Wednesday, October 12, 2011

[Article] Kyu Jong Considered Quitting & Now Wants Name Recognition

Super thanks to slimz1808 for the translation of this and sharing. This article is a MUST READ and I think only stone hearted fellow will not feel sad about this.

Yah I am not really sure if I miss Kyu Jong so much but these past days he's always in my mind thinking how he is doing. I am so proud of him and really thank him for not quitting and giving us much joy.


[Trans] Kim Kyu Jong “Ever considered quit being an artist”
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Kim KyuJong “Ever considered quit being an artist”

SS501 put a temporary stop to their group activities since their last stage together on the 13th June 2010 Newton TV showcase. After which Kim HyunJoong, Kim HyungJun and Park JungMin, these 3 members signed up with new agencies, leaving Kim KyuJong and Heo YoungSaeng who did not find an agency easily. This caused much worries amongst fans until they subsequently signed up with B2M Entertainment and had a series of successful Asia Tour fan. But the wait for more than a year is indeed a long wait for his fans. So what had happened to the Center of SS501 who had become a mysterious character during this long absence?

“Ever considered quitting, hence had no desire to go on”

What was done during the long rest? Seems like a long long rest..

When our contracts expired, following the settlement of fellow members, I did consider quitting. I was seriously considering this option. It was my dream since I was young, to become an idol singer, and that has been fulfilled. I spent a good 5 years time in a good place, receiving good treatments. At the same time, there were many people whom I thought was bad because of misunderstanding and also a lot of occasion where I thought they are good people but turned out to be otherwise. I was hurt many times. Hence I thought of quitting, returning to my hometown and start something new with my friends or go back to school. At that time, the people whom I am working with now, hold on to me. A couple of composer hyungs whom I’m close with, taught me ways to have fun working, they even bought me musical equipments, and gave me lots of good advices. As such, I made music, learned to draw and 4 months passed quickly. (slimz1808 : WOW! Din noe wuri kyu learnt time FanMeet he can draw pic of fans?!)

Almost starred in dramas during your rest?

I received proposals for ‘Mary is Staying Out’ and ‘Secret Garden’ at the same time. Seems like in ‘Mary is Staying Out’, the role of a member of a band suits me exceptionally well. But I do not have any regrets. Well of course, when would I ever have the chance to star along with Hyun Bin and Ha JiWon. Ha Ha. Really wished to meet them and was very excited but I felt I was lacking in many areas then. If I had taken up the drama then, the success of the drama would make me feel like it is my success. Then others will have the impression ‘So you are this kind of person’.

People around you were impatient about the long absence

I’m really fine but fans were really worried (slimz1808 : OMG! How can we not be worried, reading these articles made us even MORE worried. Imagine he ever considered resigning?!). Many even called the company asking ‘What exactly is Kim KyuJong doing’. Ha Ha.

“Recharging as much as I have rested, now it is time to charge forward. All aside. Now.”

Did you recover your confidence during your rest?

I overcame my fears from my involvement in Goong. I also went for some drama auditions for the experience of it, but it still felt like my heart was about to burst when I read the scripts.

How are things now?

I’m not nervous now. For this album performance, I only felt slight nervousness for my debut stage on Mcountdown. After starring in Goong, I have developed such thinking “ah, can’t bother, just do according to what I think it should be”. In the past I had always been burdened by the thoughts of “Is this the correct answer, if I do this, what if others do not like what I have done?”.

Hope to be looking forward to the upcoming drama that you are casted in. (Kim KyuJong has been casted in TV ChoSeon’s drama ‘Saving Madame Go BongShil)

Truthfully, I am relieved that my role is not a comparatively huge one. However it’s my first drama, so I want to do well for it. My parts should be starting from episodes 7-8 onwards and will be on one scene each time. My role is a chic city guy who dreams to be a musical actor.
“Wants to let the public knows that I, am Kim Kyu Jong.”

Actually looking at KyuJong, we think that he seems to lack of self-confidence. Have you ever been pushed over by fans?

(slimz1808 : haizzz…poor boys) It was very severe. Ever since our debut, in fact we heard many times from fans that YoungSaeng hyung and I should be excluded from the group before the group can succeed. I also received a lot of letters too. I drank a lot with YoungSaeng hyung back then. (laughs) Both of us chatted over drink and talked about everything and anything, and said ‘next time we must laugh while talking about this day’, and those days, we had our concert in Tokyo. At the ending of the concert, we sang “Wings of the World” and both of us burst out crying. At that time, members held on tightly to me and gave me lots of strength. (slimz1808 : sobzzz… teary eye-ed while I trans this…. Awh!)

It is a fact that the public’s awareness of entertainer Kim KyuJong is not high

I want to let the public know about me now. Even when I take taxi, the taxi driver would only repeatedly say that they’ve seen me somewhere before. Even if I tell them the group name, they don’t really know. In times like this, if I say HyunJoong hyung’s name, the taxi driver would go ‘ah~’, and recognizes. Ha Ha. It is good that members are doing well but as a member of the group, I felt sorry that I am unable to keep up with the level of recognition. There is really only one aim for my album and drama this time. It is for the public to ‘know Kim KyuJong’. That’s why I will be going other cities more often too. To let them listen more of my song. (laugh)


SS501sister said...

sobssss T______________T

Anonymous said...

kyu jong always humbles me - i was so sad yday reading leaders articles
but omg this poor man has gone thru so much - i cant go on being depressed over the leader vs double baby issue when our poor kyu makes me even more depressed with his low self confidence articles
i never knew youngsaeng was disliked by the fans tho - i thot he had the highest popularity within the fanclub ?? and leader had the highest popularity otuside of the fanclub

Anonymous said...

I'm shocked that people wanted both Kyu and Saengie out of SS501 at first! I knew about mangement had wanted Kyu to quit at first, but Saengie too? Thank God neither of them quit! I am sooooo proud of how well both of them are doing now! I am enjoying their respective albums immensely! :-)

sweetiecutieys said...

as i knew ys is in the 1st rank(has many fans than the other members)before hjl became an actor....

sweetiecutieys said...

dsp is really stupid if they make ys out from the band...well, hes the main vocal~~~~

Anonymous said...

i also knew before that YS has the most number of fans during their earlier days. so im quite shock at this. maybe this is when they were just really starting. feel so sad for the two of them. kyusaeng fighting!

danz said...

yeah, that's why let's just be supportive of them and love them as much as we love them as a group...they deserve more appreciation now that they are doing their solo careers...

let's just put aside for a while the thoughts of them coming back together as a group..if it will happen, then that's awesome...if they won't...i will still love them..

it is just recently that i got to know these guys. sadly, i didn't got the chance to appreciate them when they're still together. looking back on their reality shows, their happy moments together made me sad and longed for them but that's the past all we can do now is look forward to another happy memories that they will make and treasure it as the new beginning for these guys!

-peace & love!

Anonymous said...

i really like your comment danz....

kelly said...

I like Danz's comments too. But the time I know them, they are already at the end of their contract with DSP. But I love their shownmanship on stage, the type not about dressing or dancing but the type that make you feel the warmth in them, the happiness in them on stage.

sinthia said...

I feel so happy Kyu is thinking this way now. ^^
I hope he keeps his thoughts positive and focused on the things he wants and never considers quitting again!!It's so nice when he talks with such confidence and shows how much he wants to be known by people now... I feel really proud of him!

Anonymous said...

Let us make KJ name as a great entertainer!! He deserves it!