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  1. Eunjung is truly a good hard working person.  She's awesome.  ^_^

    Mentioning her married friends sounds like she's looking into getting a boyfriend soon.  :D

    It's good she has her priorities straight.  She knows being financially stable will allow her to create her own family.  Wise woman.  ;)

    80s and 90s music.  Nice choices.  B)

    Her maturity is akin to the blossoming of a beautiful flower, but more human and way better.  :D

    The Kings and Queens will always be there for the T-ara members.  :wub:

    Please don't forget the fans in the rest of the world too, like the Americas and Europe.  :)

  2. Gosh, I remember there was a thread here taking member posts, and I think there was a poll too, on which T-ara member will get married first.  I forgot which member was in the lead.  It's been so long ago.  Come to think of it, I do believe it was Soyeon was in lead because she came out back then that she has a boyfriend before the other members.

    That tiny minority group who voted for Areum won the jackpot of respect here.  :D

    I didn't really care to vote or speculate on that topic.  I just wanted them all to get married to good men who truly love them and around their age (same age to 4 years apart).

    The next T-ara member to get married?  It's anyone's guess at this point in their lives.  I heard Jiyeon dumped her "too old" boyfriend not too long ago.  I'm not sure what's the status quo on Soyeon's relationship.  Same goes for Hyomin, Eunjung, Qri, Boram, Hwayoung, and Dani.

  3. All of the T-ara members left MBK Entertainment for some time now.

    The last I heard about them is they all stay in contact with each other.  All 9 members.

    They're not on bad terms as far as I can tell.

    Each one are quite busy with their activities for the time being nowadays.

    Some of them even posted a happy "belated" anniversary for this year, indicating they all still fond over such good times being together.

  4. Girl groups from different companies always maintain good relations with each other.  Most become good friends with one another.  Others naturally are friends by default because of attending the same school together.  It's well known in the K-Pop Fandom in general, all of the top agencies have good and respective relations in order to avoid terrible fan wars.  You will notice quite often nobody likes antis, and agencies are known to go after them legally with heavy fines.  The artists in general just enjoy great music and won't hesitate to show their love for it.  Countless of idols sing and dance to each other regardless which labels they are from simply because they love the music and dance.  One reason K-Pop fans love this genre.  <3

    Sister girl groups within the same agency are also adorable.


  5. After enduring all of the things T-ara has gone through, both good and bad, serenity seems to be a nice change of pace here on the Forum.  It's not really totally dead in this place.  There's still members who frequent every now and then, and even chat too.

  6. On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: Status (how are things going)?

    Eunjung: I've started activities after meeting a new company. SBS' Law of the Jungle in Palawan just aired and about 3 weeks of broadcast still remain. Of course, the biggest issue for me is that I'm broadcasting with my close friend, Gyuri. For 2020, I'm also the ambassador for Chunsa Film Festival, but due to the corona virus, it seems activities will start in June.

    I'm certainly glad Eunjung and Gyuri are not infected with the coronavirus.

    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: A simple greeting message to the fans after a long time.

    Actually, now seems to be the time to look forward to many different things from us. In 2019, we celebrated T-ara's 10th anniversary, because we didn't make a comeback since our last album 3 years ago, I seem to miss that time the most. Rather, even more so because it hasn't been that long. However, as always, I'm thankful to my fans who say "if you're happy, it's ok," because of that I thought, "I should do what my fans like (to see)." As always, I hope both my fans and I will continue like this.


    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: Not long ago through V LIVE, you showed yourself with the T-ara members.

    Eunjung: I worried a lot about what to do for the 10th anniversary. We met the fans through V LIVE after a long, it was really fun, if I have the opportunity, I want to even communicate offline in person.



    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: How do you feel about being the MC of beauty variety program, 'Beauty & View'?

    Eunjung: I was so happy when I heard I was broadcasting together with Gyuri, because she's a friend I can confide in and am most comfortable with. It feels like we're classmate friends. When we met on the same road (T/N: working together), I was worried there would be a strong sense of business, rather our personalities fit so well so it seems we can maintain our friendship. We fit really well (laughs.)

    Both girl groups went through an amazing time together on stage.  So many good and wonderful memories.  <3

    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: As friends of 10 years, how did you become friends?

    Gyuri: I don't exactly remember but it seems we became friends during broadcast activities. At the time, there weren't many 88-line female idols, then when Eunjung debuted, I think one of us came forward and said "we're the same age." After our first greeting in the music program hallway like that, we met again in private by chance and became friends.

