Monday, July 30, 2012

YOONA and Lee Min Ho raise Eider sales by 200%


Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA and actor Lee Min Ho ho have lived up to their name.

The French premium outdoor brand, Eider, which YoonA and Lee Min Ho are the main models for, reported, “Thanks to them, sales grew over 200%“.

Especially the product that YoonA wore in the commercial and advertisements were sold out completely, showing the ‘YoonA Effect’ works even in the outdoor wear market. In addition, 93% of the production stock for a jacket advertised in February were all sold by the 40th day.

YoonA and Lee Min Ho, who have been with Eider since the 2011 F/W season, have extended their contract and are currently in photoshoots for the next season. They have  shown the young and sophisticated style to buyers and expressed the trendy brand image in TV commercials and magazine ads.

An Eider insider further explained, “The two are also popular by people in 40 to 50 age range. Therefore, we were able to effectively advertise to different age range groups.”

Image+Source : Sportshankook via Naver
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Friday, July 27, 2012

YOONA and Jang Keun Suk Receive Endless Attention as the “Love Light” Couple

On the 24th Jang Keun Suk and Yoona were flooded with camera flashes at the drama “Love Rain” promotion press conference in Japan. Both actors took on two roles each in the drama: Jang Keun Suk as Seo In Ha and Seo Jun, and Yoona as Kim Yoon Hee and Jung Hana.

Jang Keun Suk and Yoona were both seen greeting each other happily at the waiting room. The two of them carried the friendly atmosphere to the press conference, where their chemistry and playful comments brightened the mood.
Those at the press conference only elevated their expectations while seeing the two actors get along so well.

Jang Keun Suk and Yoona’s “Love Rain” has already aired on one cable channel in japan, KNTV, in May. Their drama has been praised by Japanese directors as a lovely and sweet love story. Their next broadcast is in hopes to revive the hallyu drama wave in Japan yet again.

On the 25th the fifth episode will be aired through the FujiTV channel, as in BS Fuji, the first episode will air on August 6th.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Yoona's Latest Message on GG Board

Everyone~~ It's been a while~ Right??^^

Thanks to all of your support, since the past May.
Completing 'Love Rain' filming successfully, and received many happy birthday wishes
I also went on a summer vacation, and am having an enjoyable time doing schedules with my members lately~

A few days ago, I came to Japan for 'Love Rain' promotions
I was happy because it seemed like a lot of people were showing interest in it^^
While in Japan, the [drama] was airing, so I watched the live broadcast of the first episode of 'Love Rain'~ ㅋㅋ
I took a picture...hohoㅋ It really made my heart flutter and was cool watching it here ㅇ_ㅇ

Two days from now, is the day we see SONE
Since we'll be gathering for the first time in a while, let's have a very exciting and fun time!!
I'll text if I get bored~~ hingㅋㅋㅋ

Credit : Translator
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Yoona and Jang Keun Suk in Japan to Promote ‘Love Rain’

Seo Joon and Jung Ha Na have come together in Japan!

On July 24, Jang Keun Suk tweeted from Japan, “Love Rain! We ask you look kindly on it in Japan too! (ラブレイン!日本でもよろしく! そだね~え?).”

Included was a picture of Jang Keun Suk and Yoona taking a picture together during recent promotions for Love Rain in Japan. Another picture showed the couple as they were being interviewed by a Japanese television show.

Love Rain will premiere in Japan on July 25 on FujiTV. Jang Keun Suk will spend a week in Japan for his 2012 Jang Keun Suk Asia Tour Cri Show 2 tour and spend the rest of his time holding promotions for Love Rain.

Netizens commented, “It’s so good to see you two together again”, “What a lovely couple” and “I’ve missed seeing you two.”

Photo credit:Jang Keun Suk’s Twitter

Yoona Shows Off Well Toned Muscles While Rock Climbing

SNSD's Yoona may be well known for her slender figure but she is not just plain thin but she is fit and has well toned muscles. Recently, a photo of Yoona that was unreleased was revealed, the photo was from a photo shoot for an outdoor label where she is a model.

On the photo she wore athletic attire and is about to climb the rock. With the angle of where the photo was taken you can see her well toned arm muscles and though she is slim she gives off a tough image. The ironic thing is the photo was revealed a year ago and is receiving late recognition from netizens. Netizens commented, "Why is this photo only getting attention now?", "She looks pretty strong", "She looks tough".

