CNBLUE Lady Teaser

CNBLUE Lady Teaser





01. Lady

Lyrics by JUNG YONG HWA & Kosuke Oba

02. Don’t Care


03. Monday



Photo, Info and Video credit CNBLUE Japan

Caps by mi_malice

Posted by Tara Lee @ bpb decoded

CNBLUE Arena 37 Interview March 2013 Issue

CNBLUE Arena 37 Interview March 2013 Issue


According to CNBLUE, new live song has been released!!


Q: There are only three of you (Yonghwa, Jonghyun and Minhyuk) for today’s interview.

Jonghyun: Sorry about this, because Jungshin is filming TV drama (My Daughter Seoyeong).

Yonghwa: Now he is totally an actor.


Q: All CNBLUE members have experiences to film in TV dramas, so all of you can realize Jungshin’ hard work.

Yonghwa: No…we can’t.  (Chuckle)

Jonghyun: I had experience of being an actor last year and it really had conflict between CNBLUE’s performance and TV drama. This is the first time for Jungshin, so no matter in mental or physical should be difficult for him, and we are worried about this for him. Jungshin always shows his delight and happiness to let us not worry about him. I think Yonghwa has better understanding to Jungshin and of course Yonghwa worries about him the most.

Yonghwa: No I don’t! (Strong note)

Minhyuk: Yonghwa is not joking. Yonghwa likes Jungshin more than any other team members and this is positive.

Jonghyun: During this period, Jungshin was getting excited for our re-union live performance as we didn’t get together for quite long time.

Minhyuk: Yonghwa was very clingy. He followed Jungshin around. (chuckle)

Yonghwa: No… I didn’t’ I just mad to fool him.

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Q: The attitude of speaking and acting in one way but actually not was meaning that way is like a child who making fun of the one he likes.

Jonghyun: It’s so true. Yonghwa is not really joking.

Yonghwa: No… I’m not!!! (Insisted)


Q: Well…will Yonghwa keep saying “No” to the end of this conversation? So, let’s back to the topic.

Yonghwa: Of course, once we ended Jungshin topic, it’s not possible to say “No” for all questions.


Q: Okay, let’s talk about ‘Robot’.

Yonghwa: This song is composed by me. Most of our previous songs are positive and ‘Robot’ is a sarcastic song. I had vacation in April, and I observed people have hustle and bustle everyday. Everyone has only one body but has to do many things. Every person is just like a robot. I decided to write a song for robot and I don’t need much time, the melody and compose arrangement just came out of my mind.

Minhyuk: At first, Yonghwa let me listen to this song, and I find this is a great song. Especially, the word of ‘Robot’ is strongly lingering in my head.

Yonghwa: The point of this song is the lyrics. The lyrics describe people live in modern society can’t not realize their dreams.

Jonghyun: A Robot lyric is really wonderful. You can to get the point from the lyrics easily, and this is really great.


Q: How long does it take to produce this song?

Yonghwa: I took about 1 day to complete it. The recording was done in Japan after the final Arena Tour. So, bringing the tension of live show, the recording was done in a good and warm atmosphere.

Jonghyun: The pronunciation of ‘Japan’ is quite accurate. (Chuckle). Vocal recording was done in that time. Only Yonghwa and I were doing the vocal recording, so Minhyuk and Jungshin went back to Korea first.

Yonghwa: Frankly, it’s really lonely. (chuckle)

Q: Finally we can hear the truth.

Yonghwa: Among  the team members, Jungshin has the most positive reaction to this song.


Q: CNBLUE had performed Robot’ in last year-end live concert, the audience’s reaction seemed great.

Yonghwa: Everyone worked like a team, and it felt really good.

Minhyuk: What do you feel when hear ‘Robot’? Untill now there is no the same sound (Robot’s sounds is different from all of CNBLUE’s previous song.) So when we stand (on stage and playing it live) I’m really happy.

Jonghyun: It’s another new live song for CNBLUE.


Q: The song is like live band CNBLUE with strong power. There is a lyrics “yes” ka “no” no hibi wo, so who is the one who more straightforward to say Yes or No?

