Friday, 1 August 2008

Super Junior’s press conference at the 2008 MTV Asia Awards

Words by Liz
Photos by Orchid

Yo people! It’s Orchid and Liz here reporting live from Genting Highlands and we met Super Junior earlier this evening. Yay.

After waiting four! long! hours! at the Marathon Press Conference, our beloved K-pop singers appeared – all nine of them, namely: Eeteuk, Shiwon (yeah, he’s handsome), Heechul, Kyuhyun, Yesung, Ryeowook, Sungmin, Donghae and Eunhyuk.

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안녕하세요 말레이시아!: The SuJu boys are excited and happy to be
at the 2008 MTVAA...except maybe Heechul (3rd from left),
who seems to be sleeping.

Looking absolutely spiffy in their black suits, Super Junior fielded questions from the press, including from K-popped!

How does it feel like to be a nominee at the 2008 MTV Asia Awards?
Eeteuk: I’d like to thank everyone for inviting us to the MTV Asia Awards. As a representative of the Favourite Korean Artist Award, we will give our best performance tomorrow night.

You just had a concert in Thailand last month, how do you feel about it?
Eeteuk: We would like to thank our fans for showing up at the concert and for their love and support.

When you were singing (at the concert), why were some of you crying?
Eeteuk: Even though they didn’t know the language, all the fans sang along to the words – they knew the lyrics. We were touched.

Shiwon: 'Aww c'mon, tell me I look good already ;-).'

I hear that not all 13 members will be here for tomorrow’s show. Who isn’t here and why?
Eeteuk: Kangin and Shindong are not here now, but they are on the way; Hankyung is participating in the Beijing Olympics ceremony so he can’t make it and Kibum is shooting a drama series in Korea.

Is Super Junior returning to Malaysia for a Super Show concert?
Eeteuk: We will definitely be stopping by Malaysia for this tour and we would like to thank you for welcoming us each time. We would definitely come.

All of you are so well-dressed today, how did you think up of the look?
Eeteuk: Our stylist picked out our clothes today.

Handsome oppas: ELFs, don't you think your oppas look dashing?

What is the strangest Korean dish that you would recommend a courageous person to try?
(The smiley Eeteuk passes the microphone to Eunhyuk for this question)
Eunhyuk: There are a lot of Korean food such as kimchi and bulgogi but we would recommend Samgyeopsal, a pork belly soup dish which we highly recommend. When you come to Korea, just go: “삼겹살 주세요”. (samgyeopsal juseyo = Please give me samgyeopsal).

Last time you came to Malaysia for a photoshoot and as a guest artiste for DBSK. Do you remember any Malay words that you have learned?
(Randomly from the boys) Terima kasihApa khabar? (Thank you and How are you? respectively).

As a successful Korean band, did you have to sacrifice a lot to get to where you are today?
Eeteuk: First of all, we have to give up having a girlfriend. By giving up having a girlfriend, we now have so many “girlfriends” all across Asia (steps up and points to all the ladies in the room, and laughs).

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Ha ha ha: Eeteuk jokes about having many Asian "girlfriends".

Will you make another music video in Malaysia again?
Eeteuk: We shot an MV in Kuala Lumpur and it turned out to be the best video we’ve ever shot. If we ever get a chance, we would come back to shoot another MV.

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우리 슈퍼 주니어!: From left Shiwon, Ryeowook, Heechul, Kyuhyun,
Eunhyuk, Donghae, Yesung, Sungmin & Eeteuk
(not at the PC: Shindong, Kangin, Hankyung & Kibum).

That’s it for today, people! Orchid and I are beat, and we have a full day tomorrow. Goodnight from Genting Highlands, the City of Entertainment 6,000 feet above sea level.

Kimchi kisses to everyone.

Stay tuned for lots of pics - Jabbawockeez, Pussycat Dolls, Jared Leto, Electrico, MTV VJ Utt and Denise and more!

Show me all entries on the 2008 MTV Asia Awards Malaysia!


neeza said...

Thanks a lot for this news. I don't know how many times I've refresh your site, just to know about SuJu.

aliah said...

I assume the one in orange are the questions from K-popped! So they're returning for Super Show. yay!
Thanks Orchid & Liz for the scoop!

|| Lyññ || said...

wow! thanks this!! I just can't wait to go to Genting tmr... Although I'm not one of those lucky fans (pouts) who won tickets to watch the MAA, I jsut hope to bumped into them there... My aunt was nice enough to give me her tickets to the live screening... but it's better than nothing...

Ooo... Do you mind if I take yr pics and post them on my site? with credits?

can't wait for tmr!! I can't even do my hw!!

audrey said...

OMG..thanks so much for uploading the pics n news so fast...they r dashing..but i kinda like them in their casual style...

cant wait to c u n them tomolo...

kimchi kisses back to ya!

Anonymous said...

Yayy. Suju is definately looking spiffy..*cough* except HEECHUL..WTF STYLIST *cough* xDD
Enjoy the rest of your time at Genting K-popped! =)

Anonymous said...

yay! thanks for these ^-^

lily said...

is it just me or the first two questions wasn't really answered? seemed a little similar to how Rain answers english question *bleh*

anyway, they're not a band, they're a BOYband. big difference.