Source: Nate
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

YOONA makes 4 billion won in first half of the year

SNSD’s Yoona was recently named the top-earning girl group member.

The July 12 episode of SBS E!’s K-star News ranked girl group members in order of their incomes.
Yoona was named the top-earning girl group member in Korea. She appeared in 20 commercials and received around 10 million won per episode for TV dramas.

As a result, Yoona earned over 4 billion won in the first half of this year alone.
She was followed by miss A’s Suzy, After School’s UEE, and Wonder Girls’ So Hee.

IU was selected as the top-earning solo female singer by making around 10 billion won. Her income was estimated to be around 2 billion won more than Yoona.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Yoona Didn′t Need Touch-Ups for Her Commercial

SNSD’s Yoona’s doe-eyes are being featured in her new upcoming commercial.

After becoming the model for Ciba Vision’s ‘Fresh Look Illuminate’ contact lens, Yoona recently held her shooting for the brand’s advertisement on July 1. The behind-the-scenes cuts of which were released on July 12.

For the advertisement, Yoona will be showing six different concepts including a sexy diva concept, a pure goddess concept, young college student concept and more.

Despite having to make the various transformations in a short amount of time, Yoona showed a relaxed and composed nature from beginning to end while surprising everyone with her appearance which needed no digital alteration or touch ups.

A member on set for the advertisement shoot shared, “I’ve worked with countless advertisement models but this is the first model I’ve seen who comes out so beautifully in pictures. We didn’t need to make any touch ups to the picture afterwards.”

The first advertisements by Yoona for the brand will be unveiled in mid-July.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Yoona’s Pre-Debut Q&A post

Story1# 신상명세
Story1# Personal Details

01. 이름ː임윤아
01. Name: Im Yoona

02. 생년월일/별자리ː1990.05.30(음력)/ 쌍둥이자리
02. Birthdate/Star sign: 1990 May 30th (Lunar)/ Gemini

03. 혈액형ːB-*
03. Blood type: B-*

04. 키ː165
04. Height: 165cm

05. 가족관계ː부모님.언니
05. Family: Parents.Older sister

06. 별명 : 사슴 기린 (ㅠㅠ)
06. Nicknames: Deer, Giraffe (ㅠㅠ)

07. 성격ː 처음낯가림이심하데 친해지면 편하게대한다
08. Personality: At first, I’m shy around strangers but once I get to know them, I become comfortable and friendly.

Story2# 취향
Story2# Taste

01. 좋아하는 음식ː부대지깨 김치찌개
01. Favourite food: Budae Jjigae, Kimchi Jjigae
{김치찌개 is a very popular kimchi stew cuisine
부대찌개 is a version of kimchi stew which adds anything from sliced processed ham, frankfurters, glass noodles etc}

02. 감동받은 영화ː 가을의전설 , 아마겟돈?
02. Film that moved you: The Legends of the Fall, Armageddon?

03. 좋아하는 날씨ː약간 흐릿한날씨
03. Favourite weather: Slightly overcast

04. 좋아하는 연예인ː연정훈 선배님 좋아해요^^-*
04. Favourite celebrity: I like Yun Junghoon sunbae-nim ^^-*

05. 좋아하는 계절은ː겨울
05. Favourite season: Winter

06. 좋아하는 노래ː마법의성
06. Favourite song: Magic Castle
{Magic Castle by The Classic in 2004}

07. 좋아하는 게임ː미니게임천국 가끔스타?
07. Favourite game: MiniGame Paradise, Starcraft occasionally?
{MiniGame Paradise has since been ported to smartphones and is available on the App Store)

Story3# 복합
Story3#  Complexes

01. 컴플렉스ː목이길다(ㅠㅠ) 발 손이 너무큼
01. Complex: My neck is long (ㅠㅠ) My hands and feet are too big

02. 핸드폰 액정에 쓰여 있는 것ː연습 공부 성공
02. Written on my phone screen: Train Study Success
{The word for practice is used to cover “training” when used in the context of entertainment agency trainees)

