In commemoration of her recent birthday, After School’s Lizzy shared with her fans a photo of all the gifts she received.
On July 31st, Lizzy wrote on her Twitter, “A lot of fans sent me gifts for my birthday. Thank you. I ate them well! And I’ll use them well. This is touching.”
In the two pictures, Lizzy can be seen surrounded by mounds of presents and food, including flowers, a Hello Kitty cushion, and an enormous white teddy bear.
Fans sent their happy birthday messages to the After School member and left comments such as, “You were pretty on stage today, and you’re pretty in the picture too” and “Looks like you got a lot of presents. Happy Birthday”.
Last July 23, 2011 (Saturday) was an important day for all Playgirlz and Playboyz as it was the day that Universal Records Philippines in partnership with Pledis Entertainment, Playgirlz Philippines, Odyssey, Astroplus and MYX released seven (7) albums of After School. The following albums that was released were Virgin, Bang, Happy Pledis, Orange Caramel‘s three (3) singles namely: Magic Girl, Aing and Bangkok City and Kahi: The First Mini Album.
The album launch happened in SM Mall of Asia (MOA), SM Megamall, SM North and SM Bacoor and were released by two of the biggest record stores in the Philippines namely, Astroplus and Odyssey. Fans gathered and bought in bundles as they also enjoyed all the freebies they received by buying on that specific day. Fans located in provinces even went as far as pre-ordering through the group’s official fanclub which is Playgirlz Philippines.
The good news came days after the album launch as the results of the top selling albums in the foreign category came out! Guess what album made it to the top three? Check the result below!
In our new segment, ‘Grab The Look’, we’ll show you how you can imitate celebrity styles with pieces under $100 each! For our first piece, we’ll show you how to get After School’s Jungah’s style from the ‘In The Night Sky’ MV.
Use these similar pieces to help you recreate Jungah’s ‘In The Night Sky’ style. Fringe and accessories are the two key points of Jungah’s look. Combine a fringe vest with a dark tank top and denim shorts to achieve the style.
Once you have the main pieces, another important aspect for this outfit is layering accessories. Without going overboard, layer a few long necklaces on top of each other, preferably of different metals. Then add a few rings or bracelets to complete the ensemble. To be even more authentic to the MV, you could also braid a few thin braids in your hair or wear a headband similar to UEE’s above.
What do you think of Jungah’s ‘In The Night Sky’ style? How likely are you to ‘Grab the Look’?
Jung Ah tweeted - "@eunnara82: I came too! Alaska Coffee! With our After School Jung Ah.. And Mooshin Unnie.. And I.. A moment that belongs to women~^^ lockerz.com/s/124976892lockerz.com/s/124976904" hehe~~~^^It's happy to be able to sing and chat together with the ones you like~~^^
Lizzy tweeted - Although tomorrow is only my birthday is but I received presents from Unnies today ㅠㅠ!!!!Really really really thankful ㅠㅠㅠ Really really really happy ㅜㅜ I will always listen to all of you from now on ㅜㅜ And I'm pretty.. Really ㅜㅜ... Unnies I love you
The ones of August should be already out, since in Japan magazines come out a month earlier, unless the date aren't the magazines' issues one but the release dates for the issues (in that case, August's would be September's or even October's issue...)
POTATO is one of the Johnny's magazines that features actresses, some other idol actors and not that much groups appart of Johnny's in it (there are more Johnny's magazine like POTATO), is not their best one, but a start is a start, a lot of girls are going to see that.
And, for the other magazines, Rolling Stone apart, Being featured in ViVi is a great start as well, since is one of the references for Gyaru and others who like to follow trends.
Source: AS Japanese Site
By the way, notice that their official Japanese site, doesn't feature the Bang! Video yet. I'm not sure which channel released it officially, but is not in Pledis youtube channel nor in their website either.
The upcoming weekend drama starring After School’s UEE and Joo Won recently revealed the first episodes’ teaser.
As the pilot episode of KBS’s ‘Ojakgyo Brothers‘ will air in a week, KBS revealed a longer teaser, showing the light and comic tone of the drama.
After School’s UEE is seen as the rich and arrogant ‘Ja Eun‘ as she bites on a woman’s arm, only to be interrupted by Joo Won, playing the cold macho detective, ‘Hwang Tae Hee‘.
The three other brothers are made up of ‘Ryu Soo Young‘, who recently acted in MBC’s ‘My Princess‘ and is now the brother who is 2% short of being perfect, ‘Yeon Woo Jin‘, currently starring in MBC’s sitcom, ‘All My Love‘, and ‘Jung Woo In‘.
The pilot episode will air next week on August 6th.
On July 17th After School held their『AFTERSCHOOLJAPANPREMIUMPARTY-Bang!Bang!Bang!-』 at AkasakaBLITZ in Japan.
Before their Japanese debut this past spring, they collaborated with Namie Amuro for her album 『Checkmate! 』and recorded the music video and song ‘make it happen’.
