[STARCAST] Lee Jong Hyun’s Bucket List for a Romantic End of the Year

[STARCAST] Lee Jong Hyun’s Bucket List for a Romantic End of the Year

Hello, I am Lee Jong Hyun from CNBLUE. The of year 2013 is already not far from being over. The ‘End of the year’s mood’ is slowly rising up~ What kind of plans does everyone have for this Christmas and for the end of the year~?

 

For me, I have composed and sung the season song for the first time in this end of the year in December. From long time ago, I always used to think that I wished to compose a carol that warms the heart and my wish came true faster than I thought~ It is a song called ‘Love Falls’ and because I wanted to emphasize the romantic mood of Christmas, I made it as a duet song. With a singer JUNIEL, I also held a special activity for about a week to promote the song as a duet team called ‘Romantic J’. While singing, I thought that I will sing this song in live if I have a girlfriend.

 

Are you saying this is romantic~? Haha. For me, there is another kind of ‘Romantic’ that I am thinking of… How about you guys?

 

I am thinking that I am going to slightly reveal my romantic bucket list to wrap up the year of 2013.  B star naver

1. Decorations that can never be left out to make an end of the year’s mood!

If I have a girlfriend, I want to do Christmas decorations! In the end of the year when thinking of Christmas, I feel that ‘Christmas decoration’ is necessary as it to completes the mood. I still feel that way. Even if it is not a giant Christmas tree, I think decorations that match with places and also every little decoration are things that can add to the mood of Christmas.

I think even Christmas decoration reflects the individuality and vibe that are unique to each person so I often look in detail of what colors and the materials the Christmas tree is decorated with. Does it match me~? Haha. It is classic but no matter what, I think decoration items in Christmas trees are pretty when they have clear colors such as a red apple~ I feel like that colors such as red and gold really give the celebrating atmosphere of the end of the year.

B star naver12. The end of the year card that shows sincerity and a gift that contains my mind

 

When the end of the year season approaches, I usually try to call people whom I am grateful for either by calling them no matter what or by meeting them in person, and when I prepare for this in advance, it is good because I do not have to rush for anything. Although there is still a concert that is scheduled, I am still currently preparing so that I do not miss the right time to show what is on my mind. Even now, I think I am not that good at choosing gifts. It is so hard for me to choose gifts. As I think about things such as ‘Are these the things that people who will receive the gift really like it, are these things that they really need” and so on, my concerns begin to multiply. However, if it could be thought of as my own skill, then it might be able to be considered as a good skill, which is to send cards I wrote myself or send messages together along with a gift. Also, the ribbon wrap that makes the gift cooler! Because I think that pretty gift wraps are as important as the content of the gift in expressing my mind, I always put a ribbon for a highlight, haha. (I am a relatively delicate man, right~?)

B star naver2B star naver33. A fancy dinner with people whom I love

If I have a girlfriend, I hope to eat a memorable dinner in such a place that is filled with a warm Christmas mood inside. I want to prepare the menu of this special meal as something that my girlfriend likes the most and also the most surprising at the same time. I think I am not going to regret it only after I prepare everything thoroughly, so even if I have to search all over the internet, I am going to come up with an incredibly fancy plan no matter what!

Especially, I wish to impress her by preparing a dessert that has a Christmas mood. I do not like foods that are too sweet but just for a memorable romantic dinner, I think it would be good to be filled with ‘Sweets’ once in a while. It seems like that there are lots of women who likes very sweet desserts (that I can never eat)~ If I am having dinner with only guys, I will never ever prepare for these desserts but I am thinking of giving it a try once in a while if I started dating someone, haha.

 

It is only my imagination for now but if I face the real situation, then I am going to become very thorough and careful~ I am jealous of all the people who are couples.
I, Lee Jong Hyun, who sings and plays the guitar in CNBLUE, might be spending the end of the year with music. But, I am trying to make time to have dinner with people whom I love and who are most precious~ Of course, I expect to have a special meal time that is filled with the end of the year mood with the members also.

B star naver4B star naver54. The memorable song is necessary! 
In times that wrap up the year, song can never be left out, right~?
In this end of the year, I am thinking of introducing two songs that I am going to endlessly replay. I have chosen the songs that touch the sentiment. I am thinking that these are the songs that people who are solos like me will especially be able to empathize together.

