You are tuning into Wednesday, August 14th’s YueDong Seoul, where music awakens your ears. Hello, I’m NCT Dream’s Huang Renjun. I’ve notice a lot of people usually bring their own reusable cups to cafes. So recently I’ve been trying to use reusable cups more. Although our small act may not bring that big of a change to the world I believe that we can start small and get somewhere overtime. We will bring change to our earth. Would you like to try as well? For our first song, let’s listen to John Mayer’s. You are tuning into YueDong Seoul. That was John Mayer’s. The lyrics of this song translate to.. (In Chinese) We are waiting for the world to change. If we each start ourselves, there will be change right? Don’t only think about the meaning of your own world. Change starts with you. One of our writers told me that today is Green Day. Green Day is a day to express love through saving the environment. We don’t have to do anything expensive on this day. We can stay green to express our feelings. Like.. how about playing a song? Let me explain how to participate in our broadcast. You can send messages to #1013 with a fee of 50 yuan each message. You can also email us at [email protected] or add us on WeChat at tbs互动. Tuning in is also very simple. Listeners in Korea can tune into the radio at 101.3 or on the tbs app on your phones. International listeners can tune in on our website tbsseoul.kr.gefm or on our Youtube livestream. Those who want to listen to past broadcasts can do so on the Podbbang app or the Ximalaya app. We are dreamers! Those with dreams please tune into YueDong Seoul. Those who check-in every night at 9pm, Monday to Friday, are all dream chasers. I’ll be waiting here every night. You can send in your dreams to #1013 or [email protected] You may also add us on WeChat at tbs互动. When messaging us, please tell us where you are from, how old you are, what your dream is, etc. We will cheer you on here. I hope YueDong Seoul can become a place where we support each other’s dreams. Because today’s broadcast is pre-recorded, we chose messages sent in between last Monday and this Tuesday. Let’s take a look. This message is from Smorose. “Hello hello, Renjun. I’m Ceng Cheng Yu from Zhuhai, Guangdong.” “I’m 18 years old. I just finished taking my college entrance exam.” “I’m about to start college. My dream is pretty simple.” “I don’t want to become an impressive person. I just want to have a happy future practicing dance and Korean.” “I don’t want to have any regrets. I want to become self-dependent.” “I will keep working hard. NCT Dream fighting, Renjun fighting!” Thank you for your support. I will also be cheering you on. I hope you can achieve your dream, you got this! This next message is from Drawing Together. “Hello Renjun. My name is Cai Yang. I’m a 20 year old from Guangxing.” “I’m an art design major in college.” “My dream is to become an illustrator because I want to express my inner feelings through art.” “Renjun, can you give me some words of encouragement? Also, I really love your voice.” “Your voice is very clear and comforting. Dongbei brother, fighting!” Thank you. My voice sounds very clear? It’s great that it can comfort people. I hope you really become an illustrator and.. I’m really rooting for you to express your thoughts through art. I have this hobby as well so I’m cheering for you. Fighting! This next message is from Zhang Ya Han Z. “Hello Renjun. I’m Zhang Ya Han from Hunan. I’m 16 years old.” “My dream is to become a pastry chef.” “I want to wake up early in the mornings and make fresh and tasty bread as well as some cute and tasty pastries.” “I also want to tell Renjun that he is really brilliant and gives people warmth and strength.” “I hope you stay happy forever.” “I will also keep chasing after my dreams.” Firstly, thank you.. Thank you for your blessings. I will continue to be happy because of our listeners and my fans. I will also keep supporting your dreams. Fighting! I hope I can try your tasty bread one day. The next message is from Qiang Zi Xuan. “Hello Renjun. I’m a fan from Zhejiang. My name is Qiang Zi Xuan.” “I’m 15 years old. My dream is to become a director.” “I think this field of work is very interesting.” “I hope Renjun can be happy every day. No matter what, trust that your fans will forever be your strongest support.” This really touched my heart. I will also keep supporting you all. Thank you, I love you! Thank you to everyone for the messages. I hope you all chase after your dreams. You will make it. Also, the broadcasts starting from today until Friday will be pre-recorded because of other schedules. So I won’t be able to see everyone’s live messages. I hope you all understand. Before we get into today’s corner, let’s listen to NCT Dream’s. Music is different. Same topics, different songs. Welcome to Wednesday’s corner, ‘Music is Different.’ We meet many people from various generations. Although we have different memories from our own times, we still share similar feelings. We hope to share music from different generations and our different understandings for them. First, let’s welcome our guest, Lan Lan! L: Hello everyone, my name is Lan Lan. L: Hello, Host Renjun! R: We haven’t met for a whole week. How have you been? L: I’ve been alright. Especially after last week’s broadcast with you. L: A lot of my friends are your fans. // R: Ah, really? L: So they’ve been asking me if you are really just as handsome in person. R: Ah, I guess. R: I hope we can become closer with everyone through this broadcast. R: What’s our topic for today? L: Before I introduce today’s topic, I want to ask you something. L: Have you ever been a fan of someone before? R: It doesn’t really count as being a fan but I’ve admired a a few artists before. L: I feel like everyone has been a fan before, it’s just the extent of being a fan that differs. L: That being said, today’s topic has to do with being a fan. L: The topic is, ‘If you’re not a fan, you’re wasting your youth.’ R: Who doesn’t have an idol in their heart? I’m sure Lan Lan has someone too. L: Honestly, I was a seasonal fan. R: I wouldn’t have thought that. L: I’m older now but when I was younger I was definitely a fan of idols. R: Let’s get to know more about the different things we encounter on the road of being a fan. R: Being a fan has become more convenient nowadays with SNS. R: You can interact directly with your idol, always see the content they upload, etc. L: Because all this is so convenient, the distance between us and our idols are shortened. L: But you know back when we didn’t have smartphones, we didn’t have these convenient ways to get to know our idols better. L: The only way was to buy their music, buy their cassette tapes. R: Ah, listening to their music. L: Have you heard of cassette tapes before? // R: Of course! L: You’ve probably never seen them before. Or you’ve only seen pictures of them. R: A cassette tape..is a tape.. L: Yeah. // R: I know what it is. L: You’ve probably never listened to one before. R: I used one when I was learning English. L: Right, that’s possible. L: When we were young, there we no CD’s and we couldn’t download songs. L: We could only buy cassette tapes. But cassette tapes were expensive. L: So if you had the money, you could buy them. If you didn’t, you’d borrow them from someone. R: That actually sounds quite fun. R: Although there are pros and cons. R: It’s time to introduce the first song recommended by Lan Lan. R: There were many great idol groups after the 80’s. Which singer has Lan Lan chosen today? L: This group is considered to be a bit of an older group. L: Are you nervous? Don’t worry I won’t ask you if you know them. L: This group is very old. Even their group name sounds old. L: They’re called Little Tigers. // R: Oh, I’ve heard of them before! L: You’ve definitely heard of them before but you’ve never gotten to know more about them, right? R: I think I’ll get to know more about them through Lan Lan. L: Ah, so smart. L: Little Tigers debuted in ’88. I was actually very young at that time. // R: Yeah, ’88. L: Before they debuted, there weren’t many idol groups. They can be counted as the first idol group. L: And they were pretty boys. They were too handsome. L: They revived the hearts of many youths at that time. R: Then what is the song you want to recommend? L: The song is actually a very old song too. It’s from ’91. L: The song title is only one word,. R: If it’s only one word, it has to be ‘love.’ L: This song is actually their representative song. L: When I was younger, I thought the melody was really nice. L: Listening to it again, I realized this song is very meaningful. It’s a PSA song. L: This song includes sign language dedicated to the deaf children. // R: Wow, that’s impressive. R: Let’s take a listen to it then. R: After listening to the song, we’ll continue talking about today’s topic, ‘If you’re not a fan, you’re wasting your youth.’ R: Let’s take a listen to Little Tigers’. R: That was Little Tigers’. R: Honestly, when I heard the melody I realized that I’ve heard this song before. L: Especially at the ”hoo” part in the beginning. // R: Exactly. L: It’s a classic part. R: Right. R: Little Tigers was China’s first generation idol group. R: At that time, many terms related to ‘being a fan’ were created. What kind of terms were there? L: I know your.. what do we call them, fans? // R: Fans. L: We didn’t have this term back then. Instead we were called idolators. R: Idolators? Sounds like office workers. (In Chinese it sounds similar.) L: At that time, this term first popped up because of Little Tigers. L: Before them, this word didn’t exist. L: They were very influential, especially to the 10 year old girls like me. R: Because of Little Tigers this term was created in the Chinese music scene, so that is very impressive. R: I actually really admired EXO. // L: I know! R: After seeing their awesome stage, I wanted to join their company and be like them. R: Now they’re my seniors. // L: I think you are so lucky. R: I’m very lucky. L: You get to work with your idols and meet with them. Do you think you’re tired of meeting them so much now? R: Of course not! They are still my seniors. L: Were you almost tricked? // R: That really scared me. L: This has me thinking, will the next song be an EXO song? R: Of course. This next song I’m going to introduce is their Korean song. R: They actually have a lot of fans in China. L: Yeah. They actually have many songs in