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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Taeyang's Interview on GQ Magazine April Edition

TY: The phrase, “No matter what I do, I have to give it my all” has always been with me, but it’s getting old.

GQ: Do you believe that it’s getting old? I don’t think so though.
TY: When I was reflecting on the past, I have that kind of feeling. If I had to do something that I didn’t like and if I didn’t have the urge to do it, then I won’t give it my best. That’s the truth.

GQ: Have you learned to let go?
TY: Yes, I have. Actually, I had that feeling right after I finished my solo album promotions. There was a lot of time left before our 4th mini album was released so I had a lot to think about.

GQ: Are you like this every time you release a solo album?
TY: When the album was almost finished, more than half of my mind was a mess. I had a sudden urge to finish everything at once. Sometimes I will think, “Oh, we’ll have a long break” but now I don’t feel like that. I will do what I want to present to the audience right now, and it makes me improve my music. I no longer think that my break is long anymore. I won’t have this feeling for my next album releases, and I might even think there’s a burden but I still think that I will enjoy it.

GQ: The difference is, when GD&T.O.P perform, it feels like they are having fun and playing around. Since you’re with them most of the time, does that influence you in any way?
TY: There’s influence in almost everything we do. First of all, although we all live together, our music styles are diverse too, especially with Jiyong’s. We love different things so we both learn a lot from each other. It’s a bit hard because of my personality….but since we work together, Jiyong can always solve things efficiently. I hope to learn that from him.

GQ: Since you have so many ideas, what kind of relationship are you most adamant with?
TY: It’s the one where I have to keep searching for but eventually find it, that one.

GQ: While you’re searching for it, will you let go and experience love first?
TY: It’s all about the timing. Like I said before, I’m not experienced in this area.

GQ: 2 years ago, you said you wanted to experience a feeling of being seduced.
TY: It hasn’t happened. I don’t think it ever happened.

GQ: Why not?
TY: Even though I don’t like to judge, but after observing someone’s words and talking to a person for 1 or 2 hours will made you automatically think, “Oh, this person is like this”. There are things you like and you dislike in a relationship and since you dislike looking at the things you averse so you try to avoid it as much as possible. But it will be hard to have a deeper relationship after that, especially with your significant other. Now, I unconsciously avoid the people that I dislike. At least it makes my mood better…

GQ: You’ve mentioned about your ideal type in recent interviews.
TY: I like westernized women. When reporters ask me about my ideal type, I can’t answer them accurately. Even though there have been girls that I’ve really liked, but I haven’t thought about any of them being my ideal types just by judging from appearances because it’s different every time. There’s no reason to complicate things any further.

GQ: So it’s just a temporary feeling?
TY: I’ve been in situations where my heart suddenly started to beat faster so it’s hard for me to talk about my ideal type. It’s only in the official interviews where I had always been asked about that, such as “What are the basic requirements needed to understand me?” that kind of obvious things. I have a lot to learn. If my ideal type appeared now, that would be great and then reporters can ask questions about my specific appearance types.

GQ: How does your ideal type look like precisely?
TY: This question has been asked too many times. “Who is your ideal type in the entertainment business?” I really don’t have one. That’s the truth. When I watched Hollywood movies during young age, the feeling was a bit different. When I went to overseas and saw westernized women, I really thought they were pretty and that’s why I said those things.

GQ: Westernized women? Their looks or body?
TY: Someone who gives off a westernized feeling.

GQ: Does it mean liking them beyond their appearances?
TY: Yes.

GQ: What is the most exciting thing for Taeyang now?
TY: I don’t know if I will give out a dreary answer. I feel excited when I’m in the recording studio. I don’t feel it when I’m working in there but when I see my hyungs working there, I can feel the excitement. Recently, when Teddy plays the guitar, my eyes dilate because listening to the guitar melody also makes me want to look at the process of producing the song. Now, I want to write a song that will suit the guitar melody.

GQ: It’s an interesting answer but besides the recording studio, can you think of anything else?
TY: If you have to ask like that, then I get excited watching kids playing.

GQ: Kids around the age of 10?
TY: Yes, kids in that age are the most energetic.

GQ: Do you believe that you have been influenced?
TY: Yes, I think so.

GQ: You stated before that 2009 was an exhausting year. You’ve changed a lot since then, right?
TY: Yes.

GQ: What didn’t you like during that time?
TY: I really disliked how I was at that time. I don’t know why but I really hated that kind of situation. But now as the time is passing by and looking back, it feels… Actually I watched 'Black Swan' yesterday.

GQ: Did you see any resemblance in the movie then?
TY: There were a lot. I experienced that feeling.

GQ: How were the women in the movie?
TY: The girl from the U.S., Nina Sayers takes drugs and smokes.

GQ: What about Lily?
TY: She is actually my favorite female character.

GQ: So perhaps, it’s like that energy? I think I understand. You have times when you didn’t want to do some things too? You all parodied Secret Big Bang not long ago, how was that?
TY: Im Jong-soo, the action director? When I said “I’m a man” everyone laughed but they could’ve erased that line completely. In the end, we still used it for laughs

GQ: Everyone worked hard for it?
TY: Haha. You’ll know when you watch it. Even though I wasn’t the main character and I had the least scenes, but apparently that was already said in the beginning. Some of us didn’t know that we were going to do a parody of the drama and we also didn't know about the characters given. But once we started, we felt like we had to finish it because it showed a lot of our different sides.

GQ: You didn’t know it was going to be broadcasted?
TY: We knew it was going to be shown at the concert. I haven’t watched a single episode of Secret Garden though but I prepared it for my role. They said I had to wear a wig but I don’t wear things like that. I really don’t wear it. But after 30mins, all the staff wore it but I still insisted that I wouldn’t wear it. Then they said, “Then it’s up to you, don’t wear it then.” But when I went to the set and saw Jiyong dressed up as a girl, I didn’t hesitate and immediately wore my wig or else it wouldn’t look right.

GQ: There seems to be a feeling that when people first heard of BIGBANG’s album, it was very mainstream but there were also others who thought this album was solely made for profit. What do you think?
TY: This is my favorite album out of all the BIGBANG albums.

GQ: Did this album take a long time to finish?
TY: Although the 5 of us have a lot of different ideas but we still worked it out to produce this album. All the songs took a long time to produce and all the lyrics convey a lot of different meanings.

GQ: Did G-Dragon say, “It’s the first time I want to make songs that suits both Korean and international fans”?
TY: He did say that. That person (GD)…well I can’t do it yet so hm.. what should I say? Right now I still want to make music that I like.

GQ: Have you thought of “I like it but everyone else won’t”?
TY: I don’t think so. I don’t know because up until now…

GQ: Doesn’t that make you more ambitious?
TY: It does, because it seems like the things I like aren’t that well received by everyone. I don’t really know the reactions of the Korean and international fans though.

GQ: Don’t think too much about this.
TY: I try not to.

GQ: Aren’t you the type to want to breakthrough somewhere no matter what anyone says?
TY: Well, because I’m Taeyang, haha. Not only that Jiyong cares about Korean fans but he also cares about the international fans. I used that mentality to prepare for my solo album and even if Koreans dislike it, I still want to be able to sing and have people comment, “Wow, there are artists in Korea that does this kind of music too!” Going with this thought, Jiyong and I can communicate better than before.

