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    katherine11 reacted to kkyc222 in [13.10.22] T-ara, a Tearful Interview. Instead of explaining, they are reflecting.   
    T-ara, A Tearful Interview… Instead of explaining, they are reflecting
    By Kim Yong Ho

    I met with girl group T-ara. The “T-ara Incident” that caused uproar in Korea last year. At the time, after finishing their Japan Buddokan concert, success was right in front of their eyes, but a small argument between the members became a large controversy through SNS. More so than the truth of what happened, the public was more interested and passionate in their witchhunt. There is nothing more saddening than to be misunderstood. The T-ara members had also wanted to defend themselves saying that “This was not what happened in reality.”

    Just like that, a year has passed and T-ara met with us reporters. But this time, the interview is not a consoling one. The controversy has to be something they face once more before their wounds can begin to heal. So right from the beginning I asked a powerful question “Why do you think T-ara is being criticised?”

    The girls jumped at the question. But it is a question that must be answered. Perhaps it was a question they were mentally prepared for. Member Eunjung carefully replied, “We think that there must be a reason. Although there were some misunderstandings, because we think part of the reason we hear those words is because of us, we have humbly accepted [the criticism].” Hyomin said “Because we disappointed a lot of people who gave us love, we were wrong. That was an irreparable mistake. We can’t pretend it never happened. We have reflected upon our immature actions and think that we can only work hard to [make up for it].” Eunjung said, “We think that not expressing our thoughts at the time was one of the reasons we were criticised so much. We are very regretful for not expressing our thoughts from our hearts well at the time. But now, instead of using words, we think that we should use action to demonstrate [our hearts].” The members expressed their regret.

    T-ara used to be one of the most loved girl groups. But now they are harshly receiving hate. A change like that is difficult for young girls to accept. I asked, “Isn’t the reality now very saddening?” But the answer I received was a mature one, “It seems like the sad period has passed and now we are thankful for little things.” Soyeon said “In the past, being nominated for 1st place seemed to be a given. But now, when we hear that we have been nominated for 1st place, we feel so happy we get goosebumps.” Eunjung said, “The way we think has changed. I think we are lucky to have obtained these results from working hard. We hope that we will achieve better results in the future.” Jiyeon said , “It seems like we really learned a lot. We learned to be thankful for little things.” T-ara talked about their thoughts on their comeback. Eunjung, “Achieving a lot of popularity at a young age can make people arrogant and that appearance can be revealed unconsciously. Although it may not be revealed with bad intentions, it seems to have been interpreted as such.” Answers like these, instead of defending themselves, it seems like T-ara has embraced a reflective attitude.

    Suddenly, the young girls began to cry. Hyomin and Eunjung were the first to pick up tissues. Soyeon, although saying “I really don’t want to cry”, started to choke up as well. Jiyeon, who usually does not say much and has been misunderstood a lot, her tears also ruined her makeup. The members all expressed their thanks to their fans. “We are so thankful for our fans who have stayed by us even after so many bad things happened. We understand how valuable they are,” they said, revealing their honest thoughts.

    T-ara recently released their 8th mini album “AGAIN” and is promoting with double title tracks “No.9” and “I Know the Feeling.” In particular, No.9 has reached 1st place on several charts upon release and was even nominated for 1st in a music programme, achieving popularity. But T-ara is still very humble. With their heads down, they said “Instead of a desire for 1st place, we have been practising overnight with the thought that it would be great if we can receive love. We are thankful for getting response that is better than we thought.”

    Looking at T-ara, who expressed, “We were afraid about performing on stage when we knew we wouldn’t receive applause, but for those who have given us applause, we will do the best we can,” I am touched by the way they are struggling to overcome their trauma. I wonder if shedding tears like this will make them feel better. I look forward to T-ara overcoming these trials and becoming a cheerful girl group once again.

    Original source http://www.sportsworldi.com/Articles/EntCulture/Article.asp?aid=20131022022822&subctg1=50&subctg2=00&OutUrl=daum
    Translated via Chinese trans by TCN: http://www.t-arachina.cn/bbs/thread-67945-1-1.html
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    katherine11 reacted to @Eunjung4eva in [13.10.15] T-ara,   
    They have really matured. For Boram to say that negative criticism can be constructive is really praiseworthy. They had been through the worst ups and downs, thick and thin yet they are still going strong and more over, they have new mindset and matured mentality to approach things. Even non-fans are praising them for being able to stand strong. And Soyeon is really lucky. That guy's attitude bought me.

