From Baidu ‘Dong Yongbae’ Bar:
It is a passage written by the fans dedicated to these 2 good old friends. Since it is really touching and sweet, I decided to translate it =] Enjoy. (And as the rumor saying GDYB will form a duet is flying, I think I have to show my support with this post too =]]
'At that time, he was only known as Kwon Jiyong and he, Dong Yongbae.'
Read how the fans describe this sincere relationship between these 2 boys…
This is the 10-year story of their friendship between GD and YB,
the story which only belongs to them.
They met each other when they were 13. At that time, they were assigned to live in the same dorm.
YB, the boy who was reading comics in his bed, asked the introvert, GD,
-Who are you?
- I am Kwon Jiyong, a new trainee.
- Come in and have a look.
Then, the little YB brought the little GD to a traditional Korean restaurant nearby and promised to pay the bill. However, the little GD was afraid of the ‘seemed-to-be-so-violent’YB, he did not dare to have even a little bite.
This is the beginning of the story, a common yet special beginning.
According to the staff whom have been accompanying them these years, the characters of these 2 boys are totally opposite to each other.
When they were small, GD was prudent and silent and YB was active and optimistic. But now, it seemed that they have switched their characters.
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Then they had to face an enduring period of being a trainee. They did not know when they would be able to debut. They were competitors but also supported each other mutually when they were striving for their dreams.
Finally, their long-awaited day has come- the selection of Big Bang members. GD and YB were put together with 4 other boys to compete for the places of the teams. The race has not limited any number of participants. It could be all 6 of them were selected or none was qualified.Ever since they had set their dream to be being a singer, they had been waiting for this day. GD and YB had already passed 6 springs and autumns in YG but their performance was still not good in se7en ‘s concert. Even YG himself suspected that they wanted to go home already since they had already been away from there for such a long time. GD admitted that he was haunted by nightmares in those nights. However, it is under such kinds of difficult situations that Big Bang was formed.
In that year, they were 19.
Competitors? No, we are friends… or, I should say, you are a person beyond a brother or a friend.
Starting from 0052
GD: Good Words? Oh, Taeyang, I have poked you. It is more natural for me to call you Yongbae. Yongbae ah, I have known you for 7 years already. To be frank, you have been suffered more than me. Thank you for always taking care of the dongsengs. I am nothing if you were not here. Thank you.Rather than saying you are a friend, you are more like a brother to me. (GD could not hold back his tears here)
MC: Oh, don’t cry, you are really a good kid.
Taeyang: Ah, Jiyong, I have poked you back. I have known Jiyong for 7 years already. Only by looking at his eyes I know what he is thinking now. I have learnt so many things from him during this period of time. When I am feeling not being able to do certain things or tired, Jiyong has been there standing by me. I can walk to this position now really is because Jiyong is here. No matter when I am lonely or I am feeling painful about my life, he is always here, cheering for me and he is my greatest driving force to work hard. For me, his existence is more than a friend, or even more than a brother.
GD: I love you, little brat.
Although they were entitled as the horrible rookies’ when they debuted, they still managed to get the 1st place in Inkigayo with ‘Lies’ after they had debuted for 1 year.
In 2007, after experiencing so many things in their life, they were awarded the ‘Annual Song Award’ in MKMF. GD was trying hard to hold back his tears. When other members were delivering their speeches, he said nothing but kept hugging YB. He did not even say a word but just kept bowing to the audience continuously. What was he actually thinking? Perhaps it would be the eternal secret between him and YB.
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Source: Baidu (G-Dragon Bar)
Translated by: Rice@bigbangupdates/ godloverice@tumblr