Our boys are featured in the October 2009 Edition of Easy Magazine. And miniUFO was kind enough to translate the articles for us. Thanks a lot miniUFO! This is quite a long, but definitely interesting read guys!

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SS501 Keywords Decode

SS501 is extremely popular currently. Some time ago, the members acted in drama, participated in musical, released solo album and hosted a variety program, each of their individual program was performed impressively. This summer, the 5 members are finally grouped together to prepare for their Asia Tour Concert. Following this, we will decode keywords describing each member.

Kim Hyun Joong x 10 Keywords


KW1 Guitar
As an idol, Kim Hyun Joong loves rock music, normally even when very tired, every night he will take out his guitar and play a song.

KW2 Alarm clock
To SS501, alarm clock is a dreary term. Because of the members 'passion' to sleep, they would definitely ignore the basic function of the alarm clock, especially Hyun Joong who most love to sleep. Even when the alarm clock rang none stop beside him, he can totally ignore it. He is a person who is very difficult to wake up. He would be in a daze even when woke up.

KW3 Naked
Kyu Jong once exposed in a variety show that SS501's leader Kim Hyun Joong don't like to wear clothes to sleep, causing the host to get excited.

KW4 4th dimension
As the leader, Kim Hyun Joong is a practical representative of 4th dimension. Whatever he said would be based on his own thinking, totally ignoring the listener, even when they show him the in doubt expression.

KW5 Little groom
Once participated in variety show 'We Got Married', acted as fake married couple with Hwangbo. Both of them had successfully created the first couple with an older wife and younger husband since the show's debut. Because of the 6 years age gap, he was called 'Little groom'.

KW6 Getting married
Spicy lover Kim Hyun Joong when taking meal in Hong Kong poured one whole bottle of chili sauce, making the service personnel in the restaurant stunned. However, the rest of the members has no reaction to it, seems like Hyun Joong might had done this most of the time.

KW7 Ideal type
Gentle Hyun Joong likes broad-minded, gentle, and a girl who can get along well like a friend. It doesn't matter what the age of the girl. Recently he revealed that he will be attracted with girl who has pure qualities.

KW8 Sneak attack
Hyun Joong's face was once 'attacked' by a fan. As the fan did it very fast, he could not even response to it, and was shocked, thinking that he was hit by somebody.

KW9 Classic line
When acting in the popular 'Boys over Flowers' drama, Kim Hyun Joong once said a chinese line: "This beautiful lady, please buy an ice cream', this had became the classic line in China fans' heart.

KW10 Nation sunbae
In Korean 'Boys over Flowers', acted as Yoon Ji Hoo, his perfect looks and improving acting skill had earned him the title 'Nation sunbae'.

Heo Young Saeng x 10 Keywords


KW1 Otter

As member Jung Min think that Young Saeng's face is similar to an otter, especially when he smile, so he started to call him 'Otter', and slowly everybody else also follow suit.

KW2 水水 (Shui Shui)
Also one of the nickname of Young Saeng, mostly called by China fans. It is the cute form of Otter, in addtion to Young Saeng's young & fresh looked, everybody think that this is a suitable title for him.

KW3 Young Girl
When in Hong Kong, Young Saeng was pushed out by the other members to perform Girl's Generation's cute dance 'Gee'. His shy expression is similar to a pure young girl, very adorable. He had also disguised in lady look on screen many times, his beauty even made Hyun Joong wanted to take him as wife.

KW4 Friend
Seemingly shy Young Saeng actually has very good relationship with people. As he was once a trainee from SM, therefore he has very close relationship with DBSK's JeaJoong, YunHo, and also Super Junior's Siwon. He had even stayed together with JeaJoong before.

KW5 Self portrait
Nice looking Young Saeng is also similar to many who love to take self portrait. It has even become an addiction to him. He is very good in choosing the correct angle. Of course sometimes he will pull in the other members, the kind Kyu Jong was always asked to take photo together.

KW6 Ideal type
In the Hong Kong fan meeting, Young Saeng mentioned that he like the look when a girl bite the hair band and tie her long hair. On the spot, he borrowed a fan's hair band and bit it in his mouth to demonstrate it, causing a commotion.

KW7 Sexy Man
Hyun Joong once exposed, there was once when he went to Young Saeng's home, when two of them was having fun, suddenly Young Saeng become sentimental and start to light up candle in his room and almost caused his room to burn down.

