Until our EXO Fandom MAMA boonyi91 gets to the hardsub, here's a temp translation by me...
3:40 "What is your dream?" (I think they also asked what the members focused on post-debut, but that wasn't on the graphic)
KRIS: Before I entered the agency I never thought about becoming an entertainer. But because of a stroke of luck I was able to join the company and become a trainee. So that pretty much changed my first dream. I'm very satisfed and happy with what I'm doing now.
LUHAN: My dream was actually always to become a singer, so I'm really thankful to the agency for giving me the opportunity to fulfill that. And since debut I'm been focusing on managing myself, my personal emotions quite a bit.TAO: Before my dream was always to become a singer, but after I joined EXO it changed. Now my dream is for everyone in the world to know that this wonderful 12-member group exists. (OMG you precious cheeseball you)
LAY: My dream was always to become a singer. So I'm grateful to debut with this group. I also wish for every member of EXO-M, EXO-K to find peace/happiness.XIUMIN: Even if it's several decades from now, I still hope that people all over the world will know about EXO-M. For this group to become a legend is one of my hopes. After debut, I've been attentive about my own behavior.
CHEN: Before I debuted I wanted to become a singer. Now that it's post-debut I hope to tell the whole world that we are EXO-M. Ever since debut I recognize that when I sing in front of the crowds, my role/position is now different. So I'm careful about the little details.
5:39 "How did the agency find you?"(This is what each of them always say so I won't translate it all)
CHEN: I was about to audition for music conservatory when I was selected by the agency.
7:08 "Most Memorable Moment Pre-debut?"
CHEN: Not long after I joined the agency I had my birthday, and everyone had a party for me. It was a very memorable moment.
XIUMIN: Before I didn't consider it, but now that I think back on the memories of training, much of it was very unforgettable and I cherish them.TAO: Besides the training period, we would go to Han River (?) to ride bikes, and we would rest to eat/drink, and then continue riding. Being able to enjoy the scenery was a pleasant experience.
8:30 "Is there friction between the members?"
KRIS: Because we've all been together for so long, we're used to each other and understand one another. But in the beginning, because you have 6 young guys living together, it's hard to avoid some conflict. But we just sit down and talk about the issues.
8:52 Already translated in the videos of this post
KRIS: [Xiumin] is a very neat, clean person, so he does the most cleanup and is usually responsible for that.
XIUMIN: Living with my parents, I learned to be really neat, so it has become a pretty subconscious action.
10:55HOST: So Duizhang [Kris] has the biggest heart?
LAY: Duizhang takes great care of each of us. Whenever there are any plans, usually the managers tell him and then he informs us. But he has a habit towards me in particular...he likes to act cool. (OMG Kris' face again)
11:22 "What you love to do during your free time"
LUHAN: Both Xiumin and I enjoy soccer, so we play that a lot.KRIS: I have to be honest, I love to sleep. So one of my hobbies is to sleep, but not for 10 hours!
TAO: I like to shop or listen to music. But if I could go walk by the sea I would definitely choose that.
LAY: I have quite a bit of interests, but I still like to remain home.
XIUMIN: After debut, I think I still go shopping a lot.
CHEN: Before I was never interested in videogames, but now that we're stuck in the dorms a bit I'm starting to play a lot more.
12:22 "Favorite foods"TAO: I love to eat beef, and I love my grandma's cooking. Pig's "waist" (Kidneys) especially. (Trust me, this is good stuff)
KRIS: I like to eat a lot of foods, I'm not picky. I enjoy my mom's homecooking.
LAY: I like to eat everything, too, but because we're entertainers we have to maintain our figures. So we can't eat too much. My favorite is probably the homecooking from my parents or my grandparents.CHEN: (IN CHINESE) I love...Chinese food. Hotpot. (In Korean) At the dorms I enjoy what is cooked for us there, but I still like my parents' food more. I miss it. My parents can't take care of me directly, but they'll call and check up on me. (In Chinese) I love steamed buns/bao zi, fried bread twists, fried cakes, so good!
XIUMIN: I love my parents' kimchi soup and sauce soup (?), because I've had them for more than 20 years. I haven't had them in a while, so I think about them very much. Because I have the "Bao Zi" moniker, whenever the word is mentioned we're all very sensitive to it/amused by it.
LUHAN: I love my parents' cooking. I lived at school for middle school/high school, and then I left the country, so I never ate much at home.
14:32 "Respected artist you would like to collaborate with"
LUHAN: I also love to work with our agency's seniors. Recently I shared the SM Town stage with our SNSD seniors. I was very happy and hope for more opportunities like that.
LAY: I also love to work with our seniors. Once I worked with the seniors in SHINee and joined them for their concert. It was very memorable.CHEN: I love our Super Junior seniors. Even though we haven't collaborated with them on an album, but last time at SM Town I was able to sing a song together with Ryeowook and Eunhyuk.
15:20(This is the part where Tao cries at the fan's encouragement..."No matter a small step or a big step we will always walk alongside you! NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE IN THIS WORLD FOR YOU!")
15:44 "Words you would like to share with fans"
CHEN: Even though I'm speaking to you in Korean, but I will study diligently to raise my Chinese skills. Then I will communicate with all of you in Chinese. (In Chinese) I will work hard, I love you all.
TAO: Thank you to all the fans for loving EXO, and myself. Because of you, I won't have to walk by myself again.
