Bigeast DVD – Yunho eating Nougat.

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[Eng Sub/Fancam] JYJ Lotte Fanmeet 120114 -Talk Pt.2

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[Eng Sub/Fancam] JYJ Lotte Fanmeet 120114 -Talk Pt.3

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[Eng Sub/Fancam] JYJ Lotte Fanmeet 120114 -Talk Pt.1

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[TRANS] El Sol – Taiyou Photobook Interview, full translation

interview with TOHOSHINKI


A certain day in the month of June, 2011, about half a year since the official restart of activities. The duo touched down in Malaga’s Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun), Andalucía Province in Southern Spain. The 5 day, 4 night trip was filmed in the surrounding 3 cities to become the duo’s very first photobook. From the first day, I noticed the differences between Changmin, always operating at his own pace no matter when or where, and Yunho, the type to match and adapt to the place and environment he’s in.

YH : “I felt that a common point shared between Spain and Tohoshinki was ‘passion.’ We had a tight schedule but still, when we did try to communicate with people walking on the streets, they were always calm and composed and had lots of passion within. There were lots of people who gave that sort of impression to me, so I think that’s how we’re alike.”

A very Yunho-like analysis from Yunho, who, as a leader, has had greater passion than anyone and everyone to come stand at the lead. And of course, it’s the same with Changmin, who has a poker face but also a hidden passion within. On a Summer day of last year, the two of them stood on stage as Tohoshinki in a SMTOWN event. The uneasiness and pressures up until then changed into personal catalysts, and they took the stage with the pride of being Tohoshinki. Afterward, when speaking of that day, Changmin revealed, “my legs were trembling and shaking when standing on that stage.” Thinking about it, the reason for that trembling wasn’t fear, it was certainly because of the helpless period during the hiatus that had stifled their burning passion for singing until then.

CM: “Honestly, wondering about how the fans and other people who know about Tohoshinki would think of us for having activities as two people was worrying; it was probably the most nerve-wracking stage up until now. However, the moment we finished, we heard tremendous cheering. I thought for a fact, ‘I am Tohoshinki,’ ‘being this Tohoshinki is good,’ without any doubt. There, I found my confidence again, so I didn’t have those same doubts and worries during our official restart of activities this year. Instead, I felt, ‘I’m sorry for keeping all of you waiting,’ and a spirit of, ‘I’m going to show them what I’ve got.’ It was that simple, a me without any doubts. Nevertheless, when it was decided that our first Japanese TV activity was to appear on [Music Station], I think I might have gotten just a bit sensitive. It was a live broadcast of a very famous music program, and perhaps they’d think, ‘now that they’ve become two members, something’s lacking.’ But I thought, ‘I really hate having thoughts so negative,’ ‘let’s show them our true strength,’ and I remember how Yunho and I cheered each other up in our dressing room. After successfully finishing, I was relieved to hear no bad reports, and after probably saying ‘let’s go!’, Yunho and I looked at each other. Ever since that moment, we’ve spent the last half year in that same mood. We did it with those feelings.”

After they decided to shoulder the burden of continuing Tohoshinki as two, Yunho began to battle unease and pressure, all the while continuously questioning himself day after day.

YH: “Since becoming the leader, I’ve been in a position where I can’t just consider my personal feelings. I habitually thought of many things; I really thought like that all the time. In reality, some things changed, some things didn’t, so how was I to best digest it all? It certainly wasn’t easy. Even so, I thought, ‘if it’s Changmin with me as two, we can do it.’ Holding onto that sort of conviction in a Summer event, it had the meaning of a new start, something like, ‘our adventure is beginning!’ My feelings naturally completely changed into an excited positivity. Compared to before, I’m now able to treasure and feel the importance of every single thing that happens. Always having had been an artist that achieves good results each time, I’ve however unconsciously become accustomed to certain aspects of that life. The me right now has fallen in an instant and I’m climbing again, and it’s as if I’m midway up that mountain right now. Tohoshinki as two must restart from square one, but we’re aiming higher even faster than before because we have the knowhow and experience to do so. Experiences we’ve had in the past feel new again and we have fun with them, a feeling sort of like ‘a newcomer that’s not new.’ In the past, I would be excessively cautious and wonder, ‘how will this turn out?’ before moving forward as the leader. The artist that I am now focuses properly on singing and entrusts all the rest to the audience. I feel like I’ve been able to allow myself that peace of mind. Our staff has also told me that I have that sort of aura now, and I think that I’m finally en route to growing into what it truly means to be an artist.”

