Archive for January 22, 2010
Omg!!!! It’s out!!! I’m lost for words…I just loooooovvveee the music…it made me got up from my chair and dance. I’m taking cheerleading class….lol. Looks like it’s gonna be another big big year for SNSD again. Well, I’m not sure about you guys, but I’m falling for it already!
Yipeee!!!! The long wait will be over very soon. On January 28th, 2010, SNSD will be releasing their album title track ‘Oh!’. Will ‘Oh!’ be as big as ‘Gee’ in terms of success and awards this year? The 2nd full album cover has been released today and looks like SNSD’s sporting an 70s retro theme for the new album. Who looks different in the album cover? For me, I think Tiffany looks kinda cool. So, what’s with retro theme anyway? I guess it has something to do with their new songs, maybe? Maybe ‘Oh!’ is a retro style electronic music kind of song…lol. Wonder Girls adopted the 60s retro theme for their ‘Nobody’ single back in 2008, and now it’s SNSD, judging by the album cover. I wonder who’s next on the retro fever list…haha. Anyway, the probable track list has been released. We have seen a few so far but this one seems more promising maybe because it was released today, after they announced the release date of ‘Oh!’. By the way, SNSD’s comeback stage on Music Core is on the 30th of January. I’m not sure whether they’ll be on Music Bank and Inkigayo though. Oh ya, did you guys notice the missing ” ‘ ” for “Girls’ Generation” on the album cover? I hope someone fix that typo before the release of the album.
Track List for SNSD’s 2nd Album ‘Oh!’ :
2. Show! Show! Show!
3. 뻔&Fun (Sweet Talking Baby)
4. 영원히 너와 꿈꾸고 싶다 (Forever)
5. 웃자 (Be Happy)
6. 화성인 바이러스 (Boys & Girls) -feat.key (SHINee)
7. 카라멜 커피 (Talk To Me)
8. 별별별 (☆★☆)
9. 무조건 해피엔딩 (Stick Wit U)
10. 좋은 일만 생각하기 (Day by Day)
12. 소원을 말해봐 (Genie)
‘Oh!’ mp3 will be released on 25th January as confirmed on Melon’s site and besides the comeback stage on the 30th January on Music Core, SNSD will be making a comeback at Inkigayo on 31st January and Music Bank on the 5th of February. Oh! teaser and MV shall be released within these few days, I guess . It’s getting more and more excited and I hope my pre-ordered CD will arrive really soon after the official release date which is on the 28th this month!
SNSD had a casual interview with Park Kyung Lim at a cafe in Kangnam, Seoul and glad that I get to know even more about them after reading the interview posted on soshified. The girls talked about the lack of security of their previous dorm, their characters, their reactions about other girl groups, their friendship and some views about their dreams. I guess Sooyoung, Tiffany, Taeyeon and Hyoyeon did most of the talking though. Seriously, I didn’t know maknae is known as ‘the housewife’ in their dorm until now…lol. and the fact that she plays by the book really cracks me up sometimes. Hmm..maybe I should get some advice from her on my eating problem since she’s really health conscious. Anyway, for those of you who have not read this interview, knock yourself out. The interview with ‘Park Kyung Lim’s 300mm Interview’ lasted for 2 hours. So, I’ll just let the interview speaks for itself. Enjoy!!!
-Hey Sooyoung, thank you for sending that wreath to me while I was at the musical practice room. Everybody was going crazy. They asked me if this was really from SNSD’s Sooyoung. Some people thought it was my friend Lee Sooyoung who sent them to me.
“I went to the flower shop and ordered it from there. Unnie, I’m glad you liked it”. (Sooyoung)
-I’m so busy raising my son, Minjoon. He is growing up so fast. Last week, I bought him a hanbok (traditional Korean clothing) and it was kind of big for him. But when he wore it this week, it fitted him perfectly. That meant he got taller. (laughs)
“Why didn’t you bring him here. We could have taken turns to take care of him” (Sunny)
-”Soshi’s” popularity is immense. What is your thought on this?
“Whenever SNSD is mentioned on TV, it feels like another SNSD is being shown. It’s still surreal that they’re talking about us”. (Tiffany)
-As time passes, are you guys getting closer?
