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CNBLUE Lee Jonghyun’s Interview on Hanryu Pia Magazine 2016 August Issue

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Lee Jonghyun (from CNBLUE)

Jonghyun made his solo debut followed on Yonghwa from CNBLUE. The lead song of his solo debut album as a guitarist Jonghyun was SWING by big-band! He doesn’t play a guitar, but he dances in MV. Jonghyun, who tried new music style, told us his ruling passion.

“I’m an adult to admire child. I want to live more free”

26 years old adult who want to be pure. But we close up his view on love.

Yonghwa and Jonghyun. Both of them are vocalist and guitarist of CNBLUE, but they have an opposite temperament about their own music or stage performance. Jonghyun revealed long-awaited his solo debut followed on Yonghwa. Yonghwa composed all of songs for own solo album, but Jonghyun decided ‘SWING’ as a lead song that was composed by overseas composer.

“Because I didn’t think I could make a song like this, I chose this song. I think Swing is gorgeous and has an atmosphere of adult. In fact, there were 2 songs that we want to put as a lead song, and our staff recommended ‘Moonlight Swing’. I just respected their opinion because I stick nothing.”

Jonghyun wrote a prince who escorts a princess perfectly as a main character. And this lyric is very sweet that we never know as a CNBLUE.

He showed his lovey-dovey way with Gong SeungYeon in the Variety TV program in Korea ‘We Got Married’ tho, does he always do like that to a real girlfriend?

“I do like that for my lover. I only act gently in front of the girl I like. You know, the man who is gentle for every woman isn’t real gentleman. Because it is not kind if they make women to confuse, right? I wrote this lyric while I remembered my pure love. I’m living while I even want to be pure now, but I already 26 years old. I’m different from before, ain’t I?

Peter Pan appeared in his lyric. He explained that he wanted the character that everybody know, and Peter Pan is the pronoun who is dreaming.

“I’m an adult, but I pretend to not an adult. Well… I’m a man who wants to be a child. Don’t you think an adult is too much thinking? I suppose that It’s better we live simplier”

The songs that were composed by Jonghyun were 4 songs out of 10 songs in his album. He almost chose the songs that was composed by overseas composer. And more, he covered ‘I Love You’ by Yutaka Ozaki (*Yutaka Ozaki is a famous singer in Japan). His album has the world of various sounds.

“Because I thought that it was going to be a curious album than I composed all songs, I chose songs that not composed by me. There is a Blues that I like in my composed songs. I composed this song 2 years ago for CNBLUE, but members said that it was better to use for a solo. The songs for solo doesn’t have an impression different from the songs for CNBLUE, because I composed them both. It’s same at a base. This is why I chose the songs that were composed by overseas composer. I didn’t have a chance, but I want to make a song with another artist as a collaboration next time.”

Although he said not having a ruling passion, it could replace the word ‘flexibility’, and this flexibility might express Jonghyun. He also doesn’t have a ruling passion for guitar.

“I don’t have a ‘must use’ guitar. I lend my guitar that I used in CNBLUE’s concert mainly to Cha hun of N.Flying. I think it’s better to practice with various types of guitar for the young. Even if it is my precious, I don’t care. A guitar is just a guitar. (Laugh) It doesn’t mean that only an expensive guitar makes a good sound. Most important is a heart more than a good instrument or skill.”

Mini Q and A

*Name*

Lee Jonghyun

*Where and how situation do you want fans to listen to your album?*

From the morning to go to bed.

*Peter Pan appears in the lyric of ‘Moonlight Swing’. What is your most memorable picture book?*

Peter Pan

*How is Peter Pan for you??*

An enviable existence.

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Lee Jonghyun Interview by Steady. August 2016 Issue

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“I want fans to enjoy the music and me that are different from CNBLUE”

We must become happier when we found the reason for trying hard.

 

How did you feel when your solo album release decided?

I decided my mind because lots of fans have asked me “don’t you do solo debut?”. In fact, I thought of taking some time off for a while since I worked a lot as CNBLUE last year. But members who still work hard told me “work well, not only fishing or trip.” (Laugh)

How is your album?

I wanted to make this album different from CNBLUE one. So, I asked an author to make a song. I think it’s a variety of albums.

The sweet and gorgeous scenes that all women long for are portrayed in the lead song ‘Moonlight Swing’.

At the first, I had the image like fairly story, but I added the theme of love for it.

This album makes us feel heal and cheer up.

I think a song doesn’t relate to an intent of a person who made a song. I sometimes make a happy song when I feel sad, on the other hand, I make a sad music when I feel happy. There are variety songs in this album, I want fans to find a favorite song.

How do you think the older women who work hard and strive for self-improvement?

Cool. I have an image that Japanese ladies are hard-working. But I feel sad when I see the ladies who are having big stuff. Working hard is respectable things, but I get worried if it would be the only things for her. I think we must become happier when we found the reason for trying hard.

Is there any chance to get excited by the gesture of the older women?

Wonderful women are a wonderful. Anywhere, anytime.

You are said to seem cool in CNBLUE, but, what do you think about it?

Since I am not easily nervous. But, I am like a fifteen-years-boy with members. (Laugh) I wonder I am not a person who is sweating the detail (because of too nervous).

Please listen to the songs in my album.
Working well is important, but enjoy a life.

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CNBLUE Lee Jonghyun Interview in Cosmopolitan 2015 October Issue

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HERO
Compared to Superman and Batman, a man who want to become an inspiration like Che Guevara and Eric Clapton, also his parents. The man is Lee Jong Hyun who hate himself but trying to find a way to be a main character of his life.

Photographs by:
Zoo Young Gyun

You drive yourself to the filming site today, we are curious on what car you bring. Did you ride a red sports car?

That was my dream car since I was a kid. Because <Aston Martin> is a Bond Car.

But don’t you think the color is very seducing?

I like that kind of feeling. Kind of sexy. I also decorated my house like that. Haha.

You live alone now, right? Today’s concept is an unprotected house after a sudden attack where you live. What is your real house look like?

For a man who live alone, I am a tidy and neat style. Whoever came to my house will say “Wow”, that’s how I decorated everything. I’m also good at cooking.

Wow, so you have many kind of foodstuff in your refrigerator?

There are mackerel, dried fish, seaweed and all sort of food. I also cooked steak myself. Besides royal food, I have confidence in my cooking.

What do you do when you are alone?

Almost nothing. Time to be at home is almost zero, even when I’m home I do my work sketch most of the time. Besides, I listened to music and play some guitar. Also drink wine.

You just came back from solo fan meeting in Japan. What kind of song do you sing?

Among all songs that we released in Japan, there are several songs that I made. I sang “Blind Love” along with few other songs that I like. And The Position song that was in Japanese like I Love You and One Day received a warm welcome too.

Oo, the “One Day” song that you want to sing in front of girls to impressed while you are in high school?

