Sungmin: I saw Hyukjae the first time I came to the company. At that time he was practicing, and I’ve never seen it before. He was really handsome then, and his dance was awesome.
Hyukjae: At that time we were practicing dance, and then I felt someone staring at me. Then I saw him sitting there with a blue shirt, a smile evident on his face. He’s probably thinking, “you think you dance well?”
Sungmin: When did I…
In 2001, these two knew each other with a misunderstanding just like that.
They gotten along pretty well, and Junsu and Hyukjae often looked for Sungmin to play together:
The three later joined in a program, back then they were so innocent:
Later, the company decided to place them together in a group known as Deneb.
Training together, preparing for debut
Unfortunately, this group didn’t last long before the group was tarnished, whereby Junsu was placed DBSK. Of course, the two who didn’t make it was dealt with a huge blow.
Hyukjae: During that time, I was really upset, I cried for a month.
Sungmin: After the group disbanded, my mood was really down. I went back to school, skipping a year of practice.
Dreams aren’t easily defeated, thus the two who went through the same pain relied and depended on each other, encouraging one another. Just like that, they became very close knitted and were always together.
Hyukjae: “Before debuting, you (Sungmin) was always glued together with the jewel guy.”
As they’ve went through the same path, having similar experiences, the two always spent time together. To the point where they’d part at the last stop through bus rides.
The lengths Eunhyuk took for Sungmin:
“The distance between Eunhyuk’s house and the company was quite close, but Sungmin’s house was far. After practice, Eunhyuk would send Sungmin home, before returning to his. In the morning, Eunhyuk would first meet up with Sungmin, then leave for the company together.
A Korean fan once wrote a note regarding their travelling route. Eunhyuk would take a bus from home (road A) to X train station. He’ll take the train to B station and change to a bus at road C, travelling to D (the place where Sungmin and him would split up when going home, or meet up in the morning). Eunhyuk would wait for Sungmin until he turned up, then take a bus at road E together and travel to the company. This takes about 40 minutes.
Unless Sungmin doesn’t head to the company as well, Eunhyuk would then travel to the company straight from home and it’ll only take him 10 minutes.
Eunhyuk would save a seat for Sungmin whenever they took the bus together. He’ll do this to the point where he’ll habitually tell a passenger who sat on Sungmin’s seat that “I’m sorry, but there’s someone already sitting here.”
According to a Korean fan, when Eunhyuk and Sungmin were still trainees, they didn’t have fans chasing after them and thus, there would be cases where fans occasionally sat on the same bus with them. There was once where Eunhyuk boarded the bus first, while Sungmin followed behind a fan. After the fan had boarded, she had wanted to take the seat beside Eunhyuk, but Eunhyuk grabbed onto the seat that was next to him, saying that the seat was taken. Therefore, after Sungmin had boarded, he easily took a seat beside Eunhyuk. However, there were times when Sungmin sat next to the ‘assigned’ seat and Eunhyuk would tell Sungmin to go over to sit beside him. Later, fans then got to know that the seat could not be seated. In that bus, there were even strawberries and stars drawn by them.
After a day of exhausting daily practices, Sungmin would often lean onto Eunhyuk’s shoulder and fall asleep. Eunhyuk would be on a look out for Sungmin’s station, then wakes Sungmin up when they’ve reached his stop.”
★Translated by @hyukminshipper.
The two promised to debut while learning all sorts of skills needed for debuting:
Watching DBSK performances together:
Pictures during their trainee days. Boy, do they have many poses!
Also taking photos as models together:
Watching the movies together:
Hanging out together (Hyukjae’s CY entry: Being able to take picture with Sungmin hyung like this is great)
Together with their friends -with Hyukjae calling Sungmin a stupid hyung.
The time spent together got them closer and closer. Hyukjae would often say how Sungmin one-sided love for him, yet typing: “Hyukjae loves Sungmin” on his cyworld entry:
When Hyukjae cries, Sungmin is always there for him. Huhuhu, their brotherhood is indeed strong.
Creating a comical CF by themselves:
They’ve also participated in lots of activities together, performing to gain more experiences:
Although they were always with the other trainees, they were always together:
They’d exchange their coats:
Accompanying each other to school:
Just like that, they’ve gone through their high school days:
Watching movies together again:
What looks like students who are just released from school:
Participating in shows together:
In survival audition Pop vs Rock, Sungmin was the last person on Pop team withstanding. When Sungmin said his legs were trembling, Hyukjae immediately said “Vegetables alone can be nice too.”
*Because only the winning team gets to eat Galbi, the losing team would only eat vegetables
Hyukjae: “Vegetables can be delicious too.”
After Pop team won because of Sungmin, Hyukjae placed the first meat on Sungmin’s plate.
Practising songs together along with Junsu:
In 2005 Sungmin’s 50 answers:
Qn 15: Who are you with most of the time in a day?
Answer: No one. I like to be alone, but sometimes I’d be with Hyukjae. If I have a girlfriend then I’d like to be with her.
