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One day CNBLUE Kang Min Hyuk sit down in a couch under sunlight. He angrily entered the working room along with 2 cats he raised. His face is soften, and seems more comfortable. PHOTOGRAPHER Hwang Hye Jeong
Pictorial shooting was a bit late. He already arrived in Korea from Guangzhou, China this morning, but one of two cats he raised suddenly has a skin problem so he has to take him to hospital and he can’t estimate how long will it be and apologized. Few days before he was in Osaka and Yokohama, Japan on the concert entitled “CNBLUE Spring Live 2015” for an opening anniversary, then directly flew to China and matched the schedule and couldn’t miss any time. Two days later, on the stage of family concert “FNC Kingdom” in Jamsil, digesting all the schedule moreover on tight schedule to K-Pop Star. Final day of spring and he wanted to grab that day. Receiving a warm sunlight, he greeted us with face full of smile. “I slept on the plane, so I am okay.” Seeing a smiling youth in the late spring, seems like early summer comes faster.
Min Hyuk is CNBLUE’s drummer, through an inherent highlight, the path is far but the place is there. Elongated and slim along with his handsome face, he started grabbing audience’s attention through a 40% rating of drama series <My Husband Got a Family>. A son of a Playboy in <The Heirs> added his tidy and hot man’s charm. He wanted to lengthen his way to be an actor but he was casted in variety show <Brave Family> joining Park Myung Soo, Shim Hye Jin, and Park Joo Mi and have a life as close brother in a family and more of a reality. Last month he was chosen as MC of the newly started JTBC variety <Mom is Watching>. Unexpected things comes, a sincere youth and a steady path will show. Looked tiresome, through a drowsy pupil those words are said.
It’s a deep impression of your two cats on SNS. What makes you a father of these cats?
Since long time ago, I always wanted to raise a companion animal. I think it will be great to have an inmate-like animal to live with. Both like friends so we don’t feel lonely, finally I bought two cats 3 months ago. Both are females, but their character is like cats & dogs. Given them name and hint to get quiet Kungddadda, Umchichi like a drum sound. When people fall for cat’s character people also changing. That’s true, there are charm for sure, really spoiled. I wanted to make them pretty, I really don’t want them to come. When I raised them, don’t want to be disturbed, they become very lovely. It a short as yawn “Ya-oong”. Not “please give me food soon” but more like ‘I’m hungry’, I think that is so cute. When I entered the house from afar Ddadda yawn like asking ‘You came?’, her face covered because she is afraid, on the other way ChiChi coming until the porch to welcome me. Their personality is different, but they had lots of expression. I like Chichi more for her face but weirdly my heart went to Ddadda more.
So it’s the same as you choose a woman?
I think I am more of Ddadda style. Now we watched the newly started <Mom is Watching>.
How do you feel to be the MC?
I am nervous of course. That because I rarely doing a variety show. I am just not funny.
Do you really feel you are not funny?
Since there are no replacement in broadcast, there are lots of restrictions. I am searching on the only thing I can do the best. I like to talk and I also good at listening. But weirdly in front of camera only I don’t think I could do well. When I entered the live broadcast, the feeling is awkward. I often make mistakes. I couldn’t show it well. <Brave Family> is a variety but I can just show what it looked like the way it is. At that time, I think of appearing on broadcast and going to the beach kinda different. I am upset because repeatedly making people disappointed.
Why do you feel that way?
I don’t know. I keep on challenging being an MC but every time I did, it was very hard. I am feeling frustrated. When I am about to give up, suggestions came. As I am worrying on when will I do well I am thinking to overcome the problem at least once. I can’t just do badly every time.
How do you feel when doing it?
In the past before I talked, I have loads of preparation, I am really nervous and I forgot what I’ve prepared. Now the second time shooting, I feel more at ease. My greediness is out and I feel more confident. Forget the rule, I am thinking on how to cut my nervousness.
During the broadcast Kim Boo Sun with comment sometimes crossing the line?
Slowly I got to know about it. My throat is okay but my face and hands are shaking. I am like that since long time ago. So since I was a kid, I intentionally trying to stand in front. I really want to win.
What are you doing determinedly?
I keep on following the election as class president or vice. I am always participated in any kind of competition or competition held during school events. I am also learning flute. And choir. As number 1 representative I played in front of all students. But still the nervousness didn’t go away. Do you have attention phobia? Looks like it. Shooting a show it’s not a personal matter but I am doing it with lots of people. I have to do well and I am receiving pressure all over.
