[Interview] Nickhun from Dichan (Thai magazine) - Part 1
Nichkhun Horvejkul : The superstar to fall for
Thai-English : Offogato @2pmalways MAY BE TAKEN OUT WITH FULL CREDITS
[T/N: In the beginning, the writer talks about how K-wave hits Asia with Korean dramas, music, beauty products and how 2PM is popular in Thailand with 6 beastly members including Nichkhun who is from Thailand. Nichkhun is also famous in Thailand with many local CF under his belt. He even has his own wax figure in Thailand etc.]
“My life in Korea is quite chaotic, unconscious (laugh.) There are things to do all the time, if there is no work on schedule, I need to go workout or practice.…My schedule each day is completely varied, depending on when it’s done, sometimes my work ends in the morning, late morning or before midnight. I then go to the gym before 1 am in the morning.”
It’s not surprising how Nichkhun keeps his body fit and healthy even though he does not have much time to rest. He does not look too exhausted either. His face without make-up is clean and looks healthy. He has dark eyebrows and beautiful eyes. His eyes are believed to be samples to many aesthetic surgery clinics. He even said in an interview once that he thought his “eyes” are the best things on him.
Nichkhun looks very much like Korean that it is hard to believe he is Thai. He also speaks Korean fluently.
“Korean language is hard to learn. I started it from zero, from not knowing anything, anyone. At first they put me to a school but I am a person who hates going to those cramp schools. It is kind of boring to me so I asked for a teacher to teach me at the company for one on one studying instead. I began to improve my Korean when I started to work. I got to talk more with friends. The situations also forced me to speak.
…At first there was this friend in the band (Taecyeon) who can speak English so I barely talked in Korean and spoke in English only until I got punished (laugh.) If I spoke one English word, I would be fined for 100 Won. I paid the fines a lot (laugh.)
[Trans] Seventeen Magazine (Japan)
Q01) In 2PM, what type of character do you carry?
all I'm responsible as the main vocal. And I'm also a mood-maker in
order to liven up the atmosphere for everybody! I am from Daegu at the
south side of Korea, using Daegu satoori I'm be able to make (members)
laugh. It is similar with Kansai dialect.Q02) What do you want Japanese fans to call you (as a nickname)?
me panda! Because I have drooping eyes, we look alike right? Since a
long time ago my friends call me by my English name, Jun. For reference
panda is also pronounced as panda in Korean.Q03) What is the latest thing that you devoted yourself into?
been devoting myself to composing. For learning purposes, I listened to
Japan's Hit Songs from 1950 until 1960 and I fell for them. Anyway, I'm
listening to many songs.Q04) Describe your personality personally?
Atsui (It's hot)! Whatever it is, I always do it passionately.Q05) Among Japanese artists, who do you like?
TERIYAKI BOYZ!! And recently I like GAGLE (a hip hop trio)!!Q06) Among the 2PM members, Junsu-ssi leads in the fashion (style), what is your preferred style?
Europe's brand, casual style = Euro street style. I always wear jeans or a cardigan, jacket and similar items.Q07) Smart phone application that you like?
Translating application. I'm learning Japanese through this!Q08) Emoticon that you always use?
Not that I don't text, but because I don't use emoticon while texting, I always get like "are you angry?".
[Trans] Taecyeon interview from Dankook University brochure
Scans credit: rtd0125 @Oktaku.net | Kor-Eng: Rangkat @2pmalways
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What is campus life of busy celebs like? Nowadays, more and more celebs
are seeking to balance their work with their study. Taecyeon of 2PM, current
junior business major at Dankook University(abv.Dan U), is of them. Taecyeon
suddenly excuses himself from the busy preparation site of an upcoming gig. We
meet him in a lecture room at Dan U. He has attended school today to take a
business strategy exam. While he was walking towards the lecture room after
getting off from the vehicle, Taecyeon's eyes were fixed on his revision notes
all the time. When the exam session was over, we got a chance to sit down with
Taecyeon to have a chat about his campus life.
Q. Have you studied enough for the exam? Were you nervous?
2PM concludes first Japanese tour at Nippon Budokan
Korean idol group 2PM concluded their “2PM Arena Tour 2011 ‘Republic of 2PM’” at the Nippon Budokan
on December 21st. Touring 5 locations with a total of 9 performances,
2PM reached out to a total of 100,000 fans. During the final encore,
10,000 fans sang “Hanarete itemo” surprising the boys. 2PM thanked the audience with teary eyes by saying, “We were deeply moved by everyone’s surprise event“. 2PM is already scheduled to have a 6 day performance at Nippon Budokan.
2PM performed a various array of their hit tracks. They started out with upbeat dance numbers like “HOT” and “Hands Up” followed by their first Japanese single, “Take Off“. They even performed their top Korean hits such as “10 out of 10” as well as their popular necktie dance in “I’m Your Man“.
