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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tao Replays on EXO's Fan Board

10:30
Hello everyone , I am Tao. Today I’ve come together with little bun, so it’s bun and peach (bao zi and tao zi) haha, how is everyone? I really want to meet all of you, today’s fansign was a successful one, thank you everyone for your support.

Personally, compared to promotional activities, meeting with fans makes me feel ever more blessed. It was my first time attending an event like this today and I’m really glad to finally be able to meet with everyone.

10:36
Subject: Tao ah Tao ah Tao

Message: Today’s fansign was an awesome one, continue to work hard for tomorrow’s! Love you ~~~~ Have you had a good dinner?

Tao: Yes, after the fansign ended today we went for a meal with our manager, thank you for your concern

10:38
Subject: My horoscope is also steak

Message: My horoscope is also steak! Ke ke

Tao: This means you share the same horoscope as me, steak?

10:42
Subject: Tao please look at this, noona is begging you!

Message: Tao your fringe makes you look really cute~ Work hard for tomorrow’s fansign! Noona is waiting for you back here in China, and also I would like to ask, is your eye fine? Please just practice at a moderate level and take care of your health. I hope that the time you spend in Korea with with your other brothers will be a happy one, little peach, fighting!

Tao: My eye? Don’t talk about my eye it’s swollen, but please don’t worry.

10:47
Subject: Tao are you happy today?

Message: Although I am in china and can only see you through the internet, I can feel the sincerity you have towards the fans, in the future please come to China for fansigns too, China fans will be waiting for you!

Tao: Thank you, I am really happy today because I got the chance to meet with all our passionate fans, all of you please also take care of your health, those who are attending school please study hard, listen to your family’s advice well and as for those who are working, continue to work hard and remember to be filial to your parents!!!

10:52
Subject: Tao ah you were really cute today

Message: Everyone has seen photos of you, and you looked really dashing in the costumes today! I’m really looking forward to your return back here and please remember to eat more and wear warmer clothes alright~ Noonas back in mainland will be waiting for your return, lastly please do a buing buing for noona! I love all of you ~~

Tao: I was really handsome in the attire today right, haha!!! Bbuying bbuying

10:57
Subject: Kungfu panda those are really dark eye circles~

Message: Are you preparing to act as kungfu panda all the time? Or were you originally a panda == 터오오? Is that how you write it in Korean? Do you like the name peach or kungfu panda? Because I would like you to see it, I’m sending this a few times

Tao: Those aren’t my dark eye circles but my little bags*, my mum taught me to describe it like that, hng~

*in China 卧蚕 means the portion between the eyelashes and a few millimeters downwards, because it looks like a little sack, hence the name. When a person smiles it gets really obvious and basically people who have卧蚕 look especially good when they smile, just like dimples.

11:03
Subject: Tao oppa!

Message: I love you! See you tomorrow! I’ll be going to the fansign tomorrow! We are one!

Tao: Alright, you must come tomorrow~ I love you

11:04
Subject: To EXO-M’s Kungfu Panda

Message: You must eat more ~~~~~ ~~ You are by far the thinnest kungfu panda I have seen. Please eat healthily, love from Belgium

Tao: I love you !!!!

11:06
Subject: Huang Zi Tao if you’re not going to reply me! I will! I will!

Message: Tao, noona has a Japanese exam paper coming up, please me good luck so I will have more confidence! Or a bbuing bbuing would do too !!!!!!!!!!! TTTTTTTTTT Tao, noona really likes you a lot >3< I am Fitto noona do you have any impression of me do you do you do you? Tao was really good looking today, I’m going to cry~ Ah, how? I really miss you, please come back soon alright!

Tao: What are you doing? Haha do well in your exams!

11:07
Subject: I’ve finally got in TTTT Tao I know you’re the best please read this

Message: Honestly you can just give me a one word reply, if I type in traditional Chinese characters would you be able to understand? TTTT If you can understand please leave some love along with your leader. If you reply me I’ll really study hard TTTT Just one word is fine TTTT It does not matter if you’re in Korea or China but please have good meals and sleep well TTT I’ll be waiting for you to come to Taiwan, at 120609 SMTown Concert I will give you a lot of support, please give me some encouragement too little panda!

Tao: Alright, then promise me that you’ll study hard ~~~

11:12
Subject: Tao oppa!

Message: I don’t know English and neither do I know Chinese well so I’ll write in Korean. Because of you I’m going to learn Chinese!!! For you!!! Hehehehehe! Oppa I love you, I’m going to bed, goodnight! I love you!

