CNBLUE’s Lee Jonghyun For The July Issue Of Elle Girl Korea
[Rough Translations of the Interview]
EG: Do you felt that you are a Busan guy?
Jonghyun: Not just feel, it’s stuck in my bone. I can’t leave my childhood habits. I strongly think, ‘I am a Busan guy’.
The good point is, I heard my personality is cool.
EG: On the other hand, what image do you have about ‘Seoul guy’?
Jonghyun: People are too detailed. They care what they don’t need to do.
EG: Do you always speak in this manly way of talking?
Manager: He always does. If he is excited, his voice tone gets higher and speaks more.
EG: Then when do you feel you’re depressed?
Jonghyun: (omitted) I like living in dorm. I feel uncomfortable when there’s no one, when there’s no one to talk to.
If I was composing, it’s OK, but still I feel lonely sometimes. No one is beside me, no one answers my phone, nothing to do. I am nocturnal human. I go to bed at 4~5am. So I feel lonely.
EG: Did the personality of CNBLUE members match well to each other from the first?
Jonghyun: No. Yonghwa hyung and I are, in good words, ‘liberal’ style. Minhyuk and Jungshin are neat guys. So we had problem in cleaning things.
Brothers couldn’t complain us, but cleaning all by themselves were hard. So we got accustomed to each other.
Now, I clean my room by myself. My mother appreciates Minhyuk about it.
Today too, mother came and cooked Kimbab and cleaned our dorm. She said, (in dialect) “Jonghyun-ah, your room is too clean. What happened? Did the sky broke down?!”
Jonghyun talking about SHINee's Jjong
EG: You are very close with same age singer SHINee’s Jonghyun right? We saw the recent Diablo 3 incident on twitter. Haha~
Jonghyun: Ah, I’m really. (Not sure if the memory of the incident causes him to burst out into laughter and used his hand to support his forehead.) My manager contacted me the day before my birthday and told me Jonghyun tweeted something which was very funny. So I called Jonghyun and he said he has already gotten me “Diablo 3” because it’s my birthday and will pass it to me tomorrow. I thought it’s for real and even thanked him and told him been very busy recently and have stopped gaming recently in order not to interfere with work. You even got me one as a gift, what should I do.
In the end, when I opened it, it turned out to be glutinous rice pie. (Elle Girl: The inside of the wrapper is Jonghyun’s poster right?) Yes. I questioned him whether he’s joking with me and crushed the wrapper and found out in the end it’s his poster. However he said he really bought it and gave it to me via online purchase.
EG: Are you guys close because you have the same name?
Jonghyun: Come to think of it, that is indeed the main reason. However, I found out later that he’s a friend of my friend. We have indeed bumped into each other during schedules but not really close. Then my friend called and asked whether we are close. I feared that the cat will be out of the bag if I replied we are close so I replied “Not very close”. Jonghyun called immediately, “Yah, we are not close?” I said, “Oh, we are close.” Then he replied, “No, we are not close at all.” A really interesting and funny friend whom likes to joke around, always singing earnestly right. We became close when we chatted about music because he was in a band before.
sources: couchkimchi & etoday
credits: jul_nuna & Parishin(for the scans), saturnk & eimanjjong( for the translations of the interview)
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