Chinese right? L: I’ve noticed that their pronunciation is very accurate. // R: Of course! They work really hard to learn Chinese. L: Oh, they have teachers? // R: I’m sure they do. R: The song I want to recommend is their song, which was released last December. R: There’s a repetition of lyrics at the climax of the song that is very addicting. R: The repetition of word or a phrase has been really popular in songs lately. R: I’m thinking this aspect is quite different from older songs, right? L: I’ve actually learned a bit. L: We can use one word to describe everything you just said. Hook! L: We usually use the word ‘hook’ to describe what you just said, a repetition of a word or phrase in a song. L: Isn’t what I learned great? // R: It’s really great. L: It’s a shame I’ve only seen their MV on the tv. L: I’ve never carefully listened to the song before. You should introduce it to us. // R: Okay. R: How about we listen to it? This is EXO’s. R: When we return, we’ll talk about more of our stories as fans. See you in the next part, bye bye! R: You are tuning into YueDong Seoul’s second segment. R: The second segment is ‘Music is Different.’ R: Welcome back, I’m Renjun. You are tuning into ‘Music is Different.’ R: Our topic for today is, ‘If you aren’t a fan, you’re wasting your youth.’ R: In the first segment, we learned a term from the 80’s Chinese music scene, ‘idolator.’ R: I want to introduce a term that we use nowadays to Lan Lan. R: Please take a guess. L: I’m suddenly nervous. L: Okay, tell me. // R: Here I go. R: Do you know what C-wei means? L: C-wei? Isn’t it A B C? The third spot? R: C-wei is actually.. R: The C means center, center position. R: The center position in the group. R: Many fans would say, “My idol is standing in the center!” L: I actually knew what C-wei meant. I just had to play along with you. // R: Are you sure? R: This a bit late. L: There are so many members in a group. I’m sure everyone wants to be the center. R: That’s not always the case. For us, we want to do what benefits the team as a whole. R: No matter where you stand, your fans will still be watching you, so the center position isn’t important. L: So you’re saying you’ll always be the center in your fans’ hearts? // R: Yeah, always. R: My fans are also always the centers in my heart. R: Okay, it’s time to introduce our next song. R: Lan Lan, what song do you have for us next? L: This next song is also quite old. The Little Tigers’ song was from ’91. L: This song is slightly newer than the last song. It’s from ’99. L: It’s by the God of Songs, Jacky Cheung. L: The song is called. R: Wow this title.. // L: Isn’t it romantic? // R: It’s very romantic. L: I actually really wanted to recommend this song to you. L: The point of this song is very unique. L: The song is set in a singer’s perspective towards a fan. L: Jacky Cheung uses his point of view to sing to his own fans. L: And he talks about the story of this fan from the age of 17 to 25 to 30 to 40. R: Amazing. L: So I think you can write a song like this for your fans in the future. R: I’ll keep this in mind. L: I think the God of Songs’ songs are great no matter when you listen to them. L: Renjun, have you listened to the God of Songs’ music before? R: I have. His songs are really amazing. // L: You’ve probably listened to his songs before. R: There are also the Four Heavenly Kings of Hong Kong. R: That’s actually written here but.. L: We were talking earlier and I was amazed to find out Renjun knows of one of the Four Heavenly Kings. R: Of course! // L: Who? // R: Andy Lau! L: It’s really impressive that you know of Andy Lau. R: Anybody could recognize Andy Lau. // L: Yes, Andy Lau is very handsome. L: Other than Andy Lau and Jacky Cheung, there is Aaron Kwok and Leon Lai. R: It’s time for me to recommend a song. R: The song I want to recommend is Rocket Girls’. R: Because Lan Lan mentioned the Four Heavenly Kings earlier, you could say this group is the ruler of Produce 101 shows. R: Have you been keeping up with these Produce 101 shows? // L: I have. L: I’ve actually watched the male version of Produce 101, the one before this last one. L: From this show, the group that debuted was named Nine Percent. // R: Ah, Nine Percent. L: I really like some of the members in this group. R: That’s good! L: I don’t think I’ve listened to Rocket Girls’ music. R:was released in October of 2018. R: The title of the song is. This word sounds very fun. R: This song is very energetic and the melody is quick and light. R: And the lyrics are catchy. R: The eleven members of Rocket Girls were chosen from Produce 101. L: Eleven members? // R: That’s right. L: Now that I think about it, I think I’ve seen a few episodes of the show before. L: At that time, I liked the contestant named Chen Fangyu. L: But it’s a shame she wasn’t able to debut. L: She’s a singer but she didn’t make it to the top 11 in the end. R: That’s a shame. But it’s okay, there are many other opportunities in the world. R: Let’s take a listen to two songs from two different generations. R: Jacky Cheung’sand Rocket Girls’. R: Those two songs were Jacky Cheung’sfrom 1991 and Rocket Girls’from 2018. R: What are your thoughts after listening to those two songs? L: These two