Things I learned today from sitting next to Hanbyul and probably annoying him with stupid questions:
Hanbyul likes Vegemite. (When I asked him what was in it, he said everything, and it wasn’t good for you).
Hanbyul thinks he’s getting fat because he’s eating too much chocolate and his preferred variety is white chocolate.
Everyone except Hanbyul and Kyumin get nervous before a live performance (though maybe someone should tell Kyumin-ah’s face that).
For the Alone costumes the boys didn’t stuff their bras with anything, they’re just wearing bras with a lot of padding (which isn’t surprising because have you ever looked at the bras they sell in Korea? They’re like practically a fake pair of boobs because news flash, Korean girls are er… generally speaking lacking in that area.) Also, Hanbyul is totally into that dance. He did it for one if his MC bits too.
For the Tokyo concert it’s going to be 1:30 hours (and “better” according to Hanbyul) and maybe only one member is going to do a girl dance.
All the members write songs, and he hinted that for their comeback in August, some member written songs might be on it.
They all work really fucking hard. Their band practice ended at 1AM last night, and they were in practice all day today even though Hanbyul wasn’t with them.
Hanbyul is a giant fanboy of the randomest groups and he sings along to songs he likes (it’s kind of nice though. God, boy has a nice voice). He sang a long to December and Bohemian, and totally danced to F.cuz and Girls Day. But I think he must watch Super Star K because he was SUPER excited about Ulalala Session. Before they came on, he turned to me and was like “OMG do you know who these guys are?” and when I was like uh no, but my friends do…he was all, “Super Star K! They’re the winners!” and He kept yelling I love you at them. And spazzing. And at one point he got up and danced/grinded with the tiny member. LOOOOOL. yeah. But I remember he was also really excited about John Park being on the show way back during the first taping with JP was promoting Falling. So deductive reasoning: Hanbyul likes to watch Super Star K.
(This was from a few weeks ago but… in case you ever wondered) Hanbyul’s real name is Hanbyul. When He was in grade school he needed an english name so his parents chose Jason. His friends back home call him Jason, his parents call him Hanbyul, he likes both and calls himself both and signs things as both.
He’s really gracious with fans. When people tell him they’re his fans or give him presents he seems almost surprised and so very happy and sincere when he thanks them, and he always agrees when fans ask to take pictures or sign ( I feel bad because I’ve started an avalanche of people wanting signatures one time, and today I did it again with pictures… sorry Jason OTL). But he definitely appreciates fans, and it’s really nice.
These are all things I’ve heard directly from Hanbyul’s mouth save for the ones where I’m expressing what I’ve observed in spending time with him.