The latest comeback song by TOY ‘세 사람(Three people)’ is featuring Sung Si Kyung. Actually this song was recorded with Onew first. Sung Si Kyung himself mentioned about it in his concert around the end of December 2014. That’s why Onew was mentioned in TOY’s album thanks to. Nobody knows why the version with Onew was not being released. Some speculations went that the lyrics which sounds oldies because of words ‘old time friend’ in the lyrics is not suitable for a 25/26 year old guy. If that is really the reason, TOY or Yoo Hee Yeol won’t record it with Onew at first place. So there might be another reason for that..
After reading this review, I make a wish that I can write more posts about our lovely bias Onew in the future, and share more loves with lovely Onew fans, especially MVPs!
Okay here we go!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Kim yeonwoo mentioned on radio today that he’s been coaching onew with his singing recently. Kim yeonwoo told Onew that he has not been to japan before, so Onew said “lets go japan together”. Kim yeonwoo ask Onew won’t he be recognized if they go out together. And jinki replied that without makeup nobody will recognize him.
translated by: sherrin
141128: Kim Yeon Woo made a phone call to Onew
141216 Kim Yeon Woo as a guest on KBS Cool FM′s Jo Jung Chi and Jang Dong Min′s 2 O′clock
Kim Yeon Woo shared that he meets up with Onew a lot to drink.
translated by: yeowoogata
141217 Kim Yeon Woo as a guest on MBC FM 4U
Sunny: I’ve heard that Onew is receiving help from you.
KYW: He got better voice after the vocal cord surgery. I’ve met him recently after a long while and I’m so much relieved and also trying to stop him from smoking. I said, ‘Make a promise with me. Promise me and quit smoking this time for real.’
Sunny: I’m Onew’s best friend. Onew worried/suffered a lot after the vocal cord surgery. About his life as a singer. Since before the surgery. Talking about it, he worried a lot about the way to decided…
KYW: He worries a lot, but in my opinion, he doesn’t need to worry too much because he is so talented enough that it will be successful if he releases his solo album later. He got the finer voice range and became easier to make sound recently. He is mending a few things (of his singing skill) with me. I’m doing it for free.*
KWY: Because he’s pretty. He is so nice and pretty. His heart/mind is so pretty. So I buy him drinks, give him free lessons and do everything for him. Where is a hyung like me in the world? (laughs)
*Kim Yeon-woo is also a vocal trainer and a professor
Translated by: gongb00hae
Me: KYW is a respected senior ballad singer with a very amazing singing talent and skill. He used to be a vocal coach, and recently he is coaching Onew . This make Onew closer to Kim Yeon Woo nowadays that he made kyw to mentioned and called him on the radio. Even kyw wish that onew would have a solo. Remember back in 2009 KYW was featuring in Onew’s song ‘ The Name I Loved’ and in 2010 both of them appeared together in a radio show. After a few years, seems like they never lose contact with each other 🙂
With the recent interview, I’m a bit shocked that KYW openly talked about onew smoking, but I feel relieved that KYW is trying to help him to quit. If I can meet KYW face to face, I really want to thank him for taking care of Onew and giving lessons to him, and also always showing his affection towards Onew.
As he keep mentioning about coaching Onew, I see a bright light for Onew in the future =)
Onew and Jonghyun sent a SHINee’s album ‘The Misconception of Us’ to Professor Cho Taesun from Chungwoon University as a present. Both of them have studied in the university before. The note on the album was written by Onew.
On this korean article SM to go all out with solo projects next year… continuing ‘Kyuhyun’s daebak’, Onew was mentioned in the top comments by netizens, demanding SM to give a solo project to him too.This article was then translated by netizenbuzz . International fans also commented on the article following the netizens’ comment who also sounded thirsty for Onew’s solo.(read the comments on the netizenbuzz article).
Netizens’ top comments:
1. [+970, -116] Please.. give Onew a solo ㅜㅜ
5. [+545, -97] Personally a big fan of Taeyeon and Onew’s voices… hopefully we get some good albums with a variety of artists.
7. [+130, -23] Yesung or Onew getting a ballad solo would be nice
9. [+129, -33] Hoping for Taeyeon, Jonghyun, Onew ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
Later in another article created by KPOP, KFANS blog, which the title is not related at all, there were comments made by international readers about Onew solo.
Ali, a korean singer-songwriter mentioned at Byulbam’s radio that she wanted to do a duet with Onew. She also praised Onew’s voice in Selene 6.23.
P/S: Onew also has mentioned Ali as a person he wanted to do a duet with at SBS radio power FM last year.
Trans credits: vanillahaato & cosmicsticks
Several significant events occured on Onew’s birthday that will be a wonderful memory forever.
1. Trending topic
On 12 midnight KST 14th of December 2014, fans all over the world rushed to wish for Onew’s birthday along with hashtags #26YearsofOnew. Few minutes later, this hashtag and ‘Lee Jinki’was trending #1 and #8 respectively.
A big force of Onew union fan page which was created and joined by thirteen Onew fansites 온더레코드, 온유랑, 온유이시여, Astronewnote, Healing Space, MERRY GO ROUND, No reason, Onleeonew, Onew Heart, SWEET BUNNY, Snow Flake, Sweet Sound, PAST PRESENT FUTURE accomplished a fund raising event. The results of fund collected among shawols, 7,000,000 won was donated through Naver Happy Bean to help Onew’s previous Alma Mater scholarship programme.Secondly, the union donated coal briquette to the impoverished people in South Korea. Third, a donation of 5,000,000 won each was also given to the Korean Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness and to the Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation.
SHINee performed on their last round of Japan Arena Tour concert in Kobe on 14th of December. The concert was a very memorable moment for Onew since the stadium was filled with audiences’ voices singing a birthday song, twice for him during encore. A cake was also prepared for him on stage. What made it more memorable is that Onew’s mother came and watch the concert too.
Compilation of various fanaccount translated by vanilahaato:
Jinki was trying to resist but in the end tears came out and when everyone sang “happy birthday onew”, he bowed in the middle of the song and couldn’t stand up. Then when he stood up, he said “I mustn’t cry~” as he tried to hide his wet eyes with a full smile. When the audiences sang again, he said “Thank you very much. I love you. See you again” with a trembling voice. He was the last to leave the stage.
4. Onew tweeted
Later on, Onew tweeted to expressed his gratitude personally to all fans around the world.
Translation by shiningtweets: Thank you to the many people who congratulated me. I love you