TVXQ -- Spellbound
Changmin’s message to Yunho for his 19th birthday - 02/06/2005
English Translations from Chinese translations: (may or may not be 100% accurate - see notes below)
Yunho hyung is already 20 years old in Korean age….so does this mean you won’t be able to understand my thoughts anymore?… perhaps this is the difference between people in their teens and people in their twenties…. after you enter your 20s, won’t you become even more handsome? What if hyung’s face becomes so magnificently handsome that I won’t be able to look straight at it? What should I do then? Even though in Japan, you are still 19.
How is your first birthday in Japan? Around this time last year, we made our debut as TVXQ, can’t believe it’s been a year already… We’ve been happy, worked hard, felt joy, been sad, all of this, all of these experiences have been precious to us, especially so for me.
Maybe hyung hasn’t noticed, but I really depend on hyung. Truly, from the bottom of my heart, I wish hyung a happy birthday!!!
Version 2 - (Source: this appears to be a direct translation from the original Korean and fleshes out more of the details - i.e. the text seems to match up better with the original note - however, some of it seems a bit off, but also super cute. Flail.)
Yunho hyung, finally, hyung is already 20 according to the Korean age system… haha now you won’t be able to understand my perspective… hahaha there is a generation gap between people in their teens and those in their 20s… oohaha… after turning 20, your face will start to age right? Then I won’t be able to see hyung’s handsome face anymore.. what should I do… what if, like a year-end miracle, under a dark sky, with the dawn light shinning on hyung’s face, it will become dazzling like the sun, what then? (SAY WHAT? This sentence is either seriously mistranslated or some kind of literary reference, because what the what?!)
Even by the Japanese system, you are 19 right?
How do you feel, celebrating your birthday for the first time in Japan….ah
Last year around this time we made our debut under the name of TVXQ, somehow it’s already been a year… it makes you feel exhausted but happy too, this year, joyous and painful at the same time, has been precious for all of us… for me personally, it has been precious too, you know? I don’t know if hyung knows, even if you don’t know, you know that, right? That hyung is my pillar, this? Yup.. haha mm… if I must find a metaphor for it …. ah!!!!
*2 GIANT EXCLAMATION POINTS*
haha but for hyung’s birthday, really congratulations. Also, I love you always, you know that right? oohaha!
Ah! Well then, I’ll just scream it again at the bottom of my heart. That is all hyung….
Well then Bye~ ^ ^ - From - Changmin
(Changmin. What are you. This version is just too cute.)
I feel like someone who is actually fluent in Korean will just walk by and be like: good try, not even close. Still. I have a lot of time on my hands and imagining an almost 17 Changmin sitting there trying to put all his feelings for his precious Yunho hyung down on paper is just too much. I mean look at this note - it was the longest out of all the birthday wishes from all the members and you can just feel his earnestness. His serious message hidden under the light-hearted chatter. Gahhh Changmin. You. Just. I love you.
Yunho’s Message to Changmin for his 18th birthday - 02.18.2005
English translation from Chinese translation: Source
(Me again - because again, I have time aplenty. Only 1 version this time, thank god for straightforward Yunho - his drawing on the other hand, I can’t possibly begin to comprehend.)
Our adorable maknae (Genius)
Finally 18! Wah! Congratulations! Finally, the age where you get to have an ID. Every time, the one who cares more for his hyungs than for himself, our maknae with the deep thoughts, from now on don’t get sick, stay healthy, like now, for every task, don’t forget to give it your utmost effort, create more memories. I want to take care of you more, but every time it’s you who thinks of us hyungs, I’m truly very thankful. In Japan, all of us (5) have become more supportive of each other, I’m so glad. I’m 20 now, you’re 18. (You are still really young. I think you are becoming more and more mighty.)
Finally, I wish you Happy Birthday. Love you Changmin.
Big Hyung U. Know
Make with Yun-casso’s drawing what you will because I am not sure what is going on there. Ah, Yunho’s handwriting is so neat compared to Changmin’s! Words of encouragement and gratitude to his favorite maknae. :D
(Oh and Changmin’s 18th birthday message is also … hilariously Changmin - I’ll work on posting it tomorrow - his thoughts are a bit more difficult to translate it seems.)
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