29 January 2012

[NEWS] Ulala Session’s Lim Yoon Taek snaps a photo with Jay Park


28 January 2012

[Video] Jay park unveiled a funny video clip on twitter

PUAHAHHA!! I have no idea what's jay doing. kekekek!

24 January 2012

NOTICE! Twitter @2pmandjaypark

Dear our avid readers,


I could NOT log in to our twitter via web.
I have no idea why th password got changed.

I am still trying to contact our twitter creator/founder. *cross-fingers*

But then I am still able to access th twitter via my phone, so I still can do RTs. /No worries yet/

But again, because I got my news updates or etc via our twitter cause of the Tlist.. /easy for convience/

So please give me time to update our blog. /Cause not convience to find news fast/

Thanks you for your understanding.(8


19 January 2012

Condolences: Kim Junsu's father.. #prayforjunsu

I am sure many of you heard th news.

Our dear junsu father had pass away.


Far*East Movement releases “JELLO” MV ft. Jay Park

I couldn't post th video so please go to akp for th video. (8

Link here.

[Info] 2PM January - February Schedule (Thailand)

Brand's fan meet (Nichkhun only)
24th Jan at Central World from 13:00.
Open to public, but do come with a green item (e.g. green shirt)

Eversense fan meet
3rd Feb at Siam Pawalai Theatre, Paragon Shopping Mall
Tickets are sold out :(

18th Feb at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Tani

For tickets click here http://www.thaiticketmajor.com/concert/con...en.php?sid=1132 (you'll see a little buy now on the right hand side)

Hottest 3rd privileged is to enter the concert hall before official door opening time, but we do not know if this applies to international Hottest 3rd or not. Best check with the official organizer https://twitter.com/#!/doconcert

If international Hottests are happen to be in Thailand at the time, don't forget to try to go to the events!!
And of course there are still concerts in Nanjing and Hong Kong too

Source: 2ONEDAY.com.

GDA : < Jay Park, “Abandoned + “Up and Down” >

All I can say is.. I really thank AOM and Prepix Crew for always being w our dearest JayPark. ^^

18 January 2012

[News] 2PM releases Japanese album 'Republic of 2PM' in Korea

2PM is releasing their first Japanese album REPUBLIC OF 2PM in Korea as well.

The first Japanese album, which was released last November 30th and let the entire Japan filled with passion along with 2PM’s Arena Tour, is now passionately loved by the opinions saying “I can feel the new attraction point of 2PM”, “It’s finally released domestically” after its release in the morning of January 18th.

REPUBLIC OF 2PM is the first official album of 2PM, who released 3 single albums in Japan and hit several records, contains the matured, and luxurious, sophistication. Also, one can listen to not only freshly attractive music, but also more rich and widened music of 2PM with Jun K’s self-written music as well as the Japanese version of 2PM’s hit songs consisted as 12 songs in total.

REPUBLIC OF 2PM is available in online music service sites such as Melon, Dosirak, and Cyworld, etc.

Source: JYP

[news] Jay Park hopes to have his own solo concert this year

Singer Jay Park recently revealed his 2012 New Years message which was posted on his official website on youtube. On the video he gave his new years greetings and wished his fans well and he was asked what he would like to achieve this 2012 and he answered, "I hope I can start preparing for a new album soon, and if given the chance I want to have a concert this year".

Jay Park also shared that he has been preparing for his first full length album since last year and preparations for the album are almost done. He asks his fans to wait for him and wait patiently and hopefully support his album release soon.

He also gave a very cute smile charming the fans and wishes everyone a Happy new year. Meanwhile, if things to go well, Jay Park will be making his comeback early next month.

Source: nate news

[News] KoreAm January Cover Story: K-pop Star Jay Park Makes His Own Way!

Seattle native Jay Park managed to climb to the top of the K-pop scene as the charismatic leader of boy band 2PM. But when the young performer made some “anti-Korean” comments on his MySpace page and later allegedly confessed to some “severe personal mistake,” according to his record label, he found himself excised from the group and Korea. The singer was prepared to return to a life of obscurity, dancing with his old crew and taking a job at a tire shop in his hometown.

But then, when Park, for fun, posted a YouTube video cover of B.o.B.’s “Nothin’ On You,” which shows him singing in his bathroom and momentarily flashing his well-documented six-pack abs, the video collected more than a million views in just one hour. Eventually it would reach 5 million hits, and then, his phone was ringing off the hook.

