[PROJECT] Secret’s 5th Anniversary Postcards From SECRETTIMEs Project

secretfourintl:

Hi international SECRETTIMEs!
 
Secret’s 5th Anniversary will be on October 13th, 2014.

To celebrate, we would like to put together a Postcard Book, as had been suggested by SeTi’s before!
 
In order to participate, hop on over to your local store and pick up a postcard! Ideally, the postcard will display the city/state/country you are from, so that we can really show Secret how worldwide this fandom is! And on the back of your postcard, you can write a message to Secret, congratulating them on their 5th Anniversary!
 
The requirements for your postcard are as such:

  • Pick a postcard that represents where you’re from! Remember, we’re trying to show Secret how global this fandom is!
  • Ideally, the postcard will be a normal postcard size - 4 x 6 inches or approximately 10 x 15 cm. This’ll make it easier for us to put all of them together in the album!
  • Write a message on the back congratulating Secret on their 5th Anniversary!
  • Sign with your Secret4Time username either in the top left corner or at the bottom of your message. There may be a giveaway with participants…
  • No promotion or requests for shout-outs, etc.
  • Please write in English, Korean, or Japanese. You may only write in another language if you include a translated message in one of those three languages.
  • Please make sure that your message is appropriate.
  • If your submission does not adhere to these requirements, we reserve the right to omit your postcard from the book.

Once we receive all the postcards, we will put them together in a Postcard Album and send it to Secret.

Once your postcard is all ready, mail it to us! The address is:

Secret4Time
PO Box 390478
Cambridge, MA 02139
USA

The deadline to submit your postcard is September 24th, 2014.

Please also consider donating to S4 to help fund the purchase of a nice album book for these postcards and for other gifts! Instructions on how to donate are here. There may be a giveaway later for people who donate…

Or! You can get involved with the 5th Anniversary Video Project here!

If you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to post in this thread about it.
 
Thank you!

P.S. If you want to send an extra postcard to add to Admin clayray3290’s postcard collection, she would be overjoyed to receive them. Just sayin’.

Anonymous asked: "What time is the MV being released in US time?"

It depends on what time zone you’re in!

The M/V is being released at 12:00 Noon KST on August 11th, so you can use this link to convert into your time.

Specifically, for the US, this will all be on August 10th:

  • Eastern - 11:00 PM
  • Central - 10:00 PM
  • Mountain - 09:00 PM
  • Pacific - 08:00 PM
  • Hawaii - 05:00 PM
  • Alaska - 07:00 PM
[TWITTER] 140811 Jieun01:32 AM KSTSource: SECRETsongjieun

I’m in love 음원공개!!!!!!다들 들어는 보셨는가~~~~~?♡ 흔들흔들 사진 하나 공개~~ 

Translation: I’m in love album release!!!!!!Has everyone given it a listen~~~~~?♡ ShakingShaking Releasing one picture~~
Credit: clayray3290 @ Secret4Time
[TWITTER] 140811 Jieun
01:32 AM KST
Source
: SECRETsongjieun

I’m in love 음원공개!!!!!!다들 들어는 보셨는가~~~~~?♡ 흔들흔들 사진 하나 공개~~

Translation: I’m in love album release!!!!!!Has everyone given it a listen~~~~~?♡ ShakingShaking Releasing one picture~~

Credit: clayray3290 @ Secret4Time

[TWITTER] 140810 Hyosung09:48 PM KSTSource: Secretimehs

8월11일 0시 기다리던 #시크릿 음원오픈! 8월11일 낮12시 I’m In Love뮤비 공개! 공개직전 꿀이벤트♡ 오전11시부터 1시간동안 시크릿과의 멘션파티 예정♡ 많이참여해주세요~>_<#iminlove 

Translation: On August 11th at midnight the #SECRET music release open that you’ve been waiting for! I’m In Love M/V release on August 11th at 12:00 Noon! Honey event right before the release♡ Mention party with Secret set to start at 11 AM for an hour♡ Please participate lots~>_<#iminlove
Credit: clayray3290 @ Secret4Time
[TWITTER] 140810 Hyosung
09:48 PM KST
Source
: Secretimehs
8월11일 0시 기다리던 #시크릿 음원오픈! 8월11일 낮12시 I’m In Love뮤비 공개! 공개직전 꿀이벤트♡ 오전11시부터 1시간동안 시크릿과의 멘션파티 예정♡ 많이참여해주세요~>_<#iminlove

Translation: On August 11th at midnight the #SECRET music release open that you’ve been waiting for! I’m In Love M/V release on August 11th at 12:00 Noon! Honey event right before the release♡ Mention party with Secret set to start at 11 AM for an hour♡ Please participate lots~>_<#iminlove

Credit: clayray3290 @ Secret4Time

[TWITTER] 140810 Sunhwa
[TWITTER] 140806 Sunhwa
09:47 PM KST
Source
: seonhwazzz

8월11일!! am11:00~12:00까지 시크릿이 멘션파티를 합니다~~!!^^ 기다리고 있을게요-:) 여러분 멘션파티에서 함께해요~^^!!

Translation: August 11th!!
From am11:00~to 12:00
Secret is having a mention party~~!!^^
We’ll be waiting-:)
Everybody let’s do this mention party together~^^!!

