The Stars – 1st, First Impression

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‘Can we have our time now?’ finally it was Tom who broke the silence.

His question makes the two of his friend facing him at the same time. With question look Ringo look at him and John back and forth.

‘Alright, as you wish, shall we hiring by audition?’ said John slowly.

Ringo’s eyes widened and his brow furrowed, ‘what was this all about?’

‘He wants a new bassist.’

Tom did not gives any replay, he just look at Ringo as if he is waiting for another rejection.

‘Bassist,’ Ringo murmured. ‘Ahhh… Jerry, what about Jerry?’ Ringo said almost yelling with excitement.

‘Who?’ John and Tom asked in chorus.

‘Jerry, the guy who had hidden behind you,’ Ringo explained. ‘He’s same grade with me.’

‘That guy? No way!’ Tom shoots quickly.

To his surprise by Tom’s reaction, Ringo asked the reason and Tom simply saying that the boy is the stupid type.

Ringo rolled his eyes by listening Tom’s reaction.

‘Heaven sake, what happen with your reaction? You don’t even know him,’ Ringo laughed.

Tom nodded.

‘Oh please, didn’t you see what he had doing just now? Believe me I can see that he likes fooling around; in fact, he’s deadly stupid.’ Tom said.

‘Hey mate you think too far,’ John gave his opinion to his irritated friend, Tom, and turn to Ringo, ‘how do you know if he plays bass?’

 

The Stars

Posted by Tara Lee @blue plum blossoms decoded

THE STARS

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The Stars is a story about four art shcool students who pursue their dream in music. Inspired by Korean rock band CNBLUE, The Stars giving a small hint about what might happen to them during their pre-debut in Japan as indie band.

Not to be confuse here, this story is definately not CNBLUE’s documentary although some of them based with what they had told in many interviews.

Overall The Stars is teens story where dream, passion and failure created. As John said to warn his member once their only proper stage about to close down,   ‘the first stone will followed by another, be ready ‘cause our path is still long way to go and we’re not suffering yet.’

Read the whole story here THE STARS

The Stars by Tara Lee @blue plum blossoms decoded

COLLIN, HOW ARE YOU???

I just found found an article about A Gentleman’s Dignity, unfortunately the article all in Japanese. So I don’t know what they write about the drama or Collin, but I snapped Collin photos that makes me miss him badly.

Here they are the photos

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Source hot-korea.com

Posted by Tara Lee @blue plum blossoms decoded 

LEE JONGHYUN THE FNC MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

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Letely

The most drastically changing within CNBLUE lately is because the movement from Yeungdeungpo to Gangnam. In the previous dorm although we have living room but mostly we are spent the time on our own room. Meanwhile in our new dorm we have big large space of living room, I am pretty happy (laugh). Likely there are many good fortune because a good mood by the new dorm.

Journalist

If I am happening to be a reporter, I want to ask such a question: “What is your reason involved in music industry?” my real reason is I want to be somebody who lives by doing his desire passionately as part of my destiny. (He means doing music is his destiny.)

Health

I am not such a couch potato and used to do activities all day along. I can do martial art and used to do stretching as basic training everyday. The problem is even I want to train everyday CEO and some of the people advise me not to do so much train because they afraid I will injured myself. So, recently I just do weight training (to control the weight). Actually this is a secret but I have “king abs” (means six packs, in Chinese character king=王). Other people probably do not notice it but I have a good body to show off (laugh).

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Jung Yonghwa interviewing Lee Jonghyun

Tracksuit for Jonghyun is?

My buddy.

What is the thing you have to throw away right now?

My tracksuit.

Who is CNBLUE’s “fashion terrorist”?

Who is he? Not me!

What kind of super power you want to have.

I want to fly; I want to be a bird.

What is the most serious thing you do recently?

Concert preparation! It’s been a long time not to perform here (in Korea) so I got to prepare it seriously.

If you are happening meet your ideal type, what song you want to listen with her?

John Legend P.D.A

For the ones you love what song you will playing to propose her?

“Ne sarangaa~ saranga~~~” (My Love A Gentleman’s Dignity OST by Lee Jonghyun) *narcissistic Jonghyun*

What do you want to do on the 2013 January 1st?

I want to send messages (a New Year messages) to the people I love.

What do you want to do right now?

I want to going back home.

What do you want to do very firstly once you are in home?

I want to take shower.

What the very first thing you do once you open your eyes? (Wake up from sleep)

I am taking shower.

What is the most irritating stuff for you?

Morning shower.

When is your happiest time?

It is when I am sleeping.

What did you dreamt last night?

I did not dream.

When will you become the most talkative?

It is when meals time.

When do you think Jung Yonghwa looks cool?

What is cool? We meet every time, it is just creepy.

What is the thing who leaved a deep impression to you back when you were in Singapore?

