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    cutieprettyqri reacted to Stew in [16.11.06] T-ara recount their 7 years together as a group... "We have no thoughts to disband."   
    [16.11.06] T-ara recount their 7 years together as a group... "We have no thoughts to disband."

    T-ARA is making a comeback after 1 year and 3 months. Girl group T-ARA has enjoyed immense popularity, followed by multiple hardships and eventually overcoming them. They debuted in July 2009 with a song that catches everyone's attention and swept the music chart. They displayed different concepts to existing groups and are overwhelming. T-ARA has received many loves from the public as a popular group.
    The now-actress Hwayoung joined the group as an additional member in 2010 and participated in RLPL, BPBP, Lovey Dovey, etc which has placed 1st on numerous charts and won many awards. However, Hwayoung leaves the group due to discord 2 years later in 2012. Areum joined as a new member afterwards but also left in the following year and the group has continued as 6 members afterwards.
    They've experienced numerous rise and fall but the members always comforted each other during these hard times and become each other's strength. They hide their sufferings from people's backlash, overcoming the difficulties and pledge to endure them one at a time.
    They have a huge stardom in China and Japan, but they still hope to return and promote in Korea. They’re more focused on their music rather than popularity, not greedy and aspire too much, but instead climb the stairs one by one. This album will almost be like the starting point to what they're about to show the music world in the future.
    Q. What did you do for 1 year?
    Soyeon: Split activities between China and Japan. I’ve missed Korean activities.
    Q. It’s been 8 years since debuting in 2009, what are your thoughts?
    Eunjung: I think it’ll be better if I explain by using the lyrics in our new song. “There’s nobody else who loves (us) like you do” is for the fans. We are reminded of people who like us and have been with us in the past. Of course, this would apply to other groups’ fans as well. They’ve went through the hard times together, that’s how they’ve become a family.

    Q. There are a lot of singers making comeback recently. It’s a competition, are you worried about your rankings?
    Soyeon: We have no expectations. (Laughs). We’re not aiming to survive on the charts, instead we just wanted to promote in Korea. During the 1 year and 3 months break, we’ve promoted in China and Japan. I don’t know if it’s considered a long time but, the fans have waited for a long time. I want to interact with the Korean fans as soon as possible. We don’t even concern ourselves with things like competition, we don’t even think about it. We made the album this time only thinking about the fans.
    Q. It’s unexpected that the new song is a ballad.
    Eunjung: As for the song this time, it’s a style that all the members agreed on. It’s an expectable concept coming from a girl group, but we didn’t do that. This time T-ARA tries to not be unique.
    Jiyeon: It’s innocent and soft.
    Soyeon: We’ve been doing exaggerated and loud type recently. As we practised, we felt bored and feel slightly refined at that.
    Hyomin: Bored to the point of should we keep doing this. We’ve been around for 7~8 years, we feel like showing our mature self on the stage.
    Q. If you’re to choose the song you’re most obsessed with out of all your hit songs?
    All members: ‘Roly Poly’. We received lots of love. We enjoyed being on the stage and it’s a song which we really enjoyed the promotion of. We’ve always been 2 nd for 11 weeks and Super Junior sunbaenim got the 1 st . That song was 1 st on annual melon chart at that time.
    Hyomin: It’s almost like a song that dominates an era.
    Eunjung: We’re the group that leaves at daybreak.
    Q. You were really popular but have to endure some difficulties after the discord with Hwayoung.
    Eunjung: Our image as T-ARA changed due to that issue. We’ve gone through some difficult times due to that and the fans have experienced it alongside us. It’s our own issue so it’s only right we persevered on, but the fans have no such obligations. They’re still here out of their own will because they liked us and I can’t express enough gratitude and apologised enough. I will never forget this till the day I die.
    Q. Is it possible to meet Hwayoung like nothing’s happened now?
    Jiyeon: Hwayoung is doing well too; a long time has passed now I think we can smile when we do meet now.
    Q. You’ve recently heard much news of groups disbanding and leaving, what is T-ARA’s plan?
    All members: It’s something we’ve all been talking about but in our hearts we want it to stay the way it is. (The group that split/disbanded) has 7 years in their contract, but our first contract wasn’t even 7 years, in fact even shorter. We’ve signed a recontract 2 times. T-ARA will keep going in the future. We’ve passed the 7-years curse. We definitely have no intention to disband or split.

