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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Lee Seung Gi Official Instagram Update 2/25/18

Credit: @leeseunggi.official 

Today we are with Teacher Yoon Yeo Jeong on Master in the House. See you soon!!! The Great Sage Equal to Heaven, Son Oh Gong, wants to tune in live from the filming set!!! #MasterInTheHouse #20180225 #16:50 #LetsMeetSoon

 

English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever 


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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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[Full English Translation] Seung Gi Greets Airens on MV Set of 6th Album ~ Video Clip

This is an updated post with the video from the official fan site. Enjoy!

Credit: leeseunggi.com

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 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! ^^


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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.


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[English] Support Event for Lee Seung Gi’s 11th Debut Anniversary by Official Airen Fanclub

In celebration of Lee Seung Gi’s 11th Debut Anniversary and his new album release, the official Airen fanclub has prepared a support event. Currently, the news is in Korean, so I will translate the main points for you:

hook1Credit: hookent3

First the good news: Not only Airen 6 members, but ALL Airens can participate in this event. 🙂

Application/Deposit time period: May 27, 2015 (Wed) ~ June 12, 2015 (Fri) KST

Announcement of Winners: June 14, 2015 KST

Date prizes are shipped : Mid June of 2015

 

[Directions on how to participate in the 11th Debut Anniversary Event/ Album Support]

 

The collected funds will go towards gifts for Seung Gi’s 11th Debut Anniversary and support activities related to his new album (PR, purchase of albums for the purpose of PR, support for appearances on broadcasts, etc).

 

The 11th Debut Anniversary gifts will be a collection of everyone’s  [What I Want to Tell Seung Gi]  & Videos that were submitted for this event.  I believe actual gifts will be sent in addition to this collection.

●How to participate individually

 

1. Deposit – Deposit into the support account

    ※ If you are an overseas fan, you are responsible for wire transfer fees. When you do a wire transfer, make sure to calculate the total. Example, you should be sending:  your intended contribution + wire transfer fee

2. Application form to participate:

http://airen1004.cafe24.com/addform9/view_addform.php?fname=album

 

● How to participate as an overseas group

1. Deposit: To the deposit account. After your wire transfer of the lump sum, describe the contents of the wire transfer (Name of remitee, Date of wire transfer, amount)  and email it to the official fanclub’s executive organizer.

2. Application form to participate – 1) One representative from the group needs to fill out this form below▼ click
http://airen1004.cafe24.com/addform9/view_addform.php?fname=album

2) Email the list of names of people participating (Name/Amount submitted to the support event/selection of gifts from the 2 choices) to the official fanclub’s executive organizer.

 

[11th Debut Anniversary & Album Release Commemoration Event Gift Announcement]

1. Those who participate in the event – receive the same gift
Lee Seung Gi pictorial, interview included  1 copy or Large Photo Bath Towel (1)

On the application form, among the two choices, choose what you wish to receive in the order that you’d like to receive it.
At the end of the event, among the 2 gifts you chose, one will be sent to you at random.

ex 1) Wished for Gift 1 – Big Issue Magazine
         Wished for Gift 2 –  Love Forecast Large Photo Bath Towel

ex 2) Wished for Gift 1 – Love Forecast Large Photo Bath Towel
          Wished for Gift 2 – Big Issue Magazine

2. Special gifts given to event winners

 

1) <Love Forecast> DVD – Autographed : 2 people

 

2) Lee Seung Gi’s stamp : 1 person
   * This is the stamp that Lee Seung Gi directly used during the Smile Friend Event (at Yongsan CGV)

 

3) Large Poster – Autographed by Lee Seung Gi : 1 person

 

4) Magazine (Lee Seung Gi pictorial, Interview included) – Autographed by Lee Seung Gi : 3 people

 

3. Participating Overseas Group Teams (20 people minimum) 

 

1st to participate : Lee Seung Gi pictorial, Interview included 30 copies + Lee Seung Gi autographed DVD 2 disks

 

2nd to participate : Lee Seung Gi pictorial, Interview included 20 copies +Lee Seung Gi autographed DVD 1 disk 

 

3rd to participate : Lee Seung Gi pictorial, Interview included 10 copies

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever

Source: leeseunggi.com, Airen Zone

 


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Airen 6~ Go Home! Seung Gi Has A Video Message For You ~

This evening, Seung Gi left a video message in the Airen zone regarding his new album. I tweeted translations under my twitter account @elisem1902. I asked the official Airen fanclub if non Airen 6 fans could also view his video message on my blog. They replied by saying:

@elisem1902 This video message can only be viewed in the Airen zone because (he) sent it to fanclub members. You may be curious but we ask for your understanding.  Since there will be good news soon, please wait a bit~ thank you always ^^

I will only share what the Airen fanclub tweeted ~ a screencap, since that is in the public domain along with Seung Gi’s fashion from a keen eyed Airen in Japan.  The video message was filmed in a recording studio and he teases us by playing a single chord on the computer from one of his new songs. Many Korean Airens tweeted about this, so I don’t see anything wrong in mentioning it since that is also in the public domain. Not to mention, it is also in the screencap that the official Airen fanclub tweeted to the public below.  All I will say is that Seung Gi said he will come back with a new album in May or early June and he says it is sure to satisfy.

koni videomessage shirtCredit: AIREN_fanclub, koni_sptlsg

To view his message: leeseunggi.com, Airenzone

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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[English] Message From Seung Gi

I was at the Airen 6 Group Viewing Event at CGV Wangsimni last night when he wrote and released this message so I am getting to it now when I finally have some time.