A hotel pool and when eat Chilli Crab. *it must be at Clarke Quay*

What if you become FNC CEO?

I am not the one who suit of become a CEO.

What do you want to say to yourself?

Live passionately.

Tell me how to live passionately?

Enjoy the life itself, love everything in our surrounding.

What is your favourite phrase?

Music.

Lastly, any messages you want to say to Collin?

“Hi, how are you? Next time if there is another chance we got to meet up again.”

(For Jonghyun they are …)

Yonghwa is a reliable elder brother.

Minhyuk is a reliable younger brother.

Jungshin is a conehead younger brother.

CNBLUE is he himself.

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Singer

“I want to be a great guitarist even tough I am getting older. I keep trying to let myself flowing as the world does.” (He means that he is a person who able to adapt and still professional.)

I do music and acting recently, I think if the time I have is too limited. But doing both improved my skill and gives me a lot of possibilities in the future. In music for instance, I really think that I am nothing but I do feel challenged to have this opportunity. Because if I keep on explore my basic skill, both music and acting are actually quite fun. Still I think if my real root is music. Guitarist that leaves me a deep impression is Eric Clapton and just like him, I want to be a great elder guitarist. I try to keep flowing as the time change and importantly to be a good-looking man as well, haha.

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Actor

“If I looking back my life time until now, it feels like I win a lottery, good fortunes come one after another.”

In the past, I used to think “acting is not my field”. Nowadays if I thinking back again, band and acting are two big things who come like lottery in my life, thus far I just doing music and when I made a first leap in acting field as a drama cast, I felt strangeness and completely lost.

Since we have debuted we are four experiences difficulties in reunited audiences. With the time goes by it becomes easier and through acting it comes even better. Actually, through acting, people who do not know CNBLUE begun to acknowledged and start to listen to our music (so then we could promote our band to them), that is a good point.

Right now, we are four doing both music and acting, it is looks good (because we have more self-confidence). Up to this day, I do not know what people think yet, but I hope they will say, “Very good”.

I really want to learn acting from experienced senior actors and crews. As Busan native, I love “Friend” movie, that movie had starred by Jang Donggun senior that is another reason I felt honour to act together with him (Jonghyun referred to A Gentleman’s Dignity he starred with Jang Donggun). The impression during drama filming is fun; I would like to say “pretty good” right from the start-up to the end of the drama.

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* Author’s Notes *

– Blue line is author and translator’s further explanation.

– For complete The FNC Magazine scan, see THE FNC GALLERY CNBLUE PART

 

Source The FNC Magazine

Scan by Parishin

Korean – Bahasa Trans by Raisha @cnblue4ina

Bahasa – English Trans by Tara Lee @blue plum blossoms decoded

Edited and Posted by Tara Lee @blue plum blossoms decoded

JUNG YONGHWA THE FNC MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

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Journey

 

A place I want to visit the most for holiday is Fiji, Guam. Sometimes ago my family went for holiday and they kept shown me off about how beautiful it is. But why they had gone without me? (laugh)

 

Because I have never been visit Guam, I am so envy. If only there is a chance, I want to go with my whole family. I am rarely spending time with my family so I want family holiday.

 

Youth

 

During my childhood, my elder brother had English and Korean course while I had drawing, clarinet and piano. Even though I learn a little English but my focus on art and sport, I even went for vocal training. These should be my mum did not see “academic interest” in me so she picked those kind of courses for me.

 

History

 

When I was a trainee, the hardest time for me was the moment I have to stay independently and separate from my family. There was a time I thought about giving up. Every time that thought occurs my parents will come from Busan to Seoul to reassurance me. Asked me to thinking back and carefully before made a decision.  When I am playing around with my friends, my parents always said to me not to forget to prepare my future well, those times were over in my twenties. If only I do whatever I want to without thinking properly maybe I become a loser right now.

 

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Lee Jonghyun interviewing Jung Yonghwa

 

For me, those shoes are?

 

Those shoes are my property, my treasures.

 

If there are people want to gift shoes as a present, our hyung, Jung Yonghwa would be pretty happy ao he has another nickname “Yongyongie”.

 

Is there any thing who makes you happy recently?

 

It should be working along Minhyuk.

 

Is there any moment you want to come to the past the most?

 

The moment I feel so happy.

 

What do you do if you spend a single day on your own?

 

That day, I will create a playlist and lying down when I listen to it.

 

What thing you have not to do yet on 2012?

 

I have not done sky boarding.

 

What do you want to do on 2013, January 1st ?

 

I want to go home, to Busan.

 

What do you do before you are close your eyes (sleep)?

 

Lits up an aromatic candle.

 

When do you want to speak Satoori (dialect)?

 

I used to speak Satoori.

 

What do you think about the new dorm?

 

It is not a joke.

 

Have you ever involved in criminality things?

