Kim Hyun Joong: Inspiring Angel

Kim Hyun Joong.  There is no other human being like him, and that is why I love him so.  There has been much talk this week about what it means to be his fan on other blogs.  It is ironic because I have been evaluating myself in my brain for some time now, questioning whether my Hyun Joong affection is healthy.  It has made me really stop to think about what I am doing and why.  Honestly, I was resisting my heart in following KHJ because I was afraid it was unhealthy and immature.  I am a grown woman and have many responsibilities.  I have a full time job.  I have a large family with 9 brothers and sisters who are all having babies and making me an aunt many times over.  I am in love with my niece and nephews and don’t see them nearly enough for my liking!  I am the sole provider for my household… which is me and my two dogs who are my children by default!  LOL!

Some of these pics are about me… so, if you want to see KHJ… you’ll have to read on.  If you are interested, click on the first pic to bring them up in a larger form.  Then you can stop the slideshow and browse at your own pace:

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And so, I was truly concerned about spending so much time following a kpop star from a country across the globe.  It seemed a bit silly and embarassing, and I have to admit I don’t share it much with my friends or family because they really would not understand.  They know I listen to Korean music and watch dramas.  They know I have a dream of becoming a TESOL and going to Korea someday.  They think these things are interesting and healthy as I have actually set some goals for my life.  They do not know the extent to which I spend my time reading about his activities and devouring his interviews to absorb that intangible thing that is the essence of Hyun Joong.  I cannot get enough, and I have decided it is not a bad thing.  I follow him for some very compelling reasons, and he has inspired me to change my life.  I now have a focus, a purpose, and I am happy for the first time in many years.

Hard work surely does pay off Hyun Joong!

Top ten things I learned from Kim Hyun Joong:

1.  Working hard is not good enough.  Work your HARDEST to achieve perfection.

2.  Play while you work.  Laugh.  Cut up.  Make light of the stress.

3.  Love what you do.  If you don’t, change it.

4.  Set goals and focus on the steps it takes to achieve them.  Evaluate each choice and weigh against your goal.  Does this choice further my goal?  If not, make the choice that does.

5.  You  are never too busy to take care of yourself.  Eat well.  Exercise.  Always wear BB cream when you go out!  LOL!

Success is about more than money as HJ demonstrates with his sincere heart for his fans and charitable actions / donations for people who are in real need.

6.  Sincerity is the key to Success.  If you are PASSIONATE about what you are doing, your success will seem effortless.

7.  Just be YOURSELF.  Life is too short to worry about what others think.  It is your life.  Live it with all your heart.

8.  Get outside of yourself and see what is around you in your world.  Reach out to others and show that you REALLY care.  Give generously from the blessings you have recieved.

Hyun Joong distributing coal.

HJ at Marathon for Childhood Cancer

9.  CONFIDENCE will propel you to Success.  Temper this with HUMILITY.  Never think too highly of your abilities.  Work hard to improve yourself and accept praise with sincere thankfulness and grace.

10.  At the end of the day, it’s all about LOVE.  Life is nothing without the love you give and receive from others.  Whatever relationships you are in, VALUE and NURTURE them with all your strength.  Always speak your heart.  How will those you love know what is in it if you don’t tell them? Love without fear or prejudice.  Everyone deserves the same warmth you provide for those with whom you are close.  Give your heart without prejudice to everyone you have the privilege of meeting.


These are the values he lives by.  I know this because I have seen the evidence in his activities and heard the sincerity in his words.  I am not a follower who attends every fan meeting or appearance.  I live too far away for that!  I do attend these events online when I read about them on blogs or in articles or interviews.  I do spend a good portion of my day on this.  I consider it INSPIRATIONAL research!  Getting to know Hyun Joong as a person is what has changed my life.  Watching reality shows gave insight into his personality, but it was following his activities and reading his interviews that made me realize the depth and wisdom this young man posesses.  He has values, ethics and goals.  He does what he thinks is right and does not follow others unless he admires them for the hard work and beautiful artistry they display.  He’s just a phenomenal guy.  I wish I could meet a man like him who is my age.  I’d be a bit intimidated for sure, but I’d want someone in my life who inspired me this much and could encourage me every day to work hard and reach my goals.

