Posted by: sharingyoochun | September 21, 2010

[Trans] Changmin Q&A – non no 11

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Q: It seems that you were filming a drama in Korea, but what were the difficulties?

Because the filming lasted from January to June, I felt it so long. In Korea, usually filming is ongoing while the drama is being broadcasted. It is different from Japan since the schedule becomes much harder (in Korea), and the nature is almost like live broadcast drama. Yet in my case, the drama was produced in advance, so it wasn’t that hard. However, because there was filming everyday, it was tough to maintain physically. I had to maintain my health in a different way from when I was doing my activities as an artist, but it was hard to get used grasping the rhythm because it was my first experience filming a television drama. Although filming location was mainly done at Jeju Island, I had to travel back and forth Seoul – Jeju Island for work as well travel occasionally to Japan. It was a little tough to travel back and forth so often.

Q: Is it true that Yunho came to support you at your filming location?

Yes, he came twice. Once was with company staffs, another was with his friends and they came all of sudden, that made me really surprised. He always gets too high in emotion, and I was worried if it (his loud voice and laugh) would bother other staffs since I myself was not yet accustomed to the filming atmosphere. Of course I was glad that he came, as it was neither in Seoul or in Japan but still he specially traveled to Jeju Island for me. But !! There wasn’t anything more of it in my feeling (laughs), hence after that time, I begged Yunho saying “Don’t come to the filming location without appointment!!”

Q: To Changmin, what is the difference between an artist, actor, and a model?

Singing lasts in 3-4 minutes of a song, carrying forward the feeling of the song… how do you call it… development progress? Having such thing, to depict a complete story. Acting is a performance of joy and sorrow in between 40 minutes to 1 hour of time, of course there are extreme feelings and also delicate change of feelings that will appear in life, which no doubt have to be presented in details, and to me, is much more difficult than singing. For modeling, it is different from singing and acting, as (the feeling) is not directly conveyed, instead it’s captured in a photograph, we have to match both the expression and clothing to show the concept to everyone, this kind of photographing is really difficult.

However, regardless of which work, there is a common trait of expressing feelings. While since young, I have been very shy, so things such as communicating with others which I am not good at, all of these to me are not simple. But recently I have changed quite a lot, during this period when I started the route as an actor that is accompanied with many troubles, should I set up limit for myself, I came across this kind of things more often.

Q: What kind of life do you want to construct now?

Now I’m not like one before when I was still releasing singles and albums, living a very busy life. Until today, I have been working every day, but now that the work load suddenly decreased, sometimes I feel lonely. All these years I’ve lived a busy life, yet suddenly finding myself with so much spare time, I’m really not used to it. However, if there’s a solution (to overcome this problem), no matter how stressful, even if nothing will change, in the beginning I thought “Forget it, no need to worry, things will work out” , this kind of thought is now being flipped over ever since.

In this kind of life, the chance to be able to enjoy myself and to let myself grow do still exist, and with thoughts like this, right now I am learning a lot of things. Among all, the one I’m passionate the most is boxing. Even though I only started because people around me recommended it, but it really takes away stress, it’s an activity in which you can fee a lot of happiness! Whether it’s my upper body or lower body, instead of saying I have grown more muscles, I should say the muscles now have a more firm feeling. Other than that, whether it’s acting, singing, or dancing, I’m still learning a lot. I would always go to the boxing practice range!! To me, time like this, is worth to be cherished now.

Q: What do you usually do at home?

Listening to music, then sleeping (laugh). I also really like to read. Recently I’m reading Haruki Murakami’s new work called ‘IQ84′. Before that I read Shuichi Yoshida’s works. Right now I’m borrowing books from my manager!!

Q: Where is your favorite location/place?

