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lil-seeds  asked:

yo yo yo dysfunctional entp here. i've been in a weird, non-creative, funk for the past week or so, i believe largely due to some very well ignored and internalized negative feelings. what is the best way for me (or any Ne user really) to get back into the idea-generating, novelty, creative swing? (im a writer working on a second novel so the whole 'tired of a single project' thing isnt helping either) thanks hot hot hottie

(Gif: Claudia, Warehouse 13. ENTP.)

Uh, well first there’s this: i believe largely due to some very well ignored and internalized negative feelings.

Have you dealt with those yet? Because as a Fe, until you get them out of your head and into the world, you cannot move on and the intense internalization of something that NEEDS made public (Fe) is going to cramp your muse. So, expel those feelings. Share them with someone you trust. Shout them into the void. Express them. You will feel better.

As for getting your Ne-dom mojo back – it’s simple.

Ne needs external stimulation to work. It does not exist in a void. Your Ne bounces off objects, ideas, and stories in the external world. This is why you watch a television show – you get ideas. Better ideas than they used. Or you read a book – and you get more ideas. Or you listen to a song – and you get ideas. Or you talk to someone and… you get the idea, right?

Being in a non-creative funk for a Ne-dom means your creativity tank is drained. Why? Not enough external stimulation. Not enough new stuff to bounce off of. Not enough exposure to things related and unrelated to your current writing project. You need new material going in your head. Start reading someone else’s novels. Start up a television show you’ve never seen before on the side. Read someone who is FULL OF IDEAS, who makes YOU full of ideas, someone EXCITED about their ideas.

Here’s some personal writing advice from a fellow Ne-dom, who quite often experiences temporary creative slumps (since I pretty much work on a novel and/or writing project anywhere from 1 to 8 hours daily, about 10 months out of the year… yeah, I don’t “do” hobbies and I don’t “do” idle time… and it kind of sucks).

If you hit a creative slump, you have two choices:

- Take it back to where your creativity was flowing, and take the plot in a new direction (write a different ending to that scene, or cause something unexpected to happen that you did not see coming)

- Change the setting of the scene (it’s quite possible the setting is boring you; whenever that happens, I go, “What will my reader NOT expect? Okay, the last interrogation scene took place inside a dim cell in the Tower of London. What if THIS TIME Henry VII decides to interrogate someone above the Tower’s lion pit, and dangle him over the side?”)

Here is something vital to remember, as a Ne-dom: you figure it out too far in advance, you’ll get bored with your own ideas.

Every time I have lain out an entire book from start to finish, and drawn up lists of what happens in what chapter, the creative spark dies. I have now started keeping an abstract concept in my mind (this is vaguely where it’s headed / what the climax will be, and what I should introduce next) and then leaving myself questions when I stop writing for the day, to trigger ideas for the next day.

So instead of writing: Heledd meets Alfred on the road and they discuss X, I ask, What does Heledd see that makes her suspicious? How should I introduce doubt into Meg’s mind? What should happen with the ring I introduced in the last chapter? How can I make the big reveal more dramatic?

Leave lots and lots of room for improvisation, too. When I sat down to write the other night, I knew I had to take my heroine through her fears up a road lined with her enemies – people who months before had tried to hang her. So, I knew I had to deal with PTSD trauma. What I did NOT know is that superstition would surround a myth of faerie lights to accuse her brother of murder (the murder, I had planned) and that other people would turn up in support of her, and sing an old Welsh tale to calm her down. But that was nice.

Ne’s delight in the unexpected, in allowing ideas to flourish and spring forth with just enough forewarning to lace together into the rest of the story; you must leave room in your novels for this to happen.

(Gif: Jo March, Little Women. ENFP. My soul sister.)

I’ll be honest here, in the hope it’ll inspire you. I started in on a sequel right after finishing my last book. I was excited about it, I wrote about 20 thousand words, and then I had to stop and do some line editing on the original novel. When I went back to my sequel, my creative spark had DIED. I was distraught; where had all my excitement, enthusiasm, and ideas gone?? So I put that draft in a folder, and tried another. It went on for about 15 thousand words just fine, and then it DIED. More distress. More staring at a blank page. More clueless pondering. More angst. So I delved into it from yet ANOTHER angle. I changed all the POV’s. I tied it back into London in addition to Wales. I invented an entirely new subplot. I wrote about 20 thousand words.

