Excellent writeup by x_xpaox_x of what happened at the SMILE AGAIN fan meeting with Jaejoong, Junsu and Yoochun
091212 – 재중.유천.준수 SMILE AGAIN Fan Meeting
I don’t know how to begin sharing this. T.T
I cannot explain my happiness… T_________T
And my excitement might not show in how I write now but I know it will show later when I get into details hehe~
Anyway, I hope you guys would find my account of the event very useful~ I was taking down notes while enjoying myself so I don’t forget anything. XD
I live just beside Korea University so I wasn’t in any rush to go to the venue cos it’s really just in my area~ BUT I didn’t know it was way uphill! I climbed my way up and was dead tired when I got there. The venue was so organized with tents arranged by ticket numbers where people can exchange their online reservation printouts to ticket bracelets (if that’s what you call them)…
My online reservation number was 3004 and I got there around 4pm? Since it was so organized, I got my bracelet easily and lined up to get in. The security was 333% tighter today, one girl beside me was stripped off her bracelet by the guard checking the tickets cos her bracelet seemed to have been reattached and she can’t show enough proof that she is the real owner of the ticket. YIKES. >.< And though they don’t take away your camera, they remind everyone that pictures and videos are definitely not allowed BUT of course we have ninja!Cassies hiding everywhere and we thank them for the awesome pics and videos~ I really don’t know how they were able to do that. T.T
My seat was in Block 6, number 158. It was at the floor, back right area~ Probably equal to ‘D’ standing area in concerts~
The fanmeeting didn’t start until 5:15. It was supposed to start by 5pm but there were some delays and we had to wait a couple of minutes~ People started getting a bit impatient of course cos everyone wanna see the boys soon!~
Anyway… Right after the boys got in, they greeted fans and the MC started the interview~ they sat on a couch comfortably~^^
MC asks them how they have been doing~
Yoochun says that he didn’t contact any of the members last October and that he just stayed in his home for one month cos he was busy studying composing~
Jaejoong was busy with household chores and that he enjoyed doing them~ like doing the laundry, cooking and stuff~ XD
Junsu said he was busy with exercising and with teaching Yoochun baseball~
The MC asked whether Jaejoong joined in the baseball lessons too but Junsu said Jaejoong preferred to watch at the sidelines and he was “응원남자” or “cheering boy”… That time we shouted “보여줘!” or “show it to us!!~” and what do you know, he obliged. He has to. Haha!
So Jaejoong stood up and starts cheering only for Junsu and Yoochun told him to sit down haha~
Then a board with post its that is filled with questions from fans were brought onstage. It’s Q&A time!!~
The MC picked out some questions… and she asked this first:
What color is your underwear?
Junsu was first to answer and he said that if he remembers it right, it’s gray with a bit of green? And Yoochun butts in and says that Junsu might not be wearing aything! Haha~ The fans shouted “보여줘”again, screaming so hard for Junsu to show it haha~ But of course he can’t.
Jaejoong said he was wearing a lilac colored one with black trimmings~ Hee-hee~
And Yoochun said his was “simple”.. Just black everything~ And the MC commented, “you must like sexy style” and Yoochun denies this and said it’s Jaejoong who likes sexy underwear~
And this is the part where Jaejoong starts talking about this incident when he was at some countryside (for what reason, we dunno. T.T) and he forgot to bring underwear (maybe it was one of his out of town trips with Taegoon or Junsu/Yoochun?) so he went to a store that sells underwear and was so surprised that the designs available were too much for him, like having hearts all over and some even were like fish net… and they were briefs!!~ No mention whether he bought his lilac ones there though hehehe~
And then Jaejoong mentions about wearing underwear for about one to two years before changing them and Yoochun butts in again and says “without changing, ever???” (he’s just so funny today haha) and they continued talking about underwear but had to stop cos it’s getting out of hand. Haha~
Second question was, “What will you do this Christmas?”
