— How old were you when you believed in Santa Claus?
YC: Before I went to 2nd grade.
CM: I never believed in Santa.
JJ: Changmin doesn’t have a childhood.
CM: Maybe you’re right.
— I thought you wanted to relive your childhood memories! *laughs*
CM: Ah~ yeah *laughs* But, Santa Claus never existed in the first place!
JS: I always believed in Santa Claus until I got to the 2nd year of middle school.
— Wow, that’s really different. (Actually that’s not how he/she said it.. this is just the closest I could translate)
JS: When I knew Santa Claus didn’t exist in reality, I really couldn’t believe it. I was so shocked I couldn’t eat for a week.
— No way…
JS: Because there isn’t a meaning in life anymore. I keep thinking what there was left in this world to live for.
CM: So silly *laughs*
JJ: At some stage, it’s probably what we call ‘innocent’…
JS: Yes, that’s right *laughs*
JJ: No no, Changmin is right.
JS: No, what I had before was the pure innocence of Junsu.
— Do you mean it in the past tense?
JS: No, of course I still have it now. I was just thinking, the dreams we had as a child were like the stars we see floating in the sky given to us.
CM: You make it sound like it’s real.
YH: Where have I heard those lyrics…
JS: Then, performing one song after another, for the ever so important you.
(?? sorry I don’t get Junsu either)
— Then how did you find out Santa wasn’t real?
JS: Then I was thinking, “Christmas is coming.. I wonder what I will get..” While watching the television, the female MC said, “There aren’t any more children who believe in Santa anymore, right?”
— But there still is one here *laughs*
JS: Even so I think she’s wrong.
JS: I asked my mother, “The girl is lying, right? Santa really does exist, right?” Then she told me honestly Santa didn’t exist, and I said, “Ah, no way/really?” But since parents don’t look like people who lie, I accepted the fact…. But because I suffered such a shock, I threw my [rice] bowl and ran into my room, crying to sleep.
— That’s so pitiful..
JS: Every year I used to look forward to the presents Santa would give me, but since then I no longer had that feeling.
CM: I’ve never received any presents [from Santa, I suppose?].
JS: People who don’t believe don’t get presents.
CM: I don’t need things like presents *laughs*
YC: That’s because Changmin receives a lot of presents even when it’s not Christmas.
— That’s even better than Christmas.
CM: Actually there’s no such thing *laughs*
— How about Yunho then?
YH: I used to believe in Santa before I went to kindergarten. My dad would mimic Santa’s voice and use [some kind of] telephone to talk to me. My mom would also do the same and leave a message for me in a Christmas card.
— Do you still remember the content?
YH: “You’ve been a good boy this year, hold on tight to your dreams next year!” — It’s different every year.
CM: Not bad eh, I’m envious!
— Then, how about Jaejoong?
JJ: I always believed in Santa until I was in the 4th grade. Whenever it was Christmas, whenever I woke up, there’d be a black stocking/pouch beside my bed and inside, it’d be filled with my favourite chocolate pies and . They were from Santa. I was really happy. But when I was in the 5th grade, I saw my mom putting the present by my bedside in the middle of the night. Then I knew all this while Santa had been my mother. Then again, there’s only one Santa Claus, how can he travel the world to distribute presents to all the kids on Christmas?
JS: That’s what I believed in, Santa is the angel of death!
Later on Yoochun talks about his brother and that when he found out Santa wasn’t real, he didn’t tell his brother because it’d be awful if he knew since he was only 5. Then, when Yoochun went to the 6th grade, they both left for America and when his brother told him Santa was an American, Yoochun said it’s true so he dressed up as Santa and gave his brother a present. Aw.. <3
Original translation: Baidu
**Translator note: XXX denotes a question that I didn’t translate.
***Translated by: fretfred (soompi)
This interview is all sorts of cute and candidness! I just want to squish Junsu so much still when I re-read this. Yunho’s parents were so adorable to use the telephone. And it seems Jaejoong and Yoochun had the typical experiences of finding out that Santa wasn’t real. And then we have Changminnie, who apparently has been a grown-up his entire life, haha. Just thought it’d be nice to share this in light of the holidays.