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EXO-K KAI & EXO-M LAY -DANCING 9 SPECIAL STAGE

EXO-K BaekHyun & SuHo-mbc quiz to change the world

EXO-IME INTERVIEW - STORIES

130925 - EXO D.O, Kai’s Story



After the outdoor photoshoot, D.O shyly sat down and focused on caterpillars. “Are your feet this small?’ After seeing the baby shoes that were at the studio, his round eyes got even bigger. He may seem like a baby like this but D.O is actually a ‘real man’. As soon as the group photoshoot started, he went to the center and confidently said “Okay, let’s go”, just like he wanted the members to focus [on the work]. Even if he looks like a kid, his reversal charms can be seen through his indifferent gaze.

D.O. I was born on January 12th 1993. I am EXO-K’s main vocal. I was also in charge of getting hit by Luhan hyung in the EXO music video drama episode that was released not too long ago, this is what the producer decided because he thought it’d fit my image. But my real image isn’t what you saw…. or is it really? Is it really the kind of image I have? The other members always make fun of me. I don’t know why. I have no way to show my dignity so I have to face the members just like always. There are sometimes moments when I have to show my aegyo but it’s really difficult. The meat I grill tastes better than the other members’ so I’ve become in charge of cooking the meat. I don’t have any particular know-how but the more you grill meat, the more you will get this ‘feeling’ you can’t express with words. Ah, I think it’d be fun if I got to appear onKBS <Happy Together 3>'s night time cafeteria, but I haven't found the recipe I'd show there yet. There's a misunderstanding saying I am good at cooking, I actually only enjoy doing so. Even if the members said during an interview that I take care of them well like a mother. (Q. Doesn't it only mean than the members often ask you to cook?) However, when I'm asked to do something, I don't do it. I cook when I feel like it and at that's when we eat together. I really like singing while Chanyeol is playing the guitar. It might be because we’ve started practicing together ever since our trainee days but we get along well. If I change the rythm when singing, Chanyeol will make sure to follow me and if he changes, then I am the one following him. (Chanyeol : There are about 15 songs we told ourselves we’d show the world once we debut). True. ‘Nothing On You’, that we performed on KBS 2FM’s <Super Junior’s Kiss The Radio> was one of them. I’ve listened to R&B music ever since I was a kid so I really enjoy it. Later on, when we hold our concert, I want my solo stage to only be made of a stand mic and my voice in order to make [the audience] listen to black music properly. I like Chris Brown and Justin Bieber so I often listen to these two singers’ songs. I actually haven’t recovered from the ‘superior orchestra' trauma. I haven't found a special way to get over it yet but I think I'll have to do so by gaining experience.


"Ah! Not too long ago I cried my eyes out while watching a modern dance performance!" Kai’s voice is getting louder. Looking at him getting excited while talking about dancing makes him more look like Kim Jongin who’s just like other people of the same age rather than Kai who’s overflowing with charisma. It was even more obvious while he was posing seriously when D.O came up to him and invited him to make bubbles together, his eyes automatically formed crescents and he smiled. He even joked around by wearing the baby shoes D.O brought on his great toe, finding out that the gap between Kai and Kim Jongin wasn’t easy to see was an interesting discovery.

Kai. I was born on January 14th 1994. I’ve learned ballet ever since I was a kid. Lately, while watching Mnet’s <Dancing 9> I’ve been wondering what would have happened if I had kept on doing ballet until now. I would have probably gone ‘all-in’ and gone overseas to pratice, right? Since there’s nothing I want to be better at than dancing and singing. If I ever become a ballerino, I want to create a piece in which I’d express how I can’t give up on the woman I love with my body. I am a perfectionist so when I make a mistake on stage, I blame myself a lot. When I’m back at home I go ‘Ah ! Why did I mess up here !’ and such. I love R&B a lot. If I get the chance to be in aunit or have my own solo, I want to show a cool performance with a song that would have a strong beat but would still be calm. I think Michael Jackson, Usher and Chris Brown are really sexy men on stage. (Laughs) I feel like they make the ladies go crazy even with the most common gestures. The members danced on <Weekly Idol> not too long ago. First of all, I think Suho hyung could dance well if he practiced a bit more whereas Chen hyung lived up to his ‘Funky funky Chen’ name by showing his unique sense of rythm. I think he’ll be good at locking in the future. Ah, when I hit Sehun’s butt in <Weekly Idol>, it wasn’t because I was in a bad mood, it’s because there’s another reason behind this. Usually, when you eat someone in the butt, you don’t use the top of your foot. However I hit Sehun when he was standing. So… I ended up hitting his butt. Hahaha. But didn’t I hit him too? Well, I thought of it as a chance that wouldn’t be given to me again anytime soon so I hit him for fun but I ended up hitting him much harder than expected so I was surprised. I’ve been following the Premier League since my first year at high school and that’s how I’ve become a Chelsea fan. This year, if Chelsea doesn’t end up first, I think they’ll get the second place? So if earthlings could emigrate to EXO Planet, I would try to become a ballerino or a football player. If I had to compare myself to an animal, I’d say a jaguar. First because my skin is dark. And also because jaguars are usually slow, once they speed up they make a 180 degree change. I think [jaguars] are similar to me in this because I live pretty leisurely but when I dance, I focus on it more than everyone else.



130924 - EXO Suho, Lay’s Story



Leading a team of 12 people at the age of 23 can be too much for some people. However, Suho who has been a trainee for a long time and thus earned practical experience since his early trainee days, is the type of leader who reacts in a neat way instead of raising his voice. However, when you talk with him and get over that nice and adult-like first impression, you can see a shy, strange and cute boy who nods his head repeatedly. Suho calls himself ‘an unexpectedly fun person’, and this is the reason why we agree with him.

Suho. Born on May 22nd 1991. I am EXO’s leader. I buy food to all the members, but I feel proud when my dongsaengs say they want to buy me food after enjoying what I bought for them. On the other hand, I feel a bit useless when I buy a member something to eat because I thought it’d be tasty and that the said member doesn’t find it good and leaves it untouched. (Laughs). Rather than my speciality, golfing is my hobby. When I was in middle school, it piqued my interest when I was at the fitness center and I even learnt how to play it for 6 months but my skills still aren’t good enough. Since I’m the leader, when we just debuted I was in charge of answering questions about EXO’s meaning and the album concepts, I was seen as a firm and exemplary character. (Lay : Our leader is really serious and works hard in everything. He’s cool.) However, I’m an “unexpectedly” fun person. (Laughs) People who haven’t talked with me and have only seen me being quiet probably won’t know about this but if you talk with me for 5~10 minutes, or if you exchange texts with me, you will be able to know how fun of a person I am ! On MBC EveryOne’s <Weekly Idol> D.O said about my face that “When he’s not moving he’s handsome but when he laughs he gets ugly”, honestly… I acknowledge the fact I’m not handsome when I laugh. (Laughs) If you watch MBC’s <I live Alone>, you’ll be able to feel how much I like being together with my fellow members. But when I’m tired and I want to sleep and that the members come into my room one after the other because they have things to tell me, I also tell myself I sometimes needtime for myself only. If the earthlings were able to emigrate to EXO Planet, I would like to become a teacher who’d help students by teaching them my knowledge, helping them psychologically and by trying to understand their minds.