Basketball court! I go about twice every week. With Yunho and the manager, three against three. Even though I’m not that skilled, but I like sports that can make me sweating. Since the place is like a public park, it opens 24 hours. It’s not only basketball, my bowling skills is much better than in the past. The points now, when I’m in good condition, is about 150 points. In average is around 120~130 points. Before, this was impossible!! Other than thinking why were bowling balls so heavy, I didn’t bring any interest when playing (laugh)

Q: We want to hear Changmin sings soon.

I have been practicing, listening to the songs of artists I like, I would try to imitate and learn the artist’s little habits and sound methods. When I’m doing this, I can practice on parts that I feel like “ah, that’s the part I’m still not good at”. Recently I’ve been into bands. Not only Korean singers, but Japanese, European and American, I love them all. Recently the best song for me is Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Even though I can’t sing this song that well but this is a song I really like and have been listening to it occasionally.

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Q: After debuting from Junior High, what is the part you matured/grew that you can say proudly?

To say it as matured it might not be true… but there were changes. Those that started work ever since they were still children, basically have a prepare to die mentaly, thinking “Everything is less important than work, other than work I can’t see anything”, I feel like there are a lot of people like that. I always thought that way. No matter where I am, there’s always a camera following while being interviewed. But because I was doing work received from other people, I have a different view from normal people, and nurtured a perspective view of the world which a normal student wouldn’t see.

Only… I’m still in my 20s, have the ability to experience love and friendship, this kind of precious things definitely still exist, so I don’t want to run away from things other than work, I finally have this thinking. Because as time passes, these things slowly becomes something I treasure. Recently I’ve been thinking that I’d been trapped, not by my surrounding, but by myself. It’s easy for me to put pressure on myself. But now I will notice it more, and not let myself to do that.

Q: What kind of existence do you want to have to your fans?

I wish I could be the one like the nutrient for everyone, which you would regain your energy by taking once in a while.
It is great honor to be supported by fans and I’m thankful to them, but I guess it would be getting hard for them to support me for every single day or every moment, you know.

I would like to them enjoying their own private time more (than spending time for me as they have been so far) and hopefully we are going to rely on each other in a more proper amount. And I will work harder for that kind of existence.

Q: What are things you want to do by this year?

If I can, I want to travel~ to America. Because I have studied English passionately when I was young, I can understand it well when listening, but oral is a little difficult. Japanese is the same, so right now I’m really interested in languages. I really want to learn English again.

Q: What kind of anticipation should we have for Changmin from today on?

Even though this may not be a responsible answer, but because I also have many things I expect from myself, so I invite the fans along with myself to anticipate my future performance together. As a person with an honest personality, yet will not create problems to my surroundings, with this in mind, I will work hard to become such kind of person.

Q: Please send a love message to the Japanese fans that are sad they can not see you so often!

Hi everyone, I’m really healthy!! Recently I have a lot of modeling jobs, to show everyone handsome pictures from the shooting, I will manage myself even better. As long as there are jobs in Japan, no matter when, I will want to come. So everyone please write requests to the magazine staff that invited me here!! (laugh) From now on, because I will continuously think of how to make everyone in Japan happier, please look forward to me ^^

trans by: sharingyoochun.net


Responses

  1. I begged Yunho saying “Don’t come to the filming location without appointment!!”

    lol, it’s just so Changmin, but i’m not so much happy to read this

    • he was joking; he laughs at the end lol

    • this was the immediate response i had too! XD

    • he’s only joking.

      if you know changmin well, that’s how he shows his love and appreciation – by bossing his hyung around (yunho) and pretending he don’t love men (jaejoong).

      • Um, u dun have to be so angry abt it :) they are just opinions…..

    • @yunniellove

      but i wasn’t angry??? lol i was just replying like everyone else.
      maybe next time i will remember to put a smiley. :)

    • yunniellove: dont overreact O.O nobody here is angry

  2. Minnie … Fightinggg !
    <3

  3. CHANGMIINNNNN <3 omg lol!! homin moments xP

  4. ~Loves~

  5. miss him so much

  6. i love their brotherly love, Yunho being high in emotion sounds great, he is such a great guy :)

  7. Changmin is so cute and sweet!!! Don’t worry Changmin, I’ll also concentrate in my own life, and not yours. I love you so much!!! ^_^
    Oppa Fighting!!!!