Yonghwa: Minhyuk.

Q: The answer is quite surprising.

Yonghwa: If you say or do something impolite to Minhyuk, you will be in trouble. (chuckle)

Jonghyun: Minhyuk will mocking at you forever. (chuckle)

Q: Really? Forever?

Minhyuk: Not really forever, but it will last for a long time. (chuckle)

Jonghyun: It’s really a terrible thing if Minhyuk gets angry. (chuckle)


Q: So Minhyuk is the kind of person who can’t put up with lies and not easy to compromise.

Yonghwa: We are all like that. If Minhyuk tells a lie, it will easy to detect. (chuckle)


Q: From this point of view, Minhyuk is an honest and credible person. Does he is the kind of person who unable to imagining the real world completely? (Means what he sees it’s what does happen)

Jonghyun: As for our self-written songs, Minhyuk expresses his opinions frankly by pointing out this is great or maybe it’s better to do another way.

Minhyuk: I speak out what I have been thinking and express my opinions for CNBLUE’s own good. It’s would be great if we can get better by doing this way.


Q: How about another song in this album?

Minhyuk: All songs are very good!

Jonghyun: I get nervous when Minhyuk is listening to my song. However, I feel relived when he has positive opinions toward my song.

Minhyuk: None of songs from this album is bad, including ‘ring’ and ‘starlit night’. (chuckle)


Q: Your frankness is only for music?

Minhyuk: No, it applies to all aspects. For example, if serving a dish tasted gross, I won’t eat it no matter how starving I am, and I will not go to that restaurant for the second time.


Q: Do you have high standard when it comes to food?

Minhyuk: Not really. I can eat everything who is good enough for me when we even don’t have time to eat.

Yonghwa: When it comes to eat, Jungshin and Jonghyun are picky about food.

Jonghyun: I’m really not picky about food but just have many food preferences, and basicly I don’t really like eating rice. I’m from Busan, so I like something spicy and with strong taste, but in order to have better health, I tend to have light diet outside.


Q: By the way, what food do you like to eat recently?

Jonghyun: Ochatsuke of boiled Cod roes.


Q: There is Ochatsuke in Korea as well, I supposed. By the way, who is the one not that straightforward?

Yonghwa: Jungshin. He tends to compromise and cooperate with us because he is the youngest in the team. This doesn’t mean something bad. For music, we can easily express our ideas and opinions, no special language required. However, when is comes to eating, he can always speak out his opinions. (chuckle)


Q: After all, it turns out the topic go back to Jungshin again.

Yonghwa: Jungshin is the kind person that has strong sense of existence even he is not here. (chuckle)

Jonghyun: Recently, Jungshin is a real robot now. (chuckle)



* It’s isn’t the new one but back when CNBLUE had released Robot, there many who asked about Japanese Magazine to be translated but at that time we’re unable yet, and this is one of the most request, so I present this to you all. I’m sorry and thank you for keep visiting this site 🙂 ah, and one thing, since I can’t find the scan so I put FNC’s photo promotion instead.*


Source  Arena 37 magazine

Photo Credit FNC Ent

Japanese – Chinese trans by The Stupid

Chinese – English trans by Noelle and Tara Lee @cnboice

Edited and Posted by Tara Lee @ bpb decoded/cnboice


CNBLUE on Yess Magazine vol 1157

CNBLUE on Yess Magazine vol 1157


January last year, CNBLUE held two consecutive solo concerts, with high standard of music; it was attracted in total more than 6000 fans. After more than a year, CNBLUE is back again! From last week, 2013 Blue Moon World Tour concert had started among the Asia countries. With a larger-scale, more shocking and more explosive, it “bombed” near 14 000 of boices’ vision with auditory. That day, CNBLUE shouted more than 10 times of “WE LOVE HK!”, “I LOVE HONGKONG!”, “ARE YOU READY HONGKONG?!” to convey their love for Hong Kong. Since CNBLUE loves Hongkong so much, they can be a tour guide to promote (sell) Hong Kong! (Joke)

There will certainly be Hong Kong in the plan whenever CNBLUE holds a concert, this allows Hong Kong boices to have chances to close up and experience CNBLUE’s explosive concert. There are a lot of boices in Hong Kong, this explains why whenever CNBLUE arrive Hong Kong, and there will be hundreds of boices in the airport to cheer them on. Last week, CNBLUE had came Hong Kong earlier for rehearsal and to attend the press conference, to share their feelings for holding a concert in Hong Kong again.

