Kuala Lumpur, 5 June – Korean popular star Jang Keun Suk is holding his “The Cri Show” Asia Tour and has been to Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand, this time finally coming to Malaysia to meet fans. Besides the performance, JKS also had a private function and closer interaction with fans. His friendliness charmed all the girls, who screamed and cheered often at the function and also at the Cri Show.
The highest-priced ticket costs RM 658 (VVIP) which may appear expensive, but benefits include attending the Cri Show, private function and the autograph or photo-taking, as well as seeing the most genuine side of their idol – it was definitely worth it for eels! JKS also shared his views and thoughts with fans, and his humorous and friendly attitude made it hard for fans not to fall for his charm.
For JKS’ fan-sign in Malaysia, the date of the event was changed a few times, making many eels unhappy, but their complaints vanished when they finally had the chance to meet their idol. Besides Malaysian eels, the event also attracted fans from Singapore, Thailand, Japan and even Korea. Eels had to spend more than RM 500 to attend the event, and also prepared many gifts for their idol. JKS accepted the gifts and one of them was a set of cupcakes [with his cartoon caricature on it]. He ate the cake back-stage and really knew how to capture the hearts of fans. To prevent the fans from being too wild, only 5 seconds was given to the photograph-taking and JKS would return to his resting room.
This is JKS’ first time to Malaysia and upon his appearance, fans’ screams never stopped. His English is not bad and he almost did not need the translator throughout the fan-sign, and did not have any language barrier. When fans shouted “Aku Cinta Padamu”, he responded with “saranghae-yo”, which of course led to more screams. JKS talked to the fans and emcee for about 10 minutes on stage and returned to the resting room to await the photo-taking session. After that was the autograph session.
The presents that JKS received:
(1) A cute version of JKS balloon doll. JKS even walked to the doll, said hello to “himself” and shook hands with “himself”! Fans saw the cute side of JKS.
[Aphrael77 adds: JKS also asked whether the doll looked like him, and we answered yes! JKS said his hair now is longer than the doll’s.]
(2) Fans prepared a scrapbook containing their photos and JKS articles as a gift to JKS.
(2) Gifts included a panda stuffed toy and doll, and also a set of pewter wineglasses. JKS said he liked the wineglasses very much and said he could use the wineglass to drink wine.
During the photo-taking session, fans were arranged in groups of 30 and JKS would then come out to take a photograph with the group. The photo-taking lasted 5 seconds per round for 9 rounds, so JKS had to walk to and fro 8 times. Although the distance between the stage and resting room was not much, perhaps fans would still be concerned about him having to walk so many times?
Before the photo-taking, the emcee already issued a warning not to take photo, not to scratch JKS and not to give their present personally to JKS but must pass it to the staff. However, passionate eels still took the chance to pass their presents to JKS immediately after the photo-taking when he turned around to wave at them. In particular, he accepted a set of cupcakes from fans and on his way back-stage, he was a bit unsteady holding the cupcakes and some of them dropped onto the floor! JKS understood fans’ hearts very well and after accepting the cakes, he went back-stage and immediately ate the cupcake. When he returned later, he was chewing the cake and gestured a “good” sign with his hand to indicate the cake was delicious – fans screamed!
At the start of the Cri Show, JKS made his entrance in his tuxedo look and sang his new song “Let me cry” which had topped the Oricon chart in Japan. JKS said that his impression of Malaysia is that it is very hot, and he felt amazing that many people welcomed him at the airport. He revealed that the working hours for his filming of the movie “You’re my Pet” is from 6 am to 3 am the following day, and fans sympathised with his tiring schedule. Besides the movie, he had also gone to Europe to shoot his photo book and video album. With all the busy work, does JKS have the time to rest? JKS replied, “I rest at home, because I don’t have a girlfriend!” Happy news for the fans!
When asked if he would marry early like Wi Mae-ri in “Marry me Mary”, JKS did not exclude the possibility but the problem was that he has no partner currently. He added, “Then I should come more often to Malaysia to look for my fiancée.” Between Go Mi-nam and Wi Mae-ri, JKS’ preference is “Wi Mae-ri because guys tend to like feminine girls. As for rumours that he is dating Park Shin-hye, JKS answered humorously, “I did go out with Park Shin-hye … … but only in the drama.” His answer gave the fans a bit of a scare!
JKS also shared his film and photobook shot during his Europe trip. The 45-minute short film was his brainchild and he has decided to enter the film for a movie festival. Other photos shown included his street photos, clothes-changing photo and even his sleeping photo, which completely show JKS at his most natural.
3 fans were selected via lucky draw of seat numbers and had to answer a question correctly before they could go on stage to receive their prize from JKS. A fan requested for a hug after receiving her prize, and JKS graciously acceded to her request.
