[TRANS] 121104 YG Lee Hayi, “It’s better that I don’t run into BIGBANG TOP…”
Singer Lee Hayi expressed her disappointment regarding the tangled situation between herself and her previously-stated “ideal man”, BIGBANG TOP.During her days of being a contestant on the SBS audition show program ‘K-POP STAR’ since December 2011 throughout April 2012, Lee Hayi appointed TOP as her “ideal man”. There was also a time when she was even given special rap training from BIGBANG’s TOP during the show program.However, it was revealed that even after Lee Hayi was fully signed under contract with YG Entertainment, the two (Lee Hayi and TOP) never ran into each other again since their very first and only meeting (during the recording of ‘K-POP STAR’). The reason behind this is because TOP has been overseas for the past few months to prepare for BIGBANG’s world tour. It is also a hectic situation for the two to ever meet since BIGBANG’s rehearsal studio and Lee Hayi’s rehearsal studio is located in two separate buildings.But even during these unfavorable conditions, Lee Hayi seems to be releasing a sigh of relief. Through her agency (YGE), she confessed, “It is a bit disappointing. But seeing him in person would probably make me feel so nervous and shy, I feel like I’d be much more comfortable not running into him.”With YG Entertainment’s wholehearted and utmost support, Lee Hayi will be having her very first debut stage on SBS ‘Inkigayo’ today (4th).Irrelevant information omitted.Source: NateTranslation: swaggalevel-1000.tumblr.com 

[TRANS] 121104 YG Lee Hayi, “It’s better that I don’t run into BIGBANG TOP…”

Singer Lee Hayi expressed her disappointment regarding the tangled situation between herself and her previously-stated “ideal man”, BIGBANG TOP.

During her days of being a contestant on the SBS audition show program ‘K-POP STAR’ since December 2011 throughout April 2012, Lee Hayi appointed TOP as her “ideal man”. There was also a time when she was even given special rap training from BIGBANG’s TOP during the show program.

However, it was revealed that even after Lee Hayi was fully signed under contract with YG Entertainment, the two (Lee Hayi and TOP) never ran into each other again since their very first and only meeting (during the recording of ‘K-POP STAR’). The reason behind this is because TOP has been overseas for the past few months to prepare for BIGBANG’s world tour. It is also a hectic situation for the two to ever meet since BIGBANG’s rehearsal studio and Lee Hayi’s rehearsal studio is located in two separate buildings.

But even during these unfavorable conditions, Lee Hayi seems to be releasing a sigh of relief. Through her agency (YGE), she confessed, “It is a bit disappointing. But seeing him in person would probably make me feel so nervous and shy, I feel like I’d be much more comfortable not running into him.”

With YG Entertainment’s wholehearted and utmost support, Lee Hayi will be having her very first debut stage on SBS ‘Inkigayo’ today (4th).

Irrelevant information omitted.

Source: Nate
Translation: swaggalevel-1000.tumblr.com 

3/11/2012 . 284 notes . Reblog
ygfamilyrics:

[TRANSLATION] LEEHI (Lee Hayi) - 1.2.3.4 (DEBUT SONG)Click to listen/watch this music video, here.[INTRO]Hey. C’mon now. I said 1, 2, 3…[VERSE 1]Your delusion that I’m still yours ends here.I’m not that same girl you knew before.At the sound of morning, the flowers have already bloomed so much.But why are you still so out of focus?[HOOK]I’m sick and tired of your hypocrisy.You lame liar. (Ooh) Will you just back off now?I think I’m going, going crazy (ooh).I think I’m going, going crazy (ooh).Don’t act so miserably and pitifully.Go disappear far, far away. No, no. Na-na-na-na-na-na.Don’t cry so pathetically. Just forget everything forever. No, no.Listen.Stop worrying about others and just mind your own business.I don’t need your sympathy or pity. Uh.I said 1 and 2 and 2, 4 (ooh).Time will be the one resolving everything.1 and 2 and 3, 4 (ooh).Game over. Game over (ooh). Game over.[VERSE 2]No matter where you go, no matter how hard you rub your eyes,another girl like me is so hard to find.All the boys cry and go like babies at my sexiness and purity.**REPEAT HOOK**[BRIDGE]It hurts so much. I guess I’ve already forgotten you.Hey baby. Just leave.I said 1 and 2 and 2, 4 (ooh).Time will be the one resolving everything.1 and 2 and 3, 4 (ooh).Game over. Game over (ooh). Game over.1 and 2 and 3, 4. (x3)
Translation: ygfamilyrics.tumblr.com**Romanizations should be requested separately! 

ygfamilyrics:

[TRANSLATION] LEEHI (Lee Hayi) - 1.2.3.4 (DEBUT SONG)
Click to listen/watch this music video, here.