Park insists, however, his is not an intentional comeback. “The only reason I went back [to Korea] was because my fans were like, ‘We want you back, we want you back,’” Park tells KoreAm’s Rebecca U. Cho in this month’s cover story. Call it whatever you want, but Park is coming at his fans—and hoping to attract new ones—with a movie he filmed with his dance crew and a new album to be released early this year. And, this time, as a now-solo artist, Park says he’s calling the shots.

Source: KoreAm

[VID] 120118 Jay Park performs Girl Friend in Asia Model Awards

NOTICE! Please read. (8

Dear our avid readers

SORRY, I apologise first. (8

As you can see, my updates aren't that frequent.
I'm solo-ing this blog everything updating by myself now if you are always reading this blog. (8
[Not only blog, even twitter I am updating alone too, and not much of facebook <- I know but i don't know why th feed aren't working well.]

Sorry for not updating much and not updating th latest news/etc asap.

I'm having school, and I might going to work soon (if I got my job by school sending me).
So I might not be able to update as often as before.. <- [worst. )8 sorry]

As for NOW, do always go to our TWITTER. <- click or go to www.twitter.com/2pmandjaypark

Cause I am always RT-ing photos and latest news / etc there.
I'm always having my phone w me, so I can easily access twitter. ^^

Of course, I will still be updating our blog.
I'll try my best to update ASAP. ^^


2PM HANDS UP ASIA TOUR in HONG KONG 2012 – Concert ticketing Notice

2PM HANDS UP ASIA TOUR in HONG KONG 2012 – Concert ticketing Notice

“2PM HANDS UP ASIA TOUR in HONG KONG 2012” will be on March 10th, 2012 (SAT) at AsiaWorld-Arena.

The online ticket site will be opened on January 30th, 2012 in Hong Kong Ticketing site (www.hkticketing.com).

Presale online > January 30th, 2012 (MON) 10:00 (HK TIME)

Online Ticketing Site > http://www.hkticketing.com

Concert Date: March 10th, 2012 (SAT) 8:00PM

Concert location: Hong Kong AsiaWorld-Arena

Ticket Price: HKD 1380 (Standing) / HKD 1380, 980, 680, 380 (Seating)


[VID] Jay Park greets fans "Happy Lunar New Year"

[VID] Jay Park on Asian Model Awards Red Carpet


MTV Asia - Guess what? We have exclusive Jay Park autographed merchandise up for grabs! Send in your entries now!!

Guess what? We have exclusive Jay Park autographed merchandise up for grabs! Send in your entries now!!


[VID] J.Vibe Ep. 12 | Backstage Interview with Jay Park



09 January 2012

[VIDEO] 120109 TAKE HD Teaser with @JAYBUMAOM

[NEWS] Jay Park turns into a webtoon character?


[Spot TV] Jay Park turns into Yang Soon-Mo, a character from the webtoon, "God of Bath"? Jay Park is getting attention by appearing on "God of Bath".
(omit) "God of Bath" is a popular webtoon that is being published on one portal site. It takes place in a fictional public bathhouse named "Keum-Ja tang", and comically portrays the story of the son who wants to become the best bathhouse owner.
The webtoon is gaining popularity especially due to unique characters like the protagonist, Huh Seh. Meanwhile, Jay Park shows a 100% synchronism with one of the characters, Yang Soon Mo.

Yang Soon Mo is characterized by his cold expression with a strong mohawk hair and nice abs. But contrary to his tough looks, he has a gentle personality and cute sides. The character is receiving good criticism, with its personality that is identical to Jay Park as well.
Meanwhile, Jay Park is in the center of popularity with the title track, "Star", after releasing his single album, New Breed Part 1, on December 28th.
Spot TV Staff

[NEWS] KT tech to produce Jay Park's single album


On January 10th, a staff affiliated with KT tech revealed that they will produce a single album, "Take HD Special Maxi Album - Take Variety of My Life" for Jay Park, to celebrate the release of their smartphone, TakeHD.
This album will be released on February 7th as a digital single, after the release of Jay Park's first full-length album, New Breed, on February 1st.
The digital album will be in four genres: dance, acoustic, electronic and R&B, and will have music videos.
Lee Myung-Hun, the team leader of KT tech, commented, "The image of Jay Park that shows a variety of charms fits the variety of functions in the smartphone TakeHD. You will feel such charms through the Special Maxi Album."
Reporter Kwon Young-Jun

07 January 2012

111116 MBN Jay Park & LeeSsang in Witch Party

[VID] 120107 Jay Park in MTV Taiwan

120107 MTV我的大明星 - JAY PARK(朴宰范)

06 January 2012

Malaysia ONE TV ASIA - Exclusive interview with 2PM!