songs are in two completely different genres. L: But something these two songs have in common is their power to give strength to the fans. R: Both of them are empowering. // L: That’s right. R: Right now, a lot of fans will buy products related to the idols. R: Like cups, socks, etc. R: Were these kinds of things sold back then? L: I actually learned another word before coming here. // R: I’m looking forward to it. L: I see a lot of friends buy things like light sticks or t-shirts for concerts. R: That’s right. L: It’s a shame because we didn’t have all this in our generation. L: The things we could buy would be those stickers. R: Ahh, the ones you would stick on your desks! L: And you can stick them in your pencil cases. My pencil case was filled with Four Heavenly Kings stickers. R: I think I’ve seen this in movies before! L: That was my childhood. We used to call each other [idol name]’s wife or [idol name]’s husband. R: I really think I’ve seen this in movies. R: Today’s whole broadcast reminds me of the movie. L: I was just saying howis a movie from my generation. R: But I like the mood of the movie and the soundtrack is really good. R: Getting to know more about fan culture from different generations is very interesting. R: We will recommend two more songs for everyone. Lan Lan, what is the last song you have for us? L: For the Korean listeners born in the 80’s, listen carefully. L: The next song is Fin.K.L’s. R: You could say they are Korea’s first generation idol group. R: That’s right. It was around the same time as H.O.T., Sechs Kies, S.E.S., and Baby Vox. L: That generation idol groups makes up our memories of the 80’s. R: I’ve actually gotten to know about H.O.T. because they are our seniors. R: I really like their song. It’s really cool. L: Do you like Fin.K.L.? R: I also really like Fin.K.L. because they have a genre that attracts people. L: And at that time, their visuals were very high. L: They chose a great title for this song. Do you know what ‘ruby’ means? L: It’s English for ‘ruby’ (in Chinese). L: The lyrics are actually.. L: “Red as a ruby she said he loves me more than you.” L: This is saying that this woman’s lover fell in love with another woman. L: This song is about her letting go. L: But there’s a second title for this song. It’s also called. L: It’s actually a double meaning. R: Right, it’s alsoin Chinese. L: This song actually has two rubies. L: One is ‘sad tears’ as in a sad woman. The other one is ‘red as a ruby’ as in a confident woman. L: One woman is sadly crying and the other woman is shining bright like a ruby. R: That’s very cool. R: As for me, the song I want to recommend is BTS’. R: This song was released in 2016. As of now, the MV has already surpassed 400 million views. R: The genre of this song is very unique and the lyrics portray their growth. R: BTS has already surpassed the idol level. They could be considered artists now. L: Did you know that I like BTS? R: I really had no idea but I’m not surprised. // L: I’m an Army! R: I’m not surprised because they have so many fans. L: I know BTS has fans from different generations. There are even fans from my generation. L: I think they’re so influential because they really connect with their audience. R: That’s right. L: When you listen to their music, you’ll feel like you’re still young and capable of doing anything. L: Yes, this song is really great. R: Let’s take a listen to these two songs then. R: The first song recommended by Lan Lan is Fin.K.L.’s. R: The second song recommended by me is BTS’. R: Those two songs were Fin.K.L.’sfrom 1998 and BTS’from 2016. R: What are your thoughts after listening to these two songs? L: I think music is truly a reflection of the generation. L: Songs likewould be very hard to find in the 90’s. // R: Oh, of course. L: And listening to it carefully again, I realizedwouldn’t suit the music scene now. L: Like I said earlier, this song is about letting go. L: If this song were to play nowadays, many young people would say, “No, I can’t give up!” L: The feeling of never giving up. R: Idols are like the friends who we grow up with. R: Because of them, we have created beautiful memories. R: I hope our company exists in everyone’s memories. R: Since we’ve talked so much about idols and being a fan, were you nostalgic of your days as a student? L: I feel like I’ve returned to the first half of my life. L: Half of my life may be an exaggeration. It’s more like a third of my life. L: I’m very thankful to Renjun for recommending new songs and teaching me new things. L: I also think I gain a lot of strength from Renjun. L: So I hope our fans are able to gain even more strength from us. // R: Strength! R: You’ve worked hard today. Chatting with each other was very enjoyable. I’m looking forward to next week! L: See you next week, bye bye! R: At this point, our broadcast is nearing the end. R: Did everyone enjoy the songs we recommended today? R: Tomorrow’s broadcast is going to be pre-recorded so I won’t be able to see the live messages being sent in. R: But our broadcast will still be wonderful. R: Special DJ Renjun will be here waiting for you tomorrow night at 9pm! R: The last song we are sending to you is Zitten’s. R: See you tomorrow, bye bye!