He doesn’t want just attention.. he wants hyung to adores and praises him (That’s the way Changmin-ah~.. uri maknae is amazing, right~)and basically coddles him silly (after which he will troll hyung mercilessly while being all fluffy and ‘yay!' inside)
[TRANS] Extracts of Changmin’s interview for the October issue of Cosmopolitan revealed on the magazine’s website
"The 5 days and 3 nights in Bali together with Changmin"
As comfortable and smooth as the winds and the sounds of the waves of Bali, Changmin is living his life while readily enjoying every single day in order to become a flexible and tender befitting man of his thirties. Twenty-seven-year old Shim Changmin, who did not dream any dreams of derogating from his norm but had instead earnestly craved a break, this are the 5 days and 3 nights together with him in Bali.
Q: Recently your activities are a little rare. How have you been doing during these while?
Because we started our Korean activities from the first day of the new year this year, I was really happy. You guys remember “Something” and “Spellbound” right? After concluding our Japanese nationwide tour, which started in April, not long ago, I am now in the midst of a little break. Although Yunho hyung is busy with his drama filming, some free time came up for me so this is how I ended up being able to come even here to Bali.
Q: If you return to your everyday life once again, you will probably be as busy as before right? It seems like the fans will be very curious, wasn’t it said that there will be special plans in the latter half of the year?
It seems like in the latter half of the year, we will be meeting with the Asian fans through the SM Town concerts, and because there are plans whereby we will venture out to meet everybody with new sides of us through yet other concerts / performances(!) worth anticipating for, please anticipate them.
Q: The Bali photoshoot this time around, there was a feel which was rather different from the photoshoots to date where your charisma was overflowing right?
Perhaps it was because I kept hearing the words “naturally, naturally” starting from prior to the photoshoot, I strived to implant in my head the thought that the subject is “naturalism”. However, even so, I still came to hear words like “How would it be if you remove just a little more of your strength?” I felt that I still retained the habit of subconsciously being nervous.
Q: Actually, we wanted an even more, more, more natural Shim Changmin. Haha.
I did my best within the means of what I am able to do. Haha. Actually, I am not a person who is so rigid. It is okay even if I don’t smoothly shave, or even if I don’t put on make-up. I am the type who enjoys the natural look, but it seems like people think that I am perhaps not like that. Although it is my first time in Bali, the feeling of belonging to nature was really great. The trees were also really beautiful and with the wind softly blowing, it seems like we came during a really good time period.
Q: Amidst the fact that you are a star who has an overwhelming fandom following, it seems like the Changmin-ssi we personally met with is still really innocent and fresh.
In the past, if I am together with my peers, I heard a lot that I have an old-looking face, so it seems like that face is just proceeding on for a long time as it currently is. Hahaha. But even so, when I look at last year’s photos and this year’s photos, it is a little different too. Of course I think, “So I am also getting older”. The outer / external aspects have come to be changing, aren’t they? Although there is nothing I can do about that, to the extent of my inner mental workings, I am working hard in order to refine them in a flexible and composed manner.
Q: Are there times when you yourself also find it intriguing that you are living as a top singer?
If I had not become a singer, I would most probably have been living as an ordinary person. I came to take part in the casting auditions in a coincidental manner, and thinking about that now, it makes me go, “Isn’t that one of the things led by the almighty powers? Although it is probably also not a bad thing to live ordinarily together with my friends, the many things which I enjoyed after becoming a singer are really fascinating and for which I am very thankful for. Actually, even for this moment now that I have come here to Bali, I think that I am really happy and thankful. Because if it were not for that choice on that day, I would not have been able to enjoy this.
Q: Judging from that, it is intriguing how you have not had any scandals or gossip to date. Because it is also a general fact that it is inevitable that such things will surface due to surrounding circumstances, even if you did not intend for it to happen.
How can it be that I did not have any of that? Even if I was going to a drinking setting, there were many people who came to instigate aggression. In that case, there is nothing else that can be done other than just smiling and letting it go. Some time back, a colleague hyung said this while he was drinking alcohol. “Even if you did not commit any wrong, if anything happened, managers and celebrities will unconditionally apologize, and will have to leave and avoid that setting”. It seems like those words are just right. Now, even if I meet people who instigate and provoke aggression without any reason whatsoever, I do not get agitated or my mood does not become bad, and I have mastered the trick of being able to go past that incident. Because for everybody, it is likewise, there will evidently also be people who dislike myself without any reason at all.
Q: It also seems almost like this is thankfully attributable to your personality disposition that you don’t carry out acts which attract attention.
That is right. However, at the start, I disliked the myself who did not stand out. Because seeing how I was too overshadowed compared to the people who stood out, it is not easy to receive attention. However, as time passed, there was no huge amount of greed or over-ambition, and I think that it seems like not standing out is my strength. Even if I were living societal life ordinarily, it seems like I would also be like that.
Q: If by any chance you are born again, is there anything you want to try out, if you did not become a singer?
I definitely want to attempt a challenge at being a sports reporter, which I had dreamt of from when I was young. I really like baseball, you know. Because it is not easy for me to watch baseball games while comfortably drinking beer within the country, I also have thoughts that I want to go to LA to watch baseball.
Q: There are many instances where people who are focused on one thing are one-track minded. However, even so, it seems like Changmin-ssi is still an innocent youth. Do you have a secret to that?
