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[WRITE-UP] An EM Special: D-3 Counting down to Minzy’s 20th with Staffers

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Just three more days until January 18th, and we’re counting down to it.  Aside from showcasing her talents in dance and singing (whether on public stage or via her own private SNS channels), Minzy has also shown to us that she’s been furthering her other areas of interests such as artwork, photography skills, knitting and even composing/writing.

In this roundtable discussion with the EM Staffers, we’ve posed some questions related to Minzy’s non-performance interests ^^

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Question 1 – Seeing as Minzy has been extra proud of her craftwork (especially her artwork & photography) skills this year, which one was your favorite?

Margarida: I totally think she’s right to feel proud of what she’s doing, no matter what art/thing it is  (dancing, singing, writing, etc.) If anything, she should be because she’s talented! It’s good that she tries to showcase what she can do in more than one area because we never know where that’s going to lead right?

But redirecting back to the actual question, hmm…  If I had to choose a favorite it, would totally be her handmade jacket! It’s such an amazing jacket – I’d use it myself without hesitation. Seems like Minzy’s got a hand of making her own clothes as well. Maybe a clothing line in the upcoming future?

Lena: I’m really proud of Minzy’s skills, but I’m not that fan of her drawing even if I love the last ones done with the phone (Globalblackjacks posted those ones). The work she created that I like the most is… her jackets!! You know the two jackets she made herself ? Definitely my favorite ! I really like seeing her wearing her jackets at the airport or on stage. Honestly I’d like to see her open a clothes shop – I’d definitely would buy that kind of jackets!! I wonder if she keeps creating lately… What would be awesome would be to see her create her own stage outfit for a concert or a comeback stage!

Hiyori: All! But especially her painting. Great pictures.

Tyler: I like the artwork  ‘Dirty Money’. For some reason I think the way the artwork comes together is very interesting. The lines and the colors go well together and it really leaves an impact on me.  My favorite picture was the one she took for a Nikon mission of the dog. To me it look like she captured the essence of the dog and I just really love that picture.

Haruna: I love THIS particular artwork! You can tell what she likes from this artwork and I also like the colours 🙂 It’s a good mix of dark and bright colours. 🙂

Liam: I think my favorite artwork from her would have to be the custom-designed Gundam figure she made! As a Gundam fan and a Blackjack, it was the best of both worlds!

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Question 2 – Minzy has been recommending fans books and songs through the year.  If you could recommend a poem, book, or song to Minzy, what would it be and why?

Eron: Well, based on her tweets, you can tell that she’s an intellectual and spiritual person, so for books, I would recommend Mitch Albom books like Five People You Meet in Heaven.  For songs, well the first one to come to mind are songs by Hillsong ,which I think she also liked since she sang one of their songs in MinzyTV.

Margarida: I’m not quite sure how to answer this since I’m not a big reader neither do I know a lot of poems. But if I had to choose a song– it would probably be any of Ed Sheeran’s songs. They’re relaxing and beautifully written songs with amazing guitar melodies. I’m sure she’d love them as much as I do.

Liam: For Minzy, I would recommend something from author John Green. I’ve heard a lot of good things about his books from friends, even though I myself have not read any of them.

Heizen: Little things by 1D. It’s my favorite 1D song keke but aside from that, it’s an “appreciation song”, kind of a very sweet song. It was written about all the best things about someone, the things you wouldn’t expect. I don’t know if Minzy will like it lol but I hope she will. 🙂

Lena: Haha. I already did that when I was in Korea – a long list of music from various countries she should listen to. In this list you could find D’espairs Ray (an awesome Japanese rock band), Shimizu Shota (a great Japanese R’n’B singer), Lacuna Coil (I think I included), and the French group Dolly. I also bought her book like Le Petit Prince, and some books by Amélie Nothomb. If I should recommend her more… Probably French writers like Baudelaire or Rimbaud – their poems are beautiful.

Tyler: I’d recommend the song “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers.  The song itself just puts you in a good mood.  And out of nowhere, even if you don’t hear the song from the beginning, as soon as the chorus comes in you’ll automatically start singing “A Lovely Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay” and try to hold the note for as long as the singer does…it’s fun.

