B1A4 will come back as a unit in the beginning of August. Currently they are preparing greatly for their comeback. It’ll be their comeback a year after their last album SOLO DAY. B1A4 has released hits such as ‘Lonely’ and ‘Solo Day’ last year, which are Jinyoung’s compositions. As such, there’s a great likelihood that this time their title track will also be made by the members.
Source: OSEN / Trans: roz @ bethe1all4one / Please remove all translations with full credits to source and translator.
Seven panelists have been confirmed for SBS’s new program ‘Entrepreneur Star’. Recording began on the 27th, with Jeon Hyun Moo, Jang Yewon announcer, and Seo Kyung Seok as the program’s MCs. The seven panel members are Kara’s Heo Youngji, B1A4′s Sandeul, Heo Kyung Hwan, Kim Young Chul, Jo Jung Chi, Julian Quintart, and 2014 Miss Korea ‘Jin’ (1st place) Kim Seo Hyun.
‘Entrepreneur Star’ will be a program that focuses on entrepreneurship. The challenge-accepting minds of young individuals, who focus more on ideas than specifics, will be inspired. More than just having them present a tangible product and receive professional feedback, this program is set up to have a more fun approach.
The celebrities will look at everyday people’s ideas, have a chat with them and share information about entrepreneurship in a friendly and easily understandable way. This program will first air on July 3rd.
Srouce: stoo.com / Trans: roz @ bethe1all4one / Please remove all translations with full credits to source and translator.
Hello Starcast family!
It’s been a while but we found you with recent news of B1A4. The B1A4 members who are passing each day busily with their individual activities and album preparations! In order to meet Jinyoung who is living on Jeju Island for his drama filming, maknae Gongchan is said to have gone on a trip to Jeju Island! With the feeling of almost sharing his eyes, here is his vivid photobook-like trip! Shall we begin~?
[GONGCHAN (B1A4). 1993 born in Jeolla Suncheon. During his high school years he came up to Seoul and spent time under WM Entertainment as a trainee, until he debuted through the idol group [B1A4] on April 23rd, 2011. Currently he is active as a singer, as a member of B1A4. Within the K-POP idol group B1A4 he is in charge of maknae, face, and timbre. His hobbies include photography and his special talent is in rock, paper, scissors.]
[Since it wasn’t really a planned trip it’s lacking in areas, but please have fun while reading^^ Let’s begin my short travels to Jeju Island!!!! To Jinyoungie Hyung who invited me to Jeju Island out of the blue, guest star Sandeullie Hyung and the other B1A4 members, I dedicate these travels to you. Next time let’s go together! 2015.06 Gongchan]
#Table Of Contents#
#0: Prologue: ‘What’s Going On’ Leader Jinyoungie Hyung’s Call! (txt caution)
#1: Meeting.. and fishing time at Jeju Island.
#2: HealingTreeGarden #SuccessfulExperience
#0: Prologue: ‘What’s Going On’ Leader Jinyoungie Hyung’s Call!
A drowsy afternoon, after coming in late from our new album preparations with Sandeullie Hyung, and during my sweet sleep my cell phone received four missed calls.
I thought perhaps something pressing happened so I immediately called Jinyoungie Hyung.
Jinyoungie Hyung called for me to visit him at Jeju Island.. Fellow B1A4 member Jinyoungie Hyung is currently staying at Jeju Island to film for his drama. Thinking of seeing him after this long got me excited, and so I packed my camera and headed for the airport!
My plans for a day trip to see his face started like this.
#You may all know this already but Jeju Island is Korea’s unique island that has been designated as a world heritage site.#
‘My plane ticket that I got in a hurry.jpg’
#1: Meeting.. and fishing time at Jeju Island.
For my day trip, I arrived at Jeju Island!
This is Jeju Island’s blue sky! Arrived where I said I would meet Jinyoungie Hyung! This image of the boats at the waterfront is very warming.
Seeing the wall painting of the ‘Dol Hareubang’, Jeju Island’s specialty, I get a greater feeling that I’m actually on Jeju Island! While looking at the waterfront scenery Jinyoungie Hyung arrived.