Yes, finally I sang it!! That was God’s Number One. Haha. This was the biggest achievement in concert so far. I am thinking of including it in the album.

It’s been 3 years since we met during your drama <Gentleman’s Dignity>. At that time, “I don’t want to give even a rose to a girl”, you seem a very blunt style. But not too long ago in <We Got Married>, you put a rose in a room, right? What happened to you?

I don’t know either. Time who made a man. Although I’m still young now but that time I’m younger than this I guess, so I said that kind of thing. That’s how Busan men mostly like, but since I live in Seoul, the fairytale of Seoul Man has changed. Mix? No, collaboration.

You are the latest to start a career in acting and entertainment. But recently, you got your first lead role in <Orange Marmalade> and been active in broadcast activities the most. It seems like recently is the time that change the most since your debut time?

There are lots of preparation process along the way. I am for the sake of CNBLUE members is very positive, the moment we were debuting, but they are more open to many area exposure. But me “I won’t do it”, “I can’t”, I will have to ask them to wait till I prepared my heart first. I cannot show people that I can’t, so sometimes I have no chance to show it. I feel burdened myself too. 2~3 years ago, I went to hospital because I feel very depressed. But as I keep learning, it’s getting better now. Now why I’m like this. Through philosophy and psychological book, I learned one by one and understand. I am not the type that into reading book, but I liked to pick a fun book to read.

So you like to read philosophy and economics book?

I read almost any type of philosophy book. Especially Marx. Last year, when I deeply fall in love with philosophy, I couldn’t differentiate which is real or imagination. Haha. When someone can talk and lead like Gandhi or Che Guevara, they becoming really cool. I think the gap is hoping those actions are right. But, after reaching the midpoint, I could accept the fact. I become a good person. I looked after the other person who becomes a great person, thinking what could change my thoughts gradually.

Among all the book you’ve read, the one that you want to recommend?

The book <헌법의 풍경>, even though the title feel really immensely, but anyone can read this book with fun. There is a saying in the book, “Body and mind are dedicated allegiance, shocking things that may appear as object together almost nothing,” we got to know the truth that we don’t know before.

What kind of book you read these days?

I read <어떻게 세계는 서양이 주도하게 되었는가> last week, and the book inside my bag right now is <금융 이야기>.

So, how’s the book change Jonghyun as a person?

My Instagram main post mostly like, “Just doing this and that and live to the fullest as a person.” Or “When I was a kid” Music is my work, I will do this my whole life. Now I find it fun, I don’t have any religion. I live thankfully and many good things will happen. I have found the ultimate goal of my life, “I’m gonna live like a free man, if you look up to artist like Eric Clapton, don’t you feel like some kind of freedom? A distinctive person who did work that he can do the best with smile.

Through CNBLUE second regular album <2gether>, you’ve made your comeback. Your title song is “Cinderella”, do you mean Cinderella inside fairy-tale?

Yes, that’s right. There is a curfew time to a relationship. When night comes, the girl has to go home, that’s when the guys go crazy. Then try to appeal the girl not to leave me alone. It can be seen as seducing the girl.

A “Honey Love” Jonghyun, that Cinderella. How did you do? Will you send your lovely girlfriend who want to go home early?

I won’t send her home. Haha. There are no better way than saying it sincerely than just roll you hair. Your partner will feel it too.

You have your own-composed song inside this album, what kind of song is that?

“Footprint” kind of Brit-Pop Style song. As you walk through this path, you will find footprint along the way of people who have the same worry as yours, you are not alone. Meaning you have to cheer up. Also ‘Hero’, dedicated to my parents. My parents are greater than Superman, Batman and Spiderman.

After your comeback, any other activities plan?

I want to show a great stage. To the people who saw it will feel “The team is still fun to watch”. I am planning to have my solo album next year.

Right! You said to your mom last year that you will have an album “Next Year”. You mean this year, right?

That ‘next year’, year 2016. Haha!

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*Summary, thanks CNBJonghyun for the tips!

  • 어떻게 세계는 서양이 주도하게 되었는가 (How did western lead the world. Original English title: The Origins of the Modern World (A Global and Ecological Narrative from the Fifteenth to Twenty-First Century.
  • 금융 이야기 (Financial Stories) [and Book CNBJonghyun found is International Financial Stories]
  • 헌법의 풍경 (Landscape of Constitution)

 

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CNBLUE Interview in CanCam 2015 June Issue

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~We want to know about CNBLUE more~

The band CNBLUE who is popular not only by women, but just music fan.
This is the third time to appear on CanCam, they told us about the passion for their Japanese 9th single “WHITE” and their thinking as the men of 20’s.

CNBLUE’s PERSONAL TALK

We want to know their ‘WORK’ and ‘LOVE’

Trying to be an actor, MC and for a variety program. Yonghwa’s solo activity. They widen their appeal now.
We asked them about their work and love.

-JongHyun who attract fans with his high technique of guitar and passionate ballad song.

Their latest song ‘WHITE’ was composed by Jonghyun, and this is unusual,l but he composed this song an up-tempo number. Now he appears a drama and variety TV program WGM.

WORK:

Q1. How is your role in the drama ‘Orange Marmalade’ that will be aired in May?

The original piece is web cartoon. My part is a vampire who likes a human girl.

Q2. What do you enjoy now excluding a band activity?

A music activity is not a work, but a hobby for me though… I enjoy a martial arts, going to a gym, surfing and golf! I went to snowboarding in a winter

Q3. If you could make a group with FNC member, who would you choose?

FTISLAND’s Minhwan and Jaejin, and I want to sing a blues! Our lesson studio is next to each other. It’s okay if I will sing it, but Jaejin and Minhwan are good at singing too.

Love:

Q1. There will be such a special thing if you go out with me.

I’ll do anything for you! I’ll cooking for you, I’ll go and see you even if where I am in.

Q2. When you will get married someday, what do you ask three conditions for your partner?

The person who can respect and growing with each other. I think this makes my life beautiful. Next, the person who understands my work. We would feel lonely for each other when we work in this kind of work. But I want my partner to understand it and support me. And last one, a beautiful woman! (Laugh)

Q3. What CNBLUE’s song do you want to hear when you have a fight with your partner?

‘Blind Love’. Because I feel sad if we’ll break up, it seems like to say “be patient”. (Laugh)

*CNBLUE FAN DICTIONARY: HAND* Look at Jonhyun’s finger with playing guitar in MV or concert! Slender and beautiful fingers… You must be feeling excited with the shot of his fingers.

Jung Yonghwa who is the producer debuted in Korea and Japan.

He is a main vocalist who has the talent of composed song and write a lyric. Since he is honestly like a boy, he is loved by lots of fans. He has revealed that he loves ‘Simpsons’, he has a huge number of Simpson goods. Now he has his solo concert tour and CNBLUE’s WHITE tour in Japan.