The first song is the song ‘The Blower’s Daughter’, which is a famous soundtrack of the movie ‘Closer’, by Damien Rice. Damien Rice, the sing-a-song writer who is from Dublin, Ireland, is one of my favorite musicians. I think I have to say that I was shocked the moment I listened to the song while watching the movie ‘Closer’… Until now, I still cannot forget the moment when it has touched my heart in a powerful way. I recommend this song as it softens the sentiment while wrapping up the year quietly.

The second song has sad lyrics but I think it is good to listen to it for many, many times during this season. It is the most famous song of Christmas seasons ‘Last Christmas’. There are a lot of carols and Christmas songs on my mind but the best song in my mind I think is always this song. When it is the end of the year, I am happy but when I think about how this year have gone by too fast, there is always a little bit of loneliness left in my mind and I think it is the song that slightly consoles such a feeling.

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The weather recently have got colder and because of the snow, it really feels like ‘Winter’ and maybe, this Christmas might be a White Christmas! I hope everyone have a romantic and happy end of the year with family, lovers and friends whom you guys love.

 

Source starnaver

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Blue bird, CNBLUE and the origin of love DNA


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“Searching for happiness across someone else’s fence is foolish. You should look for the blue bird of happiness under your own eaves.”

The most famous group of people that lives by this advice by Maurice Maeterlinck in “The Blue Bird” is probably the K-pop boy band CNBLUE. CNBLUE consists of four talented artists: Lee Jong-hyun, Kang Min-hyuk, Lee Jung-shin and the leader, Jung Yong-hwa. Each member is a singer-songwriter, actor and producer.

The full name of the band is “Code Name BLUE.” “BLUE” refers not to the actual color, but to an acronym from the initials of the four members’ characteristics. However, it still holds to philosophy of “The Blue Bird” that each member finds happiness from one another and spreads that treasure to the world. As a result, CNBLUE is a metaphor of a factory that produces love from the four distinct characteristics represented by each band member: Burning Lee Jong-hyun, Lovely Kang Min-hyuk, Untouchable Lee Jung-shin and Emotional Jung Yong-hwa.

Jong-hyun possess all the qualities of a “golden boy” — tall, a handsome face, excellent taekwondo, judo and swimming skills and fluent in Japanese. Even so, he picked CNBLUE as his only pride, claiming that it is a truly excellent team in an interview with Japan’s Oricon Style magazine last August. Band leader Jung Yong-hwa agreed, further adding that they are a really happy band that he is proud of. If it were in Korea, “golden boy” Jong-hyun’s statement would sound too humble, bordering on sarcasm. However, the band members’ voices prove the veracity of their love for the team.

Directly after graduating high school, the four members lived through hardship. They had to perform in front of meager audiences gathered outside at Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station, Shibuya Station, Yoyogi Park and other places. Once they were kicked out during their weekend performance at Yoyogi Park. Despite such adversaries, Jungshin reminisced, “I was happy to have music and my mates pull me through hardship.” Their friendship which lasted through both joy and sorrow appears in CNBLUE’s lyrics, such as “The tears and sweat rolling down my face / There is paradise / Such chaos and dismay drown me in my despair and tears / The wandering continues but I’m trying to enjoy it day by day” in their song “Feeling.”

Loveliness is not just reserved for Min-hyuk. When Jung-shin and Yong-hwa had different schedules, Jung-shin called the leader up and told him, “Good night, brother. I left some vitamin drinks on your desk. Make sure to take them before you sleep.” The leader Yong-hwa was deeply moved. Last year, in an interview with Japan’s Junon magazine, Min-hyuk confessed that Jong-hyun is like his true brother. Jong-hyun, on the other hand, described Min-hyuk as as caring as his own mother. Jung-shin also praised the team’s leader as having a heart as warm as the sun. They all emphasize that their friendship will continue even when they are old.

Having genuinely tasted love, CNBLUE carries on distributing happiness. For four years since their debut, the band has delivered emotional catharsis to their fans through their concerts. However, it has also been three years that they have been giving back to the community by helping the poor. Yong-hwa was the first celebrity to ask online on Korean portal Naver about ways to serve the community. His question, posted on April 5, 2011, received numerous answers and praises.