Because of his big eyes and long neck that are reminiscent of an herbivore animal, I guessed his personality would be calm and delicate. However, after seeing him on a variety program imitating Kristina with a serious face expression and shouting “Kim~chi~stew~” showed that, as expected, Lay was a twisted person. Seeing him reply actively to any type of question without hesitation and sometimes with a various vocabulary made me look forward to a remarkable character. Even though, of course, no matter how busy or how hard it is on him, the promise he has made with himself to never forget to say “Thank you” will stay the same.



Lay. I was born on October 7th 1991. I was asked ‘What’s the character that should be in the brackets in ‘ka na da ra ma ba sa ah ja cha ka ta () ha’ (T/N : It’s the Korean alphabetical order) before, and of course the answer is ‘pa’. Pa, pa Hip hop~ Yeah~ (Laughs). I am still diligently learning Korean. I’ve heard the expression ‘having swag’ from Sehun and used it once on a TV program. (Laughs). Baekhyun also teaches me a lot of interesting words but lately I’ve learned the word ‘energizer’. I like showering so the longest I can stay without showering is about 10 hours. Because I absolutely have to shower at least once every 10 hours, it could be a problem if water didn’t come out well in our dorm but fortunately, the installation in our dorm is well done so there’s always water. Haha ! I prelly much like all of Stephen Chow's movies. Among these, the funniest one is <Shaolin Soccer>. I want to have lunch with Teacher Lee Sooman once. If I were to pick the menu [for this lunch] I would of course enjoy pasta or pizza but the CEO will probably prefer something like kimchi stew so this is what I would order. I am in charge of thehealing superpower in EXO. Even though I can’t heal the members in real life, whenever something happens I pray for all of them. If earthlings were to emigrate to EXO Planet, I would make them tasty food and eat with them. I want to eat tasty meals with the people I love while living happily.


                                             130925 - “EXO Kris, Chanyeol’s story”



Short but strong. Kris’ one word that he tossed in, even if his words are not normal, he is overflowing with confidence. Whether it’s when the members saw a caterpillar and like it was nothing, he said “Let’s eat it!”, or when filming ended and he jumped and laid on the bed saying “Euha, as expected, I’m an action actor!”, laughing Kris is without a doubt, fresh. Kris’ own world where the reason why EXO is pizza is because you have to have all 12 pieces to be one. The more you get to know it, it’s a world the strangely drags you in.

Kris. I was born on November 11, 1990. I was born in China and raised in Canada. I am EXO-M’s leader and am in charge of rapping. When rapping in Korean, the pronunciation is certainly difficult. Usually when I talk, my pronunciation is strong and clear and I try to rap naturally but when I do it, people have said that it is awkward. On <Super Junior’s Kiss the Radio> I practiced the song I sang with D.O and Chanyeol, Dynamic Duo sunbaenim’s ”Guilty”, a lot and I’m glad the response was good. Apart from rap, I have a lot of interest in writing and composing songs, fashion design, DJing, etc. Out of the lyrics that I have written up until now, my favorite ones are ‘Just one more time one last time’. Cool style starts when one wears clothes that matches them the best. And the mental attitude in wanting to try new styles is important. Ah, in the future, when launching my own brand name, a name came to mind but it is a secret. (Kai: Say it now. What will you do if someone else uses it first?) No. But while it’s really cool, it also connects with me well. A name that anyone could look at and say ‘Ah, this is Kris’ brand’. From a long time ago, I have watched and studied Korean variety programs a lot. But I’m not someone with as good reactions as Chanyeol. (D.O: If you film for a long time, you can get tired but Chanyeol’s concentration is good so he doesn’t get tired. He’s amazing.) I have stood, protecting, in front of the bathroom for 30 minutes before for Tao. At that time I thought ‘Tao is still very young’. But now, since I’m lacking sleeping time, I haven’t been able to do that for him. I can’t sleep much but, my skin is nice… I think I was born with it. (Laughs) In particular, I don’t receive face care and I wash well. I am the type that has a lot of interest in acting. So it doesn’t matter if it’s Korean movies, Chinese movies, or Hollywood movies, I definitely watch them a lot. I haven’t been able to show something worthy of being called acting yet, but like in a music video for the short part that I was able to show, I worked really hard.


Only five minutes. In order to feel Chanyeol’s positive energy, this allotted time is enough. While shooting under the strong sunlight, making the atmosphere more ‘up’ by saying “Think it’s March. Ah~ It’s warm,” is just the basics. Although he’s afraid of bugs, just looking at Chanyeol who shines when he is intrigued that he found a “baby cricket” shows his charm that makes one end up smiling. While mischievously fooling around and hitting D.O with a ‘pak pak’ (t/n: sound of a hit) noise, the reason why his image while be remembered for a while is because whenever a question is thrown at him, his eyes shine brightly.

Chanyeol. I was born on November 27th, 1992. I have a positive personality and I am the type that loves myself. It is thanks to inheriting my parents’ positive energy. Ever since I was young I liked people and with the sociability I raised from the playground, I gained a lot of love! Even now, at a funny timing, whatever action I do, I think the members enjoy it. Lately, thinking about my health, instead of body gags, I’m researching ways to be funny by eloquence. However, if I can’t do what I need to do because I’m hurt, I will be come depressed and stressed. In my third year of middle school, I saw Muse for the first time at Pentaport Rock Festival and fell for them completely. It was really cool that they could make such a cool sound with three members. If I were to go to a rock festival now, I’d probably be shaking my head with everyone and doing'slam.' I started playing guitar since my first or second year of middle school. Possibly because I taught myself, I formed a hand habit. That is why I don’t just follow a song while listening like I did in the past but I am practicing in the direction where I master the basics. Ah, because my father recently gave me a good guitar for an early birthday present, I keep playing that. Constantly. (laughter) Ever since I was a trainee, I really liked rap but it is true that there weren’t a lot to chances for me to show that. Whenever I find the chance, like at a radio, I am preparing so I can show my best. Recently we’ve been going on variety programs a lot but I met Kim Bosung sunbae on KBS <Happy Sunday> ‘Mama Mia.’ I said I’d register the UFO Association, but I couldn’t yet. It’s because I haven’t seen (Kim Bosung) senior after the recording. The way to always win inrock paper scissors against the members is only by trusting myself. If I were able to migrate earthlings to EXO planet, besides a singer, I want to become a regular college student. Normally I enjoy webtoon <Cheese in the Trap>, but I have a romance of wanting to become a nice and warm college senior like Yoojung senior and buying food for my juniors.