‘Nice to see you Jinyoungie Hyung~~!’ During the time I haven’t seen you, it looks like the way you carry your bag has changed a bit #JejuIsland #Locals
Took a photo of us getting ready to have a light lunch at the waterfront# Jinyoungie Hyung #Hello #HaveYouBeenWell #MissedYou
After lunch we spotted a fisherman drying squid.#Squid #TastesBetter #WhenDried
Jinyoungie Hyung feeling the Jeju Island breeze with his head!#Distress #Profound #Loneliness
Probably because Jinyoungie Hyung liked the straw hats, he gifted me with one on the spot #ButIPaid
Looking at Jeju Island’s beautiful scenery, my heart feels like it’s getting purified.
Signs of life between the boulders! #StalkedBarnacles
Thought about what we should do, and decided to go ocean fishing!
#Feat.Jinyoung #YouTrustHyung? #It’llBeQuick #WeCanComeBackQuickly #JustTrustHyung Off to go on the boat~!
#Moving locations by car#
#Beautiful Jeju Island scenery#
Finally off to fish on the boat! #VroomVroom
Jinyoungie Hyung has a feeling@@!
Seems like he feels something
Jinyoungie Hyung caught a fish.!!!
#I caught one too of course. #Blowfish #IFeltSorryForIt so I let it go #GrowWell
After we finished fishing the sun was already setting.
With the unexpected ocean fishing I wasn’t able to get on my plane, so I spent a night on Jeju Island,… #JinyoungieHyung. #YouShouldHaveToldMeTheTruth #WhatIsThis #SoI’mSleepingOver
#2: HealingTreeGarden #SuccessfulExperience
Woke up in the morning, with the morning sunlight
Feels like I came to a forest, so my heart feels calmer!
Saw an image of Sandeullie Hyung on the comment wall of a cafe!
[Sandeullie Hyung at Jeju Island…??!! Let’s visit together next time!! Jjang!! 2015.5.29 -Gongchan-]
With Jinyoungie Hyung’s recommendation we arrived at a great viewing spot on Jeju Island!
Starcast family I love you
Then let’s get to it~!
If you follow paths like this
You’ll see these types of scenery before your eyes. #KeepAsReference#
A gentle photo of myself for memories. #First travels to Jeju Island#
#WaterStrider #Symmetry #Perfect
After looking at the great view we moved to Jeju Jeolmul Recreational Forest! #Healing #Clean #Oxygen
I can feel the age of the forest from the tall heights of the trees.
Famous for its superb view it’s Jeju Island’s Cheonjiyeon Falls!
If you walk and follow paths like this you will find more beautiful scenery.
Before I knew it the sun was setting, unfortunately time to head back!
Lastly I took a picture of B1A4 Dol Harubang that I found at Jeju Island! Fascinating that there were exactly five!#Who’sWho #AnswerIs
Because of Jinyoungie Hyung’s sudden call I came on a Jeju Island trip, but during my travels I felt like I was being healed so I’m happy. It would be nice to come on a Jeju Island trip with all of the members next time~^^ I will be the guide^^ I’m just great~^^Please look forward to it. (Next time I’ll prepare better… such a shame..)
#Photo while on the stone bridge
# Gorgeous sunset #MyHeartFeels #Refreshed
#Warm leader Jinyoungie Hyung who is catching a fish for me
#To Starcast Family who are reading this #And BANA I wish you all happiness!
This is all that has been prepared for today! Everyone have a happy day and please look forward to future news of B1A4 that we will find you with soon~!
Source: Naver/Starcast / Trans: roz @ bethe1all4one / Please remove all translations with full credits to source and translator.
My body and soul are separated right now, I don’t know how I got home. There’s been a lot of things said today but the performance really….. I think it surpassed the heights that can be expressed by writing.
From Chess subway ads to rice wreaths up to bus wrappings I saw a lot of things before the show but...... My heart pounded in my chest and my legs turned to jelly because of his touching performance that gave a lingering impression.
I can’t even talk about the way CNU looked.
I don’t think anyone slept well last night~ Thinking of Shin-toly onstage made me shake and gave me butterflies, with all of these feelings I waited for this day. I spent the night tossing and turning as it turned into a new day but I woke up smiling.
