A word is worth a thousand pictures-Jude B

Kim Hyun Joong Fills Trinoma

K-Pop Superstar Kim Hyun Joong promotes his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records at the “High five event”. Photo was taken at the Trinoma Activity Center August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista. That cameraman on the left is Ricky Bautista of ABS CBN. The girl in blue is Gracie gently but firmly pulled off the female fans off KHJ.

Written and photographed

By Jude Bautista

News of the “Boy’s Over Flowers” star Kim Hyu Joong’s appearance at the Trinoma activity center, had fans storming the venue as early as 5 am. Event host The Blade was the one to tell me what happened as soon as we arrived from his residence at EDSA Shangri-La Hotel.  Everyone was tense from the moment he entered the Audi A8 with ease for the drive to the mall.

Ayala Land VP and head of operations, commercial business group Rowena Tomeldan was there during K-Pop Superstar Kim Hyun’s press con for his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records. Photo was taken at EDSA Shang Rila Hotel August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista

K-Pop Superstar Kim Hyun Joong talks about his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records. Photo was taken at EDSA Shang Rila Hotel August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista

We were by the entrance, a steel door leading to center stage. I went in ahead of him along with the extra dozen security personnel. KHJ’s countenance changed as we all heard the thousands of screaming fans on the other side of the wall. KHJ did not sing or perform a few select fans about 500 of them had the chance to “high five” or (‘appear’ to us Pinoys). Several fans could not help themselves as they hugged and tried to kiss him in spite of the explicit instruction not to.

Audi A18 picks up Kim Hyun Joong. Kim was here to promote his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records. Photo was taken at EDSA Shang Rila Hotel August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista

Everyone seemed to be happy with it. The fans were more than thrilled just to be near the guy. As we scanned the area, each of the floors above surrounding floors had fans crammed and craning their necks just to see him. He did promise to come back when his Asian tour comes around as a solo performer (having separated from his original band SS501).

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Steel barricades were needed to keep fans at bay. This was when Kim Hyun Joong promoted his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records at the “High five event”. Photo was taken at the Trinoma Activity Center August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Steel barricades were needed to keep fans at bay. This was when Kim Hyun Joong promoted his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records at the “High five event”. Photo was taken at the Trinoma Activity Center August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Steel barricades were needed to keep fans at bay. This was when Kim Hyun Joong promoted his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records at the “High five event”. Photo was taken at the Trinoma Activity Center August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista.

From left The Blade, translator Cooper Lee and Kim Hyun Joong during KHJ’s promo for his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records at the “High five event”. Photo was taken at the Trinoma Activity Center August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista.

The fan on the right still manages to smile in spite of the squeeze during KHJ’s promo for his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records at the “High five event”. Photo was taken at the Trinoma Activity Center August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Event host The Blade during KHJ’s promo for his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records at the “High five event”. Photo was taken at the Trinoma Activity Center August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Fans filled up the Trinoma Activity Center during KHJ’s promo for his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records at the “High five event”. Photo was taken August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista.

A fan couldn't resist hugging KHJ during the promo for his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records at the “High five event”. Photo was taken at the Trinoma Activity Center August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista.

A fan couldn't resist hugging KHJ during the promo for his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records at the “High five event”. Photo was taken at the Trinoma Activity Center August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista.

K-Pop Superstar Kim Hyun Joong promotes his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records at the “High five event”. Photo was taken at the Trinoma Activity Center August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Fans filled up all the levels at the Trinoma Activity Center during KHJ’s promo for his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records at the “High five event”. Photo was taken August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista.

K-Pop Superstar Kim Hyun Joong promotes his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records at the “High five event”. Photo was taken at the Trinoma Activity Center August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Fans wait for their turn during KHJ’s promo for his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records at the “High five event”. Photo was taken at the Trinoma Activity Center August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista.

K-Pop Superstar Kim Hyun Joong promotes his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records at the “High five event”. Photo was taken at the Trinoma Activity Center August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Fans filled up the Trinoma Activity Center during KHJ’s promo for his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records at the “High five event”. Photo was taken August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Fans filled up the Trinoma Activity Center during KHJ’s promo for his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records at the “High five event”. Photo was taken August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Several fans could not help themselves as they hugged and tried to kiss him in spite of the explicit instruction not to. This was during KHJ’s promo for his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records at the “High five event”. Photo was taken at the Trinoma Activity Center August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista.

Several fans could not help themselves as they hugged and tried to kiss him in spite of the explicit instruction not to. This was during KHJ’s promo for his first solo album “Break Down” distributed locally by Polyeast Records at the “High five event”. Photo was taken at the Trinoma Activity Center August 25, 2011. Photo by Jude Bautista.

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