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Beautiful Mind, Episodes 1 -6


What makes someone a monster and what makes someone a “normal” person? Is a psychopath who can’t empathize a monster or is a greedy chairman who values money above all else a monster? Is a kind doctor who does his best for his patients but treats his son as if he were a monster a […]

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Beautiful Mind Episode 3 Recap


We’ve got ourselves a murder mystery in the hospital. Beautiful Mind Episode 3 Recap Flashback… A young Lee Young O draws a heart, which irritates his father. He declares he wants to become a doctor. His father wants him to live a quiet life so no one discovers how he is different from others. Later at the […]

https://kjtamusings.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/beautiful-mind-episode-3-recap/

Beautiful Mind Episode 2 Recap


Young O can read your non-verbals, which could make him more in tune with others…not less. Beautiful Mind Episode 2 “One Bottle More” Recap Flashback… Dr. Hyun Suk Joo (Yoon Hyun Min) finds his patient Gye Jin Sung (Park So Dam) about to drink Soju on the eve of her surgery. He takes the bottle […]

https://kjtamusings.wordpress.com/2016/06/27/beautiful-mind-episode-2-recap/

Beautiful Mind Episode 1 Recap


And so it begins…another series where I delight in watching Jang Hyuk. Thank goodness he is a workaholic. Beautiful Mind Episode 1 Recap A passenger on a flight gets ill. The crew uses the intercom to request a doctor. A flight attendant approaches Lee Young O (Jang Hyuk) asking him to confirm that he is a […]

https://kjtamusings.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/beautiful-mind-episode-1-recap/

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.