Has Facebook lost its cool? That’s a question TIME posed earlier this year to dozens of teenagers, who mostly insisted that newer social networks like Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter were more engaging, even if (and partially because) everyone they knew in real life wasn’t on them. Now, a new study by the Pew Research Center has confirmed that teens are growing a bit weary of the world’s largest social network.
Notice a difference in Kris in the above pic.?
The right-hand side of the above pic. is not quite “now”, but two months back. Kris definitely looks much cuter and handsome in the right-hand side pic. Full cheeks, more healthy-looking, and more human =P However, as expected, he has lost all the weight that he had put on due to the practices for the comeback.
Besides that, I really liked Kris‘ airport fashion on the day he was traveling from Guangzhou to Beijing, China. It was simple yet sophisticated. The gray scarf that he had later put on really enhanced his overall look. That was my favorite look of his ’til this day. ^^
There is one thing about Kris that hasn’t really changed, though. It seems like his love for the color black. In many of Kris‘ pre-debut pics., especially those that were taken during his trainee years, he is wearing a black-colored outfit. I had even mentioned this in the post, EXO’s Kris Wu – The “Mysterious” Member. It appears that Kris still loves wearing anything with the color black, as seen in the right-hand pic.
In the right-hand pic., Kris‘s sleeveless jacket even has the words, “Black, black, black,” printed on it. This reminds me of one the scenes in the movie, Secret Garden, in which Martha picks out clothes for Mary and asks, “Now, what would you like to wear? Black, black, or black?” =P
Even though Kris may love the color black, he does wear something bright and colorful at times. Just not too often. The left-hand pic. is a recent example. In this pic., Kris is wearing a mustard-colored jacket with the word, “HATE.” It reminds me of the time when Heechul wrote on Twitter, “Everything hate…” xD Where is the love!? =P Hate is a strong word. In fact in the post,  YES Magazine Issue 1158 Kris 50 Question Interview (English Translation), I was about to type, “I hate him,” as a joke, but realized that it’s not nice to use the word, “hate,” like that. So, I ended up using the word, “dislike.” =P
Interestingly, I have a pair of jeans with the phrase, “Love makes the world go ’round,” on the inside, and then there is Kris that wears a jacket with the word, “HATE,” on it. Tsk tsk tsk.
At certain times, I don’t get Kris. Sometimes he appears and talks like a very warm and loving person and then there is this other side that appears cold and all, “HATE.” Who are you, or what are you, Kris? =P I’m just kidding! ^^
The release of EXO‘s 1st album: XOXO (Kiss&Hug) is just around the corner!
This is the tracklist for the album. It’s easy to note that some of EXO‘s songs are related to classic fairytales that we have all grown up with. I was surprised by one of them being given the name Peter Pan. I’ve mentioned the song, Following the Leader, from Disney’s Peter Pan in some of my previous posts on EXO to describe Kris‘ position in the group, and now we have a song on their upcoming album called Peter Pan!
Moreover, Baby Don’t Cry and My Lady have been one of the two most highly anticipated songs since the release of EXO‘s teasers during the MAMA era. I was expecting Let Out the Beast from Teaser 11 to be featured in the full-length album, and guess what? It is! I wanted Beautiful to be included in the album since the song, itself, sounded beautiful and very pleasant to listen to in Teaser 19, but I don’t see it anywhere on the tracklist. I’m hoping that the song has been renamed. I’m looking forward to how the full-length version of Black Pearl will be like since it sounded really cool in Teaser 8.
There will be two versions of EXO‘s 1st album: XOXO (Kiss&Hug); a Kiss version and a Hug version. xD The Kiss version will be the Korean version and the Hug version will be the Chinese version. The expected release date of the album is June 3rd, 2013. Anyone grabbing this album?
Josialyn once asked me to place 50 facts about myself in my blog, but I’m placing an interview with 50 questions, which Kris has answered, instead =P
After reading this interview…all I can say is, “I dislike him!” (jokingly, of course! =P)
What is this marriage thing Kris speaks of? My parents have set a deadline for me to find someone or they will get me married off to a person of their choice. I keep saying, “Please extend the deadline,” while planning on trying to convince them not to go ahead with their decision, and here Kris is saying, “OK!” with whatever his parents decide -_- Makes me look like a not-so-filial daughter. Thanks, Kris! =P
I’m adding my commentary to this interview.
