Who says ID photos are ugly? Yuri and Seohyun proved you not

Seohyun and Yuri’s identification card photos have garnered much attention among netizens.
On March 30th, A post entitled ‘Bermuda’ surfaced on a community board, with photos attached. These are identification card photos of YoonA, Yuri and Seohyun, and this was the first time Yuri and Seohyun’s ID photos were revealed.
Yuri with her thick curvy hair and lovely smile displayed her natural beauty. Her dark skin adds to the uniqueness of her overall appearance.
Seohyun, who seemed to be wearing her uniform with a necktie as well as neatly placed hair band on her natural black hair, gives out a sense of elegance in this photo.
Netizens commented, “Although I have seen many SNSD’s photos, identification card photos are the really rare ones.” , “Beauty does not change even on ID” , “Especially when Seohyun wears uniform, she looks more elegant like a real SoNyeo” and “Where can I get all these?”, etc.
On the other hand, the author of the post also pointed out that SNSD’s members Yuri, Yoona and Seohyun’s attractiveness are simply irresistible.
Credit: tvdaily.co.kr
Translated by: imwhywhy@fanwonder.com

Meet 100 days old Yuri!

On March 30th, a post entitled ‘Yuri’s photo on 100th day’ was published on an online community board.
In the post, a photo of a baby sitting in a furry baby chair and smiling was attached. The baby’s clothing and the gold ring on the middle finger of her right hand indicates that the photo was taken on her 100th day celebration. From the photo, Baby Yuri has chubby and fleshy cheeks as well as cute eyes and facial features. One can see clearly that some of these features remain on Yuri up to the present day.
Netizens who saw the photo commented, “Nose, mouth and eyebrows all look the same as they are now. Even the facial lines”, “Then and now, she’s cute!”, etc.
Credit: tvdaily.co.kr
Translated by: www.fanwonder.com

Kim Jungmin "'WGM' YongSeo Couple, I Cried at the Farewell Scene"

Singer Kim Jungmin revealed sadness at Jung Yonghwa and Seohyun's last filming of MBC 'We Got Married 2' 'YongSeo couple'.

Kim Jungmin wrote on his twitter at 1pm of 30th, "We finished the filming of 'We Got Married 2'. I've cried twice through my heart, once with Nickhun and Victoria's sweet episode and today." He informed 'YongSeo couple's last filming through his tweet.

Also, he added a picture informing Seohyun's warm behavior and a note saying "Also, Seohyun came to the studio saying thank you, and gave us vitamins along with letters filled with sincerity! Oh I'm deeply moved!".

Jung Yonghwa and Seohyun were together from March of last year for around a year as the 'YongSeo couple', and finished their last filming on the 30th.

Netizens voiced their opinions saying things such as "I'm saddened by end of YongSeo couple", "Seohyun is a deep hearted girl".

Meanwhile, T-ara's Ham Eunjung was selected as a new female role for 'We Got Married's new couple.

Translated by 오이사랑싴@soshified.com
source: Nateon

2PM Haru*Hana Magazine Vol. 2 (All Interviews)

Japan Debut
Special Interview

A preview before their debut!

They want to show people a manly and powerful performance

2PM is a boys' group that boasts overwhelming popularity in Korea. With their powerful performances and overflowing wild charms, they leapt to the top of the Korean music scene right after their debut in September, 2008. In recognition of the group, the term "beastly idols" was also born in Korea. We have asked 2PM, the strongest and brightest group in K-POP, about their thoughts on their Japanese debut.

CHAN: We're very grateful and fortunate to have this chance. Lots of Korean artistes are active in Japan, so we will do our best not to lose to our seniors.
WOO: I don't want to forget the feelings we had before our debut. Of course I hope we'll gain popularity in Japan, but for now, I'm referring to the challenge of how people will view our music.
KHUN: First, I want to learn Japan's culture and language. After that, I will work hard to let everyone recognize 2PM and every one of our members.

The term "beastly idol" was born for 2PM. What meaning does that nickname hold for the group?

TAEC: It's a phrase that came up for the first time as a way to describe us, so we're grateful and very honoured. Originally, the word "beast" seems to be used in negative situations where, for example, a woman screams at a man, "Kya, you beast!" (laughs) But in our case, it's used in a positive light, and we're thankful that it helped to spread the name of 2PM, too!
WOO: I think this beastly idol image is one of the reasons why Japanese people are interested in us. So I want to show them a manly, passionate and powerful performance.

This summer, they held their first concert in Seoul and Busan. Extra concerts were also added, before they closed their performances with great success.

JUNSU: We didn't have much time to prepare, but I think we managed to produce a good concert within that limited time. Many people came to our concert and had fun with us, so it went very well.
JUNHO: It was our first standalone concert and the first time the hall was filled with just our fans, so I was very happy. A lot of Japanese fans came to the concert, too. It strengthened my wish to hold a concert in Japan soon.
KHUN: I also learned that we had a lot of room for improvement. I've felt, once again, how truly difficult it is to produce a good concert. But more than that, I was happy to be able to become one with our fans.

Each of them gave ideas for their respective solo pieces, resulting in stage performances shining with individuality. The members told us some backstage stories from the concert.

TAEC: Chansung, you ripped off your clothes, didn't you? (laughs)
CHAN: I had no idea what to do for my solo corner. The other members were going to sing, some were going to dance, and some were even going to perform with an instrument. So, while I was deciding what to do, I realized that no one was going to expose their body. (laughs) 2PM can't get away from their manly image, after all. (laughs)
TAEC: So that was your intention. (laughs)
CHAN: I figured someone had to do it, so I sacrificed myself. (laughs)
JUNHO: For this concert, we showed a parody video of "Cinderella's Sister" , didn't we? Once we get better at speaking Japanese, it'd be great if we could take a parody video of a drama in Japanese, too.

The boys tried to speak in Japanese by using as many words as they knew in the interview. They appear to be furiously studying Japanese now, in preparation for their debut in Japan.

JUNSU: We can sort of pick up what people are saying in conversations, but speaking is still difficult. I've also tweeted in Japanese on Twitter, but I'm still not fluent at all, so I'm learning from a friend in Osaka.

All the members are currently using Twitter. While staying Taiwan, they put up a tweet of the members disappearing with only their clothes left behind, causing a sensation amongst fans.

TAEC: I shared a room with Junsu, but when I returned to the hotel, Junsu was missing with only his clothes left behind. I couldn't find him no matter how hard I searched, so after I took a picture of his clothes, I called the other members. Then one by one, all of us started this game of taking off our clothes and disappearing somewhere. (laughs) So, it was Junsu who started it. At the time, Wooyoung was so sleepy, he didn't join us, though. (laughs)

2PM's closeness with each other is part of their charm. On December 8, you can see these boys with your own eyes at their first live event.

