Q: The first impression?
[Eunkwang] My deepest impression was of Ilhoon. At that time, he was still a middle school student who is completely like a child (laugh) and he doesnt talk much.. but it is the complete opposite now.
[Peniel] When I saw Changseob, he would always he always had his chin raised. I would always wonder why would he be doing that. (laughs) And Eunkwang, after filming for 'Living in Cheongdamdong', he will always rush back and his hair and face would be covered with perspiration.. I always mistook him for someone who just had a shower. (laughs)
[Minhyuk] I seem to have some memories which are hard to forget.
[Changseob] Someone said that i am a little scary when you first meet me (laughs) but the impression gets better from the moment you meet me.
[Hyunsik] I have quite an eye for people, everyone looks really friendly.
[Ilhoon] Yes! I am exceptionally happy when we meet!
[Sungjae] As for me, I feel that everyone sings really well~
[Minhyuk] Be it singing or rapping, everyone is really good at it. But I want to be the best as I am greedy (laughs)
Q: How has 2012 been? How would you like 2013 to be?
[Eunkwang] 2012 has been a step into the music world, thinking of BTOB as newborns entering a new world. In 2013, we hope to show everyone more sides of us through our first and second albums. At the same time, as we will also work hard for our oversea activities, please look forward as we show a more charming side to everyone.
[Sungjae] As I really like Japan, I hope that we would be able to begin our activities in Japan soon!
Q: Top 3 existence on this earth that you are thankful for
[Eunkwang] #1 Music, #2 Humans, #3 Ginseng chicken stew
[Minhyuk] #1 Family, #2 Woman, #3 Entertainment (Game devices)
[Changseob] #1 Parents, #2 My confidant, #3 Melody
[Hyunsik] #1 Family, #2 Music, #3 Food
[Peniel] #1 Family, #2 Friends, #3 Everything else
[Ilhoon] #1 Parents, #2 Dog, #3 Members
[Sungjae] #1 Parents, #2 Sister, #3 All our fans
Q: Top 3 existence on this earth that you wish do not exist
[Eunkwang] #1 Pests, #2 Cigarettes, #3 Carrots
[Minhyuk] #1 Insects, #2 Mosquitoes, #3 Coldness
[Changseob] #1 Farts, #2 Soy milk noodles, #3 Wasps
[Hyunsik] #1 Insects, #2 Feces, #3 Perspiration
[Peniel] #1 Cockroaches, #2 Beggars and fear
[Ilhoon] #1 Mosquitoes #2 Wasps, #3 Dragonflies
[Sungjae] #1 Insects, #2 Natural disasters, #3 Man made disasters
Q: Looking back at year 2012, if you can give an award to a member, what award would it be?
[Eunkwang] Selca Award to Sungjae, as Sungjae is the member who communicates with the fans the most.
[Minhyuk] Pabo(Fool) Award to Changseob. (Just kidding)
[Changseob] Award of Adapting to Peniel, coming from another country with the vast difference in culture and environment, for him to adapt so well, I feel very thankful.
[Hyunsik] Outstanding Leader Award to Eunkwang
[Peniel] Outstanding Leader Award to Eunkwang
[Ilhoon] Award of Hard Work to Eunkwang
[Sungjae] Award of Cuteness to Ilhoon!
Q: Ilhoon's Cutie Player has became extremely famous! How do you feel about it?
- To be honest, a trainee whom I met before my debut taught me about Cutie Player. I did not know it would become so popular, I am really happy that everyone began to cover it. It feels good to see it every where be it done in a cute or in a mischiveous way.
Q: After Cutie Player has been shown on MBC Every1 Weekly Idol, how do you feel about appearing on the show every week
- I am really glad as I have always wanted to be on a variety show like that.
Q: You have books on your bed, you have been also reading in the plane. Do you like reading? Have you been reading in order to increase your vocabulary to help you in rap writing?
- I liked reading before I made my debut. After debut, I would read in the dorm whenever I have time. Although I do not read in order to help me in creating raps, I think that it would be of help to me as well.
Replying to Fan's Questions!!
Q: When thinking of your girlfriends, what type of date would you like go to on?
[Eunkwang] I would rent a pension and have a bbq with her.
[Minhyuk] A date at the baseball field
[Changseob] I would like to go to Jeju Island. I went there previously, and the scenary there was unforgettable. As I have a license, it would be even better if i were to rent a car.
[Hyunsik] I just want to hold her hand.
[Ilhoon] A couple date with my friends who are attached ♥
[Sungjae] A date at the karaoke, I would like to show my charms though songs!
