If you’ve been around other WG-related forums or something, you probably have heard about this. But the word has been offiicially given, and we are now ready to merge with Wonderrifics.

After over two weeks of contemplation, and having not received Laura’s email nor Sophie’s, I decided to do this on my own. It feels guilty because Laura owns Yongwonhi. But I’m doing what I think is best. And on top of this, NO ONE from Yongwonhi or Wonderrifics have expressed disagreement with this plan. In addition to this, based on the feedback from the WG thread over at soompi.com, most of those who have voiced their opinion have agreed a merge would help. For the rest of those who didn’t speak at Yongwonhi,I will take your “deafening silence” as a yes. XD

Wonderrifics and Yongwonhi has made this decision in an effort to unite all Wonderfuls under one untied forum, to make it easier to show Wonder Girls our support and love.

With all that being said, starting today, our move to our new home will begin. Some things will take a few more weeks to move, but I’ve already moved some members to Wonderrifics, and I’m about to move the rest when I get home from school. ALL USER NAMES AND POST POINTS will remain the same.

You SHOULD receive a confirmation email after you’ve been moed to Wonderrifics. So don’t be surprised. XD And if you dont’ receive an email, please let me know!

As for the staff, active staff members will be maintainted. Those who weren’t active will have to apply to be a staff member again.

That is pretty much all I have to say. It’s a sad thing to let go of Yongwonhi after two years of so many memories of both the good and bad. But we’re moving to a new and better home. Yongwonhi will not be deleted, but will be kept as a little monument. 😛

We’re only moving to another home, and now, let’s continue our wonderful journey as one with Wonderrifics and thte rest of the wonderful community. So please support the new forum and continue to support Wonder Girls! Our project for Ye Eun and Sun Mi’s birthdays have been combined as well. So please join! And don’t forget about Mission 1. We have much planned for the new forum. So please support it!
-Momo

It’s 11.28.08, Black Friday, and Thanksgiving has already passed. I hope everyone had an awesome one!

-Momo

Hoc on Saturday, February 28, 2009 1:52PM

Wonder Girls just finished their Myspace page. We know this because Ningin just finished designing it for them. It’s not something we normally do, nor do we especially like doing Myspace layouts in general. But JYP asked and we just couldn’t say no. So if you have a Myspace account, go friend them!

Please don’t ask us to do your Myspace page for you. Like I said, this is not what we do on a normal basis.

Wonder Girls also have a Facebook group, a YouTube Channel, an iTunes page, and their CDs on Amazon.

Very soon, each member of the group will have their own Twitter account (Sun Ye, Ye Eun, Sun Mi, Yubin, Sohee). Very web 2.0 right? They’re so busy, I hope they can keep up with all this stuff.

This sample is a copy of Anna’s letter, with some parts edited by me. This sample is posted here for those of you who don’t know what to write or how to start your letter. 😀 If you’re taking it, please take with proper credits!

Dear, producers of Oprah W./Tyra B and EllenD + Racheal Ray!

First I would love to praise you all for the awesome work on your show. The themes you put up are meaningful, and they’re very captive for all the viewers all over the world. So thank you for making the show with a little uniqueness in it.

After seeing all the stars that show up on your show–like the Jonas brother, writers and many more due to the fans request–I would love to introduce you to:

THE WONDER GIRLS

They are a 5 – member girl group from South Korea. They were created by Mr. Jin Young Park (JYP Entertainment). You may have known about this awesome CEO, as one of his branches is located in NYC, and he has composed songs for many American stars like Will Smith. He’s not just a producer but was also singer in the 80s-90s. Mr. Park has stated that he picked people due to fact that he likes them.

Wonder Girls is JYPE’s first girl group. And Mr. Park handpicked each member himself.

-Wonder Girls’ History-

The original Wonder Girls members were: Sun Ye Min, Hyun Ah Kim, So Hee Ahn, Sun Mi, and Ye Eun Park. Before their debut, they had a show with MTV called Wonder Girls MTV Show. It presented the members, where they live and how they practice. In the middle of the show, Mr. Park was looking for the fifth member to add to Wonder Girls. He had an audition at his studio and Ye Eun Park was chosen with the fact that she was the only one who could train and debut under such a short time. While working hard, all of them moved together and lived under one roof. Around this time, Rain Bi—another artist from JYPE–helped Mr. Park train these girls.

