My name is CNU. My real name is Shin Dongwoo.
I was born on 1991.06.16. I have a noona who is five years older than me.
After hearing ‘Baby I’m Sorry’ for the first time, I was honestly quite surprised. Although I knew that Jinyoung made songs prior to our debut, this song seemed like a really different feel, so I thought, ‘Jinyoungie really must have worked hard this time’. Because he’s the member that knows B1A4 the best, I think that’s why he created a song that fit with us the best.
If ‘O.K’ or ‘Beautiful Target’ expressed confessing, ‘Baby I’m Sorry’ is to express a break up. Because how the members acted was important, we recorded each other with a camera and checked each other’s expressions.
It’s a bit vague to choose the member that is a bit bad at dancing. Because we’re the type to keep trying if we’re lacking. Well, I think there is someone, but (looking at Sandeul) I can’t really pick someone out. Haha.
When I tied my hair before, it was quite a problem of it’s own. Since we needed to do intense choreography, I had to put in a lot of pins to keep my hair intact and I had to take out every single pin when I wanted to wash my hair. Because it’s much less now, I feel much more comfortable.
I was active in a band called, ‘Gapgol’, when I was in high school. ‘Gapgol’, came from a nickname of a friend that was also in the band, but we picked that because we couldn’t think of anything else, no matter how hard we tried thinking of one. We thought it was a name with an extreme and strong impact. Haha. We tried giving it a meaning later on, but we ended up saying, ‘let’s say we just thought of it’. We were doing the band because we just like music. It was when I was really full of rock spirit.
However, I didn’t think a rock band was something I had to do. Since I had an interest in dancing and singing, I carried the dream of becoming a singer as a job.
In order to trick Sandeul and Gongchan, I tried doing a hidden camera. We acted out Baro and I fighting while cursing at each other and the chairman would hear that and punish us. Sandeul came just in time and as soon as he came, he looked at us and said, “Why is the mood like this?”, and went on his knees. The chairman intentionally held a straight face and scarily said, “Reenact how you guys were fighting before!”, so Baro and I acted like we were going to curse at each other, but ended up saying, “Hey, you chipmunk”, “Hyung looks like a bear”, “You idiot”, “Hyung is even more of an idiot”. Although the situation really made no sense, Sandeul kept believing it. Euhahaha. However, Gongchan didn’t fall for it because he’s quick witted.
Whenever something scary or surprising happens, Baro immediately closes his eyes. When I see him quietly taking deep breaths and trembling, it’s really cute.
If we win 1st place on a music program, our company said that they’ll change our dorm. I think it will be good if we change our dorm because the bathroom amount increases. Since there’s only one right now, showering takes quite a bit of time. If we get one more bathroom, I think I could sleep there too. Heuheu.
My name is Jinyoung. My real name is Jung Jinyoung.
I was born on 1991.11.18. I have a noona who is two years older than me.
While learning acting, I was preparing to go to a university when I was chosen. Someone posted my picture on a site and a representative from the company saw it and contacted me. When I went to the company, there was a somewhat warm and trustworthy feeling, so I liked it. Hahah. I showed the acting that I prepared for university, and sang Lee Juk senior’s ‘It’s Fortunate’.
When I colored my hair red with a spray, bright red water would pour out when I showered, like blood. And if I broke a sweat during rehearsals or pre-recordings, red water would drip down my face. Whenever that would happy, I would think that the color is quite pretty, but things like this are drawbacks. (Baro: When we recorded at a swimming pool, I was really shocked. I was washing my hair together with hyung when red water kept flowing, so I thought blood was coming from my body…)
I didn’t think that ‘Baby I’m Sorry’, which I personally made, would become the title song. I just let them listen to it after saying, “I made a song like this”, but the members’ reactions were really good. And then it became the title song.
When directing a song, I take quite a bit of time. (Sandeul: Once you go in, you can never come out. / Baro: Huh? I come out immediately though?) Although I could just pass it by, I try to record while checking each part accurately for good quality. Everyone generally finishes quickly, but Sandeul is a bit…. Hahahaha. Since he has a lot of parts and it’s hard, I think it naturally takes a bit more time. But he quickly follows well and does well.
Long time ago, I used to occasionally make snacks for the members. Things that I’m most confident in such as Aglio Olio or a pork and kimchi duruchigi. There were many times when I tried out new dishes as well. I used the members as test subjects, but I succeeded with all of them anyways.
I am the expert at acting like a patient. During the welcoming hidden camera event for CNU, I naturally fainted after saying, “My heart really hurts.” And then I kept pleading Baro to hurry up and get me medicine. “Sunwoo-yah! You know that thing I always eat. Chocolate milk!” Like that. It was total method acting. Heuheu. Since we all often do small hidden camera events with each other, we need to be careful even when coming back from the bathroom. When one member disappears, something is always planned.
If we get 1st place on a music program, we said that we would create a human hamburger on stage. We plan to pick the person who gets crushed at the bottom through a game at that time.
