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11 February 2009 @ 10:57 pm
[TRANS] F.T Island - Oh Wonbin's farewell letter  
I wouldn`t say I`m a diehard F.T Island fan, but I was still horribly shocked and upset when I found out Wonbin was leaving. :( I used to think of him as "the guy who kind of looks like Golf and Mike, except better"...it`s kind of sad that I won`t get the opportunity to get to know who he really was now. :(

This (originally posted at ftisland by krillia) was the letter he wrote and read to Primadonna Japan at their fanmeeting yesterday (the 10th of February 2009), which was also the last time he ever performed with F.T Island. It is so, SO heartbreaking and touching :'((((


First and foremost..I'm really sorry..
I'm really sorry I won't be able to be together with the members from now on, and that I also cannot be together with all the fans.
But today, because I wanted to see all of Primadonna Japan, I have come to Japan.

I also thought about this and discussed this with everyone for a long time and this is the conclusion I have come to, but I think there will also be people who will not think of this kind of me very well.
I am sorry.
Also, all kinds of rumours have been spreading ever since I quit the group, that I was bullied, or that I wasn't getting along well with the members...that is not the reality of it.

I don't know if the other members are listening to me, but there is something I want to use this opportunity to say.
Jonghun, Hongki, Jaejin and even though he's not here, Minhwan!
Even though I think no matter what kind of words I say my feelings right now will not be able to be expressed, I really had a lot of fun.
The four years I spent with everyone, if I look back we had fights, and though I can't say it was always enjoyable, I gained many things, and it was by all means not a painful time.
To be honest I don't know how all of you think of me right now.
Since it's not like I always showed a good side of myself and all.
But to be honest, I didn't know it at that time.
That I would come to think of all of you this much when I separated from you.
I'm taking this opportunity today to say this, but I think I will always be together with you all, and I will always be cheering for you.
I really, really thank you.

And to all the members of Primadonna Japan, I really thank you very much.
Even though we've only released two albums in Japan and things were just getting started from now on, of what's happened till now I have many difficult, enjoyable, and other memories.
That may be so, but strangely the memories that remain me with right now are nothing but the enjoyable ones.
Thank you very much.
I won't forget you, and I think I won't be able to.

I will not say goodbye.
Someday, though I really don't know when that'll be, until the time I am able to meet all of you, I think I would like to do my best each and every day, like it's my last one.

All the members of Primadonna Japan,
I really thank you very much.

February 10, 2009
From Wonbin


Oh god. I WANT TO CRY. :'(((((((

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Current Mood: sadsad
アンドレア !: OH wonbinpoeek on February 11th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot for sharing this! I really needed to hear or read that wonbin himself says that he wasn't bullied. It's such relief that it was just a stupid rumor.

His goodbye letter was so beautiful! He made me cry again ;( cuz this is like a reality check too! He'll never be with fti again.. I'm going to miss him so so SO much, but I'll be waiting for him!

Hwaiting Wonbin! All the primadonnas will be supporting you! :)

Thanks again^.^
りんpinkulemon on February 11th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
You`re very welcome! I just hope he wasn`t asked to cover it up or anything >.> But in a way it`s better if we didn`t know...I think a lot of fans would have some shattered illusions if they found out that was the truth :(

It really was beautiful, really well written and so so sad :(( I really wish him all the best ♥ ^^
knowmonstaknowmonsta on February 11th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
His letter was so nice! And I am so glad to hear that the band wasn't bullying him.

Thank you so much for translating this!!!! ^_^.
りん: changmin x pretty in isolationpinkulemon on February 11th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
You`re welcome..^^ It really is a beautiful letter. :')
t•언니: wonbin ; masktaengoo on February 11th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
crying. again.
りん: minsu x fsfdfsga <333pinkulemon on February 11th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
*cries with you* :'((((

I can`t even imagine how you must feel because F.T Island isn`t even my main fandom...but I think if Wonbin made this decision after so much consideration he will definitely be happier this way, and no matter what happens in the future, there will always be a bond between Wonbin and FTI ♥
(no subject) - taengoo on February 11th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Quinnquinnsan on February 11th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
I AM crying. Wonbin~

I was just really getting into FTI when I found out he was leaving and I was extremely upset because I know he was going to end up being my favorite..and even though he's not in the group anymore he still will be.