Airen~ Happy Valentine’s Day to Everyone ^^

Happy Valentine’s Day on 2/14~ Although I couldn’t be with you or deliver chocolates in person
My heart is always with you!!^^

Right now, there is a final group viewing among Airen fans~~
So I wrote 220 messages and sent them…I wonder if everyone received them well ㅎㅎ

While I was writing, my arm hurt so much I thought I was dying …Never ending message ….ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

Mmm, I wrapped up my first week of vocal recording today.
Only this time, I’m more nervous, can’t sleep well, and have been under a lot of stress..ㅠ Well, in the future, it will probably be like this too

Tormented by the greed of wanting to deliver music with a good album and sound after a long while,
Stitch by stitch, I am recording and working on it.

Mmm, for now I’ve made a good start~ since I’ll return with an album that fans will surely like

For just a few months…please take a rest
ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 

After fans heard I like alcohol, they gave me a tremendous amount of alcohol as gifts…
Inside my heart, I’m extremely grateful…ㅋㅋㅋ
But for the sake of the recordings, I’m abstaining from alcohol and am keeping them as a treasure.

With the determination to drink it all up when I make a good album and the time comes to toast together..!! Anyway, have a happy Friday night~~~See you again soon~~~^^

 

Source: leeseunggi.com

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever


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Message from Seung Gi ~ 12/25/14

Merry Christmas Airens~~!!

Is everyone happily enjoying their Christmas Eve dinner to your heart’s content?
This year, everyone has worked hard and thanks to you, I was very happy. ^^
I’m always thankful and I love you!!

As for me, on this golden night, I couldn’t drink a glass of alcohol and for Psy hyung
I reverently finished my dinner and am in the middle of preparing my mind….
Hmm…I thought the time was around 11 o’clock and agreed thinking it was at this time 

But after finding out the performance started at this time,
I feel as if I sang the best ever at a late hour on stage

Except for the times when I went to the noraebang (karaoke) for an after party ㅎㅎㅎ

Honestly, If I were to have a concert this time, on a rock stage, I would wear the leather pants that I bought this summer in the USA ….Regrettably, I took it out now and am in the middle of stretching it out..

At least I can wear it at Psy hyung’s performance and break it in. Because I’ll never know when I’ll need it! ㅋㅋ

I got carried away with needless words! Anyway, have a happy and accident-free end of the year. Next year, I’ll take off running right away with PR for the movie and schedules so let’s huddle together once again!!^^

Now then, bye bye~~~

 

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever

Source: leeseunggi.com

Please give proper credit and link back to my blog if you plan to use my translations. Thank you! ^^


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Official Message from Seung Gi

Today’s Love!! Finally wrapped up!!

 

To begin with, everyone has worked hard and I was thankful Airen~~!!
At the location of ‘Today’s Love’ this time, the best fanclub showed its strength to the fullest

More than any other time that I’ve worked with movie stars, the staff was astonished and moved.
Rather than a simple support event, at the consideration with the greatest care and even the gifts filled with a thoughtful heart for the staff,
We were all moved and I alone seriously enjoyed feeling boastful on the inside..

As if we were always like this…ㅋㅋㅋ
Even the staff mentioned my peer actors and made a senseless comparison saying that there was a huge difference…ㅋㅋㅋ
Right now, they say rumor has spread all over the movie industry.  Lee Seung Gi’s fanclub is unbeatable.

Thank you again for your efforts. How difficult and how much agonizing you must have done is to the point of being difficult to fathom.

Thanks to you, despite the fact that the first movie location was difficult, I was able to gather up my strength and do well.

Uhm…As for the movie, although it will have to be released to know how it will do, it came out much better than the script!
In the midst of people around me who saw it, saying it was really good and praised me to no end
How much of this I should believe and whether they were saying it to make me feel good..ㅋㅋ

But investors, distributors, and producers wouldn’t have reason to talk about it numerous times to make me feel good, right? ㅎㅎㅎ
I’m also in the middle of anticipating how ‘Today’s Love’ will turn out. Although the results may not meet my expectations, so that I will not have any regrets
I will wrap it up well until the end ~^^

Now, there aren’t that many days left this year~!
Maybe it was because I was working so hard in 2014 that in a long time, I feel fatigued.
Of course I will start working on my next project starting from today without resting!!                         

I will be starting preparations for my album~~^^ Meanwhile songs that I have received in my spare time as well as new songs that I have to receive.. 
This time I will be more cautious and put more effort into greeting you with an even better album than the previous one!!

The air is slowly getting cold! Everyone please take care of your health~!
The remainder of 2014!! Enjoy it!!^^

 

 

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

Source: leeseunggi.com