How  these lessons have inspired me to change my daily life:

1.  First and foremost, I am taking better care of myself.  I realize I will not be able to fulfill my goals or live the life I want to live without good health.  I have lost 15 lbs in the last month because I was inspired by how hard he worked to get his body in shape for his City Conquest project.   I was worried he had gone too far, but I was inspired anyway.  If Hyun Joong can work on his health and appearance with his crazy busy schedule, I have NO EXCUSES!   😀  I am eating well, and getting enough sleep.  Being active is something I’ve struggled with all my life as I am naturally sedentary.  But, watching Hyun Joong running from here to there with the ability to smile in all situations inspires me to GET MOVING!  Not to mention his music just makes me shake it shake it! (right now he’s singing to me to MOVE that body, girl Let’s Party on my headphones!  Ha!)  He just energizes me with his hyperactivity and models for me what it is to truly LIVE.

My first dosirak.

2.  I have found something I am passionate about and have set goals to turn it into a career.  I am a teacher by design.  I learned this when attending Bible College and learning about spiritual gifts.  I am also a creator/artist.  I have BA in Elementary Education with minors in Vocal Music, English Literature, and Bible.  I have thus far used absolutely NONE of that in my professional career.  I am an insurance specialist at a hospital.  I have worked in the Emergency room, on the Obstetrics (Birth Center) Floor, and for a Pediatrition and a Radiology Company.  I sort of fell into medicine as a career by chance when I was sent as a receptionist by a Temp Agency.  It has been almost 20 years.  Frankly, I am bored out of my gourd and know in my soul I am not doing what I was meant to.   Following Hyun Joong’s career and becoming fascinated with all things Korean has inspired me to follow a dream.

I want to teach English to Speaker’s of other Languages.  Particulary Asian Languages.  As a teacher, I cringe when I hear Asians with poor English Pronunciation.  I know how intelligent these people are.  But, there is a stigma associated here in the US with heavy Asian accents.  People are dismissive of them and treat them as if they are not as intelligent.  It makes my blood steam because I know better.  A lot of this is because of the reserved nature of Asians as instilled by them in their culture.  Americans are assertive and self-centered by nature because of their culture.  It’s just a natural human reaction for an assertive person to dismiss a reserved person as less intelligent when they are having difficulty understanding them.

I know the traditional TESOL roles over there and how mostly fresh out of college adveturers take those positions.  I cannot speak for those young teachers or all the TESOL’s that go.  I can only speak for myself.  I want to make it a career, not just an adventure to tell my nieces and nephews about when I get old.  I want to get a Master’s in TESOL and do a research project for my Master’s Thesis with Asian speakers.  I want to develop a program that truly helps them and corrects their pronunciation difficulties.  How did Kim Hyun Joong inspire this?  Well, I truly believe that as a celebrity, he is an ambassador for S. Korea.  He is reaching people in countries all over the world and influencing their view of S. Koreans in general.  If he is ever to visit English speaking countries, he should be able to present himself with poise and confidence and be easily understood.  In fact, English speakers would know his dedication by his level of skill in speaking and pronouncing the language.  I don’t know if this is something he will ever do, but he has said he wants to be a global celebrity.  Hyun Joong inspired me.  I now have a heart for all Asians, Koreans especially for obvious reasons, who are learning English to further their careers and goals.  They should be able to learn the language in a way that makes them confident and gains the respect of others.  I want to dedicate myself to that outcome.

And to my readers who are not English speakers, but not Asian, I believe you all deserve the same dedication.  I am only one person, though and have a passion for Asians, especially Koreans.  Why?  Well, I have been a follower of Asian culture for some time before I met KHJ and became engrossed in Korean.  I have just identified most with Korean culture and philosophies and of course the people.  KHJ influenced that, but it is not him alone.

