Lee Seung Gi Forever

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


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[English] From Seung Gi ~ June 5, 2018

Thank you to the fans who have been together with me for 14 years since my debut                                                                                             2018.06.05

 

 

Hello, it’s Seung Gi^^
I’m leaving a letter after a long time.  After greeting you once in a while through the company Instagram, I’m a bit late greeting you.  For being an entertainer who is not confident about writing posts or taking photos, I’m sorry. haha.

2004, June 5th.
I still can’t forget the day when I stood in front of everyone for the first time as a senior in high school singing ‘Because You’re My Woman’ while sweating buckets on a program called Music Core.  It’s because it was one of the days when I was the most nervous in my life.

Lyrics and melody that were overflowing with spirit and vigor.
Things like humor and talent were so hidden away that they were not visible. I want to sincerely thank the fans who were together with such a lacking entertainer called Lee Seung Gi from his debut in 2004 or perhaps later up until now.

It’s an emotion that I didn’t feel in the past, but out of the numerous charming and cool entertainers in Korea, I am thankful and happy that you chose a person like me.
If it weren’t for everyone’s support and love, I might not be where I am.

When I first debuted, I looked up towards my seniors who had been active for at least 10 years.
Will I also be able to be an entertainer for that long?
It doesn’t seem long when there was a time I looked up to others with yearning while thinking,”If I do this for 10 years, wouldn’t I realize the truth about the entertainment industry?” I’ve been in this occupation for 14 years now. haha. To be honest, if someone were to ask if I were a specialist in my field, I think I would answer “no”.

It’s because I’m still really uncertain, curious, and trying to overcome my limits by facing them.

Also, I thought it was a really thankful event if I was even able to safely make a comeback after being discharged from the military. Including drama, variety, and even the movies, I think I worked with an enormous amount of passion for 6 months without any time for rest.
Everyone was a huge source of strength for this successful comeback.^^

Already, we’re halfway into 2018 and June 5th is my 14th anniversary.
Compared to the time I want to spend with you, 14 years is absolutely not a long time, but I am blessed considering the fact that I was able to come this far without any huge accidents.
I consider myself a happy person.

Along with today’s 14th anniversary congratulatory news, there was also good news in the press, right?
Articles about the confirmation of the drama ‘Vagabond’ haha
Through acquaintances, I heard that fans were also looking forward to news about this drama.
I’m happy that I will be able to show everyone the character and work that you want to see.

Since this work will be broadcasted pre-recorded, I won’t be able to meet you as quickly as pre-existing dramas. However, I’ve put in as much effort. Through a method of work I haven’t tried before, I’ll greet you with a cool production that can become my filmographic masterpiece.  Please take it easy while waiting for it ^^

In the meantime, let’s be together while watching Master in the House^^

If I were able to replicate myself, I would be able to do what I wanted all at the same time
Seeing that there’s only one of me, there came a time when I had to take care of myself and distribute my output appropriately so that I can continue to be active for a long time. ㅠㅠ
Because of that, take your time and wait for me. I will show you things one by one as if you were peeling an onion. keke

To my fans who have always supported and loved me with an unchanging heart, thank you and I love you. It’s something that I always say but personal happiness is the most important.

Please support me with a happy heart and never overexert yourself!!!
For the rest of 2018, I will be busy working hard and thinking about what kind of charm to show you.
I will prepare^^. Take care of your health and in the future as well, let’s be together!!

To all the fans who congratulated me, I’m really thankful and I love you^^

– From Seung Gi –

 

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

 

Original Korean text: leeseunggi.com

 

 


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[English Translation] From Seung Gi ~ Christmas Eve Message

To ALL Airens~~Merry Christmas~~

Airens, it’s good to see you again~~^^ It’s really been a long time since I’ve greeted you.
I’m resting after yesterday’s crank up for the movie “Marital Harmony” and the wrap up party held simultaneously. ^^

Because it’s Christmas, usually I get elated. However, until yesterday, maybe it’s due to me filming as Seo Do Yoon, it seems like a serene, ordinary day, let alone the fact that it doesn’t feel like Christmas.