Realizing the band’s spirit of distributing happiness, CNBLUE has been active nationally and internationally in helping the destitute. Through Donation Concert.com (www.k-popgiveconcert.com), CNBLUE has been contributing their musical talents for yearly donations of rice to Korea Food for the Hungry International since June 2011 for the elderly living in solitude. Internationally, they established “CNBLUE School” last year in Niamadougou Village, Burkina Faso. Furthermore, they stated on April 4 that they plan to build another school in Africa with the donations earned from their World Tour. Despite their busy schedule filled with filming dramas and recording tracks, CNBLUE never rests from their concert tours around Asia, Oceania, Europe and North and South America in order to raise more donations.

Earlier on April 6, CNBLUE’s Taiwan concert for 11,000 fans was featured on the local CTV News and other famous channels. One highlight of this concert was Yong-hwa singing his self-composed “I’m sorry” piece acoustically after performing the original version filled with energetic beats. The single “Coffee Shop” also received fervent applause from the audience, proving the band’s “Re: Blue” album as No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard World Album Chart. CNBLUE will continue the tour to Singapore on April 13, followed by Bangkok, Hong Kong and Seoul in May, and finally Sydney, the Philippines and Beijing in June.

The members confessed that their experiences of hardship led to the discovery of genuine love for humanity. They strongly wish to share and alleviate hardships of the impoverished. CNBLUE increasingly resembles “The Blue Bird,” which symbolizes the hope of our world.

Source The Korea Herald

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CN Blue Promises to Build Second School with World Tour Donations

CN Blue will continue to fund its school project with its world tour.
In March 2012, CN Blue built the first ′CN Blue School′ in Burkina Faso, known as one of the poorest countries of Africa. The school was named after the group, and the group has been donating parts of its profits from album and concert ticket sales to the management of the school.Over 100 children currently attend CN Blue School, and it also holds a kindergarten and after school programs and provides meals.The band will continue with the project in the future, and aim to build its second school.

A rep from CN Blue′s agency FNC Entertainment told enews on April 4, “CN Blue will be hosting a world tour to go through Asia, Oceania, the Americas and Europe, starting in Taiwan on April 6. With the new donations it plans to build its second school.”

Seriously, this announcement success boasting my spirit who down recently. This make me more and more wanted to finish my project The Stars and join those wonderful guys to build the second school!!! I do really hope now and I will try my best and my hard to finish it SOON!!!
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My project, The Stars hopefully will ended up here sometime in the near future. Joining my wonderful guys to make the world of the innocent kids better!

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CNBLUE ON SPUR MAGAZINE APRIL 2013 ISSUE

Jungshin

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Born on September 15th, 1991; bassist; cut off his long hair in the middle of the Arena Tour which was become a headline. Even tough the long hair is better; personally I prefer short hair now. During performances sometimes I miss the feeling of head banging but I have no plans to grow it longer in the near future. For fashion, I like all-black style the most then I will match it with watch or hats to make it unique, this is my recent style. The necessary thing for my everyday routine is collecting a delicious food’s pictures! Recently, the photos I took were those during Arena Tour. When I am hungry I will look at it. (Laugh)

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Which restaurant you have to visit when you are visiting Japan?

I like western style food. I influenced by Launch Queen drama and turn into Japan-western style food. I used my I-pad to watch dramas and I want those kinds of food. Staff told me there is a restaurant I wanted but since we are all too busy and tired, nowadays I usually go alone.

What is your favorite Japanese word?

“I am sorry”, when I am asking for help I absent-mindedly said that word.

Is there anything you have to buy when you are visiting Japan?

It supposed to be NEW ERA baseball hat.

What is your favorite perfume?

D&G light blue

What is the best present from fans?

RASQ, it was the first time I taste it and I was so touched when received it.[1]

Do you have something surprising for you the most recently?

After drama filming I thought, okay, I want to sleep but once I open my room door I found the three other members had deep sleep at my bed. (Laugh)

Where do you will go with your date?

Wearing mask and hat we will go shopping from Shibuya to Harajuku.

Is there anything you want the most right now?

Recently I noticed that man wants cars and watches, I know their feeling I want to see what a man driving Range Rover Evoque will feel like.

What if you are happening set up on the dessert island?

Minhyuk and I have low points in survival will do a light job, Jonghyun hyung will probably hunt down the animal while Yonghwa hyung might write SOS on the sand beach and lie down comfortably. (Laugh)

How is your sleeping fashion?

All black sport short and t-shirt, sometimes colorful short from fans that the members talked about, I have been like that too.

