People Often Compare SS501 with TVXQ
I don’t think of anyone as my rival, but people see TVXQ sunbae, who are now at the highest position as our rivals. Of course, we feel good, feel honoured.
TVXQ has released a lot of albums and has risen to a very high position, but we are just preparing to rise.
This is common in the music industry. Just like H.O.T sunbae and Sechskies sunbae, perhaps because of rivals, it makes everything more meaningful.
Very Close to TVXQ and Super Junior
I’ve been close to TVXQ and Super Junior from the very beginning, I think the viewers all know that. I was a trainee together with TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho, Hero Jaejoong, Choikang Changmin, Super Junior’s YeSung and HeeChul.
Choi Si Won’s Classmate
I attended the same school with Choi SiWon and was even his classmate. I was really close to him at that time. He had to go to China under his company’s orders, but he would call me. In the end, we both debuted at almost the same time. We always played together when we were trainees, but meeting him now feels so weird.
A lot of New Artists Debuting
I don’t really know how to say this but a lot of strong, charming artists are debuting. Other artists start to feel stressed and work harder. I often look back to when I debuted to see the difference. Now, everytime we see younger artists, it brings comfort to us, it inspires us to work harder, (smiles dorkily XD) thank you!
I don’t like seeing anyone as my rival. I don’t go figuring out who’s my rival and what I need to do to be better than them. Naturally, my biggest rival is myself. I think about surpassing myself, I don’t want to beat anyone but myself. So I don’t see anyone as my rival. Moreover, we are a group, so we have to work together. Although having rivals is a good thing, but overemphasizing isn’t. So don’t think about this too much.
Translated from chinese to english by choco@TVXQFever
Credits : yuulinaboojaejoong@YT + tvxqfever.blogspot.com