February 10 2007 to us, this is a day of memory, as Wonder Girls debuted for the first time. They presented us with the song, “Irony”, and wore school uniforms while performing. They have amazed us with their charisma, powerful dances, and amazing voices. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jJgBg5MUTQ

And shortly after their Debut, Wonder Girls had several showcases in China.

Throughout the rest of 2007, however, Wonder Girls were beset by various injuries and health problems. On June 25, Sohee was sidelined for a month after tearing a knee ligament while falling off a motorcycle during the filming of her 뜨거운 것이 좋아 (“I Like It Hot”) movie. The remaining four members continued performing until late July, when Hyuna was removed from the group due to concern over her health—in particular, chronic gastroenteritis, which had her hospitalized briefly in March and April.

-Rise to popularity-

On September 5, 2007, Good Entertainment, the talent agency for the popular boy band Shinhwa, sent their trainee Yubin to JYP Entertainment as a replacement for Hyuna. She made her debut three days later in the group’s live comeback performance of “Tell Me” on Music Bank .

Their first full-length album, The Wonder Years, was released the following week, on September 13, 2007, with “Tell Me.” Because of the last-minute addition of Yubin, the album does not contain her rap part. However, the performance version of the song was reworked to include a bridge with Yubin’s rap. The single was a hit and reached number one on various Korean television and internet music charts, including KBS’s Music Bank.

The choreography for the song was simple and widely imitated by fans across South Korea and in other countries. By October, many fan performances of the dance circulated on video sharing sites such as YouTube and Daum, including one by a group of policemen who were eventually profiled on SBS’s Star King. The dance became so popular, that it was known as the ‘Tell Me Virus’ and earned them the title of ‘Korea’s Little Sisters’. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuEtTEukjwI

Wonder Girls had an extensive promotional schedule for their album and in December 2007, they began performing a second track from their album, “이 바보” (“This Fool”). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdclb6oQO94

They made numerous appearances on variety shows and game shows, sang live on radio stations, music festivals, and music shows, and had special joint performances with other groups such as Big Bang. MTV has also aired three seasons of The Wonder Life, a reality TV series starring the girls. In January 2008, however, they ceased promotion of their album to prepare for their special appearance during Mr. Park’s concert in the United States–which was scheduled for March 2008.

-2008: More singles & continued popularity-

Wonder Girls returned to Korea in spring of 2008. In May, over the course of 5 days, a picture of each member, sporting their new “sexy” image, was released, starting with Ye-eun and ending with Sohee. Following this, a preview track from the upcoming single was released. There were rumors that ex-member Hyuna would be returning to join the group, but JYPE confirmed that this was not the case.

Their new track, “So Hot”, was released on May 22, 2008. The song topped online charts in the next few days. Wonder Girls began their comeback performances on May 31, 2008 on MBC’s Music Core, performing “So Hot” and “This Time” from their new single. The full single was released on June 3, 2008, containing the title track So Hot, the rap version of “Tell Me”, “This Time”, and “You’re Out”. Because of vocal cord problems, Yubin lip-synched her parts under doctor’s orders until late July. It was later announced that promotional activities for “So Hot” would end at the end of July 2008, and the group would instead prepare for their third mini-album, to be released at the end of September.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOavolYnrcU

In September 2008, various hints and teasers were put up on Wonder Girls’ official website, including a teaser trailer that was also put up on JYPE’s official YouTube account. The full music video was then released on September 22, 2008, with the single, “Nobody”, being digitally released on the same day. They made their comeback the following weekend on Music Core, Music Bank, and Inkigayo. The song went to #1 on KBS’ Music Bank, staying there for four consecutive weeks, and also won Cyworld’s “Song of the Month” award in September and October 2008.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMfWyWAtF7k or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz9LQy0rmq0

In November 2008, Wonder Girls revealed that they would have their own makeup line, consisting of 6 different “Wonder” products, and a reality show airing on M.Net, titled Wonder Bakery, in which the girls would pair up with aspiring chefs competing to win a cash prize. It was also stated that the Wonder Girls have made 12 billion (equivalent to $9 million) as a group.

At the 2008 M.Net MKMF Awards, Wonder Girls won three awards: “Song of the Year” and “Best Music Video” for “Nobody”, and “Best Female Group”. The group also won an award at the 2008 Golden Disk Awards for high digital sales.