130924 - “EXO Baekhyun, Chen’s story”



With Baekhyun and Chen, who finished shooting first, we went out to the studio garden and started to talk while carefully looking through the LP that were prepared as props. Although we can see that Baekhyun is the center of EXO’s “beagle line” just by looking at his eyes filled with curiosity and mischievousness, his eyes that twinkle even more when he talks about his thoughts on singing and the future are a charm that I honestly didn’t know about. On top of that, I think it will be quite a fun time seeing how he who said “rather than being afraid of making mistakes, I think I will get better by going up against it at the actual fight,” will grow.

Baekhyun. I was born on May 6th, 1992. With same-aged Chanyeol, Chen, we are called the'beagle line,’ but from my perspective I think those two are easier to control. (laughter) When we first debuted, because I was not used to looking at the camera while doing even a short ment, my face was shaking, but because we kept doing it for a couple of months, it is a bit natural now. When I feel like I am lacking something, I monitor people who are good at it and learn. That is why I wasn’t shaking while thinking ‘this is scary what should I do,’ but because instead I let out a war cry, 'I will fight with this!' while looking at the camera, I feel like I was able to overcome it faster. Because I enjoy watching MBC <Sunday Night> 'Real Man,' I even thought of what I would do if I went out. But because I have a fear of heights… I don’t think it’d be easy if I had to go through helicopter drop training or water repel training, but I will try to overcome it! I can say that I am in the ranking for game skills in EXO. I think because I played a variety of games since young, I am a little better than the other members. One of the computer game genres that I am most confident in is the FPS game. Sometimes I make fun of D.O but I don’t make fun of it so that we get offended but it’s only to the extent where I give him fun nicknames. I think D.O really like’s it when I call him 'dyodoro' from boxer Fedor. However when I call D.O like this, the most important part is that I do it ‘as provokingly as I can!’ (laughter) Whenever I get to have a color stage at our concert, I want to use one pin light and sing a ballad song with the topic of separating with the piano. If I can migrate earthlings to EXO planet, besides singer, a role I want to take is a college student.


Even while tying his shoes, he hums the <Super Mario> BGM, while waiting for his turn, dancing to the music playing, Chen is one that matches his nickname of ‘funky funky Chen.’ While having pride in the result of his hard work, while judging himself objectively and while playfully reacting to the members’ stories you can see that he completely understands the true essence of the others’ words and that side makes you assume that he has hidden wick in him. The reason why the words a man with a kinda heart comes to mind is because of that.

Chen. He was born in September 21, 1992. Although I like joking around, I think I am different than Baekhyun and Chanyeol. (laughter) These friends really have the power to talk from morning to dawn. When we film a music video, we really don’t sleep for the whole night but seeing that they went to the end, I was surprised. (Baekhyun: Although I’m the type to get tired really quickly, if I stay still I come back alive. Haha!) The members say that I am ‘funky’ but my funkiness that I think of is my rascal like actions. Because I am in charge of the high notes as a main vocal, I try really hard to always be able to let out a nice tone. First, I start from the low notes and slowly go higher to release my neck from tension. And in order to not let my lips go chap, I go up on stage after taking a drink of water. A while ago I went to Han River for a bit and I was intrigued because a lady asked me, "You’re EXO right? My daughter really likes you.” A few members were with me at the time but the person I think she recognized was…me, really! (laughter) I think it’s thanks to KBS <Immortal Song.> On the first stage I sang 'Really I Didn't Know' with Baekhyun, but because it is a delicate ballad song, while practicing we discussed a lot. While trying to understand the lyrics’ emotions and making it to one, by discussing everything from I’ll sing it like this at this part, you sing it like at that part, the time because 5 in the morning. I like the movie <Avengers.> If I can choose one amongst the characters, I want to becomeThor. It is because I want to be able to control thunder as much as I want. I call D.O ‘shortie' sometimes but I am no…t afraid of D.O's ice punch. Because the fact that D.O is a shortie is true! (laughter) I have an older brother so I thought what it would be like to have a younger sister, but even if I had a younger sister, I think if she did anything rude I would severely scold her. I would then make her understand why that deed was wrong and reason with her. If I could migrate earthlings to EXO planet, besides a singer, I want to become a college student thatordinarily has a part-time job and raises his own spending money.

130924 - “EXO Lu Han's, SeHun's story”


In order to properly heard Luhan’s voice we had to tilt the surrounding area. It is because he is the type that doesn’t put himself out and quietly listens to the members’ stories and adds “that’s right, that’s right” while smiling brightly. However, even if he doesn’t talk a lot, Luhan’s affection for the other members is shown easily. Whilst talking about <Idol Star Athletics> episodes, when asked about Xiumin’s suicide goal, he was the first to say, “It wasn’t a suicide goal. That is the wrong information.” and he translated the questions with details in Chinese for Tao who is still lacking in Korean. Even when he was offered the seat with a cushion, he said “Ah, it’s okay. I’m alright.” and yielded it so another member can sit on it. Although it wasn’t a long interview, the reason why I think I can know what type of person Luhan is, is because of that incident.

Luhan. I was born on April 20th, 1990. Luhan means ‘dawn deer.’ I haven’t ever thought of wanting to change it to another animal. Because I was an only son, I grew up lonely. However, now I have eleven members and because I have a lot of dongsaengs (t/n: younger siblings), I am happy every day. There is no time to be bored. However, the fact that multiple people have to use the bathroom is a little uncomfortable. Before I didn’t like showering with someone else but now with no choice, because we end showering together, I am enjoying it a lot. It was better than I thought it would be. While showering, screaming and spraying with the members is fun. I really like beef. (Xiumin: You have a part that you really life.) What is it? (Xiumin: Not ribeye, not thin flank, chuck tail flap, striploin, something that has ‘kkot’ in it but I can’t remember.) Haha. If it’s beef, I like it all. I played the main role for the EXO music video drama episode. I did expression acting often but because it was the first time acting, I was a little stressed out. I received acting lessons for about one hour and because there was no time, the next day we filmed. At first it was so awkward. (laughter) However at the setting, my acting teacher showed me a few pointers on how to act as if I was really angry. My standards of a ‘strong man’ is someone who is strong and manly. I am the type that really cannot ride roller coasters. At the park, there is not a ride that I am not afraid of and can ride. Merry-go-round, Viking, roller coasters, Gyro drop, I’m scared of it all. If I can migrate earthlings to EXO planet, besides a singer I want to be a soccer player.