Jonghyun

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Born on May 15th, 1990, guitar and vocal; live at Osaka and Kyoto when he was young and the best Japanese speaker among the members. CNBLUE had attending many Japanese Music Festivals at 2012. During pre-debut he always sang L’Arc~an~Ciel’s song at karaoke. Knows Hyde, the leader of the rock unit VAMPS at one of the festivals.  He has blunt personality therefore not easy for him to touches by something. He likes spa and prefer not to have interview before live performances. The thing he wants the most now is snowboard and his favorite dessert is everything to do with yogurt.

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Which was memorable the most during Arena Tours?

Out door spa and shooting stars at Niigata, there was superstition in Korea, if you made a wish three times as the shooting stars passes, then your wish will come true. Even though the shooting star was disappears before I made a wish, it still touch me and inspire me to compose “Starlit Night”.

Who is among the audiences that you notice the most?

Those audiences with towels and the highest one.

What does the most necessary thing at the backstage?

Sofa which I can lie down, (laugh) before live performance, backstage is the place we restore our energy. My friends who visit us are all surprise by the relaxed atmosphere of our backstage. (laugh)

What is the thing you have to buy whenever you visit Japan?

Guitar case, in Korea usually it comes a set; they rarely sell it without guitar. Due to our movements I often broke my guitar case, this time I also broke the holder so I need to buy a new one.

What is your favorite Japanese word or phrase?

“Uncomfortable”, it is unintentional but seem that I say it a lot.

 What is your favorite perfume?

Bleu de Channel.

Where will you go with your date?

To the place that away from my everyday life, I want to go Athens, Boracay Island but the real place is a secret!

What do you plan for your next holiday?

I want to go to the snowy mountain with our close staff; we are actually planning to go snowboarding.

What is your sleeping fashion?

Only pants.

What if you are happening set up on the desert island?

I am confident with my survival skill, I am usually picky toward food but if I am hungry I would eat even if it is grass and animal. (Laugh)

Yonghwa

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Born June 22nd 1989, vocal and guitar. This time during Arena Tour show off his piano skills he learns since 6 years old. He played even during photo shoot and the other members fascinated by the sound of the piano. As they living together as four, he composed the song in every chance he got. When asked what kind of present he wanted from fans, he smiled and replied, “car”.

He also commented on Minhyuk who was also being interviewed, he said, “his (Minhyuk) answer was too simple” (laugh). This was one of their kinds too, knowing how to jokes around is one of his secret charms.

Four member Rock band CNBLUE with soaring popularity. They seem to be natural wherever they are even during the interviews. During live performances and photo session start music is always with them. They are just like this; let us see the truth behind the four members.

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Last year, the first Arena Tour gathered around hundred thousands people, which is the most memorable stage for you?

The biggest stage at Saitama Super Arena, the passionate atmosphere was incredibly great. When the lights shine on us, we could not really see the audiences but when it turned off, I can see right in front up to the foremost audience’s seats. The most noticeable were the male audiences, there were not many but their respond was good. I could see it right away.

Do you have something necessary at the back stage?

Coffee and energy drink.

What word or Japanese phrase that will make you happy?

Handsome, probably because I did not hear this word much once I getting older so I should hear it more now. (Laugh)

What is the most frequent Japanese word you using recently?

I memorized some dialect during tour, to express “very” in Nagoya’s dialect is DERA, grilled eel DERA delicious, I love it.

What is the thing you have to buy whenever you visit Japan?

Tokyo banana my Korean friend had recommended.

What is your favorite perfume?

I like Marc Jacobs and Diptyque, why does not Minhyuk praise me? (Laugh)

Where would you go with your date?

Paris, I like rainy street it suits the mood. Actually wherever I go I always bring rain so I am called “Rainy Boy who Likes Rain”.

What do you want the most from fans right now?

Cocoa and yogurt drink.

How is your sleeping pose?

Lying with my face down, I wake up frequently due to lacking air to breathe but I just can not change. (Laugh)

What if you are happening set up on the desert island?

A survival challenge begins (laugh), the last survivor would be me of course.

Minhyuk

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Born June 28th, 1991, a drummer; last year participated in Japan – Korea friendly baseball match as part of Hallyu team, whacking baseball bat can reduces stress is not it? (Laugh) There are not a lot of batting centre at Korea so just finding a place need quite a bit effort. Even though I like baseball mostly I just watch the game. The most used Japanese word is “nothing special”, necessary thing at the back stage also nothing special. If it raining I like rain, if it sunny then I like the sun and so for snow, if happening snowy day, I like it too. It was quote from this interview.