    "To be honest, I had wondered whether any variety programmes would ask me to participate. I’m really very thankful that they asked me to appear." Jungiee, you were well-aware of your situation. You are really genuine and honest person. Always keep this attitude and you will be successful. You never fail to amaze me which is why I cant stop admiring you...
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    katherine11 reacted to kkyc222 in [13.10.15] T-ara,   
    T-ara, “That incident changed the childish us.” A Tearful First Interview. When friends or lovers get into an argument, how should you resolve it? T-ara is standing before the public with this thought in mind. When people are angry because of our actions, and when an apology cannot resolve their anger, what should we do? T-ara has chosen to silently work hard and to wait until that anger melts. Although it is common for artists to become emotional and cry during interviews, T-ara’s tears fell carefully even when they were falling naturally. T-ara, who can’t even escape vicious criticism when they prepare snacks for their fans, ended up saying tearfully, “We will work hard.” After that “incident”, this is their first interview with the media. The questions and answers that required tissue everywhere until the end are now revealed without any changes. Q: A comeback in a long time, how do you feel? Hyomin: It’s been a year since a comeback as the 6 of us. We disappointed some people before, but that won’t happen this time, we will work hard. We made our comeback nervously. Soyeon: More so than rankings, we are thankful that there are people who are waiting for our music. Q: It seems like you had a lot of worries. Hyomin: To be honest, we’ve never had a “blank period.” We were always running everywhere with no rest. Although it wasn't intentional this time, we had a blank period and during this time, we really lost a lot of confidence and had a lot of thoughts. We had a lot of worries too. Eunjung: Everyone’s attitude towards us are better than we thought it would be, we are very thankful. Just like when we first debut, our thoughts are just that we must do well. To be honest, whether people would like our music, we had a lot of worries like this. Also, many singers are making their comeback in this period, and would they like our colour? We also had a lot of worries like this. Q: A lot of other groups are making their comebacks as well. Soyeon: The timing for releasing an album is very important, no? We thought we picked an appropriate time. It seems like this was a time appropriate for all other singers too, so we all made our comeback around the same time (laughs). We are thankful just to be discussed along with these other artists. We are really happy just to be mentioned along with SHINEE and IU etc. When we see news of that, we think “Wah, there’s actually us.” Q: Now that you’ve made your comeback, do you feel more relaxed? Eunjung: People’s hearts are always like that, we should be able to feel more relaxed now, but we still worry a lot about how we can maintain this. Should we keep doing the same thing next week? Should we change our dance? What about our clothes? Etc. Hyomin: Because there are new comebacks every week, we are very nervous. Recently, there have been so many comebacks that rookies are hardly able to participate in music broadcasts. So we understand how valuable it is to be able to perform on music programmes. Eunjung: In the past we would think that this was a given, but now we know how to be thankful. In the past, even if our managers don’t mention it, we would clear out Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for our schedules, because we have to perform on music shows. We used to think that way, but now we would ask our managers, “Do we have any schedules?” Q: T-ara’s schedules were very full in the past. Soyeon: We had at least 5 schedules in one day, we were very busy. We thought that they were only schedules and didn’t think much about it. We only had thoughts about wanting to look nice etc. But after experiencing this blank period, we understood that those are not just merely schedules, but is something [precious] that finds its way to us. Now, we think that every single schedule is a precious thing to us. Hyomin: Although it is better to not have experienced bad things, during that time, we only looked at the things in front of us and kept running forward following our CEO’s instructions. But now we look around us and behind us. It is something that can’t be expressed with words, but there are things we have gained. The time we spend with our fans and the way we treat our fans also changed a lot. Q: Your first performance was at the Gyeongju Dream Concert. Eunjung: It rained that day. Singing while it was raining, it felt very extraordinary and profound. Soyeon: We felt different compared to the comebacks we had before. In the past, we would know that there were a lot of people waiting for us and we had confidence. But this comeback wasn’t like that. We didn’t have confidence, and the cheers and applause for us are also different from before, but we can only work hard. So we are even more thankful for the people who have given us applause all along. Q: Experiencing something bad together, it seems like the friendship and love between members have changed as well. Soyeon: The atmosphere between us is like family. To be honest, there were times when we were so busy that we couldn’t take care of each other but were just there together. But this time, we had a lot of time to talk and reminisce with each other. And since we carry the same scars, the understanding and care we have for each other seem to have increased as well. We became closer. Boram: We think that teamwork requires every single person. Q: The leader keeps changing. Eunjung: Even though there is a leader, generally we still make decisions together, so there is not a big difference. But things like conveying information, giving notice, gathering opinions, those are things that the leader would do. Q: Even so, the atmosphere within the team would be different because of the leader right? Soyeon: Boram unnie created a very relaxed and quiet atmosphere. Eunjung is really good at managing work, and she can organise things well even when things are very messy. When Hyomin was leader, we became more fashionable. Hyomin: As a leader, the most difficult thing was to answer our CEO’s phone calls. Eunjung: He would call at 6a.m. in the morning and ask “Are you awake?”, “Have you seen your schedule yet?” Things like that (laughs). Q: Because of what happened last year, it seems like you are more thankful to be on stage and to the fans. Eunjung: About things we used to think were a given in the past, we now think “We are really thankful” “Ah, this is so good”. Not just to fans, but to the general public who watch our performance, give us applause, and sing along to our songs. In the past, we just feel like it is just a comeback, but now we are very thankful for these things. Soyeon: We did earn things [from this incident]. This happened when we were receiving a lot of love. If that hadn’t happened, we would still be kids who didn't