Minhyuk is thankful for Hong Kong boices’ support and promised that the concert will be exciting.

Besides holding a concert, CNBLUE will also donate the special-version of blue moon T-shirt for auction; the funds raised will be donated to the charity.



Q1: This time, there are overwhelming responses for the concert ticket, upon hearing this news, how do you feel?

Minhyuk: The first time we heard about this, we felt very thankful yet excited, we’re very happy for Hong Kong boices’ continuously support. That’s why we decided to perform well in return.

Q2: This concert is larger-scale compared to the previous one, how do CNBLUE feel?

Yonghwa: This allows me to meet more fans, thus I’ll perform a better show than the in the previous concert. 

Jungshin: This is my first time holding a concert with the name of CNBLUE; I feel that it will be a magnificent and cool performance. I hope that we can smoothly show the perfect side of us to everybody. 


“Hope that you will film MV in Hong Kong”.


Q3:  Fans hope that they can interact with their idol up close, what has CNBLUE prepared for it?

Jonghyun: We have prepared a special part for the boices. Plus we will also perform all the songs in our new album. I believe everyone will be pleased with our performance.

Q4: New album Re: Blue all the songs are personally composed by CNBLUE, how do their inspirations of composing come about?

Yonghwa:  Actually it is based on every member’s personal and unique creativity. I don’t have a fixed direction of composing, all inspirations are naturally inspired.

Q5: Title song I’m Sorry’s MV is specially filmed in London, will you consider to film in Hong Kong for the next MV? 

Yonghwa: Who knows…? Maybe! If we really film in Hong Kong, I hope we can film in the double-decker bus towards the night scenery of Hong Kong; the result will definitely turn out good.

Jungshin: Hong Kong’s night-view is so beautiful! All of us love it!

Q6: CNBLUE always try different style during the performances, but personally what kind of style do each of you likes?

Minhyuk: I’ll always coordinate with the coordinators, but personally I like simple and plain outfits.

Jonghyun: Personally, I am more sensitive when it comes to the outfits. Sometimes I will wear exaggerated outfits but normally I’ll wear T-shirt with jeans. 

Jungshin: I like accessories to match with full black suit, but this time I wore slight sharp outfits, I am surprise myself too.

Yonghwa: I like comfortable clothes, as long it as matches me, I’m okay with it.

Q7: YongHwa performed an impromptu song in Japan; will you also perform an impromptu song for Hong Kong boices?

Yonghwa: I’ll definitely perform, if I can speak Cantonese. But with Korean or English, it is already stated as “impromptu”, thus it is based on the atmosphere. If the atmosphere has feel, plus boices understand Korean, I don’t mind to performing. 

Q8: It is Jonghyun’s birthday soon, how do you wish the member will celebrate it?

Jonghyun:  It is a week before my birthday; normally members will celebrate my birthday together. 

Q9: Lastly, what do you want to say to Hong Kong boices? 

Jungshin:  Can’t wait to meet the Hong Kong boices! Hope that they will look forward to our performance; we promise to bring joy/pleasure to everyone! 

Jonghyun: Our today’s status is all thanks to fans that support us, thanks everyone! Therefore, we’ll use our best performance in return to our fans. 

Yonghwa: Every time we come to Hong Kong, our fans will welcome us enthusiastically; we’ll perform enthusiastically as well and also to bring everyone an unforgettable memory.

Minhyuk: Our concert theme is Blue Moon, as Blue Moon is a rare natural phenomena, thus it will be a special day. I hope that Hong Kong concert will be like Blue Moon and bring an unforgettable night for everyone!


