【Non-No Magazine January 2018】 100 answers from BTS - J-HOPE & Group’s part
Q60: Favorite BTS choreography?
A: ‘Save Me’ and 'DNA’. The dance break in Save Me’s chorus’s House step moves
are very cool. My sister said she likes this song’s choreography the most (laughs). As for 'DNA’, I think among BTS choreography, this choreography is one of the best,
it’s perfectly choreographed.
Q61: What do you think about when you’re performing?
A: The intensity of my facial expression and movement. I’d think over the
details on how to express the atmosphere of the song.
Q62: A song that would make you want to dance if you hear it
right now? A: Post Malone feat. 21 Savage’s 'Rockstar’.
Q88: A place that you want to travel to again?
A: Sapporo. Although we’ve been there a few times to perform but I definitely
want to go visit in private. My dream is to enjoy the hot spring in the middle
of the snowy scenery!
Q89: How do you spend your time on public transport?
A: When I want to sleep, I would watch some movies, it depends on the time and
mood. From May to July, when when we flied from Korea to Japan, I composed
melodies and wrote lyrics on the plane.
Q90: The food that you would definitely want to eat when you’re
A: Ramen and meat cuisine. I also love eating
‘ひつまぶし’ (chopped kabayaki eel on rice)!
Q91: Secret of having a beautiful smile?
A: I’m getting a bit embarrassed to hear this (laughs). Basically, I’m
optimistic and I like being fun. Also, I believe that 'smiling will
bring you happiness’, maybe that’s why I have such smile.
Q92: What’s your current favorite shoes?
A: I really like shoes. Recently, I just bought a few pairs of sneakers. I felt
in love with one of the pairs straight away, it has a variety of colors and
Q93: Recently, what kind of scent/ fragrance do you like?
A: Refreshing scent. Recently, I like using the soap with a mint scent.
Q94: Which member do you think is very fashionable?
A: Rap Monster and V are especially interested in fashion. But the other
members have their own style, so they’ve all very cool.
Q95: What sports do you like?
A: I played tennis from 4th grade to 6th grade of primary school. Although the
start of it was a bit weird. My teacher asked in front of the class, “does
anyone want to play tennis?” By chance, I had both of my hands out so the
teacher misunderstood and then I became a candidate (laughs). I started to play
tennis again in the summer, it was refreshing and fun!
Q96: Your own goal in 2018? A: Release the mixtape that I’m preparing (now). And study
Q97: One day, if you could experience another occupation, what
do you want to do?
A: Tennis player! But I wasn’t really good when I practiced in primary school,
so competing in Wimbledon, The
Championships as a tennis player is just a dream
Q98: Recently, which member made you felt that he has grown (up)?
A: Don’t you think the 20-year-old Jungkook’s face became really refined. When
I first saw our 'DNA’ MV (that was released in Korea), I was startled because
he was so handsome!
Q99: Memorable Christmas memory?
RAP MONSTER: I remember when I was 6 years old and I heard that
my family is going to travel during Christmas, so I asked them: “is Santa
Claus going to come on time?” Because we were going to the countryside so
I was worried (laughs).
SUGA: When I was a child, my family used to eat together. I’m not
living with them right now, so I think those were great memories.
JIN: When I went to the ski resort with my father and older
brother! We went every Christmas when I was in primary school!
J-HOPE: In the past, it snowed heavily on Christmas, the
long-cherished White Christmas! I remember building snowman with my family,
bustling with noise and excitement!
JIMIN: I want to see try
to make memorable memory of Christmas in the future. My
ideal Christmas has to snow, then have fun in the ski resort and lastly go view
the night scenery, that would the best.
V: I think couples celebrate
Christmas more, but I’ve always been alone since birth (laughs). During school
days, I spent it with my friends who were also single. We went to the PC room,
played games, ate ramen and we bluffed like: “as expected, it’s the best to
spend Christmas in the PC room.” (laughs)
JUNGKOOK: There was a year, when I was sleeping with my older
brother, my eyes were half open and I saw my father with a fake white beard. I
thought “Santa Claus really came,” I felt asleep with happiness.