You are the type that have high standard, aren’t you?
Yes, it is. I have lot of greed.
You wanted to show the perfect one?
I want to be perfect but I know I can’t so I am lowering my own expectations. But when I meet people, I really want to do it perfectly.
“I want to be perfect but I know I can’t so I am lowering my own expectations. But when I meet people, I really want to do it perfectly. “
If you don’t follow your heart, you just continuously want to win and don’t know what your progress. How did you managed to find this work?
Since I was in elementary school I learned how to play instruments and always wanted to do music. Fascinatingly in junior high, I wanted to be an actor. First year of senior high, I heard from FNC and I can do many kind of activities. And since then I am only thinking of playing drum, I don’t think of anything complex. I am really ignorant that time. Although it’s the broadcast attitude or I am showing my ability, I am just doing it well.
It’s different from what you predicted. All of a sudden I am on the show that was showing on TV, because I am so nervous my head becoming a blank paper. So while doing activities for second album, I worried and monitor our activities, on New Year’s Eve I came to know that I become a big deal. The core was seriously intoxicate. On the bottom line. Sometimes although you are a celebrity there was a time you don’t want to care about your appearance. Moreover I don’t want to be called “Chubby” on screen, so I am losing weight. Heaving hunger after. Afterthought I realized that I have to exercise too. Compared to others, I think I am more of the type that took lots of time.
Longevity of top group after 6 years of debut. It’s not a slow success. Looking at CNBLUE hyung (older brother) really cool. There are lots of good people around us. People want to develop but I am just in my place so I become worried, the lacking me always worrying. Even now I tried to fill in the place, moving slowly.
“People want to develop but I am just in my place so I become worried, the lacking me always worrying. Even now I tried to fill in the place, moving slowly.”
Interview last time, you feel that you are suitable as a nationalist or a stargazer.
I couldn’t be the masses. If I think of my work comfortably, I don’t know if other could do the same. If there are no line it will become a dangerous job instead.
“I couldn’t be the masses. If I think of my work comfortably, I don’t know if other could do the same. If there are no line it will become a dangerous job instead.”
You are a self-censorship. That is a very good character to your every day life. But not like that in a broadcast.
These days the mounted filter is not working and people’s charm can be fun and friendly at the same time. Looking like that I could see it in four weeks in the past.
What did you say?
I am not very sure. The talk about work finally come up. I really don’t want to do business. Don’t do any creative related works. Rather than new exploitation try, just faithfully do the work given like an official or teacher, I heard that were the best. That kind of work is very suitable too. The answer is that kind of work didn’t fit even a bit with celebrity. But since I was a kid I am more of making effort than being creative. (smile)
What kind of person do your friends think you are?
In middle school, I have 14 real close friends. The friends that you want to be with your whole life. And they are calling me as not-so-fun friend. I couldn’t really revealed my real self and I was sorry for that.
What did they think of you nowadays?
I am very quiet and my nickname becoming “Peaceful Min”. Moderator of a fight. Listen to other worries and giving answer. The thoughts are deep but remained unchanged. Trusted friend. Many points to learn but often hear his voice. A perfectionist yet unforeseen faces but marvelling because it cannot be seen in any show.
Why do you think people like you?
I don’t know. Maybe having no burden.
And your weapon is?
Eum, I have to find it first. (laugh) now forget about the weight in my heart and becoming more at ease.
“I couldn’t be the masses. If I think of my work comfortably, I don’t know if other could do the same. If there are no line it will become a dangerous job instead.”
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What is the thing that this talented artist asked 300 times?
