Sunday, July 3, 2011

Park Yong Ha's one year memorial

no i didnt forget Yongha, everytime i hear his warm & sweet voice, see his pix or read about him somewhere, my heart aches & my tears fall..he's gone too soon, i cant belive it's already been a sure Yongha is looking over us & over Jisub from heaven...Yongha, you will always be in our hearts, we love you...
im posting some articles below , Yongha's fans are so loyal..

Japan fans flock to event for 1st anniversary of actor's death

"Somehow, it looked like it would rain today". (Kimiko Matsumoto, 41, from Shizuoka, Japan)

"Since it is Yong-ha's day, it rained without fail". (
Kim Jae-hyeong, executive at Yona Entertainment)

It rained Thursday just like the same day a year ago, when Korean actor-singer 
Park Yong-ha committed suicide at home. His fans in Japan called him "Ame Otoko (Rain Man)" because it always rained on the days he appeared at public events.

A memorial service for Park was held at the Buddhist temple Yakcheon in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, to mark the first anniversary of his death. Amid heavy rain that began early in the morning, some 1,500 Japanese fans appeared at the ceremony, paying 872 to 1,121 U.S. dollars each to visit Korea.

Debuting in 1994, Park vaulted to stardom in Japan through the Korean TV drama "
Winter Sonata". He eventually worked mostly as a singer, releasing albums and holding concerts.

By 8 a.m., all 1,350 seats arranged on a blue waterproof cloth were occupied. Around 200 people who could not find seats sat on floor cushions inside the temple's main hall.

A 1.5-meter-high picture of Park and an incense-burning altar were laid in front of the golden Buddha statue. Clips of scenes from his films and dramas were played on a screen.

About 30 rental buses and dozens of taxis taken by members of his Japanese fan club lined up near the temple.

"I first knew about Yong-ha when watching '
Winter Sonata'," said Hiroko Takeyuchi, 38, from Yokohama, Japan. "From the way he sang and acted, I could tell he was a nice person. I get breathless even now when I think of him".

She wiped tears from her eyes occasionally as she listened to Park's songs "One Love" and "Stars".

Around 9:20 a.m., Park's family burned incense and was followed by his fans. Those in white raincoats silently lined up in front of the stairway.

Fans kept waiting in line despite the rain coming down harder, sharing umbrellas or partially opening them to cover their heads. After burning incense and praying with joined hands, they burst into tears or returned to their seats and closed their eyes.

Some came to the altar in wheelchairs. "Burning the incense, I said in my mind that Japanese people miss him very much", said Katsuko Youi from Gifu Prefecture, Japan. "Yong-ha gave me joy. I've come to Korea to express my gratitude to him".

In front of the altar were an array of floral wreaths sent by Japanese fans. Messages expressing their love for the late actor were written on the wreath ribbons in Korean.

When the rain stopped for a while after the incense burning, 
Park Kwang-hyun, an actor and friend of the deceased, read a mourning letter. "Are you doing well, Yong-ha? Aren't you sick? Aren't you cold? Unbelievable days keep going on… Sharing joy and sorrow with you was the biggest blessing in my life. Thank you, and I love you", he said.

After he finished reading the letter, it rained again and some fans were heard sobbing.

The ceremony ended at 2 p.m. with a flower-laying ceremony at a memorial park in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, where 
Park Yong-ha's remains are kept. Japanese fans also joined after having boxed lunches offered by the organizers.

Japan will keep remembering the late actor as 
Park Yong-ha FILMS 2004-2010 concerts were held or are scheduled to take place in nine Japanese cities, including Tokyo and Niigata, from March to July 7. Videos of his performances will be shown.
Source : ( Anglais Chinois Coréen Japonais )/ hancinema

Japanese Fans Turn Out in Force for Park Yong-ha Memorial

Some 1,500 Japanese fans braved the pouring rain to attend the first anniversary of the death of Korean actor and singer Park Yong-ha at Yakcheon Temple in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, on Thursday.
Park's family and friends also attended the two-hour memorial service, as fans wearing white raincoats burned incense in honor of the late star. Many of the fans later visited a memorial park in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, where Park's body was laid to rest.
Park, who rose to fame after appearing in the hit TV soap "Winter Sonata", committed suicide last summer.

Source : ( Anglais Coréen / hancinema

[News] Kim Hyung Jun, “Dear YongHa Hyung, I will never forget you in my lifetime”
Source: newsen/liezle.blogspot
Translation: Wonderrrgirl

SS501 Kim Hyung Jun expressed how he missed the late Park Yong Ha on the first year anniversary of his death.

On the morning of 30th June, Kim Hyung Jun left a tweet on his twitter,
 “Today is the 1st year death anniversary of Yong Ha Hyung, who doted on me and had always been there for me. Even though he cannot be with us now, he is in my heart and I believe he is in many other people’s hearts as well.”
“I love you. Please be happy and watch over me in heaven. I will never forget you in my whole lifetime” expressing his heartfelt regret and pain over the deceased (Park Yong Ha).

Kim Hyung Jun received the news of Park Yong Ha’s death by suicide last year on the 30th of June, and broke down in tears halfway through his radio program. With Park Yong Ha whom he always had a close friendship with, the news of his death at age 33 has been a considerably huge impact.

Meanwhile, Park Yong Ha who passed away on the 30th of June last year, about 1,500 Japanese fans attended the service at 9am today at the City of Paju in Gyeonggi-do. After the service today at the shrine in Gyeonggi-do Yakcheonsa, the memorial proceeded to where his ashes were buried at Budang Memorial Park.


MaiaCan said...

oppa, miss uuuu...
I always ask my self why di u chose this way to end ur life. It's not a good idea instead very2 worst idea oppa...
oppaaaaa,,,, miss u...miss ur acting, miss ur appearance again but i must keep this miss heart only..
oppaaaaaa....sleep peacefully there:)

jacklyn johnson said...

I was a big fan of Park Yong Ha. I still cant believe he died at such a young age. I miss him. Someone should create a memorial page for him on Evertalk within Facebook where we can pay our respects to his talent.