    Q. Your comeback song is not dance but medium tempo. Explain the change.
    Eunjung: Actually we wanted to do another T-ARA –ish song. Another song where people who listen can make out it’s another ‘T-ARA’s song’. We wanted to do another upbeat song or EDM etc. But, the song this time is indifference and not as upbeat. Actually, we’ve also always wanted to do a calm song. We haven’t had the chance to try a song that other girl groups have given a shot at least once. We’ve done many unique concepts, this time we want something calm.
    Jiyeon: Among other tracks, the mini albums have the title track, Chinese ver. and Inst. Ver.
    Q. How much did the members participated in the album this time?
    Soyeon: We hardly have any time this time. After the meeting for comeback preparation ended, the comeback is moved up to early November, there’s hardly any part where we contributed.
    Q. You collaborated with Duble Sidekick again this time.
    Soyeon: In our perspective, we’re already thankful for giving the song to us. We rarely receive compliments of nice songs. To others, they listen only because they believed in Duble Sidekick’s skills, in the perspective of a singer, we also believed in them and accepted it. There’s also a good atmosphere working together because we’re close with one another. Actually, we receive more songs from Shinsadong Tiger and Jo Youngsoo composer. We do wish to work with them in the future.
    Q. Do you not worry about change?
    Eunjung: Of course we do. But if you worry about it you can’t accomplish anything. We have to make a decision among the songs given.
    Hyomin: We do worry if the song is too boring to listen to, but as we listen further we are reminded of the fans. It’s a song that’s suitable to listen to during cleaning or to concentrate while driving.

    Q. I think you would want to be 1 st in music chart.
    Jiyeon: We’ve agreed to do it in the most T-ARA way as possible. We will come out with the mentality of we’re receiving as many love as possible. Of course we don’t know what the public reaction will be like. We think of this time like an event.
    Eunjung: We really do not expect anything like charting 1 st , getting all-kill or getting cheers. We only want this to be a memory between us and fans. We want to use our time interacting as much as possible with the fans. We do not cling on results for our promotion. To tell the truth, we’re only here because we miss promoting in Korea.
    Jiyeon: We want to present fans with our hearts. We release our albums as a form of payback for their love.
    Q. You have so many Chinese fans; it’s possible to get 1 st is it not?
    All members: Eyy~ seriously, no such thing. We don’t expect getting 1 st . We’re only planning music shows, fan meeting and promotion
    Q. If there’s anything you’d expect out of this promotion?
    Jiyeon: A good time with the fans, making good memories. That’s the priority for this promotion.
    Eunjung: We fed on memories to carry on living (Smile.) Long story short, we want to make good memories with the fans. To repay the protection the fans have provided us. Our gratitude can’t be expressed in 1~2 words. We don’t even know how to repay that debt. We will release many albums to meet them. Try to become a good person, or be an even better person. We’d like to keep going. This might sound like a cliché answer but it’s probably because we’ve endured more hardships compared to other teams.
    Q. T-ARA is inclined to receive bad comments from the netizens. Is there anything you’d like to say to them?
    Eunjung: It’s better than no comments. We’re fine with anything.
    Jiyeon: We’ve released ourselves from it.
    Hyomin: We’ve debuted for 7~8 years and it’s been 4 years since the incident. It was the Olympics then. This year is also the Olympics and we thought ‘Ah it’s been 4 years’. We couldn’t believe we actually suffered more and getting loved more during all that time. We tell this among ourselves but we really endured well.

