Japan Tour which get closer to fans
Q: You first Japan tour has ended.
D: I always say I want to hold concert with Eunhyuk， by fulfilling it, I am really happy. We went to a lot of places to meet fans, I feel like we get closer with fans, I want to perform onstage more.
E: I wont forget this Tour, because there was never once there is only both of us, and we can get close to fans.
Q: You learn a lot Japanese language during the tour.
E: We really put a lot of effort in learning Japanese. Usually we dance and sing, but in Super Junior we have a lot of members, so what we are in charge is relatively lesser, but this time, there is only two of us, a lot of things we need to take care of ourselves, but because we want to interact with fans, so we work very hard.
Q: How did you learn then?
D: I will learn them myself, and help from translators and staffs, they taught us a lot dialects.
E: As long as I converse a lot and use it a lot, I will get better in it, when I learn more I feel happy. In fact, our tour was started off as concert, but after a few concerts, it becomes more like fanmeeting, talking part becomes longer (laughs).
Q: Aside from concert tour, you went to Kansai Collection and Tokyo Girls Award.
D: We never attended these events before, so I am really thankful that these events allow more people to know us, and there are a lot of fans who went to support us, they give us energy and bravery.
E: I saw may lightsticks when we are onstage!
D: Super Junior lightstick is sapphire blue, when you see it onstage it is really beautiful, members always say this color is nice. (Will you want to see sapphire blue ocean again?) I always dread to open concert and dread to meet fans again.
Q: Speaking about members, whats the difference with activities with Super Junior?
E: Because we have a lot of members, when deciding what to eat, it takes a lot of time, from the starting question “What to do?” until the actual taking action time takes more time, but when there is only both of us, because donghae and I are alike, so we can decide very quickly, it becomes easier.
Q: What about the bad side of it?
E: There is none, both of us is enough (laughs).
E: I was thinking that will we be lonely without other members, but there is no loneliness (laughs). Because we can meet with fans!
Our new single expresses a new revolution
Q: Can you talk about the concept of your new song?
D: As usual it is a song that will makes your body dance along. But it is different from Oppa Oppa and I Wanna Dance, this is a dance song with lots of charisma, its like an evolution of Ride Me.
E: Not just the song, but we give a lot of our own ideas into the mv, it’s a single filled with love. I hope everyone can enjoy it.
Q: Why did you choose to release single again in Japan?
E: After finishing our concert tour in Japan, we wanted to let everyone see our growth.
D: Wanted to thanks the fans who be a part of our concert tour.
Q: Did the recording went on smoothly?
E: I need to pay attention on my pronunciation, because I need to rap, so I put a lot of effort in my pronunciation, but the process was fun!
Q: Any interesting stories you like to share during filming of album jacket and music video?
E: I keep on thinking how to easily present the meaning of the song, I can still remember the skeleton who appear in the mv and filming of the album jacket.
D: We used one whole day in filming mv, but Kangin and Ryeowook came to our filming site to cheer on us, so we are able to work until the end.
15 years being together, understanding everything about each other.
Q: Both of you had been together with each other for 15 years, did you find out any changes on each other when you work as a sub unit?
E: We really know each other for a very long time, I know Donghae so much to the extent that I wonder if its good, Donghae actions is entirely in my expectations, Donghae is in my palms (laughs).
D: (jokingly) I don’t know anything about Eunhyuk, I don’t know what he thinks (laughs).
E: It must be Donghae never understand how I think.
D: Because I only think things I care of, that is ELF JAPAN!
Q: Last message
D: Once again we release new single in Japan, I am happy to meet everyone again!
E: Please anticipate the Revolution version of Donghae & Eunhyuk.
Donghae & Eunhyuk photography
Donghae & Eunhyuk who fly from Korea to Japan and straight to studio, not showing any sign of tiredness and appear full with energy! At the beginning of the interview, gentle Donghae who helps translator to hold the recorder, and during photoshoot, Eunhyuk who is humming along the songs played in the studio, two persons who is very natural.
EUNHYUK – GENTLE AND TRUSTABLE! SENSIBLE HEALER
Change of ideal type
When a girl pays attention to what I am saying, seeing her eyes, my heart will flutters , “ah she is really concentrating in listening to me”, and I really like to see her smile. In the past, I will fall in love with a person because of her physical features. To be honest I pay attention on looks, I fall in love at first sight most of the time. But when I grow older, I changed, I like people who goes well with me. I can’t just meet the person once, but a few times, I will pay attention on different parts, such as smile, voice, how the person talks, what the person talks, small gestures and etcetera, maybe it becomes harder for me to look for a partner (laughs), and I haven’t been in love for quite a long time.
