Rabu, 01 Mei 2013

[Fan Account] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) - SBS "Barefoot Friends" Filming in Yogyakarta, Indonesia by Ve of Hyunited6686

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First time I heard 김현중 (Kim Hyun Joong) would come to Indonesia for Barefoot Friends shooting was from my lovely fanbase Hyunited6686 's Korean friends.

I was surprised and happy at the same time, though it was already said by Vietnam fans few weeks before, I still felt surprise that he would come.

But because of my hectic job that I have every end of month, I just could say, "Ok I'll go or not" while my brain was thinking hard to find a way to escape.

Since I planned to be in the same flight from Yogya to Jakarta, I tried to find a seat at flight GA217 that 김현중 (Kim Hyun Joong) used but it was full booked.

Then I decided to use GA215 which was 2 hours before 김현중 (Kim Hyun Joong) flight, so I could reach Jakarta airport before 김현중 (Kim Hyun Joong) flight landed, yeay what a plan! 

Went to Yogya by train with my Henecia friend Ester Laura on Sunday evening, reached to Yogya at 3.30 AM then we were picked up by Icha.

On our way to Yogya airport to pick up other Henecia friends Yola and Riyani, we stopped at the mini market to buy some mineral water and snack for supporting 김현중 (Kim Hyun Joong) team. Around 7.30 AM all Henecians stalker were ready to go to grab our luck then we pray hard we could meet our idol.

We got an awesome driver who we called Pak Daebak, because he helped us a lot to find information from any sources ㅋㅋㅋ. Prambanan Temple yeay!

Arrived at Prambanan Temple, we were waiting but still tried to look for accurate infos from friends and Twitter timeline as many as we could get.

So all Barefoot Friends casts really took Prambanan temple as their shooting location that day. We were very happy of course but got fast heartbeat, especially to whom who never met 김현중 (Kim Hyun Joong) yet before. For me it was my second time I met him, because I already went to Bangkok to attend 김현중 (Kim Hyun Joong) FM last year ^^

I saw crews came, many fans were already came too, so all local securities tried to gather them at yard outside OF temple area. Crowded :( 

Since we were already inside the temple area when we saw that situation, some friends wanted to go down to gather with fans who were sitting down on ground there.

Dunno but I got a feeling that 김현중 (Kim Hyun Joong) and all cast would come up & that situation made up only to make the temple area cleared from crowded fans.

Some friends went down from the temple area, I still stayed here. I told them that we have to follow our feeling & think logically too, of course.

The rules to get inside the temple area was, visitors have to wear Batik cloth. So when I saw the casts were wearing Batik, I already knew the answer :D 

Then the filming started! All cast & crews got inside the temple area! It was exactly just like what I thought, Thanks to my feeling and my brain ㅋㅋ

All fans down there ran fast to get inside the temple area too, so crowded! Thank God I decided to stay up here so I just had to wait 김현중 (Kim Hyun Joong) came.

My King came! always tried to handle my heartbeat when I saw him but I failed. Couldn't focus to take pictures, only focus to stare at him.

Staring at gorgeous walking statue in front of me, hard for me to breathe! But I always tried to be silent near him and took some pictures.

Fans were running here and there, securities were busy to guard 김현중 (Kim Hyun Joong), but I was surprised they didn't push me while some fans were pushed by them.

Here came the unforgettable moment! Fans called "oppa oppa" but Hyun Joong didn't pay attention. He was seriously doing his job to find tourists.

When Hyun Joong was just right near me, I called him softly, he turn his head saw me and smiled! It was so briefly, so fast but made me trembling.

I couldn't take photo at that moment but I knew he noticed me! He noticed I was around him, I could feel it! Yeaayy ! Happy to the max! 

I called him softly 'Hyun Joong ssi' I didn't called him loud, didn't scream at all, but he heard my voice, he noticed me, he knew :') 

So in my thought, fans don't have to scream loud to get his attention specially when he's near us, he has gold heart, he will notice us.

Ok got some pictures of him though not good enough, not only because I'm not a pro photographer but also because my gadget is as it is ㅋㅋ

I laugh when I saw Hyun Joong & team took off his socks, my King was so cute when he had to wear his socks again, I really wanted to help him.

Photos by Henecia Jogja

My King team had finished the mission, went out straight from the temple area, me & my Henecian friends wanted to catch them but we couldn't.

We tired & decided to walk than run :D I heard someone said 'Pasar Burung' so it would be their next location, would we go there too??

