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.