And it DIED. I lost the spark.

I spent one day utterly frustrated, near tears, anxious that maybe I’ll never be able to write another book (low Si paranoia :P) … and I opened up my original draft, the one with 20 thousand words, and skim read the first four chapters… and then sat down and carried the story forward. I’ve kept bits and pieces from each draft, and a lot of that writing can go in this book; but my forward momentum is back. The original idea WAS INDEED the best, or at least, the one my Ne is most passionate about – but it had to explore other options first, before it could settle down to tell THIS story.

Okay, the last bit of advice – you can take it or leave it.

Many high Ne’s benefit from working on multiple projects at once. You should consider, yes, working on your book; and writing a short story or a fan fiction on the side in a totally different genre, to keep your mind active.

I, however, have never been able to do this without losing focus – so I am a “one project at a time” kind of girl, to the extent where if I have an amazing idea for a different book or character in the middle of working on THIS one, I write it down on a slip of paper, stick it in a jar, and forbid my mind from thinking about it further, in order to remain focused.

Finally, write yourself a quick deadline. Given the amount of time you have to spend on this novel, and what else you have to do which might detract from it, and how fast you can write, figure out a rough estimate of how long it will take you to write this book. I spent two years on the last one and it literally almost killed me and drove my family insane (though, technically, since it went through about 14 drafts / rewrites / completely changed focus 4 times, and started out as a novel covering 20 years, went to a novel covering a decade, and wound up being a novel covering 6 months… I was working on more than one novel). This is NOT GOOD for a Ne-dom. We like to see PROGRESS. We like to see a point in our future when we are FREE to pursue OTHER THINGS. So, give yourself six months to write a rough draft. Or four months. Something doable, that keeps you motivated, because:

When I get done with this, I can write something else!

You are verbose. You are creative. You are ideas-driven. And if you’re a Ne-dom, you can turn out an incredible amount of words in a very short time.

You can do this.

Hope that helps,

- ENFP Mod (who tomorrow goes back to writing her sequel, because she did NOT write fiction today and was so bored she could hardly stand it)

Navel Orange and Anise DIY Tea Sachets  

Homemade tea sachets make a special gift for any occasion. Dried orange peel adds the pleasant twist of citrus to this tea that is flavored with star anise. Keep a few bags for yourself and package the rest in a pretty tin to brighten someone’s day.

SERVINGS: 24

TIME TO TABLE:
30 minutes prep, 1 hour drying.

INGREDIENTS:
Peel of 1 Paramount Citrus navel orange
24 teaspoons (about 1.5 oz.) loose leaf English or Scottish breakfast tea
24 star anise
48 cardamom pods
24 disposable tea sachets

PREPARATION

1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Cut the orange peel into thin strips and arrange in a single layer on cooling rack placed over a baking sheet. Dry in the oven for 1 hour, or until crisp. Let cool completely.

2. Cut the orange peel into small pieces with scissors. The pieces should be small enough to fit inside the tea bags.

3. To prepare each bag, add 3 to 4 pieces of dried orange peel, 1 teaspoon of loose tea, 1 star anise and two cardamom pods. Cinch the bag at the top and tie in a knot. Store in an airtight container.

So here’s my story - I used to weigh 96kgs when I was 16 years old, wearing size 18-20. The only thing wrong with this was my unhealthy lifestyle and the insecurity that I constantly felt, not being able to even find clothes my size. A year later I found myself going days without eating, and therefore, at 17/18 years old I went down to 75kgs, and a size 10. Although I was happy with my weight (even though I did not lose it the right way), I soon started gaining the weight back as I had not fixed my eating habits at all and eventually found it harder to lose the weight that was easily coming on. To cut a long story short, the first picture above was taken last September when I was in Sicily. A dress which I had bought in the beginning of summer (and which had fit sort of well) had become tighter due to my weight gain. At this point I weighed 87 kgs, and I soon realized that without changing my ways I will never reach the goals I so longed for. Fast forward to today, 31st October, and I’m weighing 77kgs! Through a balanced diet and my daily 1 hour walk, I managed to lose 10kgs in a little over a month and half. The point of the post is this. If I can do it, you can too!

deepvioletchaos  asked:

How many hours a day/week do you invest in learning languages? And is learning new languages part of your career or is it just a hobby? Asking because I'm struggling to find time to study :( I'm a spanish native and I know english quite well, and I'm studying french, german and russian (in that order of proficiency because french is easy being a spanish native speaker, german is terrible but at least it uses the same alphabet XD and russian, well, I'm just starting)

I don’t really know how many hours i spend on learning/studying. I don’t feel like studying really. I use English 9/10 cases and other languages are a part of my life. I read and watch movies in Spanish and French, read comics or chat sometimes in Danish, if i stay and “study” them, it’s when i’m a beginner and i stay at least 1 hour daily, if not more.

