for the 2009 Asia Song Festival was held this afternoon, ahead of the performance date on 19th September tomorrow. This year's event is the 6th edition which made it's debut back in 2004 and will aim to entertain fans at Seoul's World Cup Stadium.

Notable absentees from the press conference include Big Bang whose members were busy with solo activities, Super Junior is now in Hong Kong preparing for their Super Show 2 concert tonight, Japanese group V6 who will have their own separate press conference and Chinese singer Chris Lee.

SNSD, K-Otic.

Ruslana, mihimaru GT.

Agnes Monica, Ho Ngoc Ha.

Ekin Cheng, Alan Luo.

2NE1, Gackt.


List of performers (51 performers from 9 countries)

Korea: Big Bang, Super Junior, SNSD, 2NE1 (Best New Asian Artist)
Japan: Gackt, mihimaru GT, V6 (Special Guest)
China: Chris Lee
Taiwan: Show Luo
Hong Kong: Ekin Cheng
Thailand: K-Otic
Vietnam: Ho Ngoc Ha
Indonesia: Agnes Monica
Ukraine: Ruslana (Special Award)

The 2009 Asia Song Festival will kick off at Seoul's World Cup Stadium on the 19th.

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setelah drama dream, Kim Bum akan beristirahat dari segala aktivitas d Korea dan memulai aktivitas d luar negri, salah 1-na adalah menyapa fans jepang dengan debut sebagai seorang penyanyi~

Berdasarkan Agensi Management KimBUM "Kimbum akan mengadakan acara jumpa fans d 5 kota di Jepang awal Des ini dan akan menyanyikan 2 lagu, lagu pertama adalah soundtrack dr F4 special album (I'm Going to meet you now) dan lagu yg kedua sedang dalam proses pembuatan.


During an interview for the hit new drama “Dream,” actor Kim Bum has assertively declared veteran actor Jo In Sung as his idol and the one star that he’d most like to emulate. (pada saat interview untuk drama hit "Dream" KimBum secara arsetif menyatakan aktor kawakan Jo In Sung sebagai Idola-nya dan salah 1 artis yg paling dijadikan acuan untuk menjadi lebih baik daripada Jo In Sung sendiri)

Kim Bum stated, “Jo In Sung is very similar to me in that his acting debut was through a sitcom. He was then able to participate in successful dramas like “Piano” and become widely accepted as a top star. As I witnessed his progress, I thought to myself that I’d love to be just like him and learn from him.” KimBum mengatakan, "JoInSung sangat mirip denganku dalam debut akting yaitu melalui sitkom. Dia bisa berhasil berpartisipasi di drama sukses seperti "Piano" dan diterima sebagai aktor papan atas. Aku yg menyaksikan perkembangan-nya, aku mempunya pikiran kalau aku akan sangat senang menjadi dirinya dan belajar daripada-nya

Even before Kim Bum’s debut, he enjoyed watching Jo In Sung’s acting. He then confessed that he watched and analyzed not only Jo In Sung’s acting skills, but his every move- even in his personal life.

When asked if he ever thought about returning to sitcoms, Kim Bum stated that sitcoms are such a fun genre, and given the opportunity, he’d love to try it out again. Specifically, he liked the fact that sitcoms make people laugh and feel happy.

Kim Bim shows off his acting versatility and professionalism through his different roles. On this particular day, Kim endured the grueling task of shooting action scenes outdoors and receiving numerous blows from his opponent during a boxing match. Considering the amount of love he has been receiving, it wouldn’t be surprising if Kim Bum’s success were to one day surpass that of his idol. The respect these colleagues have for each other is admirable!

credit : diacat@allkpop and himely @KimBum Indonesia Forum