understand a lot of things. We would think that popularity is a given. To experience something like that at that time, it seems like we found something that we had lost. The people who worked with us, those who visited us, our fans – in the past we really seemed to not understand their preciousness and didn't know to be thankful. But after that incident, we had a lot of thoughts and became more mature and responsible. Q: The comments online, have you seen them? Hyomin: Although we didn’t read them in detail, we browsed through them. In the past we would look for negative things, but now we would look for positive things. There are more and more support messages, and there are more and more of positive messages as well. We feel happier as well. We will read them to each other as well with the thought that “Wow, there are even these [good] messages for us.” Boram: There are also negative criticisms that can be constructive. Paying attention to those comments, with the mindset that “We did that before, we should correct that” is not bad. Although we cried a lot before when we saw very malicious comments, now we look for comments that can be constructive. Seeing malicious comments that would give us harm, now, instead of getting hurt, we seem to learn from them more. Q: How is each member doing recently? Jiyeon: It’s been a long time since T-ara’s last comeback, I want to show the best side as T-ara. Hyomin: I filmed for a Japan move “JINX!!!” in the beginning of this year. It was during one of our most difficult times, and I’m thankful that I was given this opportunity. It was a very memorable filming. Eunjung: I filmed for MBC’s “Welcome”. Living with students from Turkey, it was the first time for me to film a variety like this. Because I had to promote Korean culture and language, I did a lot of studying myself as well. To be honest, I had wondered whether any variety programmes would ask me to participate. I’m really very thankful that they asked me to appear. Boram: Because I had been a bit unhealthy I lost a lot of weight, but now I’ve become a lot healthier. Qri: T-ara had a lot of overseas schedules. I prepared very hard for T-aras comeback. Soyeon: I appeared in “Haeundae Lover” last year, but because of what happened, the drama seemed to have suffered because of me, I feel very sorry about that.
    Q: Did your boyfriend Oh Jonghyuk give you a lot of support? Soyeon: Of course he gave me a lot of support, he told me good job, and gave me a lot of trust. Q: What is the secret to date for so long? Soyeon: Although we started dating, we both have a very careful personality. Because of his military service and because I am an idol, we were both very careful. We began dating with a lot of trust in each other. It seemed as if waiting was very easy because the person I like went to the army. He must have had a lot of difficulties there but he still took care of me when I faced difficulties. Because we gained more trust in each other in those 2 years, so our relationship became better as well. Q: You must have been worried when Oh Jonghyuk extended his military service. Soyeon: Although he told me about it, I was still worried as his girlfriend. But I couldn’t express it because he is very determined. I could not express anything in particular. I just worried in my heart, but I watched him return successfully and thought that was very cool. Q: Is there anyone else who wants to date? Boram: It would be great if someone could like me, but there isn’t (laughs). I really want to date. I think out of all of us I’m the one who wants to date the most. Q: Did the members know about Soyeon and Oh Jonghyuk dating? Eunjung: We knew from the very beginning. Q: T-ara has tried cat and Native American concepts etc, are there anymore concepts you want to try? Soyeon: Our juniors are all so cute, pretty, and fresh. Is there this loveable concept that only girl groups can express? We want to try that too (laughs). Eunjung: Mr CEO, please consider this (laughs). Hyomin: It seems like our CEO is really amazing. Like a genius, he always seem to think of things that other people haven’t thought about. Eunjung: During “Sexy Love” we were really shocked. At the time, wasn’t it very difficult for us to perform and have a natural expression on stage? But our CEO suggested that we do robot dance – our expressions were neither smiling nor crying (laughs). Soyeon: It seems like we don’t create the trend, but we just change it (laughs). Retro and shuffle dance were something that other artists had already done, or we would only do something after something became a trend. We would ask “is it already too late”, but it always ends up becoming popular. Q: This time, “I know the feeling” is also a trendy phrase. Eunjung: We were worried whether we would interfere with Gag Concert. Q: It seems like there are a lot of misunderstandings about your CEO in the public too. Soyeon: Our CEO saw a lot of the messages and was very hurt. But if there are good messages, he would be very happy. Eunjung: He used to be like a tractor, but his body and heart have become a lot weaker. He listened to a lot of our opinions as well. Soyeon: It feels like he may be someone who cried the most in front of singers. He asked before “Am I difficult to get along with?” Actually we have seen the normal and private side of our CEO. We've seen him when he cried in front of those comments and when he is troubled because of us. He is someone more common and normal than people think. Q: Lastly, is there anything you want to say to fans? Qri: It seems like we have only received from our fans but have never given them anything. We are really thankful to our fans. Hyomin: You’re the member who doesn’t cry even when we achieve number 1 [about Qri who teared up]. Not just to fans, but it seems like there is so much to say to the general public. Eunjung: To be honest, for this comeback, we wondered if we would be able to receive love. But there are still people who are curious and love T-ara’s music. For that we are very thankful. Regardless of what they say, they only say it because of the appearance we present. We will accept it all and work hard. Hyomin: More so than asking for forgiveness or apologising, it seems like it is more important to work hard and present a side of us that will make others say “They’re really working hard.” In the future, we want to express that sort of feeling no matter what we do. Eunjung: When friends or lovers are mad at each other because of something the other person did, and even when repeated apologies cannot resolve the issue, the most important thing is to keep working hard until the other person’s anger melts away. It seems like we have to do the same thing as artists. Original article: http://news.nate.com/view/20131015n03773 Translation via Chinese subs by TCN: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2651831149?see_lz=1
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    katherine11 reacted to nathaniel in [13.10.08] T-ara's Eunjung revealed to have participated in the arrangement of "I Know The Feeling"   
    [13.10.08] T-ara's Eunjung revealed to have participated in the arrangement of "I Know The Feeling"