    Eunjung: Of course I was the junior so wasn't it me who had to greet her first (laughs.) It seems we naturally became friends without a special occasion. By the time I made my debut, because KARA was becoming popular with "Mister", Gyuri felt difficult to approach as a senior. Even now, being close friends is really amazing. If we weren't close friends, I wouldn't be able to comfortably show my true self to Gyuri. No matter what I do, Gyuri takes it well and my personality comes out even more.

    Gyuri: I like Eunjung's forward style. Because I'm not the style that puts myself out there first, I felt comfortable with Eunjung's personality. So, maybe I've become more open minded.

    Kara is 3rd Generation (Debuted  in 2004 to 2007 Era).

    T-ara is 4th Generation (Debuted in 2008 to 2011 Era).

    Our leader always says maintaining strong and healthy Alliances is good for business and friendships.

    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: Briefly introduce 'Beauty & View'.

    It is a 'sprouting beauty creator program' to frequently communicate with global fans. Because Gyuri and I appear, it has global capabilities and consists of viewers of various nationalities, sometimes I think "ah, we're still global idols," (laughs.)

    Always K-Pop World Idols.  Always.  <3

    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: Have you ever done a beauty program before?

    Eunjung: Gyuri still MCs a lot, I've only appeared as a guest.

    Eunjung's career resume grows more healthy with each year.

    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: The program's concept is "beauty creator challenge."

    Eunjung: I don't usually wear fancy makeup, same goes for Gyuri. Since I wear natural makeup or what the directors give me, it's a bit difficult to study trendy makeup. So I learned through YouTube. I can recognize and interpret the final appearance really well, but the previous process is difficult.

    New effective tech is always a game changer.  This why studying never ends after graduating from school.  So develop those good study habits so that it becomes instinctual.  You will survive much longer.

    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: Today is the third shoot, how do you feel?

    Gyuri: It's day 3 but it feels much longer. It feels like 3 months? (laughs.) We work with our production staff really well.

    Eunjung: They're a good match with us (laughs), it really feels like we've been doing this for a long time.

    Working with professionals is a very good thing.  Good job.  :D

    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: What kind of content did you show today?

    Eunjung: In the previous broadcast, as born again creators, we showed our bare face, learned new words, tried (magazine) cover makeup, from today we'll be doing more upgraded content. It's not been released yet! (laughs) Here's a hint, it feels like we're brushing up and upgrading beyond makeup to lifestyle.

    Sounds interesting and fun.  ;)

    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: Skin type?

    Eunjung: I have a complex dry type. I've applied makeup so often so I have sensitive skin, I manage it with natural ingredient products. Moisturizing is the most important thing.

    Is it wrong of me to picture the both of them at the beach, (wearing bikinis of course for maximum skin exposure to soak up the natural ocean water) catching some waves?  B)

    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: Your skincare or makeup secrets?

    Eunjung: When it's too dry, I manage with moisturizing cream and apply plenty of good quality incense oil. I care for my mind and body rest together with skincare. Daily lip care is possible by using moist skin toner on a cotton pad and applying it to your lips.

    I still think surfing will add the fun and healthy exercise to this routine.  :D

    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: Your best makeup look in past group activities?

    I remember my makeup from T-ara's 'I Go Crazy Because of You' the most. It was a concept that showed off a short hairstyle with matching makeup. Should I say those who knew me before can't recognize me? It was a concept born in the hands of experts, since then I continued to use smokey makeup. On the other hand, 'Tiamo' showed an innocent concept. I haven't thrown away the smokey look, but I thought, "I can show a feminine look now."

    To be honest, Eunjung can pull off many looks.  As proof, I offer her acting resume that supports this belief.

    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: Is there any kind of guest you want to invite to the program?

    Eunjung: I wonder what skin care tips you (Gyuri) have because you really have a baby face. Although we're close, it's hard to ask that (laughs.) I want to see stylists, fashion designers,  make up artists, magazine editors. Photoshoot and actual real life makeup products are very different. I'm interested in those areas.

    Is it wrong of me to say both of them have adorable baby faces?  <3

    Eunjung is on a roll with this answer.  Good job.

    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: Is there anything you want to show on the program moving forward?

    Eunjung: I think if we go on a trip together, we can show a more fun side. The items I use on a trip are different because of different beauty styles, so I think it would show a different side. Through that we can show beauty and lifestyle together. A program that gives missions like Olive's Master Chef Korea would be really fun. We're the competitive bulldozer type (laughs.)

