T-ara has arrived in Japan and from the looks of it they have already started with their schedules as Boram shared, "Tokyo Billboard Live" On Standby ★".
Check out her cute and lovely set of photos below.
During their stay in Paris we have posted T-ara's photos with their lucky fans who had the opportunity to snap a photo and even get a sign from them. You can check it here and here.
Now during their recent interview Soyeon, Hyomin and Eunjung how happy they were when they got sign requests like this.
"It was our wish to win #1 in charts, but we can also get a storm of sign request in Europe now. We are also fascinated of ourselves. Haha." Members of T-ara (Soyeon, Eunjung, and Hyomin) who calms the music industry with 'Roly Poly' and 'Lovey Dovey' said that while giving us a big smile.
We met Soyeon, Eunjung, and Hyomin on 13th February and they said, "We promoted our albums for 10 months without rest so it was hard. But I think we got some recognition that is worth the hard work. So we are proud."
Soyeon: "We really run without rest for this 10 months. It reached 9 schedules a day when it's a busy day. We also had spent 22 hours out of 24 hours a day for schedules. Our fans were worried of us." She continued with smile, "The fascinating thing is: We're tired, but we just won't sleep while we are moving place to place in the car. We will just chat in the car, to release our stress."
They killed all the charts since June with 'Roly Poly' 'Cry Cry' and 'Lovely 'Dovey'. But at the same time, they have to bear with their killing schedule.
But they are not lazy for their solo activities because of their greed. Eunjung was casted in JTBC Weekend Drama 'Queen Insoo', and Soyeon & Hyomin in musical 'Roly Poly'.
Jiyeon was casted in musical 'Roly Poly' and KBS 2TV Monday-Tuesday Drama 'Dream High 2'.
They also have solo activities despite their group activities, are there no difficulties?
Eunjung: "It was harder because my drama is a history drama. I can't express the scenario or feeling well, so I was worried. But it was a fun experience. I first thought that my bed-scene will give a bad influence to my image, but thankfully everyone saw it with 'acting is just an acting' heart. Haha."
Hyomin: "Musical is harder because it's different with appearing in TV. We have to directly give the viewers a view of our real self. I had some hard times when I can't sing properly while giving more attention to my acting. But I gain confidence as I try. Thanks to it, I can stand on stage while promoting in T-ara with more confidence."
Soyeon said while laughing, "Hyomin acts like a musical actress in daily life. She makes everyone laugh with her hyperbolic gesture.
A week ago T-ara went to Europe for KBS' "Music Bank in Paris".
Prior to the event they have met with the press and that's where this controversy regarding T-ara's Japanese-usage during their stay in France all started.
On the 16th, T-ara's agency Core Contents Media expressed, "There seems to be a misunderstanding in what Eunjung and Soyeon said." According to officials, during KBS2's "Music Bank in Paris" on the 8th, there were reporters at the location from several different countries when T-ara was there.
The controversy that arose was that Eunjung said in French, "À bientôt" (See you later) and then spoke in Japanese by saying, "Arigatou" (Thank you). According to their agency, they were concerned of being disrespectful for not greeting the Japanese reports during the press conference, so Soyeon spoke in Japanese by saying, "Arigato gozaimasu" (Thank you very much). Reporters were confused to hear this, since they assumed that only Korean and French reporters were there.
The representative of CCM continued, "The T-ara members are upset to hear of the news that came out. It's a pity that people who do not know the real facts and exact circumstances are the ones making it a big deal."
Meanwhile T-ara left earlier to start promoting "Roly-Poly" in Japan.
Earlier today T-ara departed for Japan to start their promotional activities there.
That means our beloved twin sisters will be apart for quite a while but Hwayoung being a thoughtful girl that she is didn't forget to leave a promise for her sister as she expressed, "I'm going to miss you, my other half Ryu~~ㅠ_ㅠ When I come back to Korea I'm going to go shopping with Ryu Hyong!! Keureureung.....".
Last night, T-ara's Jiyeon and the rest of the cast of KBS' "Dream High 2" were all treated to a delicious dinner which were prepared by her fans.
To express her gratitude towards her fans Jiyeon wrote, "Our fans are the best!!!! I ate really well~! Thank you so so much♥ Was in the best mood yesterday♥" along with her photos.
As revealed a few weeks ago, T-ara will start their promotions for their 3rd single in Japan on the 16th of February.
The girls have now departed for Japan and you can check out their photos from their departure below.
As revealed a month ago T-ara will be releasing 'Roly Poly' as their 3rd Single in Japan.
It will be released on the 29th of February and here are the preorder links for their upcoming single.
- First Press Limited Edition A [CD] ＋ [DVD]
1.Roly Poly（Japanese ver.）
2.Kojimareu (Lies) （Japanese ver.）
1.Roly Poly（Japanese ver.）Music Video
2.Kojimareu (Lies) （Japanese ver.） Music Video
- First Press Limited Edition B[CD] ＋ [DVD]
1.Roly Poly（Japanese ver.）
2.Apple is A（Japanese ver.）
1.Roly Poly（Japanese ver.） Music Video Dance feature ver.）
2.Roly Poly（Japanese ver.） Music Video Making
- Regular Version C [CD]
CoEd's Lee Sumi has revealed her photo with T-ara's Qri.
Aside from the photo Sumi also expressed, "Valentine's Day?ㅋㅋㅋㅋ It's Qri unni day ㅋㅋ I accidentally pressed delete the first time so I'm trying again ㅠㅠ".
Check out their beautiful photo below.
Meanwhile T-ara is preparing for their schedules in Japan and here's what Eunjung has to say, "I need to pack my stuff for Japan but... ah... they're like lumps of rice cake sticking to my bed. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ The daydreams, delusions that come with sleepiness ㅋㅋ And it's as if I didn't realize it happening at the time, whenever it feels like I have a rush of emotions, there's a slight taste of bitterness.. and cold atmosphere?"
While Qri revealed, "My suitcase won't close. Eventually, it burst. Trying to pack a month's worth of luggage in one suitcase is so difficult ㅠㅠ......"