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Which  was memorable the most during Arena Tour?

As the member who likes eating the most, food from all the places during tour is the most interesting. We had tebasaki at Nagoya, takoyaki at Osaka even though each place has their own specialties but as we were visiting many new places, experiencing something new is wonderful.

Who is among the audiences that you notice the most?

Since I am drummer so I sit at the back all the time and hardly to see the audiences but when the light was turn off I can see the light stick as if the stars on the night sky. I am happier about this than the other members. That is what I am thinking anyway. (Laugh)

What is your favorite Japanese word that you want to hear to make you happy?

“Kawaii” which is rarely used by male, since in Korea “Kawaii” seems to judge the other for not “man-like” so when I heard that word during performances I felt confuse… if (the fans) shout out “handsome” then I would be really happy.

What is your favorite perfume?

Dior Homme

Where will you go with your date?

Hmmm… since I am the type who does not like being annoyed, she can decide where to go (laugh). If I have to decide, then we can go to Jejudo in Korea. The reason is simply it easier rather than to go abroad. (Laugh)

How is your sleeping pose?

The other members said as if I am playing drum even when I am sleeping. May be I am performing during my sleeping time?

What if you are happening set up on the desert island?

Jungshin and me, the dongsaeng team, we will go to find something to eat, hyungs can do physical stuff, and all of us will survive.

Jungshin:  

  • Jacket ¥55.650 [ATO –> Aoyama branch]
  • White cut sewing ¥38.850/Blue cut sewing ¥27.300 [NEIL BARRETT]
  • Trousers + Shoes are personal property.

Jonghyun:

  • Shirt ¥63.000 | Shoes ¥60.900 [Mihara Yasuhiro –> Tokyo branch]
  • Tie ¥18.900 [NEIL BARRETT]
  • Jacket + Trousers are personal property.

Yonghwa:

  • Jacket ¥199.599 | T-Shirt ¥16.800 | Trousers ¥49.530 [NEIL BARRETT]
  • Shoes are personal property.

Minhyuk:

  • Jumper ¥13.650 | Shirt ¥24.150 |Tie ¥8.400 [ATO –> Aoyama branch]
  • Shoes ¥63.000 [Mihara Yashuhiro –> Tokyo branch]
  • A trouser is personal property.

All the prices for references purpose only.

Source Spur Magazine

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Chinese – English by Skysherdl and Tara Lee @blue plum blossoms decoded

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[1] RASQ is kind of baked snack

LEE JUNGSHIN THE FNC MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

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‘In the end of the day, when I am about to sleep I have to do special treatment for my lips. My lip is very dry type so right before sleep I always applies moisturizer to keep the moisture lips. I use non perfume lip balm since I need it for treatment. Because of that I have no problem when I have to talk or perform on the stage.’

Jewel

‘If take a look closely among the part of my body, the one who look stands out is eye. I have keen eyes! Of course the other parts are outstanding too (laugh). I used to hear people said that I have gentle eyes but once I get angry my eyes could be so scary. Fortunately, I am not the type of people who get angry easily so I think there is no chance to see my scary eyes.

School

‘At school I have a lot of friends; I used to close with many of my old teachers. I used to very serious person when it comes to do every assignment; I never made a scene, fussing or something, I am hardly remember I ever had fought with my schoolmates either. And I was really obedient kid so how it possible the teachers did not like me?’

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Good point of Lee Jungshin

I am a positive person.

What if you are happening to meet your ideal type on the street?

I just pass her by, even though I would be regretting later.

What if your crush likes Minhyuk?

I will just say, “I see”.

From woman point of view, what is Lee Jungshin’s charm?

My charm is humble.

Give a name for these two cats.

“Ciblue” and “Nyam Nyami”

If you are gifted to give ability and power to the cat, what kind of ability you want to give?

I want to give them a power to sweep away my fatigue.

Named one thing Lee Jungshin is better than cat.

I am bigger.

And named one thing Lee Jungshin is worse than cat.

I have no fur as much as the cat.

If you are not happening to be an entertainer, what might you do right now?

I do not know.

In the past, what do you think you are?

I was a frog prince.

If you have a sister to who you want to introduced her?

I will introduce her to nobody.

If you are happening to have   1.000.000 won, what did you want to do for the first time?

