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Keeping the Faith 7

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Hello everyone! It has been a while. I hope you guys are doing well. As for me, I am alive and well in South Korea.

My apologies for being MIA over the past two months. My visit to New York did not turn out as expected and it is taking longer than I predicted to settle down here in Korea. As I never approach writing even the simplest paragraph with ease, I was only able to periodically clean out the spam box and check in briefly to see the site was still functioning over the past two months due to the lack of mental and temporal leisure. If I didn’t reply to a specific question or request you left on another post, please accept my apologies and leave it here in this thread again.

Thank you to everyone who emailed me or left a message. I was both touched and ashamed by your concern and patience. You guys are seriously the best and I’m sorry for not being able to conquer my mental block to get back to writing for this blog. I wish I was one of those efficient and prolific writers but sadly, I am not. So thank you once again for your patience!

The only drama I’ve been watching regularly is My Daughter, Seoyoung and I watched the first two episodes of That Winter, The Wind Blows. It was surreal catching the episodes live here in Korea. My Daughter, Seoyoung has been the predictable weekend family drama fare- nothing spectacular but quite addicting- while the first two episodes of TWTWB left me excited about its prospects. It looks cold in Korea, doesn’t it, in that drama? Yeah, it is cold here. And it’s going to be cold for some time more. Why?!?!?

One of the best things about being in Korea was meeting Softy. Besides showing me the best places to eat, she let me know that the other Keeping the Faith post was getting too big. She “strongly” suggested that even if I couldn’t write a full post, I should at least make a new fangirling thread. Hee, Softy keeps me on track in so many ways.

I will be checking this thread often, I promise. I finally got a smartphone so I can be like everyone else here in Korea, constantly bent over the cellphone and ignoring the surroundings. Hee. I think I can even start watching my dramas on the smartphone. Hahahaha!

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  1. WendyM #

    I uploaded into this web-album all the pictures that Minozlove and CallieP took from the Scrapbook for Lee Min Ho
    https://plus.google.com/photos/107504097830584801073/albums/5854179392514784801?banner=pwa&authkey=CNHxq5rSq6n2bg

    March 11, 2013
    • Sussie #

      amazing!! really LOVE IT!

      March 12, 2013
    • Pam #

      Awesome pics of out main man! You ladies are so sweet to share your pics with us! Can’t believe you saw him twice! Lucky!!! Keep those pics and video coming!

      March 13, 2013
      • minozlove #

        Pam, my very precious chingu, where are you? OMO it is SO wonderful to hear from you, I was just thinking about you. Do you mind emailing me at minozlovem@gmail.com. I have a question for you, omo I am so overjoyed you are here again πŸ™‚

        March 18, 2013
  2. WendyM #

    I uploaded into this web-album the pictures that Minozlove and CallieP of Lee Min Ho both at LAX and Toyota Fan meet.

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/107504097830584801073/albums/5854124210640189617?authkey=CPeH28Xig9uoTA

    March 11, 2013
    • Sussie #

      good job girls!! You took lot of great photos of him *Handsome* ^^

      March 12, 2013
  3. aPpLe bOx #

    Hi joonni, hi everybody,

    Thanks again to Klove CallieP Minozlove & Conjie. Their LMH encounter brings much joy to me and to all Faithlings/buddies here. Thanks for the pics/vids.

    Now, is he our next target?

    (Credit – hkum 1007, posted at youtube)

    Jeiz, agree? In Singapore, you’ll see him?

    March 11, 2013
    • Jeiz #

      @apple box
      Im hoping and praying…. So much πŸ™‚

      March 12, 2013
      • Sussie #

        Good Luck!! πŸ˜‰ Talk to minozlove so she can tell you how she did to have so much good luck by her side! πŸ˜‰

        March 12, 2013
        • Jeiz #

          @sussie
          Thanks gutterbud!!

          March 12, 2013
    • Sussie #

      Oh my! Oh My! he Β΄s more handsome than ever! I missed him so much… hope we will see him real soon in a drama πŸ˜€

      PS: Definitely my target!! (he always has been hehehe)

      March 12, 2013
      • I agree, he has gotten handsomer. I kind of forgot for a bit about the dimples. I wonder what’s next for him.

        March 13, 2013
    • minozlove #

      Omo, target, so well put, this man, death of me πŸ™‚

      March 18, 2013
  4. aPpLe bOx #

    H.O.T.
    Hunk Over the Top

    before he crossed the street, he looked back, smiled…..OMO, lucky lucky fans!

    Credit- SecretGardenKD / posted @ youtube

    March 11, 2013
    • Sussie #

      *fainting* he is so charming!! OMO!

      March 12, 2013
    • minozlove #

      omo apple, eyegasm, fainting here again, aigooooo, really, chonmalyo, sex appeal of this man, gasping for air here, on the floor, someone, palli palli palli with the oxygen mask for me :):):)

      March 18, 2013
  5. WendyM #

    Toyota Press Conference LA 2013.03.10

    Credit HaloHalo TV

    March 12, 2013
    • Juliane.Lee #

      thanks wendym! this is just awesome. πŸ™‚

      March 12, 2013
    • Geneva Ashdene #

      WendyM Thanks!

      March 12, 2013
    • Sussie #

      thx for sharing!!

      PS: He seems to totally understand English… maybe he is only a little shy to speak it (maybe he is afraid of his pronunciation… I understand him if thatΒ΄s it!… it happens to me sometimes hehe)

      March 12, 2013
      • Juliane.Lee #

        yeah, i think so too! but it would be really nice if he should try to speak english sometimes. it would impress international minoz more. nevertheless he’s impressive in his own ways. πŸ˜€

        March 12, 2013
      • It seems like he does understand, but still wants to make sure he is getting it properly, so he uses the interpreter. I also agree that because he has quite and accent he is probably very self conscious. To speak well, he needs to practice and build confidence. Even though I knew English very well, when I first came to US, it was very hard to speak out of fear to make a mistake or sounding funny. I feel for the guy.

        March 13, 2013
        • WendyM #

          Me too. Even tough I knew English (read/write) I was tongue-tied for the 1st 1-2 months also. There was a period of 4-6 months that I was too concerned with my own accent. But if he wants to film in Hollywood he needs to start practicing a little.

          March 13, 2013
          • minozlove #

            Omo, when LMH was reading those “faithful” numbers at the meetup, I thought they sounded so sweet, I had to really listen for them since they sounded to me like rounded around edges, you know how Korean sounds so incredibly sweet, that is how his English sounded to me. When I read either English or Korean it sounds to me like I am chopping wood, so harsh, maybe my Slavic accent, aigoooooo :). I wish I spoke English with Korean accent, it would be more pleasing to everyone’s ears.

            You know what is really funny, when I met my hubby initially who has very strong british accent, I thought that he had such a cute accent, and I didn’t at all. Then I had to record myself for school and when I heard my accent I nearly fell of the chair, I was like: oh God how can anyone understand what I am saying, I was just so shocked. So my hubby said: you thought I was the only one with the accent?????? YOURS IS SO MUCH STRONGER, I am really pabuya ha ha hah

            March 18, 2013
            • WendyM #

              JAJAJA Minozlove, I know what you are saying. I used to hear my own voice and not recognize myself sounded like an alien was speaking with my mouth. I do speak softly in English compared to Spanish but I am not a loud speaker.

              March 18, 2013
    • Wow, thanks. This is the first one where I could actually hear and understand what he was saying

      March 13, 2013
    • imja yogi #

      awesome, thanks for sharing wendym….

      March 13, 2013
  6. Sunshine #

    Hey Joonni, glad you made it to S.K. safe and sound. Sure it is absolutely amazing being there in person. Hope public transport ( if you are using it) hasn’t been too much of an adjustment.( Read some expat blogs that mentioned it could get quite hairy at times.) Will you be writing about your new experiences there so we can live vicariously through you? (Pretty please)

    P.s. sorry it has been so long. I’ve stopped watching dramas completely. Biggest hug to you, Softy, and all the faithfull pledge sisters.

