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The March 2010 issue of Pati-Pati magazine is a compilation of the past interviews of DBSK with the magazine in relation to the singles they released which were included in the ‘Best Seclection 2010’ album. This is a really good thing to read for all those who want to refresh their memories on the boys interviews and is very helpful for those who are just new to the DBSK fandom and who wants to catch up on the past interviews of the boys. Enjoy! :)

PATI PATI March 2010 Issue – Tohoshinki PATI PATI BEST SELECTION


2005 >>> 2010

This issue brings to you the photos and special interviews done for the songs that are included in their best album, [BEST SELECTION 2010], which will be released on 17 February!

Let’s look back on the candid interviews that were done with these regulars of PATI PATI.


This single was released in October 2008 as the title song, which is energetic and sexy, for their 4th Korean album. During last year’s arena tour, they coordinated their dance moves with large screen LCDs and gave an exciting performance to the audience. If one mentions 2008, one will definitely remember [PURPLE LINE], released in January that year, that allowed them to achieve their first Oricon Chart #1!
Through this single they also made a new record of number one singles and made that year an undeniable of number ones.

02. Share The World

This single was released in April 2009 as a double A-side single with the song [We Are!] and became the opening theme song for the popular anime [One Piece]. It can be said that this is a piece of work that shows of Tohoshinki’s open and bright personalities. It also made all 5 members very happy as they are all fans of [One Piece]! Also, not only did this song garner the support of music fans, it also received a lot of love from anime fans and children, achieving a breakthrough.

03. My Destiny

PP: In the lyrics of [My Destiny], there’s one line that goes “Even if I’m reborn again…” If you had a chance to be reborn again, what do you want to be?

Junsu: A soccer player. Because I love singing, so I eventually became a singer, but before that, I dreamed about becoming a soccer player. Even now, as long as there’s time, I’ll play soccer.

Jejung: Even if I’m reborn again, I still want to be a member of Tohoshinki. Also, I want to complete all my wishes which I didn’t have a chance to fulfil.

Changmin: I want to be a farmer.

PP: A farmer? (laugh)

Changmin: When I was studying Japanese I read a book which told a story about a farmer. I want to be like that farmer and live in a natural and quiet place.

Yunho: I want to become a bird because I really like to watch the sky. I must look at it at least 3 times a day. This allows me to regain my strength and I feel more calm within. So I want to become a bird who can soar freely in the sky.

Yuchun: I don’t want to be reborn again. But whatever the case, I wish I can be born somewhere else aside from Earth and I want a body free from allergies (laugh).

Junsu: Yuchun really loves dogs but he’s really pitiful as he can’t keep them due to his allergies.

04. Why did I fall in love with you?

(The topic moved on to the PV)

PP: What do you guys think? Just like in the drama, when the wedding has reached its climax and the church doors open to reveal her ex-lover… I feel like he would hold her hand and walk away… Like that, don’t you feel like experiencing that?

Junsu: Then I’ll become the third party (laugh).

Changmin: This is Junsu’s specialty.

Jejung: He’d do that even if it’s a complete stranger’s wedding.

Changmin: This is how he usually goes to a bunch of weddings and spoil them before returning.

PP: Ah, Junsu, you’ve done it again! (laugh) (Like the boy that cried wolf)

Changmin: Everyone escapes together.

Junsu: What are you saying? I definitely won’t do something like that! If I want to do it, I’ll create trouble during your honeymoon (laugh).

Changmin: You’re the worst.

Jejung: Although I won’t antagonize the other party so directly, but I’ll leave a note in the packet that contains the congratulatory money (t/n: as gifts to the wedding couple) and write the words “GIRLSCOUT” (laugh).

PP: What a careful method of showing your power.

Jejung: Then, when they’re on their honeymoon, beforehand I would have checked which hotel they’re staying in and leave another note on their pillow. On the note I’ll write the words “GIRLSCOUT”, and I’ll continue to do that everywhere.

Yunho: So despicable!

PP: In the beginning it might seem like a cute prank, but if you keep doing that, aren’t you afraid that they’ll hate you (laugh)?

Jejung: I’m joking. Then it’s better to wait 20 years after their marriage and then I’ll marry their daughter!

Yunho: Lame! (laugh)

Jejung: Really~~!

05. Purple Line

PP: You started the year with [Purple Line] and I heard that this song is by the same composer for the songs [Rising Sun] and [O] which are both very popular during concerts.

