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31 May 2011

[TRANS] 2PM Haru*Hana Magazine Vol. 5 (All interviews)



Personal Question!!

~*JUNSU*~
Born on 15 January, 1988 | 180cm | 68kg


Q: Recommend a movie, book or CD you've enjoyed recently.
JUNSU: I just totally forgot the title of the book I'm reading right now. (laughs) (After thinking for a moment) I got it! I'm reading a book called "The Concept of Love". The content might be a bit cheesy, but reading it will awaken the emotions you have when you fall in love with someone.

Q: What is your shoe size and vision prescription?
JUNSU: My shoe size is 27.5cm. I have a vision of 0.3 ~ 0.2. I used to wear contacts, but I don't anymore. I can see a little.

Q: What is the most expensive item you've ever bought?
JUNSU: I don't know if it's expensive, but the most valuable items I ever bought were the presents I got for my parents with my first earnings. I gave a wallet and shoes to my father, and a wallet and a handbag to my mother. For 8 years, my mother has been using the wallet I gave her when I was a child.

Q: The lyrics of "Take Off" has the phrase "Mahou no kotoba" (magic words). What are your magic words?
JUNSU: "Let's win this!"

Q: Which member would you go to for advice?
JUNSU: I talk it out with all the members. If it's advice about love, I talk to the member who happens to be around. I've never actually done that, though. (laughs)

Q: How much do you have in your wallet right now?
JUNSU: I don't really walk around with cash. Ah, that's right. Lately, I received a university scholarship of 1 million won (about 100 ~ 120 thousand yen). That check is still in my wallet. (laughs)

Q: If you had a girlfriend, what present would you give her?
JUNSU: A huge bear the same size as me. Not that I have a girlfriend. (laughs)

Q: What would you like your girl to cook for you?
JUNSU: Ddeokbokki.

Q: What kind of flowers would you send to someone?
JUNSU: Pink roses.

Q: If someone said they'd give you a year's worth of OO, what would you ask for?
JUNSU: A year's worth of vacation... just kidding! (laughs) A black T-shirt made of 100% cotton, maybe?

Q: What's on your cellphone's display screen?
JUNSU: I have an Original Fake illustration drawn by the artist, KAWS, on my screen. It's a brand I really like, and he has some stores in Japan.

Q: What do you need to improve on?
JUNSU: I have so many things I need to work on, I can't list them all. (laughs) Ah, I don't have enough water in my system! I need to drink lots of water. (laughs)

Q: As Jun.K, you collaborated with ONEWAY and other artistes to produce songs. How did that feel?
JUNSU: I was very happy! It was something I really wanted to do, so it was like a dream come true. I hope to compose more songs, and I'd like to try that in Japan, too. I'm writing a 2PM song right now, so I think we can share it with everyone very soon. The song is a dance piece. I've also written a number of ballads, so please look forward to them!

Q: What does the "K" in Jun.K mean?
JUNSU: The "K" stands for my last name, Kim.

Q: Please write down 3 words to describe yourself!
JUNSU: Music, practice of medicine, weirdo (laughs)

~*TAECYEON*~
27 December, 1988 | 185cm | 76kg


Q: Recommend a movie, book or CD you've enjoyed recently.
TAEC: I watched a movie called "Love & Other Drugs" on the plane, but anything with love as the theme makes my heart flutter and my chest hurt.

Q: What is your shoe size and vision prescription?
TAEC: My shoe size... 28cm. My vision... is bad. (laughs) I usually wear glasses, but I'm wearing contacts today.

Q: Which member would you go to for advice?
TAEC: I don't usually go to anyone in particular... okay, I guess I'd go to Nichkhun. We've shared the same room since we entered the agency, and he's the friend I've always been able to talk to in English.

Q: How much do you have in your wallet right now?
TAEC: I don't have money. I don't have Korean money, and I might have some Japanese money, but I have no idea how much I've got. (laughs)

Q: If someone said they'd give you a year's worth of OO, what would you ask for?
TAEC: Ramen!

Q: If you had a girlfriend, what present would you give her?
TAEC: I don't know if she'd use it or not, but I'd give her a necklace.

Q: What would you like your girl to cook for you?
TAEC: I'll be happy with anything she makes for me.