    Q. Another genre T-ARA would like to try in the future?
    Hyomin: We’ve really done a lot since debut. Having fun and enjoying ourselves is our number 1 priority at the moment. We don’t really expect anything out of this promotion other than to enjoy ourselves. We are already content for the simple fact of us releasing an album.
    Jiyeon: We’ve returned after 1 year and 3 months, we only want to have fun.
    Hyomin: It’s actually dreadful if you look at it. I don’t know when exactly we’ve lost our goals. But this is not necessarily a bad thing. We have no heavy burdens. Of course, we’re apologetic towards the fans. In the fans’ perspective, it would be better for their favourite artist to clinch 1 st . I think it’d better if the fans lower their expectations now.
    Q. You seem like you really like your fans. Any events you’d like to do with them?
    Eunjung: I’ve always said this but it was never fulfilled, but I’d like to go camping with them. (Laughs) But it’s getting too cold now, should we still go camping or go to a ski resort? It’s better if we do it at least once.
    Others: What Ski Resort!?? (Laughs)
    Q. Any varieties show you want to guest as full members?
    All members: We want to go on ‘Knowing Bros’. It’s spiteful but I think the viewers will laugh and enjoy at the sight of us getting spewed with insults.
    Hyomin: That’s right. I think people would laugh (at us getting dissed). I want to go on ‘SNL’
    Q. Any plans to release full-album within this year?
    Soyeon: We want to release it sometime between March~April next year. It’s our 12 th mini-album this time. We’ve been telling our agency. Everything may be up to us but there are still no specific details on next album. For now, just focus on this album.
    Q. Your hoobaes seemed really active these days. Anyone that catches your attention?
    All members: Of course TWICE. Very pretty and makes us happy when we look at them. We watched Music Bank together last time and stuck ourselves on the TV screens like guys. We picked our biases. (Laughs). TWICE has 9 members and they’re all pretty. Really jealous.

    Q. T-ARA members are also pretty. You’re now in mid-20s to early 30s. How do you self-manage?
    Boram: I’m concerned with recovery with blood so I find things suitable for me to eat. As long as my body isn’t tired I feel like I can do anything. Like in the interview, I’m totally drained. Haha.
    Soyeon: Your stamina goes down as you turn 30.
    Eunjung: I also have chronic fatigue
    Q. You’ve recently become very popular overseas. What’s the secret to getting such popularity?
    Eunjung: Having released many genres of song, we seem to have a variety of songs to choose from. We seem to be able to satisfy different type of people. We’re doing fine everywhere else except in Korea. We debut during the rise of Hallyu and luckily got many love calls from overseas and enter the market. It’s not like we’re looking for something in particular, we just entered and fit naturally. We have many memorable concerts, in Japan Budokan, 10000 attended. In Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Centre 12000 attended. Thank you so much.
    Hyomin: No particular reason on why overseas fans like us, but it are more because we have many contents. We’ve been really busy in the past but now that we look at it, we’re grateful for it. We filmed one MV per month, that’s 12 a year.
    Soyeon: There’s also a time when we filmed for total of 300 hours for 5 MVs
    Q. I heard you’re more popular than Beyoncé in China.
    All members: We’re really surprised to see ourselves having the largest girl group fan base in China. We’re 1 st among
    K-POP female artists. In the mixed ranking, 1 st is EXO, 2 nd Big Bang, 3 rd T-ARA.
    Eunjung: In the Shanghai concert, the stadium is fully filled. We don’t know who to share such proud moment with, we
    just talk about it among ourselves. (Laughs)
    Q. Do you think you will regain your popularity in Korea?
    Hyomin: I don’t think so. We don’t think to gain more popularity now. We’re just living in the moment.
    Q. Do you have any big picture as idols that have been around for 10 years?
    Eunjung: I want to keep carrying T-ARA’s name with me
    Soyeon: Do some acting, even after getting married and becoming housewife T-ARA won’t split and will stay together
    for the fans. Not in the near future but if you’re talking about the big picture.
    Hyomin: The thing we’ve always said among ourselves is to stay together as T-ARA. We don’t know what will happen.
    Even if we did split I want to keep having fan meeting and concerts even if we can’t do album promotion.
    Q. What’s T-ARA in your life?
    Eunjung: We call it ‘love-hate T-ARA’ among ourselves (Laughs). We really hate it, despise it, and gone through many
    difficulties but now we know what each other is thinking just by looking at one’s eyes and expression.
    Hyomin: When we quarrel during our dorm times it’s not really because of any reasons in particular. Even for biological sisters, they can fight every day when young and grow up to be closest friends.
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    Source: Osen 1, 2, 3
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    cutieprettyqri reacted to renny69 in [14.11.25] Video - Little Apple @ SBS MTV The Show   
    [14.11.25] Video - Little Apple @ SBS MTV The Show