It seems as if there is a young boy living in the body of a young man. As soon as he came into the studio, he squealed while looking at the baby shoes and had fun while touching the baby clothes that were hung in the closet. Before the shooting started, during the brief resting time, he took Luhan into the room to talk as well. They say he grew a lot while training for a long time, it is not hard to imagine elementary Sehun’s face while eating spicy rice cakes while walking the streets. “To be honest, although there would be good things if I went back to the normal lifestyle, I don’t want to go back. Because I am EXO.” As if bashful, he softly smiled and even the expression he had when he said that seemed as if a young boy.

Sehun. I was born on April 12, 1994. I am always receiving love as EXO’s maknae. Although of course there are bad aspects to being the maknae, it is ambiguous to say. Uhm… wherever we go they ask “show us aegyo,” but is embarrassing. Most likely, all idol maknaes will understand me. Regularly, I am extremely close with the hyungs. I also the type that sneakily uses informal language a little bit. (laughter) I am now twenty and the feeling is really different from when I was a student. Aren’t there so many things you can’t do when you’re a minor? Even if I want to watch a gory movie, I ned an ID card. I am happy because I can now get a driver’s license. I think my mental attitude has become more adult-like. Although I am still young now I was casted in elementary school while eating spicy rice cakes on the side of the road. Although I didn’t really know what a celebrity was at that time because I was too young, it is fun that now I am an EXO member like this. There is a scene where I make the camera go panning in the 'Growl' music video. I think I came out really bad. As soon as the music video came out, I watched it all together with the members and as soon as they saw it, everyone laughed. My expression came out somewhat like an idiot. (Xiumin: Then it came out right? Haha!) I got caught. (laughter) But because the fans liked it and said it was dreamlike and there was feeling, I suddenly felt good. Although it was not something I planned. There was a one kick part in the ‘Growl’ atmosphere but it is hard to explain the know-how to do it cool. I think I can show the way to dance it yourself with feeling. Because my body is the skinny type, I get stressed out. Because I think I’ll lose more weight if I don’t eat, I make sure to eat. When I get hungry, I thought my stomach ‘growls’ but the members who see that kind of me go ‘chirp chirp.’ (laughter) Anyways, I think a person has to eat to gain strength and feel good. If I could migrate earthlings to EXO planet, I want to try being a actor or model.

130924 - “EXO Tao, Xiu Min's story”

Possibly because he is EXO’s eldest hyung, Xiumin is active in everything. While Luhan, Sehun, and Tao were taking their photos, because the striped socks he was wearing were distracting, he lead the atmosphere the atmosphere by saying “I don’t think the socks are it. Everyone take (the socks) off, take it off.” Like when he was throwing a joke by saying “however, you are not cute. Only the way you act is cute” to Tao who was jealous of Luhan’s cute image, throughout the interview it was Xiumin’s share to do reactions for the rest of the members’ stories and making the conversation more ample. With his face that looks forever coy, this remotely different actions, wouldn’t the expression reversal charm match the best with him. Not only that but if you look at his cat like eyes that are hiding a bunch of mischievousness, it seems that here is a lot of faces of Xiumin that have yet to be discovered.

Xiumin. I was born in March 26, 1990 I was born in Gyeongi-do, Guri. Not only am I EXO’s eldest hyung, I am promoting through EXO-M. To be honest, I am still lacking in talking in Chinese. I think that Chinese food tastes the best in the world, but especially the spicy sensational Sichuan cuisine is my style. There is a food called hot pot and I like the spicy broth’s hot pot. My personality is neat. However, because I don’t like telling others what to do, if there is something that has to be put away, I am the type to clean it up myself. It is not because I am the eldest that I feel like I have to be a model, but it is thanks to learning since young that I should have manners towards others and not give any damage. When I have to step up as the eldest hyung, it is when someone does something that goes against manners. The information that I did a suicide goal during futsal game in MBC Idol Star Athletics is false. I only kicked it after the ball was already in the goal. I feel unfair. (laughter) It is amazing how Sehun’s height grew so much. When he first came in the company, he only came up to my shoulders, (while pointing above his head with his hand) but now he’s here. If we can migrate earthlings to EXO planet, I want to be a barista. I like coffee. But it is not like I know all the types of coffee. Although I normally enjoy drinking americanos, I like the cafe atmosphere more. I am the best of arm wrestling amongst the EXO members. The technique must be genes? Starting from my grandfather, everyone in my family is good at arm wrestling. And because I did kendo, taekwondo since young, I raised my arm strength.


When Tao stares straight into the camera, he has a black leopard-like impression. However because even a leopard is in the end is in the cat family, Tao as well couldn’t hide his overflowing playfulness. While taking the group picture, he would secretly play jokes and because he got caught by Luhan also got slightly hit, and when Xiumin was in the midst of talking, he would stilly watch and then carefully press the mosquito bit mark about his eyebrow. When they were talking about his multiple personality acting games, the laughter sound that he would make, “UHAHAHAHAHA!” was very refreshing and cheerful. However, with a serious face when he said he wasn’t scared of the camera, he seemed more adult-like and brave than anyone else.

Tao. I was born May 2nd, 1993 in China, Qingdao. I am EXO-M’s maknae. Because I learned martial arts, I have a dream of wanting to be in an action movie. There is no role that I have thought of but if it is an action movie, I like it all. I like the feeling of when you fight in front of the camera. Because you are not really hitting the person in front of the camera, the angle is important. I focus a lot on if a camera is over here, whether you can hit from here or not. However I showed nunchaku and pole martial arts on MBC Every1 <Weekly Idol> and made a mistake. At that time I really only thought, ‘What do I do? I made a mistake! This is so embarrassing.’ Ah, and a lot of people misunderstood but I am not afraid of showering by myself. It’s just that after showering in a crowded place, showering by myself is boring. After promoting with the EXO-K members together, I carry around all the members’ photo cards. There is not a member I see more but I cherish all twelve of them the same. During ‘Growl,’ the part I first came out, I really liked it. During that part I have a lot of gestures, but it was fun to do it right in front of the camera. If you’re a celebrity, I don’t think you should feel the camera as uncomfortable. (Xiumin: Can I not be a celebrity? I find the camera extremely uncomfortable. / Luhan: I’m like that too?) Haha, you cannot be afraid of it. Ah, however when someone suddenly comes and takes a picture with their cellphone, it is uncomfortable. If we can migrate earthlings to EXO planet, the besides a singer, I want to become a store boss.

source: Ize
translation cr; nahbit @ exok-trans

Music Core - special MC - EXO-M Xiu Min

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

IZE NEWS INTERVIEW



We can only describe it as a surprising happening. The phenomenon that EXO recently showed was one that was unpredictable from a rookie who debuted just over one year ago. ‘Growl,’ which was released over a month ago is still in the top 5 on music charts and their first album <XOXO> and repackage album sales combined together surpassed way over 700 thousand albums. Debuting with ‘MAMA’ in April 2014, after having a hiatus of around one year, they passed ‘Wolf and Beauty’ and can now say they were a success by certainly stamping the name EXO with ‘Growl.’ And during the time of debut the 12 members that were split into EXO-K, Korean promotions team, and EXO-M, Chinese promotions team, have become one like their cheer, “WE ARE ONE” and showed a performance on the next level. In order to ask them how they were able to grow in such a fast time, <IZE> met EXO. EXO interviews that will be revealed throughout four days, the second day, we prepared the way EXO practices together and the back story to their appearance on <Immortal Song.> On top of that, you can also meet Suho and Baekhyun, Chen and Lay’s detailed stories.