[INTRO]
Hey. C’mon now. I said 1, 2, 3…

[VERSE 1]
Your delusion that I’m still yours ends here.
I’m not that same girl you knew before.
At the sound of morning, the flowers have already bloomed so much.
But why are you still so out of focus?

[HOOK]
I’m sick and tired of your hypocrisy.
You lame liar. (Ooh) Will you just back off now?
I think I’m going, going crazy (ooh).
I think I’m going, going crazy (ooh).

Don’t act so miserably and pitifully.
Go disappear far, far away. No, no. Na-na-na-na-na-na.
Don’t cry so pathetically. Just forget everything forever. No, no.

Listen.
Stop worrying about others and just mind your own business.
I don’t need your sympathy or pity. Uh.

I said 1 and 2 and 2, 4 (ooh).
Time will be the one resolving everything.
1 and 2 and 3, 4 (ooh).
Game over. Game over (ooh). Game over.

[VERSE 2]
No matter where you go, no matter how hard you rub your eyes,
another girl like me is so hard to find.
All the boys cry and go like babies at my sexiness and purity.

**REPEAT HOOK**

[BRIDGE]
It hurts so much. I guess I’ve already forgotten you.
Hey baby. Just leave.

I said 1 and 2 and 2, 4 (ooh).
Time will be the one resolving everything.
1 and 2 and 3, 4 (ooh).
Game over. Game over (ooh). Game over.

1 and 2 and 3, 4. (x3)

Translation: ygfamilyrics.tumblr.com
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28/10/2012 . 115 notes . Reblog

[TRANS] 121021 Tablo mistakes a Se7en Parody Bot (role-play) Twitter account as the real Se7en and tweets about it!

 @Gloomy_se7en_b is one of the many Korean parody and role-play twitter accounts of Se7en. Koreans call role-play twitter accounts as “bots”.

  • @Gloomy_se7en_b: "Choi Dong Wook is going to sing and upload Epik High - Don’t Hate Me if he gets 29 retweets within the next 10 minutes. Kekeke. Must I sing it as a ballad!?^^;" *Choi Dong Wook is Se7en’s real name.
  • @blobyblo:"The moment Se7en sings it, I’ll be stomped on keke. RT @Gloomy_se7en_b: "Choi Dong Wook is going to sing and upload Epik High - Don’t Hate Me if he gets 10 retweets within the next 10 minutes. Kekeke. Must I sing it as a ballad!?^^;""
  • @Gloomy_se7en_b: "@blobyblo I am a bot account that was made to give fan-service in place of the real Se7en. In other words, I’m just a normal person…^^ kekeke. But if you still want me to, then should I do it!? keke"
  • @blobyblo: I fell for the Se7en parody bot and deleted the tweet from embarrassment keke ㅡㅡ I must be innocent still. Or just an idiot. Anyway, all of you at the GS concert, scream! See you soon!”

Source: Twitter
Translation: swaggalevel-1000.tumblr.com 

21/10/2012 . 33 notes . Reblog
ygfamilyrics:

