While all the other members had been friends with at least one of each even before they came together as jekki, Suwon was the only one who had a formal audition and was a ‘stranger’. And he often says he became a member just so that jekki can have one more member than H.O.T.
But ironically, Suwon was the ONLY one who kept in touch with all the members for 16 years, and the one who wanted a reunion the most.
1. Suwon and Jiwon
I almost forgot, my dongsaeng Jang Suwon finally gets discharged in two days and comes back as a singerㅋㅋ Jekki fans rise~~~ (Sorry) Good night^^*
-10/18/2011, Jiwon’s twitter
Jang Suwon discharged… Good job Suwon, I’m proud of you
-10/18/2011, Jiwon’s twitter
2. Suwon and Sunghoon
I’m just seeing my friend… Why do people have so much to say about it
-09/06/2013, Suwon’s twitter
Is everyone doing well?ㅎ Tomorrow, our Sunghoon-ie’s new song is coming out.! Everyone please leave everything behind and listen to it tomorrow at 12.! You’ll do it without me telling you to, anyways. This is an order!!ㅋㅋ Thank you, and I beg youㅎ
- 04/14/2014, Suwon’s twitter
3. Suwon and Jaeduck aka J-Walk (one post will not be enough to cover the history of these two)
Jaeduck: To be honest, we still don’t know why Jekki disbanded. We need to do it again someday. But even if Jekki can’t get back together, I’m never going to separate from Suwon. It was Suwon who helped me get back up after Jekki disbanded.
Suwon: When we debuted as J-Walk, people said things like “What can the two of you do? Things are different now”. So we worked even harder so that we won’t disappoint our fans. Maybe that’s why we’ve gotten comments about how our music is more mature than jekki’s. One day, Jekki will get back together. But not now. We have to work hard and improve ourselves before that day comes.
-2002, J-Walk Interview
People have been saying he should use this as a chance to become a solo artist Jang Suwon. Jang Suwon laughed and dismissed this saying ‘No because Jaeduck hyung will desert’. “I’ve never been apart from Jaeduck hyung. Even when we couldn’t do anything for 3 years because of issues with our company, he was there with me. Members of Clon and Can are around 10 years older than us but both groups are still together. Sending Jaeduck hyung to military, I thought I want us to be like them. I’ll just remain as a J-Walk member.”
-2008, Suwon’s Interview
4. Suwon and Jaejin
Ay~ Drunkard do you still live in alcohol barrel? Come down to Gangnam! Call me when you do~ Also I’m adding you on Cyworld~ Your nose is still big^^
-10/20/2004, Jaejin’s wall on Cyworld
5. Suwon and Jiyong
Suwon: Do you want me to call him right now? We’re still in touch, and I just saw him recently. And actually, not too long ago, Jiyong’s name appeared #1 on trending search. So I texted him ‘Why is your wedding such a big deal’, and he said he was surprised too. From his perspective, he wasn’t trying to tell people about it so it must’ve been a little overwhelming. But we think it’s a good thing. People still remember him, and care about him.
-12/05/2013, J-Walk Interview
6. Suwon and the fans
^Suwon meeting his fans in 2015 at a restaurant; this is honestly so precious and made me realize how close he is to his fans. For a while, Suwon kept two phones so that his fans could text him. He used to sing at old fans’ weddings too.
Sometimes it really amazes me how smooth he is in terms of relationships. He seems to have a really solid understanding of each member, and knows how to compliment them and make them feel better. He’s so good at making fun of them, but also knows the perfect timing to stop. People call him a robot, but deep in his heart, he knows us fans think of him as a superstar and he prides in that. Humble, but confident.
Let’s all appreciate Suwon. His self-esteem, his smoothness, his loyalty, his singing, his dancing, and of course, his face.
Plot Twist: Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton invade RAW’s FastLane and attack Goldberg and Kevin Owens because Orton is owed a main event title match and wants KO’s instead of Bray’s so they both can be champions and completely dominate the WWE and have the entire WWE Universe in their hands.
~Just for fun; some of these have been passed down for almost 20 years and might not necessarily be true~
1. Eun Ji Won really liked Ko Ji Yong’s Benz (there were only few of the same model available in Korea at that time) so he asked his parents to buy him the same car. He was scolded by his father and got a BMW instead. So Ji Won often got on Ji Yong’s car and went for a drive together.
2.Eun Ji Won’s dad chased after him with a broomstick when he dyed his hair blonde; still to this day, he refuses to dye his hair because his dad doesn’t like it.
3. A fan talked to Ko Ji Yong about Jyeonhoon and Jyeonjyong fanfics, and Ji Yong’s response was: “Why do I have to fight with Sung Hoon-ie over Eun Ji Won?”