Jong Yonghwa 25 years old (from CNBLUE)
“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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Twenty one people, now it even rings from the most senior FT Island, acting group-band CN BLUE, girl who play guitar and sings Juniel, sexy and full of skills girl-group AOA, pre-debut ‘Cho’ to new comer group N.Flying. All sectors of FNC artists had gathered in one place. Average age of 24, for this pictorial the costumes concepts style is using rock-denim that represents the symbol of youth. With well dressed blue costumes, studio was full and still cold winter but outside the window spring smell already felt in nose tip. Parted as Black Hongki Team VS White Yonghwa as happy youngsters, Team Seolhyun and Minhyuk as sexy youth, Juniel and N.Flying portraying sweet youth and others portraying vary different concepts. In the same sector, we are one like a family member ‘As you can see already in our eyes’ vision and in breathing FNC Family pictorial come to an end. Selca concept decorated the cover for today’s shooting. As we see all of them, concluded with a smile. Of course, because we smile, we are youth. Reporter Lee Hwi Seung
<One Fine Day> doing fine. In this album, what kind of impression do you want to make. For now, there is still a boundary between idol and artists, sort of ambiguously apart. Through this solo album activity, fans have tried the taste and content, and others also feeling content of this album.
In fact as CN BLUE main vocal you always received spotlight, and now you even succeeded with your solo album, don’t you think other members are jealous of you. Although I can’t read their feelings but they really encouraged me a lot. (laugh) Anyway as I also bring CN BLUE face it will be better to be good than ruining it. Felt some kind of burden.
As a leader and Hyung(elder brother) to your members always keep manners and major of it. We also had time when we messed with others and nuance time also arises. But we have to keep it with caution. I didn’t force the others. They following me well. And I am feeling grateful of that as an elder brother.
Distinction between Actor Jung Yong Hwa and CN BLUE Jung Yong Hwa on stage. Singer Jung Yong Hwa is what I think the best thing that I can do among others. I want to be better in acting. As actor Jung Yong Hwa I only participated in 4 drama production and it’s interesting to live as other people for a few months in a drama. If I see my drama character seems like a chance to feel “Refresh”. Because of my singing activities, I tried to work even harder in acting.
All four members becoming acting-dol, among all how will you rank their position? If we only look at one production only, it will be an ambiguous act to vote number 1. All have to follow direction of writer, different role, all four of us still lacking. We are still in the middle of finding of own style of acting.
If you can absorb ability from other members, what kind of point do you want to learn. It will be great if other members tell me if I do have that kind of ability. (laugh) I have lots of greed. Since I was a kid I always hate losing. I want to be flexible in terms.
In variety show, you always show Park Young Gyu impersonation as your individual skills. It’s been so long and wondering if you research for a new one. I don’t practice to show off individual skills. (laugh) I always did Park Young Gyu impersonation in front of my friends since I was a kid. I did in variety show and the reaction was good, suddenly became burden. I am the style to do impromptu kind of act. I am also wondering when my new individual skills will appear. (laugh)
Until not long ago, you exercised hard and your evolution becoming hot topic between fans. Sure, it is. (laugh) If the season came to exercise again my face started to aged. Once I start exercising again, I severely did 2~3 hours a day. My mom said it will be great if I gain my face fat again.
I heard that you really like basketball since you were a kid. Do you ever think of being a basketball athlete? When I was in elementary school, I thought of being an athlete because of my height that keeps on growing. I also did free-style basketball on the street. Now I am in middle-school. Friends who are shorter than me started to overtake and started blocking. Since that time, I folded to become a basketball athlete. (laugh)
What is the most recent song from musician that you loved these days?
Yonghwa : Amy Winehouse- Rehab
Minhyuk : JJ Lin – The Romantic
Jungshin : Michael Bolton- How Am I Supposed to Live Without You
Jonghyun : Richekotzen – All songs to you
All cameras in this world including (smartphone) are gone, now only left polaroid camera in my hand and will be the last in mankind. Polaroid film too only the last one and what are you trying to capture at the very last moment? What is the reason?
Yonghwa : My face only.
Minhyuk : Mountain & river or a lake& grass field picture that included my family, I want to put out it because my family likes nature so much.
Jungshin : My family’s picture, then as I want.
Jonghyun : The time that I saw in front of me now.
People aged and can get Alzheimer. When all memories in my brain are all gone, till the very end only one memory that you can remembered, what will it be? What is the reason?
Yonghwa : Memory as a kid, really cool back then.
Minhyuk : People I loved, capturing the hearts of people I loved again will be difficult. Because of that, I want to remember the most.
Jungshin : Harmonious time of our family. Love of the family.
Jonghyun : My confidence.
I want to marry the person I love. What kind of romantic proposal that I most dreamt of?
Yonghwa : Singing my own composed song and sings it to her Live.
Minhyuk : I still don’t know. When the time comes, I’ll tell you.
Jungshin : I never thought of it but without decorating and in the middle of having dinner conversation?
