Short Short Film Festival & Asia’ which is the biggest short film festival, which has gained official approval by the Academy Awards.

Getting an award for his College Project? LOL!!! So such a dream situation does exist? Maybe only for Jang Keun Suk.

So lets wrap up this post of JKS’ achievements this week! Uhmmm WAIT? What?

ANDWE!! You mean there is MORE??

So Jang Keun Suk held an online interview of approximately one hour in Weibo (which is like chinese counterpart of Twitter) and fans asked him questions..Ok thats not the point!! The FACT is Suk got a total of 312,578 questions in that hour and 15 mins.

Amazing!!So I cant even imagine getting more than 30 questions!! *remembering those torturous three hours inside the exam hall -_-*

Ok and the funny thing he answered just 56!! Phew 312,578-56 gone down the drain? Nah it helped him create a record..

Previously A Taiwanese band got about 200,000 (approx) questions but Suk broke that record!!

Here is a video where his witty answers to those lucky 56 questions are compiled!

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So Japan,China and World Chart down!!

Seriously I have to ask this guy how does he juggle stuff?? I can list so many probs like language difference,culture difference and etiquette variations but he manages them all just fine and comes out shining .

He filmed a variety show in Chinese “Happy Camp” in Chinese…and even with translators and awkward language barrier he came off charming!! *Can I borrow that trait for charming my teachers to get good grades Suk?*

So Jang Keun Suk is A COMPLETE CHARMER!!

His charm revealed through a small trailer of the variety show!! He is cute, sexy, dorky and caring all in a 2 min vid..

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And a small tidbit he is starting his Cri Show 2 which is his concert around Asia and the tickets for the first show in Seoul sold out in 10 minutes after ticket sales started.PHEW!!

I think that Jang Keun Suk is going to make us all normal non-K fangirls and guys feel bad with his achievements LOL!! And in Just a week!!

SO am wrapping this post up before people throw tomatos/eggs at me because they feel like they wasted this week after seeing What JKS Did in this week!! RUN!! *Hey I wasted my time too!! We are all in the same boat*

P.S. Jang Keun Suk must really write a book How to break records and charm the world” HAHAHA!!! as I cant figure the secret of his success *Surely not Boost?? LOL!! Ok am running out of humor Escape!!!*

Credit: Korea.com for all those statistics and FACTS which I quoted!!

Jang Keun Suk makes his fans “Just Crazy” ?

Yes!! He does!! Korean actor Jang Keun Suk known for his most lauded role of Hwang Tae Kyung in You’re Beautiful has turned from an Idol on screen to a real life music genius! He sold 88,000 copies of his new album and at the same time broke many records.

Jang Keun Suk released his debut Japanese album last week and today it made headlines by topping not only Japanese Oricon daily chart but also Oricon Weekly Chart. What was amazing about this was that Jang Keun Suk broke many records which included the record held by Japanese artist Naotaro Moriyama for hitting the top with debut album nearly 8 years ago. WOW!!
Also last year Jang Keun Suk’s Let Me Cry debut Japanese single hit the #1 spot in Oricon.

So the cherry on top of the cake was that Suk was the first solo singer to reach the top of chart for both debut single and album in 17 years and four months. Talk about a long unbroken record LOL!!

All this headlines made me wonder about the songs.

So I got the help from our friendly neighbour Youtube and I liked what I saw..

This is his famed “Let Me Cry” single which started the spread of the virus called “Asia Prince Geun Chan” in Japan

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First thing I noted about this song was the dark background and the heavy music. Even Suk’s voice was not that audible or so I thought.

But I figured Suk was enacting a very popular form of J Pop song style. The heavy makeup with dark background was an instant hit to me more than the music. But as I was gazing at the different expression by Suk *Manly!! How does he pull off guyliner? First Hwang Tae Kyung..now Let Me Cry??* I was captured by the song.