WORK:

Q1. You have your solo activity with your 1st solo album ‘One More Fine Day’. If you would give yourself a grade, what grade?

100 points! I have felt satisfied with it. My solo concert at Budokan will held on May 6th, please come there!

Q2. There were various genre’s songs in this solo album. Which song is the most like you?

‘27 years’ Because it shows my candid feeling in my past.

Q3. If you were a drama producer, what kind of role do you want for yourself?

Well… what will I do… A main character of Love story(Laugh).

LOVE:

Q1. There will be such a special thing if you go out with me.

I’ll make a song for her. It might not a ballad!?

Q2. After one year passed on the 1st anniversary of dating, what will you do?

I’ll have a same date in a same place when we had first dated.

Q3. When you will get married someday, what do you ask three conditions for your partner?

A person who understands my work. A down-to-earth person. An earnest person. These are my credits.

Q4. When you will go pick up your girlfriend with an umbrella in a rainy day, what CNBLUE’s song do you want to listen?

‘Love Light’! When I will go to see my lover, I would feel exhilarated listening this song.

*CNBLUE FAN DICTIONARY: DANCE* You must be feeling excited with Yonghwa’s dance while opening his third button of his white shirt in his solo concert ‘Jung Yonghwa 1st Concert in Japan –One More Fine Day- ‘

Minhyuk who active in variety TV program, and as an actor! When he plays a drum, he is just a MAN!

He widens his appeal in variety program, recently. His atmosphere is usually cool, but it’ll be aired his crying expression in ‘Brave family’ in Korea. He would get attention if he cast in a new drama in 2015.

WORK:

Q1. How was the shooting for ‘Brave Family’?

You can see my unrevealed me(Laugh)

Q2. What is your ideal drum sound?

The sound that can match with a song. I can’t choose one kind of sound, but I think the sound that was in the last ‘WAVE’ tour was the best. I like the sound that sounds like separate one by one.

Q3. If you could make a group with FNC member, who would you choose?

FTISLAND, Minhwan. He plays drums and I want to play another instrument. Although I can play only flute and piano…(Laugh)

LOVE:

Q1. There will be such a special thing if you go out with me.

I am kind, I like a trip… If a woman would go out with me, she might feel comfortable. I must be fit for marriage! But in a romance… I might not an interesting man (Laugh).

Q2. After one year passed on the 1st anniversary of dating, what will you do?

I don’t like any anniversaries… But every single day that I meet her is my anniversary for me (bashful)

Q3. When you get married someday, what do you ask three conditions for your partner?

A woman who says a family is important affair! I don’t hope any other things.

Q4. When you will go picnic with a lover in a sunny day, what CNBLUE’s song do you want to listen?

‘Lady’ and ‘Radio’.

*CNBLUE FAN DICTIONARY: CAMERA* The live camera that focuses his profile and arms from 45 degrees angle obliquely backward and up is brilliant. And look at his drum sticks spinning skill.

Jungshin, is the youngest member who is loved by other members. He also active as an actor.

The youngest member who likes sandwiches and chocolate is like a sun in CNBLUE! Now he emcees on the ‘M COUNTDOWN’ that is three major TV music program.

WORK:

Q1. You have a good reputation for your one shot drama ’Thank you, my son’ , Do you feel your growth of acting?

I’m not sure, but I don’t satisfied about it. On the other hand, when I saw a DVD ‘WHITE’, I feel my development about my performance.

Q2. If you were a drama producer, what kind of role do you want for yourself?

The person who gets lonely easily, and shut oneself behind closed doors!

Q3. If you could make a group with FNC member, who would you choose?

CNBLUE!

LOVE:

Q1. There will be such a special thing if you go out with me.

Since I’m tall, you can feel like a cicada when I hug you (Laugh)

Q2. After one year passed on the 1st anniversary of dating, what will you do?

As same as Minhyuk, I don’t like a woman who makes an anniversary like ‘today is xx anniversary’ (Laugh)

Q3. When you get married someday, what do you ask three conditions for your partner?

A person who loves only me. A franky-like person. A person who keeps a straight thought in one’s mind!

Q4. If you will be jilted by your girlfriend suddenly, what CNBLUE’s song do you want to listen?

‘Eclipse’ It matches with sad feelings.

*CNBLUE FAN DICTIONARY: VOICE* Jungshin has low voice. Especially, his part in ‘I’m Sorry’ makes a concert warm up.

A to Z of CNBLUE

CNBLUE members are so close! When they come back to home, they are just 20’s boys. So, we ask them their private by using A to Z.

Q. Who does have the highest ability of XXX in the members?

Yonghwa: I’m the best singer in CNBLUE (Laugh). This is because I am a vocalist! Hahaha! Eh? What is the most inferior in the member? Ummmm, Nothing!

Q. Who is the members who has a childish battle?

Jungshin: Deciding menu for a meal! (Laugh) Jonhyun-hyeong and I have a battle that what we eat. In the end, we decide to take a meal in several restaurant each other or I take a step back, because I am a kind person and younger than him.

Q. What is your habit?

Jonghyun: Fidgeting my leg… I don’t realize while doing it, but my manager says me ‘stop’ (Laugh) This is not because I am stressful. I do it

Q. Who can drink a lot?

Minhyuk: Yonghwa-hyeong! In other side, Jonghyun-hyeong does not drink a lot. Sometimes we drink together, it is very fun. (Laugh) But all members are not a type of taking over drunk, so please relief about it!

Q. What have you enjoyed recently in private?
Jonghyun: Snowboarding.

Q. What clothes did you get recently?

Jungshin: I just went shopping for a while, I bought 2 hats and wide pants. When the moment I look, I bought them.

Q. What the gift that was given by the members is the best for you ever?

Yonghwa: I got Korean ginseng from Jungshin. I don’t like it especially…, but he said it works for my body condition. I wonder I was seemed tired… (Laugh)

Q. What is the thing that is always in the fridge?

Minhyuk: Well… Alcohol? I just say we don’t drink a lot though…(Laugh) I like to drink just a can of beer or a glass of wine.

Q. If you have your own home someday, what interior would you want to?

Yonghwa: It is not about interior, but about designing, I want to build the home that has an open ceiling space even that would 2nd floor or 3rd floor. Because I think it would get lots of sunlight and comfortable.

Q. What kind of hobby’s group do you want to join in?

Minhyuk: I have not joined in it yet, I am interested in shooting now. I was looking at club by internet.(Laugh) But I worry about I can adjust it.

Q. What kind of dog do you have as a pet?

Jonghyun: A poodle and a Pomeranian! A name for a girl is Shiro, and for boy is Tan. Because there are two dogs in the home, It is hard to clean their mess. But they are very cute though. (Laugh)

Q. If you make an impromptu about a member, What three key words do you use for it?

Jungshin: I want to make an impromptu for Minhyuk…! Well, first of all, a hairstyle! And then, you are not funny! We yearn for love(Laugh). How about it?

Q. Do you want to marry?

Jonghyun: I’ve thought I’ll be married late or very early! But now I don’t get married, So I think I’ll get married later in my life. My ideal couple is like a friend! Since we’ll live together 20~30 years, I would die if I got excited everyday (Laugh). If there will be a woman who can make my life bright, I’ll be married someday.

Q. Who become hyper when at a night?

Minhyuk: This is….ME! (Laugh). But not only me, but all members come to hyper at a night than daytime. This is not a meaning that we go anywhere to hang out. We make a song, act funny (Laugh) We are energetic.

Q. What is your recommended seafood in Busan?

Yonghwa: Eh~! These are same as Seoul. There is not especially famous thing. Ummm, Hagfish?( 꼼장어) It seems like eel, and we BBQ it. I think it is tasty.

Q. What is a staple dish when you practice instrument at a night?

Minhyuk: Pettitoes…?( 족발 ) it’s a popular dish in Korea that is cooked with soy sauce and sugar. Because it’s healthy and mild taste, we often order it.

Q. What do you want to ask your fans?

Yonghwa: Question… umm… Oh, I want to ask them what CNBLUE’s song is the best for you? I wonder what song is popular. I want someone count it.

Q. If you got rain suddenly, what color of umbrella do you buy?

Jungshin: Clear one! Actually, I went shopping earlier, and I bought a clear, plastic umbrella! It’s rare to sell a clear, plastic umbrella in Korea.

Q. Do you have some scary thing even you are grown up?

Jonghyun: I’m okay with a haunted house, a roller coaster (Laugh). Well…I’m okay with cockroach too. Even I don’t like it though. Let me see…… I am scared myself. The scariest thing is human! Ah~, this is profound(Laugh)!.

Q. Do you have a song that you want to play in FNC Entertaiment?

Minhyuk: Suffice it to say that I choose FTISLAND’s ‘Flower Rock’. But I think it is too hard to play for me(Laugh). Minhwan’s drum play is well than me.

Q. If you try something in 2015, what do you want to do?

Jonghyun: I want to go to a trip! And actually I have a plan to go to Russia. I want to ride on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Of course, I won’t forget my guitar and amp. Oh, I want to put my metronome and pick in my bag. I put everything in my bag. koukyuuhinn ..(Laugh)

When you visit your parents, what do you bring with you as a souvenir?

Jungshin: A tasty food~. When I went to Jeju island, I sent a cutlass fish to my parents. A cutlass fish is luxury food in Korea. My parents said thank you to me, I was happy.

Q. If your member make a wish come true, what do you do?

Yonghwa: Eh~~~, I don’t have any wish(Laugh). I want to grant members wish!

Q. What is an animal, you want to kiss & hug?

Minhyuk: A cat! I like a dog too. I pet two cats, they are really cute! Name? Koong tdatda and Chichi.! I named them from the sound of drum make.

Q. What is the delicious that you ate recently?

Yonghwa: Hakata Ramen with 4 times hotness comes with seaweed, I ate yesterday! And I like meat and pizza(Laugh). I like to eat supreme pizza with coke.

Q. Who is a good riser in the members?

Jungshin: well…. I sleep well than other members… Who is…? I’m not sure(Laugh)!

Delight, anger, sorrow and pleasure

Who nag most?

I am… I don’t say actually, but I nag in my mind(Laugh) I say to members about playing instrument. (Jonghyun)

What did you surprised about?

When I go to overseas, I entrust Simba to my parents. After one week passed, I met Simba, he grow up than I thought…(Laugh). (Jungshin)

Everyone said Jungshin tossed and turn in his bed.

“He always talk in his sleep…”(By Minhyuk) “I sleep by myself recently, so I am not sure if I talk in my bed or not.” (By Jungshin)

What is the song that makes you and fans smile?

When I play ‘You’ve falling for me’, it raise my spirits! (By Jonghyun)

Say some love phrase to fans!

“Do that, Minhyuk!” (By Jungshin) “Eh~~~, I really get shame… Well I’m saying…! ‘I miss you‘. Oh my gosh!!!” (By Minhyuk)

Do you think what is the members’ charm?

“Everything! Since they are my little brother! They are cute whatever they do, every day. Anyway, they are cute(Laugh). (By Yonghwa)

What is the song that members and fans make happy?

“Let me see…’I’m Sorry’!. This song makes an atmosphere awesome when a concert. Really feel fun (By Yonghwa)

What is the song that you almost cry when you play at the concert?

“Starlit Night’. When I sing this song on encore, I through back past, and then I almost cry…! (By Jonghyun)

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Yonghwa’s Interview in Shukan-Josei April 7th Issue

What is the thing that this talented artist asked 300 times?

Jong Yonghwa 25 years old (from CNBLUE)

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“I care about member’s favorite when I make the song for CNBLUE. This time I made the song for myself. I felt free, but I also felt considerable pressure.”

Jung Yonghwa who started his solo activity with his first album ‘One Fine Day -Japan Special Edition- ‘. He is one of the members of famous Rock band CNBLUE and is known as an actor. He already debuted as a solo in Korea and has got No.1 in TV music program for 11 weeks.

“I think those were like treats because I carried the hope of many people who cooperated for me. TAKURO-san wrote the awesome lyric for me. I really look forward to Japanese fans reaction for this album.”

The title song ‘One Fine Day (Japanese Ver,)’ turned out the sensitive ballad song that is kind of rare song inCNBLUE.

“Because I would like to make a difference from CNBLUE’s song, I wanted to put a ballad as a title song. I also would like to make this song see the scene.”

This song shows the scene of the day to day from happy to farewell, like talk to a former lover, and the kiss scene in this MV causes a buzz among fans. We told that story to him, he commented about this with a bitter smile.

“ I just feel that I was asked 300 times about it by press person.(Laugh). Surely I acted just as a script. There is nothing my ad-lib. I just completely acted as per director’s instruction!! “

Now he has started his solo concert tour in Japan.
“ I feel good that I think everyone has heard my song. I would be happy if they think that Yonghwa could make a song like that or could sing like this. The music for me is my hobby, work and my all! ”

We asked him that when is your ‘One Fine Day’ for him.
“I have ‘One Fine Day’ every day, but I rarely think that I wanted to go back a day when I was a student. Go to school, meet my friends and go outside to play… I think the common day is just a special day for me.”

We got closer to Yonghwa

Q:What is your first experience recently?
A:I have released my solo album (Laugh). CNBLUE members gave me a good comment for it, “Each song is awesome”. (CNBLUE’s 9th single CD ‘WHITE’ will be released on Apr 9. They will have an concert in Osaka and Yokohama.)

Q:Where do you want to go now?
A:Fujikyu Highland. That is located near the Fuji-san, isn’t that?
I heard that there is scary ghost house that takes about one hour for passing through it. I’m not good at to go ghost house, but I want to go there.

Q:What do you want most now?
A:I have nothing special…, but I can say ‘a plane’ only for me. (You can buy it!) oh, no, no. If I can buy a plane, it would be a toy plane. Oh, I can make apaper plane (Laugh)

Q:We saw you were drinking a lactic drink look happily.
A:I like it. But the emotive feeling what I drank it the first time in Japan has been faded. I think because I am grown up (Laugh). It has been 6 years that I debuted as an actor in the drama ‘You Are Beautiful’. everything has been ever-changing (Laugh)

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CNBLUE Jung Yonghwa Interview in 10Star Asia Magazine 2015 March Issue

SONGWRITER
JONGHYUN . JUNG YONGHWA . NIEL

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From group to solo, a solo songwriter It’s a craze among boy group nowadays to go solo. Previously, many boy group member started activities either going solo or unit or creating change. But starting from Big Bang Taeyang, Super Junior Kyuhyun, Shinee Taemin, Block B Zico and others spreaded brisk as solo act. They are called “re-discovery” and portrayed a different image from their group and showed competency with no regret. In 2015, craze of member going solo is still in. Shinee Jonghyun, CNBLUE Jung Yong Hwa, Teen Top Niel are main actors. We already knew clearly their stage presence and now they sang their own composed songs, that’s their main appeal.

“So far people feeling the emotion and healing through my music. When I am down I am that way, I didn’t try to reveal my music, but later when I heard what kind of songs was worth to be heard, that’s how I plan to think twisty once.”

Through your own solo album, you feel this as your most certified work.
Rather than feeling certified. I feel like because I worked hard in making the songs, I received my payment. I heard lots of saying “This is good” around me. It will be better to think what I can give to people. Next time also, through good songs, I will develop to hear that kind of words more.

Creator is someone who has the power to feel at least two things continuously. It was fun when make it, or when it all completed you feel the thrill by receiving cheers from the audiences. Which side Jung Yong Hwa is?
Both are. I think I will be through both at the same time. If, I worked hard to create it but did not turn well, (I) will be difficult. I will be work hard more to receive lots of love. What I like the most, I do it because it’s enjoyable. When I don’t feel like it anymore. I will fold it over. When I want to do it, I will.

There is a period when you are no longer wants to do it.
Firstly, I do when I am tired. So when having loaded activities I don’t write. When all activities halted, soon I started working again. I couldn’t write continuously. It’s not like a pressing a vending machine button (songs) will come out. For now, I tried to write songs for one more album, but will it be suitable for the album, I’ll try to fix it later.

In ‘One Fine Day’ album case, from all songs in your album, is there any song that is a combination from other?
There are songs that are newly written and also revised. ‘Checkmate’ already written in the beginning, melody for ‘Mileage’ was made later.

Talks about ‘Mileage’ has come up, I heard that the songs portrayed what man these days think. All has been harmonized but that not what I mean, ‘Poor Diaper Shower’ and so the lyrics impression seems ‘tough’.
‘Mileage’ is written based on empathy of what happened in the society. (Lyrics) are not unpretentious.

Your solo album seems to overtake CNBLUE ‘Can’t Stop’ album, if the vibe in previous “Can’t Stop” album is an image of “Delicate Boy”, in ‘One Fine Day’ album seems changing to ‘A Cool Man’ or ‘Not Cool Kids are Staying’.
Yes, it’s right. However you see CNBLUE album looks like more furnished. Explanation is also that way. It was CNBLUE activities after all not me alone, I had common thought like that. Moreover seeing CNBLUE sight, I already think of the thought (solo album and) should be certain distinction. It was different system when writing every songs, but there are lots of things going on in my head so just, following where my hands going.

Perhaps, you are in the side of receiving inspiration while looking at scenery? When listening to your songs, we got the feel of a picture of scenery being painted from your songs. Although its wind or sky hovering some time we can capture natural image for sure, melody really lighten spaciousness.
Not till inspiration, but I liked those kind of things. Also while making music, I thought of how people could feel in certain season through it. ‘One Fine Day’ is a cold night, ‘Can’t Stop’ was a season changing from winter to spring.

We heard that your solo album has been concepted since 2 years ago. Is there a meter of that?
I keep on making CNBLUE songs and I also did what I want to do and there is a synergy in between. I seemed to have trapped in that. At that time I want to go hard. . . and I’ve tried many other things too. But as time passes by, those differences created music.

You said you have to make your album and thoughts of time and recent relationship, are you mentally change?
Lots of it. Especially when I look at something, music or personal life, difficult time of this and that also existed. But it all can’t be avoided. I have to fix it, that’s how life is. As time goes by. It will be okay.

You have lots of stress.
Receiving lots of (Stress) but I cannot be exposed by that. Drawing empathy from other people and giving influence as a job, I am on the side which passionately concealed those feelings. When writing songs I am not as a singer but just Jung Yong Hwa whom melted people’s heart emotionally, and I am getting closer to what audiences wanted to listen. Singer Jung Yong Hwa and the real I are different in the beginning.

In the beginning what kind of Jung Yong Hwa style will appear while making music?
I am very sharp. The genre, also conversation. (smile) I am just keep on (squat position) because I am not overweight. When I pissed off and throwing tantrum, it was real. But even I really pissed off, the song didn’t really pouring out well. That’s why I hate it more. Till now people who are listening to my music feel emotionally well and healing. When I am down I’m like that, I didn’t mean to reveal my music, but when I heard about what kind of songs would people loved, that once will twist and I’ll think about that.

One thing that is interesting, ‘Ski Resort’s Good-Looking Guy’ pictures wake the entertainment industry in the foot who are behind, paying tailored to your music.
The chance to access to music were many when I was a kid. I learned piano and clarinet, as well as vocal. I keep on doing music and getting closer to it, but I don’t have any thought of doing music as a job. When I was in 3rd year of junior high, it was the first time I received a demo program and started making songs.

Becoming a singer is not because of luck.
Of course, there is luck in it. At school time I thought Seoul was distant from here. Because of that I cannot think of becoming a celebrity at all. When I received a call from “Seoul Person” at first and wanted to cast me, I thought he was lying. I am just a frog in a well. If not because of the chance I might not think of it once.

Aa! Not long ago we did a luck and psychological test regarding it. . .
(Before we finished the question) Oo, I really liked those kind of things.

This is first time ever we did a psychological test while interviewing, Haha. Okay, let’s start. Your friend held a home party in his house. But in your way, you mistakenly dropped the cake that you’ve already prepared before. What will you do in that time? No.1, you throw the crushed cake and going to buy a new one. No.2, I eat the crushed cake, and going to buy a new one. No.3, just bring the cake and you will said, “Although it crushed, let’s just eat it together.”
No.1

Really, no.1 is your answer? The result of no.1 is, ‘You can’t think of a chance of misfortune, but you will think on how to overcome misfortune.’
Woah, it is true! I’m like that. No, luck is luck and if bad luck think of it as bad luck. True. But who will eat the crushed cake (in Busan accent). Aa, but I dropped the cake? I will tell everyone that I dropped the cake. So, I’m thinking of bringing the crushed cake over with me then. I am not buying a new one.