At a bathhouse, Sandeul goes into re~ally hot water as if it’s nothing. That’s why if we follow him in, thinking that it’s okay, we get harmed a lot because it’s too hot. There’s even a time when I tested it out. While thinking, ‘let’s see how long you can last in there’, I fully turned on the hot water, but he seemed okay. (Sandeul: The shower in our dorm cannot make me hot.)
My name is Gongchan. My real name is Gong Chansik.
I was born on 1993.08.14. I have a younger brother who is in his 2nd year of middle school. When my younger brother sees me on TV, I think he feels unfamiliar with it. Since I’m the eldest son in my family, I was always harsh to my younger brother, but I would be showing cute acts on TV…. Haha. When my friends see that, they told me that they say, ‘Is he the same kid I know?’. Because I was on the quiet side at school.
In the ‘Baby I’m Sorry’ music video, I tried back hugging for the first time. I pretended that the actress in front of me was really my girlfriend for just this moment and concentrated. Hahahaha. (Baro: Because he did really well, we were all admiring him. Stuff like that is something that comes from experience though….)
Although being a singer was my dream ever since I was younger, I didn’t have a lot of chances to audition because I lived in the countryside. But one day, my friend uploaded my picture on an internet site and a representative from the company saw my picture and contacted me, asking if I wanted to audition. The picture is… one that I personally took. Heuheu. I was never the neighborhood ulzzang or anything.
I really don’t know if my face is good looking. Because my friends in Soonchun just passingly said, ‘Hey, you’re quite good looking’, I thought it was a joke. Although I went to a co-ed school, there wasn’t really anything where girls would tell me I was good looking or liked me. (CNU: I saw Gongchan for the first time at a crosswalk, but there was a shine coming from him. Really, not lying at all.)
When I play rock-paper-scissors with the hyungs, I don’t lose easily. I know all~ of the hyungs’ patterns. CNU hyung chooses what’s expected, but I put something different out and it misses sometimes. Sandeul hyung’s pattern is the easiest. The one that hyung chooses most often is probably, scissors? When we play the mafia game, it’s quite funny to see him say that he’s not the mafia when I know that Sandeul hyung is. So I purposely pretend to be tricked too. (Sandeul: Eyah~ You were continuously playing with me?)
Sandeul hyung doesn’t know any soccer players. So there was a soccer game playing one day, but he kept telling me, “Gongchan-ah, Ronelldo is really good! Ronelldo is the best!” I later found out that he was saying Ronaldo [T/N: Pronounced as Honaldu in Korean]. Hahahahah. (Sandeul: No wonder why no one knew.)
As soon as I go on a scary amusement park ride, I go into a thinking session. I calmly close my eyes and sit and eum….. When my body falls, the wind blows and my heart feels like it’s going back like thi~s. Like my heart is following behind me… It’s really scary.
After seeing CNU hyung drive, I gained a want to get my driver’s license. When we went to CNU hyung’s house a long time ago as an MT with all the members, there was a time when we went to buy snacks. Because hyung had his driver’s license, he sat me next to him and started driving, but it was breally good. Wow~ He even drives! A feeling like that. Hehe. And he reverses the car like you see on TV. Since I became an adult this year, I will make sure to get my driver’s license. If you’re a man, you need to get a commercial license! (Jinyoung: I got a personal license. I’m not embarrassed at all.)
My name is Sandeul. My real name is Lee Junghwan.
I was born on 1992.03.20. I have a noona who is two years older than me.
Because I have a lot of hair, there are times when my head looks big. If I grew my hair like CNU hyung, I think my head would look twice as large?
When I was first added to B1A4, I had an asymmetrical hairstyle. (Baro: Really? I thought it was like a mop of hair.) I cut it into an asymmetrical hairstyle, but my hair had grown a bit. Seems like the other members don’t remember. Hmm… (Gongchan: That was Lee Junghwan hyung.) Yeah, that’s right. Because Lee Junghwan and Sandeul are completely different people. Hahahaha.
I suffered the most with a hidden camera initiation ceremony. There was a ‘koong!’ sound in the dorms, and when I went towards the sound, I saw that Jinyoung hyung had fainted on the floor. It was a serious situation, but everyone kept telling me to hold hyung on my back, so I was on my way to go outside after holding him when hyung started laughing like ‘hehe’. That’s when I noticed it. Really~ (Jinyoung: Because it would hurt if I really fell onto the floor, I punched the floor like ‘pang!’ and then laid down slightly.)
I’m good at acting like I’m sick too. Euhehe. I played hooky using that a lot during elementary school. But there was a time when I faked being sick in kindergarten to my mom and then had to receive a shot on my spinal cord. The doctor suddenly put a giant needle in my back like ‘puk!’ and this really cannot be explained in words. I couldn’t even make out a sound and I just sat there with tears rolling down my face. Sob sob.
There was a time when I rode an amusement park ride when I was younger, but the rope snapped off and I was shocked. I jumped with my body attached to the rope and was coming down after rotating in midair, when I noticed that the rope was going to snap because it was worn out. While thinking, ‘Huh…? This isn’t it…?’, the rope snapped and my body fell immediately on top of the mat. My parents were so surprised that they continuously complained towards maintenance. After that incident, I don’t trust anything where I have to hang from a rope.