GQ: Your dancing was really good when you were waiting for the photo shoot just now. How do you play in the clubs?
TY: If you’re talking about playing…well I just dance. I don’t drink.

GQ: Ever been irrational?
TY: Like being too hyper? Sometimes.

GQ: You can do it even without drinking?
TY: Ah, no. I want to point out that I can dance and let myself go even if I don’t drink which makes me love dancing even more.

GQ: It’s better to dance 15mins than drink a bottle of whiskey, right? What about singing? When you listen to other people singing it’s different but when you sing it yourself, you feel like you become that person.
TY: Yes, especially if the songs contain sad lyrics…

GQ: What about songs that mention drugs and rape after being drunk? (The interviewer is trying to use examples that show a person drinking to stop the pain)
TY: Yes, it’s similar especially when I’m in the shower, I feel like I’m shooting for a MV. I like that time the most.

GQ: Do you have sudden thoughts of feeling lonely? What do you think about interviews styles? No matter how great the ambience is, it still can’t be natural since the recording equipment is in the middle of the room. Do you feel like there’s a limit?
TY: Yes, I don’t really think that kind of interview style suits me. The reason why I like this magazine’s interview is that rather than being given a script, I can talk freely about my real life. When the time is right, I can give it my all and even though there may be still some limitations but at least I can pass on the message. Adding a bit of personal touch is good.

GQ: Did you ever want people to view you in a certain way?
TY: I had a lot of thoughts like that 2 years ago.

GQ: How did you want to show them?
TY: I wanted people to see my real image at that time but unfortunately I was stuck on that thought and no matter what people was saying and how I truly felt, I was just working hard on that image. Looking back, that’s all….I think showing everyone the real Taeyang is better.

GQ: Are you weary of it?
TY: Yes, I can’t do that anymore. I didn’t do that because I wanted to; it’s more because I changed like that and I couldn’t get out of it.

GQ: When you had the “I’ve changed” moment, didn’t you regret it?
TY: I haven’t regretted it the moment I decided that I wanted to be a singer.

GQ: Have you ever thought of cutting into different hairstyles?
TY: After cutting it in this style, I have never thought of other hairstyles and for that reason, I didn’t think of changing it.

GQ: Why is it that only the middle part is long?
TY: That’s because if the sides (of the hair) grew just as long, it would look weird, haha.

GQ: Where do you want to head? Music-wise?
TY: I want to fly to the sky.

GQ: Do you still want to bring music with you when you’re dead?
TY: I don’t think that’s possible.

GQ: What kind of songs will you be singing when you’re 40 years old?
TY: I hope to still be making my own music by then.

GQ: By then, will you casually grab a drink sometime?
TY: Drinking isn’t good for health reasons.

GQ: I still want to ask you about your ideal woman.
TY: Please go ahead.

GQ: If you meet your dream woman today, the one that is the most beautiful and you knew that if you didn’t seize the chance then you will never see her again. What will you do?
TY: If it’s really the type I like, I will go and talk to her. I still have confidence to do that.

GQ: Let’s think about that scene for a second.
TY: I will ask her, “Do you like puppies?” Haha, because I love puppies too much.

GQ: Can you explain further? Let’s say you will spend the night with that woman. What will happen?
TY: ...I don’t know what to say. Please teach me.

GQ: Then..besides music, do you have any other desires? We’ll end the interview after we reveal some secrets of Taeyang. What do you want the most? It’s not music instruments, right?
TY: Haha, no not that. I want to learn but it’s proving to be quite hard these days. Shouldn’t I be making money now? Buy a car? I used to save up a lot of money just to buy the clothes I wanted but it’s not like that anymore. That’s become a burden now.

GQ: There’s really a burden to everything.
TY: But…if I wanted materialistic things, well…when I was little I really wanted to buy a house with a garden so I could look after a dog. I want those Italian dogs, the ones that are all black and big. They look cool.

GQ: Has G-Dragon given you any advice?
TY: Rather than giving me advice, he will get disheartened. He used to say, “Why are you like that?” But now, it’s changed to, “Are you happy doing that?” Haha, it seems that he gets depressed because of me.

GQ: Has something happened recently for you to hear those words?
TY: To tell you the truth, since we’re guys, after a busy day of work ends, we will usually talk about where we to go to play, drink, and check out girls afterwards. I will usually tell them I won’t go. Jiyong will become dejected and it’s understandable. I want to be able to go out with Jiyong and the members, and vice versa.

GQ: And you’ll really not go? Don’t you get curious? If you don’t go, then you won’t know?
TY: I already know that kind of feeling so I don’t get curious.

GQ: Didn’t you find abundant of happiness in singing and dancing?
TY: That is the biggest joy for me. I don’t think there is a perfect love out there. I’ve known that for a long time already. I’ve seen some people be together and break up, and then I realize that there is no such thing as a perfect love.

GQ: People who aren’t perfect also have their charm though?
TY: I can’t feel that charm if they aren’t perfect.

GQ: Then, you have to focus your direction on finding the perfect one?
TY: Of course!

Source: GQ Korea April Edition via baidu bigbang
Translated by: Mystifize @

G-Dragon's Interview on W Korea Magazine April Edition

W: When you were doing an interview for your solo album 2 years ago, this is what you wrote. ‘G-Dragon is not an idol. He’s an icon.’ When I see Big Bang now, I think you guys passed the image of idol.
GD: I think people’s view of us and our place within the 2 years and 3 months have changed. All that time, the age average have decreased and we have aged a little bit more. I’m kind of embarrassed to be called an idol and I think we’re currently on our way to becoming a musician.

W: After ‘Lies,’ the hook songs were overflowing and you came back by throwing away that style. As a producer for this new album, did you think that you had to make music that was different from your common idol songs?
GD: I did think that we had to be different. We could have taken the easy way, but I thought we shouldn’t, so we continuously changed the song which took a long time. The title song, ‘Tonight,’ was actually made one and a half years ago and we spent all that time changing it. While resting, I watched a lot of music programs and it wasn’t the certain style of music, but the time spent on the whole song in general was too fast which made me feel a bit disappointed. Before, when I listened to a song, that song would become the memory that I had during that time. But these days, the songs don’t have a lingering scent or leave a certain memory for the listeners. I wanted to make those kind of songs. A song that will be loved by many and also becomes a memory for the listeners. Because we went through this process, people become more attached to this album.

W: I think this is an album where all five of your individual skills and abilities were shown. As a producer, what were you trying to pick out from the members?
GD: It’s the same for me as well as the members, but before, within Big Bang, one person was the center. But as the members did their individual activities, they were able to obtain their own color for sure. I thought right now was the time for the five of us to gather together because we’re at our highest. I collaborated with them like a star to star feeling, so I worked with them with the thought that I couldn’t let one be buried among the others. The ability to not let one’s part flood away. As individuals, our music style and skills have to be alive so that we can see the effect each of our synergy has and also for the flow of the entire song, I saw it as doing our best. For example, in Daesung’s case, compared to the other members, it has been a while since many have seen him, so he tried to show that he definitely changed. Daesung’s strength is his husky voice and depending on how you listen to it, it can be a bright voice or it can be the voice of a bad guy. In order to capture that voice, we fixed ‘Cafe’ a lot. Because we were satisfied with the results of the song, I felt Daesung’s part was poured out.