KW8 Heo Kim Kim (许金金)
'Heo Kim Kim' was always mistaken as another nickname of Young Saeng. Actually it is a combination title which fans created to represent the team during the time when Heo Young Saeng, Kim Kyu Jong & Kim Hyung Joon promoting their 'U R Man' album.
(Note: This title 'Heo Kim Kim' is a combination of their surname)

KW9 Being sneak attack
The way Young Saeng being sneak attack was different from Hyun Joong, because the sneak attack was by his own team members. The reason is because Young Saeng has a otter lookalike face that is very lovable, so the rest of the members like to pinch his face.

KW10 Like to look good
As he cares a lot of his image, he had once run away from the camera and used a hat to cover his messy hair when just woke up. This is just to retain of his screen image.

Kim Kyu Jong x 10 Keywords


KW1 Little Bear

In the 3rd episode of variety show 'Thank you for waking me up', Kyu Jong kept holding onto a big white teddy bear which looked much larger than him, whether playing around together with Hyun Joong or when sleeping, he would hug it. This is how he get the nickname 'Little bear'

KW2 Habit
Kyu Jong has an habit which he wanted to change, that is always using his hand to cover his face.

KW3 Young Saeng
This 'Young Saeng' is definitely not that 'Young Saeng', but it is a name for his fish. Seems like the normally kind Kyu Jong also have another naughty side.

KW4 Kim Eagle
Team Member Jung Min thinks that the look when Kyu Jong put on dark glasses was like an eagle, and started to call Kyu Jong as 'Kim Eagle'

KW5 Light sleeper
Because he is a light sleeper, during the early debut period when filming a variety show, everytime when the host went to SS501 hostel to wake them up, Kyu Jong would be the first to automatically wake up.

KW6 Shy guy
Other than Young Saeng, Kyu Jong is also very shy. During the Taiwan fan meeting, Kyu Jong was at a loss when Hyung Joon snatched his chinese line. Finally he had to say shyly: "This, that, what is this, what is that..." causing the host to bewilder.

KW7 Stranger
Kind Kyu Jong has a point which make people worry. That was during his filming of a variety show, he always woke up not knowing the surrounding people. When ask why, he mentioned he was not sure also. In actual fact, those were staff from his company. Seems like his actual problem was not able to remember these people.

KW8 Ideal type
Once mentioned in a variety show that he likes Wonder Girl's member Kim Yu Bin. Recently, he made a lot of people confused with his likings. He mentioned that he is fear of dogs, so he will be mesmerized when seen a lady walking a dog. Could it be Kyu Jong liked strong and brave girl?

KW9 Japanese ability
In order to develop in Japan, SS501 members had to undergo intensive Japanese class. However during the early stage, only Kyu Jong was able to properly grasp the language and was titled as 'the only person who knows Japanese' among the team.

KW10 Center of SS501
Kyu Jong likes to call himself as 'Center of SS501'. Mainly because his age is the 3rd in the team. Also in the song 'Take U High' he is in charged of the line 'I am standing in the center'.

Park Jung Min x 10 Keywords


KW1 Horse
Carrot lover Jung Min was exposed by Hyun Joong that he had to gnaw carrot every night. Other than that, he loves carrot juice. This is why his nickname is 'Horse'. Follow by this a series of nicknames like Mal, Park Mal, Charisma, was originate from there.

KW2 Acting skill
Jung Min's acting skill is one of the best among the members. It is not only because of his participation in a musical and received recognition but because when he made fun of Hyung Joon he will feign confusion which made people believed him.

KW3 Atmosphere creator
Jung Min is considered as the atmosphere creator in the team, always able to bring up the atmosphere of the event. Even when in Hong Kong he was unstoppable, no only throwing amorous glances, but kneel down while holding a fans' hand saying: "Do you want to marry me?" causing all the fans almost gone crazy.

KW4 Sweet talk
About fans support, all the while Jung Min is not stingy. Sweet talk become his best advantage in rewarding his fans. When in Hong Kong, Jung Min once used cantonese to praise his fans "Very Beautiful', making his fans to burst into joy.

KW5 King of nicknames
Jung Min who likes to nicknamed the rest of the members is actually a King of nicknames. He has all kinds of nicknames, example 'Park fragrance', 'Sister-in-law', 'Park Charisma', etc. A lot of fans jokingly said as long as there is one nickname you can think of, it will be suitable for him.