Q100: As BTS, what do you want to achieve in 2018?
RAP MONSTER: Perform in the biggest venue in each country!
SUGA: Until now, we’ve achieved a
variety of goals. We’re fortunate that all of our wishes became true. But I
hope next year we won’t get caught on the results while enjoying the music that
we like, and I hope we can spend happy time with everyone.
JIN: Make the music that everyone would like to listen to. In private,
I want to enjoy the fun of letting off fireworks with the members (laughs).
J-HOPE: Stand on world-class stage, perform many amazing
performances. It’s a goal and a dream.
JIMIN: Personally, I’m not really
concerned about the records. We can achieve those records is because of our fans.
But the fact that we can break new records, I’m really grateful and thank you. So,
I hope 2018 is a year where we could spend more time with ARMYs.
V: After I’ve watched some Japanese
movies, I saw a lot of really beautiful places. I want to go outside of the big
cities and perform live there, I want to see those scenery in person. And I
want to go and meet more ARMYs!
JUNGKOOK: I hope I can make a great song that is able to be
included in a BTS album! I’ll keep take on the challenge.
handy dandy list of arguments to use for not repealing net neutrality
i’ve seen a lot of points come up so i decided to put them all in one post
Aspiring content creators will have difficulty in gaining an audience.
Current content creators will lose their audience and publicity.
Applying for jobs will be harder, as most places no longer have paper applications.
Students will lose the ability to do academic work, apply for colleges, find tutoring sites, look for apartments, etc.
Online transactions (including buying tickets for concerts, buying plane tickets, ordering food, clothes shopping, and subscribing to Netflix) will be inconvenient.
The right to the internet was declared a human right by the United Nations in 2003, as it is a freedom of expression.
Corporations will have the power to manipulate how people use the internet.
The internet is a crucial source of political expression. ISPs favoring websites over others stifles people’s opinions, violating the First Amendment. The First Amendment states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”.
ISPs will be allowed to censor any “controversial” topics that they so choose.
It will be difficult for people with similar viewpoints and interests to connect with each other.
Research requiring online resources will be limited.
Any public services that require internet— like schools, hospital, libraries, and government centers— will need to spend more money, thus increasing taxes.
In his message to Congress on curbing monopolies, President Franklin Roosevelt has stated, “The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is Fascism—ownership of Government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.” In this case, the “controlling private powers” are corporations.
Thousands of people will lose their jobs. Websites will be forced to fire employees to keep themselves up and running.
(people under the cut made the original posts where i got shit from, i’m really sorry if i miss anyone)
I had to pull out of my last panel at Yallfest, guys. I’m still going to be there for the other stuff - the breakfast at the booth, the signing, and the earlier panel.
Anyway, I’m sorry, and it’s on me — if you follow my Tumblr, you might have already read of my boring health problems this year, but if not, it’s this:
Folks who follow me might have noticed over the last several years that I was posting with increasing frequency about brain fog & migraines. In June, I got rapidly sick at a seminar & collapsed. I had to be shipped home, cancel a tour for the 1st time ever, and then spend weeks getting better. I only sort of did. I got hives all over. My hair fell out. My abstract thought vanished- some days I could remember my home address but couldn’t say it out loud. I couldn’t stay awake. I had to sleep every 4 hours, & every time I ate, I got even more tired. And this sleep was a weird, drugged, dreamless, sick sleep. There are photos of me pulled over by the side of the interstate to sleep because when a reaction hit, it was non negotiable. There’s also a photo of my crumpled Evo when I was too tired to avoid the semi truck that ran into me on the highway. I should’ve realized earlier it was an immune reaction, but it snuck up. Blood work rules out cancer, but showed my immune system was gone. Since then, I’ve been on a low histamine diet of about 6 foods (hence the photos of the food I make myself on tour). I got brighter & more like myself. I could write again. Migraines vanished. But I still had to be careful of anything histamine producing … like certain foods. Cats. Plane travel. Stress.