    T-ara's Eunjung helped in the arrangement of their song "I Know The Feeling".

    On the 8th, Core Contents Media said, "T-ara's title track 'I Know The Feeling' was composed by Baek Deoksang. The acoustic music arrangement was done in collaborative by himself and T-ara's own member Eunjung after she expressed her wants to participate in it."

    Eunjung said, "For the first time, I've helped participate in making T-ara's music. I had fun and learned with a open-heart and carefully prepared for it with QUEEN's in mind and am excited for them to hear it."

    She also said, "The acoustic guitar melody shows off a different side of us (T-ara) and is a good song for autumn. I hope fans will like both 'Number Nine' and 'I Know The Feeling'."

    "I Know The Feeling" has a sad and addictive melody, with lyrics that maximize the emotions of the song. It was composed by Baek Deoksang and co-written by Baek Hyunjung.

    T-ara's eighth mini-album "AGAIN" will be released on the 10th, and their two-part music videos will be released on the same day.
    Source: http://news.nate.com/view/20131008n11275
    Translated by: Nathaniel @ Diadem
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    katherine11 reacted to nathaniel in [12.10.05] Russian fans give support messages to T-ara, "Don't give up"   
    [12.10.05] Russian fans give support messages to T-ara, "Don't give up"

    T-ara's fans from Russia have sent them encouraging messages.
    Fans from Russia have held notes with various messages like "T-ARA fighting! We Love You", "T-ARA Don't give up!", "QUEEN'S will be forever by your side" and took a picture of themselves with the notes.
    The Russian fans shared the supporting messages by combining all the images in one through YouTube.
    T-ara has had great success after having sold out showcases in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Japan and plan to expand their overseas activities.
    Source: http://news.nate.com/view/20121005n12206
    Translated by: Nathaniel @ Diadem
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    katherine11 reacted to courtleee in [12.09.10] T-ara humiliated as audience cheered "Hwayoung" at Jeju Island concert   
    the audience needs to get a life, seriously. hating t-ara because of a made up bullying scandal, to go on and bully t-ara themselves. shameful.
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    katherine11 reacted to raven_potter in [12.09.10] T-ara humiliated as audience cheered "Hwayoung" at Jeju Island concert   
    Hmm this is... I don't know......
    I know this was just a translated news from korean news media but from my pov i' ve seen the fancam and heard the audio. Its not that bad but based on that news it makes it sound they were totally humiliated. Exaggg much
    Be strong girls
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    katherine11 reacted to LordNoodles in [12.09.10] T-ara humiliated as audience cheered "Hwayoung" at Jeju Island concert   
    Dang Kqueens, What a bunch of losers. Find something better to do. At least T-ara was classy about it.
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    katherine11 reacted to nathaniel in [12.08.30] T-ara to comeback with 7th mini-album "MIRAGE" on September 3rd   
    [12.08.30] T-ara to comeback with 7th mini-album "MIRAGE" on September 3rd