Part of the Cri Show is JKS’ self-designed Lounge H “DJ” segment where JKS transformed his image from a prince to a DJ and danced to the energetic music, seemingly treating the venue like a nightspot! Together with the other DJ Big Brother (BB), BB said “Are you f**king ready?” JKS helped to clarify what BB meant by that [i.e. “f**king” means “very very”] but later as the atmosphere was very high, even JKS said “You are f**king cool!” etc, and used the “f**king” word a few times. When the atmosphere was very high, JKS even pulled his Korean manager up on stage and forced him to dance! [Aphrael77 adds: omg… the manager finally had a new dance move besides his usual butt-swaying, which got much applause and encouragement from fans! Then JKS also requested his manager to do his signature butt-swaying too! Funny!] And after that JKS pulled another Korean organizer [Jason Jang] and did a close, hot dance with him that made the fans feel steaming hot!
Before the end of the Show, JKS shared his feelings and made the fans feel very touched. He said, “The venue is small, but you all have made it big. Because of you, I have become popular.” He finally understood the reason why he cannot rest, because he has many fans across Asia and is busy with work such as his performance tour.
“Hope you will always be with me. We will still meet, correct? If you can wait for me, I will be there.” With such heartfelt words from the idol and he even seemed to wipe a tear from his eyes, it is hard for fans not to be touched!
The songs sung at Cri Show:
1. Let Me Cry
2. Oh My Darling
3. My Bus
4. Hello Hello
6. Gotta Getcha
7. Shake It
8. My Precious
Source: Xin-zhou Daily News 星洲日报／娱乐
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———– What JKS said before singing “My Precious” ———–
Shared by Yann Kleizal on FB and F1968 with lots of thanks!
JKS’ Touching Message (Malaysia FM)
Credit to ♥♥♥ JaNg GeUn SuK SmiLe ♥♥♥ 于 2011年6月6日0:57 发布
JKS: “I’m so proud to have a show in 2011, The Cri Show.. I’m so happy.. It is my first time in Malaysia and I am more than welcome here by the fans and I appreciate it so much.. This stage is considered quite small but I have no idea how fun I had.. I think you guys made the show bigger.. And thank you so much for being here with me.. This show reminds me of my first fan meeting in Japan.. This show started small but you all made this show big.. And i am so big in Asia because of you.. This show puts me back to the memories of the first fan meeting.. Now I found out why I can never get rest.. So till I die I’ll never stop.. And I hope you guys will be there for me.. Thank you Malaysia.. Thank you to you guys.. I just want to say thank you so much.. We can meet again next time right? Wherever you go, if you wait for me, I’ll be there.. Because you guys are my precious..”
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Ok, I’m lazy and taking a shortcut – basically just adding my thoughts to the summary of the events in the article – haha~! No point in duplication, right? But but but … this article is really so messy that I had to make lots of edits…. which is why it took longer.
Surprisingly, traffic was smooth after the fan-sign to KLCC, the Cri Show venue, and the organisers Rhythm Land (RL) had arranged for chartered buses to ferry the eels there. The Show started rather promptly at 7.15 pm (RL staff even went around the auditorium to round up fans and asked us to enter the venue on time).
Having been to two Shows, I can already memorize the programme, so not much change in the programme. Amongst the Singapore, Bangkok and Malaysia’s Shows, I enjoyed the Malaysia Show the most. Singapore’s Show had some minor hiccups and the imperfections of a small stage. Bangkok’s Show was fantastic in terms of stage, laser and various visual effects, but the inability to understand Thai and what JKS said made me feel somewhat distanced from what was happening (which was why I could take videos); though of course, so long as it is Jang Keun Suk on stage, any of his performance is great.
I was somewhat surprised that the Malaysia Show was not full-house (this coming after so many M’sian eels were worried about getting tickets and even requested RL to give M’sian fans priority in ticket purchase). People who bought the Gold ticket could even move down one section; the last section of seats at the back was empty.
But amazingly, like what JKS said, the audience’s response and that high feeling was fantastic. Almost every single person was on their feet, dancing to all the songs and cheering JKS on (I say almost because there were a couple of pregnant fans who could only sit down. During Lounge H when JKS shone his torchlight at the audience to see them dancing, he spotted a lady in the front row sitting down and signalled to her to dance. The first time, she did. Afterwards she sat down again. JKS spotted her the 2nd time again but this time, the fans next to the pregnant lady, not visibly pregnant, frantically gestured to JKS that she was pregnant. He got it, smiled sheepishly and moved on).