 YES MAGAZINE ISSUE 1158 – KRIS 50 QUESTION INTERVIEW (ENGLISH TRANSLATION)
As a leader of a group, it is often that the leader has more stress than the rest of the members. Just like Kris, the leader of the popular boyband EXO-M, has been worrying about the group’s comeback to be held at the end of May! Kris not only has to take care of the members’ daily practice sessions, he also has to worry about the promotions, be it small or big! Besides making sure that his work is more than 100% perfect, Kris is also known for being a filial son, he calls his parents almost everyday to tell them how he’s doing, and also wants to buy a big house for them! Not only this, Kris has also given the decision of his marriage plans to his parents, even if his parents want him to marry now, he will agree to it! Capable and filial, where do you find such a perfect person?
Q1: What is your recent work?
A1: We are currently preparing for our comeback album XOXO (Kiss&Hug) promotions.
Q2: The most recent big event that you have attended?
A2: Dream Concert
Q3: Recent target?
A3: To promote our album well, and must be even better than last year’s promotions.
Q4: Recent worry?
A4: The small and big things regarding the comeback
Don’t worry too much about it. It’s not the end of the world even if things don’t go accordingly. Take it as a learning experience and an opportunity to grow ^^
Q5: Most recent person you’ve called?
HELLO AUNTY AND UNCLE WU!
Q6: The fashion items you like recently?
A6: Shirts, skinny jeans
Skinny jeans. No comment.
Q7: With whom did you recently take photos with?
I will take a photo with Kris. One day, iA! =P
Q8: What did you buy recently that made you happy?
A8: Junk food
Q9: Recent hair colour?
A9: Dark brown, is my hair nice after cutting it?
Yah, but the hairstyle before Dream Concert was nicer ^^’
Q10: Most recent dream?
A10: Forgot about it already….
“I REMEMBER ALL OF YOUR DREAAAAAMS” – All Your Dreams by Shinhwa (LOL xD)
Q11: Favourite leisure activity?
A11: Playing basketball, watching movies
Q12: Favourite movie actors?
A12: Actors with good acting skills such as Tony Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, etc.
Q13: When do you feel that you are most sexy?
A13: Before I go to sleep, when I’m washing my face and brushing my teeth, because my face isn’t swollen then
This question was asked around a year ago and the answer was the same too =P
Q14: Ideal type of girl?
A14: Someone who is more filial, considerate, best is that she can cook, but I don’t really have a fixed type.
I like eating more than cooking. Hahaha! xD
Q15: Favourite aspect of yourself?
A15: My height
Stop bragging! Just kidding!=P
Q16: What kind of fashion do you like to see on girls?
A16: No fixed type, not exaggerated and loud, simple and comfortable would be good enough.
That’s something my dad would say…he doesn’t like exaggerated and loud styles xD
Q17: Favourite genre of books?
Same as my dad, again.
Q18: What do you do when you’re unhappy?
A18: Sleep, or be alone.
Sleeping too much can be a sign of depression o_o
Q19: Favourite fashion style?
A19: T-shirt, jeans
Q20: Do you like to watch horror movies?
A20: I do watch them but I don’t particularly like them.
He doesn’t like horror movies! *high-five* I’ve watched horror movies, but I really don’t like them either!
Q21: The places that you go frequently?
A21: Dormitory/home, practice rooms, occasionally will go to the cinemas with the members
I used to go to the cinemas back in my undergrad. days.
Q22: Any weird habits?
A22: Tend to talk in many languages when I’m sleep talking
My mum caught me sleep talking a long time ago and she heard me say, “Here, take some chicken nuggets!” Hahaha! xD
Q23: The aspect of yourself that you think you are better than your members
Q24: Do you laze in bed/refuse to get up in the mornings?
A24: Yes, usually for about 20mins before getting up.
Who likes to get up early in the morning, especially during winter? -_- Kris is probably the male version of Sleeping Beauty xD
Q25: Do you live with your family or members?
Q26: Do you share items with your members?
A26: Yes, usually socks.
Q27: How often do you wash your clothes?
A27: Every day, because I tend to sweat more.
My brother washes his clothes everyday too.
Q28: What do the members do that you can’t stand?
A28: Aegyo, because I will give in easily.
Aegyo is also my weakness… it is one of the things that got me into K-Pop.
Q29: Do you think that you are the type who are popular among girls in real life?
A29: Maybe… I don’t know (blushes)
Yes, you are VERY popular =P
Q30: What do you like to do when you’re at home alone?
A30: Read books, sleep
Q31: The age you were when you debuted?
I will debut when I’m 80. Hahaha! Just kidding! =P
Q32: The first work you did after your debut?
Q33: The first video you appeared in?
A33: SNSD’s 2nd tour in Taiwan video
“…and I looked like a Chinese fairytale prince” xD
Q34: The most unforgettable memory of growing up?
A34: When I was a trainee
Must have been a roller-coaster ride
Q35: Your aspiration when you were a kid?
A35: To be a singer
What happened to basketball and acting?
Q36: Your reaction when you found out that you were going to debut?
A36: “Really? What am I going to do?”
Sing, dance, strike model poses, and fly into the hearts of fans… =P
Q37: The most difficult task/work you have received so far?
A37: None so far, I enjoy doing them
Q38: The part of your childhood you miss most?
A38: When I was a kid, living with my parents
Me too. Parents are living in one country while my brother and I are living in another.
Q39: Your favourite cartoon character when you were young?
I wonder if he has watched the Superman TV series. I used to watch them a lot when I was a kid!
Q40: The most hurtful sentence you’ve heard?
A40: “You’re really useless.”
Who said that Kris was useless!? Nobody’s useless! Everyone has a purpose in this world. God has told each and every one of us about our purpose. Don’t let others tell you something else! I’ve been called talentless by someone that didn’t even know me at a personal level in the past and have been told that I was going to get an award for being invisible, and that too by a captain of the varsity basketball team in high school (he used to poke fun at many people), and I proved those two particular individuals wrong. Also, life is not about what you can do for others, it’s more about what you can do to please God and then everything else falls into place, such as helping out with the family, etc. ^^
(one of my favorite words =P)
Q41: If you had a 2-week break, what will you do?
A41: Go back and visit my parents
Q42: If you could change a part of your body, which part would it be?
A42: None, the body my parents gave me are perfect.
You are perfect just the way you are…but isn’t a tattoo considered a “change”? o_o
Q43: If you were to become a Super Junior member, you would..?
A43: Feel really stressed
*sings* Super Junior’s Sorry Sorry
Q44: In the future would you want a daughter or son first?
A44: Daughter first
You already have a son aka Ace =P Jokes aside…this is really cute. Always remember, be the type of guy that you would want your daughter to date/marry! Kekeke!
Q45: If a billion dollars dropped from the sky for you, what will you do?
A45: Buy a big and comfortable house for my parents.
I wish I had enough money to do the same. Most K-Pop stars do this ^^
Q46: If you lost your way during a vacation, what will you do?
A46: Ask the passers-by for help
If you get lost in Sydney, feel free to ask for help =P
Q47: If you could choose your gender, would you be a male or female?
Why not a female? =P Just kidding! There’s a saying that a girl is going to be the one to try and save the world one day ’cause all the guys are too busy with worldly things. When I hear that, I picture Joan of Arc, a folk woman that I did a speech on for my public speaking class.
Q48: If your parents wanted you to get married tomorrow, how will you face it?
A48: Go ahead with their wishes
I remember that arranged marriage rumor about Kris when he was on hiatus. I told my mum about it and she said, “You never know…” =P
Q49: If you are attacked with vicious comments from antis, what will you do?
A49: Pretend that I didn’t see anything and continue being myself
Q50: If you had a girlfriend, what is the first thing that you want to do?
A50: Introduce her to my parents.
So, where are your parents? I want to meet them! xD
Source: 三星爱疯_吖四 @ weibo via 吴亦凡吧-KrisBar @ weibo
Translated by : WeiTing @ 901106.net
(Take out with full credits!)
There’s a full moon today! I wonder if EXO‘s music video teaser for Wolf was released yesterday for that reason…but if SME really wanted to be specific, then they would have released it today. =P Anyhow, I’m going to go back to doing work. What did you all think of this interview? ^^ I found it cute.
Everybody now behold… and be prepared to laugh…
It’s official. EXO‘s title song is Wolf aka Wolf and Beauty (in Korean). Is the Korean title supposed to sound similar to the name, Beauty and the Beast? I don’t know, but that’s what comes to mind when I see it. As soon as I clicked play on the music video teaser for EXO‘s Wolf and saw smoke, I was out of words and had a laugh attack. I don’t know why this made me laugh, but it did to the point that I almost had tears in my eyes. Did anyone else find the music video teaser for Wolf highly amusing to watch? =P
Thank God, I didn’t make a reaction video ’cause most of it would have included me rolling back and laughing throughout the entire teaser. If my friends were around to watch the teaser with me, I think I would have just rolled off the bed or fallen off the chair from laughter. No joke! I’m a person that is often the first to laugh at anything amusing.
Despite the amusement of watching the teaser, the members of EXO looked like they were really into acting as werewolves, so kudos for the effort! I wonder if any of the members laughed while filming this. xD
It also looks like EXO still have their powers. Does this mean that Kris is going to be a werewolf that can fly over the moon? A flying werewolf aka flying Ben Ben? Who could have ever imagined that!? Maybe Kris is Super Werewolf in disguise.
I do have some questions regarding the concept for Wolf. Since when did EXO transform from EXOtraordinary gentle-aliens to werewolves!? Are they alien werewolves or simply shape-shifting aliens? I still can’t seem to grasp onto how 12 aliens from EXO Planet are able to do that. Is there some part of the story about the Tree of Life that we’re missing out on? o_O Additionally…
It looks like many YouTube stars have been creating a “Draw My Life” video lately. I found some of them really inspiring. I’m going to share one video here and links to two videos of people that I’ve been watching on YouTube for almost 4+ years now.
Michelle Pham, as many of us know, is a makeup guru. I haven’t implemented any of her tutorials, but I’ve enjoyed watching them. She is an extremely creative artist, who also happens to be a big fan of the anime Sailor Moon and the Final Fantasy video game series! ^^ Her video is very touching.
Other inspiring “Draw My Life” videos:
- ‘Draw My Life’ by Ryan Higa (This guy is hilarious! All of his videos make me laugh! ”Teehee!” xD)
- ‘Draw My Life by Bubzbeauty (She’s so cute and bubbly! Her videos are one of the reasons for how I got into Korean dramas and K-Pop) ^^
After watching all three “Draw My Life” videos, I’ve realized that almost every other person has been bullied in his/her life. I know the pain. The most important thing is to stay strong and carry on. Life’s too short to worry about bullies ^^ Always have faith and remember, only God can judge you!
“Moonlight” in Chinese is Yuèguāng. ^^ I have my real name engraved in Chinese characters on a wooden-looking stamp that has a design for my Chinese zodiac. I’ve kept it back at home in K.S.A.
Edit: Thanks to Jo for pinpointing that the Chinese characters in the picture mean “Moon shadow”. The correct Chinese characters for “Moonlight” are 月光. I’ve seen these characters several times, but my dodo-ness got the best of me today. LMAO! xD
I’m deciding to keep the old image as well. =P
LC9′s Mama Beat is stuck in my head! Gain‘s part is nice and fits perfectly with the song.
Interesting news…one of the members of LC9 looks kind of like EXO‘s Kris. I’ve read that he is also from Canada, can speak English, and is the rapper of his group. Has he met Kris yet? =P
NAVERMUSIC is having a special giveaway event for EXO fans. The giveaways include each member of EXO‘s most treasured item.
I remember mentioning that I imagine Kris to one day give away one of his most special items to a fan, which I had thought would be his denim jacket or one of his necklaces. It turns out that all members of EXO are giving away their most treasured item to fans now. I highly doubt that it’s their most treasured item, but it’s something that’s connected to them in one way or the other.
Whoever is doing the thumbs up with the beanie hat…that’s cute! xD The drumsticks look like they belong to Chanyeol. Cards…Ace of Hearts? Kris, is that you or are you the one doing the victory/peace sign with the bracelet!? The pendant looks like Tao‘s and the leopard printed hat looks like Lay‘s. I really can’t guess which item belongs to whom.
Moreover, is that a skipping rope in the bottom right-hand corner? I need a proper skipping rope. I bought one from a kid’s section two years back and it ended up being too small =P I wouldn’t need the dumbbells. I use my brother’s weights and that too without the weight disks…hahaha. I would faint if I used the weight disks x_x
I’m assuming that only Korean fans can participate in this event. We, international fans…never mind. Which item would you choose if given the chance to participate in the event?
All I have to say is that…even though Ace is not one of the items to be given away, I’m taking Ace, whether Kris likes it or not. One day, iA! =P
Girls’ Generation‘s aka SNSD‘s new Japanese song, Love & Girls, is so cheesy yet catchy! The PV is nice too. The original one hasn’t been released yet, so I’ll use the following one instead.
To be honest, I’ve never really liked the English lyrics in SNSD‘s songs. It kind of distorts the song. I don’t know if anyone else feels that way. I noticed something in the lyrics, though. It says that the world will be full of girls in the future. One of the Biblical prophecies states that in the near future there will be more girls in comparison to boys. Looks like someone is preparing for it o_O
I’ve also noticed that these days, SNSD‘s Japanese songs are much more catchy then their Korean songs. I wonder if it’s because Japan has a larger music market. Hmm.