120119 [INTERVIEW] MBLAQ in Hanako Magazine

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Translations: yuka1226 @ AbsoluteMBLAQ
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[Hanako #1011 BLAQ in My Heart]

-Group interview-

MBLAQ who stands out with unique concept “sexy vampires” finally on Hanako with their 2nd single “Baby U!”.
We’ll introduce you their unique characters.

– You had many schedules in Japan in 2011. Could you tell us what you worked hard on the most?
G.O: Shall we introduce the effort made by the person sitting next to ourselves?
– Yes, please!
G: Cheondung took a part in writing lyrics for “Baby U!”. He researched what kind of songs are appreciated
in Japan, and also bought many magazines to study fashion.
Cheondung: I was curious what kind of songs and outfits Japanese fans like.
Well, I’ll talk about Mir then. Mir always checked weather forecast before coming to Japan,
and advised us “It seems freezing. You better bring your coat”. It helped a lot.
He also monitored Japanese tv programs and shared some information with us.
G.O: During recording of “Baby U!”, Mir checked our Japanese pronunciation too. Especially “Again” is
slow ballad, so we paid attention to pronunciation. Mir was the most serious one as if it was his solo track lol.
Thanks to him, we made a great piece.
– Mir, please tell us about Joon!
Mir: Since MBLAQ is still newbie in Japan, we better get used to activities in Japan. So Joon researched
other Japanese groups made their debut at the same time as us. He told us about the fellow artists
on the train the other day.
– Such as?
Joon: It’s…secret lol.
– What a pity! You really seem to have own roles.
Joon: Yes, we do. You’ll be surprised even more after hearing what Seungho worked hard on.
Seungho studied what kind of mechanics and tools Japanese artists are using. He knows very well about it.
– Really?
Seungho: Most of them are using Pro Tools. I’ve just started to learn how to use it. And also Sonar is also popular.
I’m obsessed with mechanics so I looked around and checked which brand’s tools they have in studio while recording.
– That’s amazing. Now please introduce G.O’s episode.
Seungho: G.O cared a lot about outfits. While we were shopping, he said “can we wear this on the stage?” and kept looking for accessories or clothing which only can be purchased in Japan. He even called an apparel company for inquiry.
We can ask G.O anything about fashion.
G.O: The outfits for “Baby U!” are also full of my ideas.
– Lastly, please tell us a summary of 2011 and new year’s resolution.
Seungho: In 2011, we made our effort and grew up well as a group. The good thing is, we did continue to work both in Japan and Korea at the same time. We’ll work harder and show you different charms in 2012.
Hopefully we will have an asia tour.

-Individual interview-

[Cheondung]

Cheondung is into composing songs lately.
“I like creating songs by my sense in an hour and half.
I don’t try too hard when nothing comes up. That’s the key to create good songs.”

In “Baby U!”, he also wrote rap lyrics in Korean.
“I wrote it referring to my experience. I always feel if I confess someone my feeling, she would go away.
Once my feeling towards the girl I liked was leaked by my friend and she took distance from me.
So I’m an expert at one-sided love who doesn’t have courage to tell her my feeling.
I can write tons of songs for that lol.”

To widen the range of words for lyrics, he also listens to friends’ experience.
“Even though I listen to many episodes from my friends, I don’t fully understand till I experience myself.
I wonder if I would be a better song writer after having relationship. Someday I want to write a love song
based on my own experience.”

[Joon]

Joon said “Our relationship with Japanese fans improved lately”.
“Soon after we debuted, our communication was awkward but we learned a lot more Japanese words in past 6 months and now feel much closer to them”.
On the stage, Joon flashes his abs and attracts fans with his sexiness, but he is actually
so natural and kind to make people around him feel eased.
“I love space” he said with sparkling eyes and started to point out what is so good about it.
“I was interested in something uncertain like the seven wonders of the world or deep sea.
It lead me to become curious about space. We don’t know what is there outside the solar system.
If you think in such a large field of view, the earth is only a tiny spot.
When I think of space, all my worries or thoughts seem to be tiny things which makes me feel at ease.
At the same time, it makes me realise the present is the most important. I’ll focus on what I should do
and want to achieve my goals.