3.  Lastly, I feel so much more ALIVE because of my love for Hyun Joong.  Whyis this?  Because he is so ALIVE and I can be inspired to live out loud!  He may be reserved, quiet, shy, but there is no question he lives his life out loud!  😀  I won’t lie to my readers or to myself.  I started following him because he was so physically appealing it was breathtaking.  But, it was his Angelic Soul that made me fall in love and dedicate my time and energy.  Watching him, being energized by him, learning from him, and implementing those lessons into my own life for health, happiness, love and success are helping me create the life I want to live.

And so, I cannot believe there is any harm in these things.  I do hope others will be inspired as well and make their life their own with the Angel of the East:  Kim Hyun Joong.

19 thoughts on “Kim Hyun Joong: Inspiring Angel

  1. LazerKim says:

    Oh this is what I need to start my day! This is really good angie, thank you so much for sharing. Writing about Hyun Joong had taught me a lot which I did not recognize before, because I was moving around being busy with career. When i was confined in a chair HJ kept me company, I had the chance to stop and it was then I was able to see what is there that I have not seen before. Thanks to HJ for inspiring me!
    Take care angie have a nice day! see you around! God bless…

  2. LazerKim says:

    Angie I did not notice the two black dogs. They are like my dog Bambi, she passed away though, now I miss her! TTT I’m a pet lover, can’t live without dogs!!

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  4. says:

    Hey, I’m a fan of KHJ for many of the same reason as you! I believe that if something you like and enjoy is not hurting nobody why not do it! It’s good to realize when something is good for you or not or even if is not healthy to stop! But just because some had some bad experience that don’t mean it’ll happen to all as long as you know your ok, do as your heart tells you to! I’m a daily reader of Lazerkim blog and from her i got your site, please keep doing what you love and will keep reading!
    Thanks, have a wonderful day

    • ohcheonsa says:

      Thank you! I hope i can inspire as much as my idol. That is the whole reason i began this blog! Kamsamida!

  5. Hello eonnie..( I hope you don’t mind me calling you eonnie since LazerKim is my eonnie too.. ^^ But I prefer calling her ‘nay’ (mom here in the Philippines) as my endearment to her.. ^^ I’m Chin by the way.. I’ve seen your Link at her site so I didn’t have any second thought in visiting here.. I just Love what you have wrote today eonnie.. ^^ Another KHJ site on my Lists for my everyday dose of him.. And I will definitely LOVE reading ur articles just like my ‘nay’s bLogsite.. Everyone who Loves Kim Hyun Joong , I will Love ’em too!! hehehe Thank you so much for making this wonderful write up and sharing how our ONLY ONE changes your Life just Like he did to most of us.. ^^ Keep it up and Let’s aLways protect our prince!

    • ohcheonsa says:

      Thank you, sweetie. And of course you can call me unni. It reminds me of my Korean American college roommate who called me unnie first. Getting teary cuz i miss her and we fell out of touch. Glad you enjoyed today’s post. Take care!

      • Thank you eonnie ^_^ *bearhugs* I hope we could be cLoser too just Like what my ‘Nay LazerKim and I have.. kekeek I hope we could talk more, and know each other even more.. :)) hehehe i Love having new friends because of KHJ.. ^^ may Uzoosin famiLy is getting bigger now!! ^_^ heheh have a nice day ahead eonnie! ^^ God bless…

  6. ing says:

    Thouched..cry oh my god sory that I was to silly I read every single word,make sure I didn’t even a word. I feel the same that HE really inspired me. My heart is full of emotion now… You wrote all about Him is so right,’cos
    in fact that HE IS FOR REAL. LOVE HIM so much without hesitage,HE brought good spirit,love and peace.thank you for the article. god bless ALIEN FAMILY

  7. Dinu says:

    Hello unnie!! thanks for sharing this beautiful inspiring words with us.. it’s my first time visit here and you caught me..LOL!! Spread this love everyday with your blog.. And I’m really happy to see comments of my alien family here.. All the best for you.. Have a Wonderful Weekend!

  8. Val C-MN says:

    Hi Angie!