Team Practices’ Value

How did you practice for the performance of ‘Growl.’ There must be members who are specialized in rap and vocals since the beginning.

Sehun: For dance, during our trainee period, in the basic class we started learning from bounce and riding the rhythm and starting from the next level, we learned dances that were more and more harder. Because at that time we were individually judged, we needed to match the balance between the skills of a person who dances well and the skills of a person who does not dance well. That is why if we become one team, we try to hold onto someone who dances really well and tries to be in the spot light too much, and try to help someone who is lacking to be better.

Kai: Even after debut, we learned in the aspects that we individually lacking in and taught in the areas that we were good in. Suppose Chanyeolie hyung felt himself that he was lacking in his dance skills, he will go to a member that dances well and ask how he should practice. And because it was a whole practice, we tried to match the choreography angle the same.

Chen: While promoting ‘Wolf and Beauty’ and ‘Growl,’ I ended up using the same room as Kai and after finishing the day’s practice, before we slept, we talked a lot. They were conversations like ‘today it was like this, tomorrow I should do it like this.’ Although he’s a dongsaeng, I had a lot of things I could learn from him. When we practice, because Kai always matches to my level and teaches me how to dance, it was easy to take it in. After listening, the next practice I would do it the way Kai had told me and add gestures. And even then if it wasn’t working, Kai would fix it again.




You must have felt the value of practicing as a team.

Luhan: The meaning was really big. If I was practicing by myself, my skills will exceed slowly, but if in front of friends that dance well, I learn a lot of good things and learn quicker.

Chen: Before I came into the company, I never touched the thing called dance and my training period was short as well. But seeing as how I debuted in a performance group, in the beginning it was really hard. However the members would come hand practice with me whether it be early in the morning or even late at night, and soon I was able to follow these friends. No matter how hard something is, I think we can do everything when with the members. I think that me being bale to dance on stage like this now is all thanks to the members.




When practicing, is there a rule that is autonomously decided.

Sehun: There is not something that we decided on. It is not an atmosphere where we force one to practice. Because we all live together in the dorm and move together, there is no way there can be a member late to practice.

Xiumin: For now, it’s when we do it, let’s do it right.

Baekhyun: Because everyone works hard there is nothing like ‘today let’s do over four hours.’ If amongst the twelve members, one member doesn’t want to practice, we consider that person and let them go to the dorm and for those who want to practice more do it individually. But even then, I think basically we do over eight hours of practice a day. It’s because we must prepare perfectly so that we can show a different side.

Chen: Especially because our hiatus time after ‘MAMA’ was long, we prepared very hard amongst ourselves as well.




In a situation where everyone is tired to the point that they’re going to faint, who is the member that endures till the end.

Baekhyun: If we feel like we’re going to die, then we all rest together. Because we can’t be tired tomorrow because we practiced one more hour today.

Lay: When I see it, I think everyone endures it well. When we really feel like we’re going to die, if we order hamburgers once, then we all gather strength again. (laughter) Once I thought, ‘why is it that when we order hamburgers, we gather strength,’ and I think it’s because when we eat, we gain weight, and then because we have to exercise, we practice harder. And if atmosphere maker Baekhyun makes a hwaiting atmosphere, we all gather strength together.





Immortal Song

Does Baekhyun have a know-how on how to make the atmosphere better during a situation where everyone is tired.

Baekhyun: For instance, if someone got a move wrong, I make everyone laugh by expressing that more ridiculously. It’s not like I say something funny and make the atmosphere better. (laughter)




A member that is in charge of that type of role, for your first appearance on <Immortal Song> you went with just Chen, and because you had to be more serious, it must have been nerve wracking.

Baekhyun: If you look at it in one way, because it was the first performance where we were singing in front of many people representing EXO, it was burdensome. Maybe it was because of that, I’m not the type that gets really nervous on stage but I was really nervous then.

Chen: While singing I saw Baekhyun’s hand and it was shaking hard. (laughter) After that, the next time we appeared, we went with a lot of members, and for sure I was able to tell that the difference between when with the members and without was big.


Were the other members who went on able to adjust to it pretty quickly.

D.O: Originally when I stand on stage, I get more nervous than the other members. And because Jeon Youngrok sunbae was in front of of us on <Immortal Song,> I was so nervous I don’t even know if I sang.

Kai: On that program, the session is all live. But we weren’t able to match the song and dance to it because of the situation status. Our turn was the ending performance but because we went in late, the guitarist played for a longer time. (laughter) If we had matched it before hand or if we had more experience, we would have been able to deal with a situation like that better but because we were nervous and on top of that unable to prepare a lot, we were slightly taken aback. Although it could have been better, we worked hard.





Promoting in China

Even then, I think the fact that you guys were able to appear on a program like that, EXO-K and EXO-M promoting together, was something meaningful. Originally Chen and Xiumin debuted in EXO-M but isn’t it hard promoting in an unfamiliar place.

Chen: When the company asked me, “we’re going to have a Chinese and Korean team, what do you think?’ I first answered without any hesitance that I wanted to go into the Chinese team. Of course my parents worried a lot. Because I didn’t even discuss with them and I just said it because I wanted to. But, after debuting and going to China for the first time till now, I think that I made a really good choice. Although there is a language wall between the Chinese fans and I, with just the fact that I can let them hear my song, I am happy. Sometimes fans ask me why I didn’t promote in Korea but either way, EXO is one team. Just because I debuted with EXO-M doesn’t mean I can’t meet with Korean fans and because I can go around with the other members like this, I don’t have anything I feel lacking.




Even then, was there not something that was hard to adjust to.

Xiumin: It was the language aspect. Even if walking the street and I look at the signs, it’s in Chinese and because even the people talk in Chinese, I can’t understand. Because I didn’t go after I learned Chinese perfectly. However now because I adjusted well, the ear that listens and the eyes that see have been pierced through a lot. If I see a sign in Chinese, I end up going, “Uh, I know that!” Should I say that instead, when I go to China I feel a sense of closeness.


When you were tired, the other EXO-M members must have been of support.

Xiumin: It was a relief that the Chinese friends can speak Korean well. Ah, but there were pros and cons. Because they are good at Korean, even when we went to China we communicated smoothly and my Chinese skills didn’t not improve. (laughter)

Tao: To be honest, even during our promotions in China, so we don’t forget, we talked to the hyungs in Korean.