The fans also felt pressure but the pressure and burden CNU must have felt is beyond imagination. However this morning CNU was brighter than the sun’s light and he arrived looking relaxed, because of this I was comfortable with a steady heart.
In the title “B1A4 CNU” was written but today onstage I did not see “B1A4 CNU” at all. He looked as he always has, but I think it was not B1A4 CNU I saw, it was musical actor Shinwoo only.
Although he was not without nervous looks because it was his first stage, he blended with the rest of the cast like someone who has been doing this for a long time.
He fit perfectly in today’s cast, and showed a totally different feeling between “Shinwoo” and “B1A4 CNU”.
Shinwoo’s first scene was a press interview with Freddie.
Shinwo wearing a suit… ha… He looked so amazing, my mouth hurts to talk about it. I only saw his back because I was sitting at one side of the theatre, but even with him standing with his back to me, I could feel Anatoly’s frustration and pain. It was to the point where I thought “Did our Shinwoo’s back always look this heavy and depressed?” I think the reason why I was able to feel this feeling was because of the actor that played Freddie, Lee Geon Myung’s aura.
Freddie, the opposite of Anatoly who wants freedom, is a very materialistic type, and I was able to feel that in this scene because of the talented musical actor Lee Geon Myung. And that’s why I think Shinwoo was able to perform such a different role and image. Acting in musicals can sometimes look a little awkward. However, his acting was so natural and comfortable; it was like watching a drama. This is why I was in such a hurry to see him live and give him flowers.
Shinwoo’s dialogue with actor Kim Beonrae appeared in a scene at the start. Kim Beonrae has a very charming voice. Shall I say he has the most charming voice among the lowest voices? Molokov’s role was only to pressure Anatoly, no wait and Florence too, but his voice was just so heavenly.
When Shinwoo said his first lines I was so tense, I covered my mouth with my hands and was stuck to the edge of my seat while I watched. But our Shinwoo made me sorry for being tense by acting so naturally.
And then immediately after that was his first solo song…….
What can I say, I was worried about Shinwoo…
The voice that I heard from our Shinwoo was not the B1A4 vocal I had heard before. He sang with the deep vibration and forceful feeling of a musical actor.ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
It was only the first song but I suddenly got goosebumps and felt like I was about to cry… Thoughts about how much our Shinwoo must have disciplined himself to be able to sing this song came to me. It was impossible not to see that this was not the Shinwoo I knew but the musical actor Shinwoo who I was seeing for the first time.
But the real protagonist of the musical is not Anatoly, that was a trap!!!!! The real main character is the pretty child shown below. This young child’s “betrayal, ambition and chess” is the theme of this musical.
This child will grow up to be the great Florence. I saw actress Ahn Siha for the first time, but the applause just came out automatically. Her acting showed love and pain… Her acting was as refreshing as burping after drinking 100 million bottles of carbonated water… Florence was so perfect, I didn’t feel jealous about her romantic scene with Shinwoo.
I thought Shinwoo was able to learn and act comfortably working with such a confident and experienced actress. Ha… She was very beautiful, and in many ways I thank her for showing me the many beautiful scenes with Shinwoo. (The kiss scene was so pretty. I may have watched it with my eyes half shut, but next time I think I’ll be able to watch it with both my eyes wide open. I don’t think you need to worry about getting caught taking pictures)
Our Shinwoo’s fantasticalness shined through Act 1 and Act 2, all the way to the climax. Oh my god, he sang with his whole body. With the anguish and agony filled expression he was able to portray Anatoly’s frustration and exhaustion, I really got goosebumps all over and it felt like my heart failed/stopped.
My heart is not my heart it has changed. Shinwoo showed many different dimensions and emotions not seen before….. Because of the unfamiliarity it was a huge shock but our Shinwoo was made anew in all senses.
I like people of this degree and shook with reverence all the way to my fingertips. At the end of the second part when he sang in his honey vocals while he dropped to his knees this scene really….. I can’t express it through Korean characters or the English alphabet. There is no way to explain it without splitting your jaw.
Our Shinwoo has grown like this….. he’s overcome the limits he made for himself… Just keep in mind I am just one fan who is so impressed but, how much more full has Shinwoo become through his own efforts?