    March 12, 2013
  7. SH #

    Joonni –

    I’m gonna leave this here…Hope you enjoy it πŸ˜›

    http://hsmaker.com/harlemshake.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fjoonni.com%2F

    You have to zoom out to 75% to see the full effect.

    Miss you πŸ™‚

    March 13, 2013
  8. Hi. There are hundreds of pictures from the fanmeet already. Not all of them the best quality for your LMH collection. I found this site – pretty good. Wanted to share.
    http://kpopsavant.com/2013/03/12/kpopsavant-exclusive-lee-min-ho-the-one-only-fan-meet-pics/

    March 13, 2013
  9. Juliane.Lee #

    Hi, I just want to share this. I used google translate to understand at least a part of it. hehe If anyone can translate, it would be great!

    This speaks about LMH releasing an album and having a tour. πŸ™‚

    http://m.media.daum.net/entertain/enews/view?newsid=20130314081007496

    March 13, 2013
  10. Juliane.Lee #

    Actor Lee Min Ho is going to release his first album.

    Lee Min Ho’s agency stated on March 14th, “In the coming month of May, Lee Min Ho’s special album will be released worldwide, and around the end of May, he will begin his world live tour starting with Korea.” Although there were times before when Lee Min Ho sang live in front of his fans at his fan meetings, this will be his first time officially releasing an album of his own.

    This album was not created to show that he will debut as a singer but rather for fan service. Lee Min Ho received many love calls from not only within Korea, but from various countries, and they are planning to fulfill those requests. Also, this special album took 2 years to complete. In addition, some of the profits that will be made from the album will be donated to charity to spread the love.

    Ever since Lee Min Ho held his fan meetings, he did participate in producing some of his songs and show performances, but he wasn’t able to provide music service nor appeared in any TV programs which made the fans eager for him to see him more. Ever since Lee Min Ho’s popularity arose from appearing in ‘Boys Over Flowers’ and ‘City Hunter,’ he received many love calls not only from Asia, but also countries from Latin America, Middle East, Europe, etc.

    Along with Lee Min Ho’s love tour, he will release his own album in May and will start his event in Korea first, and then go across 10 different cities within China, Japan, Thailand, Philippines, etc. A representative of his agency revealed that the tour will end in July and will be a live talk show concert.

    Lee Min Ho commented about his music album, “My goal is to become a great actor, and I do not have any plans on debuting as a singer, but rather wanted to show my gratitude by giving a gift to my fans who have continuously supported me,” and, “I will do my best to come back as quickly as possible with a new acting project. I appreciate your big support and love.”

    A representative of his agency commented, “We’ve been continuously getting requests about adding songs that were sung by him from previous performances, and we also wanted to add new songs which was why it took us 2 years to complete this album,” and, “Since he doesn’t officially plan on promoting his music, he plans on promoting his songs by showing live performances in front of his fans.”

    cre: http://m.media.daum.net/
    specially to Ms. Solly of leeminhoworld for the english translation

    March 13, 2013
  11. WendyM #

    LMH back in Seoul Posted by Minoz FB

    March 16, 2013
    • Juliane.Lee #

      i wonder where he’d been this few days. No news and all before he came back to Seoul. Looks like uri daejang had a vacay. :))

      March 18, 2013
  12. Kandiboo #

    Joonni-ssi, how are you in Seoul? I saw that it’s still cool/cold in Korea.. it’s HOT here already, I don’t know what’s wrong with the weather…

    *sigh*

    Missing your insightful updates!!!!!!!!

    March 16, 2013
    • minozlove #

      Hi Kandiboo, it is really LOVELY in Korea now, days when it is raining but not too cold and days when it is just so beautiful

      March 19, 2013
      • Kandiboo #

        hi minozlove! i was enjoying your vids (above) with LMH hehehehee. although admittedly i am an even bigger fan of Hyun Bin and HE’S COMING TO TOWN! I’m super excited!!!!!

        at least you get gorgeous weather. we had thunder and lightening yesterday and horrible cloudy weather today.

        March 20, 2013
        • minozlove #

          Omo Kandiboo (I LOVE your name) YES, please do keep us updated on Hyun Bin, that man is the death of me. If LMH is an angel, HB is sexy swooooning for me, and what does a girl say about that, but give me more :):):). Aigooo, I am off to a corner now Joonni, so sorry, but it just had to be expressed, ha hahah. Kandiboo, where exactly is he going to be? Are you ready with crayji glue to attach yourself to him? It really worked well here πŸ™‚

          March 20, 2013
          • Kandiboo #

            hello! sorry for the late reply πŸ™‚ i never thought that my name was anything special, but hey, thanks!

            I actually had the guts to join the official HB fan club, haha. He’s coming to Hong Kong on Apr 20th and I am trying to get my act together before then so I can enjoy him as much as possible in the fan meeting!!!!!! wakkakakaak!! It will probably be the first, and last time that I will be able to see him in action – I don’t think fan meetings will happen very often, and unfortunately as time passes (and responsibilities increase) I will probably have less opportunity to fly to SK for concerts etc as well. *sigh*

            Lemmesee if i can sneak in a picture of two of Binnie (I highly doubt it, as crazily possessive SK and China organizers will probably not allow any cameras or picture taking).

            And I am still looking forward to LMH in the new drama (despite PSH).