    I feel the same way as you do about KHJ. It was a very well-written piece here and I enjoyed all your pictures which showed your passion, your love, and your enthusiasm for life and for learning. Great piece!!! What attracted me to KHJ initially was his looks but what kept me reading/researching about him was his spirit, his work ethic, his kindness to others, and his personality in interviews and candid moments on variety shows and with fans. I will add your blog as an additional KHJ resource/inspiration. God bless!

    • ohcheonsa says:

      Thank you for your compliments. I really work to find photos that speak so much more than my words can say. It is not hard… there are thousands of photos of Hyun Joong to choose from! I try my best to give credit where it is due. If you click on the photos, sometimes there is an article attached. I should make sure people know this. Thanks for adding me to your daily reads. Love Love KHJ and his Alien Family. Kamsimida!

  9. QA says:

    Hi Angie
    Thanks for this wonderful read. Your articles has just been starred for my daily cuppa besides those from LKim. And yay, I am sure that nothing has gone overboard with our daily indulgence with KHJ. If anything at all, it is just as you said, that he will inspires and spurs us on to be like him, someone with values, ethics and goals.

    I can see that you are on your way to achieve great things. Keep it up and going.
    God Bless!

    • ohcheonsa says:

      Kamsimida for your kind comment. I am thankful others are feeling happy to read my posts. Hope I will be able to deliver in the future! 😀 Thanks for reading!

  10. wonderrrgirl says:

    Losing weight is really a challenge both mental and physical. Mainly mental, I think. To train up our bodies, and keeping healthy requires a lot of self-discipline and willpower to do so. Hyun Joong probably faced the same thing, since to build up his body, he has to stop eating all the things that he loves, like soju for example. Good to know that he has somehow been an inspiration for your weight-loss goals.

    However, do everything within limits of course^^ Weight loss is wonderful, but too much can be harmful to our health. But I’m sure you know well enough what you are doing, and you’ll make the right decisions for yourself. All the best in challenging this.


    • ohcheonsa says:

      Thank you, Alice. Believe me, i know the right and wrong way as i have done it the wrong way so many times! No, i have been working on making small but doable lifestyle changes for sometime. Hyun Joong has inspired me to recommit to the challenges. Thank you for your encouragement.


  11. Kathy says:

    I actually fell “in love” with SS501 before I knew KHJ was part of it! LOL I have a very dear friend who is from Korea, and one day I was browsing Netflix online and came across a Korean drama (Spring Waltz) Because I knew her, I wanted to see it. I LOVED it. Next it was Winter Sonata with Bae Yong Joon… and then Boys Over Flowers. Episode 4 had a cameo of the Three-unit of SS501 performing UR Man… and I was hooked. I didn’t know who they were though, or how to find them–the end credits were all in Hangul kanji! So I figured the Romanized names at the beginning would maybe offer a clue. KHJ’s character intrigued me, so I looked him up first–and hit the jackpot! LOL
    SS501 is a group of amazing, talented, special young men, and he is a natural born leader… charismatic, thoughtful, energetic and focused… you’ve described him and what he does for us so well, and I love your blog!
    Because I’ve been watching them and so much of what they do isn’t subbed, I’m now studying the Korean language… and in spite of being almost sixty and disabled, I’ve begun singing in earnest again, learning new songs, working toward performance again! Recently I sang for my neurologist and his staff at their office… I had MORE FUN… And even better, I was on a natural high for HOURS aferward. What a great way to live pain-free! LOL
    The staff told me I should go on American Idol or America’s Got Talent… maybe I will! I’m glad to be alive, and I should share it, right? LOL
    Thanks for this… YOU are an inspiration too!

    • angeljoong86 says:

      thanks! I am still writing about Hyun Joong at come over there and see! It makes me happy that people are still coming across my words from over a year ago… and they are still the truth! Kim Hyun Joong is consistent like that. He is the same now as he ever was and keeps us inspired every day. I’m glad you are a part of this Alien Family. Keep singing! I started my voice lessons back up after being inspired by KHJ also! I sang in college but had not done so in about 15 years. I am enjoying performing in public again too! Good for you!

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