No news is not good news

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This is a follow-up to our earlier post:

http://parksihoo4u.com/2015/06/27/no-news-is-good-news/

No news is not good news where PSH is concerned.

“No news is good news” applies only when you are expecting bad news and are relieved when none is forthcoming.

Every time the doctor says she wants to speak to me (alone), I brace myself and half-expect her to say “This is the end.”  Once she told me, “This should have been the end but he’s surviving on borrowed time.”  So, no news is good news.

In the case of PSH, he’s not coming to the end of his acting career.  On the contrary, he’s trying to make a comeback.

To paraphrase Dylan Thomas,

Do not go gentle into that good night
Stay, stay to the bitter end and fight

PSH has been in the pits and he has clawed his way out.  His own tenacity was of course the major factor, but the loyalty of his fans was an important contributing element.

“Some” of his fans, I should say.  It is a fact that he lost many fans during his ordeal.  Those who stayed, however, are the rarest of breeds — enduringly faithful, infinitely patient, abidingly loving, all-forgiving, all-embracing.

But love has to be nourished.  We have already been on a diet for too long.  Don’t starve our love.  Don’t take us for granted.

We just want to make sure you’re OK, PSH.  If you’re OK, we’re OK.

So, are you on vacation?  taking a break?  reading scripts?  filming CFs?  decorating your new house?  secretly shooting a K-drama? (we wish!)  getting hitched? (we wish too!)

You don’t drop off the radar.  You don’t disappear from view.  A public figure who is no longer in the public eye is not a public figure anymore.

Silence is not golden in your case.  You want people to know you’re still around.

Are you still around in Korea?  Even if your star has dimmed in Korea, you are still much loved in China and Japan and many other countries in the world.

Shouldn’t you keep in touch with your international fans?

Surely it doesn’t take more than a few minutes to post a message on JOFC or SHR or Weibo or Twitter or Facebook, etc.?

Is it too much to ask?

Do you care?

P.S.  The whole PSH world is like 一潭死水 (a pool of dead water), not good, if you ask me.  No PSH news, not even a snippet.  So fans amuse themselves any way they can.  Talk about anything remotely related to PSH or his works.  Or even veer off into totally unrelated subjects so at least they can stay together.

P.P.S.  I actually wrote this article the day after the earlier one, but shelved it because I didn’t want to sound too downhearted.  Nearly one month on, with nothing to post, I resurrected this piece which is still relevant.  Don’t fault me for being negative: I’m hanging on by the skin of my teeth.

(Credits: PSH photo from ENISHI.  Thanks!)

TPM NGs

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue….

You all know above is the first line of a traditional English rhyme which details what a bride should wear at her wedding for good luck.

We have nothing new, so we’re posting something old.  This is from the internet, but you probably know this is “borrowed” from the TPM DVD (the disc on EXTRAS).  We are feeling blue because we are starving for PSH news.

(Credits: ChaewonGall@YouTube. Thanks!)

Funny duo (4)

Still not a glimmer of PSH news.  To entertain you, here’s the Funny Duo again:

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2nd Anniversary of JOFC

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AND…

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(Credits: Sihoo Box@twitter.com. Thanks!)

PSH wins 114th in a row

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PSH is the winner again in Stage 293 of #8 voting site (that ended at midnight 2015.07.18) — 114th in a row!

PSH is now the undisputed champion of this site.  He has set the record of MOST CONTINUOUS WINS for this site, surpassing former champion Bae Yong Jun.  He received 15,174,296 votes, 10+ million votes more than 2nd place Kim Jong Kook.

Same old story this week — Kim Jong Kook hot on the heels of PSH but still only managed to reach 2nd place.

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This is the 114th week in a row PSH has won this competition. Last 113 times he defeated Jang Geun Suk x 5, Kim Hee Chul x 4, Moon Geun Young, G-Dragon x 4, Kim Hyun Joong x 5, Wu Yi Fan (Kris) x 14, Oh Se Hun x 12, So Ji Sub, Hwang Ji Tao, Lee Min Ho x 13, Lee Jun Ki, Kim Soo Hyun x 13, Lee Jong Suk, Rain, Mayu Watanabe x 2, No Min Woo x 20, and Kim Jong Kook x 14.

123-150718-2PSH’s cumulative votes are 2,020,943,965, now 852 million more than the ex-all-time winner BYJ who has altogether 95 gold ups.  PSH has 114 (Stages 180 to 293).