From the start stimulate to the end:

Each night they had attracted more than7000 boices, both nights they attracted a total of more than tens of thousands boices. Before the start of concert, there are already lots of fans queuing early in the morning. 15 minutes before the concert had started, the fans are already all ready to welcome CNBLUE. CNBLUE first sang a rock song, ‘Where Are You’ to excite the fans, then sang ‘Get Away, ‘One time’ and Coffee Shop’. Unlike other Korean groups, they did not make use VCR time, or wore luxurious clothing’s. They turned up with a simple T-shirt plus jeans for the whole concert. Just with their singings and instruments, they filled the 2 hours concert; this proves that they are definitely one of the best bands in Korea.


Love Song:

Beside rock songs, the romantic representatives, Yonghwa and Jonghyun also led Jungshin and Minhyuk to play a touching love song; it showed their gentle and affectionate side. Firstly, Yonghwa played ‘Feelings’ with keyboard, it changed the atmosphere. Then Jonghyun played guitar to led Jungshin and Minhyuk to perform slow song ‘Love Light’ and ‘These Days’. Fans shone white lights while they sang ‘Love Light’ to create a white sea. This makes the atmosphere to be more romantic. Yonghwa can’t help but to be touched and shouted “Thank You So Much!”


30Times of Love Hong Kong:

Every time before they start singing, Yonghwa will shout ‘Are You Ready Hong Kong?!’, ‘Make Some Noise’, or ‘We Love Hong Kong’. And after singing a song, Jungshin and Jonghyun will use Cantonese and shouted something like ‘are you guys happy?’ In the 2 hours concert, CNBLUE shouted more than 30 times of ‘We Love Hong Kong’. During encore, Yonghwa kept his promise and performed impromptu song in English to thanks the fans. Although lyrics are just ‘I Will Remember Tonight’, ‘We Love Hong Kong’, ‘I Love Hong Kong’, etc. But at the end, Yonghwa added a part of beat box. Shockingly, fans screamed. Then they performed ‘Hey You’, ‘Love Girl’ and ‘Try Again, Smile Again’.



*Translator’s note: I’m not Cantonesse so forgive me if there mistake in my trans.*

Scanned by Jenna

Trans by Joelle @cnboice

Edited by Tara Lee @bpb decoded/cnboice


A rockin’ good time with CNBLUE


They rocked it out in a sea of blue at their first solo concert in Singapore.

Kpop rock band CNBLUE charmed the 8000-strong crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium last night (13 Apr) with an electrifying performance, which we could say is one of the best Kpop gig so far this year!

Arriving in Singapore for the second stop of their “CNBLUE Blue Moon World Tour” concert, the quartet, consisting of Yonghwa, Jonghyun, Minhyuk and Jungshin, was in high spirits, and served out lots of fan service, including flying kisses from leader Yonghwa and sweet talk from all the other members.

The members took great effort to speak in English, albeit simple ones like “I love Singapore!”, “I want to be back!”, “You are the best!”. Drummer Minhyuk and bassist Jungshin even peppered their talks with Singlish, in all attempt to add an intimate touch to the concert – and that got fans screaming their lungs off the roof.

We are not exaggerating, but the atmosphere at the concert was tremendously amazing, thanks to the BOICEs (the affectionate name CNBLUE fans are known as).

CNBLUE brought the house down with a set of 23 songs, including their hit numbers “I’m A Loner”, “I’m Sorry”, “Hey You”, “LaLaLa” and “Intuition”.

Just 30-minutes into the show, Yonghwa was perspiring profusely on stage, and his hair in quite a mess. He pointed to his hair, and asked: “Is my hairstyle ok?” Fans did not mind that at all, and it was the performances of the night that really matter.

Yonghwa also showed us the comedic side of himself, revealing cute dance moves in between sets, and mimicking the voice of Homer Simpson, as he held on to the Simpson plush toys given by fans.

CNBLUE simply nailed it at their first full-fledged concert here, and the wait was worth it.

*For Video and more photos Blue Moon Singapore highlight go here*

Article Credit

Photo Credit One Production

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CNBLUE’s “Blind Love” PV unveiled

CNBLUE is getting for their new Japanese release “Blind Love” coming up later this month, and ahead of the reveal, the full PV for the track has been unveiled!

The idol band topped charts in Japan even with their latest Korean release, so their upcoming Japanese song is sure to be another hit!

This single will be released on April 24th in Japan in three versions: Limited Edition A, B, and the regular edition. The limited editions will include various footage of the PV, making-of, or their performances depending on the version.

So check out the full PV below!

Source Allkpop

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CNBlue’s “Re:BLUE” Special Limited Edition Is Sold Out


CNBlue, recently back on the music scene after 10 months, records another achievement in their list of successes. According to reports in local news agencies, the special limited edition of their fourth mini-album, “Re:BLUE” is sold out.

The “Re:BLUE” special limited edition features individual covers of each of the members Jung Yong Hwa, Lee Jong Hyun, Kang Min Hyuk and Lee Jung Shin, as well as pictures and artwork from each of them. Each member participated in the design of his own edition.

Further reports said the special limited edition is doing well in the domestic sales charts, with the regular edition following closely behind on second place. According to a statement from CNBlue’s management agency, FNC Entertainment, “The record is doing well in the domestic charts and overseas, particularly in Japan. We have received news that it is currently out-of-stock and we are flooded with inquiries for reorders.”

CNBlue has already marked a milestone with the release of “Re:BLUE” in mid-January as it featured leader Jung Yong Hwa’s self-composed “I’m Sorry” as title track. The song, which speaks of a break-up and a love gone awry, has found a following among fans waiting for the chance to hear the band’s own compositions as promotional singles. The entire album is also made up of tracks that are all written by the band.

In addition to the release of the “Re:BLUE” special limited editions, the regular editions of the album will also debut in Taiwan on February 20 and in the Philippines on February 23.

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Comeback with Re:BLUE to Conquer the Music Scene Again

The concept of CNBLUE’s new album Re:BLUE is all-member-composed music, styles of which include modern rock, pop rock and disco rock. Plus, the release day is Jan 14, CNBLUE’s debut anniversary. Their choosing the third anniversary day, which has a very special meaning to both CNBLUE and Boice, as the release day adds to the anticipation from Boice.


It’s been a long time and they finally have the comeback. The MV this time was filmed in London. When chatting about the tidbits shooting the MV, all members say they just can’t forget the rainy days in England. They’ve heard it always rains in England but didn’t expect the non-stop rain when they actually got to film. The weather was quite chilly too. That was why the filming could not finish within planned schedule and their other plans in London had to be delayed as a result. But they were very satisfied with the product, saying all the hard work is worthwhile. It does look like this CNBLUE comeback is a big success!(Translator note: There’s this Chinese saying/belief that “water brings fortune”. The reporter’s remark means they “met water and so fortune comes”.) The band members didn’t just take part in the music recording, but also the concept photos and MV filming. Each and every detail in this album is a result of the members’ dedication and hard work. All four CNBLUE members agree that this album reveals the closest to who they really are. They like it very much themselves and expect Boice to see it as their favorite too.

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An explosion of music talent

The title track this time, “I’m Sorry”, is Yonghwa’s creation. Yonghwa talks about his own work happily, “The lyrics tell the story of a man hearing his lover saying the last sentence ‘I’m sorry’ breaking up with him. The song is about the sadness and other emotions he feels. Yonghwa explains though he was very delighted that his song was chosen, he couldn’t help feeling the pressure. And he was writing in a style not quite the same as his usual one, he was worried if Boice might not like it. So he spent especially great efforts making it, when adding a lot of pop elements to the song. Yonghwa recommends with twinkles in his eyes, “I hope everybody will get hooked at first listen!”

Minhyuk also reveals they had spent a lot of time to consider many things when planning the recordings for the album. But he is very happy that the end product is very satisfactory to all of them. Jungshin adds that “I’m Sorry” is really a song made with a lot of planning and discussion, that’s why the song gives a totally different feel compared to their previous title tracks. “Because Yonghwa hyung’s song was chosen to be the title track, I’m very happy myself. Very happy!” Not just “I’m Sorry”, but there are other songs in the album composed and written by Yonghwa. Jonghyun says his favorite among them is “Coffee Shop”. Yonghwa smiles and explains, “I usually get inspiration from my everyday life for music creation. I turned my feelings liking coffee and hanging out in coffee shops into “Coffee Shop”, but didn’t expect my bandmates to like it so much when I let them listen to it. I was a little too proud then.”

