Q1: Three important things in interpersonal relationships:
Networking is really important. My friends disappeared a lot (meaning recently I’ve lost a lot of friends). So I spend more time at home these days. So I’m thinking about meeting new people. This is a really good question for this time [in my life]. Networking. It’s important.
It’s not like you can make new friends that easily just because I try to meet more people. Recently I’ve met a lot of friends with same interests or friends in the same field. When you meet someone, if you’re a good listener and understand that person well, and that person is looking for a friend who trusts him and listens to him well… That’s why people look for me. It sounded like I was bragging.
I think that’s the best method. If you really pay attention and listen to what they say and answer/talk with them with sincerity, then it’ll work.
You’ll be able to become a friend that [people/your friends] will feel truly happy to spend time with.
Ah~ it’s not much fun when I MC alone like this, right? Hehe
Please hold on a second, I have to pick the [next] question.
Oh, this seems like a good question.
Q2: What would you be like in 10 yrs? Please send a “video letter” with love to yourself, 10 years older.
In 10 years, probably, in my option, I’ll look older in terms of outer appearances. Uh… Honestly, as I age, I get younger/I age backwards. Probably everyone experienced acting like a grownup when you were young. And as you grow up, you find your good points or strenghts. You also realize your negative points or weaknesses, and as you do, you learn to depend on others. Uh… over time… you become more like a child over time? I feel that now. Maybe it will be even more so. (meaning maybe I’ll be even more like a baby as I age because I’m learning to depend on others). If I’m married with a child, I won’t be like that though… huh~
To myself in 10 years (video letter to self, 10 yrs older)
Ummm. “JaeJoong. Jaejoong, what are you up to?
Would you be singing…acting… or… living as a regular office worker with a family..?
I don’t know, anyway, I want you to be happy, be really happy so that you are the type of person who can make a lot of people around you happy, too.
Ha… and fans in front of you…I hope they’ll still be all there… so do a good job! Hehehehe
And I’ll answer the next question.
Q3: You seem like you don’t need a lot of sleep. What do you usually do at night when everyone’s sleeping?
Not much. Uh, I surf the internet, look at the city nightscape, drink a bit, sometimes read…
Uh… I talk with friends or my manager when they come visit me, uh… I really don’t do much.
That’s why I tweet late at night often.
I’m exactly like you. You stare at the bright monitor, into the wee hours, hiding from your parents, with the door closed and lights out… [I] look at various things, like, maybe racy stuff, too. heh, or pictures of entertainers I like. Or even pictures of me.
I… uh… this is a real honest answer. I look for comments you guys leave on materials (meaning pics/vids, etc) about me. It’s emabarassing. But other entertainers do this, too. It’s a lie [if other entertainers say] they don’t.
Oh and, entertainers, behind backs (secretly), at personal gatherins, they talk about that kind of stuff. So please give me good feedback. Ah~ I’m embarassed.
Q4: What is your favotie personal belonging you cherish the most? Is there anything you always bring with you when you travel overseas?
Things I always bring with me… If it’s for 3 nights 4 days, even if I don’t wear them, I have to bring 3 sets of clothes. Because, this is rather funny, a while back, I went abroad for work with the members. One of the members wore the same clothes [at the airport] when he left and came back. So did I.
But [fans] were picking on me only.
Ah, not exactly picking on me, but [fans were] saying “JaeJoong, why do you always wear same clothes~”
I mix and match my clothes.
Uhhh, I don’t know, in your mind Jaejoong likes and is very interested in clothes and fashion, but I mix and match my clothes very often.
Recently, I wote 3 clothes for two weeks.
Are you shocked?
My lazyness-ism (Korean slang, the practice of lazyness as a way of life) is getting worse.
So I don’t change my clothes that often these days.
I change my underwears very often, though. Heh
Note: There were 20 questions, and I found the transcript for 16 questions. I’m doing 1-8, another person is translating 9-16. Phrases in ( ) is my explanation of things that can’t be translated verbatim.
