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SHINee Featured in AnAn Magazine + Individual Interviews

23 Jun


SHINee sure is paving their way to success in Japan! SHINee just released their Japanese debut album as well as their music video for the Japanese version of “Replay”. Now, the boys are being featured in popular magazine, ANAN!
Each of the boys even get an individual page and interview to himself!

Onew

Q: Your favorite J-POP song?
Utada Hikaru’s first love.
Q: If you can take three things with you to a deserted island?
Mom, a friend, a cook (with a knife).

Q: What do you do during a break?
I mostly sleep [laughs], and then practice singing.

Q: What color do you like?
Monotone like white or black.

Q: What did you buy recently?
I bought and ate delicious chicken!

Q: What is your fashion item for this summer?
Loose pants and loose t-shirt. I like a comfy style.

Q: What kind of girl in terms of fashion do you like?
I think a flowing dress is cute.

Q: Your childhood dream?
To be an architect. I liked building or designing something.

Q: What do you think you’ll be doing if you were not a singer?
An architect again? Or an architectural designer.

Q: What are you expecting in Japan?
I want to improve my Japanese skills and do several things on TV programs!

Q: Anyone you respect?
EMI (Japanese record company) Suzuki san. Because he is teaching me oyaji gag (laugh). For example, “kaeru kaeru (frog is back)!”

Jonghyun

Q: Your favorite J-POP song?
L`Arc~en~Ciel’s song, but I forgot the title…

Q: If you can take three things with you to a deserted island?
A cell phone, an airplane (to come back), and a pilot (because I don’t know how to fly).

Q: What is your every day rule you follow?
I drink water and eat banana when I get up in the morning. Eating carbohydrate food like sweet potato.

Q: What do you do during a break?
I mostly practice singing.

Q: What color do you like?
Basic black. I have lots of clothes in black.

Q: What is your motto?
“Acknowledge rather than understand.” This is my way of life drawn from my experience.

Q: What kind of girl in terms of fashion do you like?
A girl who looks good in a polo shirt.

Q: What is difficult in learning Japanese?
People say Japanese gets more and more difficult as one studies it, but it is yet ‘interesting’ to me because I’m only a beginner. I’ll work hard!

Q: What do you think you’ll be doing if you were not a singer?
A vocal trainer or composer. It’s been my dream from a long time ago, and I’m studying composition.

Q: Anyone you respect?
My mom. She is always warm-hearted, strong-willed, and says what she thinks clearly to anyone.

Key

Q: Your favorite J-POP song?
Hirai Ken’s “Close Your Eyes”.
Q: If you can take three things with you to a deserted island?
A cell phone, a pot, and a tool for making fire like a lighter or matchstick.

Q: What is your every day rule you follow?
Drinking lots of water. And I don’t skip breakfast.

Q: What do you do during a break?
I practice, work out, and do hobbies.

Q: What color do you like?
Every color! Recently floral pink.

Q: What did you buy recently?
A Givenchy leather bracelet.

Q: What is your fashion item for this summer?
I wear clothes in a different style every day, so I can’t tell… but maybe a suit in floral pink?

Q: What kind of girl in terms of fashion do you like?
A girl who knows what clothes are good for her body type.

Q: Your motto?
“Enjoy life.” I’m happy because I live to enjoy life.

Q: Anyone you respect?
(In Japanese) Dad (Oyaji). Oyaji atama (laugh) – [*’Dad head’ don’t know why he laughs]. Isn’t dad unconditionally respected?

Minho

Q: Your favorite J-POP song?
Fukuyama Masaharu’s Milk Tea.
Q: If you can take three things with you to a deserted island?
A cell phone, SHINee members, and Korean instant ramen.
Q: What is your every day rule you follow?
Drinking water when I get up in the morning.
Q: What do you do during a break?
I work out and study Japanese.
Q: What color do you like?
White. It’s clean and fresh.
Q: What did you buy recently?
Sneakers for basketball.
Q: What is your fashion item for this summer?
Simple style like a blue jean with a t-shirt and snickers. Monotone line will be fine.
Q: What kind of girl in terms of fashion do you like?
Recently I think it is cute to match a long t-shirt with leggings or hot pants.

Q: What do you think you’ll be doing if you were not a singer?
Perhaps an athlete. I would like to be a soccer player since I like soccer.

Q: What is your motto?
Always be respectful and humble.

Q: Anyone you respect?
It’s been always my dad from my childhood. He teaches me lots of things, and we are very close.

Taemin

Q: Your favorite J-POP song?
Onitsuka Chihiro’s “Gekkou (Moonlight).” I listen to this song very often because of her beautiful voice.
Q: If you can take three things with you to a deserted island?
As many friends as possible, water, and a boat to use to come back.

Q: What do you do during a break?
I work out, sing, and dance. I’m also studying Japanese!

Q: What did you buy recently?
A t-shirt.

Q: What is your fashion item for this summer?
A skinny jean, a big size t-shirt, a jacket. I don’t wear accessories.

Q: What kind of girl in terms of fashion do you like?
A girl who knows what style is good for her and can wear it well to look pretty.

Q: What is your motto?
Do your best and wait for God’s direction. This is our family motto.

Q: What is difficult in learning Japanese?
(Taking an example of a word) Verb or adjective conjugation is difficult!

Q: What do you think you’ll be doing if you were not a singer?
A student. I’m now a high school senior, so I would be studying hard for college entrance exam.

Q: Anyone you respect?
My Japanese tutor. I’m envious of his Japanese skills.

Via: forever_shinee @ Twitter
Korean Translation by: ㅈㅈ@DC Shinee Gallery
English Translation by: jujugal
Picture Credit: TheTONGHYUN
Via: jpopasia
cr: gokpop.com

Shin Se Kyung and SHINee’s Jonghyun are no longer dating

20 Jun


Actress Shin Se Kyung and SHINee’s Jonghyun have gone their separate ways. Continue reading

KBS’s “Immortal Song 2″ holds press conference with Yesung, Changmin, Hyorin, Yoseob, IU, and Jonghyun

16 May

On May 16th, KBS’s upcoming variety show, “Immortal Song 2“, held a press conference at the new KBS building with the official line-up in attendance.

IU, who’s been receiving countless love calls from MBC’s “I Am a Singer“, explained her decision on choosing the ‘idol version’ of the show, “I felt that I wasn’t talented enough to join ‘I Am a Singer’. They’re all legends, and since I’m still learning their songs, I felt that this program would be a better fit.”

She continued, “As everyone believes, I’m still lacking in both skill and talent. I hope to gain more experience in 10 and 20 years from now and join ‘I Am a Singer’ then.”


IU was asked if she had any other idol singers in mind to join the program with her, to which she replied, “I actually recommended SHINee’s Jonghyun, and I didn’t think he’d be joining us here like this today. I’m personally a fan of his voice.”

Jonghyun stated, “I actually didn’t want IU to come on the program because she’s such a great singer. She’s a vocalist whom I personally really like. I thought that maybe if one less person came out, there’d be a greater chance for me to win.”

Super Junior’s Yesung commented, “I hope to show that idol singers can sing too. As opposed to competing, it’s just an honor for me to be able to sing the songs of my seniors. I’m glad to be able to showcase good music and a good image.”

2AM’s Changmin added, “It’d be a lie if I said I wasn’t nervous. I’m definitely nervous, and what’s most pressuring to me is that all of the idol singers danced and sang at the same time while I just stood in place. I will do my best.”

B2ST’s Yoseob stated, “I’m really nervous but I prepared that much more for this. I won’t focus on the rankings, as it is just an honor for me to be able to stand here with legendary singers today.”

When asked about how the other members reacted, he replied, “They supported me since it’s an opportunity for me to get B2ST’s name known. I hope to do well and raise awareness for our group. I will work hard to live up to their expectations.”

SISTAR’s Hyorin commented, “Our first mission track by Shim Soo Bong will probably be best expressed by IU. I’m thankful for this opportunity and will definitely work hard.”

She continued, “The SISTAR members didn’t give me any pressure and just told me to do well. They’re anticipating a lot, but also worrying a lot as well. They’re my biggest source of strength.”

IU concluded, “I, too, think it’s an honor to be able to sing great songs alongside my peers. I will work hard so that I do not bring a negative image to my seniors.”

Led by Kim Gura and Shin Dong Yup, the show will debut on June 4th with a line-up including Super Junior’s Yesung, 2AM’s Changmin, SISTAR’s Hyorin, B2ST’s Yoseob, IU, and SHINee’s Jonghyun.

Source: Economic Daily Star Today via Nate, OSEN via Nate, My Daily via Nate, TV Daily via Nate
you can found more photos there ^^

credit: Allkpop

CNBLUE’s Jonghyun talks about his past on Mnet’s “Director’s Cut Season 2″

13 May


Recently, CNBLUE’s Jonghyun guested on Mnet’s “Director’s Cut Season 2“, a program that transforms past hit songs into a 2011 version. Continue reading

SHINee’s Jonghyun Updates Me2Day ft f(x)

1 May

1st update:

[종현] 에프엑스!!!어제일등했죠!!!추카추카!!아자뵤 문제!!!누예삐오 앨범을 열장이나 샀던 샤이니의 종현군은 이번 정규앨범 피노키오를 몇장이나 구매했을까요!? 맞추면 셀카올리지롱>○○< Continue reading

SHINee’s Key updates me2day with a cute message to Jonghyun!

10 Apr

Friday, April 8 was Jonghyun’s birthday, in which he turned 21 (Western conventions) or 22 (Eastern conventions). To commemorate the day, Key uploaded a photo of himself and Jonghyun together making funny faces. Read what he wrote below:

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SHINee’s Jonghyun celebrates his 21st birthday

9 Apr

SHINee’s Jonghyun, who’s rarely been seen in public since injuring his ankle ligaments last year, celebrated his 21st birthday on April 8th! Continue reading