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    cutieprettyqri reacted to Soyeony in [UPDATED] T-ara's Awards   
    I'm still waiting for the day that T-ara would come back to where they once were . It will come i'm 100% sure of it. Always staying by their side <3
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    cutieprettyqri reacted to Kisayia in [SPAZZ] What are your top 3 favourites pairings?   
    ssoram, uhuh, I love them a lot together! But as I said earlier, I like them more as friend, and I like their moments, they are such cutie together! Jikyul is definitely a big yes! (forever shipping sunbyung to be honest)
     
    psst, i really love your username.
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    cutieprettyqri got a reaction from Kisayia in [SPAZZ] What are your top 3 favourites pairings?   
    My number one pairing in T-ARA will always be Ssoram 
    Eunjung x Jiyeon
    Qri x Jiyeon
     
    + I also love Sunbyung a lot
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    cutieprettyqri reacted to Vylnev in [14.10.15] T-ara to remake a Korean version of Chinese-hit song "Little Apple" with Shinsadong Tiger   
    T-ara voices + Shinsadong creativity + little apple = viral all over the world. he he he! i hope so.
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    cutieprettyqri reacted to aleya in [14.09.24] Video - T-ara @ Weekly Idol   
    [14.09.24] Video - T-ara @ Weekly Idol

     



     

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    cutieprettyqri reacted to JetMagicHam in [14.09.23] T-ara release music video for English version of #SUGARFREE.. and tease possible international club tour in October?   
    A new official remix is released!
     
    T-ARA (티아라) - Sugarfree (DJ Beatrappa, Ferry, Tera) (Eng.) - [EDM Club Sugar Free Edition]
     
     
    This is great! I wonder if it's the same remix that was in one of the teaser videos, the one where the guy screamed? The Youtube video image shows new artwork! Maybe this uploader bought this somewhere already? Or leaked it?
     
    EDIT:
    Here's the playlist:
    01.Sugarfree (DJ Beatrappa, Ferry, Tera) (Eng.)
    02.Sugarfree (DJ Ferry) (Eng.)
    03.Sugarfree (DJ Big Bounce) (Eng.)
    04.Sugarfree (DJ Dion) (English Ver.)
    05.Sugarfree (DJ Jeffrey Choi) (English Ver.)
    06.Sugarfree (DJ Phatsound) (English Ver.)
    07.Sugarfree (Monster Factory) (English Ver.)
    08.Sugarfree (Original Edit) (English Ver.)
    09.Sugarfree (DJ Beatrappa, Ferry, Tera) (Korean Ver.)
    10.Sugarfree (DJ Ferry) (Korean Ver.)
    11.Sugarfree (DJ Big Bounce) (Korean Ver.)
    12.Sugarfree (DJ Dion) (Korean Ver.)
    13.Sugarfree (DJ Jeffrey Choi) (Korean Ver.)
    14.Sugarfree (DJ Phatsound) (Korean Ver.)
    15.Sugarfree (Monster Factory) (Korean Ver.)
    16.Sugarfree (Original Edit) (Korean Ver.)
     
    It shows English and Korean versions of eight remixes. It only shows 16 tracks not 18. I guess the regular online download will be these 16 tracks and they will release a limited edition physical cd with the full 18 tracks (which may also be available for online download). This is a great remix but too bad we are kinda getting less remixes than expected. What do you think of the remix?
     
    EDIT:
    I'm refreshing all these sites for more info: Tiaradiadem Front Page, Tiaradiadem Forums, T-ara World, Allkpop, Beatport, Youtube, and another site. For Youtube I sort by date uploaded and search for:
    ("t-ara" | "티아라")
     
    Check out the Youtube channel for the video, this uploader uploaded the remix that was in the music video! This person has the album! We want it too! :-O
     
    EDIT:
    Melon has released the album for sale:
    http://www.melon.com/album/detail.htm?albumId=2283336
    I am on the lookout for the limited edition physical cd release. I'm keeping an eye on Beatport. I keep editing and updating this post so refresh this thread.
     
