August 23, 2009

Picture of You MV from All About DBSK DVD

Hello everyone! I am breaking the hiatus! :D

Actually I was itching to do some blogging again as I haven't been blogging for a long time! We are truly sorry we haven't posted anything on this blog as our lives have been a little topsy turvy for the previous months. Like what Shiira said, we will try out very best to update our blog.

I’m sure most of you have heard about what happened to DBSK and SM entertainment. However I will not be posting anything about that news as it will make most of the Cassies sad. But from what I read in, the boys haven’t split up so girls don’t worry!!

And since many are sad because of the issues of DBSK , I am posting something that will make you smile! I found this video while I was looking for something good to post at on youtube. I think this may be posted on other sites a long time ago.. but I don’t care. I’m posting it because this blog hasn’t had any update in a long – and i mean long! – time! Also I’m posting it to ease the Cassies worries and to drool on the boys!

This is the video of Picture of You (Afterglow) from the All About DBSK DVD. It’s in High Definition! kikiki! If I am not mistaken this was the video shot in Saipan. The boys looked really really handsome in their summer outfits!! I think I've blabbered enough so here is the video. For the lyrics, click on this.

Keep the love!

credits: jaejoongiefied03@youtube


August 20, 2009


Hello, dear readers and site visitors! A lot of you might be wondering what's up with the admins and the lack of updates. Mianhaeyo. All of us are really occupied with our individual work these days so none of us have time to stalk other blogs and post things here.

But, we'll promise to give you lots of updates when our schedule is back to normal ok? And lots of music and movie recommendations. Stay tuned~

August 4, 2009

NEWS: SM Ent. airs out their side of the story

Finally, SM Ent. aired out their side of the story. I've been patiently waiting to hear their side out before declaring an all-out war since I firmly believe in giving them the "benefit of the doubt" and "not guilty unless proven otherwise". But alas, why is it that as I read it along, my anger level seemed to go up into the nether regions? Seriously, are you even thinking? The words you're saying doesn't make sense at all. Are you trying to lay the blame on the boys? Heck. What heartless bastards.

SM Entertainment’s refutation, “They made 11b KRW after debut”

SM Entertainment, with which Dong Bang Shin Ki member Hero JaeJoong, Micky YooChun and Xiah JunSu has have a dispute with, came out to reveal their official stand.

SM Entertainment said on 3rd August, “Dong Bang Shin Ki has earn 11billion KRW from after their debut till 2009 July (dividend payout 9.2 billion KRW + beforehand provision 1.77 billion KRW). Also they also received many high-end foreign products in the process even though SM Entertainment was suffering from a business deficit in the 4 years after the group’s debut. And even though there is a distributive ratio, they would have raised it with proftis from their endorsement in CFs, doing events and also photoshoots.”

And about how the 3 members have said that they were given unjust treatment, SM Entertainment said, “About their health and schedule, we have discussed them before they were put through it.”

And about the cosmetic enterprise, SM said, “Looking at this case, this holds substantial reasons to it. It is evident since there is only 3 members involved in this case. They wanted to reduce the loss of image and harm to them as soon as possible with this plan as they will be used for the enterprise in terms of having their images used as part of marketing and also to participate in events for the enterprise.”

Also, “According to the Fair Trade commission, there is no provision saying that singers cannot be signed for beyond a period of 7 years, and there is no exceptional provision limiting the contract of singers promoting overseas. We did amendments to the exclusive rights clause for 5 times after the contract was contracted, 2 times were to address the compensation of loss, and after checking and confirmation by the Fair Trade Commission. The rest of the 3 times were to address the profits distribution ratio and for renewal – in 2004 January, then in 2007 February and 2009 February.”

SM “We will solve this case with the 3 members regarding the application for retractile in the contract and the lawsuit confrontation as soon as possible.”

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The issue now has ballooned into something even bigger and its rearing its ugly head for everyone to see. The scene is really not nice to see and I don't want to think of what could be going on behind the scenes right now. My heart aches as I read about other people's(I don't want to think of them as their fans) thoughts saying really nasty things about Yunho and Changmin's silence between the ensuing legal battle between SM and JaeChunSu. I couldn't help really but feel depressed that some people are so desperate to make everything a little less confusing by pointing at Yunho and Changmin - blaming them for not taking part and what pains me really is that they even go to such length as to say that the reason why Homin is not taking part because they don't want to risk their career if things got worse. That if ever the worst of the lot did come to pass, at least the two of them would still have even something going for them since "we" all know that they're not exactly as talented as the other three and thus going solo doesn't bode well for them. When I read it, I don't know if I would get angry and start throwing things or cry out of frustration or froze out of shock. I just couldn't believe that some "fans" are thinking of that right now and even would start comparing the five of them and even labeling Yunho-especially Changmin- as ones who have the least going for them.