4. Dealing with the fans waiting outside of the house:
Lee Jae Jin: Calls the police
Kang Sung Hoon: BMW racing show in the middle of the night; You think I’m going to go in???/
Ko Ji Yong: Climbed over the wall; If caught, said “Don’t tell others you saw me!”, and jumped
Eun Ji Won: Mom asked the fans “Do you guys know where Ji Won is..?” …
5. During <Com’back> promotion, at the height of Jekki’s popularity, a rented bus from outside of Seoul got to the concert venue late and missed the performance. The fans that were in the bus sat on the cement floor of the parking lot and started crying. The news got to the manager, and eventually to the members. The members told the manager to turn the car, and they really returned to the parking lot and consoled the fans. Thank you for coming so far, you guys are the best, why are you crying, we’re here now~
We’re 112 days from Bryan’s two years ultimatum now, counting down for S4 news!
Today is S02 E11 Ko No Mono three years anniversary!
To celebrate, reblog this and add your favorite Ko No Mono scene pic, meme, quote, gif etc.
- or your own fanwork.
My favorite moment (among others) of
Ko No Mono
is when Will was sad about Abigail again and Hannibal KNEW that she was alive and that there was a future planned for all of them, together, but he couldn’t tell Will yet.
Maybe if Hannibal told him, everything could end different? We will never know…
In fact, Hannibal tried to suggest it in his own way. Did he test Will? Maybe he wanted to know if Will would understand? Or would believe him that he actually CAN “reverse time” and get shards of the cup together again?
It’s never easy to choose a scene,
Hannibal is simply full of perfection! So I hope you will point out some
other scenes here with me ;-)
Return of the Superman: Seungjae and Jiyong are looking at the picture from the Infinite Challenge Totoga2 when all six members gathered for the first time in 16 years. SECHSKIES, come to Seungjae’s house and play! 💛
You guys came back from Japan after the MV shooting. Did you get that ‘high quality’ that you all wanted?
JW: We’ll have to wait to see if it’s high quality, but the budget was definitely high (laughs). We monitored in between, and we all looked good.
SH: We wanted a background with snow because of the song’s concept. We had almost no hope when we left because there was no forecast that said there’ll be snow. But when we started shooting, it started snowing a lot. We were lucky.
JD: We stayed for 3 nights, but we worked so hard that we couldn’t even have a party afterwards. We had to hurry back and forth and film before the sunset.
You were selected as ‘Person of the Year’ for 2016 by <Atstar1>. This year must have been the most dramatic one in your lives.
JW: We had the grateful opportunity of getting together through <Infinite Challenge>, and it has already been a year since then.
JD: And it’s exactly today! The first time we discussed the reunion with the <Infinite Challenge> staffs at the Chinese restaurant was today’s date (11/2) a year ago.
SH: It really was a lucky year. I feel like we’ve done a lot of activities, but thinking back, we really haven’t. Our physical strength is different from before for sure. Jaeduck-hyung became more haggard day by day during the MV shooting.
JJ: I had dark circles before I got my makeup done today (laughs).
How is it to be with the members after 16 years?
JW: I think personality wise, we’ve changed. I have become more talkative, and Jaejin (Jaijin) has become brighter. But the way we mess around each other is still the same. It’s still fun to mess around Jaeduck and Suwon.
SW: I also have that ‘one-shot’ that I can attack Jiwon-hyung with.
SH: I’ve become less talkative than before. When I was younger, I talked a lot partly because the company wanted me too, but now that I’m old I don’t really like talking. Now the fans tell me “Please talk”.
JD: I think I was the most energetic one back then.
JW: Our team’s image was damaged because Jaeduck talked too much using satoori.
SW: That’s why we couldn’t get as big as H.O.T. (laughs).
It’s your comeback in 16 years but all of you have those “frozen man” faces.
JW: When we look at ourselves, we think we look pretty much the same as before, even though we do look less youthful. But I’m surprised that the public feels the same way. I think Suwon and Jaeduck look even better now. The J-walk days were just unbearable.
JD: Sure, what’s important is that we get better over time (laughs).
SH: I think now, we take care of ourselves more because we’re more considerate. We’re a group, and a member of a group shouldn’t be viewed as the odd one out.
The song <Three Words> became a hit, as shown by its 1st place in Gaon’s October monthly chart.
JW: It’s still hard to grasp because we’re part of the CD/Album generation. I feel like if a song wins 1st place, you should be able to hear it everywhere in the streets. I couldn’t hear <Three Words> anywhere (laughs). To be honest, I worried a lot about not getting any attention. I worried that people would think we’re forgotten because <Infinite Challenge> is just a temporary bubble. If that happened, it would’ve been an automatic end, so it’s a relief that we had good results.