 CNBLUE’s recommendations with love


As someone who likes music a lot themselves, CNBLUE members tell the music they listen to in private. Yonghwa says when he feels the need to be healed, he likes to listen to Oasis’s “Stand By Me”. He even invites Boice to listen together, “If you need to be healed too, please listen to this song!”


Jonghyun, however, recommends all the songs in Re:BLUE. With his signature smile, Jonghun says, “But I just love the song I composed most: ‘More Than You’. (Laughs) This is a song made for the warm spring. Though spring is still a little far away, I hope you all listen to this song to make it a very warm winter!”


Minhyuk likes to listen to “Coffee Shop” of the new album a lot lately. He explains with lovely mannerism, “I remember when Yonghwa hyung let us hear the demo version, I just thought, ‘This is the best!” The melody just kept ringing in my head and I couldn’t help humming it myself. I really hope the song will be loved as much and by a lot of people as the title track. I look forward to the live performance of this song a lot too. There will be so many different ways to showcase the song. It will be so interesting!”


Jungshin says he listens to music of many genres, pop, folk, J-pop… But he is listening to John Legend’s “P.D.A.” a lot lately. “It’s actually a song that I used to listen to at night.”

Dramas besides music, eye-catching results too

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CNBLUE members are getting attention participating in dramas too. Not just “lead actor no.1” Yonghwa, Jonghyun has been the target of envy too for he had the chance to co-act with Jang Dong Gun in A Gentleman’s Dignity. Minhyuk’s My Husband Has A Family has high ratings both in Korea and Taiwan. Jungshin’s My Daughter Seoyong is having ratings above 40% in Korea now. Commenting on such good results, all members say they are very happy that each member has had favorable comments with the acting challenges. Since their debut, they’ve been interested in acting besides music. They talk about music as well as acting in between schedules. When the opportunities came, they just jumped to them and tried their best to make things perfect. Though they still have a lot of limitations in acting, they just hope what they show the viewers each time means another improvement.


Not long ago Jungshin posted on their official twitter a picture of him and Yonghwa watching the drama series he was doing (in the dormitory), creating a lot of buzz on the Net. The four happily tell us that whenever a member is in a drama, they usually gather together to ‘monitor’ his acting, and share their acting experiences. They summarize naughtily however, “Not exactly helping with skills, it’s more in the line of cheering!” (Laughs)

The little secret for great physique … ?

Compared to the time when they debuted, all four members have obviously stronger physiques now. Whenever there are new photos on this matter, Boice discuss enthusiastically. But when asked about this, the four just smile and ask, “Our physiques really get better?” But they admit they have regular exercise all this time, though not of high frequencies. And they eat very three full meals every day. All members advise, “Boice, do have the regular full meals. Health is the most important!” Then we come to fashion trend topics. All four say they don’t spend a lot of time nor money to stay at the trend frontier. But Jungshin is the one who cares most what to wear, both clothes and accessories. As he is very tall, the other members say he just looks great whatever he wears. They used to not like Jungshin’s fashion style. But he has improved so much now that the others are beginning to borrow his clothes!


 More 3-years, 30-years…

These couple of years, CNBLUE has gone to many cities. Unlike music shows or MVs, concerts are a better mean to reveal their music color, and a way for them to be close to the fans. Talking about concerts, members describe: They are proofs that CNBLUE exists, crazily. When they are meeting the fans face to face, it’s the greatest happiness they can feel as singers, to be one with the audience whenever they are on stage. The degree of happiness they feel always makes them wonder if they have actually gone crazy. But they think the moments make them feel they are the most fortunate people, because that’s when they can enjoy music most.