The event opened with “Shampoo”and “Because of You” and was very successful. Japanese fans and Korean fans are alike as they both cheered loudly and and encouraged After School who responded with hot performances with an unforgettable stage.
With greetings leader Kahi announced 「After School on August 17th will officially debut with avex with the Japanese 『Bang!』」Fans applauded loudly and congratulated them.
Q. Japanese debut has been decided, what do you think about this event?
Joo Yeon: We, After School, remember the time of our Korean debut. We were really nervous but, we saw a lot of our Japanese fans, and felt everyones love, it made us really happy. Today, everyone at the venue left our members with happy memories.
Q. Japanese staff though of the catch phrase “3 S (SUPER SEX, SUPER STYLE, SUPER SHOW)” what do you think of it?
Uee: Generally speaking this is amazing praise to receive. Thank you very much! Today at the venue, let’s have fun during the live. All of the females fans really have great, cute style, even the fans should be called “3 S”.
Q. How did you think of Japanese『Bang!』jacket photoshoot?
E-Young: When I was still a trainee and I saw After School perform 『Bang!』I thought they looked really cool and I wanted to perform it too but thanks to the fact that we’re debuting with 『Bang!』in Japan I am able to wear the clothing for 『Bang!』for the photoshoot – I am really happy about that. During the photoshoot, all the unnies taught me a lot of poses, it was really fun!
Q. How did you think of 『Bang!』Japanese edition shooting?
Jung Ah: On the day of the Japanese shooting for 『Bang!』PV, the Japanese staff came to Korea. It was raining very heavily actually the first time we had the recording for the Korean『Bang!』music video, it was snowing very heavily. This must be sign that Japan will love 『Bang!』.
Q. The Japanese version of 『Bang!』has been re-arranged for the Japan debut. How do you this of this?
Raina: We tried our best to study Japanese and it was our intention but in reality it was really hard to sing the song, there’s still a long way to go, great effort is needed is what I think. But the recording was very fun. However the director and staff had to go through great difficulties and check our Japanese, thank you very much. The Japanese version is as likeable as the Korean version, they are both very fun to sing.
Q. Before the Japanese debut, we saw the collaboration with Namie Amuro, how do you think of that?
Nana: It was such a great, great honour! When I was younger, I’ve always admired Amuro – san and the moment we filmed the PV and I met her, I was really, really, really happy! Again, on the filming set we were on a high set with our legs crossed, we wore a safety belt to get onto it. It was scary; during the rehearsal I wasn’t able to look at the members’ faces but during the production concentration on dancing wasn’t needed, so watching the staff was the most suspenseful (?).
Q. What are the goals of having in activities in Japan?
Kahi: Today, at the venue everyone came, after this I hope for fans to keep on supporting us. I hope to have a large venue with fans and everyone and perform live. (?) Next month, we will appear at a-nation, anyhow we will try to show everyone a wonderful performance. We’ll do our best.
Q. In Japan, if you have a day off, where would you like to go?
Lizzy: I love Kitty-chan, I want to go to Sanrio shop! Also, I saw documentary program about a Dolphin Show, I wanna go see that!
Q. How long did you practice the drums for 『Bang!』?
Joo Yeon: All the members, everyone put our hearts as one, worked hard together for 8~9 months.
Q. The Japanese version of “You’re Beautiful”has been broadcasted. How do you think of it?
Uee: You’re Beautiful, the Japanese remake makes me feel happy. I want to act with AKB48’s Haruna Kojima – san. She is very lovely. When I watch her, I find that my heart beats very fast. Without fail, I’d like to meet you.
Jung Ah tweeted - The present given by composer Jo Yeong Su and reporter Kim Seong Han is this book~~Suddenly thought of this book I read in the past "Audition"~^^ I want to introduce this book to all of you who have dreams~^^ http://t.co/qmK6FYW
Kahi tweeted - Reading this book while practising in the practice room!!! If this book was published 10 years ago ... I may have debuted earlier....... Haha keke Anyway, reporter Kim Seong Han! Composer Jo Yeong Su!! I will read this book.ke Please read it a lot~^^ http://yfrog.com/h44texcj
Uee tweeted - A book that will cause your heart beats fast starts from its cover!!!^^ Thank you for this book present^^ Please give a lot of attention and love to this book!!^^ Reporter Kim Seong Han^^ Composer Jo Yeong Su^^ Hwaiting!!!!!!^^☆ http://lockerz.com/s/124383207
Lizzy tweeted - Composer Jo Yeong Su's and Seong Han Oppa's collaboration work 'Star Audition Success or Failure in 30 Seconds'!!! It's a guide book for audition!!!! Everyone please look forward to the day you're standing on the stage!!!
Kahi: OBS Entertainment news viewers, hello, we are A.S. Red and Blue. Nice to meet you. I think you will be able to see the differences in our concept just by looking at us seated here. Us (points to the AS Red side), when you look at us we are the ones in charge of sexy, powerful, strong charisma. When you look at Blue, its like all of them are goddesses and innocent. An innocent and lovable image.