24 7 / 2014
Q: What were your thoughts when you know you will debut as a member of SNSD?
The members now are companions that trained together with me for 5 years. So to be able to form a group with everyone it still feel amazing and gives me confidence. Of course this also resulted in friends during trainee periods who we can only briefly greet them occasionally. But to be abl e to debut with this friends, unnies, i really feel happy.
Q: Have you ever thought of quitting from SNSD?
Times when my body condition was not good. During Japan 2nd tour, my body is really weak, and when this happens, people who are looking at you, may feel that you aren’t passionate enough and lethargic. At that time SNSD’s schedule was really hectic.. even though it is actually more hectic when we first debut, but during the Japan 2nd tour, my body was really weak. In order to regain energy i feel that the only way is to have enough rest, but how do i get rest, since my schedule did not allow me to have enough rest, so i just keep pondering over this.. and i quibble over this with my manager. If i did not have a schedule of SNSD, then i will be healthier, and i can focus more on every job, i thought that it could be like this. At that time, it was the first time i have slightly thought of the scenario if i am not a SNSD member.
Q: Compare to other girls, you have to give up on privacy, time and many more things like this. What are your views on this?
Since i have decided to go into this line, i guess these are what i need to tolerate, i think like this right from the start. Things like freedom, private life, hobbies and rest time being reduced are inevitable. But, precisely because of this job i get to appear on stage and tv to the viewers. No matter who and regardless of the job when we tried our best to do it, that kind of hardship is the same, but compared to those, i think i gained much more.
Q: If you did not debut with SNSD back then, what will you be doing now?
That’s what i want to know too (Laugh). Even though i have always love dancing and singing, but not to the extent of ‘I want to become an artist’, and pursue it. So, because i love dancing and singing, i participate in competitions before, but i do not have the thoughts that i must become a singer. Then i took part in audition with friend(s), and through that chance i get to become a trainee and eventually debut as a member of SNSD. I have never thought i will reach this point… I did think of becoming a theatrical ballet dancer. Having said that, i did not really work hard for it. For some reasons when i am considering my future, i will think that since i have already decide my future job, the time to be thinking of my dreams will be cut short too isn’t it. Ah but until now i still love culinary , even though i am still not very good at it, but as long as i have time i will learn them one by one. So, if i did not debut with SNSD, i will probably get a culinary certificate, or go into a culinary school, and work in a job related to that i guess.
Q: If right now you aren’t a member of SNSD anymore, what will you do?
Recently i have been asking members this question instead. “Unnie, if you are not a member of SNSD now, what will you do?” “If you are not doing this now, what will you do?”, i will often ask questions like this, if its me, probably i will go for more challenges in acting. I will feel scared to go solo as a singer. Of course i feel the same for acting, i feel stressful doing things alone, and i do feel scared that i am not doing good enough, but right from the start i have always go solo in acting, as for singer it has always been 9 of us together since debut, so if i were to go solo for singing, i will feel scare somehow (Laugh).
Q: What were your thoughts when you first heard about debuting in Japan?
When i first heard it, it feels refreshing. So i quickly went to learn japanese. I am full of anticipation on how everyone in Japan view us and how much love we will receive.
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