[Interview| Translation] (Star Cast) Lee Jonghyun's Romantic Bucket List for Year End

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안녕하세요, 씨엔블루 이종현입니다. 벌써 2013년도도 얼마 남지 않았습니다. 연말 분위기가 점점 무르익고 있는데요~ 여러분들은 이번 크리스마스, 연말 어떤 계획을 가지고 계신가요~?

Hello, CNBLUE Lee Jonghyun here. In a few days 2013 is already coming to and end. The year-end atmosphere already fills the air~ so everyone, for this Christmas and year-end, do you already have plans how to spend them~?

저는 이번 연말 12월을 맞아 처음 겨울 시즌 송을 만들고 불렀습니다. 예전부터 막연하게 나마 마음이 따뜻해지는 캐롤을 만들고 싶다는 생각을 했었는데, 생각보다 빨리 소망을 이루게 되었어요~ ‘사랑이 내려’ 라는 곡인데, 크리스마스의 로맨틱한 느낌을 살리고 싶어서 듀엣곡으로 만들어 봤어요. 후배 가수 주니엘씨와 1주일간 듀엣 ‘로맨틱 J’로 스폐셜 활동을 하기도 했는데요, 부르면서 연인이 생긴다면 저는 이 곡을 라이브로 들려주고 싶다는 생각을 했습니다.

For me, this year's December is the first time I made winter season song. I've been wanting to make carol-like songs for ages, and this wish came true even faster than I ever imagined~ Wanting to make use of the romantic feels of Christmas, a duet song "Love Falls" was made. Along with my junior singer Juniel, we had a special promotion as duet called "Romantic J", and we wanted to portray two lovers singing together when we performed this song live

로맨틱 하다고요~? 하하. 사실 제가 생각하는 ‘로맨틱’은 따로 있는데…여러분들은 어떠신가요? 2013년도를 마무리하면서 저의 로맨틱 연말 버킷 리스트를 살짝 공개해 볼까 합니다.

Is it romantic~? Haha. Actually for me "romantic" means differently .. what do you guys think?
As 2013 is ending, let's reveal my romantic bucket list now.



1. 연말 분위기에 빠질 수 없는 데코레이션!

저는 만약 연인이 있으면 함께 크리스마스 데코레이션을 해 보고 싶어요! 연말, 크리스마스하면 역시 ‘크리스마스 장식’이 있어야 분위기가 완성되는 느낌이랄까 저는 아직 그런 느낌이 있거든요. 꼭 커다란 대형 크리스마스 트리가 아니라도 공간에 어울리는 데코레이션, 장식품 하나 하나가 크리스마스 무드를 더해 줄 수 있는 것 같아요. 

크리스마스 데코레이션을 하는 데에도 사람들마다의 개성과 느낌이 녹아 드는 것 같아서 저는 트리나 리스가 어떤 색깔과 어떤 소재로 장식 되었는지 유심히 보곤 한답니다. 저와 어울리나요~? ㅋㅋ 클래식하긴 하지만, 역시 크리스마스 트리에는 빨간 사과같이 선명한 컬러가 들어간 장식품들이 예쁘게 보이더라고요~빨간색, 금색 이런 색들이 연말 축제 분위기를 내주는 것 같아요.

1. You can't miss the decorations when it comes to year-end feels!

To me, if I have a girlfriend I would love to put up Christmas decorations together with her! At year end since it's also Christmas I still feel that it would be complete if we have 'Christmas ornaments' around. It doesn't necessarily be a huge Christmas tree, but maybe just simple ornaments put up one by one to match the space is just enough to light up the Christmas mood.

When you put up Christmas decorations, it seems like your unique personality and feel are blended into it, to me for the tree and wreath I take into account what color or ornaments goes on it. Are you the same as me~? ㅋㅋ It's classic, but indeed if you have red apple ornaments and other vivid colored ones, they will make your Christmas tree more beautiful~ Red and gold, it seems like these colors fit our year end the most.