            April 6, 2013
  13. CallieP #

    Before I start on my experiences with meeting or seeing LMH, I want to say that I am not a Kdrama fan. I don’t really go for pure love stories (with no interesting plot) or makjang. However I did enjoy a couple of comedies and dramas with an interesting story line (love is of course part of the equation). When my mother was here two years ago, I borrowed DVDs for her. One was Boys over Flowers. She did not get to see it but after she left, I found BOF on my Netflix list of movies. My brother had somehow found it while searching through the movie list. I did not even know Netflix had Korean dramas. Anyway, I saw it out of curiosity and had no real reaction to LMH or the drama. Then Netflix listed other Korean dramas. I saw the synopsis of City Hunter and was intrigued by it, watched it and realized that this is the BOF guy. I really, really liked City Hunter, the storyline (there were some flaws of course) but on the whole the production was slick, well-made and LMH was perfect as Lee Yoon Sung.
    I started looking for other dramas that he did and watched BOF again. LMH is the only actor whether Korean or not, I am willing to go all the way to LA for. Gukja, I think you are the only other person who is also a LMH fan only and no one else. Am I correct? I did not expect it but LMH really hooked me. Something about the way he portrayed Lee Yoon Sung really got to me. If someone had told me I would be attracted to a Korean actor, I would have pooh poohed it. I spend too much time on him as it is, on web sites, blogs, You Tube, dramas when there are a lot of other things that I should be doing. He is addicting like a drug and I must have my fix for the day. Hee! Hee!
    I have seen a few Kdramas that I sort of like or thought that it was well made but LMH’s dramas are the only ones that I can see again and again without getting bored. I like seeing his BTS and interactions with his co-workers and fans. However I notice that he is very serious with his fans, even though he laughs and jokes a little, and was so adorable singing β€œSay Yes” in a concert in China. I have not seen him play around like he did with KHS in Faith, not really seen a lot of his playful self in fan meetings or concerts. (He did a cute thing at the Toyota fan meet though; he jiggled his hands after he said β€œ I love you”.) I like his smile, his laugh, his adorkableness, his looks, his height and body build, his cuteness, his sincerity, his good nature, pleasantness, his caring behavior for his co-workers, his guilelessness, his lack of ego, his down to earth, unassuming temperament, and last but not least his acting (knowing when not to overact even when some of his fans criticize him or being wooden especially in Faith).
    I just read a translation of an interview in Japan where he said that he did not think he performed well in Faith. That he gave himself a score of only 50% out of 100 and that anyone else could have portrayed Choi Young just as well or even better. (Do we beg to differ? There were a few parts where he could have been better but on the whole, he was the perfect Choi Young. ) He also talked about having to have iced towels under his armor since it was so hot in summer. He said after some fight scenes, he had to rest 40 minutes to recover.
    I watched with anticipation as LMH walked towards where I was waiting by the concrete railing. I pointed out to Minozlove, that LMH is coming down the walkway, the person in the black trench coat and City Hunter cap. The first thing that struck me as he got closer was how waif-like he looked. He looked like he could have easily been blown away by the wind. One thing really took me off guard as I looked expectantly for the famous LMH’s face was that he looked different. Here was the face of a very young looking boy, very thin, smooth-skinned and fair. He looked more like LMH’s younger brother and for a moment I was uncertain. Was this a look alike LMH to throw us off guard? His tallness was not very apparent to me as well. I had seen him so many times on You Tube and almost all his dramas. I had seen everything I could get my hands on except Secret Campus which is not available anywhere. I had seen his dramas several times each. I should know how he looks. You must understand that he was walking towards me so he would be small from a distance and getting larger as he came closer. However, at that angle, he just looked unfamiliar. Another thing that unsettled me was, as he came through the walkway, he kept as close to the wall. He looked straight ahead, avoiding looking at his fans and trying to pretend to be one of the regular folks. He did not wave and smile like he did just the day before when he left Incheon airport to fly to LA. He did look very chic in his City Hunter outfit and cute but I was shocked by how thin and small his face was, not the round face cherub that Softy talked about. According to Softy, he puts on weight when he is not filming. This boy looks like he has been working himself to death. I worried that he might be anorexic or ill.
    As he walked into the main hall but still in the area designated just for passengers, some fans shouted from the other end and he waved. A group of fans walked into the area anyway and engulfed him, passed him their gifts and then moved away. I saw him holding some gift bags and looked a bit nonplussed, as if not sure of where to go next. From there, he did look more like LMH himself, he then walked out of the passenger area towards the exit. Fans engulfed him completely and all I could see was his black City Hunter cap. I stayed a little away not getting into the crowd. As he got into the car, I tried to get a glimpse of him but could not see anything either because the car was tinted. When I was staring at him, I lost track of Minozlove. I found out a little later that Minozlove had moved quickly into the crowd and was in front of him and got a couple of good shots. She can be seen in some videos and the voice saying Kamsamida is hers. Looking through the videos later, I can see that he looked slightly uncomfortable at times and definitely made a turn to avoid the fans coming at him with their gifts. Klove also made some good observations.In the videos, I saw that he did relax more and smile, wave and said β€œThank you” as he got closer to his car. He acknowledged his fans shouts and he was very careful with his gifts. He is very gracious. However there is a definite sense of reserve. It could be that he was tired, had a headache, was shy, not sure how aggressive American fans are, and did not want to be mobbed. I also rationalized later that the reason he did not wave in the beginning when he was on the walkway could be that he did not assume that everyone standing there was waiting for him. He did not expect to be the center of attraction.
    I am more of the stalker type like Choi Young, who likes to watch from a slight distance but I really regretted not planning better and getting closer to him earlier so that my view would not blocked by a group of fans. I think I dropped the ball on that. I think a big reason for my failure too was that I was so stunned by his appearance that I became paralyzed and did not spring into action like Minozlove did. That girl zooms in with resolve. I should have hung to her coattails. I would have been closer to LMH if I did instead of staring like a zombie. I did not think the fans would engulf him, so naive of me.
    The whole interaction at the airport was less than 5 minutes. Three minutes is more like it, really short and fast. Only two people a man and a woman picked him and his bodyguard up. There was also a camera man. Actually the young lady and man were standing next to Minozlove and me. Minoz, bless her, immediately piped up and asked him if he was here to see LMH and if he knew who LMH was. The guy mumbled yes. So we thought he was a fan. However, I joked with Minozlove that maybe this guy is LMH’s friend and was here to pick him up and, boy, did I hit it on the nail. Don’t know if he is really a friend or an employee from Toyota.
    There was someone at the airport who said β€œWho the heck is that?” I am sure he wished that the screaming Asian girls were screaming for him instead. 
    At the airport, Minozlove connected with Solly of LMH World and she invited Minozlove to attend the fan dinner that night and said that she could bring her two friends. It was a nice dinner in Korea town at the BCD Tofu House. It was pretty crowded, we talked to a few people there. There were an older couple Val and Victor who just came back from a trip to Hawaii. They had goodie bags for all of us. She also had prizes for a raffle draw. Minozlove won one. She had the luck of the draw that two days. Solly wanted to have a meeting which was not practical at the restaurant. They finally found a place at the Galleria Mall, in the food court. We pulled tables together. It was a perfect venue. Everyone had to introduce themselves, say where they were from and why they liked LMH. Val liked his eyes I think and she also said that she was in the acting business and her opinion was that anyone who could do BOF, PT, CH and Faith, such varied roles shows the hallmark of a great actor and at such a young age too. I agree with her totally. Some others liked his smile, his eyes, his lips, etc.
    Then they had a pop quiz on LMH for some prizes. FilchiNY said that I was lucky when I won a prize from the fan meeting. It was not luck. I happened to know the answers to a lot of the quiz questions. I could have swept all the prizes if they had let me. I got the Start1 magazine, a Trugen and Semir clothes catalogue, two calendars, and the Choi Young flash drive doll. Later they gave everyone an Innisfree poster. He looked gorgeous in the poster. Then Solly talked about the fan meet the next day, gave us banners and bracelets. We were glad that we made it- Minozlove, Conjie and me.

    March 16, 2013
    • edna #

      thank you for this very detailed account of yours…i love it!

      March 16, 2013
      • Juliane.Lee #

        so wonderful, calliep! i felt so connected with the way you wrote your experience. so happy for you girls! πŸ™‚

        March 17, 2013
    • imja yogi #

      many many thanks for sharing calliep and minozlove…loveee it……

      March 17, 2013
    • faithful fan #

      Many, many thanks to CallieP, Minozlove and Conjie

      for the time and effort on that beautiful LMH scrapbook and for sharing with us the detailed account of the meeting with LMH.

      It must have been a memorable experience for the you gals see LMH live.

      Kamsahamnida

      March 17, 2013
      • CallieP #

        Thanks Edna, Juliane Lee, Imja Yogi, faithful fan. I have Part 2 coming out soon.

        March 17, 2013
      • minozlove #

        Omo faithful fan, it is lovely to meet you, thank you so much for your comment, it was such a beautiful coming together of wonderful people here at Joonni’s and soompi’s who all contributed just spectacular pieces. I was printing until some weird hours of the night and applebox was keeping me company. Right before the meet up, 2 weeks before I had a very important deadline at work so after I posted information on the scrapbook I had to take a week off coordinating so FilchiNY of her own doing started coordinating with fans, and I felt so blessed to have her to that just on her own without me having to ask, oh, it was just priceless. So every step of the way this was fans pouring love for uri LMH and it was just such a joy doing the final work with Callie P, oh it was wonderful. The whole thing was one beautiful spirit shining towards HRH LMH. So happy you like it. πŸ™‚

        March 18, 2013
    • aPpLe bOx #

      CallieP,
      Thank you so much. Omo, such an experience for the books! As I keep telling minozlove, the moment was yours, for the three of u and for klove too….that u had to meet MinHo ssi, that moment was a “done deal”, long before we even thought it was possible….so happy for u three, klove too, such fangirling memories, to die-for, really πŸ™‚

      March 17, 2013
  14. CallieP #

    Reply from Minozlove:

    My very very precious CallieP, omo, this is making smile so loud, I am going to be exhiled from this lovely hotel here in Korea. What can I say about this narrative, except kamsahamnida for writing it. I LOVE your description. I will just add that it is thanks to Wendy who posted the address of the flight and appple’s call that we sprung into action to go to the airport. without you two ladies we would have slaved over darn scrapbook, which was a good work and all, BUT seeing LMH, basically with no guards and no crowds was amazing. LIKE AMAZING DEFINED. I just thought that his face was like porcellan, totally smooth, I could not believe.I was so TAKEN by his kindness, he never lost composure for a second, he looked so incredibly shy, ethereal to me. Like a cloud of loveliness moving amongst his fans, almost not really there. The experience felt surreal to me.