W:I feel like the title song, ‘Tonight,’ was arranged minimally but at the same time you gave it a sense of fun and seems like you prepared a lot for that.
GD: The way people listen to music have changed to mobile these days, so we made a section for ringtones and coloring. For those who listen to the music that way, it’s not only the chorus but I wanted people to like each of the member’s parts as well. The dilemma of what to show on stage, performance-wise, is reflected in some parts of the song. When it explodes, it should definitely explode and when we go up again, I wanted to give off the feeling that this part is the climax. For the part where the guitar solo comes up, since I’ve done a lot of concerts, it was an idea that was influenced by concerts. I had the thought of wanting to show an upgraded performance to reflect my experience in holding many concerts.

W: When you were a duo with TOP, I felt like you were trying to show that you were doing music because it’s fun for you. Now that that time has passed, what part of you have changed now that you’re back to being Big Bang?
GD: Like the song, ‘Knock Out,’ I wanted to experiment many songs within Big Bang. I saw that even the song like ‘Knock Out’ can be loved by people in Korea and felt hope that this kind of music can become a trend one day. A conflict can happen easily within the group, musically. But for us, we’re able to relieve that conflict through unit activities and solo activities. There are songs that we’re able to do as Big Bang and songs we can do when we’re doing solo activities.

W: You slightly touched on mobile use, do you tend to worry about the system of the music industry?
GD: Because the board is spinning so fast, this situation can be difficult for those who are working with music. Even though we worked 2 years to release this album when we perform on music programs for 3 weeks or even for a month, we have to change the song. If not, then we have no way of promoting our songs and that’s how the system works. Within those 3 weeks, the writers are judged on everything so I’m sure there are parts where they feel that it’s unfair. Many idol teams believe the reason that you can become popular by relying on one song and so they tend to rely on the writers a lot. That’s why they tend to clash a lot, which is a problem. I tend to think about this kind of things a lot because I feel vexed.

W: You seem to have become more of an adult now than when you came out with a solo album 2 years ago. Do you feel that yourself?
GD: I can only feel about these kinds of things if that’s how other people see me as (laughs). I think I’m feeling the same things the people in their 20′s feel at that age so I think I’m going out well.

W: But that age group date a lot right?
GD: Dating is dating, but I experienced a lot of pain while I was doing my solo activities. I thought about a lot of things, and as I cleaned up those pains, I think I became a bit more free. I was much younger when I was doing my solo activities and I think there were a lot of things I needed to take care of by myself. If I was in the learning position before, now, I think I’m able to enjoy a lot more. Whether it’s on stage or a relationship with someone.

W: As I was preparing for this interview, I listened to G-Dragon’s first solo album and it’s good. Because this album had a lot of issues, I think it actually received a lot of reviews, musically.
GD: I also listened to it all of a sudden about a week ago in the car, but I felt embarrassed (laughs). During that time, my confidence was all grouped together. Personally, I think an album is like a journal. When I’m in my 60s, 70′s, I can look back at my album and the lyrics and think back of who I was in love with and can also know about my thought during that time. But my solo album journal is very childish. I’m sure everyone goes through those kinds of times, but I felt a squirming feeling (laughs). I think it’ll be better if I took out those energy. I don’t know when it’s going to be, but I’m thinking about my 2nd solo album and I’m currently preparing for it. Maybe as fast as next year?

Translated by: solshin3 @

Kim Hyung Jun's 'HEAVEN' Was Written In Memory of Park Yong Ha

From the maknae of SS501 to a solo singer as a new start. Used to be a 5 members stage to a solo stage now, but Kim Hyung Jun is full of confidence. Kim Hyung Jun has released his 1st solo mini album "MY GIRL", using his hit song "OH! AH!" to start his solo activities.

In his solo album, Kim Hyung Jun has composed and was involved in the production of the songs "YOU ARE NOT LIKE OTHER WOMAN" and "HEAVEN". Especially "HEAVEN" is a song which holds a totally different meaning to Kim Hyung Jun. He wrote the lyrics of "HEAVEN" was due to his deep friendship with the late artiste Park Yong Ha.

"Park Yong Ha is a brother whom I truly like and respect, "HEAVEN" contains the feelings of how I miss Yong Ha hyung, to those who have listened to this song was said that they can feel for it, which gave them a decisive role when it come to love. Because of missing Yong Ha hyung so I can get more of my inspirations, which is why the lyrics were written in that way."

After knowing the news that Park Yong Ha has passed away, Kim Hyung Jun's crying scene during the funeral, making people around him sigh non-stop. And during the opening speech of his radio show SBS FM "KIM HYUNG JUN Music High" he said "Today is a very painful day, a hyung who is very closed to me suddenly passed away, it is really hard to believe", continue saying "I feel apologetic to my hyung who treated me very well but whom I did not really treat him that well" really want to cry and shed tears again.

With the same Japanese management company, the two quickly became closer after their Japanese activities. The reserved Kim Hyung Jun said that he approached Park Yong Ha to befriend him, told him if they are going to Japan, to meet up together for some activties or go to each other house to play, thus established a deep friendship.

Kim Hyung Jun said, "Whenever I face any problems, Yong Ha hyung is a brother who always willing to share my problems. Thus I am really very thankful to hyung." "Moreover our family stories and other areas which are totally similiar, this makes us closer as we have many things in common and often can reach to a consensus." He also said, "As long as we can be together he is really good brother". "HEAVEN" is the only ballad song in his solo mini album that contains his memories of the late artiste Park Yong Ha and also how he feels. The story of warm friendship of Park Yong Ha and Kim Hyung Jun as of the lyrics "You the only one for me, standing behind you today I'm always met with a smile, cannot express my heartfelt gratitude, No matter where I can still feel you, I'm always with you in my heart" can sense their deep friendship.

"Although can't sing that as a memorial song but to Yong Ha Hyung, it contains my thinkings. Often thinking of taking care and not to forget but to increasingly keep it as a memory, so with that frame of mind to write the lyrics."

Source: Korean Official Website + Chinese Trans: 豆子 @ + English Trans: slam10@SGTripleS


ZE:A Profile~

Star Empire Entertainment introduces a new 9 members boy band called "Child of Empire", also known as Emperor's Children. On 27 December 2009, they officially changed their name to ZE: A.
Among them, Park Hyeong Sik (19) appeared as the boyfriend in Jewelry S "Date" video. Moon Joon Yeong (21) became very popular on Mnet's "Flower Boys Terror". These two along with 7 others make up the new group.

Newcomer boyband ZE:A reveals the MV to their debut title song ‘Mazeltov’ off their first mini album ‘Nativity’ on 7th January 2010! fuhh~
Their other songs are love coach and new star....are totally great!! and ze:a members are y0ung n h0ttest..hhahaaaa... :)

Cred: ceelovesJongKeyBum



Name: Moon Junyoung (LEADER)
Birthday: 02.09.1989
City: Seoul
Blood type: A
Family members: Parents only
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 64kg
Favorite singer/idol: Jay-Z
Skill/hobby: Bowling, soccer, movie appreciation, games, running, impersonating his boss

Name: Kevin (Kim Jiyeop)
Birthday: 02.23.1988
Origin: Born in Korea but lived in Australia
Blood Type: A
Family members: parents and younger sister
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 66 kg
Favorite singer/idol: Justin Timberland
Skill/hobby: composing, English, Japanese, Chinese, internet shopping, computer games
More: musical (Aladdin) and Seo Inyoung’s (I want you) MV appearance, overflows with motherly love and Australian charisma

Name: Hwang Kwanghee
Birthday: 08.25.1988
City: Seoul
Blood type: A
Family members: parents and younger sister
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Favorite singer/idol: Rain
Skill/Hobby: following, stalking and play fighting Siwan, taking pics, scuba diving, going on trips
More: best friend with Siwan, was a Smart Uniform model

Name: Im Siwan
Birthday: 12.01.1988
City: Busan
Blood Type: B
Family members: parents and older sister
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 51 kg
Favorite singer/idol: Lee Seunggi
Skill/hobby: violin, scrap collection, skiing, shopping over food, snow boarding
More: best friend with Kwanghee, self- styled, ZE:A’s fashionista

Name: Kim Taehun
Birthday: 06.18.1989
City: Seoul
Blood type: A
Family members: older sister only
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 63 kg
Favorite singer/idol: 50 cent
Skill/hobby: watching movies, listening to music, talks to Heechul while sleeping, beatbox, exercise
More: he is the umma (mother) of the group and is full of cuteness.

Name: Jung Heechul
Birthday: 12.09.1989
City: Jeju
Blood type: B
Family members: parents and 2 younger brothers
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Favorite singer/idol: DBSK
Skill/hobby: Watching movies, trumpet, squash, computer games, soccer
More: Attend Seoul national University of Arts, he is punctuated and wild, ZE:A’s Mr. Grumpy

Name: Ha Minwoo
Birthday: 09.06.1990
City: Yangsan
Blood type: B
Family members: parents and older sister
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 54 kg
Favorite singer/idol: Usher
Skill/hobby: shopping, cooking, dancing, hiding bread in his pockets
More: Appeared in MBC’s introducing Star’s friend, first place at Changwan festival and highest award at Yangsan dance festival.

Name: Park Hyungshik
Birthday: 11.16.1991
City: Seoul
Blood type: AB
Family members: parents and older brother
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 56 kg
Favorite singer/idol: Park HyoShin
Skill/hobby: fencing, skiing, games, tricking his hyungs with his innocent face.
More: he is the tallest in the group, appeared in Jewelry S (Date) MV.

Name: Kim Dongjun
Birthday: 02.11.1992
City: Busan
Blood type: B
Family members: parents and older brother
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Favorite singer/idol: Omarion
Skill/hobby: health, soccer, apparatus gymnastics, kicking his hyungs awake
More: number 1 scary maknae but hey, just look at those abs!

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

B2ST’s Kikwang reveals pictures from his Jeju Island trip

B2ST’s Lee Kikwang revealed photos that he took with fellow members Yang Yoseob and Son Dongwoon from their Jeju Island trip.

On the 28th, Kikwang posted on his Twitter, “2 good looking guys at Jeju Island“. The star then posted four cuts with Yoseob and Dongwoon posing on a fence with the sea as their background.

Lee Kikwang also mused, “Jeju Island is really pretty” before attaching a picture of himself beaming happily from the beach.

Netziens couldn’t get over the boys’ cute aegyo, and commented, “I want to go to Jeju Island too”, “The landscape is beautiful and B2st is beautiful too”, “Our Yo Seob is so cute!”, and“They are all so good looking.”

Source + Picture: Review Star
Credit to Allkpop

Monday, 28 March 2011

Song Joong Ki’s good looks reminds Daesung of himself?

Big Bang’s Daesung recently made a ludicrous statement that made many people laugh.

During an episode of SBS Running Man that aired on the 27th, Daesung made a guest appearance where he reunited with MC Yoo Jae Suk as the infamous ‘dumb and dumber’ combo created during their days back in SBS Family Outing. The pair then became engrossed in a conversation where they compared the roles of Running Man members to the role of Family Outing members. When Jae Suk asked, “Who do you think Kwang Soo resembles from Family Outing?” Daesung wittingly replied, “He’s like Lee Chun Hee, not knowing when to stop.”

Furthermore, when Jae Suk asked, “Who do you think Song Joong Ki resembles?” Daesung lit up a big smile and comically said, “Song Joong Ki is handsome and plays the visual of this show. So out of Family Outing, wouldn’t that be me?” The moment Daesung made such a comparison, the entire staff and Running Man members broke out into laughter.

Source: Newsen
Translated by: allkpop

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KARA overtook japanese's top female singer, dominating japanese music downloading chart

KARA's popularity in japan is amazing!

Before Girl group KARA's third single 'jet coaster love' that is scheduled to be release on 4th of april, the song 'jet coaster love' has been first released on 24th of march on various music downloading sites. Immediately after it's release, the song clinches the top of the chart at 'recochoku'- japanese biggest downloading sites for songs, as well as itunes and other various music downloading sites, causing a new sets of KARA wave.

What makes it even surprising is that kara has overtook Kana Nishino who released her song on that day as well. Kana Nishino has been known as the next Utada Hikaru, japan's top female singer. She has been known as the queen that always top various downloading sites upon her release of her songs In the online music sales(sales of songs online) and no other artistes have ever overtook her high sales. Kana Nishino is the artiste that earned the most revenue from online music sales, proving that she has this amazing poplularity in online music downloading charts.

KARA's announcement of the fact that all the sales of the single 'jet coaster love' will go to the japanese victims as well as Hara's donation of 100 million wons have gained positive reactions from the japanese citizens.

On the other hand, Park Gyuri has recently returned to the hosting of shimshimtapa radio show with super junior's ShinDong and Goo Hara will be participating in the new drama 'city hunters'. The return of other three members, SeungYeon,Nicole and jiyoung are very much anticipated.

Translated by: dreamgal_91/caly@karaholic
taken from: soul, KLC, kpoppark.

CNBLUE tells their wishes!

Jungshin: We four are living together at dorm. We do all the house works ourselves. I’d like to film a CF of home appliances.
Yonghwa: We can do well.
Jungshin: A washing machine is good, air conditioner would be good too…
Yonghwa: A car car.
Jungshin: Yes, a car. We don’t have a car, car would be good.
Jonghyun: If I have a chance, I’d like to release a solo album.
Jungshin : I’d like to work as a model.
Minhyuk: This time, I was casted in a drama with Yonghwa hyung.
Yonghwa: I will work in this drama hard, so that I want be loved a lot.
Translations by: Saturn@soompi
Re-posted by: Euni@cnbluestorm

Eunhyuk, exposed Luna "able to handle 320 kg exercise equipment effortlessly”

Super Junior Eunhyuk revealed the thigh muscles of f(x) member Luna.

Luna expressed on the 22th broadcast of "As compared to the other members in the group who are either slim or tall, I'm the only one with a healthy image." creating topic.

