PSH wins 102nd in a row


PSH is the winner again in Stage 281 of #8 voting site (that ended at midnight 2015.04.25) — 102nd in a row!  PSH continues to set the record of MOST CONTINUOUS WINS for this site, now exceeding BYJ’s by 48.  He received 46,820,350 votes, 20 million votes more than 2nd place Kim Jong Kook.

It’s Kim Jong Kook again this week.  Maybe after KJK they’ll put up the #3 guy Lee Jong Suk to challenge PSH.  Who can remember LJS was in PP? (the prosecutor’s assistant, but then he looked a little different^^)




This is the 102nd week in a row PSH has won this competition.  Last 101 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 2.


PSH’s cumulative votes are 1,672,745,058! – now 504 million more than the ex-all-time winner BYJ (Stages 180 to 281 – Just count the gold cups – 102 now!)  Bae Yong Jun’s record of continuous wins were set over a period of 2 years (at that time the competition was held every 2 weeks).  This is our next target — We want to make sure PSH wins 108 in a row.

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

Single stage TOP 6

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 – 61,893,105 (Stage 280)
6. Park Si Hoo – 56,502,997 (Stage 277)

(Credits:; PSH photo from 那最初的心0403@Weibo. Thanks!)

Fans’ ways, idol pays


Hey!  What kind of English is this?  My English teacher would have given me a C- for asymmetry.  “ways” is a noun and “pays” is a verb — used in the same sentence, they don’t balance or are not symmetrical.  Ungrammatical, no; but poor style, yes.  I was trying to be cute with words — “ways” rhymes with “pays” — but ended up with inelegant English^^

I was actually trying to translate from the Chinese 粉絲行為, 偶像埋單 (literally: fans’ behavior, idol foots the bill).  This is one of the many gems I found on Weibo.

PSH’s fans are very cautious and conscientious about how they should behave because they know that fans’ behavior reflects on PSH himself.

There is a famous saying, oft repeated on PSH4U: “A certain kind of actor attracts a certain kind of fans.”  Oh, that’s us^^  Even if you don’t know anything about the actor, you can tell from his/her fans what kind of a person he/she is (or is projected to be – they’re actors, remember?)

How did I become a PSH fan?  That’s too long and boring a story to tell here.  But I do want to say that I became a double diehard PSH fan when misfortune befell him in February 2013.  First, because I always root for the underdog; and second, because he conducted himself in such a way that made me proud to be his fan.

How would you react if you are falsely accused of a heinous crime?  And every day dozens of fabricated evidence is heaped upon you.  It’s a David vs Goliath scenario, and this David has no weapon to protect himself, let alone counter-attack.

PSH issued one statement to clarify the issue at the outset of the outbreak of the scandal, and he appeared twice at Western Police Station in March 2013 to give his side of the story.  I remember at one appearance his lawyers tried to steer him away from the reporters (who were like vultures), but he walked purposefully towards them and said he would cooperate fully with the police and the matter would be cleared up in due course.  He looked so gaunt and haggard he broke my heart.  He managed to hold his tears in but I couldn’t.  As I was listening to his brief speech, uttered with such dignity and humility, one phrase kept reverberating in my head — “grace under pressure” (that’s how Hemingway defined “guts”.)  After that I would do anything for the man — to do whatever a fan can to keep him from falling and to help restore him to his proper place in the K-entertainment world.  The first has been accomplished (by PSH himself): he stood tall; he didn’t collapse.  The second is still a work in progress.

In this respect, PSH’s loyal fans played a crucial role.  Oh, he lost tons of fans, to be sure, but true fans stayed.  They were there for him when he needed it most, not just his Korean fans but especially his international fans who collectively form a formidable force.  He even gained new fans, people who could judge for themselves the merits of the case.  His admirable behavior (never said a single bad word against those who tried to destroy him) and his never-say-die attitude, his resilience, his perseverance (he has said in an interview that he’s a long-distance runner, not a sprinter) inspired his fans.

Because our PSH is such a special person (and not just a marvelous actor), we must of course do our best for him because he’s worth it (as we always say.)  Not only that, we have to be worthy of him and never do anything to make him look bad.  That is why we do not allow our members to say nasty things about other actors.  We keep reminding them that these other actors’ fans love them as much as we love PSH, so we should not denigrate them.  We have deleted members for conduct unbecoming which is how seriously we take our task as this blog’s admin.