Q: What do you think you need to improve on?
TAEC: I tend to worry about the future and impatiently crave instant results, so I think I need to work on that and correct it.

Q: What song pumps you up when you listen to it?
TAEC: There's a super catchy 2PM song I really like amongst our new ones, but since it hasn't been released, I shan't say anymore. (laughs) I don't know when it'll go on sale, but I'm sure it'll be out soon.

Q: If you could be a music video director, which 2PM song would you like to shoot?
TAEC: I want to shoot the MV for "Don't Stop Can't Stop".

Q: What's on your cellphone's display screen?
TAEC: A picture I took with the cast and staff of the drama "Dream High".

Q: What is the most expensive item you've ever bought?
TAEC: A laptop.

Q: How did it feel to appear in the drama "Dream High"?
TAEC: I really enjoyed it. Shooting was long, and there were times when it was tough, and times when I didn't have much sleep. Despite all that, I think we produced a great piece of work, so from the bottom of my heart, I'm pleased and really happy.

Q: What did you think of the sensational kiss scene?
TAEC: It was awkward. (laughs) I was embarrassed and also kind of shy. But in order to pull off a good scene with my partner, Suzy, I did my best.

Q: Please write down 3 words to describe yourself!
Cheerful, 2PM, 24.

~*NICHKHUN*~
Born on 24 June, 1988 | 180cm | 64kg


Q: Recommend a movie, book or CD you've enjoyed recently.
KHUN: I talked about this on Twitter before, but there's a good book called "Like the Flowing River" by Paulo Coelho.

Q: What is your shoe size and vision prescription?
KHUN: My shoe size is... 28cm. As for my vision... I'm not sure. But I don't need glasses. I went for an eyesight test the other day, and that's what they told me. (laughs)

Q: What is the most expensive item you've ever bought?
KHUN: A bag I gave as a present to my mother. I don't buy branded goods for myself, but I do buy them as gifts. It may be because I'm busy, but I'm not good at choosing things, so I don't shop often.

Q: Which member would you go to for advice?
KHUN: Rather than one member in particular, I talk to everyone. But I do talk to different members depending on the problems I have at the time.

Q: If you had a girlfriend, what present would you give her?
KHUN: I'd like to buy her a necklace or some kind of accessory, but I like giving surprises, so I'll come up with something she really likes after I get to know her better. And they may be cheap, but I also want to buy souvenirs for her when I go abroad. In a show with f(x)'s Victoria-san, I gave her a scarf as a birthday present.

Q: What would you like your girl to cook for you?
KHUN: I want her to make her best dish. And even if it tastes bad, I'll finish the whole thing.

Q: How much do you have in your wallet right now?
KHUN: I don't really put cash in my wallet, so I don't know how much I have. I have a card, so I use that often. I think I have just enough money for a cab ride, like about 6000 won (400 ~ 600 yen). (laughs)

Q: What's on your cellphone's display screen?
KHUN: Right now, it's a picture of the sea from my cellphone's original images. I figured I wouldn't mind looking at it for a while.

Q: What do you think you need to improve on?
KHUN: I want to be more professional on stage. I also need to improve on my singing, dancing and manners.

Q: What steps do you take to stay active in the industry?
KHUN: There are several, but I keep in the mind the words spoken by a certain novelist, "Don't try to be a great man; just be one."

Q: Please tell us about the choreography for "Heartbeat".
KHUN: We like to do something special whenever we're on stage, so we'd discuss whether we should do an acrobatic move before going on. It's the first time we've done a forward roll as part of the choreography.

Q: You made a cameo appearance on the drama "Dream High". Do you have any interest in the acting world?
KHUN: Originally, I wanted to be an actor. This was my first cameo appearance. I don't have time to take acting classes, but I study the techniques when watching movies, so I hope to take on acting in the future. I'll work hard like Taecyeon.

Q: Did you watch your own scene?
KHUN: I did. I didn't appear for long, so it was over really fast. (laughs) I wasn't feeling good during the shoot, so I quickly finished my part in 40 minutes and went to the hospital. Considering the state I was in, I think I did pretty well. (laughs)

Q: Please write down 3 words to describe yourself!
KHUN: Man, passionate, honest

~*WOOYOUNG*~
Born on 30 April, 1989 | 178cm | 65kg


Q: Recommend a movie, book or CD you've enjoyed recently.
WOO: It's not a Korean novel, but I read a famous book called "11 minutes". I recommend it; it's about the love between a man and a woman.