Forced into a situation that the two of them never wished for, finding motivation once more certainly wasn’t an easy task. What they felt in their hearts during the hiatus is something that we can never understand. I think the various expressions they show through this photobook indicate just how many hardships they’ve overcome.

CM: “I’ve been told quite frequently as of late that my face has changed a lot. It’s true that when I compare a photo of myself from debut to a photo of myself several years later or right now, there is a considerable change. I myself can’t pinpoint exactly what has changed, but maybe it’s that the things I’ve held in my heart have come to show on my face. Yunho said that we’re restarting from square one but I think it’s a bit different for me. When thinking of the time when everything was suddenly gone, in order to hold my head high again, I could only trust in myself and the foundation I cultivated from the 8 years since I debuted. So for me, I’d say that I wasn’t starting from square one. It’s true that some things changed, such as how we shouldered the responsibility of standing on stage only as two, how I could feel that the stage became so much more expansive, and I’m sure the audience sensed that as well. In order to not have that happen, there was nothing I could do except make the greatest of efforts. If I made it seem like the past was better, I of course would feel apologetic to the fans, so I definitely didn’t want to do that. But truthfully, it was myself that I didn’t want to admit it to. Regardless of how it started, it’s a path that I chose for myself. In order to take pride in that this path was the right one, I had to walk it well. That way, I could show to the world that my choice wasn’t wrong. That was the huge motivation within me that drove me.”

Changmin, who was doing the interview and flipping through the photobook materials, suddenly stopped at a cut that was taken on the beach. Then, he let out an amused laughed, and began to speak.

CM: “Recently, there’s something that’s been troubling me. Ever since we became a duo, there’s been a huge pressure from all directions for us to value our relationship (he laughs). Of course we’re close, it’s been over 8 years since we debuted with each other, almost 10 years since we met, so now, we can pretty much understand what the other’s thinking just by looking at his face. Still, during our promotions for this album, we’d hear, ‘let’s take a shot of how the two of you are close friends,’ ‘try putting your shoulders together,’ and so on every time; actually showing closeness for people like that is somehow…isn’t it embarrassing? Especially since I don’t have that sort of personality. But, if appearing close would make the fans happy and give them peace of mind, I thought, ‘oh well, it’s fine.’ In reality, our bond isn’t that cheap. On the contrary, showing it on purpose made it seem more unnatural; it isn’t how we normally are. After all, wouldn’t it be stranger to be that way every day with someone who you’ve been living with for so long? However, when shooting for this photobook, this trip gave us a feeling of freedom; we laughed really naturally when we were on the beach. Seeing this again, it’s interesting and unexpected to see that there’s an expression that Yunho has that even I don’t know.”

When asked about “an expression Yunho has that even Changmin doesn’t know,” Changmin roared with laughter and said, “shower scene.” Speaking of which, is there another side to Yunho that isn’t in accordance with the “passionate guy” label attributed to him?

CM: “In the past, I used to say to Yunho, ‘isn’t it better to carry less burden on your shoulders?’ But, it was pointless (he laughs). He was seriously always serious to the point of being too serious. But, since it was Yunho, I came to appreciate that he was fine just the way he was. Friendship isn’t something that can be piled up. It’s deepened by sharing time and experiences with each other. Our characters and personalities are exact opposites. I can say with certainty that I’m quick-tempered and shy around strangers so I lack the confidence to close my distance with another person, and I can’t speak frankly. According to the staff, ‘you really value an anti-social space and time for yourself, you can’t be bothered to do much, and you’re stubborn. You’re a model B-type,’ (he laughs). Just like how I’m walking the same path with Yunho, our values are the same. But aside from that, everything else is really completely different. In fact, in the past, Yunho’s words and actions would make me think, ‘ah~ why is he like that?’ and ‘I can’t understand him at all.’ Although at some point, I started thinking I would just go along with him during those moments (he laughs). But, it’s the same with Yunho: during the times when my personality makes me try to distance myself, Yunho will step forward and go along with me. That mutual acceptance is why we have a good balance. That’s what makes me feel good now.”

This question about the changes in the nature of their relationship was also posed to Yunho.

