[interview] JKS’ Favorites & Number

UPDATE: added a supplement of his favorite number “3”
Credits: @star1

Here we’ll introduce JKS’ tangible and intangible favorites of trivia. Some are answered with a number.


Except your family members, who do you contact first when you arrive at airports in Korea after you return from travel or oversea activities?
My managers to ask from where I should go out.

What kind of snacks do you eat on the flight?
Peanut cookies.

What kind of music do you listen to when you’re alone?
Regardless of genre, I listen to various kinds like classic, electronic and even country music.

Who is the person (a close friend) you never miss to invite your birthday party?
Manager Kim Byeon Geon.

What are the top three movies which inspired you so far?
“Modern Times”, “Rebel Without a Cause” and “Radio Star”.

What is the best book which inspired you so far?
“Norwegian Wood” written by Haruki Murakami.

What is your favorite beverage (coffee, tea, soda…)?

What is your favorite alcoholic beverage (wine, beer, makkori, shouchu; distilled spirit, Western liquor…)? How much is your skinful?
My favorite is Dom Pérignon. My skinful is around three bottles of shouchu.

What is your favorite color?
Wine color.

What is your favorite weather (specifically, how much of cloud or rains)?
I like sunny weather.
But ironically, wherever I go, I bring rain… My fans call this “JKS effect”.

What is your favorite season?
Autumn. Because I hate the cold.

What is your favorite food?
My mother’s Kimuchi Jjigae.

What is your favorite animal?
Puppy. Especially Suni I raise.

What is your favorite among your works?
Drama “Hwang Jin-i”. Movie “The Happy Life”.

Who is the actor/ actress except your previous costar you want to act with?
Actress Jun In-Wha.

What do you think your most attractive feature is?
Laughter (smile). My fans say that it’s beautiful.

What kind of behavior makes you happy or angry?
I omit to say my pleasing ones. lol. I get angry with false words and deeds.

What do you always carry in your bag?
Laptop, mobile phone and books for my spare time.

What is the most memorable fan or episode?
For me, every episode with fans is memorable and unforgettable.

What is the coloring of your mobile phone right now?
Nothing special.

What is your habit or favorite phrase?
I have a habit of saying “CRI”. For example, Thank you-CRI. Hi-CRI.
I often use it. The name of my fan club is CRI-J.

How much do you have frequent flyer miles?
About 180,000 mileage points.

How much is the single-day sales of Geun-chan bread?
I’m not sure, but I heard it was very hard to get it at convenience stores.

How much is the sales of SUNTORY “Seoul Makkori” last year?
1,500,000 boxes. (1 box includes 24 cans of makkori. Each can contains 350ml. )

How much is the highest appearance fee as a advertising ambassador?
No comment!

What is your complex or jinx?
When I have a show, even if it’s sunny at first, suddenly it begins to rain or snow.
My fans call it “JKS effect”.

How long is your longest sleeping hours?
14 hours.

How long is your longest working hours without sleep?
About 48 hours.

What works got the highest audience rating?
Drama “Hwang Jin-i”.

How many members do you have in your official fan club?
5,000 members in Korea.

How many times did you travel by plane last year?
More than 20 times.

How many countries have you ever been to?
More than 10 countries.

How many times have you experienced with a love relationship so far?

How long do you use your computer a day?
About 2 or 3 hours. Mainly I use smartphones to browse the internet.

How many movies do you watch a month?
When I have time at home, I watch 3 or 4 movies a day.

What is your favorite number?
It’s 3. I believe “삼세번”; the doctrine that everything is well-balanced by three (Trinity).

* JKS used the word “삼세번”. I heard that this word (meaning; 3 times) implies a lot of things The above translation is my interpretation before I knew it.

The words reflects a spirit of patience. “Don’t give up if you fail in your first challenge, and try it at least three times.” And it also means even though you made a mistake twice before, it’s acceptable. Then you’ll be successful to take advantage of them on the third attempt. In English we also have a saying, “Third time pays for all”.