I really love his delivery of lines in all his dramas with that oh so sexy voice but I realized Suk can even pull off a Japanese song with that voice. So final result I was hooked. One may be put off by the MV thinking its dark as we are not used to J Pop but once you get past all that you will stay with Let Me Cry just for that sexy man with that “gominam” voice.

And then I went for the newest hit “Just Crazy” album’s song Crazy Crazy Crazy!!!

Wow!!! Seriously wow!!

It was not the song which hooked me this time.. Nor even the man!! LOL!!Ok maybe he did tip the scale in his favour slightly!

Unfortunately YT versions of the longer song was removed. Maybe someone reported that people raped the replay button LOL!!
Here is a short teaser of the MV Crazy Crazy Crazy 

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What was different and ultimately made me fall for it?

The whole Halloween theme was spooky and it gave the right effect. Comeon how many of us wish that one of the idols we adore were like a toy in our hands and we could do with them as it pleases!! Well the small girl got her wish!!

She had Keun Suk doll in her hand and the real JKS was seen dancing in a haunted mansion. Suk took the album “Just Crazy” seriously!!

And the way he sang crazy crazy crazy made me also involuntarily hum along. A song which probably you wont like it at the first try but which will sneak up on you where you will find yourself going crazy over it!! heehee he did name his album perfectly!!

And this song is seriously my favorite of the lot!! though its a tough choice!! What tipped this song in my fav list was the cute way JKS sang “Abracadabra”

Listening to the opening lyrics will let you guys know what I mean..

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And not to mention the awesome visual which I saw with this song!

There are many more amazing songs in Just Crazy! His Let Me Cry single is also included. Another noteworthy song is Bye Bye Bye.

And for anime fans Suk’s song 200 miles from Just Crazy will be the title theme song for the next season of Fairy tail Anime!

My final verdict: Just Crazy is not to be missed and it is worth for topping the chart and breaking all records because of the variety. From rock in the form of Let Me Cry to soft melody like Bye Bye Bye to autotuned version like 200 miles Just Crazy contains something for everyone’s taste!!

And rightly Asia Prince had driven his fans Just Crazy with his awesome vocals. He has improved so drastically from singing Promise when he was with Anjell!!

Our Tae Kyung has grown up guys!! Sniff sniff!!

Crazy Crazy Crazy!!

Did I mention the whole Chains concept is hot!! Gives me ideas!! Peace!!

 I leave you all finally with a crazy Keun Suk in chains!! He is all yours 🙂

Girls’ Generations hounded by Paparazzi?

Or Not?! Apparently Papparazi is the newest single of the Girls’ generation which is going to be released next month. When I saw the title the first thing that popped into my mind was Lady Gaga!! I really loved her song !!!

I’m your biggest fan I’ll follow you until you love me,
Papa-paparazzi,
Baby there’s no other superstar you know that i’ll be your
Papa-paparazzi!!!!

Lol!! but as much as I loved the song I was a bit disturbed by the video(Typical Lady Gaga style!!). The video did not bring paparazzi into the picture at all!!

So it was with a bit of caution that I opened the teaser for Hallyu wave leading girl group SNSD’s MV teaser for Paparazzi!


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What do you know??

SNSD took the word “Paparazzi” literally and produced an awesome teaser!! The opening where they all walked in gave a sense of mystery. And the flashes of the camera made me think they were gonna do a normal idol routine on the stage!!

Nope they actually entered a place which for lack of a better word I would term “theatre”!!

Were they gonna perform a musical ?

And then we saw SNSD girls come out in some fashion which was bygone (yah know camel long trench coats,stockings,buckled glittery shoes omo hope we dont end up with a fashion disaster)!! But SNSD deserves credits because they can really pull off different outfits *Remembering the members in white uniform!!!*

Aigoo we never got a closer look at their dress!! Guess this is all we can get for a teaser folks..

Gotta wait til 27th of this month to actually see how they connected a musical performance with paparazzi!!

Let’s wait for Paparazzi!!!!