Luna complained bitterly "Even if (I) did not do much exercise, my muscles are still good. When taking photos, the muscles look well-defined, (I) had went through much sufferings because of this." "My (online) search key terms will appear words like this."

Eunhyuk who appeared in on the same day with Luna, disclosed photos of Luna's thigh muscles, and stated "When going to the gym with Luna to do some leg muscles exercise, I could only manage to add on the weights to 120 kg, but Luna was able to handle the 320 kg effortlessly." resulting in laughter within the studio.

Fans expressed "Even so (,) she's still very pretty" etc.

Chinese translation: 佳佳 @ 音悦台
English translation:~♡ 혁-fied @ SJ-WORLD.NET

SJ-M expresses desire to work with Andy Lau

Popular South Korean group Super Junior's subunit SJ-M came to Hong Kong the other day to participate in the Asian-Pop Music Festival; it was the first time that SJ-M came to Hong Kong with a new lineup after ex-group leader Han Geng had left the group, and new member Eunhyuk did not deny that he wanted to take the opportunity to do some sight-seeing around Hong Kong. SJ-M, which has been established for 3 years, showed significant improvement in their command of the Chinese language, and they expressed their wish to work with the Hong Kong artsits, even listing Andy Lau as their first choice! During the interview the other night, SJ-M, which had transformed into an 8-membered group, expressed that they were very delighted to be able to come to Hong Kong this time, as they have not set foot in the country for almost two years, andthat they missed the Hong Kong fans a lot. In addition, Eunhyuk expressed that he came to Hong Kong before for the sake of their concerts and also as the filming location for their photobook, (and said that) "Since I was young, I've heard a lot of stories from others that the night view of Hong Kong is very breathtaking, I hope that I would have the chance to take a look myself." As for Chinese member Zhou Mi, he said that although he "lives" close by, but he also expressed that he would like to try the gourmet food in Hong Kong. Aside from that, Sungmin, whom is also setting foot in Hong Kong under the identity of an SJ-M member for the first time, also said that after joining SJ-M, the most unforgettable moment was when they were filming for the MV of their new song "Perfection", because they had a Korean and a Chinese version each, so it was really taxing to film two MVs on the same day. Kyuhyun feels happy while listening to Jay Chou's song Using Chinese, Kyuhyun said that in their new album 《Perfection》 this time, the song that he loves the most is 《Love Is Sweet》 (《幸福微甜》), which was composed by Jay Chou, "because when I listen to the melody of the song I feel very blessed, so I like it a lot. (However) it's very difficult to sing to, and the lyrics are really fast." Nevertheless, he praised that the emotions in Siwon's interpretation (of the song) was very good. SJ-M also mentioned that, if they had the chance, they would like to work with Andy Lau, and laughed while pointing out that "We want to allow Andy Lau and Henry Lau to work together"*. Zhou Mi also pointed out that he really likes Kay Tse and Joey Yung, and hopes that they are able to have a duet with the Hong Kong female artists in their next album. Donghae invites fans to meet in dreams SJ-M has been established for almost three years, and the members' command of the Chinese language have shown significant improvement, and when asked who was the most fluent (in the language), Siwon revealed that, "Actually each of the members are good in saying different things; for example, Donghae is the best in basic conversational Chinese, while Kyuhyun is more familiar with literature and poetic phrases, and I'm good in business-related words." Ryeowook added that, perhaps it was because he was also involved in composing, so whenever he records an album in Chinese, his pronunciation will automatically become more natural than the previous time. Zhou Mi's Cantonese also showed a vast improvement, and could converse quite fluently (in the dialect). Aside from that, Eunhyuk expressed that there would be times where they would use the wrong language in different places, (saying that) "There was one time when I went to Italy, and I said 'xie xie'**, and while working in the country, I would sometimes accidentally speak in Japanese. There are also times where I would mix several languages together." Ryeowook and Donghae also showed off their abilities in speaking the Chinese language at the scene. Ryeowook turned to the fans and said, "In order to get closer to everyone, we will do our best to participate in more television programmes, fanmeetings, performances and more, hope that everyone will support us, thank you everyone." Donghae, on the other hand, and expressed affectionately that, "Tonight, when everyone is asleep, then come into my dreams. When you want to watch concerts and programmes, you have to purchase the tickets and queue up (for the shows). But if you come into my dreams, you don't have to purchase tickets nor queue up. When you come into my dreams, please give me a call, thank you everyone, good night." It is believed that the fans will definitely go to bed early, and anticipate Donghae's appearance. On the other hand, SJ-M, who hasn't met the fans in Hong Kong through shows in a long while, hopes that they would be able to meet with the fans, and pointed out that if they release their 5th album, they would hold some activities (in Hong Kong). * For those who can't really get the joke, it's because Andy Lau's (Liu De Hua/刘德华) and Henry's (Liu Xian Hua/刘宪华) Chinese names only differ by virtue of the middle character.
** Xie Xie = thank you in Chinese.
 Source: Singtao News (via
Translated by eternalsnow @ SJ-WORLD.NET

SJ-M is the most well-received at the Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival

According to reports from the Hong Kong media, this year's 《Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival》 was held on the 23rd of March at the Expo. Countries such as China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, and Malaysia deployed their best men with the heavenly kings and queens' status, and also young, talented artists to perform and compete against each other. William Chan, who was representing Hong Kong, was unable to win over his overseas rivals, and was eliminated first; he expressed that he was disappointed (with the loss), but would definitely accept the defeat with good grace.

China's representative wins two awards

Hong Kong's William Chan, China's Wu Qiong, Taiwanese group SIGMA, South Korean group The Boss*, Singapore's Tay Kewei and Malaysian band Bunkface chased after the Asian Super New Star Award, Best Stage Performance award, (and) the Best Song Performance award. Although William Chan had the advantage for being in his homeground, but still lost over the raging overseas rivals. He and SIGMA were eliminated from the competition first, and even in the Best Stage Performance Award category in which he had the most confidence in, he also lost by a narrow margin of several points. In the end, Wu Qiong snatched both the Asian Super New Star Award and the Best Song Performance Award, while the Best Stage Performance award fell into the hands of The Boss.

South Korean group wins Best Stage Performance Award

William Chan admitted honestly that he was very disappointed (with the loss), but would definitely accept the defeat with good grace, and said that: "I have always wanted to win the Best Stage Performance Award, and worked really hard for the dance practice this time; I'll just have to continue working harder. Although I've lost, I really accept it. It's really an invaluable experience to be able to watch the performances by artists from different places." He explained that he was very nervous while waiting for the results to be announced on stage, but it was a real pity that he lost to The Boss by a margin of several points. William Chan said that: "I was able to experience the feelings that I felt when I participated in the rookie's competition when I was 17. At that time, I joined the competition for the sake of the Best Stage Performance as well." When asked whether he felt that his loss could be attributed to the fact that he did not activate the lightbulbs on his performance outfits in order to add to the effects of the performance, William Chan laughed and said: "If there were sparks it would be even better; I actually planned to light them up after entering the final round. But it's alright, I can still wear the outfit in the future."

