I have just realized that EXO does NOT have an equal number of Chinese and Korean members. I thought they did, but I was mistaken. It would have been nice if that was the case, but it should not be of any concern. However, EXO is the reason it is hard for me to distinguish between Korean and Chinese features now. xD I thought I could tell the difference, but EXO has caused some confusion for me. It’s okay. I like this confusion as it makes me more curious. =P
I can easily tell that Tao is Chinese; however, I would have never of guessed that Lu Han, Lay, and Kris/Cris were Chinese if it were not for their names. This is coming from me, who has been to China TWICE! I had also thought that Chen was Chinese, but he is, in fact, Korean.
This reminds me that, although Pakistani and Indian features are slightly different, some Indians look Pakistani and some Pakistanis look Indian. To tell you the truth, some of my Pakistani cousins look Korean and Chinese, but this has to do with genes and our ancestors that were a mix of different races.
P.S. Pakistan and China are really good friends ;) All the different cultures and appearances in the world…love it! It makes things so much more exciting! ^^ Regardless of where we are from, we are citizens of the universe! Yes, even if you are from Planet EXO. =P Peace and love for all~
From what I have seen so far of EXO, Se Hun, Lay, and Kris/Cris happen to be my favorite. Lay has changed the most from his pre-debut days. He seems to have lost A LOT of weight (a bit too much). It must be the dance practices, because I remember losing weight when I practiced dancing for a month in order to perform on stage in front of 1000 or so people at university. Some of the weight loss, however, came from stress >_< (Personal Story: I had the courage to dance on stage without having any prior experience. I was inspired by K-Pop artists. ^^ I learned that anything can be achieved through hard work and perseverance even if things do not go right the first few times).
Lay seems like a nice guy with a pleasant attitude. I don’t know why…but that is just the way I see it. Perhaps we will know about the members’ personalities once they appear in variety shows. I knew that I would like Kris/Cris before I saw him in the music video for “What Is Love,” thanks to a fan cam. capture of him during his pre-debut days. ^^ He seems to have a cool aura, but there is hardly any information about him at the moment, so I find him slightly mysterious. I like Se Hun from EXO-K for the reason that he looks like one of my second-cousins, who is a girl. By that, I mean they both have similar facial expressions. Don’t worry Se Hun, you are very handsome. ^^
Anyhow, I just read each member’s profile and checked to see whether I have been to any of the cities that the Chinese members are from. Surprisingly, I have! Lu Han is from Beijing, which I have been to twice, and from what I’ve heard, Kris/Cris, was born in Guangzhou, but grew up in Canada.
It would have been cool if I saw Kris/Cris in Guangzhou. xD (Personal Story: I felt really home-sick when I went to China on a trip without my parents for the first time. Nevertheless, it was a memorable experience and an eye-opener since I love history – I still remember the beautiful scenery of the Li River). I have also read that Tao studied at Hong Kong University. I was planning to do my BA from there since my grandparents and family lived in Hong Kong a long time ago, and the fact that I absolutely love the city. It’s funny how these members make me more curious about their homeland.
Hopefully the members of EXO-M will have a fruitful experience while doing promotions in China. As you can tell, I’m a complete nerd when it comes to wanting to learn about other cultures. It helps me a lot in studies, or work that is related to international business. Not to mention, I found some pretty interesting info. about other places in China as I was doing some research on them. Kind of makes me miss my trip. Maybe EXO-M‘s songs might help me learn some Mandarin. ;)