(T/N: These are the only exclusive contents released in hard copy issue of the magazine.
You can read the online version of ‘So Hot, So Cool, So Sweet’ – Kim Jaejoong’s 1st Album Asia Tour in Seoul here [by Yule of PrinceJJ])
Q: You are celebrating your 10th anniversary since debut this year. When was the most rewarding moment to you, Kim Jaejoong, throughout your 10-year career?
- This very moment. A full-length solo album itself was a heavy challenge to me. But here it is, <WWW>, thanks to everyone’s supports. It was more rewarding because non-fans loved it very much unexpectedly.
Q: What’s your resolution for a new year [the future]?
- Having 10 years passed makes me dream of ‘Return’, not ‘Reset’. Although I’ve endeavored to achieve this and that and I’ve reached who I am now, I always needed a bigger fillip to better growth. The toughest time to me, personally, is when I can’t feel the growing pains. Therefore, I want to go back to the day I knew nothing and start all over again. If I was a 1 back then, I will become a 1 again and grow as this 1 originally wanted to do. So my goal is to connect a 10 to a 1 again to continue growing. Only then I’m going to be happy all along, I guess.
Q: Please share your anecdote about concert practice.
- Since it’s not what I do alone but with a band, I wasn’t able to practice more than once a day. Also because the numbers are physically demanding, I tried to refrain from practicing excessively not to strain my throat. To pick a memorable one, it is that the guest performers were 4, but 3 of them came to practice with me all at the same time and on the same day, so I had to sing the same song over and over again. Of course I could not say this to my seniors [sunbaenims], but to be honest it was so grueling. (laughs)
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