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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] 15.05.21~ Full Set of Severance Hospital Family Concert Fancams ~ Lee Seung Gi & Lee Sun Hee

Return:

Credit: mijoi75

Seung Gi: It’s nice to meet you. I’m sincerely happy and very excited because many people have gathered here.  I’m sincerely happy that we have a special stage, and for me, a special opportunity. Today, on behalf of everyone, I’ve really prepared a lot and I think I’m much more nervous on this stage than during my personal concerts. Everyone, you’ve come with high expectations, right? (Audience shouts: YES!). Can the second and 3rd floor hear me? Wow, thank you so much. In the future, for everyone who has come today and so that you can keep up your spirits towards recovery, I would like to give you a gift of good memories. You’ll do it together with me, right? (Audience: YES!). I’ll greet you with my first song, Return.

I’ll Give You All:

Credit: mijoi75

Seung Gi: I think I really sang it nervously but I hope in a small way, it will be a source of strength to you while you are in the hospital. Earlier, I told you that standing on this stage was a special opportunity. To be honest, I thought having a close one or family member who was ill was something that happened to someone else. However, my agency’s CEO, who helped make the name ‘Lee Seung Gi’ since high school, has currently been admitted to this hospital for a long time.  Truthfully, I went through a lot of suffering and mental confusion. As I visited this hospital frequently and saw hospital life~ I passed by the pediatrics ward and the rehabilitation medicine ward~ I thought how difficult it must be for the caregivers/families. Because it’s not something that I’ve been through, it’s not something that I dare relate to though I think it will be very difficult for the caregivers and family members. I related to that and that’s how I ended up on this stage. So, I hope everyone can take away some strength from today’s stage.  I’ll try to create a cool stage today for the children in front of me and other patients here. Please look forward to it. Today, I’ve been doing volunteer work and talent donation but the best concert staff who have always been with me have come. Really, the nation’s best musicians have joined me. First, by my side is guitarist Hahm Chun Ho. I ask for a big round of applause. You’ve seen him on TV at least once or twice, right? (Audience: YES!) To my right is my piano teacher, our band master and truly the best pianist, Choi Tae Hwan.  Also, including my song, those who have created beautiful music, I ask for a big round of applause for our many string instrumentalists.  Out of all other times, I had difficulty selecting my signature song. At the end of much deliberation, I chose my remake song, ‘I’ll Give You All’.

Will You Marry Me?:

Credit: mijoi75

Seung Gi: Did you enjoy it? (Audience: YES!) For some reason, it’s been a really long time since I’ve sung at such an early time. Perhaps it’s because it’s in front of you that I’m feeling the excitement as if I’m singing at 10pm. Thank you so much for taking interest in this performance. In the future, I hope to take more interest in people around me who are not as healthy as myself. At one time, I said with words that I volunteered a lot and once in a while gave donations. I thought that I was still helping many people but coming to the hospital and seeing things directly were quite different. I thought a hospital had not only patients and caregivers, but also distinguished doctors and nurses. Their sincerity and as the people in this hospital may know, the people who mobilize patients, staff at the information desk, and including the caregivers who do work that is difficult even for family members, I believe their presence is a big source of strength and comfort to everyone. Please continue to keep up your spirits up in the future. Although it’s difficult for me to dare to say “Everything will definitely be okay”, I believe that with the will and good energy, you will definitely get better soon. You’ll do that, right? Fighting everyone! Fighting! Now, I’ll sing the final song before handing the stage over to my teacher, Lee Sun Hee . I was thinking about what song to sing.  I heard this song was a direct request from the nurses in the rehabilitation ward. I will ask the dancers to come up on stage and sing ‘Will You Marry Me’.  People who know it, please sing along.

Teacher Lee Sun Hee:

I’m Always Missing You

Meet Him Among Them:

Destiny/Fate:

Credit: mijoi75


Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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[English Lyrics] Lee Seung Gi Fan Video~ Words That Say I Love You & Temperature

Credit: Moran Park

English Translation: ‘Words That Say I Love You’

“I’m sorry” with those short words, I hung up the phone
There was nothing special, there was no commotion
And things just flowed on like that

After a long time, I received your letter
You said it was too hard for you
That loving me, understanding me was too hard for you
That you don’t want to do this anymore

The words “I love you”, I couldn’t say those common words
And I hurt you, I was so bad
Let’s put all the sad memories behind us
And let’s start again like the moment we first saw each other