Junsu: Yes, but the style is different from [Rising Sun]. That is to say, this song is not really Tohoshinki’s usual style.

Yunho: It’s a little different from our usual image.

Junsu: To be honest, after the firs recording, in order to have a higher level of perfection, they let us record it again.

Jejung: There are some parts that just don’t match.

Changmin: That’s why during the second recording, they increased two keys for the beginning portion.

Junsu: The way we vocalised also changed. So the final result was very different.

Yunho: This song will allow you to feel a new Tohoshinki, and we’ll become even better in the new album, so I hope everyone won’t forget this single too quickly when the new album is released!

PP: So, it’s disheartening right from the beginning of the year. Are the oyaji gags from Junsu, which healed these 4 people, finally coming to an end?

Junsu: (cracks an oyaji gag)

All: …..

Junsu: Then, “If you keep eating a little, how much is a little?” (another oyaji gag)

All: Thank you for your hard work! (laugh)

06. Stand by U

Changmin: The lyrics are very honest. Although I don’t have that kind of experience, but I think as long as you’re a man, you can develop this kind of feelings.

Jejung: I can also relate to the lyrics “Everytime the phone rings I hope to see your name appear”.

Yunho: I can relate to “I remember your back, your tied up hair”. I’ve also had an experience when I was on the streets and thought that I recognised someone I used to date.

PP: Could it be a miraculous coincidence?

Yunho: No it’s not! It’s the exact opposite. It turned out to be a complete stranger. Although I was really disappointed but thank goodness I didn’t have the courage to go up to her (laugh).

Jejung: Ah, that happened to me many times.

Yunho: At that moment, although you thought you forgot it all, the memories just come rushing back.

PP: After that, even if you just smell the perfume that she used to use, it will be like that, right?

Yuchun: Ah~ that’s right! You really will think “it’s that person’s smell”.

Jejung: The memories that have been absorbed, even if you forget it for a moment, they will not completely disappear.

Yunho: How a man feels about these kind of things, I think any man will understand. But I hope that through this songs, females will understand the men who continue to miss them even after the break up, and to treasure these memories.

Honest & Personal Question: What kind of family do you want to create?

PP: Jejung, how many kids do you want to have in future?

Jejung: For this, any number is fine. I also have to consider my wife’s healthy (laugh). It would be nice if I can have many kids but if there are too many, my strength would not be sufficient and my wife would feel burdened. So, I think the most would be 3 kids.

PP: If the members’ kids are all about the same age and if they are all boys, what do you think about forming a little Tohoshinki?

Changmin: Ah, better not. Junsu’s kid will definitely be very ‘free’, my child won’t be able to stand that guy. Before this happens, I’lll encourage him to withdraw (laughs).

PP: Yunho’s ideal family is?

Yunho: Me and my wife. As for kids, 2 sons and a daughter would be nice.

PP: Yunho seems to require looking after, but after you become a parent, it seems like you’ll spoil your kids a lot. Especially the girl.

Yunho: That’s right. I’ll keep thinking so cute, so cute, why are they so cute (laugh). (He laughs in a silly manner.)

PP: But I thin there are times when you are stern too.

Yunho: I think I’ll definitely spoil her a little, but not to the extent that she becomes a nuisance for others. I’ll be firm and educate her about basic manners and values.

PP: Yuchun’s ideal family is?

Yuchun: I just want a cute wife and a cute daughther. If possible, I just want one.

PP: Eh? Is that so? Are you saying you just want to have one child and give her all your love?

Yuchun: There’s also that thought. But isn’t it true that when there’s lesser people, you understand each other better. Even if I have a child, I can’t place all my attention on her. I think it is better to have a good relationship with my wife. If there are too many kids, wouldn’t it become a hindrance when it’s love love time with my wife (laughs). (t/n: he said ‘love love’ XD)

PP: Do you want a son or daughter?

Junsu: I want 2 sons and I think one daughter would be best.

PP: And the order of birth?

Junsu: First I’ll have a son, followed by another son. After that I’ll have a daughter. But if I haven’t become an adult by then, then I can’t do this (laugh).

07. Stay With Me Tonight

PP: The lyrics talk about a guy who fell in love with his friend’s girlfriend. When you saw the lyrics, did you see any similarities with yourself?

Junsu: Yes. Although I’ve not experienced it, but I can more or less understand how the lead feels.

PP: Even though you secretly love her, you can’t confess.