    If only when this pandemic finally ends, can we see this happen soon?

    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: Who do you think is a "skin genius" celebrity?

    Eunjung: Personally, Kim Hee-ae senior. A long while ago, there was a MBC's Infinite Challenge scene I saw at the airport by chance, I still envy her image.


    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: Celebrities with trendy makeup?

    Eunjung: Lia Kim. She's not a celebrity but when I saw her on MBC's Radio Star, I felt she showed a very hip style. Whether she keeps her hair long or short, red lips or eye makeup trends, she expresses her own colors well.

    Nice again.

    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: Roll models?

    Eunjung: When it comes to the course of life, I think of those who have established themselves as actresses following a girl group, I think the indicator is starting afresh. If I have to say a role model as an actress, Jeon Doyeon senior. I'm impressed with how she can play a spectrum of roles like a chameleon. You may not know this, but when I was active as a singer rather than an actress, she was a great source of strength. I thought, "because there is such a senior, I want to be a wonderful person too." I thought about it often. To act so well even without changing your appearance; I'm envious because I have to transform myself to get into character to show it beautifully.

    Sometimes when I hear, "I grew up watching Eunjung, I want to be like her," it makes me want to promise to live and work hard. I look back and think about how I'm someone who can influence a person's life.

    It may be an old song, but it has a feeling of a message like "I heard this song when I was young, I'm still listening to it as we grow up together." It's feels even more special that they send this message to us first, instead of us sending it first to them. Recently, "tapgol" has been trending and I've been looking back, but looking back in our past, it must've been overwhelming being our fan. I thought, "there is a path I have to take moving forward, but the road I have been walking on till now is really precious."

    (T/N: Tapgol is a park in South Korea that it is frequently visited by the elderly, the name has become a slang/meme for old content, e.g. Yang Joon Il, the GD of the 90s.)

    Extra nice.

    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: What kind of role do you want to take on?

    Eunjung: Rather than telling you the role I want, "I just want it!" (laughs.) No matter what role I receive, I work as if I'm fitting and sewing a tailor made suit. My personality is lovely and bright but I haven't played a lot of roles like that. I think I can act well if given such a role.

    I swear, we all need a genuine T-ara drama show with all 11 members.  The show doesn't have to be about the T-ara girl group biography, but it can be like one of those fictional dramas instead.  We just need a really good script and a top-tier production team to make it happen.

    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: 'Beauty & View' is committed to earning 100,000 YouTube subscribers. Will you make a commitment for 1 million subscribers?

    Eunjung: 1 million? Isn't that a big goal? (laughs) I'm so surprised, my jaw hurts. Then, if we earn 1 million subscribers, let's take a few people and go on a trip. (laughs) Opening a beauty class would be good.

    Subscribe people!  <3

    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: Determination and goals while doing 'Beauty & View'?

    Eunjung: Each episode feels precious. Because it's a window to frequently communicate with fans and the public, it's the first time I'm able to show you what I have in store early in the morning. It's comfortable like a broadcaster with a close friend. I plan to show different sides of this program for viewers to love. Even when 'Beauty & View' is over, I would be grateful if you could show Gyuri and I the same attention as you are now.

    We will always be there for them.  <3

    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: Future plans?

    Eunjung: I'll be showing various works domestically, starting with the Chunsa Film Festival in June. Because I was previously focused on overseas schedules, I would like to greet fans in Korea this year. We've held small fan meetings each season but it seems we should wait because of the corona virus situation this year.

    She could do more live streams while we all wait.  ;)

    On 4/17/2020 at 2:22 AM, craZy said:

    Q: A supportive message for those struggling with corona virus.

    Many people are taking precaution so it seems we're getting through it well. Moving forward I hope there will be less hardship and it will end as soon as possible. I hope you will get to see the cherry blossoms and enjoy the warm spring. Be sure to watch our 'Beauty & View' from your room (laughs.)

    Always thoughtful.  <3

  7. On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. It's been a while since we saw you on the small screen. You chose to return with 'I Wanna Hear Your Song'. It's an unusual choice.

    It's been a long time since I've done this. Regardless of the results, I met good people and was happy to be a part of it, I was happy. I think it will be a memorable project.

    It's great to see her return to television once again.  <3

    On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. The drama combines various genres such as romance, comedy, mystery and thriller.