YH: “Thinking about it now, I wonder how much Changmin’s had to endure in the past as the youngest. Truthfully, when we first debuted, there wasn’t much communication going on between Changmin and I. I tried to make a clear distinction as a leader by being stricter with myself, there was a period when I tried to oversee everything moreso than each of the members, and generally speaking, I tried with all my might to lead everyone because I thought I had to. Because of that, I didn’t have much one-on-one time with Changmin. In the beginning, I was the cheerful and positive type while Changmin seemed to be the type to never budge an inch, so whenever I saw that, I’d think, ‘will this be okay?’ I remember that we were completely like a senior and a younger brother in the past, but somewhere along the way, without realizing, we became friends. Now we’re close friends on equal footing. In the past, if I felt like he was different from usual, I’d ask, ‘did something happen?’ and talk together. Now, without saying anything, I have the confidence that ‘since it’s Changmin, he’ll be okay,’ and I rely on him a great deal as well. He seems like an older brother for me as well, especially since we always face each other one-on-one after we became a duo. We can now see the things that we weren’t able to see before and we can properly understand and match with each other. Our personalities are really 180 degree opposites but being able to attain a balance with each other in that polarity is in itself quite novel. That isn’t something that just casually happens by chance, it’s a relationship that’s built by spending time together.

YH: I’m a guy that likes to joke around but in truth, that’s really the loneliest. I hate being alone so I love people, and I want to be in the hustle and bustle and have fun. Changmin understands this fundamental aspect of me. I think that the way we understand and complement each other now is really something worth treasuring. I tried to be a progressive leader in the past, but now, it’s better that Changmin and I clear a path for ourselves together. It’s because of that that I can now have peace of mind, and in a good way, it took the burden off of my shoulders. I am only human after all and doing nothing but working so hard is exhausting (he laughs). Reassessing myself in that way, looking at everything objectively, occasionally reading the atmosphere…it isn’t just our relationship that’s changed, I myself am in the midst of growing into a man that’s more than just passionate.”

8 years since their debut. Boasting an explosive popularity in Korea, Tohoshinki has also steadily taken over since their debut in Japan. In the past, Changmin was relatively reserved in interviews, but somewhere along the way, he evolved into a being who, in his own words, has the fighting spirit of an artist.

CM: “My dream from here on out is, as expected, to go that little bit further to finally achieve a Dome Tour. Maybe Yunho’s style is different from mine; I don’t set myself sudden, colossal goals, I’m the type to do things step by step and aim at perfecting each one. Since debuting in Japan, we’ve performed at Nippon Budoukan, had an arena tour, and performed in Tokyo Dome. Now that these dreams have been fulfilled, when asked about what’s next, there’s really no other answer except a tour of Japan’s 5 Great Domes [t/n: Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, Sapporo]. This is something very huge but I still wish that this can be granted. I don’t want to give up on it. The two of us may be foreigners in Japan but we’ve spent months and years living here. So many things piled up but whenever we cleared each of them one by one, we would feel so much joy and worked hard to advance to the next step. I still have that same feeling now. So the Dome Tour, and one more thing: if we can achieve a million sales, I think I’ll reward myself by buying a Lamborghini as commemoration (he laughs). I never really thought about rewards and the like in the past; it would be at the level of being able to eat delicious foods, but now that I’ve become a bit more of an adult, I’ve started becoming interested in things like cars……I also have pragmatic dreams of wanting month-long vacations, but maybe because I’ve been a workaholic for so long now, I’m scared that it seems I’d tell myself, ‘if it happens, it happens, please do work (he laughs).’”

Meanwhile, Yunho seems to have found inspiration for a stage performance even on this trip to Spain. In order for Tohoshinki to climb even higher, they constantly have to remain sharp and make sure to look one step ahead.

YH: “To me, Tohoshinki is the one place that seems like a home I can return to. Last year, I gathered many good experiences from solo activities I had during the hiatus, but when I returned to the stage as Tohoshinki, I thought, ‘this is the reason I’m alive.’ There’s nothing else that can replace it. It’s really to the extent where I want to die on the stage, because more than anything, being on that stage gives more proof than anything else that I’m alive. If there was no Tohoshinki, that stage wouldn’t exist either. If it were gone, it would be like living with no meaning. Tohoshinki is everything to me and I want Tohoshinki to succeed. Then, eventually, I want to use that foundation to support happiness in the world. Even if it doesn’t happen in this era, I’m sure the next generation will shoulder this burden. Leaving behind this sort of legacy will leave behind the existence of Tohoshinki. In order to do that, I personally respect and want to be like Michael Jackson. Dancing even at the age of 40 or 50, my goal is to have a spirit that continues to challenge new things. Since debut, we’ve challenged acapella and dance and those results have become Tohoshinki’s weapons. But that’s not enough; I think it’s a must to always show everyone a new Tohoshinki. Practically, I think that the things I learned when challenging acting and musicals during my solo activities can be applied to the current Tohoshinki. By doing so, we can progress in new ways while always being able to anticipate the step after next. I want Tohoshinki to be like that. Right now, I have a lot of new ideas. I think my problem now is that there are too many things I want to do (he laughs).”