    I wanted to make sure we are prepared so I interviewed passengers as they were coming off the plain: Hi, where did you just come from? And people generally looked pleasant and told me where they were from. Then, some guy was picking someone up and put a pink sign right in front of our faces, so I was like: Hey, jogio, MOVE!!!!!!! YOU ARE BLOCKING MY VIEW HERE BUDDY!!!!!!!!. But I didn’t say it like that, right Callie, I was polite. The guy moved close to us so we started talking, he was waiting for some Bahid guy, so when he arrived we of course gave him royal greeting and he was like: Who are you? I said, hey Bahid, welcome to LA. So that is how we spent this time, serving as a welcoming committee to LAX for almost ah hour.

    This was such a remarkable narrative, please Callie keep writing πŸ™‚

    March 16, 2013
    • aPpLe bOx #

      CalieP, MLove, Conjie, klove – all Your detailed L.A. “LMH diaries” (with oics & vids) somehow embolden me to re-watch Faith. I was
      afraid to re-watch it cuz of the post-Faith downtime. So, even I always wanted to re-watch, fear held me back…..Your recent “rendezvous” emboldens me!

      March 17, 2013
      • WendyM #

        @Applebox
        If you re-watch Faith you will be back in rehab! It happen to me in January πŸ™‚

        March 17, 2013
        • aPpLe bOx #

          Omo 😦

          March 17, 2013
      • CallieP #

        Happy watching Faith again. I am watching the wind that blows … when I can. I think I am at Episode 6. I know you are really into it. Voldermort is pretty. πŸ™‚

        March 17, 2013
        • minozlove #

          I am totally with you Wendy, Applebox, I am totally afraid to watch Faith, but since Soompi clan is recapping episode 24 I am going to watch it this Friday, does anyone want to watch episode 24 this Friday? I want to dare doing it, I might collapse, so I might need those minoxy masks :):):)

          March 18, 2013
          • WendyM #

            Sorry I really can’t do it again yet. I still remember what happened in January. I put EP1 to see one scene…next thing I know I ended up watching Faith the whole weekend, all 24 episodes in 3 days. I cried again after the antidote was broken…and then had those daydreaming days thinking of the story while driving. I am safe staying away from it for now.

            March 18, 2013
            • minozlove #

              Oh Wendy, Klove I totally get it. I totally do, I have not now watched anything faith related until latest joonni’s translation and I cried so much that I got scared. I won’t do it either then, yes, scared of relapse. Wow, I am so happy to see how you all experienced this drama, since at times I worried for my sanity…

              March 19, 2013
      • I’m still afraid to rewatch it. In fact, I can not even listen to the music. I tried to see the first episode, needed something for my fanfic and got upset, since I can not watch all the episodes in a row to avoid a sure heart attack. I think I will take my sweet time to just recall the things I can handle and avoid the things I can not. Once I’m completely done with all of my stories (who knows if it ever will happen), I might need a real Faith fix and then I will be a again silly and in love. So far, I have progressed in my feelings into a steady and healthy relationship with the show and its characters. Good luck and let us know how you are surviving face-to-face again.

        March 18, 2013
        • WendyM #

          KLove me too, can’t put on the music. I get these flashback images. I even recall the dialogues where the music was playing. Not long ago I press play on Fanmade video that Gukja left here thinking I was over it already…. and oh my God did I cried myself silly again! I was sad for few days after that incident, so no music…only reading I can for now πŸ™‚

          March 18, 2013
  15. aPpLe bOx #

    Happy weekend Joonni and to all,

    Hope all is well πŸ™‚

    On “twtwb” – Just want to share some thoughts. Few more eps to go. Already, audience is getting more anxious on possible tragic ending. It’s probably the instinct of self-preservation which made me write this in haste days ago…

    ***
    happy ending or not…

    I give unto the writer the pleasure and privilege to dictate the ending. I’d appreciate TWTWB better this way, that is, something that presents itself, in its unadulterated state, fully independent of how I think. In it, I may agree or disagree, I may find solace or trouble, I may seek comfort or cry.

    I watched TWTWB with this expectation and trust. I expected to bask in another person’s idea, or even biases, and digest it in the hope of gaining a new perspective, or simply, to understand what I probably have misunderstood all these years. It is the writer’s handiwork, after all, which I intend to value (not necessarily agree with) as another mindset or as a challenge to my comfort zones. It is a writer’s capacity to be CREATIVE BUT NOT PATRONIZING, which makes me submissive to the story’s lessons, even if my patience and limits will be tested.

    I didn’t watch this Kdrama to make it my own story or to create a puppet. I chose to watch TWTWB not for it to cater to my views or to patronize my prejudices. I would rather experience the story, or take in the bitter with the sweet, albeit vicariously, because it is very enriching to do so. I will suck from it all I could, because it is a good thing to gain another “friend” (the story & its characters) and through this “friend”, re-affirm the dynamics of living and loving.

    We, as audience , definitely stand at a distance, quite beyond the breadth of the writer’s independence and control (which are precisely the very two things which make him/her a writer!). And that to me, is the very essence from which learning, with excitement, breeds.

    When I started the first episode, I was willing to be led where the writer dictates, and possibly be broken, in the end, because that’s how I want to enjoy and learn from it. Otherwise, I would watch another Kdrama.

    Frankly, I wouldn’t be interested to sit through 16 episodes watching some material written only for the sake of pleasing the audience or worse, written solely for the ratings.

    That JIS is hot, is a mere giveaway!

    //earlier posted in another site, using my other username//

    March 17, 2013
    • minozlove #

      Oh God, AppleBox I am moved to tears with your writing. You reminded me, on such a deep level, why I love Kdramas so much. Oh, this is such a heartfelt, moving, beautiful surrender to just being so profoundly human underneath these stories, to LIVING the story, not altering it, no judging, just being washed over with its beauty, its own purpose, its own path. Oh, how these paths carve something very profound in us indeed. I was talking to Softie and Joonni last night about how it might feel when someone likes or dislikes drama, and I can so appreciate people having different views, it is only human to differ, something moves us, even the same person at different times will be moved by different stories, but I just remember when I watched Faith, how EVERYTHING about this drama I LOVE, because I so deeply experience it all, from all the characters, from all the anges. Even when they talk about empty space in the heart, thus desire to travel to “heaven”, oh, how so painfully I felt that whole in my heart last year. I felt then the writer, the director, the story, it all just lives in me and awakens me. THANK YOU for living your Kdramas this way.

      March 18, 2013
  16. CallieP #

    There were three things I wanted to accomplish when I saw LMH in person; to see the 3D version of LMH; to see if he was more handsome in person, to see if he had the wonderful complexion that everyone was oohing and aahing about and finally, to see if his voice was softer in person than on screen (as according to Softy).

    It is amazing to me that LMH can look so different at different times. At the airport, the day before, he reminded me of a waif, like Oliver Twist, thin, pale, delicate, innocent, young, a will-o’-the-wisp, easily blown away by the wind. At the fan meet he looked like Jeon Jin Ho in Personal Taste, mature and sophisticated. In one instance he is a young teenager, cute as a button and in the next, matured enough to be paired with Kim Hee Sun and having the best chemistry and deserving of the best couple award. I find it hard to wrap it around my brain. People have commented that he looks old for his age but it is not true at all. He can look really, really young.

    Does he look more handsome in person? My view is that he looks basically the same. He has lost a lot of weight though. (Conjie, the camera and film expert said that in movies a person tends to look slightly fatter about 5 lbs more than in real life.) However if you look at the shots taken at the airport and at the fan meet, he does look thinner than when he was Choi Young. Is his complexion fantastic? I could not tell. I was a foot away from him at the event but because of the lighting, and fleeting moment, I had no time to properly inspect. At the airport, I was not that close to him, about 10 to 15 feet away, but his face did seem very smooth. His voice was the same but when he spoke English, he spoke softly. I think it was because he was shy of his English.