“We started doing secret santa. We have been together for ten years but to become even closer, we decided to play it. It’s been two weeks, but we still don’t know who our secret santa is”. (Hyoyeon)
-Still not all 9 can be close with all. There must be someone whom all of you are close to more than other members, who are they?
“Tiffany and Sooyoung goes to church together so they are close. Hyoyeon and Yoona see each other often, since they are roommates. Actually, it’s not like we are close to only one member, but instead all of us grow to be close with whoever we go around with”. (Yuri)
-At times, do you guys have conflict with another or one member annoys other members?
“It has been ten years so we know each other better than an old couple. We got over with having conflicts with each other a long time ago”. (Jessica)
-I know you guys moved but you know how we lived in the same apartment complex? Yesterday, a drunken man, who looked like he was in his late 30′s, was looking for your dorm in front of the entrance. I was done for the day around 1:00 AM and I was on my way home. I told him you guys moved away but he didn’t believe me.
“That apartment had some security issues. One time, couple of guys were waiting for us by the stairs. We got goose bumps”. (Sooyoung)
-It would be safer for the all members to go home together. With individual activities, you guys go home at different times. It must be really dangerous.
“One time, a stubborn male fan visited us and said, “I just got here in Seoul but I have no money to go back home”. Our manager gave him some money and sent him home”. (Tiffany)
-Yea that apartment was scary. The light in the hallway didn’t work. When Lee Sooyoung first visited me, the hallway was so dark that she couldn’t find the elevator. She ended up using the stairs. She was upset, “Kyunglim must not be doing well after she got married”. Shabby and dark is the perfect description for that apartment”. (All laughs)
“We used to call it ‘Sicily 2km’. So many different people visited our dorm and they left a memo on our front door with a marker”. (Yuri)
-Man. Maknae Seohyun is so special. She steam cooked three sweet potatoes and brought them. She gave it to me as a housewarming present. Usually, people would bring toilet papers, candles, or fruit baskets. What a mature young kid. Such a warm kid.
“Every morning, she blends Ma (plant) and eats them. She steam cooks sweet potatoes and eats them. In our dorm, we call her, ‘A house wife’ “. (Hyoyeon)
-Last year, girl group thrived. Excluding f(x), which girl group interested you the most?
“We really liked 4minute and Kara’s butt dance. So we danced to their songs. Tiffany is an expert in boy groups rather than girl groups. You should ask her about it. For solo male singer, we really like K.Will’s 2nd album; we always take turn to listen to his music”. (Sooyoung)
-Which group do you guys think poses a threat to SNSD?
“We are not exactly sure. But we get nervous whenever we see other groups working hard”. (Seohyun)
-What is SNSD’s strength?
“Team work and drive. If we see a member doing something wrong, we point out their mistake. When we watch TV and see ourselves on screen, we ask ourselves, ‘Where did they come from? How did the staff managed to bring out the best of us?’ I think producers are great. Heh, I kind of went overboard, right? (Sooyoung)
-Who is the prettiest member?
“We thought Seohyun was the prettiest. But lately she ate so much sweet potatoes that her face slowly became yellow. (everyone laughs) I think Yoona is the prettiest, while Seohyun is best for her feminine, lovely side”. (Sooyoung)
-In terms of looks, which members’ look became more refined?
(With one voice) “Of course it’s Yuri! She was always pretty and her fashion style changed a lot. Her fashion became more fashionable. For Sooyoung and Hyoyeon, since their trainee days, they had their own distinct fashion style”. (Tiffany)
-During your trainee days, did you guys used to dislike certain members?
“Of course we did. There were many conflicts and critical moments. Those who couldn’t persevere, they ended up leaving before we debuted. You would think that Sooyoung is “A sergeant” because she emits a strong vibe. Rather, she is soft. When it comes to leadership, it’s Hyoyeon. She manages circumstances very well”. (Sunny)
-When you guys received the grand prize at the Golden Disk Award, you guys all cried a lot, right?