Anonymous said...

sooo awesome. You get to see the Jabbawockeez(sp) They are sooooo awesome! i LOVE them.

Anonymous said...

@Lily: Super Junior is more than a boyband though, maybe they don't play their own instruments or whatever, but I most definately consider them a BAND.
boyband seems like just a bunch of pretty boys prancing around on stage with no talent..but Super Junior is wayyy more than that. plus they have 13 members as to the average 4-5 for a "boy band" =/

Orchidyaldix said...

oh my gooooshhhh how cute they look!!!
You were so lucky to be there!!!
Cutie Siwon as always looking smashing!!!
Thanx K-popped!!!

ann@ said...

hyaa, you are so gorgeous...
thanks for give their photo...
i would like to attach it in my blog...
is that ok??
i'll give a credit for that....

wawa said...

wow...great news from you guys!!! i bet you guys hide the excitement of meeting SuJu since you guys were there to work as a journalist... hahahaha!

waiting for more...

p/s: can you give a hugs & kisses to Jared Leto for me... ::wink::

Rooster said...

Woo hoo! You go girls! This is so great, usually no one ever comes to Malaysia and now they're all here! Except now I'm not home to see them. Gah!

Yea, give hugs & kisses to Jared Leto for me too! Wawa, you'll have to share him with me. he he

Michael Yip said...

FUIYOH! so nice.... they look like Porcelain Dolls right? LOL. Should try to camwhore with them mah.

wawa said...

@rooster...okay i'll share jared leto with you for this time ONLY! hahahaha

alya said...

thanks a lot for this news.Can I make a request???can anyone post their picture during the award event or at KLIA airport..i really appreciate whom records their performance.CAN I TAKE UR PICS???

sasjo said...

Great work, you intrepid k-poppers! (I guess the WiFi connection turned out alright in the end?)

Get well rested for the main gig - it's gonna be a longer "marathon" than this one, I'd think! ;)

Anonymous said...

News update....
Suju won at mtvaa for favorite artist korea!!!!
Congrats boys ^^

varms said...

Congrats to Suju!!!

I can't believe you guys got to interview them!!! You're so lucky to be able to talk to kpop idols and other international artistes!!! I wish I was there... Great job, girls! :)

Fariha said...

OOOH Super Junior won!! YAY!! SOOOO proud of SuJu and all the ELFs who voted =)

whos this Jared Leto everyones talking about? 0_o

Valerie said...

awesome! thanks so much for posting this gals! much appreciated! wow, the guys look great and so spiffy in their black suits. yesung caught my eye! he looks so cute in his bowtie and looks really dashing with the short haircut. donghae looks really older with his hair like that and the open collar. so hot!
any of them make eye contact with you? oh my gosh i would die if i locked eyes with any of them! ::melts::
ahh! jabbawockeez! can't wait for that!
thanks again for keeping us updated! hope you guys are having the time of your lives!

miss_tree said...

♥ ♥ ♥

thanks for the info!!!
i FORGOT to tune in for mtvaa..
just wanted to see SuJu..

Ily said...

OMG! girls! Thank you sooo much!
너무 너무 감사합니다...~~

Orchid said...

Hi all,

We just got back from Genting. How did you guys (who went) enjoy the show? How was it in the mosh pit?

Lots of grrrreat pics coming up okay.

@neeza, thanks for coming back and checking the site.

For those who want to take the photos, you are free to do so, just credit


Liz said...

hi all, just managed to read all the comments :-) Lemme see:

1) @aliah - you're very observant, yes, the questions in orange were asked by K-popped!

2) Heechul must have been really tired, he was sleeping, I can't stop laughing when I look at the pictures.

3) @sasjo, hi yes, the connection was OK for a while and then it dropped! Thank God, we managed to upload our story before it died on us. Silly WiFi at Starbucks.

4)@valerie. I managed to make eye contact with Shiwon and Eeteuk. The former was smiling away when I was in line at the microphone and Eeteuk, well, he had to look at me when I asked the questions :-) Don't worry, you won't die when they look at you :-) hee hee.

Anonymous said...

i bet you girls love every min being there. I guess it a great feeling to see Suju in person finaly!

Anonymous said...

emm is the red carpet/press conference shown on tv?

Orchid said...

i like the question about why they cried when singing at the concert in Thailand. If i were them, i would be crying too.

Tyler said...

Wow, girls good job! That Heechul fella, he looks like a drug addict.

Orchid said...

Thanks Tyler!kimchi kiss ♥

rainbowlove88 said...

Ahhhhhh, you girls rock. When are you interviewing Rain?????

ttinkles said...

this post is LOVEEE. i duno how many times i read it.
i come back to read the same thing almost everyday. LOLOL !
and im one of teuk's girlfriend !! awwww. that boy is so SWEEEEET !! <33

Orchid said...

@ttinkles U are so cute!

Anonymous said...

Oh my god!! You guyz are INCREDIBLE!!!!lol!
Just wondering, was there a translator when you were asking questions??

Liz said...

@anonymous, yes, there was a translator during the PC :-).


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