Xiumin: In the end, we received and gave help to one another.




EXO-K members also officially started Chinese promotions starting this year but did you come to agree to these two people’s problems.

Baekhyun: Chinese is especially hard. The intonation is all different and for most people, if they don’t live in China for a long time or study for a long time, it’s hard but the fact that these two promoted until now is really tremendous. When recording the album, because we had to record in Chinese without knowing anything, it was hard.

Chen: These friends are good as well. Although I don’t think it’s better than my skills from debut. (laughter)
We can only describe it as a surprising happening. The phenomenon that EXO recently showed was one that was unpredicted from a rookie who debuted just over one year ago. ‘Growl,’ which was released over a month ago is still in the top 5 on music charts and their first album <XOXO> and repackage album sales combined together surpassed way over 700 thousand albums. Debuting with ‘MAMA’ in April 2014, after having a hiatus of around one year, they passed ‘Wolf and Beauty’ and can now say they were a success by certainly stamping the name EXO with ‘Growl.’ And during the time of debut the 12 members that were split into EXO-K, Korean promotions team, and EXO-M, Chinese promotions team, have become one like their cheer, “WE ARE ONE” and showed a performance on the next level. In order to ask them how they were able to grow in such a fast time, <IZE> met EXO. Starting today, EXO interviews that will be revealed throughout four days, the first day is the story of how ‘Growl’ was prepared for and Xiumin, Luhan, Tao, and Sehun’s individual minor yet exciting stories.







'Wolf and Beauty' vs 'Growl'
You guys received a lot of popularity with ‘Growl,’ do you guys realize it.

Suho: I went to the dermatologist and a male student recognized me in the elevator. I realized it a little bit then.

Chen: Also when we went to the Han River to exercise, grandmothers asked us if we were EXO. (laughter)

Baekhyun: And people who ride bicycles turn their music on and go around, but hearing our music it’s amazing.

Kris: I felt it when we went on Idol Star Athletics. A lot of fans came and even though we filmed till 2AM in the morning, they stayed till the end.

Xiumin: They all had vigor. Really, not lying, starting from the beginning to end, they stayed in the same spot and cheered for us. Even from far away they would see if they could see us. Even if there were hundred something celebrities all wearing the same thing, if we did a bit of a movement, from the fans there was a huge cheering sound going “Wah~.” Thanks to them, I gathered a lot of strength.

Kai: I think it’s because of the hair color. (laughter) They cheered for us really loud. I also conducted the fans myself and when I clap, they would clap along as well, and when I scream, they would all scream together
Not long after ‘Wolf and Beauty’ ended, you guys came back with ‘Growl,’ but how long did you guys practice.

Chanyeol: We prepared for ‘Wolf and Beauty’ and ‘Growl’ together. At around the same time we received both songs’ choreography so we started practicing. The song last November, choreography, starting from this year February until comeback, we practiced for about three months.

Aren’t both ‘Wolf and Beauty’ and ‘Growl’ songs that express a wolf’s image. How did you guys feel that the the wolf’s feeling from the two songs were different.

Lay: In my opinion, ‘Wolf and Beauty’ is a charismatic wolf and ‘Growl’ wolf is a slightly joking feeling? It seems like a cool wolf. (laughter)

Baekhyun: Should I say it’s a wolf that you dislike but can’t dislike.

Chanyeol: If ‘Wolf and Beauty’ is a wolf that has a harsh feeling like a beast, I think that ‘Growl’ is a bit gentle and sophisticated wolf.

D.O: I think that the latter is somewhat close to the Wolf Boy.


The two song choreographies are a totally different style, thanks to it it must have felt like you were fulfilling a quest while doing one after the other.




Kai: Since my trainee period, I usually danced to urban style. That is why seeing the choreography for ‘Growl’ I felt rather than it being hard, that “we could do this while really enjoying ourselves on stage.” We also did it fun while practicing. In ‘MAMA’ or ‘Wolf and Beauty,’ the songs were not only very strong but on stage not only dancing, we needed expressions more. In ‘MAMA’ earnestness, in ‘Wolf and Beauty’ because they said we needed to really express ourselves as wolves, we listened to the song a lot. I think we either decided ‘at this time we should do this expression’ or just listen to it as it came out.

Baekhyun: If in ‘Wolf and Beauty’ the point was group dance, ‘Growl’ is a funky and a dance with groove. And also because the music video was taken in one take, isn’t the angle a bit different. I was really happy that we were able to show our own music video that can differentiate us from different teams. I thought ‘will we be able to do well this time around?’ but because really a lot of people loved us, thank you.



How to express a wolf

For the music video there are two Korean versions, two Chinese version, and a total of four version. Wasn’t it confusing when doing the choreography.

Chanyeol: Even while practicing we compared those parts. We didn’t practice just one version constantly but we mixed up the one take version, Chinese version, performance version, etc. all together so we don’t get it confused. So that when someone says ‘this!’ the choreography for that version will come out right away.



How was the vocal recording. There is R&B vocal mixed in, but it is a song that is not soft but needs to have a rebellious feeling alive.


Kai: If you look at the story of ‘Growl,’ it is a warning to the other person. That is why we sang or rapped as if we’re really warning someone. (showing the gestures he does on stage) Like the lyrics, “I’m warning you in cause you don’t know,” I think I sang it while imagining that I was telling the person in front of me to be careful.


Then I think practicing expression acting would also be important.


Baekhyun: Before we filmed ‘Wolf and Beauty,” we watched things like <Animal’s Kingdom.> We researched how a wolf lays and with what feeling it looks up to the sky and howls, etc. We watched a lot and even while copying, we tried to express ourselves as close as we could to a wolf. We tried to show things like a wolf’s charisma.


Sehun: I was the same but not all the members watched the video, only a few. (laughter)

Chanyeol: And we also saw each other’s expressions that we make on stage.

D.O: In Suho hyung’s case, he asks how he is shown a lot while we practice, and the rest would practice gestures, expressions, etc. on their own so they did well. That is why I don’t think we said anything about who does it better. We just expressed it as to how we wanted. Of course if there was a member with a weird expression, we would have told him, but there was nothing like that.



Do you also have a time when you monitor the performances together.



Kai: We always gather together and watch it again after the music broadcast finishes. To be honest, after we debuted, the first week, we were awkward and because we didn’t know the camera well, we talked about that aspect a lot but as time passed, everyone got used to it. These days we monitor regarding the lacking aspects and confirm the parts that each member did good by saying “Wow, you did that well!”





Performance and Acting


In the one take version, the camera passes by quickly only showing the twelve members very briefly but I’m curious as to how each member tried to appeal themselves during that time.

