[Scans + Interview Rough Translation] KIM HYUN JOONG (김현중) HIGH CUT JAPAN Vol.05 – July 2014
Rough Translation of an interview excerpt from High Cut Japan vol. 05
Translation Credit: TheAlienPrince @AlienPrinceKHJ
[Q: What’s the most “inspiring / touching” thing for you so far?]
HJ: I feel “inspired / touched” when people who watched my acting said “Thanks to Hyun Joong-ssi, I enjoy every Wednesday & Thursday.” When I hear those words, I feel really good. I feel that my hard work & lack of sleep is being rewarded well.
I think there were more than a few people who told me that. I feel inspired / touched giving joy to those people through the drama for 2 hours a week.
[Q: I think that the KHJ-ssi as an idol and the KHJ-ssi now are different in many ways. What do you think about it yourself?]
HJ: I worked hard and did my best as I could during my idol days. And because at the present time I also work hard as best as I can, I also don’t think about wanting to go back to the past.
For me, I think the current me is good. In any kind of situation, even when I’m sad, I think that now is good; even when I’m in pain, I think that today is good.
[Q: How do you think Kim Hyun Joong will be in 10 years?]
HJ: 10 years from now I hope I will still be able to act, but in 10 years won’t I be married already. I may not be able to yet.. but seems like I will have family and kids (laugh).
But in 10 years, maybe I’ll be running a sushi house (laugh). Actually yesterday I also ate sushi! But rather than because I like sushi, I think that making food for people personally with your own hands is a warm thing to do. Even if the food is cold, somehow I feel that sushi is a food filled with heart/feelings. I will also learn, and someday I will show it to the people I love.
[Q: How often do you go scuba diving?]
HJ: Casually when I have time. When I’m inside the sea, all distracting thoughts will disappear. I don’t think about things other than breathing. I see and feel, but if I don’t breathe I will die, right? So I can’t think of other things.
Right now I’m also interested in the Ironman Triathlon, I’m thinking if I should participate once in this year (laugh). But I will not challenge it for the second time (everyone laughs). In any case, if I’m participating, I should practice because I also want to have a good record…!
While I’m still young and healthy.
Tweet Credit: 스테파니 @5StarsAs1
In the interview for High Cut Japan Vol.05, Hyun Joong said he foresee himself in 10 years ahead, running a sushi restaurant because it’s a very warm thing to do (to prepare foods by his own hands). And he will learn to master skills so he can show it off to people he loves ㅋㅋ
[Scans] HIGH CUT JAPAN Vol.05 | PHANTASM WORLD folder