At that last curtain call, I felt like it was hard not to also cry seeing Shinwoo’s sincere tears.
From the curtain call to the last introduction our Shinwoo came out looking cool but when he saw the audience he began to cry and cry and when he stopped crying he burst into tears again.
I think his tears must have been because of the burden you can only feel during your first performance, his belief in himself that he can successfully perform, and all these feelings just piled up into his cathartic tears.
I applauded and cheered until my hands felt like they were on fire, but the entire audience was applauding and cheering louder. It felt like everyone celebrated with one heart the birth of a new musical actor.
And to add to my musical experience, last winter I saw Deulvis as well, but works such as Chess are so impactful, all my energy is quickly drained. A competition between Russia and America, it wasn’t comfortable watching the characters struggle through their lives through chess terms. I was educated to be anticommunist during the Cold War, but Shinwoo was able to make me feel a deeper empathy in Anatoly.
To see B1A4’s Shinwoo, no Shinwoo as Anatoly, I can say #ShinDongwoo #FirstChallenge #MusicalChess #WasASuccess.
Of course, shall I say I still feel breathless? I think a lot of other people felt that too. Nevertheless, the end of Shinwoo’s first performance marks the birth of a new actor. I look forward to how he grows to become a better actor.
So what I’m saying is… I’m going to see the Musical Chess many more times. Just Shinwoo, just Anatoly, I will watch Shinwoo grow day by day, and see the truth of his message of “working hard and believing in yourself so you improve.” I believe our Shinwoo isn’t a singer that your eyes and ears just enjoy mindlessly. He is guiding our lives to be better… like… He’s that kind of artist!!!!!! (sob sob…….)
This post was written and posted by muse7676 on naver.
It was translated with her permission and posted on banaintlunited.com
Popular idols B1A4 came forth for Lee Kyu Hwan.
During recent filming for SBS’s ‘How To Eat And Live Well’ Lee Kyu Hwan appeared as a guest, and requested for B1A4 to put on a special performance.
Upon hearing about how Song Jae Ho, currently battling stomach cancer, informed his daughter Song Danbi about his illness that he had hidden from her up until recently, Lee Kyu Hwan planned for a special event for Danbi.
Lee Kyu Hwan invited B1A4 who Danbi really likes, and put on a surprise mini concert. Despite the B1A4 members’ busy schedules, they came without hesitation upon receiving Lee Kyu Hwan’s phone call, and performed perfectly during the mini concert for Song Danbi.
Lee Kyu Hwan and B1A4′s appearance on ‘How To Eat And Live Well’ will be aired on the 21st.
Source: SBS FunE / Trans: roz @ bethe1all4one / Please remove all translations with full credits to source and translator.
23-year-old Gongchan who is passing his break happily, at this moment he shines the greatest.
Due to B1A4 being good at writing lyrics, songs and even acting, the expectations for idols have increased. Jinyoung and Baro have cemented their places for their good acting through movies and dramas, while Sandeul is going around the broadcasting industry with his strong vocals and sense of entertainment. And of course, CNU is challenging something new by standing on the musical stage. In comparison to them, Gongchan is so laid-back. “I do want to try acting because the hyungs have all done it at least once, but for now I’m going to rest and prepare for that slowly.” Unlike the other members who are so busy with their personal schedules that they have no time to rest, Gongchan is spending his time carefreely. Since he has more time on his hands now, there are many things that he starts to do impromptu. Travelling to Jeju Island for 3 days 2 nights to meet leader Jinyoung who is filming there, following Sandeul on his cycling journies along Han River. They were all unplanned. “I founded the ‘Ma-ja-yo’ team with Sandeul hyung. It stands for ‘these(요yo ) two riding the bicycles(자ja) of Mapo(마 ma) district’. Doesn’t it sound impressive?” (laugh)
On the days that all the other members are busy with their schedules, Gongchan also cycles to Paldang Dam and back. All of his close friends are in his hometown Suncheon. It might be lonely to spend time alone, but Gongchan thoroughly enjoys that time. “If I’m alone, it feels like I’ve gained a quiet space just for myself. I feel at ease so I concentrate better on whatever I’m doing. Even though the fans may be sad that I don’t come out on TV, but I’m really happy at this moment.” Whenever he has time these days, he takes photographs. It’s a hobby that he took on after his debut, and he mainly takes photographs of beautiful scenery. If there is a scenery that he wants to capture and remember for a long time along his path, he stops and takes out his DSLR camera. One day he took some time off and went to Children’s Grand Park, just to take beautiful photographs. “I feel like I’m seeing the world in a different perspective when I look through the viewfinder.” In that moment, he was not the idol Gongchan who has to pose the way people want him to, but an ordinary 23 year old youth Gong Chanshik.