    Keep an eye on this channel, the uploader (rhwodmsMusic Chart ll) is currently uploading the tracks:
     
     
    EDIT:
    The first two remixes ruled! I'm listening to the third remix and it's great also! Is anybody out there? 
     
    EDIT:
    Bugs has released the album for sale:
    http://music.bugs.co.kr/album/453115
    I haven't checked other Korean music sites yet.
     
    So far the first six tracks have been uploaded on that channel and they all sound great! I will buy the album but I believe that there is a limited edition 18 track cd, correct? I'm waiting for that and will buy it. I see that track seven is now online on that Youtube channel so I'm loading it now.
     
    Track eight is the English version of the original song, it should be exciting!
    EDIT:
    Girls' Generation's new Japanese title track just got leaked and/or released on OneHallyu, but I won't listen yet since I'm super focused on T-ara right now!
     
    Track eight is uploaded now. It's the English version of the original edit, and it's great! 
     
     
    EDIT:
    Track 16 is uploaded on the channel. It's not the Korean "Big Room" version that they perform on music shows as I expected. It's a long version of the regular Korean version. It's the long version of track two from their mini-album. It's really great!
     
     
     
    When they release the limited edition 18 track cd version of this remix album, I wonder what the other two tracks will be. Maybe it will be the English and Korean versions of another remix. Or maybe it will be the Korean "Big Room" that they perform on music shows plus it's either it's instrumental or a different new track. I hope it's the Korean "Big Room" version and it's instrumental, from the And&End mini-album.
     
    This album is amazing, and one of the greatest Korean pop albums I've ever heard. All T-ara fans should immediately buy it and support T-ara! :-)
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    cutieprettyqri reacted to jiyeunjung in [SPAZZ] Vote for T-ara on M Countdown!   
    http://mwave.interest.me/mcountdown/vote.m?lang=eng&mcdMenuId=menu2_1
     
    just register with your email (you can make multiple accounts) and vote with all of them once a day!
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    cutieprettyqri got a reaction from jiyeunjung in [14.09.06] Video - T-ARA @ Music Core Next Week!   
    T-ARA deserves to win on a music program with Sugar Free. I'm sure it would make our girls so happy.
    Let's all remember to vote for them a lot, right?
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    cutieprettyqri reacted to aleya in [14.09.10] Video HD - T-ARA[티아라] "SUGAR FREE"[슈가프리] M/V   
    [14.09.10] Video HD - T-ARA[티아라] "SUGAR FREE"[슈가프리] M/V

     

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    cutieprettyqri reacted to CptFantasy in [SPAZZ] Should we give it all to make sure T-ara win this time or let's just enjoy their music?   
    There is no reason they can't win and there's no reason we shouldn't do everything we can to make that happen. 
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    cutieprettyqri got a reaction from damngood in [14.09.06] Video - T-ARA @ Music Core Next Week!   
    T-ARA deserves to win on a music program with Sugar Free. I'm sure it would make our girls so happy.
    Let's all remember to vote for them a lot, right?
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    cutieprettyqri got a reaction from CptFantasy in [14.09.06] Video - T-ARA @ Music Core Next Week!   
    T-ARA deserves to win on a music program with Sugar Free. I'm sure it would make our girls so happy.
    Let's all remember to vote for them a lot, right?
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    cutieprettyqri got a reaction from jiyeunjung in [14.08.22] T-ara not yet decided on a title song.. Brave Brothers vs. Shinsadong Tiger   
    Definitely Shinsadong Tiger! this 'heavy club-based sound' sounds good to me.
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    cutieprettyqri reacted to vancew90 in [14.06.23] Video HD - T-ara Roly Poly + Lovey Dovey + Number 9 @ World Cup Event   
    [14.06.23] Video HD - T-ara Roly Poly + Lovey Dovey + Number 9 @ World Cup Event