WOO: A lot of people will be meeting us for the first time, so instead of doing something special, we want to show them our natural state in order to let them know what 2PM is like.
KHUN: To everyone in Japan, we'll see each other very soon! We'll show you the efforts of our hard work, so please wait a little longer!

Special Cross Talk
All the 2PM members stand out with their individual personalities. We can see their relationships(?) and true nature in these special pair interviews!

We can instantly recognize our Japanese fans. (Junsu)

---Many international fans went to your first concert. Did you notice the presence of Japanese fans in the hall?
JUNHO: Of course! There were really a lot of Japanese fans at the concert.
JUNSU: Some people were holding cards with our names written in Japanese. Also, we can guess with one glance that a fan might be Japanese. We're very happy that they came all the way to Korea just to watch this concert.
JUNHO: That's also why we want to meet everyone in Japan as soon as possible.
JUNSU: We have fans who always give us letters and have been supporting us for a very long time. I want to perform for them soon!

---2PM is involved in many things besides your music activities, such as Junho-san's appearance on "Let's Go! Dream Team 2".
JUNHO: I've always liked sports since I was a child. In the past, I wanted to be a sports athlete, and there weren't many computer games at the time too, so I played soccer and went to the pool every Sunday. I was very restless. Lately I haven't been exercising as much as I did before, so I've started to become less resilient to colds... if there's a good place for exercising in Japan, I'd like to give it a try. (laughs)

---So, which member would you date if you were a girl?
JUNHO: I know all the members well, so I don't really feel like dating any of them. You asked me to imagine if I were a girl, but I'm a boy right now, so I don't want to put too much thought into this. (laughs)
JUNSU: Junsu, maybe... because he's a good person. (laughs)
JUNHO: (in Japanese) Oh shut up. (laughs)
JUNSU: (in Japanese) Sorry. (laughs)

---Both of you enjoy songwriting and have great interest in music. Name a concert you recently watched that left an impression on you.
JUNHO & JUNSU: 2PM. (laughs)
JUNSU: Just kidding.
JUNHO: The two of us went to the Usher concert held in Korea in July. That was fun!

---Do the members cook in the dormitory?
JUNHO: It's not so much cooking as frying meat and making ramen. We've also made kimchi fried rice and sunny side-ups. Just simple stuff. But as long as I have the recipe and ingredients, I'm confident that I can cook up something delicious! I actually learned cooking for half a year when I was young.

I prefer sleeping on the floor to sleeping on the bed. (laughs) (Wooyoung)

---2PM's cute looks became a hot topic when you dressed as a female idol group on stage and showed your drama parody at the concert this summer!
WOO: Thank you very much! We all think Nichkhun looks the best when he crossdresses. He's cool and he has pretty features, so he looks very natural.
KHUN: I was really embarrassed, though. (laughs) Actually, Taecyeon was the one who most enjoyed the Orange Caramel performance.
WOO: Taecyeon and I really wanted to sing the Orange Caramel song. The fans were happy, and we had a lot of fun, too!
KHUN: I have girlish features while Taecyeon has a manly face, but Taecyeon looked better dressed as a girl, so it was kind of reversed. (laughs)

---Nichkhun-san, you appear on "We Got Married" as well, am I correct? Your fake marriage with Victoria-san from f(x) is also quite popular.
KHUN: Victoria-san is a very nice, hardworking person, so we make a good match and we're having fun.
WOO: I'm so envious... he's always telling us, "We could have done better." (laughs) That's all he says, though. (laughs)
KHUN: There are breaks between shoots, so we were quite shy at first, but now we're used to it and we're enjoying our takes.

---So, which member would you date if you were a girl?
WOO: People ask this a lot...
KHUN: Wanna hook up with me? (laughs)
WOO: (laughs) It's a very tough question. We've stayed together for so long that we know everything about each other, both good and bad.... also, if I were to choose Nichkhun here, then the other members might feel lonely.
KHUN: You'll have to become a playboy then. Date all the members and become a cheater. (laughs)

---You're all so close. I'd imagine you have a lot of stories to tell since you live together.
KHUN: I share a room with Chansung, but he often sleeps in the living room.
WOO: I share a room with Junho, but I also sleep in the living room... I don't really like beds. It doesn't really befit an idol, but I like the floor. (laughs) Sometimes I can't sleep because Chansung's watching TV in the living room, so I sleep on Chansung's bed instead. I go in and out of rooms, basically.
KHUN: That's how we enjoy living together. (laughs)

If we were a family, Nichkhun would be the grandfather. (Taecyeon)

---All of 2PM's MVs are powerful and memorable, but what are you like behind the scenes?
CHAN: Actually, the choreography for all our dances are difficult, so we can't perform anymore if we do it over 3 times. (laughs)
TAEC: Because they're really hard.
CHAN: Every single time a new song comes out, we'd say, "This dance is the most intense..."
TAEC: The song we're promoting right now, "I'll Be Back", is clearly the most intense. (laughs)
CHAN: That's how we always talk on set. (laughs)
TAEC: Speaking of which, we had to shoot the concept of dancing in the rain for the "Without U" MV, but the water they used for the rain was super cold...
CHAN: Yeah, yeah! (laughs)
TAEC: When the rain poured down on us, we all had to hold our breaths and endure the cold. (laughs)

---You were very masculine in the MV, but which member would you date if you were a girl?
TAEC & CHAN: None of them, none at all!

---Not even one person (laughs)!? How about the member you absolutely wouldn't date?
CHAN: Hmm... ah, I can think of one. (laughs)
TAEC: If I had a younger sister, I don't think I want to introduce her to Nichkhun. He's gentle and sincere, but he treats all girls like that, so it might make my sister jealous.
CHAN: For me... it'd be Wooyoung I guess. 'cause he doesn't have much experience in romance. (laughs)
TAEC: You're saying he can't take the lead? (laughs)
CHAN: I think I'll get frustrated. (laughs)

---Then if your group were a family, who would each member be?
CHAN: First, I think Wooyoung would be the mother.
TAEC: (in Japanese) Mom~
CHAN: Then, Taecyeon would be the uncle who doesn't listen to anyone.
TAEC: What~~~~!
CHAN: Okay fine, you can be the head of the household.
TAEC: That was a sudden change. (laughs)
CHAN: 'cause we already have an uncle (laughs): Junsu!
TAEC: Haha. Then Nichkhun will be the grandfather. (laughs) Junho's the oldest son who just got into his rebellious stage of adolescence. (laughs)
CHAN: He's way past puberty, though. (laughs)
TAEC: And the youngest Chansung is still so young that he has no idea what's going on.
CHAN: Yeah, all I do is laugh. (laughs)

