Lee MinHo with his sister (top) and his mother (bottom).
Lee MinHo with his sister (top) and his mother (bottom).
This is the third part of Lee Min Ho’s childhood story which focuses on his 10 to 15 years old period. It talks about Lee Min Ho’s elementary and middle school period and his eventual step into the entertainment circle.
(Description from Lee Min Ho’s mum)
After Min Ho entered elementary school, videos and computer games were his only focus. If I did not reprimand him, he would be thinking of playing games all day long. Min Ho’s dad played the kind role, while I had no choice but to be the strict mum.
Min Ho is thrifty. Although our family was not wealthy, we tried our best not to disappoint our children and gave them about 100 thousand won as pocket money each time. Min Ho didn’t spend every single cent away. Instead, he deposited them into his savings account. Due to his inward personality, he would sometimes give carnations during Parents’ Day and disappear immediately after saying “Mom, please wear it”.
After learning soccer from coach Cha Bum Kun, Min Ho’s physique improved all of a sudden. His sports (lesson) was often an “A”. His mathematics was also kept consistently above 90 marks. During his first and second year in the middle school, his height increased at an astounding rate. In fact, he isn’t much taller now compared to then.
During his elementary education, the thought of becoming an actor one day didn’t even crossed his mind but after he was promoted to the middle school, he was often approached by star scouts. Those managers would often say: “Please come to find me if you wish to be an artiste.” As such, Min Ho received a lot of name cards. In the beginning, we shrugged the idea off as we thought he did not have the qualities to be one.
However, as the number of such occurrences increased, Min Ho also started to go for auditions and meet some managers. When he returned home, he would put it simply: “Mom, I went for an audition today. It was very interesting.” His began to harbor the dream of becoming an actor.
During his middle and high school, he liked Sol Kyung Gu and Kim Soo Roh respectively and often mentioned that he wanted to become actors like them.
According to rumours, Kim Soo Roh gave his mother an apple crate full of 10000 won notes after he became famous. Min Ho then often said to us: “If I’m able to rise in popularity in the entertainment circle, I will give dad and mom an even more precious gift.”
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This is a continuation to my previous article on Lee Min Ho’s childhood where his mother narrates on the interesting events and little details about Lee Min Ho when he was young. Pretty interesting I think. This second part will have the timeline set at 5 to 9 years old and also contained Min Ho’s missing act when he was five. And by the way, are you able to spot young Lee Min Ho from the photo above?
(Description from Lee Min Ho’s mom)
Min Ho loved to read the newspaper. He first started learning Hangul from the colourful advertisements printed on the newspapers.
Min Ho who was enthusiastic towards reading newspaper, cultivated a habit to read the commentary articles on the children newspaper and daily papers when he entered elementary school. He could do addition and subtraction very fast and had a very good memory. Even the multiplication table and Hanja didn’t trouble him at all.
During his lower elementary school stage, he was shy child that didn’t like to stand in front of everyone. Despite this, he enjoyed a high popularity and had acquainted many friends. Since kindergarten, Min Ho has been very popular among girls.
Compared to other children of the same age, Min Ho was always half a head taller than them. Even when placed beside children with fair features, Min Ho’s appearance was still very prominent and stood out among them. Whenever the season changes, the little girls who played with Min Ho will also change accordingly. There were even fights among them because some girls wanted to gain exclusiveness to Min Ho.
After learning Taekwondo, his body became muscular. Nobody in the school dared to pick a fight with him. Min Ho once harbor the aim to be a famous soccer player. He had played four years of soccer under coach Cha Bum Kun’s Youth soccer team. With this as a basis, Min Ho who was previously weaker gradually became a sports athlete. He also met a lot of new friends, which eventually shaped his positive attitude personality.
When he was five, Min Ho nearly became a lost child. Even till now, discussions on “whether little Min Ho is scared at that time”, are still a common topic among the family members. It was only a short moment before Min Ho roamed around the playground and eventually went missing. Luckily, there was a little tag on his wrist that wrote his house address and his name. The citizens around that area sent him back home. Till now, the incident still sends a shiver down my spine whenever I thought of it.
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As with his rapidly rising popularity,many fans are getting curious by the day how the childhood of the leading man from the popular KBS “Boys Before Flowers”, Lee Min Ho, is like. IS PLUS has exclusively got hold of some childhood photos of Lee Min Ho, along with descriptions of them. In addition, Lee Min Ho’s mother will be giving interesting narrations on Lee Min Ho’s childhood in a 5-part daily articles, beginning from the 16th.
(From Lee Min Ho’s mom)
I had a dream when I was bearing Min Ho, the dream scene is a plateau of chilli ground. Although the hospital did not gave me the sex of my child, but since having that dream, I was confident that it should be a son. I don’t normally like to eat meat, but for some strange reasons, I liked it alot during my pregnancy period. I ate beef every four days and now Lee Min Ho’s favourite dish is chilli with beef.
Min Ho was 3.2kg when he was born, a little lighter than the average newborn babies. His health was toward the weaker side from young till his elementary school stage. His Bronchus had some problems, therefore he is prone to cold whenever the season changes. And also, no matter how much food he ate, he just couldn’t get fat. I’m of blood type A, his body and personalities are very similar to me.
He doesn’t eat alot, nutritional tonics were given to him almost every season. We gave him a lot of food just like what others did to their child but he just can’t grow fat. He was always very shy with strangers and very sensitive. Therefore, I always had to carry him around and coax him.
