BY: LazerKim Our High School days are most memorable event in our lives because this is the adolescence period that we start to dream of future and start thinking of what we want when we grow up to be matured individual. For most of us I would say this was the most enjoyable part of our lives as it is at this stage that we become adventurous, curious, and enjoy life with lesser responsibility being at the adolescence stage of our life.
Kim Hyun Joong has his own interesting story to tell about his High school days. But did he enjoy it as much as we did? It was said that he struggled a lot during those days. But then, he also has his own naughtiness back then. It was a fact that his 4D personality was already there inside him, and he did not outgrown from it, since that child in him have not left him until at this stage of his life.
As he look back and share it with us being his fans, we feel the struggle of hard life he had been through. But behind that struggle, there’s also fun he experienced in his teen age life, and looking back as he relates his most wackiest and for me the most unforgettable tale he ever had shared with us.
For me, the most interesting topic to talk about is Hyun Joong’s 4D personality. Whenever I feel gloomy, I just play the 4D videos of Hyun Joong and even I have watched them a dozen times, I still laugh at him. Have you realized that his 4D can be so contagious?? Now during his absence, all I did was to review his video clips just to ease the boredom of being left by him as his fans!!
We don’t count the days of waiting but instead let’s count the days of knowing him better. Although what I may talk about in my articles are so familiar with most of you, I don’t think it will not be tiring if we discuss it again! Anyway, who would ever get tire of recalling Hyun Joong’s hilarious tales of his teen age life? We can probably laugh it out again as we reminisce the tales that he shared with us.
In a talk show, Hyun Joong discussed his high school days that went like this:
Host: How was your high school days and studies?
KHJ: I can be counted as the student who affects results of the class.
Host: So you’re saying your results weren’t good? So why don’t you say it directly?
KHJ: But I’m not that bad. I’ve still got nine other classmates placed behind me!!
Host: Were you a diligent student? Did you ever cut classes?
KHJ: Sometimes I come to school just to play ball, and fails to attend my classes.
Host: Didn’t your teacher notice your absence?
KHJ: No, I stole the attendance booklet of my teacher and throw it at the gap space of the school elevator doors!!
Host: Didn’t your teacher found out what you did? How was the attendance booklet recovered?
KHJ: Yes they found out and the booklet was recovered, when the school elevator was renovated!!
At least he’s being honest!! Hyun Joong related that he’s playful, doesn’t want to attend his classes and is more interested in playing soccer than to attend to his class. But he does not admit that he was poor in his academics despite the fact that he seldom attend to his class, since there are students behind him who are even poor in academic standing than Hyun Joong!! He will never lie just to give you a good impression about himself, he would rather be honest about himself now, than finding out later that he’s not what he appears to be! And with that, the more I liked him!!
Hyun Joong may not be studious simply because he’s not interested in his studies because he wants something else for himself. But this does not mean he’s not smart. Intelligence is not only seen from books, being smart is simply having enough degree of common sense and apply it to your life. This is how I see it from Hyun Joong. His reasoning, convincing power and way of thinking for me is enough to say Hyun Joong is indeed smart! And I don’t think he would possibly be where he is if he is not smart!
Hyun Joong’s teacher asked the class to compose a poem about mothers that can consume three pages long. He was bothered because he doesn’t know how to write a poem to begin with. Then as he was laying on the grass looking at the blue sky, he remembered a song that tells about mothers.
And so he wrote the exact lyrics including the adlib that says yayaya… so as to consume the three pages!! Then submitted it to his teacher. The song tells about a son losing his mother that he has to live by himself after his mother’s death. Hyun Joong had totally forgotten about that poem writing, then one day, the class was being punished for those who was not able to submit the said assigned home work. Hyun Joong’s teacher passed on Hyun Joong and did not punish him. Actually his teacher had read his poem about mothers, and it appeared that the teacher sympathized with him, because the song which Hyun Joong wrote as poem was about a mother who passed away.
After a few days, his teacher asked the class to invite their parents to school, and so excitedly, Hyun Joong brought his mom to school. When his teacher met Hyun Joong’s mom the teacher thought that the mom Hyun Joong brought with him was his step mother since she read the poem Hyun Joong and was convinced that Hyun Joong’s mom really passed away!! As we recalled Hyun Joong wrote the poem based from a song which described a mother had died! And so his teacher had that impression that his mom really had died!!
