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  1. [18.01.03] Hyomin pens a letter announcing T-ara's departure from MBK Entertainment and plans for the future "I'm greeting you after a long time. Are you well? We have separated with the company that has managed us for 10 years. But please don't worry. I can't tell you the details yet but the members can still be together, anytime, anywhere. The members are all taking personal time off time enjoying life while thinking about how to keep seeing our fans. As a member (myself), I plan to keep on meeting you. From nobody to someone who receives so much love, we took the love for granted, and went through a difficult time while knowing it would be hard for us to receive any more love, but we began again. We learned a lot from the difficult times and we feel grateful. Although we are anticipating a new beginning, separating with the company that has been managing us for 10 years is like breaking up with a lover and you're about to find a new love, and that makes you feel scared and cautious. Also, to our fans, this isn't the end. In the 10 years you have been supporting us non-stop, we are sincerely thankful for that. All of you have worked really hard! We will greet you soon with good news so please don't worry too much while waiting for it. I wish for all your new year wishes to come true, happy new year!"
  2. [18.01.19] T-ara submit grounds for refusal against MBK Entertainment's trademark application of the group's name On December 17th, T-ara filed a submission to the Korean Intellectual Property Office, stating reasons to reject MBK Entertainment's trademark application of the name "T-ara", filed on December 28th. According to the patent attorney representing the submission, MBK Entertainment's trademark application is subject to refusal under Trademark law. They have submitted documentation listing reasons for refusal of the trademark application. "If the trademark is not rejected after screening and is approved, we will file another objection," he said. T-ara recently parted ways with MBK Entertainment, who managed them for 10 years, following the expiration of their contracts *** Source: Naver
  3. [18.01.08] MBK Entertainment and Banana Culture deny rumors of luxury sports car gifts and 9 billion KRW contract fee On the 7th of January, MBC Section TV reported that Banana Culture, headed by Wang Si Cong, paid MBK Entertainment 9 billion won in contract fees and gifted luxury sports cars to the members of T-ara. On the morning of 8th, a representative from MBK Entertainment stated, "it is not true that T-ara received sports cars from Wang Si Cong." However, on the afternoon of the same day; members Qri, Hyomin and Jiyeon personally reached out to Wang Si Cong via Weibo requesting clarification on the recent rumors. T-ara's message to Wang Si Cong reads, "I don't know how to contact you, so I only can do it like this. Has Banana Culture ever sent luxury sports cars to T-ara? And is it true that Banana Culture gave MBK Entertainment 9 billion won? Waiting for your reply!" In response to T-ara, Banana Culture released an official statement. What the members posted on Weibo, regarding the 9 billion KRW contract fee and luxury sports cars gift, is not true. The information reported by the news outlets is false. T-ara's contract with Banana Culture expired on December 31st, 2017, and was not renewed. During the duration of the contract, T-ara actively cooperated with us. T-ara responded in thanks to Banana Culture's statement.
  4. [18.01.08] T-ara personally clarify recent rumors and assure fans they will peacefully resolve the trademark issue "Hello, this is T-ara's Qri, Eunjung, Hyomin and Jiyeon. Since we don't have an agency to speak for us, we are making this announcement ourselves after discussion. Regarding the rumor that we received luxury cars and 9 billion won from our China contract, we directly asked for confirmation from Wang Sicong's (Banana Culture) side via Weibo and they have confirmed it is not true. We don't want to cause trouble to our former agency who has managed us since debut. We wish that the 4 of us can still greet you in the future under the name of "T-ara", and we hope to peacefully resolve this. This is the official stance for 4 of us. Thank you for reading."