Individual Q&A Interviews

~* JUNSU *~
Born on January 15, 1988 | Capricorn | Bloodtype A | 180cm

1) What is your favourite 2PM song and dance?
My favourite song is "Gimme The Light", while my favourite dance is "Again&Again". If it's the MV, I like "Without U" best. Though the video is pretty, it was the most difficult MV to film because of the pouring rain.
2) Who's your favourite artiste?
I've always liked D'Angelo. Lately, I also like Kanye West.
3) What song would you like to cover?
It's an old song, but Yoo Jae Ha-san's "You in My Arms".
4) What kind of girl do you like?
Someone who's honest, kind, and if possible, with a cute smile.
5) What is your favourite Japanese word?
The phrase my friend in Osaka taught me: "Nandeyanen". (T/N: "Nandeyanen" is best translated to "wtf". It's from the Kansai dialect used by people in the Kansai region, which Osaka is a part of.)
6) What do you want your members to change?
I want to say this to Taecyeon! Please stop calling yourself a fashion leader while choosing weird clothes to wear! (laughs)
7) What is your motto?
To never forget the feelings we have when we first start out. I will always remember how I felt when I was first inspired by Stevie Wonder to become a singer, and with this in mind, I will continue to love music from here on.
8) Please tell us about your hometown, Daegu!
Our makchang (large intestines) is really delicious. I also recommend the jimkalbi (beef short ribs). Daegu is very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter, so it's not a nice place in terms of the climate, but it's full of human warmth! It's also said that we have many handsome men and beautiful ladies. (laughs)

Show us your belongings!
This is my beloved iPad. I often use the applications to write songs. There's lots of music and videos in there, too. Fans gave it to me as a present; it's very convenient and I cherish it greatly.

Born on December 27, 1988 | Capricorn | Bloodtype AB | 185cm

1) What is your favourite 2PM song?
"Don't Stop Can't Stop". It's a song filled with our heartfelt emotions. I like the MV for "Heartbeat". The heartbeats at the beginning of the song are the actual recordings of our own heartbeats.
2) Who is your favourite artiste?
I've gotten addicted to listening to music lately and I often listen to Kim Dong Ryul-sempai's songs. (T/N: "Sempai" means "senior".)
3) What song would you like to cover?
I want to cover the song, "Shape of My Heart" from the movie "Leon", 2PM style.
4) What kind of girl do you like?
Someone who has a lot of feminine charms. I also like girls with different aspects to their personality.
5) What is your favourite Japanese word?
"Mada mada" (I have a long way to go). I like the idea of working harder to improve.
6) Where would you like to go in Japan?
I want to travel around Japan and experience its culture.
7) What do you want your members to change?
I share a room with Junsu and I wish he'd put on some clothes. (laughs) He has a habit of not wearing pants. (laughs)
8) What is your motto?
Let's live our lives seriously!
9) What are your thoughts on starring in "Cinderella's Sister"?
My character speaks in dialect, so Wooyoung and Junsu taught me their dialects. I hope to star in a different kind of drama soon.
10) What are your thoughts on appearing in "Family Outing 2"?
I visited many places for the first time, so it made me rediscover the charms of Korea!

Show us your belongings!
This is the iPod touch I always carry with me; my must-have item. I also listen to music when I sleep. Sometimes it's gone when I wake up in the morning... but I always find it under my bed. (laughs)

Born on April 30, 1989 | Taurus | Bloodtype B | 178cm

1) What is your favourite 2PM song?
"Heartbeat". Although it was a really tough time for us, all of us banded together to overcome those difficulties with this song.
2) Who is your favourite artiste?
Michael Jackson, clearly. If it's Japanese artistes, it'd have to be Gackt-san and everyone in Arashi. It's not only amazing that they've been active for a long time, but I also respect them for being able to maintain and keep that up.
3) What song would you like to cover?
I really like the music style of a jazz & hiphop artiste called Nishihara Kenichiro-san. I'd like to do a cover, 2PM style.
4) What kind of girl do you like?
Someone I can talk to.
5) What is your favourite Japanese word?
It's a word I like in Korean as well: "shiawase" (happiness/prosperity). I like the meaning, so I remembered it instantly.
6) What do you want to eat in Japan?
7) What do you want your members to change?
We've always had discussions like that in our two years of living together, so there isn't anything I want them to change right now.
8) What is your motto?
I think nothing is impossible with effort. So, if you can't do something, I think it's because you didn't put in enough effort.
9) What do you usually practise?
I basically practise singing and dancing all the time. I also play basketball. Besides that, I do breakdancing - something I'm personally interested in - to keep in shape.

Show us your belongings!
When I only have a photoshoot like today, I just walk around with two items: my cellphone and an MP3 player. This cellphone has a function I can use to study Japanese, and I also use it to send text messages to friends. I've exchanged messages with at most 10 people in a day.

Born on June 24, 1988 | Cancer | Bloodtype O | 180cm

1) What is your favourite 2PM dance?
I like the dance for "Heartbeat". Because it's not just dancing, but also a developed story that involves a human pyramid and acting like zombies.
2) Who is your favourite artiste?
Park Jin Young-PD, because he's the one who composes our songs. I also like the singer called Ra.D who wrote the song "I Can't" for us. For Japanese artistes, it's Utada Hikaru-san. I listened to "First Love" when I was 12 years old and fell in love with her songs.
3) What song would you like to cover?
Ra.D's "I'm in LOVE".
4) What kind of girl do you like?
I don't really have a preference, but I'd like someone who's kind, cute and respectful towards her parents.
5) What is your favourite Japanese word?
"Aishiteru" (I love you). (laughs), "kawaii" (cute), "hayaku aitai desu" (I want to hurry up and meet you soon).
6) What do you want to eat in Japan?
Ramen, sushi, and tonkatsu (breaded pork with rice)!
7) What do you want your members to change?
Taecyeon and Junsu stay in the room next door, so when they compose songs at night, I can't sleep because of the noise. Chansung should clear his plates after he's done eating. And I wish everyone would get up earlier in the morning. I'm always the first to get up, so I have to wake up everyone else. (laughs)
8) How was it, coming from Thailand to Korea to be a trainee?
I didn't know the language, so I had a hard time. I didn't have any intention to be a singer at the time, but I gradually started to have that desire, and that's how I came to be in 2PM now.

Show us your belongings!
These are vitamin pills I bought recently. Now I'm really busy with the promotions of our new song and the recordings for "We Got Married", so... I bought these for my health because I'm a little tired. I always take these pills no matter where I am.