Q: How old do you want to get married? How many kids do you want to have?
[Eunkwang] 22 years old, 4 children
[Minhyuk] Within 35-45 years old, 2 children
[Changseob] 22 years old, 1 male child
[Hyunsik] 30 years old and above? 2 to 3 children
[Peniel] 25 years old, but it doesnt seem possible I guess (laughs), 2 children: 1 male 1 female
[Ilhoon] Around 30? 1 male 1 female child
[Sungjae] 30-39, if it is possible, just 1 child (laughs)
Q: Style of clothes you would like a girl to wear?
[Minhyuk] Fitting flared skirt with stripes
[Changseob] Black leather shoes with black stockings, a dress that ends at the knees, white turtleneck sweater, pearl necklace, a short white sweater and it would be a very pretty style.
[Hyunsik] it does not have to be in trend as long as she is able to wear something of her own style
[Peniel] A girl who looks good in gym wear, and of course anything that she looks good in.
[Ilhoon] Something that shows off her figure
[Sungjae] Gym or knitted wear for the top, stockings that emphasize the figure for bottoms...
Q: if you were a girl, which member would you like to date?
[Eunkwang] Hyunsik. Honest and manly, and he has a good build (laughs) Hyunsik is the best!!
[Minhyuk] Sungjae. He looks very innocent.
[Peniel] Sungjae. Because he is a rank below me for being innocent.
[Hyunsik] Sungjae. He is still very young and cute? Haha!
[Ilhoon] Me! i believe in myself (laughs)
[Sungjae] Minhyuk. As he is already of age, he will lead me well (laughs)
Q: A sentence that would melt a girl's heart!
[Eunkwang] You seem to have left something at home... your wings!
[Minhyuk] As long as it is for you, I can do anything!
[Changseob] I like you♡ true feelings causes the heart to be connected.
[Hyunsik] Let us communicate with our eyes!
[Peniel] Uh... I'm not too sure...
[Ilhoon] That... nothing, (laughs)
[Sungjae] Aing~ I love you noona~
Q: Do you use perfume? What perfume do you use?
[Eunkwang] None. Eunkwang's scent (laughs)
[Changseob] Comme Des Garçons
[Hyunsik] Comme Des Garçons, GUCCI. Although Changseob uses Comme Des Garçons too, I was the first to use it (laughs)
[Peniel] Armani, GUCCI, PERRY ELLIS, Calvin Klein
[Sungjae] None. I have no scent (Everyone breaks out in laughter)
Q: A question for Minhyuk! If there is someone you like what would you do to appeal to her?
[Minhyuk] If I were to appeal with an extremely bright and cheerful image, the atmosphere would change to become better as well!
Q: If you were to choose a member to be your older brother who would it be? And if you were to choose to be your younger brother?
[Eunkwang] For an elder brother, Sungjae, as he is the youngest it seems like it would be interesting. As for a younger brother, Changseob. Amongst the members he has the most amount of charisma, therefore I would like to see him as a younger brother.
[Minhyuk] Peniel! I would like to see an elder brother who cant do much (laughs) And Eunkwang as a younger brother.. Ah, I would like to be the oldest son!
[Changseob] I would like Peniel to be the elder brother, as he is filled with vitality. And Eunkwang as a younger brother. I always wonder how he would be like if he was a younger brother.
[Hyunsik] Peniel as the elder brother, Eunkwang as the younger rother.
[Ilhoon] Sungjae as the older brother! It seems like it would be interesting as he is the youngest member (laughs)
[Sungjae] Ilhoon as an older brother, i feel that he normally doesnt behave like an older brother, so I would definitely want to see him with the appearance if an older brother. As for a younger brother I choose Eunkwang, as his height is short, I would look more like an older brother (laughs)
Q: A dish you would like a girl to make for you?
[Eunkwang] Ginseng chicken stew
[Changseob] Beef Stew
[Hyunsik] Kimchi Fried Rice
[Ilhoon] Egg with Rice
Q: Amongst the members who takes the longest to bathe? And who is the one who wakes up the latest?
[Ilhoon] The one who takes the longest to bathe is Peniel, the one who wakes up the latest is Changseob
[Changseob] I am the last to bathe before we go to bed.
Q: What is one thing that you like a lot now?
[Changseob] Coffee, Starbucks coffee bean, and the thing I like the most is the coffee shop infront of Idae. Although I like ice americano the best, recently I have been trying Espresso. However my stomach hurts a little...