Jonghyun : Whatever she wants.
2014, FNC Family Concert “FNC Kingdom” has started in Japan and finished in Korea. Is there any special performance that you’ve been preparing to show for audiences in Korea?
Yonghwa : Live.
Minhyuk : There is none like individual skills. But collaboration stage that we couldn’t show until we are trying to show it then.
Jungshin : No individual skills. Because we do the concert in Korea I am feeling grateful.
Jonghyun : Enjoy the concert!
Part 2. Who do what best?
FNC family whose brain is the sexiest?
Rank 1: Lee Hong Ki (5 votes)
Rank 2: Cha Hoon (4 votes)
Rank 3: Jong Hoon, Yong Hwa (3 Votes)
FNC recent handsome guy and pretty woman are .. and ..
Rank 1: Jong Hoon (9 votes) & Seolhyun (9 votes)
Rank 2: Jonghyun & Minhwan (3 votes) & Hyejeong & Choa (4 votes)
Better than die, the person that really hates of eating alone that will ask anyone to accompany him/her and casually treat them within an hour in FNC is?
Rank 1: Jaejin (6 votes)
Rank 2: Hongki, Seunghyun, Yonghwa, Minhyuk, Jonghyun (4 votes)
When there is no activities, the person that stay at home and just doing nothing is?
Rank 1: Jonghyun (6 votes)
Rank 2: Minhwan, Yonghwa (4 votes)
If you are not a singer or celebrity but a doctor, last year Ebola Virus strikes Africa and which members have high possibility to go there to help them?
Rank 1: Seolhyun (5 votes)
Rank 2: Jonghoon, Cha Hoon (3 votes)
I am want to do unit duo with ( ) in FNC.
Rank 1: Jonghyun (4 votes)
Rank 2: Seunghyun (3 votes)
Rank 3: Minhwan, Jimin, Choa, Jaehyun (2 votes)
I think ( ) will be the one who is getting married first in FNC.
Rank 1: Jonghyun (6 votes)
Rank 2: Chanmi (4 votes)
Rank 3: Hongki, Jaejin, Minhwan (3 votes)
If I am FNC Director along with member ( ) want to have a lifetime contract.
Rank 1: Yonghwa (3 votes)
Rank 2: Hongki, Minhyuk, Jungshin, Choa (2 votes)
Beside as FNC Family, member ( ) receiving much attention as celebrity.
Rank 1: Yonghwa (8 votes)
Rank 2: Hongki, Jonghoon (4 votes)
FNC best acting-dol is ( )
Rank 1: Jungshin (6 votes)
Rank 2: Minhyuk, Jaehyun (4 votes)
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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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“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.
Trans by Yasmine @cnboice
Edited and Posted by Tara Lee @cnboice
Jung Yonghwa (from CNBLUE)
Born in Busan, 1989. The leader of rock band CNBLUE, and compose almost songs as a singer songwriter. They started their activity under the indie in Japan and debuted in Korea in 2010. They debuted in Japan in 2011 after their concert at Yokohama Arena. Now, they make a world their stage. Yonghwa is drawing attention as an actor too.
—Making a music without inhibition made my inside unwind.—
“My solo activity in Korea was just finished.” He said so once he sat down on a chair with a relaxing expression. When we asked him that your first album got lots of No.1 on a music program, he answered “Yes, I took four awards.” with a shy smile. Even though he is able to show off his history, he always stays cool.
Just after their debut in Japan, they appeared the TV music program ‘COUNTDOWN JAPAN 11/12’ and ‘MTV unplugged’ and more, as a first Korean artist ever. CNBLUE had also first world tour as a Korean Rock band. And now, Yonghwa is widening his appeal as a solo singer who released ‘One Fine Day’.
“A vision for solo activity has started about 2 years ago. While I have composed a song for CNBLUE, I was getting stuck, and having a conflicted feeling. So I thought if I would make a song for myself, I could see new world.”
He joined to make all songs that he collaborated with musicians who famous from Korea and abroad. The form of featuring is more frequent in Korea if they want to join it, but he chooses the form of collaboration that compose and write a lyric to each other. Because it seems he is proud of his mind as a creator.
“Because I became to compose a similar song. But I had a chance to study more about composing while collaborating with several artists. All artists who collaborated for my album were requested by me. All of them are my respecters, so I enjoyed recording, and got inspiration.”