Tao: I love you too~

11: 12
Subject: Little peach!! Come to Hong Kong!!

Message: Hello I am a fan from Hong Kong ^^ Please come to Hong Kong soon, everyone misses you a lot!! It’s less than a month to my final exams I’m so nervous TT

Tao: If you want to do well you have to work hard, treat it as though you’re doing it for me. I’m just kidding, work hard alright

11:14
Subject: There’s a joke here! Kungfu panda come and take a look

Message: Please just reply me once , I’m an EXO fan from Hong Kong! When will you be coming to Hong Kong T_T There are pandas here! Have you heard of Ocean Park before?

Tao: In the future I’ll definite go there, there are pandas, haha so good I want to see those cute little pandas

11:16

Subject: Zi Tao! Tao! Little Peach! Noonas are missing you a lot!!!

Message: How did you feel about your first fansign today? Were you nervous? Although I didn’t turn up for it because I had to work, I’ve kept a close look at the updates! I hope that your promotions in Korea will be successful but please do take care of your health too. Also please do go back to China as soon as possible, everyone misses all of you so much, allow your leader to fly all of you back! P.S. Little peach you looked really good today, you’ve seem to be growing more and more handsome day by day!

Tao: I wasn’t nervous today, it felt really really good huh u ~~ I looked good? Haha

11:19
Subject: Huang Zi Tao please sleep early tonight, next time please rap a verse for us

Message: Do read more books, and don’t stay up late and don’t allow your little bags to swell alright. All of us miss you a tons, please take care of your health. Next time please rap a verse for us, can? O(n_n)O ??? I’m begging you Tao

Tao: Of course I will, there will be chances in the future and I’ll sing for all of you ~ I’ve mentioned before that I’m the kungfu panda who can sing, dance and rap haha. What about playing the guitar, do you want to see? Wait till next time haha

11:20
Subject: Tao doesn’t even reply to noonas, do you only like younger fans

Message: Tell me what you think about your looks!!!!! Who do you think is the most good looking in your group?

Tao: All of us are handsome, we have different styles. He he, it depends on what type you like ~~

11:25
Subject: Hello everyone I am Kungfu Panda Tao

Message: Alright it’s getting late, we have to return to the dorms to rest and prepare for the fansign tomorrow, all of you have to rest early too! I’m really glad today because of all of you, and the questions that all of you have sent, I’ve seen them already. Please don’t be disappointed if I haven’t replied you. Love all of you, byebye. I love all of you to death

Trans by heechvl @ galaexo

EXO-K twelfth Fan Signing Daejeon Media Synnara Store

 Kai
 Kai
Kai
D.O
Baek Hyun
Kai  & Su Ho
 Se Hun
 Se Hun
 ChanYeol
 ChanYeol
 ChanYeol
 Su Ho
 D.O, Baek Hyun
 Se Hun
 D.O
 D.O
 Baek Hyun
ChanYeol
 ChanYeol
 ChanYeol
ChanYeol
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EXO-K for MK news



It’s well known to everyone that debuting, let alone being chosen as a trainee, underSM Entertainment is a difficult process. It takes up to seven years of preparation just for your debut, and it’s only after you’ve endured the strenuous training process and harsh competition that you can make it out.

As such, there’s a reason why every new rookie the company debuts is put under such spotlight, which goes the same for their latest, EXO. MK News sat down with the six members ofEXO-K to hear firsthand what it was like to survive the competition admist their fellow trainees and finally get a taste of the spotlight.

Leader Suho was able to make his debut after training seven years as a trainee. He’s even had to see his juniors debut before him. He expressed, “I wanted to give up often, but I still worked hard. I think more than anything, keeping my mindset positive helped the most. For seven years, I believed that I could achieve what I worked for, which has led me to where I’m standing today. I was also aided by seniors who’ve debuted before me.”

Chanyeol was cast freshman year of high school and trained for four years before his debut. While training, he focused his efforts on making his talents shine. “I knew that I would debut under a team so I tried to show what I was best at. Because I played the drums when I was younger, I felt that I was more rhythmic than my peers. Rapping is also one of my talents, and I was highly confident in my abilities, which I showed. As long as I was better at something than someone, I knew that I could grab that part.”

Sehun’s tactics were similar to Chanyeol’s, as he was cast in elementary school, went through two years of auditions, and finally started training in his second year of junior high. He went through four final years of training before his debut.

