Return of the artists in trouble

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From time to time there are news reports about those artists who for one reason or another have become persona non grata in the Korean entertainment world.

This video from Yonhap News TV is entitled:

물의 연예인들의 복귀…불편함은 시청자 몫? (탁재훈, 장동민, 이수근, 노홍철, 길, 김용만, 최민수, 박시후(Park si hoo, パク・シフ))

TRANSLATION: Return of the artists in trouble … Do viewers share the discomfort? (Tak Jae Hoon, Jang Dong Min, Lee Soo Geun, Noh Hong Chul, Gim Yong Man, Choi Min Soo, Park Si Hoo)

We don’t know who the others are, and we don’t care either, BUT look at the way they write PSH’s name: first the Korean, followed by English and Japanese within parenthesis (as if they’re afraid people might miss it.)  Goddamnit!  This is the last Korean news report we’re posting, but we have to condemn the K-media again for their unfairness and bias.
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News anchor reports that several entertainers who were involved in illegal gambling and drunk driving, among other things, have returned.

Is their re-emergence causing discomfort and inconvenience?

Some of these are making a lot of noise in returning, such as holding a press conference.  Others have resumed broadcasting activities without observing the minimum period of self-restraint.

Then there are those who adopt the “silent return” which draws less criticism.  [ED: We take it PSH belongs to this category.]

A popular culture critic said, “Because of the competition in ratings between many well-known broadcasters, there arises a great demand for more artists, especially for new faces and professional artists.”  [ED: meaning established actors]

Park Si Hoo’s infringement is mercifully only mentioned briefly (at 1:38 in video).  The guy on the left who appeared with him took the brunt of the blame for sexual misdemeanor.

Most of these entertainers have paid the penalty and engaged in self-restraint, but we have to be wary of the impact of their return because they have great influence on the public.

[ED: Whatever, PSH has returned successfully to Korean drama, and that’s the best thing that has happened to the Korean entertainment world for a long time.  If they don’t cherish this great actor, then the K-ent world is really in trouble.]

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YOUTUBE  (PSH appears at 1:38)
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(Credits: 연합뉴스TV Entertainment@youtube.com. Thanks!  English interpretation by H.A.T.)

I do

This is the last NH MV we’re offering you, created by a Korean fan – Many thanks!

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NH PSH wanting more, I DO
동네의 영웅 박시후 더원, I DO

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Lyrics in English

The One – I Do

후회하지 않을수 있나요 / Can you make sure that you won’t regret?
아무것도 없는 우리 둘 / The two of us who have nothing.
시간이 지나서 다 없어진대도 나는 / Though time goes by and everything will be gone, I will
후회하지 않을 겁니다 I do / never regret, I do.

오랫동안 견딜 수 있겠죠 / Can you stand for a long time?
많이 아픈 나의 그대여 /My dear who’s full of pain.
아무리 뭐래도 뭐라한대도 나는 / No matter I’d be criticized, I will
후회하지 않을 겁니다 I do, oh, yes I do / never regret, I do, oh, yes I do.

나 기도할께요 나의 사랑이 / I pray for my love
이 못난 내가 택한 나의 사랑이 / which I’ve chosen who’s so foolish,
오 영원하기를 또 영원하기를 / would be eternal and eternal.

시간이 지나서 잊혀진대도 난 / Though time goes by and everything will be forgotten, I will
절대 후회하지 않을 겁니다 / never regret.

사랑해요 사랑합니다 I do, oh, yes I do / I love you, I do love you, I do, oh, yes I do.

Sunyoung Choi@더원 – I do.wmv/youtube.com

TUDOU

(Credits: 연꽃마을@youtube.com; sakura.san@instagram.com; Sunyoung Choi@더원 – I do.wmv/youtube.com . Thanks!)

More about “Dear Ai’s Wardrobe”

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Do you remember this video from Youku?

Here are data we collected on March 28, 2016:

First broadcast: 2016.01.07
Broadcast: 5,069,264 times

在2016.03.28找到以下數據

首播: 2016.01.07
播放: 5,069,264

Overall – Top 2

Top 1 is the one on the left – broadcast 5,767,072 – about 700,000 times more than PSH’s.  BUT this Top 1 has been broadcasting for 11 months, whereas PSH’s is only 2 months.

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Top viewership in 2016 – PSH’s video

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From news report:

The whitening toothpaste for which he is spokesman that PSH gave as presents on the Li Ai program has been selling like hot cakes ever since, thanks to the high ratings of the TV program.

(Source: http://news.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2016/01/25/2016012502444.html)

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More about LAL in Japan

Actually we’re not quite sure what this is about.  Somehow LAL is the topic of a lecture on Japanese TV.  Maybe it’s just promotion.  Interesting, huh?

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NHK, Japan

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[Publicity information]  “Looking for your voice after love” will be introduced in a Hangul course on television.  Please get the text book of the latest issue. ★ By all means, please check in bookstores (^^) https: // www2 .nhk.or.jp / gogaku / hangeul / # Park Si Hoo # Love story # Hangul course on television

 

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Hangul lecture by NHK Television in April, 2016
Inroducing “Looking for your voice after love”
Movie tickets gift to readers
Get the text to learn Hangul on NHK broadcast
Many people are interested in Korea because of the greater publicity
Come take a look

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NHK-textbook

Sources:
https://twitter.com/filmAfterLove
http://cafe.daum.net/pyungholove/Je6P/69218
https://www2.nhk.or.jp/gogaku/hangeul/

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Jet lag

MV created by our own Hapsari, set to the song “Jet Lag” by Simple Plan featuring Kotak — Many thanks!

