Lee Seung Gi Forever

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


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[English translation] From Seung Gi

This letter was posted on November 1, 2017, a day after Lee Seung Gi’s honorable discharge from the military.

 

Everyone, this is Lee Seung Gi who has returned to your side again^^

 

It’s been a really long time since I’ve greeted you from here
Did everyone get home safely yesterday~??
I worried a lot because the weather suddenly became cold

You were waiting the evening before preparing banners…
It wasn’t even your family member’s military discharge ceremony but all of you passionately congratulated me.
I give thanks to the domestic and overseas fans as well as all the citizens of Deoksang 3-ri ㅎㅎㅎㅎ

Yesterday, until I passed through the guardhouse, I thought a lot about what I should say.  Due to reporters being present, I was unexpectedly very nervous so I don’t think I was able to say very much.

That’s why on November 1st, I am writing as a complete civilian and reserve sergeant Lee Seung Gi.

When I first entered Nonsan training center, like yesterday, many of you came to see me off.  It is vivid in my memory.

Surprisingly, the army that I entered calmly and cooly was tougher than I thought ㅎ
On the first day together with my colleagues who entered with me (of course their average age difference with me was around 10 years), I think I numbly stared at the red night light for about 2 hours while lying in a row.

Mind training. Close-order drill. Shooting. Individual combat, etc. To a soldier in training who took in training one by one and by the time one adjusted, the greatest concern was one’s unit assignment. Which region would I go to and to which assignment would I fulfill my duty as a soldier.
Everyone serving prayed to their respective gods that luck would follow them so that they would serve near their homes.

With that anticipation, the completion ceremony was approaching and the place I was assigned to was none other than the ‘Special Warfare Command’ also known as the special forces.

Back then, it was the first time I heard about the special forces and I had no idea what kind of task the unit carried out so I wasn’t taken aback very much.
To become a member of that unit, one must complete airborne training in addition to training I had never heard of  in training camp. As I got to know that it was an extremely hard core unit hidden in a veil, I asked if there was any way for me to be reassigned to a different unit because I didn’t think I would be able to do it due to my fear of heights.
However, in the army, one cannot raise an objection to a superior’s command.  In addition, since there was no reason for personnel fairly deployed through the computer system to change, I was filled only with fear and ended up serving in the assigned 13th airborne special forces brigade.

However, a person cannot guess the future.
Through military life and training, I overcame my fear and surpassing that, in an instant I saw myself excited about intensive training. It became a wake-up call for me to look back on my life up to this point.

I learned through my body and mind that what was more important was not
where something was done but rather with who
what was being done was not as important as how it was being done

I think Lee Seung Gi in his 20s was clear about what he could and could not do
When things became difficult, he had to rest along the way. If he was worn out, he had to catch his breath..
What special forces soldier Lee Seung Gi in his 30s felt during his military service was
the point in his 20’s when he faced difficulty and was worn out, wasn’t I a bit too lenient on myself.. I came to think that it would be alright to go a bit further and rest.

When doing the long distance march, using a fixed time as one’s goal and resting along the way is one method.
However, I use distance as my goal and even though it may be difficult, until I finish that distance, I will not rest.

Of course, while doing the night march there is the fear of falling due to the rough terrain,
Knee pain, thighs that felt like they were going to have a cramp and were undergoing acupuncture with hundreds of needles.
Reddened combat uniform trousers, enduring it for the sake of merit, feeling as if my shoulders were going to break and although I debated over whether it was alright to overdo it like this,
In the end, I reached the finishing point and thought if one is not going to rest from the start, resting more midway doesn’t recover stamina.

Everyday, I had blisters on my feet so I had a threaded needle and poked the soles of my feet countless times and walked, repeating this over and over again.
Even though I fell asleep thinking, “Tomorrow I will never be able to walk”
After sleeping for about 4 hours, I again assembled my combat gear together and caught my breath. When I had finished, I pondered:
For exactly what did I do that for? How was I able to do it?

The conclusion I made was that it was possible because I really wanted to do it along with comrades who did it together.
Something that is impossible if done alone was made possible due to my earnest heart along with 
people cheering me on by my side.

With my impending military discharge, many people talked to me.
After your discharge, get a good rest, recharge yourself, and start work.

Although it is certainly relatable, because I am already filled with energy
I want to use this healthy energy for work that I do well.
I know that even among fan members, there are some who are worried.

However, the work that I do from now
is what I want to do and I have decided to do what I can do the best in priority order.
Of course, the results of that conviction can also be disappointing.

Also, every moment that happens, the people who are together with me could be celebrities I work with, colleagues, or staff.
However, I think that they can also be my family, my family at my agency, friends, and fans.

I think about how happy I would be if these people were together with me cheering me on so that I could work on what I want to do.

I don’t even have any talent in writing but I think it needlessly became long ㅎㅎㅎ

Personally, before the year ends, I hope that my wish to greet you through television comes true.
Until the moment I make my comeback on TV, everyone diligently work on building your stamina ~^^ㅎ
I will prove to you that I wasn’t lying when I said I would make you sick and tired of seeing meㅎㅎㅎ

To all the fans who waited for me, once again I give you my heartfelt appreciation and wish all of you happiness.

I love you

 

 

Source: leeseunggi.com

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

 


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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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[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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[English] 2015.07.10 Fun Fun Today Official Photos with Message

Kim Young Chul’s Fun Fun Today’s official website posted selcas along with a photo of snacks prepared by the Official Fanclub. Here’s the message that preceded the photos:

Heart racing and heart stopping since the morning!

A very, very cool Lee Seung Gi even if it’s just listening to him through audio!

Thank you very much for keeping your loyalty with Young Chul DJ!!!

Thank you also to all the Airens who prepared such splendid snacks!!!

viewer_image_002 viewer_image viewer_image_003Credit: sbs


Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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Lee Seung Gi to Attend VIP Screening of “The Guest”

The official Airen fanclub announced tonight that Seung Gi will be attending the VIP screening of “The Guest”. It will take place at CGV Wangsimni this coming Monday, July 6th at 8pm KST. Looking forward to many press photos, press videos,fanpics, and fancams. For some background information on this Korean movie, please click here: “The Guest”

The movie will be open to the public on Thursday, July 9th, 2015.

theguestCredit: AIREN_fanclub