[TRANSLATION] Epik High - Up (ft. Park Bom of 2NE1)Click to listen/watch this music video, here.
[PARK BOM/HOOK]Though I may be crawling the ground today, tomorrow I’ll go up to the sky.Even if harsh winds are blowing, I’m goin’ up.E! P! I! K![HOOK]Up, up, baby get up, up. We’re goin’ up. (x3)Up, up, baby get up.[TABLO]It’s rough, right? Put your past behind. Now, I don’t even know why I was scared before.I mean, there are enemies in front and dogs behind. I fly high. Put your gaze above.[MITHRA JIN]Failure might be terrifying, but still attempt to fly; flap your wings a million times.The limit I need to surpass is the place that’s higher, rather than the place I fall.
[TABLO/MITHRA]If anyone ever stands over your head, then flip the world inside out. Na na nanana.If anyone ever snaps your legs, then spread your wings and get up!** repeat hook **[TABLO]I don’t die. No pain, no gain. Hold back. No rain, no rainbow.No hurricane, tornado can ever stop me.Since the sky looks biggest when your back is to the ground,if I go up as much as I’ve fallen, then I’m never coming down.[MITHRA JIN]During the time that goes by at the speed of light, I’m Benjamin. Time flies backwards.Having failure once of a day, it’s a vitamin to me.I’ll think of it as a gift to chew and swallow, putting it all behind me.Poke, poke. The world’s taking a jab. You must get hit and learn to fail if you wantto move forward and progress. One, two step.Even if you fall down, only fall once you’ve been taken down. Tap out.
[TABLO/MITHRA]If anyone ever stands over your head, then flip the world inside out. Na na nanana.If anyone ever snaps your legs, then spread your wings and get up![PARK BOM]Though I may be crawling the ground today, tomorrow I’ll go up to the sky.Even if harsh winds are blowing, I’m goin’ up.Though today I might be at the tip of my toes, tomorrow I’ll be over the top of my head.Even if someone stands in my way, I’m goin’ up.[TABLO]Even if you pull me down, even if you strike me downWe’re goin’ up! We’re blowin’ up! No givin’ up! So shut it up!We’re goin’ up! We’re blowin’ up! No givin’ up! So shut it up!We’re goin’ up, up, baby get up, up. We’re goin’ up.We’re blowin’ up, up, baby get up, up. We’re goin’ up.No givin’ up, up, baby get up, up. We’re goin’ up.So shut it up, up, baby get up!
Translation: ygfamilyrics.tumblr.com**Romanizations should be requested separately! 

ygfamilyrics:

[TRANSLATION] Epik High - Up (ft. Park Bom of 2NE1)
Click to listen/watch this music video, here.

[PARK BOM/HOOK]
Though I may be crawling the ground today, tomorrow I’ll go up to the sky.
Even if harsh winds are blowing, I’m goin’ up.

E! P! I! K!

[HOOK]
Up, up, baby get up, up. We’re goin’ up. (x3)
Up, up, baby get up.

[TABLO]
It’s rough, right? Put your past behind. Now, I don’t even know why I was scared before.
I mean, there are enemies in front and dogs behind. I fly high. Put your gaze above.

[MITHRA JIN]
Failure might be terrifying, but still attempt to fly; flap your wings a million times.
The limit I need to surpass is the place that’s higher, rather than the place I fall.

[TABLO/MITHRA]
If anyone ever stands over your head, then flip the world inside out. Na na nanana.
If anyone ever snaps your legs, then spread your wings and get up!

** repeat hook **

[TABLO]
I don’t die. No pain, no gain. Hold back. No rain, no rainbow.
No hurricane, tornado can ever stop me.
Since the sky looks biggest when your back is to the ground,
if I go up as much as I’ve fallen, then I’m never coming down.

[MITHRA JIN]
During the time that goes by at the speed of light, I’m Benjamin. Time flies backwards.
Having failure once of a day, it’s a vitamin to me.
I’ll think of it as a gift to chew and swallow, putting it all behind me.
Poke, poke. The world’s taking a jab. You must get hit and learn to fail if you want
to move forward and progress. One, two step.
Even if you fall down, only fall once you’ve been taken down. Tap out.

[TABLO/MITHRA]
If anyone ever stands over your head, then flip the world inside out. Na na nanana.
If anyone ever snaps your legs, then spread your wings and get up!

[PARK BOM]
Though I may be crawling the ground today, tomorrow I’ll go up to the sky.
Even if harsh winds are blowing, I’m goin’ up.
Though today I might be at the tip of my toes, tomorrow I’ll be over the top of my head.
Even if someone stands in my way, I’m goin’ up.

[TABLO]
Even if you pull me down, even if you strike me down
We’re goin’ up! We’re blowin’ up! No givin’ up! So shut it up!
We’re goin’ up! We’re blowin’ up! No givin’ up! So shut it up!

We’re goin’ up, up, baby get up, up. We’re goin’ up.
We’re blowin’ up, up, baby get up, up. We’re goin’ up.
No givin’ up, up, baby get up, up. We’re goin’ up.
So shut it up, up, baby get up!

Translation: ygfamilyrics.tumblr.com
**Romanizations should be requested separately! 