At their third debut anniversary, CNBLUE had their comeback to the music scene (Korean). In these three years, they’ve traveled many places, met with fans from different countries, made a lot of awesome music, completed many great stage performances, and given a lot of people many beautiful memories. They are very surprised that they have already spent three years with Boice without their knowing. It’s just because of the fans’ love that they can grow continuously. With the great love and support they’ve received, they feel even greater responsibility. They really want everybody to see CNBLUE grow even more in the future. The four tenderly pledge, “Boice, thank you! We love you! Please continue to stay with us~” Reading this, Boice must be all responding with sweet replies, in their hearts!

Source Taiwan Trendy Magazine

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Yesterday Jungshin updating his twitter with Kang Seungjae’s mother. Sure   everyone knows that curently Jungshin busying himself with his role, Kang Seungjae in My Daughter Seoyoung weekend drama. last time he snapped the picture with his drama father and now, mother turn.


Below, he tweet how much he adore to Kim Hyeok, and it’s kind of honor for him to be able to acts as her son. Not forget to remind boice about CNBLUE comeback next week as well and as usual he asked for fans to taking care not to catch a cold since winter not yet over.



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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.

I’m always startled by how funny I am, too. (laughs)
Don’t people say that you’re quite different from what they thought of you?
I often get that. The response is that I’m funnier than they’d thought. Of course I’m very satisfied with that. It’s not that I try hard, it’s fun for me to keep the atmosphere lively wherever I am. Even if there is free time in between interviews, I don’t take naps. Since it’s not good to work while you’re half asleep, I try to fool around and resist sleep. Then I go home and knock myself out.
You’ll be releasing the fourth Japanese single “Robot”. Please point out the details that you’d like your fans to recognize. (Interview date: Dec. 1)
Because the lyrics are about losing one’s self and being manipulated by someone else, some people began to think that I’m having a hard time recently. While creating music, there are certainly parts that channel my thoughts, but this is about the people who shut themselves out because of the limitations in reality. It’s also about the current-day conditions where more people seem to be subjected to the will of someone else than their own. I really wanted to say this.
Even when you write about love stories, if people keep on substituting you in place, it could narrow the range of your works.
Right. This is a universal sentiment. Because we always wrote about positive things or love stories, I wanted to broaden the range of our themes.
In Japan, the member’s self-compositions have become title tracks but not yet in Korea. There must be those who are anticipating.
There certainly are the ups and downs of using members’ composition as the title track. The new album will be released in January, and my song will be the title track for the first time in Korea. Also included are Jonghyun’s acoustic style and danceable pop tunes. I carefully put the extra effort into it from A to Z. It’s an album that could become the cornerstone of the path that CNBLUE wants to take.
To create something is to erode your soul. Because you always need to pour it out.
I used to think, “Why is it painful to create something? It won’t be that way if it’s a hobby. And it’s so much fun!” Everything was peachy. I’d thought that while writing few verses during late nights, whenever I had time between my schedules. But when I concentrated my time into it, it was quite a pressure. On top of that, I’d told here and there “Everyone, please anticipate the next album”. Maybe I shouldn’t have said anything. Even when I’m eating delivery food by myself, after sleeping in when the members were out for schedule, the thought that I need to write a song would close in on me. My beard just kept growing. I learned a lot. I’m not the type that write good songs because I have more spare time.
Haha, a beard. Then what does it take for you to write a good song?
It must be luck. Sometimes the song I thought “Wow, daebak!” while writing sounds totally different the day after.
 Like the journal entries written at 2AM in cyworld?
I’d immerse myself and write seriously, then be disappointed the day after. My beard grew during that process.
Do the members react differently to your compositions?
Now I can tell right away from their facial expressions. Jonghyun would say he likes it most of the time. Minhyuk and Jungshin’s reactions are divided between “Good. Nice.” and “Wow~daebak!” If it’s the former case, I throw it away without hesitation.
 What kind of reviews on the new album would you be satisfied with?
First, I’m really satisfied (with the album). But everyone has their own preference so I don’t think it can satisfy everybody. Rather than praises about the music, I wish they would recognize that this is our path to progress, and that it really holds our hard effort from our hearts.
We’re curious what you’ve been up to while the members were doing their individual activities.
I’d often go to a cafe near Hongik University* and drink coffee while watching people. I went to my hometown Busan for 2 to 3 weeks, too. I was playing basketball with my friends and played a game with people from the court next to us. One of them wrote on twitter that Jung Yong Hwa was good at basketball. I was lucky. I played very well that day.
While we were preparing for this interview, i.e., stalking you, we read so many online stories starting with “My teacher taught Jung Yong Hwa, blah blah”. It seems you had a good, no-fuss life. All of them were heartwarming, touching stories.
I read them too (laughs). Some are right, some are wrong. I’ve never sniffed in front of a fried chicken joint or used profanity while drinking chocolate milk. My dad’s not a doctor, I don’t know why there is such a rumor. I’d say about 80% of the heartwarming stories are correct.
Is there anything you’d like to add?
I received many Peperos on Pepero Day in elementary school. Ahem. Not so much during the period I went to all-boys middle school. I liked people’s attention on me, so I’d walk instead of taking the bus (laughs).
Describe Jung Yong Hwa in five words. If it’s hard, you can fill in the blanks.
Unexpectedly (timid). Smallest things tick me off. I’m actually (talkative). The closer I am to someone, (the more I try to take care of that person). And when I’m hyper, (I speak in dialect), To someone I like, (I’m infinitely nice)
So you’re a romantic guy.
It’s just my personality to express everything that I feel. I can’t hide some gift and wait for the time to “Tada!”. As soon as I see the face, I need to say right away, “Hey~let’s see if it looks good on you (acts like putting on a necklace) Wow~it looks nice!”
(Laughs) This is an awkward timing, but we want you to say a New Year’s wish to Yonghwa’s love, Jungshin.
You’re such a cool dongsaeng, I really like you. Let’s keep having fun together and stay good friends for life. Let’s work hard to fulfill our dreams in 2013. (C. Is there anything you want him to change?) I love every little thing that Jungshin does. These days, Jungshin’s under a lot of stress shooting his first drama. I want to joke around and entertain him.
Lastly, we’ve prepared “Jung Yong Hwa User’s Manual” so that people could get closer to you. It’s your job to fill it out.
“I wouldn’t wish for anything else if our music is the best in the world to someone. I will work hard to write even better songs than you expected so that you will be surprised every time. Rather than sticks, carrots can make me dance more wildly than whales. I do better from hearing compliments. When I’m hyper or down, please give me some coffee. But I only drink iced americano. Because I’m a guy with a flaming heart.”