03. 하루에 보내는 문자 수ː매일매일 다름 ^^
03. How many text messages sent per day: It’s different from day to day ^^

04. 내가 가지고 있는 향수ː향수 안씀 *
04. Perfumes I own: I don’t wear perfume *

05. 한달용돈ː2~3만원?-*
05. Monthly allwance: 20,000~30,000 won?
{$23~$34 USD adjusted for 2006 PPP exchange rate}

06. 내 스스로가 한심할 때ː이상한거에 화낼”때-*
06. When I feel like I’m unworthy: When I get annoyed at silly things-*

07. 핸드폰 번호ː^^;;★-*
07. Phone number: ^^;;★-*

08. 내 자신에 점수를 매긴다면ː생각해본적이없어서^^;-*
08. If I were to rate myself: I’ve never thought about it so… ^^;-*

Story4# 사랑
Story4# Love

01. 첫사랑ː2004
01. First love: 2004

02. 좋아하는 사람ːno
02. Crush on anyone: no
{The question can also be read “Who I like”}

03. 사귀는 사람ːno
03. Daring anyone: no
{The question can also be read “Who I date”}

04. 이상형ː자상하고 부드러운 남자 외모는그다지^^;;
04. Ideal type: Caring, gentle man. I don’t really care about looks ^^;;

05. 첫눈에 반한사람 : 없음-*
05. Someone you fell in love with at first sight: Nobody-*

06. 사랑 vs 우정ː우정-*
06. Love vs Friendship: Friendship-*

07. 내가 사랑하는 사람 vs 나를 사랑하는 사람: 나를사랑하는 사람 -*
07. Someone I love vs Someone who loves me: Someone who loves me -*

08. 사랑하는 사람이 제일 보고싶을 때ː글쎄 없어서 모르겠음 -*
08. When you miss the person you love the most: Well, I don’t have anyone so I don’t know-*

09. 이성을 볼 때 제일 따지는 부분ː팔뚝(힘줄?;;) 손 눈 -*
09. What you look at first in a guy: Arms(tendons?;;) hands eyes -*
{The answer implies arm muscles. Tendons can also be sinews, it is possible that Yoona could mean veins.. though we don’t know if she actually likes seeing tendons or didn’t know veins were called something different}

10. 사랑이란 : 글쎄요….^^-*
10: Love is: Well….^^-*
{Answer implies lack of knowledge. As in, “Well, who knows?” or “Well, I don’t know”}

Story5# 무제
Story5# Untitled

01. 가장 기억에 남는 :주위에있던 친구들이 떠나가는꿈 너무무서웠다 ㅠ ;-*
01. Most memorable dream: I dreamed that all of my close friends left me. It was so scary ㅠ ;-*
{Yoona has accidentally deleted the character “dream” from the question but does answer the question using the word “dream”}

02. 이성이 제일 싫을 때ː기린이라고 놀릴때 -*
02. When you hate guys the most: When they tease and call me giraffe -*

03. 존경하는 사람ː윤봉길 의사님-*
03. Who you look up to the most: Doctor Yoon Bonggil -*
{Yoon Bong-gil was a scholar and poet who was also an independence activist against Japanese colonial rule of Korea. In 1932, he was executed for a bombing attack that assassinated the Imperial Japanese Army general and Japanese Chancellor of Shanghai, and injured other Japanese officials. He  was posthumously honored is considered and taught tin schools to be a national hero.}

04. 요즘 많이 가는 단골집ː 없다 무슨단골집?-*
04. Eaterie you visit most often recently: None. What kind of regular eaterie?-*

05. 요즘 즐겨 입는 옷 브랜드ː브랜드 잘모름 ㅠㅠ -*
05. Clothing brand you currently wear the most: I don’t really know brands ㅠㅠ -*

06. 사귄지 100일째 되는 날 해주고 싶은 것ː 편지-*
06. Something you want to do on the 100 day anniversary of a relationship: Give them a letter-*
{Literal answer was “letter” but the question implies the full answer}

07. 진정한 친구는 몇 명ː 한 5~6명?-*
07. Number of genuine friends: Maybe 5~6 people?-*

08. 내 평생 최대의 거짓말ː거짓말 한적이 어릴때라 기억이 잘안남 -*
08. The biggest lie I’ve ever told: I was young when I used to lie so I don’t really remember -*

