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(TRANS) Haru*Hana Vol. 30 - BTS Interview

Jin
–Don’t be so nervous, relax a bit. The things I want to say to my debut self.

Q1: How do you keep in touch with your family?
A: I’m someone that keeps in touch with my parents often. I usually chat with my mom for about 30 minute to an hour; sometimes even longer for about 2 hours. We just talk about whether we’ve been well. I talk with my dad about once a week. (Interviewer: Wouldn’t your dad feel very lonely?) I have my reasons for that. When I talk to my mom, it’s usually during dinner time so the two of them are together. I take that chance to speak to my dad as well.

Q2: With regards to new song “Converse High,” what shoes do you like and what shoes do you like girls to wear?
A: I really like Jordans. Although I also like girls wearing sneakers, it’s rare to see them wear Jordans. If a girl wears Jordans, I think she’ll look quite strong… Compared to that, I still like girls wearing cute sneakers.

Q3: With regards to new song “Fun Boys,” what other times do you feel excited other than being on stage?
A: When I’m going to eat! No matter how tired and how much I want to sleep, I’ll immediately get up once I hear, “let’s eat!” Another thing is when our schedule for the day is finished and we’re heading home.

Q4: What are troubles that you’ve overcome after debuting?
A: I’m originally the type that gets stressed easily. But after debuting, no matter what stress or trouble it is, I’m able to forget it all after the day is over. It’s an amazing ability. But there are also bad sides to it… because I also forget about the good things (laughs).

Q5: What do you want to say to your debut self?
A: I want to say to myself, “It would be nice if you can relax a bit more.” Also, “You’ll change and grow gradually.”

Q6: Did your brother also attend your concert in March?
A: Yes. It’s the first time my brother came to my concert. He said that I looked really handsome. We talk with each other every day and we both care a lot about each other.




Suga
–So far I’ve never been bored of making music.

Q1: How do you keep in touch with your family?
A: We talk everyday for about 2-3 times in a day. Since my dad is a bit older, I call him instead of messaging him. We just talk about how our day went, what happened today etc… Sometimes it’s my dad contacting me and sometimes I call him. I think we’re the type fo contact each other often.

Q2: With regards to new song “Converse High,” what shoes do you like and what shoes do you like girls to wear?
A: I like Air Jordan 1, 2, 3. I also like girls that wear this type of shoes. But since it’s just my own preference, I won’t force her to wear it. But if she’s wearing a very precious pair of Jordan, I would probably say to her, “you have good taste!” It’ll attract my attention.

Q3: With regards to new song “Fun Boys,” what other times do you feel excited other than being on stage?
A: When I’m doing music. Oftentimes I don’t feel like dancing but I’ve never once before felt bored or annoyed at doing music.

Q4: What are troubles that you’ve overcome after debuting?
A: In the past I really hoped to be recognized. I will think, “I’m working so hard, why aren’t people understanding me?” Now I want to say that as long as you work hard, the result will naturally emerge.

Q5: What do you want to say to your debut self?
A: I don’t quite want to return to that period of time (laughs). It actually wasn’t all that joyful during the debut time. There were many things I didn’t quite understand but still had to do it so I accumulated a lot of stress. So I want to say to myself, “Don’t think too much. Even if you feel very painful right now, it will all change soon so just endure it a bit.”

Q6: Please tell us about your 4th Korean mini album “Hwa Yang Yeon Hwa pt 1.”
(The interview was done before the album was released.) A: The subject is about “Even if the flower is wilting, it’s still the most beautiful time.” Right now we are experiencing the most beautiful time of our lives. We produced our album with that kind of thinking. I think it’s a turning point now. I personally think a flower is the most beautiful right before it wilts. Before it wilts, it gives off the most beautiful moment. Since it’s fully bloomed, it looks the most beautiful so it’s hard not to see it (laughs). In other words, we hope to become truly “hwa yang yeon hwa”.




V
–Thanks to ARMYs, I started liking my own shortcomings.

Q1: How do you keep in touch with your family?
A: I was brought up by my grandma so since I was young, I’ve started to talk on the phone with my parents twice a day. Since we’ve been busy lately, we chat about once a day. We just message each other things like “How’s it been? What’s going on lately?” Also things like, “I just sent something back, be sure to pick it up.” I send them clothes, gift certificates, and gifts for my parents from the fans. I’m so thankful that they’re even taking care of my parents.

