TVXQ’s Changmin gave his juniors in the music industry some food for thought while appearing on KBS 2TV’s “Entertainment Relay“.
After revealing that he was now eight years into his career, Changmin stated, “After time passes, it’s easy for idols to become lured by the words of those around them. They need to ground themselves, as it’s important to find a balance between compromise and their center.”
Changmin also commented on TVXQ’s comeback after a two year and three month hiatus: “I’d like for people to focus on the harmony between Yunho-hyung and I, as well as our individual charms.”
Yunho added, “We thought about a lot of things during our hiatus, but in the corner of our hearts, there was always a desire to stand on stage. I think hasty thoughts can also be dangerous. We made our comeback after making the decision to stand on stage again.”
Viewers mentioned that that Changmin’s advice made them think of the current scandal surrounding DSP Media and KARA.
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“I haven’t worn these types of suits before, but they are all very individualistic. Normally, I would choose simple suits that accentuate my body, so this feels very fresh. When I saw the Tokyo fashion show for the first time, although I thought that the designs and streaks were inconceivably interesting, I do want to get to know the style and feel of fashion that only Tokyo has. The only thing is that my time in Tokyo is very short, so that might be hard to do.”
Did you buy anything from the Winter catalog?
“In Japan, I bought a long jacket, sweater, boots, and scarves, with the colors revolving around black, gray, and tan. Sometimes they’re asymmetrical, sometimes the design has more details to it, but basically they’re all simple and casual styles. Now, wearing clothes is more enjoyable compared to the past.”
The long-anticipated album has finally been released…
“The blending of a wild melody, powerful beats, our two vocals, and the fierce choreography has created a magnificent song. It’s a type of dance music we’ve never tried before, so I hope everyone will like it.
Please tell us what you want 2011 to be a year of…
“Ever since our debut, we’ve been busy every day with the feeling that we have to give our all the run the fastest. Last year, I had the time to look back and ponder over things, so this year, I want to set my mind to progress forward and have my life and work pass by filled with fun and hard work. Health is the most important thing, so I do need to take notice in the conditioning of my body.”
Is there anything you want to challenge?
“Although I think it’ll be pretty difficult… individually, I want to travel around Japan. I’ve been dreaming about going to see the beautiful scenery of Hokkaido in the winter, and I believe it’ll come true one day.” Yunho
What were the clothes you wore for today’s shoot?
“The impression it gave me was fashion that really fits modern times, including many elements that are both individualistic and different from normal atmospheres. It feels as if it’s kind of a challenge for me, but I feel really comfortable wearing it. You could say it’s displaying a new beauty (laughs).”
What type of clothing do you like right now?
“It’s a cold season right now, so I really like long jackets and gloves. I originally liked scarves and made it an important accessory for winter attire, but this year I’m putting it on gloves, hoping that it’ll create a masculine ambience.”
What kind of song is your new single?
“It is a dance song that is an extension from what we’ve always been singing, but more powerful, more rhythmic, containing more rapping and high pitches. It has a detailed tone that could be sung like a Rock song, and the distorting-styled choreography was a new challenge for us, so it is definitely worth a look. I hope everyone can enjoy it!
Please tell us what you want 2011 to be a year of…
“For us, last year was a turning point, with each of our own individual musicals and television dramas. Hopefully this year will be a packed year for Tohoshinki where we look back and think, ‘I’ve worked hard.’ We will continue to work hard in our activities and hope to see our Japanese fans really soon.
Lastly, please leave a message for the SMART readers!
“I believe that during your teens to your mid-twenties, it is the most beautiful and handsome period of your life. There might be more stress and discomfort, but if there are things you want to do, you must act on them in order to achieve your dreams. I’ve always been working hard to become someone like Michael Jackson, as anything is possible to challenge right now, so always look forward and challenge away!
Note: Music Essay Version and Song Version of YooChun's Nameless Song are different though they are written in the same structure~
Have I told you this kind of story before?
In 2003, we completed a few months of probation period, and we finished our first task with ease. In 2004, we were employees of the month, and achieved many best results, but we couldn't be satisfied with those alone.
We weren't able to endure anymore and we started wishing for more things. In 2005 we branched overseas, and we thought it would be easy like how it was in Korea. For our first challenge, we recorded our worst results and from then on, our confidence dropped.
A languge we couldn’t even speak, Everyday, we stayed at the place we were living at and our company They said it was for our own sake and that that imprisonment was not an imprisonment.
Extreme loneliness, tears, rage; all of these made us united as one. Even if anything were to happen by chance, we said that we would not leave each other...
While saying that we would only resemble each other’s good side, We made up our minds and ran off.