Q: What is your shoe size and vision prescription?
WOO: My shoe size is 27cm. My vision isn't very good, since I wear contacts. I get my prescription from the hospital, so I don't know the exact numbers. (laughs)

Q: What is the most expensive item you've ever bought?
WOO: Instruments like a microphone and an electronic piano.

Q: "Take Off" is the theme song for an anime. What is your favorite anime or manga?
WOO: "Slam Dunk".

Q: Which member would you go to for advice?
WOO: If it's about work, I talk to all the members. If it's about love... I don't have time for that. (laughs)

Q: How much do you have in your wallet right now?
WOO: I don't have yen or won or dollars in my wallet. (laughs) I don't really use cash. When I want to buy drinks, I use a card. (laughs)

Q: If you had a girlfriend, what present would you give her?
WOO: I've never done this before, but I want to put on a pretty necklace for her.

Q: What would you like your girl to cook for you?
WOO: Juk (porridge). During the New Year, my parents came and cooked juk for me. If my parents can't come over, it'll be great if my girlfriend would make it.

Q: If someone said they'd give you a year's worth of OO, what would you ask for?
WOO: My exercise tee stretches out very quickly, so I'd like to have a lot of those.

Q: What's on your cellphone's display screen?
WOO: I have an audio wallpaper (it's written as "music feel my soul"). I occasionally change my wallpaper, and it's usually to landscapes related to vintage cars or music.

Q: What aspect of your personality or lifestyle do you think you need to improve on?
WOO: I'm often with my members, so I'm not very good at hanging out with people outside the group. If I had the time to meet friends, I'd rather use it to rest. I do want to see them, but I can't really do it.

Q: Do you have any other good friends in the entertainment industry?
WOO: I worked with SNSD's Taeyeon-san on a variety show before, so we're a little close. There aren't many others aside from that.

Q: Your kiss scene with IU-san in the drama "Dream High" became a hot topic.
WOO: The director told me to press my lips on hers and make it a real kiss, but I firmly said that I couldn't do it. Because we're both quite shy. (laughs)

Q: Tell us about your bonus video, "Face washing", in your concert DVD.
WOO: That was my idea; I did it because I thought it'd be interesting, and that fans might enjoy it. I think we look our most natural when we show how we spend our daily lives.

Q: Please write down 3 words to describe yourself!
WOO: Fish, rhythm, Wooyoung.

~*JUNHO*~
Born on 25 January, 1990 | 178cm | 67kg


Q: Recommend a movie, book or CD you've enjoyed recently.
JUNHO: I'm listening to songs by Collin Raye. They have a jazz feel to them, so they're easy to listen to. I've gone through his entire album.

Q: What is your shoe size and vision prescription?
JUNHO: My shoe size... 27.5cm. My vision... I'm not very sure. My eyes are quite good, so I don't use glasses.

Q: What is the most expensive item you've ever bought?
JUNHO: An iPad.

Q: The lyrics of "Take Off" has the phrase "Mahou no kotoba" (magic words). What are your magic words?
JUNHO: "As you'd expect from 2PM!"

Q: What is a highlight of the "Take Off" dance?
JUNHO: The focus is the catchy move that symbolizes "take off"!

Q: "Take Off" is the theme song for an anime. What is your favorite anime or manga?
JUNHO: "Doraemon", "Hajime no Ippo", "BLEACH".

Q: If you could be a music video director, which 2PM song would you like to shoot?
JUNHO: I hope to someday shoot a futuristic music video of one of my own song compositions.

Q: Which member would you go to for advice?
JUNHO: Chansung. We get along, and he always listens quietly to my problems.

Q: How much do you have in your wallet right now?
JUNHO: I only have receipts in here, not money. (laughs)

Q: If you had a girlfriend, what present would you give her?
JUNHO: I want to give her something she needs, not something that would surprise her. I'll ask her what she needs, and remember the items she uses everyday, or the things she finds cute. That's what I'll consider for her present.

Q: What would you like your girl to cook for you?
JUNHO: My favorite kimchi fried rice would be great.