“We pretty much didn’t go to any of award ceremonies in 2008. That year, we had to watch award ceremonies on TV. That reminds me of our sadness. We grew a lot in a year and I never expected us to win the grand prize”. (Yoona)
-Which member is the funniest?
“Usually, Tiffany is the funniest member. If Tiffany can do it the way she would with us, then her sense of humor would be funny on TV, but that’s not the case”. (Sooyoung)
-Even though you guys are young, aren’t you guys worry about becoming older?
“When that happens, we will use our secret weapon, Maknae Seohyun. We’ll use her to reduce our average age, right? When f(x)’s member Sullie comes to our waiting room with her pigtails, we would straighten our hair. We just couldn’t stand having the same pigtails”. (Tiffany)
- Aren’t you guys upset that SM launched f(x)?
“Since we are singers, we wonder if we lost a good song or dance to them; but it’s not like we are competing with them”. (Sooyoung)
-Which female singer sunbae(senior) do you like?
“Lee Hyori unnie and BoA sunbaenim. Recently, Tiffany was on SBS’ Family Outing. Whenever Lee Hyori sunbaenim messed up and ended up getting the punishments, she wanted to face the punishments with Tiffany. Initially, I didn’t like it but I think she did that so Tiffany would get more screen time. I became thankful for her”. (Sooyoung)
-Unlike Super Junior who do unit promotions frequently, you guys always go on stage with all nine members, right?
“If one member is absent, then we have to practice again. Even if they’re sick, we helped them get up and held hands to practice together”. (Taeyeon)
-You guys were on that baby-sitting program, who was the best?
“Hyoyeon was the best one. Sunny was good at taking care of the baby as well, since she has a nephew/niece. Sooyoung has sort of a dark face so babies tend to avoid her at first”. (Tiffany)
-Which member will get married first?
“Sooyoung and Tiffany are praying hard for their future spouse. Both of their dream is to be a good wife and wise mother. Sooyoung said if she meets the right man, then she wants to get married as soon as possible. For Tiffany, she is good at taking care of herself”. (Taeyeon)
-It isn’t easy for female celebrities to find the right guy. We don’t have that much time and it is hard for us to discern their heart. There is a high possibility for us to fall in love easily, if they were to help us during our hard times.
“I’m into Gosu from ‘Will it Snow for Christmas?’ Like housewives, I get into the drama so I end up crying often”. (Sooyoung)
-You guys are frequently asked out by many male celebrities, right?
“What Taeyeon has disclosed on that show was a long time ago, during our debut days. There is no secret among us. Since we are all close with each other, they have a hard time approaching us. Unnie, hook us up”. (Sooyoung)
-All the good guys I know are gone now. There are about 180 girls who have asked me to hook them up with guys”.
“If we weren’t celebrities, then we would be around sophomore to senior in college. Since we are always with girls, I think we lost the sense of dating”. (Taeyeon)
-Were you guys ever upset over twisted news articles?
“Not really. We got a good laugh from Jessica and Tiffany when they asked us about if the phrase ‘Crowned with six awards’ was good a thing or a bad thing on this one article”. (Hyoyeon)
-As people have a higher interest in you guys, you guys have to be careful with words, right?
“Yes, it’s not easy for us to be honest. When people ask us questions, we would hesitate, and think once more before we speak. If we are not careful with our words, someone might get offended”. (Tiffany)
-As a SNSD member, what are some of the things you have gained and lost?
“We have gained precious eight friends. On the other hand, we have lost many of our school friends. Living with our new family, SNSD members, it is also unfortunate that we have to live far away from our parents”. (Taeyeon)
-Who is good at showing love?
“Hyoyeon is blunt so she doesn’t say ‘I love you’ often. When Jessica gets angry, she becomes a cry baby; tears help relieve one’s stress. For Seohyun, she tends to hold it in then blow up later. For Tiffany and Sunny, they don’t really cry”. (Taeyeon)
-How do you guys decide on who will give the winning speech?
“It depends on members’ conditions and that day. There are times when a member pushes another member to the front and ends up talking for the group”. (Sooyoung)
-Recently, that incident where Seohyun’s face was covered by a logo became the hot topic.