One thing that I couldn't forget from that day was my shoes broken ㅋㅋ, I had to run here & there in hot sands & weather about 35°C T__T

I bought new sandal in Prambanan temple handycraft shop ㅋㅋ couldn't stop to laugh when I remember that moment. Pray Hyun Joong won't know it :D

We look for Pak Daebak our driver to pick us, called him to wait for us in front of exit door, hope we could had a chance to catch them.

Inside the car, we discussed where to go. We heard the clue of next location after Pasar Burung was twin trees, Beringin Kembar. Woohoo

It was Beringin Kembar at Alun Alun Kidul ! All Henecian lovely stalkers had decided to go there since the Barefoot Friends team had already left us

We thought we'd better waited for the Barefoot Friends team at Alun Alun Kidul. While waiting for them, we did chit chat about our gorgeous Hyun Joong ㅋㅋ ladies :D

Got info that Hyun Joong & team would come soon by Becak (a traditional 3 wheels vehicle) we waited still with gaseumi dugeum dugeum. Then spotted !

Photo by Ester Laura

Many fans gather in Alun2 Kidul so fast! We were worried of our Hyun Joong safety since it was public place where you don't have to pay to get in.

Thank God securities came to clear the place for filming. Me & my friends only watched the filming from far, didn't want to bother them

The mission was had to find local citizen, brought them into the middle of Beringin Kembar asked them questions then gave them signature.

Photos by Henecia Jogja

Some people already got Hyun Joong's team signatures, we prayed hard that our driver Pak Daebak would be picked by them, God answered our pray!

Pak Daebak was picked by Yoo Seo Yoon & follow him to table in the middle of twin trees.Then Pak Daebak walked toward us, straight face.

All of us asked him to find out who's signature he got, he showed us then we screamed together! It was Hyun Joong signature! OMG, OMG...

We felt like God poured us with His love, all we got since we planned to go to Yogya seemed so smoothly, I wanted to cry, we did it! 

We smiled & teared because we were so happy. 김현중 (Kim Hyun Joong) team won & left the location first using Andong because our driver made them won ㅋㅋ

But it was my opinion, we have to wait for Barefoot Friends in Yogyakarta Indonesia will be aired first to find out whether our driver really made Hyun Joong team won :D

Time was running fast, it was 4.30 PM. we had to go to Adi Sucipto airport to catch our plane back to Jakarta at 6.25 PM to do our last mission.

Unfortunately, we couldn't follow Hyun Joong last mission selling Jagung Bakar, because we had our last mission too. Sending Hyun Joong back to Korea ^^

Arrived safely at Jakarta airport and we were waiting for Hyun Joong patiently at Garuda check in counter. I already changed my t-shirt with Hyunited6686 uniform.

Dunno why but I had a feeling (again) Hyun Joong already noticed our uniform since we always wore it in any event related to him, took photos and posted them on his website or sent to him by post. I knew he would notice^^ I was ready to wait for him to show Indonesia fans love for him.

Then our King came, wearing black Save Indonesia T-shirt. He didn't see us yet, kept talking with YSY and crew while queuing in check in counter.

Photo by Ester Laura

After few minutes queuing, he saw us. Three Henecians and one other kpop idol fan who wanted to know about him by following us stalked him :D

When Hyun Joong saw me, he stared at me like he tried to remember something & I guessed it was just like I thought before he noticed my uniform

But again it was only very briefly, still I was sure he knew my uniform ㅋㅋ while queuing Hyun Joong did a bit Break Down dance, so cute Hyun Joong ssi...

Dunno why but I felt he did that dance because we were there stared at him hahaha he noticed us. Once again he did a dance but I didn't know what dance was that Lol. We smiled ear to ear until his team & crews finished with check in things then walked toward us

Then we spotted that Batik bag! Bag which we used to put our gift & letters for him which we got help from GA stewardess to pass to him.

We saw that green Batik bag which had Uzoosin face on it, was carried by his assistance. We were very happy because finally he took it.

Our 김현중 (Kim Hyun Joong) smiled when he was walking into immigration counter, we followed them until we couldn't follow him anymore, I wanted to cry T_T

Have a safe flight back home Hyun Joong ssi, thank you for visiting my country, next time please consider to come again to hold a concert. Please don't forget us here. We have bunch of love for you too, like other country fans. I believe, you will remember Indonesia, remember us...Yes mission accomplished! 

1D1N journey without stayed at hotel to see our King done! We went home with unforgettable happiness memories.