SJM was the most well-received

Hong Kong representative Joey Yung took the lead by singing; other performers included Taiwan's Lollipop F, Singapore's JJ Lin, Korea's Super Junior-M (SJM), Malaysia's Fish Leong, and China's Bibi Zhou. Among them, SJM's appearance during the finale was the most well-received, causing profuse screams from the audience.

* a.k.a. Dae Guk Nam Ah (DGNA)

Source: 明报 (via
Translated by eternalsnow @ SJ-WORLD.NET

2PM Aera Mook K-Pop Boys Plus Magazine Interview

They're called "beastly idols", but they're actually more like adorable "baby beasts"?

---When you were young, what kind of child were you?
TAEC: I was an active child when I went to elementary school in Korea, but I became docile after I moved to America, because I couldn't communicate. I worked really hard to pick up English, and I returned to being active again when I was able to use the language freely. I joined the soccer club in fall, the track and field club in winter and spring; every season, I belonged to a different club...... even the chess club and the mathematics club.
JUNSU: As expected of you. I was really shy, and whenever my best friend played with his other friends, I'd sulk, thinking, "Why is he playing with them and not with me?" Petty, wasn't I? (laughs)
JUNHO: I was undoubtedly the captain of our play unit. Cellphones didn't exist at the time, so I went around my friends' houses after school to give out orders like, "Gather at the plaza, 'cause we're playing soccer~" I learned lots of things, too. Soccer, baseball, swimming, cooking, programming...... I wasn't happy until I tried everything I was interested in. But my personality changed after I grew 16cm in the second year of middle school.
TAEC: I grew 20cm in my second year, too! I thought I had grown taller because of the change in food after moving to America, but I guess not~
JUNHO: Your knees hurt at that time, didn't they? I was 146cm in the sixth year of elementary school, but because of my growth spurt to 172cm in the second year of middle school, I couldn't play sports at one point. That's when I watched dance clips in the classroom, wrote fantasy novels, made websites, created games, programmed computers....... I become an indoor person. After entering high school, I was awakened by dancing and returned to my active self.
KHUN: I was in the badminton club, so I practised everyday in preparation for tournaments. My father always told me, with pursed lips, not to waste my time, so I also learned piano, art and English since the age of 9...... I was so busy, I don't have many memories of hanging out with friends. My father was really strict. He wouldn't let me watch much TV on weekdays. The only shows I was allowed to watch were those on the National Geographic channel and news programmes.
CHAN: That's really strict. I was totally given free reign (laughs). I basically played a lot! And I was a bit of a weird kid. For example, for hide-and-seek, I'd go off on my own to hide in some weird place that no one else would ever find, and then grin to myself (laughs). If it's snowing, I'd go sledding on a hill nearby and throw snowballs. I often went to arcades by bike, too. From the time I was in kindergarten until I became a student, I moved about 3 times, so, as a child, I might have considered playtime as a part of making friends. Now that I think about it, I think my life was much busier back then.

---Did your studies go well?
CHAN: Frankly, I didn't put much focus on my studies, so even when my test scores were bad, I didn't care at all. I didn't know if studying to enter a good university was really that great, and my parents didn't tell me to study, either. What? They gave up on me? (laughs) I listened to music in class. I slid the cord through the sleeves of my blazer and listened to music with one elbow raised. Wholesome students, don't copy what I did. This was in the past.
KHUN: I totally didn't study either when I was in an all-boys class, but the moment I was changed to a co-ed class, I studied tons! I was the only boy in a class with 6 girls, so I had more reason to study.
JUNHO: That stimulates a man's pride, doesn't it? I was quite studious when I was in middle school. Rather, I'm the type to concentrate on my studies a month before an exam. My friends and I worked together to guess the exam questions. Our predictions were spot-on!
JUNSU: For me, joining a university prep school opened up a new path in my life. In Korea, report cards were an important factor for entering a good university. But the people around me were really smart, so I couldn't get good scores even when I tried my best. That's when I decided that studying wasn't the right path for me, so I went on to join JYP Entertainment at the age of 17 (Korean age. All ages henceforth will be in Korean age.) That was in October, 2004.

It'd be a lie to say that they don't see each other as rivals.

---Junsu-san was the first to become a trainee, right?
JUNSU: The order was me, Taecyeon, Nichkhun, Chansung, Junho, Wooyoung. I become obsessed with music since my third year of middle school, so I performed in small contests and such. We have orientation the minute we enter high school, don't we? I sang R. Kelly's "I believe I can fly" for my orientation. Everyone told me I was really good. I even received 10,000 won from a teacher. (laughs) Using that money to buy ddeokbokki was my memory of the first time I earned money from singing. Because of that, I aimed to be a singer.
TAEC: I spent 2 years as a trainee since I was 21 years old.
WOO: I've always wanted to be a singer since my second year of middle school, but my parents and teachers thoroughly opposed the idea. I was allowed to do some dancing under the condition that I kept my grades up. When I was in high school, I studied in school until 11pm, then I practised dancing until 2am ~ 3am. Dancing and studying are the only memories I have of high school. I chose JYP, because I was moved by Rain-sempai's documentary programme. (T/N: "Sempai" means "senior".)
KHUN: I was scouted in America, and I met up with JYP staff at Starbucks. Then they suddenly told me to sing and dance. In a coffee shop, you know! I just figured I ought to do something, whatever the result, so I haphazardly did a song and dance. All the people passing by kept staring at me. They were probably shocked at how bad I was. (laughs) That was 2005. When I was 18 years old. After that I got a call from JYP, was officially employed as a trainee, and arrived in Korea in April, 2006. Despite being a shy person since I was young, I sing and dance in front of large crowds now. People can really do anything as long as they try. 
CHAN: When I was 16 years old, I entered JYP with the hopes of becoming an actor. Even trainees for acting have to take singing and dancing lessons. While taking the singing lessons, I thought, "It looks fun to be a singer. I think I'd like to live as a singer," so I switched to the singer course.

---I didn't think you'd want to be an actor.
CHAN: I especially aspired to be a broadway actor. Even now I still go to Daehakro to watch stageplays and musicals. Stageplays and musicals are produced with the audience in mind, aren't they? That was what attracted me to them.
JUNHO: When I was a high school student, I was in the drama club, but my interest shifted to singing and dancing in my third year, so I joined the audition programme "Super Star Survival" when I was 17 years old. I had always been a fan of J.Y.Park-san, so I wanted to try for JYP from the very start. J.Y.Park-san is a genius who always creates music that no one ever expects, right? I was attracted by that.

---Speaking of JYP, am I correct to say that it's an agency that gathers extremely talented people?
JUNHO: In Korea, just becoming a JYP trainee is a great honour. More than that, there's the appeal of working with lots of talented friends.
JUNSU: It's important for the idol training system to be organized. I think we're very fortunate to be able to focus on our practices in such a system.
KHUN: I like that it has a warm vibe too, just like a family.
TAEC: JYP doesn't have a strict social hierarchy where seniors who first entered the agency are at the top or anything like that. We can practise together harmoniously and improve our skills in a relaxed atmosphere.