Sehun expressed, “When I was younger, I liked dancing. I believed in myself to do it better than everyone else. Dance, however, isn’t characterized by just copying moves. I realized early on that I had to study world famous choreographers and continue coming up with my own moves to be better tha nothers.”

As for Baekhyun, luck was on his side. He trained for a year before his debut, the team’s shortest length. “I was definitely lucky (laughter). When I first came in as a trainee, I felt that there was a huge wall between my skills and the skills of others. There were so many trainees that were handsome, danced well, and sang well. I actually think it was because of that wall that I was able to debut in EXO-K because it instilled a sense of determination in me to jump over that wall and overcome it. I was in a position where I had to work harder than others no matter what.”

Kai’s been an avid dancer since elementary school, having taken lessons in ballet and jazz before joining SM as a trainee in his second year of junior high school and completing five years of training. “The only thing I had going for me at the time was dancing. Dance was something I enjoyed, not worked hard at. It was fun learning something new besides ballet and it was fun feeling my body learn and adjust to it. I think one of the main reasons I was able to debut in EXO-K was because I thoroughly enjoy what I do as opposed to just work hard at it.”

The group’s vocalist, D.O., also used his singing talent as his strength. D.O. competed in various singing competitions before being cast and undergoing two years of training.

“I felt that I needed to show a unique vocal color of my own. There are honestly a lot of people that sing well. Singing a traditional ballad perfectly is just the basics, so I focused on listening to R&B soul music and adding my own feel to my singing. I wanted my tone to stand out from everyone else.”

Regardless of their survival tactics, all six had to exceed 120% the expectations asked of them, which is now an important foundation in shaping their strength as a group.


source: mk news
translation cr; vitalsign @ exok-trans

The Star Profile [Se Hun]




The new boygroup EXO-K appeared like a comet in the Renaissance. EXO is SM Entertainment’s ambitious work: the group’s groundbreaking strategy is that EXO-K promotes in Korea while EXO-M promotes in China, the two teams’ debut song is ‘MAMA’ but they will sing it in each respective language.

Being born in April 12th, 1994, Sehun has 17 years old and with his statue-like looks, no matter in what angle he takes a pic, it will become a painting. When we asked him what was his secret to take well selcas, he thought deeply for a while and said while smiling brightly “I don’t have any secret. Hum, I just took it while thinking of the fans. I only thought of our fans”.

On May 11th, the group EXO-K’s HD Interviews will be released on the different star stories ‘The Star’(www.the-star.co.kr) and we’re holding an interview comment event giving away signed polaroids (6 members) and <MAMA> miniposters(6 members). It’s from the 11th to the 17th, the announcement will be made on the 18th.
source: the star
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EXO-K for Asta Tv spot Magazine





On April 19th, ASTA TV was with EXO-K, SM’s global project, for their splendid performance on M!Countdown. A lot of fans were already at the broadcast station at Sandamdong CJ E&M Center, 2nd floor’s studio. In harmony with the fans, it made the stage even hotter for EXO-K who were passionately singing their title song ‘MAMA’. They’re planning to become the next generation of Hallyu idols with perfect charisma that is unexpected from rookies, angled choreography and poweful singing skills.

“WE ARE ONE, Hello, we are EXO-K.” When they are on stage, the members change by 180 degrees, starting from the look in their eyes. When you look at EXO-K’s interview, they’re still full of this rookie-like freshness and shyness. As soon as they hear the staff’s “Standby”, they immediately stand still and their shy image disappears in a second. When then music starts, all we can see on stage are prepared rookies full of charisma. Even after finishing their performance, they give a 90 degrees bow. The members come down from stage while saying “Thank you, we will work hard.”
MAMA:

This mini-album’s title song ‘MAMA’ is the work of the hit song composer Yoo Youngjin, the Gregorian chant and the imposing orchestra sound double EXO-K and EXO-M’s mysterious atmosphere, the sharp synth of the dance break with its guitar riff as well as the strong shouting’s powerful feeling overwhelm the ear. The quality of the song is even higher with lyrics that talk about the conflicts modern men feel between the reality and the digital world and the lack of communication, it’s full of sensibility as they’re hoping to find back the closeness and an innocent love.
EXO comes from the word EXOPLANET which is a planet out of the solar system, it means that they’re new stars coming from an unknown world. As it’s implied, EXO shows an original music with a powerful performance, the fans’ expectations are upgrading by a level with this new syndrom they’re raising to the global KPOP wave with their trendy fashion!
EXO is divided into EXO-K and EXO-K who have KOREA’s K and MANDARIN’S M. EXO-K who’s promoting in Korea is composed of Suho, Kai, Chanyeol, Sehun, Baekhyun and D.O. EXO-M who’s promoting in China is composed of Kris, Luhan, Tao, Lay, Xiumin and Chen. They made their debut with a groundbreaking theory of each releasing the same day, at the same time, the same song in Korean and Chinese, one in Korea and the other in China, they were already gathering hot reactions before their debut. 

