Friday, December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014 & happy new year 2015! (With Ju news updates)

Hello, I'm back! Merry Christmas to all and I will post all the Ju updates from where I last stopped. As usual, I'll go from the latest news to the oldest news, and not forgetting Ju's posts on her official facebook page:

And here we have Justine Henin Academy wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy new year! I love the business woman image of Justine! So professional, but I bet she's wearing an adidas T-shirt inside that blazer :-P

Most of her recent news are for JustineForKids charity events, so let us see what our golden heart Justine had worked hard for:
Taken from JFK facebook and Danielle explained that JustineForKids had given the sick children the dream to go Lapland with a meeting with Santa Claus thanks to the donations from the kind hearted ppl. You can see the excitement from the kids :D

And here from, we can get the photos and the video of Justine celebrating St Nicolas:
Below is the translation of the article by Danielle:

For the children in Belgium the party of St Nicholas' Day is a big event, the children receive candies and toys. This party gives us the opportunity to see a magnificent gallery of Justine's photos (28) with the children and St Nicholas. Photos are visible with the French-speaking text, besides Justine's video which explains her commitment and that of " Justine for Kids " with the aim of giving a little of enjoyment to the children in distress.
Justine Henin in assistant of Saint Nicolas
Today at 8:32 pm Cristel JOIRIS source: L'Avenir
Accompanied with the big saint, Justine Henin spoiled the children of the middle of welcome " The Small Drums ". An action carried out with her foundation.
Photos: Caroline FIXELLES
For once, Justine Henin was not the only one to catch the eyes it on Tuesday afternoon. In the middle of welcome " The small Drums " to Lasne, the old children from 3 to 36 months, their brothers and the sisters, had eyes only for Saint Nicolas, come distribute them presents taken out quite straight ahead of the basket of the ex-champion of tennis. With her association Justine for Kids, her works in particular at the children in situation of handicap.
" "" I was always very sensitive to this cause, and even more since I am a mom. These children, whose maturity is surprising, bring us and their parents a lot also ".
In this middle of welcome not as the others, all the children are not different and it is what makes its wealth. " It is the said structure of inclusion that is that welcomes, from the youngest age, expanding children of a handicap (1/3) and others (2/3), explains Catherine Stalas, president of the ASBL Hélios, to the initiative of the Small Drums. This contact enriches them mutually. The day-nursery was born when my daughter, Joanna, was 5 years old. I learnt that she was trisomic three days after her birth. I had to make something positive. I wanted to set up this structure which facilitates the everyday life of the parents and assures them the most normal possible life. "
In this day-nursery of 18 places based in the building of the "Essentiel", the place of welcome for the disabled people, the different children can benefit of numerous care the everyday life (logopédie, physio, psychologist) and of the stimulation to optimize their development and their potential. " We hope we can offer to them of avatage thanks to our annual evening of support which will take place on December 6th at 7:00 pm to the cardinal middle school Cardial Mercier in Braine-l'Alleud. "
From there to 2017, Justine Henin would like to open a " house of respite ", a center of welcome and activities for the children sick or handicaped as well as their family.
And now the photos and video (all captions are placed below the images):
Come kiddo, here's something for you <3 I love how happy Justine is smiling in here!
Do you like the gifts?
This kiddo is so blessed and loved! 
I so wanna be there to see the cute kids and Ju!  
This baby is so cute!!! So is Justine! 
I always love to see the different expressions of Justine 
Including this "mouth itchy" expression of Ju
Ju:"Hello little girl, you are just as cute as my little fairy, what's your name?" 
Ju:"Here, let me show you something interesting!"
This is one sweet photo~^o^~
Same for this photo too! And I love the L'oreal-commercial soft hair of Ju, nice to see that she's growing her hair long, very feminine, not forgetting her beautiful smile ^^ 
Ju:"Yo kid, no need to be scared, I've got something for you too!"
Ju:"Here it is! Come on, take it, it's yours"
Ju might be wondering, "Maybe I will have another baby soon to make Lalie a big sister", seeing this pair of siblings (I assumed they are brother and sister)
Brother and sister right? Because they look alike
Ju is friendly to all <3
What a warm hug, hugs and smiles!
Not sure if she's signing an autograph or taking down notes 
Let's take a photo together, shall we? 
Of course, the more the merrier 
Everyone, let's say cheese!  
Thank you Justine! Lovely bouquet of flowers for the lovely lady

Here's the video:
Don't you think Ju's singing is pretty good? I can replay that portion over and over again just to listen to her sweet voice. You can also view the photos and video here: but you need to register.

Speaking of JFK, the schedule for the annual 10km des grottes for JustineForKids next year has been announced:
Any one can help to support the cause by joining in the event and run for charity!

Here's another news of Justine for kids again:

Un baptême de l'air offert à près de 600 enfants à l'aéroport de Charleroi

Danielle's translation here:
Again Justine is involved in a charitable operation concerning children, this time it is a question of +/-600 children who took the plane for the first time. I do not put the total of the article but what concerns Justine!
600 disadvantaged children take the plane for the first time: discover their reaction to the take-off (video)
About 600 children and teenagers of the province of Hainaut but also Flanders were able to realize a dream on Saturday morning: a first flight from the airport of Charleroi. A charitable operation sponsored by several personalities of whom Justine Henin.
Justine Henin was in on this
All in all, 4 flights were organized. The star of the Belgian tennis Justine Henin joined to the project. " I enormously travelled within the framework of my job. It is true that we forget that for certain families, certain children, it is difficult financially or for reasons of health, for height of reasons, they have no possibility of it simply ", indicated the ex-tennis player.

