March 4th, 2011 was the first day of broadcast for the JYJ-exclusive internet broadcast station http://www.IloveJYJ.com. March 4th was “Jaejoong Day.”
The below is the translation of an excerpt from the interview with Jaejoong’s family the station aired for Jaejoong Day. The first part can be found here on JYJ3. The conversation is colloquial and the translation reflects that (in other words, the sentences will run into each other and oftentimes will be fragmented).
<3…. Jaejoong in one of these “PC-Rooms”, among others
The Greatest Sponsor (of them all) was the Lady at the PC-Room (T/N: A PC-Room is a form of internet café that is prevalent in Korea. People pay the PC-Room to use its computers (often to play computer games.))
So we say, you don’t study and you only go to PC-Rooms
So we scolded him and the sisters also go
Mom, Jaejoong went to the Arcade… But if you went to the Arcade, he wouldn’t be there.
So in the neighborhood there was a PC-Room, and if you go in the afternoon, the Ajumma (T/N: non-young woman—the female equivalent of “Ajusshi”) there would let you (play for) an hour if you just brought 500 KRW (T/N: approx. 0.50 USD), saying you’re good to have come (T/N: literally, “pretty,” “nice”)
(Jaejoong says to the PC-Room owner) “You know, I~ I’m going to sing in order to later become a singer. Would it be okay if I practice my singing here?”
– Okay, you come in the afternoons when there are no customers.
So whenever school got out, Jaejoong would just disappear.
But later—the Ajumma told me…
Well, as for Jaejoong, he didn’t say it (to us), he didn’t say that he practiced in the PC-Room.
But the PC-Room Ajumma said—
When (it became known that) Jaejoong was going to debut as an entertainer and become a singer
Then the PC-Room owner, the Ajumma said—your son, he practiced so much in our house (T/N: the PC-Room—this is a way of friendly speech)
When he came, I’d tell him, oh you’re so cute (T/N: literally, “pretty,” “nice”), come practice and sing, and I’d give him time (to do so in the PC-Room)
And he really became a singer. Really, I am just too happy… she went on like that.
So I did hear that Jaejoong had done all that.
He didn’t practice separately at home, or practice to others or anything like that.
Jaejoong ne~ver would practice at home.
He didn’t do it in front of us or our parents
He has never shown his singing in front of his family, except for the youngest sister Su-young.
So we were also wondering—is Jaejoong really that good at singing? So we were wondering that, and he was really that good.
But our mother, she’s a very good singer.
So his humming to himself (instinctively), it seems that he did it from birth.
As for his dancing, for me I can’t tell whether he dances well.
Jaejoong… he is a good dancer, but when he dances, I can see his face and
I find it so funny, I just can’t watch him.
Did you not oppose (Jaejoong becoming a) singer?
The Kim Jaejoong Runaway-Story
So in the beginning he became a high school freshman and he goes
“Mom, can I become a singer?”
– A singer, what (kind of a question is that)? Just study hard. I don’t like such things.
“But still, Mom, I want to be a singer,” he goes.
– You can’t be a singer, I told him
And at first now, he (lost his way) and went wandering off, since we forbade him.
Ah. And so one time we told him to go out and deliver jjazangmyun (T/N: A Korean noodle dish with Chinese roots. It is a popular delivery item. For Americans, imagine becoming a pizza delivery man.) or something to become a singer, and
He really up and went! Because (he thought) that if he slept (in an unsavory place) on the way to Seoul from the station he might get kidnapped for bad things, he walked without sleep for two days. To find a job.
But because he was young and a minor, the Chinese restaurant wouldn’t use him.
He wanted to do even jjazangmyun deliveries but they wouldn’t use him because he was so young. Really he wanted to even deliver jjazangmyun.
So he went to deliver newspapers, and the owner
He found that Jaejoong, whichever way he looked, wasn’t a rotten egg and he was (instead) very cute (T/N: literally, “pretty,” “nice”), and so
(Jaejoong asks the owner) “You know… I haven’t eaten in two days, can you please order some jjazangmyun for me” and so the (owner) orders for him jjazangmyun and a meal and he went and ate, and says
“I haven’t slept in two nights, I’ll sleep just a little bit.”
The owner (says to Jaejoong), you—if I’m going to hire you, you have to give me your address.
“You know… I’m not a bad person. I came out because I want to be a singer. In my house my parents forbade me so I ran away. My house, I have eight sisters. I live in Kongju blah blah (T/N: Kongju is Jaejoong’s hometown). I’m not a bad person so you can hire me.”