I used to think of him as "the guy who kind of looks like Golf and Mike, except better"...
Hey I love GM and I think they look amazing~ So all 3 are hot and adorable and...yeah. xDD

*hides in the corner and cries while reading the letter over and over again*
りん: jaemin x l o v epinkulemon on February 11th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
We have....so many of the same fandoms. 8DD I swear I see your name EVERYWHERE. XD

Okay back to Wonbin >.> Sigh it is really sad isn`t it. :( I just....don`t know what I`d do if it were DBSK instead, I would probably be sobbing my heart out and smashing my computer into the ground by now .____. Even picturing it is just heartwrenching for me. ._.

I find Golf and Mike kind of weird, but I think that`s just baseless prejudice~ XD Lol they`ve given up-close-and-personal concerts like five minutes away from my house before (I`m from Malaysia) and I totally didn`t know till I went to the place like a few days later. 8D
(no subject) - quinnsan on February 11th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Hongkishhongkish on February 11th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
thank you so much for sharing this, it's really something I felt that I needed to hear. I was so mad when the rumour about bullying came out, it upset me because I don't think the other members would do that.

I will miss him so god damn much ;_; I cry almost every time I think about this.
and this letter really reliefed some of my.. i don't know; disappointment? I can't really find a word for it.

i will forever cheer you on <3
りん: jae x ok、so the hair workspinkulemon on February 11th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
You`re very welcome <3 I`m glad Wonbin stepped up to defend his members too...and that he knows he`ll forever be part of the group. It would be awful if he left on bad terms and didn`t want to have anything to do with them.
Eri(kaya) ♫: Wonbin - Bah.ayakabun on February 11th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
thanks for sharing! it was a relief that he wasn't mistreated or anything thus he left, i'm glad he's fine and all. Although he won't be with ft island anymore, i'm still gonna support him and ft island both! i hope everything works well for him and i'd really be very happy to see him again! ):

till then, i'd wait patiently!

thanks for translating and sharing this! thanks!
Nanasassylina on February 11th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot for posted this, now I'll feel better about WonBin departure. I'm also glad he cleared up all the rumors and revealed his point of view.
effervesecent on February 11th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Wow, this is hella depressing.

He is so missed.
hongstar: cryinghong_star on February 11th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
thank you for translating now i'm crying
Crustacean Replicator: FTI - Emo Guitaristkrillia on February 11th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the translation. Rough translation or smooth, or even only understanding the bare minimum as I did, it was just nice to "hear" something from Wonbin's own mouth. The fact that it was much less of a soundbite than it could have been, and actually sounded (and hopefully WAS) honest and real makes it even better.

I must say it is very weird to have something I provided wandering around the internet for translations, or just original language angsting. It makes me inordinately happy, for sure, but it's weird. I never get to be the source for anything
Yoona ♥xxtohoshinkixx on February 11th, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
I'm actually not even fan of FT.Island....
but... after I read this...
I was like awwwww *ALMOST cried* -.-

thank you for sharing this XD
watarulover: Primadonnawatarulover on February 11th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
Gosh he made me cry this baka T__T
I will miss you... and wait for you dear BinBin

thanks for sharing this ♥
Olivia: Shit!olive_101 on February 12th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
this is so touching...T_T

i'm glad he clarified how he wasn't bullied by the other members, now people will stop spreading rumors. >.>"

Well, good luck to wonbin after leaving FTI!
Talilivelovespeak37 on February 12th, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
thank you for making more sense of the letter <333

i feel like my heart broke all over again.

i want to refer back to this, so read the repost post you had, and in my blog, I wanted to say my opinion on it, so i am going to link back to this =)
beauty0fparting: hoon!crybeauty0fparting on February 12th, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
he still didn't say why he left.. he just dodged that question... oh well.. i respect his privacy... hope he does well in whatever he wants to do...