---Do trainees see each other as rivals?
JUNHO: It wasn't so much rivalry, as the feeling like, "If that guy can do it, I should be able to do it too." We improve by criticising each other, so we're more like "comrades" than rivals.
WOO: I think we'd be lying if we said that we didn't see each other as rivals. But, because all of us spent our days in the same space together, we were more apt to sympathize with each other.
KHUN: To be honest, I saw Taecyeon as my rival. We were the same age and we took the same lessons. He was my number one competitor and my best friend.
JUNSU: So Nichkhun's best friend isn't me~? Ahahaha.

---Taecyeon-san and Wooyoung-san play high school characters who hope to become singers in the drama "Dream High". Were your actual days spent as a trainee of any help?
TAEC: The drama placed more emphasis on the characters' expression of emotions than the training process, so we didn't have to apply our experience to the roles at all.
WOO: Drama and reality are completely different things. The lonely battles faced by trainees aren't featured at all.
JUNHO: First of all, romance wasn't even on our minds when we were trainees. It's not that it wasn't allowed, so much as everyone was so focused on practices that we didn't have time for that sort of thing. Moreover, it's a world where success depends solely on talent, so all that dramatic stuff about sacrificing oneself to protect a friend never happened in real life before.
CHAN: The real thing isn't that cool.
(All the 2PM members nod their heads)

---What kind of lifestyle did you have, specifically?
JUNSU: For me, when I was a high school student, I'd go to the agency right after school to train until 10pm ~ 11pm. The time schedule, which tells us what classes we have from 9pm to 11pm, is pasted on the wall. Just like in school.
KHUN: Everyone else, besides students, entered the agency to start practice at 8am ~ 9am.
JUNHO: Our lessons focused on singing and dancing, and we took acrobatic classes with 2AM, too.
TAEC: I took Chinese lessons as well. And some acting classes.
KHUN: I had to take all that plus Korean lessons (cries). My head hurt.....
JUNSU: I took classes on rap, too. Nothing on acting.

---Can you choose which classes to take?
JUNSU: The company considered the business strategy for each and every person and chose the lessons for us.

---Nichkhun-san, coming from Thailand, were you shocked by the severely rigorous training?
KHUN: Yes. I've come to an intense place, was what I thought.

---Is there a trainee system in Thailand?
KHUN: Hmmm~ (he ponders on the question for a moment), even if there was one, I don't think they're trained as hard as the trainees in Korea. Thailand's music industry is similar to Japan's, where idols hone their talents after debuting. There aren't many singers who dance in the first place..... in Thailand, there's a lot of band music, so it's common for artistes to debut by building up experience as an indies band.

---What's the greatest hardship you faced as a trainee?
JUNSU: The "End-Of-Month Evaulation Test"! We have to show the results of our singing and dancing at the end of each month, and after the test, J.Y.Park-san will call us to give his evaluation and advice. That was really scary.....
KHUN: I had Chinese and Korean tests too, so I really had a hard time!

How did the term "Beastly Idols" come about?

---I have the impression that all of you are very level-headed, but did you also have to learn about the ethics of being a singer?
CHAN: There weren't any lessons in particular, but whenever we speak to J.Y.Park-san, I think we naturally learn how to feel about music, as well as how singers should act.

---Who do you think was the most amazing member in your trainee days?
CHAN: Junsu-kun! He always raised his hand first for the end-of-month evaulations, he's good at singing, and besides that, he also stood out because he was stylish with a cool hairstyle. When he treated me kindly at our first meeting, I already thought he was a cool guy.
TAEC: I choose Junsu-kun too. I still remember this vividly, but it was the day I had to take my first end-of-month evaluation test since I became a trainee. As I watched Junsu-kun sing "Flower", I wondered if it was okay for me to practise with such a great person.
JUNSU: (happily) You guys~~~~~~♪ Thank you!
JUNHO: My first impression would be that Junsu-kun had a charismatic aura. Taecyeon-kun sort of had the feel of a brotherly senior? Chansung's silent demeanor gave me a cool image, while Wooyoung seemed kind of aloof. Chansung was actually just spacing out, though. (laughs) Wooyoung's kinder and more stoic than he looks.
WOO: Taecyeon-kun left the most impression on me. As you can see, he's very tall, so that alone made him stand out. On my first day as a trainee, when I looked up at Taecyeon-kun and said, "Let's work hard together," he said, "Sure," with this smile. All the tension I had in me uncoiled in that instant.
TAEC: Yep, yep, I have that in me, don't I. (laughs)

---When I talk to you, I don't feel any testosterone-filled jimseung (beastliness); instead, you give off the feel of mischievous boys in their early twenties. In the first place, where did the term "jimseung-dol (beastly idol)" come from?
JUNHO: We were first dubbed that because we appeared on a variety show called "Idol Army" and acted like wild animals. It actually meant to refer to us as "those uncontrollable guys", "wild children", the people who move here and there freely on their own. Then our performance of "I Hate You", which closely resembled the robust power of carnivorous animals, established the image of toughness in the term "jimseung-dol", which still continues up to today.

---How do you feel about being called "jimseung-dols"?
KHUN: To put it simply, we're happy to be called as such. We're also proud that the word "jimseung-dol" was created for 2PM. But we're actually more like adorable "jimseung babies" than tough beasts, I think~?

---You became members of 2PM after going through the reality TV show, "Hot Blood", but did you ever imagine you would debut with such a line-up?
JUNSU: Not at all! We had our training camp with 2PM and 2AM mixed together, so we had no idea who we'd end up with. There was the possibility of everyone joining up to form one single group, too.
KHUN: I had imagined being in the same group with Taecyeon. Because Junho took lessons with a different class, I didn't know him until the shooting for "Hot Blood", so I was surprised to have him in the same group.

---So it was possible for you to have joined 2AM and focused on singing ballads.
JUNHO: That's right. Honestly, either 2AM or 2PM would have been great. Just because their focus is on ballads doesn't mean they won't have the chance to perform dances at all; in fact, they're singing songs like "I Did You Wrong" which have a strong element of dance in them. I think the other members feel the same way, too.

They had their first girlfriends in the first grade of elementary school!?

---This winter, the Woo-U (Wooyoung + IU) couple has gained popularity because of the romance between Jason (Wooyoung) and Pil Sook (IU) in the Korean drama, "Dream High".
WOO: I see Jason, who always acts gentlemanly towards everyone and goes on ahead to open doors, as a playboy. Maybe he's being courteous, but I think he goes overboard. (laughs) I don't do such things very well. I'm very focused when I like a girl. She'll be the only one I look at, and the only one I would treat in such a fashion. I'm like that with regards to everything I do. For example, there was a period as a child when I was so obsessed with my pets that I even stopped studying.

---Jason gradually begins to fall for Pil Sook's charms. Are you the type to develop a romantic relationship from an existing friendship? Or are you the type to fall in love at first sight?
WOO: In my case, I decide whether I like or hate her through our conversations.
TAEC: I'm the same as Wooyoung, I guess.
CHAN: I think I've experienced it both ways. But I might consider based on the very first impression.
JUNHO: I always fall in love at first sight. (laughs) Well it's not really love at first sight, but more like I often fall for the whole vibe of a girl as opposed to her looks. I also fall for girls whom I think has a similar mindset as me....... I have a strange radar for that sort of thing. When I think, "Ah, I think I can connect with this girl," I'm mostly right.
TAEC: Please give me that radar. (laughs) Mine is just a vicious cycle of falling for someone, getting betrayed and hurt badly, closing my heart, then opening my heart for a nice girl again, and then getting hurt yet again....... (cries).
WOO: Maybe you have a poor sense of judgment? What kind of girl are you attracted to?
TAEC: There's nothing I'm especially attracted to, but...... I like a girl who's strong, but possesses the kindness to care for me occasionally.

