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A Letter To Kim Soo Hyun

Dear Kim Soo Hyun,

Welcome! Can't believe it? Calm down. Yes, it is a map - an exclusive and unique map I created for you!

I didn't know you until I watched "My Love from the Star". Then a lot of fans asked me to watch "Dream High", ever since then, I became a real fan of you - Kim Soo Hyun.

In one of fans meeting in 2014, you said "turn on the lights, I would like to have all in the photo" and fans said "life is a long journey, never mind accompanying you for 10 years". That's where I got this idea of creating this map to put all the best wishes from all places around the world on it. No matter where you are, as long as you have the internet access, you can see this map, not only reading messages from all lovely fans, but also knowing where they come from. And you will never miss any one of them, including me:)

There are a lot of blue markerson the map. Each marker holds a message from a fan. By clicking the marker, you will see the message pop up. You may notice that there are a lot of words that you don't understand, please just remember one thing, all the messages are having the same meaning - the best of best wishes to you. Also you can locate all fans by these markers, who they are and where they are from. Hey, check it out to see how many countries fans have covered. Don't be surprised by the answer you find out, you are such a great actor who is worth everything we've done for you.

Since there are too many markers to click one by one, I prepared a simple albums list where you can easily read all the messages. Just click here to check.

Thanks to you, I've met a lot people who love you - Amy, Yeonghee(希希), Annie, Enamom, Moebiusoo, Ayumi, mimi and those who have been trying to let more and more fans know this map. We are working together to make the map better and better, with more and more messages.

Yes, life is long journey, there's always an upside and a downside. Please keep chasing your dream and never give up. Remember that for every downside in your life there is an upside waiting in the wings and we are always here for you. When you feel upset or lost, just come here, a place full of love, you will find yourself again!

If one day, when you go to compulsory military service, please don't forget us. Come here to visit if possible. No matter when, this map will be here for you.

Wish you all the best,

Cecilia,
KSHF Map Creator
May, 2014
New York

A Letter To Fans

Dear all fans of Kim Soo Hyun,

Welcome! I'm so glad to meet you here.

Same as most of you, I knew Do Min-joon since "My Love from the Star". Then a lot of fans recommended "dream high" where I became a real fan of Kim Soo Hyun. In my eyes, Soo Hyun is a very pure boy, he knows his dream and is always on the way of chasing the dream.

In one of fans meeting in 2014, he said "turn on the lights, I would like to have all in the photo" and fans said "life is a long journey, never mind accompanying you for 10 years". That's where I got the idea of creating this map to put all the best wishes from all places around the world on it. No matter where he is, as long as he has the internet access, he can see this map, not only reading our messages, but also knowing where we are,  and never miss any one of us.

This map is a web application which can locate your message by the address you provided. As shown on the image below, a blue marker will be placed on the map according to your address.

By clicking the blue marker, the message will pop up.

Just imagine, when Soo Hyun comes here and sees so many blue markers all over the map, how impressed he would be!

Many fans asked me "I don't know Korean, what can I do to make sure that Soo Hyun can understand my message". Never mind, since all the words have the same meaning - best wishes to Kim Soo Hyun, I believe even if he cannot read the words, he can feel our love.

Many fans asked me if there is a deadline of leaving a message. I would like to say "no", however, it is really hard to keep such a promise. What I can do is that I will try to maintain this map as long as I can. No matter when the "deadline" comes, I will wrap this site as a memorable gift for Soo Hyun.

I would like to say "thank you" here to all the friends I've met because of Kim Soo Hyun - Amy, Yeonghee(希希), Annie, Enamom, Moebiusoo, Ayumi, mimi and those who have been promoting this map over the Internet. Because of all of you, this map is getting better and better, with more and more messages.

As of May 20th, 2014, we have messages from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, South Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand, India, Ukraine, kazakhstan and Russia . No matter where you are, as long as you like Soo Hyun, you are welcome to leave a message on this map to him.

We are waiting for you and let's make an exclusive and unique map with full of love for Kim Soo Hyun

Wish you all the best,

Cecilia,
KSHF Map Creator
May, 2014
New York

How to Leave a Message

If you would like to leave a message on the map, please send the following information to Cecilia - kimsoohyunfans@gmail.com.