Q2: With regards to new song “Converse High,” what shoes do you like and what shoes do you like girls to wear?
A: I like Prada shoes and Air Jordans. Prada is too expensive so I can’t buy them. I feel like I can practice happily if there’s a pair of shoes that I like and that the design is good. For girls… sandals? I like girls with pretty feet so actually wearing nothing is even better (laughs). I’m attracted to girls who have clean feet and hands. I don’t quite like it when there’s too much going on with the nails.

Q3: With regards to new song “Fun Boys,” what other times do you feel excited other than being on stage?
A: I’m usually excited. Especially when I play pranks with the members!

Q4: Following “Converse High,” what kind of song do you want to do that would reflects yourself?
A: “I like barefooted girls.” It’ll have that topic. The song title wold be “Barehand and barefoot girls”. I love barefooted girls!

Q5: What are troubles that you’ve overcome after debuting?
A: Ah~ Even though I don’t want to let people see this (rolls up left sleeve), I have 2 moles over here (pinches skin). Elephant! (Interviewer: Is that a troublesome thing?) Not exactly something you be proud of. This has been a funny performance of mines since high school. I also don’t quite like the mole on my nose but ARMYs seem to really like it so I started liking it.

Q6: What do you want to say to your debut self?
A: “Next is the road to success, fighting! Kim Taehyung!” I used to think I would become a farmer since I grew up in a village so I didn’t really have any friends that had a vision for the future. But before that, I had a friend who got into Korea University. We both are successful people back in the (village) but I’m better (laughs).




Rap Monster
–I want to collect sneakers.

Q1: How do you keep in touch with your family?
A: We usually contact each other once a week. I’m not really one that calls someone often so my parents are really happy when I take the initiative to call them. But I don’t often make the call first so when I occassionally call them, my mom would go, “you don’t have enough money?” (laughs). It makes it seem like I only call them when something comes up. I will definitely regret it if this keeps up. After this interview, I want to call my parents.

Q2: With regards to new song “Converse High,” what shoes do you like and what shoes do you like girls to wear?
A: I like Rick Owens sneakers; they’re really cool. It’ll be awesome to collect them. For girls, like the lyrics say, I like girls that wear red Converse shoes. It’s really cool. Since it shows off the shape of the legs so if the legs are not slender enough, it’s hard to make it look good. Although I like it, it’s shoes that’s hard to master.

Q3: With regards to new song “Fun Boys,” what other times do you feel excited other than being on stage?
A: When I listen to music; it’s a time that can lift my mood.

Q4: Following “Converse High,” what kind of song do you want to do that would reflects yourself?
A: Since I like girls with small waists, I want to use the Korean word for waist (pronunciation is similar to ‘hurry’) and the English word 'hurry’ to use as a pun for the song name. “Hurry up!” (laughs).

Q5: What are troubles that you’ve overcome after debuting?
A: Honestly at first I was a resistant towards the identity of an idol but that problem is no longer exists now. It takes time to recognize yourself as an idol. Identity is important because there are still people that treat me as an idol.

Q6: What do you want to say to your debut self?
A: I want to say, “This is the time in life when you’re the skinniest!” During debut, I wanted to die from dieting. Compared to that time, my face right now is a bit meatier… Before, I really didn’t have much excess fat.. Now I can no longer diet like I did back then (laughs).




J-Hope
–How to show myself - I’ve been thinking about this

Q1: How do you keep in touch with your family?
A: Lately it’s the smartphone era so usually we commute through messaging apps. We have a family group chat so we would upload pictures there and go like “Wow~ cool!” Since we don’t get to see each other often, usually I’m the one that takes the initiative to call them. When I call them, my father, sister and everyone would talk.

Q2: With regards to new song “Converse High,” what shoes do you like and what shoes do you like girls to wear?
A: I like girls that wear Nike sneakers. Nike shoes girl ~ ♪

Q3: With regards to new song “Fun Boys,” what other times do you feel excited other than being on stage?
A: When I eat! My mood is very high when I eat~!

Q4: What are troubles that you’ve overcome after debuting?
A: I’ve always been thinking about how I will show myself. How do I show my rap, how can I show my dance to everyone… what must I show everyone on TV programs… Day after day, I think about these.

Q5: What do you want to say to your debut self?
A: This… I want to say to my debut self “This is only the beginning!” Also, “Everything that you’ve done so far is only to prepare for debut. From now on, you must continue to move forward!”

Q6: What did others around you say to you after your Korea concert in March? A: The juniors I’ve dance with before bought their own tickets to see me! They said to me, “The money definitely did not go to a waste. I’m so happy.” Perhaps they’re saying that since they know me, but it’s so exciting to hear people say that. I guess from now on, I must work even harder.