-Overseas work-

In February 2008, Wonder Girls joined their Mr. Park for his month-long concert tour through Korea and the United States (including New York City and Los Angeles) as special guests. While in NYC, they took the opportunity to film the highly anticipated music video for their song, “Wishing on a Star”. Mr. Park has stated that the concerts were also meant to be a showcase for his other protégés, such as Min, G-Soul, and Lim Jeong Hee.

Wonder Girls then held a fan meeting in Bangkok, Thailand in May 2008, attracting over 10,000 fans. The group also performed at a festival in Flushing, Queens, New York during fall of 2008, joining with other artists in JYPE—who, together, have earned themselves the unofficial name as the JYP Family.

In September 2008, Wonder Girls was selected as a top girl group by Virgin Media, which put them amidst girl groups such as the Pussycat Dolls, Girls Aloud, and Danity Kane.

Also, Wonder Girls performed “Nobody” and “Tell Me” in Singapore late 2008, attracting over 6,000 fans.

-Members’ profile-

*It’s normal in Asia to have the last name set in front of the name.*

YuBin
Full Name: Kim YuBin
Birthday: October 04 1988

Music Background: Yu Bin received hip hop training at Good Ent. (another Korean entertainment company) for two years. She was supposed to debut in a five member girl group. Because of certain problem, the debut date was pushed back and later disbanded.
For YuBin, to be the last one to join the group, and through this, replace the most favored member of the group, it was hard for her. There were negative comments about her entering the group, and some even threw things at her. Yet she looked away from them and worked herself up. Now she’s the most loved member for her personality and amazing rapping skills.

Family background: Yu Bin has lived in California, U.S. for a period, during which she attended Leland High School, up until she changed her mind to move back to South Korea to fulfill her dream. She has a little brother, and her family is still residing in California.

Ye-Eun
Full Name: Park Ye Eun
Birthday: May 26, 1989

Music Background: Compared to the other, she had zero years of training. Still she has one amazing voice that no one can compare to.

Family Background: Ye-Eun comes from a Christian family, and both of her parents are priests. Her parents and teachers were originally strongly against her dreams to become a singer and tried to change her mind. Yet, Ye Eun was determined to achieve her dream, and indeed, she did.

While people say “3 times is a charm”, for Ye Eun, it’s “4 times is a charm”. Ye Eun wouldn’t make it as a professional singer until her fourth audition for JYPE. Of course everyone was happy for her, her mother gave up on trying to change her mind, and, instead, supported her.

Sun Ye
Full Name: Min Seon Ye
Birthday: August 12 1989

Music Background: She was first discovered on a TV Show (“JYP’s Challenge of 99%”) in 2001. After the show she was signed with JYPE and went under 7 years of training before becoming the leader of the Wonder Girls.

Family Background: When Sun Ye was born, her mother died. Her father was absent for the most time of her life. So Sun Ye and her brother grew up without her parents, but instead, was in the care of her grandparents–whom she sees as her parents instead. In contrast to Ye Eun’s experience, Sun Ye’s grandparents were very supportive of her dreams of becoming a singer. Though Sun Ye looks up to her grandfather, he passed away right before the “Tell Me Craze.” It was a very tough period, during which she was too sad to eat or do anything else.

Individual works: Sun Ye has sung a song for a Korean Drama. She was also featured in her Park Jin Young’s album. In addition to this, Sun Ye has had several collabs with other Korean artists and was also featured in two episode of a sketch. She was also an MC along with So Hee on a weekly music show

Fun facts:
– She always carry coffee.
– She’s always hardworking and likes to be a perfectionist.
– She can speak chinese very well and is currently working to perfect her English skills.

Sun Mi
Full name: Seon Mi
*The background of her name it’s pretty funny, still it was special because it’s rare to have only two words for a name in Korea. Sun is her last name, Mi is her firstname.*
Birthday: May 2. 1992

Music Background: Seon Mi was trained for 1 year and 6 months. During this time it was hard for her, because her biological father died, and along with Sun Mi, his wish was to become a singer. So the main reason of this all, was to fulfill her father’s wish. Before her debut, Seon Mi was unsecured and was afraid she wouldn’t be good enough to become the world’s best singer. (Wonder Girls’ “Wishing on a Star” music video shows us their dreams about becoming the world’s best singer – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF9s-NL2xqM )

Family background: After her father died, Seon Mi’s mother remarried with another man. So now, she also has a little brother. And when she speaks about her father, it’s about her stepfather instead. Seon Mi didn’t get enough attention or love when she was younger, so she often gets her attention needs from the family.
* On the Irony track, she wrote to her father about the dreams she’s fulfilling and if he sees where she’s at now.*

Fun facts:
– She’s one of the youngest in Wonder Girls, but took the job of being the youngest by showing everyone her cuteness.
– She’s always praising other, waiting for them to praise her back.
– She cares a lot about earth and recycling.
– Ser nickname is 4-Dimensional Alien, because she wishes to meet an Alien and she’s different throughout her mood changes.