  1. Your nickname or true name which you prefer
  2. Your address, must include street name (FAQs- Why).
    - To protect your privacy, please DO NOT provide your house number.
    - Please make sure your address can be located on Google Map.
    - If you know the Geo Coordinates (in format of 20.123456, 120.123456) of your address, please provide it along with your address.(FAQs - How to find out the Geo Coordinates
  3. An image which has your message, nickname, the place where you come from, in size of 320X260 pixels, landscape,.jpg format.
    - Since the system will add a date to the message, so please DO NOT add a date on the image yourself.
    - If you don't know how to resize the image to 320X260, please just make sure the image is in landscape.
    - Please DO NOT provide an image without any message.


    FAQs - What can I do if I don't know how to create the image for the message?

 

Please double-check that you have included all required information before sending out your email. You will receive an automatic reply indicating that your email has been received.

All the messages in good format will be added to map in time order, first come first up. However, since my time dedicated to updating the map is limited, only 10-20 requests can be processed per day. Please be patient. You will get a confirmation email when your message has been added. If you have any question, please check the FAQs before sending your email as your question may already have been answered there.

Thank you for your support! Let's create an exclusive and unique map for our dearest Kim Soo Hyun --- KSHF Map!

How to View Messages
Here are three ways to view messages:
1. View Messages on the Map:
Each blue marker represents a message, click the marker, you will see the corresponding message pop up. When a region has a number of blue markers, the system will display the number of blue markers. Click the number, you will see several markers appear around there. Then click on the marker to read the corresponding message.
2. View Messages by Album:
All messages have been uploaded to google+ photo. Click here to view messages by album.
3. View messages by address or coordinates:
If you would like to view the message in a certain location, you can enter the address or its coordinates in the search bar. A red marker will appear on the map according to your input, then you look for the nearest blue marker . If there are a number of blue markers, just click one by one, you will find your message among them.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any question, please check the following FAQs before sending your email, as your question may already have been answered there.
1. Is this a KEYEAST official project?
No. This map is created and maintained by Cecilia, a fan of Kim Soo Hyun. The purpose of this map is to bring all fans' best wishes to our dearest Soo Hyun and let him know that his fans are everywhere around the world!
2. Will Kim Soo Hyun see this map?
A flash drive which includes this map information (this site url, site screenshot and message images) was given to a staff closed to Soo Hyun on July 8, 2014. So we believe that Soo Hyun has already come or will come to visit soon. And someone who is close to Soo Hyun has visited this map and send "Surprise" to one of our fans. In addition, fans are everywhere, we will always have the opportunity to meet Soo Hyun and show him this map. All he needs to know is the simple url of this map http://kimsoohyunfans.atspace.cc/.
3. Will leaving a message on the map disclose my privacy information?
The nickname and message content are on an image which is not searched by any search engines, so it is relatively safe. As all address are converted into Google Map Coordinates before posting on the map, people cannot see the addresses unless they convert the coordinates back to address one by one. In addition, all the addresses do not include house number, so even if you left your real name, maybe only your neighbors know it is you when they see your message on the map.
4. I would like to leave a message, what should I do?
Please follow steps in "Leave a Message" section.
5. Will Soo Hyun understand my words if I write it in a language other than Korean?
Soo Hyun may not understand your words, but he must be able to feel your love. You can temporarily leave a message in any language you prefer. Then one day, when you write a message in Korean, you can simply provide us your updated image and your KSHF No., which can be found at the top left corner of the message window. We will update the image for you.
6. Can I just provide Shanghai, Taiwan or San Francisco as the address?
No. Because if a lot of people have left such an address, the location markers would be overlayed, as a result, you might not be able to read your message. That's why you have to provide the address to include street name. But in order to protect your privacy, please do not provide your house number.
7. How do I get the Google map coordinates of my address?
Getting coordinates of a place is different depending on which version of Google Maps you have. You can't get coordinates of a place on phone or tablet.
New Google Maps
  1. Right-click a place or area on the map.
  2. Select What's here?
  3. Under the search box, an info card with coordinates will appear.

