CNBLUE ON CECI MAGAZINE JANUARY 2012 ISSUE
Within 25 words, please introduce yourself.
Indispensable member of CNBLUE , bassist Lee Jung Shin
Because of a drama you cut your long hair. How do you feel letting go of your kids who have accompanied you for a long time just like that.
I start keeping my hair long before I debut until now it’s been 5 years. During that time I often saw something like “When will this kid cut his hair” on the internet, when I saw this I often thought “I will cut it soon”. But when I really went to cut it I feel it’s unfortunate, and broken-hearted. But after that I feel better.
What is your reason for holding on to it?
I just want to follow my own desire of having a long hair, but luckily our company really support me.
When the other member saw your new hair style, since they have different personality their reaction must be different as well right?
When YongHwa hyung saw it he said I have completely changed, and compliment that it suits me well. But on the other hand, he is sad because I have lost a lot of my charm. Recently, JongHyun hyung cut his hair short too, so when we saw each other we will attack each other by saying it doesn’t suit you, it doesn’t suit you. MinHyuk will say “It’s not too bad, you should cut it sooner”. Now that I think about it, I’m not sure if that is a compliment or not.
As the last member of CNBLUE to act. Everyone really help you a lot right?
We will talk about our experience, and they will keep on reminding me about the most basic thing. Other member know that as the last person to act I felt a lot of pressure. They will help me relieve stress by telling me to get relax, and that it’s more important to have great fun while filming.
Both uses video camera, what’s different between being on the stage and on a drama?
The way I present myself to the audience is different. Four of us is a band who join forces and work together and express it through sounds. But acting is about working together with other actors, staffs and express it through a scene. Even though everything needs to be in harmony, but this is Lee Jung Shin’s own matter so there is other sense of responsibility. Actually I used to be a person who don’t have self-confidence, I always in a band so I’m used to the word “together”. So unconsciously because of this and that situation and constraints I become like that. Now, suddenly I have to start acting, but it’s impossible that my self-confidence increase immediately right. Instead, I change and can believe in myself more Even though it’s tiring, but I talk more and become more cheerful.
You believe that you can do it, and the audiences response “you did really well” so your self-confidence naturally increase. You always do things together and now you have to work alone, you must have missed your member a lot right.
JungShin : Actually, during promotion period as CNBLUE because it’s always lively and noisy, so you will not pay attention to a lot of things. Recently, I will use alarm to wake up on my own, and because I’m afraid to wake them up I always go out quietly, and then I go back feeling fatigued, I am really not used to that lonely feeling. So recently, I am very noisy at our KAKAO group.
In drama “My Daughter Seo Young” what is the similarity and the difference between Sung Jae and Jung Shin
Our personality is very similar. I am the kind of person who will act accordingly depends on the atmosphere and who is the person besides me. When I am with my member I will become hyper, and with person who is smaller than me I will become a leader.
A filial son is one of the similarity too right.
In the eyes of my mom’s friends, or my friends and member, I really am a gentle son. I think that whenever I have time I will go back home, accompany my parents and chat with them is the best filial duty I can do now.
That’s right.. , the concert “BLUE NIGHT in SEOUL” in December all 8000 seats sold out within 8 minutes. Congratulations that the tickets is always sold out.
I really like to search news and article about CNBLUE and me. That time I am the first person who knows about this. But.. our tickets is always sold out anyway. I am just joking (laugh) So at that time I thought every 1 minute 1000 seats are sold, I am very happy. Furthermore, it has been a while since our concert in Korea, to be able to hold a concert in front of the fans I am very happy. I heard that a lot of people can’t get the ticket. In return, we will work harder so we can prepare a new opportunity to everyone.
Is it something like a real-time search? Even though there are some sweets but there must be a lot of bitter one too right.
I will purposely find either good one or bad one. There are times when I will get hurt quietly but if it’s something that needs to be changed , I still have to change it
Although you quietly keep the wound to yourself, but as long as it doesn’t influence JungShin’s health it is not harmful. Recently, when do you feel accelerated heart beat?
Erm.. nothing special.
This is not good. There should be more than 1 million things that can make heart beats faster right?
The person around me always said that while you are still young fall in love more often but firstly I, myself don’t think about this topic a lot. Now, for me the fruit of my work is the one that make me feel satisfied. Even though I know I will regret this in the future. HaHa! Actually it’s not that I don’t want to do it (fall in love), but it’s possible that I’m unable to do it.
So now you’re waiting for your ideal type?