In truth, there are certain things that they wanted to say in this photobook no matter what. Those things would be their feelings for the fans. During the shoot where they visited the sunflower field, they didn’t say anything to each other about it, but that was foremost in both their minds.

YH: “I’ve loved sunflowers since a long time ago so I was excited to be there. It was to the extent that I improvised and sang a ‘Sunflowers~’ song. At that time, I actually thought of the fans. Sunflowers signify that ‘they’ll always be there waiting,’ and concerning us, I think that that’s what our fans are. I’ve been thinking this since forever ago. The most explosive, best stages aren’t made from us alone, it’s by uniting with the fans’ energy and excitement. It has this sort of meaning, and for me, also means that the fans are the final members of Tohoshinki.

YH: During the year and half hiatus, I thought that there was nothing I could do even if our fans became fans of other artists. I wanted to think, ‘that’s good for them,’ and that even if it happened, I wanted to give an apology and say ‘I’m sorry.’ But, when we resumed our activities, seeing on stage with my owns eyes all the fans who believed in and waited for us gave me so much happiness that I couldn’t express it simply in words. I was grateful towards our fans before, but a simple ‘thank you’ isn’t enough, I want to convey it even more from my heart. That’s what I’m trying to express now in every stage. Adding in more singing and dancing, eye contact, expressions, putting in 2 to 3 times more energy than usual, it feels like I’m exceeding my own limit each time (he laughs). But, I think that those feelings are being conveyed properly to the fans. It’s the same as when I’m unwell; if I show how I feel even a little bit, it’s immediately transmitted to the fans. During the hiatus, I watched many performances and learned from them. At that time, as a viewer, I realized anew the power of conveying emotions, and it became clearer to me what it is that I myself should do on stage. If I do one thing, then I can come to see what it is I should do next. That’s what it means to grow, and it’s something that we can do to repay our fans. The fans’ faces are my own face. The fans are a mirror. For this reason, it’s important to enjoy each time we perform, and I want people to say that Tohoshinki and Tohoshinki’s fans are really having fun together. The hiatus was painful but I think it was a good thing to be able to return to that sort of unsophisticated beginning. One day, I want to make a song called ‘Sunflowers’ and send it to the fans!”

From some time ago, the staff who know the duo so well have illustrated them as such: “Yunho is the sun and Changmin is the moon.” Their individual personalities are further emphasized from Changmin’s words when talking about those same sunflowers.

CM: “Sunflowers face and bloom towards the sun. They receive nutrients from the sun to grow……I thought that the sunflowers are like us. I feel it resembles us when we’re facing the fans, but sometimes, the reverse also has to happen. I think that sometimes, we and the fans interchangeably become the sun and the sunflowers. But, the one thing I feel uneasy about is that if we’re thought of as the sun, I hope the fans won’t be like sunflowers and exist by making us their absolute.

CM: I do think that we’re here because of the fans’ support, but for fans who regard artists as their whole lives, we can’t realistically support them and become their partners. Even if our stages and products can meet their expectations, we’re not responsible for each of their lives and futures. Being sad for us, becoming unwell for us, that’s painful for me as well. ‘But, there’s nothing else that we can do except to sing.’ So, even though that’s all we can do, I hope the fans will be like sunflowers and be well after looking at the sun. If they can exist like that and receive that sort of nourishment from us, then I’ll want to work hard, and it’s something that I want to see.

CM: I, Yunho, and each of the fans, we can all only live life once. There are many chances for people to meet and I think it’s a wonderful thing that that’s when bonds are formed. But, I don’t want there to be an environment where those bonds are kept to forcibly support each other. It’s the same with my relationship with Yunho. I don’t want to forcibly make things like ‘it has to be this way.’ If you ask why, it’s because when there’s pressure, rigid things are easy to snap. Conversely, flexible things like rubber can change shape and remain unbroken during those times of pressure. I think that for important things, that sort of relationship is best.”

Even in the photobook, they showed new expressions that let us feel their growth as men. Talks of their private lives digressed to the ever constant topics of games and the manga “One Piece,” but what was most curious was the unknown philosophies of love that flickered across their faces.

CM: “As a man, I want to get married to a cute woman, become a father with a strong sense of responsibility, and be a reliable husband at all times. I do have that dream, but I think it’s a little too soon to say.

CM: The most important things in life need to be cherished according to one’s own values. Those might be different from the common consideration, but to build things using my own experiences as foundation, I want to cherish that as the most important criteria to me. Looking at it objectively, there will be times when the best choice isn’t made, but I have faith in myself that I won’t make the 100% wrong choice no matter when. If it’s in accordance with the standards I have within me, no matter how bad the choice is, I don’t think it’ll ever be the worst one.