✩ The splendid soar of the global new stars EXO ✩

EXO-K and EXO-M’s splendid debut strategy was aimed at fans from all over the world and used global medias such as Youtube and SNS to do a real time promotion at the same time. During a 100 days online promotion they released various teaser videos, images and music videos, and even though they’re rookies the total views of their videos gather to over 30,000,000. It was anouncing the next generation of global stars’ birth. After that, they had successful big scale showcases in Korea on March 31st and China on April 1st and began their promotions in Korea and China; all this kept on raising the fans’ expectations for this mini-album too.

On April 9th, EXO-K and EXO-M’s mini-album ‘MAMA’ was released in 2 versions, EXO-K recorded in Korean while EXO-M recorded in Chinese. The best composers such as Yoo Youngjin, Teddy Riley, Thomas Troelsen and Shinhyuk participated in the album that has 6 songs, they completed EXO-K and EXO-M ‘s differentiating music color.


From EXO-K

The letters the members sent to the fans arrived on EXO-K’s homepage.

Starting from April 14th with leader Suho, they all posted an online letter each until the 19th, ending with maknae Sehun. What did EXO-K’s six members say to the fans? ASTA TV took a peep at it.

SUHO: It hasn’t been long since we started promoting but seeing so much fans interested in us and loving us…From the audience, making our performance shine even more„ thanks for cheering for us. Getting strength from everyone’s support, we will repay everyone’s love by making better music and better performances.

BAEK HYUN: I’m very thankful to the Korean fans and the foreign fans who waited for us during EXO’s 100 days of promotions and supported us ! During the promotion I really wanted to see all of the fansㅠㅠ ! I miss you !

CHAN YEOL: Because I’m so happy and thankful we’re already receiving so much attention and love I don’t know what to do with myself! We got to meet the fans through the 100 days promotion. Finally we get to see everyone for real through a music show and since we could communicate with you up close through the fanmeeting and the birthday party I was really happy and delighted! Even while writing this post I want to see you all, I miss you everyone!

D.O: It has only been a week since our first live performance I am really thankful for all the concern you’ve shown. We were really nervous when we came on stage for the first time so we made a lot of mistakes and I am sorry we couldn’t show you a cool performance. From now on, I promise we will show you a greater image. KAI: Today, a lot of fans came and worked hard to cheer for us so I was really thankful ! We really really gain a lot of strength thanks to the fans’ cheers! You’re going to like us more from now right?

SE HUN: I really like meeting with everyone on stage!! When I think of it…. I think it’s because we can have fun and communicate with each other~ hehe Moreover there is always a lot of people who come to the prerecordings T.T ….. I am really really thankful!! It is written at the back of my MAMA photocard but you have! to! go! with! us! un! til! the! end!!!

EXO-K PROFILE

- D.O
Real name: Do Kyungsoo
Date of Birth: January 21st (T/N: I’m not the one who made a mistake, I think they wanted to write 12th), 1993 (Just 21 years old)

Height: 176cm
Speciality: Singing, beatboxing
Position: Main Vocal
Other: He’s the most 4-dimensional among the members, when he calls to order food he says “Once again in South Korea, Seoul-si”, it’s a famous comment among the fans. Because his eyes are all round and he has a lot of white in his eyes, he attained the nickname ‘White Rich’.

- Kai
Real name: Kim Jongin
Date of Birth: January 14th, 1994 (Just 20 years old)
Height: 182cm
Speciality: Dance
Position: Main Dancer
Other: As we call him Dancing Machine, his dancing skills are awesome, he’s tried out all sort of dances ever since he was young such as ballet, jazz, etc. He appeared in half of EXO-K’s 23 teasers so he gets called ‘Teaser Rich’. He’s close friend with SHINee’s Taemin.

- Suho
Real name: Kim Junmyeon
Date of Birth: May 22st, 1991 (21 years old) (T/N: Once again, I’m not the one who made a mistake, I think they wanted to write 22 instead)
Height: 177cm
Speciality: Golf, acting
Position: Leader, sub-vocal
Other: He joined SM in 2006, he had the longest training period. His name also appeared often in other SM artists’ ‘Thanks to’ so he’s quite close with them. A rumor says that he’s the wealthiest EXO-K member, so his nickname is ‘Rich’.