A girl who has delicate charm that makes me want to know what is she thinking about. Doesn’t talk much, has a fair skin. I will quite like her.
This year even though you don’t have time to experience accelerated heartbeat, but you live it seriously. Now if there is 1 Million drop from the sky for you to invest on hobby, what will you use it for?
Recently, there is no hobby that I specially want to invest on. This is a bigger problem compared to fall in love. That is I don’t have any hobby. I save up all the money I have earned. I will save up this money too.
When you go to a convenience store, which corner that you usually go?
I don’t know if it’s because I lack of glucose recently, now I like to eat chocolate which I used to hate, and also that kind of earthworm gummy that will cool your tongue.
Recently, member revealed when you’re sick you will sleep talk and blubber about self-pity. You won’t lose to them right!
MinHyuk is the kind of person who all of his actions have to be perfect. But from early 2012 that is not the case anymore. A lot of time his forehead will hit the door, or he will kick the shelf accidentally. And then his eyes will get teary, he will slowly hide in the corner. JongHyun hyung has the sleeping habit of grinding his teeth, and he grinds it like he wants to cut something off. YongHwa hyung likes to sleep on his tummy. Every time he sleep like that I was wondering whether he can breathe or not.
Is there anything that you regret doing when looking back at the year 2012.
I feel that everything will be better if I can prepare for it first. Acting, and concert preparation too. It’s too bad that Band in Korea couldn’t have more event. In 2013 we will do a lot~ Lastly, I am a bit sad that I can’t go back home more often.
What dreams does filial son Lee Jung Shin want to achieve in 2013?
1. CNBLUE growing reputation
2. Acting skill improve.
Please say New Year wish to JongHyun.
Up until now we always follow what JongHyun hyung wants to eat, now I hope that hyung can follow what your dongsaeng want to eat. I hope you will be more mature , shave often. But I still love you. I hope we will always together like now.
Please write “Lee Jung Shin User’s Manual TIP” so that everyone know how to get closer to you.
JungShin : Please love me, and makes me smile and makes me happy. I will give you twice as many love back. Although I am shy, but if you talk to me first. I will shake my tail and welcome you. If I look sad please compliment me, I will cheer up immediately. Just like YongHwa hyung now. (YongHwa who stand beside JungShin is rubbing JungShin’s hair to find his white hair). If you tease me first I will be happy.
I’m sorry. Until now, I had no idea that you were such a fun person bursting with cheerful energy.
What addition name do you like the most to post before your name?
Guitarist and singer who always consistent at the stage. Lee jonghyun CNBLUE.
After wrap up all of Asian countries, on september you went to UK for ‘CNBLUE Live In London’. London is rock dreamland and also Beatless homeland.
Indeed it was like a dream for me to be able standing at the stage. I’m really happy and satisfied. Though everywhere I go is feel strange, mostly due to their hair colour are different with us, asian. It was a bit strange those blondes rocked on and cheered us. You can say it is like standing in front of the TV watched music video from foreign channel?
When I was in London, I kept staring through the hotel windows. I want to go there and snap some photos in some place and go sight-seeing.
Besides your success on the musical stage you grab TV screen as well.
It is wonderful I can act for the first time, that was an honour for me. But it can not be said as success, it was only the beginning. I still have long way to go. In fact there will be the end of something but surely I will be back as CNBLUE member. Can I do these at the same time? As an actor and doing my musical career with CNBLUE?
As an actor, is there any role you want to play in?
If it true I have another chance to act, I want to play role like Ha Jeongwoo did at “Crime of War”. “Bad Guy” who Kim Namgil played at also interesting. I see it masculine somehow. The Gyongsang dialect is quite strong and dominant. I think to have that kind of role will be pretty interesting.
We heard that your role model is Jang Donggun.
Not only in acting but also in his everyday life is wonderful. You can say he has warmth. During A Gentleman Dignity’s filming he always cheer me by saying, ‘you do a good job’. I listen to what Jang Donggun saying, if something bad cold have some good result in the end. That make people laugh. I want to be look good and charming like him.
Do you think that you are masculine?
Honestly it is the truth. The word itself has meaning as man. I am 100% agree. So I concluded if people attracted by man (laugh). It just a phrase thing, it mean he is charming because of his masculine side.
This 24 years old guy has a good point with his popularity as musician and new comer actor for the this year drama. As a guy in twenties generation, what do you feel you are weak at?