CM: This is included in the half of me that’s extremely stubborn; because I always take a step back to assess my situation, I can’t get angry even if I want to, I won’t be able to persuade someone else, and I build up a lot of stress for myself. Because I’m the type to store up emotions until I just about suffocate myself, sometimes, it’s really exhausting (he laughs).

CM: In this way, in regards to a girl, I guess I’m the type to surrender everything to her. I get the sense that to lose to her is to win (he laughs). Which reminds me, recently, when I was watching ‘One Piece,’ there was a line that said, ‘you should listen to a woman’s lies even if you know she’s lying.’ I thought I would do that too. I wouldn’t go out with a woman that would corrupt me with lies in the first place, and if I go out with a woman that I can properly rely on, even if she lies, there won’t be problems. In the past, my feelings were simpler, there were times when I’d come to like a girl and let dating affect my work. But in these last few years especially, the way I feel and act toward people have changed. Before plunging into the feeling at once, I’ve come to calmly think about it first. To tell the truth, I like really beautiful people. But, as expected, what’s important in the object of any romantic interest is what’s on the inside. I don’t let the outward appearance lead me astray. I consider whether she’s considerate of her surroundings, have proper etiquette, and whether or not she can do fundamental things as a person. These are common, ordinary things, but finding someone like this is rather hard. I probably haven’t said this until now, but I have amazing powers of observation towards women. For example, if I see 10 women, I remember everything about them to the point where I know who was wearing what outfit and I can draw portraits of their faces. Actually, I often look from the stage as well. I’m definitely looking a lot more than the audience thinks (he laughs).”

Changmin, who had this special skill kept under wraps, declared: “I did find a lot of beautiful women in Spain, but as expected, I prefer Asian women.” On the other hand, there’s news that the day before going back to Korea, a local girl called out “pretty boy” to Yunho while he and the staff were sightseeing to hit on him!

YH: “I hardly ever get hit on so I was surprised. But since I was with everyone else……well more than that, it’s not like I would be swayed by flirting in the first place (he laughs)!

YH: But with that said, I’m not so straight-laced. Certainly, my policy is ‘actions over words.’ Following that isn’t easy, and I may be thought of as ‘very serious’ for carrying through with it, but the real me is very free spirited. My father has influenced me, and ever since I was a child, I’ve worked hard to be able to keep the promises I’ve made. That is a fact, but if I were to be a character in ‘One Piece,’ I would be Luffy. It’s just that as the leader of Tohoshinki, I have to put forward another side of me first. To tell the truth, I enjoy the gap between the two sides, and Changmin and the staff who are so close to me understand well the duality of my personality. So then, when that’s applied to having relationships, the most fundamental aspects of me are free spirited, but when it comes to people I want to protect, I don’t do things halfway. When something sad happens, I’ll want to embrace her even more than simply cheer her up, and do the things that my girlfriend wants to do. I’m the type to put that as my priority over anything else, but conversely, I often keep my own troubles to myself and then tell her afterward. Because of that, there is the occasional misunderstanding (he laughs). Even still, I think men should think this way. I’m the first-born son in my family so I’ve always had a leader-like role, and because of that, these things come naturally. But truthfully, I want to be led by my girlfriend and have her give me advice. That’s unexpected, right? To put it even more truthfully, I usually try to be cheerful in reaction to how lonely I am. In my position as leader, I have to be strong on the outside, but I dislike being alone in my room, I get uneasy when there’s no work to do, so I’ll exercise or set up a schedule so that I won’t have any unoccupied time. Because I know that about myself, I really feel that ‘I want strength.’ Of course, because I’m a guy, there are parts where I have to lead. I want to spend time together as a pair, depending on each other and being depended on, walking the same path together as two main characters. I think being able to respect each other like that is my ideal. I think I’ll become a pretty good husband. Surprisingly, I like tidiness. Since living together with the members of Tohoshinki, I came to match with my surroundings, but when I go on trips with my friends, they’ll be shocked by the way I keep the room clean and in order (he laughs). After I get married, I think I’ll help out with the housework. If she asks me, I’ll do it. I’ll wash the dishes and the like but that’s in exchange for cooking for me (he laughs).”

After two years since their hiatus, the two talk candidly in this official interview of what’s in their hearts. While growing and changing together, they give reaffirmation to the fans who’ve watched over them all this time that these two will never betray their hopes and expectations.
Lastly, the two of them have left behind off-the-record messages to each other and to their beloved fans.