It's a wrap! My fan account about my short journey to Yogya to see 김현중 (Kim Hyun Joong) done hehe *bow*

[Fan Account] Kim Hyun Joong (김현중) - SBS "Barefoot Friends" Shooting in Yogyakarta, Indonesia by Ana Hyunecia

Fan Account by Ana Hyunecia
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Just wanna share a little story of me and My Friends during Kim Hyun Joong "Barefoot Friends" filming in Yogyakarta ^^ 

*I think it's not little, But awesome hehe.. :D

It was surprisingly!!! heard that Kim Hyun Joong and Barefoot Friends Team will visit Our Country Indonesia. To hold shooting in Yogyakarta, OMG!! Is it True?? And Yes, It's True. My Only One King will come to My Country. DAEBAAAAAAAAKKKKKKKKK~!!!!!

I've been Waiting for 5 years to meet My Only One Star!!! And Now He will Visit My Country with All cast of Barefoot Friends. I should deeply Thanks to Barefoot Team Coz They included my Country Indonesia for their next shooting Place.

And it was so Great happiness, Coz my fanbase Hyunited6686 invited me to be part of a team to go to Yogyakarta, to make Live report ^^

From Jakarta struggled to Yogyakarta to meet My Only One  김현중♥ .Me, Rina of Hyunited6686 and Restika went for Yogya.

[Day 2 - April 27th, 2013] My Bus arrived in Yogya at 6.30am. Directly we went to the shooting Place "Pasar Burung" (bird market) at Giwangan. But I lost Kim Hyun Joong team at Pasar Burung >< 

I Ran to you, but still didn't meet you. We were waiting for our friend Icha (Admin of Henecia Jogja) to pick us up at Pasar Burung.

Me and team were waiting for Kim Hyun Joong in front of the hotel, and then following Kim Hyun Joong Barefoot Friends Team to the next shooting place at Kasongan (the place of Traditional Arts and Craft). While me and my friends were following the Bus, suddenly I saw Barefoot Friends team Mini Bus stopped and the driver came to us, and talked to our driver. Thought He was angry and wanted us to stop following them. But it was not. He said to our driver, "Can You show me the way please, I'll follow You." Waaaaaaahhhhhh!!!! All of Us Screamed out loud!! How this could be happened, position changed! we became a navigator Now. We're so Happy and Proud Coz we could help our Kim Hyun Joong and be a part Barefoot Friends ^^

#KHJ we're always here for YOU!! ^^

Photo by @restikas

Me and My friends arrived at the shooting place. I was waiting for our Kim Hyun Joong and team there patiently, and The place was crowded already, so many fans came to see Kim Hyun Joong. Finally The Bus of Kim Hyun Joong came. I was so happy. I could see Kim Hyun Joong sitting at the right back of the corner of the Bus. He was wearing white T-shirt and a cap.. GOD He's so Handsome!! Even a window from the  Bus be a distance, but I could directly noticed him (for sure, coz you're the only one in my heart ㅋㅋㅋㅋ)  I stayed in a distance. I couldn't see the shooting, Coz it was inside the house.

This time The power of Henecia and TripelS are important.. Coz There were a lot of excited fans, and maybe Just become new Fans... Coz they saw one of Boys Over Flowers cast , they called Jihoo..Jihoo!!. And we're here to guard our King! Yes, we did it. We wanted His safety first.

[Day 3 - April 28th, 2013] We went to Kasongan where was Kim Hyun Joong and Team stayed for one night. I was waiting there..Coz We have a mission "Trying to give our Gift to Kim Hyun Joong" before all Of us go back to Jakarta. Me and My friends were waiting inside the car. I saw many fans were already waiting in front of the house. Our driver (Mr.Daebak) was waiting in front of the house, and sometimes he talked to the Bodyguards of Barefoot cast. So grateful for Him, Coz he really helped s.

At 7.30am I saw the crew was packing and ready for the next shooting. I saw the staff was putting the sleeping stuffs into the Mini Bus. So Curious.. "Which one is Kim Hyun Joong pillow?" ㅋㅋㅋㅋ  ^^ .The staff were still Buzy..Trying to brain storm how to give our gift, without disturbing their activities.

Notice: Saw our friend Melisa from Semarang. She is pregnant (9 month) OMG!! She's with us already since Kim Hyun Joong hotel, and now she's here again.. I asked her, "Wao-!! You're really Kim Hyun Joong fan,, Daebaaakkk... You'll always follow him with your baby. She said "Yes, I love him and my baby really wants to meet Kim Hyun Joong, too" 

[Cool!! Baby will ㅋㅋㅋ ] You must see her, Hyun Joong ssi ><

Suddenly I saw a lady staff, and we gave our gift for Kim Hyun Joong to her. I said,"Sorry Eonni, this is for Kim Hyun Joong. Can you help us to give this to him?" And she said OK. 