Credit: clayray3290 @ Secret4Time

[TWITTER] 140810 Jieun
[TWITTER] 140810 Jieun
09:47 PM KST
Source
: SECRETsongjieun

시타라면 8월11일 정오에 I’m In Love뮤비가 공개된다는 것 쯤은 다들 알고있겠지요?>_<!오랜만에 시크릿이 모이는만큼 뮤비공개 한시간전부터 멘션파티를 하려고해요!쏭지에게 궁금했던것들 맘껏 물어볼수있는 기회니까 많이참여해줘용~ #iminlove

Translation: If you’re a SeTi then you all already know that the I’m In Love M/V is being released on August 11th at noon right?>_<!Since it’s been such a while since Secret has gathered together we’re planning on doing a mention party one hour before the M/V release!Since it’s an opportunity to ask Ssongji all the things you were wondering about to your heart’s content please participate lots~ #iminlove

Credit: clayray3290 @ Secret4Time

[TWITTER] 140810 Hana
[TWITTER] 140810 Hana
09:47 PM KST
Source
: supahana

8월11일 아침11시! 뮤직비디오공개 1시간전 멘션파티를 즐겨볼까요? a u ready ? yeah~~~~~~* #iminlove

TranslationAugust 11th 11 AM! Shall we have some fun with a mention party one hour before the music video is released? a u ready ? yeah~~~~~~* #iminlove

Credit: clayray3290 @ Secret4Time

[TUTORIAL] Secret4’s Steps to Supporting “Secret Summer”

secretfourintl:

Secret’s long-awaited group comeback will soon be upon us! So, in order to best show how much we love and support Secret, we have compiled this handy guide for international fans to support Secret the best we can. We encourage all SECRETTIMEs to participate in the following with us to help demonstrate how strong this fandom is!

BUY
Purchase the mini album if possible instead of downloading it illegally, so that it can be reflected in sales figures.

WATCH
The music video views will be counted as part of the scores for Music Core and Inkigayo.

  • Naturally, watch the music video for “I’m In Love” - from the official source. Note that Youtube only counts views if they arise from user-generated clicks.
    - Nobody seems to be quite sure about how these views are counted. But some say that the whole video must be watched (with no pauses or skipping forward) and that the volume needs to be at least 50% up on the Youtube player. Some also say that for each new view to count, it must be newly searched and clicked upon, not refreshed or replayed. There are also some that say that you must clear your browser history after each set of 10 plays and that all cookies must be deleted every hour.
  • Make sure to Like the video as well. Also, if you haven’t already, subscribe, comment, and share it!

LISTEN
Streaming the songs and albums helps as well! Even just streaming the 1 minute previews is helpful. You can put the songs on repeat and even have them on mute - just keep on streaming the songs.

Streaming on Melon is of the most significance, as it is the biggest online music store in Korea. Bugs, Daum, and Mnet are the next important, as the realtime rankings from those sites count for the Instiz charts.

VOTE
Some of the music shows take into account fan votes.

  • Inkigayo - MN Talk App
    From Sunday - Saturday, you may vote once per week
    Inkigayo recently switched their voting app to the MN Talk App. We don’t have a tutorial for it yet, but you can check out the tutorial from bapyessir
  • M Countdown - Vote
    From Friday 11 AM KST - Monday 9 AM KST, you may vote once per day
    You must have a registered account (English is available)
  • Music Core - Vote
    Vote using SMS (SlideSMS is one way to send SMS internationally) during the show’s broadcast, which is Saturdays 03:50 PM KST
    Text 시크릿,[Some Other Artist] (where the other artist’s name is in Korean)
    To 00820505
    Only ONE vote per device
    Only selected participants with an iMBC account can vote otherwise
    To request to be entered into the lottery for voters, go here
    To see if you are selected, it will be posted in a topic with the words “당첨자 안내”
    If you are selected, vote here
  • Show Champion - Vote
    From Tuesday - Sunday, you may vote 3 times a day per Melon ID
    You must have a Melon ID to vote
    Click the gray “투표하기” button to the right of Secret
    See the tutorial for registering on Melon here
  • Melon Chart - Vote
    Press the gray rectangular “투표하기” button to the right of 시크릿
    See the tutorial for registering/voting here
  • Gom TV Music Video Chart - Vote
    Press the “투표” button next to Secret’s music video
  • Sports Seoul x Bugs Music Star Chart - Vote
    Press the golden box with the stars and the “투표하기” next to 시크릿

TALK
Share the official music video from TSENT2008 by social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. The more you talk about ‘I’m In Love,’ the more people see it, and the more views!

  • Twitter
    - For Inkigayo, if Secret is in the Top 3, then tweeting #시크릿 helps to increase her chances of winning
  • Facebook
    - Like and comment on the postings from the Official Secret Facebook!
  • Tumblr
    - Make sure to tag your posts with “scrt” or the appropriate tags (and appropriately sourcing!)
  • Articles
    - Comment on articles
  • Search | Naver | Daum | Nate
    Help Secret go up in the search rankings on Korean search engines. We can’t predict what will go up in search rankings, but some plausible guesses are terms like “시크릿” (Secret) or “시크릿 아임인러브” (Secret I’m In Love) or “시크릿 서머” (Secret Summer)
  • Gaon Social Chart
    Sign up and share Secret’s M/V here

CHARTS TO WATCH

If you have anything you’d like to add or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!
Credit: Secret4Time Acknowledgements: With help from fuckyeahtsfamily, fuckyeahsecrettime, Secret-A
 
Spanish: ravitz (For Jieun’s False Hope but should still mostly be applicable)