[Interview] Nickhun from Dichan (Thai magazine) - Part 1

Nichkhun Horvejkul : The superstar to fall for

Thai-English : Offogato @2pmalways

[T/N: In the beginning, the writer talks about how K-wave hits Asia with Korean dramas, music, beauty products and how 2PM is popular in Thailand with 6 beastly members including Nichkhun who is from Thailand. Nichkhun is also famous in Thailand with many local CF under his belt. He even has his own wax figure in Thailand etc.]

“My life in Korea is quite chaotic, unconscious (laugh.) There are things to do all the time, if there is no work on schedule, I need to go workout or practice.

…My schedule each day is completely varied, depending on when it’s done, sometimes my work ends in the morning, late morning or before midnight. I then go to the gym before 1 am in the morning.”

It’s not surprising how Nichkhun keeps his body fit and healthy even though he does not have much time to rest. He does not look too exhausted either. His face without make-up is clean and looks healthy. He has dark eyebrows and beautiful eyes. His eyes are believed to be samples to many aesthetic surgery clinics. He even said in an interview once that he thought his “eyes” are the best things on him.

Nichkhun looks very much like Korean that it is hard to believe he is Thai. He also speaks Korean fluently.

“Korean language is hard to learn. I started it from zero, from not knowing anything, anyone. At first they put me to a school but I am a person who hates going to those cramp schools. It is kind of boring to me so I asked for a teacher to teach me at the company for one on one studying instead. I began to improve my Korean when I started to work. I got to talk more with friends. The situations also forced me to speak.

…At first there was this friend in the band (Taecyeon) who can speak English so I barely talked in Korean and spoke in English only until I got punished (laugh.) If I spoke one English word, I would be fined for 100 Won. I paid the fines a lot (laugh.)

…I am not a picky person when it comes to living or eating. The cultures among Asian countries are not much different.

…I spent my life in abroad since I was young. When I went to overseas for the first time, I could not speak English at all and I went to school. Then it became my habits to learn things on my own, to live by myself. Therefore, it is not too hard for me to live in Korea”

[T/N] The writer talks about Khun’s life in the US, he was born in the US and went back to study in Grade 9. Khun was scouted in Los Angeles by JYP.

“They asked me to talk at Starbucks shop near my house. I told them I did not prepare so I would rather just have a talk with them.

…It ended up that I was deceived (laugh.) They set up camera in front of the shop and asked me to introduce myself, to dance and sing. I did not realize how I did those things. I was embarrassed but I did everything they told me to.

… After I was qualified, it took me 2-3 months to make a decision to go to Korea. They sent contracts to my parents since I was under 18 at the time. It also took further 2-3 months to rewrite contracts until I was signed to the company.

…The company told my mother that they saw something in me which I still have no clue what is that thing they saw (laugh.)”

The company might see some charisma in him as it is not easy for Korean people to accept foreign artists.

There was one person who encouraged Nichkhun to go to Korea. That person is his grandmother.

“I did not know anything about K-Pop but my grandmother is a big fan of Rain (laugh). She bought DVD of “Full House drama” and repeatedly watched it at home. I told her that the company that Rain was in came to have audition with me and wanted me to be in Korea. My grandmother told me to accept the offer right away (smile.)

… At the time Rain was very popular from the drama Full House which aired in Thailand and China. K-pop wave was also starting to take over. It was also a good opportunity for me not to push myself to hard in order to be known. When I was debut, K-pop was already a hit.

…I thought K-pop was known from dramas before its music.

…When people watch Korean dramas, they always talk how Korean actors are good at crying and girls love those kinds of warm images from the actors. Korean dramas are good at portraying those scenes so they became so popular. Then people started to check on Korean music as well.

…For music industry, the training and the concepts of album, make-up, and hairstyles are deliberately done professionally. You need to be trained and practiced for 2-3 years before releasing an album. They will not allow any failure at all cost. Good well-trained bands are to be popular no matter what because they invest a lot. They will not let their money wasted for nothing.

…For our band, it began from 15 trainees. They tried to match one person to another and tried on variety of concepts to see if it works. In the end, we became 2PM and 2AM.

…In this band, I am not a vocalist. I am more like a mascot of the band. I am not the main performer but my image makes our band standing out in one way.

...I also have to practice for singing and dancing but they concentrate on building image on me to go along with the band. The concepts for performances on stage, for TV shows or commercial ads are all different. For example there are members who are put to work on acting.