Learning languages is a hobby and also for my career. I want to be a translator, so i made my passion for learning languages, a job. ^^ 

You shouldn’t try to find time. Change that way of thinking. Study with books at the beginning, until you finish 1 grammar book, after that, include the language in your life somehow. For example, French is a popular language, so watch movies, 1 movie daily. if it’s disney then you spend almost 1 hour and a bit on it.(here’s a site with movies) For German you should use it more actively, try to find a native and talk to them or write short paragraphs daily (tip, bother @historyandlanguages xd) and russian, you should use everything you have on it. From books to apps.

My advice now, you said your French is advanced enough, read, watch movies, chat in it. German i assume is around A2 level, so spend time on it until you’re intermediate and do just as you do with French, then Russian. 

Good luck with your studies~ ^ ^

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THIS GUY. Here’s his info sheet, I translated it from the Guide to True Cross Academy manga.

MEPHISTO PHELES
Gender: Male
Age: (° 〰 °) years
Titles: True Cross Academy Chairman, Honorary Knight, The “Cancer” of the Knights of the True Cross (※ acquired titles), The King of Time Samael (amongst others)
Meister: N/A
Birthday:  Month -(° д °)Day - (◎益◎)
Blood Type: (´  ↼ `)
Height: 195cm (184cm without horn) (TN: yes you read this correctly, HORN)
Weight: 74kg
Interests: Movies, manga, anime, games, music, toys, all subculture
Average hours of sleep a night: 1 hour
Average daily bathing time: 30min
Favorite Food: Junk food
Favorite words to say: “Time, STOP!” and “You’re beautiful”
Manga genres: Battle, Action, Gag, Comedy, Love Story, Horror, Suspense, Mystery, Inspirational Drama, School Drama, Other
Music genres: Rock, Pop, R&B, HIPHOP, music from Western culture, traditional Japanese music, Jazz, Anime Soundtracks, Other
Type You Go For: Devilish [i.e. seductive] women and cute, innocent young girls (TN: The two types he gives are purposefully polar opposites.)*
How You Spend Your Days Off: Books, manga, anime, games, etc…appreciating the aestheticism in all things
#1 Thing You Want Right Now: To edit my own manga magazine and personally select the authors.**
Typical Convenience Store Purchase: Character nikuman***
What You Do When You Can’t Sleep: Manga, anime, games…not sleeping isn’t an inconvenience in the first place.

Notes: 

Considerable prowess with party games, crane games and chess.

↓ This is his formal attire. 

FOOTNOTES:
*In the manga Rin says he likes “devilish women” & Mepphy says “How interesting…so do I” while in dog form. Mepphy uses the word “karen” { 可憐 } to describe the second type he likes, which is tough to translate but means something like “pathetically cute.”

** I REALLY struggled with this answer! Thanks to theosakakoneko for the help!

***Character nikuman are steamed meat buns with the face of a cartoon character on them, i.e. Doraemon and Hello Kitty and the like.

I work for a Fortune 50 company and service an account for a multi-billion dollar client. Recently in a meeting, I mentioned that we have too many redundant meetings and it is a waste of time. When asked for an example, I showed the client they had two different recurring weekly meetings. One was titled “ABC workflow meeting” and the other “ABC work stream meeting”. The client was irritated that I brought it up.

In response they have kept both meetings scheduled and added another daily 1 hour long “ABC Workgroup meeting.”

And finally: Day 24 of my little l+h advent calendar!

I hope you liked these little artworks I made over the past month and that they made you smile! :)
Hopefully you all have a wonderful day and an absolutely amazing 2015 full of happiness, luck, health, great experiences and wonderful people!!

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[Trans] Ray Magazine- Part 1:[Trans] Ray Magazine- Part 1

Super Junior Donghae & Eunhyuk – The 5 things we would like to ask both of them

Super Junior Donghae and Eunhyuk finally appeared in Ray magazine! During the photoshoot, we thought that they would pose handsomely, but who knows both of them did a lot of adorable smiles and cheeky expressions!