    Girl group T-ara will release their seventh mini album "MIRAGE" on September 3rd.
    Their agency Core Contents Media said today, "T-ara's new title song was composed by Shinsadong Tiger and written by Choi Kyusung who are the same people who made T-ara's 'Bo Peep Bo Peep' and 'Roly-Poly'."
    T-ara originally announced they would release a new song in mid-August but it was delayed three weeks.
    Core Contents Media said, “We decided to comeback now because we couldn't stand postponing it any longer due to the controversy which happened that had no perpetrator and no victim but only misunderstandings upon misunderstandings.”
    On the 28th and 29th, tweets were sent from T-ara and Hwayoung and caused a crazy bullying controversy that confused the public and fans. They have since apologized and wish that fans can continue to support them in the future.
    Their agency said, "T-ara has been silent for one month since the misunderstanding between the members happened and have reflected on their actions that lead to the controversy they created. They want to express their sincerest apologies."

    They continued by saying, "It was a misunderstanding between Hwayoung and the other members, and they have reconciled and apologized to each other."
    T-ara will be busying beginning on September 15th until November with overseas concert schedules in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan.
    Core Contents Media said, "The misunderstanding and conflict that happened in front of so many people, T-ara bow their heads and are incredibly sorry and said they'll work hard to avoid and better deal with these issues."
    Source: http://news.nate.com.../20120830n23011
    Translated by: Nathaniel @ Diadem
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    katherine11 reacted to nathaniel in [12.08.05] True or not, the public will only believe what they want about T-ara's bullying situation   
    [12.08.05] True or not, the public will only believe what they want about T-ara's bullying situation

    "Tara-'s Hwayoung Was Not Bullied!" Written by Kim Yong Hyo, a reporter who has written many editorials on hot issues within the entertainment industry for the column [연예세상 비틀어보기]
    T-ara’s Hwayoung never once mentioned the word “bullying.” And in reality she was not bullied. Netizens are merely creating evidence of bullying. (Those who seek the truth about such ‘bullying evidence’ please see the post http://thetaratruth.tumblr.com). Nevertheless, the public now believes “Hwayoung was bullied” as the truth. Why is this? Probably because from the very beginning, many believed in the rumour that there is bullying among girl groups in the entertainment industry. But some activists used what is claimed as ‘evidence’ to cleverly fabricate stories and to stir up the innocent and trusting public.
    The first time I heard about the news of Hwayoung being bullied, I asked “So you’re saying that T-ara’s Hwayoung was bullied”? Because this it not the truth. Recently, I went with T-ara to their Tokyo Concert to gather information, and Hwayoung and the other members got along very well. Used in relation to her, the word ‘bullied’ is inappropriate. Born with a beautiful appearance to a relatively well-off family, she grew up lacking nothing. And also with her father’s vigorous support for his daughter to become an artist. (Personally finding his way to a large agency company for his twin daughters to become artists, and interfering with CCM with all his might, a father like this, if his daughter really was bullied, would he really stand by and do nothing?)
    Of course, because young girls are grouped together in girl groups, issues of envy and jealousy will come up sometimes. (This is true not only with T-ara, but also other girl groups). But to part of the public who are on a witch-hunt against T-ara, these issues were not small conflicts, but collective violence. I can guarantee, such incidents did not, and could not possibly exist. But the public believes that T-ara members are bullies, without a doubt. Therefore, some of the members’ past and private life etc have also been dragged out into the public for discussion. Even more cunningly, netizens have packaged and claimed their actions on the internet as done to protect the victim Hwayoung from the other members’ violence and bullying.
    T-ara is now fully wounded. But the cruel public continues to use their hatefully crafted products (i.e the ‘evidence’) to mock them. They truly see their own actions as legitimate and just. T-ara’s Hwayoung was not bullied. Even if there was conflict with Hwayoung, the level of intensity and strength compared to the bashing now done to Tara is not even one in a million.
    The public only believes what it wants to believe. The more frightening part is that they will never admit or accept any rebuttals to the contrary. Their reaction to this article will probably be, “Oh, he must have received money from Kim Kwangsoo.” But this is not a rebuttal. It is the truth that those who hate T-ara never want to believe.
    Source: http://news.nate.com/view/20120805n15192
    Translated via Chinese translations by: @kckclalala
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    katherine11 reacted to ParkYeonSisters in [12.07.29] What is the big T-ara announcement about? "Replacing members was never mentioned in the past"   
    All the speculations will end tomorrow after the BIG announcement.. or maybe not.. depending on what CCM is gonna say. I hope that they are talking out the issues now and reconciling the differences and misunderstandings, then go back and finish the DBD promotions. Even if relationships have been fractured, the management should at least save and instill professionalism in T-ara to be able to work alongside each other and finish their commitments. They still have their 1st Major Concert on August 11 to work on.
    IMO, it would be such a stupid stupid stupid decision if ANY of the member will be kicked out or replaced. The internal issue would not be solved that way. And that'll only add to the controversies right now. No one wants that (except for haters and bashers).
    Keep the faith guys! There's a rainbow always after the rain.
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    katherine11 reacted to Scatter_88mil in [12.07.29] What is the big T-ara announcement about? "Replacing members was never mentioned in the past"   
    I think CCM's already on a slow road to collapse, considering that all their other groups have failed to bring any form of sufficient revenue and not even T-ara's revenue is going to keep them floating above forever.
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    katherine11 reacted to S♡NE_Diademholic in [12.07.29] What is the big T-ara announcement about? "Replacing members was never mentioned in the past"   
    Guys . Kim Kwangsoo will never have any guts to kick out Hyomin, Eunjung or Jiyeon. And even if he actually kicked them out, CCM is defitenally gonna collapse for sure . And all the drama .. Ugh .
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    katherine11 reacted to nathaniel in [12.07.12] Idol-actress T-ara's Eunjung says, “I want to act with Bridal Mask's ‘Joowon’”   
    [12.07.12] Idol Actress T-ARA's Eunjung says, “I want to act with Bridal Mask's ‘Joowon’”