    The day of the event, Minozlove and I arrived at around 12:30. We were the 59th ticketholder to arrive. We waited for over two hours before we were allowed into the hotel. There we met Althea who came all the way from Chicago and did not have a guest. She kindly allowed Conjie to be her guest. Woo Hoo St. Althea! Are you reading Joonni’s blog?

    The event started with a game that we all had to participate in. We had to collect three stamps so that we could qualify for a raffle ticket. The raffle ticket was for a chance to get an autograph or picture with LMH. At around 4:30 pm we started to line up for the main event. There was a near stampede and Solly of Lee Min Ho World was almost crushed by the crowd. She was shouting that she could not breathe. I tried my best to push people away so that she could get out from the sea of humanity. She finally did. That was a close call.

    When we finally got in, we were at the 7th row which was pretty good. They started the program with Season One and Season Two of The One and Only – the drama/commercial played by LMH. It elicited mirth from the crowds when LMH started sounding like a car salesman. However, I liked the commercial and if suitable, I could get a Toyota. I am in the market for a car. I would look into it.

    After the screening of the LMH commercial, the MC came and talked a little. He was good looking and somewhat funny. He shook the hand of a fan and then said that she should not wash her hands since she just shook the hand of the hand that just shook LMH’s hand. πŸ™‚ He then talked some more and then taught us to shout SarangheO Lee Min Ho when he gave the signal, he began to sound mysterious saying that LMH could enter from one of 5 entrances so which one would it be? We started looking around. I could see professional cameramen aiming their cameras at the back entrance from the left of the room. Then after a drum roll, LMH with his entourage came from the back and walked down the aisle giving the fans a chance to see him up close and personal for a couple of seconds at least. He passed like a foot away from me. He shook hands with some fans just before me. I tried to put out my hand but he went by too quickly.

    I got a close look at him and this time he looked like the LMH I know and older looking than the teenager at the airport. Isn’t that funny? (I bet I sound confusing, don’t I?) He still looked very thin, and his Adam apple (apple box) more prominent than ever, and because of the lighting I could not tell if his skin was smooth as porcelain .Since he was much thinner, it seemed that his smile was not quite the killer smile that I love but still quite beautiful. He did not look as cute as he did at the airport; I think it was his hair, at certain angles it did not look as flattering. I think it was the hairstyle that Wendy M said that she was not liking at all. Is that correct Wendy M? His voice was about the same but when he said β€œI love you” it came out softer.

    The sound system was horrible and I could not make out most of the questions, could not hear LMH’s answers in English because he answered softly as though unsure of his accent. His answers in Korean were louder but I do not understand Korean. His translator spoke softly as well so I could not hear her translations clearly. Some things I got were that he likes to eat steak in the US. Someone said (I can’t remember who) that he believes he is fed better in the US than in Korea. He hopes to act with Leonardo De Caprio someday. He is not ready at the moment because of his English Language skills. He has projects in May, maybe a movie or a drama. He is going to do a music CD and a world tour for his fans. Those are the few things that I got. During the interview, some people went to the center of the aisle to take photos. Minozlove also moved up front and in a few minutes, I followed her and basically was around the second or first row and could see him a little better. I learned my lesson from the airport. I was going to stick to Minozlove.

    After the Q & A, he started drawing raffle tickets from a red box. He read out the numbers in English. The first person was a short Asian girl. She won a robot toy, she shook his hands, took the toy and was about to leave when they stopped her and said she could ask a question, they gave her a card with a question (hmmm…). She asked the question, he answered, and then they took a photo together. Since she was short, he lowered himself to match her height. I can’t remember if she hugged him. Then he picked a second number and second winner did pretty much the same thing. The MC then asked him to pick a whole bunch of tickets at the same time. People started coming up one by one. There were a couple of African American women, a couple of Caucasians. There was a Caucasian lady that was taller than LMH. She was young and had long hair. LMH had to look up and his eyes widened a little. It was so cute, he was like in awe. I guess he is so used to looking down at woman, now he had to look up. J The MC could not help commenting. Wow, she is even taller than LMH. One of the numbers called was Minozlove’s number. Wow, you could hear her shriek with excitement! She went up and went to the back part where LMH signed the poster and shook her hand. She can give you a better description of her experience.

    I was really happy for her; she is such a generous soul so she deserves it. I had just put my camera back and returned to the front again when her number was called so I did not have time to get my camera and take pictures. I thought Conjie would get it but Conjie had, just moments before her number was called, also stopped her recording of the event. So we failed to get a photo of Minozlove with LMH. I was super happy for Minozlove but part of me wanted to be up there with her, to see LMH up close. I did not need the autograph. It might be nice to shake hands or hug but the prize would be to be able to see him face to face and look at his beautiful visage and maybe get a smile just for me like Minozlove did. Sigh!

    … On second thought I should be the one to shake his royal hand. Even though Minozlove is a generous soul and deserves it, I am a more loyal fan. She also adores Hyun Bin and Lee Seong Gi too so LMH has to compete with them for her love. See I told you she is a generous soul. Sorry Minozlove. πŸ™‚

    What were my impressions of him at the event? He is basically a super nice, down to earth, gentle, polite person, very caring, and honest, sincere, straight forward, and somewhat shy. He answers directly and earnestly and, when he is stumped, it shows. I get the feeling that he still can’t believe that he is a super star in Asia and does not act like one. He is not arrogant, very unassuming but tentative and unsure of how he should answer at times. He gets easily embarrassed but he never showed signs of impatience or anger. I think that is the greatest of attraction of LMH from his fans – a person who has not been changed by fame, who gets overwhelmed by the affection shown by his fans and admirers.

    When on cue from the MC we all started to say SaranheO Lee Min Ho, he looked a little teary eyed. He passed his drink to his interpreter and said β€œI love you” and made a heart sign with his hand and then he gave the cute little jiggle with his hands and a grin. He said goodbye and thank you and waved to the audience. Conjie recorded the whole thing so I am anxiously waiting for the video. According to the MC, http://www.Toyota.com/oneandonly/ could not hear the rest of the URL… would have videos of the event. So far, I have not seen it posted yet.

    I was glad that I had the chance to see him close for a second. I was also close to the stage, almost at the front row seat and sitting on the ground so I had a pretty good view of him during the interview.

    Klove and I discussed it; the fan meet was like others, with a set bunch of questions. Not much spontaneity. When the MC asked which Hollywood actress he would like to act with, he seemed stumped and said β€œumm”, 4 times before going to his default answer of wanting to act with Leonard De Caprio. What’s up with that? Does he not have a Hollywood actress that he likes or does not know of one or is too shy to mention names or just sticks to his formulaic answers? It is a little puzzling.

    What we would like is really a chance to ask him real questions and get to know him as a person. I thought the Toyota event might have him seated at a table for 4 hours and ticket holders and their guests, could go up and talk to him and ask questions, more like an informal setting but that was not to be. My sense of dissatisfaction is that I want to be able to stalk him longer. (Hee! Hee!) To see him at a closer distance like a few feet away. Watch him act and joke with his co-actors, be his funny, fun self. I would like to watch him filming. I would not intrude but just watch the real person- fun loving, childish and cute.

    March 17, 2013
    • Pam #

      CallieP, so happy that you girls are sharing your experience. I will have to come back and read all of it later. Thanks!

      March 22, 2013
      • minozlove #

        PAM, sweetie is this really you, chincha chincha? I was thinking about you yesterday, and how you got me to watch CAlice, with all that is happening with uri Park Shi Hoo I need your shoulder to cry on :(.

        But more importantly, how have you been? I wanted to get your email address, will you email me at minozlovem@gmail.com, I have taken a lot of LMH photos I would like to send them to you and just see how are you doing, missing you chingu. Omo so much laughther we shared πŸ™‚

        March 22, 2013
        • Pam #

          Hi, dear, Minozlove! You ladies were in the prayers the whole weekend of March 10th! I hope you got an eye full of our LMH! I emailed you earlier…hope you got my message. I would love some upfront photos of LMH….a dream come true! Ya!

          Yes, I am so heartbroken about PSH. I need your shoulder to cry on too! WTH…I don’t even know what to say. I don’t want to condemn him but this whole business leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Let’s see if there is enough evidence to charge him and how his reputation will be impacted.

          March 22, 2013
  17. CallieP #

    I thought if there was any chance at all to see LMH it would be in LA, the closest to where I live. Anyway, winning a ticket seemed more unlikely than buying a ticket. I debated whether to participate in the contest and did not do anything for a while. I thought if I did not win, I would start getting junk mail which I did not want. Finally, I decided, “What the hell!” I would participate after all. You have to do it daily. I started on the latest and went backwards. Then I did it daily for a few days and stopped. Finally on the last day, I completed all the steps. Then I did not even know if they were aware that I participated in the game. I did not receive any emails from Toyota. I forgot about it until I saw on Joonni that the results were out and some people had won tickets. I decided to check my email and OMG, I did win a pair of tickets. So what did I want to do next? Did I want to go? I thought about it and I saw Minozlove’s post on Joonni desperately wanting tickets. I decided to post and ask her or anyone else if they were interested.

    The rest is history. I really got to see him, the unthinkable happened. I also got to meet and make a wonderful friend, Minozlove and to connect with other Faithlings as well as meet Conjie our professional camera woman in the entertainment industry. She is famous and got to work with some Hollywood celebrities. We were lucky to be able to share our experience with her and get to know her. It was fun. I am waiting to hear about her experience and see the video. It was nice to connect in person or speak on the phone with all our Faithlings, Gutterbuds. I couldn’t believe how everything went so smoothly as though it was meant to happen. It was so perfect. Thanks Minozlove, Conjie, Applebox, FilchiNY, WendyM for all your assistance in making this adventure work out. Following Minozlove – Kamsamida chingu! πŸ™‚

    March 17, 2013
    • Juliane.Lee #

      CallieP, I only read half of your part 3, Chronicles of meeting LMH and ohmygod, I can’t continue without imagining it. lol

      I love him being the Jeon Jin Ho. So much reminds me of the first time I fell in love with the man. :))

      I will continue reading as this writings you have make me stop working and get stuck at LMH fangirling all day. Lol

      πŸ˜€

      March 17, 2013
      • CallieP #

        Thanks Juliane, happy to help you fangirl LMH.

        March 17, 2013
    • edna #

      Oh my dear CallieP, again, thank you for this continuation…, u just don’t know how you make us all happy, even describing the littlest detail of how adorable LMH is. I am in awe of this man, being humble despite the fame. Aahhh! i really love him!!!!

      March 17, 2013
      • minozlove #

        Edna, is this you? URI SAINT EDNA? OMO welcome to the site, I am SO happy you are here, did you travel safely? I can not THANK YOU enough for all your joy and laughter, you made me laugh so much, it was SO much FUN to spend this event with you. Oh please do come there often and if you want my pictures from LMH just email me at minozlovem@gmail.com. Look forward to hearing from you and if you ever make it to San Francisco you have a home with me πŸ™‚

        March 18, 2013
        • edna #

          Hi Minozlove. am sorry but am not the person u are talking about… i am from the philippines, and an avid fan of LMH. anyway, am happy for you guys, u were able to see him that close. When LMH was here, i made it to his FM in araneta coliseum but i was a bit far…. thanks for acknowledging my comment… hope to hear from you too, about your close encounter with LMH πŸ™‚

          March 18, 2013
          • minozlove #

            Omo Edna from Philippines, omo, forgive me chingu so sorry, I am really getting senile so I got confused. Aigoooo I am so sorry and I am so happy to introduce myself to you from the beginning then. Oh, it is amazing that you went to his FM in araneta. How cool is that. Oh so beautiful. Actually you know Edna when you guys were going to that fan meeting, I remember since that was so soon after Faith ended, it was like infusing life back into me. When faith ended I really felt like someone I love died, I was SO depressed, I mean I truly mourned for the show, for the love, friendship, kindness, oh, it was just devastating to me. So I remember that FM in PH with such great fondness. Thank you so much for writing here and being part of this wonderful community.

            March 19, 2013
            • edna #

              oh, it’s all right Minozlove, am just so happy for taking the time to acknowledge me..i’m here all along, reading all of you guys’ posts and comments and i kept myself happy about it. you wouldn’t believe me but i’m already in my fifties…i feel young again bec of my fondness for LMH…i shared all of your feelings, just continue with what you’re doing for our love LMH… GOD bless all of you!

              March 19, 2013
              • minozlove #

                Hi Edna, oh so good to hear from you and so happy you didn’t get mad with my senile self. Oh what age, in this forum I too feel so young, always. And so alive, and more than anything I love what we come up with, all the laughter, I so appreciate it. Please do drop a note, so nice to meet a new fan of uri LMH HRH

                March 20, 2013
  18. minozlove #


    Everyone, I have not seen this drama, but this song just moves me so much, I hope you enjoy it. I am so excited to be spending evening catching up on all the reading here, so sorry for so many posts πŸ™‚

    March 18, 2013
  19. minozlove #

    Jhen, Jeiz (omo Jeiz what in the world did I do with your email address, help me God I am so scatterbrained, would you mind emailing me at minozlovem@gmail.com so I can send them to you, my apologies indeed, aigoooo), thank you so much for writing, we had such a blast, unreal.

    March 18, 2013
  20. faithful fan #

    CallieP, Minozlove, Conjie

    sia3 posted this on soompi.

    Are you gals in this video?

    March 18, 2013
    • minozlove #

      Hi Faithful fan, no, I don’t appear, I think I must have been running around like mad trying to figure out the 3 tasks. Well, first one was definitely a group effort, conjie got us all set up, and saint ajhuma drove us around, while calliep and conjie and I interrograted the toyota rep about the car. You had to stand in line to sign a waver, in event you damage yourself during ride you won’t sue. so then you had to line up, which conjie did nicely so we then joined her and then you could ride toyota camry around for a block. So that was task number one. Well, the rep was inside the car, and that is when we interrogated her and basically told her that the car was not the best, omo, we died laughing there. THen inside, we could take a picture with LMH carton poster, omo, the same one my mom photographed in LA, we again died laughing there. Then there was third one for which a person had to have a phone from 21st century. Given that my phone is from prahistoric era I couldn’t finish that one, but I just went to the guy and told him: I did mine with the girl before, we did it together, now, please give me the sticker (after each accomplished task you get a sticker, once you have 3 you get the ticket which was placed in the plastic container out of which drawing for the poster with LMH was taken). She the guy very obediently (this is what I love in a man, when I order them around they oblige ha h ahah) handed me the sticker so that was the end of it for me. πŸ™‚

      March 18, 2013
    • CallieP #

      No, I don’t see myself in this video but I did see myself in the Chinese media video piece when he was going down the aisle to the stage, I saw myself there grinning away when he passed by. πŸ™‚

      March 22, 2013
  21. minozlove #


    I haven’t seen this drama either, but the music is just intoxicating, omo, I love this song, to all the beautiful people here πŸ™‚

    March 18, 2013
    • Hey lucky girl! Not only do you get to spend the most time next to LMH, you also get to spend time in Korea right after. Riding the high! I remember this song, if you like that style of drama – it was not bad at all. I liked it. It of course will make you cry and scream “NOOOO”. But they have pretty boys and girls as a prerequisite with long hair, sad eyes and amazing martial arts skills. I think they have it or used to have it on dramafever.com. If you have nothing else to do, check it out.