Whatever people say about Chinese fans — that they do not respect intellectual property; they do not care about invasion of privacy; they think money can buy anything; they are loud, brash, and obnoxious ….. Guilty as charged, on all counts — but this is applicable only to some, to a minority.  The majority of PSH’s Chinese fans are courteous, considerate, and caring people; they just want to do the best they can for an actor they love.

China had a late start, and it’s only in the last ten years or so that it has really sprinted forward.  Star-chasing in China is as yet not fully developed, so it’s sort of a free-for-all.  Anybody can do what she wants, within certain limits, which results sometimes in outrageous behavior.  But I’m certain that given time and more exposure to the outside world, Chinese fans will conform to civilized behavior.

Everybody knows I think the Japanese are model fans.  PSH’s Japanese fans (I have no idea how many there are, but I don’t think they over-run the earth^^) have worked wonders in keeping his dramas on TV — re-runs after re-runs — and his CD on the charts for over 3 months now.  And now they have even succeeded in getting “Scent” onto the big screen in Japan.  I don’t know how they managed to “persuade” the distributor to take on this little-known movie (little-known outside of the PSH circle).  I love the Japanese fans because they don’t just talk the talk, they walk the walk.  They’ve been buying “Scent” tickets before the screening date was even announced.  Sales figures really talk.  I hope “Scent” will do as well as, or, better still, better than “Confession of Murder” in Japan.

I am not really a patient person but I have become mellow in my old age.  I have been praying for PSH every night since February 18, 2013, and I have been straining my neck to look forward to the day when he can make his comeback as an actor in Korea (so much so that I have almost become a giraffe^^)  To his enemies/adversaries/opponents/detractors (whatever) in Korea, I just want to say this: “You can’t put a good man down.  You can’t destroy the best actor of his generation with a lie.  If your country doesn’t want him, let the world have him.  The world loves Park Si Hoo!”

(Credits: Photo from  Thanks!)

PSH’s favorite eating joints (2)

We continue with PSH’s favorite restaurants that his fans have tracked down:

Seoul / 首爾

Cheongdam-dong / 清潭洞

* 청담 한우 등심 * * Cheongdam Korean beef *

只看圖片, 已可以感受朴施厚是絕不會刻薄自己味蕾的人…


[Address] Seocho-gu, Seoul, Jamwon 20-10
[Phone number] 02-942-9292
[Hours] 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 morning / all year round

[주소] 서울특별시 서초구 잠원동 20-10
[전화번호] 02-942-9292
[영업시간] 오전 11:30 ~ 새벽 6:00 / 연중무휴









Myeong-dong / 明洞

* 오다리집 * * Ohdari Home *

[Address]Seoul Chungmuro 1 22-17 second floor (street name Address: Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, 8 STAND 28)
[Phone number] 02-778-6767
[Hours] 08:00 ~ 24:00 (LO 23:00) / No Break Time / seven days a week

[주소] 서울시 중구 충무로 1가 22-17 2층 (도로명주소 : 서울시 중구 명동8나길 28)
[전화번호] 02-778-6767
[영업시간] 08:00 ~ 24:00 (L.O 23:00) / 브레이크타임 없음 / 연중무휴





Remember PSH’s black sesame cake?


psh food

Shop address / 地址



(Credits: 守厚星; Thanks!)



This is an expanded version of the Weibo message this Chinese production company posted yesterday — that LAL will start screening around Chinese Valentine’s Day (this year it falls on August 20.)  Now we know their English name is Goldann Holding Group Co. Ltd. and LAL is an investment of one of their subsidiaries in Shenzhen, China.  Their press release says LAL is a joint venture of Beijing Jin Qiang Cultural Communication Co. (China) and Lian Entertainment (Korea).  [ED: Don’t ask us how this Beijing company is related to Goldann or its Shenzhen subsidiary – we’re just translating.  Looks like they are as confused as we are because they think LAL is still shooting in Beijing^^]