    It is no longer an issue for an idol to take on the challenge of acting. From taking on the leading role in popular dramas to supporting roles, the idol members' participation is growing. ‘Actress-idol’, ‘fashion-idol’, etc are modified references to idols, and the idol group that represents all of this is T-ARA.
    I can never be separated from acting and music~
    Representative actress-idol ‘Eunjung’. She is a true actress-idol who entered the acting world as a child actress. What do actress and singer mean to her?
    “I started as an actress, but I was able to take on better roles and in better circumstances because I am a member of T-ARA. Acting and music can never be separated from me. First of all, as an actress, I am not T-ARA member Eunjung but I'm me as an individual. I need to cope with things alone, so I must be more alert. It can be hard trying to work with many staff members, but in the end it feels great because we work and create one project together. It's also fun living in a different world than the real one. On the other hand, when I stand on the stage as T-ARA, it feels as if something (bothersome) in my heart disappears – I feel refreshed. Especially when I stand on the stage with my members, I feel as if I became an outlaw. I really enjoy performing with my members.”
    Which actor does she want to act with? “Lately, while watching Joowon on ‘Bridal Mask’, I keep thinking how I want to act with him. His image in ‘1Night 2Days’ and in acting is clearly different. He seems to be deeply absorbed into his character, so I really want to work with him one day. I think I can learn a lot from him.”

    Eunjung hesitated a little before she talked about Bridal Mask's ‘Joowon’. It was because her fake husband ‘Jangwoo Lee’ from ‘We Got Married’ is currently starring in ‘I Do I Do’, which is aired during the same time as ‘Bridal Mask’. “I am watching my husband through his drama as well! I clearly see all of his romantic skinships as well. Truthfully, I thought the skinships would be bolder, but it's actually not that intense,” she replied with a hint of jealousy.
    Eunjung has worked with ‘Jangwoo Lee’, ‘Soohyun Kim’, ‘Taecyeon’, ‘Wooyoung’, and so on, who are so-called ‘popular male stars’. Who is her ideal? “I like a person who works diligently. I especially like a person who is sentimental and understanding. Oh! And I like a person who is sensible. In sensible, I mean he must be meticulous and detail-oriented in his lifestyle.”
    “I want to emcee for a radio program with my voice~”
    I asked Eunjung which new area/field she wanted to take on next. Her voice also seemed to match well as a radio DJ. “I really want to be a radio DJ! I think my life will become more abundant if I DJ. I can meet the vast world through many people's diverse stories. And since music can be a part of the program, it's like everything I like is combined into one.”
    Eunjung's eyes sparkled as she talked about her greed/desire to become a radio DJ. I was curious what type of music she would air if she were to emcee her own radio show. What type of genre does Eunjung like, and what does she normally listen to? “Do you know ‘Yoonha Ju’ by any chance? He sings with a gentle tone as if he's telling a story, and this is exactly the type of music and tone I like.”