  5. [17.04.20] Hyomin, "Bullying Incident? It was a long time ago and we're not affected by it anymore but we felt burdened." T-ara Hyomin talked about the “bullying incident”. Hyomin appeared on the ‘High Cut’ magazine on 20 April with a “Overcome the spring frost and revive April’s flowers” concept. She expressed the spring’s liveliness by wearing a bright dress and making light hearted poses. After the photoshoot, Hyomin expressed her heartfelt feelings about T-ara’s last promotion as a 6-member group. Hyomin said, “After reading the news article, all of the members said a lot about ‘this mood is so strange’ in our group chat. We all cherish T-ara very much. But we’re all getting old now, we are under pressure to choose each of our own paths so this might not work out. We all hope that we can meet in the future among ourselves. These are the stuff we talk about.” Regarding the ‘bullying incident’, Hyomin said, “It’s a long time ago and we slowly felt less affected by it so we don’t even know if there is a stiffness in our hearts regarding that incident. We never thought, “we’re so glad the truth has finally come to light’ but instead, we felt burdened that it suddenly became a topic of discussion again.” Hyomin continued, “When we were facing difficulties while receiving hate and criticisms, it seemed there wasn’t a single time where our fans couldn’t say that they are T-ara fans proudly. More than gaining strength from our fans’ words, we felt more grateful towards them for treating as if there were no problems or difficulties going on. We are really deeply thankful for that.” What kind of group does Hyomin hope T-ara will become? Hyomin replied, “Many people will probably think, “These people are really strong and stubborn to keep being T-ara.” That’s fine by me even if they just think that. I want to continue until the very end after listening to that kind of words. If I have a wish, I want to be strong and stubborn with the other members again. I don’t know when that will be, though.” *** Source: Naver
  6. [17.04.30] Hyomin shares her feeling about T-ara's past and future in an interview with High Cut magazine Q. T-ara debuted in 2009 so now you’re going on your 9th year as a girl group. How does it feel putting behind all the times you spent together and preparing for your last album? Honestly, we didn’t know the news would come out first. We were discussing T-ara’s future just amongst ourselves when suddenly we saw the articles so it somehow,,, felt like we can’t turn back now. “Ah it really turned out like this,” this is how we felt. But deep inside, we thought “since there’s still time left, we have to wait until then to really know.” When we saw the news articles, we shared lots of messages like “I feel strange” in our group chat. Q,You must have talked a lot regarding the group’s future amongst the members. We all know that nothing good comes from us splitting apart. The things we have achieved so far, it’s a waste…. Anyway, we all cherish T-ara all the same. Q.But why can’t you be together anymore? We all want to stay together. But now we all are old, and it’s not like we can force each other to choose the same path. Each of us wants something different as well. However, regardless of which company we are in, I hope we can meet up amongst ourselves again later. We talked about this before, that’s what we are hoping for. To be honest, reality still hasn’t hit us yet. Q.The fans and the public will probably feel sad about the timing (of your breakup). Because T-ara had so many ups and downs yet still kept promoting steadily and always achieved good results. Even recently, new evidences surfaced about the bullying scandal, in which T-ara used to be drawn as the ‘perpetrators’, and people started having a new perspective about it as well. It’s very ambiguous. Lots of time has passed and we started feeling indifferent about it, we can’t even be sure if we had any bitterness deep inside regarding that scandal. We don’t feel relieved that “the truth was revealed,” not at all, we simply hated that it was mentioned again. Because there are lots of such perceptions about T-ara… we always stay quite or try to be careful but then people start talking about us. Q.Wouldn’t it be even more sad for the fans that you’re disbanding now after they have sticked together with you all through such crisis? Our fans is the saddest part about this. Our fans had it tough too. For us, it’s something that we brought upon ourselves. Because we know well about our naive and immature actions…whenever we get criticised or go through difficult times, I believe it would have been difficult for our fans to confidently say “I’m a fan of T-ara.” We want to repay back our fans even if just by a little, we all feel the same about this….that’s partially why we carried on until now. Of course, we also carried on for the sake of our families and ourselves as well. Q.We heard that you’re very close with your fans. Yes, there are lots of fans whom we know their names and faces. Our fans are way more mature than we are. I don’t know how to feel about saying this but if I was a T-ara fan, I would’ve switched to another group