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    They're so lovely!!!
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    cutieprettyqri reacted to tararules in [SPAZZ] Where did T-ara get their stage names?   
    Good question. I've always wondered about the significance of their stage names.
    All I know from an interview that I saw was that Hyomin's parents always called her by that name ever since she was a little girl. So, that name was kind of stuck with her which is why she continued to adopt the name. But yeah, really curious if there are any special meaning or significance to these stage names.
    Sorry couldn't be more of a help...
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    cutieprettyqri reacted to HeraldC in [GIFS] 14.03.08 T-ARA @ Show! Music Core   
    That's not Qri, she went back to 2010 and ask younger Qri to perform.
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    cutieprettyqri reacted to craZy in [13.12.30] Latest Info - Hyomin to feature on Brave Brothers 10th Anniversary Project   
    Heck yeah, Boram musical and new song for Hyomin.


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    cutieprettyqri reacted to Anchang in [SPAZZ] How big is your T-ara collection? Share and show us your T-ara collection now!   
    My new tattoo
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/988794_775769342439391_1089746524_n.jpg
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    cutieprettyqri reacted to MimaDZ in [13.12.11] T-ara to release new song on the 14th.. "Winter girl" transformation   
    3 comebacks within 2 months! No one works harder or better than our girls T ara!! Hopefully they get a good rest after such a hectic time.
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    cutieprettyqri reacted to Toan in [13.12.10] T-ara to auction off their own personal items in charity event on the 24th   
    "Can be purchase over the internet". Oh the temptation has begun.
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    cutieprettyqri reacted to kkyc222 in [13.10.15] T-ara,   
    T-ara, “That incident changed the childish us.” A Tearful First Interview. When friends or lovers get into an argument, how should you resolve it? T-ara is standing before the public with this thought in mind. When people are angry because of our actions, and when an apology cannot resolve their anger, what should we do? T-ara has chosen to silently work hard and to wait until that anger melts. Although it is common for artists to become emotional and cry during interviews, T-ara’s tears fell carefully even when they were falling naturally. T-ara, who can’t even escape vicious criticism when they prepare snacks for their fans, ended up saying tearfully, “We will work hard.” After that “incident”, this is their first interview with the media. The questions and answers that required tissue everywhere until the end are now revealed without any changes. Q: A comeback in a long time, how do you feel? Hyomin: It’s been a year since a comeback as the 6 of us. We disappointed some people before, but that won’t happen this time, we will work hard. We made our comeback nervously. Soyeon: More so than rankings, we are thankful that there are people who are waiting for our music. Q: It seems like you had a lot of worries. Hyomin: To be honest, we’ve never had a “blank period.” We were always running everywhere with no rest. Although it wasn't intentional this time, we had a blank period and during this time, we really lost a lot of confidence and had a lot of thoughts. We had a lot of worries too. Eunjung: Everyone’s attitude towards us are better than we thought it would be, we are very thankful. Just like when we first debut, our thoughts are just that we must do well. To be honest, whether people would like our music, we had a lot of worries like this. Also, many singers are making their comeback in this period, and would they like our colour? We also had a lot of worries like this. Q: A lot of other groups are making their comebacks as well. Soyeon: The timing for releasing an album is very important, no? We thought we picked an appropriate time. It seems like this was a time appropriate for all other singers too, so we all made our comeback around the same time (laughs). We are thankful just to be discussed along with these other artists. We are really happy just to be mentioned along with SHINEE and IU etc. When we see news of that, we think “Wah, there’s actually us.” Q: Now that you’ve made your comeback, do you feel more relaxed? Eunjung: People’s hearts are always like that, we should be able to feel more relaxed now, but we still worry a lot about how we can maintain this. Should we keep doing the same thing next week? Should we change our dance? What about our clothes? Etc. Hyomin: Because there are new comebacks every week, we are very nervous. Recently, there have been so many comebacks that rookies are hardly able to participate in music broadcasts. So we understand how valuable it is to be able to perform on music programmes. Eunjung: In the past we would think that this was a given, but now we know how to be thankful. In the past, even if our managers don’t mention it, we would clear out Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for