Both of them who are kind, presents their 3rd single SKELETON’s latest interview!

1. Love

Q: If you were to have a date in summer, where will you go to? What will you do?

E: If I have a lover, its ok to not go anywhere and not do anything. I will want to stay at home, open up the windows and turn on the electrical fan, eating ice-cream.

Q: What is the speed for you to fall in love?

D: I spend 25 years (laughs). When you are young, you don’t think twice when you fall for someone, but when you grow older, you become more cautious, and you will think a lot of other things. So now I won’t think too much, I will think about ELF JAPAN!

E: (burst into laughters)

D: I am done with my answer!

E: I only need 3 seconds! Being loved by so many fans I have to be quick! When we hold concert, I need to fan in love with so many people is exhausted. Fine, I was just joking just now! Me and Donghae are actually very identical, even the speed I fall in love. I am also the type where I get cautious when I grow older.

Q: What will you do to get closer to the girls you like? Are you the type who always took the initiative?

E: Because I need to have quite some time to be able to fall in love, so when there is someone I like, I will tell her how I feel. I am the type where even there is a chance I will get hurt, I will still give my everything type. I will also calls a lot and send text messages a lot. Aren’t I manly?

D: If there is someone I like, I will confess to her by saying “lets date!” type.

E: But if you spend 25 years to confess to a person but it doesn’t succeed, then doesn’t that meant you need to spend another 25 years? (laughs)

Q: Speaking of the song Kimi Ga Naitara, if the girl you like cried, what will you do?

E: I think I will cry along… if she cries because of me, I will cry even hysterically, probably until she forgotten why she was crying initially.

D: I think I will have a different reaction, sometimes I will let her to cry by my side, since there are times where a person will want to cry alone, so I’ll let her cry. Sometimes I might get angry and tell her “DON’T CRY” (laughs). Of course I will sometimes hug her and let her cry.

Q: After reading through Ray magazine what do you feel? Is there any female fashion that you like?

D: Just now reading Ray magazine with Eunhyuk, and keep on saying “so adorable . I think when girls are alone, they can wear very feminine, but if she is with me… just like what we see just now (flipping through the magazine) like this type of loose shirt and with jeans, this casual style is fine.

Part 2 :

 Japan Tour

Q: During concert what is the most interesting part?

D: During the opening, we stood on disco ball and appeared onstage, revealing the opening of D&E concert, the lights that shines on the disco ball reflects on the concert venue, it was really pretty.

E: Fans remembering our songs and sing along with us, when we listen we feel touched. At first everyone doesn’t sing well, I asked them to practice more(laughs). At first I was very strict! (laughs) After so many concerts, able to sing along with each other I am touched.

D: There are fans who cried for us, compare to feeling happy, my feeling is closer to how they feel at that time. Just like I myself went to others concert and feel the excitement, I use the same feeling to thank fans.

Q: Any interesting things happen during your concert tour?

E: During our tour, we will play football game, poker cards and etcetera in the hotel room, whatever it is we will find something to play!

D: And also watching a lot of times, the scenery from the hotels.

E: There is always a mart near to the hotel so we went a number of different marts, experiencing a lot of different food.

D: I think we make the staffs think that if we hungry we are not able to sing (laughs).

Q: Do you have anything you must do before getting onstage?

E: On the day of concert, I will watch my favourite Michael Jackson, Chris Brown and Justin Timberlake’s music videos, hoping that I will get some ideas, and to learn to perform differently onstage. I love Chris Brown’s With You since long ago, I even pick this song as my solo performance on our concert. I think it’s a song where you sing for the people you love! Because I love ELF JAPAN, so I pick this song.

Q: If D&E have 2nd tour, what do you want to do?

E: During next tour, we visit fans home (laughs)

D: Hold concert at Tokyo Tower? I really hope I could take pictures of Tokyo there, I tried before watching SKY TREE from afar, to hold concert at SKY TREE is also a good choice (laughs)

Part 3:

3. Member:

Q: Please tell 3 things you like about Eunhyuk and 3 things of Eunhyuk that you think it is worth to be respected.