…We help one another. Among 6 members, some members are better in dancing or singing than the other. It is impossible for us all to be equally good at something. We all have each responsibility to do our best in what we are good at.”

Nichkhun admits that not too long after 2PM debut, his band was popular to its prime. The band is in the level of superstar and Nichkhun said he was surprised and shocked.

"I was shocked and surprised how I am standing where I am when the opportunity can happen to anybody.

...In the past, I never thought that I could perform anything in front of people. I was a shy boy and choked up when speaking in front of the classroom. I never expected to be able to stand in public singing and dancing in front of thousands of people. I was not confident."

...The most memorable moment for me is when we received Artist of the year award two years ago. It was such a meaningful award to any artists and we was chosen to get it that year. We was so delighted and ecstatic thinking that we made it."

Nichkhun refers to the Artist of the Year and Best Male Group awards from one of significant music awards of Korea, MAMA Award (Mnet Asian Music Award) in 2009.

Those awards were the best things that happen to him ever since he walked on this path. There are yet many challenges awaiting for him in the future.

【Fancam】111231 ⓂⒷⓒGayo Daejun - 2PM Junho 2

[Interview] Nickhun from Dichan (Thai magazine) - Part 2

Nichkhun Horvejkul : The superstar to fall for

Thai-English : Offogato @2pmalways

“About studying, I want to continue my study but I barely have time just to get some sleep (laugh.) I have to put it aside. I will go back to study afterward.

… I would like to star in a movie. I want to do something about arts. I love taking photos and I love to draw picture when I was kid. I have not drawn anything for a while now and my hands are getting stiff.

…I want to learn more piano lessons. Back when I was young, I learned piano for a couple of years and I did not really practice much when my parents kept telling me to do (laugh) because I was quite disobedient. Like most of the kids, I think, we regrettably quit it just like that. When I look back, I now realize that things my parents told me to do are very necessary.

…When I was young, I did not have day off. I went to study drawing in weekends. I had to attend extra class in the morning, learn piano and play badminton in the evening. There were things to do all day long just like me nowadays (laugh.)

…In the future, I would love to continue working like this and try on acting.

…Now, I am working in order to build up my status for my family in the future.

…I want to sing in Thailand so bad. Since I am Thai, I want to take roles in Thai films, dramas and release albums in Thailand for my Thai fans to see my works. Now I am seen as Korean star, Korean person or Korean artist to everyone (laugh.)

…It is unavoidable since my company is in Korea but I am still Thai. I want to go back home more often. When I come here I have to stay in a hotel after work. It is my family who has to come to where I work to see me (laugh) and wait for me. My grandmother is in good spirit as she always greets me with smiles, hugs and kisses.”

As we have witnesses at the studio today, apart from several staff, Nichkhun’s families are also coming to see him including his grandmother whose age does not hold her back from seeing her beloved grandson. It is the only time they can spend time closely together.

6 Korean staff come with Nichkhun including personal makeup artist and hair stylist.

“I have quite an amount of fans here, it is sad that I have full schedule in Korean and Japan this year. I can stay here just for 1 or 2 days only. Fans said they missed me but I did not know what to do.”

Regarding fans, Yenchit, Nichkhun’s mother told us that she always follow her son’s news from them. “I don’t even know which flight Khun takes when he comes. I have to go to these fans’ sites in order to know (laugh). I always said to Khun that he is what he is now because of fans’ supports therefore they are important people.”

Next job he was going to do is having concert in Budougan. He has a large number of fans in Japan too. After that, there is one particular job that is waiting for him.

“It is a movie, filming in Thailand. It will begin filming next year [T/N 2012] so I should get to come back here more often.

…I am still new in acting. I need to learn more. It is very different from standing on stage because we have practiced for hours and have been performing over hundreds of time. We just repeat the performance. But for acting…I still feel like it is not what I belong. I still feel uncomfortable to stand in front of the camera and act. I need to give it a try. It should be fun.

…I was offered roles in Korean movies too but I did not have time. I told them I wanted to have my first film in Thailand because It was more comfortable to act and learn here.

…I feel like I have accomplished to a certain level. But If I look up higher, like Justin Timberlake who I just saw his concert footage from HBO. Justin cried when he was done performing due to a loud cheer of fans. I want to feel that too. There were more than ten thousands who attended his concert while for my concert there was only 7,000 or 8,000 or 10,000 audience. There are over 40,000 or 50,000 fans at Medison Square Garden for his concert. When I compare myself to him, I am still far from success yet.”

…I cannot compare my talents to him. But I look up to him to push myself to go further, like a challenge.