Although I like playing baseball, it’s truthfully not fun when I watch someone else play it. That’s why even though I don’t know much about pro baseball, I didn’t really like the Hanhwas. Whenever I went to the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, it was always Lotte against Hanhwa and they always lost. Because I was so angry, I said, “Ah, now I’m not going to go watch baseball because of Hanhwa!”, but CNU hyung was a Hanhwa fan. Euhaha. (CNU: I don’t know why he acts like that toward Hanhwa.)
Because Gongchan is so keen, there are times when he’s scary. When we play the mafia game with each other, he would just watch us like this~ and then say, “Hyung, you’re the mafia, right?” and find out the real mafia like that. So scary!
I’m quite good at making rice. When I’m in charge of making rice, we can have firm rice, but when someone else is in charge of it, we have to eat dry and hard rice. (Jinyoung: I’ll admit that he’s good at making rice because he measures the water well!)
I created the soy sauce rice pancake and bi-ramyun. I made it on MBC every1’s ‘Weekly Idols’ and even Jung Hyungdon senior said it’s tasty. For the soy sauce rice pancake, you mix egg into soy sauce rice and cook it into a pancake, but if you add chili sauce on it, it’s really tasty. And the bi-ramyun is a dish that combines bibimmyun (mixed noodles) and ramyun. It has to be Paldo’s Bibimmyun and Ansungtangmyun. The first time I made it was when I was 7 years old and when my friend ate it, they fell in love with it and went on their knees. I’m serious!
My name is Baro. My real name is Cha Sunwoo. I am the only blood type B in B1A4.
I was born on 1992.09.05. I have a younger sister who went into her first year of high school this year.
I personally did all the rap making for this album. When writing raps, I usually listen to the song and write it to what I’m feeling at that time. And because I do that, the feeling would be different if I listened to it today since I wrote it yesterday, I keep changing it till I’m content with it. There are times where I just put in things that I already wrote before, but that’s only when I really can’t think of anything!
It’s the first time since high school that I cut my hair this short. I personally think that short hair suits me better and I really like it because it’s comfortable when showering. It takes exactly 3 minutes to wash and dry my hair. Huhuhu. When I bleached my hair blonde, my hair wouldn’t dry at all so my scalp was getting worse too, but now I really feel refreshed.
Being an actor was my dream originally. There was a time when I studied really hard in high school because I thought going to the theater department in a university in Seoul was the way to become an actor. I was a kid who always just listened to music and played games, but I suddenly changed and diligently went to cram school. For around… one month? Hehe. And because I brought up my grades to over half of what I normally had, I went up to the upper middle percentile.
When I went to go audition, my mom enthusiastically helped. She sent me to a dermatologist and went into the city and bought me clothes. That was the first time she ever bought me such expensive clothes.
I was the first to be confirmed as a B1A4 member. Should I say I’m the 1st group for B1A4. Hahaha. (Sandeul: Ah~ You’re in the 1st group? Big senior!) So I was secretly watching when Jinyoung hyung was auditioning, but he was really good at acting threatening. (Jinyoung: Don’t you mean Gonggil? [T/N: Threatening = gonggal while Gonggil is a character from ‘The King’s Man’]) Ah, I thought something was wrong. Is the movie title, ‘The King and I’? (CNU: Euhaha. I think you mean ‘The King’s Man’! He talks so well. / Sandeul: 1st group-nim, why are you acting like this? You’re normally a smart person.) Anyways, the way he was immersed in it was really cool and I thought his face was good-looking, so I personally appealed to the company that it would be good if he was picked.
To pick the order of who showers, we always play rock-paper-scissors among the members in the dorm. I like it the most when I get 1st, because I can shower first. However, I think that everyone’s glory days rotate around and goes little by little to each person. Sometimes, there would be someone who would constantly get 1st place and then drop down to last place on another day.
Whenever I’m on cooking duty with Sandeul, the members didn’t really like it. Because both of us are bad at cooking, it was to the point where everyone would say, “Hey, if you can, just make us something like a 3 minute meal [T/N: microwavable meal]. And you guys, don’t cook.” But we ate the food that Sandeul cooked during the recordings of ‘Weekly Idols’ and it was really tasty, so I was surprised.
The specialty of hidden cameras that we do are, we take a lot of time on it. It doesn’t work if we try showing it to you in a short amount of time and there has to be a continuous story line. That’s how you trick them well. Euheuheuheu. When there’s no one to trick, Jinyoung hyung acts by himself. He would say, ‘I’m hurting so much, I can’t breathe’, and lay on the bed. Because this happens everyday, even the once-innocent Sandeul, has become used to it.
Although I like going on amusement park rides, I don’t really like the speedy ones. I gained a phobia of it when I was younger after seeing the car that my mom was driving, get into an accident. I don’t really want to get a driver’s license either. Safety is the best. Always stay safe!
source: 10asia, trans by hyejin @ b1a4trans 1, 2