  8. That’s our Changmin, mature, self-disciplined, introspective and most importantly – still bossing his hyong around AHAHAHA.

  9. Changmin, learn more English! Cuz I’m too lazy to learn Korean or Japanese XD

    I’m glad Yunho is there for him <3 Thanks Yunho!

    He's really matured and sounds wiser. I hope he will get the chance to give his fans their nutrients more often ^o^

  10. woww…i always love how he speaks!
    he like to use words that look simple but have a deep meaning..

    dear prince changmin, whatever is that, I hope you are happy :)
    take care ya..

    I know you treasure your friendship so much :)
    i hope all of your life full with happiness ^^
    fighting!!

  11. ;____; asldkjalskjdla I LOVED his Fan Message!!!
    I didn’t know he was doing box O_O now I see how he got that body I saw in LA… lol ^^
    Cute cute ChangMin, hopefully your drama will air soon in Korea & you can release a single too >.<

    ChangMin, hwaiting!!!
    ps. thanks for the translatioooon *~*

  12. “He always gets too high in emotion, and I was worried if it (his loud voice and laugh) would bother other staffs since I myself was not yet accustomed to the filming atmosphere.”

    Lol. dorky Yunho.

    Sometimes I feel happy reading about how they had time on hand and to experience other stuffs. It makes them more… human. ^^

  13. His answer about modelling, acting, and singing is very insightful. He’s quite smart, isn’t he? ^^

    Some of his answers are really mature, but some of them are playful too. It’s a nice contrast.

  14. Changmin! <3
    He sounds mature but he looks younger day by day! Love this interview! Thanks for the translation! ^^

  15. lovely interview. lol i love knowing homin is close as ever. magnae-leadershii love <3. minnie is doing alot of sports neh. just recently he said he was into tennis? n before swimming? now boxing? XD

    im loving Queen's bohemian rhapsody sfm. wow thank yu so much minnie. i love how he is always so honest with his answers. im looking for more model max, prince shim, and choikang changmin in the future.

  16. Yunnie loves his maknae lots. Wonder if maknae loves him as much LOL.

    • “Maxnae” is so mature, not usually express his emotion.

      But of course he has emotion ;)

    • min dont love the leader….
      are u happy?
      XD

  17. awww.uri maknae is one smart man. love him so much. maknae ah, hwaiting ok?!

    DBSK hwaiting!
    :)

  18. good interview :D

  19. YES! BIGEAST, PLEASE REQUEST MORE CHANGMIN FOR US! Since I have no idea how. ;____;

    and yesss! You should definitely come over to America Changmin! You’re welcome at my house anytime! XD

    • yes, it will be nice to see changmin in more magazine

  20. Hi changmin! I want to teach you english! xD
    I have a picture of changmin boxing! So hot

  21. i think in the last interview he said he was into tennis and now basketball? hha minnie is so active! XD

    The picture of him in this magazine is just XD

  22. Awww changmin ♥
    His presences grow larger and larger in my heart….
    He’s such lovely young man..♥

    Anyway love his thoughts, snarls, and brotherly love w/ Yunnie…

    Changmin fighting!!!

  23. He’s looking younger and younger!

  24. OMG HE LIKES BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
    IS THIS REAL LIFE? OR IS THIS JUST FANTASY?

  25. Min reads Haruki Murakami!! need to get that book now xD

    • i need to get it too!

      Minnie has great taste!

      “now that the work load suddenly decreased, sometimes I feel lonely”

      this part made me sad…ganbatte tensai changminnie~~

    • been looking for that book for ages. Cant find the english translated ones in singapore. Over here they only have it translated in chinese. Anyone knows where I can get the english translated ones for “1Q84″?

    • Whoa
      Min reads Murakami *spazzed a lot*
      Now we have something in common

  26. oh minnie..miss u damn much!!