That’s what We call being him an Asian star, collaborate not only various genres of artists in Korea, but also JJ Lin who is a famous singer in Taiwan, Peter Marick in USA and TAKURO from GRAY in Japan. Especially, Yonghwa has promised with JJ Lin that trying to make a song together someday, and realized the promise of it.
“After making a melody, I have decided the main message for this song, it is ‘ I’m always on your side ‘. I think this theme was showed in the lyric, I wanted to try making a song that can help to someone. This is a special experience for me this collaborated song was accepted in Taiwan, China and Japan.”
‘Chekmate’ has the one strong message using by three languages, English, Chinese and Korean. JJ Lin appeared in this song’s MV and came to Korea for appearing on music program with Yonghwa.
“That was the first time we actually did a performance together. Since this lyric has the kind of strong message, we were talking that we have to call all our strength into singing. Actually, JJ Lin was perfect for this, even if it was in rehearsal, it made a big impact on me. The most impressed things for me was singing together in live across a language barrier.
Because Yonghwa has liked GLAY’s ‘HOWEVER’, He asked TAKURO to be let write a lyric. It is ‘I’m glad I loved you’ that is only for Japanese version of ‘One Fine Day’. We asked Yonghwa about this song’s lyric, he answered with his breathy voice.
“At first, I couldn’t believe that he writes the lyric for me, so I have felt very weird and expect. When I saw the lyric, I was really impressed with this, because it had hearty. And another thing, I didn’t talk him the detail of my image, but he made the lyric with the same image as I thought. That was really weird.”
Yonghwa’s looks is cool, but his passion for music is very hot. He has started his solo activity for expanding the activity from a Band. How does he feel this good response?
“A solo activity is like a my homework, but I think making a music without inhibition made my inside unwind. I believe that I can give me more leeway for making a song now and then.
Trans by Satomi @cnboicee
Edited and Posted by Tara Lee @cnboicee
EDITOR : Cha In Seon (Pictorial), Park So Hyun (Interview)
PHOTOGRAPHER : Kim Young Jun
CeCi: If we look out news about CN BLUE, it overflows with overseas schedules. How does it feel to live like you are sewing the world?
If we look at the schedule, 24 hours seems to be very short. I mean if a day could be any longer that would be nice. (smile) To tell you the truth, I didn’t even check the packed schedules table. Instead, I feel that with schedules given more to be a mission that when finishing one would a great achievement. After concluding a long world tour, also finished filming drama, “I’m already grow this much”. I have developed. Finally I am much better!” I think about it every time.
CeCi: Question about your First historical drama “The Three Musketeers” cannot be missed out. It helped you grow.
Historical drama was a new challenge. Even though I was caught in overseas schedules when the Public Relations team came, I really must try this so I give it a hand. Production team for “The Three Musketeers” is the same as “Nine” the atmosphere was great, all team packed and worked well together so we can finish filming happily. Drama filming along with overseas concert schedule were too much physically exhausting as engaging those two. When both finished, I’m feeling strange. It already passed a month. I also feel emptiness even when doing concert.
CeCi: Recently you are selected as Hot People on Chinese’ Weibo, in the States public information in Mashable chosen as “2014 TOP 50 Most Tweet Song”. In 2014 you must be feeling fairly proud of yourself.
Fortunately, it was so much fun, I live hard to live. (smile) To communicate easily with fans so I’m on Twitter, it’s difficult to use Twitter in China so I started Weibo for Chinese fans. I couldn’t focused only on Twitter or Weibo so I made two version of photos and writing. I wrote in Chinese on Weibo, nowadays I depend on Chinese dictionary. It is a period for enforcement to learn.
CeCi: Finally, this year Jung Yong Hwa solo project started. The word “First time” might have a deep meaning.
As a rookie that don’t know anything, more clod and my thoughts are full of challenge. Because at that time I also wasn’t afraid. As CN BLUE getting enjoyable and the weight that we feel today is different than it was.
CeCi: That weight is responsibility?
Yes. Now because the recording has finished, my share already done and time for me to leave it release. When I’m in season to write songs, like a lion chasing its prey that cannot talk in its sleep and dreamed. Slept and woken up, a trail of eating lots of snacks and sometimes it’s shocked me. Mostly I didn’t eat in usual, but in my sleep I usual dreamt of eating snacks. The most important thing was memories flew. When the time finished, those burden now change into excited feeling. Again, it was all embarked a good night sleep mode. (smile)
CeCi: Your creative liver becoming sensitive on the tip of the dream more than breaking it.