While filming “Marital Harmony”, I’m sending my sincere….really heartfelt thanks to all my fans who gave support materially and emotionally, filled with their whole heart and love.
I heard that rumor has spread all over about the staff saying they would go all the way to Chungmuro (Refers to Korea’s Film Capital/Movie Industry) with Lee Seung Gi no matter what.
Already, many staff members are saying they will do Lee Seung Gi’s next movie together…ㅋㅋㅋ

It’s all thanks to my fans!!
Everyone..
“When -yul” (meaning, “What’s this out of the blue?”, currently a phrase trending in Korea due to the drama Reply 1988)~ you’re the best! (Seems like Seung Gi is also watching Reply 1988 these days. What he’s trying to say is that he’s feeling very good thanks to the high praise and support he’s received from Airens. In addition, that’s all due to Airens so they’re “the best!”  Special thanks goes to ladysukheekwon who is an active fan and member of the Airen support team.

To the point where I’m not surprised by each and every single thing you do
I send my respect and thanks to every Airen who showed me a new world of support once again,,,,,

Now to wrapping up the end of the year and creating an opportunity to see each other again!!
Although it’s unfortunate that there’ll be a lot of waiting for the movie, the results will be that much cooler so
please look forward to it~~^^

I’m really thankful and I love you!

Everyone, please spend a warm Christmas as well~~~
Let’s diligently prepare ourselves to become a year older (Korean tradition~ one becomes a year older in the New Year)^^
I love you~~^^

Merry Christmas~~~~~

 

 

Korean to English translation by Elise Min

Source: leeseunggi.com

 

 


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[English] Message From Seung Gi

Seung Gi uploaded a message on his official website early this afternoon around 11am KST. His messages are always uplifting and make me forget about the long work week. ^^

Everyone worked hard on the 6th album. Thank you~ ^^

I’m extremely glad to see you Airen^^ ㅋㅋ
A big event called the 6th album has passed in June. Without us knowing, it’s already a more stable July. 

Personally, I’m proud that fans like the 6th album as much as the amount of work put into it. 
Although I’m thankful to you for always cheering me on, this time for some reason, I felt an even deeper sense of gratitude.. 
It’s probably due to it being an album that has been released after a long period of time. 
Although it has always been that way, for this album, not only the fans in Korea, 
Including Airens in China, Japan, as well as so much support from the entire world 
I sincerely thank you^^

I should give out free hugs to relay my thankful heart…there’s no way to do so…gosh…ㅋㅋㅋ

Although you may have suddenly heard through today’s news
Soon I will be returning to variety in a new format.
I always wanted to do variety, with this opportunity 
I feel I have found exciting work to do in a long time after mustering up all my energy.

Well, that won’t be the end of it so always have expectations ~~^^
Since I will look for work that my Airens will enjoy and bring them happinessㅎㅎ

Always be healthy since you will have to cheer me on a lot. For the remaining days in July, rest well and eat healthy food.  
Because I will have you use up all that strength ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

Thank you always and I love you. 
Airens are the best! 
I love you (He wrote in Hangul but read out loud it is Chinese ~ Wo Ai Ni Men ~ 我爱你们 ) & Aishiteru (Japanese for I love you ~ 愛してる) (I don’t know the letters on the keyboard so in Korean…Professors, please translate)
Along with the words Let’s meet soon….^^


Source: leeseunggi.com

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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[2015.7.10] (English BTS Story) Airen Support for Seung Gi’s Appearance on Kim Young Chul’s Fun Fun Today

The United Fan Airen support team received notice of the pre-recording a day before so they didn’t have a lot of time to prepare. So they asked caterer ‘Maria Jung Recipe’, who had helped with the 6th album comeback support events.

The fanclub prepared Seung Gi’s 6th albums along with Marley Coffee, other beverages such as grapefruit ade, Perrier carbonated mineral water, and a support (message) board among others.

They prepared a brunch basket because the recording occurred after 10am.  All the food was delivered in a fresh state.

Writers were happy at the news that they would be receiving Lee Seung Gi’s autograph on their album. 

Seeing the proof shot, don’t you think they succeeded in receiving his autograph^^?!

