March 23rd, 2012 was a very memorable day for Malaysian SONEs as Girls’ Generation performed for the first time on Malaysian soil. After almost 5 years of waiting, the girls had finally landed and performed in Malaysia. On this historical day, fanwonder.com news and media teams were there to witness the Soshi effect in Malaysia.
In conjunction with the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix weekend, a free-to-public concert ‘TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2012′ was held at the outdoors near the iconic Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur and was reportedly attended by over 68,000 people! The first of the two-day concert was also graced by the ex-lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls Nicole Scherzinger and local artistes.
Fans were at the venue as early as the night before and crowds had already formed at the foot of the iconic buildings by the morning of the event. Prior to Girls’ Generation’s performance during the night, the audience were also entertained by the local DJs and huge responses were given when Kpop songs were played. MC of the night, Jojo Struys, were also amazed by the audience participation.
Girls’ Generation arrived in the city at about 5pm on the day itself and left about 6 hours later, immediately after the concert.
In the half-hour performance set, the eight girls, minus Yuri who could not make it due to conflicting filming schedules of ‘Fashion King’, stunned with their all-white outfits and sang six of their hit songs – ‘The Boys (Korean version)’, ‘Genie’, ‘Hoot’, ‘Run Devil Run’, ‘Mr. Taxi’ and ‘Gee’.
Despite performing in the hot weather with perspiration oozing out from their pores, the girls pulled off brilliant performances as usual. Since the girls arrived on the day itself, they did not get the chance to rehearse but their excellent professional display proved that they were ever ready to rock the stage at any place, anytime.
Although Yuri could not make it to the event this time, the girls made their promise to come back to Malaysia with all nine members in the future, much to the joy of all the fans.
The revenues recorded by SM Entertainment’s artistes in the past 3 years have garnered huge attention recently.
According to the electronic disclosure system of the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) on March 12th, through the disclosure data of SM Entertainment’s investment prospectus dated March 6th, it was revealed that Girls’ Generation have recorded sales revenue of 17.003 billion won in 2009, 30.044 billion won in 2010 and 21.737 billion won up to the 3rd quarter of 2011.
From 2009 to the 3rd quarter of 2011, the girls have garnered a total revenue amounting to 68.811 billion won. If 4th quarter of 2011 were to be included, it would have surpassed 70 billion won. The figure would go beyond the 100 billion won mark if Girls’ Generation’s Japanese activities were also taken into account.
Girls’ Generation’s total sales revenue of 68,811 billion won accounts for 42% out of the total revenue of 161.954 billion won among SM’s top 5 artistes (Girls’ Generation, Super Junior, TVXQ, SHINee and f(x)) within the past 3 years.
On March 14th, Yuri attended the production press conference of SBS drama ‘Fashion King’ at Lotte Cinema at Gimpo Airport, Seoul. To congratulate Yuri on her first acting challenge, DC Inside Yuri Gallery, Korean fancafe HwaSuEunHwa, KwonYuri125, Japanese fancafe mixi SNSD, Chinese fancafe FLY, Yuri Tieba, Thai fansite KkabYul, etc donated a whooping 1.73 tonnes of rice. The 1.73 tonnes of rice will be able to feed about 14,000 undernourished children.
Yuri transformed into an actress through her role as Choi Anna in the upcoming SBS drama ‘Fashion King’ which will be aired starting March 19th at 9.55pm KST.
One of the main female leads, Kwon Yuri attended the production press conference of new SBS drama ‘Fashion King’, which took place at Lotte Cinema in Lotte Cinema, Gimpo Airport on March 14th.
‘Fashion King’ is a drama about the challenges and success of a group of young people as well as their desire and love stories. There is a growing anticipation for this drama as it features big names like Yoo Ah-In, Shin SeKyung, Lee JeHoon and Yuri, who took her shot at acting for the very first time.
The uniqueness of the 4 characters played by the 4 main leads mentioned can soon be witnessed as ‘Fashion King’ will be aired starting March 19th at 9.55pm KST after ‘Salaryman Cho HanJi’.
Meanwhile, a 10-minute teaser was also aired at the press conference, adding to the anticipation of the drama!
