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REPOST: Seunggi thanks 1N2D hyungs via radio message

See ENG version: Verandah Project ‘Mountain Climbing’ [ENG]: 1N2D Seunggi

***  Re-post.  In response to Aug 20, 2011 news about 1N2D~ ***

Read over at Allkpop:  KBS announces 1 Night 2 Days will end in 6 months

Seunggi’s song request:  Verandah Project. “Mountain Climbing.”

(Video: icaruspge; English lyrics at bottom of this post)

[Originally posted July 22] I’m totally into this song, requested by Seunggi and dedicated to Hodong during the July 15th 1N2D filming radio message mission. So this is what went down per KBS radio DJ Yoo Young Suk.  1N2D radio broadcast message board mission. During the first part of his program, DJ Yoo announced there would be a special event. (Aw, he played Seunggi’s Will you Marry Me during the first part!) Then during the second part, he said the 1N2D members would be participating from their individual remote filming locations!

He described the 1N2D members~ “Siberrian wild tiger Kang Hodong, Um Pose Um Taewoong, Nation’s Worker Lee Sugeun, New Husband Eun Choding Eun Jiwon, Uhlee-buhlee Kim Jongmin, and Heodang Prince Lee Seunggi.” Loves this!!

The mission~ to post something about what happened that day on the program’s song request message board. DJ Yoo would pick the most moving post and read it aloud at the end of the program and end with that person’s requested song.

And yay!~ our Seunggi ended up winning the mission with his sincere and touching words! Jiwon even mentioned in his post earlier on~ “No choosing only Seunggi’s!” Hahaha! Jiwon’s always just one step ahead!

DJ Yoo said Seunggi’s writing was really great. He read Seunggi’s message, thanked the 1N2D members, particularly Seunggi, and closed with his request song~ Verandah Project’s “Mountain Climbing.”

Would’ve loved to hear Seunggi read his own words but DJ Yoo did a great job of capturing the tone. Really touching stuff…

Seunggi’s message

(Post #1010) up at Yoo Young Suk’s KBS radio program

Young Suk hyung! Hi this is Lee Seung Gi from Seoul.

Hi everyone, this is Seung Gi from 1 Night 2 Days. First of all, I enjoyed listening to “Will you Marry Me” during the first part of the program. I always sense this, but the song is really great… keke

We have a shoot for the show today. We started in Yeoido this morning, but when I opened my eyes a little later, we were somewhere in Jeju Island and now we are on a mountain top in Kangwon-do.

Something funny happened today. Kang Ho Dong, Lee Su Geun, and Kim Jong Min were grouped into a team and the three of them seemed inseparable and completely loyal to one another, but it seemed as though Hodong hyung and Jongmin hyung betrayed Sugeun hyung along the way. But later, I think Hodong hyung felt guilty about the whole situation. He kept telling us that on an entertainment program like ours, being completely honest and always playing by the rules is a dereliction of our duties as an entertainer. I thought about what he said, and I realized something.

Everything the hyungs do on the show, such as choosing to be the bad guy, being stubbornly insistent, or whatever else is them thinking about what’s best for the program itself, and what’s best for the younger guys like me. And the person who benefits the most from their sacrifices… is quite possibly myself.

I always try my hardest, but regardless of how good my best may or may not be, the hyungs are always so quick to encourage me. They say things like, “SeungGi, you’re the best. You work so hard.” And because of the encouragements I receive from them, I am able to receive more love and support that go beyond the results of my own efforts.”

They are the reason behind my success, because of everything they do on the show. It makes me think that the generous love I currently receive is perhaps due to these hyungs.

So through this radio broadcast, I would like to sincerely thank my hyungs who have been on the show with me for the past five years. I want to openly declare that I consider myself so lucky to have you guys in my life.

Perhaps sometime in the future, I will be able to one day share the love I received from all of you with other younger entertainers and colleagues to follow behind me. I want to be that beacon of light to others and offer them the same encouragement. I still have a long way to go before I become like my hyungs, but until that day, I ask for their continued love and support. Thank you.

P.S. Today all our members separated in order to share lovely parts of our country, so mountain climbing was unavoidable… Among all of us, even though he barely got any sleep because he [filmed a show] with me yesterday, Hodong hyung was the winner of the highest route. So my song request, so that he doesn’t lose courage and vigorously climbs the mountain, is one that I’ve always enjoyed listening to~ Verandah Project’s “Mountain Climbing.”

English: Allkpop; LSGfan (title, intro, ending excerpts, and translation edit)

I hope KBS reads all the messages. You can really tell a lot about a person by the WAY he writes and WHAT he chooses to write about. Like Seunggi’s post was sincere and beautiful (and a bit wordy per usual!)

Jiwon, very comical with a touching shout-out to Sugeun. Jongmin, typical sort of funny but not that funny! Suguen, a sweet story about his grandmother. Taewoong wrote a personal note to each of the members ending each with an I love you!

Sugeun’s message

This is Lee Sugeun here at Kyungbook Chungsong Joowang Mountain.

I used to really dislike white towels. The grimy white towel that my maternal grandmother used to always wear on her head.
Every time 8-year old Sugeun would eat, grandmother would always rip the kimchi with her hands and place the pieces atop my spoonful of rice.
She always wore the white towel on her head in order to wipe the kimchi liquid off the tips of her fingers. But for some reason, it just all seemed dirty and unlikeable back then. 8-year old Sugeun really disliked the white towel.

One month ago, my grandmother passed away.
Now I can no longer taste the kimchi from her hands nor see her with the kimchi liquid-stained white towel upon her head again. Unable to say thank you to her, not even once, Sugeun wants to say thank you to her now.

