안녕하세요. 기타치는 종현입니다.생일이 지났지만 그냥 넘어갈수가 없네요. 아무것도 아닌 저를 이렇게 사랑해 주시는 분들이 계서서 너무 행복합니다^^ 여러분들이 사랑해주시는 만큼 더 빛날수있는 종현이가 되겠습니다. 아 좀 지났지만 멤버들도 행복한 시간 만들어줘서 너무 고마워!!!
[Trans] Hello. This is guitar freak Jonghyun. My birthday has passed but I cannot let it go. I'm so happy receiving so much love from many people ^^ I will become a more shining Jonghyun because of all the love you've given me. Ah, although it's a little bit late , I want to thank all the members for having such a great / happy moment!!! Cr: @CNBLUE_4 Trans: CNBLUE4U
종혀이 축하한대이ㅋㅋ이제 곧 생일이 끝나지만... ㅋㅋ여러분도 축하 해주세요! ㅋㅋ 종혀이... 나 이렇게 로맨틱하니깐... 나 기다릴게...내생일 .. 6월 22일이디..ㅋㅋㅋㅋ장난이고 완전 축하해!!!! [Trans] The day to celebrate for Jonghyui kk The birthday will be over soon... kk Everyone let's celebrate it, too! kk Jonghyui... I'm so romantic... I'm waiting, oh... my birthday... June 22.. kkkk Just kidding, totally celebrating for you!!!!
Note: This is our very own version / interpretation of Burning's origin ^^ Why he looked so foreign while he is obviously 100% real Korean.. Hope this will bring a smile to you like it did to us.. enjoy... Dimpled Angel
The chief seraph ticked a check on his clipboard with finality.
“Yes, April’s done. Let’s get on with May. Alright, bring them in!” he called out.
Several angels entered carrying squirming cherubs. Only a couple were carrying well-behaved ones. The angels placed them in rows on the clouds. They all started making giggling and cooing sounds.
The chief seraph went down the rows one by one, inspecting each cherub and assigning them.
“This one I’ll send to a lucky couple in the US of A,” he said cheerfully as he tickled the little baby under the chin. “You’ll be a very pretty lady when you grow up,” he cooed. The angel beside him wrote down the details on the clip board.
So on he went, assigning birthdays, parents, places and other extra details. After each assignment, an angel swooped in to take the cherub and bring him or her to the flight deck.
He soon came upon a well-behaved cherub at the end of the 2nd row. The little baby was sucking on his thumb and staring at him intently, like a burning gaze. He was so cute and chubby, with very fair skin and thick, dark curly hair.
“Oh my, what a cute little child!” the chief seraph exclaimed. The baby removed his thumb from his mouth and started giggling and kicking his chubby little legs.
The seraph reached out his hands to pinch the baby’s chubby cheeks. “Ooohh you are so cutie cute cute! 1+1 is gwiyomi, 2+2 is gwiyomi, 3+3~ oh my!”
The chief had pinched the little cherub’s cheeks so hard, he now had two dimples deeply embedded on each cheek.
“Oh my, oh my, so sorry baby, my mistake!” he said, trying to pinch out the dimples and put the cheeks back into their original condition. The angels behind him started giggling.
“Chief, that’s one cute mistake you’ve made there. Just keep it,” she said, trying hard to keep her face straight.
The chief straightened his back and looked at the giggling angels. They all stopped suddenly when he did and went back to the babies they were attending to.
Clearing his throat, he faced his assistant. “Uhmm, yes, okay. Let’s send this baby to Russia, he’s so white and fair anyway. I think he’s sturdy enough for the harsh environment there,” he said, trying to act nonchalant.
The cherub giggled and cooed, reaching up his chubby fingers to him. The seraph tried his best to reign in his giddiness.
“Bye-bye baby, off you go to your Mommy and Daddy!” he said, waving his hand at the baby. An angel went in to take the little white boy to take him to the flight deck.
“Make sure he makes it on time for May 15, alright,” he instructed his assistant. The baby kept staring at him as the angel carried him out.
“That little boy is going to make a lot of girls cry when he grows up, I’m pretty sure of it,” the chief mumbled under his breath before he continued on to the next rows.