 

No, I have never.

 

When do you think you look cool the most on photo?

 

It is when I am on the stage and singing.

 

When do you think Lee Jonghyun is the coolest the most?

 

I have to think first to find the answer, kkk.

 

Please describe Jung Yonghwa in five words.

 

Dae, Dan, Han, Nyeo, Seok (a gentleman)

 

This moment, what did you do so you want to say sorry?

 

I used all Jungshin’s moisture creams.

 

How do you feel when your self-composed song had chosen as title track?

 

Well, here it is!!!

 

Among those songs you have composed, which one you love the most?

 

I love all of them.

 

Which song you wanted Jonghyun to listen?

 

“I am Sorry”

 

What if you become FNC Magazine’s Editor in chief?

 

That is impossible.

 

(Kang Minhyuk suddenly interrupted,)

 

Minhyuk and Jungshin both drown, whose do you choose you save the first?

 

I save my self.

 

(For Yonghwa they are …)

 

Jonghyun is a guitarist.

 

Minhyuk is a poor guy.

 

Jungshin is my slave.

 

CNBLUE is my family.

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Singer

 

“I want to keep playing music even I get older”

 

CNBLUE is groove pop rock band. Of course we are not stick with this kind of style but in 2013, I hope we can proof our colour more than previous years. Despite I, myself who likes many genres so I keen on to make a different colours (many genres of songs), we need a clear style tough (one dominant style so that when people listen to the song they immediately recognize it was CNBLUE’s song even tough the song probably has different style). I think find our true colour is a main CNBLUE’s vision in playing music. For the long-term plan, I want to be vocalist who able to sing a song for a long time. Also, I want to keep perform on the stage along with the other CNBLUE’s members. I keep thinking positive, it gives a big help in my musical industry. With the power of positive thinking, I will show the better CNBLUE’s image.

 

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Actor

 

“I remember it was 2010, January 14th

 

During ‘You’re Beautiful’ and ‘Heartstring’ drama filming I do felt a good atmosphere because both of the drama casts were almost the same age with me. ‘You’re Beautiful’ was quite fun. Hongki and Geunseuk hyung are pretty funny; we are three looked good on set. Even nowadays that drama is still popular overseas. Since it was my first drama, I have no high expectation. It leave me a deep impression, when I watched the drama for the first time its premiere my friends called and said, ‘it’s strange to see you used standard language (did not use Satoori).(laugh)

 

Everyday became pretty interesting because people starting to liking me as “Milk Boy” or “Towel Boy”. My second drama, ‘Heartstring’ boasts his popularity on overseas. Many had asked, ‘didn’t you felt disappointed since in Korea the rating is quite low, but I am satisfied enough when the drama ended and during the drama filming every casts keep thinking positive and push each other, an unforgettable drama. I heard that drama nicknamed “#1 Korean drama in Taiwan. At 2012, I want a free time for myself, some fans asked me, ‘why you didn’t do something?’ but I need some time out after 3 years nonstop working. I never composed song in relax and now I enjoyed the time a lot. During those times I composed about 20 songs. Since I composed for Juniel and AOA and for CNBLUE itself for sure, I am sure I can show the better image. It was exactly what I felt that day, 2010, January 10th.

 

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*the fnc magazine’s editor note’s*

 

Jung Yonghwa posed on camera naturally. That day he just back from Chile, having very long flight, it was about 30 hours, jetlag and no sleeping yet. Maybe, because it was his first single shoot after quite a long time, rather than shown his tired face, he looked more nervous and excited at the same time. We will show you another Jung Yonghwa’s charm. Although he was a bit nervous with 5:5 hair style, unconventional fashion and meet the staff for the first time but the clumsiness had disappear in just a wink of time, every time we meet he always said, “I’m Jung Yonghwa” (he always introduced himself politely). Judging from what we heard later on, he shown off photo-shoot result to the other members and he had nice sleep that day.

 

At the moment we did a photo-shoot on set we were keeping mumbling ‘wow, he’s really good-looking!’

 

*Author Notes*

– Blue line was further explanation from author and translator.

– For complete The FNC Magazine scan see THE FNC GALLERY CNBLUE PART

 

Source The FNC Magazine

Scan by Parishin

Korean – Bahasa Trans by Raisha @cnblue4ina

Bahasa – English Trans by Tara Lee @blue plum blossoms decoded

Edited and Posted by Tara Lee @blue plum blossoms decoded

 

KANG MINHYUK THE FNC MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

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Know

‘CNBLUE’s secret that I know? This is a secret that never told to anybody else… if this fact revealed, I am sure people who even sleep will woke up (because of surprise). Jungshin sometimes open his mouth while sleeping. Jungshin I’m sorry (laugh). At dorm, Jonghyun hyung often walking around without wears anything. He does not like to put anything on his body indeed. Looks like he wants to show off his body he built at gym. My secret, I have a lot of scar marks.’

