Simon D and Lizzy converse about Busan
by HYPERMANIAC on September 19, 2010
In anticipation of the Chuseok holidays, the Busan clubs Simon D and After Schools Lizzy have gathered up to reveal their thoughts on explosive popularity theyve been receiving lately for their Busan dialect.
Celebrities from anywhere other than Seoul have a tendeny to mask their dialect, but the two have been known on variety programs to speak it freely and proudly, earning the praise of netizens and viewers alike.
In an interview with Sports Seoul, the two discussed their memories in Busan and the upcoming Chuseok holiday.
Simon: Lizzy, its been a while since Ive seen you. How long has it been since you came to Seoul?
Lizzy: During the one year I was a trainee, I went back and forth from Busan to Seoul. Its been about a year since Ive moved to Seoul for good.
Simon: Girls usually fix their dialects right away
You still use it.
Lizzy: I personally think that I speak like a Seoul person, but those around me dont think so. There really isnt anyone that teaches me Seouls accent, so I just speak freely. Im so extremely proud of being from Busan. Oppa, when did you come to Seoul?
Simon: Its been about three years, since I arrived in September of 2007. I still use Busans dialect as well. I tried to restrict myself as much as possible when I first debuted because I was afraid that people would take me the wrong way since my voice is so low. Still, I wasnt able to talk on broadcast without using our dialect and noticed that Kim Shinyoung was speaking freely on her radio show. I, as well, loosened up and finally our conversation got going.
Journalist: Are there any specific things you guys are proud about Busan?
Simon: Athlete Lee Daeho. Me. Lizzy. And (Jung) Yonghwa. Puhaha.
Lizzy: The PIFF (Pusan International Film Festival). Stadium culture. Rice cake sticks that were cooked in fish cake broth. Its so delicious but Seoul doesnt have it. Also, soondae (pig intestines) that you dip in soybean paste. Everyone in Seoul eats it with salt but soybean paste tastes way~ better. But isnt it totally exciting to see people from Busan when you meet other celebrities? Im close with Secrets Han Sunhwa and Jung Hyungdon oppa. Hes from my hometown so he takes care of me a lot. Whenever someone uses the Kyeongsangdo dialect, I ask them where theyre from. Its extremely welcoming when they say Busan.
Simon: Yonghwa is actually my school junior from Namsan High School in Busan. We have a bit of a large age gap so we didnt attend together but I knew a kid named Jung Suchul in my class. His brother always said hed be a singer and I recently found out that that brother was Jung Yonghwa. When I first saw Yonghwa again, I didnt have a good impression because he used Seouls dialect and felt a bit cold. As I saw him more on broadcasts, though, I noticed that he he was actually really nice and weve become like brothers now.
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