D: Just by watching him, you will feel like laughing (laughs). Even though this sounds like a joke, but this is truth. Why do I say like this? Because when members are with Eunhyuk, the atmosphere is extremely lively, his presence will brings that impact. Older brother, younger brother, friend… you will feel all of it. So when a person is troubled, he will look for Eunhyuk. I envy this part a lot, sometimes he will become the person I look up to, I really want to be a person like that! There is two more?…. Ugh.. no more (laughs)

Q: Please tell 3 things you like about Donghae and 3 things of Donghae that you think it is worth to be respected.

E: Ah? 3 things….. don’t have(laughs). I think there is two. Donghae can easily find out about the troubles of the person around him, this is first. For people I just met, I can’t express my feelings easily. Even its meeting first time, Donghae is able to make the person trust him. Upon getting contact number he will even voluntarily invite them to have a meal and he is easy to make friends with others. Secondly.. he is able to arrange his daily schedule properly. Compare to me who loves to stay at home, Donghae is extremely energetic. There is no third! Ah, cannot? Um.. yah! He is patient with all women (laughs).

Q: What are other SJ members reaction knowing both of you are active in Japan?

D: Ryeowook who comes to Osaka concert told us “I am thankful to both of you”. And he also say “even though we are all SJ members, but both of you are so cool, and I am thankful that both of you can have schedules together”. Even though he couldn’t attend our concert, but Siwon say “I am lucky I am your(both of your) friend”. Well, apart from other members, me, Eunhyuk and Siwon are best best friends, it’s a team. Siwon supports us by our side, there are no secrets between us, he is a friend who you can trust! I am really thankful to him.

Part 4

4. Myself

Q: What’s your dreams since young?

E: I wanted to become a singer when I was 10. This dream has never changed since then. Actually during that time I feel like I don’t have any skills on becoming a singer, so when I first dream of becoming a singer, my parents are worried and they asked me “You really want to be a singer?”. But I never give up, I work hard and becomes a singer. If you have something you really want to do, your dreams will come true.

Q: Usually what do you like to wear? Any style you would recommend?

E: In the past I really pay attention on fashion, but recently I like to wear clothes which I feel comfortable, I will have 2 to 3 specific brands I like. If I am ask to recommend, I will choose clothes which are suited to my body. Between members, the one who catch up with fashion is Yesung. He is familiar with the latest brands and will recommend us a lot of different clothes.

Q: To exercise your body figure, what will you do?

D: Compare to exercise my body, I did a lot of things to make myself eat more (to be able to not reduce eating even if he exercise). I already love exercise, so I have a big appetite, I exercise a lot too. I will at least have 1 hour exercise daily, if I have time, I will have 1 hour 20 minutes. On days with a lot of concerts, I will exercise those parts where lactate acid will accumulate, if there is concert, after waking up, I will do weighing.

Q: Recently learning Japanese, what sentence do you remember?

E: Can I speak dialects? “So cute(Hokkaido dialect)” “Don’t move” “I love you (Hiroshima dialect) During our tour I learn a lot, different places and different dialects is interesting, in the past I will remember phone message leaving message system, recently I want to learn the messages from subways.

Q: Do you collect any things?

D: Books and picture frames. When I go overseas I will buy, now at home I have a portrait I bought from New York artwork, and the artwork of Audrey Hepburn I bought from Germany. I love to collect things, I am scared I will lost it so I didn’t buy, if I buy, I will buy antique lamps and couches, or even books and frames.

Q: There is a song 10 years, what do you want to be in 10 years later?

E: Actually after listening to this song, I did really thought about what I will become 10 years later. First of, I probably have a pretty wife! (Laughs) if 10 years later I have a cute daughter and a cute wife will be nice.

Q: What do you want to say to yourself 10 years later?

D: Yah~ You should learn harder (laughs). Even though life experience is more important than study, but at least be a bit hardworking in learning other languages. This is what I feel after visiting so many countries in the past 10 years. When I thought of 10 years ago, I was so naïve back then. To people around me, those maknae, sunbae and hyung all say I am adorable. But in my own plans, able to reach my target I am really thankful of my life.

Part 5

1. Future

Q: What activities D&E will have in the future?

E: We hope that we can be a subunit who focus on concerts, so not just Japan, we want to stand on stages in Asia and other countries.

D: Recently I always say that I want to hold more concerts which have only both of us, able to grow further, I hope to meet with more fans.

Q: Please say something to Japan fans!

