Thank YOU, SHINee <33
(happy I was able to make this post in time!)
SHINee, a group that captivated women’s hearts by singing ‘Noona Is So Pretty’ in 2008. On their 5th anniversary they are meeting with fans through Naver Star Column. To present their unique hidden charms through unseen photos. The top hallyu idols’ colorful growing-up story begins now. /by Editor.
Hello, we are shining SHINee. We greet you through Naver Star Column like this. We were so envious when we saw TVXQ sunbaenim’s Star Column!! Huhuhut…Since we’ve prepared for this ambitiously, please listen to and enjoy our story too~ First of all, we’ll tell you our offstage stories with photos taken as we prepared for our new album chapter 1 ‘Dream Girl’ and chapter 2 ‘Why So Serious?”! Then let’s start!
Hello~ I’m Onew. Hmm.. This picture was taken while we were preparing for our album showcase. We smiled to relieve tension. But we couldn’t hide our inner feelings. ㅠㅠ You can see Jonghyun who couldn’t do ‘Why So Serious’ activities. Would you pray for Jonghyun’s fast recovery?^^
Ugh~ our kiyomi pose you can’t see easily!!! Minho’s expression is the best in this picture. How can he be so cute… Key is cute in his own way~ Still maknae Taemin is the cutest. ㅋㅋㅋNoona’s heart chaptivator Taemin-goon! Now his voice thicker ㅠㅠ being reborn as a manly man!
Taemin’s solo shot~ Jonghyun as cameo in the back? ㅋㅋ My heart gets stirred as I look at this picture..It is indeed flower smile!! It’s Taemin’s surprise gift to fans who have given unchanging love for 5 years.
This is right before the showcase starts, you see how SHINee’s waiting room usually looks. Minho is checking his hairstyle until he heads out for stage. Jonghyun his arm muscles, I…um..what am I doing?^^;; Can you see what’s written on Key’s hand mirror? Does it say ‘I’m sorry for being handsome’? Key-goon, what situation is this?? the initial symptom of being self-deluded Prince?~
Ha~ this is one of my favorite photos. It’s taken during our mv shoot. I like its feel and look at it again and again.^^ I was very tired as we did the shoot until late hours! but a smile sneaking out with the thought of making a good gift for fans~
Following Onew hyungnim, I greet you~ Hello I’m maknae Taemin! This picture was taken at the ‘Why So Serious’ mv shoot. Everyone’s serious expression is impressive, isn’t it? Never~we were tired. ㅋㅋ Right before the shoot started, we were preparing our faces for the emotional expression.^^ Onew-nim, you are not sleeping, are you? Well, just to check. ㅎㅎ
A shot of everyone during the mv shoot! Charming in four different colors, don’t you think? Hehe. Minho-hyung and I made a pose. Minho hyung’s eyes show his flaming charisma. I also posed suddenly during make-up, what do you think? looking serious?^^ Compared to us two Onew hyung shows a tender man feel. Key hyung’s innocent smile is very attractive, isn’t it? I still remember that in the situation without Jonghyun hyung we tried to do our best to show better performances. ^^
Following cute maknae Taemin, I’m Minho! It’s a bit awkward to greet you in writing but I ask you a favor (_ _) The first photo is me. ㅋㅋIt’s on the first TV program for ‘Why So Serious’. I posed before entering the waiting room^^ We shared it with K-Will hyungnim all the afternoon. I thank K-will hyungnim for his special appearance here through his name. ^^
Zzajan~ here’s us in our waiting room! Onew hyung is checking his stage outfit. Key looks a bit nervous, right? ㅋㅋOnew hyung and maknae Taemin are engrossed in looking at something. We sometimes have a relaxing time to relieve tension before going on stage. Taemin’s curious expression is very cute.
Maknae’s serious expression you can’t see easily! I can feel Taemin’s tension as he is about to go on stage. Is it really our maknae? His charisma is brimful and spilling over.^^(Taemin-ah hyung did well, right?ㅋㅋ) I think we can do better with some tension. Thus our stage is completed.
How did you like our story? It was special to tell you our story looking at our photos. I didn’t know it’s so much fun to recall our memories to tell you our story.^^ It made me look back one more time on our precious memories which can be forgotten in our busy schedules. Ah! of course I felt fans’ love once again.^^ Now in part two we’ll show you photos of our 5 year activities. Look forward to it as it includes many unseen photos. See you soon~
ps. feeling sorry I’m adding one more photo. It’s Key and Taemin writing messages to Naver Star Column readers. Why no Onew hyung and me? Eh~ it’s not fun to show everyone at one time. Haha. Wait a bit more, and you will see the messages. Keep us in love!