Anyway, I’ve been slowly losing the battle on tour. I’m down to four foods and I don’t want to tell you how many hives I have. The reactions are getting wild again, ramping up, & once again I find myself sleeping by the sides of roads.
I don’t want to disappoint any readers, but I’m taking steps to make sure I make it these last two weeks of events. That means unfortunately I’m trading that last Yallfest panel for sleep. I’m sorry, but I hope you’ll all come to my earlier one instead.
It’s “there” isn’t it? In your mind, your happiness, your perfect relationship, dream job, more confidence, a flat stomach are all “there”. You look at your present circumstance, and see its is not “here”. So, by reason and logic and common sense, you tell me it’s “there”. This is an illusion. And until you understand the relationship between a desire and its manifestation, you shall not be able to manifest very much, and you’ll continue to be unhappy with where you are now in your life or mind.
To manifest anything, it has to exist first. To manifest is to change a desire into another form. Manifesting is not magic. It exists as an idea, a possibility, mere fantasy… The idea of light manifested as a lightbulb. The idea of humans flying became the plane. Heated food became a microwave. Try to think of one creation that wasn’t an idea in someone’s mind first….
So knowing that everything exists first, and is manifested second, takes the burden off of you. There is a Native American teaching that everything you want or need is in the air, and you can merely pluck it out as necessary. This, is like that.
Eckhart Tolle says thought is the most potent form of energy, it vibrates so high you cannot see it. The truth is everything you want exists now in thought level. Make no mistake about it; it already exists. Catch the feeling, the mood, of what your wish fulfilled would be like. And you cannot help but manifest it into your life.
[TRANS] Jin’s handwritten letters to Sleepy & Solbi
It feels like just a few days ago when the three of us, noona, Sleepy-hyung and I, had to separate and survive on our own, but it’s already the last broadcast. Everyone around me keeps saying that you’re funny and they like you. I’m jealous. They asked me why I did those dad jokes… Anyway, I gained a lot of strength thanks to you in the jungle. You even nursed me… Oh right, I think you shouldn’t nurse people. It’s the first time I see someone pouring the water bottle in people’s mouth when they were lying down. I’m thankful that you gave me water when I was exhausted but… What was it, oh right, it felt like I became the water purifier in the huge water bottle. But still, thank you for nursing me, taking care of me and said I’m your pretty dongsaeng. Let’s gather sometime and go to the jungle again. I’ll wait for that day, adios!
- From. water purifier Seokjinie -
Sleepy-hyung, it feels like just a few days ago when we screamed when seeing snakes, screamed when seeing crabs and just screamed for no reason, but it’s already the last broadcast. We met each other outside too but hyung, I ate the king crab that we couldn’t eat that time. Oh right, hyung said that on the plane. Those who buy food for others are hyungs. I suddenly remembered that when I went out to eat with my dad, so I told him, “Dad, Sleepy-hyung said those who buy food for other are hyungs. Hyung, I ate well!” and was scolded. ㅠㅠ I miss you, contact me hyung.
- From. the hyung who bought you tteokbokki, Jinie -
+ After he sent the letter to Sleepy through Kakaotalk:
Flying with Brussels Airlines from Rome to Brussels in economy.
After a day of prosecco and sun in the eternal city, it was time to head back home with the Belgian flag carrier. And our flight couldn’t have been more Belgian!
I was happy to see the beautiful Rackham waiting for us a the gate. This A320 celebrates one of Belgium’s most famous cartoon characters, the adventurous reporter Tintin.
As I hadn’t had the chance yet to taste the fries Brussels Airlines sells on board I asked the cheerful crew if I could purchase them, even though I was flying in the (meal included) flex class. This didn’t prove a problem and some 20 Minutes later I was munching away. To complete the Belgian experience, I got mayonnaise and a Jupiler beer to go with my fries. The crew also handed out a chocolate waffle and some Neuhaus chocolates…
I was pleasantly surprised by the oven fries. They tasted surprisingly authentic and were quite crispy. I thought the portion was a bit small though. But maybe that’s a good thing for my waist line…
At first I didn’t know how to react. I had not received a free meal on a flight in well over 15 years. To make things more confusing, I was in coach and the flight was less than an hour and a half. This is unheard of.
