Lee Seung Gi Forever

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


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KBS1 Donghaeng Press Photos ~ Lee Seung Gi

Seung Gi will appear this coming Saturday, 2/21 on KBS1’s Donghaeng, a human documentary series about people in difficult situations who find hope through the help of others. This is a special episode for Lunar New Year which starts on Wednesday, 2/18 and lasts until Sunday, 2/22.  There are several press articles about Seung Gi’s appearance on Episode 8 of Donghaeng, one of which I will translate and post later. For now, here are the photos that have been featured online. This episode is about a deaf man who sells puffed grain and his two sons. Seung Gi attends his oldest son’s graduation and holds a surprise event for him and his friends.

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The banner above the four says:

“Our classroom is filled with dreams and hope”

Seung Gi and the man’s youngest son hold a sign that says:

“Sang Hoon! Congratulations on your graduation”

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Photo credit: nate

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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[English] Lee Seung Gi’s College Graduation Video

Here is footage of Seung Gi’s college graduation video: He looks adorable! 🙂

Credit: dongA.com


Caption reads: The scene of Lee Seung Gi’s university degree graduation ceremony
Seoul Dongguk University, 2009, February 20th

Reporter: How does it feel?
Seung Gi: It feels good

Reporters: Congratulations
Seung Gi: Thank you

Male Reporter to Seung Gi as he is sitting down before the graduation ceremony: Hello
Seung Gi: Hi, nice to meet you
Reporter: How are you feeling?

Seung Gi: I’m nervous and it hasn’t hit me just yet. Four years has passed so quickly that I can’t believe that I’m graduating already.
Male Reporter: But compared to four years ago, you look exactly the same.
Seung Gi: The same? I’ve aged a lot (he laughs as he fixes his cap)

Female Reporter: If you had a secret to being able to graduate without taking time off from school, what would it be?
Seung Gi: To begin with, many people have helped me, there has been a large amount of that part …when I see it…I have to come to school often…, I have to visit (professors) often anyhow and finding other things that I can do in a way that doesn’t harm other students is the best thing to do…
Female Reporter: How did you manage your grades? Did they come out well?
Seung Gi: My grades? I came out with average grades (he laughs and covers his mouth with his fist)

Male Reporter: You look the same as you did four years ago. If there was a secret to that, what would it be?
Seung Gi: Uh, this is really…well, I think that I’ve changed very much but I thank you for seeing me as being young. Uh, honestly, up till then I entered university right after my debut and didn’t know the real state of things. During the past four years, many people have helped me and I think that’s why I’m able to graduate right now. If there was a secret, it would simply be to work hard.

Male reporter: Did the team from One Night 2 Days send a congratulatory message?
Seung Gi: So far, I don’t think they know yet.

Male reporter: How do you feel about being awarded a lifetime achievement award?
Seung Gi: I don’t really feel that I’ve studied particularly hard from semester to semester, but I am thankful. In any case, I will try even harder in the future.
Man in the background: please wrap things up

Commencement speaker: We will be awarding a special lifetime achievement award. This lifetime award goes to Lee Seung Gi majoring in International Trade and Commerce for his active contributions to school life on February 21st, 2009 by the Dongguk University Dean, Oh Yun Goh.

NOTE: I love his HEODANG moment when he forgets to take his award!

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever