BIGBANG‘s Taeyang participated in his first pictorial since his military discharge with Esquire, where he showed great charisma and focus during the shoot.

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What gained particular attention was the interview that he participated in, revealing his future plans as well as his plans to give away thousands of his personal belongings to a flea market.

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Taeyang started off by talking about what the military did for his mindset.

I ended up having to reflect upon myself a lot, and at the same time, I feel like I gained a lot of energy.

– Taeyang

He also spoke up about BIGBANG’s decision to perform at Coachella and what he plans for the future.

When we received the offer, the members and I thought about it for a long time. All I want now is to have a great performance at Coachella.

– Taeyang

But ahead of Coachella, Taeyang plans to get together with fans through a flea market and auction.

I thought a lot about how to meet my fans for the first time after my discharge. When you’re in the military, all you wear is your uniform. That made me realize that I have way too many things. I thought about how to deal with my many belongings, which led me to decide on a flea market under my name.

– Taeyang

The flea market is set to take place on January 18, and it will be selling 2200 fashion items, furniture, and lifestyle items including 1300 of Taeyang’s personal belongings.

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The profits will be donated to charities for hearing-impaired children and youth, which is very dear to Taeyang’s heart.

It’s important to see as well, but I feel like a phrase or beautiful sounds can change a person the most, so I hope that this will be a special gift to hearing-impaired children and youth.

– Taeyang