      March 18, 2013
  22. Juliane.Lee #

    Just came across this fan made MV of Faith with The Calling’s Wherever You Will Go. πŸ™‚

    It made me smile. I’ really going to watch Faith for the 3rd time. I miss the knight in shining armor LMH. πŸ˜€

    March 19, 2013
  23. FilChiNY #

    to all the minoz specially here in the USA, here is the link to sign a petition to include the US in his world tour for his album
    http://www.change.or…-the-world-tour

    March 20, 2013
  24. Agnes #

    LMH will be in Jakarta this Saturday, but I’m in Bali so sad can’t see him 😦
    But it’s too crowded, maybe around 4000 people there..
    Better to see him through re-watch Faith again ^^

    March 20, 2013
    • minozlove #

      Oh wow, 4000 people, he is so popular there, yes, we in US lagg behind, but it made for a really intimate experience which was great πŸ™‚

      March 21, 2013
  25. Agnes #

    Not sure if i count it right but news said on last January already 1000 tickets sold out, and mid of February its already 2000 people, super crowded! yeah will be nice if i can see him when he’s in my country 😦 when you share him with four thousands people it’s not so intimate for me hihi.. but now i’m really jealous with all of them who finally see LMH in real, uugggghhhh

    March 21, 2013
    • minozlove #

      Agnes, you will be in Bali, I imagine Bali to be beautiful, paradise on earth. You WILL meet your LMH one day, for sure, there will be time. He travels so much I am sure he will make it your way, then, you will be our reporter, yes?

      March 21, 2013
  26. Agnes #

    @minozlove, I live in one of paradise beach in Bali, Sanur area πŸ™‚
    It’s beautiful yes, it’s correct … Bali it’s not only beaches, but many other things (i work in tourism industry, an inbound tour operator ^^ so next time you come to Bali, just call me I’ll be happy to help you) oh I’m dreaming LMH can be in Bali one day and yes yes yes i’ll be for sure reporter for you guys.. Last night i watched time slip Dr. Jin till episode 6, but nothing catch my feeling.. Faith is already make me addicted since the first episode, am I wrong if Dr. Jin is less attractive then Faith?

    March 21, 2013
    • minozlove #

      Omo AGnes, thank you so much, I have always always loved the idea of going to Bali. In fact, my precious loving hubby is always talking about going so we might in a very near future give you a call for advice. My email address is minozlovem@gmail.com, if you don’t mind sending me your email I would appreciate it. Many many thanks. Omo, I think the fact that no other drama has appealed to me in a same way as Faith did, makes me permanent admirer of this drama. I am now watching queen in yen’s man or something like that, and I love it, I think it is great, I also loved sega and many many others, but Faith remains one and only, truly nothing comes even close to it. It is like, Faith is top 1000 dramas, then 10001 comes SeGa etc. Everything about Faith I love, I might have been totally blind to whatever failures it may have, but I have watched it for probably over 100 hours now and every time I see it I am so deeply, so profoundly shaken by it, that now I am not allowed to watch the full episode in fear for my sanity. Even when I watch BTS I am melting. Omo, what to say… Have a lovely weekend dear chingu. Oh, also if you ever come to SF you know you have home here. πŸ™‚

      March 22, 2013
  27. CallieP #



    There are 7 parts to this video. I am only showing the links for two, it shows LMH going round the aisle even the top floors to greet his fans. He genuinely enjoys reaching out to his Japanese fans. The end of part 4 shows LMH talking a bit about Faith. I wonder if someone, Softy or Joonni can translate that part. He was counting the number of people in the audience who saw Faith; I am really interested in finding out if Faith was successful in Japan as City Hunter was.

    Seeing him in person and seeing this Winter Symphony event in Japan, it struck me on how gentle he is as a person. He also treats his fan gifts with respect. See part 4, after he returned from his foray into the audience. He carefully put the gifts on the floor by the lights. Klove said that he also did that at the airport. She saw that when he was in the car, he carefully laid out his gifts neatly beside him. It is like if they went to the trouble to get me a gift or write me a letter, I am going to treat the gift with respect and care. His gentleness shows through in his fan meets. Another thing about his live appearances, he is himself. He may be a little reserved but he does not put on an act. I have seen Jang Geun Suk’s live appearances on You Tube and he puts on an act or tries to act sexy or cute. He is an exhibitionist. LMH does not do that, you feel that he is just being himself, sincere, and earnest. When he sings, it is from his heart and when he sang β€œSay Yes”, he was enjoying himself singing to his fans. That makes him just naturally so adorable.
    There are other parts where he reads to the children. So endearing.

    March 21, 2013
    • CallieP #

      March 21, 2013
      • Agnes #

        He’s super cute! i really really hope all girls who’ll meet him in Jakarta will be nice to him, he’s too fragile girls, please be careful πŸ™‚ Yup, I’m agree with you Callie, he’s not in an acting with his fans, he’s honest and care.. wish every man can have his attitude, then what a wonderful life it will be ^^

        March 22, 2013
      • minozlove #

        Callie the commentator in the beginning of the video sounds like she is having a meltdown from excitement, omo reminded me of the girl with orange hair :):):)

        March 22, 2013
        • Minozlove & Callie, if you remember ..when she was doing that interview on the camera. Minoz had to turn her back towards the camera, and I’m sideway with the other lady. The other girl was blocking Callie!?

          March 22, 2013
    • minozlove #

      CallieP THANK YOU so much for this write up, YES, he is really, really wonderful person. Just genuinely wonderful. When I met him, that is what impressed me the most, even though he is amazingly beautiful, it was much more his kind, genuine ways that impressed me.

      Spending time here in Korea, I can totally see how this can be. I am not to judge all the people by my experiences of course, but my experience in Korea is one of total and utter amazement and joy. People here are just so nice, so welcoming, so eager and ready to help and guide me, and even though my Korean is appalling, still, they respect my desire to learn and show me and teach me with such kindness and patience it is amazing. I am so happy, I would say anyone having opportunity to come, yes, please do and knowing just how to say thank you in Korean opens so many doors and provides for endless hours of joy and laughter.

      March 22, 2013
      • CallieP #

        Minozlove, in the first video, he sings Milk Tea, the song I was telling you about. It is lovely. I like the song and his singing of it. He just sings, no dancing, no other movements or actions that most singers employ when they sing. He plain and simply just sings and I find it very endearing. He looks amazingly cute in this concert better than at the LA event.

        March 22, 2013
        • minozlove #

          Omo CallieP, because of your post I even rewatched the 2 minutes of episode 8, last two minutes, my favorite scene of all times, of all dramas and movies of my life, epic bow before getting their order from king to be official woodalchis. Thank you so much for all these goodies, makes my heart sing πŸ™‚

          March 22, 2013
          • Agnes #

            @minozlove: sorry I missed your last reply for me.. Sounds great if you can come to Bali and we’ll meet each other.. My email is agnesangelita@gmail.com drop me emails if you need to ask anything for your plan.. Ah can’t wait for it! And yeah just watched Dr.jin till episode 6 and that’s it, don’t want to watch it anymore.. Since i’m a new fan of Korean drama, is there any suggestion what I must watch to kill this faith’s addiction? Btw, Today is the day for LMH fan meeting in Jakarta.. In one of his interview he said that he wants to make a visit to Bali, hope there’s a chance to see him πŸ˜‰

            March 23, 2013
            • WendyM #

              @Agnes,
              I read your entry and is as I am reading mine own thinking after Faith ended. There is no cure to Faith addiction so far. Once the story takes a hold of you it won’t let go. I can’t even listen to the music or those MV of scenes I/m afraid to watch again because that would send me back to rehab and to watch the entire drama again.

              But as for dramas to watch….there are some worth watching. A fun, light heart and action infused is “Level 7 Civil Servant” that can help you cope with this process. If you haven’t watched “Secret Garden” with Hyun Bin is a good one but you might end with a Binnie addiction after seeing this actor.

              After Faith ended I went into a drama binge to curb my need for more of Faith so I watched many Sageuk (Korean historical dramas)

              “The Moon embracing the sun” I liked this one
              “Queen In Hyung’s Man” Joonnie made recaps…good one
              “Arang and the Magistrade” ….Nice start/fighting scenes..then I didn’t like any more
              “Timeslip Dr.Jim” Gee no comments! πŸ™‚
              “DAMO” Excellent, old drama but SAD! so warning….