20/10/2012 . 90 notes . Reblog

[NEWS] 121016 Sean takes the children to preschool every day in place of their busy mother, “A thoughtful and considerate action.”

Sean has shown a much heated affection toward his family.

On the October 16th episode of SBS ‘Good Morning’, artist Sean was revealed taking his daughter, Roh Haeum, and son, Roh Harang, to preschool every morning.

Sean spoke, "My wife, Jung Hyeyoung, usually won’t sign up for any other schedules (or tasks) in the morning if she already has other busy work to do. So in return, I’m in charge of the role of taking our children to preschool." It has been widely revealed that Roh Haeum and Roh Harang receive much popularity in school due to their adorable appearance.

After dropping his daughter Roh Haeum off in class, Sean was unable to easily turn and walk away, worry casting over him. He continuously watched his daughter from afar. Accordingly, Sean gave a sweet kiss good-bye to both his children, showing an affectionate and fatherly side of himself.

Translation: swaggalevel-1000.tumblr.com
Source: Nate 

15/10/2012 . 116 notes . Reblog

[PARODY] Psy’s Gangnam Style? No! Daegu Style!

  • "Oppan Gangnam Style" vs "Oppa-ya Daegu Style"
3/8/2012 . 18 notes . Reblog
[TRANS] 120728 DARA’s Me2Day update & Chundoong’s wreath for tonight’s 2NE1 New Evolution concert!
"This wreath had arrived by the time I returned from rehearsal!!! T_T *sobs* My younger brother… he’s in Japan for a show, yet he hasn’t forgotten about me and still cares for me like this… T_T What am I going to do with these tears coming out *sobs* Baby~ your noona will do her best today!!! *sobs*… I’ve become sentimental! However, I will try my best! ^.^ Fighting!!!"
"My older sister who looks good even with a half-shaved head, 2NE1 concert fighting! Should I shave half my head, too?"
Source: Me2dayTranslation: swaggalevel-1000.tumblr.com 

[TRANS] 120728 DARA’s Me2Day update & Chundoong’s wreath for tonight’s 2NE1 New Evolution concert!

  • "This wreath had arrived by the time I returned from rehearsal!!! T_T *sobs* My younger brother… he’s in Japan for a show, yet he hasn’t forgotten about me and still cares for me like this… T_T What am I going to do with these tears coming out *sobs* Baby~ your noona will do her best today!!! *sobs*… I’ve become sentimental! However, I will try my best! ^.^ Fighting!!!"
  • "My older sister who looks good even with a half-shaved head, 2NE1 concert fighting! Should I shave half my head, too?"

Source: Me2day
Translation: swaggalevel-1000.tumblr.com 

28/7/2012 . 80 notes . Reblog

[TRANS] 120725 2NE1 CL’s Hips and Guest Appearance on MBC “Quiz to Change the World”…?

Recently, the “hip-up” dance that 2NE1’s CL revealed in maintaining her S-line (body line) has become a hot topic.

For all the women in their 20s and 30s who are working hard to achieve a healthy body for this summer vacation, CL has revealed a new and refreshing exercise technique.

This very technique, also known as the “Hip-Up Dance”, is a simple exercise where an individual first squats with her chest gathered together, then jumps up and down, helping to form a natural waistline and thighs.

Irrelevant information omitted.

CL’s “Hip-Up Dance” can be seen and viewed on the new “OB Beer Cass Light” television advertisement. In the advertisement, CL and famous actor, Lee Dong Wook, face a dance battle on top of an Antarctic glacier background.

In addition, CL recently appeared on MBC’s variety show, “Quiz to Change the World”, where she showed off her feminine “hip-up dance” and fancied herself as the “Hip-Up Dance Evangelist”.

*In the original article, it states that she “appeared” on Quiz to Change the World, but it should probably mean that she has participated in a guest recording since I don’t think she came out in the latest episode.