our schedules, because we have to perform on music shows. We used to think that way, but now we would ask our managers, “Do we have any schedules?” Q: T-ara’s schedules were very full in the past. Soyeon: We had at least 5 schedules in one day, we were very busy. We thought that they were only schedules and didn’t think much about it. We only had thoughts about wanting to look nice etc. But after experiencing this blank period, we understood that those are not just merely schedules, but is something [precious] that finds its way to us. Now, we think that every single schedule is a precious thing to us. Hyomin: Although it is better to not have experienced bad things, during that time, we only looked at the things in front of us and kept running forward following our CEO’s instructions. But now we look around us and behind us. It is something that can’t be expressed with words, but there are things we have gained. The time we spend with our fans and the way we treat our fans also changed a lot. Q: Your first performance was at the Gyeongju Dream Concert. Eunjung: It rained that day. Singing while it was raining, it felt very extraordinary and profound. Soyeon: We felt different compared to the comebacks we had before. In the past, we would know that there were a lot of people waiting for us and we had confidence. But this comeback wasn’t like that. We didn’t have confidence, and the cheers and applause for us are also different from before, but we can only work hard. So we are even more thankful for the people who have given us applause all along. Q: Experiencing something bad together, it seems like the friendship and love between members have changed as well. Soyeon: The atmosphere between us is like family. To be honest, there were times when we were so busy that we couldn’t take care of each other but were just there together. But this time, we had a lot of time to talk and reminisce with each other. And since we carry the same scars, the understanding and care we have for each other seem to have increased as well. We became closer. Boram: We think that teamwork requires every single person. Q: The leader keeps changing. Eunjung: Even though there is a leader, generally we still make decisions together, so there is not a big difference. But things like conveying information, giving notice, gathering opinions, those are things that the leader would do. Q: Even so, the atmosphere within the team would be different because of the leader right? Soyeon: Boram unnie created a very relaxed and quiet atmosphere. Eunjung is really good at managing work, and she can organise things well even when things are very messy. When Hyomin was leader, we became more fashionable. Hyomin: As a leader, the most difficult thing was to answer our CEO’s phone calls. Eunjung: He would call at 6a.m. in the morning and ask “Are you awake?”, “Have you seen your schedule yet?” Things like that (laughs). Q: Because of what happened last year, it seems like you are more thankful to be on stage and to the fans. Eunjung: About things we used to think were a given in the past, we now think “We are really thankful” “Ah, this is so good”. Not just to fans, but to the general public who watch our performance, give us applause, and sing along to our songs. In the past, we just feel like it is just a comeback, but now we are very thankful for these things. Soyeon: We did earn things [from this incident]. This happened when we were receiving a lot of love. If that hadn’t happened, we would still be kids who didn't understand a lot of things. We would think that popularity is a given. To experience something like that at that time, it seems like we found something that we had lost. The people who worked with us, those who visited us, our fans – in the past we really seemed to not understand their preciousness and didn't know to be thankful. But after that incident, we had a lot of thoughts and became more mature and responsible. Q: The comments online, have you seen them? Hyomin: Although we didn’t read them in detail, we browsed through them. In the past we would look for negative things, but now we would look for positive things. There are more and more support messages, and there are more and more of positive messages as well. We feel happier as well. We will read them to each other as well with the thought that “Wow, there are even these [good] messages for us.” Boram: There are also negative criticisms that can be constructive. Paying attention to those comments, with the mindset that “We did that before, we should correct that” is not bad. Although we cried a lot before when we saw very malicious comments, now we look for comments that can be constructive. Seeing malicious comments that would give us harm, now, instead of getting hurt, we seem to learn from them more. Q: How is each member doing recently? Jiyeon: It’s been a long time since T-ara’s last comeback, I want to show the best side as T-ara. Hyomin: I filmed for a Japan move “JINX!!!” in the beginning of this year. It was during one of our most difficult times, and I’m thankful that I was given this opportunity. It was a very memorable filming. Eunjung: I filmed for MBC’s “Welcome”. Living with students from Turkey, it was the first time for me to film a variety like this. Because I had to promote Korean culture and language, I did a lot of studying myself as well. To be honest, I had wondered whether any variety programmes would ask me to participate. I’m really very thankful that they asked me to appear. Boram: Because I had been a bit unhealthy I lost a lot of weight, but now I’ve become a lot healthier. Qri: T-ara had a lot of overseas schedules. I prepared very hard for T-aras comeback. Soyeon: I appeared in “Haeundae Lover” last year, but because of what happened, the drama seemed to have suffered because of me, I feel very sorry about that.
