4:31 pm - 02/01/2013

Sunggyu discusses some of the hardships he faced before his debut on Happy Together

On the January 31st broadcast of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Happy Together 3‘, INFINITE‘s Sunggyu revealed some of the hard times he had to face after coming to Seoul by himself.

During the episode, Sunggyu surprised the guests by sharing that he came to Seoul from his hometown Jeonju without any definite plans in order to become a singer. He revealed that his parents did not support his dreams initially and told him, “If you’re going to do that then get out.

Sunggyu shared that he was confident that he would succeed as a singer, and with this mind set, he packed his bags and with the money he earned from part time jobs, he left for Seoul.

To support himself once he was in the city, Sunggyu had to take on a lot of odd end jobs such as carrying charcoal at meat restaurants, serving at a cafe, and working at a bakery. He shared, “I was sad. When I was working at the restaurant and saw families come and eat delicious meals together while I was working in Seoul alone without my family, I wanted to cry at times.”

On the same episode, Sunggyu revealed his simple recipe of mixing kimchi with beaten egg and frying it, and shared that he used to make this fried kimchi dish whenever he missed home cooked meals.

source: akp 


I guess it all worked out nicely because Nell's manager told him about Woollim holding auditions when he served him at a cafe :') 
cattleyae 1st-Feb-2013 09:16 am (UTC)
Awww Gyu :') bless that Nell's manager. Btw I miss redhead!Gyu :(
swhyeon1991 1st-Feb-2013 09:52 am (UTC)
Aww :c He's so qt in the gifs.
dippz 1st-Feb-2013 10:28 am (UTC)
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I am soooooooo happy infinite are getting more popular with myungsoo appearing on Running man and Sunggyu now on Happy Together
unicornios 1st-Feb-2013 03:50 pm (UTC)
omg that gif D': duizhang pls
ikr! it took me a long time to get into Infinite but once I did, it all happened so fast and I'm really glad they're getting the recognition they deserve.
b1gay4 1st-Feb-2013 07:46 pm (UTC)
sorry but i'm pissn myself laughin at that giF
dippz 2nd-Feb-2013 12:20 am (UTC)
Don't worry I did too lol
megaffud7 1st-Feb-2013 10:29 am (UTC)
he looks phresh with that new hairdo <3 love it*
aiedailglow 1st-Feb-2013 12:12 pm (UTC)
Precious kyuzizi :"(
yesungholic 1st-Feb-2013 12:40 pm (UTC)
aww bb ;-;
love this hair style tho, reminds me of "Nothing's over"
jjang_intae 1st-Feb-2013 12:44 pm (UTC)
The fact that he can still say all this with a smile. (´;д;`)
song_jihyuk 1st-Feb-2013 01:24 pm (UTC)
this ;_;
higuma_otoshi 1st-Feb-2013 01:24 pm (UTC)
Sunggyu T.T

Usually I only warm to one member in a group but ALL of the members in INFINITE are so damn precious!
amina_yui 1st-Feb-2013 02:02 pm (UTC)
smileyschaos 1st-Feb-2013 03:10 pm (UTC)
yunde 1st-Feb-2013 01:48 pm (UTC)
aww, poor gyu. :( i'm glad he got what he wanted, though.
mei_zi 1st-Feb-2013 02:31 pm (UTC)
oh man those gifs just broke my heart TT___TT
asnindie 1st-Feb-2013 04:18 pm (UTC)
Damn you really can't tell about the hardships most of the idols face, and the hopes they carry with them. Sunngyu;_;

Now it's making sense when he said on Weekly Idol and Seungyeol should listen to his mom more, he probably misses his alot.
aleexnews 1st-Feb-2013 05:08 pm (UTC)
awww my bb ;~~~~; I can see him trying to hold back the tears while talking about it /: ily and im glad it all paid off in the end.
woohyun 1st-Feb-2013 06:56 pm (UTC)
boo cuz he didnt cry
b1gay4 1st-Feb-2013 07:45 pm (UTC)
snuggyu bb is 2 good 4 me
cassie_cloud9 1st-Feb-2013 08:57 pm (UTC)
Let me hold you my precious bb ;_____;

And it all worked out in the end my love, proud of you ♥
weerainbow 2nd-Feb-2013 12:57 am (UTC)
I get really sad hearing stories of parents giving those kinds of ultimatums to their kids. I'm so thankful that my parents have always been so supportive of me.
I'm looking forward to seeing this show once it gets subbed, I've always loved Happy Together and I haven't watched it in a while and this will be a good one to pick it back up with :)
xalter_egox 2nd-Feb-2013 01:52 am (UTC)
Gyugyu :( Terrific good luck for him being there at the cafe at the right time, though :D
Alos, I love his new hair color! :D
engraved_16 2nd-Feb-2013 02:05 am (UTC)
Aww my sunggyu bb ;~;
well im glad everything worked out in the end and he made it with infinite!
euants 2nd-Feb-2013 03:13 am (UTC)
i believe in gyu
iksagor 2nd-Feb-2013 03:33 am (UTC)
Awww ;~;
nickynisa 2nd-Feb-2013 01:40 pm (UTC)
awww... bb u did great...
hileahrious 3rd-Feb-2013 06:40 pm (UTC)
fucking "hardships" it's called working and LIFE why do people sympathize with this stuff, it's just what normal people go through. like every time jay park mentions that he worked in a tire factory in seattle after he got y'know kicked out people FLIP OUT LIKE 'HOLY SHIT MUST HAVE BEEN TERRIBLE' .......... like being an idol is better than working and living your own life anyway
sisterjune 7th-Feb-2013 02:45 am (UTC)
i would say being kicked out and cut off from your parents is hardship esp in korea where family and filial piety is very important. and working is not the problem the problem is he had to work those jobs because he had no college degree and couldnt work in an actual career field which is how it goes in SK. you do school until you finally get into a good Uni and then you get a degree and you get a "proper" job. being cast out by your family for pursuing a dream. gyu is p young, he's like 25 so when he got kicked out he was probably really young. i mean idk how other people do it but i've never heard of asian or in my case arab parents tossing their children out when they turn 18. and usually stuff like that only happens when the parents are p much disowning their kid. like in SK the worst thing that can be done to you by your parents is being struck from the family registry. i dont think gyu's parents did that to him but they did the second worst thing by tossing him out and cutting contact. and idk about gyu but yunho was homeless for a while before he got accepted into SM is that also normal and "living life"? like you are grossly over simplifying things here. I had to work retail too but I still had my family's support to fall back on. which is what most other kids his age at the time in SK would have also had.
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