Source: E Daily
Translation: swaggalevel-1000.tumblr.com 

24/7/2012 . 34 notes . Reblog
If I hadn’t joined YG Entertainment, I would have been divorced by now. YG Entertainment has been giving me enough time to work AND spend time with my family….
PSY 中 120719 Sports Chosun Interview
19/7/2012 . 215 notes . Reblog
[TRANS] 120719 MINZY’s 1st Look Interview, “REASONABLE ARTIST”…
We always thought she (Minzy) was only good at singing and dancing. But judging from the artwork she randomly draws and scribbles during her alone-time, you can tell she has extraordinary artistic dexterity. We also thought that the only genre of music she would ever know and love was Hip-Hop, but she has recently been falling into the sounds of Rock and Roll as well. Now we know the exact reason why 2NE1 is called a group of “artists”. But out of the four members, Minzy’s cultural sensibility is even more than what we expected… and so are the artworks she has drawn herself with her favorites musicians as motives.
RADIOHEADWhile working as 2NE1, I really enjoy listening to Hip-Hop often. But I also really enjoy listening to the sounds of Rock. And of all the Rock music I listen to, RADIOHEAD is a group that no one can replace in my heart. They are also a group of musicians who are so great that I could never forget to include in my playlists. I’m disappointed that I will not be able to attend the Jisan Valley Rock Festival, in which I chose Radiohead as my #1 priority to see, because it overlaps with our 2NE1 concert. If only I had the time, I would definitely go…. there will come a day when I’ll be able to watch Radiohead live with my own eyes, right?
MICHAEL JACKSON Michael Jackson is the world’s greatest artist that everyone respects. Even his greatest classics, gestures, and strong sense of fashion are well-respected. I bet there isn’t a single person who hasn’t attempted the moonwalk as a child. Especially the scene in his “Smooth Criminal” music video where he looks like he’s about to fall over, I think I watched that part over 100 times in one sitting. When it comes to Michael Jackson music videos, I’ve watched every single one of them so many times to the point I’ve memorized them all. He is an artist that has given me an enormous amount of influence with his many dances. I remember crying a lot while watching the scene in his movie <This is It> where he dances to Billy Jean for the last time before his death. I think I might listen and dance to Michael Jackson even when I become a grandmother.
NIRVANAWhen I listen to the guitar riff that comes out in the beginning of Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, I feel like my heart is going to explode. I also think there is a strong spell that cannot be forgotten when listening to Kurt Cobain’s voice in their classic ‘Come As You Are’. I became a fan the very moment I first listened to Nirvana’s music. From records to DVDs, I have collected everything related to Nirvana. And I’ll say this for future reference, my ideal man is Kurt Cobain. How great would it have been if Nirvana still performed until this very day and had a world tour? I know for sure that I would have followed them around, like a groupie, to every nook and cranny of the world just to hear them live.
ROLLING STONESRolling Stones is practically another word for “Rock N Roll” and also the #1 musician of my life. I have drawn several pictures using lips and mouths as a motive in the past, and I think it’s safe to say that I was greatly influenced by the witty Rolling Stones tongue symbol. I know they are a group that came into being way before I was even born, but Mick Jagger was extremely charismatic and charming when he was young. Even his unique and famous groove moves were impressive. If you watch the DVD of the Rolling Stones’ commemorative concert for Brian Jones at Hyde Park in 1969, you’ll be able to see and realize just how explosive and popular they were back then. It’s one of the few DVDs I cherish the most because it perfectly captures the Rolling Stones members, their hundreds and thousands of fans, and also the fashion trend back in 1969.
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Q: Have you been learning and receiving art lessons since the past?A: Ever since I was little, I attended an art center similar to a daycare for kids. Thanks to those art lessons, I hadn’t forgotten about or let go of art, even up until I reached middle school and high school. However, I am only enjoying art and drawing as a hobby because I still think music is the more suitable path for me.
Q: I think you are good enough to become an illustrator in the future.A: I really like rock bands, especially the Rolling Stones. And I also love Andy Worhol’s Marilyn Monroe print. So by combining the two, I would often get inspired to draw Marilyn Monroe’s beauty mark (mole) to my Rolling Stones-inspired lip drawings. Whenever I’m feeling tired or getting stressed, I like to cram myself into my room and just draw. That eventually helps release all the stress away.
Q: When people think of 2NE1, the first thing that pops into their mind is a hip-hop genre based group. But surprisingly, you have more of a rock-spirit than the others. Are there any musicians you are inspired by on a daily basis?A: I love hip-hop, of course. But I have recently been focusing on rock sounds more. I like the Rolling Stones, Nirvana, and Guns N’ Roses a lot. I’m sad because I wasn’t able to go to a Lenny Kravitz concert when he visited Korea not long ago because I had other schedules to attend. I also want to go see Radiohead at the upcoming Jisan Valley Rock Restival, but I’m disappointed that I’m not going to be able to go because it overlaps with our concert.
Q: Aside from music, what are some other cultural aspects have you been fixiated on?A: I’ve been falling deeply for the fun in reading lately. I recently read Guillaume Musso’s <Girl On Paper> in no time because I couldn’t stop reading it; it was that good.
Q: I also heard you really enjoy movies.A: I was so intrigued by <Leon> that I rewatched it over 300 times. Whether it be artistic value, literary value, or mass appeal, there isn’t a single thing about <Leon> that I would criticize. I think it’s the greatest movie that has ever captured an extreme measure. The scene that leaves the greatest impression is when the flowers are planted and Sting’s ‘Shape of My Heart’ begins to play in the background; I cried so much at this scene. It was so sad. My heart hurt so much. I cried so much as if I had become Matilda (character in the movie) myself and everyone seemed surprised.
Q: Do you usually watch a movie by engaging your full emotions?A: I don’t really have many tears, nor do I cry often. I watched <The Eraser In My Mind> with Bom and she sat beside me bawling the whole time. I kept thinking to myself ‘why is she crying?’ and felt completely fine throughout the whole movie. That’s why the people around me kept teasing, “You’re so cold-blooded.” But I cry every time I watch <Leon>. 
Q: I recently watched <Avengers> and cried because I was so absorbed in the science fiction….A: Oh, then have you seen <Spiderman>? Isn’t it really fun? I feel like we have similar taste.
Q: Then what other social activities do you often enjoy?A: I usually watch movies all the time. There was a time when I didn’t have any schedules, so I practically lived at the movie theater for a whole week.
Q: Ultimately, what kind of artist do you aim to become?A: I want be an entertainer that doesn’t just work in one specific field, but a variety of things. If I become an artist that influences people in many different directions and aspects, I think I would be satisfied for having achieved my biggest goal. I will not be picky about any genre. I want to become an artist that only receives love and credit though music and not through art, movies, or acting.
Source: 1st LookTranslations: swaggalevel-1000.tumblr.com

