Jang Hyuk’s letter to fans–Dec 2013, Tokyo Fan Meeting


After the fan meeting ended, they had a video of Jang Hyuk’s handwritten letter to fans. Thanks to Zoi for captured image of his letter! And here I offer you my humble translated version…It’s always an impossibility to translate his sincere and adorable nuance, but I guess it’s better than nothing.

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주변을 항상 지켜주시는 팬 분들께

안녕하세요 장혁입니다. 이렇게 펜을 들고 편지지를 보고 있으려니 감회가 참 새롭습니다. 쑥스럽기도 하고. 제가 여러분들을 만나고 다시 돌아온다고 한지도 벌써 많은 계절이 지났네요.
그동안 전 여러가지 일들이 있었습니다.
감기라는 영화 개봉 및 무대인사
가을에서 겨울까지 촬영한 아직은 가제이지만 “딸기우유”라는 멜로 스릴러 장르의 영화 촬영
8년전 다시 군인의 정신으로 돌아간 “진짜사나이” 훈련 및 촬영
그리고 지금은 다음 작품에 대한 고심을 하며 정신없이 바쁜 나날을 보내고 있습니다.
하루하루가 아닌 계절 및 (봄 여름 가을 겨울) 1년 단위의 시간 속에 던져져 살다보니 저를 돌아볼 시간조차 없었는데
이 편지를 쓰고 다시 여러분을 만나려 생각하니
어느덧 태어난 날의 문턱에 와있더군요.
사람들은 앞을 보며 계속해서 걸어가지만
잠시 멈춰서서 뒤를 돌아보며 때론 주변을 둘러보며 “내가 어디에 누구와 함께 있구나. 사람들이 나를 따스하게 또는 안스럽게 또는 격려해주며 주변을 지켜주고 있었구나.” 이런 생각을 할 쯔음엔 반성하곤 합니다.
사람은 홀로 가는게 아닌데 어느덧 혼자 가고 있다 생각했던 제 자신에게 말입니다.

하지만 여러분 다시 또 생각하니 마음이 풍요롭고 힘이 넘칩니다.
아직도 여러분들의 사랑을 느끼며 나아가고 둘러볼 수 있으니 말입니다.
이런 마음을 잊지 않고 항상 마음속에 “열정”이라는 두 단어를 새기며 배려와 고마움을 안고 계속해서 나아가겠습니다.
여러분이 있어 “열정”이라는 단어는 가슴 속에 지워지지 않을 것입니다.
감사하고 존중합니다. 우리 같이 열정을 가지고 함께 나아갑시다.
-어느 추운 겨울날 여러분을 사랑하는 장혁이.

To my dear fans who always stay by my side,

Hello, this is Jang Hyuk. Staring at a blank sheet of letter with a pen in my hand, I’m feeling a little sentimental. A little shy, too. Since the day I met you and told you I would come back, many seasons have passed.

During that time, a lot of things happened to me.
Release of my movie “The Flu”, and promotion events.
Filming of a melo thriller genre movie “Strawberry Milk” (it’s a working title) that took place over fall and winter.
Training and filming for “Real Men” that took me back to 8 years ago and reminded me of soldier spirit.
And now, I’m living busy days trying to choose my next project.

Rather than living my life day by day, I’ve been thrown into the flow of time with the unit of seasons (spring summer fall winter) or years, and thus haven’t been able to look over myself.
Now that I am writing this letter and is preparing to meet you
I realized I have arrived at the doorsil of the day I was born.

People keep walk forward
but if I stop and look back, or look around, I realize where I am, who I am with. I realize that people have been around protecting me, sending me warmth, concerns, and supports. That’s when I self-reflect. A person cannot move on by himself, but haven’t I forgot the fact and thought I was walking alone?

But thinking of you again, my heart brims with warmth and energy.
Because I still can feel your love as I go forward and look around.
I will not forget this feeling, will carve the two characters “yul-jeong(passion)” in my heart, and keep going forward with care and gratitude.
Because of you, the word “passion” will never get erased from my heart.
I thank you, I respect you. Let us continue to walk together with passion.

-On a cold winter day, love, Jang Hyuk.

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7 responses to “Jang Hyuk’s letter to fans–Dec 2013, Tokyo Fan Meeting

  1. I am so touched by his writing, and I tears, how can be an actor like this, his passions in filming never die, I respect Hyukie, he is such an adorable person and will continue loving him forever~~

  2. I’m humbled by Hyukssi sincerity, gratitude to his fans and his commitment to always do his best. Some celebrities “forget” after a while esp if they have won a Daesang award.

  3. Beautiful sentiment! Thank you, Gumi!

  4. Thanks Gumi for translating and sharing Hyuk’s letter with us. I like the way he keeps his original pure passion as an actor and as a person. His appreciation to his fans is also genuine and sincere. That’s why I adore and love him.

  5. He is just adorable. Gosh! Even his handwriting is adorable. I already love him enough for his passion as an actor. He really does not need to also be like this ehehe. You are ruining me Jang Hyuk, where am I going to find me one like you? *sigh*

  6. That was lovely. And it’s true of any actor/celebrity, they really are nothing without their fans sending them that love and supporting their work. It’s nice to see him acknowledge that and treat them with respect. What a guy. 😀

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