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Thursday, March 21, 2013

130321 [Interview/Trans] G Generation’s 10 minutes with Jung Yonghwa: Singer, CNBLUE’s Leader

Hello to all readers. It’s been a month since promotions ended; finally I got to meet everyone here.

Everyone is aware that CNBLUE’s busy schedules throughout the year. In Korea, we are busy with music shows and there are days when we have to head to the broadcast stations early in the morning for rehearsals. Even with the long waiting time between recording and live broadcast, we couldn’t go anywhere before the live broadcast ends. And right after, we have to go to the practice room to start practising together with our members. There are still Japan activities waiting for us after we ended our promotions in Korea. Also, we are busy preparing for world tour that is going to start next month. So for now, we can only meet everyone in this form of interviews and we hope you would understand.

It’s difficult to find time, including time for composing, for myself because we have to work hard for the preparations. Whenever this happens, I would make full use of the free time I have. I would plug in earpiece and listen to songs while waiting for flight. Nowadays I'm hooked with American singer Bruno Mars. My members and I sometimes also discuss and exchange news about music.

If I have a little bit more time, I would exercise. I think no matter what, health is the most important. This is why whenever I have time, I would go to the gym to do some weight training to replenish my energy. Workout hours would increase especially during rest periods because this is to prevent myself from becoming lazy. During school times, I am very fond of basketball and I thought the best way to relieve stress is to play basketball.

As compared to “planning”, I think “practice” is more important. In order to practice and work hard towards achieving the goals, it is best to make your own goals and dreams as clear as possible. I am still telling myself not to give up and strive towards my dream of becoming the top/best musician. You might ask me where I got all my energy from? I guess it comes from the mindset of “I must do the things related to my dream forever.” In fact, I started learning piano at the age of six, and learnt clarinet after entering elementary school, so I came in contact with music naturally. After entering high school, I began composing.

Now, in my mind is all about embarking on CNBLUE’s world tour. We are able to meet fans from Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia, Philippines and many other countries. In these countries, I am also planning to manage my own time there. First is to avoid concert schedules, being able to walk on the streets to experience the foreign countries’ culture. I am the type that is curious of fascinating things easily. Most favorite way is observing the local people’s working lifestyle through their local delights or the local stores. I've used the same method to gain more refreshing and personal experiences when I had public performances in US, England, Chile and other countries.

I think there’s not a need to start planning what you want to do in 10 years’ time. Of course, firstly my goal is being able to stand on stage together with CNBLUE members even until we get old. Before that, I want to achieve first place in America’s Bill Board chart. In fact, this is something that I want to show off. On January, CNBLUE’s 4th mini album <Re:Blue> has attained first place in America’s Bill Board World Album chart. Whenever I thought of this, I feel that I am few steps nearer to my ultimate dream and it makes me very happy.

When you’re tired of learning, imagine and picture yourself in the future. But before you decide on what you really want to become in the future, you have to think carefully about your capability, potential, and what suits you the most. Asking yourself questions like “what are the things I do that makes me happy the most?” can also be a good way to find out more about yourself.

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