After finishing the assignments, he called for a break before he started on the June babies. An angel swiftly flew in and landed in front of the chief, a nervous look on her face.
“Ummm… chief, we’ve got a bit of a problem,” she whispered, keeping her eyes down and not looking at the chief.
“What is it?” the chief asked as he reviewed the lists on the clipboard.
“Uh, remember, the, ugh, dimpled baby?” she asked nervously.
The chief looked up at the angel suddenly. “Why? Is something wrong?”
The angel dropped on her knees and hugged the chief’s legs. “I’m so sorry chief, there was chaos on the flight deck when we got there. The kid~” she sniffed and paused, “the kid was sent to~ South Korea…”
A brief silence stretched out before the chief exclaimed, “OH NO~~”
Appa: I'm so nervous, the baby's coming any time now. Are you sure you're okay?
Eomma: Of course I'm okay. This is my 3rd time already. Everything's going to be alright.
Appa: Yes, I know, but... isn't the baby a bit too big? The OB Gyne said so.
Eomma: I'll be fine. It's probably a boy if it's so big. We're both going to be alright.
Appa: I really hope it's a boy this time. I love our girls, but I'd like to have a boy this time. Someone who'll take after me and follow me around, hehe...
Eomma: I'm sure it's a boy this time. I think the girls would like the idea of being noonas. I... oh!
Appa: What? What?!
Eomma: I think I just started having a contr~ OHH!!
Eomma: It's time! I can feel it.
(breathes several puffs of air)
Eomma: Oh my, this is it, Oh my, this baby is too excited!
Appa: Really! Wow, it must really be a boy this time, yahoo!!!
Eomma: Yaaahhhhh it hurts now, just get me to the freaking hospitaaaaal!!! *************************
Noona1: (Whispers) He's so white, is he even alive?
Noona2: (Whispers) I think so. (pokes the baby's foot.) It moved. He's alive.
Noona1: Are they sure he's ours?
Noona2: I know eonnie, maybe they switched babies accidentally?
The two little girls gasp quietly as they stared at the sleeping baby in the bassinet.
Noona1: But he's so cute. Maybe our real brother's not cute enough so they exchanged him. What do you think?
Noona2: But that's just wrong!? Why would they change our babies without telling us?!
Noona1: Ssshhhh you'll wake up the baby.
Silence ensues for a couple of minutes as the little girls continue staring at the baby.
Noona2: Yeah, he's really cute eonnie. Those dimples are really deep. Awww he's yawning. His mouth is so tiny!
Noona1: Omona he grasped my finger! He knows I'm his noona!
Noona2: But you just said he's not ours...
Noona1: I don't care, I'm claiming him!
Noona2: Yah, I'm his noona, too, eonnie!
Noona1: (Cooing to the baby) Well, I'M the eldest, so I'll take care of him better. I'll be his favorite, soon enough.
Noona2: Meh, I'm closer to his age, he'll love me in no time.
Noona1: No, he's gonna love ME!
Noona2: No, ME!
Appa: Yah yah yah, you're waking up Eomma and the baby.
I'm the only other male in the family, I'll be his favorite.
Noona1: How can you be so sure, Appa?
Appa: Just coz I say so.
Noona2: Appa, eonnie says this baby's not ours. He looks Russian, doesn't he?
Appa: Yeah, I noticed that, too.
Noona1: Oh no Appa, are you sure he's ours? But I don't want to give him back, he's ours now, right Appa?
Appa: Of course I'm sure he's ours. He just looks, ummm... very special.
Noona2: But how can you be so sure he's really ours? What if one day someone comes from Russia to claim the baby as theirs?
The little girls start crying at the thought of losing the baby to strangers.
Eomma: Girls, come over here. Appa, bring the baby please.
Noona2: Eomma, don't let them take away our baby, please~
Eomma: Listen girls. I know he's definitely ours, and no one's going to take him away. Wanna know why I'm sure?
The girls nod their head glumly.
Eomma: I just know it, because he was with me for 9 months. His heart and my heart are already intertwined like this.
Eomma linked her pinkie fingers with each noona.
