Today is the day! 11 years ago, Super Junior debut with ‘Twins’ on SBS. As an ELF, I couldn’t be more happier. Back in the high school days where K-Pop was THE thing, I remembered a friend of mine was showing me and other girls this picture (without the names):
She asked us to pick a guy based on appearance. I remembered thinking to myself, “That guy (HeeChul) looked scary, and so as him (DongHae). Hmm, I’ll pick him (Ryeowook) coz I like the way his hair was styled and he is looking at me with a very soft look.” And yes, that is how Ryeowook became my bias until today.
The 1st video I remembered watching was ‘U’. That’s when the new member, Kyuhyun, joined the group. Still, I couldn’t remember who is who as there are 13 guys in a boyband, except for Ryeowook’s.
And then, Super Junior rocked the world with this song hit that many people are familiarize:
Thanks to ‘Sorry Sorry’, the Hallyu wave grew even stronger. I was a J-Pop fan so I don’t follow SuJu very closely. So yes, I missed 9 years of Super Junior fandom. Crazy, I know. But it’s never too late to revisit the fandom and fell in love all over again, right?
Super Junior’s existence was everywhere to me though. Every time I passed by this particular CD shop I would see this poster:
I also remembered seeing Super Junior advertisement poster in Japan and go, “Wow, Super Junior is still going strong, that’s great!”
I don’t remember how I got back to the fandom. I guess I was watching 1 video, and then 1 lead to another, and here I am, officially being an ELF once more. Needless to say, there were SO many ‘catching up’ to do: watching live shows, concerts, performances, etc. I was glad I fell back in love to not just Ryeowook but also to other members.
And with that, let me list down the best of Super Junior videos I enjoyed watching on repeat. Even if you’re not an ELF, I think watching these videos may convert you to one 😉
#1 When you have 100+ of songs and dance choreography, not surprising you actually forgot them.
#2 Stories of the leader from his teammates.
#3 Kyuhyun’s story of the early days of Super Junior. It’s related to #2.
#4 SuJu always introduce themselves with a slogan but who does best?
#5 The title of the video is obvious so… xD
#6 How the boys would treat their angry girlfriend.
#7 The members playing musical chairs. It’s never too old for anyone!
#8 And after playing musical chair, it’s time to end the game with your own song…maybe? xD
#9 It’s amazing how the members can imitate other famous Korean singers.
#10 One of my favourite live because of Ryeowook’s high pitch voice
Super Junior official Facebook page has uploaded a video and messages from the members. I can’t read Korean so the only message I can understand is this:
Thank you Siwon for making us non-Korean speaking fans understood your English message. Click here to view all the messages handwritten by the Super Junior members!