Qn 39: If you were to be together with a person on a deserted island, who would it be?
Answer: Hyukjae, maybe. It’s a secret. Because we’d sing, so it won’t get lonely.
When they debuted together as a twelve member group, they never lost the chemistry to find each other:
On 6th November 2005, along with ten others, they’ve finally debuted. Happily hugging each other:
When Sungmin successfully kicked a shuttlecock 7 times consecutively:
KMTV Super Junior Show 6th December 2005:
Hyukjae’s diary: “Recently Sungmin hyung especially like pumpkin, so I bought a pumpkin bread for him.”
12th February 2006 SBS Inkigayo Live:
During Miracle the Making:
Interrupting each other’s camera time:
Always performing happily together:
By each other’s beck and call:
Watching Hyukjae speak:
Sungmin loves to backhug Hyukjae:
Hyukjae: “Min hyung, this is Eunhyuk.”
Hyukjae: “Min hyung, can you hear me?”
Sungmin: “Do a sexy pose, sexy pose.”
Sungmin: “Do it again, do it again.”
After debuting, Sungmin would often update his cyworld about Hyukjae and himself (predebut), and Hyukjae once wrote a letter to Sungmin:
Hyukjae: “Sungmin hyung is the best at this. I feel like having a bite of him.”
Keep your balance, or else you’d end up hugging each other:
17 March 2006, Super Junior’s flight to Thailand, Sungmin saying that it’s his first plane ride, sitting together with Hyukjae:
Sungmin saying that they would have to get Thai massage when one is in Thailand:
Sharing a hotel room:
Protecting Hyukjae during one of Kangin’s ‘attack’
Having fun in Thailand:
In adonis camp, even when they’re in different groups..
They’re in different teams, but you can see that they take care of each other pretty well:
As both groups are very limited when it came to food, Hyukjae actually brought an egg over to Sungmin, even though he’s the type to be stingy when it comes to food. But he’s more generous when it came to Sungmin:
Different teams, still, they wash the dishes together:
During a game, Sungmin sat on Hyukjae:
The two who likes children:
Sungmin’s CY entries:
01.21 (Movie date with Hyukjae)
02.17 (Sungmin and Hyukjae ice-skating)
02.18 (Hyukjae writing: ‘If I was a girl, I would date Sungmin hyung’)
03.04 (Sungmin wrote: “My most precious dongsaeng Eunhyuk. I want to sing with Hyukjae forever)
Qn: If you are a girl, who would you like to date /points to each other/
Kangin: “Sungmin and Eunhyuk always shower together with the doors closed, we don’t know what they do.”
Sungmin: “That’s right, we’ve been doing this way back before.”
Hyukjae: “What are you saying way back? It sounds weird this way!”
MC: “We hope your love last forever!”
When Sungmin is done showering, he’d shower again with Hyukjae:
Shindong: “These two always shower together. Showering in pairs is very weird.”
Hyukjae: Not long ago, I showered with Sungmin hyung.
Comfortable when filming with people you’re close with:
Sungmin and Hyukjae are very quiet in nature, but they do become hyper when they hang out:
Sungmin dragging Hyukjae out when Hyukjae touches his butt:
When single U is released on 1st June 2006:
Taking each opportunity very seriously:
Always smiling, joking:
Always hugging, Sungmin really loves his dongsaeng:
Wanting to know the reason why you chose Hyukjae then:
Hyukjae looks a little blank at times:
Sungmin who always said he’s grateful for having this dongsaeng:
The first time Sungmin came to China, he was a little nervous and scared, seen following closely behind Hyukjae:
A while later, they appear to be enjoying the time there:
25 June 2006 SBS first mutizen award:
Hyukjae very naturally went looking for his hyung:
As much as he wants to stop the tears, Sungmin’s tears still fell, with Hyukjae beside him:
23 July 2006 -Dancing Out:
Taking care of Hyukjae:
Enjoying the song together:
Teasing each other:
Taking pictures together:
In front of the cameras:
What are you guys laughing about?
Here, clean up:
21 August 2008 KTR:
Sungmin would visit KTR at times:
Sungmin’s favourite pose:
Rush to take photographs:
When Hyukjae disturbs Sungmin:
When Sungmin disturbs Hyukjae:
How much do you love Hyukjae?
Hyukmin is still the same, they’ve never changed:
Leeteuk who said that Hyukjae grew up well in Sungmin’s hands:
There was never a single complain or defiance towards Sungmin:
Hyukjae would post about the gloves Sungmin’d bought for him on cyworld and regrets throwing it away because it was dirty.
Awaiting for the results:
While laying on Hyujae’s lap:
Sungmin who doesn’t forget to feed Hyukjae:
While everyone was crying, Sungmin held a brave front and comforted the members:
Of course, that includes Hyukjae:
This hugs isn’t a hug of congratulation, nor is it a celebratory hug. It is a hug of promises, comfort, gratefulness:
Having bread together during break:
Sticking to each other:
-End of part 1-
Aren’t they the sweetest thing omfg ;A;