This whole issue is getting nastier and is breaking the red ocean apart. It is attacking at the very core of what we all call our great family, and eating away the foundation that we've built out of love for them. We love the band(aside from their great voices)not because we love Junsu's silliness or Jaejoong adorkable random self or Yoochun's sleazy sexy vibe or Yunho's powerful dance moves or Changmin's inhuman range pitches or UFO replies. We love them because they create such beautiful music together. It's a collective effort on all their part and all of them worked hard to create that music together, that atmosphere together for all of their fans. I think it's totally unfair how others try to break them apart by labeling some as "not equally talented" as opposed to the "really talented" members. We have all heard that despite the rumors, there's really no thoughts amongst them of disbanding and YET those so-called "fans" are the ones who are breaking them apart.

I'm feeling depressed right now and angry - as evidenced by the long post, I think the longest so far aside from the movie reviews - and I've never felt so helpless. Call me a crazy fangirl, of which I wouldn't even dream of denying, but I am one proud crazy fangirl who's got her admiration in the right place and aimed at the right people. I just hope that within Cassiopeia, BigEast and the international fans club as well, there would be no doubt of the solidarity we have at these hard times. Let us not weaken ourselves anymore than we already are. Lets always keep the faith going, no matter how hard it is, no matter how many times we feel like succumbing to the pressure. Lets continue to believe and hope for the best.

Miduhyo, yeongwonhi DBSK!

August 3, 2009

NEWS: Injunction petition by JaeChunSu is approved

SM엔터테인먼트, 동방신기 3인 전속계약 효력정지 가처분신청 확인!

에스엠엔터테인먼트가 동방신기 멤버인 김재중, 김준수, 박유천의 전속계약 효력정지 가처분 신청의 건이 접수됐음을 확인했다고 3일 공시했다.

에스엠은 곧 변호인을 선임, 적극적으로 대처해 나갈 것이라고 밝혔다.

한경닷컴 bnt뉴스 연예팀

I don't have the full translation of that article yet but according to one member @soompi, "An injuction is like, a the form of a court order. It means that they may not be required to do things as strictly stated in their contracts. if sme fails to comply to this court order, they may be the ones paying tvxq damages."

From various discussions at soompi, it seemed as if SM has gotten themselves a lawyer too and would face the disposition case against them. And base from that article above, I think the court only gave a provisional injunction meaning, this case is going to go under trial anytime soon.

Though JaeChunSu already expressed their stand against the disbandment issues, many are still apprehensive about the ongoing clash between them and SM management. All we can do is wait and still hope for the best, not only for them but to all the artists who would be benefiting from this cause in the long run.

To those who can help with the translation of the article above, please do leave a comment. It would be greatly appreciated.



NEWS: JaeChunSu Official Statement

After waiting for like 48 years in apprehension, finally an official statement from Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu.

[TRANS] 090803 Junsu-Jaejoong-Yoochun, Official Statement Released, "We're so tired emotionally and physically"

TVXQ's Xiah Junsu (Kim Junsu), YoungWoong Jaejoong (Kim Jaejoong), and Micky Yoochun (Park Yoochun), who filed for a Exclusive Contract Validity Suspension and Provisional Disposition Request against SM Entertainment on July 31st, have finally released their official statement.

The three revealed today that, "For the past five years, the agency has been controlling everything and because of everything we have gone through, we are so worn out mentally and physically."

#1. For the past five years, the agency has been controlling everything and because of everything we have gone through, we are so worn out mentally and physically.

Kim Junsu, Kim Jaejoon, and Park Yoochun debuted in group TVXQ in the early months of 2004 and have been, with the order of SM, traveling back and forth from Korea, Japan and China. They have been completing their schedules by sleeping only 3~4 hours every night every single day except for one week of the year. Because of this, the three members' health has been affected greatly and the amount of stress and mental weariness they received was huge. However, the more SM got TVXQ involved in foreign activities, the more tiring and almost impossible the activities became. The three members finally began to feel like they were no longer SM artistes who were striving to reach their dreams, but mere tools for the agency to get money.But the three still wish to continue with their activities as a singer according to their own visions.

#2 The exclusive contract that was set for 13 years is in fact a 'slave contract'

When they talk of the exclusive contract, they refer to their contract that lasts 13 years. However, when they add the years they will serve in the military, the period will extend to at least 15 years which would mean that they would have to be celebrities under SM's rule for at least ten more years before they could even consider retiring. If they were to cancel their contract before the 13 years were over, they would have to pay a fine that was thrice the amount of all the investments made and twice the amount of how much they earned. As this amount would add up to tens of millions of dollars if they were to cancel their contract, they had no other choice but to stay at SM under the same conditions they are suffering because of right now.

#3 The members did not receive as much as they should have for their hard work

Just because they were tied to such a contract, doesn't mean they received fair treatment from SM for their hard work. They received no money for the contract, and when the division of income is seen for their albums, their contract states that each member can receive 1000,000 won only if they sell more than 500,000 copies of their album. If they do not reach 500,000 copies, they do not receive a single won from the income earned from the album This clause was altered on 2009.2.6 but even after the alteration, the members only receive around 0.4~1% each from the album sales.

#4 The members have tried numerous times to fix the contract, but SM did not listen to their pleas.