E: We are able to release album, hold concerts and all concerts are fully seated, without fans we can’t make it. I am really thankful to all of you, to hold next concert, we will work harder!

D: Both of us starting from now its just a start, until the next time we meet, please take care of yourself. E: We always think of getting closer to you.

D&E Talk about SKELETON

Q: What type of song is your new single SKELETON?

E: In Ride Me, I think we gets mature a bit, SKELETON is the revolution version of D&E.

D: Unlike the songs in the past, this is a song where its atmosphere is different and recorded under a very free and lively atmosphere.

E: Because it’s the type of songs we never tried before so I have a strong challenging feeling.

D: Lets spend this summer by listening to SKELETON!

E: At first I am a bit afraid that I couldn’t rap properly in Japanese, I work hard in practicing the pronunciation. In Japanese, there are some pronunciation which is hard! I tried to curl my tongue and make sounds like burururu~~, after trying once, I got addicted and couldn’t stop (laughs), I don’t know if it helps but everyone should try it!

Q: What is the selling point of SKELETON MV?

D: Because we hope that everyone able to understand the meaning of the lyrics, there is skeleton appearing in the mv.

E: Please anticipate both of us with GORUGORU (Skeleton) scene (laughs)

D: We painted ourselves in glowing paint, then use special lightning equipment to hold party and film it, it was fun right?

E: Yes, it was really fun, but filming was hard, GORUGORU looks like he got slimmer.. (laughs)

D: from Oppa Oppa until Motorcycle, the dance part we add a lot parts where everyone can dance along, this time we add in Bone Dance which everyone can dance along, its an interesting dance (laughs). Everyone must try and dance along with us!

E: While waiting for us, practice Bone Dance. How much you can dance? We will go examine the results! (laughs)

Q: Whats the next target in group activitites?

E: Our leader Leeteuk is coming back soon, this year we will release new album in Korea so members are working hard in preparing! Please be patient.

D: Apart from new album, I hope everyone can anticipate D&E new single. D&E works hard, I hope that through music and performance we can step foot on places Super Junior unable to go to.

Chinese to English Trans: @eunhaebemine

Japanese to Chinese Trans: DirtyPop1938

Ray Magazine Trans | EnuHae | 140722
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Super Junior Donghae & Eunhyuk – The 5 things we would like to ask both of them
Super Junior Donghae and Eunhyuk finally appeared in Ray magazine! During the photoshoot, we thought that they would pose handsomely, but who knows both of them did a lot of adorable smiles and cheeky expressions! Both of them who are kind, presents their 3rd single SKELETON’s latest interview!

1. Love

Q: If you were to have a date in summer, where will you go to? What will you do?
E: If I have a lover, its ok to not go anywhere and not do anything. I will want to stay at home, open up the windows and turn on the electrical fan, eating ice-cream.

Q: What is the speed for you to fall in love?
D: I spend 25 years (laughs). When you are young, you don’t think twice when you fall for someone, but when you grow older, you become more cautious, and you will think a lot of other things. So now I won’t think too much, I will think about ELF JAPAN!
E: (burst into laughters)
D: I am done with my answer!
E: I only need 3 seconds! Being loved by so many fans I have to be quick! When we hold concert, I need to fan in love with so many people is exhausted. Fine, I was just joking just now! Me and Donghae are actually very identical, even the speed I fall in love. I am also the type where I get cautious when I grow older.

Q: What will you do to get closer to the girls you like? Are you the type who always took the initiative?
E: Because I need to have quite some time to be able to fall in love, so when there is someone I like, I will tell her how I feel. I am the type where even there is a chance I will get hurt, I will still give my everything type. I will also calls a lot and send text messages a lot. Aren’t I manly?
D: If there is someone I like, I will confess to her by saying “lets date!” type.
E: But if you spend 25 years to confess to a person but it doesn’t succeed, then doesn’t that meant you need to spend another 25 years? (laughs)

Q: Speaking of the song Kimi Ga Naitara, if the girl you like cried, what will you do?
E: I think I will cry along… if she cries because of me, I will cry even hysterically, probably until she forgotten why she was crying initially.
D: I think I will have a different reaction, sometimes I will let her to cry by my side, since there are times where a person will want to cry alone, so I’ll let her cry. Sometimes I might get angry and tell her “DON’T CRY” (laughs). Of course I will sometimes hug her and let her cry.