  27. Recently I was also into Queen. mwahaha. Now I feel like Changmin can read my mind, <3 XD

    I miss you~~ Hwaiting Changmin!

  28. I somehow felt sad when reading his interview. He is the maknae and I used to think least about his feeling about all the things that have happened so far. I have always had the thought in mind that he is so young and I have never seen any of his comments regarding all those issues.Now that to think about it, I realize that he also has his own feeling and thought about all that happened. And I kinda feel sad for him after reading his interview.

    • i feel with changmin, it’s all about reading between the lines.

      he keeps his emotions so well hidden but it’s obvious he is very affected by all that’s going on.

  29. Changmin hwaiting!! =D

  30. heehehe actually i think changmin said the first time yunho came to visit him was with “people from the company (SM Ent)” so it wasn’t necessarily staff members. KIBUM/LEETEUK ETC MAYBE? :P i think teukie would’ve. teuk and changmin went to support kibum’s movie premiere too right? dbsj loveee <3

  31. XD lol babe…so mature and intelligent…

    that’s why i love u

  32. “I begged Yunho saying “Don’t come to the filming location without appointment!!”
    LOL very Changmin <3
    Min must have felt embarrassed when Yunho came to watch him act XD

    Fighting Minnie!!

  33. I really love this best.

    “no matter how stressful, even if nothing will change, in the beginning I thought “Forget it, no need to worry, things will work out”. It’s so meaningful. Really like it.

    • Me too~ ^^

  34. I just LOVE his interview, so much to learn from him~

    Somehow I feel like crying when he says that he’s lonely. He must’ve been hiding his feelings so well that we can’t see them. He’s trying to be stronger and don’t want us to worry about him. He’s such thoughtful for us! Besides, he’s being thoughtful to our life and hope that we have much more time for ourselves. How sweet~ !! >.<

    And he spend his time reading too!!! I just love men who loves to read. LOL *Crazy imagination appeared… Excuse me for a while~ ^^''

    I just LOVE to call him a 'PEFECT IDOL'!

    • + 1 and Kiss for your ‘PEFECT IDOL’! hahaha

  35. I have been practicing, listening to the songs of artists I like, I would try to imitate and learn the artist’s little habits and sound methods. When I’m doing this, I can practice on parts that I feel like “ah, that’s the part I’m still not good at”.
    so this is the reason why changmin’s voice improved a lot.
    brave boy. world not always dark..
    FIGHTING !!! better day will come to you

  36. Changmin, I just need to say one thing to you. I LOVE U!!!

  37. Changmin!! I love your interview and keep in you mind that I will cheer and always at your side. You are not alone. I’ll be your friend forever.

  38. He always gets too high in emotion, and I was worried if it (his loud voice and laugh) would bother other staffs since I myself was not yet accustomed to the filming atmosphere. Of course I was glad that he came, as it was neither in Seoul or in Japan but still he specially traveled to Jeju Island for me. But !! There wasn’t anything more of it in my feeling (laughs), hence after that time, I begged Yunho saying “Don’t come to the filming location without appointment!!”

    somehow d idea of a dorky appa ROFLMAO so hard wif PR’s staff bcoz he’s so proud of his son’s progress n d love child feel so happy but a bit embarrass about it, pops up in my mind when i read dis. classic comedy of a family moment *LOLS*

    p/s:
    minnie is so smart, workaholic, n down to earth i see <33333
    n very DISLIKE d idea of extreme/die hard/fanatic fans *LOLS*

  39. O_O I really love Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody too!! ^____^

  40. bohemian rhapsody???..omg changmin is going mentallll

  41. It is great honor to be supported by fans and I’m thankful to them, but I guess it would be getting hard for them to support me for every single day or every moment, you know.

    no hard at all dear maknae. we all love u. and will support u. dont keep in mind bout people who not love u just focus on your self. because u are loveable maknae and u talented person.


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