Luhan: I wanted to show a very sexy side but even if I tried to be sexy, the fans just said I was cute. I don’t think I can do anything about it


Tao: (Luhan hyung) is a bit manly inside. However, he is not sexy. (laughter)

Luhan: I don’t really know what being sexy is. I think Kai is sexy.

Xiumin: I think that goes in hand in hand with your appearance. Appearance wise, rather than myself or Luhan, doesn’t Tao seem sexy.

Tao: I am jealous of Luhan hyung’s cute appearance.

Xiumin: However, you are not cute. Only the way you act is cute. (laughter)

Tao: I know. (laughter)

Xiumin: In my case, there is a bit of the choreography where I steal a hat so I wanted to give the feeling of a rascal. Because I look so much like a rascal, I think I did a good job. (laughter) Although it is different from my real personality.

Luhan: No, I think it’s similar.

Xiumin: I seem like a rascal?

Luhan: Yeah. You have a lot of joking feeling. You’re really funny.


Xiumin: I’m do that only to you. Because I cherish Luhan.

How was it for the other members.

Kris: In the first performance of ‘Wolf and Beauty,’ I did something like a wink but I gave up because it was hard. For ‘Growl,’ I confirmed where the camera would come in from and only stared hard at that. But I tried my best to be as different from the other members and I tried to show a different image than from ‘MAMA’ or ‘Wolf and Beauty.’ There were times I messed up but I think the thing that I have showed up till now were okay.


Baekhyun: In my case, I had the concept of a man who sees only one girl and is nervous but want to make her his. Because each member had their own image and range, the people who watched felt if and the members’ colors showed well.


In the end, acting is also included in expression during your performance.




Suho: Isn’t the choreography itself one that a complex feeling that has both the cute and sexy feeling. The lyrics are a feeling that is appealing its strength. That is why while doing a cute choreography, I would smile, and when there were lyrics like “you just stay like that while looking at me,” I thought a lot to try to be sexy. I tried to grab two rabbits but I don’t know if I did a good job.




Baekhyun: I think the acting that we say generally and the acting during a performance are the same context. When looking at Seo Inguk sunbae or Apink’s Jung Eunji sunbae, who acted in tvN <Reply 1997>, as much as they act a gesture and expression on stage, it was cool in the drama as well.

Is there a member by any chance that acts on stage without any burden.

Suho: I am the style to do it with a lot of burden but even though it’s a serious and fierce choreography, I am try my best to enjoy the fact that I am up on stage.



Baekhyun: There is a gesture that Kai and I do at the part of “it’s dark in front of my eyes.” I think it’s really fun how we change it each time to how we like without any burden. The fans also like it.


Can you guys attempt those things because you have gotten used to the stage since debut.


Baekhyun: When we did ‘MAMA,’ we were too nervous. That is why, if during debut times we did exactly what our teacher taught us to do, now we try to express gesture by adding how we feel on the stage on top of that. At the same time as we find ease, we are able to show our ease

We can only describe it as a surprising happening. The phenomenon that EXO recently showed was one that was unpredicted from a rookie who debuted just over one year ago. ‘Growl,’ which was released over a month ago is still in the top 5 on music charts and their first album <XOXO> and repackage album sales combined together surpassed way over 700 thousand albums. Debuting with ‘MAMA’ in April 2014, after having a hiatus of around one year, they passed ‘Wolf and Beauty’ and can now say they were a success by certainly stamping the name EXO with ‘Growl.’ And during the time of debut the 12 members that were split into EXO-K, Korean promotions team, and EXO-M, Chinese promotions team, have become one like their cheer, “WE ARE ONE” and showed a performance on the next level. In order to ask them how they were able to grow in such a fast time, <IZE> met EXO. EXO interviews that will be revealed throughout four days, the last is stories about EXO’s time, trainee period, and goals. With this sorry heart, let’s run by looking at Kai and D.O, Kris and Chanyeol’s sesame-like story.









Free Time

When you guys have free time, what do you usually do in the dorm.

Chanyeol: I shared a room with Tao in the past, and this friend does one man minor roles for fun. He acts like talking like this and then moving over a bit and then talking like that, and then he changes into a different character saying, “Ah, where is this place?”

Xiumin: He doesn’t do that when he’s by himself. When the members are just still or look bored he jokes around. It’s a type of aegyo but, I wish he didn’t do that. The person watching is uncomfortable. (laughter)

Tao: Hahahaha. Hyung does it with me too! We do it in the dorm together all the time? If I go, “Xiumin, let’s do it together,” you go “Uh, okay.”

Xiumin: Then I was bored too.

Tao: There is a fun act that we do together. Let’s show them. (laughter)

Xiumin: What is there to show. It’s always just shooting the gun and dying from a gunshot.




I also heard that you split into EXO-M and EXO-K team to play basketball.

Xiumin: Overall, EXO-M members are friends that liked to exercise since young. As predicted, we played basketball a lot and like it so our stamina is a bit higher. Even if you look objectively, our positions are split perfectly. The tallest Kris is center and fast Luhan is kind of like a guard feel. He’s really good at doing 3-pointer shots. Because Tao is strong, he is the power forward and Lay is also a forward feeling but he’s a bit different than Tao. Because I’m not good at basketball, I am the ball boy. (laughter)

Sehun: I want to first clap for EXO-M’s basketball skills. Kris hyung has skills of an athlete and the rest of the members are all good too. EXO-K members all really can’t play. (laughter) Because the level difference is so bad, we try not to play basketball. The fact that we played a game was when we were trainees.









Trainee Period

Whether it be long or short, you guys all had a trainee period but what influence did that time give to you.

Suho: When you go through the trainee period during your adolescence, you become more cautious and you tend to save your words. Because you have to compete with other friends and in order to achieve the dream of a singer, you end up living a working lifestyle kind of life. Not that I had another job but doesn’t social life always make one tense and give the burden of having to complete something. Because I endured that since young, I think there is a part of me where I’m a little careful in everything I do.

Baekhyun: On the other hand, if you have a long trainee period, your mental strength because really strong. Compared to people who had short trainee periods, I don’t think they go through slumps because of small things. Earlier this year, I went through a slight slump because of singing. It was because I didn’t know how I was supposed to sing. Because I already debuted and I have to show right away, I fell into worries on ‘what should I do.’ However, Suho hyung is not like that and is always maintains his composure. I think because his will power is strong, he can endure not going through slumps. Of course there are bad points too. Hyung’s personality is the complete opposite from me, because we’re stuck in formality, I want to break that.




How are your two personalities different.

Baekhyun: Hyung is the type that seeks practical rules and I am the type that seeks expediency. For example, if there was a math problem and someone taught me how to solve it, I always found an expedience. (laughter) I am the type that thinks a lot about ‘what do I have to do in order to find a faster way to solve this, what can I do to memorize this faster.’ Once when we were showering together, Suho hyung told me that because of me he became softer. I as predicted looked at hyung and thought, ‘a person can be that serious.’ Originally, I was a person that was like a feather that could soar through the sky but thanks to hyung I think I changed a bit.




