Daily Archives: July 21, 2014

JYJ Countdown: D-19

NINETEEN DAYS!!! Soooo excited!

Um, so I was going to conclude the A-Nation videos in this post, but then a behind the scenes video of the Marie Claire Korea photo shoot came out, and… well, that’s just too much perfection to not share.

So, go ahead and watch, it’ll be the best 55 seconds of your day:

My only complaint about this video is that Junsu never smiles or laughs in it. We see happy, laughing Yoochun, and happy teasing Jaejoong, but Junsu looks very stoic throughout the video. 😦 I love his 으걍걍 moments better than anything else, so, I’m a bit sad to not see any.

(For those of you who are reading this to keep up with me in Korea, and not out of any love for JYJ or Kpop, 으걍걍 is the syllable set they use to describe Junsu’s loud, raucous laughter.)

Here, rather than having me explain it, just watch this video instead. It’s hilarious and adorable.

JYJ Countdown: D-20

Woohoo! As of tomorrow, my # of days to countdown will start with a 1 instead of a 2. ^_^

In celebration, I give you a 2 for 1 deal (or as they call it here in Korea, 1 plus 1). This video returns us to A-Nation 2010 in Japan, where JYJ performed Get Ready, a fun, upbeat danceable song, and The Long Way, a pretty little mid-tempo number that I fell for the very first time I heard it.

I love Yoochun’s voice in Long Way; it’s got such a pretty quality to it. I think, because he is in a group with two vocal powerhouses like Junsu and Jaejoong, people tend to overlook Yoochun’s vocal abilities, and that’s a shame, because the boy has some serious singing chops.

Overall, I really love JYJ singing in Japanese. If their tour brings them to Japan, I hope it’s on a weekend that I can fly over to see it. And I hope I can somehow manage to get tickets for it too. From all accounts, the ticketing process in Japan is not exactly user-friendly…