What time do you usually go to bed?
Around 2-3 am.

What time do you usually get up in the morning?
10 am if I don’t have any schedule.

How old it the youngest fan? How old is your most common fan age-group?
The youngest is 5 years old. My fan age-group varies. Actually I have an 80 year-old fan whose age is similar to my grandmother’s.

How many times do you go to school a month?
I went to school twice a week in the second semester in 2011.

What are your height, weight, shoe size and waist size?
182 cm, 62kg, 27.5cm and 28-29 inches.

27 thoughts on “[interview] JKS’ Favorites & Number”

  1. Wow thanks so much kaori chan… though the questions & answer are simply but it truly got the point… I got the same answers as prince on some of the questions..

    Kyaa… really nice reafing this ^^

  2. I knew that Hwang Jin-I has a soft spot in Sukkie’s heart …. so I watched the drama … but as soon as he died I couldn’t carry on watching …. kekeke ….

    Only 5,000 Koreans in his fan club … kind of feel sorry for him … but hey, he still has us 🙂

    • Hello, may i ask where could i watch Hwang Jin-I with english or mandarin subtitles? Have been searching for it but to no avail =(

      • You watch it ar dramacrazy,net. Maybe this Sukkie’s favorite because he mentioned in one of his interviews that Hwang Jin Hi gave him a chance to prove that he has the talent to act.

      • Hiya, yes think I watched it on dramacrazy.net but that was some time ago …Anyways, are you from Singapore? I just bought the DVD at a relatively good price of under $16 at TS …

    • Thank you very much to both, i will try my luck at dramacrazy.net. Nah, i am residing in Australia but thanks for telling me about the DVD. I do drop by Singapore to visit my sister there, so i might go searching for it. =)

  3. Actually, I’ve been wanting to know how many official fans he has. Tenshi – would you know how many official fans he has in Japan? I once came across a vid on YT which was an 86 year old woman in China who’s a fan of Sukkie and she even got her family to teach her how to use the computer because of him so that should be his oldest fan!

  4. hahaha, here he did say he had two relationships before, mmmm, I think that’s about right as fan thought. I’m glad this time he didn’t just joking: never be in love, never be kissed…” As a fan, personally I hope he can keep his personal life the way he wanted but as a kind of person we all know him if would be hard to him and his partner that they always have to hide their relationship by all the time because not to upset some fans. Not I mean that he has one right now, I don’t know if he does or doesn’t have a relationship. If he thinks he doesn’t want to disclose it, that’s fine, I just hope that is not only because of fans then he has to do something against his will, because we all know how much he care for his fans and by return we should be caring to him too and also in the meantime respect his choice to his personal life. Sukkie, no matter what, be happy and have a happy life.

  5. Thanks Kaori Chan for translating this. As always, we are not gonna miss any Sukkie’s interview because they are always worth to read and learn more about him.

  6. Kaori Chan.. Thanks for this sharing on his favourites which many eels want to know.. Is this interview from the STAR1 magazine which he has many nice pictures too? I read from BaiduSukbar that this magazine is a sold out in Korea and Japan. I was thinking of getting this magazine too…

  7. Thanks Kaori chan for translation!!!

    Whaaa…Sukkie is a sweet talker, “For me, every episode with fans is memorable and unforgettable.” Can’t help but falling for him.

    Seriously, every time I read Sukkie’s interview, I always learn something new. This time is the “Trinity Doctrine”….great theory!!! Never give up until you try at least 3 times. I should apply this concept in my life.

    I have the question on his height….I thoughts is 180.4 CM….why he still say it’s 182CM. Had he grown an inches or two since 2010…???

    • Because my Sugar is easy to be pleased and is always eager to please his fans.so the pleasant episodes are countless. You just learn to love him not only through. His physical body or face but his personalities: kind, funny, mischievous, childlike, honest, you. Name them, he’s. Got them all.

  8. Jks favourites r always my favourites. I specially want his fav pet n i wish his suki best of luck.love u oppa sleep well so that u don’t feel drowsy.


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