    It has mystery, rom-com, and music. In fact it's a difficult genre. I really wanted to challenge Ha Eunjoo's character of an attractive violinist.

    She's a welcome addition to such a unique legacy in the orchestra world.  <3

    On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. Can you play any musical instruments?

    I can't play any instrument. Haha. I don't have such talents. Filming started in April and we filmed for 5 months. I practiced the violin for over a month. I played the violin for the first time. It was very difficult. I got a bruise on my chin. In fact, people who play the violin have traces on their jaw and collarbone.

    Is it too much to hope she will one day play entire soundtrack to the movie, The Red Violin?  :D

    On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. What about Ha Eunjoo attracted you?

    I felt she was a cool, vengeful character who was outspoken with her words and actions. Especially when she hides her pain but expresses herself in front of loved ones, it was really touching. That day (in the drama) Eunjoo was put down all day, she couldn't even get in touch with the person she liked because he was with another woman. It was a one sided romance. It's a scene where a woman in love was really hurt.

    Jiyeon's cathartic ambiance will grow even more so throughout her acting career.  Count on it.  <3

    On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. Do you have any regrets about the romance?

    Eunjoo and Juwan's (Song Jaerim) relationship is very ambiguous. So there is a lot to be desired in their romance. As the mystery developed, Eunjoo didn't have a lot of parts. The writer held my hand and told me "I'm very sorry", but I don't think I was disappointed. In the long run it's just too bad because my heart wants to remember a lot of precious memories.

    I agree.  Sweet memories are indeed precious.  <3

    On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. Is there something about Eunjoo you care to express?

    The writers and director said they wanted to be sure there was a contrast about the character. So that it could be easy to understand the character, I rehearsed with the other actors so that we were in sync. It's been a long time since I've worked, at the meeting before filming began, I told them "it's been a long time for me, there's a lot I don't know so I hope you'll help me". A lot of the staff really helped me. Everyone felt comfortable, and we had fun filming.

    Judging from the interviews the cast has done, I'd say they had lots of fun.  :lol:

    On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. You returned to the small screen after a long time. Did the members of T-ara support you?

    We give each other feedback like "I enjoyed watching you. You worked hard." Haha. We're really like family. Between us, I'm the most straightforward. Without speaking, I can coolly tell all your feelings and worries.

    One of the many qualities we know and love about Jiyeon.  <3

    On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. I'm sure there was big expectation and reactions from fans.

    It's been 5 years since I've worked, my heart is sorry and I'm also very thankful. I couldn't read comments like feedback while I was working, but I didn't want to read or see as much as possible. I don't think I can get use to malicious comments. No matter how much hurt and pain I've endured, because when it hurts, it hurts. So I regained confidence and strength from the fans' reactions. They're very precious to me.

    And my parents liked it too. It's been a while since I've worked and I'm happy they enjoyed watching. For me, my fans and parents are very similar. They've been supporting, watching, and waiting for me with the same heart. I'm very thankful.

    Stay strong and loving, Jiyeon.  <3

    On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. It's been a long time since you were out on the scene, has anything changed?

    Working hours. In the past, you would film overnight without sleep for months, now the atmosphere is better because of the law. If you can't sleep, continuous filming makes you sensitive. It's a good change that considers the safety of the staff and condition of the filming sites. There's a part in the drama where we filmed a murder case that could've been dangerous, it was done without any accidents. We talked about our good fortune at the finale party.

    Professionalism goes a very long way and appreciative in the overall scope of the job.  ^_^

    On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. What was the filming site atmosphere like?

    We finished really well. There were many staff members I met 10 years ago. I met a lot of people from my other works like 'Master of Study'. They remember me playing "seobang, seobang". They were surprised to see me play the role of the outspoken Ha Eunjoo who hits people. It felt strange. Haha. When I didn't know any better, I could do it without fear, ignorance is bliss as they say, after I learned, I became more concerned. It was a place where I was very thankful for all the help.

    It's a team effort.  Always.  :)

    On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. It took a long time for you to return after T-ara's activities. Is there a reason?

    I think everyone goes through a slump. I had no motivation at the time. Why should I eat this, I was so exhausted I didn't know why I had to go out and meet people. I had no confidence, I couldn't do anything. I spent most of my time with my parents. And then I met my current company, we would often eat rice together. When things became hard, they helped me a lot. It was my company and work that pulled me out of it, they gave me confidence. I'm sincerely very thankful. I know the feeling again of meeting people face to face and working in the field. That made me so happy. Now I have the heart to "get started again". I want to greet everyone with a firm, steady and good image.