              More comedy
              “Flower Boy Ramyun Shop”

              March 23, 2013
              • Agnes #

                @WendyM : thank you so so much for the list I’ll try to search and watch it. But i do have Arang and the Magistrade, will start with that one first. Even though i don’t like Dr. Jin i still watch till the final episode (i compared a lot with Faith during the movie, till my hubby said : if you want to watch it, please be quite.. If you don’t like it, just watch Faith again hihi) Yes Faith is my first Korean drama, and I’m crazy about it.. i still watch it, this is my 3rd times, i don’t skip any part as everything is interesting for me, well a lot of stories missing but it still wonderful for me.. still listen to the OST (and those are my lullaby songs).. can’t get away from it 😦

                March 24, 2013
            • minozlove #

              Hi Agnes, oh that is really cool. Thank you for your email, will send you email soon. Faith was my first drama, and continues to be magic for me. I was SO addicted, I no longer allow myself to watch even BSTs, nothing, or else I am too worried about relapse. After that I watched Secret Garden, totally developed addiction for Hyun Bin, then saw coffee prince, I really love coffee prince because it was light, easy and NOT addictive at all. Then you’re beautiful, I loved that show. Sungkyunkwan Scandal is also on the top 5 for me. If you go to http://mydramalist.com/profile/minozlove, you will see all the dramas that I watched, I rated them too πŸ™‚

              March 23, 2013
              • Agnes #

                @minozlove: me too! faith was my first, and it’s fantastic.. i cried, i laughed, i was upset and all the complicated emotion i had feel for faith.. i even wonder, can i do time travel too πŸ™‚ this drama makes me eager to find out more about SK, their history etc.. SK will be on my wishlist to visit someday πŸ™‚ I’ll check your drama list soon, thank you very much for it.. As you might know already, LMH fans meeting was success in Indonesia, love it! I really want to hear LMH speaks English, it must be cute! he musn’t worry about the accent, everybody has it.. I also still can’t speak fluently, it’s not my mother language though πŸ™‚

                March 24, 2013
            • minozlove #

              Agnes, omo, welcome to the AAK club. Have we introduced you to that already? OMO this is TOOOOOO funny. So Apple Box, uri faithful here, created this term for all uri husbands and boyfriends and other significant others, who are so sick of us talking about faith or anything Korean related. It is addiction, for sure, I admit on my part. So, here it is, AAK, stands for “against anything korean” which means all uri husbands who are sick of us talking about anything Korean are developing allergy to it so they formed their own club, callled AAK where they can complain and have therapy about uri addiction. But, if we overdose, they end up in ICU (intesive care unit). So, my mental health guide to someone who starts on the path of Kanything addiction, better to come here and share it on uri blog than with significant others. That way, you can preserve your marriage and not have to put your husband in AAK ICU. I am sure other faithfuls would agree, yes? :):):)

              March 30, 2013
              • Agnes #

                Hihihi, AAK club! funny… even though my hubby complained that i watched Faith too much, in the end he still besides me through all my moments with Faith and accompanied me during my Korean movies (dvd) hunting in Malang, so sweet of him πŸ™‚ i guess he addicted too, let it be like that hihi

                April 1, 2013
              • minozlove #

                Agnes, hats of, I already like you so much and now your husband, definitely not to join AAK. I think my hubby is in rehab at the moment and I keep my addiction at minimum expression so I don’t cause another trip to ICU. Ha, ha , ha. Lots of smiles πŸ™‚

                April 2, 2013
      • CallieP #

        Minozlove, I found it, the place to visit. It is on the video below. I saw it earlier and LMH said that Sokcho was a beautiful place to visit in Korea but when I tolfd you about it, I forgot where I read or saw it so it is right here in the video below by WendyM. So try to go to Sokcho. It is a Faith location too. Take pictures and send it to us.

        March 22, 2013
        • gabriella #

          Minozlove, you’ll love my 4.5 years old daughter, she looovveeeess Faith OST and somehow she can sleep with those songs, my oh my πŸ™‚ i think i make everybody addicted with faith now hihihihi… my daughter and I mostly whispered to each other if we watch / see all about LMH, because i think my hubby will suddenly be a frozen man if we (girls) talking about how cute LMH is (oh yeah my daughter also knows which boys are cute haha) i think, my hubby can handle the drama, but if i start to talk more he’ll be jealous, maybe soon can do trip to ICU hahaha funny.. But i do feel happy i found this place, where we can talk anything about faith and LMH and no body will jealous of us πŸ™‚

          April 5, 2013
          • Agnes #

            sorry didn’t realize i type my daughter’s name, too much LMH slideshow in my head hihi

            April 5, 2013
          • minozlove #

            omo my precious chingu Gabriella (agnes yes?), this is SOOOOOOO COOOOOOOOL. You know, I was so helplessly possessed with Faith, continues to be my very favorite drama, I am so afraid to rewatch it since I fell into deeeeeep depression when it was over. But it is SO cool that you have your daughter and now for sure you have us. I felt saved when I found this blog. Since here we can love LMH, love Faith love all we want and nobody is jealous. Here we share LMH, no problem at all. :). I will forever think of this space as my dearest internet home. OMO welcome to the family. πŸ™‚ I told my husband that we will come to visit you πŸ™‚
            OH

            April 5, 2013
            • Agnes #

              Dear Minozlove, yes it’s Agnes, as i said too many faith’s flashback in my head till i mistype the name haha… ppsssstttt i watched Faith for the third time last weekend, i skip all part except choi young – eun soo, i miss them! I also felt very welcome here and you girls are so nice, to share everything with you all is fun! whoever made the trip to Bali, tell me, will be nice to see you finally in real πŸ™‚ and of course can’t wait to meet you and your husband (hope no trip to ICU when you’re in Bali hihi)

              April 7, 2013
  28. WendyM #

    Japanese Interview w/ Eng subs Actor Lee Min Ho talks about “Faith” for few questions

    March 22, 2013
    • CallieP #

      You know WendyM, I notice a big difference between LMH’s treatment of City Hunter and Faith. After CH, he appeared in CH outfits and did scenes from CH in many of his overseas appearance. For instance in Happy Camp, China, he did skits for CH. I have not seen him dress as Daejang or do sword stunts that he did in Faith. He did the spoon action in Happy Camp after CH. The most about Faith is that he merely talks about it to promote Faith, no CY costumes or twirling his sword around. Guess it may not be easy to do that or he feels uncomfortable doing it but we do miss CY.

      March 22, 2013
      • Geneva Ashdene #

        Hi CallieP

        I am now quite worried. Does LMH not like Faith? I still want to believe he liked CY and his sword.

        March 22, 2013
        • CallieP #

          You know Geneva, we are planning to write a letter to LMH to tell him how much we love Faith and want to get as many signatures as possible so that he knows how Faith has affected many of us.

          March 23, 2013
          • Agnes #

            CallieP : Faith will be officially aired in one of Indonesia television channel soon! (Indonesia is very late but better late than never) I’m pretty sure there will be a lot more people like Faith and especially LMH.. also his fans meeting in Jakarta last Saturday was a huge success people said..

            March 24, 2013
            • CallieP #

              Thanks Agnes. That is good to know.

              March 25, 2013
      • WendyM #

        I do believe Choi Young has been his best role so far. Not sure why I haven’t seen much talk about Faith in his interviews, this is the only one I’ve seen so far. Waiting to see what his next project brings!

        March 22, 2013
  29. CallieP #

    He said 5 days to Indonesia. He seems very excited to go to Indonesia. Is it his first time there like his visit to the Philippines?
    Do you see how thin he is now even in his photos he looks thin.

    March 22, 2013
    • minozlove #

      Wow, he does look so excited, doesn’t he? I am so happy to see him this happy, and the hair is down and much more natural. LA must give him some sort of nervousness, I would be nervous too since it is such a celeb place :). He rocked it though πŸ™‚

      March 22, 2013
      • Agnes #

        CallieP : yes, it’s his first time to Indonesia, but he shouldn’t worry at all because we love him so much πŸ™‚ and yes he’s thin 😦 maybe too busy?

        March 22, 2013
  30. faithful fan #

    Lee Min Ho LA Fan Meeting (Part 2)

    Minozlove are you in this video?

    March 25, 2013

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