For the solo performances, audience members got a glimpse of the many talents the boys of 2PM have. Junho and Wooyoung
performed together where Junho wrote the song, while Wooyoung
choreographed and designed their outfits. There was also a dance number
performed by Taecyeon and Nichkhun. Chansung, who is currently starring in the hit TBS drama ‘Kaito Royale‘ performed an impressive sword battle. Junsu also showcased his artistic side by performing an original song.
While reflecting on their tour 2PM remarked, “It’s hard to
believe that our first arena tour is over. Thank you so much. When
you’re tired or when it’s hard, we hope that you can look back at this
moment and get energy and power from it. We hope to continue making
great music. Let’s see each other again at our next live!”
2PM schedules six more performances at Nippon Budokan for 2012
Nichkhun who you can see all over downtown Bangkok, "Thai Prince" is correct
"Thai Prince" Nichkhun (2PM) is one of the most popular stars in Korea,
but to the Thai people he has a different meaning. In Korea he
symbolises a "Korean Dream" success story as an entertainer, but in
Thailand he's also an "educated and well-brought up model".
Nichkhun's popularity and attractive points are down to his mother's
method of education. The fact that Nichkhun is the second of 4 siblings
has become well-known. As well as having one older brother, he also has
two younger sisters; his brother Nichan is working with VJ in Thailand,
and his first younger sister Yanin is working as a model. They are
known and envied by their fans in Korea as having "superior genes".
But in Thailand there's another aspect to these siblings'
reputation; they are all attractive and polite to other people. Anyone
who's come into contact with them after their overseas activities can
say that they are always "good-natured and kind". This is the reason
that they are attracting the attention of mothers in Thailand; 3 of the
siblings are in the entertainment industry, and so the secret of how
they were raised so well has become a talking point.
Daily News : December 15
2PM become a blue chip in advertising by topping the TV commercial model charts
2PM have topped the TV commercial charts of the biggest advertising portal site as hit models.
On the recent TV commercial model
charts of an advertising portal site, Nickhun ranked first, followed by
2PM and Ok Taec Yeon as second and tenth. Through this, 2PM have proved
that they are TV commercial models loved by both advertisers and
The TV commercial model charts
show ranking lists of models based on TV commercials aired on Public TV
channels for last 12 months. The rankings are provided in four different
fields – total number of commercials, average ratings, popularity, and
2PM ranked first (Nickhun), second
(2PM), and tenth (Ok Taec Yeon) in the popularity list, tenth (2PM) in
total number of commercials, and ninth (2PM) and tenth (Nickhun) in
[Trans] 2PM interview from Ginger Magazine
Scans credit: @neruneruchan |
Jpn-Eng: jinyounae @tumblr, Edited by Egle @2pmalways
Combining wild and purity, the space to flourish as KPOP’s charismatic group or as a solo is infinite!
― Firstly, let’s start with self introduction.
Junsu I’m in charge of main vocals. My favourite food is nakatoro(laughs).
Junho I’m responsible for vocals, and my smiling eyes are my best feature.
Wooyoung I’m also responsible for vocals, and my stocky thighs are my selling point.
Taecyeon Despite my looks, I’m the sentimental rapper.
Nichkhun Originating from Thailand, I’m the shy person responsible for rap and vocals.
Chansung I’m 2PM’s youngest. I’m the person with the confident smile, responsible for rap and vocals.
― Please tell us each of your roles.
2PM's High-Touch with 63,000 fans
On December 10th, Korean boy group, 2PM had an event for the releases of their new single “Ultra Lover” and their first album “Republic of 2PM”. The Boys high-touched with 63,000 fans, and as a result were impressed by the fans' support.
Only 10,000 lucky fans were able to attend the album release event after the high-touch session. They prepared a special movie and members' personal goods to give away.
2PM successfully hold their first arena tour in Japan
2PM announced a successful start of their first arena tour in Japan.
According to an announcement by
JYP Entertainment, 2PM’s agency, on the December 8, they had an
exclusive concert under the title of “Republic of 2PM” in Osaka Osaka-jo
Hall in Japan on December 5 and 6 as the first concert of their arena
tour. Arena tour in Japan indicates a group of concert held in large
concert halls that can accommodate over 10,000 people for each concert.
In this Osaka concert, over 20,000 audiences for two days attended and enjoyed 2PM’s performances.
[Trans] Shuganjosei | Joseijishin
11/29 Shuganjosei (December vol.13)
Scans credit: Yooko_11 | Jap-Kor by 미카 @ 왓탐 | Kor-Eng: rangkat
Q. When do you feel happy?
준수: Right now, since I'm doing what I wanted to do
택연: When I'm having dinner with my parents or singing aloud on a concert
encore stage while looking into the fans' eyes
닉쿤: When I feel that I got a trully wonderful family, and when I take the
stage alongside my members to perform. I've always thought myself a lucky person,
therefore I'm always happy