While I was working it will become more sensitive. Those sensitivity can be the strength, when it appear to be a problem when producing an album because it becomes more powerful.
CeCi: Is there any difference while working together with other members?
As long I don’t meet their gaze I think it comfortable. We care about each other that much. If I did solo, I think that can I do it freely alone, vaguely think about that. Firstly I was given freedom, but I continued to modify every single detail till I feel satisfied. Because of that I felt lots of stress. It slowly come to resolve and I will be eating snacks all night long. (smile) I have to do my own portion.
CeCi: Last album in a cafe near Hongdae, I heard that you encounter inspiration there. How about this time?
I watched lots of movies. Like a copying charm, I don’t want to write the same way as before, so I forcibly constructed out the new way. Side by side, so human are limited and if there is something that lack of materials of course we don’t know. Every time I am attracted in certain topic it might be not an easy work to do. As I am preparing an album I constantly felt of being Blood Type A. Even while in a conversation if an idea appear I suddenly wrote a memo, or in the middle of eating or shower I am less doing it. (smile)
CeCi: Oo, a school boy type. Suddenly I am curious of your favourite sites. When you have free time what did you do.
I am curious of which songs do people listen to, mainly billboard chart site and You Tube image.
CeCi: Besides working don’t you have any hobby?
Beside writing songs if I do anything else hmm. If I did that, what did I get? Others have hobby to relieve their stress in life, for me it is more uselessly time flies so fast and build my stress. What a weird stance right.
CeCi Finishing homework must be done first and more of your character.
Very true. That’s why I thought that a day is very short. Because I have to sleep as much as possible, but when I wake up I have many things to do.
CeCi: In this album which section do you think is the most giving you power?
Through solo, the thing that I want to do the most as CN BLUE and wanted to challenge is collaboration. Meeting new people while collaborating and I remembered being a beginner. I think I don’t know when it started to feel comfortable living, in reality I am still trying to settle. I still hang on other people to detail, I am why easy-easy way to do, did I only want everything to be fast. I am reflected a lot on that.
CeCi: Do you have any hint on your upcoming album?
Title track and album title is <One Fine Day>. I am focused on using new musical instruments to create new sound, I’ve putting my effort when mixing and raising standard and combination. I collaborated with Yoon Do Hyun, YDG, Verbal Jint senior from Hip-Hop till Rock-Ballad and captured many kinds of genre. I always writing love songs in the past, I am trying to escape. I want a change.
CeCi: If we looked at the finished songs, the feeling is different.
All songs feel like my own child and I am proud of it. Compared to any other songs since they are all my child, they are the prettiest of all. (CeCi Haha, maybe if all 10 fingers burnt, might be a feeling of parents hurt heart). Even all 10 fingers all are like gold fingers must be sweet and pretty.
CeCi: Among all, what kind of praise do you want to hear the most?
‘Kyaa, no songs to be thrown away, it might be good.’ If I heard that kind of thing, I think I can sleep peacefully. That time in my dream me with Maltese were running merrily in a field.
CeCi: The man who worked hard for living. How do you want to live in the future?
I am already 27 years old. That precious time just passed by and I feel a bit of a waste. I don’t want to feel regret so I have to live with faithfulness. I don’t want to live without meaning. I have to finished each mission first, moreover have to be happy. Sleep late and wake up to watch movies, eating delicious food, for a working hard me doing shopping, and walking near Han River. I want this album to finish quickly so that I can rest well.
CeCi:I want to enjoy in this Valentine Day.
When I looked at stacked chocolate n a classroom desk ‘How can I hold this?’ as I gobble away, what a useless bluffing and pride day that how I used to be when still in my school time. But now if I have a girlfriend, attractively cutting steak and drink wine but I will give up on being romantic! That time is a waste. A waste.
The success or failure is not important. Now is the time to stack a tight and thick exaggeration of experience. Writing songs, acting, also doing concert, I want to solve this bliss through different filters. If I keep walking like this, I will be able to climb a higher mountain. ”
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FNC artist performed together! They had a great stage on 2 venues and total 35,000 fans came
2014 FNC KINGDOM IN JAPAN -STARLIGHT- was held at Osakajo Hall on Dec. 27th after being held at Makuhari Meese on Dec. 20th, and it marked 35,000 fans for these two venues.