09. 현재 헤어 스타일ː긴생머리.ㅜ-*
09. Current hairstyle: Straight black hair.ㅜ-*

10. 이상적으로 생각하는 고백 장면ː피아노치면서 고백-*
10. What you imagine a perfect love confession would be like: Confessing while playing the piano-*

Story6# 사랑
Story6# Love

01. 누군가를 사귈 때 좋은 점ː힘들때 위로 받을수있다 -*
01. Best part of dating someone: They can console you when you’re suffering -*
{Suffering can also be translated to “tired” or “exhausted”}

02. 누군가를 사귈 때 나쁜 점ː신경이많이쓰인다 -*
02. Worst part of dating someone: They’re constantly on your mind -*

03. 연상 or 연하 or 갑ː 연상-동갑-연하 순서-*
03. Older or Younger or Same Age: Older - Same Age - Younger, in order -*

04. 좋아하는 이성에게 받고 싶은것ː편지? 피아노연주-*
04. Something I would like to receive from a guy I like: A letter? Piano performance -*

05. 좋아하는 이성한테 선물하고 싶은 향수ː향수없음 -*
05. Fragrance you would like to give a guy as a gift: I have no perfumes -*

06. 누군가를 좋아하게 되면 제일 먼저 하는 것ː상상 공상 ㅡㅡ-*
06. First thing I do when I start liking someone: Fantasize ㅡㅡ-*
{Not necessarily sexual. Literally “Imagine a fancy”}

07. 내가 생각하는 이상적인 연인상ː생각해본적이없음 -*
07. My ideal lover: I’ve never thought about it -*

08. 연애대상하고 결혼대상의 차이점ː 글쎄 현실적이게되지않을까요..-*
08. Difference between a potential lover and a potential husband: Well, wouldn’t you become more realistic..-*

09. 날 진정으로 사랑하는 사람에게 해주고 싶은 말ː사랑해-*
09. Something I want to say to someone who genuinely loves me: I love you -*

10. 좋아하는 사람에게 들려주고 싶은 노래ːloving you-*
10. A song I want someone I love to listen to: loving you-*

Story7# 과거
Story7# Past

01. 나를 좋아한다고 말한 이성은 모두 몇 명ː3명? 4명? 기억이잘안남-*
01. How many guys have said they like you: 3? 4 people? I don’t remember-*

02. 내가 고백했던 이성은 모두 몇 명ː1명-*
02. How many guys I have confessed to: 1 person-*

03. 제일 처음 알콜에 손을 댄 때ː마셔본적없음 -*
03. First time you tasted alcohol: I have never drunk before -*

04. 제일 많이 울어봤던 기억ː하도많이울어서ㅠ -*
04. Time you remember crying the most: I cried so much then so ㅠ-*

05. 가장 기억에 남는 여행ː2004년 12월 31일 정동진여행 -*
05. Most memorable vacation: 2004 December 31st outing to Jeongdongjin -*

06. 힘들 때 가장 힘이 되었던 위로ː 언니의위로 -*
06. What comforted you the most when things were too much: Older sister consoling me -*

07. 지금 후회하고 있는 것ː없어요-*
07. What are you regretting now: Nothing-*

Story8# 어떤 것
Story8# Things

01. 좋아하는 것ː영화보기.옷.신발.가방-*
01. Favourite things: Watching movies. Clothes. Shoes. Bags-*

02. 싫어하는 것ː사생활간섭-*
02. Things I hate: Invasion of privacy-*

03. 지금 몸에 걸치고 있는 것ː츄리닝에 반팔티 (잠옷)-*
03. What are you wearing: tracksuit pants and short-sleeved t-shirt (pyjamas)-*

04. 내가 살고 싶은 집ː언덕위의하얀집?(죄송 ㅋㅋ)-*
04. House I want to live in: White house on top of a hill?(Sorry ㅋㅋ)-*

05. 보물 1호ː나 할어머니 유품인 회중시계-*
05. Greatest treasure: Pocket watch given by my grandmother-*

06. 좌우명ː책임질줄아는사람이되자-*
06. Life motto: Be a person who is responsible for their actions-*