LAY: Your support is our momentum. We will continue to work hard.XIUMIN: Us EXO-M will surely accomplish as much as we can, but fans please take care of your own health, and that would encourage us the most.(Luhan and Kris say pretty standard things blah blah)
16:57 "What have you been working on lately?"KRIS: When we returned to Korea recently we were interviewed by a French TV program. The rest of the time we have been practicing both as a group and individually. It's regrettable that because we have been so busy, we haven't even had a chance to just walk around Beijing. Because our Korean members don't know Beijing that well either, so we hope to have more opportunity to tour Beijing.
HOST: Wushu. Such a good opportunity, so many fans here, if you don't show it off it would be a shame.
TAO: Okay okay.
HOST: What styles did you train in?
TAO: Whatever the competitions required for.
HOST: Oh competitions? Have you won any great awards?
TAO: I've won a lot of first place awards in the city of Qingdao.
HOST: Oh a LOT Of first place awards? He's not shy to admit that.
TAO: I've won a lot in both Shandong province and city of Qingdao.
HOST: What kind of style?
HOST: Because the fans are so passionate, EXO-M is going to show you one more dance. Okay?(I love love this routine, always)
20:02 "Most memorable moment during recording sessions?"CHEN: Most memoroable is when all the members are together. Someone goes in, someone comes out. Every time my session is the longest, because they have to correct my pronunciation, so every time when I come out I notice that the other members always look fatigued. So I feel bad. Now I always try to correct my own pronunciation beforehand. (Aww Chen)
XIUMIN: During recording sessions I realized my own screaming ability. I never knew before.
LUHAN: For me the most impressionable is when we were recording Machine. Just like the song's name, when we are singing together our feeling has to be very mechanic. So it's very challenging and everyone NGed a lot.CHEN: It's like I mentioned before, I still have to improve on pronunciation. Every time I record, sometimes my pronunciation is good, but my singing is lackluster. And then vice versa. So it can be a struggle.
21:40 "About your three MVs"
LAY: Let me introduce everyone to "What is Love." The main melody is performed on an electric guitar, and adding to it are elegant effects. The whole song gives you a very different feeling. And the MV is very refreshing, unique style. It includes all of our pre-debut teaser clips. "What is Love?" The dedication from our fans is love.
LUHAN: I'll introduce "History." This MV is very meaningful, because it was our first time performing as 12. And you can see that the backdrop is similar to our concert - an EXO Planet setting, very mysterious. History as a song is very quick, rhythmic, exciting. Accompanied by our dance it's a very interesting feeling.
29:07KRIS: I'll introduce our main single, "MAMA." Just now they introduced "What is Love" and "History." It's like one continous story, MAMA is the culmination of that tale. It accumulates all 12 members' parts, and there are story elements like how we were born, how we got here, everything is described. The whole MV is very eclectic...mysterious in the beginning and then very powerful. It also showcases our individual powers, so if you want to know more, please watch the MV for MAMA.
36:09 "What must you do on a daily basis?"
LUHAN: Eat.TAO: Flex my legs and listen to music. (lol)
LAY: Sleep and eat.XIUMIN: Shower.
CHEN: I'm a little forgetful, so I write down everything that I have to do everyday.
36:38 "Ever want to crossover into other areas of entertainment?"
LAY: When we're working we usually prep in the morning until night, and then eat in the middle. When it's not a workday we usually stay in our dorms to rest, then go to the agency around 2 or 3pm to practice. Because we just debuted we still have many flaws, so we want to perfect them for our fans. I personally love composing music, of course my main role in the group is to dance, so I want to improve even more on that...but at the same time venture into something more creative as well. So I can fulfill what I want to learn in terms of music.KRIS: My role is leader and rapper. But beyond rap, I also hope to improve upon my singing and dancing as well and be recognized by everyone for those. In the future, if it's possible, I hope to act, because I'm very interested in that area.
TAO: Of course to improve upon my skills now, and in the future I also hope to film some movies or TV shows.
LUHAN: I'm pretty interested in everything. I want to perfect what I'm doing now and then try out everything else.
XIUMIN: Because we just debuted, time hasn't been long. Right now I'm slowly considering other ventures but haven't formed any solid ideas yet. I juts hope to prepare well for our new album.
CHEN: I hope to do well in my role as main vocal, so I haven't thought about challenging other areas.
38:52 "Positive qualities of other members that you want to learn?"
LAY: I think all of our members have many positive traits, and we always make up for each other's faults. Sometimes when there are misunderstandings, we try to understand each other.KRIS: I do have to mention that members like Lay and Chen are truly amazing at dancing and singing. [Sigh] Like I mentioned before I hope one day I can get to a better level. [To Lay] What do you want to say?
LAY: Duizhang does have one quality that I admire. He is very tall. I can't grow any taller now. No matter how much I eat or drink milk I can no longer get to that height, so I'm very envious...and he is also very handsome. We're all very handsome. (LMAO)CHEN: Duizhang is very handsome. Even though we all have our own talents, I want to talk about Tao especially. Tao is good at his current skills, but his best quality is that if he doesn't understand anything, he will ask. So he is always maintaining a humble attitude.
40:08 "What kind of image do you want to establish for the public?"
LUHAN: For us as idols, we should establish ourselves as role models for our young fans.Source: FYEAHEXO
|| Translation by meThe audio is about half a second off, but nothing too bad. And as they keep previewing in between the interview, the full show will air on July 6th!
D.O. flailing @ the news FYT