Haruna: Well….I don’t really read many books so I think she would be the one introducing me to new books. 🙂

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Besides helping fans become  exposed to a greater range of books and music, learning about her non-performance side interests also allows us a better glimpse into our maknae’s mind and what she might want to do in the future.  Will she create music inspired by the artists she shares or become an amazing fashion designer?  We don’t know, but we do know that whatever she decides to do, it’ll for sure be great and amazing ^^

Before ending this off, we’d also like to share one more touching response to our D-5 question “What is your most memorable Minzy moment  from 2012?” by Dustin. We cannot agree more with his answer to the question. Minzy truly is a very strong girl and not to mention, professional too. Remember how it was reported that she insisted on the I Love You promotions to still keep going? Amazing, that’s what she is ♥

Dustin: The most memorable moment for me was when Minji went to the I Love You pre recording after her Grandmother’s burial. I was greatly worried for her but she stood on stage and smiled at the fans just to show that there is nothing to be worried about. At that moment, I knew.. Gong Minji is a VERY strong girl.

Make sure to leave your thoughts on our two questions of the day – we just might share it with everyone  in our next roundtable! ^^ And once again, let’s not forget, it’s D-3 to her 20th Birthday! The day just keeps approaching faster and faster!! Are you excited as we are?!

Write-Up By: EM Writers
Pictures Taken from: Minzy’s Twitter

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5 thoughts on “[WRITE-UP] An EM Special: D-3 Counting down to Minzy’s 20th with Staffers”

  1. Woohoo 2 more days!!

    Question 1 – Seeing as Minzy has been extra proud of her craftwork (especially her artwork & photography) skills this year, which one was your favorite?

    I don’t really draw stuff or knit and make clothes but I have my own gundam collection as well and I’m really proud to share with my gundam collector friend that my idol is able to customize one at the exhibition its just too bad I couldn’t find any HQ photo of it to show him haha!

    Question 2 – Minzy has been recommending fans books and songs through the year. If you could recommend a poem, book, or song to Minzy, what would it be and why?

    I don’t really read poems nor much books either and kinda only listen to YG songs mainly so its kinda hard to recommend songs she knows already HAHAHHA but if there’s one it’d probably be lemme think.. “don’t look now” by far east movement cus I love the beat hope she can dance to it and ESP the line “there’s something bout this girl, she’s shaking up my world, She’s got me out of my zone I’m losing all control ”

    ^^

    1. Ahh damn sorryy for double post, my phone wasn’t responding and gave me some error :/ so I tried again and I get 2 posts now. Pls delete this post and reply thanks 😡

  2. Woohoo 2 more days!!

    Question 1 – Seeing as Minzy has been extra proud of her craftwork (especially her artwork & photography) skills this year, which one was your favorite?

    I don’t really draw stuff or knit and make clothes but I have my own gundam collection as well and I’m really proud to share with my gundam collector friend that my idol is able to customize one at the exhibition its just too bad I couldn’t find any HQ photo of it to show him haha!

    Question 2 – Minzy has been recommending fans books and songs through the year. If you could recommend a poem, book, or song to Minzy, what would it be and why?

    I don’t really read poems nor much books either and kinda only listen to YG songs mainly so its kinda hard to recommend songs she knows already HAHAHHA but if there’s one it’d probably be lemme think.. “don’t look now” by far east movement cus I love the beat hope she can dance to it and ESP the line “there’s something bout this girl, she’s shaking up my world, She’s got me out of my zone I’m losing all control ”

    ^^ super excited

  3. 1.) I don’t have a favorite craft work considering all of her art is interesting per se. I like seeing her showing other skills other than her singing ang dancing. 🙂
    2.) I would recommend Max Ehrmann’s “Desiderata”. It is one of my favorites, too. Desiderata means “Things that are desired/yearned for”. It is an inspiring poem about how you can attain happiness in life.

    Quote: “Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
    Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
    Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
    Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.
    Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
    Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
    Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
    And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.
    Strive to be happy.”

    Thank you for including my reply on your write-up. 🙂

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