来原:管理员 发布时间:2015-04-23



近日,锦安控股集团Goldann Holding Group Co., Ltd旗下的深圳锦风影视传媒有限公司正式签约投资中韩唯美大片《思念爱》,这是锦安涉足文化产业投资的又一举措。锦安控股集团向来鼓励创新,善于以前瞻性思维拟定投资策略并提前布局,不断提升集团的整体竞争力。从我国整体产业结构的变化不难看出,居民日常消费在文化产业上的比例不断提高,随着电影市场的日益繁荣, 银行、信托、基金、众筹等传统行业或是互联网新媒体兴起的投融资方式纷纷试水影视圈,影视投资温度急升,因而抓住投资文化产业布局尤为关键。


《思念爱》预计在2015年七夕情人节前后上映,由北京金强盛世文化传播有限公司、LIAN ENTERTAINMENT[连娱乐有限公司](韩国)出品,主演有韩国偶像演员朴施厚、尹恩惠,以及中国演员曹炳琨、周浩东等大牌明星,目前已经在韩国济州岛取景完毕,正在中国北京热拍中。


“Love After Love” is about an airline pilot who is grounded because of a hearing problem, as a result of which he throws his life to the dogs.  He ignores his wife and her love and attention, and it isn’t until after her death that he realizes he loves her deeply.  PSH said he liked the plot very much: “When I first read the script, I already felt this was a tragic love story.  I have always wanted to play this kind of role.  This is a movie that wrings your heart.  I was very moved by this movie; I hope fans and audience feel the same.”



Yoon Eun Hye also said the movie script moved her.  “When I read the script, I felt very warm.  The love in the script is different from other kinds of love.  I admire my character’s love for a man.  I feel many viewers will feel like me after they have watched this movie.”




(Credits:  Thanks!)

LAL to be shown on 7/7






Above post on Weibo is from an entertainment company in Shenzhen, China which announced that LAL will be shown around Chinese Valentine’s Day, that is, the 7th day of the 7th month on the lunar calendar = August 20 this year.

They also posted a LAL poster and a couple of new photos.





(Credits:  Thanks!  English interpretation by H.A.T.)

“Scent” premiere in Japan



This is an announcement from Cinemart Roppongi.


“Scent” Premiere Announcement

Good news !!
Cinemart Shinjuku will start showing “Scent” on June 6 (Saturday), while premiere of “Scent” will take place at Cinemart Roppongi !!

2 years after “Confession of Murder”, Park Si Hoo is making a full-scale comeback to the screen!
In this China/Korean collaboration, Park Si Hoo is also responsible for the theme song!
We will deliver “Scent” earlier than anywhere else!

«Korean Cinema Festival 2015»
“Scent” premiere

Date: May 16 (Sat) ※ screening start time under adjustment

Location: Cinemart Roppongi screen 1 (164 seats)

Rate: 1800 yen flat rate
● All attendees are entitled to receive a gift of “Scent” poster!

Advance tickets: May 2 at Ticket Pia (Sat.) general sale
※ No advance ticket sales in theater.
※ Tickets will be sold in theater only if there are remaining seats.
※ Please note that “Special appreciation ticket” currently selling nationwide at ¥ 1,500 cannot be used.
※ Will inform you of screening start time ASAP !!

Waiting from the heart for your visit.

Cinemart Roppongi




(Credits:  Thanks!  English translation by H.A.T.)

“Scent” DVD released in China

“Scent” DVD and accessories have finally, belatedly been released!

For details, please see our earlier post:

朴施厚主要在中國拍攝的電影香氣, 中國粉絲為了留下更美好的回憶, 電影香氣的DVD及周邊產品終於面世了!








Latest MV of theme song of “Scent” which was uploaded on 30 March 2015



(Credits:; Thanks!)

PSH’s favorite eating joints (1)

Japanese fans have a knack for discovering where PSH’s clothes and other clothing articles (sunglasses, caps, etc.) can be bought as soon as they appear in any photo on the internet.  Now PSH’s Chinese fans also have a special ability to track down his favorite eating places — in South Korea!

Some Chinese fans went to PSH’s birthday party recently and also visited his hometown Buyeo.  They went to where PSH usually goes to eat.

Buyeo / 扶餘

這是粉絲在參加2015的生日聚會時, 尋找朴施厚的美食之旅…


This Room #9 is PSH’s special room in this restaurant / 屬於朴施厚的9號房



Outside the restaurant / 餐館外拍




Not to be outdone, PSH’s Korean fans also managed to find a restaurant that ENISHI introduced.




(Credits: 守厚星; 은은한국화향 . Thanks!)