[PICT] Leeteuk Enlistment Day, October the 30th 2012

See you next 2 years, leader. DCL, FD, and all TeukSora Lovers will always wait and support you. it’s not an END, it’s an AND. HWAITING!

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[NEWS/TRANS] Star Interview with Leeteuk 2005/11/06, the debut year.

It’s been 7 years since we debuted but we still have the same mindset as a rookie. I debuted late as a 23years old and I always planned to go to army after 7 years of working. We received more love than we expected so I am able to leave with a happy mind.

▲The hardest time?

The time when members got involved in many incidents… I thought, ‘all that we did to get here…’ and ‘is everything over now?’ and was scared. But every time, members were there to protect me from the side, so I was able to withstand it.

▲You are working hard right now. Isn’t it sad leaving?

Yes I am sad. I finally feel like I know a bit of the stage, performing, MCing but pausing here for short time… is a bit… but every Korean men goes. I feel that I don’t have much experience in life because I debuted in early age so I can experience it this time. I think I will be able to understand the public better when I return.

▲Reactions of people around you?

Everyone tell me to play like crazy, drink, etc. But when I do try to play, (I guess checking schedule is part of work habit now), I drink little alcohol, worrying about the schedule next day. I spend the time quietly while working out.

▲That’s not really leeteuk-like(?)

Haha really? I’m contacting everyone who I am thankful to. Yesterday I called a person who used to be our stylist during rookie days. I was able to remember many memories.

▲Reactions of Sunbaes?

Kang HoDong sunbaenim says “So sad! It will help me if you were by my side when I return. Hyungs will do well so go and come back well.” Boom hyung said “I thought everything was over when I went to army but it wasn’t that. Hyungs will be doing well so come back~.” I am very thankful

▲Departure party?

I had a dinner with Lee Sooman teacher already. He told me ‘this is not the end’. There is a gathering of SM family members today (22nd). I heard this will be the first time everyone gathers. I am thankful but I also feel that I need to do well.

▲What do you want to say to Super Junior members?

Do as they are doing right now. I am worried about Donghae… We spent 13 years together so I worry that he will feel really empty. I hope he doesn’t.

▲What do you expect of army life?

Where will my personality go? I think I will continue to do everything with bright personality. I will be older than others but I will still be friendly with them. That’s me. oh, and if I have time, I want to master a foreign language. I felt frustrated sometimes during foreign concerts.

▲Soon you’ll be Park JungSu not celebrity Leeteuk. How do you feel?

I always felt lonely. Thinking back now, celebrity Leeteuk received many spotlight and love but nobody took care of the ‘person Park Jung Su. So I think that’s why I felt so empty and lonely. I want to spend the army time taking care of Park Jungsu.

▲Have you thought of after army?

I think it will be same as now. I think I will be stronger at heart though. One friend said “If you worked hard to gather fans till now, I hope you will be loved like this for a long time” and I want that to happen too. Thinking now, I want to return within 1-2weeks of returning from army. If I could do what I want, I would do a comeback showcase on the day of return. I hope everything is ready so you can’t even feel the gap. I will do my best to take care of myself too.

TRANS credit: @NKSubs
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[NEWS] 121022 Osen interview with Leeteuk

Super Junior Leeteuk is D-8 till enlisting into army. Going from the brightest Idol star to soldier, going from busy 20’s to relaxing 30’s, he found more laughter than before in this turning point in his life.

He spent his past 7 years without resting from stage nor from the broadcasting station locations. He is now spending his time reading “Things you can see when you finally stop” and relaxing. This time may be sad and depressing for him but he has promised himself to always think positively. His voice was bright when we interviewed him recently.

(Leeteuk) “Time really passes fast. I recently told Donghae ‘Only 13 days left…’ and Donghae said ‘Hyung, it’s 12 days.’… Now it’s only 1 week-ish. Time really is fast… I feel that. The world looks different according to my mindset, this is what I learned through reading. I try to stay positive.”

He will miss broadcasts and stage when he leaves Celebrity world for a bit. As a leader of a globally popular group, and as an entertainer that appears on many variety shows, he’s been ‘all in’ for ‘work’

(Leeteuk) “I usually was unable to call people often… But these days, I look at my phone often. I think ‘I should have done better to those who helped me…’ so these days, I try to do my best to meet them. After talking with my friends, I realized that the world is great. I finally learned how to relax in life. I should have met people and played like this earlier.” (laugh)

Super Junior’s Kangin has already finished his service and Heechul is currently serving his time but Leeteuk’s enlistment is different. As the center of the group, the empty space will be great. Who the next leader will be is in interest of many. Leeteuk laughed.

(Leeteuk) “members do well so I’m just going to go. If I were to give it to someone (and they do well), I might not have a spot after returning. I will just say ‘I will trust you guys!’ and go (laugh)”

The ones most worried should be Super Junior…

(Leeteuk) “We do have worries but… the worst scenario is the team weakening while I’m gone. That, is the hardest thing. But I trust the members. I trust that they will do well.”

Leeteuk’s goal of becoming a solo MC of a talk show is still there. He started off as a guest, and now he is MC of ‘Star King’ and ‘Strong Heart’. He promised to return as a helpful MC after army service. He told Kang HoDong in their recent phonecall, “I will return and help hyung!”

(Leeteuk) “I think I will still be an MC after returning (laugh) Hyungs are very strong so I want to learn from the side. I am far from real MC… I want to study Japanese and do MC in Japan too! There will be much to learn in the army. I will do my best to do whatever they ask me to do.”

Born in 1983, he will soon be in his 30’s. He has promised himself to become more hard at heart.

“I want to wrap up my shining 20’s well. and I think in 30’s I need to return that love I received. The ‘only passion’ time has passed and now, I think it’s time for me to become experienced and hard person. Ever since I was young, I was very ‘light’ so teacher (SM) told me before “Don’t stay up in the clouds all the time, step on the ground for once.’ (laugh) I think it’s time for me to step on the ground.”

Upcoming ‘Strong Heart’ last recording on 25th is his last schedule. You don’t get to rest.

“What if I cry? Hyungs tell me that their biggest regret in going to army is that they cried going into it. I will do my best not to cry. (laugh)”

FIGTHING Park Jung Soo!!! We will be waiting for you ^____^


[NEWS] 121021 Leeteuk shares his thoughts on Super Junior’s anniversary party and his love for ELF

Leeteuk shares his thoughts on Super Junior’s anniversary party and his love for Elf

Super Junior‘s Leeteuk recently shared his thoughts on holding his final fan meet ahead of his military enlistment via his Twitter on October 21st.

The group held their seventh anniversary party with their official fanclub ‘ELF’ at the Korea University gymnasium on the afternoon of the 20th.

The singer wrote, “Although it was a party held a bit in advance of our seventh anniversary, I had so, so much fun with everyone. I think it was a lot more fun because I worked hand in hand with the fanclub director nuna and really participated in the process.”

He continued, “Although I won’t be with you guys for our eighth anniversary, I’ll be with everyone for our ninth. It sounds very short thinking about it like this, right? This was an opportunity for me to feel once again how crazily in love we are with each other. ELF, I respect and love you. Let’s last a long time together.”

Leeteuk will be enlisting on the 30th.

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