long time ago. Rather than being thankful for certain words from our fans, we were just very thankful that they treated us as if nothing happened. That’s why… (Hyomin became speechless here). Q.It must be very upsetting. Yes. We feel very…. Since 5 years ago, we didn’t have any special goal. But even then, not a single member said that she doesn’t want to do this anymore, we just carried on altogether. We came this far just relying on each other (the members) so it’s a shame (to let go now). (Hyomin started tearing up). We talked about this a lot as well. I think it’s only right to keep going until the end. Because if we were to quit we would’ve quit sooner, and if we didn’t want to do this any one of us could’ve have quit earlier but not a single one of us did. Q.During T-ara’s peak days, you had lots of schedules that you couldn’t sleep more than 2 hours a day. There were lots of different talks about T-ara, but no one can deny than you were a hard working team. Is there anything you want to praise yourself for when you look back on the past 9 years? Um….the fact that I became able to just accept and adjust in any situation. In the past, whenever I am put in an unpleasing situation on or whenever something bad happens, I can’t accept it and just get sad by myself but now it’s different. Maybe because I got older as well (laughs). Q.Have you ever thought that if you can fix just one thing about that situation, everything would’ve turned out better. Have you ever had such regrets about the issues in the past? “I should’ve held it in,” this is what I thought. We all were so young. Q.In a past interview, you mentioned “I look up about myself a lot. I know even the rumours other people don’t know about myself.” Do you still do this? It’s not that hard. I think I became indifferent. Rather than getting hurt over negative talks, I instead gain strength from the small supporting words or positive mentions in between the lines. The public and the netizens wouldn’t just criticise someone who has no fault. People’s criticism wouldn’t turn into praises all of the sudden, so it’s easier that I change, myself. That’s how I thought. It’s important to recognise the problem, that’s why I look it up. I think things changed way more positively through time. Although while promoting in T-ara, there were much more negative situations. Q.Through the time you promoted in T-ara, what is time you felt the happiest to the point where you want to go back in time to? I want to go back to out debut days. The youngest days of our promotional cycle. (laughs). Q.On 30th of July, 2009 you debuted through <Radio Star>, I watched it live and I still remember this vividly; Kim Gura’s dumbfounded face when he said “Why are you debuting like this?” We were fresh out rookies back then so no one even knew our names or faces. All of the MCs were dumbfounded. They told us to introduce ourselves first, they were like “Who the hell are you?” (laughs). We even had a phone call with Kwangsoo CEO during the broadcast. Q.It was such a one-of-a-kind debut. You were probably even more nervous than on stage. Of course. It’s a period of time in which one gets nervous over anything. We also were very embarrassed when we saw the script, we thought “who comes out on TV first then introduce themselves (for the first time).” We felt that we must introduce ourselves well so we even practiced doing talent shows for each other. We couldn’t just sing and dance only, so we divided roles between us just like in a school play; Boram unnie did cartwheels, I did musical, Jiyeon did board smashing, and so on. We wanted to show something new. Q.Do you want to debut in the same way even if you go back in time? If I had the choice, I do want to do that. It’s a very big opportunity for a rookie. Actually, we want to go on <Radio Star> one last time before disbanding. We did voice out our desire to do that but we can’t be sure if that will happen or not. Q.Let’s talk about your future. After your last album promotions, you have to slowly start preparing for your solo activities. There are no plans at all yet. Q.You don’t have anything you want to do either? There are lots of things I want to do but…I don’t think it’s the time to do what I want to do. I want to do something I can be good at or learn something new. I have lots of interests in videos and pictures so I want to try travelling alone. I have never travelled alone before. I have lots of fears, also my parents don’t allow it. Q. Wouldn’t it feel lonely? During a point of time I used to feel lonely when I’m not dating, but I think I feel way less like this now. I’m my parent’s only child but I still know how to play by myself. The time I spend alone feels lonely yet fun too. Just because I have someone by my side doesn’t mean it will fill up my loneliness or eliminate the hollowness in my heart. Q.You’re already 29. It’s a point of time where women commonly start having lots of different thoughts. I don’t think much about it. I was rather depressed last year because it’s the last of my 20s. But this year, it’s already April before I know it. Each new year, I always have something new I want to try but I