    Many people in the industry were very supportive of "all" of the T-ara members, even during that incident.  <3

    On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. You referred to your hiatus as a slump. Was it the first time you went through that?

    It's not the first time. Like there are sad and gloomy days, this void felt the biggest. It was very dark. It was the time the T-ara members scattered and stood alone. I think it was the most frightening time ever. But I did not collapse thanks to my fans, I think I can see things with a wider perspective now.

    They have all grown up to be fine young women.  Whatever doesn't kill them, only makes them stronger.  <3

    On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. The T-ara members are singers, you are making your way as an actress. Why did you make your first steps as an actress instead of a singer?

    There's no reason. I focused on showing myself as an actress first. I wanted to learn professionally. I received good care from my company. The people in my company are really good people. I could trust them because they wanted to see me happy. I became even more confident.

    T-ara are multi-talented members.  :D

    On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. Do you plan to return to the stage as a singer?

    I've been preparing for an album for a long time. There was a communication issue with my Chinese company. I also stopped for a while in order to focus on the drama. Now that the drama is over, I plan to make a comeback by the end of November. I want to show fans a more cool Jiyeon on stage after a long time.

    Cool.  B)

    On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. Any new works or character greed?

    Until this drama, it was always a one-sided romance in school. There were a lot of villains. But this is the first villain I played as an adult, I think that has a different charm. It suits me. Sometimes people ask me in surprise, "why do you seem so scary?" Haha.

    Next time, I want to try a lively rom-com. An upbeat role would suit my age right now. I want to try a calm story of people living in their 20s. I think I'm really greedy. Till now I've been a bad guy, I want to win a righteous friendly role, I want to do action well. I think there will be many opportunities. Before, I would be anxious and nervous, now my mind has grown broader. My thoughts have deepened.

    Was it really translated as "bad guy", not as "bad girl" or "bad/terrible person"?  :huh:

    It sounds like she wants a movie role.  ;)

    On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. Has your greed for activities grown?

    It's been a long time since I worked, I kept pushing myself. I wasn't satisfied with any activity. It didn't make sense to have an activity I was satisfied with, it was like I was too complacent. But I feel happy now, and I want to share it with the people beside me and have fun with many people.

    It's very good she motivates herself for the long-term career path.  ^_^

    On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. Are there any regrets about your group activities? Recently Fin.KL reunited as a whole on JTBC's Camping Club.

    As someone who has been active in girl group for 10 years, it looks perfect. We're senior idols. In fact, we're in the process of uniting. We're progressing slowly so we can build our careers, I'd like it if we could do it at least once someday. I wish all the girl groups that are our friends could be active.

    9-ara!  I do dare to say 11-ara!  :lol:

    T-ara should invite other girl groups as honorary guests to their reunion.  <3

    On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. What are your plans for other entertainment programs?

    I want to do entertainment programs. But I think entertainment is the hardest. I want to challenge it, but for now I want to focus on my album. Can't I try it after it's done? Haha.

    Of course she can!  :D

    On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. Your fans are a big presence to you. What does that mean?

    I'm here because of my fans. Really. My most precious beings. They're a big source of strength. Like a friend, sister or brother. I'm always sorry and grateful to them. I want to repay them with a loved image. I continue to be empowered because of our relationship.

    Fans chanting, "Jiyeon!  Jiyeon!  Jiyeon!" over and over again.  ^_^

    On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. Are there any plans for a fan meeting?

    Like a fan meeting, I think the closer we meet the better. My fans become happy and so do I. It's been a long time since I've been with my fans. It's an affectionate relationship. We've been through so much that we've become this close. They're a precious presence I learn a lot from and who always make me stronger.

    And wiser and smarter.  :D  She was born beautiful, for the record.  <3  And truth be told.

    On 10/7/2019 at 7:27 PM, craZy said:

    Q. What are your plans and goals for the future?

    I don't want anything more than what I have now. I think I am my happiest right now. Like now, I want to be happy with the people around me and I want to show you I am gradually perfecting and bettering myself. There is no greater greed. It's the best thing to do for the longest time. I've found happiness.

    In my opinion, it's not greed.  It's self-improvement and always being a good person.  <3  Hellish sins will never prevail over Heavenly virtues.  It's preordained.  B)

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