- Chanyeol
Real name: Park Chanyeol
Date of Birth: November 27th, 1992 (21 years old)
Height: 184cm
Speciality: Rap, guitar, drum, bass, djembe, acting
Position: Main Rapper
Other: He’s the tallest among EXO-K members, his charm is his baby face that contrasts with his manly voice, he was famous as an ulzzang during high school, also his sister is an aspiring announcer so they show off a selfish gene.

- Sehun
Real name: Oh Sehun
Date of Birth: April 12th, 1994 (19 years old)
Height: 181cm
Speciality: Dancing, acting
Position: Lead dancer, EXO-K’s maknae
Other: When watching the interview’s video he shows a lot his shy and embarrassed image but he is actually the moodmaker of the team. He is a typical maknae who likes joking.

- Baekhyun
Real name: Byun Baekhyun
Date of Birth: May 6th, 1992 (21 years old)
Height: 177cm
Speciality: Hapkido, piano
Position: Main Vocal
Other: There’s a rumor saying he trained for not even a year but his singing skills are fantastic. He is a lucky boy who got casted in SM while passing his Music College practical test. As opposed to his charismatic image, he is the moodmaker in the team with ‘kkap’. 

“Thank you, we will work hard”.

After finishing their song, polite-dols EXO-K give a 90 degrees bow and go off stage, it’s been more than 2 weeks since they had their debut and the rookie singers can now realize it as they see their seniors “We really debuted”. During the ‘backstage interview’, EXO-K’s members revealed “We especially remember about Super Junior seniors telling us ‘You have to unite’”. Also the leader, Suho, told us about how he felt when going up on stage “When we go up on stage, our dance moves makes us turn back but the cheerings we hear as we turn our backs are really touching and we’re thankful, I still feel like crying”


EXO-K standing up on stage side by side with their singer seniors after completing a long training period. As they announce the #1 singer, they congratulate sincerely their singer seniors. The charisma from when they sing ‘MAMA’ disappears and they show a shy smile while doing their best to applaud. “We will always work harder to show a better stage” said with passion the united six young boys, the day where EXO-K too will receive the #1 trophy is near.


source: lovely exo
translation cr; emilie @ exok-trans

EXO-K eleventh Fan Signing - Gwangju





D.O
D.O
Se Hun, Su Ho, Kai


 ChanYeol
ChanYeol





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EXO-M first Fan signing


Tao, Xiu Min, Lu Han
 Tao, Xiu Min, Lu Han
 Chen
  Chen
  Chen
  Chen
 Chen 
 Kris
  Kris
Lay 
Lay 
Lay 
Lay 
Xiu Min
Xiu Min
Xiu Min, Lu Han
Tao
Tao
Tao
 Lay
 Lu Han
 Xiu Min, Lu Han
 Chen, Lay, Kris, Tao, Xiu Min, Lu Han
 Lu Han
 Lu Han
 Tao
 Tao
 Chen
 Chen
 Xiu Mim
 Tao
 Chen
Chen
 Lay
Lay
 Lu Han
 Kris
 Xiu Min & Lu Han
Lay
Kris
 Kris
Lu Han
 Kris
 Tao
 Lu Han
Lu Han
 Tao
Chen, Lay, Kris, Tao, Xiu Min
 Lu Han
Kris
Kris
Kris
Tao
Kris
Kris
Kris
Kris 
Kris
Kris
Xiu Min & Lu Han
 Lu Han
Lu Han
 Chen, Kris,Xiu Min, Lu Han
  Xiu Min, Lu Han
  Xiu Min, Lu Han
Xiu Min, Lu Han
 Chen, Lay
 Chen, Lay, Kris
 Chen, Lay, Kris, 
Chen, Lay, Kris, Tao, Xiu Min, Lu Han
Lay, Kris, Tao, Xiu Min, Lu Han
 Tao
Tao
Kris
 Lay, Kris
 Chen, Lay, Kris
  Lay, Kris
  Lay, Kris, Tao
 Lu Han
  Kris
Kris
 Kris
  Lu Han
  Lu Han
Chen 
 Lu Han 
  Lu Han
  Lu Han
 Lu Han
 Lu Han
Lu Han
 Tao
 Tao
Tao

Tao's signature 
Lay's Signature 
  Chen's Signature 
 Lu Han's Signature 
 Xiu Min's Signature 
 Kris' Signature 
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