Q: After reading through Ray magazine what do you feel? Is there any female fashion that you like?
D: Just now reading Ray magazine with Eunhyuk, and keep on saying “so adorable
. I think when girls are alone, they can wear very feminine, but if she is with me… just like what we see just now (flipping through the magazine) like this type of loose shirt and with jeans, this casual style is fine.

2. Japan Tour

Q: During concert what is the most interesting part?
D: During the opening, we stood on disco ball and appeared onstage, revealing the opening of D&E concert, the lights that shines on the disco ball reflects on the concert venue, it was really pretty.
E: Fans remembering our songs and sing along with us, when we listen we feel touched. At first everyone doesn’t sing well, I asked them to practice more(laughs). At first I was very strict! (laughs) After so many concerts, able to sing along with each other I am touched.
D: There are fans who cried for us, compare to feeling happy, my feeling is closer to how they feel at that time. Just like I myself went to others concert and feel the excitement, I use the same feeling to thank fans.

Q: Any interesting things happen during your concert tour?
E: During our tour, we will play football game, poker cards and etcetera in the hotel room, whatever it is we will find something to play!
D: And also watching a lot of times, the scenery from the hotels.
E: There is always a mart near to the hotel so we went a number of different marts, experiencing a lot of different food.
D: I think we make the staffs think that if we hungry we are not able to sing (laughs).

Q: Do you have anything you must do before getting onstage?
E: On the day of concert, I will watch my favourite Michael Jackson, Chris Brown and Justin Timberlake’s music videos, hoping that I will get some ideas, and to learn to perform differently onstage. I love Chris Brown’s With You since long ago, I even pick this song as my solo performance on our concert. I think it’s a song where you sing for the people you love! Because I love ELF JAPAN, so I pick this song.

Q: If D&E have 2nd tour, what do you want to do?
E: During next tour, we visit fans home (laughs)
D: Hold concert at Tokyo Tower? I really hope I could take pictures of Tokyo there, I tried before watching SKY TREE from afar, to hold concert at SKY TREE is also a good choice (laughs) 

3. Member

Q: Please tell 3 things you like about Eunhyuk and 3 things of Eunhyuk that you think it is worth to be respected.
D: Just by watching him, you will feel like laughing (laughs). Even though this sounds like a joke, but this is truth. Why do I say like this? Because when members are with Eunhyuk, the atmosphere is extremely lively, his presence will brings that impact. Older brother, younger brother, friend… you will feel all of it. So when a person is troubled, he will look for Eunhyuk. I envy this part a lot, sometimes he will become the person I look up to, I really want to be a person like that! There is two more?…. Ugh.. no more (laughs)

Q: Please tell 3 things you like about Donghae and 3 things of Donghae that you think it is worth to be respected.
E: Ah? 3 things….. don’t have(laughs). I think there is two. Donghae can easily find out about the troubles of the person around him, this is first. For people I just met, I can’t express my feelings easily. Even its meeting first time, Donghae is able to make the person trust him. Upon getting contact number he will even voluntarily invite them to have a meal and he is easy to make friends with others. Secondly.. he is able to arrange his daily schedule properly. Compare to me who loves to stay at home, Donghae is extremely energetic. There is no third! Ah, cannot? Um.. yah! He is patient with all women (laughs).

Q: What are other SJ members reaction knowing both of you are active in Japan?
D: Ryeowook who comes to Osaka concert told us “I am thankful to both of you”. And he also say “even though we are all SJ members, but both of you are so cool, and I am thankful that both of you can have schedules together”. Even though he couldn’t attend our concert, but Siwon say “I am lucky I am your(both of your) friend”. Well, apart from other members, me, Eunhyuk and Siwon are best best friends, it’s a team. Siwon supports us by our side, there are no secrets between us, he is a friend who you can trust! I am really thankful to him.

4. Myself


Q: What’s your dreams since young?
E: I wanted to become a singer when I was 10. This dream has never changed since then. Actually during that time I feel like I don’t have any skills on becoming a singer, so when I first dream of becoming a singer, my parents are worried and they asked me “You really want to be a singer?”. But I never give up, I work hard and becomes a singer. If you have something you really want to do, your dreams will come true.

Q: Usually what do you like to wear? Any style you would recommend?
E: In the past I really pay attention on fashion, but recently I like to wear clothes which I feel comfortable, I will have 2 to 3 specific brands I like. If I am ask to recommend, I will choose clothes which are suited to my body. Between members, the one who catch up with fashion is Yesung. He is familiar with the latest brands and will recommend us a lot of different clothes.