This was a second FNC KINGDOM for FNC entertainment, it consisted EMERALD STARLIGHT STAGE for daytime show and DIAMOND STARLIGFHT STAGE for the night time show. CNBLUE acted as a headliner for EMERALD STAGE and FTISLAND acted as a headliner for DIAMOND STAGE.
In the daytime show, FTISLAND brought the opening of the stage with ‘Beautiful’ and played ‘DISTANCE’ that got No.1 by fan vote. Hongki said that even Christmas was over, but I hope it would make warm your heart listening this song. But after singing ‘DISTANCE’, he broken the calm atmosphere, and excitation of fans, it was like to show his charisma.
4-pieces mixture rock band, N.Flying that they are planning their full-blown activity in Japan and Korea played three songs includes their new song ‘Knock Knock’. And Juniel who is the first singer songwriter of FNC sang three songs includes ‘I think I’m in love’.
The fourth appearance artist was AOA who debuted in Japan with ‘Mini-Skirt’ on last October. After they performed their debut song ‘Mini-Skirt’ with sexy black costume, they announced about their new song ‘Like a Cat’ that will be released on Feb. 25th. This is a Japanese version of 사뿐사뿐. Their further development is expected.
The collaboration stage was this event’s feature. Jaejin (FTISLAND) and Juniel sang ‘A Whole New World’, and Jimin (AOA) and Seunghyub showed the spicy and sexy stage. Jonghyun (CNBLUE) and Yuna performed ‘Lucky’ of Jason Mraz with mature atmosphere. Hongki (FTISLAND) and Choa (AOA) proceed to show keen stage singing ‘What I wanted to say’ that is the theme song of the bride of the Century and ‘Story’ of AI who is a Japanese singer.
CNBLUE started their daytime show with ‘Ring’ that is the song imaged winter. Yonghwa said “Honma ni Arigatougozaimsu (=Thank you so much/ He said this in Osaka accent) and sang some hot numbers. He sang ‘Foxy’ ‘s intro with Osaka accent, and enjoyed call and response with fans.
In the nighttime show, CNBLUE appeared as a first performer. They played ‘Ring’ first as same as the daytime show and played ‘Ryu Can Do It’ and ‘In My Head’. They said “a concert stage is my place! We are living for it!”, and played ‘Radio’ as a last song.
FTISLAND appeared as a last performer in the night time show. They showed their performance with their hot number like ‘FREEDOM’. Hongki said “We have experienced good things and bad things in this year. But this is all the same for us. So let’s leave only good things until we’ll die. We have to do ROCK to not regret next year too! Make some noise!” The fans became more and more hyper with his comment. They played ‘Flower Rock’ that was not planned in song list, but Minhwan proposed to sing it.
FNC artist showed the collaboration stage in both of daytime show and night time show. These mainly consisted of the band.
‘MochiMochi Band’ that was consisted by Yonghwa, Minhyuk (CNBLUE), Jonghoon, seunghyun (FTISLAND), Jimin, Yuna (AOA) and Kwangjin (N. Flying). They appeared under the concept of the guest performer of FNC KINGDOM, and they called their name to put ‘Mochi’ after each person’s name, it made fans laugh. They started their performance with ‘In My Head’ of CNBLUE, and kept performing a remix song with ‘I hope’, ‘Love,Love,Love’ ,‘Can’t Stop’, ’Love Girl’ and ’Short Hair’.
‘Sasurai Band’ that was consisted by Hongki, Jeajin, Minhwan(FTISLAND), Jonghyun,Jongshin(CNBLUE), Choa(AOA), Juniel, Seunghyub and Chahun (N.Flying) that was under the concept of the special band that was formed one month before and invited by FTISLAND and CNBLUE.
Fans were really excited with setting the situation that Hongki and Juniel are a couple of newlyweds and Johnhyun is the pickup truck driver. They sang a special remix song of ‘Short Hair’, ‘I hope’ and ‘I wish’.
At the end of the stage, all artists appeared on the stage and they performed together. Then 2014 FNC KINGDOM IN JAPAN-STARLIGHT-“ was successfully finished.
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