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PSH in KEJ 147

KEJ (Korea Entertainment Journal) KEJ147

Release date: March 16, 2016
コリアエンタテイメントジャーナル
最新号(KEJ147)の発売日は2016年03月16日です。

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http://www.fujisan.co.jp/product/1281683872/new/

And…

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LAL everywhere in Japan

This is about a restaurant in Osaka, Japan, that serves delicious genuine Korean food, discovered by a Japanese fan.  What is special about it is — it is promoting LAL!  See photos below.  Interesting, huh?

韓国料理店
Address: 1-5-24 Sonezakishinchi, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 530-0002, Japan
Phone:+81 6-6454-8778

住所

〒530-0002
大阪府大阪市北区曽根崎新地1-5-24
営業時間

営業時間 :
●平日 【ランチ】11:30〜14:30
【ディナー】17:00~23:00
★深夜営業は終了いたしました。
●土日祝 11:30~23:00(通し営業)
※ラストオーダー 22:00
電話 :06-6454-8778

https://www.google.com.hk/search?q=%E3%83%97%E3%83%AD%E3%82%AB%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B8%E3%83%A3%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B1%E3%82%B8%E3%83%A3%E3%83%B3%E5%A4%A7%E9%98%AA%E5%BA%97&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=3-P3VpKyAcHX0gSmlI-oBw

http://www.prosoycrab.co.jp/

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AND…

Here are more photos from LAL:

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Eric

Do you remember Eric?

He’s the young boy from Rwanda that we started sponsoring in the name of PSH from August 2014.

Please see our post:

http://parksihoo4u.com/2014/08/03’pshs-kid/

 

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Those of you who have been with us for a long time will of course know about Eric, even though you may not remember.  He is now 8.

We’re mentioning him now because the money left in the PSH Charity Fund will go towards sponsoring Eric in World Vision for as long as it lasts.  And even if the money runs out, we will still continue to sponsor him because he is PSH’s “kid”.

(Credits: www.worldvision.org.  Thanks!)

 

Goodbye is just another word

Goodbye Is Just Another Word

If the time should ever come
That you feel our race is run …
If you think our ship’s come in
Let’s just break it off my friend …
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There’s nothing that’s so final about leaving
Even though I know that’s what you’ve heard
Just like forgive, forget and try again
Goodbye is just another word.
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(If you’re old enough, you’ll recognize this Lobo song and his lyrics.  I’ve always liked Lobo, even though some consider him just an average musician.)
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There’s a Chinese saying: “There is no banquet that does not end.”  天下無不散的筵席.

We’re bowing out and leaving the PSH arena.

PSH4U will cease operation at the end of March 2016.

The surprising thing is not that we’re calling it a day now but rather that we managed to hang on until now.

In August 2014 something catastrophic happened to my family (still ongoing).  I should have left PSH4U then, but I didn’t.  I struggled on because PSH was still struggling.

Now he is back with a Korean drama and an upcoming Korean movie and I needn’t worry about him anymore.

During these 4 1/2 years on PSH4U, H and I have been through heaven and hell.  We’ve had our fun, and then some, but it’s been very draining on our mental, emotional, and physical resources since February 2013, until recently.  Through sheer perseverance we managed to hold things together, even in the face of adversity (for PSH and for ourselves).  If you’ve detected a certain weariness in our tone lately, that’s because we are really very tired.

I am very grateful to all our members, especially those who have been with us from the very beginning, as well as those who have recently joined us.  I am sorry you discovered us too late.  I’ll miss you all.  I’ll miss our PSH4U family.

And I’ll miss PSH (even though I’ll still keep an eye on him) — such a fine young man and the best Korean actor I’ve ever seen.  These few years we spent with him are times of ecstasy and agony.  He has grown “up” (I hope), and I have grown old.  I’ll remember the good times and forget about the bad (as I hope PSH will too.)

We’re keeping our website http://parksihoo4u.com (for sentimental reasons) but switching back to a shared server instead of a dedicated server from April 1, 2016.  (You don’t want to know how much we’ve had to pay for webhosting every month.)  If you’re a relatively new member, you may wish to read some of our old posts (some gems among them, believe me.)

And we are keeping our parksihoo4u@gmail.com e-mail address.  If you wish to remain friends, please feel free to write us anytime.  I promise I will reply to every e-mail (as I’ve always done.)

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I’d like to leave you with a scene from my all-time favorite PSH drama (indeed all Korean dramas) – “Family Honor”.

This is Lee Kang Suk and He Dan Ah watching the sunrise and saying goodbye to one another (or at least they think it’s goodbye then.)

Thank you for being by my side.
The memories I made with you are like a short festival.
I’ll be sad when they’re over, but I’ll remember them.

Today is Easter Sunday when Jesus was resurrected from the dead.  PSH was in limbo for three years and has arisen from the ashes like the legendary phoenix.  There is no symbolic significance for PSH4U, however.  We shall not be back …. except on PSH’s wedding day^^

So, this is our l-o-n-g goodbye, since we’re not fading into the sunset until March 31.

P.S.  I’d like to say a special THANK YOU to Japanese fans who have been our website’s #1 client (in terms of hit rate) from Day 1 (as well as PSH’s staunchest supporters).  あなたにとても感謝する!

P.P.S.  We have some parting presents for PSH4U MEMBERS ONLY:
1. PSH 2015 birthday DVD (+ photobook)
2. Ise-Shima DVD (+ photobook + 2016 calendar)
3. “Scent” DVD (+ booklet + magazine)
– If you are interested, please e-mail us at parksihoo4u@gmail.com BEFORE March 31, 2016 to pledge your continued support for PSH.
– If the demand is great, we’ll have to apply the 5loaves2fishes principle again and split up the DVD so more people can share.
– Priority will be given to active members and members who have been with us longer.  Please indicate preference.
– Recipients will be notified by e-mail after April 1, 2016.

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