07. 사람들에게 제일 많이 받는 질문ː밥먹었냐?-*
07. Thing that people ask you the most: Have you eaten yet?-*
{Common informal greeting between close people, literally asking if they had eaten a meal relevant to the time of the day yet. Usually followed by an offer to go eat together.}

08. 지금 당장 너무 갖고 싶은 것ː 노트북 -*
08. What you want to have the most: Laptop-*

09. 내 외모 중 가장 맘에 드는 부분ː눈-*
09. Part of my appearance I like the most: My eyes-*

Story9# 양자택일
Story9# This or That

01. 담배 피는 이성 싫다/좋다ː너무싫다 진심으로 술 담배 싫음-*
01. Like/Dislike a smoking guy: Hate it so much. I honestly hate alcohol and cigarettes-*

02. 결혼할 때 부모님이 결혼을 반대한다면 헤어진다/도망간다ː 도망갈듯..?-*
02. Parents disapprove of who you want to marry. Break up/Run away: I might run away..?-*

03. 자신의 과거를 떳떳이 밝히는게 좋다/싫다ː당연히 밝혀야지..-*
03. Like/Dislike confidently talking about the past: Of course it should be talked about..-*
{Word used for “talked” is literally “reveal”}

04. 나는 사귀다 헤어진 사람과 친구로 지낸다/못지낸다ː모르겠다 얼마나좋아했냐에따라-*
04. I can/can’t stay friends with someone I used to date: I don’t know. Depends on how much love there was-*

05. 나는 남자/여자라서 만족한다/불만이다ː만족한다-*
05. I am satisfied/dissatisfied with being a boy/girl: Satisfied-*

06. 좋아하는 사람에게 차이면 화낸다/운다ː화내고 울듯-*
06. If I get dumped by someone I like, I get angry/cry: Probably get angry and then cry-*

07. 나는 외모/성격이 좋은 사람이 되고 싶다ː성격-*
07. I want to be beautiful inside/outside: Inside-*

Story10# 미래
Story10# Future

01. 장래희망ː연기자 외교관?-*
01. Future dream: Actress, foreign diplomat? -*

02. 타임머신이 있다면 가보고 싶은 연도ː1980(그냥 내가태어나기10년전으로)-*
02. When would you visit if you had a time machine: 1980 (I just want to go back ten years before I was born)-*

03. 하루동안 투명인간이 된다면ː남탕?(ㅋㅋ)-*
03. If you were invisible for a day: Male baths?(ㅋㅋ)-*
{Public baths are common in Korea, as is friends and family of the same gender going to these places to wash together.}

04. 미래 자신의 아이에게 지어주고 싶은 이름ː아랑-*
04. Name you want for your future child: Arang-*

05. 유학을 간다면 어느 나라로ː호주 뉴질랜드-*
05. Which country to be an exchange student in: Australia, New Zealand-*

06. 내일 하루 당신의 일정은ː학교-연습 (ㅠ)-*
06. Your plans for tomorrow: School-Training (ㅠ)-*

07. 가고싶은 대학교ː생각안해봤음 -*
07. University you wish to attend: I haven’t thought about it -*

08. 100문 100답을 쓴다면 만들고 싶은 질문 : 글쎄요 ..-*
08. Question you want to add to 100Q100A: I don’t know..-*

09. 앞으로의 계획ː 연습.공부.성공-*
09. Future plans: Train Study Success
{The word for practice is used to cover “training” when used in the context of entertainment agency trainees)



Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Yoona to Model for CIBA VISION’s ‘DAILIES’ and ‘FreshLook’ Contact Lenses

Girls’ Generation’s Yoona was chosen as the new model for one day contact lenses from “DAILIES” and “FreshLook”, contact lens brands from CIBA VISION.

On July 4th, CIBA VISION stated, “Yoona is a star with representative ‘deer eyes’. Along with her pretty eyes, Yoona’s innocent, healthy image fits the safe and easily wearable ‘DAILIES’ and ‘FreshLook’ brands’ images well.”

Yoona is planning on participating in various promotional activities as the model for the one day circle lenses, “FreshLook Illuminate”, and one day corrective lenses, “DAILIES”.

Source: Yonhap News
Translated by: ch0sshi@soshified
Edited by: bhost909@soshified

Monday, July 2, 2012