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.

I read an interview saying that you like the writer Guillaume Musso?
I really like books like Bernard Werber’s “The Butterfly of the Stars” and Guillaume Musso’s “Because I Love You”. Instead of saying I chose a book based on the writer I like, actually I am the kind of guy who will get immersed in a book if the content is good. I like books that can spark imagination ,but on the other hand by getting immersed in this fantasy world, makes it easier to connect the story with real life story. Even though nowadays I am very busy so there are a lot of books that I am unable to read, but more often than not, because a book is very interesting, I read it again multiple times. I really can’t help it when I got curious. Usually I read book before I went to sleep.

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.

 Fill in the blank question. After filling it out, talk about the order of these identities according to you.
(Loyal to band mate) musician. (Confident) actor. (Handsome) man. (Best) husband. (Honest and upright) father. Ah.. it’s too hard. Firstly, husband, musician, and actor are all in the first place. For the remaining two, I have no idea how to arrange their order.
We are all ordinary people, so is there something you want to steal from other member?If I combine them all, I want Jungshin’s stature, Yonghwa’s talent in music, as for Jonghyun’s hyung I guess it’s his iron mask? Jonghyun hyung is a person who doesn’t care about how other people see him, It’s that strong sense of self-confidence.

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.

Everyone knows that today’s theme is CNBLUE’s New Year Party. If you’re this party host what do you want to do?

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.


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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 by

Minhyuk’s part based on Korean-Chinese by Parishin

Chinese-English by CNBlackYong

Photo credit Parishin 

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