Jaejoong says they will be in Japan cos they have a broadcast on that day~ So they might not be spending Christmas at all cos they will be filming from the morning until late at night…
They greeted us ‘Merry Christmas’ in failed unison at first and Junsu was first to greet so he just laughed and they counted again and greeted together^^
The MC asked Junsu to stand up to pick a question and his butt was sticking out as usual and Jaejoong stood up and pointed to his butt so the fans were crazy shouting haha~ XD
Looking at the Q&A board, Junsu was seeing many questions about underwear and asks why it’s that so and said, “Girls are all the same” hahahaha~ So finally the MC gets to pick a question for him and it was: “What do you do when you miss Cassiopeia?”
Junsu goes back to his seat and answers… he says that he watches the concert videos and read letters sent by fans~ And one time, while he was watching a baseball match… he saw a fan he recognized who was watching the baseball match too. But the fan was shouting “(baseball player’s name), I love you!” and he was sad after that that he drank 2 glasses of soju~ ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
Jaejoong says that he goes on the internet whenever he misses Cassiopeia and goes directly to DNBN… He says he goes to DNBN first whenever he goes online~
I think Yoochun didn’t answer this part…
Next question was: “Jaejoong Oppa, how was the kiss at Heaven’s Postman?”
Yoochun was quick to spill the beans on Jaejoong and said that Jaejoong was telling him “it was okay” and sort of being too cool about it and Jaejoong was too embarrassed or maybe Yoochun was just teasing him, so he stood up and turned his back on the audience, putting his hands on his waist and laughing hard… after Jaejoong gained his composure, he said, “It was acting. It was nothing but official business… Because Hyoju-sshi is a good actress, she doesn’t really take this too hard and when we kissed, it was just a kiss”…
The MC followed if he was satisfied with that and he said he was. And he followed it up with—-“because I was acting.” Hahaha~ DEFENSIVE YOU!!! XD
And then it was Yoochun’s turn to pick a question and he said this is a question he really wanted to ask Jaejoong and Junsu too~ “What do you think of “미대생” or “Art students”? (Art students have some image of being pretty and very feminine, so…) And the MC asks who among the fans are Art Students and everyone raises their hands~ It was pretty funny… Jaejoong whispers to Yoochun that he should pick from the crowd who among them is his type and Yoochun says there isn’t one among them~ and there was more teasing and playing around and then since many fans are in highschool, many fans shouted “여고생” or “female highschoolers”~
There was more talk in here and I didn’t really get them much. T.T
There was a follow up question and it was “What do you think is a good major then, if not art?”
Jaejoong says “Law” and Junsu says “Music”….
The next question was… “What do you think of volunteering?”
And of course they said it’s a good thing to do and said more kind words~ There were also some jokes on Junsu and I didn’t get it much… T.T Yoochun always jokes about Junsu~~~ Jaejoong says they should volunteer once too~ Then Junsu says, “Let’s go to Cambodia!” Hahaha~
After that, another question the MC picked was: “Yoochun oppa, are you really studying composing??? I don’t believe it!!” (and the MC was really funny cos she made it sound like the fan who wrote the question didn’t really believe any of what Yoochun said haha~ saying it in different words like 절대 absolutely, 진짜 truly, 정말 really and NEVER (Junsu said it almost whispering hehe~!~)
To which Yoochun says that he’s been writing a lot of songs lately… just practicing writing and composing… And the MC asks if he has one song he can perform now but he said he’s still trying to perfect it… and the fans started cheering asking him to sing it and he refuses but the MC somehow “convinced” him to perform his song and then it was Yoochun’s solo stage~
A piano was brought on stage~ T___________T
Then Yoochun played some notes with the keys and the fans cheered, and he was like “I am just practicing! I haven’t even started with the song yet~” hahahaha~ But of course piano + Yoochun = screaming fans. XD
So he started singing his song entitled, “설레임” or “Restlessness” (I dunno if it’s a working title, and I’m not sure if it’s the appropriate English translation. T.T)
The lyrics goes like this:
너의 맘이 내 어깨를 두드리고
눈물 가득 나를 어뤄만져도
너에 기도가 나의 잠을 깨워도
혹시 네가 잠시 등을 돌려도
하지만 매일 나를 기억해줘요
그때도 그리워 해줄래
고마움을 너의 곁에 남겨둔 전할수있도록
내가 먼저 네 어깨를 두드릴게
눈물 가득 너를 어뤄만질게
나의 기도 너의 잠을 깨울게
혹시라도 너를 잊지 않을게
If your heart taps my shoulder
and comforts me filled with tears
If your prayer wakes me from sleep
Even if you turn your back on me for a slight moment
But remember me every day
Will you miss me then
So that I can express my gratitude to you
I will tap you on the shoulder first
I will comfort you filled with tears
I will wake you from sleep with my prayer
I will never forget you
Because it’s you
Because it’s you
Because it’s you
Because you are mine.