KW6 Cranky when woke up
Normally active and lively Jung Min when just woke up will turn into another person. He has very serious problem of being cranky when woke up. Whoever tried to wake him up will receive his 'fist and kicks'.

KW7 Hyung Joon killer
Jung Min & Hyung Joon were like a pair of enemies. No matter what Hyung Joon does would be suppressed by him. Whether during bathing or waking up, both must bicker. Most of the time it would be Hyung Joon begging for mercy. Therefore, Jung Min is also crowned as 'Hyung Joon Killer'.

KW8 Disciplinary Master
Active Jung Min also takes the role of 'disciplinary Master' in the team. When others over do when having fun, he will come forward to stop them. However, most of the time it is to stop others from disturbing his rest.

KW9 Secret of blanket
Team member Young Saeng once revealed that there was once when he flipped Jung Min's blanket, he found Jung Min eating inside. Jung Min rebuff saying: "It is warmer this way'

KW10 Kindergarten Japanese
During their early promotion period in Japan, in one interview, leader Hyun Joong when being asked about Jung Min level of Japanese, Hyun Joong actually answered: "Around Japan Kindergarten level..."

Kim Hyung Jun x 10 Keywords


KW1 Baby

In one variety show Hyung Joong mentioned that his friends called him as 'Baby Joon', the reason is because of his impeccable look and also since he is the youngest and look like a baby.

KW2 Hyung Hyung
Affectionate title called by his fans. Originated from his name 'Hyung Joon' and evolved to 'Hyung Hyung'.

KW3 Cute
As the maknea, he automatically takes on the 'Cute role'. Once in a program in Japan, in order to sell his own album, he had to act cute infront of all the audience.

KW4 Petty
In fan meeting, being selected by team members as 'the most stingy' members,because most of the time when going out to eat, he would not volunteer to pay. In actual fact of course the rest of his elder brothers would not let the maknea pay.

KW5 Mirror
Most fans would think that Young Saeng who cares a lot of his own image would be the person who most liked to look in mirrors, but in actual fact, it is actually Hyung Joon.

KW6 Getting married
Hyung Joon's sweet talk do not lose to Jung Min. In Taiwan's fan meeting when the host ask about his opinion of the local girl, Maknea Hyung Joon answered: "If I grow older, I want to marry all of you." causing the audience to high to the tip.

KW7 Victim
As the youngest in the team, Hyung Joon practically become the victim under the hands of his elder brothers. Even during his birthday, the other 4 members would also join hands to tease him, especially quarrelling with Jung Min, making his fans feel sorry for him and like him.

KW8 Ideal type
Famous for his love for food, even when choosing his ideal type of lady, Hyung Joon just wants a girl that would cook for him and a gentle girl.

KW9 Andrew Kim's voice
Flower boy looks Hyung Joon has a shocking speciality, that is everytime when he woke up, his sweet voice would become coarse like the Korea famous clothes designer Andrew Kim.

KW10 Weird habit
Jung Min once exposed in fan meeting saying one of the team member has very weird habit. When going to public bath, he do not take out his panties. When Hyung Joon heard that, he deny it by acting dumb. Eventually he was still exposed by Jung Min.

TV Keywords x 10


KW1 'M!Pick'
Broadcast date: 7 March 2005
Broadcast channel: M.ent
'M!Pick' was a variety program which was specially created to documentary the preparation process of a pre-debut artist. It showed the audience the entire process of the pre-debut artist in detail, it also included the trainee period showing their daily life. This has enable fans to obtain the complete information of the artist. Through this program, SS501 was presented to the audience for the first time.

KW2 'Thank you for Waking me up'
Broadcast date: 24 December 2005
Broadcast channel: MBC
'Thank you for waking me up' was a program specially tailored to SS501 by MBC. It was hosted by the 'Square Princess' - Park Kyung Lim. Every saturday morning, Park Kyung Lim would walk into SS501's hostel to film the entire process from the moment they fall asleep till woke up. Of course, in between they would had to use a lot of additional tools to aid in waking up the members. From this program, the audience could see a different side of SS501 which was entirely different from on stage. Although it may not be glamorous and perfect, however, it presented their most truthful and adorable side when in their half awaken state.

