One DBSJYJ.
Yunho, Jaejoong, Heechul, Kangin’s trainee past (Part 1)

A story from 4 Seasons difficult trainee days

Excerpt
Heechul: It was fun.. that Apgujung which was always so crowded.. and also that other place with the most people.. Rodeo?
That time, the four of us, right in the middle of the road on the ground, we sat down eating cup noodles again.
Everyone who walked past was staring at us.
Jaejoong: Although we wanted to eat the expensive cup noodles that cost $2
Because we had no money…  (we could have) only the 85 cents one.
Heechul: And we even went all the way to Apgujung..
Our dorms were in Cheongdam-dong, but we actually walked all the way to Apgujung.
Because we had no money the bus fare…
Our clothes too, we took turns wearing the same clothes, passing them around and wearing them.. sometimes without even getting to wash them..
The back of the socks were all worn and torn too..
Jaejoong: To be honest, that dog from that time, I was really jealous of it
Everyday going home, there would definitely be food for it.
(Yunho: Yeah, that’s right..)
I thought, “It must be really a great fortune to be born as a dog..”
Heechul: No seriously, that dog really didn’t act like a puppy at all
How could a puppy.. no, really no matter how you think about it, it really wasn’t like a dog at all. To put it in words, *#&$@#
Even its bark sounded different~

Jaejoong: There used to be a time long ago when Yunho, me, Heechul-ssi and Super Junior’s Kangin-ssi, the four of us like that used to train together for a long time.
Although it’s from the past but we used to often practice together non-stop until 4, 5am in the morning.
But there was this one time, we were really so hungry at about 11-12 midnight.

Heechul: Yeah, and there were so many people at that time.. And then?

Jaejoong: We went out to Apgujung and there were really a lot of people, even at that time.
Yeah, we went out to Apgujung and bought instant cup noodles to eat.
But how were our clothes/dressing at that time?
(t/n: Apgujung is a popular upper class shopping area in Korea) 

Heechul: Yunho-ssi was wearing training clothes

Yunho: Yeah..

Heechul: Training clothes, and black socks.. I was also wearing sky blue training clothes, a neon jacket with my hair combed back.

Jaejoong: And we were wearing tees.. Tees that were soaked through with sweat from too much training that the salt crystallized all over..
Wearing such things, we went out to Apgujung to buy instant noodles.
On that sidewalk.. in Apgujung.. that huge sidewalk, the four of us
Four guys who had not-too-bad looks, sat down on the sidewalk like that and were eating instant noodles like it was the best thing ever
But at that time, a really rich upper-class woman was around there with her dog

Yunho: That’s right, that’s right, that’s right, that’s right, that’s right… …

Jaejoong: The dog seemed to smell our ramyun, and wanted to have some, so he was barking like “wah! wah!” so the woman just said, “Yah, you, I’ll just buy you that now, let’s go.” to her dog. While giving us a judging look (Heechul: That’s right) she said that… Ah..

Yunho: Ah really, of course there were people who were more unfortunate than us
To become singers like we are now, and our sunbae-nims.. It definitely wasn’t an easy thing.
Training as tiring as that, we really had a lot of those… And there are a lot of “behind the story” stories of difficult times that others don’t know.
Anyway, being able to laugh like this while talking about such stories.. in a way they do seem like good memories still.

Heechul: It was fun.. that Apgujung which was always so crowded.. and also that other place with the most people.. Rodeo?
That time, the four of us, right in the middle of the road on the ground, we sat down eating cup noodles again.
Everyone who walked past were staring at us.

Jaejoong: Although we wanted to eat the expensive cup noodles that cost $2
(Heechul: But we had no money) Because we had no money…  (we could have) only the 85 cents one.

Heechul: And we even went all the way to Apgujung..
Our dorms were in Cheongdam-dong, but we actually walked all the way to Apgujung.
(Jaejoong: We walked it, huh)
Because we had no money (Jaejoong: Because we had no money), the bus fare…
Our clothes too, we took turns wearing the same clothes, passing them around and wearing them.. sometimes without even getting to wash them..
The back of the socks were all worn and torn too..

Jaejoong: To be honest, that dog from that time, I was really jealous of it
Everyday going home, there would definitely be food for it.
(Yunho: Yeah, that’s right..)
I thought, “It must be really a great fortune to be born as a dog..”

Heechul: No seriously, that dog really didn’t act like a puppy at all
How could a puppy.. no, really no matter how you think about it, it really wasn’t like a dog at all. To put it in words, *#&$@#
Even when it barks it completely doesn’t sound like a bark~
(LOL XD HEECHUL.) 

Yunho: I seriously thought it was a prince~ I was so envious of it.. at that time.
Right now I’m recalling all these times when we really trained so hard till we were that hungry.

Host: But it all paid off. Now Dong Bang Shin Ki is reaping such great results… All these difficult times will slowly disappear and only good things will come in future.

Jaejoong: Same for Heechul-ssi
(Yunho: Yup and Kangin-ssi too)

Heechul: Seriously, the cup noodles that we bought with the little money we worked so hard to earn, really tasted so delicious.
It wouldn’t have tasted so nice if we had just bought it easily.

Jaejoong: And so in those difficult times, on top of the dining table, that hamburger that was so nicely wrapped up, how much I really wanted to eat it..

Heechul: That’s why, how you felt at that time, I finally understand now.
But you should think as well
That time, not even being able to afford a bigger sized cup noodle because of the lack of money and could only eat a tiny sized one
To save up bit by bit to buy that hamburger, but go home and find that somebody had eaten it… Think about how that feels
(T/N: The hamburger incident that Jaejoong spoke about before on another program, they spoke more about it in depth this time. I’ll translate it after this!) 

Jaejoong: Ah.. so it was like that..

Heechul: Now that you think about it~

Jaejoong: I was really apologetic..

Heechul: No, let’s both apologize once.

Jaejoong: Hyung, I’m really sorry!

Heechul: I really didn’t know at that time, Hero Jaejoong’s story..

Yunho: Ah, finally after so many years, all this unpleasantness came to an end.

Heechul: After 3 years..

Translation cr: AllRiseXiahtic@tumblr
Transcript source: here

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