Listening to: Pyramid by Charice
Found one article about Jang Geunsuk getting interviewed regarding one of the movies he acted. It's not the movie that interest me but the answers that Geunsuk himself give about dreams and achieving it. It really moves me. I love his passion. I want to have his passion and reading this made me want to chase my dreams so badly too. Everything that he says here is so true. I envy him because he's able to achieve his dreams and do the thing that he loves.
Jang Geunsuk says the movie 'Happy Life' is one that asks,
'Are you living and doing what you want to do?
Or are you living and doing what you have to do?'
and that is the question that dominated his head throughout the filming.
"I started acting in middle school. It was my decision. Then one day I asked myself, 'Jang Geun Suk, are you happy right now?' and realized I was climbing stairs with no particular goal and no composure. I asked around about what a happy life is and asked my seniors as well. Of course there is not right answer, but thankfully I have found a little bit of composure in myself. And now I can enjoy things, at least to the point I can smell the scent of fall outside of the window."
The movie features a father who works day and night to pay for private lessons and education for a talented son, and a father who sends off his child and wife abroad to study but ends up facing a divorce. They all live amidst self-gratification, or excuses, saying it is all for their children, and this is not much different from parents in the real world today.
I asked Jang Geun Suk who is still in the position of being a parent's child what he wanted from his parents. He says that his parents, while not fully approving when he said he wanted to act, supported him by telling him to do what he wanted to do.
"Are children truly happy when they achieve the social status their parents want them to? They all just go towards the one goal forgetting whether it was the parent's dream or the child's dream. I wish parents would trust their children and let them pursue what they want to. If only they could understand that children wander in their youth not because they don't know what to do, but they are struggling and trying hard to find what fits them. I believe everything is about the 'trust' between the parent and child."
In that sense, he says, "The movie 'Happy Life' can serve to be a meaningful opportunity to reflect on life with all the fantasies and reality barriers set aside between a father and son."
Jang Geun Suk is also chasing a dream.
"I became known through commercials and the sitcom 'Nonstop.' Until then I wasn't really an actor. If anything, I was an entertainer with a cute image. But after 'Nonstop' ended and I saw the spotlight that was on me shifting immediately to another person, I fell into a slum. And not being admitted to the college I wanted at the time put me at a loss of what to do. Fortunately, I was cast in two musicals and I was able to be satisfied seeing myself on a large stage. And I think I was able to become known as an actor through the drama 'Hwangjiny,' and I can feel more of that through the movie 'Happy Life.' But this is not my final destination."
He restlessly spoke about his dreams.
"I don't believe myself to be an adult yet. I still have a mind that is not quite yet fully matured. But I hope people who meet me can become closer as a person and respect and trust me."
Then what would be the image of an 'actor' Jang Geun Suk be?
"I want to be pure. Whether I become 40 or 60, I want to be a humble actor who doesn't loses passion. I am extremely happy right now by just being able to act."
Oppa~ you're so lucky. =/
I want to do the things I love too.
I want it so badly...
but sometimes it seems impossible.
Does that means, I'm lack of passion?
I always ask myself too...
"Am I happy with what I'm doing now?"
The truth is... my answer is no.
Labels: jang geunsuk geun suk dreams
Fact:People Do Change @ 2:56 PM
Listening to: 나쁜 남자(Bad Guy) by JOO
JOO from JYP has returned! (: She has a really nice voice. And I really, REALLY love this new song of hers. She sounded like she really wanted to cry and when I saw her comeback stage in Music Bank, I think she actually had tears in her eyes. ;___; Such a touching song.
However, that's not all. The music video is... touching. Even though it's so short, but there's meaning behind it. The bubble gun part was so... artistic? No, no.. there's this one word that suits it, but I've forgotten. LOL I need to read more to improve my vocabs. ;P
Anyway... my most favourite part in the MV was the part when the video shows how much the guy has changed by differentiating the "now and before" of the guy.
This part really touches me. I mean... I'm sure a lot of people encounter this kind of situation when the person you once love more than anything in this world, changed so much that you feel, you don't even know them anymore. Well, people do change.
Just that... sometimes it's scary to think or even believe that fact.
Looking at a brighter side, there might be a good thing about people's changes. There's also the bad ones. No matter how hard it is to accept that fact, humans have to face tons of situations when they live in this world. And sometimes, things that happens around us throughout our lives are the ones that forces us to change. Sometimes it's beyond our knowing. And sometimes... it's beyond our control too.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Every God's Child Is A Gifted One @ 11:33 PM
Listening to: "Change" by Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift. (: Watched the special show about her. You know what. I don't give a damn if people hates her (and that includes my friends or family members) 'cus after I watch that show, I'm even certain myself that she's amazing. She's the type of person that works hard even at the age that I'm still playing around living in my childish world. I wished I could be like her. Seriously. I want to work hard like her to achieve my own dreams. =O I really respect her for working hard just to make good songs that could actually influence people. I love how she could composed music that really... beautiful... and I don't know how to describe anymore. Just. amazing.