Junsu: It’s really hard.

Yuchun: I think it should be the girl that finds it hard.

PP: That’s true. Not only are you unable to express those thoughts but you have to treat her in a cold manner as well.

Yunho: For me, no matter what, I want to become someone like that.

PP: Won’t it create a lot of misunderstandings?

Yunho: There’s no other choice.

Yuchun: Whether you say it or not, there will be regrets. In that case, you might as well tell her your true feelings. Isn’t that better?

Changmin: I think the same as Yuchun.

Jejung: I think in love, the order is very important.

PP: Jejung seems to be an expert in relationships.

Jejung: Ah, no. I’m just saying (laugh). But precisely because there are many different types of love, that’s why it becomes more interesting.

Junsu: He’s really just saying (laugh).

Jejung: I’m kidding (laugh).

08. Because Tomorrow Will Come

Changmin: We’re really nervous because it’s our first album in Japan. We’ve adapted to our new feelings, but we have to continue to work harder. Also, the single [Because Tomorrow Will Come], released on 8 March, will also be included in our new album.

All: Wow~~!! (claps)

Changmin: As this song will be the ending song for the anime [One Piece], so it’s a song that expresses courage and hope and I think it’s really not bad.

PP: As expected, you’re really candid (laugh). Up until now, your fans seem to be increasing and it seems like Japan has caught the Tohoshinki fever.

Junsu: Ah… it’s still too early to say. We still need to work harder.

Yunho: But, we’ll work towards that goal. We’ve debuted in Japan for almost a year and it’s because of everyone’s support that we’ve been able to grow little by little.

09. O-Jung.Ban.Hap

From Yunho’s cool rap onwards, [O-Jung.Ban.Hap] is an energetic dance song that will be released as a double A-side single with [miss you], on November 2006. There are no words to describe their performances for this song and their language skills are also flawless. Their perfect performances are a result of a lot of hard work and it can be said that it’s a piece of work that shows the core of Tohoshinki! It’s also unbelievable that at this time they are also able to hold a live tour!

10. Sky

Junsu: When we were rushing to complete our schedules everyone was so tired they fell asleep and only Yunho was left who felt so energized. Also, just before the airplane lifted off, he even asked for a drink. After this, there were a few occassions when I wanted to swop with him.

Jejung: Also, when the plane lands and the seat belt sign has not turned off yet, he’s the only one who will head out to grab his luggage (laugh).

Yuchun: To Yunho, the airplane is like his house (laugh).

Yunho: (Denying) But I’m only like this on the plane. When I get on the plane my spirits are high, once I get off I’ll fall asleep and keep sleeping (laugh).

Jejung: He is a free-spirited person.

All: (burst out laughing)

Yuchun: But in the recording studio, Junsu becomes a free-spirited person too (laugh).

Junsu: Eh??

Jejung: He’s like a lion, standing on a chair and singing (laugh).

Junsu: This… It’s easier to sing the high notes when I’m standing on a chair. But I definitely won’t do this for the recording this time round, so don’t worry! (laugh)

11. Somebody To Love

PP: The voices sound really sad, but one can still hear the strength of this man’s heart who is willing to accept everything.

Yunho: This song, the melody is quick but overall there’s this lonely feeling. It’s the same with vocalization. It’s really hard to express that feeling.

Changmin: Also, the lyrics also depict the feeling of wanting to have a summer love.

PP: Then, what is everyone’s ideal summer love scenario?

Yunho: My good friends, the person I like and I going on a holiday and while on the trip, I’ll confess as I play the piano.

Yuchun: On a programme that I’m on, I’ll play our song to relay my feelings.

12. Lovin’ You

Jejung: In the lyrics, the ending of the story is not very clear. But that’s where the charm of this song lies at as it allows to listener to consider different endings.

PP: The ending that Jejung imagines?

Jejung: The girlfriend is gone, that is to say, she dies…

PP: What a tragic end. So it’s impossible to meet the girl again.

Jejung: Also, in the lyrics, at the end there’s “I’ll see you in my dreams”. Because he can’t accept her death, is unwilling to believe and keeps thinking that this is just a dream.

Junsu: I really like this part.

Yuchun: I also love this phrase the most. Just through this one line, you can imagine so many different stories.

Jejung: Also, it feels like he can only see her in his dreams… (lowers head)… uh-oh, my tears are going to overflow (laugh).

