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  • [Cool Kiz On The Block] Chang-min's Honest Confession Shines Amid Loss
  • [2013-04-25]
  • The great idol Chang-min drops his racquet, buckling under pressure.

    Following the match against "Mokdong Ping Pongs" in Sangdo-dong last week, the Arts and Sports team prepared for their second match by making new recruits. They brought in actor Jung Eun-pyo, a hidden star in the world of ping pong and idol star Jae-kyung who is hungry for victory, focusing on how they will win the next match.

    Chang-min, who was unable to even take part in last week's match due to his teams defeat, especially showed a lot of improvement becoming the rising star of the Arts and Sports team. He showed much enthusiasm for the upcoming match, even setting up a ping pong table at his office in Japan and practicing all night during his visit for concerts there, raising expectations for the upcoming match.



    However, once Chang-min started playing, the anticipation quickly turned to concern. Chang-min was unable to even beat Jae-kyung, who just started learning ping pong the past week. After his first loss, he kept saying "What am I going to do?" and wouldn't budge from the floor where he lay down.

    Chang-min revealed his true feelings through an interview. He said, he was in a cold sweat and realized how small his plate was as a man. He said he suffered a mental breakdown after the first attack, adding that "I used to be really competitive when I was young, but coming out to society at a young age and constantly competing with other groups to survive made me lose sight. I think the game brought back my old burning desire to win".

    The ping pong match between 26 year-old Chang-min and 72 year-old Kim Young-soon was a special time for the youngster who had to hide away his instincts to survive in a world of competition and an experienced teacher that had long ago taught kids around his age.

    As soon as their game was over fans posted up comments on various online sites saying, "My mom was so sad Chang-min lost. Good luck!", "Chang-min the ping pong dunce vs TXVQ's Chang-min. They're so different!", "His honest confession makes me feel like idol stars are human too", and "I'm looking forward to Chang-min's next move".

     

    Photo credit: captured from KBS Our Neighborhood Arts & Sports
    Written by: Jeon Ji-young
    CopyrightⒸ KBS & KBS Media - Illegal reproduction and distribution is forbidden

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