I SERIOUSLY, don't care if people said she's playing around with guys. Even if argue about it, people would just say, "Oh..your her fan, of course you'll protect her." Every time people says that, I feel like telling them, "Yeah. Maybe I'm your fan too, 'cus it seems I ignore your flaws and I'm still talking & hanging around with you right now."
I know... I hardly judge people. I don't know whether it's a good thing, but I guess it has its own consequences. Pros and cons exist in everything anyway. Believe me, there are things I don't like, but I judge myself first and this phrase would just came into my mind - "No one is perfect." Even the person that judge the singer that I like is not perfect, so... why bother? ;)
Anyway.... :D speaking of the show, Taylor was so adorable when she was small. She's in love with the stage even at her young age. Amazing. I think around that age, I always chickened out when I was told to do something in front of people... but she... really WOWs me. XD I'm very sure that she deserves the fame she has now. (: And I love the way she treats her fans. AND also her performances... hopefully I'll be able to attend to one of her concerts one day. Oh yeah, even Katy Perry loves her. :D And I love Katy Perry too.
Miley. Taylor. Katy.
These three are definitely my favourite girls. :D
They are all different, but I love the fact they are close.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Happy 21st Birthday Yang Yoseob! ;D @ 10:48 PM
Listening to: "Stand By Me" by SHINee
I still think SHINee's songs are really nice. (: Weird that I don't grow fond on Suju as much as SHINee. I have a cousin that doesn't approve them because she thought that they are a replacement for TVXQ, but I never think in that way. :D They have their own music style and I love it too. And they are such sweet boys. ;)
Anyway... I'm dedicating this post for our deary BEAST cute-charm, Yang Yoseob. ;) Gosh, I felt weird thinking that I wanna hug him and have him as my lil' brother because of the fact he's the same age with me. :O Why do I kept seeing guys in my age that looks younger than me? Even now I realised Kikwang has this adorable baby attitude. XD Damn you guys made me feel old now. Or is it I can never do aegyo? D: Aigoo...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 21st BIRTHDAY
I realised sometimes your Twitter status sounded like
you're having a lot of stress.
So I wished you to stay healthy and happy.
And get plenty of rest of course. ;)
Looking forward to listen to more of your AMAZING voice. ;)
Monday, January 3, 2011
Where The Truth Lies @ 1:52 AM
Listening to: 총 맞은 것처럼(Like Being Hit By A Bullet) by Baek Jiyoung
This song is heartbreaking. Baek Jiyoung's powerful voice made the song sounded even deeper as if she's releasing the pain out through the lyrics...
Nah~ not in an emo mood. Just appreciating the song. ;)
Recently I watched a movie acted by Jang Geunsuk. Titled, "Where the Truth Lies" and also called, "The Case of Itaewon Homicide". Now, I never planned to watch this movie, 'cus I found out about it when I was viewing Geunsuk's profile and was curious. At first I wasn't interested, but when I read that it was based on a true story, I tried reading the synopsis and watched the trailer... and well... I decided to search for the DVD at various CD shops, however it seems that it's not that well-known. Never gave up and found it at one of the CD shop in One Utama. (: Was so excited, and decided to drag dad to watch it with me, in case I have trouble understanding it, and the fact that it's based on a true story - my dad is interested in movies like this too. Oh yeah, besides that, I read some comments saying that Geunsuk's acting here was praised by a lot of people, before he becomes well-known.
Based on the true story of the April 3, 1997 murder of college student Jung-pil Jo. The murder took place in the bathroom of Burger King in the Itaewon district of Seoul. Jung-pil Cho was stabbed 9 times in the chest and neck. The names of the murder suspects were changed for the movie.Two men, Arthur Patterson (the son of a U.S. military service member) & Edward Lee (a Korean-American civilian), were the primary suspects. Because of the inability to clearly identify which of the two men murdered Jung-pil Cho, the two suspects were eventually freed from lengthy prison sentences.
The case was quite famous because of the unfair decisions regarding the release of the two suspects. I read somewhere saying that they were going to open the case again early 2010, but I couldn't find any further informations anymore. I mean, after watching the movie, since it's based on a true story it made me feel even furious thinking about the fact that the murderer is free from any punishment. The most ridiculous line that made me angry in the movie was when one of the suspect said to one of their friends that they both killed the guy for FUN. Yeah, for fun. I mean, it's a line from the movie, but if it's really true... seriously, humans can be really scary. I guess, this is more like a psycho movie. Can you imagine Jang Geunsuk as a psychopath? After watching the movie, I kept thinking about the murder, sending a cold shiver down my spine. >_<
There were a lot of questions throughout the movie, and I kept bothering daddy with my questions. I was confused a bit too. The movie is quite specific in showing the stories told by the two suspects but I'm still wondering why is Geunsuk's character behaving as if he's admitting/showing that he did kill the guy but he's also very sure that he didn't kill the guy. I mean... like seriously, there's something wrong somewhere and I still don't get it. Or maybe it's just the movie. Btw, the guy that acted as the victim is Song Joongki.
And I shall go to sleep before I start thinking about this movie again.
Thank God, Geunsuk is cute. Still, scary in that movie.