YH: “It’s awkward and there are a lot of things I can’t say because I’m embarrassed, but I think Changmin’s worked extremely hard up until now. Both Changmin and I still have things to work on, but if it’s us, things will be okay. I love the relationship we have now, we believe in each other, and I’ll trust the rest of my endurance to come from myself. I think that’s enough. I’m truly grateful that up until now and even now, he’s here beside me. I’ve said ‘thank you’ countless times to convey that feeling. Truthfully, there’s one more thing I want to say to him, and that’s ‘I love Changmin,’ but that’s embarassing so I won’t say it (he laughs). I don’t think Changmin will request those words anyway. But, that’s the Changmin I love because I believe in him entirely. It’s fine if he can’t force himself to go against his own intentions, it’s fine to carry through with the path he’s envisioned for himself from now on. That’s my message to him.

YH: Now, a message to the fans……

YH: From now on, we’re going to create a history of the new Tohoshinki. I want to do that together with the fans who are Tohoshinki’s final member. Live each day to the fullest because we’ll never be able to return to them again. Because of that, we have to do things with all our might so that we won’t have regrets.

YH: Speaking truthfully, I did miss the chaos of the past when shooting on location for this photobook, and I felt just a bit lonely. But, more than that, being like this increased the memories of the two of us, and I’m really looking forward to and excited for that future. What sorts of adventures are waiting for us next? No matter what the venture is, if I’m with Changmin, we can overcome it. As for what it is we’ll see at the peak of the mountain we’re climbing, I hope the fans will be there to see it with their own eyes with us. I couldn’t directly say ‘love you’ to Changmin, but to the fans, from the bottom of my heart, I love you. Really, thank you as always! I look forward to the day when we can meet again!”

CM: “There isn’t a single thing that I consciously want to change; rather, I’m always thinking, ‘I don’t want things to change.’ I don’t have a particular ideal image that I want to become. I just want to take each of my experiences and turn them into fuel for strength, and it’d be good if I could naturally become the me that I should be. But, as Tohoshinki’s Changmin, there are things that I thought about anew in Spain. In the past, no matter what kind of picture I took—for example, taking photos that weren’t like me—since it wasn’t just my own fans who would see them……I didn’t really pay much attention to it. But now, with Yunho as two, we have to produce more in our visuals and songs in order for them to be good enough. This time, with that meaning, I think all the above have come out in a way that’s like me. I had that feeling when I was taking photos, and while relaxing due to this trip’s sense of freedom, I’ve reassessed myself so that I will be myself in the Tohoshinki from now on. Come to think of it, without the public’s gaze, I’ve walked this road alone for almost 9 years. Just before debut, I had blond hair, so even though I was a regular student, I stood out (he laughs). Releasing the feeling of tension from the public’s gaze, I could return to my original feelings once again.

CM: What I want to tell Yunho is that with our relationship as it is, compromising with each other, understanding each other, working even harder in each thing we do for work, we’ll prove to the world that the path we’re walking wasn’t the wrong one. If I’m with Yunho, I believe we can do it. It’s just this.

CM: It’s not that I can say this just because there’s 2 of us; more than anything, I can say it because I think the current circumstances I’ve chosen for myself are absolutely not wrong. Being this way, I can say with confidence to the fans having Yunho at my side of course reassures me, but even before that, having made this choice according to my personal values, I don’t have a single regret and I’m not uncertain at all. Even having said that, I don’t want say “please understand me” and force anyone to do so. I’m going to continue on this path and change nothing. It would be great if the fans can believe in us like this from now on.

CM: Truly, we’re so grateful for the fans who’ve so warmly received us. We were so happy and we received courage. When Tohoshinki returned to the stage, what illuminated us like the sun were the smiles of each of the fans. Really, thank you. We’ll continue to work hard in a way that’s just like us.”

Translated by yuxi

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[Trans] 120129 Post Of JYJ Tweets

(Junsu, 8:03pm KST) It’s cold…

(Sung Kwang, 7:11pm KST) Today’s the day that our new (skit) corner begins airing on TV~~!!!!! Please watch Gag Concert!! hahaha Ah, I hope the viewers find it (the new skit) funny…. haha

(Junsu, 8:04pm KST) @skpark81 I’ll watch it lol

Source: [Junsu + Other’s  Twitter]
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Yunho in Cosmopolitan


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[TRANS] 120127 TONE Concert, Nagoya (Jan 26) Various Staff & Fans’ Tweets

(cr:KACHIKAJA_BWY) Our banner!

(cr:TVyunhoXQ) summaries of the goodies booth (for normal seats) Sales started 10 min earlier than scheduled, from 14:20-. Before 15:00, the stole, pouch, and mini tote bag was sold out. By 15:30, the ball point pen and truck was sold out.