Q: If someone said they'd give you a year's worth of OO, what would you ask for?
JUNHO: I'll use every single bit of whatever I get, but... cereal I guess. (laughs)

Q: What's on your cellphone's display screen?
JUNHO: A cat. I have a cat called "Ggomaengi", so I've made him my wallpaper.

Q: What song pumps you up when you listen to it?
JUNHO: A song called "Club Can't Handle Me" by Flo Rida.

Q: What do you think you need to improve on?
JUNHO: Experience, I think.

Q: Please write down 3 words to describe yourself!
JUNHO: Charm, future, love.

~*CHANSUNG*~
Born on 11 February, 1990 | 184cm | 75kg


Q: Recommend a movie, book or CD you've enjoyed recently.
CHAN: Recently, I've been listening "Beautiful Truth" by Boohwal a lot. It's kind of an old song, but it's good.

Q: What is your shoe size and vision prescription?
CHAN: My shoe size is 28.5cm. My vision is 0.7 ~ 0.8.

Q: What is the most expensive item you've ever bought?
CHAN: I don't remember the price, but it's a laptop I sent off as a present.

Q: Which member would you go to for advice?
CHAN: I talk to all the members, not just one person in particular.

Q: How much do you have in your wallet right now?
CHAN: I don't have any money in there. (laughs)

Q: If you had a girlfriend, what present would you give her?
CHAN: I don't have a girlfriend so I don't really know, but I'll probably give her whatever she uses everyday.

Q: What would you like your girl to cook for you?
CHAN: I eat a lot of meat, but whatever she makes will do. (laughs)

Q: If someone said they'd give you a year's worth of OO, what would you ask for?
CHAN: Let's see... I've never thought about it, so I can't think of anything. (laughs) Right now, I want to organize my books, so a bookshelf would be great.

Q: What's on your cellphone's display screen?
CHAN: A portrait shot of the members. (laughs)

Q: What song pumps you up when you listen to it?
CHAN: "Hysteria" by Def Leppard.

Q: What do you think you need to improve on?
CHAN: I like doing things on my own, so I think I lack cooperation skills and the understanding of group behavior.

Q: If you could be a music video director, which 2PM song would you like to shoot?
CHAN: I want to shoot a drama-like MV for "Heartbeat".

Q: What's your favorite anime or manga?
CHAN: "One Piece", "Dragonball", "Kiseijyu" (T/N: officially translated as "Parasyte" in English).

Q: What kind of flowers would you send to someone?
CHAN: Baby's breath.

Q: When you appeared as a guest on the drama "Dream High", did you have a kiss scene?
CHAN: It was originally supposed to be a hug, but the director suddenly changed it. I was shocked, but it turned into a much better scene because of that, so I'm happy with it.

Q: Compliment each member with one phrase.
CHAN: Wooyoung... witty. Junsu... has outstanding talent. Nichkhun... very considerate. Junho... manly. Taecyeon... I'm comfortable and close to him.

Q: Please write down 3 words to describe yourself!
CHAN: Cheerful, gloomy, diverse.

Individual handwritten messages from 2PM members
2PM has debuted in Japan with "Take Off"! Just like the lyrics that encourage people to work towards their dreams, the boys have messages for people who are impatient or who have fallen into depression as their efforts fail to get them any closer to their dreams.


KHUN: Take a break when you're frustrated. You'll feel better when you start again after that.
JUNHO: Everyone's uneasy! That's how people grow. We won't mature if we don't experience uneasiness!
TAEC: If things aren't going well, it might be because you're missing something! Make use of your failure to find out what that missing thing is and I'm sure you'll succeed!
CHAN: Keep trying, keep believing, and your dream should come true!
WOO: I'm also trying to overcome my own battles day after day. Please keep running to the very end. Please enjoy yourself too, and work harder than everyone else.
JUNSU: Always challenge yourself with a positive mindset!



Off-Camera Photo Collection
We've scored a close-up interview with 2PM while they're in Japan in February ~ March! Have a brief introduction of the scenes behind the interview, which was held in a studio within the city.


A playful Nichkhun poses with a peace sign. Sometimes he smiles too much!
KHUN: Take a cute shot, okay!