I have now become the head of a household, the father of two boys, Taejoon and Taeseo. I will work to live happily with a kind heart. I will never ever forget grandmother’s heart for me. I love you.
My song request is… “As Time Goes On” by Choi Ho Sup

English: LSGfan

Taewoong’s message

(Excerpt about Seunggi only)

Also to maknae dongseng Seunggi~~
Every time I see how sweet and deep-souled you are, so unlike your age, it completely surprises me and makes me self-reflect about myself~~
I’m so thankful a dongseng such as you has put a lot of care into a much older hyung~~
Hyung will work hard to become like a real hyung to you.
Seunggi-yah, thanks and I love you~~

English: LSGfan

And Nation’s MC Hodong wrote a super lovely, heartwarming and very self-reflecting message to the dongsengs. Awwww.

Hodong’s message

I am Kang Ho Dong from 1 Night 2 Days.
To my loving Taewoong, Sugeun, Jiwon, Jongmin, Seunggi-yah.

I hope you’ll generously understand a simple and an excuse-for-a-hyung that thinks constant loud shouting demonstrates charisma.

Just even thinking about today’s waterfall special, my heart feels heavy as I think a betraying hyung was not not necessarily created for the show but more like my real self. I even feel sorry thinking that my dongsengs perhaps could have become greater broadcast persons if you had met a more awesome hyung.

However, the thoughts and loving heart I have for dongsengs, I don’t want to lose that to anyone. Someone once said, if you draw on a paper it is a drawing, if you draw on the heart, it means longing. So again tonight, as always, I will draw my dongsengs within my heart.

Astray and alone from Mount Sorak, Hodong requests this.
I would like to listen to this with everyone who has forgotten the evening.
Yeo Jin’s “Only Longing.”

English: LSGfan

The song requested by Seunggi is so perfect for their trip and so perfect for Hodong. I can only imagine how excited with glee Hodong was when he heard Seunggi’s dedication to him! The song has that sort of self-determination message going on (stuff Koreans love!) but can be really taken as a general song about the beauty and power of nature.  The song is beautiful but the lyrics make it even more awesome…

Mountain Climbing (English)

Artist: Verandah Project (Kim Dong Ryul, Lee Sang Soon)
Song: Mountain Climbing 산행(山行)
Ablum: Day Off (2010)
Management: Music Farm

Whenever my mind feels complicated, I always seek you out
Silently climbing the steep path

I turn my head and gaze down
At the far-off small world I am living in

I close my two eyes, and stand still, listening carefully
The sounds of the wind sway my heart to sleep

This path that I walk
Tells me to now put down everything
“Welcome” It quietly beckons to me


The moist early morning
As I smell the scent of a fresh earth
I look to the sky, spread my two arms
And breathe it all in, filling my chest

All the countless and many questions I’ve inquired about
Although they will always echo back to me
You never know, so I call out my name again today

Over there, hidden by the clouds
Just as I set my final foot forward

Oh~ as my racing heart is about to burst
I call out my name again endlessly

My eyes at some point somewhere
You who have to go on with life again
I look to you

Oh~ I return back
having now buried and left behind all my lingering memories

Everything is fine
Returning to my world to go on with my life

English: LSGfan
(Korean lyrics from blog.naver.com/iamcari)

Some recent photos of the guys… LOL at the dc1N2D fan image!

Been missing Kim C and MC Mong on 1N2D recently… and Sanggeunee the dog! Taewoong seems like a really nice guy but I have yet to see him bring anything really new, different, or fun to the show. I’m sure he knows it too since this has been pretty publicized, and probably feels bad about it. Especially considering the CFs coming his way post-1N2D. And honestly, I think bringing his dog out on the show doesn’t really help. Like to me, it just reminds me that Kim C and Mong are no longer around, and neither is Sanggeunee. Miss these episodes…

Awww! Squealed when I saw this on Dramabeans! Seriously… CAN.NOT.EVER.IMAGINE 1n2d without Seunggi!!!!!

(Images: dcLSG, dc1N2D, Dramabeans; English: LSGfan, AllKpop)

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6 Responses

  1. So its true. I’m so sad but wish the best for all the members and the best for the last 6 months. I will cherish this time. Thank you 1n2d!!!!

  2. I have been preparing for this. I kept telling myself it cannot last forever, no matter how much one wants it to be. But, still… a big sigh!

    For the six guys, I guess some want to stay on the show more than others. But the fact that they could reach an agreement, with KBS no less, is just amazing. It certainly shows solidarity and brotherly love they share.

    I will treasure the remaining happy Sundays as much as I can. And, to KBS, would you please consider putting out an English subbed 1N2D DVD box set for all the fervent fans out there??? Do you not know the market is just hungry for it???

  3. am so heartbroken….my sundays are filled with laughters eventhough i don’t understand a thing they say…but for some reason i get what they want to express… at the end of the week i can’t wait for a recap from anyone who can explain them all to me….was touched by their affection for each other….their craziness ….the way they enjoy doing what makes us all laugh until tears stream down my face….will miss everyone …even the behind the scenes people…from PD Na to the cameramen, to the stylist etc…but most of all the guys on the screen who made me drive as fast as i can from church so as not to miss my 90 minutes of great fun….thanks for your articles…somehow this gives me a place to express my deep sadness….hope they all know they touched a lot of people …not just in Korea or from Korea but from all over. Thanks for a great ride and looking forward for the best six months yet to come.

  4. I hope they bring the old members back as a special thats how they should end it….

  5. ok my heart is officially heartbroken…I really really feel like crying. i just discovered this shoe barely a month ago and here it is, at the end of the road…i am so sad. I should be excited for new things for the guys … maybe later I can wish them all well but for now, allow me to wallow in grief…

  6. Wow, it’s indeed a sincere letter and deserving to win.

    Like this guy!

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