I always trying my best in every chance I get. And regret, that sure thing it has. But I am the person who takes the matter in easy way. So although there always some regret, it could ge rid easily. Fortunately it is only me who has easy-going personality.
What about love? Do you think it also work in matter to decide your ideal type? How does your ideal type looks like Lee Jonghyun?
Jeon Jihyun, Son Yejin, Park Shiyeon. My type is the ideal type in life. That is the same word, just say pure, delicate, attractive, sexy.. Why?
How does a woman looks like that you think she is sexy?
Just like the girl in the PSY’s song, that is in my mind right now and the woman who loosen her hair freely.
Named 3 point that Lee Jonghyun has as boyfriend so woman choose you.
Steady, manner and available to sing for her everyday.
Okay, it is understandably point from the guy who can sing.
Fortunately that is the only thing I can do well.
What song do you want to listen or sing to her?
The song who able to combine 2 contrast thing between music and sexy lyric, John Legend ‘PDA’. Have a cup of coffee together while listening to the John Mayer’s ‘Belief’. Easy listening song Robin Thiche ‘Lost Without You’.*Those songs are wonderful indeed. Good songs to picking up when dating*
We heard that you are close with Jonghyun’s SHINEE whom has the same age with you.
We are not too close, where did you hear that from? (He suddenly pretend to be serious) Haha… We are best friend. Jonghyun is warm friend, I always telling him any of the hardship I face. He will come and console me, that was the first kick for us to be this close. We are often hang outs for barbeque. I often heard people saying if I am too early to become mature. But if I meet Jonghyun I comeback to my real age and I am happy for that.
Why are people saying if you are a little adult?
Actually if they are getting along with me for some times, they will not saying that. Many people feel in their first encounter with me will thinking if I am in 30th. It was me who think that way and usually they did not speak it up. Saying the truth, I am unidentified. Hmm… Anyone knows why is it? Why does it happen?
It is my first meet with you in interview and I think it is. A reason you feel the changing from young twenties to the young man.
Do you said so??? (laugh)
Jonghyun’s SHINEE give you birthday present Choco pie and wrap it up with Diablo Game Cover CD he tweeted and teased you as funny jokes. So it is time for revenge, tell me one secret.
Bad boy, but I will not insult him because he just a kid. I will keep his secret.
This interview is the first and will be the first page of 2013 year with the theme ‘CNBLUE New Year Party’. If you are a host of the party, where, what and how do you want it to be like?
I want to party with meat. If there anyone who want to buy sirloin them it would be great (in the other word, he wants to have barbeque party).
We are curious, if you spend the new year with the members, what do you guys doing?
New year is holiday time. Last year we went skateboarding. Every year we always planning to go somewhere together and this year we want to go to the most snowy place. Yonghwa is the best at handling the sky board. Jungshin is the slowest in adapting. Zero master who is the slowest, ah no… Minhyuk is the best at playing the snow ball. I do my best at every game surely. Jungshin’s body is the easiest in adapting with any of the game.
Named three wishes you want to achieved the most in this new year?
I hope always be happy like I am right now. Always in a good health. Make many more good songs.
Minhyuk is now by your side, what do you wish him for in this new year?
As his hyung, I believe that my dongsaeng will do well in every of his. My good-looking little brother I wish in the future it will be like this as always then it would be great. ps: enjoy your life.
Lastly, give suggestion for the people about yourself with ‘Lee Jonghyun Manual Tip’.
I love eating, when I was eating and if it was in my taste I can completely ignore everything, I even will not making any sound. As long as there is tasty food and I can eat I will not making any trouble because I do not need anything else. If I am in moody, let me close my eyes a while, easy to control. Once you get along with me well then everything will be easy.
Please introduce yourself to start this interview.
A person who wants to become a strong man Kang~~ Min Hyuk. I hope this year more people will recognize the name Kang Min Hyuk.
Translator’s note : the hangul for “Kang” = Strong and “Kang” Min Hyuk is the same so he plays with it when introducing himself”
I have watched your movie Acoustic.It feels good to get influenced by that kind of innocence.
Really? You’re one of the few people who have watched this movie. It was the first time I acted. Because it tells a story about a boy who is in a band and has similar age with me so I don’t feel too much pressure. The director calmly help me interpret the story so I become more relax too.
From drama “It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl” , “Heartstrings”, to “My Husband Got a Family”, have you felt the rapid increase of Ahjumma fans?
Actually, I always play drum at the back. I realize that even though a lot of people know CNBLUE but they don’t know how i look. Nowadays, no matter which restaurant I went, the owner always give me extra foods, furthermore there are people who can recognize me from my voice. They even said I am handsome.