Because it’s you (plural) <—- I think he changed this part for Cassiopeia~<3
After the song, everyone was on stage again and the MC asked about how he composed that song and he mentioned about getting the melody first and that he gets inspiration from the hard times that they’ve been having recently (all fans go ‘awwwwww’)… and then they talk about Jaejoong and Junsu also learning how to compose and improving their skills… but Jaejoong was quick to mention he does it whenever Junsu is not around haha~ Cos the last time he was composing, Junsu suddenly appeared and gave some inputs in his song that’s why they become co-composers haha~the MC asked if they ever fight because of those circumstances but they just joke around and said it’s a good collaboration and it had a good output. They sang a bit of Shelter~ <3
Q&A part was over and they put out a new board, it’s 소원을 말해봐/ Tell me your wish! It’s also another board with post-its with the fans wishes and they will fulfill those wishes~~~ yey!!~
The first wish granted was a fan wanting a piece of hair from each of them and it was really funny cos they didn’t even bat an eyelash and started pulling out pieces of hair from their heads~ The MC checked and said she’s holding the member’s hairs and would wrap each individually to give the fan later~ (dunno though if the fan really got it haha~)
Then the MC continued checking the board for more wishes to be granted and read out some posts aloud, there were some post its saying “Jaejoong oppa, why do you kiss so well?” and Jaejoong was laughing so hard! XD There was also a mention of one fan asking for Junsu to contact her and giving him her number hahaha~
The next wish was for Yoochun to faintly (아련하게) say a girl’s name… and they were discussing how that would be, to say something faintly… and the MC asked Jaejoong since he had acting experience if he can help them out~ he then starts semi-whispering something (i forgot)but he says that not all the time you have to do it like that~ sometimes you can also shout it out and it will be counted as saying it “faintly”… I dunno. Haha~ So Yoochun screams out this girl’s name but the scream is like a bit helpless? As if he’s tryin to find her but cannot find her no matter how hard he searched. That feeling. Of course everyone went wild. How many times would Yoochun be able to say your name? XD (and since this is Korea and chances of having the same name is very high, he probably made about 30, 40 or more people in the crowd happy saying their name~ ㅋㅋㅋ)
The next request was for Junsu to take it off. Take what off? The fan didn’t write anything so everybody was shouting whatever and Jaejoong overheard fans shouting for Junsu to take off his pants and he was cracking so hard!!~ In the end, he stood up and started taking off his jacket! Crowd went wild! and then he started unbuttoning his shirt and continued to unbutton maybe about 4 or 5 buttons until his chest area was exposed. XD And then he stopped the teasing and put the buttons on and his jacket too. Cheering died. haha!~
The MC got another post it and it was for Jaejoong~ The fan wanted to meet Jaejoong and go onstage but since the fan was sitting far away from the stage and there was no time, Jaejoong just made a video message to her~ He looked straight into the camera and started talking… I didn’t get everything he said but the way he was saying it was quite funny cos he was using old Korean, ending with “하오”~ if you watched period dramas, it’s like that~ hahaha~ In the end he said “Let’s be healthy and happy always”… something like that.
And the last fan to be granted her wish was a fan who wanted to read out a letter she made for Junsu…(I think this part was scripted though, the fan might have been pre-selected cos the contents of her letter were projected on the screens and this is needed to borrow time) The fan was saying heartfelt messages on how she was a fan since their debut and how she rooted for him and stuff, like normal fan letters~ and after a good minute or so, the MC asked Junsu to give his answer to the fan at that moment and he cannot say ‘Thank you’ and the usual replies…and he said he cannot think of a response just yet and that he will just get her number and call her later~ hahaha~
While she was reading it out aloud and since it’s a letter for Junsu, the spot light was on Junsu and later I noticed that Jaejoong and Yoochun left the stage! XD I thought they felt misplaced there so they just went off the stage but… after the letter was read, they went out to get Junsu’s cake!!!~ after Junsu replied, they went out with the cake and candles were lit too!!~
Everyone sang the birthday song for Junsu with Jaejoong leading the song and he blew the candles on the cake~ Before that the MC asked him to make a wish and he said if it’s okay if wish it from his heart and so he was quiet and was just looking at the candles and looked like he was really sincere in wishing~~~ T.T he was also given a bouquet of flowers~~~ Jaejoong said that normally when they get birthday cakes, they throw it on the celebrant’s face but they can’t do it today cos they got an ice cream cake for Junsu and it’s so hard haha~ They all took turns touching the cake it was funny. XD And Yoochun and Jaejoong said their wishes for Junsu… Yoochun said something like for Junsu not to take it too hard now that they’re having hard times and for Jaejoong, he wishes that he can do something (i didn’t get what T.T) with Yoochun without Junsu… And people laughed. I didn’t get what he said, sad. T.T But then he was joking and proceeded to a more serious tone, and said that among them three, Junsu is the one who’s really taking it too hard and where they get their strength from, and that he was like their leader (among them three)…. Junsu looked like he was about to cry from what he was hearing from the other two, but he’s just listening hard and concentrating I guess. ^^ And fans started to shout “안아줘” or “hug!” and the the MC told him he should hug the members and it was so funny cos he was laughing like a kid and he went into the middle of Jaejoong and Yoochun and went to hug Yoochun first and then Jaejoong~~ <333
And then it was Junsu’s turn to sing~ He said it’s a song he sang when he was in the first year of middle school, and the fans knew instantly what song it was… it was “Greatest Love of All”….
Ignore the fact that he forgot some words and he slurs some of them, he sang it with all his heart and I was so touched by this I had tears falling down my eyes it was funny. I don’t cry easily except when I’m really really happy or touched, and this is definitely one of those times. T.T
After Junsu’s solo stage, the three got back on stage carrying some items… Yoochun has a wine glass, Jaejoong had 2 DVDs, and Junsu has a heater. Turns out those will be presents to three lucky fans in the crowd… Jaejoong said that since it’s a special day, 12.12, they will give the gifts to birthday celebrants of that day… and there were about 12 or 15 celebrants present among the crowd~ (yes24 provided them a list^^)… so first Yoochun explained about the wine glass.. there are 4 wine glasses in his house but two got broken so he’s left with only 2 more wine glasses… he’ll give one to the fan and the other one is his, so they will be couple wine glasses~ XD Jaejoong’s DVDs are Moulin Rouge and The Secret Code Live in Tokyo Dome… He said he has watched Moulin Rouge for over 10 times and he likes it a lot so he wants the fan to watch it too with that in mind~~~ and Junsu… it was epic. Haha! He was holding a heater, one that looks like an oven toaster hahaah~ He says it’s cold nowadays and fans should keep warm, and he even signed the front of the heater. XD Everybody was cracking up but hey, that’s practical and useful~ I won’t mind getting a heater from Junsu hahahaha! XD
So they picked winners and each fan gets to go up the stage~ While picking out winners, Jaejoong jokingly called his own name and gave an innocent stare hahaha~ All the three fans who got picked were too shy to come near them and were squeezing themselves with each other and Jaejoong said, “Are you all friends?” hahaha~ cos they were too close! XDDD So they separated a bit and the fan who Yoochun picked was sent to get her prize (but she’s too shy and seemed like she didn’t even wanna get near Yoochun… WHY?! It’s your chance!!! Grab it! hahahaha~) and fans were shouting 안아줘, signaling the fan to get her opportunity of a lifetime to get a hug from Yoochun BUT she was extending her hand waving “NO!” and it was so funny cos everyone was like, “wtf?! It’s YOOCHUN!!!!” and even Yoochun was taken aback by the reaction and was like, “it seems like she doesn’t want me to hug her” but then with more cheering, she shake his hand and then he hugs her for a millisecond. She then bows away and stays as far away as she can from Yoochun heheheheh~ Maybe she’s afraid jealous fans would hunt her down cos they know her name and her birthday, very easy catch. XD
The next one was Jaejoong and she gave the fan those two DVDs, and it was funny cos he wiped his hands well on his jeans and just shook her hand. No screams for hugs, no nothing~ XD Same for Junsu, he just handed the gift and shook the fan’s hand.