“When we saw that, we laughed so hard. It wasn’t intentional. Tiffany went through the same thing long time ago. When the camera is on, there is no way to find out which spot is the good one. Lately, we have been making Seohyun sit in the middle”. (Sooyoung)
-Are you guys jealous when you see a member gets to film a CF by themselves?
“Actually, we tell them to treat us dinner or something; since they filmed a CF. We would tease each other if we don’t bring back free stuff from the CF filming, like cereal boxes or cosmetic products”. (Jessica)
-What are SNSD’s future plans?
“Although popularity has ups and downs, I hope our attitude won’t change. We want to have the attitude of being one. If there is a member who is falling behind, then I hope to see other members who are going ahead help them get up”. (Hyoyeon)
To SNSD…from Park Kyunglim
Hey guys~ what’s up? It feels like yesterday when you guys were on “Park Kyunglim’s Wonderful Outing”, but time flies. Even at that time, you guys were receiving a lot of attention, but you guys were so polite and humble. I think I obtained a lot of energies by watching you guys work hard.
During that time, a thought occurred to me, “Soon, these girls will dominate the broadcast shows”.
Despite being young, Sooyoung, you are able to connect with people well; Yuri, a smile never leaves from you; Hyoyeon, even girls are attracted by your dance; Yoona, you’re a woman of unsurpassed beauty; Tiffany, you are a dorky girl who has an unique eye smile; Your bluntness is your charm, Jessica; Taeyeon, I always see you as a neighbor at 7th floor of MBC building; Sunny, you are like a refreshing vitamin; Finally, well-being Seohyun who brought steam cooked sweet potatoes for me!
Like always, I enjoyed this interview thoroughly. You guys are really bright, cheerful girls.
It must be difficult for you guys to handle busy schedules, yet you guys are still cheerful? I think that is what led you guys up to this point. I hope in 2010, you guys will continue to be healthy and give lots of energies to everyone~ As a fan, I will support you guys, forever SNSD~!!
To Park Kyunglim…from SNSD
Yuri: To our ‘knee-drop-guru [someone who listens to one's problem and helps solve their problem] Kyunglim unnie’ Forever~! After reading your book “A person”, it feels like I’m reborn.
Tiffany: Kyunglim unnie~ It feels like yesterday when we filmed together for that show, but it is already 2010. I would like to congratulate your son’s first birthday. I’m very grateful for your unchanging warm heart. I want to ask you to take care of us for this year as well.
Hyoyeon: To Kyunglim unnie, who never loses her smile, wherever she is! Ah~! I realized how you can enlighten the atmosphere by greeting the way you do. I have always wanted to be like you, unnie. I really appreciate your advices, whenever I see you.
Yoona: Unnie, I’m so sorry that I couldn’t make it to your son’s first birthday party. Like always, continue to show people how you can easily connect with everyone.
Sunny: Unnie, you never fear trying out something new. Unnie, you truly are an amazing person in this era. I will go and see your musical. Aja-aja. (variation of hwaiting)
Taeyeon: Thank you so much for treating nine noisy girls with your warm hospitality, as if we were your sisters. As you know, I’m a DJ for that radio station. I think that’s why I feel like I’m close to you.
Jessica: Unnie! Congratulations on your son’s first birthday. This year, I hope your family will be filled with happiness. Unnie, hwaiting!
Seohyun: Unnie, I really respect you for your optimistic personality and how you approach everybody with a genuine heart. I will work hard to be like you, someone who gives happiness to everyone.
Sooyoung: Unnie, like your husband, I want to be in love with my future husband and give birth to a son like Minjoon. I will pray for you that God will bless your family.
Written by: Kim Sungeui @joongsang.co.kr
Translated by: cathode @soshified.com/forums
Edited by: nerD @soshified.com/forums
A Variety Show Queen within SNSD is borned and her name is Kwon Yuri. It seems that Yuri is really going to be busy, and I mean really busy this year. She’s casted for a new MBC daily sitcom which will be aired after ‘High Kick Through The Roof’ ends. Yuri is currently focusing on her acting skills, so, I guess not much of a vacation for her, really. A representative from SM Entertainment said, “Yuri and other SNSD members have been trained in acting so there isn’t a big burden with acting. During the break she will be trained more intensively for her sitcom role.” Besides the sitcom, Yuri is also involved in Invincible Youth with Sunny, Music Core MCing with Tiffany, their upcoming album and MVs (they have been rehearsing with Lisette Bustamante), the 1st Asia Tour Concerts the encore concert on 27th and 28th February), etc. I hope she gets enough rest despite all these activities.
