[TRANS] 140205 Max Changmin Talks About Leaving ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master’… “It’s Helped Me Learn The Joy Of Sports”


TVXQ (U-Know Yunho, Max Changmin)’s Max Changmin has marked the end of his time on ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety and Sports’ with the celebrity team’s basketball match against a Seoul team.

A basketball match between the celebrity team and the Seoul team was featured during the episode of KBS 2TV’s variety show ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety and Sports’ that aired on the 4th. On this day, the celebrity team was able to beat out the Seoul team by a small margin, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats.

Max Changmin opened up about leaving the program and said, “In the past, I never used to participate in sports. Because my body isn’t that strong, I would easily get injured,” and “This was the first time that I’ve learned the joy of playing sports with others.”

Meanwhile, Max Changmin has been appearing on the show since it began last April. Till now, Max Changmin has participated in the show’s table tennis, bowling, badminton and basketball matches, bringing laughter and emotions to the show’s viewers.

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[TRANS] 140205 U-Know Yunho Proves His Strong Friendship With Max Changmin By Visiting The Set Of ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master’


U-Know Yunho has garnered a great deal of attention for making an appearance on ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety and Sports’.

KBS 2TV’s ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety and Sports’ will mark the end of its four-month-long basketball season with a match again the ‘Seoul’ team.

U-Know Yunho’s surprise visit to the celebrity team’s last match to show his support for Max Changmin has drawn the attention of many. Saying, “I cleared my schedule to come here,” U-Know Yunho made a surprise visit to support Max Changmin, whose face brightened when he saw his fellow group member. Coach Choi In Seon couldn’t hold back his surprise at U-Know Yunho’s appearance as he asked, “Did you come to support Changmin in his last match?”

To this, U-Know Yunho said, “I’ve never seen Changmin work so hard since becoming a member of TVXQ. This is the first time I’ve seen him cry. I was so surprised.” U-Know Yunho’s display of affection had Max Changmin saying, “Your appearance is putting so much pressure on me, it’s crazy.”

According to the staff, U-Know Yunho stayed till the end of the match between the two teams, and joined 1,500 fans in cheering Max Changmin on. Applause and cheers filled the gymnasium whenever Max Changmin scored or caught a rebound, while fans expressed their disappointment and sorrow whenever a mistake was made.

A staff member of ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master’ stated, “U-Know Yunho’s appearance was a complete surprise that hadn’t been planned in advance,” and “We would like to thank U-Know Yunho for showing his support for Max Changmin and staying till the very end of the match. Max Changmin was able to end the match on a high note thanks to U-Know Yunho’s support.”

Meanwhile, U-Know Yunho’s visit to Max Changmin’s basketball game can be seen on the 43rd episode of ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety and Sports’.

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[TRANS] 140128 Max Changmin Says His Farewells To ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master’ And Says, “It Made Me More Nervous Than TVXQ Did”


TVXQ’s Max Changmin said his farewells to KBS 2TV’s ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety and Sports’ with tears streaming down his face.

Max Changmin recently joined the rest of the team of ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master’ for their boot camp in Gochang, Jeollabuk-do. The event was meaningful for the singer as it marks the end of his time on the show.

The basketball team gathered together at the end of the day to spend some quality time with Max Changmin, who will be leaving the show after the team’s last basketball match.

Max Changmin received video messages from Jo Dal Hwan, Lee Byung Jin and FeelDog, celebrities who were on the show with him. He was moved to tears when he also received a photo album that contained memories of his time on the show as a surprise gift from the staff.

The staff cried along with him as Max Changmin let himself cry, mourning his departure together.

Max Changmin said, “Before I came to today’s filming session, I told myself that I wasn’t going to cry,” and “I suffered from an injury early on in the season, and it stressed me out because it made me feel like I was just hovering around everyone else instead of helping out.”

He also expressed his passion for basketball when he added, “I felt more nervous about our basketball matches than I did for TVXQ’s comeback stage,” and “I fell for basketball so hard that it was almost crippling.”

The episode will air on the 28th at 11:20pm.

Meanwhile, Max Changmin’s last appearance on the show will be the 4th of February.

