[TRANS] BTS Japan Official Fanclub Magazine - Jin’s Biography

Liked gaming since kindergarten
The vigorous boyhood

1~2 years after being born in Anyang City, Gyeonggi Province, I moved to the neighboring Gwacheon City. My memories started from Gwacheon. I was awkward about taking photos until just before debuting, so I hardly have any childhood photo. It’s hard to find photos from back then. When you take photos, you have to stand still. I hated hearing “Wait, let’s take just one photo!” and having to stand still.

My favorite thing in kindergarten days was the popular dinosaur character game back then. We only had one game but my hyung hogged it all, so I really wanted to play it at that time. I don’t know if it’s the reason why I like games now too.

I was a vigorous child in elementary school. After school, I would go play with my friends and come back at dinner time, then do my homework and sleep. It was my routine. I had a lot of friends too. We would only play every day and not study at all (laughs). My favorite subject was Physical Education. It’s the exact opposite to now (laughs). I liked running, swimming, tennis and also golfing that my father taught me how to play. He likes snowboarding and skiing so he often takes me to the ski resort, and I started from that. Although my father frequently went on business trips, when he came home, he would play his favorite sports with me. He often took me abroad too. Japan, Europe, Australia,.. But I’m not very into travelling so it felt like I was half-forced (laughs).

I talk with my 2-year-older hyung every day. We play games together and talk about this and that, it seems like our relationship got even better than before.

Grew up to be a hesitant guy in front of the opposite sex due to going to all-boy middle & high school!?

I was too into gaming since 1st year of middle school so I didn’t go out to play (laughs). Me and my friends kept staying in the PC room to play games in summer break. 

My best friends are friends from middle school. The relationship between us four people is quite good, even after we went to study higher, we would go to the valley and play together in summer break and go snowboarding in winter break. Even now we still contact each other every day and contend for each other’s old men’s jokes (laughs)

In terms of music, I liked Lee Seunggi sunbaenim’s ‘Delete’, KCM sunbaenim’s ‘Black & White Photos’ and Turtles sunbaenim’s ‘Airplane’. I also listen to Buzz sunbaenim’s music often so I like rock ballad even until now.

Since I went to all-boy school for both middle and high school, I had absolutely no contact with girls for 6 years. Even after going to university, I still couldn’t look into girls’ eyes. I would drop my eyes low and “Hey, how’s it going?” (laughs). I met an easy-going friend in university so he mended that manner too. He hit me and said “I told you to look in the eyes and talk!”… But still, I fit in better with guys (laughs).

The path to become a singer through scouting
Currently taking music composing with seriousness!

In 1st year of high school, my dream was to become a newspapers reporter to stand by the second-class citizens’ side. I used to read newspapers articles every day. The dream of becoming an actor was born in my 2nd year, after watching Kim Namgil-ssi in the drama ‘Queen Seondeok’. I was touched and thought that, I wanted to make people cry with my acting too. So I entered the Film Major in university .

3 months after entering, I was scouted and became a trainee. The rapper line was in the company already, and Jungkook joined 2 days after me. I came into the practice room and saw a kid with eyes like Bambi standing, I asked ‘…Who is this?’ and he stood up and said ‘Oh! My name is Jeon Jungkook!’. Even when I told him ‘Sit down,’ he said ‘Oh no! I’m okay!’ (laughs). The one with deepest first impression would be Namjoon who was practicing dancing. It was my first time seeing someone practicing dancing since I was born, so I thought ‘Wow, he’s a trainee. Cool.’

As I trained, I went to eat with other trainees as well and enjoyed my trainee life. I liked dancing back then. But after debuting, I heard people saying ‘He can’t dance’ so I lost my confidence… Despite that, thanks to ARMYs who always tell me ‘It’s cute’, ‘You did a great job’, I regained my confidence and now, it seems like I can dance.

My life right now is great, and I’m satisfied with being in BTS. My interest in music started after I met the members. Back in debut days, I couldn’t even think I can write songs. Thanks to the influence from our members, I’m now continuing to write songs. Even though they aren’t at the level of being put into albums yet, I got good responses and am working hard right now.

If someday the chance comes, I want to try acting. V is doing that now so I’m happy with it. Compared to acting,  I want to improve my skills in singing and performing more. It’s physically draining but I feel the joy in it.