Born on February 11, 1990 | Aquarius | Bloodtype B | 184cm

1) What is your favourite 2PM dance?
I like our current song, "I'll Be Back". A large portion of it consists of dancing and the choreography involves lots of leg work, so it helps to build up our physical strength, too. (laughs) I like the MV for "10 out of 10". It was our first MV and there's a cute feel of teenaged boys clamouring after a girl.
2) Who is your favourite artiste?
Right now, I'm addicted to watching video clips of artistes, and I often watch Maxwell, Usher and Brian McKnight's videos because I'm currently collecting them.
3) What song would you like to cover?
Lee Eun Mi-san's "A Certain Nostalgia".
4) What kind of girl do you like?
I don't talk much, so someone cute and bright would be nice. Also, someone who can understand me, and I, her.
5) What is your favourite Japanese word?
"Sumimasen" (I'm sorry). I think it's a good word because it expresses consideration for the other person.
6) Who would you like to meet in Japan?
I don't know if I can meet him (laughs), but Kimura Takuya-san.
7) What do you want your members to change?
Junsu takes long showers even when we're in a rush in the morning, so it'd be great if he could hurry it up a little. (laughs)
8) What is your motto?
No pain, no gain.
9) As the youngest member of the group, which member gives you the strongest image of an older brother?
Hmm, Taecyeon I guess. (laughs) I didn't choose him because he's next to me and watching me or anything... ahem. (laughs)

Show us your belongings!
This is a novel by Patrick Süskind called "The Pigeon". Before this, I read his novel called "Perfume" and found it really interesting, so I bought this new one. I like Higashino Keigo-san's novels too, so I've read nearly all his works.

~* JUNHO *~
Born on January 25, 1990 | Aquarius | Bloodtype A | 178cm

1) What is your favourite 2PM song and dance?
I always like our latest song, so right now it's "I'll Be Back". The shuffle dance for "I'll Be Back" is also my favourite dance.
2) Who is your favourite artiste?
I've recently gotten into rock. I loved it when I was a child and I've started listening to it again lately. My hobby is songwriting, so I decided to listen to different genres of music.
3) What song would you like to cover?
If it's a Japanese song, it's the theme song for the anime "GTO", L'Arc-en-Ciel's "Driver's High". That, and my cover of M.C. The Max's "Poem of Love"on Korean TV wasn't aired, so I hope to sing that again.
4) What kind of girl do you like?
I fall for different people on different occasions, so I choose based on my feelings.
5) What is your favourite Japanese word?
In the drama "Gokusen", Arashi's Matsumoto Jun-san's line, "Shut up", was very memorable. (laughs)
7) What do you want your members to change?
Junsu and Chansung don't turn off the lights. They'd go into the toilet and leave without turning off the lights. But, when one person turns it off, another person will turn it on... that's how it works. There's 6 of us after all. (laughs) I don't have anything else besides that.
8) What is your motto?
I have two: one is to always express the truth and your heartfelt sincerity. The second is to stretch your limits as far as you can.

Show us your belongings!
This is a machine that takes videos. I bought it to record our practices. I've recorded our dances, songs and performances to watch. If I don't like them, I delete them right away, though. (laughs) Our practice sessions for "I'll Be Back" are in there, too.


This interview was conducted in Seoul, but 2PM greeted us in Japanese from the very start: "Let's work hard today" and "Okay, let's do this". Surrounded by many staff members, the atmosphere was friendly from start to finish.

(From left to right, starting at the top)
Here's a playful shot of the 6 members playing janken (rock, paper, scissors) to determine their standing positions for a group picture. They all worked harmoniously throughout the interview and photoshoot; all the members are truly very close to each other.

Nichkhun watches Wooyoung with a gentle gaze as the other boy answers an interview question.

Wooyoung gives a perfect peace sign when we turn the polaroid camera towards him☆ The serious way in which he considered each and every question carefully before he gave his answer was quite memorable. Taecyeon also gives us a playful pose.♪ He kept smiling throughout his interview.

Nichkhun seriously asking the staff about his message to Japanese fans. He tried his very best to write his message in hiragana!

Junho talking about his favourite camera. He tried to show us 2PM's practice sessions, but the battery died... too bad!

Gentlemen Chansung and Taecyeon held their own interview mike when they gave their answers for the interview. Their rapid-fire dialogue and appropriate pauses were so brilliant, they caused endless laughter!

For the individual photoshoots with flowers, the members chose their favourite flowers one by one. The first person for the photoshoot, Taecyeon, chose a red rose. Nichkhun walks around while holding a sunflower in his hand.

2PM is very good at switching from smiles to manly expressions! Now they're listening carefully to a cameraman's instructions.

Junsu happily talking about his hometown, Daegu. He also operated and explained the workings of the iPad he introduced as one of his belongings.


Mnet's popular music programme
Let's crash "M Countdown"!
Backstage reports!!

2PM appeared in black suits for their pre-recording of "Heartbeat". Taecyeon explains the choreography to the director, while Junsu warms up his throat by singing a song; each member is busy preparing for the recording. Once someone cries "start," they give us such a dynamic performance that it's hard to believe there's only 6 members dancing on stage. The fans who came to watch them also livened up the atmosphere with their loud cheers. Right after the recording, the members head straight to the monitors for a monitor-check. As all the members form a circle to check the performance with each other, you can feel their extraordinary passion for the stage. At the next "I'll Be Back" rehearsal, the 6 members appeared with their tops removed because of the heat. When Chansung ended the performance with his cute gesture of fanning the other members with an uchiwa (a round Japanese fan), the fans went crazy. The mood in the studio softened with that tender moment. The boys were nominated for 1st place with their perfectly synchronized dance for the actual take. The fans also cheered with as much passion as the performance, pumping up the stage by becoming one with the group.

Taecyeon seems concerned about Chansung's pants. Noticing Taecyeon's gaze, Chansung suddenly gets flustered and checks his pants....
TAEC: Don't your pants look kinda weird?
CHAN: Y-You think so?

A. Taecyeon, Wooyoung and Chansung appeared for the MC corner and delivered a well-paced talk session.
B. Though Taecyeon overflows with charisma on stage, he's full of smiles as he hums a tune by Supreme Team during the rehearsal breaks.
C. After the rehearsal, all the members go straight to the monitors for a monitor-check, drenched with sweat.
D. Junho checks the performance with the staff and his members in between recordings.
E. Nichkhun listens with utmost seriousness to the staff's instructions.
F. Chansung waiting for the real take of "Heartbeat" on stage. After the rehearsal ended, he said to the fans, "Go home safely, okay?"