Jimin
–When I’m with the members, I get so excited that I start dancing!

Q1: How do you keep in touch with your family?
A: We use phones and we just talk about what’s going on in life. We don’t really use video calling. If it’s something urgent then I would send them voice or text messages.

Q2: What do you want to say to your debut self?
A: Work even harder! There’s a lot you’re still lacking in!

Q3: With regards to new song “Converse High,” what shoes do you like and what shoes do you like girls to wear?
A: It’s probably because I don’t quite pay attention to brands so I think it’s good as long as it looks cool. Everyone likes Jordans and Timberlands, and I like them too. For shoes I like girls to wear, I think it varies depending on that day. She can show a sexy side when wearing heels; and when we’re just going out, then I think it’s very charming to wear Converse.

Q4: With regards to new song “Fun Boys,” what other times do you feel excited other than being on stage?
A: When I’m with the members and when we eat. When we’re together and if we’re playing music we like, everyone would start dancing. During award ceremonies or on the streets when they play our songs… Even when we’re in the car, we would shut the doors and start dancing~

5: When did you have in mind when you debuted in Japan?
A: In the beginning I heard that Japanese fans have little reaction at concerts so I was very worried. But it wasn’t like that at all! Our ARMYs really gave us great cheers. There’s nothing to worry about seeing that scene.

Q6: What are troubles that you’ve overcome after debuting?
A: Nothing much has changed in terms of worries. I debuted soon after I became a trainee so compared to the other members, I didn’t get enough training?!… I still think that right now. I really need to make up for the deficiencies. Speaking of changes, I was a bit afraid of everything I did when I first debuted. Right now I’m no longer afraid!




Jungkook
–I’m a bit shy when I do video calling so I don’t quite use it.

Q1: How do you keep in touch with your family?
A: We usually contact each other. But if it’s during an activity period, then our contact would be off and on. If I watch an anime or movie related to families, I would remember to call home. We talk about things like “Have you eaten? What are you doing right now?” When I call my dad, he would say, “Call your mom first.” My would would nag about things so calling my mom first is priority! I’m a bit shy when I do video calling so I don’t quite use it.

Q2: With regards to new song “Converse High,” what shoes do you like and what shoes do you like girls to wear?
A: Boots! Especially Timberland. I like to wear it myself and think it’s nice for girls to wear it too. I don’t really like high heels. There’s also Timberlands for girls~ I think it looks good.

3: What do you want to say to your debut self?
A: First off, mad. Hahaha (laughs). Why are you always playing around and not studying… At the same time I would say, “There’s a lot of time left so just keep looking ahead. Just keep practicing!”

Q4: With regards to new song “Fun Boys,” what other times do you feel excited other than being on stage?
A: When I wake up after getting enough sleep. It can get crazy when I’m excited.

Q5: Please talk about the filming for your new Korean song 'I Need U.’
A: We filmed for 4 days 3 nights. We didn’t dance in the MV and it was a drama MV. It’s my first time acting. Seeing that, I think I have the talent to control my body’s reactions? I thought of that (laughs).

Q6: What are troubles that you’ve overcome through activities after debuting?
A: It’s the complete opposite. I didn’t have any troubles when I debuted. I didn’t really practice as a trainee and didn’t know anything. But after debuting, there are many people that are more amazing and cooler than I am so I started having mixed emotions about my appearance. In regards to my vocals, “Ah~ I can only do up to this level.” I started having a lot of troubles and I want to overcome them soon.


Many thanks to BTS TW @ FB for the Chinese trans :)

I just realized this...

We all remember the wonderful scene where Aomine gives Kagami the basketball shoes.

This is the scene in question (or a small part of it) and you can see fairly well that these are the Air Jordan 1 Retro Chicago (yes. I researched.).

So let me tell you something I discovered on my journey through the interwebs: these shoes are fucking hard to get! Well, that is if you want them NEW (you can always look on ebay, but they are really expensive there too) and for a more affordable price that is not almost 400$! Most of the time, when they’re on regular sale, they’re some sort of limited edition. Go, google it, find these shoes for less than 150$. Either I’m too stupid to buy a pair of sneakers or AoKaga has just clouded my whole brain… (or it is just hard to find them from Germany…)

My conclusion? Aomine gives Kagami a pair of shoes that you can most likely get only as a limited edition, for a ridiculous amount of money or used on ebay.

I’m done with these idiots. DONE.