They said this was the first time they had ever seen a hearty brunch basket prepared with so much care. They were moved.  They left a thank you greeting to the fans. 

Lee Seung Gi was also surprised that a support event was arranged at this hour when it must have been difficult to prepare. 

He said he was really thankful towards his fans and that he would eat it deliciously before going on the broadcast.

We Airens are full just with the fact that he ate it deliciously, gained his strength, and appeared on the broadcast. 

He also shot us his heart racing and heart stopping good looks which gets increasingly younger…Moved♥Moved♥ ^^

Reference : Brunch basket menu and support items for 8 people

6th Album [그리고…]

Marley Coffee
Brunch Basket
Grilled Short Rib Patties and Wine Sauce
Abalone porridge
Spinach frittata
Multi grain bread and cream cheese
Egg tart
Morning bread, herb chicken breast salad
Oat and Asian stonecrop salad
Fruit cup
Fresh mulberry yogurt
Fresh herb lemonade
+ grapefruit ade
+ carbonated water (Perrier)
+ Wet Nap

funfuntodayairensupport

Credit: leeseunggi.com


Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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[Radio Broadcast] Lee Seung Gi Scheduled to Appear on Kim Young Chul’s FunFunToday On July 10th

Lee Seung Gi’s previously scheduled appearance on this show for July 6th has been postponed to Friday, July 10th KST. The radio program airs from 6am to 7am KST daily. Here’s the link to the radio show: http://program.sbs.co.kr/builder/programMainList.do?pgm_id=00000351036

radio homepage: http://radio.sbs.co.kr/funfun/

To listen to the program in your country, go to google playstore and download this app: SBS Gorilla

funfuntoday

Credit: SBS

Source: leeseunggi.com
English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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[English] KBS2 MusicBank Pre-Recording Schedule Changed

The Official Airen Fanclub just tweeted news notifying us that there has been a change in the pre-recording schedule for the June 12th KBS2 MusicBank. Here are the details:

 

[KBS2 MusicBank’s New Pre-Recording Schedule]

– Actual broadcast will be on June 12, 2015 (Friday)  6:30pm

-Pre-recording time has changed from the crack of dawn to:

TimeJune 12,2015  11: 30am

Location: KBS Open Hall

ID Check and Distribution of Numbered Entry Tickets: 10:30am 

Verification that you’re a fanclub member – Airen 6 member card (This doesn’t apply to non-Airen 6 members)

Announcement of winners attending the pre-recording : June, 11 2015 (Thursday)

 

[Points to keep in mind for participants in the pre-recording]

  For identification purposes, please bring your id and detailed statement (from fanclub). Only after they are confirmed will numbered entry tickets be distributed.

– Order of entry-> Airen 6 fanclub members -> Distribution of numbered entrance tickets for Non Airen 6 and those who show up on the spot are given in order of arrival. 


Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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[English] Happy Time Clip ~ Lee Seung Gi Ranks #1 in Cameo Appearances

Credit: MBCentertainment

Summary:

This clip talks about Lee Seung Gi acting as himself in The Greatest Love, a 2011 Kdrama starring Cha Seung Won and Gong Hyo Jin.  This follows his latest cameo last week in The Producers which resulted in viewership ratings reaching an all time high of 13.5%.  The comic part of this clip is at the beginning with the fan couple approaching Seung Gi and pointing out to him that he’s wearing the same scarf (as ordinary people).  The woman emphasizes this by holding it and enunciating every syllable of the phrase “It’s the same”. Later, Seung Gi asks his assistant if “every dog and mackerel wears this scarf” as he takes it off his neck. The assistant tries to reply “It’s limited edition” only to get cut off by Seung Gi’s remark,”How can everyone wear this. I can’t wear something like this.” He tells the lead character, Cha Seung Won,”I’m Lee Seung Gi”. The male voice over comments how he showed the “Lee Seung Gi brand cameo” followed by the scene with the screaming women. LOL. Cha Seung Won’s character wants to protect their image to the public, so he counts “1,2,3” and both men put on forced smiles. The final caption says,”Including popularity! Also cameo acting! Top star grade. The Greatest Love~ Lee Seung Gi #1.