…Many say we cannot get into US market. I will give it a try, either singing or acting. I will go to Hollywood. I just want to prove myself before I cool down and settle down with my family. I still have a lot of time to prove that (smile.)

This Korean lookalike man still has Thai heart as his favorite dish is Kaprao Kai Khai Dao (chicken with Thai basil and sunny side up egg.) He still longs for Thailand. During flood crisis, he also lent his helping hands to Thai people.’

“About helping flood victims, it was my mother who initiated it. She called me and asked me if I could get her 2PM stuff for charity auctions.

…I told her I would help and I asked my group members for their helps. They were eager to help and gave shirts with their autographs for the auctions. It turned out that we raised a good sum of donations from those stuff.

…My T-shirt was bid for 190,000 baht which shocked me when I heard the bid price. I was filming a CF in Thailand at the time of the auction sessions. There are fans who were waiting for me outside the studio. That night the auctions of 2PM items were taking place every hour. I came out to check on how it was going when I finished my work and my fans informed me the bid price like ‘We got 30,000 now, we got 50,000 now.’ They kept me updated.

…I was glad to be part of the relief project. I still feel that it was not enough so I donated money with JYP Ent. (4 million bahts.) People in the company understand the situation as they know I am Thai and love Thailand. Everyone has been to Thailand and love the country. They all want to come back. When they see the floods in Thailand, they were all sad even though it is not their mother land. They all wanted the situation to be better so they helped.”

With full and tight schedule, Nichkhun has his own method to release his stress by thinking of people close to him.

“I think of my family, my fans in Thailand and around the world who are supporting me. They want to see good things coming out of me. I have to keep up with good mental and physical health first in order to send my happiness forward to others. If we are sad, stressful or have bad mood inside, our actions will turn out fake or we cannot give our best to them.

…I also look at the bright side thinking not many people can achieve what I got or can be where I am. I got opportunity to meet my idol when I entered the show biz (Rain) I got to take a picture with him. It is surreal.

…I like Paulo Coelho, the writer. At first I followed his twitter which I did not expect anything in return but he also followed me back. I always retweet his words.

…One day I sent tweet message to him saying there are many more things to learn in my life. He sent message back saying that he still has to learn too, there are more things to learn. I was so shocked. I was glad and surprised at the same time.

…I like the vision of this writer. He always says that we need to live our life differently from what we do each day. If we just run straight ahead, though it is safe but it does not give you any difference. If we run from one side to another side, changing the way we perceive in life, we may learn new things and find out that we may like it. If we just run straight only we will never know what else we could find on the road sides.

…He always writes things like this in his books; we need to learn new things. I really like his way of thinking in that.

…I want to be good at living my life rather than being good at acting or singing. I mean I want to learn my way of life, my individual self. I would rather excel in living my own life. In the future, being good at singing, dancing will not help you much. But in order to be a good person, it is something we need to learn from people around you. I get to learn it from everything and everyone I have met.

…My parents always tell me to turn crisis into opportunity because having crisis in life is much more fun than having a smooth life. My father always tells this to me that whenever we are hurt, in low spirit or exhausted, just turn those into positive thoughts."

And here he goes back on taking photoshoot with wide smiles and with 100 percent of full spirit!!!



Chief editor's best concert in 2011

In 2011, I went to see many concerts and shows. 124 in total. I picked 12 the most impressive concerts out of 124. Needless to say, there were other good concerts which I couldn't see, but I chose those from what I saw last year.

(translated only parts relevant to 2PM)

◆『JYP NATION in Japan 2011』 (8/17Saitama Super Arena)

I was so fascinated by the producer, J.Y.Park’s rendition. Each artist has such a high potential, and not only in singing. I enjoyed their collaboration stages and dance performances too. I felt like I was watching one of the best entertainment shows. To be honest, I only have heard 2PM and 2AM’s songs before the show, but I was so into the concert and the 3 and a half hours have gone so fast. “What’s coming next?” I simply enjoyed the whole show.

◆2PM『2PM ARENA TOUR 2011“REPUBLIC OF 2PM”』(12/20 Nihon Budokan)

2PM’s big dance moves, catchy melody and singing, the staging prepared only for the arena’s stage. Everything was very impressive. Coolness, freshness, cuteness and strength. Each of the 6 boys has his own character and I loved them all. As you can see from the additional concerts, they are steadily gaining fans in Japan. I am sure, in 2012, they will go higher than what they are now.

Source: Yahoo News JPN-ENG: sakiHa @2pmalways | Edited by Egle @2pmalways