"Kamsahamnida Eonni" 

One of the male staff came.When we talked to her, this kind Eonni only smiled and nodded her head to us, but The male staff was laughing so happy and poinedt Of 김현중♥Name and U:Zoosin pictures that were put on the gift batik paper bag. Maybe he thought.. "Waaoo, Kim Hyun Joong is so famous" ^^

Finished packing, I saw Kang Ho Dong and team. The shooting started in front of the house. I saw our driver Mr.Daebak was standing near the cameraman, So Close!!!  Woooohoooo!! lucky him. But, Where's Kim Hyun Joong???  Aahhhh... There he is, i could see him again Now..Clearly!! So fresh, natural like a baby. I was Speechless. He said thank you to the owner of the house.

Kang Ho Dong walked into the Mini Bus, we're so surprised Coz ge got into The Mini Bus near where we're standing. My Heartbeat...  Will Kim Hyun Joong be in this bus too >< ??? 

Uee came..And finally I saw Kim Hyun Joong!!! Yeeehaaaaa... He walked toward where me and My friends were standing. He took a long time standing at the Mini Bus door, before getting inside the Bus. So Amazing!! We called him, "Kim Hyun Joong..Oppa !! Leader!!!" Seemed like he knew that we're there, He looked at Us, Saw our banner, i could see his Smile from his eyes. So caring Kim Hyun Joong.

GOD!! It's so Close >< [Couldn't clicked my camera!! wanna feel this moment and keep it in My Heart] , Thanks GOD for this great moment T.T You let us see You're perfect creation. He is so georgous, handsome, awesome. I was shaking,sso Speechless. So charming Kim Hyun Joong. Instead of taking his picture, we prefered his safety first. We all Henecias tried to guard him. We were lining in a distance. Coz it was so crowded and so many fans excited for him.

Kim Hyun Joong Barefoot Friends departed to the next shooting place at Pantai Timang, Gunung Kidul, Wonosari. Me and my team continued to follow, and we're so happy coz our car was right at the Back of Kim Hyun Joong Mini Bus.. We're so happy Coz we're so close to him. We sticked our banners (김현중 Name with ♥ shape and U:Zoosin pictures) on our car windows. So Kim Hyun Joong could see that we're (Henecia) always there for him. I saw the mini Bus window opened a litte, maybe he's one of Barefoot Friends member, Coz it was so blurr. The Mini Bus moved fast. He smiled when he saw our car. Full Of 김현중♥ and U:Zoosin :D

Unbelievable...Our car was right at the Back Of Kim Hyun Joong mini Bus, for more than 2 hours convoy. Many fans were also following by Motorcycles. So Cool, they came from out of town, out of country. I saw a fanboy also. He was wearing green clothes. Daebaaakk!!! Our Kim Hyun Joong is really famous in Indonesia. Proud of our Leader.

Arrived at the shooting place, but we couldn't get inside. It was sterilized and it was for Kim Hyun Joong safety and the shooting running smoothly .

So that's the last stop for Our team :))

Me and team decided to go for a Lunch. Coz we haven't been eating well for these 2 days. And for real, we didn't feel hungry hehehe... *full of KHJ :))

We went to Siung Beach, to enjoy our last minute in Yogyakarta. The Beach is near to Timang Beach, The place of Kim Hyun Joong Barefoot Friends shooting.

To our beloved Kim Hyun Joong ~ Our only one Leader!!! Thanks for the best moments that You have given to me. Hope we would be able to meet again soon.

[Wishing you would include my country on your world concert]   
Please Stay healthy as always. Really Proud Of You. ^^ 김현중♥사랑해

[News] 'Barefoot Friends' Struggles in the Ratings Battle [2013.04.29]

Credit: allkpop
With an all-star cast and 'nation's MC' Kang Ho Dong at the helm, SBS's newest variety program, 'Barefoot Friends', has made quite a first impression with viewers. Taking its cast to Vietnam, they were given the mission to survive for 24 hours on only what they could earn through local means.

Unfortunately, the variety program still has a long way to go in the ratings field. Although it started off its first episode last week with ratings of 5.6%, today's second episode saw a 0.5% decline, putting the ratings at a dismal 5.1%.

This low number puts 'Barefoot Friends' dead last among the Sunday variety programs. Moreover, it is also dragging down its fellow 'Good Sunday' slot mate, 'Running Man' - the two programs are evaluated together for overall ratings. Although 'Running Man' recorded the highest ratings of the night with 15.3%, combined 'Good Sunday' ratings were significantly less.

Its woes are a stark contrast with the recent surge of MBC Sunday variety. Both 'Dad, Where Are You Going' and 'Real Men' have gained both critical acclaim and viewers, with their latest episodes drawing 15.0% and 10.2&.

Meanwhile, KBS's Sunday variety block, 'Happy Sunday', remained in the doldrums with 9.3%.