Jiwon : Hodong lost his energy now [Happy Together/2020.02.13]On February 14, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
He is strong to the strong and weak to the weak. It’s a misunderstanding. – Am I wrong? / – I changed a lot. You are strong to both the strong and weak. – That’s right. / – Right? He is stronger to the weak. – How charming! / – The weak need to be nipped at the bud. – You don’t want a rival. / – I don’t want a rival. Not even Kang Hodong can mistreat you. – I heard that. / – It’s not like that. A lot of people mistakenly think he beats up the others. Hodong only does that when the camera is running. (Only half of it is true.) – That’s right. / – Right? – Right. / – Right. When the camera gets turned off, he is the sweetest. He really is an athlete. He is full of the fighting spirit. It exhausts the people around him. That’s right. He has worked out his entire life. People around him could be different. – That’s right. / – He is on a different level. – Their stamina might not be on par. / – Right. I worried that people would misunderstand if I don’t do everything he does. – That’s right. / – I struggled a lot to work with him at first. But it’s very nice these days. (Why is it very nice these days?) He isn’t young anymore. His energy level isn’t the same. It isn’t the same. – He lost his energy. / – The opening is different. These days, he keeps things light. I think it’s better. (You can’t win against the passage of time.) We talked about your quarrels for two hours straight. I heard that you teamed up for a game once. Is it true, Jaeduck? What kind of a game was it? When we were active in 1997 or 1998, we went to Jiwon’s place to play a fighting game. – “Street Fighter”. / – We played it often. You can play “Tekken” or “Street Fighter” – 1-on-1. / – That’s right. We did it with our bodies. What? Did you play “Tekken” with your bodies? It’s a 1-on-1 match. After you pick a character and have a match, they always replay the winner’s last move. – That’s right. / – The finishing strike. The winner copies the move. (The winner copies the move.) We did it to tease each other. – The winner did it. / – You did it to tease the loser. You didn’t skip over – the replay. / – We didn’t do that. We had to watch it. I did this to Jiwon. (This is why they had to watch that part.) (Why would you skip over this opportunity?) He did it until it ended. The loser had to take it. The loser had to take it. – I bet it was annoying. / – The finishing strike! I bet it was annoying. He is so good at being annoying. The loser had to take it. – “I will crush your skull!” / – What? “Your skull”? – “I will crush your skull!” / – That’s how you fought. Your manager often picked you up at an Internet cafe because you were so obsessed with playing games. Let’s go back in time and think about the year of 1998. Internet cafes began to spring up for the first time – in Korea. / – They opened for the first time. Our manager began to play “StarCraft Original” – at some point. / – It was a big hit. It was so much fun that I got obsessed. (Jiwon started to play the game.) I practically lived at an Internet cafe. (He began to sleep at an Internet cafe.) I would stay up the night and get picked up – the next day. / – Our manager went – to pick us up. / – That’s incredible. You stayed up the night. Then we would go to a music program, rehearse, and wash our hair and faces there. No, we went to a nearby sauna. Sometimes, we went to a sauna. Then our manager dropped us off at an Internet cafe again. There, we played games again – all night long. / – You were obsessed. We did that very often. I bet it was better for him than going to six different places. Our manager found it convenient. – Of course. / – It’s understandable. Jiwon, you are close to being a game addict. But you told us that Jaeseok was a hardcore gamer too. – He plays games from time to time. / – Well, – I like to play games. / – I heard that. I don’t know how he is like now. – Back then, there were CDs. / – Console games. There was a game store – that was very popular. / – Right. It was in Banpo. – It was in Banpo. / – Banpo. Every time I went there to buy a newly-released game, the owner would say, “Jaeseok came recently.” – That happened for every game. / – I used to like console games. I was single back then. What did you buy? I liked sports games. Baseball, soccer, basketball… Every time a game got released, – he bought it / – “Winning Eleven”. – before anyone did. / – “Winning Eleven”. I can rarely turn on a computer these days. – It’s fun to play games together. / – That’s right. – But the members / – They don’t play them – don’t play them. / – anymore.