Min Ho is especially beautiful when young. His eyes were bigger than his elder sister, his nose was high as well. The earliest signs showing his talent of being an actor was during young, due of his eloquence. Although his sister is fluent in her speech, Min Ho had learned to talk much earlier. When he was still in his infancy stage, he could quickly detect moving objects. The very first time he called “mom” was also about 3 to 4 months faster than an average child.
(Rest of the article will only be out in the next few days)
Now let us look at the photo walkthough of Lee Min Ho.
One year old birthday
Lee Min Ho is only slightly taller than the average child when he was young. He isn’t really very tall. But as he grew up, he became much taller. His physique became better as well. This photo was taken at a banquet hall in Seoul. Young Min Ho who was only one year old at that time, was not interested in any of the food placed on the table. Instead, he wanted a mouthful of cola-flavoured ice-cream which his sister was eating that time.
Two years old, on the home bed
When he was young, we all called Min Ho “sudden blink”. The main reason was because due to his large eyes, it was very cute when his eyes blink continuously. Before Christmas, “little Min Ho” sat on the bed.
Five years old, waiting to eat the cake that his father had brought, with his sister
Min Ho had a very good relationship with his sister. The number of arguments they had were really countable. This day, they posed on the table with the cake that their father had bought.
Six years old, tour to Chung Pyung with family
As with his role in “Boys Before Flowers”, Lee Min Ho in real life doesn’t know how to swim either. He was very timid during young and everytime, the whole family has to encourage and coax him, before he will play in the water. Only after several assurance from his mom and sister did young Lee Min Ho decided to play in the water, but with his life-jacket and sunglasses on.
Seven years old, birthday at kindergarden
Min Ho is very shy, I had never dreamt of him becoming an actor one day. Even the song that he sang during his kindergarden birthday party was also after several practice at home with mom. Even though Min Ho was very shy when he was young, but he met plenty of friends when he progressed to middle school. He became more extrovert from then on.
Nine years old, grade 2, camping behind the school compound
During his elementary education, Min Ho learned soccer and started to like mountain climbing and playing around in the fields. During summer, he liked to catch insects.
Eighteen years old, high school graduation ceremony
Beginning from middle school stage, Min Ho is already very handsome and also enjoyed a high popularity among guy and girl friends. Even his sister’s friends called him “yun kyung’s ‘pretty boy’ brother”. He began his acting career when he was in his second year in high school. Although his looks is roughly the same as now, but he had pimples popping out as and when during that period.
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Despite the entire production getting a little break over the weekend since the scenes for Macau (showing this week) had been filmed beforehand, it was reported that Kim Hyun Joong who is playing Yoon Ji Ho in KBS2TV Boys Before Flowers had fainted on set. He had fainted once whilst filming in Macau and yesterday was his second time.
Hyun Joong was immediately sent to the hospital for treatment and was back home resting for the whole of yesterday. But he’s unlikely to get much rest as he was scheduled for a commercial shoot this afternoon. According to a DSP Entertainment representative, “We were pretty worried as this was his second time. The doctors have advised that Hyun Joong should get as much rest as possible. But because of the schedule, it’s quite difficult.”
It has been a worrying time for fans of the popular drama with their idols either getting in unfortunate accidents, lack of proper sleep, injuries, etc.
The cast of the hit drama, “Boys over Flowers” was on location in Macau for 2 weeks of filming (December 1 to 14th).
It was reported that some Korean fans have mistook an edited away production still, which was eventually not shown in the actual clip, as the ending of KBS drama “Boys Before Flowers“. Recently, a photo appeared on major Korean web portals, captioned “The ending of Boys Before Flowers”, showing Geum Jan Di and Goo Joon Pyo holding hands on the beach of New Caledonia. The production company have released a statement saying that this is just a cut away scene filmed at New Caledonia and not the ending of the drama. However, is this really the case?
I don’t have the clips of the previous episodes with me now, but if my memory serves me well, I’m 90% sure the production company is outright lying, same feeling as with the Korean fans. Whether in the end they choose this or not, this scene was likely to be one of the planned ending. And here’s why. Firstly, as you can see from the photo, Goo Joon Pyo (Lee Min Ho) is hanging a swimming goggle or snorkel around his neck. Wait isn’t he afraid of water? Secondly, you might be able to see vaguely that Geum Jan Di is wearing a necklace (probably can’t see the shape, likely to be the star necklace in episode 12). Did she have a necklace back then? Thirdly, correct me if I’m wrong, at that point of time, are both of them that close to be holding hand in such a blissful manner?
Based on these loopholes, fans have determined that this is indeed the final ending of the drama. Some fans even came out with their own plot, saying that under the help of Geum Jan Di, Goo Joon Pyo finally overcome his water phobia. As a reward, Goo Hye Sun received a necklace from Goo Joon Pyo (as akin to the Japanese version). But with episode 12, this plot is likely out.
Dramas like “What Happened in Bali?” and “Sorry I Love You” which have overseas scenes, will usually have their ending filmed overseas beforehand, which raises the suspicion by fans. Thus, fans have protested that since the ending is leaked, shouldn’t the team film another ending?
What the production company said was that this is just one of the edited scene and not part of the final ending, there are a total of 24 episodes for the drama and they have only the draft for the first 20 episodes. The final ending is still not determined yet.
Well, whether this is true or not, they will likely have to come out with a different ending, some place that doesn’t involve beaches.
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