pearlychoco (pearlychoco) wrote in omonatheydidnt,

Astro for June's Issue of CéCi Korea

Summer’s coming and you’re making a comeback. What comes to your mind when I say ‘summer’?
Moonbin: What comes to mind when you say ‘summer’ would be freedom? I want to light a bonfire at a campsite and spend an enjoyable time. My hometown’s in Cheongju so a lot of times I’d have fun like that when it’s summer.
JinJin: If you’re talking about summer, then of course it’s the sea. I used to enjoy fishing with my family when I was younger. The image of someone fishing paints itself like a memory.
Sanha: I’ve only been to a waterpark once since I was born but it was a lot of fun. I want to go again.
Eunwoo: The sun’s up longer during the summer. It makes me remember how it would still be sunny out even though school has ended and I’m playing soccer. My dad’s really been into hiking lately and I want to tag along too.
MJ: A weather where you have to avoid the sun! Doesn’t it totally seem like a song title to you? I want to eat watermelon underneath a shady tree.
Rocky: Maybe because I’d sweat more than I usually do but diet is what comes to mind first. Rather than hitting the gym, I want to try a sport that I can enjoy doing so I’m thinking of starting swimming this summer.

Is dieting important even to male idols? Do you regulate your meals as well?
JinJin: I usually dance intensely so I don’t see the need to purposely go on a diet. When we finish filming for our music videos, I would hear that I’ve unknowingly lost weight.
Moonbin: Before debuting, my diet meals were personally planned and I would have chicken breast and eggs in the mornings. If I’m busy, then it’s one apple. I would eat like that. We’ve decided that we’ll now manage our own selves.
Eunwoo: We don’t pay as much attention to it as girl groups. But even so, we would each put in some care when there’s an important filming and if the other seems like he’s gained weight then we would tell him.

Is there anything after debuting that you want to be better at or something that has attracted your interest?
Eunwoo: I think I need to continue studying up foreign languages. When we perform overseas, I think it’s polite that we learn their trendy words, dances, etc.. Because we have to do even better.
Moonbin: Me too! And having stamina is more important that I thought. We were always overflowing with energy pre-debut so I didn’t think there was a need to worry about our stamina but as we continuously carried out promotions, I can feel that my stamina’s deteriorating.
JinJin: I’ve recently developed an interest in fashion. If previously I only stuck to the hip-hop style that I like, then now I’m finding ways to wear clothes that fit my body and physical frame.
MJ: I think managing my stamina and just generally taking care of myself is necessary. I try to eat some nutritional supplements too.
Rocky: Seeing as how I’m a rapper, I’ve been thinking lately about how I should read more books. There’s a limit to how much I can write just using my own experiences. I’m reading and not too long ago, I asked Eunwoo hyung to loan me one of his books. It’s a book called but I’ve yet to start on it.
Sanha: I’m relearning the basics of guitar (playing). I want to be better at it. I also want to show acoustic versions of our songs.

That reminds me, aren’t you having your first solo concert in July? Is there a stage that each of you are dreaming of?
MJ: I want to put smile on the faces of fans who are coming to watch our concert. I’m thinking of having a stage with JinJin.
JinJin: I’m going to do it with you (laughs). After debuting, I don’t think I’ve had the chance to really show my rap so I want to show off a dark rap that matches with original hip-hop.
Rocky: I want to show off a dance stage that’s worthy of hearing comments like “legendary” and “the best”. We don’t have that kind of image yet.
Eunwoo: Shall I go home today and upload one? With a title that says “ASTRO’s Legend.”

Do you have male fans too?
Eunwoo: We do! There are those who come to our fansigns too.
Sanha: I feel somewhat reassured when I see male fans. Seeing as how we’re male ourselves, I’m thankful and it’s nice meeting them.
Rocky: It makes me think that I have to do better, that I have to set an example.
MJ: I get excited if I hear a male voice when fans are cheering at music broadcasts. The sounds of the cheer become bolder.
Eunwoo: “Eunwoo hyuuungung~” I hear stuff like that.

Is there a recent moment when you felt slightly happy?
Sanha: When there’s time to spare after we wrap up practice, we’d go for movie together or to the spa. Moments like those are fun.
JinJin: We played futsal together not too long ago and then all of us went to the bath house before going for gopchang. [op note: gopchang is small intestines of either beef or pork]
MJ: Ah, that was nice. I was happy.
Eunwoo: One platter serves three people but MJ hyung and I ate four platter ourselves.
Rocky: It’s not something that happened recently but lately I’ve been thinking about how we would hold performances every week at Lotte World pre-debut. Having to show off different stages every week was taxing at that time but I think it allowed us to attempt a lot of new stages. The stages we can show are limited when we’re promoting.

The title track 'Confession’ of your third mini album had the theme of “Don’t be taken by the bad boys and date me instead.” From a guy’s point of view, what kind of guy is crappy?
Moonbin: I’ve never thought about it in depth but I think someone whose actions are slow and who’s kind of frustrating is whatever.
JinJin: You’re totally attacking me huh?
Moonbin: Because I really hate things that frustrate me (laughs). But I think it’s a problem too if his personality is feisty and hot-tempered. Even if my sister were to date someone like me, I think it’ll suck for her.

It’s a self-attack now, haha. How about the others?
JinJin: I won’t attack (laughs). Firstly, I hope the girl doesn’t date someone who she’s unable to communicate with. And someone who’s tactless when it comes to feelings. I want to tell her to date a guy who understands girls and who respects her.
Rocky: A person with no manners is whatever. You’ll realize things like that quickly. Usually someone who’s good to their parents are good to other people as well.
MJ: I think it’s really important that a person has manners. Don’t carelessly speak what’s on your mind.
Eunwoo: A person who doesn’t keep to their promises is seriously whatever. Isn’t a guy who’s kind of strict on himself a good guy?
Sanha: Someone who lies! You shouldn’t date someone who’s not truthful.

That reminds me, how did you spend Parent’s Day that passed not too long ago?
Eunwoo: I sent a selfie of myself in the family chat room (laughs). 5th May is my parent’s anniversary as well so I really wanted us to have a meal together but we weren’t able to.
Rocky: I timed when my parents would wake up and gave them a call. I wanted to thank them but ended up accidentally congratulating them.
MJ: I wanted to do a video call with my parents but they were driving so they were satisfied with just a normal call. I wanted to show them myself though.

You’re now going all out on promotions again. Is there anything that you wanted to say and that you practiced saying for when you win no.1 or for an important occasion?
JinJin: Seeing as how I’m the leader, Eunwoo and I made a list in a notebook of the people that we should say our thanks to.
Eunwoo: Yup, we did. Relaying our thanks is important too but I want to tell each of the members something. What kind of words they are is a secret.
Moonbin: I was cast when I was in 6th grade. I really want to thank the person who picked me then. He’s like a mother to me.
Rocky: I was in 5th grade then. I also want to relay my thanks to that person. And I think it’ll be nice if the members each said something that was heartfelt. We’ve had our opportunities to say those words but still, I’m sure there are words we’re holding on our hearts that we haven’t been able to say.
Sanha: As for me, it’s of course my parents! I want to tell them that I’m thankful they gave birth to me and that even if I was born again, I want to be born as their son. Seems like I’ve said it all here.
MJ: I want to hug my members and we’d all shout together. Until our makeup’s erased away. Until the broadcast ends.

Sources: arohauniverse (1, 2), @99pmh (1, 2)
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