These pictures show an enormous frozen castle, built entirely from ice, created for the 30th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival. The remarkable tower, which is at least 26 metres high and measures around 20 stories, is one of the main attractions at the festival - which sees thousands of tourists flock to the city of Harbin, near the China and Russian border, every year. In this series of photographs, workers can be seen chipping blocks of ice from the nearby Songhua River for the tower, before dragging the 551lb blocks towards the site. (Source)
[TRANS] Haru Hana Vol. 41 Issue ‘Interview with NCT 127′
NCT127 who were the last to appear on stage at the 68th ‘Sapporo Snow KPOP Festival’ held on the 12th of February. Because of their Japanese member, Yuta, we were able to hear their stories on their first time in Hokkaido.
Q: What did you do in Sopporo? Taeyong: We saw the snow and everyone played like kids. Doyoung: We haven’t seen snow in a while and everywhere we go there’s piled up snow, we played happily. We also wanted to show our fans this scenery, so we took photos and shared them on SNS.
Q: What did you eat? Mark: Ramen. Taeyong: Shabu-shabu and sushi. Yuta: Can I speak Japanese? It was my first time eating miso ramen in Sapporo, it really is delicious, everyone all ate like they were possessed by a hungry demon.
Q: During your concert, Taeyong performed Kotori Yoshino’s gag, who showed it to him? Yuta: I showed it to him, and he seemed to like it a lot, so he decided to do it once.
Q: Yuta also worked hard to be the MC. Yuta: Normally it’s hard for me to express my feelings in Korean, but I can freely do so in Japanese, so I want to talk more and interact more, ad libs just comes out.
Q: How did the other members feel after watching Yuta? Johnny:This was my first time coming to Japan with Yuta, and because he was so used to Korea, I thought he is almost a Korean. But after seeing him in Japan I thought ‘ah, (he’s) Japanese’. Mark: That’s right, that’s right Taeyong: He came to Japan and did various things well. (He) organised our food menu as well. Haechan: When we arrived in Japan and asked about things we didn’t know, Yuta hyung helped us. Jaehyun: During the show when we were doing the ment, I also asked questions, Yuta hyung overcame it all.
Q: I am going to bring up a unique fashion topic, what kind of style of plain clothes do you like? Winwin: I like clothes that are clean (bright) and smart. Doyoung: I like comfortable clothes. Casual clothes. Taeil: For me, training wear. I really like being comfortable. Yuta: I like (wearing) entirely black. Or all black. Jaehyun: I like all kinds of colours. I also like anything monotone, simple but with a point. Haechan: I like comfortable clothes~ Taeyong: I like baggy clothes. For example, a t-shirt that I have at home for 5 years. Mark: It differs depending on how I feel. I pick clothes according to how I feel. Johnny: I also wear clothes depending on how I feel that day, I pick clothes that can express my feelings.
Q: Which member cares about their fashion the most? Mark: I think it’s Winwin hyung. Yuta: Isn’t it fashion terrorist Winwin? Doyoung: It’s high fashion (as in high fashion sense). Taeil: You will be surprised when you see it.
Q: What goals would you like to achieve in 2017? Taeyong: We would like to have more activities in Japan, and in Korea of course. Yuta: There will be a lot of chances this year to come to Japan so please look forward to them.
Q1:Food I can’t get sick of Q2:If I could go on a one-day trip without any distance restriction Q3: Member with who I want to always stay together Q4: Song that I like Q5: Praise for another member Q6: A word for Japanese fans
[ TAEIL ] A1. Samgyeobsal, Pizza （it has been my favorite food） A2. Gangwon-do. I want to go to a ski resort for skiing and snowboarding A3. Johnny. We talk well. Even if I ask strange questions, he answers well. It’s fun. A4. NCT127 LIMITLESS. The more you listen, the better it becomes A5. Taeil -> Johnny: He is calm. He is tall. Can communicate well with anybody. Language Skills (English, Korean, Chinese). He is strong. A6.Thank you for always giving us your support. From now on we’ll work hard to be able to show you a cool stage and music. NCT fighting!
