[TRANS] 200720 f(Luna) = Mag and Jina Magazine July Issue Interview

Recent activities

I’m currently preparing a new album. I’m busy working on the cover song and music video together, without stopping. Because I’m running a YouTube channel for fans, I’m planning diverse content.

Special parts of album preparations

Self-composed songs are going into the album. Even if it takes time, I’m preparing new concepts and genres that I haven’t tried before to stimulate the fans’ anticipation.

Artist you want to work with

If I must pick one person, it would be Park Saebyul, whose songs are comforting. Honestly, I’ve been a fan for a long time, and if I get to work with her, I think I’ll do my best to show off my music abilities.

What genre of music do you want to do?

I want to do ballads too, but more than that, I want to try a strong city pop-like new genre, with the vibe of 80’s pop music.

If you were to introduce your YouTube channel

The ‘Luna’s Alphabet’ channel has turned 4 years old. I’m communicating with the subscribers through various genres such as lifestyle, beauty tips and diet tips.

Channel’s name meaning

The channel name suggests that I’ll be showing lots of fresh and new genres and concepts, from A to Z, like the alphabet.

Nearby reactions

I was worried a lot when I first started. There was a lot I didn’t know, while switching from TV to YouTube. After properly starting YouTube, those around me gave me a lot of support that made me work hard.

The opportunity to start YouTube

I started it because I wanted to communicate with my fans. I didn’t have a lot of chances to communicate and I needed a channel to do that outside of performances. I started it as I wanted to show lifestyle and to empathize and communicate with fans.

The fans’ reaction

They were amazed that idols aren’t afraid to boldly show their bare faces and expose themselves. Now they’re rather positively accepting it and enjoying it.

The most popular content

On the subject of girl group diets, those about methods of losing weight like girl groups. They’re probably the most popular videos as I was the first person to come up with the words extreme season, peak season, non-peak season.

Memorable comment

I’m the type who reads every comment. I still remember the one that gave me the most strength. A fan said, “Luna-yah, you shine the most in the world and your music comforts me, you’ve become my biggest source of energy. Luna-yah, who brightens up my life, I hope you’ll sing for a long long time”. I can’t put it into words, but I was very thankful and it gave me lots of strength.

Trying unconventional concepts

After producing videos for 4 years, I’ve gained a lot of interest in filming and editing. I revealed a special music video through YouTube, a produced video that had never been done in Korea before. There are unconventional exposures that haven’t been tried in Korea and I’ve written my own lyrics and done styling.

Luna’s plans

I’m planning to work hard exercising and paying attention to my meals to achieve a perfect body. I want to constantly empathize and communicate with more people on YouTube too. I also want to try a sitcom. I acted for the first time at 20 but I’ve never tried a sitcom. And I also want to make a self-produced album with an artist I like, as a duet.

A word to fans

I’ll work hard to become a Luna who communicates lots with fans, who listens closely to their stories, through Luna’s Alphabet and, of course, various channels.

Photos by LUNBUSIM

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200101 f(Amber) = The Kraze Magazine Interview

Q: I heard it’s your first time at the Gala AND you’re performing tonight! So how does that feel?

A: I’m really nervous. It has been so long since I’ve been doing this and I’m always nervous, but for every one of my performances I just want to have fun with everybody and I hope they feel the energy and that no one gets hurt.

Q: You’ve been releasing songs quite a lot this past month, are you building up to something?

A: Piece by Piece, my EP has been coming up. We have one more song left. We have five out of six so the next one’s going to be released some time before January, right before my tour. Honestly, I just want to keep making music and putting it out there and hopefully wherever the fans are, go tour their city and just share the energy and the fun with them

Q: Can we count on you performing any of those songs tonight?

A: Yes you can, I will be performing one of the songs from the EP and a throwback.

Q: Earlier this week, you released “Ready for the Ride,” love it, I totally got 2000s vibes.

A: I love 90s R&B and I was listening to Whitney HoustonMariah Carey, and I just love that sound so much and wanted to dabble in that and see what I could do with it. I actually wrote the song in 30 minutes because my sister was coming to pick me up, I didn’t have a car at that time, so I was like I have to write this fast and the producers really banged that one out.

Q: You mentioned tour, and you are going on tour in January, is there anything you can tell us about it? Like what to expect?

A: I’m trying to switch it up right now. I have a lot of people who are my day ones and people who are just discovering who I am, so I’m trying to kind of mentally figure out how to bring everyone together and in the end I want everyone to have fun.

Q: Nice! Okay, one last question, how does it feel being Asian-American coming to an event that celebrates and recognizes Asian American talent?

A: Being Asian-American, all I want to do is, if I can support something like a cause, that’s what I want to do. And now that you mention it, I feel proud of myself at this moment that I’m here, that I’m trying to represent all Asian-Americans out there, and if I can just add to the army that we got then I want to be apart of it.


[TRANS] 190624 f(Sulli) = Marie Claire June issue Interview

Marie Claire: You’re going to release a solo digital album at the end of June. I think lots of fans are looking forward to finding out what kind of music they’ll hear.

I did music I’ve wanted to do until now. I took part in writing the lyrics too. Rather than explaining it by a music genre, I’d say I wanted to show a very me-like appearance. It’ll become music filled only with things Sulli wanted to do.

Marie Claire: Writing music is putting your feelings into words. What moments did you want to express your feelings about?

I didn’t look farther away; I put in what I felt while looking at the things surrounding me. I, of course, expressed what I felt every moment. It was my first time writing lyrics, and I brought back feelings felt at certain moments, that I had kept away.