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Kool Kidz on the Block Sampler Shows with Changmin et al & Shinwa: Bowling, Ping Pong, Basketball

TV rating:  Viewer Discretion Advised. Not for those under 15.  
There is no logical order here, just a few episodes to watch 🙂

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[TRANS] 131202 Max Changmin And John Park Try To Get In Park Jin Young’s House By Climbing Over His Fence

Max Changmin and John Park were caught trying to climb over Park Jin Young’s fence to get into his house.

The 35th episode of KBS 2TV’s ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety and Sports’ had the celebrity basketball team visiting Park Jin Young’s house. One of the highlights of the episode was seeing Max Changmin and John Park trying to enter Park Jin Young’s house by climbing over his fence.

The trip to the singer’s house took place because of the promise Park Jin Young during the team’s first practice sessions, when he said, “I’ll buy dinner on the day our team gets its first victory.” With two victories under their belt, the team was invited to Park Jin Young’s home.


On this day, Max Changmin and John Park arrived much earlier than the rest of their time. Unable to find an entrance to the house, the two singers tried to climb over the fence surrounding the house to get in.

Seeing the rolls of toilet paper that John Park had brought for a housewarming gift, Max Changmin asked what the meaning of bringing toilet paper to a housewarming party was. Not knowing the actual meaning of the gift, John Park said, “Isn’t it because moving in to a new house means you probably don’t have a lot of toilet paper at home?” Due to fact that John Park has spent the majority of his life overseas, he did not know that toilet paper is gifted so that ‘Good things keep rolling’ in the house they are given to.

Unfortunately, that day happened to be the day of Korea’s first snowfall of the year, and the celebrity team were forced to sit outside and shiver as they enjoyed their barbecue. Unable to bear the cold, Kang Ho Dong said, “Is this an invitation or a punishment,” while John Park said, “This is crazy.”

The inside of Park Jin Young’s house was also revealed on this episode, which will air at 11:20pm on Tuesday.

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[TRANS] 130808 ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master’ Set To Air A ’88 Olympics Special… With The Reappearance Of Table Tennis


According to a representative of the program, ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety and Sports’ is preparing a ’1988 Olympics Special’, that is set to begin airing early September, after their badminton project. The special episodes will be to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the ’88 Seoul Olympics, which were held in September, 1988.

To commemorate the fact that table tennis was chosen as an official Olympics sport during the ’88 Seoul Olympics, ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety and Sports’ will be revisiting it once more. Comedian Park Sung Ho, who had joined the celebrity team during their table tennis matches, is set to return for the event.

One representative stated, “The Olympics special will begin airing before Chuseok (mid September) and finish after Chuseok, and will be dealing with a variety of sports,” and “Table tennis is one of the sports that the team will be playing and the special will be aired across several episodes.”

Meanwhile, ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety and Sports’ is a program that boosts health and happiness through friendly matches with ordinary people and has already taken on table tennis, bowling and badminton.

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[TRANS] 130731 Max Changmin Says, “The Show Has Helped Change My Bitter And Depressed Personality” (Interview)

Our Changmin has changed~’

TVXQ’s Max Changmin is currently busy training for KBS 2TV’s ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety and Sports’. Although he has a packed overseas schedule as a singer, he always works hard to complete his missions for the show and is reaping in great success as an emcee. He has won over his viewers with his hard work and effort.



Max Changmin himself is very happy that he was able to join the ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master’ team. During an interview with Newsen, Max Changmin said, “My life has become more enjoyable. I actually found it hard to approach others first and I used to be quite an introvert, but I’ve become more of an extrovert thanks to this show. Exercising and participating in matches together has helped form a natural camaraderie with the others, and I find it easier to keep an eye on those around me.”

Anyone who watches the show can see just how much Max Changmin loves his fellow teammates, and how hard he works for every match and practice session. One of his bowling matches in early July had viewers reaching out for the singer when he cried over an unfortunate loss. Though it was not aired, Max Changmin was crying so hard that he was unable to say his closing comments. The staff came to the decision to cut that scene from the episode.

Regarding this, Max Changmin confessed, “I had become close friends with the other guys like Kang Ho Dong, Lee Soo Geun, Lee Byung Jin, Alex and Jo Dal Hwan and I felt even more disappointed at the loss because I had worked so hard to prepare for the match. I had practiced so hard, giving up my breaks in between our concerts in Japan, so I felt even more upset that I lost. I really wanted to end the match on a high… I felt sorry to the others and I felt disappointed at myself. There were so many emotions running through me.”