Gongchan likes the scenery of his hometown Suncheon. “Twice a year during the holidays I go back home during vacation. Where there used to be fields, now there are high-rise apartments and covered with asphalt.” For Gongchan who likes the natural landscape, the change is a pity. Even though he looks sharp and cold, Gongchan’s face will disarm the other party with just a smile of his. It has many charms that cannot be simply described as just 'good-looking’. Especially his mis-matched eyes. “Many people ask if I’m a playboy because I have double eyelids only on one eye. There is a scar here (pointing to his left eye). I tell people that it’s because of this wound that my double eyelid disappeared.” When he just debuted, Gongchan had never dated anyone. Has that changed now? “I have only had many 'some’ relationships. Why do they never lead to something more? I’m curious too.” (laugh) For him, he hopes that the fans never find out that he’s dating, because that’s what the fans wish for as well. “I read the replies on articles when idols get their dating scandals exposed. Even though they weren’t my fans, but the replies read 'Please don’t ever get caught’. I felt like that was the minds of fans.”
Throughout our conversation, Gongchan kept sucking on the straw in the juice glass that he had already finished. Most of the times it was when he received unexpected questions. He pondered over the questions almost as loudly as the hollow sound of sucking the straw in an empty glass. And a few seconds later he says loudly,“Ah, that’s right! That’s it, that’s it!”. The loudest sound that he made with the straw and glass was probably at the question of what he would like to achieve not as B1A4’s Gongchan but personally, in his 20s before he turns 30. He stutters as he tries to start, and as though he solved a mystery he shouts. “Ah I have thought of something!” He seemed to be excited simply at the thought of it. “I want to have an exhibition of the photographs that I have taken up until there. Photographs from the perspective of Gongchan. Even though it’s still lacking to be showing them to anyone right now, wouldn’t my skills have improved by then?”
Source: thesingle.co.kr / Trans: skipfire / Please remove all translations with full credits to source and translator.
@SANDEUL920320: 신우형~~~생일축하해요~~~^♡^ 25번째 생일 많이많이 축하하고~~우리 앞으로도 쭉~~행복합시다~♡♡ 형 작업실에 생일축하 엽서도 붙여놨으니 어디있는지 찾아보시죵~^^ㅎㅎ
Shinwoo Hyung~~~Happy birthday~~~^♡^ I wish you a happy 25th birthday~~and moving forward~~let’s continue to be happy~♡♡ Hyung I even put up a card in your workroom somewhere so try to find it~^^ hehe
Trans: roz @ bethe1all4one / Please remove all translations with full credits to source and translator.
[To. Shinwoo] Hot body Shinwoo Oppa~~~~??
To you who I love and care about, my Shinwoo Hyung????
I wish you a happy birthday!!!!!! Wow~~?? Wow.. it’s already your 25th birthday..
I feel like I say this all the time but time really does fly quickly.
I really really can’t forget about that street crossing where we met coincidentally. Hehe^^ Amazing isn’t it~
Anyway, when I always see you head out early in the morning for musical practice and come back late, you seem so tired..ㅠㅠ But still, when you come back from practice and tell me stories it lifts my mood, and I feel somewhat proud~?? There isn’t much time left now, so ‘fighting’ a bit more, and I will always cheer for you from behind!!!! Gogogogogogo!!!! Hyung-nim!!! Happy birthday~~~~~^^^^ Also, moving forward let’s work even harder and become even greater!!!!!
From the one who will always support you from behind, Maknae Gongchanie
Trans: roz @ bethe1all4one
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