    As a person who loves to listen to music quietly by herself, I asked Eunjung what her dreams were as a singer. “I want to hear people say ‘I love how there's a singer with this type of voice’, ‘I need Eunjung's song right now’. To sum it all up, I want to become an ‘essential singer’. In order to reach that point, I must practice harder and do my very best.”
    Just like her cute self you see in TV shows, Eunjung walked around the set with a smile constantly on her face. But as soon as the shutter sound went off, she overpowered the set as she changed her gaze to match the concept, like a true professional. There is much attention towards Eunjung, an actress-idol who possesses the quality of a professional.
    Source: http://bntnews.hankyung.com/apps/news?popup=0&nkey=201206191814503&c1=04&c2=03&nid=04&mode=sub_view
    Translated by: x은영이
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    katherine11 reacted to maknae23 in [12.06.29] T-ara rush back to Korea from Japan today   
    Dear T-ara members,
    Please don't faint. I hope you'll eat more and don't turn into sticks and try to get some sleep without having KKS as your nightmare.
    With love ,
    One of your many avid fans
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    katherine11 reacted to nathaniel in [12.06.29] T-ara rush back to Korea from Japan today   
    [12.06.29] T-ara rush back to Korea from Japan today

    T-ara will rush home to Korea after their concert in Japan.
    According to T-ara's agency, T-ara will rush back to Korea through Gimpo Airpotr today at 10:30 AM. This is because T-ara's scheduled to appear on the live KBS2TV "Music Bank" half-year show.
    T-ara had hits in the first half of the year with "Lovey-Dovey" and their duet with Davichi, "We Were In Love".
    Despite the hectic schedules in Japan, T-ara members said, "We're excited to have our comeback stage in Korea with 'Day by Day' since it's been a long time since we could meet our fans on stage."
    T-ara's members Soyeon, Eunjnug and Hyomin all have been confirmed for drama roles in "Haeundae Lovers", "Five Fingers" and "One Thousandth Man" in the second half of the year. After the "Music Bank" half-year show, the girls will go to drama script reading to prepare for the filming of the drama and then leave back to Japan with the other members on the morning of the 30th for concert tour dates.
    Yesterday, T-ara released the teaser for their comeback song "Day by Day" and received an explosive reaction online.
    On July 3rd, T-ara's comeback song "Day by Day" will be released and on the 14th, they'll establish the founding of their fanclub, "QUEEN'S".
    Source: http://news.nate.com.../20120629n05301
    Translated by: Nathaniel @ Diadem
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    katherine11 reacted to arcadey in [OFFICIAL] Day by Day HD concept photos   
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    katherine11 reacted to PrincessT-ara in [12.06.22] T-ara's ninth member Dani, "I want to join T-ara on stage before December!"   
    As someone who entered into the entertainment industry at a younger age than she is (and certainly not an industry as rough as the Korean music industry), I personally don't feel sorry for people who put themselves in a position such as her without taking the time to get educated on what the non-glamorous side of the industry entails (considering her age, her parents should have done this in her case) prior to making a decision. The only people who I feel sorry for are the children whose parents force them to be in the industry despite their desires not to be. It's not about being immature, it's about being realistic and being mature enough to understand the good and the bad of what type of situation you're getting yourself into and how it's going to affect you as well as those who are working around you. If you can't take the bad with the good, being in the entertainment industry is not the place to be if you can't handle it. At least Areum wanted to be a singer and should have great knowledge of what she is getting into since she has parents who worked in the industry. Dani, on the other hand, had no desire to be a singer prior to being scouted and is starting with zero experience yet she wants to be on stage in less than half a year's worth of training. And she most likely knows the negative impact her joining the group has had on the fans yet she wants to start performing earlier instead of allowing the fans time to gradually get used to her being in a group and officially debuting later. Let's be real, her main concern is being on stage and basking in the limelight. If she felt otherwise, she would have stuck to what she said before about wanting to focus more on training instead of doing a complete 180 and asking to perform earlier than she was originally intended. I'll give her one thing, she's pretty bold to ask the CEO to change his plans about the time when she's supposed to come out. He better be careful with her, especially if she's the type to be bold and speak out on things she doesn't agree with or doesn't like (you know how much he hates that). Although it rubbed me the wrong way, I appreciate her honesty as I like seeing a person's true colors rather than them just saying some crap to make them look good (like that turning down beauty campaign offers to focus on training BS that I suspect CCM of making up to make her look so desirable).
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    katherine11 reacted to Scatter_88mil in [12.06.22] T-ara's ninth member Dani, "I want to join T-ara on stage before December!"   
    Publicity stunt much?
    If anything, the real damage that's being done is gaining more negative attention than good.
    The decision of adding her is highly controversial alone - why add more gasoline into the fire?
    Up till now, never have I heard ANY idol-to-be say anything like this so openly to the press. And
    it also brings up the question whose side the press is on - T-ara or CCM? By the looks of it, it seems like
    whoever's written the article is under the latter.
    Can't imagine how gutted the current members are feeling.
    There's a limit to how much idiocy and oppression a human can tolerate. T-ara's very likely to explode in the long run - the question is how much more can they keep it bottled, since they've been active for 3 years now.
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    katherine11 reacted to light-plus in [12.06.22] T-ara's ninth member Dani, "I want to join T-ara on stage before December!"   
    Honestly, my first reaction was like "wtf is this kid thinking?"
    But then, after thinking about it for a moment, I kind of feel that she wants to debut faster so people can see her talent. It's no doubt that she already knows how stupidly unwelcome she is in T-ara.
    A lot of people were against Hwayoung too right? But then, Hwayoungie debuted and we were blown away by her rapping talent. Perhaps she thinks that she can also appeal to us more by being an "amazing T-ara addition" rather than "some bratty kid".
    She probably wants to prove herself worthy. A fourteen year old- no, a soon to debut artist can only take so much hate before breaking down. This applies to all artists, no matter the age.
    C'mon, let's not be so immature.
    1) We need to support T-ara as a whole. You can't support 7-ara anymore w/o the two new members.
    2) No matter how much we hate the choice, KKM isn't going to revoke their decision. Nothing is going to be done unless the two new members themselves withdraw.
    3) If the two new members do withdraw, how do you think that will reflect of T-ara and us Queens?
    4) Put yourselves in Dani's shoes for minute, and read all the hateful comments circulating everywhere. You think those comments are harsh? You think those are a damn lot of hateful comments? Then think of how many and how harsh the comments are in Korea and Japan, T-ara's main promoting areas.
    I'm not saying you should absolutely adore her, just, please, don't hate on her.
    /end rant/
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    katherine11 reacted to PrincessT-ara in [12.06.22] T-ara's ninth member Dani, "I want to join T-ara on stage before December!"   
    Here comes the whiny 14 year old, who had no interest or prior training in singing or dancing before being selected to be in the group, wanting to be on stage with established members in less than half a year of training. She clearly just wants to get all the fame and attention that T-ara has earned over the years without having to wait until December to do it. She wants to get on stage so she can hear people cheer for her and shout out her name without a clear understanding of how the Korean music industry works as well as how she'll possibly be perceived. I feel quite sorry for her as she comes across as not having a clue about what she's getting into. I seriously hope they reconsider her joining the group as she seems to be giving CCM a headache already with her request. She has no regard of how her joining the group can affect the others and is solely concerned about getting on stage just to be there. Exactly what I'd expect out of a 14 year old but not a future member of T-ara.
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    katherine11 reacted to nathaniel in [12.06.15] T-ara's Hyomin and Dani make a shocking transformation in "Day by day" pictures   
    [12.06.15] T-ara's Hyomin and Dani make a shocking transformation in "Day by day" pictures