The teacher found out the truth that Hyun Joong’s mother was very much alive, and found out that the poem he wrote was actually a song!! Hyun Joong was punished real hard after his teacher found out about the song!! This is just one of Hyun Joong’s high school tale that he’s not even embarrass to say it in a national TV network, because he knows these are kid’s stuff naughty stories that I can guess everyone may have experienced in their high school days. Whenever I watch this talk show particularly this hilarious part which makes me laugh even I have seen it a dozen times!! Unfortunately the clip was removed from YouTube so I don’t know now where to find it.
Hyun Joong related his tale, when he run away from home at the early age of fourteen or fifteen bringing his guitar with him. Thinking he would work in order to pursue his studies in music which his parents were against it back then. Hyun Joong almost died of hunger, three times, and he was almost got into trouble with some gangster. He stole food from a chicken restaurant because he hadn’t eaten for days and was very hungry. From then he came back home but decided to stop school and work instead.
But what caught my attention while Hyun Joong related this story, was the fact he was desperate to look for a shelter and when he ended up in a public bath or sauna, he thought of taking a bath and shave, since he dislike growing hair around his lips!! And no matter how desperate he was, self cleanliness and hygiene is one thing he never forgets!!
Hyun Joong learned to support himself at the young age, he learned about life the hard way. He delivers pizza, chicken, newspaper that kind of stuff, and he was able to earn and save around 1Million Won out of his arobaito (part-time job). He has some loyal friends from elementary school whom he promised that they will put up a chicken restaurant, whoever comes to be successful first.
And so Hyun Joong and two of his loyal friends put up the Jaskal Chicken Reataurant. Hyun Joong ranked the top no. one CEO in 2011 among the pop idol who runs their own business. Jaksal Chicken (Hyun Joong’s restaurant named after his dog!!) is currently expanding and is doing quite well. Isn’t that great?? Oh by the way, Hyun Joong had paid the restaurant where he stole food when he run away from home!!
Hyun Joong was able to finished his high school when he was already with his group and I am glad his agent supported Hyun Joong’s obligation concerning education and giving at least the importance that Hyun Joong has to finish High School.
When Hyun Joong reached the point that he can afford his education which I think transpire when he already moved in to KeyEast, he went to a school of the rich to take up his music and stage production management crash course. He was asked if he felt intimidated, he said the student were just like him even they’re rich. In other words, Hyun Joong was being honest about his status and it was said that even in his young age, his charisma grew up with him that students do come near him, while keeping a low profile.
His teachers related that he was an outstanding student until sixth grade, as he reached high school, his life turned upside down!! Hyun Joong was physically present but mentally absent every time he attended his class. He started to build walls around him, as if feeling withdrawn from the outside world, because it was then he was already burning with passion for music. The rest is history!!
It was said that even years back, Hyun Joong possess not only excellent looks but also his unique persona that people draws to him. It was said that if you see him walking down the street, you would know he’s not any ordinary person. His teacher was relating that he joined a catholic organization, formed a group from school, so that he can actively set himself on stage to play his base guitar. He was indeed capable of drawing attention from his schoolmates even back then when he was in school.
Hyun Joong faced life as he struggle for his music. As he said, it was music that lead him to know the hardest life can be. He learned from his high school days not from books, but the reality of life. He had a lot of tales of naughtiness, but deep inside his dreams and desire for music was burning. As he relates his wacky high school tales, the more I find him so adorable and cute!!
Hyun Joong now had grown up successfully and even being in cloud nine, his feet remain firmly on the ground. Hyun Joong has an interesting story that can inspire the young generation. He’s twenty six years old, he had matured, almost everything about him had changed except his interesting 4D that grew up with him!!
Kim Hyun Joong and that kid who once run away from home have not left him. Hyun Joong still kept his small childishness in his heart. Reading from his story, his struggles may touch our hearts and so with his NUTS that touched our sense of humor!!
LazerKim here writing
Photo credits as tagged, Ms. D, thanks!