Of course, while experiencing many things and meeting with countless people, there would evidently be stuff such as getting hurt. But even so, during the past recent 5~6 years, it seems like there were no instances such as me getting depressed or crying while drinking alcohol. I always drank enjoyably. Amongst my colleagues, I am close to Super Junior’s Kyuhyun and SHINee’s Minho, and it seems like our common point is that we are innocent. Recently, while watching tvN’s “Youth Over Flowers”, I also had thoughts whereby I wanted to try filming those type of programme with the trio of us.
*Please look out for the detailed contents in the October issue of Cosmopolitan!
~Another excerpt from Changmin’s interview for the October issue of Cosmopolitan
Q: You are really down-to-earth. This interview seems like an opportunity for us to see Changmin ssi in a new light.
Changmin: I am also an ordinary man. The things which normal men like, I like them all. If there can be said to be something which is a little different, just as how I acknowledge that the job which I do is known as “something worthy of others being envious of me”, I accept and embrace it and it is to the extent of enjoying myself within it? Although it is not that I am intentionally like that, I also strive to show everybody a little of the disheveled sides of me. No matter how handsome a person is, if he is always just being handsome, it’s boring isn’t it? That is also the type of reason why I cross-dressed as a female at a concert some time back. It seemed like the fans also like that type of new sides of me. Because in the future, I will also be showing everybody the sides of Changmin who is a little more loosened up and has become more natural, please watch over me a lot!
Trans by: mug_ping
[TRANS/FANCAM] 140921 Changmin at Super Junior SS6 in Seoul
*Leaving the venue
*Changmin is at SS6. Infinite’s Sunggyu, Sung Jong, Dongwoo and SuJu’s Yesung are also there RT@ KIRAKIRA_BH
*Changmin is together with Mr Lee Soo Man at SS6 RT@ UltraTVXQ
*Changmin is waving his lightstick the most enthusiastically RT@ KIRAKIRA_BH
*Changmin brought a scarily huge backpack LMAO RT @ mj81208
*After Siwon’s greetings,Changmin smiled really brightly. As Kyuhyun is doing his greetings now, Changmin also broke into smiles[KIRAKIRA_BH]
*Changmin is waving his lightstick really hard. His body is leaning towards the side & he is not leaning against his seat RT @ KIRAKIRA_BH
*At Kyuhyun’s ment and actions, Changmin showed huge reactions. Friends indeed? ㅋㅋ RT@ KIRAKIRA_BH
*As soon as Changmin’s VCR appeared, he himself burst into huge laughter RT @ KIRAKIRA_BH
*[Seeing his VCR] Changmin could not lift his face ㅋㅋ and spoke to the surrounding people with extremely huge gestures ㅋㅋ RT@ KIRAKIRA_BH
*Because Changmin’s VCR for the preparation for Kyuhyun’s solo appeared, perhaps he was shy / embarrassed, he covered his ears and bowed his head and he was rocking backwards (in laughter perhaps) and was showing diverse reactions, but as the song started, he listened with all ears quietly and when the song ended, he waved his lightstick, having the look of a true fan ^^ his sense is awesome. [credit: TypeB_scm]
*As soon as Siwon came out for “Wild Horse”, Changmin totally burst into laughter RT@ KIRAKIRA_BH
*At first Changmin was beside Lee Soo Man, but he moved forward by one block thereafter. When it was dance songs, he would wave the lightstick back and forth, and when it was ballads, he would wave the lightstick towards the sides. During Wild Horse, he hit the person beside him really hard (in laughter perhaps lol typical Chami!) and laughed with his gums showing while he was laughing his head off with his whole body was rocking. [credit: UltraTVXQ]
*During Kyuhyun’s Elsa stage, Changmin waved his lightstick above his head. When Super Junior said that they won 1st place today, Changmin again waved his lightstick above his head and when they introduced Changmin saying that he came today, he sprang up from his seat and greeted everybody.[cr: UltraTVXQ]
*Changmin came with Yesung & Jongjin. Behind them were Lee Sooman, and other SM Artistes [Jang-VK]
*CHWANGS IS WAVING HIS LIGHTSTICK ENTHUSIASTICALLY FROM THE START OF THE VCR THROUGHOUT UNTIL NOW [圭小兔_RabbitNana]
*WHEN THE VCR OF HIM AND KYU STARTED, CHANGMIN GOT SO EMBARRASSED HE COVERED HIS EARS & HID HIS HEAD INSIDE HIS ARMS [Jang-VK]
*When ChangKyu’s vcr was playing, the entire section was looking at Changmin to see his reaction xDD [Super雪dongdonglee]
*Kyuhyun was extremely happily waving to Changmin and looked as if he was going crazy so Heechul and Siwon had to pull him back [曺敏贞_LN]
*The song composed by Kyuhyun and Changmin is called “My Thoughts, Your Memories” (나의 생각, 너의 기억)
*On the row that changmin is sitting he is the only one waving the lightstick so cute pls!
*Changmin watching the changkyu VCR and rockin up and down laughing lol
*Changmin is damn excited for the Elsa contest, waving his lightstick up high. Lol
*When it’s big Elsa changmin damn excited. And big Elsa hair got bigger today. Like enormous (Note: Big Elsa = Kyuhyun 1,2)
*Kyuhyun called changmin the 대단한composer. Lol and he used 2 hands to wave to changmin. So cute
Credits: As tagged + 精分鸡血盲目妈1 + meatyoudumpling + DBSKnights + 啾sama + Mia + sheracassiopeia
Translated by: kikiikyu + mug_ping
I don’t even know how many seasons have passed since I sent you away
The pain in my heart was as if I was dying
It’s become a little duller now. It’s okay now
Even when I tried to fill my heart with someone else
No matter who I met, because it wasn’t you
The side of me that could throw...