Appa: I think i know why he's so white.
Everybody looks at Appa and waits for his explanation. He gathers everyone in a huge hug as they all look at the peacefully sleeping baby.
Appa: Oh, he must have been rolling around too much in heaven, the cloud's color rubbed off on his skin.
The chief seraph straightened up from his observation post. He ruffled his feathers and folded them neatly behind him. He then stretched out his arms and his back. After squeezing out all the tension from his muscles, he clasped his hands behind him and started whistling as he strolled out onto the streets of gold.
The local boys of FTIsland and CNBLUE are joining an all-star music line-up for this year’s Summer Sonic rock festival in Japan. The annual rock fest will be held simultaneously in Toyko and Osaka on Aug. 10 and 11 and will also include renowned headlining acts such as Metallica, Muse, Smashing Pumpkins, Earth, Wind & Fire, Pet Shop Boys and more.
Summer Sonic is Japan’s largest summer international music festival and attracts around 200,000 fans during its two-day run.
FTIsland is composed of members Choi Jong-hoon, Lee Hong-ki, Song Seung-hyun, Lee Jae-jin and Choi Min-hwan. The group first debuted in 2007 with the album “Cheerful Sensibility,” which became the sixth best-selling album that year. FTIsand’s lead single “Lovesick” also topped the major K-pop charts for eight straight weeks. The boys have since released four Korean albums including their most recent “Five Treasure Box,” which was released in September last year. On top of the four Korean albums, FTIsand has also released four Japanese studio albums.
Before making their official commercial debut, CNBLUE played on the streets and at small clubs in Japan. The band released its first mini-album “Now or Never” in Japan in 2009. A year later, the boys released their first EP in Korea titled “Bluetory.” The group’s breakout single “I’m a Loner,” launched the band into the mainstream.
Just 15 days after its Korean debut, CNBLUE had its first chart topper with its debut single, breaking the record for achieving a No. 1 ranking on the local TV music chart ranking programs in the shortest time.
Last year the boys ― Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Jong-hyun, Lee Jung Shin and Kang Min-hyuk ― wrapped up CNBLUE’s first arena tour in Japan and attracted a combined total of 100,000 screaming fans. The “Come On” tour took the group to six cities all across Japan, performing nine concerts.
CNBLUE and FTIsland are both scheduled to perform on the same stage at the Summer Sonic rock festival, playing on the “Rainbow Stage” in Toyko on Aug. 10 and on the “Flower Stage” in Osaka the following day.
CNBLUE is a first Korean rock band who doing a World Tour. Right after debut, they are known as an alternative rock band, they released medium tempo love song this time. We interviewed them about the new song “Blind Love” composed by Jonghyun.
“Blind Love” was released on April 24th. It is their 5th single CD who first time contain love song and a medium tune song for CNBLUE.
Jonghyun: This is kind of “spring” song. At first, I’ve written this song’s lyric in impression of Sakura (cherry blossom). But I didn’t want to make this song for only “spring”, so I’ve changed the lyric.
When I listen to this melody, I feel like seeing cherry blossom petals swirl.
Jonghyun: Well, the original lyric was “you are shining in swirling petals~”. However some of my Japanese friends and our staff said there are lots of Sakura songs in Japan. So I’ve changed it.
Jungshin: Since this time’s the title song has a different image from our previous songs, I was worried that people who listened this song feel a little confused. But it is a love song and melody like J-pop, so I think Japanese Fan will likes this song.
Minhyuk: This is an easy listening song. We also felt fresh feeling.
Yonghwa: We had strong songs up to now, though we have tender song this time. You can feel different style of us.
Almost of your songs were rock tune after your major debut in Japan.
Yonghwa: Yes we are. Most of our songs we’ve written are about a positive thinking like “HOPE”.
Did you need courage to make such a medium tune love song as a title song?
Jonghyun: It seemed a “challenge” for me. We try a ballad as a rock band.
Yonghwa: Ummm, it was like one of temptation rather than challenge for me.
What song who comes into your mind immediately as a rock band’s ballad song?
Jonghyun: Bon Jovi “Always” and Oasis “Don’t Look Back In Anger”. These two songs are great as ballad songs.