According to Max Changmin’s close acquaintances, he is the kind of person who always works hard at what he does. Not even the smallest things pass by him unattended to. Because of this, he has felt an immense sense of responsibility about appearing on the show. Staff members who saw the ripped skin on his hands from bowling too much even said, “Your primary job is being a singer. Focus on that. Take care of yourself so that you can focus on your concerts as well.”

However, Max Changmin refused to give up his Japanese concerts or his bowling matches. He had always laid low during his breaks, but since beginning the show, he began going to bowling alleys whenever he had a moment to spare and kept practicing as much as he could. Max Changmin said, “Practicing and getting used to the sports made me feel more at ease with myself. I think that’s why the tears came after I lost. I think those tears were proof that I’ve gotten more comfortable with the show.”

The singer has gained so much through the show. Not only has he become close friends with people such as Lee Soo Geun, Jo Dal Hwan and Kang Ho Dong, and has currently become closer with stars such as John Park and 2PM’s Chansung. He has been meeting with Chansung for dinner often and they have finally begun to feel more comfortable around each other for the first time in years.

Max Changmin smiled and said, “The kid who used to stay at home and sit around every day is now sweating it out and moving around. It’s helped a lot with my personality. In the past, I used to feel very bitter and depressed. But participating in sports activities through the show has helped me release my stress faster and it’s making me much happier. I’m grateful to myself for taking on this challenge. I’ve found a new sense of vitality in my life.”

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[TRANS] 130424 Max Changmin Says, “Debuting At A Young Age, I Was Knocked Down Left And Right”

[TRANS] 130424 Max Changmin Says, “Debuting At A Young Age, I Was Knocked Down Left And Right”

Max Changmin’s hidden competitiveness came out during ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety and Sports’.

During the episode KBS 2TV’s ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety and Sports’ that aired on the 23rd of April, the celebrity team went against the Mokdong Ping-pongs.

On this day, Max Changmin was the first one up to bat against the Mokdong Ping-pongs. He was more nervous about it than anyone else as he had been unable to participate in the last competition against the Sangdo-dong team and was less skilled at table tennis than his team members. Not only this, but his opponent’s considerable talent and his nerves had him making mistake after mistake.

Because of this, the Mokdong Ping-pongs were able to clinch an easy win over the singer and Max Changmin became extremely discouraged. After the competition, Max Changmin reproached himself as he said, “I was so nervous. Why am I a man of such poor caliber?”

However, he expressed his passion and competitiveness for table tennis as he confessed, “I used to be really competitive. But I was knocked down left and right because I had made my debut a a young age and was locked in competitions within the group and with other groups. So I found myself making excuses for myself about losing to others, and that put me at ease. But I think I’ve found my competitive streak again through table tennis.”

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[TRANS] 130408 Kang Ho Dong’s New Variety Show ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety And Sports’ Begins This Week

[TRANS] 130408 Kang Ho Dong’s New Variety Show ‘Our Neighborhood’s Master of Variety And Sports’ Begins This Week

The first episode of ‘Our Neighborhood’s Masters of Variety and Sports’ will pit the team against a team in Sangdo-dong for a fierce battle of table tennis.

In the first episode ,which is set to air on the 9th of April on KBS 2TV, the team of Kang Ho Dong, Lee Soo Geun and Max Changmin will go against the Table Tennis Lovers team in Sangdo-dong, whose skills rival that of professional players

.Though the celebrity team’s skills are that of a beginner, they have only been given four days to prepare. This lead to the recruitment of Park Sung Ho, who is the captain of Korea’s celebrity table tennis team, Kim Byung Man and sports-dol Minho. Actor Jo Dal Hwan, the hidden ace of table tennis, was also called in.

The staff of the new variety show promised to grant the three MCs (Kang Ho Dong, Lee Soo Geun, Max Changmin) a wish if they won the match. Kang Ho Dong said, “I’ve never been tossed into the air in celebration before because I was a wrestler. I’ve always been jealous of other athletes for it,” and “If we win the table tennis match, I’d like for the viewers to toss us into the air as a celebratory gesture.”

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