Source: Haru*Hana Magazine Vol. 2
Scans from suntaec
Translated by fantaisie @ Wild2Day.org

Mackerel Coach: SNSD have beautiful legs but no longer unrivalled

Is there an idol who could match SNSD members’ beautiful legs?
On Cable Channel SBS E!TV’s Entertainment information program ‘StarQ10′, the beautiful leg idols terminator will be revealed. Trainer Choi Sungjoon who is known for his fitness guidebook ‘Mackerel Coach’ will reveal the idol with the most beautiful legs (according to the trainer).
Body figure is essential to stars. Slender and slim figure seem to be the mandatory requirements for girl groups. SNSD members are not only known for their amazingly beautiful legs but they also have the best body lines among the girl groups in Korea.
However, according to trainer Choi Sungjoon, a new idol that could match them has arrived. He then dropped a curious hint saying, “The new idol who is the ‘beautiful legs terminator’ could match SNSD”. The identity of the so called ‘beautiful legs terminator’ will be revealed on March 30th at 7.30pm KST on StarQ10.
Credit: tvdaily.co.kr
Translated by: www.fanwonder.com

Who has bigger appetite?

Food expenses of K-Pop’s two biggest agencies, SM Entertainment and JYP Entertainment, will be revealed.
On cable TV channel SBS E!TV, StarQ10 will be talking about the food expenses of SM and JYP’s trainees and artistes.
Furthermore, StarQ10 visited the restaurant SNSD and 2PM go to frequently. These the two groups are known for their huge appetites. They wanted to find out who among these two groups actually eat more. In addition, StarQ10 will also be talking about 10 things that the public are most curious about the two big entertainment agencies, SM Entertainment and JYP Entertainment.
The result of SNSD and 2PM’s food expenses shall be revealed on March 30th at 7:30pm KST.
Credit: tvdaily.co.kr
Translated by: Taengfan@fanwonder.com/Soshi9sone

[Heart to Heart] tracklist and cover unveiled !

"4minute countdown has begun [Heart to Heart]"
Big girl group 4minute's return is launched. With 'Hot Issue' and 'Muzik' in 2009 and 'HUH' in 2010, they have established themselves as hit makers. Combining music, fashion and performances at the same time, their equally moulded appeals have been acknowledged. In spring 2011, they underwent 200-day-long preparations and now make their comeback to the music industry. They head off with the title track 'Heart to Heart' of their new concept that brings a mature charisma that can also be described as captivating.

Their new song 'Heart to Heart', dubbed as 2011's best 'Hot single' and released after 1 year of absence, is not overwhelming with the strong charisma that became 4minute's trademark and that the girls have kept bringing on since their debut; it is filled with sweet charms. With the 4minute members' personalities and the smooth melody being well compounded, this song displays this spring's energy as well as a strong hooking feature. In particular, Hyunah, who has been assigned the rap parts from the very beginning, starts singing with a charming voice. Also, anyone can relate to the lyrics depicting the members - all aged around 20 - complaining to their boyfriends.

Besides the title track, the new songs in [Heart to Heart] that the fans have all been waiting are various and thrilling : the tracklist follows with the refreshing 'Sweet Suga Honey!', then the serenade to the fans 'You Know', to end with a ballad that expected our expectations '모르는 척'. Through [Heart to Heart], fans from all over the world will enjoy 4minute's sweet and cute charms as well as their genuine and sad feelings at the same time. 4minute's countdown to climb towards the stop has begun.

1. 4Minutes Left
2. Heart to Heart
3. Sweet Suga Honey!
4. You Know
5. 모르는 척

[Heart to Heart] will be officially released on March 29th at 12:00AM KST.

Source : Melon
Translating & editing : Meeli @4-minute.com
Special thanks to crazy4meee for the tip

Music Core shows appreciation towards Onew and Minho because of their MC skills

Music Shows has been receiving lots of criticism, due to the case of accidents happening, one after another. It has been receiving a lot of attention lately, on how they are dealing with situations.

On the 26th Broadcast of MBC's "Music Core", there were two radio incidents.
During the stage performance of, Girl group "Girls Day" and K.Will, they failed to appear on the camera before they perform.
During Girls Day's new song, "Twinkle Twinkle" performance, there was a second where none of the members were captured on screen and it was showing the areas outside of stage.

Regarding the Music Shows broadcast accidents, the audiences gave responses which were very frigid, "Although it is a live broadcast, this is not the first time that it had happened. Isn't it going too far?"
Audiences were dissatisfied of how Music Core were dealing with the accident but thanks to the host, they were able to avoid it and gained cheering of how professional the hosts were.

Last Month on the 12th, an incident happened too, when MC, SHINee's Onew and Minho were introducing the next stage.
It has become a huge topic of the professionalism of the two MCs.
What happened was that when Onew and Minho were introducing Lee Jung’s comeback stage on MBC’s Music Core, suddenly Minho’s microphone stopped working. Minho looked surprised for only a moment, and Onew displayed quick thinking by handing his mic to Minho.
As soon as Minho received the microphone from Onew, he acted as if nothing had happened and continued naturally. And because of their professionalism, they had received many compliments and praises.

After the broadcast, Audiences commented "Their professionalism and quick thinking definitely deserve a praise." , "Thank god their quick reactions were able to solve the problem.", "Although they were young, they really have the skills of being an MC!"

Source: ENS
Chinese Translation by: Seven&Min
English Translation by: vannie@dkpopnews
Posted & edited by vannie@dkpopnews

TVXQ for Vogue Japan’s May spread!

TVXQ has been on a roll these days, picking up awards left and right for their repackaged album and amazing fans with 16-minute music videos.
If you can’t get enough of the Changmin and Yunho bromance (we know we can’t), a recent photo spread might be just what the doctor ordered. In order to express the concept, “The Beat is Back”, the boys posed for a minimalist pictorial that stripped them of makeup and elaborate costumes. And perhaps that’s for the better, as it allows duo’s personality and charisma to shine through all the clearer.
Scroll on down to peep Vogue Japan’s stunning pictorial of the Rising Gods of the East.

2PM Aera Mook K-Pop Boys Plus Magazine Interview

They're called "beastly idols", but they're actually more like adorable "baby beasts"?