2.  진심을 전하는 연말 카드와 마음을 담은 선물

연말이 되면 감사했던 분들께 꼭 전화를 하거나 만나서 마음을 표현하려고 하는데, 미리미리 준비해야 조급해 지지 않고 좋더라고요. 콘서트 일정이 잡혀있긴 하지만 놓치지 않고 제 마음을 전하려고 준비 중입니다. 아직도 저는 선물을 잘 고르는 데에는 재주가 없는 것 같아요. 선물 고르는 게 힘들더라고요 ㅠ-ㅠ 선물을 받는 사람이 정말 좋아하는 것일까, 필요로 하는 것일까 생각에 생각이 꼬리를 물어서 고민이 많아져요. 하지만 꼭 진심을 전하는 친필 카드나 메시지를 꼭 함께 전달하는 것이 저만의 노하우라면 노하우입니다. 그리고 엣지를 더해 주는 리본 포장! 선물의 내용만큼이나 예쁜 포장도 그 마음을 전하는 데 도움이 된다고 생각해서, 꼭 포인트로 리본을 달아줍니다 ㅋㅋㅋ(저 나름 섬세한 남자죠~?)

2. Sincerely written year-end greeting cards and heartfelt gifts

At the end of the year, I make sure to call or meet those I'm thankful for to express my feelings so everything must be prepared hurriedly in advanced. Even though I'm scheduled for a lot of concerts but I try my best not to miss anyone while preparing (the gifts). 

But it seems like I'm still not good in choosing gifts. It's very hard to pick good gifts ㅠ-ㅠ To make the ones receiving my gifts happy, I think and worry a lot about what they would need the most. However, to convey my sincere heart, I would write handwritten messages on the cards as this is one of my know-hows. 

Also, to add a little edge to the gift packaging, add ribbons! I think if you wrap your gifts nicely, it shows your sincerity and the main point is to add the ribbon ㅋㅋㅋ (Aren't I a delicate man~?)
 
3. 사랑하는 사람들과의 멋진 저녁식사

만약 연인이 있다면 저는 따뜻한 크리스마스 분위기가 실내에 가득한 그런 곳에서 기억에 남을 만한 저녁식사를 하고 싶어요. 이 특별한 식사를 위한 메뉴는 연인이 가장 좋아하는 것이면서도 깜짝 놀랄 만한 것으로 준비하고 싶어요. 철저히 준비해야 후회가 없을 것 같은데, 온 인터넷을 다 뒤져서라도 정말 멋진 플랜을 짠~하고 짤 거에요! 
특히 크리스마스 무드가 담긴 디저트를 준비해서 감동을 주고 싶어요. 너무 단 음식을 좋아하지는 않지만, 기억에 남을 로맨틱한 저녁 식사를 만들기 위해 한 번쯤은 ‘달콤’으로 무장한 것들을 준비해도 좋을 것 같아요. 여성 분들은 (제가 먹을 수는 없는) 아주 단 디저트를 좋아하시는 분들도 많으신 것 같더라고요~ 남자들과 저녁 식사를 한다면 제가 절대 준비할 리 없는 디저트들이지만 연인이 생기면 한번쯤 도전해 볼까 생각 하고 있습니다 ㅋㅋ
지금은 이정도 상상만 하고 있지만 실전에 돌입한다면 전 정말 치밀해 질 거에요~ 커플이신 모든 분들 정말 부럽네요.. 
씨엔블루에서 기타치고 노래하는 저 이종현은 연말에도 음악과 함께 하는 일정을 보낼 것 같습니다. 그렇지만 꼭 시간을 내서 사랑하는 소중한 사람들과의 저녁 식사 시간을 가지려고 해요~ 저희 멤버들과도 물론 연말 분위기 물씬 나는 특별한 식사 시간을 가질 예정입니다^^

3. A nice dinner with the loved ones

If I ever have a girlfriend, I would like to have a memorable dinner with her in a room with Christmas atmosphere. And for this special dinner the menu would be her most favorite dish which I prepared myself as a surprise. In order not to have regrets later, I will prepare well, surfing tips on the Internet and plan the best event and then jjjaaan~ surprise her that way!