So Hee
Full Name: Ahn So Hui
Birthday: June 27, 1992

She’s indeed the youngest of the group. But she doesn’t act like one; instead, she’s mature for her age.

Music background: So Hui has trained for 2 years and 3 months. She’s different from the others in that, she has amazing dancing skills and acting skills. Although her singing abilities aren’t as great but she’s working to get there.

Family background: So Hui is one of those kids who experienced their parent’s divorce at a young age. Along with her older sister, So Hui moved in with her father. As for her mother, she has never seen her mother since she was younger. Because of this she has learned to mature early on and be a caring daughter for her family.

Individual work: So Hui played in a Korean movie in 2008, titled, “I like it hot,” as one of the leasing roles. She has also appeared in a few commercials for others in Korea. She played the role of a deaf girl at age 12. On top of this, she was an MC with Kim Hyun Ah and Brian Joo on a weekly music show and once again with Sun Ye later on another weekly music show.

Fun Facts
– She gets a lot of negative criticism and hate from others because of her inability to sing like the rest of the members. Nevertheless, she keeps going.
– She’s expressionless most of the time, but when she smiles, it lightens up the room – everyone smiles then.
– She’s mature for her age
– She’s always working hard and wouldn’t let others know.
– She’s introvertiv.
– She’s always shy around strangers.

And, of course, I can’t forget to show you this clip, where they speak English. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwJEwcDbgis.

This one isn’t addressed at the end. But please address yours in this style:
NAME (real or nickname, up to you)
CITY, STATE, COUNTRY (just put what goes for you)
Part of The “Mission 1” Proj, hosted by Yongwonhi Forums

EXAMPLE
Momo
CA, U.S.A.
Part of the “Mission 1” Proj, hosted by Yongwonhi Forums

*You can download your very own copy HERE.*
*PLEASE TAKE WITH PROPER CREDITS!*
-Momo

Hoc on Thursday, February 19, 2009 6:16PM

We’ve already got a lot of good entries. There’s only about seven days left to enter! Remember, last chance to enter is midnight the 26th EST.

First, some clarifications: The grand prize winner, 1st runner up, and 2nd runner up, you’re not just getting one autographed Wonder Girl item, you’re getting at least three things autographed if you win. Also the grand prize winner can get more things autographed since they are meeting the Wonder Girls personally. So I’m saying, if you’re the grand prize winner, it’ll be krazy of you not to bring some Wonder Girl stuff for autographs.

I just did some inventory of our Wonder Girl stock. It looks like I have more than I thought. What to do with all these autographed merchandise…

I guess I should do another contest, but Ningin has already done so many… How bout this… three random entries from the Wonder Girls Dance Contest gets something autographed from the Wonder Girls. So not only are we giving prizes to the best performances, we’re also giving everyone else a random chance of winning something cool.

So to summarize:
3 Winners, will get one (1) autographed Wonder Girls merchandise. Winners can choose between an autographed poster, cd, t-shirt, or whatever else we have in stock.

All you have to do is submit an entry to our Wonder Girls Dance contest. And yes, submitting multiple entries does increase your chances of winning this bonus contest.

*Credits to Ningin + Yongwonhi*

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More prizes, better chances of winning. Join now! 😛
-Momo

*Many thanks to Anna for putting this together.* 😀
We want to spread the word about Wonder Girls to the rest of the world. And, the biggest show in America that often would be shown all over the world, would be the Oprah Winfrey show! Yeah, are you getting the idea here? We want all the wonderfuls to bomb their inbox full of clips and messages about bringing the wonder girls to the show. They should invite our girls to the show and that would be awesome you know that ^^
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INTRO:
Hello Wonderfuls!
As you may have heard that the Wonder Girls are going to debut in America, May 5 2009. That’s amazing news, especially international fans from spectacle or Yongwonhi.