A: A morning interview. We began with Wooyoung, who arrived first. He tells us that he hasn't eaten breakfast yet. (cries)
B: Nichkhun having his solo shot taken. His legs are long even when he's lying on the floor!
C: A solo shot of Junsu, who was in a good mood for the whole interview.
D: Using the sofa for a group shot. "Where do we sit?" "Do I sit here?" They decide on their positions after a discussion.
E: Once the shooting begins, they pose as though they're relaxing at home. The 6 of them work together seamlessly, their smiles never breaking!
F: Following the cameraman's request for a fun look, the members come up with one pose after another, giving off a "Boys be ambitious" (?) vibe. (laughs)
G: They sneakily play janken (rock paper scissors). Random fact: Nichkhun apparently ate sushi at midnight the day before.

Members' comments on Japanese debut single "Take Off"


JUNSU: It's a number overflowing with exhilaration. This song was a huge challenge for us. Please check out the choreography for the chorus, and of course, the song.
KHUN: I think it's a wonderful song. It's catchy, so it'd be great if everyone could sing along and be charged up by it.
TAEC: It's a fitting song for us, as we debut and "take off" in Japan. I hope everyone will enjoy this new charm point of 2PM.
WOO: At first, I couldn't imagine what kind of song this would turn out to be, but when I listened to the tone generator after all the members finished recording, I was sure that it'd be awesome.
JUNHO: I was a little hesitant at first because the song has a cheerful, refreshing melody different from our usual Korean songs, but it's a very good song, so I absolutely love it now!
CHAN: It may sound simple compared to our Korean songs, but the composition and lyrics have a deep meaning to them, so please listen carefully.

2PM 1st Japan Tour 2011 "Take Off"
2011.5.12 Makuhari Messe Event Hall


2PM's first tour; fans in Makuhari concert go wild!

2PM's Zepp Tour started in Sapporo on 6 May. Their additional concert in Makuhari Messe was held on 12 May. Many people couldn't get their hands on a Zepp ticket, and impatience for the long-awaited concert rippled through the crowd before the performance. When the lights went off and the members flew out on stage with a video, the hall erupted into a wave of screams.

Right from the start, 2PM showed off their powerful dances through familiar numbers like "Don't Stop Can't Stop", "I hate you" and "Without U". Just when we thought the audience was sufficiently heated up, they moved onto a slow number, "I Can't", giving us a feel of their skilled singing. The dialogue between the MC and the members was also quite fun. When the boys greeted the hall, saying, "Hello, we're 2PM!" they went on to introduce themselves in Japanese. "I'm Chansung and despite the way I look, I'm the youngest." "I'm Junsu and I love ootoro (fatty tuna belly)." "I'm Wooyoung and I have tough thighs." In the solo corner, the members demonstrated their multiple talents. Nichkhun sang Utada Hikaru's "First Love" while playing the piano, Junho captured our attention with a sexy dance performance of Usher's "Nice & Slow" and Wooyoung gave us a cool cover of "Like a G6" by FAR EAST MOVEMENT.

After singing "I'll be back", "10 out of 10 (10/10)" and their Japanese debut single "Take Off", they returned to the solos. Junsu appeared on stage in response to everyone's "Junsu~!" chant. His rendition of "Empire State of Mind" swayed the hearts of the audience with his unstoppable, strong vocals. When Chansung did a cover of Rain's "A song to capture you" and exposed his body, the crowd let out especially loud screams. Following that was Taecyeon's refreshing version of GReeeeN's "Kiseki".

As the concert neared the end, they performed "Again&again", and ended the concert with the climax: "Heartbeat-Japanese ver.". Unable to cool their excitement after such a heated dance performance, the audience's calls for 2PM echoed through the hall.

The encore began with heartfelt messages of gratitude to their fans. During the high tempo remix of "I hate you ~ Again&again", Taecyeon, Wooyoung and Chansung even surprised everyone by running through the 2nd floor stands and dishing out fan service!

Finally, Taecyeon's greeting, "Let's Take Off together as we start our journey in Japan!" sent the audience cheering. For the second encore, they sang "Take Off" again, and with the airplane dance, the members became one with the hall. That was how the curtain closed to a passionate and thrilling 2-hour concert by the "beasts".

Source: Haru*Hana Magazine Vol 5
Scans from Simseol
Translated by fantaisie @ Wild2Day.org

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