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PSH is the KING of votes, whether for a single stage or cumulative.

Single stage TOP 7

1. Park Si Hoo – 137,497,897 (Stage 278)
2. Park Si Hoo — 126,684,206 (Stage 279)
3. Jang Geun Suk – 73,179,279 (Stage 135)
4. Wu Yi Fan – 72,479,206 (Stage 135)
5. Park Si Hoo – 63,912,077 (Stage 284)
6. Park Si Hoo – 61,893,105 (Stage 280)
7. Park Si Hoo – 56,502,997 (Stage 277)

 

(Credits: http://123fans.cn; PSH photo from DC.  Thanks!)

 

「君の香り」@名古屋の映画館 シネマスコーレ

Please see our earlier post:
http://parksihoo4u.com/2015/07/04/scent-in-Nagoya/

“Scent” is one of the films selected for screening at the Nagoya Korea Film Festival in Early Summer, July 4 – August 7, 2015.

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Nagoya Cinema Skhole

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Flowers

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Poster & Others

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A cup of In-Jun coffee? Sure!

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君の香り – Adventures of a Japanese fan

This Japanese fan who lives in Tokyo has been going to see “Scent” at Cinemart at Shinjiku ever since its opening on June 6, 2015, until it finished its run on July 3, except on that day when she went to Osaka’s Cinemart at Shinsaibashi to watch “Confession of Murder” (not forgetting the “Scent” premiere on May 16).  Every day after she has watched “Scent”, she wrote a few words and created some artwork to commemorate her adventures.

We have made a MV of her efforts — Many thanks to this Japanese fan for her devotion to PSH which is awe-inspiring!

這名居住在東京的日本粉絲, 自香氣在新宿的Cinemart上映以來, 每天都去看一場只是缺了那天她去了大阪心齋橋的Cinemart欣賞”我是殺人犯”. 她每天看完電影回來都會寫下感想, 並創作圖畫留念.

首映至7月3日的門票

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『君の香り』Niigata 2015.09.12

“Scent” will start screening in Niigata* from September 12 (to September 25), 2015. 

[* Niigata (新潟市) is the capital and the most populous city of Niigata Prefecture, on the northwest coast of Honshu, the largest island of Japan.]

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(Credits: http://twitter.com. Thanks!)

『君の香り』Okinawa & Nagano 2015.08.08

Two more Japanese cities will be showing PSH’s “Scent” in August 2015.

“Scent” will start its run in 沖繩 Star Theaters, Okinawa from August 8, 2015.

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Details / 作品詳細

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http://www.startheaters.jp/

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On August 8, it will also start screening at 長野長野松竹相生座・ロキシー1・2 Nagano Shochiku Aioi-za. Roxy 1-2.

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Advance ticket

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http://www.naganoaioiza.com/

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(Credits www.naganoaioiza.com; www.startheaters.jp; http://cinema.pia.co.jp/. Thanks!)

YEH learns Chinese for new film

Since there’s no PSH news, even Yoon Eun Hye news will have to do.

PSH’s co-star in his upcoming joint-venture movie “Love After Love”, Yoon Eun Hye, was in Beijing recently for a cosmetics promotion event.  She went on Chinese TV and mentioned LAL.

She spoke in Putonghua (Mandarin): “Hello, everybody.  This is Yoon Eun Hye.  Long time no see.  Last year I made a movie based on a Chinese novel, and then this year I made the Chinese/Korean joint-venture movie ‘Last After Love’.  Hope you will support it.”

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Yoon Eun Hye is doing her part in promoting LAL, but where is the promotion campaign for the movie that should be in full force now?  LAL is supposed to start screening simultaneously in China, Korea, and Japan on Chinese Valentine’s Day (7th day of the 7th month on the lunar calendar, which is August 20 this year.)  At least that was the last we heard, and since then there has been no news about the movie’s release.

If this is the movie on which PSH’s comeback in Korea is hinged (as mentioned on the K-media), we sure hope it will create a BIG BANG!

We know in China there are hundreds of movies (both Chinese and foreign) vying for the limited screening time slots in the premium summer holidays months of July and August, and it takes a quality product but, more importantly, clout and connections (on the part of the distributor) to secure these time slots.

We don’t know about the situation in Japan and Korea, but commonsense tells us it is not easy to organize simultaneous screening in 3 countries.

Let’s hope LAL will beat all the odds and break all box office records!  Fighting!

(Credits: 每日文娱播报BTV@tudou.com. Thanks!)