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[EP] VIXX - VIXX TV2 Ep. 58 (Eng Sub)


161209 shinee official site update w/ minho

[From. Min Ho] 언제나 여러분은 제 희망입니다. 잊지 말아요 ^^

안녕하세요 민호 
사랑하는 샤월 ~ 잘 지내죠?
오늘은 제 생일이네요 ~~~ 생일날 전 일본에서 콘서트를 했어요 ㅎ
생일날 콘서트 하는 게 ….. 정말 기쁘고 행복하다는 걸 오늘 더 알았어요 ^^
보고 싶네요 많이 ~~ 여러분이 축하해주고 있다는 거 말로 전달해주지 않고 보지 않아도 
다 느껴져요
정말 ! 저는 SNS를 안 해서 .. 많이 소통이 안되죠 ? ㅠ 그건 미안해요 ~ 기계치라 이해해주세요 ~
항상 너무 고맙고 아끼는 샤월 저는 연말이 생일이라 항상 생일에 한 해를 돌아보는 시간을 가져요 ~
이번 해에는 정말 많은 일이 있었죠 ~ 우리 콘서트도 있었구 ~ 또 ! 앨범도 나왔죠 ㅎ
그리고 전 처음으로 주연을 해서 영화도 개봉했구요 ~ 놀랬으면.. 미안해요 ^^ 다 연기니까 이해해줘요 ~
그리고 또 여름에 열심히 찍은 화랑이 곧 첫방이네요 ! 진짜 … 많은 일이 빨리 지나갔어요 정말 빨리
그 어떤 해보다 바쁘고 행복한 한해 같아요 ㅎ 항상 여러분과 함께해서 더 기쁘고 좋아요 ~
여러분도 올 한 해를 돌아보는 시간을 가져봐요 ~ 그러면서 기쁜 일은 더 기억하고
안 좋은 기억은 조금 뒤로 감춰보는 건 어떨까요 ? 또 바쁘게 보냈으니 너무 고생했고 ~ 수고했어요 ~
이렇게 글로 
쓰니 말이 길어지네요 ! 항상 고마운 샤월 언제나 옆에 있어줘서 고맙고
올 한 해도 더 가까워 져서 좋았어요 ! 내년에도 더 좋은 일 가득한 한해 만들어요 !
날씨 추워졌으니 감기 조심하고 ~ 축하해줘서 너무 고마워요 !
언제나 여러분은 제 희망입니다. 잊지 말아요 ^^ 
멤버가 해준 케이크까지 특별히 ^^
서프라이즈 해준 멤버들 ㅎ 담엔 더 연습하자 ~~~~ ㅎ

[From. Min Ho] You are always my hope. Do not forget ^^ 

Hello, it’s Minho. 
Beloved Shawols~ You’re doing fine, right? 
Today it’s my birthday ~~~ I did a concert in Japan on day of my birth, he. 
Doing a concert on birthday….I knew it all that it will be really joyful and happy day. ^^
I miss you a lot~~ I can feel you are congratulating me even when your words aren’t delivered to me and I don’t see it. 
Really! I don’t do SNS.. We can’t communicate a lot, can we ? ㅠ I’m sorry about that ~ 
Please understand (that I’m not familiar with technology) ~ I’m always very thankful and Shawols who I cherish, my birthday are at the end of the year I always have time to look back on that day~ 
On this year it was really a lot of work to do, right? ~Our concert happened too ~ Again! And album came out too, he. 
And for the first time I created a main character in a movie~ If I frightened you.. I’m sorry. ^^ 
It’s all an acting so please understand ~ And also in summer I was working hard on Hwarang, it will be first broadcast soon! Really … A lot of days passed quickly. 
Very quickly, this year seems to be more busy and happy than previous years, he. I like it and I’m happier because I’m always together with everyone~ 
I hope you too had some time to look back on this year.~ Therefore, what about to remember all good days and hide a little bit these bad which you remember? You suffered a lot to live busily.~ You’ve worked hard.~
Writing it like this it makes it longer! I’m always thankful to Shawols for staying by my side for all the time, it was good we became closer this year! Let’s make next year full of good days too! 
Weather became cold, please be careful to not catch a cold~ 
Thank you very much for congratulations! You are always my hope. Please don’t forget about it. ^^ 
Members did that and gave me a cake especially ^^ 
Members who made a surprise, he. Let’s practice more next time ~~~~ He
I love you~~~ 

translation credit: @tWeeTy_jAc &  @Sylvinie89 
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