I will save all the cash.

You are happening to have a big debt, who do you think will loan you cash?

It seems will no body.

What did you think right now?

I want to eat samgyeopsal (pork belly), I want to eat meat, I want to have cat as my pet.

When you are eat samgyeopsal with Minhyuk and there only one piece left, what do you will do?

I will let Minhyuk to have it because he seems pretty miserable.

What if you have a day, ah no, a week off holiday?

I will go to Jejudo, rent a car and drive along, playing around and eat meat.

At this moment named three things that make you enthusiastic.

I will named five, acting, automotive, fashion, watches, and concert.

Named your childhood dream you want to make it reality nowadays.

  1. 1.      Compose a good song.
  2. 2.      Completing “My Daughter Seoyoung” finely.
  3. 3.      Buying car.

You already have a car, which place you want to visit the most?

I will go to Incheon because from there I can go anywhere. (Did he mean Incheon international airport?)

What things Kang SeungJae had given to Lee Jungshin?

He gave me experience.

 (For Lee Jungshin they are …)

Yonghwa is Yong’s dove.

Jonghyun is a poor elder brother.

Minhyuk is a sparrow.

CNBLUE is a pal.

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Actor

‘Honestly, when every one said to me “everything will be okay”, that is a big burden to me.’

Since I am the last CNBLUE’s members who step up into acting field, I felt a lot of burden. Honestly, when everyone said “everything will be okay”, that is a big burden to me. At first, I thought acting is not my things, because surely, the whole thing is not as easy as they are talking about. Some news who came up with headline “Reaching the peak rating” make people start to gossip about and it make me deadly stressful.  My first target on my first drama is: “I have to do the best so that I will not screw up the whole set” and next thing I become ambitious and saying “I have to be able to act naturally” as my second target. I know up to this time I am lacking in many things but I make an effort to make it better little by little. In the beginning as idol I am not doing solo activities yet, it felt dreadful. The other members understand those feeling better than anybody else does and because of that I do feel thankful. All of them keep supporting me. I am really happy to have a chance to act together with many senior actors and actress. Especially Lee Boyoung noona because she is my ideal type, honestly even on my wildest dream I never been dreamt to act together in a drama like this!

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Singer

‘I want to seek for the kind of music that makes many people want to listen and curious about it.’

I am recently challenging the acting field for the first time through drama “My Daughter Seoyoung” and the changes I have gone as an actor Lee Jungshin is also helping my musical activities a lot. Since this is my first time as an actor I told my self frequently that I am extremely low place (he means, his acting knowledge is still negligible). It is a kind of mind control. This mental attitude helps me while I am made myself to do better both as a singer and a bassist. Is not my challenging task and goal to be more and more suit for CNBLUE as a bassist? As for CNBLUE, while we are finding our own color, we want to search for the kind of music that makes people want to listen and curious about it and I want to challenge myself everyday and for a long time in the future as CNBLUE’s bassist.

*Author’s notes*

– Blue line is author and translator’s note.

– For complete photo see  THE FNC GALLERY CNBLUE PART and individual interview LEE JONGHYUN THE FNC MAGAZINE INTERVIEW , KANG MINHYUK THE FNC MAGAZINE INTERVIEW and JUNG YONGHWA THE FNC MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

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Korean – Bahasa Trans by Raisha @cnblue4ina

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Standing on the Boundary of Sneakers and Suits, a 25 Years Old Youth JungYonghwa

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In 2010, the year when dancing idols were the norm, a boy band appeared that sang and played instruments. With looks and live instrument skills, as well as the free spirits not seen in the existing male idol groups, CNBLUE captivated the whole music scene.

The four members have their own different charms but he is the one that received the most limelight. He’s the leader and the vocalist, who shouts “Make some noise!” on stage like a veteran. If the singer and the guitar player on stage can be likened to a pair of leather boots with untied shoelaces , the real him in person is like a pair of casual and comfortable sneakers.

The rebellious and tough look we saw on music programs is so gone. In a grey tee and jeans, he appeared in front of us with just the air of youthful freshness.

The fashion item that he likes most and is willing to spend regardless of price is sneakers. “I’m someone who just shops for all kinds of sneakers. I usually go to the select shops to try them on and then buy them. It’s the same with clothes. I never buy such things online.”