[TRANS] 120719 MINZY’s 1st Look Interview, “REASONABLE ARTIST”…

We always thought she (Minzy) was only good at singing and dancing. But judging from the artwork she randomly draws and scribbles during her alone-time, you can tell she has extraordinary artistic dexterity. We also thought that the only genre of music she would ever know and love was Hip-Hop, but she has recently been falling into the sounds of Rock and Roll as well. Now we know the exact reason why 2NE1 is called a group of “artists”. But out of the four members, Minzy’s cultural sensibility is even more than what we expected… and so are the artworks she has drawn herself with her favorites musicians as motives.

RADIOHEAD
While working as 2NE1, I really enjoy listening to Hip-Hop often. But I also really enjoy listening to the sounds of Rock. And of all the Rock music I listen to, RADIOHEAD is a group that no one can replace in my heart. They are also a group of musicians who are so great that I could never forget to include in my playlists. I’m disappointed that I will not be able to attend the Jisan Valley Rock Festival, in which I chose Radiohead as my #1 priority to see, because it overlaps with our 2NE1 concert. If only I had the time, I would definitely go…. there will come a day when I’ll be able to watch Radiohead live with my own eyes, right?

MICHAEL JACKSON 
Michael Jackson is the world’s greatest artist that everyone respects. Even his greatest classics, gestures, and strong sense of fashion are well-respected. I bet there isn’t a single person who hasn’t attempted the moonwalk as a child. Especially the scene in his “Smooth Criminal” music video where he looks like he’s about to fall over, I think I watched that part over 100 times in one sitting. When it comes to Michael Jackson music videos, I’ve watched every single one of them so many times to the point I’ve memorized them all. He is an artist that has given me an enormous amount of influence with his many dances. I remember crying a lot while watching the scene in his movie <This is It> where he dances to Billy Jean for the last time before his death. I think I might listen and dance to Michael Jackson even when I become a grandmother.

NIRVANA
When I listen to the guitar riff that comes out in the beginning of Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, I feel like my heart is going to explode. I also think there is a strong spell that cannot be forgotten when listening to Kurt Cobain’s voice in their classic ‘Come As You Are’. I became a fan the very moment I first listened to Nirvana’s music. From records to DVDs, I have collected everything related to Nirvana. And I’ll say this for future reference, my ideal man is Kurt Cobain. How great would it have been if Nirvana still performed until this very day and had a world tour? I know for sure that I would have followed them around, like a groupie, to every nook and cranny of the world just to hear them live.