---When you were young, what kind of child were you?
TAEC: I was an active child when I went to elementary school in Korea, but I became docile after I moved to America, because I couldn't communicate. I worked really hard to pick up English, and I returned to being active again when I was able to use the language freely. I joined the soccer club in fall, the track and field club in winter and spring; every season, I belonged to a different club...... even the chess club and the mathematics club.
JUNSU: As expected of you. I was really shy, and whenever my best friend played with his other friends, I'd sulk, thinking, "Why is he playing with them and not with me?" Petty, wasn't I? (laughs)
JUNHO: I was undoubtedly the captain of our play unit. Cellphones didn't exist at the time, so I went around my friends' houses after school to give out orders like, "Gather at the plaza, 'cause we're playing soccer~" I learned lots of things, too. Soccer, baseball, swimming, cooking, programming...... I wasn't happy until I tried everything I was interested in. But my personality changed after I grew 16cm in the second year of middle school.
TAEC: I grew 20cm in my second year, too! I thought I had grown taller because of the change in food after moving to America, but I guess not~
JUNHO: Your knees hurt at that time, didn't they? I was 146cm in the sixth year of elementary school, but because of my growth spurt to 172cm in the second year of middle school, I couldn't play sports at one point. That's when I watched dance clips in the classroom, wrote fantasy novels, made websites, created games, programmed computers....... I become an indoor person. After entering high school, I was awakened by dancing and returned to my active self.
KHUN: I was in the badminton club, so I practised everyday in preparation for tournaments. My father always told me, with pursed lips, not to waste my time, so I also learned piano, art and English since the age of 9...... I was so busy, I don't have many memories of hanging out with friends. My father was really strict. He wouldn't let me watch much TV on weekdays. The only shows I was allowed to watch were those on the National Geographic channel and news programmes.
CHAN: That's really strict. I was totally given free reign (laughs). I basically played a lot! And I was a bit of a weird kid. For example, for hide-and-seek, I'd go off on my own to hide in some weird place that no one else would ever find, and then grin to myself (laughs). If it's snowing, I'd go sledding on a hill nearby and throw snowballs. I often went to arcades by bike, too. From the time I was in kindergarten until I became a student, I moved about 3 times, so, as a child, I might have considered playtime as a part of making friends. Now that I think about it, I think my life was much busier back then.

---Did your studies go well?
CHAN: Frankly, I didn't put much focus on my studies, so even when my test scores were bad, I didn't care at all. I didn't know if studying to enter a good university was really that great, and my parents didn't tell me to study, either. What? They gave up on me? (laughs) I listened to music in class. I slid the cord through the sleeves of my blazer and listened to music with one elbow raised. Wholesome students, don't copy what I did. This was in the past.
KHUN: I totally didn't study either when I was in an all-boys class, but the moment I was changed to a co-ed class, I studied tons! I was the only boy in a class with 6 girls, so I had more reason to study.
JUNHO: That stimulates a man's pride, doesn't it? I was quite studious when I was in middle school. Rather, I'm the type to concentrate on my studies a month before an exam. My friends and I worked together to guess the exam questions. Our predictions were spot-on!
JUNSU: For me, joining a university prep school opened up a new path in my life. In Korea, report cards were an important factor for entering a good university. But the people around me were really smart, so I couldn't get good scores even when I tried my best. That's when I decided that studying wasn't the right path for me, so I went on to join JYP Entertainment at the age of 17 (Korean age. All ages henceforth will be in Korean age.) That was in October, 2004.

It'd be a lie to say that they don't see each other as rivals.

---Junsu-san was the first to become a trainee, right?
JUNSU: The order was me, Taecyeon, Nichkhun, Chansung, Junho, Wooyoung. I become obsessed with music since my third year of middle school, so I performed in small contests and such. We have orientation the minute we enter high school, don't we? I sang R. Kelly's "I believe I can fly" for my orientation. Everyone told me I was really good. I even received 10,000 won from a teacher. (laughs) Using that money to buy ddeokbokki was my memory of the first time I earned money from singing. Because of that, I aimed to be a singer.
TAEC: I spent 2 years as a trainee since I was 21 years old.
WOO: I've always wanted to be a singer since my second year of middle school, but my parents and teachers thoroughly opposed the idea. I was allowed to do some dancing under the condition that I kept my grades up. When I was in high school, I studied in school until 11pm, then I practised dancing until 2am ~ 3am. Dancing and studying are the only memories I have of high school. I chose JYP, because I was moved by Rain-sempai's documentary programme. (T/N: "Sempai" means "senior".)
KHUN: I was scouted in America, and I met up with JYP staff at Starbucks. Then they suddenly told me to sing and dance. In a coffee shop, you know! I just figured I ought to do something, whatever the result, so I haphazardly did a song and dance. All the people passing by kept staring at me. They were probably shocked at how bad I was. (laughs) That was 2005. When I was 18 years old. After that I got a call from JYP, was officially employed as a trainee, and arrived in Korea in April, 2006. Despite being a shy person since I was young, I sing and dance in front of large crowds now. People can really do anything as long as they try.
CHAN: When I was 16 years old, I entered JYP with the hopes of becoming an actor. Even trainees for acting have to take singing and dancing lessons. While taking the singing lessons, I thought, "It looks fun to be a singer. I think I'd like to live as a singer," so I switched to the singer course.

---I didn't think you'd want to be an actor.
CHAN: I especially aspired to be a broadway actor. Even now I still go to Daehakro to watch stageplays and musicals. Stageplays and musicals are produced with the audience in mind, aren't they? That was what attracted me to them.
JUNHO: When I was a high school student, I was in the drama club, but my interest shifted to singing and dancing in my third year, so I joined the audition programme "Super Star Survival" when I was 17 years old. I had always been a fan of J.Y.Park-san, so I wanted to try for JYP from the very start. J.Y.Park-san is a genius who always creates music that no one ever expects, right? I was attracted by that.

---Speaking of JYP, am I correct to say that it's an agency that gathers extremely talented people?
JUNHO: In Korea, just becoming a JYP trainee is a great honour. More than that, there's the appeal of working with lots of talented friends.
JUNSU: It's important for the idol training system to be organized. I think we're very fortunate to be able to focus on our practices in such a system.
KHUN: I like that it has a warm vibe too, just like a family.
TAEC: JYP doesn't have a strict social hierarchy where seniors who first entered the agency are at the top or anything like that. We can practise together harmoniously and improve our skills in a relaxed atmosphere.

---Do trainees see each other as rivals?
JUNHO: It wasn't so much rivalry, as the feeling like, "If that guy can do it, I should be able to do it too." We improve by criticising each other, so we're more like "comrades" than rivals.
WOO: I think we'd be lying if we said that we didn't see each other as rivals. But, because all of us spent our days in the same space together, we were more apt to sympathize with each other.
KHUN: To be honest, I saw Taecyeon as my rival. We were the same age and we took the same lessons. He was my number one competitor and my best friend.
JUNSU: So Nichkhun's best friend isn't me~? Ahahaha.

