Kamis, 01 Desember 2011

[Article] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) - Hang Ten competing in tough times

Taken from hyunniespexers 
Source : Korea Times
By Eric Shih 

Singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong poses in the Hang Ten brand clothes in this photo posted on the firm’s Facebook page. Hang Ten has signed up hallyu stars to improve the brand recognition.
/ Courtesy of Hang Ten

The fashion industry is one of the most competitive in Korea. When it started out in the late 1970’s, the Korean fashion industry was dominated by little-known local brands offering basic clothing lines at low prices.

Fast forward 40 years, the Korean fashion industry is now highly globalized but also highly fragmented. Established brands often have to compete side by side with up and coming domestic brands in a variety of segments that range from luxury market to mass market, and both are facing threats from well recognized global brands from Europe and North America that are starting to take root in Korea.

This year, the domestic fashion market is estimated to reach 28 trillion won with an annual growth rate expected to hover around 4 to 5 percent. While the industry bounced back successfully from the recent economic downturn, operating conditions nevertheless remain a major challenge.

Today, many fashion companies are still focusing on staying “alive” and suffering from the aftershocks of the recession which saw about 20 small and medium-sized companies go out of business between 2008 and 2009. Amid these tough times, Hang Ten is a company that has beaten the odds and thrived.

[Photos] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) December Wallpaper for Lotte Duty Free

Credit: kr.lottedfs.com


[Photos] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) 2012 KEYEAST Artist Calendar

Credit: item.rakuten.co.jp
Taken from Lux Mae's Corner



[Photo] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) HJ Necklace for Justin Davis Jewelry Collection

Credit: Justin Davis Official @ FB
Taken from hyunniespexers

Kim Hyun Joong × introducing 12/14 than Isetan Shinjuku shop 1F Justin Davis shop the stage design necklace Mr. Kim Hyun Joong of release.

Set the red and blue stone necklace with initials of the person in question.
Add diagonal lines, more like stereoscopic was finished.

While hongjun he also patronized! 27,300 Yen ( incl. tax) silver X synthetic Ruby X シンセティックサファイヤ height 14 mm x next to the 9 mm chain 40, 45, 50 cm (Translated by Bing)


[Photo] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) LOTTE Duty Free Paperboard

Credit: Betty
Taken from Lux Mae's Corner


[Notice] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) Won’t be attending the 26th Golden Disk Awards Ceremony [30.11.11]

credit:  hyun-joong.com + 敏敏@Hyunbar66.cn (Chinese Translation) + @tzeyin28 @facebook.com/DS501fanpage (English Translation)

Hello everyone, this is KeyEast.

Temperatures vary from day to night these days.
Dear fans, please take care of your health.

Unfortunately, HyunJoong won’t be able to attend the 26th Golden Disk Awards ceremony which will be held in 2012 January.

Due to a scheduling conflict, we had a discussion with the organizer and found it difficult to coordinate his schedule so we decided not to let him attend the awards ceremony.

We know this is a piece of bad news for HyunJoong who has carried out his solo album activities throughout the year and his fans who are looking forward to participating in the awards ceremony but we hope you understand.

Thank you.

[Video+Photos] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) from Singapore Heading back to Korea [30.11.11]

Credit: Sarah860606 @ YT + Photos credit as tagged

MAMA2011 has ended, Kim Hyun Joong flew back to Korea the next day. Here's the fancam and some photos, and look.... without the curly hair style we can see almost see Ji Hoo Sunbae again ^^


[Fan Account] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) at MAMA 2011

Credit: wonderrrgirl + khjgalaxy

[FA] Meeting Kim Hyun Joong at MBS

2011 is indeed an awesome year for Kim Hyun Joong fans in Singapore, because he not only came during August for the TFS event, he also came for MAMA 2011 in Singapore!

Sadly, MAMA2011 is not so good for me, because while the hype is going on, I am forced to burrow my head in my notes studying hard for the finals, and on the day of MAMA on 29 November, I have two examination papers, one even ending at 7pm. So I gave up the ticket my friend bought for me, and had no choice but to accept the fact that for once, luck has finally run out for me, and I cannot attend MAMA. It was quite a difficult decision, because the fact that Ahlia is coming makes everything even more difficult to resist! We all wanted to meet for so long and finally, an opportunity, yet the looming examinations is making everything so hard for me. All I had to look forward to is a night over at Marine Bay Sands (MBS) with Ahlia, the hotel where Hyun Joong is staying, after my 29th November examinations.

