Well since there are no news today, I will make some announcements.
1) KoreanSubUtd has apparently stopped subbing “We Got Married” and that has left many non-Korean fans of the show hanging in the air. A minority of you seems to think that translating and subbing is as easy as A-B-C or 1-2-3. But, frankly it involves lots of dedication, hardwork and most crucially time. So don’t just keep posting when is it coming out, etc. It just get on the nerves and the subbers are not obliged to do the subbing but they are doing it for you.
Wanna help, visit TungTung Fansubs and register yourself. They will start subbing from Episode 22 onwards. I have watched what they did with Episode 1 and 2 and it’s pretty good subbing. So fret not, WGM fans.
But because the show is so popular, many fans have gathered and gave whatever help they could resulting in last week episode being out on Youtube yesterday, just in time for this week’s episode. I have received many messages in the past few days asking me to sub “We Got Married” again. But frankly, the gap from the last episode I subbed till now is too long and I don’t have anymore motivation to do it again. Plus, I only do stuff that no one has done. So there is practically zlich chance of me going back and sub “We Got Married”. Sorry.
2) Well, I have never really announced it officially. But I have already made a new account on YT and I believe most of you have know it already. It’s been only a month and I have already 21% of my original subscribers back on my channel. Thank you all although I won’t be as active as before. And in case you didn’t know what my new account is, it’s accessible on the right-hand side of this blog. The new account name was pieced together with my love for the Wonder Girls and the smurfs (couldn’t leave it out). I didn’t want to have any numbers in it. Besides, Coolsmurf is gone forever and will never be back.
3) Now as you all know, a certain Korean tv station led to my old Youtube channel of 2 years to be suspended on 26th July 2008. I have always kept clear of trouble by sticking to my no movies, no dramas, no Japanese-related clips. Just variety shows, short clips, music videos, etc. Before my old account got suspended, I have got warnings here and there, I am not immune to them. But I always complied and removed them once I got notice. On 12th June, I got another Youtube notice which was my first time.
JYP Entertainment has claimed some or all audio and visual content in your video Wonder Girls – So Hot MV (english subbed). This claim was made as part of the YouTube Content Identification program.
So what it means is that JYP Entertainment will allow this content to remain on YouTube and receive public statistics about this video. This prime example goes to show how different SBS and JYP Entertainment operates with regards to the use of Youtube as an effective platform to promote their copyrighted material. I got the same email when I uploaded 2PM’s MV today as well.
4) Now I received a certain email from James Han who works for SBS International, Inc. earlier this month saying they were impressed with my work on Youtube (then suspend me?), that it wasn’t easy putting subtitles on shows and wanted to discuss with me the possibility of putting subtitles on shows.
I replied back with standard answers and asking for my Youtube channel to be restored back if possible. They said they would try and didn’t know that by flagging their videos, it would caused my channel to be suspended. They then asked how long I would take to put subtitles. I gave my reply and since then, I have not gotten any reply at all. I find it very amusing, this whole thing.
5) With subbing out of my veins now, I am having so much free time now. I went on a “Women of the Sun” marathon recently just to see whether it warranted the high ratings it got as it neared it’s finale. I was glad I watched it because it was a really well-written drama. I didn’t watch it then because it clashed with “Iljimae”. If you have time, try to watch that.
As for “East of Eden”, I didn’t watch the special because I didn’t want the spoilers. Episode 1 and 2 was pretty much a bore and I forwarded most of it. Hope it’s better this coming week. More dramas to look forward to soon. Most anticipated ones are “Kingdom of the Winds” and “Tazza”.
6) JYP unleashed his newest creation 2PM with their single MV “10 Points Out of 10” (something like Irony MV). The song is pretty catchy. And the MV is really eye-candy with Gina Choi shapely figure, Yoo Bin’s former group mate. Imagine if Yoo Bin wasn’t in Wonder Girls and debuted as her former group. Gina Choi and Kim Yoo Jin (seen in Introducing Star’s Friend variety) looks so fine.