What will you do when you date? There are a lot…
I want to go to big supermarkets to buy ingredients, then prepare a meal together. Go out together and help girlfriend to pick clothes. In the past I love to buy clothes for myself, but now my temptation over fashion decreases, so I buy lesser things. If I see clothes, I will unconsciously thought of “if I have girlfriend I want to buy this for her”. Of course, there are a lot of places in Japan which can date, such as onsen, Disneyland, or strolling in Tokyo streets. I have a lot of things I want to do but I cant do it alone all of them. So I am still waiting for a girl to appear and fulfil all of them, but it seems like I need to wait for a long time.
Morning Donghae, at night also Donghae, its tiring (laughs)
On days we have schedules, the first thing I do when I wake up is to call manager, to confirm Donghae is awake, Donghae is always sleeping late and waking up late. (Donghae who is sitting at the side apologises in Japanese “I am sorry for being late” upon hearing the conversation here). I like to be alone at night, but Donghae always call me. Actually, yesterday night he called me too “Lets eat” but I already ate, and I already brush my teeth, so I told him I am not going but Donghae reply “Whatever it is, you have to go”, he doesn’t listen to me, so in the end I went out with him (Laughs).
Vacation once a year, reducing pressure by vacation
I am originally not a person who gets mad easily, because I am a person who is bold so I don’t feel much pressure, but of course there is still a bit of pressure. So everytime I will utilize my vacation to reduce pressure. I really love vacation, I will go with members or family, I also went alone before. I especially love to go places where I don’t have much chances to go to, especially Europe.
Now its where you work hard in achieving something in your job, but 10 years later maybe becomes a dad?
I already decided that from now until the next 6-7 years I will work hard, 5 years later, I guess it will still be continuously working, not just as Super Junior, but also some other MC work, 10 years later, maybe I will become a dad… there is a Korean variety show who show about the life of fathers and children, in the show, there martial arts fighter Chu Seunghoon and his daughter Chu Sarang interactions are really cute! Its totally my ideal family. Everytime when I watch the show, I will imagine I have a kid like that.
During the interview he work hard in answering all questions, he has good brains, during photoshoot, he also attentively pose for the camera, when Donghae did solo photoshoot, Eunhyuk will stand behind the staffs and watch quietly. Even if its his time to rest, when Donghae has solo interview, Eunhyuk will still sit beside Donghae and listen, and add a few words into Donghae’s interview. In fact, he is person who is gentle and caring towards the things around him.
DONGHAE – UNABLE TO LET OTHERS DIVERT AWAY THEIR EYES, CHEEKY SWEET GUY
Liking people who is lively like a rabbit
I like people who are cheerful and lively, just like rabbits hopping and bouncing. (what small gestures you like about girls?) In short, its people who is like a rabbit who runs here and there! (laughs)
Dating in Japan I want to go onsen
During our concert tour, before Sapporo, I had already wanted to go to onsen, because our room has onsen, its so awesome! If I date, I really want to go onsen, have a bath around 30 minutes then eat ramen, watch movies and play card game!
Morning a cup of coffee, at night send messages to Eunhyuk
Everyday after wake up, I will have a cup of yoghurt drink which is good for the stomach, then I will go into the bathroom and use water to comb up my fringe which is always getting in the way, then I took off my shirt and got onto the scale to check my weight. After that, I had a cup of black coffee because it will make you feel good. Then I will go to work, if I don’t have schedules, I will go to gym, at night when I go back to dorm, I will pour in water for the humidification water heater, then send a message to Eunhyuk to ask him “what to eat?”, we always went out to eat together.
Even if there are troubles I will solve myself
In the past, I am always easily getting mad, but because of that it makes people around me feels uncomfortable, so I don’t think its good. Now when I have troubles, I will go to the bathroom and make myself calm down and think that “there is always times like this”, “I am not alone who feel like this” , “think on a better side” and also try my best to understand what others think. Even if I have friends around to talk to them, but if I really don’t need any help, I will figure out myself.
5 years late will have tour in Japan again?
If you ask me 5 years later what man I want to be? Of course a man who put family as his first priority (laughs), from today onwards I will pay more attention on a person’s inner grace. Because I really love taking pictures, so I want to also take more good pictures, and 5 years late should be holding concert in Japan right? Maybe marriage and have kids, ugh, I don’t really know about my future (laughs).
Donghae help the translator to take water from the water dispenser, showing his gentleman side. When staffs praise him for 100% service, he loudly retort “this is not service, this is love”, and he will do aegyos during Eunhyuk’s interview breaks, and sign on his polaroid photo and etcetera, a freestyle person. But in the end when talking about the end of Japan tour, he gives a very sad expression and spoke in Japanese “very lonely”, leaving a deep impression to the staffs.
Chinese to English Trans:@eunhaebemine
Japanese to Chinese Trans: DirtyPop1938
Eunhyuk and Donghae for Mina Magazine
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