You were walking back from your night class when you passed by a cake shop. You wanted to surprise your boyfriend with something but you can’t think of anything other than cake. You stood for 30 minutes in the shop, wondering which cake suits him and at last you chose Strawberry cake which is his favorite. It was already 11pm and you knew at this timing, your boyfriend is still busy practicing in their dance room since they have just made a comeback for their new album.

You called him on the streets, “Oppa, what are you doing? Practicing?” “Yes jagiya, practicing. Wae?” You end the call after telling him that you will not be coming to the dance practice as you were tired from the class. He sounded so sad but he tried to understands you. You took a glance of the box of cake you had bought in your hand and walked happily to his dance practice room.

Once you’ve reached their dance practice room, you took a quick peek to see what’s going on inside. The atmosphere in the room was so tensed up as you can see everybody’s face especially your boyfriend, Sunggyu stressed up. Since the light switch is beside the door, you stretched out your hand and switched off the lights.

“OMG WHATS HAPPENING. OMG I CANT SEE ANYTHING!” Sungyeol screamed. Everyone in there was making so much noise. Suddenly…. “Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to Sunggyu oppa. Happy birthday to you!” You walked with the candle lights inserted nicely on the cake towards Sunggyu. You can see his face shine brightly with a huge smile on his face with the help of the candle lights. Slowly, tears rolled down his cheeks. He was in disbelief and shocked.

“Omo jagiya…. I thought you were not coming. I thought you forgot my birthday today,” he blowed the candles and looked straight into my eyes. The other Infinite members were making noise and everyone shouted “POPOHAE, POPOHAE! ~~~” Dongwoo quickly took the cake from you and put it somewhere. Sunggyu came closer to you and put his hands around your neck and kissed you passionately. And everybody started cheering happily.


“This society is a society with a lot of competition. We’ve been through competition since we auditioned and constantly competed with each other during our trainee days. Also, we couldn’t help but compete with other teams after debuting as well. As it gets better and better, there’s still larger competitions waiting for you, so don’t become tired from them and I hope you can be people who enjoy it.” — Kim Sunggyu

Why Sunggyu cried on High Society

I remember IMF when I was in my 4th year of primary school. They supported us for around 2 years. Our house was repossessed, there was a family nearby who was quite close with my parents, their son was also my friend (of the same age). We lived in their house because there was no other choice. Our whole family lived there for some time around a year. My parents slept in the room that was originally a storage room and my sister and I shared with their son, my friend. 

There’s something that my mum doesn’t know up until now. While we were staying there my friend and I once played hide and seek, I caught him and because of that he was slightly unhappy, he flung my hand away saying “Why did you catch me?”, I replied “We’re playing a game, so of course I should catch you.” Afterwards he said something…of course we were children and didn’t really understand what we were saying, we’re still good friends now, because we were young, he said to me “What are you doing? You’re living under our roof yet you’re pretending to be the master (like you own the place).”

After hearing those words, I felt really embarrassed and tears just rushed out, then I ran to find my mum and really wanted to ask her “Why do we have to live here?” but once I saw her the words just wouldn’t come out of my mouth. In the days after that incident my attitude towards that friend wasn’t very good, that’s why my mum had a go at me, asking me why I was acting that way towards him…

Soo Geun: You thought about it from your mothers point of view considering they were helping you during difficult times…

Sunggyu: That’s why I didn’t say anything when she was having a go at me. This is the first time I’ve said it out loud since that day…

(Quick translation+not 100% accurate)

On a slightly happier note short continuation