Memory

‘I want to erase my childhood memories once I learned swimming. I was at 6 grades of elementary school when first time I learn diving. At that time I was immature and did everything without thinking. I try to dive but my pant was taken off! I was so embarrassed since many of my girls behind me. I tried to search my pant immediately but I found nothing. I really wanted to leave that memory behind but even now that memory keep haunt me down.’

Handle

‘I am mastering almost all kinds of game. Even though it was a new one, I can do it in several minutes. The other members never asked me to play along. Because I can master in a short time sometimes I do feel unsatisfied (he thinks that the game was not interesting anymore).’

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Lee Jungshin interviewing Kang Minhyuk

I love woman …, …, …, …, ( Jungshin asked Minhyuk to fills up four blank spaces in order)

Woman! Who! Looking at me! Only!

What if I meet my ideal type on the street?

That was impossible…

Somehow, what if you have?

I will approached and talk to her.

Okay, describe woman you wish to meet on the street.

Woman that wears blue navy coat, black skinny jeans, thick neat muffler, medium heels and beautiful long wavy hair on her back.

Good points of Minhyuk?

I have mild personality.

What does your favourite coffee and cake?

Americano syrup added and sweet potato cake.

Named actor you want to go to have your favourite coffee and cake.

Senior Kang Dongwoon who had cast in Temptation of Wolves, because he looks handsome as a man.

And if you go to bakery with four other people, who else the other two you want to go with?

Jaehyuk and Sangwook (they are actor too).

What if the cake already cursed?

Whoever who eat the cake will love Kang Minhyuk.

Name three abilities you want to have?

Drumming skills, masculine face, and being a good son for my parents.

What do you do everyday once you open your eyes in the morning?

I am checking the time on cell phone.

What if the company asked you to shave your hair?

No problem (doing it).

And what if the company asked you to grow your hair as long as Jungshin’s?

No problem (doing it, too).

Would you doing whatever they ordered you to do?

Depend on whom ordering me.

Do you ever think that you are really good-looking?

No, I never.

Your butt is too flat; don’t you intend to make it bigger by exercise?

About exercise, I do better than you do, I am working on it.

And what about the front?

No~~

Do you have the intention for whitening your skin? You’re too yellow.

I’m attending dermatology regularly.

Do you feel that you are perfectionist?

No, no, of course not.

Right now, where do you want to go?

To the any place I want to.

33 years old Kang Minhyuk is still in CNBLUE?

Nothing will change; I will be performing on CNBLUE’s concert. At the audiences seat my wife will cheering me up.

What dream you want tonight?

Dream about having a lot of money! Pig dream?

(It was saying, pig shape coin box that full of money)

(For Minhyuk they are…)

Jungshin is a friend.

Yonghwa is a reliable eldest brother.

Jonghyun is a reliable second elder brother.

CNBLUE is everything.

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Actor

‘Whenever I remember the family in the drama, I’m really happy.’

Kim Nanjoo senior has almost the same personality with her character in the drama, she also treat me just like   her own a little brother in the real life. Thus whenever I act I do feel like I am in my family. I heard also that the drama has a unique nick name ‘a national drama’. Wherever I go people will called me Cha Sekwang. I am not like Cha Sekwang who has many tricks to charm girls but I want to be my brother-in-law, Yoo Junsang senior who knows exactly what to do to in order to treat woman well. If talked about my ideal type, I love woman who watching over me. During drama shooting every casts did not feel any clumsiness when act together, we used to tell each other if somebody made mistake because we are close. Besides we do not have any other but the family (in drama). I want to balancing between CNBLUE’s activities and acting well but I prefer with CNBLUE because it was my root.

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Singer

‘There are many things I want to learn.’

If there is a chance, I want to learn acting or other things. There are many things I want to learn, it would be fun to learn something new … I want to learn piano again, clarinet and saxophone. But the most of thing is piano, even though it would be hard to touch it again (since too long already did not playing) but I think I can do it well. Besides I want to learn piano because it different instrument with drum. I always thinking, I want to be a drummer who can adapt (musically) CNBLUE. Because I am a CNBLUE’s member and we don’t know in the future CNBLUE will be like. I want to be a drummer who able to adapt with the team. Even I ever wrote a lyric but I want to try to compose a song, I want to know how does it feel when I walking on the street and the song I compose been playing somewhere (laugh).

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* Author’s Note *

– Blue line is further explanation from author and translator

– For complete The FNC Magazine scan see THE FNC GALLERY CNBLUE PART

Source The FNC Magazine

Scan by Parishin

Korean – Bahasa Trans by Raisha

Bahasa – English by Tara Lee @blue plum blossoms decoded

Edited and Posted by Tara Lee @blue plum blossoms decoded