[ JOHNNY ] A1. Sandwich. You can eat it wherever and whenever you want, there are a lot of types as well. A2. I want to sleep on my bed in our house in America. A3. I like all of the members!! A4. Coldplay – Yellow A5. Johnny -> Taeyong: Really handsome. Knows for sure what he is looking for. It’s cute when he tries to look cool. A6. I wish there were more fan signs where I can meet Japanese fans! Thank you so much for cheering (for us)!
[ TAEYONG ] A1. Sujebi. I have liked it ever since I was small, and I also like kneading. A2. Youngsters’ street, Shibuya. I like fashion so I want to see what it’s like. A3. Yuta. It’s comfortable (with him) because we’ve known each other for so long. A4. NCT127 Limitless A5. Taeyong (JT/N I think in the original text, it was misspelled as from Taeil) -> Yuta: a good friend who is joyful, cheerful, righteous, he always does his best, cool and manly A6. I will always appreciate the interest and affection we get from Japanese fans. I will continue to do my best to make NCT 127 reputable!!!
[ YUTA ] A1. Takoyaki. Isn’t Takoyaki the best? A2. Europe. Italy. The streets are very pretty. A3. I don’t have one. I don’t want to be together until we are old (I want to be) together with my beautiful wife in the future… A4. TVXQ sunbaenim’s Begin. I always listen to it when I sleep. A5. Yuta -> Doyoung: He sings well. I like his voice. Among the member, he is a person who is always stable. (well-controlled and organised) he is the mediator. He can talk about his personal opinions, but also care about his surroundings. A6. Japanese fans, it’s Yuta! I am always, always thankful for your cheers!! Please continue to look after us!!
[ DOYOUNG ] A1. Noodle soup (Udon) A2. Italy A3. Taeil A4. NCT127 Switch A5. Doyoung -> Jaehyun : I can’t choose one because he has so many charms. I just want to point out his ‘Reverse Charm’. He’s both manly and kind! The charm is coming from the gap. A6. To my fans in Japan, I will cheer you up because your love and encouragement.
[ JAEHYUN ] A1. Water. I never get tired of drinking it. A2. Neptune. I want to go to Neptune as the first person in the world A3. Winwin. He’s my friend. I don’t think I’ll get tired of him when we are together A4. NCT127 LIMITLESS A5. Jaehyun -> Winwin. Winwin’s is optimistic. He is very innocent but can also be serious at times. And most of all, he is very, very, very cute． A6.
Everyone please love us 'limitlessly’ We (I) will always be grateful.
[ WINWIN ] A1. Meat (chicken, beef) A2. I want to go to New Zealand. I like everything about it. A3. Friend. Jaehyun. A4. NCT127 Limitless A5. Winwin -> Mark: I really like his personality. He is always considerate and cute. He’s also good at dancing and rapping. He really, really has a lot of charms. Mark who has limitless charms. A6. Please continue to cheer for us.
[ MARK ] A1. Chicken. I can eat many different kinds of chicken. A2. I would like to walk around the town I lived in Canada one more time. A3. Winwin hyung. It’s interesting how there’s always a new feeling when being together with him. A4. Justin Bieber - Love Yourself A5. Mark -> Haechan: His legs are pretty. His energy is overflowing. He’s good at cooking. He’s not good at listening to me but he’s improving. His character is completely different from mine so it’s interesting. A6. To all our Japanese fans~! This is our first visiting Sapporo. After being welcomed by our pretty Japanese fans, I like Japan even more! I would be very happy if we can visit Japan more frequently from now on. Please anticipate the next time we see each other!!
[ HAECHAN ] A1. kimchi A2. Busan. I want to go to eat sashimi. A3. Doyoung hyung A4. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean A5. Haechan -> Taeil: He’s good at singing. He plays instruments well. He’s fun, kind, and good at sports. A6. Everyone, I’m so happy!! Thank you!!
On the way home! Will still be sparse the next few days, but I’m heading home. I miss my hooman though. Nisa is really one of the best friends I could ever ask for and I feel like crying now, but she’s going to America tomorrow, so it’s okay.
ALSO totally got exclusive loot from the snow festival. Lots of Miku. LOTS. will post pics when I can.
Love you guys,
P.S Thank you guys so much for the concern over my stolen wallet. I’m going to talk to Narita when I arrive to see if anything popped up. In the mean time, keep safe.