It’s alright, it will be alright
I try to say it over and over again but tears keep coming
My heart keeps hurting, I guess I can’t let you go
I guess I can’t forget you

The words “I love you”, I couldn’t say those common words
And I hurt you, I was so bad
Let’s put all the sad memories behind us
And let’s start again like the moment we first saw each other

The words “I love you”, I couldn’t say those common words
And I hurt you, I was so bad
Let’s put all the sad memories behind us
And let’s start again like the moment we first saw each other

English lyrics translation credit: kpoplyrics.net

[English Lyrics] Temperature by Lee Seung Gi

The more I watch you, the more I get to know you

I grow more curious 

I wonder what it is you like about an idiot like me

I wonder what I can do to make you laugh more~

 

Watching me, you said as though you were worried

While silently listening to our heart beats

You hoped that our heart’s temperatures

Would always be warm 

And that you didn’t want your heart to grow cold alone..

Be at rest in my embrace~

Don’t think about anything, just rest

Because this overwhelming feeling of love in my small heart

Can protect you…

 

Most people think that even in love, 

there are so many things we yearn for

A reality that isn’t enough to hold in our hearts

You tell me…

Because I’m an idiot, I only know you

I’m okay with your heart growing cold

Even if I have to burn my small heart

I just have to warm you and protect you

From the start, I only knew you

 

I love you because you’re you

To the point where my small heart is overwhelmed 

and my breath is taken away

Because you’re endlessly beautiful~

Korean Lyrics and English translation credits go to onehallyu.com

English edits by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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[English Lyrics] Temperature by Lee Seung Gi

Credit: leeseunggi01


Korean Lyrics/English translation:

그대를 볼수록 그대를 알면 알수록

하나부터 열까지 난 궁금한게 많아져요

바보 같은 나 내어디가 좋은건지

어떡하면 그대가 더웃을 수 있는지~

 

The more I watch you, the more I get to know you

I grow more curious 

I wonder what it is you like about an idiot like me

I wonder what I can do to make you laugh more~

 

 

이런 날 보며 걱정하듯 말했죠

가만히 내 심장소릴 들으며

우리의 마음의 온도가 언제나

따뜻했으면 한다고,

혼자서만 식어 가면 싫다고..

 

 

Watching me, you said as though you were worried

While silently listening to our heart beats

You hoped that our heart’s temperatures

Would always be warm 

And that you didn’t want your heart to grow cold alone..

 

내 품에서 마음내려 놓아요~

아무 생각하지 말고 쉬어요

내 작은가슴에 넘치는 이 사랑이

그댈지킬 수 있으니까..

 

 

Be at rest in my embrace~

Don’t think about anything, just rest

Because this overwhelming feeling of love in my small heart

Can protect you…

 

흔히들 사랑에도 

필요한게 참 많다는걸

마음만으로는 안되는 현실이란걸

내게~ 말해주지만..

 

Most people think that even in love, 

there are so many things we yearn for

A reality that isn’t enough to hold in our hearts

You tell me…

 

 

바보라서 하나밖에 몰라요

그대마음 식어가도 좋아요

내작은 가슴을 모두 태워서라도

그댈 데우면되죠 지키면 되죠~

나는 원래 하나밖에 몰라요

 

Because I’m an idiot, I only know you

I’m okay with your heart growing cold

Even if I have to burn my small heart

I just have to warm you and protect you

From the start, I only knew you

 

 

그게 그대라서 너무 좋아요

내작은 가슴이 너치도록 

벅차게..

한없이 예쁜 그대니까~

 

I love you because you’re you

To the point where my small heart is overwhelmed 

and my breath is taken away

Because you’re endlessly beautiful~

 

Korean Lyrics and English translation credits go to onehallyu.com

English translation edit by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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[English Lyrics] Shape of Your Lips ~ 4 Screen Edited Version Music Video

Credit: seunggiairen

English Lyrics:

I can’t believe my eyes
Nor your lips
Which are colder than ice
The shape of your lips which speak of separation
Causes my breath to stop
Please, please, please, please, please
Don’t ask to end it

Are you going to abandon me?
Am I not the one?
Am I no longer
Allowed to love you?
I cling to your feet
As you see me crying
Can’t you stop
In your tracks?

Now words colder than “let me go”
Are in your frozen gaze
Please,please,please,please,please
Don’t leave me behind

Are you going to abandon me?
Am I not the one?
Am I no longer
Allowed to love you?
I cling to your feet
As you see me crying
Can’t you stop
In your tracks?