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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Info About Lee Seung Gi’s 6th Album Comeback on KBS Music Bank & SBS Inkigayo

The official fanclub posted this info early today, but I wasn’t able to get to it until now. Lee Seung Gi will be making his first public comeback on KBS2’s Music Bank on June 12th.  The  official fanclub is taking applications from ALL members, Airen 6 and non-Airen 6, to participate in the pre-recording.

The actual show will air on Friday, June 12th at 6pm KST on KBS2.

[Notice for Participating in Pre-recording]

For KBS Music Bank

Time : June 12, 2015  6:00 AM

Place : KBS Open Hall 

ID Verification: 4:50 AM

Distribution of entrance ticket numbers: 5:00 AM

ID Check: Airen 6 Member card (If you are an Airen 6), ID card (for non-Airen 6 members)

Application period for pre-recording : June 7, 2015 (Sunday) ~ June 10, 2015 (Wednesday)

Announcement of winners attending pre-recording : June 11, 2015 (Thursday)

For SBS Inkigayo:

Seung Gi will be pre-recording on June 14, 2015 KST , the show will broadcast at 3:40pm later that day.

Time: 6:00 AM

Location: Deungchon-dong SBS Open Hall

ID Verification : 4:50 AM

For Airen 6 members – Airen 6 member card

Distribution of numbered entry tickets : 5 AM

Application period for attending pre-recording : June 7, 2015 (Sunday) ~ June 10, 2015 (Wednesday)

For application forms, please go to leeseunggi.com. They are posted in both the Community page and Airen Zone

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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[English] Information About Group Orders for Seung Gi’s 6th Album from Official Fanclub

The good news is that ALL Airens, regardless of whether you are Airen 6 or not, can participate!

It will take place in 4 rounds with each round’s deadline for applications being Thursday night with the exception of the 1st round which has a deadline of Monday night.

One reason for this is for Seung Gi’s album sales to be reflected in respective charts for album sales and music charts. They have given a disclaimer that lump shipments may take longer compared to other online sites and ask for your understanding.  Seung Gi~ya, fighting! Airens are always with you and will support you till the end!

Duration for group orders can be shortened or lengthened. (Subject to change)

Round 1 : 2015. 6.  5 (Fri) ~ 2015. 6.  8(Mon)  11:59 pm KST

Round 2 : 2015. 6.  9 (Tues) ~ 2015. 6. 11(Thurs)  11:59 pm KST

Round 3 : 2015. 6. 12 (Fri) ~ 2015. 6. 18(Thurs) 11:59 pm KST

Round 4 : 2015. 6. 19 (Fri) ~ 2015. 6. 25(Thurs) 11:59 pm KST

 

What’s included:

Lee Seung Gi’s 6th Album+ Limited Edition Poster + Special privileges for group order participants in order of application

In addition, you’re automatically entered into the event once your application and deposit have been confirmed

One thing I sense is a total marketing strategy here to get people to buy many albums by offering incentives like more prizes and gifts. If you’re able to buy many albums, more power to you.

 

★★★ Group order prices / Deposit notice ★★★

Group order price : For one album – 12,000 Won plus shipping charge

Number of albums you can order : No limit

 

Order amount (Deposit amount) :  Price of album + shipping (Within Korea)

Deposit amount for 1 album- 14,000 Won (Album price  12,000 Won + Shipping fee  2,000 Won)

Deposit amount 2 albums – 24,000 Won (Album price 24,000 Won+ Free Shipping)

Deposit amount for 10 albums – 120,000 Won (Album price 120,000 Won) Shipping is free if you order 2 albums or more

 

Deposit account : Kookmin Bank (KB bank)  602401-04-038293 최희숙 (Choi Hee Sook) (AIREN)

 

ACCOUNT : 602401-04-038293 CHOIHEESUK(AIREN)

 

BANK NAME : KOOKMIN BANK

 

ADDRESS : 9F, SEWOOBUILDING, 10, YEOUIDO-DONG,

 

YEONGDEUNGPO-GU, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

 

TEL : +82-2-6300-9999

 

SWIFT CODE : CZNBKRSEXXX

 