Q: What is the first thing you do after you wake up, and the last thing you do before you go to bed?
[Eunkwang] In the morning I do stretching, at night before I sleep I will definitely read comics. Naruto is extremely popular amongst the members now!
[Minhyuk] When i wake up, I will immediately toss and turn. I would pray before going to bed.
[Changseob] In the morning I would check for updates on Kakaotalk that might have came in as I was sleeping, I would look at clothes on fashion blogs as well as videos before I sleep
[Hyunsik] I would check the phone once I wake up in the morning, I would check my phone before I sleep as well.
[Peniel] I would shower once I wake up and set my alarms before I sleep.
[Ilhoon] I would shower once I wake up and also before I sleep.
[Sungjae] I would arrange my clothes once I wake up, I would also arrange my clothes neatly before I sleep.
Q: Who are the ones who eat well in the group?
[Eunkwang] Hyunsik, Minhyuk and I, these 3 members do not get fat even when we eat so we eat a lot.
Q: What would you like your girlfriend to call you?
[Minhyuk] Anyother except Minhyuk (laughs)
[Changseob] Changseob ah~
[Peniel] Um.. Anything my girlfriend would like to call me...
[Sungjae] Sungjae ya~
Q: Although in the beginning of SBSMTV Diary you spoke a little Japanese, which member is able to speak Japanese the best? Recently what is the Japanese word that you like and memorized?
[Eunkwang] The person who does it best is Sungjae, Ilhoon, Eunkwang. The word that I memorized recently is feces(ウンチ)
[Minhyuk] Sungjae, something I memorized recently... are you stupid? (アホじゃない～？)
[Changseob] Sungjae, Sungjae tried to guide us in Japan. Something I memorized recently would be thank you very much(ありがとうございます) and you're so noisy(うるせ～) and Goodnight(おやすみなさい)
[Hyunsik] Sungjae, the Japanese phrase I like is definitely(スゲー!)
[Peniel] Sungjae, something I memorized recently is hello(こんにちは) and I'm sorry(すみません)
[Ilhoon] Sungjae, I recently memorized the word hope(希望)
[Sungjae] I recently memorized the word good looking guy(イケメン). The reason would be because I am a good looking guy! (laughs)
Q: What are the colours and animals that the members like?
[Eunkwang] Blue/ Tiger
[Minhyuk] Everything as long as the colour is prety/ Tiger, Dogs
[Changseob] Black/ Jaguar
[Hyunsik] Red/ Tiger
[Peniel] I dont have a specific preference/ Although I wanted to raise a puppy, I couldnt as my mother has an allergy...
[Ilhoon] Black/ Puppy! I am raising one.
[Sungjae] Black, White, Dark colours/ Desert Fox as I always heard that it resembles me.
Q: If you were not placed in BTOB, which idol group would you like to be in?
[Changseob] We have never thought of being in any group other than BTOB
Q: If you were to create a Trouble Maker group, which member would you like to do it with?
[Eunkwang] Sungjae. As he is tall, he seems to be able to embrace me well (laughs)
BTOB's I do(O)? I don't(X)? Question
Members with driving license?
I do - Eunkwang, Changseob, Peniel(American License)
I don't - Minhyuk, Hyunsik, Ilhoon, Sungjae
[Eunkwang] Received his license in 2011 March.
[Changseob] Received his license when he was 20
[Peniel] I do have a license in America. However I am a little afraid of driving in Korea even with a license
Is concerned with fashion?
I do - Minhyuk, Changseob, Hyunsik, Peniel (A little), Ilhoon, Sungjae
I don't - Eunkwang
[Hyunsik] I like small bags in the shape of guitars, it is very suitable for someone like me who knows how to play the guitar.
[Ilhoon] I like casual, hip hop series, i also often wear fitting shorts and pants.
[Sungjae] I like long coats
A habit you do everyday?
I do - Minhyuk, Changseob, Peniel, Ilhoon, Sungjae
I don't - Eunkwang, Hyunsik
[Minhyuk] I have the habit of stretching, rapping and singing
[Peniel] Going to the bathroom in the morning, If I wake up fast enough I will have bread for breakfast.
[Sungjae] Looking at the mirror
Dishes you are good at?
I do - Eunkwang (Egg stew), Minhyuk (Fried rice, kimchi stew), Changseob (Kimchi Fried Rice), Hyunsik ( Stir fried tuna with kimchi), Peniel (Fried egg), Sungjae (Stir fried hotdog with vegetables, fried tofu)
[Ilhoon] The one who does it best is Hyunsik! He even went to culinary academy before.