ROLLING STONES
Rolling Stones is practically another word for “Rock N Roll” and also the #1 musician of my life. I have drawn several pictures using lips and mouths as a motive in the past, and I think it’s safe to say that I was greatly influenced by the witty Rolling Stones tongue symbol. I know they are a group that came into being way before I was even born, but Mick Jagger was extremely charismatic and charming when he was young. Even his unique and famous groove moves were impressive. If you watch the DVD of the Rolling Stones’ commemorative concert for Brian Jones at Hyde Park in 1969, you’ll be able to see and realize just how explosive and popular they were back then. It’s one of the few DVDs I cherish the most because it perfectly captures the Rolling Stones members, their hundreds and thousands of fans, and also the fashion trend back in 1969.

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Q: Have you been learning and receiving art lessons since the past?
A: Ever since I was little, I attended an art center similar to a daycare for kids. Thanks to those art lessons, I hadn’t forgotten about or let go of art, even up until I reached middle school and high school. However, I am only enjoying art and drawing as a hobby because I still think music is the more suitable path for me.

Q: I think you are good enough to become an illustrator in the future.
A: I really like rock bands, especially the Rolling Stones. And I also love Andy Worhol’s Marilyn Monroe print. So by combining the two, I would often get inspired to draw Marilyn Monroe’s beauty mark (mole) to my Rolling Stones-inspired lip drawings. Whenever I’m feeling tired or getting stressed, I like to cram myself into my room and just draw. That eventually helps release all the stress away.

Q: When people think of 2NE1, the first thing that pops into their mind is a hip-hop genre based group. But surprisingly, you have more of a rock-spirit than the others. Are there any musicians you are inspired by on a daily basis?
A:
I love hip-hop, of course. But I have recently been focusing on rock sounds more. I like the Rolling Stones, Nirvana, and Guns N’ Roses a lot. I’m sad because I wasn’t able to go to a Lenny Kravitz concert when he visited Korea not long ago because I had other schedules to attend. I also want to go see Radiohead at the upcoming Jisan Valley Rock Restival, but I’m disappointed that I’m not going to be able to go because it overlaps with our concert.

Q: Aside from music, what are some other cultural aspects have you been fixiated on?
A: I’ve been falling deeply for the fun in reading lately. I recently read Guillaume Musso’s <Girl On Paper> in no time because I couldn’t stop reading it; it was that good.

Q: I also heard you really enjoy movies.
A: I was so intrigued by <Leon> that I rewatched it over 300 times. Whether it be artistic value, literary value, or mass appeal, there isn’t a single thing about <Leon> that I would criticize. I think it’s the greatest movie that has ever captured an extreme measure. The scene that leaves the greatest impression is when the flowers are planted and Sting’s ‘Shape of My Heart’ begins to play in the background; I cried so much at this scene. It was so sad. My heart hurt so much. I cried so much as if I had become Matilda (character in the movie) myself and everyone seemed surprised.

Q: Do you usually watch a movie by engaging your full emotions?
A: I don’t really have many tears, nor do I cry often. I watched <The Eraser In My Mind> with Bom and she sat beside me bawling the whole time. I kept thinking to myself ‘why is she crying?’ and felt completely fine throughout the whole movie. That’s why the people around me kept teasing, “You’re so cold-blooded.” But I cry every time I watch <Leon>. 

Q: I recently watched <Avengers> and cried because I was so absorbed in the science fiction….
A: Oh, then have you seen <Spiderman>? Isn’t it really fun? I feel like we have similar taste.

Q: Then what other social activities do you often enjoy?
A: I usually watch movies all the time. There was a time when I didn’t have any schedules, so I practically lived at the movie theater for a whole week.

Q: Ultimately, what kind of artist do you aim to become?
A: I want be an entertainer that doesn’t just work in one specific field, but a variety of things. If I become an artist that influences people in many different directions and aspects, I think I would be satisfied for having achieved my biggest goal. I will not be picky about any genre. I want to become an artist that only receives love and credit though music and not through art, movies, or acting.

Source: 1st Look
Translations: swaggalevel-1000.tumblr.com

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