Now, won’t you give me
One more chance?
Although you push me away with both hands
Saying you’re sick and tired of me
Without you, I can’t live for even a single day

Please, please, please, please, please
Were you this cruel from the beginning?

Are you going to abandon me?
Am I not the one?
Am I no longer
Allowed to love you?
I cling to your feet
As you see me crying
Can’t you stop
In your tracks? Please


Hangul lyrics: Naver

English lyrics translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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[English] You Are All Surrounded~ Episode 5 New Teaser

Seems like SBS has juiced the previous one up a bit with the shower scene preview. Whew!

Credit: dclsg uploaded by racena

English translation:

SG:  I’m positive it’s him…How could I forget that voice?!!

KSK: I have a bad feeling about this.

CSW: I absolutely hope this case isn’t related to Kim Shin Myoung!!! (I double checked with dclsg’s transcript, and they’re also unsure of this, a new character perhaps?)

GA: I sometimes have these thoughts…Couldn’t we be seen as a family? If I get to live here…

SG to GA: Why did you shed? (Why did you cut your hair?)

SG to GA: That was the only thing I liked about you.

GA to SG: Don’t change the subject …You did?

SG: Soon, Detective Seo will be contacted by a third party. Starting from today, watch him 24/7.

GA: You, knowing Team Leader’s disposition, do you think he’d let it slide like that?

CSW: Do you know that?

Caption: 5/21 (Wed) night at 10pm

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


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[English] translations~ Budokan(日本武道館) theme continued~ D-2 till Seung Gi’s Birthday!

Desire and Hope

Credit: seungsun love

English translation:

Seung Gi: From this moment on for the next two songs, I’d like you to think that you’re not with me in the Budokan, but with me in my room. Just think that I’m in front of you and focus. You can close your eyes and listen if you’d like. I hope that you’ll be able to feel every sound of my breath.  I will perform Desire and Hope. (in Korean)

Thank you (in Japanese)

Lyrics:

Still unable to love, I know your weary heart all too well
Without change, I watched over you
But your past love
Is the only thing living in there

I want you and resent you
The person who makes my short time drag on
I don’t want to know your hurt words about the past

Even when you’re clearly smiling
I get the feeling that your heart is crying
And though I want to end that
I don’t want my heart to be discovered in this state

I want you and resent you
The kind of person who makes my short time drag on
I don’t want to know your hurt words
About the past

I guess I need your seat empty,
Regardless of who needs it
So that it can be the place where you rest
I have so much selfishness

I want you and wait for you
The kind of person who comes and makes me regret tomorrow
I’ll speak about my heart in this state by myself
I love you so much

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


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[English] Nunas over Flowers Photo Kim Hee Ae for Episode 7

<나PD가 본 꽃누나 4인방 #3. 김희애>

김희애는 고민많은 타입 같더라. 위염이 계속 있다고 하지 않았냐. 그 분을 보면 굉장히 착하고 남들에게 피해 안 끼치려고 하는 마인드가 강한 분이다. 그런 사람들이 꼭 속병이 나더라”며 “늘 중간에서 이승기와 이미연을 배려하고 윤여정 선생님과 김자옥 선생님을 위했다. 만날 왔다갔다 하며 설거지하고 밥차리고 그랬다. 그것에 대해 (김희애 본인이)한 마디도 안 했는데 스스로는 알게모르게 스트레스가 생겼다가 풀어졌다가 하는 부분들도 있더라. 김희애는 굉장히 착하고 소녀같은 분인데, 그런 부분들에 자기도 모르게 스트레스를 받는 것 같더라”

– 나영석PD 뉴스엔 인터뷰 중 원문: http://bit.ly/1evCekM

<The Gang of 4 Flower Sisters that Na PD has seen #3 Kim Hee Ae>

“Kim Hee Ae seems to be the type to worry a lot. She constantly warns others of danger. When I observe her, she is extremely kind and has a strong mindset not to cause harm to others.  Those types of people always end up with heartache.” “She’s always in the middle being concerned for Lee Seung Gi and Lee Mi Yeon while being there for Yoon Yeo Jung and Kim Ja Ok Teacher. Everyday, she was busy running back and forth doing the dishes and preparing food. Regarding this (Kim Hee Ae, herself), she never mentioned a word but without her knowing, would find herself feeling the stress pile up and dissolve. Kim Hee Ae is an extremely kind and girl-like person, I felt that those qualities contributed to her stress without her knowing”