[Sungjae] Seems like he attended everything that is called academy.
Something you are good at other than music?
I do - Eunkwang (Table tennis, soccer), Minhyuk (Exercising), Changseob (Skateboarding), Hyunsik (Drawing), Peniel (Shooting), Sungjae(I should have uncountable talents)
[Peniel] I used to shoot back when i was in America, but I havent been practicing recently.. i won a gold medal when i was in 7/8th grade!
Going on dates
Go "Ah~' when feeding food to each other
I will - Eunkwang, Minhyuk, Hyunsik, Peniel, Ilhoon, Sungjae
I will not- Changseob
[Peniel] Although I can accept it but I dont like to be all cutesy.
[Changseob] i'm so shy...
Sitting next to each other instead of opposite one another when you are at cafes or hotels?
i will - Minhyuk, Hyunsik, Peniel, Ilhoon, Sungjae
I will not - Eunkwang, Changseob
[Hyunsik] For me, even if we are sitting opposite each other i will say 'Come sit next to me'.
[Sungjae] It feels warmer to lean on each other as we sit
[Eunkwang] I think it wont be nice if others see it?
Selecting clothes for each other?
I will - Minhyuk, Hyunsik, Peniel, Ilhoon
I will not- Eunkwang, Changseob, Sungjae
[Peniel] Although I can, I don't like to hear others say that the kind of dressing I like looks bad.
[Eunkwang] I will get a little frustrated
[Changseob & Sungjae] I have my own style!
The guy will pay for all the bills?
I will - Sungjae
I will not - Eunkwang, Minhyuk, Changseob, Hyunsik, Peniel, Ilhoon
[Sungjae] I dont mind but i hope that the girl would not think this way
[Eunkwang] Everyone has their own difficulties, the richer person will pay (laughs)
[Minhyuk] (whines) Is this how it goes recently?
[Changseob] If the guy pays all the time, it will become a burden. it will be better to pay for alternate bills.
Dating an older woman?
Doesnt matter - All members
[Eunkwang & Peniel] Difference of about 5 years? I hope to meet someone who can lead me.
[Minhyuk] Difference of 10 years?
[Hyunsik] The age difference does not matter!
[Ilhoon] Does not think too much about the age, but i hope to meet someone who can lead me.
[Sungjae] If she is older than me by 3/4 years she will be of the same age as me sister so it will be a little... (laughs)
Someone who does not contact you often?
I accept - Changseob, Ilhoon
I dont accept - Eunkwang, Minhyuk, Hyunsik, Peniel, Sungjae
[Changseob] Because this is how I am haha!
[Eunkwang] I wont be able to feel the love...
[Hyunsik] if she likes me she would contact me often right?
[Peniel] if she is my girlfriend I hope that we would be able to contact each other often.
[Sungjae] I dont like the relationship to be filled with anxiety, so I hope that she would contact me.
Girls who are late for dates?
I accept - Changseob, Hyunsik, Ilhoon, Sungjae
I don't accept - Eunkwang, Minhyuk, Peniel
[Minhyuk] Even if it means waiting everyday? Even if it means waiting every times? You like it like this?!
[Eunkwang] Punctuality is a basic courtesy
[Peniel] You have to keep to your promise.
Girls who can eat a lot?
Doesnt matter - All members
[Eunkwang & Minhyuk] Being able to eat a lot is a good thing, I can eat a lot too (laughs)
[Changseob] I like people who express themselves directly
[Peniel] People who eat a lot but do not maintain their figures
[Sungjae] It is okay if you do not get fat even when you eat a lot!
[Minhyuk] That is the most difficult to accomplish...!
Girls with short hair?
I accept - Minhyuk, Changseob, Peniel, Hyunsik, Sungjae
I can't accept - Eunkwang, Ilhoon
[Changseob] Girl who suit short hair are very charming!
[Hyunsik] it doesnt really matter to me
[Sungjae] As long as it is suitable
[Eunkwang] I like girls with long hair
[Ilhoon] As compared to short hair, I like girls with long hair more.
Girls who cant cook?
I accept - Minhyuk, Changseob, Peniel, Ilhoon, Sungjae
I can't accept - Eunkwang, Hyunsik
[Minhyuk] This doesnt really matter
[Peniel] It will be better if she can cook~
[Sungjae] She can always practice if she is not good at it!
[Eunkwang] To be able to meet a girl who can cook will bring blessings for a lifetime (laughs)
[Hyunsik] I want to date a girl who can cook as my mum can cook very well.
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