So the result is different though. No.3 Absolutely an accident that can’t forecasted, you turn a mistake into a luck. Because it an unpredictable incident you won’t take it negatively and said, “It’s alright, what could I do” you comfort yourself and encouragement time.
I think I am like that. But now I think I am forcibly under hypnotherapy and so I am. I am a mix of no.1 and no.3. I think like (no.1), but act like (no.3). That’s the thing I will do after all. But is it the only psychological test available? We should do it more. (smile). I couldn’t really understand the problem and I am feeling sad. Cake box, I understand that part! I think I should read tarot in the morning.

Do you like tarot kind of thing?
No, I never been there once. So I would like to go. That kind of saying really made you want to believe. Haha. This year’s misfortune, I think maybe it will happen.

So we should tell a nice talk beside you. So it will becoming good thing.
Of course. But now I am shuffling on not believing what people’s talk.

How about this year’s horoscopes prediction?
It will be good . . . It’s all good till now and I wish it will be like that all year long.

Do you on the side of feeling doubt? Although there is good thing happen you don’t seems like accepting just like that.
True, I have lots of doubts. So just like the previous psychological test I choose no.1, but I forcibly do it like no.3. I tried to think positively.

Do you have your future plan inside your head and ever imagine it?
I do imagined it, but there are also thing that I couldn’t imagine. At that time those things are going to crush. That kind of moment . . I tried to seek for help from anyone because it is still better than doing it myself.

MBC ‘Golden Fishery-Radio Star’ your company representative Han Seong Ho CEO said, “Yonghwa is trapped now”. When look at yourself now, looks like you’ve been drawn to be in line, but inside you acquired your own freedom. But if you out of it, do you have any thoughts on getting your own?
I don’t like getting on my own. After having fun and the next day,”I played well, no regret” not this kind of character but ‘What have I done, blaming self’ this kind of character, I don’t want to make any more fuss about it. I want to go without any regrets, but that’s now who I am. Rather than ‘Why I did that?’ but ‘Why did I played, why.’ Also the work I wanted to do soon seems like I can’t do it anymore. Why did I get out? I always keep this in thoughts and I am lacking off.

If we look at Yonghwa in one side seems not very comfortable with the situation. Later it will be nice to see you write and eat, we’re full with that thought already.
That kind of thoughts, I think of it a lot. But (I do this kind of work) always like a ‘candle’ I have to be there.

Citing ‘It’s Okay’ thoughts, sometimes you want to switch but you are mad of yourself.
Yes. If it’s occurred, I just sleep. If I’m not sleeping I just keep on thinking other stuff that I have to do, best thing is to sleep. I have experience other, but sleep is the best. So, the thoughts disappear.

You are entering 27 this year, 6 years counting since you debuted as singer. In the society holding an annual event to fill the firewood that slowly showing the floor again that been burnt all this time. Where do you want to put the firewood?
Aa. . . I don’t have any thoughts of it. Just me… still me, I don’t think of showing it all, when reaching 30s I’ll think about it again.

Do you think there would be any difference from twenties to thirties?
Haaa… it’s nearing (thirties) already. Haha. Different of course. That time I will worry of other things. I think I would be comfortable with my job than now.. But I don’t know. The time flew fast.

“My twenties vibe looks like a ‘pirate ship’. It’s not smooth sailing. When the time comes to fight it will turnover, over and over again, that kind of pirate ship. Sometimes we have to be a fox, sometimes later we have to be a bear, and it’s very difficult. To live in this world it’s not an easy job.”

Jung Yong Hwa now is in twenties cruise?
My twenties vibe looks like a ‘pirate ship’. It’s not smooth sailing. When the time comes to fight it will turnover, over and over again, that kind of pirate ship. Sometimes we have to be a fox, sometimes later we have to be a bear, and it’s very difficult. To live in this world it’s not an easy job. I wanted to befriend with the society but.. It’s important to find people like magnet. It’s difficult to express this.

If its magnet it might be pushing each other. More to N pole that is pulling S pole.
Stick to pushing, properly attached. With the people that not matching wanted to walk in distance, but (N pole and N pole) there are times when both tried to stick to each other.

So it’s like that. To live in the society.
That kind of things are difficult.

So that time, so you will reveal you feeling?
No, I don’t know about people much. Who knew what’s inside. But I can reveal it with my childhood friends. Because I met them since long time ago.. After all, time is the power.

When is the moment of your life that you want to capture? The fun or tough moment, the time that you want to recall.
School time. Not that I think about that time every day is very fun. Just go to school every day, especially everyday becoming memories. I don’t want to go back to that time, because I am not a person that cannot live an ordinary day to day life.

Still, these days lots of young kids started their trainee period since they were kids and debuted, they skipped their abundance school time to become a singer.
At that time, I don’t think about music only but everything else too and I gave lots of help. I feel proud. Of course if you had an early start as singer there are plus factor in it but as time goes by there are lots of good things too. And all the time passes by … happy.

If that time didn’t exist, how will Jung Yong Hwa be now?
A big trouble. (laugh)

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CNBLUE Jung Yonghwa in HIGHCUT Magazine Vol. 144 Interview

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COVER CUT
EDITOR Lee Hwi Seung
PHOTOGRAPHER Mok Na Jung
STYLIST Lee Hye Young
HAIR Im Hye Gyung
MAKE UPLee Sun Mi

“First time shooting a pictorial. Because afraid of camera, I really want to runaway.” 5 years ago, one day on November 2009, <You’re Beautiful> ‘Milk Man’ along with <HIGH CUT> that’s how I recalled that first shoot. That day, the first time we saw Jung Yong Hwa, such a lively boy like his nickname. Now its time to remove that prince image inside the fairytale. It’s left with a rough male to shoot a water scene that requested exposure. “I supposed to prepared my body shape from a month ago, I want to show but there is nothing to show now” I don’t have confidence. I change into sleeveless top to show my body shape and come out “Is this really okay?” that what I asked. To calm woman’s heart with a quiet muscle. Sofa and sofa, I was told to move between space and space. With all power, I lied down on sofa and wildly breathe rested on. With two hands supported my body to show my arm muscles. Inside the black&white photos moving freely and more of variable face than in the drama. February 2015 I will remembered this day. Finally Jung Yong Hwa that becoming a male One Fine Day. Reporter Lee Hwi Seung.