Changmin: No matter what, anyone who listens to this song will find it easy to enter the world of this song. You only have to listen to it once to remember it. Among so many of Tohoshinki’s songs I think the lyrics for this song are most likely to occur in the real world.

Jejung: In the real world I definitely don;t want this kind of thing happening to me (laugh).

Changmin: (Immediately) Me too (laugh). The ending depends on everyone, but meeting and parting is something that everyone has to exprience.

13. Rising Sun

PP: When I first heard [Rising Sun], the memory of the 5 members’ gentle harmony was completely blown away. It was manly and explosive.

Junsu: This song is the title song for our 2nd Korean album and it’s very popular in Korea. But from among our Japanese singles, it’s something that we never had before with very strong dance moves so we were very nervous.

Yunho: From the beginning, we were not just an acappella group. Whether it’s singing or dancing, we aimed to do our activities while showing our different sides. Therefore, in Korea, to us it’s natural to dance. But in Japan, for an energetic song like this where you can see explosive dance moves, this is a first. So we hope everyone will dance with us and continue to support us.

PP: So everyone is very good at dancing?

All: (silent smiles)

Yuchun: But Yunho is really very good at it.

Jejung: Aside from me, everyone is very good (laugh).

14. Summer Dream

(Talking about the PV)

PP: Jejung looked really thirsty from the way he drank the water.

Jejung: I just pretended so it’ll look that way.

Junsu: I think it looks like his saliva is flowing out (laugh).

Jejung: I’m sorry, this was an order from the director (laugh).

Junsu: Changmin tried to object against the director for the scene where he drinks from the tap. I want that kind of scene! (laugh)

PP: Only Changmin!?

Changmin: Do you believe that?

PP: No. Even if there’s a member that objects to the director, it won’t be Changmin (laugh).

Junsu: Didn’t you know that recently Changmin has become very hardheaded? It’s super scary (laugh).

Changmin: Because there are member that angers me, especially Junsu, he’s the worst (laugh).

Yunho: I think so too. Either Changmin doesn’t get angry, or when he does, he explodes (laugh).


Yunho: When it comes to summer, it’s a-nation! This year we must fulfil our wish for summer! That’s why we will perform [Summer Dream] during a-nation.

Junsu: Everyone, please listen to it (oyaji gag version)

Jejung: To translate, it means to please listen to it.

Junsu: That’s right, that’s what it means (laugh).

Jejung: When you listen to this song during summer, you’ll feel relaxed. (oyaji gag)

Yunho: Okay, you can stop now.

Junsu: Everyone is an adult, right? (continues)

Yuchun: I’m sorry (end of oyaji gag) (laughs)

15. Bolero

Yunho: Bolero is a ballad that shows off a very real feeling. Also, the beat for this song is different from our previous ballads, the 6/8 beat for this song was a challenge. Because Tohoshinki has already grown up, we wanted to show everyone our point of view as an adult.

Junsu: Oh really? This is special songs. (with a weird English accent)

Yuchun: It’s ‘song’ (laugh).

Junsu: (Ignores) Lady plays ballet.

Yuchun: (bursts out laughing)

Junsu: Polaris bright…

All: …

Junsu: Oh my god! (all burst out laughing)

Yunho: To translate, he means that this is about a girl dancing the ballet in the moonlight. It depicts a man’s feelings and desire as the Northern Star protecting the girl who has a brilliant dream.

Changmin: It’s a song full of ups and downs. One of the highlights near the end of the second part, from Junsu’s falsetto onwards when it becomes higher and reaches the peak.

Yunho: Good song! (t/n: in English)

PP: Has Yunho fallen to that too? (laugh)

16. Begin

PP: The lyrics also have this. Is there anything that you want to bid farewell to right now?

Junsu: The memory of me losing to Changmin during a game last night (laugh). I’ve never lost before so I’m really surprised that he became so good so quickly.

Changmin: Because I worked hard (laugh)

Yunho: I caught a cold recently, so I want to say goodbye to my cold (laugh).

Changmin: I keep lazing in bed, I want to say goodbye to that.

Junsu: Please make sure you do it! (laugh)

Yunho: Also, I have a wish regarding Junsu. Please say goodbye to your habit of eating quickly.

Junsu: That’s very difficult… From last time, I’ve never been able to take my time and savour it (laugh).

Yunho: It’s twice as fast as my eating speed.

Junsu: In school, even if it’s just an extra minute to play soccer, I wanted to get it so I developed the habit of eating quickly. Instead of eating, it’s more like I drink it down (laugh).