– Na Young Seok PD Newsen Interview (middle) Original article: http://bit.ly/1evCekM

hee ae na pdCredit: Nunas over Flowers official FB page

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


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Nunas over Flowers Ep 7 Preview Photo

웃고 울며 서로를 이해하고 감싸주던 누나들과 승기의 배낭여행, 그 마지막 여정이 방송됩니다. 오늘 밤도 함께 해주실거죠?^^

The Nunas’ and Seung Gi’s backpacking trip filled with laughter, tears, understanding and protecting each other, their last destination will be aired today. You’ll also join us tonight, won’t you? ^^

ep 7 photo 1Credit: Nunas over Flowers official FB page

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


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[English] Translation 5.5 Forest Minialbum page 7

mini8 prologueCredit: jejuslov

English translation:

I’m not sensitive to the change in seasons. However, the only thing I felt when I started shooting <The King 2 Hearts> was the cold air  slowly becoming warmer as I realized that spring was coming. The distance between <The King 2 Hearts> shooting locations was a formidable one.  I had to move either by car or while I was waiting on the set,  I always listened to music. That playlist is simpler than you imagine. I listened to a few songs that gave me difficulty in a continuously repetitive fashion. Perhaps the staff members who spent a lot of time with me got sick and tired of it. However, I didn’t know the meaning of getting sick and tired of it. Just without any thought, as if I were breathing, I enjoyed listening to the sound of this music as if it were part of the air. As shooting continued, my body and mind also had its series of difficult days.  If I talk like this, it can appear as if I am exaggerating now. I am really thankful to that repetitive music playlist because it made me comfortable. Would someone feel this kind of comfort as they listen to my songs? Would they not tire of it even after listening to it repeatedly dozens of times? Suddenly, that question entered my mind. Also, that question soon changed into the earnest desire to sing those songs.

Most of the playlist that comforted me throughout last winter and spring was from <Epitone Project>. Without any objective, I wanted to meet him. I was filled with expectations at the thought of earning something big merely by being able to share our thoughts on music. Towards the time the air felt slightly hotter, that’s how I met him near Dosan Park. Although it could’ve been an awkward first meeting between two men, the common interest of music made it comparable to the festive chatter between female high school students.  A joint album project was proposed and he also readily accepted. I was very excited and thrilled. Lee Seung Gi and Epitone Project’s healing music teamwork was taking its first step.  It felt as if a secret that couldn’t be told to anyone had just formed. I had a good premonition that this would be exciting teamwork!!

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


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*UPDATED* [English] Firstlook Behind the Scenes Videoclip

Credit: styleoshop

English translation:

Seung Gi: This is the scene of the shooting of the Firstlook CF. Besides shooting for 1N2D, I think this is the first time shooting at Sorak Mountain. Without a camera, I’m getting the thought of wanting to challenge the outdoors for real. It’s okay, because it’s very warm, I hardly feel the cold. Also, I think they’ve put in a lot of goose down in it as well. Despite the fact that the weather was extremely cold, seeing that we were able to shoot the CF safely thus far, doesn’t it attest to the fact that Firstlook is warm enough? I, Lee Seung Gi, am currently wearing Firstlook.

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


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Nunas over Flowers photo in Dubrovnic’s Emerald Sea

<누나투어와 함께 하는 두브로브니크 엿보기>

보이세요? 에메랄드빛 바다가… 1회 때 잠깐 나왔던, 승기가 수영하던 바다가 바로 여기입니다^^

Dubrovnic with the Nuna Tour>

Do you see it? The sea with an emerald glint…it appeared for an instant during episode 1, this is the exact sea that Seung Gi swam in ^^

emerald seaCredit: Nunas over Flowers Official FB page

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

 


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[English] Nunas over Flowers Facebook Album of Split

Nunas over Flowers’ Official Facebook Page released another album today with a caption:
황제의 휴양지, 스플리트(8 photos)
끝없이 펼쳐진 아드리아해…
이제는 삶의 터전이 된 황제의 궁전…

낡음마저도 멋스러운 스플리트로 여러분을 초대합니다.

A King’s resort, Split
by Nunas over Flowers
The endless Adriatic Sea…
Even though it’s old and worn, we invite you to majestic Split

split1서로 사진 찍어주느라 신난 누나들과, 헬리캠에 인사하는 여정느님과 승기^^

Excited over taking pictures for each other with the nunas, Yeo Jung neunim and Seung Gi greet the Helicam.

split2 split3 split4 split5 split6 split7 split8Credit: Nunas over Flowers official Facebook page

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