Finally, one day, we achieved the best like how we had earnestly wished for. We each took our handphones and contacted our family and friends.
That day was approaching, From then on, everything started turning out well.
Selling tens of thousands of records and winning every award, we felt our results. Even though tears flowed, it felt like they fell gently.
Because compared to any kind of sadness, we were happy. Till the end, we do not give up and come running. Strength greater than any other strength. As expected, because we were one.
You who have already changed (I can’t always stay there.) I will turn my back on you first (It wasn’t possible to just keep on crying.) You, who are going further away from me gradually, I will just call your name. (Please fly me far away to that sky)
Running for a while, Covered by a huge wall beyond imagination The thought “Has it always been this dark” remained in my head for a while
Such a thing happened once Business expenses which were increasing, Debts which kept increasing Something that I couldn’t handle on my own
This is something our boss said to us in the past If you need anything, just say it, since we will always be family.
Whatever you need, just say it Those words gave me courage and I made a phone call to ask for a favour
Though I felt something strange, because he was someone I could rely on, Because they were a family which would be together with us forever,
I gathered the courage to request the favour, but what I received was just a cold rejection. Though I was very angry with his reply, I held it in and requested for the favour again.
He hung up. I couldn’t stop the tears which flowed. I was in a state of confusion over the thought that they weren’t the family that I had believed they were for that period.
When he needed us, we were family, When we needed him, we were strangers.
It felt that as time went by, more amazing things happened. Hearing that we had finally created success overseas and achieved results which we never imagined we would, I entered the office with light steps on our pay day.
We members looked at each other with excited gazes while facing each other. We praised each other saying that we had worked hard. But the accounts statement we received at that time recorded that we were at a deficit.
Thinking that I had seen wrongly, I tried verifying again, Everything were expenses. Damn, How could that huge amount have been solely used to cover the expenses? What kind of expenses? Where did that huge sum of money fly to?
I couldn’t believe it at all so I requested that they show me the detailed statement of the accounts which I had never calculated before. They said they understood and they would show it to me, but in the end, I never saw those pieces of paper and only worked.
As time went by, my curiosity grew. The more we put our heads together to think about it, the more we got a headache.
Lastly, if I were to say just one more thing, Those things which we did for the company, Were they truly meant for the company?
Ok, Let’s just say that they were. We are kind and will overlook it. For us and the company, who have been together for many years, we will forget it. Even so, that wasn’t right. Those weren’t words you should be saying to us.
Did you really plan to disappoint us right till the very end? From the calls I received, you talked behind the team member’s back. It was really hard to trust you.
It was exactly as what the seniors had said. Did you want to keep the people who make money for you? He said the family which we talked about in the company would make things difficult for us if we were to leave to company. Those words by that senior could not leave my head.
Though there is more that I want to say, when this song gets out, There would be someone who would torment us. Thinking of this makes me frustrated and I don’t think I can continue.
In any case, though it is tough, we are working hard to live well. Despite someone tormenting us, we are working hard to really smile.
This is definitely not an effort which we made just for a product. This is an effort made because as a human, on the day that I die, I do not want to have any regrets.
Yes, in the end it is JYJ.
Yesterday and Today, though I thought for a whole day, I am able to feel the difference between then and now at 25, my age.
Now I will put down my pen. Even so, my heart is at ease.
Because I can feel the fans’ love… I did it because I thought I would be able to empty the pile of burdens I had in my heart. Though nothing is easy, I am at ease inside. We are happy because we have a family which is you fans. I am always thinking of you all… I love you.
So, will you be able to believe in us till the end? Will you be able to say that you love us? Since we will work hard till forever, will you be able to be at our side. Since, to us, you are still here, And to you, we are here.
I promise, I will hang out everything and show it to you.
Yes, we are JYJ.
“You have raised the castle walls and closed the door firmly too. They say that love is not an imprisonment. Love is releasing someone to be free. I don’t even wish for such things. We, made by you, are not even half of half of half of that, And will forever be frogs in a well.” (Excerpt from Musical Mozart)
Though there are still many things I want to talk about, I will stop here today.
TVXQ's Changmin recently appeared on the latest broadcast of KBS2TV's Entertainment Weekly. During the "Guerilla Date" segment, he revealed his previous dating experiences.
When the interviewer, Kim Seung Min, asked Changmin why he has never had a scandal, he replied, “To say that I’ve never dated with someone of the opposite gender after my debut would be a lie.” Changmin had actually been seeing someone while the five members of TVXQ were carrying out their activities together.
Changmin also added, "It would be nice if I had a girlfriend now. I feel that when one is able to experience the emotions of dating in their 20s, it will be an asset later on in life.”
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