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The letter below is claimed to be Changmin’s letter addressed to himself. It was revealed during Changmin’s birthday celebration conducted by the fans. I do not know how or where the fans got a copy of this letter and I’m not sure if it’s real either. But NeverEnd is quite a popular and reliable Changmin fancafe so I guess this letter could really be written by Changmin.

100212 To Shim Changmin, By Shim Changmin
T/N: NeverEnd is Changmin’s fanclub.

NeverEnd: This was revealed on 7 February during Changmin’s birthday party; a letter written by Changmin to himself. Many thanks to Sarah who wrote it down to share with us and showed us Changmin’s gradual growth. Below is the complete letter.

To Shim Changmin:

You always wish to have a modest appearance. Although it can be said to be a positive aspect of you, but on the other hand, there are times when you show a complete opposite side, so there are often times when you worry about yourself… but recently, I’ve started to have the mindset of appreciating myself and to be proud of myself, so it can be considered a really lucky thing.

Although in the past, it was exactly as what everyone said: I used to live while looking inward and constantly stressing out, making it harder for myself… but in future, I want to have more faith in myself and live my life like that… Didn’t I have the misguided thinking that I was born without a choice on who my parents would be? So, work harder!

Even though I said before: The old me faced many different choices, but the present and future me, will still have many choices that I have to face. In future, no matter what I encounter, no matter who I have to stand before, I want to do the right thing and make the correct choice like I have done so far. Also, as long as I can become a person who stands firm with the right choices I make, that would be good. Of course, I might feel tired because of these choices and I might encounter many difficult things… but if that is the price I have to pay in making the right choice, even if I have to accept punishment, I will break through all these difficulties and ultimately receive wisdom and knowledge.

I think this attitude I have towards life is something I learned from my parents. Although I still have to learn to face up to reality, but no matter how difficult it is, if I cannot make a right choice then I’ll have to shake off those options decisively, and from that, become a wiser, more knowledgeable and confident me. In future, won’t there be choices that will make me become like that? Haven’t I become an artist now? To be an artist as an occupation… Although I’ve been an artist for a few years, even though there are still many things that I don’t fully understand, but I still show my candid side when I appear in front of everyone. There’s also a side of me that even I don’t know about; aren’t there times where I also have to show a side of myself that is not me?

To be honest, this is not something that I dreamed about when I was a child… Who I am now… I often have this thought… “If I’m not doing what I’m doing now, what else can I do? Would I have become a son that constantly causes his parents to worry?” The things that I am doing now may not make people feel exceptionally proud or seem fulfilling. However, don’t I still pass each day happily, looking forward to a better tomorrow?

It allowed me to see a beautiful world that I didn’t know about and awakened the person that I am now… Teacher Lee Soo Man… SM Family still holds the same gratitude in our hearts, so never change^^ If you are still the person that you are now, the heartfelt gratitude we have towards you will never change…

Now I’m also in my twenties… Compared to others who are of the same age, I had to start working a little earlier and I didn’t get to experience the things that they went through… But isn’t there a saying, “you gain something when you lose something”, this phrase is not said without reason. I always do my utmost best to fulfill my responsibilities to try and carve an even better future for myself. I want to expand further, so let me continue to better myself.

When I think of that I will do everything passionately… even though there are many people in the world who look at me enviously… Instead of always trying to hide from these prying eyes, I think I should do things that are honest to what I really feel and to have a youth which is filled with passionate love when I date someone! Even though it’s not an easy task and there might be failures… but I can experience the feelings and passion that belong to my age… I don’t want to miss a thing. I think this is a way to make me work harder to become even more passionate… Even if I fail, I still think this way… Career and love… Like what I said before, I don’t want to miss out on anything anymore… But, if I make a mistake when it comes to relationships, it will become even more dangerous…

In order to have better judgment, I will make decisive choices with a judgment that is as sharp as a blade. I will become a youth that is even more passionate and hardworking than others… I’ll work hard to be even more passionate and rational…

Let’s always work hard…

From Shim Changmin
January 2010

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I have to admit that some parts of Changmin’s letter made me think about things especially in relation to what’s happening to DBSK nowadays. IF this letter is REAL, then I think I can now understand Changmin’s opinion about this whole issue. But of course, it’s only my opinion. It’s highly possible that his words doesn’t pertain to it and that I’m interpreting things in a different way again. LOL.