Here's one little news for JFK again, a fashion show with the soccer players of Anderlecht and Charleroi as models, in this link, there's a video as well. I suppose this fashion show raised money that was donated to JFK foundation:
0:42-0:46 to see cute Justine and Benoit

Now, a news that's not related to JFK but Justine herself. She's certified as an international GPTCA A* coach and also her participation in the activities of GPTCA:

Danielle's translation:
ITW - Justine Henin: " a desire to transmit "
By TennisActu

Photo: "Tennis Actu" 
Published on 10/11/2014 in 17:18
Justine Henin more than ever at the heart of the tennis and of all its development. TennisActu went to meet her near Limelette in Belgium where is settled " Justine Henin Academy " created by the Belgian champion in 2007.
Discreet, quadruple vainqueure of Roland-Garros is however one cannot any more voluntary in her wish to transmit her experience and her values. She also welcomes in her academy the "Hope and Spirit foundation" of Daniel Meyers. Justine Henin is also the president in Belgium of Global Professionnal Tennis Coach Association ( GPTCA) chaired by the Italian Alberto Castellani. The GPTCA offers in fact opportunities of formation to the trainers of tennis worldwide whole. All these formations proposed by the GPTCA are recognized and certified by the ATP World Tour.
Words collected to Limelette by the editorial staff of TennisActu

Tennis - Justine Henin : "Mon envie ? C'est de... by tennisactu
The enlarged photo of the certificate
Justine, the incredible woman! So will we see her as a coach in a tournament in the future?
More info about Justine in GPTCA:

Cap48 charity in october:
Ju participating in the charity show by doing a dreadmill, excuse me, a treadmill run 
That handsome smile of Ju
Video link here:

Something random to let us know more about Ju's personality-her good sense of humour:
Translation by Danielle:
Justine Henin's humor
Published on September 29th, 2014 by Jacques Mercier
At that time, my radio program " The Game of Dictionaries " received all the known personalities. We so had the honor to welcome Justine Henin.
We had put back several times the recording date, because of course her schedule is overloaded. And then finally we fix Thursday evening and her ex, Pierre-Yves, confirms us that they will come although it arrives.
What took place of extraordinary, it is that previous Sunday, wins for the first time finale of Roland-Garros and is great dedicated star!
You imagine the excitement for Thursday following in the Library of La Louvière where we recorded. Not only a public everywhere, in corridors, outside, but the local and national press, the TVs, the JT(TV news) had sent themself their correspondents.
Motorcyclists of the police had escorted their car since the highway up to the back of the room, where we waited for her.
Nice, but not wanting to grant no other interview: she was for our broadcasts there, that's all! I remind her the progress of the " Infernal Week " and the " Game of Dictionaries " and we get ready to rise on stage. In the meantime, Pascale, the manager of the library obviously asked me full of things: it would be necessary to announce this, to announce that.
And finally I rise on stage and I begin to present all the members of the team under particularly fed applauses. An overheated atmosphere. And finally, I end by saying: " and here is the world champion on hard-packed surface, etc. Ladies and Gentlemen, here is … Pascale Henin! " In the excitement of moment, the pressure of cameras, flashes of the photographers, now it was the first name from the librarian who had come to me to the mouth …
Everybody laughed, some people believed that I had done it express.
I am a little bit red with shame and bored face to face by Justine Henin, our guest. I ask her some traditional questions and then I ask her, what always intrigued me by looking at these matches, if when anybody of the public shouts before that she serves the ball, it does not disturb her?
She answers me: " not really, Jacques, only when somebody shouts " Pascale! " Instead of Justine. "
She has a sense of humor!

With all these, I end my long post, forgives me for not updating this blog for long. I ain't forgotten about Ju, just trying to find time and my hardworking self back. Nice to see Ju being active in charities especially her own JFK projects. And Ju really has that motherly and feminine look now ;) In any case, I love all her looks, be it the professional business woman look, the focused and determined suave looking on court Ju or the motherly Ju, she's still the best idol I ever had!
And I'll see you all again next year 2015, I'm gg on a holiday to experience some snow in 한국. Will be my first time experiencing snow since I grew up in a place where there's only the boring rain or shine. Hope I don't become ice over there. Cya then!


  1. Hi Chia,

    It has again been such a long time, but I'll never stop wanting to see how Justine is in her life. She's been looking great, especially at the fashion show :)

    Did you hear that Ju and Benoit tied the knot? Apparently they did it a while ago, but congratulations to them!

    Sarah :)

  2. Hi Sarah,

    Yup I heard that they are married on 25 October last year, I'm super elated for them but I will be even more excited if Justine got another child again, we shall see :)

    I've been a little lazy and busy to keep this blog alive but don't worry, this blog is still breathing well ~~~

    Shu Ting