About 5 hours of pictorial shooting process facing a seated Jung Yong Hwa. In this pictorial seems like a hunky man showing his forearm as a point but during interview he showed a 27 years old youth image. CNBLUE Leader and main vocal Jung Yong Hwa back with first album. Title track “One Fine Day” so different from CNBLUE. Instruments strengthen Jung Yong Hwa sweet timbre vocal. In this album from lyrics and arrangement made by himself, exceptionally among singer, 8 songs with own arrangement showing his unlimited competency as singer-songwriter. Rather than his thick lips a shy smile is more suitable for Jung Yong Hwa Interview. Reporter Jo Kyung Lee.

Few days ago, in<Radio Star>program seems to be severe. Han Seong Ho Director “Between Lee Hong Gi and Jung Yong Hwa who will be inherit this company” pointed to Jung Yong Hwa.

In fact, this is really become severe. <Radio Star> If I talk more in that program seems bad. My relationship (With Lee Hong Gi) is good and we’re doing fine.

After that program aired, reaction on Han Seong Ho Director was hot. He looked more of people from variety than person who affiliate artist and we were surprised of that.

Before his appearance, our director like any director from other company, he was also felt dignity and weight also. Somehow still it’s the company representative who went there. I hope that the program will go well through his riprap style. When it aired, none of us watched the broadcast but when we don’t packed schedule, we think of it. One representative said, I don’t want to say formal greeting here. <laugh>

There are lots of dash woman but you keep on rejecting, it was called “Incarnation of self-management”
(dash) there aren’t a lot . . . Self-Management as a Blood Type A, I don’t express my feeling much. I am on the side which will not choose the thing that I will regret later.

Your ideal type now?
My ideal type is Kim Yuna. I saw her once when filming CF, looks like I am seeing her inside a glass bar. Although we are close (in distance) but I can’t get closer. Her pose is extraordinary.

‘Our loving memories, our precious time, I still cannot forget’. You directly wrote your own lyrics for your album title track.
I wrote lyrics based on background experience. I thought that by writing lyrics though own experience, people will feeling more empathy.

All 10 songs in your album is important, other than your title track, the track that you have most affection.
All of the songs that I wrote are important but these days I like last track 27years. Old time memories, I got to remember memories when in school time or childhood.

Yoon Do Hyun, Verbal Jint, Yang Dong Geun, JJ Lin and Peter Mallick, you have collaborated with artist from many kinds of genre.
‘Cruel Memories’ I imagined that Yoon Do Hyun Senior will sing when I wrote the songs. Fortunately, I am grateful for all seniors who did great in my album. So we met that day, wrote lyrics and record together in recording studio. Yang Dong Geun Hyung (big brother) we did <The Three Musketeers>we often wrote lyrics for “Mileage”. And now that I think about that, for the rap section Yang Dong Geun Hyung wrote about 2~3 hours and send it to me.

You used to do activities as singer in group but now you do it alone.
When I won no.1, lots of people giving me support in our agency’s Katalk Room. Usually when I was doing solo activities, I don’t meet them often so we are contacting each other in Katalk. On top of it, our member did sent message vote. (laugh)

I heard that as CN BLUE leader, members are doing well on their own.
It’s not that I am saying ‘No’. But I’m the type to do things slowly one by one and I will say no if can, so the members like ‘If Hyung (big brother) don’t do it … we also…’ I think of that way.

You have participated in 4 dramas <You’re Beautiful><You’ve Fallen for Me><Future’s Choice><The Three Musketeers>.
There’s nothing to forget after filming dramas. To me it became a good experiences.

There is always something to regret regarding the viewers’ rating but in fact there is nothing to be controversy of that.
When the time as a student, learning about acting one by one, now seeing script and felt the emotion to fit the character. Somehow it will the character that I acted so I have to express the right emotion too. Sometimes we cannot get by learning. The style that I want to be, I also don’t learn songs, although I’ve learn earlier that still minus, I am the style to be gaining more by myself.

You already did the first step well but sometimes if you move to other spot you are feeling in heavier level. At that time, you want to leap over the difficult part.
Because of that, I will do it (alone). Pleasure when jump, I want to enjoy the exaggeration, I am not the style that get frustrated easily.

Your life’s motto is?
‘Time is gold’. The meantime it clicks a day’s dome I write lyrics. I thought time shouldn’t be wasted just like that. If I am doing other hobby or activities, it wil be a waste. And if I have those time I will use it to write songs and doing any other things.

We’re back to talk about your solo album, on the day of ‘One Fine Day’ released got number 1 spot on ITunes chart in 7 countries such as HongKong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Macau, etc. 7 February on number 1 Billboard World Chart, and on China Gaon Weibo number 1 in 10 weeks. You’ve called as‘Greater China Prince’.
To tell you the truth, I am truly grateful. Chinese fans are really passionate and active. They came to Korea and even in my birthday they put an Advertisement on subway. I also felt that way when having concert in South America. Because Korea is the motherland the feels is natural, but to received such a great reaction abroad its still fascinating to me.

After debuting 6 years ago, you finally held you solo concert titled “One Fine Day” from 27 February. You will be visiting 6 countries and 8 cities on this Asia Tour.
Doing live band instruments as background for a concert but during solo tour I will bring alongwith session and band to bring out different colours. It will be different from CN BLUE as a band. I will be playing new songs live, although it became more burden to me but I’ll challenge myself and expected much from it. I prepared the best well.

CNBLUE group activities, drama, solo album release, solo concert, etc, you have expand formidable activities.
It looks like I have lots of greed. And I want to make it happen. My solo already started and already started acting, I still want to expand and do it well in every sector.

Sure is tiring.
Few years I’ve been sowing my greed but it still not over yet. You should do it while in your twenties. Looks like bulldozer push stick. Sometimes there’s also tiring time. It led to frustration at that time but as time goes by it’ll like calluses and stay there.

What did you do to when frustration came?
I sleep, and I feel better when waking up. I am not the type to think deeply on problem so I feel better after waking up. It because I don’t have any thoughts while sleeping.

You still haven’t fulfil your greed to star in movie.
I want to try a movie. Not long ago, I met Director Kim Han Min from movie <Roaring Currents>. I said New Year greetings and got to sit beside him during one event. Although its our first time meeting, we changed phone number and sometimes called each other. After finishing my activities, I would like to give him a call and asked to join me to have soju together.

Latest entertaining movies that you watched.
I enjoyed movie <Her>. It’s about cyber love but the materials is exciting. Cinematic colour really pretty.

You took role of 1 man show MNet <Jung Yong Hwa Hologram>. Plan, composition, production, shooting, appearance you did it on your own. How was it?
It is very real. Super fun. At first I think a lot on ‘How will I shoot this’ but after shooting it becoming more comfortable. I used Go Pro at first then changed it to camera. It was a fun shoot. During reality program you forcibly had to make it entertaining made it burden to me, but I didn’t feel it at all. I don’t do it by feel. Although it becoming burden at the beginning, but there’s nothing artificial so I don’t have to talk and burden lesser. Shooting was comfortable.