I have to admit it was pretty good. The bread was fresh, the chicken was tasty and the lettuce was actually crispy. CRISPY I tell you. I honestly don’t know if I can fly American domestic anymore.
Flying back from Hong Kong, packed in a fully-booked Cathay Pacific economy class, I sat next to two men who were the perfect examples of selective eating and non-selective eating.
Observing their eating behaviors alone, on my left, the man chose the chicken orzo pasta special and began his meal by heavily peppering (perhaps also salting, I did not see) the already saucy chicken. After which, proceeded to heavily salting his steamed vegetables not once, but twice and both times shaking the salt pack for more than 4 seconds. Forking a cubed carrot, he used it to wipe up what’s left of the meat sauce.
For beverage, he had an orange juice, and then a Sprite. I suspected water at first, but with the way a bubble or two would occasionally rise up, it was Sprite. He also finished his mini Häagen-Dazs ice cream. Totaling around 700 calories, roughly estimating.
The man on my right received the exact same thing, chicken orzo pasta special, with Coke as his beverage of choice. He downed his cup of Coke. Then, took 3 hasty, un-starved bites out of the main course and proceeded to destroy his Häagen-Dazs ice cream. Then, he threw napkins, utensils, plastic wraps all in a pile on top of his nearly untouched main course. I estimate a total around 240 calories for his meal. That’s 80 for the cup of Coke with ice, plus 120 for the mini Häagen-Dazs ice cream, plus 40 for the 3 tiny bites of his main (yes they were that tiny).
I should add, that neither men touched the fruits or the bread, which was interesting as I ate both of those first.
I must point out that this may hardly be representative of their average eating behaviors—maybe their dietary habits are completely different off the plane—but if this were representative at all, then their physical appearance reflected that. Man on the left was bloated and chubby, and his skin, given he is of the darker sort of Asian, has a grayish undertone I would not attribute to ethnicity. As a passerby I would not categorize him as being at his optimal health. Man on the right, is not chubby by any measure, but has a bit of a belly, and saggy flesh tone. Skin tone, given his Caucasian genetics, is pink and not much more can be objectively deduced in that respect. As a passerby, I would guess that he has a generally healthy lifestyle with the common vices of expat businessmen—such as drinking too much—and definitely older than the gentleman on my left.
Now, the man on my right is a typical example of selective eating, he knows what he likes and eats only that and is unaffected by the portion sizes provided. His food choices were poor but due to his either self-awareness, self-discipline, or not having been cultural conditioned to not waste food, he manages to keep his caloric intake low. Whereas the man on my left is a victim of his preference for heavy-flavors (possibly due to less sensitive taste-buds, but that is another topic), makes poor food choices, and is eating without questioning the portion size presented.
So it was very appropriate that I sat between them and pre-ordered a Low-Calorie Meal.
Sounds entirely trying-too-hard, but in my defense it was partly curiosity. I knew where my weaknesses lie. First, whenever food is being served I feel a need to eat, even if I’ve just had lunch and upon landing will be having dinner. Second, I am still having a hard time saying no to unhealthy food placed in front of me. Third, I still have a hard time deciding my own portion sizes. So knowing that about myself, I set the rules where I could, beforehand, to keep myself from having to face all those difficult decisions. My meal consisted of a small piece of pineapple (5 cal), bread (75 cal), a sip of orange juice (5 cal) 2 short skewers of dry bland steamed chicken breast (90 cal), and sweet tofu (75 cal), which comes up to 250 calories. Just a little higher than the selective eater—because I was not selective and ate everything on my plate—and lower than the man on my left because of precautions taken beforehand.
To wrap up and tie back to a conclusion full-circle, this reaffirmed the idea of Selectively Eating to Achieve Portion Control; you can eat what you like, just maintain awareness and control over how much of it you consume, quality over quantity.
Not all plane food is bad, by the way. Look at this Hello Kitty meal.