Shinhwa always had a somewhat more special bond with their fans, and a lot of times worried about their future. Dongwan’s famous quote, “Shinhwa isn’t responsible for your lives” wasn’t the only time the Shinhwa members have said at least a short something to us Shinhwa Changjos for our own good. Though Eric’s post isn’t as famous as Dongwan’s saying, I often read this and get my fill of motivation to study, haha.
Shinhwa has always lived joking around without too much arguing, but we couldn’t have gotten this far without some seriousness, to be honest. I feel a certain kind of responsibility over our younger fans. This might be all over the place, but I’m going to say some things that you might not like, but it’s all for your own good so don’t be too shocked~ It’d probably be about the same things your parents tell you, but it would be more convincing if the words came out of your favorite oppa, won’t it? Getting first place and being popular - these things aren’t our goals anymore. Though on television or on stage, Shinhwa might just be another entertainer, we want Shinhwa, our very own stories that we tell to our fans directly to affect our fans positively so that when you all grow up to be successful, you are able to say that Shinhwa was your favorite idol group when you were young and the things they said and did influenced you to get that far. If I see an interview like that in the future, I think that is the success that Shinhwa is striving for. So please let Shinhwa succeed. We will lead you to a good road to the best of our ability, and we will try our best to give you happiness like the entertainers we are when you’re tired and down. Though this post might be all over the place, I hope you understood my meaning~ While having fun, I wish you do the things you’re meant to do well and be successful, strong SHCJs~ Hwaiting!!
1.Only One 2. Your Man 3. Sharing Forever 4. Hey Come On 5. I Gave You 6. 아는남자 7. New Me 8. How Do I Say 9. 사랑노래 10. Stay 11. 으샤으샤 12. T.O.P 13. Perfect Man 14. Shooting Star 15. Hurts 16. On The Road 17. 그래 18. Once In A Lifetime 19. This Love 20. Venus 21. Brand New Encore 1. I Pray For You 2. Wild Eyes 3. Run 4. Yo!
The concert was AMAZING. No other words can explain.
I’m sure every Shinhwa Changjo on Tumblr recognizes this picture.
This was where Shinhwa took their cover photo. Dongwan was photoshopped in the cover photo of Shinhwa’s 11th album, The Classic because of his tight schedule. If you look at the album picture carefully, you can see that Dongwan is the one most far apart all the members and looks kind of awkward in the photo. The reason Dongwan was absent from this photo session was not because of any other reason other than his busy schedule. This was also the same case for Shinhwa Broadcast. Personally, I wish he would rest more before the Asia Tour but since the dates are already out, I guess that can’t be changed.
Let’s not blame Dongwan anymore for his absence during some of the Shinhwa activities. I don’t even know why Dongwan is getting blamed because of his schedule which is something he can’t control. I hope the people that blame Dongwan, saying that he puts his personal schedules over Shinhwa’s, thinks again because even when he was filming his drama, he always spent his limited time working on the album along with the other members.
[관리자의 전하는 말] 우리 모두 함께합시다! 기쁨은 나누면 배가 되지요. 1200배정도?
여러분이 여섯번째로 주신 상 감사합니다! 오늘은 우는 감동하지말고, 신나는 감동해요
[Message from the Admin] Let’s do it together! Happiness becomes much more when it’s shared. About 1200 times more? Thank you everyone for our sixth trophy! Let’s be emotional in a fun way today, not a crying way.
[Message from the Admin] Do you want the flower pose from all members? This is the flower pose in celebration of our 7th trophy. Tomorrow is the Korean Memorial Day. Check if your Korean flag is safe today.
This is a pretty old post that was uploaded by a close friend of Eric’s around the time Eric was filming his drama, but it’s something that came true years after he mentioned it.
예전에 불새할때 에릭과 술먹으면서 한 이야기가 기억난다. 연기하는거 생각잘한거다.어차피아이돌은 몇년못하니 평생직업으로 연기자해라.. 에릭은 아주 정색을 하면서 대답했었다. “아닙니다. 저는 신화 10년 이상. 평생 할겁니다. 두고 보세요”
I remember when I was drinking with Eric about the time Eric was filming his drama. “You thought well when you decided to start your career as an actor. You’re not going to be able to be an idol for very long so you might as well choose your lifelong career as an actor..” Eric was totally serious when he replied. “No. I’m going to go on as Shinhwa for over 10 years. Even forever. Watch and see.”
인터뷰때 제일 많이 듣는 질문이 뭔지 알아? “신화의 장수 비결이 뭔가요?” 야.. 하긴 이해가 안가겠지. 이렇게 든든한 친구들끼리 뭉쳐있는 모습을 적어도 그들 주위에선 본 적이 없었을테니까… 사실 신화의 장수비결 같은건 처음부터 없었어. 그냥 같이 있고 싶은 사람들 있잖아. 우린 그냥 같이 살며, 같이 일하고, 같이 웃고 싶은거야.
우린 졸라 멋있는 친구들이거든!
p.s. 12시가 지나도 굿 공홈이 안 열려서 이제야 남겨.
You know, Shinhwa~
Do you know the question we get asked the most during interviews? It’s “What’s your way of staying together for so long?”.. Well, I guess it’s obvious that they won’t understand. They probably haven’t had any tight friends around them to see… To be honest, Shinhwa never really had a particular way of staying together. We just want to stay together. We just want to live together, work together, and laugh together.