Misun has answers for everything [Happy Together/2020.02.20]On February 21, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
Misun is working very hard these days. – Right. / – I heard you are about to do a talk concert. That sounds fun. I am not on many shows these days, you know. Did you take a break or… – It’s fine. / – Me? – Be quiet. / – Why would you ask that? I didn’t want to take a break. I was forced into taking a break. Honestly, my colleagues who don’t have too much work now… – We came up with the idea / – You planned it together. to make work for ourselves. It turned out to be more fun than we anticipated. – “Women’s Sauna Show”. / – “Women’s Sauna Show”. It’s a concert just for women. It was unexpected. Most of them are married women. When they come up on stage and talk, I wonder if they really had no one to talk to. – They just let it all out. / – They let it out. And they cry while talking. – She listens well. / – When I say something about what they said, they break into tears. I think they needed someone to rely on. – They needed someone to talk to. / – Right. So we thought we’d turn it into a long-running show. We are planning to run it for a whole month. – That sounds like fun. / – It sounds nice. Jihye and Jinhwa both mentioned about their worries. Tell her about your worries. – Me? / – Tell Misun. – I am a working mom, / – Think of this – you know. / – as the talk concert. I often have to leave my child and go to work. That hurts me the most. You’d know if you have a child. My daughter looks for me so much. So whenever I get ready to go out… Once I put on my clothes, she knows. She keeps following me to stop me from leaving. You have to hide and leave. Yes. She turns back and sees if I’m leaving. When I see that, it makes me wonder why I’m working – Why you should work hard. / – so hard. You are only given a limited time to spend with your child. I can’t stop thinking about whether or not I should quit my job. Misun might be able to offer me advice on it. She was a working mom herself. She must know the answer. – Pardon? / – You must know the answer. You want to work. I do, but I want to spend time with my child too. – I want both. / – But you want to work. Right. I want to work. You sound like Monk Haemin. – You sound like Monk Haemin. / – By the way… Right now… – “The answer is within you.” / – It’s… – It’s… / – You don’t know the answer, do you? – You… / – I feel like I’m being scolded. There’s already an answer she has in mind. She’s like a stylish shaman. “You want to work.” It’s like this. You get it, right? – She already has the answer. / – You can’t say no. You should name it “Straw Cutter Concert”. (Straw Cutter Concert) “My grandpa is saying…” You should name it “Straw Cutter Concert”. “What is the answer?” (Misun explodes.) “My grandpa is saying…” I go to church. – I am sorry. / – You go to church. – I am sorry. / – I go to church. Why would you talk about shamanism? – She’s a deaconess. / – Gosh. – She’s a deaconess. / – It’s hilarious. – Is that right? / – Gosh. – Her problem has been solved. / – It’s been solved. – She wants to work. / – She knows the answer. – Don’t ask me. / – I know the answer? Don’t ask her for an answer when you know it. When I say to someone like her, “You should quit work and go home to your child,” she would say, “But I want to work.” – She’s right. / – Of course. You don’t want to stop working. Jihye can never be content with – being a stay-at-home mom. / – She’s a workaholic. – Am I? / – She’s a workaholic. But it won’t last long. You won’t feel sorry for long. They’ll grow really fast. Is it okay for the child if I am not around so much? I once asked my children. I was never like other moms who would make snacks for them when they come home. I asked them if it affected them or made them sad that I was never around for them. They said although they weren’t too happy about it, they came to terms with it because I was working hard. – They accepted it. / – I never apologized to my children for it. I wasn’t doing anything wrong. – Right. / – That phase will pass very soon. So there’s no need to worry or feel sorry about it. – That’s the right answer. / – All the working moms – in Korea will sympathize with her. / – Right. This was fine, right? – What you said is right. / – It was fine, right? – It was more about / – It was the manner you spoke. – the manner you spoke in. / – I was scared. You scared me. – “You want to work, right?” / – You said, “You know.” I’m glad I didn’t come here for the Lunar New Year special. (Deaconess Misun nearly became a shaman.) Jihye, you can’t go to work because your daughter is too cute. – She’s too cute. / – She’s so cute. – We prepared some photos. / – Shall we take a look? She looks just like Jihye. – Taeri. / – No, she looks like her dad. She looks like her dad. (Lee Jihye’s daughter, Taeri) She’s so cute. – That’s why she can’t leave home. / – She’s so cute. She’s got her dad’s eyes. A daughter takes after her father. Her eyes look like two beans. I know. – She’s so adorable. / – Did your eyes – look like that in the past? / – The old me had eyes – The old you. / – that were quite wide apart. – The old you. / – When I was the old me. She got that from me. Right. She must’ve taken after both her mom and dad. – Right. / – Yes, she took after both of us. People who knew me in the past can tell. – Are there more photos? / – She looks like her dad. – She’s so cute. / – What is she doing? – Who is she? / – It’s me. She’s lying down, and the baby’s giving her a massage. – Is that Jihye? / – Yes. I am very sensitive about that area. She’s my daughter, but I want her to be careful when she touches my face. – What if she hits her? / – I love her. – I love her dearly. / – It could be dangerous. – You love her dearly. / – Nevertheless, I don’t want her to touch my nose. – Not the nose. / – I want her to be careful. – She gets surprised too. / – Right. – She might be more surprised. / – Right. By the way, Misun’s son, Sangyeob – already enlisted in the army. / – You remember him? – I remember him. / – He enlisted in the army? When I was on Happy Together, Jaeseok got a lot of – sneakers from sponsors. / – Yes. – He gave me a lot of shoes. / – Right. I gave them to my son when he was in high school. – Right. / – Is he in the army now? He’s in the army now. He’s very tall. He’s 183cm. (He’s 183cm.) – He took after his mom. / – He took after his mom. It was my wish to go on a date with a tall guy. My wish was granted. – You went on a date with him. / – That’s so lovely. – I’m curious about him. / – When he was enlisting… I wanted to take a photo with him, but he hates revealing his face. He asked me to blur it out. What did he take after your husband? – He’s tall. / – He took after the sociable personality from his dad. He’s very sociable. He also likes spicy broth. – I am curious. / – He’s like that. By the way, both your daughter and your son want to be celebrities. – Yes. They do. / – Really? What do they want to be? They want to act. They hate me talking a lot about them. They never allow people to comment. They hate being labeled as someone’s children. – They hate it. / – They don’t want to be labeled. – Yes. / – When you go on a TV show, you have to talk about your family. But if you don’t want it, we won’t force you. – I don’t want it. / – Then we will stop. Stop it. (Stop it.) I never said anything. – You were going to say something. / – That’s not true. You were going to say something. – Actually, / – They want to be actors. I think Bongwon is the greatest actor. He acts very well. – Of course. / – His sketches were amazing. Of course. He’s very charming. Why are you forcing yourself to say something sweet? – That’s not it. When I say it… / – She loves him. – She loves him. / – Me?