Q: To exercise your body figure, what will you do?
D: Compare to exercise my body, I did a lot of things to make myself eat more (to be able to not reduce eating even if he exercise). I already love exercise, so I have a big appetite, I exercise a lot too. I will at least have 1 hour exercise daily, if I have time, I will have 1 hour 20 minutes. On days with a lot of concerts, I will exercise those parts where lactate acid will accumulate, if there is concert, after waking up, I will do weighing.

Q: Recently learning Japanese, what sentence do you remember?
E: Can I speak dialects? “So cute(Hokkaido dialect)” “Don’t move” “I love you (Hiroshima dialect) During our tour I learn a lot, different places and different dialects is interesting, in the past I will remember phone message leaving message system, recently I want to learn the messages from subways.

Q: Do you collect any things?
D: Books and picture frames. When I go overseas I will buy, now at home I have a portrait I bought from New York <Beauty and the Beast> artwork, and the artwork of Audrey Hepburn I bought from Germany. I love to collect things, I am scared I will lost it so I didn’t buy, if I buy, I will buy antique lamps and couches, or even books and frames.

Q: There is a song 10 years, what do you want to be in 10 years later?
E: Actually after listening to this song, I did really thought about what I will become 10 years later. First of, I probably have a pretty wife! (Laughs) if 10 years later I have a cute daughter and a cute wife will be nice. 

Q: What do you want to say to yourself 10 years later?
D: Yah~ You should learn harder (laughs). Even though life experience is more important than study, but at least be a bit hardworking in learning other languages. This is what I feel after visiting so many countries in the past 10 years. When I thought of 10 years ago, I was so naïve back then. To people around me, those maknae, sunbae and hyung all say I am adorable. But in my own plans, able to reach my target I am really thankful of my life.

5. Future

Q: What activities D&E will have in the future?
E: We hope that we can be a subunit who focus on concerts, so not just Japan, we want to stand on stages in Asia and other countries.
D: Recently I always say that I want to hold more concerts which have only both of us, able to grow further, I hope to meet with more fans.

Q: Please say something to Japan fans!
E: We are able to release album, hold concerts and all concerts are fully seated, without fans we can’t make it. I am really thankful to all of you, to hold next concert, we will work harder!
D: Both of us starting from now its just a start, until the next time we meet, please take care of yourself.
E: We always think of getting closer to you.

D&E Talk about SKELETON

Q: What type of song is your new single SKELETON?
E: In Ride Me, I think we gets mature a bit, SKELETON is the revolution version of D&E.
D: Unlike the songs in the past, this is a song where its atmosphere is different and recorded under a very free and lively atmosphere.
E: Because it’s the type of songs we never tried before so I have a strong challenging feeling.
D: Lets spend this summer by listening to SKELETON!
E: At first I am a bit afraid that I couldn’t rap properly in Japanese, I work hard in practicing the pronunciation. In Japanese, there are some pronunciation which is hard! I tried to curl my tongue and make sounds like burururu~~, after trying once, I got addicted and couldn’t stop (laughs), I don’t know if it helps but everyone should try it!

Q: What is the selling point of SKELETON MV?
D: Because we hope that everyone able to understand the meaning of the lyrics, there is skeleton appearing in the mv.
E: Please anticipate both of us with GORUGORU (Skeleton) scene (laughs)
D: We painted ourselves in glowing paint, then use special lightning equipment to hold party and film it, it was fun right?
E: Yes, it was really fun, but filming was hard, GORUGORU looks like he got slimmer.. (laughs)
D: from Oppa Oppa until Motorcycle, the dance part we add a lot parts where everyone can dance along, this time we add in Bone Dance which everyone can dance along, its an interesting dance (laughs). Everyone must try and dance along with us!
E: While waiting for us, practice Bone Dance. How much you can dance? We will go examine the results! (laughs)

Q: Whats the next target in group activitites?
E: Our leader Leeteuk is coming back soon, this year we will release new album in Korea so members are working hard in preparing! Please be patient.
D: Apart from new album, I hope everyone can anticipate D&E new single. D&E works hard, I hope that through music and performance we can step foot on places Super Junior unable to go to. 

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Japanese to Chinese Trans: DirtyPop1938