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Has D-LITE always been such a hardworking person?
I just always have to keep reviewing and reviewing.
Were your grades very good during your student days?
Boo hoo~~~ Please don't ask me this question~ (Laughs)
OK, I will take note of that.
Ah~ Mathematics is my best subject! I like questions which make you think hard in order to solve them.
Ah, so you're more of a Mathematics and a Physics person. Are you the type who does homework during your holidays?
No, I play during the holidays. As for the homework, I always finish them at the last minute.
What kind of games do you play?
Games like soccer because I am good at sports. When I go out with friends, we usually play sports.
So you're also quick at running away? (Laughs)
Compared to Usain St. Leo Bolt (world's fastest runner)... ah, saying that is a bit too much. (Laughs) I didn't change much from when I was young. When I do something with concentration, I tend to forget other things around me. There were cases when I didn't go home until very late and made my family worry.
You're the type who bullies people they like, right?
That's right! (Eyes widen) How did you know? (Laughs)
That's because most mischievous children are evil ghosts.
Evil ghosts??? [Daesung is probably shocked at this point.]
By evil ghosts, I mean people who are not frank when they like someone. They express it the opposite way instead... like bullying.
So it's an unrequited love! Why did you give up during the first year of junior high?
I found out that she already had a boyfriend.
It ended up being a love without an ending. After this experience, do you now take the initiative to confess?
No...I still can't. (Mock crying)
Are you able to express your views to the other members?
I can talk about things relating to BIGBANG... But since I don't want to fight with anyone, I usually keep silent. (Laughs)
You're a peacemaker, then.
Yes. This is really how I am towards people so I usually can't say what I really want to say. When I meet with the other members, even though there are things I really want to say, I end up not saying them at all.
Have you started voicing out your thoughts?
Hmm~ Last year.
(Smile) After being with the members for five years finally...
I don't say everything though. It's not exactly about being tolerant of things I don't like. It's like, even if I don't say anything, I just try to understand what the other person is thinking. That's just the way I am. Not just to the members. I treat all people like this.
Don't you complain to the members?
So, when the other members are down, what does D-LITE do?
Although I don't directly comfort them, I make jokes to lighten up the mood and make them smile.
Are there any instances when you would feel like bursting into tears all of sudden?
I would never cry on the outside... but there was an instance when I cried alone at home. It's not because I was not contented or because I was sad. It was because I watched a very touching film and I couldn't stop the tears from falling. I watched "ハチ公物语". (Laughs)
That movie does make people cry! That also means D-LITE is surprisingly mature!
After the accident (the car accident of August 2009 which took four weeks to recover), my mentality became stronger. I became more determined at doing everything. Nothing else is scarier than wandering between life and death so I realized that I should always think positively. I just think, "I can't waste any opportunity" and it instantly lifts my mood and makes me feel grateful to experience even think I don't even like.
To say that you're an uncle! That isn't really part of the family anymore. Is it because you feel some kind of distance?
When I was young, I had an uncle who would occasionally drop by. He gave me the impression of bringing a happy atmosphere to the family. He's not there 24/7, he's not very close with the family and he doesn't interfere. Isn't that good?
What about T.O.P?
T.O.P is the newborn baby. (Laughs) I'm joking! Honestly though, I really do think this is accurate. About 20%. He himself said it before too. "I want to eat rice rice~" [copying T.O.P] He says what he thinks and do things in his own way. V.I is a pet, maybe a small dog or a poodle. (Laugh) Just like a dog, he expresses himself well in front of anyone.
He does have times when he expresses himself too much. (Laughs)
Indeed. (Laughs) I, on the other hand, have more self-control. So I really envy V.I.
It indeed is a contrast. D-LITE is known as "Doradae" because you like Doraemon. If Doraemon really exists, what tool do you want him to give you? Is it really the Anywhere Door?
Oh oh~ I do want the Anywhere Door. (Laughs) With that, I can arrive from Korea to Japan instantly and I can also go from the house to the stage. It really is a tool perfect for BIGBANG!
That is right! Talking about live stages, in Electric' Love Tour's solo corner, the "Som Sa Tang (Cotton Candy)" performance totally brought out the fantasy-like view of the world and the soft sound of your voice! Ah, there was also a scene where you just woke up and we got a sneak look at how D-LITE is like usually... That was so full of D-LITE's humour.
Ah~ That was embarrassing~ (Laughs) I was actually really happy during filming and did not feel embarrassed at all.
From the film, it seems waking up too fast is not good. Do you always wake up with a smile?
Yes, I always wake up cheerfully. (Laughs) I need to sleep earlier than the other members. If the work yesterday was finished, I sleep at 12 and wake up naturally at 8 in the morning.
You're not like an uncle but like a grandfather! (Laughs)
The first thing I do when I wake up is surf the internet while listening to music. That is, using the computer before sleeping and using the computer after sleeping... It's very convenient having the computer by the bed.
Is that so? During the live stage, there was a surprise of handing out bento to fans. Did D-LITE suggest that?
Yes, I thought of that. Like the chocolates and things inside, as well as the letter I wrote.
It definitely has D-LITE's warm hand-made feeling! How is the lounge of the concert venue like?
I always look forward to the after-parties! (Laughs) Spicy noodles, curry, salad, roasted chicken... Before performing, we eat about half. Then, we eat a lot the morning after.
You dance and sing during live performances. Don't you feel hungry?
Ah, sometimes. (Laughs) During performing, the fans' faces become food. (Laughs) I'm kidding! Every eye contact with the fans is full of words and everyone wants to happily carry out the concert. If it's just watching, then, won't it be better to watch on TV? It's not easy to be in the same space with everyone else and enjoy at the same time. A live stage has its own feeling of distance so we want to give it a special feel. Every time I stand on stage and hear the fans cheer, I get deeply touched.
Speaking of D-LITE's charm, you have an overwhelming voice that makes people who listen to it feel moved. No matter how many times one listens to it, they automatically think of an image.
This makes me happy because I always think of a picture when I sing.
At what age did you discover your singing ability?
No, no, I didn't know about it at all. I did not really like my hoarse voice.
Why? It is a voice that makes people feel drunk... That's what I think (Laughs)
There's no such thing. No such thing! My throat was not very good and I was not confident with my voice. The morning before the live stage, I kept working on my vocals and listened to new songs before recording them. I thought about the rhythm and how to sing the lyrics the best and the most suitable way to sing them.
Does this "planning" apply when you sing your own song?
I know that if it's the same style every time, people will get tired. So I don't perform like I sing in the CD but I sing until I feel a certain change. Because I can't always sing in high pitch or a falsetto, I usually practice several times. The constant challenge is always trying to experiment.
Which artist does D-LITE aspire to be like?
Brain McKnight. His charm is difficult to describe in words and he gives out a different feel with different angle, hmm...how should I say this?
That is related to Mathematics so you need to think about it first. Music-wise, it's not enough to just understand the theory but the feeling too. The fact that it's different is interesting too.
Ah. That right. Music is different. (Smiles) When I listen to Brain McKnight's music, I get the feeling of being engulfed. I want to sing a song that make my fans feel engulfed by my feelings. After that, with the song, I'll expand gradually in Japan, making my existence known to a lot of people.
Lastly, what do you really want now?
I'm very happy that the number of our fans in Japan is increasing. I hope BIGBANG will become number one in Japan~! So, personally, I want "LOVE" from fans.
This can't be enough. D-LITE must give fans "LOVE" too.
I always sing with love. So everybody, please love me! Love me!
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