    Q: Did your boyfriend Oh Jonghyuk give you a lot of support? Soyeon: Of course he gave me a lot of support, he told me good job, and gave me a lot of trust. Q: What is the secret to date for so long? Soyeon: Although we started dating, we both have a very careful personality. Because of his military service and because I am an idol, we were both very careful. We began dating with a lot of trust in each other. It seemed as if waiting was very easy because the person I like went to the army. He must have had a lot of difficulties there but he still took care of me when I faced difficulties. Because we gained more trust in each other in those 2 years, so our relationship became better as well. Q: You must have been worried when Oh Jonghyuk extended his military service. Soyeon: Although he told me about it, I was still worried as his girlfriend. But I couldn’t express it because he is very determined. I could not express anything in particular. I just worried in my heart, but I watched him return successfully and thought that was very cool. Q: Is there anyone else who wants to date? Boram: It would be great if someone could like me, but there isn’t (laughs). I really want to date. I think out of all of us I’m the one who wants to date the most. Q: Did the members know about Soyeon and Oh Jonghyuk dating? Eunjung: We knew from the very beginning. Q: T-ara has tried cat and Native American concepts etc, are there anymore concepts you want to try? Soyeon: Our juniors are all so cute, pretty, and fresh. Is there this loveable concept that only girl groups can express? We want to try that too (laughs). Eunjung: Mr CEO, please consider this (laughs). Hyomin: It seems like our CEO is really amazing. Like a genius, he always seem to think of things that other people haven’t thought about. Eunjung: During “Sexy Love” we were really shocked. At the time, wasn’t it very difficult for us to perform and have a natural expression on stage? But our CEO suggested that we do robot dance – our expressions were neither smiling nor crying (laughs). Soyeon: It seems like we don’t create the trend, but we just change it (laughs). Retro and shuffle dance were something that other artists had already done, or we would only do something after something became a trend. We would ask “is it already too late”, but it always ends up becoming popular. Q: This time, “I know the feeling” is also a trendy phrase. Eunjung: We were worried whether we would interfere with Gag Concert. Q: It seems like there are a lot of misunderstandings about your CEO in the public too. Soyeon: Our CEO saw a lot of the messages and was very hurt. But if there are good messages, he would be very happy. Eunjung: He used to be like a tractor, but his body and heart have become a lot weaker. He listened to a lot of our opinions as well. Soyeon: It feels like he may be someone who cried the most in front of singers. He asked before “Am I difficult to get along with?” Actually we have seen the normal and private side of our CEO. We've seen him when he cried in front of those comments and when he is troubled because of us. He is someone more common and normal than people think. Q: Lastly, is there anything you want to say to fans? Qri: It seems like we have only received from our fans but have never given them anything. We are really thankful to our fans. Hyomin: You’re the member who doesn’t cry even when we achieve number 1 [about Qri who teared up]. Not just to fans, but it seems like there is so much to say to the general public. Eunjung: To be honest, for this comeback, we wondered if we would be able to receive love. But there are still people who are curious and love T-ara’s music. For that we are very thankful. Regardless of what they say, they only say it because of the appearance we present. We will accept it all and work hard. Hyomin: More so than asking for forgiveness or apologising, it seems like it is more important to work hard and present a side of us that will make others say “They’re really working hard.” In the future, we want to express that sort of feeling no matter what we do. Eunjung: When friends or lovers are mad at each other because of something the other person did, and even when repeated apologies cannot resolve the issue, the most important thing is to keep working hard until the other person’s anger melts away. It seems like we have to do the same thing as artists. Original article: http://news.nate.com/view/20131015n03773 Translation via Chinese subs by TCN: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2651831149?see_lz=1
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