Lee Seung Gi Forever

Dedicated to my absolute favorite Korean singer/actor/MC Lee Seung Gi


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[English] translation of Seung Gi’s Happy New Year Greeting to Airens

A few hours ago, Lee Seung Gi’s official fanclub page released an official Happy New Year message from Seung Gi. Here’s the video and a translation:

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English translation:

Seung Gi: Hello Airen fans! I’m happy to see you. I’m Lee Seung Gi. In 2013, with all your strength, I really spent a happy year. In 2014, with your energy, I will do my best to give my all to acting, singing, and variety shows throughout the year. It would be great if everyone could trust me till the end and give me your energy.  In 2014, always be happy and healthy.  My Airens, Happy New Year. See you in 2014!

Korean to English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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Caricature of Seung Gi as Choi Kang Chi from Official Airen Fanclub

The Official Airen Fanclub released a caricature of Choi Kangchi and a caption in Hangul congratulating Lee Seung Gi on his triple victory at the MBC Daesang Awards on 12/30.

2013 MBC 연기대상 ‘최우수연기상’ <구가의 서> 최강치! 우리 이배우 이승기라서 좋은가 그대~^^수상을 축하합니다~!! 정말 고맙습니다!

2013 MBC Acting Daesang ‘High Excellence Acting Award’ Choi Kangchi! Is it because you like our actor Lee Seung Gi, geudae * ~^^♡ Congratulations on your award~!!
Thank you very much!

*geudae is a term of endearment used to refer to the person one loves. In The Gu Family Book, Kangchi and YeoWool called each other geudae as they were flirting. Here, it is a play on words with MBC and Lee Seung Gi with the fanclub asking the station if they were so taken by him. LOL. 🙂

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Korean to English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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Seung Gi’s Floral Jacket Worn at the MBC Daesang Awards

Many Airens on Twitter were commenting on the Dolce & Gabbana Floral Jacket that Seung Gi wore for Part 1 of the MBC Daesang Awards ceremony.  It turns out that it costs $8,345! OMG! The reason is mainly due to the fact that it is hand embroidered. I wasn’t particularly fond of the pattern or design, but because Seung Gi was wearing it, he was able to pull it off.  Still, I am glad that he changed into a classic black velvet tux with a polka dot bowtie for Part 2 of the Awards Ceremony.  MBC Dolce & Gabanna koni_sptlsgCredit: koni_sptlsg


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*UPDATING* Press Video Clips for Seung Gi’s wins & Suzy’s

I am still updating with translations, but I have finished Suzy’s speech and her interaction with Seung Gi since they haven’t been translated by anyone yet. Updated on 1/2/14 10:30pmKST

Red Carpet

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Seung Gi asks Suzy what her most memorable scene was in the GFB

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English translation:

Seung Gi: The person who had the role of Dam Yeo Wool, Suzy Bae, is present.

Suzy: Hello. (laughs)

Seung Gi: Bae Suzy, seeing you without your hanbok and in a dress makes you look lovely.

Suzy: Thank you. You look very dashing.

Seung Gi: I do, don’t I? (laughs) Do you have a favorable feeling (about winning an award)?

Suzy: A favorable feeling? Uhhh…I always have a favorable feeling (laughs)…it would be nice to win an award.

Seung Gi: So, you are expecting something then? In The Gu Family Book,what was your personally memorable scene?

Suzy: A memorable scene? It would have to be Kangchi and Yeo Wool’s heartrending kiss scene.

Seung Gi: Kiss scene? Wow. A kiss scene of that caliber is worth receiving recognition. We will be anticipating the results.

Best Couple Award

Male Popularity Award

Male High Excellence Award for Mini-series

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Female High Excellence Award for Mini-series

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English translation of Suzy’s Thank You speech:

Ji Chang Wook: The 2013 Acting Daesang for Female High Excellence in a Mini-series goes to The Gu Family Book’s Bae Suzy. Congratulations!

Seung Gi: Bae Suzy had the role of Dam Yeo Wool who loves Kangchi in The Gu Family Book. She earned a great deal of popularity through her acting in awesome action scenes which were a given, the charm of her purity while exhibiting gracefulness.

Suzy: To begin with, I’d like to thank you for giving me such a precious award to someone so lacking such as myself. There are many people who went through a difficult time while shooting the drama. To start off, I’d like to thank screen writer Kang Eun Kyung for writing such a good script, and director Shin Woo Chul, and the staff who worked so hard, and the members of the action team who were injured often, and…yes..I’d like to thank everyone…In the future, I will try even harder …uhm..I’ll show you that I’m trying my best. And to the JYP family who has always been a strong pillar beside me …uhm..thank you for always cheering me on. (laughs and bends over to the side).. President Park Jin Young, President Jung OK, Vice President Cho Hae Sung, Vice President Byun Sang Gong, Vice President Pyo Joon Ok, and our manager oppas who have always worked hard~ you’ve gone through a lot while shooting the drama. Hyo Joon Oppa, and Ha Eun Eonni, and Hee Sung Eonni, and I am always thankful to my fans who have always cheered me on. In the future…uhm…I will become a harder working…person. Thank you to all the viewers who loved The Gu Family Book..Ah! Mom and Dad, my younger siblings, Eonni, and also Damon..I really miss you. I wish everyone a Happy New Year, thank you..Ah! Jung Saeng Mul? (couldn’t hear this clearly)

Seung Gi: Suzy, please tell us the people you remember slowly.

Han Ji Hye: Your makeup artist? Makeup artist?

Suzy: Yes, her name is Sharp…she makes me look pretty..Ummm…Seo Hye Eonnie, and Ga Jung Eonnie, Hae Won Eonnie, umm…(3:28 look at the audience’s reactions) Joong Gil Oppa, and Tae Young Oppa, and Jong Go Oppa, Min Sun Oppa, Jung Hwan Oppa,

Seung Gi: (I think he says something to the effect of) You can mention everyone.

Suzy: Thank you. If I have left anyone out, I’m very sorry. I’m thankful to everyone. Ah! all my fans…I just messed up…my members..ah yes..I’ll stop here. Thank you.

Seung Gi: Suzy, congratulations.

Han Ji Hye: She must not have expected to receive this award.

Korean to English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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Lee Seung Gi scores a triple win at MBC Daesang Awards~ Official MBC HQ Photos

Lee Seung Gi had a triple victory tonight at MBC’s Daesang Awards Ceremony. He was the MC with Han Ji Hye throughout the evening. In addition, he won in 3 categories: Popularity Award, Best Couple with Suzy Bae, and Male High Excellence Award in a mini-series.  His costar from The Gu Family Book, Suzy Bae, also won the Female High Excellence Award in a mini-series. She introduced The Gu Family Book to the audience.  Kangdam couple fans, tonight was an unforgettable one for you. At one point in the ceremony, Han Ji Hye asked Seung Gi how he felt about the kiss scene with Suzy.  He became obviously uncomfortable and was unable to answer the question so his cohost asked him about playing the role of beastly Kangchi.  In the same light, Seung Gi asked Suzy what her most memorable moment was during filming and she answered “the kiss scene”. I am so proud of Seung Gi and all the hard work he put into The Gu Family Book.  It certainly paid off. Newcomer Suzy Bae was overwhelmed at her win and mentioned Seung Gi in her thank you speech for helping her to receive this award.  The Daesang Award went to Ha Ji Won for Empress Ki, which is currently airing in Korea. She had been Seung Gi’s costar in The King 2 Hearts. 

MBC group photoAll the winners from tonight 

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