---A tsundere type. (T/N: "Tsundere" comes from "tsun" (angry) and "dere" (bashful). It refers to people who have a soft, gentle core inside their mean exterior.)
TAEC: ........ possibly. But, I don't want someone like Hye Mi (the heroine in "Dream High")..... 'cause Hye Mi's got a strong personality, but she doesn't show any care for me. (laughs) To be perfectly honest, I played Jin Gook while wondering, "Why I do like Hye Mi?" But I do want to empathize with my character, so I played the role by telling myself, "She may seem obnoxious on the outside, but, deep inside, she's a good girl with a warm heart. She's a charming girl."

---That's because Hye Mi is Jin Gook's first love. She must have some appeal. Since we're talking about first loves now (laughs), I'd like to hear your stories about your first love.
TAEC: I had my first love in the first grade of elementary school, after an exchange of "I like you," "I like you too," "okay let's go out".
WOO: Isn't that kinda early?
TAEC: Huh? You think so? We ate ice cream together.... stuff like that.
WOO: Mine was in my fourth grade of elementary school. We liked each other, but neither of us could say it.
KHUN: Then how could you tell you liked each other?
WOO: I wanted to hold her hands so badly, I fooled around during PE class and clung to her. At first she said stuff like, "Go away~", "Why don't you just go over there~", but when I finally took her hand, she gripped it very tightly in return.
JUNSU: ~~~~~~~~! What an innocent story!
JUNHO: I became aware of the opposite sex for the first time in elementary school. I think I was in the sixth grade. I fell for a girl who was a little chubby and much smaller than me, so I confessed to her in the park and asked if she would go out with me. Although she said OK, I became so self-aware that I couldn't talk to her after that. Then I spent the days after that writing letters in class, which I passed to her nearly every period. It went on for several months, but because we didn't talk or call each other and only communicated through letters, it fizzled out on its own.
CHAN: Everyone's so precocious. I went through my years in elementary school without thinking about girls at all...... sports was all I ever thought about. My first love was in middle school. It was with a girl who went to the same taekwondo class, so all we did was take lessons together.

---That sounds platonic. Tell the truth; you were all popular in school, weren't you?
JUNHO: A junior one year younger than me went all out to show her love when I was a third year in middle school. Calling me on the phone was a given; she'd also leave chocolates on my classroom desk and insert letters into my mailbox at home.
WOO: Weren't the basketball players pretty popular when we were kids? I think I don't have any memory of being popular because I played soccer. (laughs)
CHAN: There was a time when I received letters from 4 ~ 5 people a day, but as Wooyoung-kun theorized, I think it's because I played basketball. (he said, mumbling to himself.)

---You must have made a lot of girls cry, then?
KHUN: That's not true~ We're always faithful.
JUNHO: But as men, we can make girls cry even when we're faithful, right? Like the girls who keep crying without saying a word. They'd be like, "I shouldn't have to say it for you to understand, right?" ........ but I don't understand~! Men don't get it. That's why, everyone! Please tell your boyfriend exactly why you're crying, what made you sad, why you're angry and what you want from us! I'm making this request as a representative of all the men in the world!
TAEC: Men are weak to women's tears. All the men in the world will agree.
(All the 2PM members nod their heads.)
CHAN: We're really weak to a girl's tears! It's really a sin to cry! 'cause we don't stand a chance against those tears......
KHUN: I don't think I could go on if I make a girl cry~ (cries)

---Girls cry as a sign of loneliness. Maybe you haven't been meeting up with her much....
JUNHO: I'm the type that wants to give all my free time to my girlfriend, so I'd want to contact her a lot and go on many dates. Chansung is the same way, I think. It's through talking to each other that we can understand the other's feelings.
CHAN: (nodding his head vigorously)

---In Korea, it's natural to have a strong relationship where you meet your partner several times a week and talk to them over the phone more than once a day. However, in Japan, we often have a more casual type of romance.
WOO: Really!? That's impossible for me~! Don't you wonder what your partner's doing? In Korea, we get into a fight if one of us doesn't contact the other for even a day.
JUNHO: I can't do that either, but now that I think about it, the Japanese style may not be a bad idea. My view on romance has changed ever since I started working. When I was a student, I basically wanted a girl who could stay by my side all the time, but now I'd like a person I can grow up with, or a person whom I can care for, and she for me. There are some things that can only be done alone, and love isn't just all about staying by someone's side. It seems like a relationship can last longer with the Japanese style.
CHAN: But I think I'd still want to see her everyday. We don't necessarily have to do anything, but I'd feel more at ease just by being in the same space.
TAEC: I don't care whether we meet or not, or even what country she's from~! As long as she doesn't hurt me!! If she hurts me........ sob~ sob~ (and he pretends to cry).
JUNSU: Did you suffer that much? (laughs)
KHUN: I pray that Taecyeon and every one of us will have a wonderful romance!

2PM explains their songs
"2PM 1st Concert in SEOUL "DON'T STOP CAN'T STOP"
2PM's first concert DVD goes on sale on March 30, 2011. (T/N: Now April 6!) The members will personally comment on all the recorded songs!

"10 out of 10(10/10)
Our debut song, as well as a song that livens up the crowd in concerts. (Chansung)

"Without U"
A new challenge for 2PM and the first song J.Y.Park-san has ever complimented. (Chansung)

"Don't Stop Can't Stop"
With lyrics that express our feelings, I think it's a striking, moving song. (Junho)

We're very attached to this song, because it's the first one we ever received back when we were working with 2AM. (Junho)

"I Hate You"
This tough, masculine rap is the reason why 2PM became "jimseung". (Taecyeon)

"Thank You"
A strong song filled with our feelings of gratitude for the fans who always watch over us. (Taecyeon)

"Gimme The Light"
With its strong R&B vibe, it wouldn't be an exaggeration to call this 2PM's best song. (Junsu)

"Tired of Waiting"
I burst out laughing when I heard that Super Changoddai-san came up with the melody of this song while he was waiting in line at the bank. (Junsu)

"Only You"
A ballad song filled with memories of J.Y.Park-san's angry scoldings. (Nichkhun)

"What Time Is It Now?"
We often open concerts with this song. The strong beats leave quite an impression. (Nichkhun)

This song suit my vocals, so it's a commemorative piece which took me only 30 minutes to record. (Nichkhun)

There's a clear concept to the song, so I think it's the coolest. (Chansung)

"My Life 4 U"
A passionate song that calls for you to risk your life for love. I want to try this sort of romance! (Wooyoung)

"I Was Crazy About You"
A song that we performed in a sexy dance with female dancers at our 1st concert. (Wooyoung)

Source: Aera Mook K-Pop Boys Plus Magazine
Scans from Daegutang
Translated by fantaisie @