don’t think I have anything in particular this year. I just enjoy doing what I want to do from time to time and also rest in between. I don’t think this is right but…I will be jobless after T-ara disbands. (laughs). It’s a point of time where I have to start doing something but I just can’t think of anything. I think I’m being the most idle I’ve been my entire life. To think about it, I used to plan a lot when I was younger. Q.You worked so hard all that time so I don’t think it’s a bad thing to rest a little now. I think like that sometimes too. I believe it’s a good thing that my anxiety is gone. We used to have so much schedules but then suddenly none so we now know how to be grateful for having work to do. Q.What kind of group do you want T-ara to remain to your fans? (Hyomin paused to think for quite a while). There are probably many people who think “T-ara are such persistent kids”, I’ve been grateful just for this alone. I really wanted to continue doing this until the end while hearing ‘persistent’. If I have anything to wish for, I want to be persistent again together with the members. Although no one knows when. Q.What do you want Hyomin to be remembered as? I don’t have anything in mind. I’m grateful even if they just say “She does work hard.” HYOMIN ASKS, TAROT CARDS ANSWER. Hyomin: This might not be T-ara’s last album…but anyway, this so-called “last” album, will it turn out well? Answer: This card refers to ‘me’ of the past. It shows that you had lots of thoughts and worries, but even so, you kept your balance and tried your best to work hard. The card that refers to the current you shows that you’re still maintaining your balance. You are maintaining your balance between your past experiences and the positive influence of your future. At last, the card that refers to your future shows that you will have something to gain even in the midst of a stressful situation. It means that even though you might not be necessarily happy, you will still gain something even in the midst of concerns and worries. It means that you will get stronger and will gain new possibilities in the future. You can say that you will have a successful fruit-bearing. Hyomin: Does this divination sign apply both on me and our team? Answer: This divination sign applies on the person picking up the card. But of course, since the question is about a team album, it will take an influence on that too. Hyomin: Will my solo endeavours turn out well in the future? Answer: This card means that you can be either the superior or the assistant. It means that instead of being confident of the things you have achieved so far, you will start having the desire to try something new. This card that shows a person hanging upside down means that you will start viewing your job in a different perspective. The other card means conflict. You will have a conflict between the thing/job you have done so far and the new thing/job you will be doing. Hyomin: I’m 29 now. I’m curious about my fate that will approach me in the future. Answer: The two cards you have picked have the same meaning. One means new news coming to you and the other means letter. If we were to interpret this, it means that someone will confess to you. This card means someone will passionately and enthusiastically ask you out. It’s a person who has known you for a long time. They’ve been faithful all along and never had a change of heart. But even then, you will still hesitate. Because the feelings you have for that person are close to friendship. Looking at the card, that person will confess to you very soon. *** Source: High Cut Magazine Translation by: T-araTrans
  7. [17.06.21] "I called Eunjung as soon as we won, but she was already crying." Swollen eyes during SNL Korea filming. "We really didn't imagine we'd win. We didn't expect it at all so we were so shocked when they called our name. It was an unexpected win so we were flooded with tears and couldn't say anything at the award speech, but we're really thankful. I remember our last win was at Music Bank with Lovey Dovey. At that time we won while we were busy promoting in Japan so we were really thankful, but I think this win will be more memorable. I think it's impossible to win again in the future." I called Eunjung as soon as we won, but she was already crying. We comforted each other, we told her she shouldn't cry because she has filming ahead." Regarding the meaning of their tears "we just teared up all of a sudden. We teared up during the showcase as well so we made a promise between us to not cry again but... I think we can't bear our tears any more." She smiled. Regarding their SNL filming, "we're in the midst of filming right now. Our eyes are swollen because we cried so much yesterday. We're trying to lessen the swelling with ice packs. We should make today a laughing day instead of a crying day." About their fans. "Our fans were so happy about our win. We cried so much inside so we got out late but they were waiting for us outside with a cake. We teared up as soon as we saw our fans but we held it in until the end. I'm sorry for making our fans cry so much." "We want to thank our families who silently stayed by our side throughout that time. Also thanks so much to our company staff members who are always working hard for T-ara. In the future, we'll work hard to make you feel proud of being a T-ara fan." *** Source: Naver Translation by: transbot