Recently, we noticed a newly added ear stud with The Rolling Stones logo in addition to the large, shiny cubic earrings we always saw. “As for accessories, I only care to wear earrings. I used to like rings and bracelets, but now I find it a nuisance wearing too many accessories. Wearing rings to play the guitar isn’t comfortable at all, so I gave up. Watches are collectibles, so I wear one once in a while.”

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Like guys of his age, he’s interested in fashion trend. But he says there are not many occasions requiring him to dress up, that’s why he always wears simple tees and jeans. It’s the reason why he actually anticipates the award shows when he can wear suits as much as he wants. He says with a smile, “I think I look most handsome in a suit.”

Jung Yong Hwa really has the tall and slim built so suitable for formal suits. “I don’t go for special physical training. I do exercise from time to time just to keep shape. I love eating, so I don’t diet or watch what I eat like other idols.”

Being able to keep a relatively slim built without dieting and having clean skin, he didn’t have any cosmetic surgeries in this era of abuse. His big eyes with the double eye lid creases that come and go are somehow more charming than some westerners’ prominent eyes. “I like my eyes. I especially like that mole under my eye, just because it’s unique. Only I have it. I don’t like my high cheek bones. Whenever I am laughing, the camera can’t help but capture my too obvious cheek bones.”

For someone who needs to wear makeup often for TV appearances, it’s easy to get pimples. But we are seeing his smooth and tanned skin only. “I do go for facial treatments but I am not peculiar about my skin at home. I am the kind that doesn’t bother to use hand cream unless someone cares to look after those things. ”

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Compared to people of the same age, the 25-year-old started early in the society and has experienced so much more. It’s the age when one gets angry feeling angry, or hangs out with friends whenever feeling like it. All stars show their happy faces on TV when doing the various programs; he must smile sometimes without obvious reasons. He says there are other happy moments that he actually feels like laughing out loud.

“Concerts are the happiest time. When I sing, feeling the unison with the fans, hearing all the applause on my way down the stage . . . Everything of the concerts satisfies me and makes me happy.”

CNBLUE is preparing for their upcoming world tour. They have made a name not only in Korea but also the rest of the world. “My ultimate dream is to reach number one on the Billboard Chart, just like Psy sunbaenim who lets the whole world know and recognize Korea’s music.” When he says the above without any hesitation, his eyes were full of confidence, more than any other answers during the whole interview. But he quickly changes to a naughty tone, saying, “Let’s meet in the May concerts.” Pureness and professional passion in the same guy.

The Jung Yong Hwa who talks to us sincerely, his speech mixed with dialect here and there, is completely different from the tough and wild image he shows on stage. There is no pretense. Carrying the same aim he set for himself when he started as a rookie, he’s been walking his own road quietly. Let’s anticipate together: there will be such a day when CNBLUE’s music is played in New York Times Square, making people of the whole world crazy.

 

 

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The Stars – 2nd Something Inside

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John sighs and straight his back up, ‘alright, I think we got to talk about a new member. I do feel that we missing something, four is better than three.’

Silence.

‘No idea?’ John asked since Tom and Ringo fell silent.

Ringo open his eyes lazily and saying, ‘I have no other person than Jerry and Tom rejected it. So?’

Tom shrugged, ‘He’s the last choice then.’

‘Anyway what’s wrong with him? You don’t even know him, you make nonsense judgment.’ Ringo pouted.

John looks at Ringo for agreement, aside of everything he, too, has no idea why Tom hates Jerry.

‘He frightened me.’

Both John and Ringo look at Tom in disbelief. The man who afraid of nothing and loves using his fist rather than words threatened by first year junior? It must be a joke.

‘Come on, look at his appearance, long hair, pierces and anyway, how tall is he?’

Both John and Ringo burst into laughter. Did they hear right?

‘And I don’t like somebody who likes playing around; I can see that he never be serious.’ Tom continues spitting out his impression towards Jerry.

‘Sorry mate,’ John coughing, ‘I think you think too much, and yes, how tall is he?’ John asked to Ringo.

‘I don’t know, 6.3 maybe, anyway Tom, as you said, he likes playing around, didn’t you think it’s good. We’re not only needing someone who playing bass but also someone who wanna wasting time.’ Ringo explained sending both John and Tom into puzzle.

‘You got to wake up,’ Ringo indicated to Tom, ‘we don’t have many choices, you know, most of our classmates belong to the talent agencies already.’ Ringo concluded.

 

Read the whole chapter here

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