How were the other members’ trainee periods.

Sehun: I was casted in sixth grade and officially started my trainee period in my second year of middle school. Because it was when I was really young, at first I was a bit confused and starting from my first year of high school I thought ‘I can’t do it like this.’ Because the other people’s dreams are solid and stuff. Starting from then I did dance practice a bit more.

Xiumin: I followed a friend to the audition and luckily passed and joined the company. At that time I was a high school third year preparing for the college entrance exam and because I wouldn’t be debuting right away but would have to go through a trainee period, I thought a lot. But because the only place to trust was the company, I think I just constantly faithfully practiced.









EXO’s Goals

How do you think it’d feel if you suddenly went to an ordinary young man from this situation.

Kris: Because I dreamed of being a basketball player before, to be honest I can be a basketball player again. However if I had to spend my life as a normal person, I don’t think I’d be able to accept that. Most likely everyone will be like that. Because in a foreign country, 4-5 years ago I came to Korea and tried really hard while practicing. If I suddenly lost this job, I think I’d be sad and taken aback.

Sehun: If I were to be honest, I think because there is freedom, there are some good aspects. However, I don’t want to go back. (bashfully laughs) Because I am EXO.




You debuted and now because you officially started gaining popularity, you guys started to get busy. For a while now you guys will be living a life like this, what are the things that you think everyone should keep no matter how hard they are.

Lay: It’s something we do even now but, it’s to not forget to say “thank you” when someone does something for another.

Chen: Proper man of his word. Because even if we really grow older and quit the job as an idol, if we were to show that we’re proper men of our word, we can leave a good image for people.

Baekhyun: I want to make a promise amongst the members. Even if we have a lot of free time, to only go home, to only meet male friends, or to only exercise. To be honest, I don’t think it’s a time for us to be having fun yet. That is my thought but… till thirty five? I wish that no one forgot the ‘person that they wanted to be’ when we debuted because we were so lost in pleasure. I hope no one forgets their own goals. Because of one thing like that, I can’t see EXO falling apart.

Suho: For me, it’s to love EXO members. Not excluding a single person.

Baekhyun: Suho hyung will guide us all towards a good direction. Because he’s always a proper person.




Then what is EXO’s goal overall.

Lay: Right now, rather than a member individually being popular or showing, I think EXO being more known is more urgent. Our Suho, leader said this once, “Fifty million people in Korea recognizing EXO is our goal.” I think we still have a long way to go.




How many people do you think recognize EXO now.

Suho: I think for teens it is nine out of then and for twenties it is six out of ten. (laughter)




Lastly, if you were to define EXO with one word.

Kris: For me, EXO is a pizza. Each member is a pizza slice because all twelve members must be there for us to be one.

D.O: If only one is missing, then it is not perfect.

source: Ize
translation cr; nahbit @ exok-trans

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

EXO- E DAILY NEWS




'The place that EXO looks first when they meet a female?'

In the first half of this year and the second half of the year, hitting success one after another with two songs, ‘Wolf and Beauty’ and ‘Growl,’ EXO found their spot as this year’s best driving force for this year. More than anyone else, they are spending their time busily. E-Daily, StarIn recently met with EXO and had an interview. In writing, we asked the three questions the fans were most curious about and listened to their answers.

-What do you want to do if EXO was given a short vacation, time for yourself.
I want to go to a quiet place and have time to myself. I want to empty my head and start with a new heart. (Sehun)
I want to go home to meet my parents. I also want to go on a backpacking trip by myself as well. I think I will be happy just with the fact that I am free. (D.O)
I want to go home. I want to gather with my parents and eat homemade food. I wasn’t able to go home for a long time because of schedules and I miss my parents and miss homemade food. (Baekhyun)
I will go to China. I want to see my parents. (Tao)
I want to meet my middle school, high school, and college friends. (Suho)
I want to have a meal with my family on one table. It has been a while since I ate a meal with my family. (Chen)
I miss my parents and I also want to go to a tranquil place and relax carefree by myself.(Kai)
I want to go to the beach or a ski resort with the members. There was no time when we went to go play with the members. (Chanyeol)
I want to go on a trip. I wan freedom. (Kris)
I want to go home and meet my parents. (Luhan)
I want to go play. (Lay)
We usually move with a car. I want to walk on the streets to my heart’s content. (Xiumin)


-If EXO became a super hero, what do you want to do.
I want to just change everything. (Sehun)
I want to help all the unfortunate people in this world. I want everyone in this world to be happy. (D.O)
I want to go to outer space and travel around various planets. I also want to go to the bottom of the sea. Because I’m really curious, I’m curious as to what is there.(Baekhyun)
I want to be an actor. (Tao)
While revolving the world, I want to help all those that are in danger. Isn’t that what a super hero’s role is. (Suho)
I want to fly. I think it would be comfortable when we go from our schedules. (Chen)
Like Spiderman, I think I would quietly live my own life while preceding. (Kai)
I want to fly in the sky freely. I want to help those that are in trouble or hurt. (Chanyeol)
I want to fly in the sky. Because I can’t fly. (Kris)
I want to live freely. (Luhan)
Whether it is home or wherever I want, I want to fly there. (Lay)
If we become a super hero, do we have to do something? (Xiumin)


-When you see a female, where is the first place you look at. Why?
I don’t have anything like that. I think feel is most important. (Sehun)
Although I have any standards, I think I try to see the person’s overall facet. (D.O)
Skin. I personally like a female with nice skin. (Baekhyun)
Face. (Tao)
Face. I like a girl who smile brighting while greeting when we first meet. If I want to see her smile, I need to see her face. (Suho)
Eyes. Even when talking, I like talking while looking in someone’s eyes. (Chen)
Personality. Even if her appearance is outstanding, if her personality does not match then she is not harmful. (Kai)
I look at the feeling a lot. If she is a person that connects well with me or not. (Chanyeol)
Eyes. This is the place I look at first. I like pretty eyes. (Kris)
Legs. (Luhan)
It is the eyes. (Lay)
I don’t really know. (Xiumin)





source: E-Daily
translation cr; nahbit @ exok-trans

Friday, September 20, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013

EXO- immortal Song 130914

EXO-STAR FACE OFF preview

EXO JJANG MNET CUT

EXO-TAO SLASH -cut



Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

EXO - MBC FACE OFF

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

EXO- MTV WORLD STAGE MALAYSIA 2013

exo performed: history, growl, wolf and 3.6.5

EXO - BACKSTAGE SHOW CHAMPION 130907

Saturday, September 7, 2013

EXO-K KPOP republic - Philippines

exo-k performed 5 songs: growl, wolf, xoxo, 3.6.5 and history

EXO-K heading to the Philippines