Is there any actual public opinion of Jung Yong Hwa that people misunderstood?
In general it’s about my prince image, they thought I am smart. But I think that you will be surprised of my real self in <Hologram>. Its non-purpose for my prince image, it doesn’t really matter, but I wanted to normal human. Also with my close friend to create “sesame bonding”.

Before your debut, you said you liked Girls’ Generation, girl group you like recently.
Now Girls Generation has become close confederate and the feel now and then is different. I am close with Tiffany and everybody evenly close. Recently my favourite girl group of course, family company AOA, but nowadays girl group like AOA till G-Friend all sweet and pretty.

If you go to Music Broadcast, there are lots of your junior.
I’ve become a Sunbae (Senior). Nowadays, because they still young they used to 90 degrees bow when we greet. This time while promoting my solo album, I rarely can go outside the waiting room. Lots of junior came to give their CD and said greetings to me.

Because you are so busy, you don’t have time to date.
Of course, what should I say here. (laugh)

 

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CNBLUE Lee Jungshin in Cosmopolitan 2015 April Interview

AFTER WORK
Entering 6 years of debut, the title ‘CNBLUE goddes’ bassist’, and added one more ‘Rising Actor’. After packed schedule, listening to music and drink coffee alone, and a man who usually do cooking.

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“After finishing schedule, I am just drinking coffee on my own and have time to think by myself, what my plans in the future, when listened to music I liked Hard-Core Music, often cook fried rice or simple egg dish, when I give my dish to people and they eat deliciously I am feeling proud.”

You are really an ice-breaker model. ‘Lee Jung Shin is a real model’ making people confused of that statement.
Haha. Really? My height is just a bit tall so there a say like that. First time in my career I did a health screening. My height is growing. 188,3cm. Now it’s left 1,7cm to reach 190cm, I don’t want to grow anymore because I am giving my waist herd more.

How will you give herd?
‘If I give herd to my muscle, I won’t grow anymore right? With that thoughts I exercise harder.

When you have a day for your free time, what are you doing?
In a day without schedule, I am just drinking coffee alone at home and do lots of thinking about this and that. I am planning what I will do next. I like listening to hard-core music.

What kind of music you mainly listen?
I liked Pop music. I also liked Coldplay like genre and listening to lots of band music. I also search for K-Pop no.1 songs on chart and often listen to any kind of songs I’ve found.

The way you turn over the fry-pan just now looks different. Did you enjoy cooking?
Aa, I always good at turning over the pan like this. Somehow because now I live with my own brother, we often cook what we want to eat. Although it’s just fried rice or egg dish but there is a basic for everything. We’re not that good but we enjoyed it much. When people that I gave my dish ate it deliciously I am feeling proud. This is how mother’s feel? Haha.

We’re following your twitter. Looks like you like to update a lovely daily look. We have fun looking at it.
I didn’t know why people enjoy SNS that much at first. Previously football coach Ferguson posted this ‘SNS is a waste of life’. I also felt motion of that words, but nowadays it really a SNS time and I don’t want to do it alone and I felt that I have to do the same thing too. And so I started twitter and it was fun. There I am bound and when I feel it I do some update too. Sometimes when man posted their selca I was just like, ‘What’s wrong with him’. Now that I am posting the same thing, I becoming them. Haha. However it will look it might be prejudice only.

But everytime celebrities posted something in SNS once, it become one article with one photo and also reported and feeling a bit inconvenience.
Of course, long time ago I don’t have that star thoughts and just posted a photos, also update what I want to write but now I have to think what kind of side I wanted to show. I also have to make sure each word I want to post first. That what I see, words that saves you later.

Do you also following other SNS?
I followed fashion brand Valentino and fashion photographers. Because I have high interest in fashion and photography. Moreover I don’t have much interest in other celeb on SNS.

In 2010, you were debuted as singer in CNBLUE and started your activities at 20, now you’ve become 25, on top of that besides being a singer also an actor. Is there any difference between now and then?
Somehow, right now I become mature than before. Of course I am thinking to grow more in the future but I still don’t know. What I will learn, what experience will I got that were a lot and now I becoming an adult. I think that the time when I started acting was my life’s turning point. Debuting as CNBLUE and carrying singer activities, it always been a dream for me to act. And finally a perfect chance came to start, and I love to carry on activities as an actor. Acting is really fun and I want to do it more.

Your last drama <Thank You, Son> a rebellious temperament repeater role, ‘cheeky’ you received praised because you did well portraying your role. What is the secret to deepen your character like that? Is there any side that is similar to your real character?
Of course not. I did a throughout research to the character and I also imagine to live as that person too. On the spot, I asked the director, writer, and others also staffs I asked them a lot on how this character should act. I attempted this and that to fit the character. I love it and happily did the role.

As we see you act, do you ever thought ‘I feeling suitable in this field’?
I don’t have that much confidence now and I still don’t know, but one thing for sure is that I love acting. I think this was what I want to do much in the future.

The more you like to act, the more you see people who worked in this field. Looking at other production, I want to do that kind of acting. Do you ever feel that way?
I really like Kimura Takuya. I fell in love at first sight? Drama <Pride>.<Hero><Hundreds Millions Stars from The Sky> through that drama production Kimura Takuya character really showing his charms. So these days I learn to act more. Later when I am older and acting to that character, I will be feeling happiness.

It’s already half way of your twenties and soon will reach thirties, do you ever think about that? What kind of man do you want to be?
I want to be a man who knows loyalty and love. I had lots of flaws and good at grabs around people and it will be great if I discover people’s flaws and engage more. It will be cool to age to be that kind of man.

In the recent interview you said that it’s been so long since your last relationship and you already had vague memory of it. In fact now is the season. Don’t you like the idea of relationship?
Of course I want to be in a relationship. Especially when I was alone at home, the thoughts come by. But I don’t really think that relationship is the most important thing right now. ‘Till now works come first, I am not the type to delay work to go dating. When the time come, I will do it.

What kind of woman that you want to meet and date?
In the past, a pale looking girl, in similar concrete way I have that kind of type, but nowadays it changed. The person who I can talk to is the most important thing now. It will be great if when we were together, we are able to talk and forget about our work for a moment.

Is there a time when you fallen into woman?
There was a time when I fall to that person’s charm during a talk once. I don’t know but I fell for that person’s thoughts, speech, and eyes at that time. At first I don’t attracted to her and through conversation and suddenly, ‘Oo, I am looking at a woman’ I think I have that kind of experience few times.

If you have a girlfriend on this year’s spring, what kind of date do you want to do?
I knew I can’t do it, but I want to do it. Meeting in the morning to have breakfast together, watching movies, going to cafe, and send her home. I really want to try that general kind of date. Men will like, ‘Aaa, I did that every single day and it’s boring’ but don’t you think it will make it more special? Since I cannot do it in usual.

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