Yonghwa: Bon Jovi “All About Lovin’ you”.
Jungshin: Bon Jovi is good and MR.BIG.
Minhyuk: Every song that they have said until now (Minhyuk had the same opinion with Jonghyun and Yonghwa).
Jonghyun: See, ballad song is important one for a rock band. I hope our song will be so.
Since this song’s lyric is almost written in Japanese, it’s easy to understand for Japanese fans.
Jonghyun: This song is the love song that anyone has experienced once and has a nostalgic feeling. “No matter how far our distance is, I always love you~”.
The couple in this song already broke up, didn’t they?
Jonghyun: Yes, they did, seems sad though. I would be lying if I said they don’t break up. Even though they broke up, love is blind. This is why “Blind Love”
Then we would like to interviewed you about “With Your Eyes”.
Jonghyun: Actually, we were divided between “Blind Love” or “With Your Eyes” as a title song. In fact many staff chose “With your eyes”.
“With Your Eyes” has more CNBLUE’s sound.
Jonghyun: I think so. “With Your Eyes” is also a good song. “Greedy man” was composed and written a by Yonghwa though; all songs “Blind Love”, “With your eyes”, “Greedy man” are have a good lyrics.
Did you write a lyric of “With Your Eyes” purposely for “Love”?
Jonghyun: No. It’s about a “Life”. I can not surely say “A life is like this” in my age. However this is a message that “Since it’s your own life, you must have responsibility for your life”.
Then how about “Greedy Man” composed by Yonghwa?
Yonghwa: This song describes a message “where are you? ”, “I’ll keep loving you”. A lyric of biased love is more interesting than a lyric that say straightly “I love you”, and I think listener also feels so toward this song.
I see. After you released this single, you are going to do World Tour and then ZEPP tour in Japan.
Yonghwa: We just take a step toward the world including Japan. We’ll always do our best.
Do CNBLUE members give support to “Blind Love”?
Jonghyun: Of course they are.
Yonghwa: What do you mean by “Love is Blind”?
Does it like a straight love. No cheating?
Jonghyun: Yes it does.
Jungshin: It doesn’t mean that you give up your job and to be besotted.
Nobody is here like this type (cheating, besotted and giving up)?
Jonghyun: Because everybody works hard.
Yonghwa: We have to keep working hard while we are young.
On May 10, CNBlue held a press conference in Hong Kong’s Asia World Expo Arena prior to their concert “2013 Blue Moon World Tour.”
During the press conference CNBlue was asked, “A lot of rock bands have very rebellious appearances with tattoos and piercings, but CNBlue is very clean cut and dandy compare to these bands. Do you ever dream of rebelling? Also, how do you avoid the urge when you want to date?”
Kang Min Hyuk responded immediately, “We are all men, too. We love beautiful women.” His response caused everyone in the audience and fellow CNBlue members to burst out into laughter. He then added, “We just spend more time together with each other when we get that kind of urge. When I get some free time, I go out to eat and watch movies with Jung Shin. I try to erase the thought and desire to be in a relationship that way. Now that I think about it, my job is pretty saddening. I don’t think I’ve met the right person, yet.”
Jung Yong Hwa commented, “Of course I want to get tattoos and piercings, but I decided not to indulge such thoughts since my fans are so against the idea. Nonetheless, we try to be as carefree as possible when we are not in front of cameras. We watch other rock stars like Oasis cursing and expressing all of their feelings and opinions and live vicariously through their rebellious, free-spirited lives. Sometimes I wonder, ‘That is so cool. How would people react if we act like that?’”
Lee Jong Hyun added, “We don’t have any tattoos and I think that is not the right look for us. Many people love us the way we are, looking clean cut. I don’t want to try to break out of that forcefully. Of course, we are going to change as we age, but for now, I think this is the right look for us.”
Meanwhile, CNBlue hosted concerts in Hong Kong on May 10 and May 11 as a part of their “2013 Blue Moon World Tour.” They performed 23 songs including “I’m Sorry” from their most recent album “Re:BLUE” and other hit songs like “Alone” and “Intuition” in front of approximately 14,000 people in the audience.