2:05 pm - 11/16/2012

Yongguk receives a letter from his World Vision sponsor child

Background info:

"Yongguk sponsored a child, Mim, through World Vision, an organization that helps alleviate poverty and hunger in many countries worldwide that may be affected by natural disasters or civil conflict,etc."

Dear Bang Yong Kook,

First of all, on behalf of Mim, we send you our earnest love.

She hopes you and your family are doing good. Mim is doing well with her family too.

She was delighted when she received the first letter you sent. For that letter, she wants to thank you. To make you feel happiness too, she is sending you some pictures. When you see them you will feel happy. 

She is in elementary school now. When Mim heard that someday you wanted to come visit Bangladesh, she became very happy. She loves to read Bangla books and plays dolls with her baby brother. She hopes that you will send her a letter again. 

May God bless you, and your family. She wants to thank you.

“Mim” (in Mim’s handwriting)

Some older pieces of news about Yongguk's involvement with Unicef etc.

May 2012

B.A.P Bang Yongguk, 'Leading Child Support Activies,' Warm Heart

Group B.A.P’s leader Bang Yongguk has a heart as warm as his face, making his surroundings happy.

Bang Yongguk, whose charm is his warm appearance and thick rapping voice, has registered as a member of organizations in both Korea and overseas that provide support in order to help children, thus showing support for children.

He is showing his warm heart as a supporting member of World Vision, Save the Children, and Unicef.

Bang Yongguk’s intentions are being conveyed to the people around him, and providing yet another good deed. Someone who met with him at SBS E! Entertainment News said, with a smile, “Bang Yongguk said he had a present. He suggested becoming a member of organizations that help children. I could not suppress my admiration at him saying that support is a present. Thanks to him, I am also doing meaningful work. His heart is very warm.

B.A.P, who is practicing and practicing to have better performances every time, is actively promoting their new song “Power.”

June 2012


source: realb2ng + chummybunny + letter translated by purpledreamdust + itsbap + fuckyeahbangyongguk 

This is honestly the sweetest thing ever.
in_noctem 16th-Nov-2012 10:37 am (UTC)
This still bothers me...why would anyone need ALL that stuff?
goshipgurl 16th-Nov-2012 12:56 pm (UTC)
back when i was hottest i was a member of the 2OD forum and shocked how much money they spent on their birthday gifts. at one point they bought things for like $1,000 iirc. i was like wtf?
turtles_tszx 16th-Nov-2012 01:00 pm (UTC)
You should be surprised how much sones spend on the girls..
goshipgurl 16th-Nov-2012 01:27 pm (UTC)
probably millions of $
in_noctem 16th-Nov-2012 03:24 pm (UTC)
You've piqued my interest. How much do they spend...and on what?
turtles_tszx 16th-Nov-2012 04:19 pm (UTC)
They spend a lot and this is only from soshified, i bet korean sones spend much more on the girls. For donation only they've donated about $81,483 and they've only started doing it around 2009.

The usual gifts that they send to the girls are tiffany &co jewelry but there's more and you can read the rest of the gift list here http://soshified.com/forums/forum/46-finished-projects/
in_noctem 16th-Nov-2012 04:39 pm (UTC)
Oh wow there's a project for every event ever. But I like that they're donating to lesser known charities/ medical research.
sballet06 16th-Nov-2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
They also donate alot on the name of the girls so it doesn't really bother me
turtles_tszx 16th-Nov-2012 04:56 pm (UTC)
mte, i don't really care much since they've been reducing the amount of gift and more on donation. I see that nowadays a lot of fanclub prefer to spend money on donation.
edanz_castle 16th-Nov-2012 02:18 pm (UTC)
Kris's from EXO-M's was worse. Them fangirls bought presents for each year that Kris has lived lol.
kazu_kumaguro 16th-Nov-2012 06:17 pm (UTC)
you mean he got 20 (or 21? 22?) different presents for his last birthday?
edanz_castle 16th-Nov-2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
He had gotten 22 presents....each representing the year he was born. Or to be EXACT, for the day he was born they given that present to his mother and the other 22 were for Kris lol. All gave "meaning" to his life lol.
kazu_kumaguro 17th-Nov-2012 02:10 am (UTC)
nah, cannot be worse than that Taemin's present, he got way more than 22.
kazu_kumaguro 16th-Nov-2012 06:19 pm (UTC)

those money spent of him

totally unnecessary
harmlessbondage 18th-Nov-2012 01:55 am (UTC)
i kept scrolling through it expecting it to end and it just never ended. :|

i mean, i'm not going to hate on gifts, but wouldn't an idol have the means to buy all that shit on their own? wouldn't a more meaningful gift be something fan-made or with otherwise sentimental meaning (like those drawings) rather than just a bunch of expensive things?

i'm jelly, though. i would love a full guitar/bass setup like that lol

edit: that cosmicaa is ONE person? i thought it must've been a fan community that collected money to send that much crazy expensive presents, but it's ONE PERSON?!

Edited at 2012-11-18 01:59 am (UTC)
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