So he fell asleep and this owner, he (calls me and says)
Do you have a son? I’ll keep him here, so come and take him.
So the oldest sister who was in Incheon (T/N: nearby city) came and took him.
After that, we asked Jaejoong, do you really want to do it that much, and he answers he really does want to do it.
But still we told him not to, but you know the fifth sister, the one who just had a baby.
The fifth sister and the fourth sister said
If you really want to do it, Jaejoong, do an Audition.
Since the sisters had a car while working,
On a Saturday they took him up there and back.
On the first day he got cut and he entered (into the Audition) the next day, and now
Best Look, Best Body… (T/N: Literally, “Face-Boss” and “(Body) Figure-Boss”) he won something like that, Jaejoong.
We heard that the sisters were a big help.
So the 5th sister Yusun (younger than the speaking sister) was like, then I’ll take him up there (to the Audition) secretly
Yusun and Jaejoong, they woke up without Dad knowing and they took the bus up together to Seoul.
That was when everything began.
Jaejoong, he always says, that the fifth sister
The one who helped him become a singer was the fifth sister, he says.
Everyone probably knows. Jaejoong is rea~lly nice (kindhearted).
He’s a guy, but because there were eight sisters and one boy, even his personality when he was young, was a girl, a girl.
A girl to the bone (T/N: literally, “by nature,” “from the sky”).
The sisters, so I’m the fourth and so I’d tell my younger sister to go buy me something, for example to go buy me ice cream. I for sure told the fifth sister, but
In the end Jaejoong would go out and buy it.
The order would get passed and passed down until in the end it reached Jaejoong.
Jaejoong, he would have gone immediately if (some other) sister had told him to, but since the sister who was only one year apart from him had told him (to do these things), how annoying is that.
But still, he would go.
Jaejoong is really nice (kindhearted). From the perspective of others, they think things like, Jaejoong, because of the sisters, even his personality is that of a girl.
In some ways, Jaejoong has the strength of a man, but (in other ways) he is soft (delicate)
As he said on TV, Jaejoong really holds it in (endures pain) a lot. He holds everything in, endures it, and
He endures it three times. When I say three times, the “one” time in those three times isn’t the one time that we think of, but rather ten times, combine them and that’s the “one” time (in the three times).
His heart is really that big.
So that’s probably why Jaejoong (*embarrassed*)… that’s why he is so popular. This might be just his sister thinking but…
The excerpt is from 0:00 to 6:48 of the below broadcast– see it on ILoveJYJ’s YouTube Channel!
(T/N: All cuteness aside, I was moved by how earnestly Jaejoong wanted to become a singer and how hard he was willing to work to attain his dreams. I was also moved by how much he endures, and is enduring even now… Let’s support our Jaejoong and his two brothers to the end.)
Source: www.ILoveJYJ.com and its YouTube Channel
Transcription Credit: 김떡뽁 of DC TVXQ Gallery
Translation Credit: JYJ3
Shared by: JYJ3
Tagged: I Love JYJ, Jaejoong
He’s a trully an amazing human being, a perfection and modest selflessness. Period
Just when I think I can’t love this man any more than I already do, he once again proves me wrong.
And that picture of baby Jaejoong is beyond cute. He’s so squishable!
aaaw! all those stories are so cute and touching!!! *__*
JJ was really motivated lol!! and perseverant! he’s the best ❤
How can anyone be so perfect?
If you think he’s perfect before reading these interviews, well after reading them you’ll realize he’s beyond perfect.
My heart is about to explode because it can’t take anymore love. This man is the definition of perfect. He has such a wonderful and caring personality plus the fact that he can embrace his imperfections. I love him and I’ve never met him. What’s wrong with me? D:
Dang it Jae, at this rate i’ll forever be alone because you are my ideal man and no one will ever match up to you. Y u gotta be my bias? T^T
omg,jaejoong?i cant say,i love you jae?love you with my respect,and sincerity.u are truly survivor.u are really amazing person.keep smiling,reach your dream babe,we,jyj family always support your genuine dream.u are my inspiration…thank you jae,for exsist in this world!^___^
Kyaa~ I just love IloveJYJ!! xDD I think Jaejoong being around so many females made him more sensitive to how girls feel =] Hes so amazing….perfectly imperfect.
i got teary eyes when reading how he hadn’t eaten in 2 days and hadn’t slept for 2 nites, he wanted to become a singer soo bad. He could have run into some terrible ppl that would have done terrible things to him!! Thank God he has such wonderful sisters! he has such a wonderful, loving family!! ^_~
Thank God we have him too!! Thank God we have all 3 of them!! ^_~
JYJ FIGHTING!!! JYJ FAMILY FIGHTING!!!
awe, this got me all emotional
Yoochun is my bias… But I respect and love Jaejoong too…He is a really great person…Almost perfect… (and Junsu too of course) :)))
ahhhhh, so thats why jaejoong’s hair was short in the audition. he got it cut rite then and went to audition for sment. you can check it out on youtube 🙂
This entire interview is just a lovefest, it brings me so much joy, from d’awwwwing to just squee-ing. I love him, all of him flaws and all. And his family too, my god all of them are just precious ♥ Thanks for the translations and can’t wait to read the rest of it!