  8. T-ara's Eunjung has signed an exclusive contract with UFO Productions, most notable for producing MBC's Money Flower, anticipates activities to come. On the 6th of February, UFO Production announced their contract with Hahm Eunjung. Having debuted as T-ara in 2009, Eunjung, a Hallyu star, has been active in Korea and China. In addition, she has been actively working since she was a child actress, having starred in dramas such as Coffee House, Dream High, Queen Insoo, and All Kinds of Daughter-in-Laws. A UFO Production official stated, "Eunjung will be given complete liberty of her abilities, and we will make sure to give her our full support. We will also cooperate as much as possible with her opportunities together with T-ara, we ask for your love and support." UFO Production, a subsidiary of Onnuri Tavel Co., is an entertainment company that produces and invests in films, and will expand more widely in the future with Eunjung as a key person. *** Source: Naver
  9. [18.01.03] MBK Entertainment confirms T-ara's contracts expired on December 31st of 2017, T-ara will continue as a group MBK Entertainment has officially stated that their contract with T-ara has expired. On January 3rd, an MBK Entertainment representative stated, "Jiyeon, Hyomin, Eunjung and Qri's contract expired on December 31st of last year. Please support the members. T-ara has not disbanded. The future of the group depends on the members' decision." Earlier today, Hyomin wrote on her Instagram, "I’m greeting you after a long time. Are you well? We have separated with the company that has managed us for 10 years. But please don’t worry. I can’t tell you the details yet but the members can still be together, anytime, anywhere." *** Source: Naver
  10. [18.01.08] MBK Entertainment applies for trademark of T-ara's name for the next 10 years MBK Entertainment, the former agency of T-ara, has filed a trademark application with the Korean Intellectual Property Office for the name T-ara (including 티아라 in Hangul). When reached for a statement, a representative confirmed that, "it is true." After examination of the application, if the trademark is registered, the members will not be able to utilize the name "T-ara" without MBK Entertainment's consent for the next 10 years. Even if the members choose to reform under a new name, they will have to pay royalties to MBK Entertainment if the perform any songs by "T-ara." In a similar situation, boy group Highlight were forced to change their name when their former agency, Cube Entertainment, registered a trademark for their original name, Beast, and disallowed the group to use the name. MBK Entertainment's side clarified their situation is different from Beast, in that they were not forbidding permission for T-ara to continue use of their name and that they were in the right to register the trademark in order to protect the name. *** Source: Naver
  11. [18.01.05] Friend denies Hyomin and the CEO of a Korean media group are dating, "members of a wine group." Earlier today, T-ara's Hyomin was reportedly dating Mr. A, CEO of a Korean media group. Hyomin's close acquaintance says, "it's not true." Hyomin's friend revealed to TenAsia, "Hyomin and Mr. A met at a wine meeting. The meeting includes people from various industries, including the media. Hyomin and Mr. A are acquainted with each other as they are with everyone else in the group. It is not a relationship of love." "It is not true that the two are in a serious relationship with thoughts of marriage, and it is not true that both parents know of this," they concluded. Hyomin made her debut in 2009 with T-ara who have released numerous hits. On December 31st, T-ara separated from MBK Entertainment, who had managed them for 10 years. *** Source: Daum
  12. [18.01.05] Hyomin reportedly dating CEO of Korean media group since 2017, acquaintance claims "thoughts of marriage" Update: This report has been denied. On January 5th, News1 reported that Hyomin is in a serious relationship with Mr. A, a CEO of a Korean media group. An official from News1 stated, "the two met last year by chance and became very close. Since then, they've had a mutual affection for each other. Both their parents are aware of their relationship. It is known by those close to them that Hyomin and Mr. A are quietly dating. An acquaintance familiar of their relationship says, "I understand that they are seeing each other with thoughts of marriage." Hyomin made her debut in 2009 with T-ara who have released numerous hits. On December 31st, T-ara separated from MBK Entertainment, who had managed them for 10 years. *** Source: Naver
  13. [PHOTOSHOOT] Eunjung for Naver & Dispatch - 31 HD Photos (04/21) Click for full size~ CREDIT: Naver + Dispatch + craZy + tiaradiadem.com
  14. T-ara at KBEE Korea-Vietnam Kpop Friendship Concert (11/2017) CREDIT: CornOppa + tiaradiadem.com
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