(cr:TVyunhoXQ) summaries of the goodies booth (for premium seats) Before 15:00, the mini tote bag was sold out. Right after 15:00, the stole was sold out. By 16:00, the pouch, ball point pen, truck (simple ver), and badge was sold out.

(my tweet) Fans are now going into the venue. The performance will start in approx 50 minutes, from 18:30JST.

(cr:Kakiyan37, band member, keyboard) Nagoya, the 2nd day. Off to the stage, full of energy!!

(cr:think0308) I see some young boys. They are binding towels around their heads, full of fighting spirits(^-^;

(cr:think0308) I can see the stage with my own eyes…impossible

(cr:Sonny_PRIMETIME) Nippon Gaishi, day 2, lets get going!

(cr:kaon0206) My impressions!! Yunho today was “I have a cold” condition, but, he was devoting all his energy more and more compared to yesterday!! Maybe he had fever, his cheeks and chest was red from the 3rd song or so, but that was sexy in a way!! I really really love him!! I’ll love him forever!!

(cr:think0308) Such an enjoyable time. Today’s the best \(^-^)/ It was really a good performance.

(cr: think0308) I clearly came to feel that this is the feeling that the venue is united as one. Yunho seems to have caught a cold, but he was bouncing, he looked very happy. Changmin was really in high spirits, too(^^)

(cr: simvanilla) Changmin, at the last song of the encore, jumped & spinned the towel, and pointed to the audience, like, “OK? I’ll throw the towel to you”. He made an eye contact, and the audience was screaming “Kya~ here! here!” We thought he will throw the towel to the fans, but then he threw it to the staff right under the stage

(cr:myeongche) Today, the Bibari & Rui joke (T/N: “jama monoha kieta”) was a big hit, and Yunho seemed very pleased!!! I felt the love of the Bigeasts, who was prepared for this!!!!\(^q^)/

(cr:91line_cjy) Yunho said he was really ashamed that the joke “jama monoha kieta (T/N: the annoying person has disappeared” failed yesterday. But today, the venue was livened up, so he did it again during the encore!!

(cr:myeongche) Changmin’s yesterday’s dinner was Tebasaki (Nagoya special chicken wings) & beer←uncle food!!

(cr:myeongche) Yunho had a sore throat. Changmin mostly talked during the MC!!!(^o^) I felt his love to his hyung~(T^T)

(cr:changminseohyun) Yunho said “I caught cold.” Changmin said “If you caught a cold, go to bed early.”

(cr:sakicj93) Yunho himself was cheerfully saying that he caught cold, but he was dancing and singing with full force. Really, Yunho is very cool in many ways!!!

(cr:91line_cjy) Changmin showed us the air guitar during his solo performance.

(cr:lovelymax_yossy) Changmin said “Releasing a heartrending, heartrending..lonely song on white day…We are such two people” and glanced at Yunho. Yunho smiled wryly xDD

(cr:think0308) We were all doing our best saying “Eeeeee”, but everytime, Changmin made a counterattack with “STOOOOP”, and sadly, it was the time for the new song(^-^ゞ Maybe the only thing that can stop the maknae is Yunho’s hitting Changmin’s head xD

(cr:hyaaaaaz) Yunho’s whistle level during easy mind is getting better, little by little. Unfortunately xDDD

(cr:uknowkaz) I think it was one of the ex-Toho dancers, he was sitting near me. When they discovered him, not only the dancers but Yunho & Changmin smiled and was making eye contacts with him. During BREAK OUT, he was saying “Oh, this is how they did it. Terrific!”

(cr:fukuchomasao, band member, drummer) The second day finished~! Today was again a really happy time~! Thank you very much (^^) So now is the time for beer ♡

(cr:mal_san) well, now~

(cr:YumiKnow) The granny sitting next to me on the train was saying about Yunho & Changmin’s Japanese, “They really made efforts. They really seem kind, and also cool. I’ve lived for 70 years, and know that you will be happy when you can achieve success. And you can enjoy life if you know things, rather than being ignorant. Seeing such (young) people, I should do my best, too.”

Source: (Various Twitter Accounts)
Trans: smiley @
Credits: { One World. One Red Ocean. One TVXQ! }
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Chinese Fans’ Gift to Yunho~~ Subway Ad for His Upcoming Birthday

Chinese Fans Gift DBSK's Yunho with Subway Ad for His Upcoming Birthday

DBSK Yunho‘s chinese fans have come up with a special gift to celebrate Yunho’s birthday in advance (Yunho’s birthday is February 6).