He deserves to be supported. He never let his dream to be lost. Thanks to the sisters who helped him, he was able to make his dream true. And, as many fans including me have perceived, he’s absolutely cute, noble, innocent and kind hearted. He deserves to be loved sincerely, and to continue being successful.
I’m so envious of his passion and determination T^T and how sweet was his sisters (I grew up with 2 sisters and it was hard, can’t imagine growing up with 8 of them lol).
Jae in that PC-Room pictures are so cute~ <333
OMG~ I really want to hug him~ XD
And that's what you called the real passion.
He must be really want to be a singer so he ran away from home since parent forbade him.
I'm glad he didn't give up his dream to be a singer~ ^^
I always admire JJ’s determination and passion and drive for what he loves to do
As such, he really deserves to be successful and loved.
His family is down to earth, and full of love. Now I really understand how JJ grew up to be this kind of sincere, polite, thoughtful, kind-hearted guy we all know and love ^___^
This interview series is just too wonderful
Love you so much JJ!!!!!!
Did you guys know why all the vids at ILoveJYJ’s YouTube Channel is taking down????
I just checked and wtf. What happened?
i dunno…this morning when i want to watch Chunnie cuts but its all gone.
Read at the comments box that evil Avex filed a complaint!
All the videos have been removed. I thought only one of the video contained an Avex song?
And I was planning to watch/listen to them after my exams are over…now it looks like I can’t. 😦
Allow me to rant and pardon my crude language
But major fuck you to Avex. Like wth went up their damn ass. Like piss off. Gosh fucking leeches that need to bugger off. Like wth is really their damn ass problem. So pissed and fucking annoyed by Avex.
Its not enough that I have to be given pathetic stupid excuses by them as to why they are still selling JYJ products. Duh am not stupid i can see through that BS.
Wish they’ld piss off and let JYJ be and let the fandom be. Fucking leeches. Wish the contract would end already and I hope jyj never go back to that place again.
checked all the vids are gone now.
What’s Avex’s problem ? Damn them. Its not enough that jyj are blocked in korea and Japan but now Avex is getting all prissy over the nonprofit internet broadcasting station. Effing Dipshits.
Seriously forgive my crude language but am so pissed over this.
Cant believe this! Just leave JYJ alone!!!!!!
Bloody Avex did the dirty work!!!
They are all afraid of JYJ isn’t it!!!!!
They afraid to death with JYJ effect & JYJ family.
WTF?! Goddamn AVEX~!?
What else do they want huh? Do they want JYJ to bleed? I’m so angry~!!!
Dammit, I wanted to save all videos this morning, and now it’s too late.
JJ dream to become a singer is really AMAZING!!he do it with his own affort and no wonder many are envying his good quality and leadership.. I cant wait for YC and JS storyhood..
I am so moved by Jaejoong’s sisters telling his story. I just am assured now why I really love this man from the bottom of my heart.
These things a young kid did just to be what he is now, aren’t these enough reasons for him to fight for what he had worked so hard for?
I’m standing by Jaejoong and Yoochun and Junsu until the end.
he really kind to every one. seriuoslly
I just went to the ilovejyj website. There seems to be apology put up by the admin. They are probably trying to explain why the videos have been taken down from the Youtube channel. But i can’t understand Korean and English translation doesn’t help at all.
I dont get it what happen?? whats vid??? or all vids ilovejyj cant not put in Yotude??? can someone explain to me?? thank you???
hope ilovejyj could upload their vid on fb there
Thank you IloveJYJ for this fantastic site & for all your hard work. I really appreciate it, especially these stories about Jae’s youth. His family obviously love him soooo much & it’s equally obvious why they do. I don’t think anyone on this planet is really perfect, but damn Kim Jaejoong come’s as close to perfect as a person can be! Even his so-called flaws just make him more loveable.
Jaejoong, you are an amazing person!
You worked really HA FOR YOUR DREAM. YOU DESERVE TO SHINE!