Chinese translation: viki (from Jap)
English translation: Aphrael77
* NOTE: There may be a bit of unintended inaccuracy in the translations from Korean to Japanese, Japanese to Chinese, and now Chinese to English.
This day, Jang Keun Suk undergoes the test at Hanyang, introducing theatre at a big theatre and movie department. Every week on Monday and Tuesday, JKS will go to school. It’s the only free time that he can enjoy. In year two, being a committee member of the school anniversary’s Arts Festival, his patriotic feelings towards his school were visible. Now he is in his last semester.
Q: The reason why JKS always goes to school?
JKS: Registration fee is very expensive, and also I can enjoy uninterrupted free time!
Q: As a student, how is JKS like?
JKS: I come and go alone. Of course, I don’t put on make-up and my hair is tousled. Because I am not an artiste in school.
Q. Did anyone try to get your autograph?
JKS: This kind of strange thing doesn’t really happen in school. And things such as secretly taken photos are also rare.
Q: Did you try attending group dates?
JKS: Yes, did that once in year one, 8 to 8 at cafe M along University Road. The girls were from Aviation course, so I thought to see who could recognize me. Ha … I’m kidding.
Q: Do you go to the library?
JKS: Frankly speaking, I have not gone there before… once or twice I thought of going there to take a look (laughs)
Q: Why are you passionate about attending school?
JKS: I treasure the (expensive) registration fees for every semester .. so I want to come to school no matter what … in addition, my time at school is not disrupted by anyone … so I treasure this kind of time very much …
Q: You have saved a lot of money?
JKS: [it does not seem to be a very important thing] but yes, for my age, yes I have earned and saved a lot of money …
Q: How do you manage your finances?
JKS: My parents manage it, so in fact I don’t know anything. I still spend from pocket money. When it’s not enough, then I request for money from my parents. (laughs)
Because of “You are Beautiful” in Japan last year, JKS rose rapidly to become the most popular Hallyu star after Winter Sonata’s Bae Yong-joon in 2004. After singing, performing and releasing an album, he has become a top star ……
Q: How do you look at comments about being the next-generation Hallyu star after Bae Yong-joon?
JKS: I’m very honoured …. but Senior Bae Yong-joon anda I are different.. so there is no basis for comparison. Senior BYJ caused the world to have a different understanding of Koreans… in comparison, I am only a newly grown chicken.
Q: Your commercial asking fee exceeds BYJ’s?
JKS: Using CF asking fee as a basis for evaluating is also not logical. The history that Senior BYJ made…. just this point alone is very fantastic …
Q: Have you thought about why you are so popular in Japan?
JKS: This …. I didn’t think about this before. Seems like (fans) like my unpredictable actions… (laughs)
Q: What is inside JKS’ bag?
During the 3-hour interview, JKS showed his free-spirited personality throughout… his frankness is surprising, like an unrestrained wild horse; his confidence and mindset to take on challenges… this and his unique charm that is noticeably different from other stars.
Recently every day, he leads his usual life surrounded by cameras. KBS and Japan’s Fuji TV are, at the same time, producing a daily documentary of his life. KBS will air a New Year special feature on 4 Jan 2012, tentatively entitled “25 years old, I am Jang Keun Suk”.