Marie Claire: Your hair color has also changed a lot.

I got the impression that I gotta show something new. I like changing. I’m very interested in new things. I want to experience by trying, without hesitating to do new things.

Marie Claire: You wrapped up filming JTBC variety program ‘Reply Night’ not too long ago. How was the mood on set?

The mood on set was very amicable. It’s my first time doing a variety program with (Shin) Dongyeop oppa, Kim Sook unnie and (Kim) Jongmin oppa, but we got along well, as if it wasn’t the first time, and the mood was also very good. Thanks to that mood, I feel like I can film even more enjoyably. ‘Reply Night’ stars various guests who are easily exposed to negative comments. Negative comments are false things that can also lead to major misunderstandings. I want to freshly tell stories with fellow celebrities who go through the same thing. I also want to let people know, through honest stories, how much negative comments can hurt a person. I’m also very curious as to how those with the same job as me, who go through this, take it and overcome it. It’s even better if a person’s negative comments decrease.

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[TRANS] 190312 f(Sulli) = Grazia March Issue Interview

How have you been lately?

I went on vacation to Taiwan for 10 days right after wrapping up Season 1 of ‘Jinri Market’. With one friend. I wanted to break away for a bit from the busyness of daily life and go anywhere. My friend knew someone from Taiwan so we went there and it was really nice. I did nothing for 10 days: I ate breakfast, napped, I’d wake up again and eat dinner, drank wine, repeat. Thankfully, I relieved all stress and came back. Ah, I didn’t use my phone for 10 days either. It was right when I was inactive on Instagram.

Usually, how do you spend your vacation time?

If I have time, I try to stay at home as much as possible. Like barely leaving the bed to go outside. Since I’m the type of person who needs to sleep to recharge. I’m the type who thinks sleeping a lot is important.

What kind of program was ‘Jinri Market’ to you?

It’s a program that took out the me who is always home into the outside world. I’ve always kind of been afraid of meeting new people; I’m the type who is afraid of even small things. When I’m determined to do something, I’m quite bold, but if I go into a cave once, I hide so far it’s hard to call out (from inside). But, while doing ‘Jinri Market’, I had to constantly go outside as if leaving for work, I had to do things that take responsibility, since I kept having to have meetings. It felt like I was an office worker for a bit. I like having a regular life. So I felt less stressed because I was heading to work at Jinri Market, instead of having an irregular schedule. Also, this is a reality program. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to appear honest, but those worries lessened as I went to work regularly, and later on I would do meetings as a real company employee.

Is there anything that changed after doing the program?

Finding out, ‘I’m a person who is good at something like this too’?

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[TRANS] 181022 f(Sulli) = Vogue Magazine November Issue Interview

Q. In an interview, you’ve named New York as the city that resembles you the most. Why is that?

A. About 3 years ago, when I went to New York Fashion Week, I said I fell for the characteristic energy of this vigorous city. The image of various ethnicities gathering and living busily was quite memorable. Or should I say, I felt an odd solidarity from seeing each true New Yorker.

Q. The location we shot at today is a traditional American diner that appeared in movies in the 80’s. We thought it would be awkward to shoot while it was open, but the customers didn’t bat an eye.

A. Haha! Honestly, the moment I came in I was taken aback, but none of the customers noticed (us). Whenever I’m in a photoshoot or acting, I fall easily into the character I’ve been given. I heard today’s concept was that of someone who “sat down at a diner after a fancy cocktail party and is endlessly missing someone”. I thought, “It’s a New Yorker no different from the people sitting there” and thus didn’t pay attention to the looks around.

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[TRANS] 180119 f(Krystal) = MyDaily Interview – Talking About f(x)&Comeback

Singer and actress Krystal expressed her apologies about f(x)’s comeback plans. On the 18th, Krystal sat down with journalists at the SM Communication Center and was asked about whether an f(x) comeback was in production, to which she confessed, “I suppose either the timing isn’t right or the situation isn’t right”.

“We’ve worked very hard. There were plans for something to come out in a couple of months. Didn’t turn out how we hoped.”

Matching her own feelings, whenever Krystal was asked, either at fan signings or while leaving at the airport, by fans she met, “When is an album coming out?”, she would think, “I’m really, very sorry to the fans”.

“Seeing that the fans are so tired (of waiting) is making me so sorry, and even more sorry because I’ve nothing to say to them. I’m frustrated because there’s nothing I can say.”

The other members are, of course, “Always upset”, Krystal mentioned that among the members, they often say they want to “Hurry and comeback.” and said, “We also want to release an album, the members are so attached that they want to do it.”

Despite the long comeback wait, the members’ friendship didn’t change. Instead, during these times, they’ve grown closer, like a family.

When asked how the members received her latest drama, tvN ‘Prison Playbook’, Krystal responded sullen. It was the appearance of an f(x) maknae who’s upset at her unnies.

“Members! One of us (Luna) is doing a musical! When I meet another one (Amber) I can’t understand her! Another one (Victoria) is in China! They didn’t see my drama! (laugh) But since we always keep in touch, I receive lots of ‘Be careful of colds’, ‘Filming is tough, isn’t it?’, ‘We’ll come to play’. But they don’t watch my drama!”

Especially, when Amber visited the set of tvN ‘Bride of the Water God’, “She came and asked, ‘What is your character?’. To which I said, ‘Me? I’m a goddess’, and she said, ‘Well then, you don’t have to practice'”, she revealed, laughing.

Credits to MyDaily

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