Classic Google Maps
  1. Open the classic Google Maps.
  2. Right-click a place or area on the map.
  3. Select What's here?
  4. In the search box at the top of the page, the coordinates will appear.

8. I don't know how to create the image for my message. What shall I do?
You can send your nickname, address (and/or Geo Coordinates) and text message, along with your favorite image if any, to Amy, the Graphic Team Leader, via kshfan0309@gmail.com. Graphic Team will help you create the image and forward all information to Cecilia for uploading your message to the map. Email Title: Help- KSHF Map Message.

Note: if you have created your message image yourself, please send your request directly to Cecilia (kimsoohyunfans@gmail.com)

In addition, there are several templates, you can download your favorite one and edit it with any photo editing app.
9. what is KSHF No.? What's it for?
Each message has its own unique KSHF No., just like a fan's ID on the map, can be found at the top left corner of the message window.

If you would like to update your message or address information, you have to provided the KSHF No. along with your updates.
10. I have sent out the request by email, how can I know whether my email has been received?
Given the volume of requests received, we are unable to respond individually. An automatic reply has been set up. As long as you receive this automatic reply, it means that we have received your email.
11. I have sent out the request by email, how long it will take to have my message posted on the map ?
You will receive a confirmation email when your message has been added to the map. Since my time dedicated to updating the map is limited, only 10-20 requests can be processed per day. So please be patient. If you don't hear from me in two weeks, please feel free to send me a query.
12. I have left a message, can I replace it?
Since there are a lot messages waiting for posting, we are trying to get all up as soon as possible, it is not recommended to send us a replacement request. However, if you would like to replace your non-Korean message by a Korean one, we will update it for you. You can provide your message image along with your KSHF No. which can be found at the top left corner of message window.
13.I have left a message, can I leave a second one?
No. Only one message per person. So how many messages on the map means how many fans have left their best wishes to Soo Hyun.
14. Why did I receive a notice of "the email address is invalid " after I sent out my email?
Please make sure that your email can be received by Gmail users.
15. Why my image on the map is a little bit different from the one I provided?
Some of fans wrote a very long message which shows clearly when the image size is big enough. However, once it is resized to 320 X 260 (pixels), all the words look fuzzy. In this case, we will edit the image a little bit in order to show your message as clearly as possible.
16. If I found any issue with the map, whom should I report it to?
Please email to Cecilia who will fix the issue as soon as possible - kimsoohyunfans@gmail.com

 

Thank you for your support! Let's create an exclusive and unique map for our dearest Kim Soo Hyun --- KSHF Map!

 

Contact Us

Google Community: Kim Soo Hyun International Fans Map
KSHF Map Facebook Fan Page: 金秀贤全球粉丝留言地图
KSHF Map Sina Weibo: @金秀贤全球粉丝地图站
Baidu Tieba: 金秀贤全球粉丝地图吧  
QQ: 2993138329

 

KSHF Map Team

Cecilia - KSHF Map Creator, KSHF Map website webmaster, responsible for all fans' leaving message requests, can be reached via kimsoohyunfans@gmail.com .

Graphic Team - Amy (team leader), Snow, Amy.Y, Joan and fish, responsible for the requests that need help on creating the images, can be reached via kshfan0309@gmail.com.

Ayumi - the main contact person in Japan and South Korea, translated KSHF Map site into Japanese version, responsible for communicating with fans in Japan and South Korea, including collecting messages, answering questions and helping creating message images, can be reached via orangetta117@gmail.com

 

Special Thanks to

Annie - the facebook Kim Soo Hyun Fans Page Manager, who helps us promote this map on Fans Page.

Enamom - A Korean fan, living in Japan, one of the KSHF Map site Korean Version translators, who help us introduce this map to fans in Japan - Kim Soo Hyun Fans Blog.

Moebiusoo - A Korean fan, one of the KSHF Map site Korean Version translators, who help us introduce this map to fans in South Korea - - dcinside.com.

KSHJP Cafe Blog - KSHJP has been supporting Soo Hyun before his debut and is helping us introduce this map to fans in Japan.

mimi - one of the KSHF Map site Korean Version translators.

All fans who have been promoting this map on the Internet. I may not know your name, but really really thank you for your support.