SH: I was driving and got caught in traffic, and there was <Three Words> coming out of the car that was next to mine. It was a young man listening to it, and it made me really happy. I wanted to say thank you.
SW: You shoudl’ve sung along if you had your window open (laughs).
JD: It made our next step even more important. I wish this kind of reaction will carry on.
How would you spoil the new song coming out soon, using only three words?
JW: YG style.
JJ: Oh this is hard. I’ll give it more thought and answer later.
You are holding additional concerts in Daegu and Busan.
JW: It wasn’t part of our initial plan, but we’re doing them because the Seoul concert turned out good.
SW: I want there to be slightly different ways for this concert. When the audience can guess “The first song will definitely be <Com’ Back>”, it’s not fun. Oh, and Jaeduck-hyung is going to dress as a girl.
JD: No! But I am thinking about what would make our fans happier.
JW: We want to take individual opinions into consideration and put unexpected songs. You know, for those individual stages that you can perform only at the concert. Those that you can’t perform on a broadcast show, but can only perform in front of fans who like you.
JJ: I’m going to sing a ballad song. i already have a song chosen in mind.
How much chance do you have of working together with Sechskies’s ‘last dragon ball’, Ko Jiyong?
SH: We always have our doors open, but it’s a little hard considering Jiyong’s job.
JJ: Wouldn’t he be able to appear as a surprise guest for our 20th anniversary? To be honest, we can’t ask him directly, but we subtly hint at it through our fans.
SW: But I think if we have him on stage once, I’ll miss him even more after that. I really like us being on stage all together, so much that I would be even more disappointed if he doesn’t come back.
JW: I can’t ask Jiyong a favor anymore. If we were in the same place, I could’ve asked him, but he’s a kid with different things to lose. That means the best I can say is ‘I know your situation, but please just come’, but I’m afraid we’ll destroy everything that Jiyong has worked so hard to achieve for the past 16 years. We need to respect Jiyong’s life.
Next year is Sechskies’s 20th Anniversary. Do you have a bucket list of things that you want to do with the members?
JW: To sell 200 thousand albums.
JD: What if we have to buy all those albums with our own money (laughs)?
JJ: To release the new album in 20 different versions.
JD: No, the design team would suffer too much.
SH: I think it’ll be fun to travel abroad together, apart from work.
JJ: What do you mean travel! We gotta work hard for the 20th anniversary. Give me more work to do.
SH: Then I think it’ll be cool for Jaejin-hyung to work on artwork that celebrates our 20th anniversary.
JJ: I like it. If I can do something in terms of artwork, I’ll do it anytime!
I think you guys might have a plan for individual activities as well, for next year.
SH: Not at all. Team comes first.
SW: We have to release Sechskies 5th album next year. And 6th album.
JD: Personally, I’m thinking that we need to plan our 20th anniversary concert well.
JJ: Shouldn’t we sing more of our old songs than we did at our last concert, since it’s the 20th anniversary? I think it shouldn’t end in just two hours (laughs). I’m preparing an art exhibition.
JW: I have some thoughts of international promotions. We disbanded shortly after debuting in Taiwan with the name ‘
水晶男孩’ and planning on Japan promotions. If we have the opportunity, I want to meet more international fans before it’s too late.
Let’s go around and give advice, since 2016 is ending soon.
JW: Jaeduck, gain some weight. I’m worried about him because his stomach problems won’t allow him to eat much so he is losing weight.
JD: I’m trying. Don’t worry, I’ve gained 3kg already. I’ll give one to Sunghoon. I’m worried about your toe. Cheer up! It hurts my heart to see him feeling sorry to us when he himself is probably disappointed too.
SH: I am really worried, so I’m trying not to move as much as possible before the concert. I’ll say this to all the members: Right now seems to be perfect, so let’s take care of ourselves a little more! We never know, anything can happen at any time.
JJ: I’ll do one for the fans! While 2016 was focused more on talking about the past 16 years, next year will be the year that we will get to write our new story. We’ll work hard to exceed your expectations, so let’s have fun and spend a good year together.
SW: Jiwon-hyung’s knee cartilage is in a really bad condition right now. If it gets worse, we won’t be able to do team activities, so I would like for him to not use his foot to “caress” us- use your hand instead (laughs).
JD: Now that I think about it, Jaejin’s wrist is also bad. I think we really are at that age where we have to care about our health.
SW: As our bucket list next year, let’s all get a health check-up.
Ok, it’s time to give us the last hint about the new song.
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