Recently, photos were uploaded on an online community board with the title, “Chinese Fans Put Ads in Myeong Dong Station for Yunho’s Birthday.” A Chinese fansite of the singer managed to run the project and bought subway ads for everyone to see.

In the birthday ads we could read, “Happy Birthday. Our most precious treasure!” and “Jung Yunho, we hope for you to fly like the dragon in this year of the dragon.”

Netizens commented, “Chinese fans are really something. They put up ads all the way in Korea,” while another added, “Happy Birthday Yunho Oppa!”

Meanwhile last year, Yunho’s fans donated 140 bags of rice to the Community Chest of Korea for Yunho’s birthday. Happy birthday in advance Yunho!

Credits: Yoojiin

[TRANS] 120120 TONE Concert Yokohama (Jan 19) Various Staff & Fans’ Tweets

[Shinjiroh Inoue tweets] (cr:shinjiroh_inoue) (Jan 18) Starting today is the TONE tour. I will not go until Saitama (T/N: March), but those who are going, please enjoy yourselves~^^

(cr:tomori_chan)…4220032/photo/1 how many are standing in line? OMG~

(cr:nachun10) So many people(;o;`) can i buy the goodies? worrying..

[TONE Stage Director] (cr:mal_san) the second day.

(cr:ohineri2) my seat in is the very middle!

(cr:soratomax) the pole that changmin is going to come down is right in front of me! OMG (≧皿≦)

(my tweet) the poles are located on the right and left of the main stage. sometimes the 2 go up to the ceiling on the cages, and slip down the poles

(cr:ohineri2) the girls are so pretty in the red T shirts.

(cr:tomori_chan)…5911552/photo/1 I’m in the standing section, but my position is quite nice♪

(cr:tomori_chan) today’s concert finished…

(cr:max_uknow) For those who are going to the concert, the venue is so livened up, the tour T shirts are just the right clothes inside the venue xD

(cr:comocomo_810) Yunho’s bows beautifully, just the right 90 degrees. All the time he bows, it’s always the beautiful 90 degrees

(cr:yoosu_richa) I said in a big voice as I can to the two members, “Welcome back” and “Arigato”. I said “Welcome back” when the people around me was quiet, so Changmin seemed to have heard my voice and looked in my direction, my sister is sayiing. I think it is just our imagination.

(cr:pipipi1104) Since I was sitting in the very rear seat in the center, I thought I won’t be able to see much of the stage. But the construction and direction was considered deeply, so even though we were sitting far away or in the 2nd/3rd floor, we were able to enjoy the stage(((o(*゚▽゚*)o))) Thank you!

(cr:soratomax) I heard that Yunho hyung’s sofa chair during Honey Funny bunny had many wheels on it, so I checked it out. There was a total of 8 wheels ← unimportant info xDDD

(cr:soratomax) During easymind, Yunho was dancing a queer dance. He seems to like the dance xDD When he came back to the main stage, Changmin glanced at the dance, but didn’t imitate it. Changmin, you should dance together with your hyung xDDD

(cr:yoosu_richa) My seat was very near the center stage and passageway, I could watch Yunho’s and Changmin’s expression with my own eyes. They are too handome. Yunho was super cute, and Changmin was the black humored Changmin again today. Yunho’s smile helps us fans, and Changmin’s black humor will give us smiles.

(cr:mamixchangmin) Changmin said to a yawning middle aged woman, “You’re a little bit older~, so you should get sleepy~!” Yunho hit Changmin’s head hard like Hama-chan (T/N: Comedian Hamada of Downtown) ! xDD

(cr:tomori_chan) In the Toyoko Line which I rode from Kikuna. Standing next to me was an elderly woman, holding just a small handbag in her hand. She softly took out from her bag, the silver tape which was fluttering about in the venue. She was happily looking at the tape, and again, put it softly back into her bag. I don’t know the reason, but it made me happy, too.

(cr:tomori_chan) YH “Please support Tohoshinki from now on, too!” Of course we will..even if you say no thanks, I’ll cling to you and woudn’t go away…

(cr:tomori_chan) I love the T shirts that the two were wearing today ☆ I want the T shirt in that color♪ For the rhinestones, I’ll put it myself xD

(cr: comocomo_810) Silver tape CM “Let’s spend the happy time together in the future, too! ”

(cr: comocomo_810) Silver tape YH “Thanks everyone for enjoying (the concert) ~❤”

(cr:TVyunhoXQ) tapes (with Yunho & Changmin’s message) came fluttering down, got them ☆*:..。.:*☆

Source: (Various Twitter Accounts)
Trans: smiley @
Credits: { One World. One Red Ocean. One TVXQ! }
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