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Tagged: Hero Festival, Jaejoong
It’s a little bit sad that many friends have left him but I guess that was bound to happen. He was one of the top idols of Korea, now he is blacklisted. Some people just wanted to use his fame but now when he will have hard time helping them, they leave. He is better off losing those kind of bloodsuckers.
Thankfully he has true friends to support him.
lol jaejoong never change
I actually love how he is giving completely honest answers and being real instead of saying what people wanna hear. It’s weird. I don’t know if maybe it was just me but i feel like he’s ALOT more honest about himself now than he was before the lawsuit happened. On a side note…i found it super funny that he admitted to looking at “racy stuff” online and also admitted to not changing his clothes very often! lol…it makes him seem like such a normal person (aside of the super ridiculously good looks) XD
XD racy stuff…can’t blame him…lonlyness gets to ya
jaejoong is so honest ❤
He is so freaking honest I love it…<3.
I and read what he says all day.
he is confident about the person he is i believe.. and he knows that a lot of people loves him for who he is and who he is not that is why he does not pretend to be the ideal type nor give answers just for publicity sake.. even on live interviews he is as honest as he is but still tact and respectful enough.. i get warm feelings when i hear their answers … they are mature way beyond their years yet childish at the same time… i am not sure how they are pulling that of but that makes the 3 of them all the more interesting .. and they dont have to pretend to be interesting people.. (i know a lot of idols who tries really hard to be on screen but behind it, their different,,)
i hope Jae doesnt think much about those friends who left. they’re definitely not true friends that he needs in his life. in this difficult time, i hope all the friends he meets are trust worthy, i dont want another Matsuura to get near him ever again >.<
i like this answer from him "You stare at the bright monitor, into the wee hours, hiding from your parents, with the door closed and lights out…" sounds like the guy next door, not like an idol i usually dream about, but it's great!!
"and fans in front of you…I hope they’ll still be all there…" OF COURSE! at leats for me, i can say "OF COURSE!"^^ even if you are a officer worker then^^ (imaging me stalking and asking for signature from a officer worker on his way home from the office =))) )
Thankss for sharing this translation!
JJ is sOoooo cute!
Love his every answers..
It feels so honest and clear 🙂
Yea I also think that lately, what JJ is wearing anywhere becoming simpler n simpler.. Casual clothes..
I like though =)) better than the usual fashionista JJ before haha.. He looks even more mature with such fashion 🙂
And LOL at him changing his undies every day..glad u don’t forget bout that, JJ hahahahahahaha
His answers to the questions are freakking hilarious but honest and adorable as well
i totally get the “aging backward” ~ im the same too =_= i became kiddier as i grow older
feel kinda bad that hes getting lonely at times. but those friends that left~ its a good thing, esp during these times. He needs to see who are the true friends. The ones that still stay by his side are keepers ^_^
Jaejoongie looking at racy stuffs….?!? LOL, aigoo, baby is all grown up now
And I also notice that these days, his outfit is getting simpler and simpler ~ but idk, it still suits him well. his style is manlier, fresh and simple ~ I like >.<
Lazyness-ism ?!???!? dorky jaejoong will always be dorky jaejoong. And he has no worries when it comes to feedback. If anything, i think his fans [including me] love him a little too much heheheh ^_^
I agree with the comments above how they dont need to try so hard and give perfect generic answers. They know we fans already know their true selves, and we love them for it…so no need to pretend. Just show us who they are honestly. Its cause they are who they are that we love them so much, rite? ^____^
he doesnt wash his clothes??LOL cant believe he admitted to wearing the same 3clothes for 2 weeks hahaha
I love this interview. Could read over and over again, smiling like an idiot.
What a honest person. ^_^ I hope he sees my (positive)comments about him too. lol.
I love you Jae. His honesty always captures my heart.