But it turned out to be such an amazing night! We were just happily hanging out at the Skypark Pool, because we really want Ahlia to see the view from there at night, and it was such a breeze night yesterday! I was totally enjoying the breeze until I notice Min and Jia from Miss A walking by, and I was asking Ahlia if she knows these people (Omg she actually said she doesn’t know) until they’re closer and I realized they’re indeed Min and Jia from Miss A!

But that’s nothing much because I’m not really a fan… the next person to pass us is Simon D, whom I can barely recognize either, but the name and his face is familiar because he appeared in Running Man.

So I started to wonder if maybe Kim Hyun Joong will appear as well, because it turns out that the celebrities are on their way to attend a private after-party organized by Mnet after the whole event. Ahlia kept saying that it shouldn’t be possible, so she kept using her phone and everyone else are just completely relaxed.

Until about 10 minutes later, I start to see this tall, golden-haired man with a lot of guards beside him walking towards us. I started to nudge everyone and ask if that is Kim Hyun Joong and everyone continued doing what they are doing for like 1-2 seconds (seems super long to me haha!) before realizing the situation. It was indeed Kim Hyun Joong, on his way towards the private party that many apparently did not expect him to attend!

When he is very near us, about a metre away, we sat there and said “Hi!!!!” to him, so he slowed down, noticing my friends first, and began to smile, greet them and bowed and then he approached nearer to me and Ahlia. His eyes settled on Ahlia first, then shifted to me sitting beside her, before smiling again, greeting us and nodding his head once to us.

[Video] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) at MAMA 2011 Performance - Official Video

Credit: MNET2011

This is the full version of his performance at MAMA 20011, he did a great job at singing and dancing - and really deserve to get the Best Male Solo Artist Award ^^


[Video] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) Off Screen Moments at MAMA 2011 [29.11.11]

Credit: cozy1010 @ YT

It's not a surprise to see his humble attitude, as the senior artist he was the one who always stood up first and to applaud the winners. No wonder he's gaining respect from other artist too ^^


[Photos] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) "LUCKY GUY" Performance at MAMA 2011 in Singapore [29.11.11]

Credit: Sport Korea

[Fancam+Photos] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) Mnet Asian Music Awards 2011 by ThemurdererQ

Credit: ThemurdererQ @ YT + MurdererQ


[News] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) - SNSD, 2NE1 and More Greet Singapore at MAMA 2011

source: http://entertainment.xin.msn.com/en/hallyu/photo.aspx?cp-documentid=5594403
Text: Joanna Goh
Photos: Lim Wen Ying & Mnet

With one of Korea’s most highly-anticipated music awards, MAMA 2011 (Mnet Asian Music Awards) set to take place on our sunny shores today, Hallyu fans are in for a treat. With more than 20 Korean celebrities — apart from local and foreign stars — in town to help present the event, our little island is teeming with some of the biggest actors and K-pop groups from the industry.

This morning, more than 170 reporters from all over the world gathered at Marina Bay Sands Convention Center for a short ‘welcome meeting’ with Korean artistes such as Kim Hyun Joong, Koda Kumi, miss A, Girls’ Generation and Super Junior.

Fielding questions from reporters from the floor, artistes like Dynamic Duo, Simon D, Lang Lang and Ulala Session shared their excitement to be part of this international event, which will be watched by 1.9billion people worldwide.
Looking dapper in grey, Kim Hyun Joong revealed that his initial plans to bring his world stage next year will be delayed to end of the year due to an upcoming drama production in April.
With nominations in the Best Male Artiste and Best Dance Performance – Solo category, when reporters quizzed him on his chances at tonight’s award ceremony, Hyun Joong humbly replied, “I feel that my chances in both areas are quite low. I am not expecting much from it but I hope to win at least one item.”

Talking about his career development as a solo artiste, Hyun Joong admitted that it is “more physically demanding now” and says that he plans to “develop myself even more” to become a better artiste.

[News] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) - To Star in a Drama Next Year

Credit: allkpop

Singer Kim Hyun Joong has announced that he will be starring in a drama soon.

On November 29th, the star attended a press conference for the ‘2011 MAMA‘ in Singapore’s Sands Expo Convention Center. He said, “It hasn’t been officially revealed yet, but I will be acting in April of next year. We originally had a world tour in mind, but we postponed that for the drama.”

He continued, “I heard that I did well on the Billboard charts. I am very happy about that. It feels real that being #1 in Korea means being #1 in the world.”

Stay tuned for more updates on Kim Hyun Joong’s new drama!