I would also love to prepare desert to suit with the Christmas mood. Just in case she doesn't really like the main dish I prepared, I think I should bear in mind to have something "sweet" too as preparation. Most women seems like they love deserts a lot (to me I don't really like it)~ If it just a dinner among us guys I won't ever think of preparing deserts, but maybe if it's with my girlfriend I might give it a try ㅋㅋ

Right now it's only just my imaginations, when I really do (have girlfriend) I will put it into practice~ I really envy those couples..

I, Lee Jonghyun who is the guitarist and vocalist of CNBLUE will have year end schedule packed with music too. But I will take some time to spend and have dinner with my loved ones~ Of course I will be having special year-end dinner with my fellow members ^^



4. 기억에 남는 노래는 필수!

한 해를 마무리하는 소중한 자리에 노래가 빠질 수 없죠~? 
이번 연말 무한 재생을 하려고 생각 중인 두 곡도 같이 소개해 드릴까 하는데, 감성을 자극하는 곡들로 골라봤습니다. 특히 저처럼 솔로이신 분들이라면 함께 공감할 수 있는 곡이지 않을까 생각해 봅니다.
첫 번째 곡은 영화 ‘클로저’의 사운드트랙으로 유명한 데미안 라이스(Damien Rice)의 ‘The Blower’s Daughter’입니다. 아일랜드 더블린 출신의 싱어송라이터 데미안 라이스는 제가 가장 좋아하는 뮤지션 중 한 사람인데 영화 ‘클로저’를 보면서 이 곡을 듣는 순간 충격을 받았다고 해야할까… 그 만큼 강렬하게 느꼈던 감동을 아직도 잊지 못해요. 한 해를 조용히 마무리 하는데 감성을 말랑말랑하게 해 주는 곡이라서 추천합니다.
 
두 번째 곡은 가사가 슬프긴 하지만 이 시즌에 몇 번씩이 들어도 좋다고 생각하는 크리스마스 시즌 명곡 ‘Last Christmas’입니다. 수 많은 캐롤, 크리스마스 노래들이 있지만 제 마음속에 베스트는 항상 이 곡인 것 같아요. 연말이 되면 즐겁기도 하지만 또 한 해가 훌쩍 가버렸다는 생각에 항상 마음 한 구석에는 쓸쓸함이 남아 있는 것 같은데 그 기분을 살짝 위로해 주는 노래라고 생각합니다. 

4. Memorable songs are a must!

Your year won't be complete without a nice song to end it right~?
For this year-end, I will introduce to you two songs that will stimulate your emotions and make you replay the songs endlessly. Especially to those who are still single like me, I think you can relate to them.

The first song is the movie "Closure" OST, from the famous singer Damien Rice called "The Blower's Daughter". 

The Irish, Dublin-born singer songwriter Damien Rice is one of my favorite musicians, so when I watched the movie "Closure" and heard this song I was dumbstruck.. I still can't forget the strong impression I had the first time I heard this song. So I would like to recommend this song for you to slowly end your year full of emotion and on cloud nine. 

The second song's lyrics is sad, but no matter how many times I listened to it I think "Last Christmas" is forever the classic Christmas season song.

There are many carols and other Christmas songs but in my heart, this song will always be the best. Year end has always been a fun time, but sometimes at the corner of my mind I still feel a slight of loneliness so this song is kind of comforting in that sense.




요즘 부쩍 날씨도 추워지고 눈도 와서 정말 ‘겨울’의 느낌이 진하게 나는데, 어쩌면 이번 크리스마스는 화이트 크리스마스가 될지도 모르겠네요! 여러분 모두 사랑하는 가족, 연인, 친구들과 함께 로맨틱하고 행복한 연말 보내시길 바라겠습니다. 

Lately the weather is getting a lot colder and snow has also falls so the "winter" feel is really felt, but I don't know whether we're going to have a white Christmas this year!

I hope all of you will have a romantic and happy year end together with your lovely family, sweetheart and friends.

글 : 이종현 (씨엔블루) (Witten by Lee Jong-Hyun (CNBLUE))
사진 : FNC 엔터테인먼트 (Photos: FNC Entertainment)

Original Source from Naver News
Translated by @fizhasan
Re-posted by Ida J@cnbluebeat


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