● Applications within Korea :  이승기 정규 6집 앨범 [그리고…] 아이렌 공동구매 신청서(국내) (Lee Seung Gi 6th Album [And…] Airen Group Purchase Application (Within Korea)

 

Application page URL : http://airen1004.cafe24.com/addform9/view_addform.php?fname=album6th

 

● Overseas Applications :  (Lee Seung Gi 6th Album [And…] Airen Group Purchase Application (Overseas)

 

Application page URL : http://airen1004.cafe24.com/addform9/view_addform.php?fname=6th

 

★★★ Shipping Fee / Shipping Dates ★★★

For orders within Korea : For 1 album 2,000원 / For 2 albums or more, shipping is free

Overseas shipping : 10 albums or less – 25,000 Won, Overseas 10 Sets or more, please email staff (iloveuairen@daum.net)

Shipping Date : As each round’s deadline ends (Thurs), they will be shipped the very next week.

For those participating in Round 1 of Group Purchases, reservations by 6/8 plan to be shipped 6/10. 

Reservations after 6/9 will be placed in Round 2.  Only applications that have confirmed deposits will have their albums shipped.

★★★ Notice about Privileges and Participation in an Event for Participants in the Airen Group Purchase  ★★★

The more people that participate in the Lee Seung Gi 6th Album [And…] Fanclub Airen group purchase, there will be extra gifts for each participant.

[Group purchase Round 1/ Round 2]

● To all purchases : Lee Seung Gi electromagnetic wave interception stickers ~ (these are a big thing in Korea, haven’t seen them on my friend’s cell phones in the USA. Stuck on your cell phone near the receiver to prevent your brain from getting fried with these bad waves) 2 types, 1 set per album. 

2 stickers, 1 set: Printed Lee Seung Gi autograph + Lee Seung Gi Official Fanclub Logo 

● Individual purchasesFor the 6 people with the greatest number of ordered albums, 6 people will be chosen to receive Lee Seung Gi’s hand autographed 6th album through a random lottery. (Round 1 and 2 combined)

● Group participants in teams –  For group participants in teams, please contact (iloveuairen@daum.net)

 

[Group Orders Round 3/ Round 4]

● Individual participants–  For the 3 people with the greatest number of ordered albums, 3 people will be chosen to receive Lee Seung Gi’s hand autographed copy of Bromide magazine through a random lottery.

● Group participants in teams –  For group participants in teams, please contact (iloveuairen@daum.net)

★★★ Winners of the Event and Shipment of Prizes★★★

– Bonus for Round 1, Round 2 Group Purchase Participants,  ‘Electromagnetic Wave Interception sticker set’  Shipment date : Shipped together with album

After each round ends, winners will be announced the following week. Items will be sent in bulk after round 4.

Note: One note among the many I saw to overseas Airen purchases was a note that posters will come folded as they are being sent along with the album in a box.

Please be sure to make your deposit within 24 hours of completing the application form.

If you have further questions, please email the staff at iloveuairen@daum.net.


Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever

Source: leeseunggi.com

Please give proper credit and a link back to my blog if you plan to use my translation in any way. Thank you! ^^


 


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[English] Seung Gi Greets Airens on MV Set of New Album

videomessageCredit: leeseunggi.com, capture by Elise

Seung Gi: Hello Airens! Nice to meet you, I’m Lee Seung Gi. Right now, we’re on the music video set of my 6th album’s new title song.  Everyone is probably bustling around making noise.  Although it looks bare right now, please confirm for yourself how this space turns into a music video. I plan to greet you soon in mid June with an album I’ve spent a long time preparing. I trust that it will be an album that will be a good gift equivalent to the amount of excitement and time you’ve spent waiting. You’ll love it, right? (Seung Gi chuckles) In any case, for anyone or my fans who have liked me for a long time, I’d like it to be an album that gives comfort and at times strength and happiness more than anyone. That’s the kind of album I’d like it to be. Be happy and since it’s going to be released soon, please wait. Now then, coming soon!


Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever

Please give proper credit and a link back to my blog if you plan on using my translations in any way. Thank you! ^^

Since this video is part of the official fanclub’s website, I’m uploading a capture and translation for now. The original video can be seen on the official fanclub’s homepage, leeseunggi.com.