After giving gifts to the fans, the representative for the foundation went up the stage and gave some speech and the cheque worth 10,000,000 Won (about $8500) was given by Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu. I’m not too sure if the amount came from their pockets, maybe it did. T.T Not even receiving proper compensation and still having the heart to do such deeds. <3 A fun thing though, Junsu forgot his spiels and the MC literally had to come over and make him read from the script, he took some time reading through it with his eyes and then acted as if nothing happened~ XD He said something about the donation boxes outside and that fans can help out by donating any amount~~~
After that, they said goodbyes and shouted ‘사랑해요’ all together!~<333… they said a lot of things I didn’t understand much and this translation would be helpful~
YC: I had a lot of fun today.
YC: It was so nice to see you all.
YC: In the fourth album there was Don’t Say Goodbye, right?
YC: You know the video the fans all over the world made with that song? We saw it.
YC: -something here I can’t hear because of fans going ‘awwwww’-
YC: We’re taking some time off to sort through everything slowly,
YC: while listening to all the little things you all have to say,
YC: so we thank you so much for helping us this far
YC: and we will work hard to be better. Thank you.
JJ: Yes uh, we thank you all so much because a lot of people helped us out today.
JJ: And I also do feel sorry for having to end our time together today like this.
JJ: I think that today was a very meaningful day for all of you and for us as well.
JJ: And for a long time, I want to set up meetings with all of you
JJ: to talk about the things we haven’t been able to talk about yet.
JJ: -something here, it’s a little fuzzy-
JJ: So in the future I hope there are good times, bad times and great times ahead of us.
JJ: So let’s keep loving each other and go on like this. Thank you.
JS: First of all, I feel great knowing that we had a nice time here.
JS: I’m happy that we could even give a little help to _____ (can’t hear)
JS: And I want to have my birthday party with you all.
JS: I think today was very meaningful to us.
We were made to think it was the end… XD Everybody started to chant “믿어요!” Mideoyo! (We trust you!) and the chanting continued and fans started singing 믿어요… Some fans wanted to get out earlier but the super strict security guards were keeping the doors locked and telling everyone not to leave their seats. They were scary. But the lights started to get dim again and then the MC came out and said that fans might feel that it’s too short and would want more, so they will give us more!~
This time the three went out wearing santa hats and they looked soooo cute!~
Jaejoong said that everyone should sing along!!~ They sang a Christmas medley which they started with ‘Silent Night’ followed with ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’… Yoochun was playing with the snow maker and was spraying a lot while singing, Junsu was just concentrating on singing and Jaejoong keeps on forgetting the words but Junsu’s there to fill the gaps hehehe~ It seems they didn’t practice for this and might be just an impromptu performance cos they weren’t sure of which version they would do for ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’… they were doing some parts in Korean and some in English, and the three have been doing different versions each but all the more that it was fun and special~ XD They just sing and they were enjoying it a lot, figuring out how to sing the song while they’re singing it~ But of course they’re professionals and could pull off a performance without any practice so… there we have it. A very special Christmas medley. <3
091212 Jaechunsu singing White Xmas
091212 Smile Again Fanmeet Carol Song
After that, it was really done and everyone was rushing to go outside and go home cos it’s exam period for most college students and they all have to study of course… When I got out of the gym, this is what I saw. Whoah.
The power of three.
NOTE (from the author)
Pictures of Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu taken from the event ARE NOT MINE.
Credit goes to the awesome people at these sites. How they got to play ninja and sneak in pictures and videos is just beyond me. Wow. You’re amazing, people~ THANK YOU VERY MUCH. <333
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and from where I saw all these pics, and where I found the missing ‘links’ aka the parts I didn’t understand from the talks~~~ <333
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