    T-ara's Hyomin and new member Dani have released new pictures ahead of their comeback.
    T-ara's new album "Day by day" will have a 20-minute music video in the format of a drama for it's title song. The "Day by day" music video, which will be set in a large scale sci-fi setting, is directed by Cha Euntaek and takes place in the year 2330. It'll be similar to the Korean version of the movie "Mad Max".

    Hyomin and T-ara's ninth member Dani have released pictures taken at the first music video shooting. Hyomin has made a transformation with bright red hair, while the new member Dani made a 180 degree change from her pure and cute profile pictures released last week.
    T-ara will unveil their new album and begin promotions for "Day by day" with a new eighth member Areum on July 3rd. T-ara's 9th member will only be featured in the music video.
    Source: http://news.nate.com/view/20120615n12783
    Translated by: Nathaniel @ Diadem
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    katherine11 reacted to FelixFelicis96 in [12.06.14] T-ara Areum's first official photo release, "Classic beauty"   
    Okay, she's way more acceptable than Dani, but I still don't get what CCM/KKS means by "T-ara's New Member of a Sexy Look" Trolololololol! Dani's picture had this too.Is he trying to prove that they can fit the sexy concept or something? Hahaha.

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    katherine11 reacted to LeslieJoon143 in [12.06.14] T-ara Areum's first official photo release, "Classic beauty"   
    Even it hard to believe no more 7-ARA but soon will be 8-ARA and 9-ARA, I will give my fullest support to T-ARA forever.
    From her latest pic, I love Aerum with short hair. It's does suit her image well.
    1.Top student in her class every year..( smart high schooler girl)
    2.inherit talents from her parents ( second generation in music industry).
    3.Singing ability..THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HER. (I'm not interesting anymore about her height 167cm cuz I'm shorter than her just10cm but IF i wear 10cm heel,we must do standing at the same height..kekekeke just kidding).
    4.All the best to Lee Aerum and Park Danee and welcome to T-ARA...
    One thing I asked for from other QUEEN'S, please do keep on supporting T-ARA no matter what happened (including the addition of two newbies). Dont let KKS stupid idea ruin our mood to enjoy more songs/MVs/news from T-ARA.
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