The atmosphere was simply electric. I think JKS felt that, he felt the limitations of the stage and was concerned about whether the Malaysia Show would be successful, but almost from the start, the audience must have erased his doubts and made him feel so high. So during his solo talk before he sang “My Precious”, he was sufficiently touched by the fans which led him to share his feelings with us on the spot.
Someone asked me in a comment somewhere here, whether JKS was genuinely tearing when he said all that. I’ve said this somewhere, from what I’ve seen of JKS to date, I have faith in him. He’s not perfect, but he tries so hard to realise his dream. Some people (on other occasions and on other websites) doubt his words, doubt his professional integrity, doubt his character and doubt his actions. Everyone has the right to think what they want. My answer to this is, I do not doubt JKS in any way. Whatever he does, he must have his own considerations. Even if he fails, he takes it as a learning experience. If I start to think, is what he said really genuine? Is this action of his really real? …. Well, there’ll be no end to it. I choose to trust my judgement and what I’ve seen of him so far. I just enjoy all his works and performances without any nagging worry about is he real, is this really real? Just enjoy JKS now! Who can guarantee the future?
Because of the great audience and because JKS shared his such touching feelings with us, I think the Malaysia Show is a great success. I hope JKS will go to KL again. We’ll definitely be there, not just for JKS, but because KL is also a nice place to visit. We went to Chinatown and had lots of cheap and good food too. Again, thanks to Carol for ferrying us around, and for that delicious bak-kut-teh lunch.
I’ve got a terrible memory, so I hope I’ve not missed out a lot of the Cri Show. What fans shared of JKS’ message has also given me an idea. I shall do voice-recording of what JKS said at Shanghai Cri Show, so I can write down everything he says – isn’t that a great idea? 🙂
A preview of posts to come: a couple of videos with Eng subs late tonight (that’s cos I’m having a fever, headache and sore throat from the tiring weekend and going to see the doctor in the afternoon), and the very thrilling, espionage version of our star-chasing experience in KL hopefully by end of Wed.
（吉隆坡5日讯）韩国人气男星张根硕展开《The Cri Show》亚洲巡回演出，之前曾到新加坡、香港、泰国表演，这次终於来到马来西亚与粉丝见面。除了演出，张根硕也特别举办“私人聚会”鳗鱼（张根硕粉丝代称）近距离接触。张根硕亲切的态度，迷倒众女生，无论在聚会还是音乐会上，频频尖叫！张根硕的票价最贵为658令吉（VVIP），乍看之下非常昂贵，但福利包括可参加音乐会、私人聚会、签名、团体合照，而且还可看见偶像最真实的一面，对鳗鱼来说值回票价！张根硕此行也向鳗鱼分享自己的心声、想对粉丝说的话，其搞笑及亲切的态度，确实很难不让女粉丝拜在他脚下。
音乐会其中一部份为张根硕自己设计的“DJ刷碟秀”，与成员Big Brother一起刷碟的时候，还未开始时，先是Big Brother说，“Are you f**king ready？”过后，张根硕有替他解释，但后来，因场面太High，连张根硕说：“You are f**cking cool！”等，而且还说了好几次！
张根硕以西装笔挺Look出场，唱出横扫日本ORICON排行榜的新曲《Let Me Cry》。对大马的印象，张根硕表示非常炎热，还有很多人去接机，让他感到不可思议！他也透露，目前在韩国拍摄电影，从早上6时开工至隔天凌晨3时，粉丝听了就发出“呜呜”表示很疼惜偶像。除了电影，他也到欧洲拍摄影音及写真纪录，工作那麼忙碌，询及有没有时间休息呢？他说：“我都会在家休息！因为我没有女朋友啊！”粉丝听了铁定非常窃喜。
张根硕首次来马，一出场，粉丝的尖叫声不断。因张根硕的英语还不错，聚会上几乎没派上翻译员，完全没有语言隔阂。在粉丝频频喊“Aku Cinta Padamu”下，偶像礼貌地回上“Saranghae-yo”（我爱你韩语），当然还是引来尖叫声！他们也精心准备了多份礼物“恭候”偶像。
张根硕收下了不少礼物：1. 粉丝为他精心准备的“Q版张根硕充气娃娃”，张根硕还走向前去跟“自己”打招呼，还跟他握手哦！让粉丝看见张根硕可爱的一面。2. 粉丝**自己的照片做成相簿及剪报簿子送给张根硕。3. 送上熊猫公仔及洋娃娃，还有锡制酒杯。张根硕看见酒杯表示非常喜欢，而且还说，“可以拿这杯子品酒了！”
1. Let Me Cry
2. Oh My Darling
3. My Bus
4. Hello Hello
6. Gotta Getcha
7. Shake It
8. My Precious
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