Therefore, the three members repeatedly asked for a suspension of their exclusive contract so they could follow their own visions of being a singer, but SM tried to move the spotlight towards the three's cosmetic company, which has nothing to do with this trial. So the three people believed that the least they could do was have the two sides talk and reach a compromise that both sides would agree on and even offered to find a proper place to do so, but not only did SM ignore this, their past and current attitude made it almost impossible for there to be any talks with SM. There was no hope for any talks to happen with the agency and that is why the three members decided to file this lawsuit.

#5 The investment in the cosmetic company was something they did outside of their activities as a celebrity, it has nothing to do with this lawsuit. The focus point is the unlawfulness of the exclusive contract.

SM revealed in their official statement that the three members were filing this lawsuit because of problems that arose because of the cosmetic company. However, the members' investment in the cosmetic company has nothing to do with this lawsuit. The company SM is referring to is the Chinese branch of the company that the three members invested in, and this was purely a personal investment that had nothing to do with their activities as celebrities. No one can say that TVXQ should lose everything they have worked so hard for until now just because of an investment of $1 million in a cosmetic company that is opening in China; that is ridiculous to even consider. The core of what the members see as a problem is the unlawfulness of the exclusive contract. SM must stop trying to move the spotlight to the cosmetic company that has nothing to do with the case.

#6 None of the members want to disband, all they want is to escape from the tirades of their contract.

They realized that many fans feared that a disbandment would arise from this lawsuit. However, this lawsuit should never be linked to the possible disbandment of the group. Only the three members are involved in this process because of a difference in opinion of a method of approach between the members, but there are no strains whatsoever between the members and they all wish to keep their promise to their fans and stay together. If they had even a small chance to fix the unlawful clauses in their contract and pursue their music careers in the way they wanted, they were willing to go through with this process with only the firm belief that all five of them would be able to stand on one stage together in front of their fans even after this ordeal.

#7 They take this as a step to become more mature

The three members are extremely sorry for frightening the fans who care so much about TVXQ with this lawsuit, but they believe this is a step towards a bigger dream. They promise that they will be able to come out of this situation as better people and a better group if they receive support from their fans.

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I hope everything would work out in the end. Despite the official statement released by the three, there's still nervousness left within me. It's like being in the eye of the storm. Calm yet you wouldn't know when the actual storm would ravage. I just hope it wouldn't be like that. Like the battle cry I've been constantly repeating to myself, Always keep the faith. Wake up, SM!

NEWS: DBSK and SM Ent.

August greeted me with much worry over the ongoing provisional disposition filed by the three members - Yoochun, Junsu and Jaejoong - regarding the suspension of their exclusive contracts. From issues of disbandment, chaos among the DBSK members among all others, I know that Cassies all over the world are worried sick as to how this particular hurdle in our life would end.

I've read over several forums that we would know TODAY what the boys' decisions are. I just hope that everything would be back as before. I support them in their endeavors, all of Cassies are but until I hear the reassurance from them, the worry wouldn't go away. As Yoochunie always say, "Always keep the faith". And we will.

There are some really moving projects done by Cassies to reassure other Cassies about this ongoing issue between DBSK members and SM Ent. And these have made me teary-eyed, feeling what others feel and knowing how hard it is for all of us to see the boys going through all this. A big hug to all the Cassies who reached out and touched our hearts as well with their love and support for the band we love and going to love forever..

Messages from Cassiopeia to TVXQ - Any Cassie from any parts of the world can sign in and send their messages to the group as support and a sign of our love to them. The messages would be given to the group.

Korean Cassies trying to bind all Cassies and BigEasters by some reassuring clarifications regarding this issue right now. Take a read at this link.

And a sweet compilation of videos from fans to TVXQ at DNBN

Gosh, even if the issue is making me depressed since last week but these wonderful things that other Cassies are doing, I can't help but feel so proud that I am a Cassiopeia and loving every second I spend being part of this great family.


August 1, 2009

stand by u (sweet room version) of dbsk

we are on a slump recently and it is even hard to make a post. i just got no time at all. waaaah... the dilemma of a young professional.

tiny's bday passed and she demanded a post but i couldn't do it. i have lots to do in a very hectic schedule. i couldn't even dare to open the blog. but after finally having the courage to touch anything asian and maybe loose all the very short spare time i have, i found out that news is spreading about our dbsk boys. a lawsuit was filed by jaejoong, junsu, and yoochun against sm entertainment. apparently, it has something to do with their contracts. i'm not sure with the details so i'll leave this up to my fellow moderators in here. (*pokes at shiira and tiny*).

now this entry is about the new mv of "stand by u" titled sweet room last love version or just simply sweet room version. it cannot be found in any gp sharing sites. hmmm... and it was rated 18+ by the uploader. hmmm... this got me interested. i saw the video and then i knew why. intense and steamy, changmin loved this for sure.

before i spill the beans, please see the link below. you have to register to dailymotion for this. and you have to be over 18 to view the video.


asianfanatics for the pic
kenchanayo @ dailymotion for the video