[TRANS] 100222 GQ Magazine Korea, March Issue - Yunho and Jo Jae Jin Interview Each Other
T/N: Translation of Yunho and Jo Jae Jin's Interview of each other in GQ Korea Magazine-March Issue:
Jo Jae Jin (Cho Jae Jin) asks Uknow Yunho (He is a professional soccer player who is currently playing for a Japanese league)
Q. When we meet, we drink tea and eat and talk. That's it. Don't people ask if we drink (alcohol) with guys? Haven't you heard that?
A: It's exactly the same for me. If I meet (someone), I talk about work and the future. It can become sort of serious but there are those who see it as fun, those who see it as cute, and those who see it as cool. It's like that. To me, "family" is very important. If I decide that someone is my kind of person, from then on, I'll talk about work, the future, things like that.
Q. However, why are you so busy? Since our work is different, it's possible that I don't understand but aren't you even busy in the middle of the night (early morning)?
A: Oh, sorry hyung (older brother). You already know I'm the meticulous type. I'm the type that well prepare a lot for the next schedule. I practice at night but for example, I don't just practice. I like walking on the spur of the moment (randomly). I like to walk around Seoul here and there in disguise and think. I'm the type to drive myself hard but there's not enough time. However, you always call me during my practice.
Q: When I called before, you said you were walking (around). Where do you walk?
A: I go here and there. At that time, Was I walking to Noryangjin? I don't like to go to a place I've been to but I like to go to places that I don't know.
Q: Do you relax by doing that?
A: No matter how many people praise me saying I did good, there are times when I look at myself and I don't think I did. So, I think that others really think I didn't do good either. I feel like I can only give that feeling (doing good) if I've tried my best 100%. When I have a really bad cold and I have to go up on stage, I think, "should I dance hard?" I know that when I think like that, I will only be able to give the feeling of 30%. (He is very hard and demanding on himself)
Q: Because of that "perfectionism", doesn't it make it hard in other things?
A: As you know, in private, I act like a dummy (hehe, he's really a dork). When I'm working and something goes wrong, I will definitely ask myself questions but when it's personal, I just go "oh well~." When I first met you, you appeared serious like a sports athlete but even though you seemed that way, how should I say it, you were innocent?
Q: Let's say that's the case, but what do you do when you're alone?
A: Well, don't know. Write (myself) a plan for 10 years later?
A: If not, I'll definitely meet friends. Like I said before, I walk alone too. I also said this in last year's GQ interview but I don't want to lose "Jung Yunho." On the stage, I go "I'm the best, I'm the best who can't lose to anyone" so I can do it (perform)but when I come down from the stage, I want to be normal. If you live to this way, then it seems like your view of the world changes a little bit. I still have lots of regular (non-celebrity) friends. That's why, going around with friends sightseeing, I'll see mothers selecting fresh fish and trying to bargain with prices. That's why when I do that, I will only take 3000 won because I might get weak (haha frugal Yunho).
Q: Do you want to go to the mountain once sometime? Chong Ghe Mountain is good. Bok Han Mountain is good too.
A: I'd like that. We also talked about going to the mountains a long time ago but we only talked about it.
Q: What do you dislike the most?
A: Hmm..people who lie. Lies.
Q: What do you dislike about yourself? Something like, things you want to correct?
A: Well, my dressing habit? I want to correct grabbing just whatever feels the most comfortable. Once in a while, manager hyungs will tell me to wear something nice but I don't like it when they say that either. I also have to take care of my face. Oh, I hate taking care of my nails the most. Actually, I came today too after I got skin care/treatment. It's hard laying still (haha knew he couldn't just be still). Also, I keep getting blamed for broken things.
Q: What are you talking about?
A: When I touch something which has nothing wrong with it, it either gets broken, breaks, or something falls off. It does that. I didn't mean to do that but it just gets broken. I get blamed because I don't explain what happened so I get into a lot of trouble. (hehe clumsy Yunho)
Q: What's your limit (alcohol)? For some reason, I think it's 3.
A: I don't know if my limit is 3 or not. When I drink with people who's good at drinking, we're all sprawled out. I didn't know that. Truthfully, I don't really like alcohol (but) how should I say it? When people drink, it seems like they kind of get aggressive, they argue over something that isn't even a big deal. That's why I usually just like talking and having a meal more. However, when I drink, I definitely drink. When it's my birthday, that day, (they'll say) "Yunho-yah, drink some today." I'll drink from a bowl this big, one shot for me, one shot for you.
Q: Do you compete with that too?
A: It's not competing. If I say, "drink as much as you love me," they'll drink in one shot. The staff will pour alcohol in a large bowl like this and say, "drink as much as you love us." It's like that. If I don't drink that much, it seems like I'm lying (poor Yunho, so he ends up drinking all of it)
Q: Isn't it okay to tell that kind of lie?
A: There are times when you may lie with good intentions. However, for me telling a lie...you could see that as cute but lies don't fit in my life.
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