Written by SHINee
Edited by Hwang Yonghee (Issue Daily) firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo by SME
Trans by jujugal
Another belated translation for the record and for those of you who don’t want to miss every line and word of and about SHINee 😉
Living so far there have been many happy days and sometimes hard days, but I’ve always lived positively. I want to have a life I can always smile while continuing to live like that. This year I’m 25 years old. Now 5 years have slid by, a life of spotlight is sometimes hard, but I think it makes me stronger. People think they will be just happy if they can do what they want to do. I don’t mean I’m not happy. It’s just a time there is a lot to think about as a person, not simply a child. As I get to wonder “what misconceptions of me are there?” in this album, there can be many hard, difficult misconceptions, but I’ve had good time reflecting on myself through these thoughts. I’ve always tried to do my best preparing for every album, and pondering a lot to show good performances with no regrets I think we’ll be able to make you have different ideas with good or bad sides.
Misconceptions make one imagine and anticipate. Your conceptions of me might be mostly misconceptions. Yet what I conceive of me is wholly my image. Even misconceptions are my images. They make negative or positive effects. I find it fun that rather than presenting a clear right answer, the world comes up with a unique interpretation out of new misconceptions different from the intended. The world has been so since even before I was born, and will be so. Lots of misconceptions have made the world more creative. I wanted to show such an interesting world in this album. “What do you think of it?” “What misconceptions and new interpretations does this album make you have?”
In the beginning there were a series of very fearful and upsetting things. The more I tried to unravel it, the more it got tangled. Through all these things that happened to me I got to think since when I was little, “Didn’t my worries get bigger?”. If I make a hole in that thought and see myself through it someday, I’ll become wiser, won’t I? I’m now 23 years old. I’m still not good at receiving much nor at expressing myself yet. But I hope we will get over with pain and have a happier life through each other. Thankful all the time…
“Every thought that is signaled towards me is a misconception. The misconceptions of me.”
“I have always tried to be positive about myself and after mapping out my own life, I have acted upon it. But a wall seems to come up from an unexpected place. It can be from my family or friends, or from staff who work hard for me. I supposed there’d be people out there who could share thoughts and feelings with me, but as I started social life young I have met people with different dispositions. There are also some people who have their own codes a bit different from mine and others who understand my thoughts but express them differently. Unexpected things keep coming up. Especially this thought has been in my mind as I prepare for this album: “I’d like to have people who share my thoughts around me.” I said recently on air that I’d like to form my own crew. Some people may interpret it in a distorting way while others can understand what I mean. A misconception itself has no form but exists in images, and even my actions, which can be called forms, seem to be received with the misconceptions of images, that is, of my intentions and thoughts in taking such actions. Misconceptions can be made even though my actions have been taken appropriately according to my design of life. However, there is a meaning in everything, and I think what I, Lee Taemin, now have to do is to overcome and beat it. I’m not afraid of extremes. While some understand it, lots of people dislike and hate it. I hope that people won’t have misconceptions of me only with my visible actions and that no one will be hurt.”
[Trans by jujugal; *Taemin’s thanks to posted on my taem blog “Taem It!” before].
I know it’s so belated to translate SHINee’s “thanks to” in the Chapter 2 album, but still I felt I should do this for the record and wanted to help people have a glimpse of what SHINee were thinking in regard to the main idea of the album “the misconceptions of me.”
My sweet boys~ T.T
All their words are touching!
And Taemin had so much to say..
I’ll change the pics when better scans are found.
[photo source: shinee homepage]
SHINee is 5 years old… Thank you… Love you…
A message from Minho after the 5th Anniversary Fanmeet
[Source: shinee homepage]
[Cr as tagged | http://blog.naver.com/o_ob09]
*I came across this while browsing naver. All of these are replies in a row one fan received from Jonghyun. Haha, Jonghyun’s sense of humor >,<
*To explain more about “someman”: it’s a new word made up by Korean netizens as a compound of “something+man”. It refers to a man you have a good feeling but are not dating yet.
[Key] Taking photos in Paris…he said he came out too dark, so I brightened it kkkkkkkkkk [*lol]
[Key] Both of us felt dumbfounded and laughed kkkkkkkk [*lol]
*Is it because the second photo came out too bright? or upside down? I didn’t rotate the photo thinking it’s intentional 🙂