What is your ideal type?When people communicate with each other, we will look at each others’ eyes. I like the the kind of person who will give me profound feeling when our eyes meet. I like a person who has beautiful eyes.
Both you and Jungshin are the magnae line, is there a lot of hardship?Actually, Jungshin is the magnae, even though we are of the same age but between us that is the rank. Based on what both hyung said I really don’t look like a magnae.
Other members have talked about each others’ secret, so of course with no exception you have to say some too.
Actually, I don’t even need to say it, everyone knows Jungshin is a coward. But recently I found out that he is afraid of ghost too. (Ceci : Why did you suddenly talk about ghost?). Recently, we moved to a new dorm. Every time JS heard strange voices he will wrangle at our KAKAO group chat. When we’re on the plane too, he will get scared and scream “A~!!” just because of a small turbulence, and when it has stabilize he will take a deep breath and exhaled exaggeratedly.
In real life? or my own fantasy?
It’s up to you. We can give you infinite budget for your dream and exploding fantasy party.
If it’s in real life, I will use my own money and bought a large pile of beers, and then while drinking we will chat at different places. If it’s my own fantasy, I want to play till my hearts content. 20 years later after CNBLUE’s concert we will open a celebration party and new year party together. We will rent a very luxurious place and gather everyone who loves CNBLUE and our friends. We will happily play while listening to the music. There is no restriction. If at that time all of us have our own wife or girlfriend it would be better
So usually at the celebration party of your concert it must be very lively.
Even though we will drink beer or have a barbecue party, but actually at that day we are not that lively, because everyone is exhausted.
Looks like you have to charge your energy for 20 years later. To commemorate that day what song will you listen to?
Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger”,Chemical Brothers’ “Swoon”. When the music plays we will automatically sing a long together. At the song’s climax we will unconciously raise our hands and rocking it. Coldplay’s “Viva LaVida” is a popular one too. Electronic Club song is one that I personally listen when I need to adjust my mood, and it’s the songs that I listen to when I am in a good mood, or bad mood.
After CECI PARTY, we will give you a card to write your wish in. So write down your wishes and use all your luck to make it happen.
- I want to gain weight, get a better build and with exercise I hope I can increase my weight by 4-5 kg that will be enough.
- I hope my drum skill will improve
- I hope CNBLUE will be able to make their dreams come true smoothly.
There are still a lot of spaces on the card, why don’t you write more?
I hope I can grow taller by 2 cm, become more handsome, I have a lots of dream, but because it is impossible to achieve that is why I did not say it. In reality I hope CNBLUE’s album will be a big seller, every one of us will improve as an actor. For me, personally I hope I can workout and have a built myself.
When we are talking like this I did not get that little boy aura from you, I feel that your manly aura is stronger now.
For now I have not feel that I have become a mature man. (YongHwa who passed by from behind said, no matter what he do, Kang Min Hyuk is always a mature man)
The real manly Kang Min Hyuk, please say some new year blessing to leader YongHwa
I am really grateful to everything hyung has done. I hope hyung will not have too many burdens.
Do you think that he has lots of burden?
Yonghwa hyung is not the kind of person who will show that he is under pressure. He is busy worrying about us, and have to assume the responsibility of a lot of things. As a leader who open the path for us I’m afraid that he has a lot of burden. Furthermore, he is lead vocal who write music and lyric, the kind of burden under constant spotlight must be really heavy. If I am a leader I think I will feel that way too.
Please write “Kang Min Hyuk User’s Manual Book TIP”,so that everyone know how to get closer to you.
There are some places where people misunderstood about me. Firstly it’s the image of a magnae who likes to do aegyo from movies or dramas. There are not a lot of people who feel that I am that kind of person when chatting with me in real life. So I am not sure if it is because of this everyone said that I’m hard to approach. But I am not that kind of person, I just don’t talk a lot. I am totally immersed in what I am doing so you don’t have to worry about me. Just by understanding this part of me, everyone can get closer to me. On the other hand, once we have become closer we will stay like this forever, and become my friend for the whole life.
Translation credit Jungshin’s part based on Korean-Chinese by Parishin
Chinese-English by CNBlackYong
Yonghwa’s part by heich justjyh
Jonghyun’s part based on Korean-Bahasa by Raisha @cnblue4ina
Bahasa-English bytara lee
Minhyuk’s part based on Korean-Chinese by Parishin
Chinese-English by CNBlackYong