---Taecyeon-san and Wooyoung-san play high school characters who hope to become singers in the drama "Dream High". Were your actual days spent as a trainee of any help?
TAEC: The drama placed more emphasis on the characters' expression of emotions than the training process, so we didn't have to apply our experience to the roles at all.
WOO: Drama and reality are completely different things. The lonely battles faced by trainees aren't featured at all.
JUNHO: First of all, romance wasn't even on our minds when we were trainees. It's not that it wasn't allowed, so much as everyone was so focused on practices that we didn't have time for that sort of thing. Moreover, it's a world where success depends solely on talent, so all that dramatic stuff about sacrificing oneself to protect a friend never happened in real life before.
CHAN: The real thing isn't that cool.
(All the 2PM members nod their heads)

---What kind of lifestyle did you have, specifically?
JUNSU: For me, when I was a high school student, I'd go to the agency right after school to train until 10pm ~ 11pm. The time schedule, which tells us what classes we have from 9pm to 11pm, is pasted on the wall. Just like in school.
KHUN: Everyone else, besides students, entered the agency to start practice at 8am ~ 9am.
JUNHO: Our lessons focused on singing and dancing, and we took acrobatic classes with 2AM, too.
TAEC: I took Chinese lessons as well. And some acting classes.
KHUN: I had to take all that plus Korean lessons (cries). My head hurt.....
JUNSU: I took classes on rap, too. Nothing on acting.

---Can you choose which classes to take?
JUNSU: The company considered the business strategy for each and every person and chose the lessons for us.

---Nichkhun-san, coming from Thailand, were you shocked by the severely rigorous training?
KHUN: Yes. I've come to an intense place, was what I thought.

---Is there a trainee system in Thailand?
KHUN: Hmmm~ (he ponders on the question for a moment), even if there was one, I don't think they're trained as hard as the trainees in Korea. Thailand's music industry is similar to Japan's, where idols hone their talents after debuting. There aren't many singers who dance in the first place..... in Thailand, there's a lot of band music, so it's common for artistes to debut by building up experience as an indies band.

---What's the greatest hardship you faced as a trainee?
JUNSU: The "End-Of-Month Evaulation Test"! We have to show the results of our singing and dancing at the end of each month, and after the test, J.Y.Park-san will call us to give his evaluation and advice. That was really scary.....
KHUN: I had Chinese and Korean tests too, so I really had a hard time!

How did the term "Beastly Idols" come about?

---I have the impression that all of you are very level-headed, but did you also have to learn about the ethics of being a singer?
CHAN: There weren't any lessons in particular, but whenever we speak to J.Y.Park-san, I think we naturally learn how to feel about music, as well as how singers should act.

---Who do you think was the most amazing member in your trainee days?
CHAN: Junsu-kun! He always raised his hand first for the end-of-month evaulations, he's good at singing, and besides that, he also stood out because he was stylish with a cool hairstyle. When he treated me kindly at our first meeting, I already thought he was a cool guy.
TAEC: I choose Junsu-kun too. I still remember this vividly, but it was the day I had to take my first end-of-month evaluation test since I became a trainee. As I watched Junsu-kun sing "Flower", I wondered if it was okay for me to practise with such a great person.
JUNSU: (happily) You guys~~~~~~♪ Thank you!
JUNHO: My first impression would be that Junsu-kun had a charismatic aura. Taecyeon-kun sort of had the feel of a brotherly senior? Chansung's silent demeanor gave me a cool image, while Wooyoung seemed kind of aloof. Chansung was actually just spacing out, though. (laughs) Wooyoung's kinder and more stoic than he looks.
WOO: Taecyeon-kun left the most impression on me. As you can see, he's very tall, so that alone made him stand out. On my first day as a trainee, when I looked up at Taecyeon-kun and said, "Let's work hard together," he said, "Sure," with this smile. All the tension I had in me uncoiled in that instant.
TAEC: Yep, yep, I have that in me, don't I. (laughs)

---When I talk to you, I don't feel any testosterone-filled jimseung (beastliness); instead, you give off the feel of mischievous boys in their early twenties. In the first place, where did the term "jimseung-dol (beastly idol)" come from?
JUNHO: We were first dubbed that because we appeared on a variety show called "Idol Army" and acted like wild animals. It actually meant to refer to us as "those uncontrollable guys", "wild children", the people who move here and there freely on their own. Then our performance of "I Hate You", which closely resembled the robust power of carnivorous animals, established the image of toughness in the term "jimseung-dol", which still continues up to today.

---How do you feel about being called "jimseung-dols"?
KHUN: To put it simply, we're happy to be called as such. We're also proud that the word "jimseung-dol" was created for 2PM. But we're actually more like adorable "jimseung babies" than tough beasts, I think~?

---You became members of 2PM after going through the reality TV show, "Hot Blood", but did you ever imagine you would debut with such a line-up?
JUNSU: Not at all! We had our training camp with 2PM and 2AM mixed together, so we had no idea who we'd end up with. There was the possibility of everyone joining up to form one single group, too.
KHUN: I had imagined being in the same group with Taecyeon. Because Junho took lessons with a different class, I didn't know him until the shooting for "Hot Blood", so I was surprised to have him in the same group.

---So it was possible for you to have joined 2AM and focused on singing ballads.
JUNHO: That's right. Honestly, either 2AM or 2PM would have been great. Just because their focus is on ballads doesn't mean they won't have the chance to perform dances at all; in fact, they're singing songs like "I Did You Wrong" which have a strong element of dance in them. I think the other members feel the same way, too.

They had their first girlfriends in the first grade of elementary school!?

---This winter, the Woo-U (Wooyoung + IU) couple has gained popularity because of the romance between Jason (Wooyoung) and Pil Sook (IU) in the Korean drama, "Dream High".
WOO: I see Jason, who always acts gentlemanly towards everyone and goes on ahead to open doors, as a playboy. Maybe he's being courteous, but I think he goes overboard. (laughs) I don't do such things very well. I'm very focused when I like a girl. She'll be the only one I look at, and the only one I would treat in such a fashion. I'm like that with regards to everything I do. For example, there was a period as a child when I was so obsessed with my pets that I even stopped studying.

---Jason gradually begins to fall for Pil Sook's charms. Are you the type to develop a romantic relationship from an existing friendship? Or are you the type to fall in love at first sight?
WOO: In my case, I decide whether I like or hate her through our conversations.
TAEC: I'm the same as Wooyoung, I guess.
CHAN: I think I've experienced it both ways. But I might consider based on the very first impression.
JUNHO: I always fall in love at first sight. (laughs) Well it's not really love at first sight, but more like I often fall for the whole vibe of a girl as opposed to her looks. I also fall for girls whom I think has a similar mindset as me....... I have a strange radar for that sort of thing. When I think, "Ah, I think I can connect with this girl," I'm mostly right.
TAEC: Please give me that radar. (laughs) Mine is just a vicious cycle of falling for someone, getting betrayed and hurt badly, closing my heart, then opening my heart for a nice girl again, and then getting hurt yet again....... (cries).
WOO: Maybe you have a poor sense of judgment? What kind of girl are you attracted to?
TAEC: There's nothing I'm especially attracted to, but...... I like a girl who's strong, but possesses the kindness to care for me occasionally.

