A compilation of the recent media interview articles in which Sang Hyun talks about his relationship with Maybee and how meeting her had been the best thing that has happened for him. He has now a new sense of purpose and direction in life and he’s happy.
Sang Hyun did not know that the news of his marriage would cause such a heated response but had thought that it would just be an issue for a day or so. For the stars whose every move would be talked about, their love and marriage alike are private matters which they are reluctant to reveal willingly. The announcement of Sang Hyun and Maybee’s marriage had become a hot topic with immediate speculation on its quick decision, so the announcement was done to make it honorable.
When he was 40, the loneliness he felt had turned toxic and it was aggravated by the family. His sisters and relatives were already married and he was the only unmarried one without his own home. His parents’ health was not very good and he had the idea to get married soon. It was age that made him think about family rather than only of work.
His emotional changes too had played a part. When he turned 4o, he had undergone a period of depression. Though he likes hiking, he did not go for a year as he went through mood swings. It was a turning point for him when he met Maybee. Spending time with a loved one makes him see the world differently. It was a feeling akin to being reborn. Not being alone and setting up a home with someone gives him the feeling that this was Act 2 of his life.
Sang Hyun had first met Maybee in April on a blind date set up by his manager. It was around the time when he was filming Gapdong. Though she did not have his ideal chubby look, his first impression of her was that of a relaxed person. He had felt very comfortable talking to her and had liked her smile. That day they just had a drink and then parted. After filming of Gapdong had ended, he felt a bit more curious about her.
Each time they talked while having a meal together, he would notice her charm emerging and had wanted to listen further. He would be thinking of where to bring her next and there was no hiding the truth that it was nice for them to meet. Meeting her made him feel refreshed and it was a great feeling.
It was a quick succession from dating to marriage. When he was determined to marry her, he had confided in her the travails of living with his family and extended family. Maybee’s preference for a large family was a good point. When he had brought up that remark ‘When we stay together, please help my mum’, fortunately it was well received.
On what they both like about each other, Sang Hyun says he feels at ease when he’s with her and she is much more caring than what he first thought. And she’s a clean woman. They had done many fun things together and sometimes when he does something ridiculous, she would have a good laugh and he likes that. He had asked her why she likes him and she said that he’s a little unusual. Other men on blind dates would have a drinking party and try to impress her but Sang Hyun isn’t like that. Instead they would spend their time having fun chats. And she likes his frank look.
His family is really big . He is the eldest grandson and so is his dad. When they have a feast, there would be about 50-60 relatives. Also memorial offerings are made 8-9 times a year. There would be so many people coming that they can’t all fit into the house so they would have to eat in 2 shifts. His mother is elderly and as usual, relatives would not just stay until evening but have breakfast before leaving. So it occurred to him that he really should get married quickly.
His grandfather too had often said the same. Their family is loud and boisterous. He had brought this up to Maybee and she seems to like a big family very much. With the new year approaching, he is worried that the experience might be difficult. After Healing Camp, wedding preparation had sped up. These days Maybee visits his mum daily and they spend a great time together. He hopes that they would get along well together like this for a long time.
Sang Hyun plans to build a house next to his parents’ home in Paju and set up a cafe on the first level. His parents live alone in a big house in the countryside. It’s completely dark at night and there are few houses around. That makes him worried. He wants to start building this house which he hopes will give fond memories and instill the importance of home for his children. It is a house to live in until death and which the children can inherit. He certainly hopes to have 3 kids.
At first he had a lot of worries as to where to built this house. He had gone around to check out some places. There is some land beside his parents’ house so why would he want to look elsewhere? Maybee and his mum gets along very well just like mother and daughter. They go to the garlic field, covers it with vinyl sheet, clears the dog poop and prepares rice. They have fun making the side dishes and becomes closer quickly.
Not living in the same house but living next door would be fun. When Maybee gives birth and writes a book, his mum can look after the children. With grandma living next door, it would be better home teaching.
For the house he’s building, the first floor will have a cafe. The locals can drop by for tea and it would be nice that his mum has things to do. Maybee also loves coffee. For the second floor, he plans to build a residential facility. Though there is only a paddy field in front, he hopes that it will be relaxing for those who go there for a drink.
Their wedding would be in line with a concert and they would sing a duet together with the lyrics written by Maybee. Sang Hyun plans to take a break after his wedding next February, traveling with her and spending time with his family. After that, he would put more focus on movies.
Sang Hyun certainly seems to have found a new joy in his life and a new direction in which he is moving with confidence. Wishing him and Maybee long lasting love and happiness. Hope to visit his cafe in future and meet his 3 kids.