Earlier today, Lisette Bustamante posted in her twitter that she was working on an upcoming video with SNSD (most probably for the new album). Lisette Bustamante is a well-known choreographer who has worked with big names such as Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Boa, etc. About 10 hours later, she tweeted again (you can read the tweets above…lol). I’m so full of anticipation since she said it’s going to be an amazing video which is going to be different. Our Soshi girls are amazing and they deserved to be praised and loved. I wonder what is ‘the amaaaazing video’. I hope her future tweets will reveal some insights of the videos. I’m sure her tweets made us all more exciting about the upcoming album which is going to hit us real hard in February. Tweet more, Lisette, tweet more!!!
Sunny’s back with her heart-melting aegyo again on Invincible Youth, Episode 13 aired on 15th January 2010 on KBS 2TV. Sunny showed her aegyo to a group of soldiers who tried very hard to resist the aegyo attack but deep inside, their hearts melted. It’s good to see her with her aegyo acts again. I love the part where she sang ‘Gee’..lol…She was like “no,no,no,no, no~~~”…lol. Maknae Seohyun would definitely be saying this – “Unnie, you’re doing it again! I’m losing my status as the maknae”. I hope there will be more aegyos to come in the coming episodes of IY.
Yes!!! Show it to everyone! FANtastic Wonders Webstore is back again with a new and unique design that will definitely blow you away. I present to you, the Love Soshi range of Shirts, Hoodies, mugs and bags! Hey, new year, new resolution but one thing never changes and that’s our love for SNSD. Like my art teacher said, “a picture paints a thousand words”. I guess it’s true and that is why you should get one of those shirts for yourself and your Sone friends. Get one now at FANtastic Wonders Webstore!
SNSD’s Black Pearl was recently chosen to be a part of a sitcom (name TBA). The said sitcom is going to replace ‘High Kick Through the Roof’ which will end on March 19th. Alongside Yuri are Ye Jiwon and Choi Yujin. The story describes the love of the three sisters. Ye Jiwon will play the role of the oldest sister and will be expecting to bring back her popularity from “Old Miss Diary” that was broadcasted in 2004 and 2005. Choi Yujin is getting rid of her intellectual and naughty image that was shown in SBS “Dream,” MBC “My Lady,” SBS “General Surgeon BongDalHee.” She is trying out new comic acting. Yuri will be acting as a fresh highschool graduate that has no interest in college. Looks like Yuri is going to be busy this year with Invincible youth recording, MCing Music Core with Tiffany, new album promotions, upcoming encore concert, rehearsals, performances and the list will just get longer and longer. Can’t help it, Yuri. You’re just too hot. Anyway, we hope she gets a bunch of rest and sleep. Good luck to our lovely Black Pearl.
2009 was a tremendous year for girl groups, especially for Girls’ Generation. After a successful concert last December, including numerous awards on Melon Music Awards and Golden Disk Awards. Get ready to explode AGAIN! SNSD will hold their very first encore concert on 2 consecutive days, February 27th and 28th in Seoul Olympic Park Stadium.
Due to the girls’ excellent and brilliant performace on their “1st Asia Tour Concert Into the new world”, they were honored to have received so much recognition for their hard work. And by thanking their fans, an Encore Concert will be held. Mark your calendars, Seoul Encore Concert Ticket reservation starts on Feb.21 at 8pm. For more info, visit http://www.gmarket.co.kr
The concert will be enjoyed by the whole audience. They even prepared for a Happy Family encore performances. You can even purchase family ticket packages of 3 to 4 tickets starting the 18th via phone. After these 2 concerts, the girls’ will be back on rehearsals for the continuation of their “1st Asia Tour Concert”.
Translated: shinjee + hwang jeun