Original link: http://beta.n.yam.com/chinatimes/entertain/20120520/20120520473802.html (May 20, 2012)
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Kim Hyun Joong, exuding affable and charm, held his 2nd Taiwan Fan meeting yesterday. There were not only fans who dressed up in a wedding dress wanting to present herself as a birthday present to him, there was also a 70 year old grandmother who flew all the way from the United States. This grandmother gave him $3000USD (about $90,000NT) in a red packet. Hyun Joong was shocked and didn’t want to receive the gift but was told that it would be bad luck, hence accepted the gift reluctantly but will be donating it.
Hyun Joong will be celebrating his birthday on 6th June. Yesterday fans after hearing this news, including fans from Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Mainland China packed National Taiwan University gym and sang him a birthday song in the Korean Language. This gesture made Hyun Joong very touched. In order to reciprocate the fans, Hyun Joong started the Hi 5 Session at 9pm which included intertwining fingers with fans and warm hugs. Until every fan has been Hi5 only then did he head back to the hotel to rest. Everyone agreed that ‘It was worth the price’.
As for the fan who was dressed as a bride, she was lucky to be selected as one of the fans to come up on stage. She requested Hyun Joong to re-enact a famous Korean designer Andre Kim’s action, and took a photo with Hyun Joong with intertwined fingers looking at the camera, to the envy of all the fans in the stadium. Ticket sales plus merchandise sales came to a total amount of $20.7m NT. Today, Hyun Joong has left at 7.45am.
~ Newsletter / Weng Xinhan / Taipei