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TRANS (2:50 - 7:50)

MC: Hoya, what was your moment of treating your parents the worst?

MC: I dropped out of high school without my dad knowing and stopped talking to him for 8 years.

MC: You dropped out in order to become a singer?

HY: Yes. During middle school, I wanted to become a police officer. I studied a lot to go to the police academy. I’d wake up at dawn to receive tutoring and stay at the study room until the next dawn studying. So I studied hard but during winter vacation of my third year in middle school (T/N: 9th grade in USA), [CAP: Began worrying during puberty] I started wanting to become a singer. In high school, you know how we have night self-study? I didn’t have time to practice. So I thought about what it would be like to drop out but my father was so strict I couldn’t bring myself to tell him. So I just dropped out secretly. 

MC: So you dropped out first and told them afterward?

HY: Yes. So my mother was very shocked but I tried persuading her. I said I could get my GED and become a singer, so please trust me. My mother trusted me and gave her permission but-

MC: Your father was the problem.

HY: For two weeks, I pretended to go to school. 

MCs: Where’d you go? / Probably to practice.

HY: I went to a church by the mountains and practiced singing. Then I got caught by my father. I almost got hit by a baseball bat but I was a bit of an athlete so I blocked it. 

MCs: You should have just gotten hit / You should have avoided it (T/N: I guess they think blocking it would have made his father more mad)

HY: I didn’t get hurt too bad. Just here. Where it hurts less. 

MC: Has your relationship with your parents been bad since dropping out?

HY: We didn’t have a great relationship before either but it got worse. 

MC: If you had a chance at the police academy, that means you were good at studying. For him to see that kind of son suddenly drop out of high school…

MC: For a parent to hear that their child dropped out without telling them…

MC: Did you still not talk to your father after debuting?

HY: I don’t think I really contacted him. I only really saw him when I saw my entire family. 

MC: Didn’t you cry because of your father?

HY: Yes.

[Clip is from Immortal Song 2, where ALi sang “I Love You”]

MC: Did your father see that broadcast.

HY: Yes, and you know how you can see it online? My mother told me he watches it every night.

MC: Your relationship has gotten better right?

HY: A lot. We don’t talk to each other brightly but…

MC: Does your father drink a lot?

HY: Yes, a lot. He talks a lot when he drinks.

MC: Fathers can just say it when they’re sober but they always say it when they’re drunk.

Shin Bongsun: His mother must have suffered a lot, being caught in the middle. 

HY: Yes, my mother suffered a lot. 

MC: You hurt your mother’s heart over a first birthday picture? (T/N: first birthdays are usually a big celebration in Korea)

HY: When we were younger, I was looking through a photo album and saw that I had no pictures from my first birthday, but my older and younger brother did. I asked her why I was the only one who didn’t have one. My family was poor but they had one for my older brother since he was their firstborn. But I was born in the next year so they couldn’t have one for me. I jokingly asked my mom, “Why didn’t you have one for me?” and her expression became very dark. 

MC: Because she felt sorry for not being able to have one for you. 

HY: I almost ruined my relationship with my mom too. 

MC: It’s a sad story but there’s a strange humor in it.

MC: Do your remember when your toughest moments were?

HY: In middle school I came home from school but there were red tags everywhere (marking things to be confiscated to pay off debt) like in dramas. I was very shocked. Since I was young, if I wanted to eat something, to wear something, to buy something, my parents bought it for me. So I thought our family was pretty well off. But it turns out we had a lot of debt. So once I debuted and started making money I found out we owed a lot of debt. 

MC: You found out belatedly? And you paid it all off?

HY: Yes. 

MCs: You’re a really filial son / You’re amazing

(Then Moon Heejun says he had a similar experience and jokes that Hoya will be sitting next to him in 10 years xD)

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MC: Dongwoo, your older sisters are strict like the military?

DW: Since I’m the youngest of two girls and one boy, my parents were overprotective of me. So my sisters picked up the slack in teaching me etiquette. My sisters took advantage of one incident when I was in elementary school. I argued with them in banmal (T/N: informal language not to be used to older people) 

MC: So your sisters took advantage of the chance. 

DW: Yes. So that day she grabbed my hair, threw me into the room, locked the door, and threw me tissues saying, “Whether you cry or throw up use them however you want”

[CAP: Kindly explaining the use of the tissues]

DW: And then she suddenly started slapping my face. After that I never talked back to them.

MC: Are your sisters pretty now?

HY: The scary thing is that his second sister (T/N: the younger one) looks exactly like Dongwoo. 

SJ: Just imagine him with long hair.

MC: Are you still polite to your sisters?

DW: Yes, very.

MC: You look more nervous talking about your sisters than your parents.

MC: We heard that during the times you got hit a lot, you also got hit with a video tape. What is this? A VHS?

DW: My sister liked this singer and recorded him on this tape. At the time, I liked funny things so I recorded a comedy show over that tape without knowing. When she saw that, she asked, “Hey, where did this go?” and I talked back in banmal so she just hit me right there with the video tape

MC: Are both your sisters married?

DW: The second is, the first is preparing.

MC: The video tape…

DW: The video tape sister is married, the tissue sister is preparing.

MC: Sungjong, we heard you gave your parents a big gift.

SJ: This year, I bought them a house.

MC: Dongwoo, you got your entire family new cars?

[CAP: Filial-dol Dongwoo’s on a different scale]

??: Do you guys earn that much money? / You guys earn a lot of money!

MC: What did you buy them?

DW: A house and cars for my parents and for my sister. For my sister who’s married, I got stuff for her married life.

MC: So three cars and a house? 

MC: Do you earn that much money?

MC: Well he’s paying monthly installments.

MC: I’m jealous of his parents.

MC: Seo-eon, Seojun (T/N: his twin baby sons), please grow up like that. Grow up like Dongwoo. 

MC: Will my son be like that?

—-I stopped translating here—-