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The ‘graffiti competition’ between the members of Girls’ Generation became a hot issue lately.
A post titled ‘Seohyun and the two winners of graffiti competition – Yuri and Tiffany’ appeared on an online community.
It can be seen in the pictures that Girls’ Generation members scribbled with marker pens on their large banners during a fansign event. It first started with Jessica who wrote ‘Pabo (fool)’ beside maknae Seohyun’s photo. In response, Seohyun drew an arrow from the word towards Jessica before an ‘arrow battle’ ensued between Seohyun and Yuri. Other cute and playful graffiti on the other members are also seen.
Upon seeing these, Tiffany drew a ‘Jong Dong-nam’s dot’ onto Seohyun’s forehead with a black pen, which made fans burst into laughter.
Netizens commented, “These pictures are really funny, I laughed hard looking at them”, “Tiffany’s drawing is the highlight”, and “Indeed Yuri and Tiffany are the winners in this Girls’ Generation graffiti competition”.
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An unedited photo of Sooyoung with her perfect mannequin-like body figure and legs in a photo-shoot for a magazine was revealed in a post titled ‘Sooyoung looks gorgeous in randomly-taken photos’ on an online community recently.
The revealed photo has not gone through any kind of photoshop nor edits. In the photo, Sooyoung shows the arrogant side of her with her sexy eyes, slim leg lines and perfect body figure, which attracted a lot of attention.
Upon seeing the photo, netizens commented, “Her legs are like chopsticks, I’m so jealous”, “Her leg length and line are really unique” and “she is a rare exception where editing is unnecessary” etc.
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Popular Korean girl group, Girls’ Generation, released a short teaser [Editor's note: The video has been set to private.] for their new song “Time Machine” on March 12th through their official Japanese Facebook page.
This is the same Girls’ Generation with nine members that dances in synchronization, but is now trying out a ballad song that does not contain a dance scene. The concept is “Listen to Girls’ Generation” and each of the nine members have their own separate story or situation where they portray girls that are reminiscing about a love they cannot forget.
Filming took place in Tokyo from February 28th to 29th for a total of about forty hours. A few examples of the impressive scenes filmed include Yoona walking down Omotesandou in a wedding dress during the heavy snowfall on the 29th in the middle of the -1 degree weather, Tiffany strolling across Yoyogi park and Sunny getting drenched by the rain. In comparison to the other music videos that feature Girls’ Generation’s dancing as the main point, viewers will be able to enjoy the close ups and facial expressions of all the members for this production. There are also several scenes where the nine members will be crying.
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On KBS 2TV’s ‘Invincible Youth 2′ aired on March 10th, while G8 members and the grandmothers took a bus and went for a trip to a hot spring, the ‘public bath house’ agenda came up after Sunny made a surprise revelation.
In this episode, in reply to the MCs question, “Have you been to a public bath house before?”, Sunny said, “Yes, I did”, an answer that surprised the other G8 members.
miss A’s Suzy and f(x)’s Amber have never been to a bath house before and Sistar’s Bora has not stepped into one after her debut. Upon hearing Sunny’s confession, the members could not hide their curiosity and asked Sunny various kinds of questions.
The curious members asked, “You would be identified and yet, you went there openly?”, “Did you go there after you dyed your hair?” and “How was the reaction from the people at the bath house?” of which Sunny replied, “Wow!”, much to everyone’s amusement.
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Taeyeon who celebrated her 23rd birthday on March 9th thanked SONEs for their birthday greetings and revealed her current conditions.
In the early morning of March 10th, through Girls’ Generation’s official site, Taeyeon left a message entitled, ‘Wassup SONE!’.
Taeyeon stated, “Hello Hello! How is everyone doing? This is Taeyeon! Every year when my birthday arrives, I think I’ve only been receiving (love) from all of you and I don’t know what to do with myself..therefore, I feel kind of embarrassed. Today. No, it’s yesterday. I had a really happy day”.
Taeyeon then revealed the condition of her injured toe nail, “Because of the injury to my toe nail, everyone has been very worried, right? Honestly, it would take some time before it heals completely. However, it’s a lot better now. So, worry no no no (don’t worry)! On Music Core, please anticipate my dazzling upper body gestures”.