We (Yongwonhi) have been working on Mission 1: spread our wonderful love to the world. You may have seen our banner. The mission contains sending messages to American shows like Ellen G’s show, The Oprah Winfrey show, Tyra Banks show and The Rachael Ray Show. On the messages we have written about our amazing Wonder Girls, their history, their profile and fun facts about them. Not to forget that we also put youtube links (MV, perfs, radio shows where they sing English songs) and photos of the girls. Don’t forget to put the interviews of the girls speaking in English and the recently news about the girls debuting in America. You can also do clips and put it on youtube, making the title like “please get WG on … show”.

We want to spread the love and the talent about our girls to the world and make them more famous and loved than before. Hahah, We’re going to bombarding their inbox with thousands of emails every day. But we can’t do that without you guys, so join our mission and spread our wonderful love to the world.

NOTE: On The Oprah Winfrey show, you only have 2000 max words/characters – so fill out the blanks and make it short as possible to it. Don’t write too much , because I did and wasn’t able to send it xD
– On Ellen show, you only have 1500 max words characters.
– On Rachael ray show, I couldn’t find the link for it. So You can start to tell them a story about how Wonder Girls means to you or how they have changed your life in a way that you love them so much.
Most of the site got the blank location from US, just pick one and introduce yourself in the message box.

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Okay, here goes the amazing content in the email that YOU MUST add–or at least try to add.
– The clips of their debut (OF COURSE)
– Winning awards of best new comer and best girl group
– clips of them singing in english.
– clips of them speaking in english
– their tracks which were promoted.
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Irony MV
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Take It MV
* Tell Me MV
* Eebabo
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So Hot MV
* Nobody MV
– tell them a little about our girls (might just introduce them)
– mention that they were on Perez Hilton TWICE
– tell them how amazing they are.
– the planning concert that they’re going to have in the US
– how big their popularity is in Asia.
– the fans?
– the charity work that they have attended
– show them eng subbed Wonder girls season 3 clips from wonder subbers.
– mention that an american dude (dont remember his name) praised them about making a chance to debut in US. something about that.
– work that they have done individually
-please include that your message is part of the “Mission 1: Spread the Wonderful Love to the World” project hosted by Yongwonhi Forums

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Links

LINK TO THE OPRAH SHOW
LINK TO THE ELLEN D. SHOW
LINK TO THE TYRA BANKS SHOW
LINK TO THE RACHEL RAY SHOW

Fill out the blanks and send in your request!

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Participation

Although Yongwonhi is hosting this project, we want all Wonderfuls to help out with spreading the love. It doesn’t matter if you’re from another forum, have your own Wonder Girls-related blog, or are simply a lone Wonderful who likes to roam alone, we welcome you to this project!

Don’t want to join the forum, just to participate in the project? No problem. 😀 There’s absolutely no need for you to join the forum! Just read the requirements, make sure you know what you’re doing, post a comment there, saying you want to join the project, and simply mail away! Our main aim is just to spread the love.

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*And don’t forget to comment on here or beneath this post: we will be counting on how many post which would be send!
Example from momo:
-person 1 can go: I just sent EMAIL #1 today
-the next person can go: I just sent EMAIL #2 today.

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Updated Emails Sent:
*Read a sample HERE or simply DOWNLOAD IT.

-Manyhx3 sent #3.
-Soompi forum: #1
-key0hh sent #3

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Total Letters Sent: 7

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*Last updated: 03.06.09*

Hi everyone,

Thank you so much for all your love and support!! We were sooo excited and thankful for receiving triple awards at the Seoul Music Awards on the 12th. We worked so hard and put so much into this album, so we were crazy happy about it. Thank you everyone for loving our music and our dances… we’ll work harder to show off better performances in the future!!

Hope you’re all enjoying your week… we’re doing very well, been busy shooting TV commercials and just preparing for our concert coming up next week in Thailand. We have concert rehearsals and English lessons every day, so it keeps us very busy!

Hope all you dancers out there are excited about our dance competitions!! Please check our main blog bulletin for more information.

TELL ME! SO HOT! NOBODY! YAY! We can’t wait to see your performances!!

Till next time,

LOTS OF LOVE,
THE WONDER GIRLS

*Credits to Ningin + Yongwonhi*