[G.O]

G.O started to write songs 1 year ago. While trying to make good environment for it, the other thing caught his interests…
“I was changing layout for the room to make it easier to compose songs, then I became interested in interior more and more.
Changing curtains or doing a little changeover are what I enjoy on holidays.”

By composing in a comfortable room, G.O would be the one to lead MBLAQ in their own music.
“As long as I work as a musician, I always wanted to be able to compose myself. So I worked really hard last year.
I gained some knowledge and I came to deeply think of MBLAQ’s originality more.”

Do you see Cheondung as a rival for being able to compose songs?
“I don’t see him that way. Cheondung is good at composing dance music and I like melodious pop music.
We work on different style, so if each of our skills improve more, it means MBLAQ gains more charms.”

[Mir]

Mir reveals the feeling while resting due to his back injury.
“I suffered mentally more than physically. While I was taking break, MBLAQ kept promoting both in Japan and Korea, but I couldn’t join. I saw Seungho was doing rap part for me on the music program and felt deeply sorry to members. “
He looks cheerful and and being dorky, but he is actually very sensitive inside. He was reading a book while
short break during shooting which was quite impressive.
“I read a book per week. What I’m reading now is “SCHNEEWITTCHEN MUSS STERBEN” written by a German writer Nele Neuhau.
I always show my dorky side on the show, so staffs are always surprised at me reading lol.”

So he also wants to date a girl who loves reading?
“A girl who can draw. I think it’s really beautiful to see someone drawing pictures.
I want her to draw portrait of me everyday.”

[Seungho]

Fixing gadgets is very significant in many hobbies Seungho has. Of course he can handle connecting cables
which most of girls hate dealing with it.
“I receive many inquiries on twitter as if I’m a call center. I liked fixing mechanics since I was a kid.
I used to break everything into parts, and fix them back. Once my fan’s car was broken in front of me
and I managed to fix it.”

He looks so kind. But as being a charismatic leader of MBLAQ, he was taken as “scary” personality when they made their debut.
“I was said I have atmosphere not easy to talk to and didn’t show me smiling. Even fans asked me “are you angry?” lol.
But I turned into brighter personality these days. We got to meet many fans through our debut in Japan, so I think it helped a lot. I’m not scary, I’m nice person(he said in Japanese)”.

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7 Comments on “120119 [INTERVIEW] MBLAQ in Hanako Magazine”

  1. tiffanymireu
    January 23, 2012 at 3:41 am #

    “,…Mir reveals the feeling while resting due to his back injury.
    “I suffered mentally more than physically. While I was taking break, MBLAQ kept promoting both in Japan and Korea, but I couldn’t join. I saw Seungho was doing rap part for me on the music program and felt deeply sorry to members. “
    He looks cheerful and and being dorky, but he is actually very sensitive inside. He was reading a book while
    short break during shooting which was quite impressive.
    “I read a book per week. What I’m reading now is “SCHNEEWITTCHEN MUSS STERBEN” written by a German writer Nele Neuhau.
    I always show my dorky side on the show, so staffs are always surprised at me reading lol.”
    So he also wants to date a girl who loves reading?
    “A girl who can draw. I think it’s really beautiful to see someone drawing pictures.
    I want her to draw portrait of me everyday.”

    I Know Right????? TT_TT
    But please cheer up right now my puppymireu,
    Iknow you are very dorky outside and sensitive inside. TT_TT

    • tiffanymireu
      January 23, 2012 at 3:45 am #

      I can draw prettily, babymireu. ^^
      drawing people is my hobby

  2. January 23, 2012 at 6:50 am #

    hhahaha seungho is sooo cute!

  3. January 23, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    Reblogged this on Yanglover's Blog.

  4. Kmac
    January 23, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    I am in awe of MBLAQ! For each member to learn more about other cultures and languages is great! My daughter and her friends love MBLAQ! And of course they’ve gotten this mom to be a K-pop mom fan for life! Mblaq come to America preferably Georgia!

  5. Seunghonism
    January 23, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

    baby mir im an a arts school and i speak german (schnewittchen muss sterben) .. but i think seungho still fits me better ^-^

  6. blaqhole
    January 24, 2012 at 12:42 am #

    “I wrote it referring to my experience. I always feel if I confess someone my feeling, she would go away.
    Once my feeling towards the girl I liked was leaked by my friend and she took distance from me.”
    Aww thunder..i wonder who that girl is..i would gladly take u :)

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