---A tsundere type. (T/N: "Tsundere" comes from "tsun" (angry) and "dere" (bashful). It refers to people who have a soft, gentle core inside their mean exterior.)
TAEC: ........ possibly. But, I don't want someone like Hye Mi (the heroine in "Dream High")..... 'cause Hye Mi's got a strong personality, but she doesn't show any care for me. (laughs) To be perfectly honest, I played Jin Gook while wondering, "Why I do like Hye Mi?" But I do want to empathize with my character, so I played the role by telling myself, "She may seem obnoxious on the outside, but, deep inside, she's a good girl with a warm heart. She's a charming girl."

---That's because Hye Mi is Jin Gook's first love. She must have some appeal. Since we're talking about first loves now (laughs), I'd like to hear your stories about your first love.
TAEC: I had my first love in the first grade of elementary school, after an exchange of "I like you," "I like you too," "okay let's go out".
WOO: Isn't that kinda early?
TAEC: Huh? You think so? We ate ice cream together.... stuff like that.
WOO: Mine was in my fourth grade of elementary school. We liked each other, but neither of us could say it.
KHUN: Then how could you tell you liked each other?
WOO: I wanted to hold her hands so badly, I fooled around during PE class and clung to her. At first she said stuff like, "Go away~", "Why don't you just go over there~", but when I finally took her hand, she gripped it very tightly in return.
JUNSU: ~~~~~~~~! What an innocent story!
JUNHO: I became aware of the opposite sex for the first time in elementary school. I think I was in the sixth grade. I fell for a girl who was a little chubby and much smaller than me, so I confessed to her in the park and asked if she would go out with me. Although she said OK, I became so self-aware that I couldn't talk to her after that. Then I spent the days after that writing letters in class, which I passed to her nearly every period. It went on for several months, but because we didn't talk or call each other and only communicated through letters, it fizzled out on its own.
CHAN: Everyone's so precocious. I went through my years in elementary school without thinking about girls at all...... sports was all I ever thought about. My first love was in middle school. It was with a girl who went to the same taekwondo class, so all we did was take lessons together.

---That sounds platonic. Tell the truth; you were all popular in school, weren't you?
JUNHO: A junior one year younger than me went all out to show her love when I was a third year in middle school. Calling me on the phone was a given; she'd also leave chocolates on my classroom desk and insert letters into my mailbox at home.
WOO: Weren't the basketball players pretty popular when we were kids? I think I don't have any memory of being popular because I played soccer. (laughs)
CHAN: There was a time when I received letters from 4 ~ 5 people a day, but as Wooyoung-kun theorized, I think it's because I played basketball. (he said, mumbling to himself.)

---You must have made a lot of girls cry, then?
KHUN: That's not true~ We're always faithful.
JUNHO: But as men, we can make girls cry even when we're faithful, right? Like the girls who keep crying without saying a word. They'd be like, "I shouldn't have to say it for you to understand, right?" ........ but I don't understand~! Men don't get it. That's why, everyone! Please tell your boyfriend exactly why you're crying, what made you sad, why you're angry and what you want from us! I'm making this request as a representative of all the men in the world!
TAEC: Men are weak to women's tears. All the men in the world will agree.
(All the 2PM members nod their heads.)
CHAN: We're really weak to a girl's tears! It's really a sin to cry! 'cause we don't stand a chance against those tears......
KHUN: I don't think I could go on if I make a girl cry~ (cries)

---Girls cry as a sign of loneliness. Maybe you haven't been meeting up with her much....
JUNHO: I'm the type that wants to give all my free time to my girlfriend, so I'd want to contact her a lot and go on many dates. Chansung is the same way, I think. It's through talking to each other that we can understand the other's feelings.
CHAN: (nodding his head vigorously)

---In Korea, it's natural to have a strong relationship where you meet your partner several times a week and talk to them over the phone more than once a day. However, in Japan, we often have a more casual type of romance.
WOO: Really!? That's impossible for me~! Don't you wonder what your partner's doing? In Korea, we get into a fight if one of us doesn't contact the other for even a day.
JUNHO: I can't do that either, but now that I think about it, the Japanese style may not be a bad idea. My view on romance has changed ever since I started working. When I was a student, I basically wanted a girl who could stay by my side all the time, but now I'd like a person I can grow up with, or a person whom I can care for, and she for me. There are some things that can only be done alone, and love isn't just all about staying by someone's side. It seems like a relationship can last longer with the Japanese style.
CHAN: But I think I'd still want to see her everyday. We don't necessarily have to do anything, but I'd feel more at ease just by being in the same space.
TAEC: I don't care whether we meet or not, or even what country she's from~! As long as she doesn't hurt me!! If she hurts me........ sob~ sob~ (and he pretends to cry).
JUNSU: Did you suffer that much? (laughs)
KHUN: I pray that Taecyeon and every one of us will have a wonderful romance!

2PM explains their songs
"2PM 1st Concert in SEOUL "DON'T STOP CAN'T STOP"
2PM's first concert DVD goes on sale on March 30, 2011. (T/N: Now April 6!) The members will personally comment on all the recorded songs!

"10 out of 10(10/10)
Our debut song, as well as a song that livens up the crowd in concerts. (Chansung)

"Without U"
A new challenge for 2PM and the first song J.Y.Park-san has ever complimented. (Chansung)

"Don't Stop Can't Stop"
With lyrics that express our feelings, I think it's a striking, moving song. (Junho)

We're very attached to this song, because it's the first one we ever received back when we were working with 2AM. (Junho)

"I Hate You"
This tough, masculine rap is the reason why 2PM became "jimseung". (Taecyeon)

"Thank You"
A strong song filled with our feelings of gratitude for the fans who always watch over us. (Taecyeon)

"Gimme The Light"
With its strong R&B vibe, it wouldn't be an exaggeration to call this 2PM's best song. (Junsu)

"Tired of Waiting"
I burst out laughing when I heard that Super Changoddai-san came up with the melody of this song while he was waiting in line at the bank. (Junsu)

"Only You"
A ballad song filled with memories of J.Y.Park-san's angry scoldings. (Nichkhun)

"What Time Is It Now?"
We often open concerts with this song. The strong beats leave quite an impression. (Nichkhun)

This song suit my vocals, so it's a commemorative piece which took me only 30 minutes to record. (Nichkhun)

There's a clear concept to the song, so I think it's the coolest. (Chansung)

"My Life 4 U"
A passionate song that calls for you to risk your life for love. I want to try this sort of romance! (Wooyoung)

"I Was Crazy About You"
A song that we performed in a sexy dance with female dancers at our 1st concert. (Wooyoung)

Source: Aera Mook K-Pop Boys Plus Magazine
Scans from Daegutang
Translated by fantaisie @ Wild2Day.org