KW3 'Thank you for Raising me up'
Broadcast date: 18 February 2006
Broadcast channel: MBC
'Thank you for raising me up' was a same series of the 'Thank you for waking me up' variety show, also specially tailored for SS501 and hosted by the 'Square Princess' Park Kyung Lim. This time, all members of SS501 given the role of a father to jointly raised up a puppy named 'Deng 01'. The happiness and difficulties in rearing a dog was shown in the program. The love and care which 5 of them shed on the dog made a lot of audience envy.

KW4 'SOS'
Broadcast Date: 1 November 2006
Broadcast Channel: M.net
After their 1st Album debut, during the busy promotion activities, SS501 filmed 'SOS'. This program was divided into 8 parts, bringing onto screen sensitive topics which happened around youth & teenagers. Topics like family violence, sex trade, computer gaming, drinking, school violence and other real life story. It was filmed and editing in a suspense and thriller mood. SS501 presented themselves as hot blooded youth when acting in this program.

KW5 'Show Music Core'
Broadcast Date: 11 November 2006
Broadcast Channel: MBC
'Show Music Core' is one of the 3 most popular main stream music program in Korea. It has a certain status in Korea music sector, almost all the newly released song will be released in this program. The program MC were usually selected from popular singers. Well recognized for his popularity, Kim Hyun Joong was selected to host the program together with Brain from R&B group 'Fly to the sky'.

KW6 KBS & CCTV Korea China Friendship Concert
Broadcast date: 26 November 2007
Broadcast channel: CCTV3
Korea China Friendship Concert was a large scale cross-countries pop song concert jointly held by CCTV & KBS. The concert location would be rotated between China & Korea. 2006 Korea China Friendship Concert was very special for SS501 and their fans, since this was the first time they appeared infront of the China audience. On the glamorous and passionate stage, 5 of them charmingly performed 'Unlock' which is the main theme song in their first album. It had not only brought up the climax on site but also causing shrieks from the TV audience.

KW 7 Japan Drama 'Hotelier'
Broadcast date: 31 May 2007
Broadcast channel: Japan TV Asahi
Reshoot from classic same name Korean drama 'Hotelier'. Broadcast in Japan TV Asahi in May 2007. Other than the lead actress Ueto Aya, the original Korean actor who acted as Shin Dong Hyuk, Bae Yong Jun also acted in this show. SS501 who was doing their promotional activities in Japan was invited to act a cameo role in the drama due to their popularity. Although only appeared in the show for few minutes, however, all of them had showed their best acting.

KW8 Variety show 'We got married'
Broadcast time: 11 May 2007
Broadcast channel: MBC
'We got married' was a fictitious wedding program. It has received huge popularity since broadcast and received very high viewing rates. SS501 leader Kim Hyun Joong acted as a fictitious married couple together with Hwangbo who was 6 years older than his age. They received wide acceptance and love by viewers on their role as 'Ssangchu/Lettuce couple'. In order to support their leader, the other members also made appearance in this program and caused SS501 popularity to increase.

KW9 'God of Cookery Expedition'
Broadcast time: 21 November 2009
Broadcast channel: MBC drama
'God of Cookery Expedition' is a variety show which travels around searching for good food in Korea. The MC has to travel to all places to introduce delicious food to audience. Kim Kyu Jong joined in as the Maknae MC in the 'God of Cookery Expedition' team from November 2008 and become a permanent MC. After 6 months, due to recording of his new solo album, he had to stop hosting the show. He was replaced by his team member Kim Hyung Joon. This program can consider as the beginning of SS501 as MC of variety show.

KW10 Korean 'Boys over Flowers'
Broadcast time: 5 January 2009
Broadcast channel: KBS
Korean 'Boys over flowers' was remade from the popular same name manga. Because the previous 2 versions received good responses, the Korean version was highly anticipated. This version did not make the viewer disappointed, not only it received high viewership, it also started another wave of 'Flowery' trend. Leader Kim Hyun Joong won the role of Yoon Ji Hoo by his charming look and high popularity. He had also went through the same life experience and growth through the role and his acting skill gradually matured. At the same time, the sub team of SS501 formed by Heo Young Saeng, Kim Kyu Jong and Kim Hyung Joon who was promoting their 'U R Man' album also acted as cameo in the 4th episode as Pub singers.
Credits: (Scanned Magazine) BabyJoey@www.hyunjoongchina.com + (English translation) SS501UFO.blogspot.com
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