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More Sass from K-Idols

Remember when Kyungsoo made fun of EXO-L?
Or when CAP told Angels to turn down their own volume lol?

Well now its Yunho's turn:

In response to fans singing along HAHAHAHA

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Damn, that's sass to the extreme LOL!
Haha! I did not expect this sass from him! I love Yunho!
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13 Korean Songs That Sparks Our Sexual Hormones
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Talking Body Chapter Eight [+18]
Chapter Eight “Is that her?” a feminine voice said behind him. Jungkook turned from the computer screen to see Lizzy standing in the doorway of his studio. “She is a client and in return I am helping her out with her project.” Jungkook clarified turning back around to continue to work. Lizzy walked into his studio and sat down on his couch watching him. She arrived two weeks ago when he, Ji Su, Jin, and Mi Sun were coming back from Jeju. Lizzy chose to arrive earlier than planned. This was not his plan. No, he planned to take Ji Su out for dinner that night just a simple outing nothing more than that. But Lizzy showed up and Ji Su has not spoken to him in the past two weeks. As for the movie day, was pushed back do to wedding plans. So, Tonight, was the night that everyone would be over to the neighbor’s apartment and Lizzy was invited. That was the message he received from Mi Sun. He started to think that Ji Su was jealous of Lizzy. For one he was not involved with Lizzy. In the past he was, but that was it. Even if that is the problem, he would hope she would still talk with him. “She is pretty.” Lizzy commented behind him. Jungkook continued to work on the footage he was editing. Ji Su was on the screen working hard on sketching out another outfit with him in mind. He smirked remembering that day and how cute she looked working. He admitted to her that if her men’s line is a success, he would be her first buyer. That comment rewarded him a kiss. “She is but she is also my clint that I am working with.” Jungkook stated and then turned to Lizzy once more. “How did the audition go?” he asked. Lizzy was here for auditioning for a chance to be in a music video for a KPOP girl group called XOXO. The group was just starting out and debuted a year ago. Lizzy has been following the group since they debuted. “Good I was able to meet some of the members and I really believe I got a spot in the latest music video.” Lizzy’s eyes seem to brighten as she spoke. “That is good. How many members are there again?” he asked. “They have four members. Binna is the leader and lead dancer, Nyx is the main rapper, Echo is the main vocalist, and the maknae Dan Bi is the main dancer and vocalist. They are so sweet and cool to be around. Nyx is the one that came up to me and started telling me that I was a shoe in with the way I danced. Gods above Jungkook if I get this I could move here and start the next chapter in my life.” Lizzy gushed about her future. Jungkook was happy for her but the downside of her being here could bring out their history of which he was not proud. Lizzy continued to talk when Jungkook got a text. Jungkook’s heart sank when he saw it was not from Ji Su. Jin: can you stop by the store to pick up some things for movie night? I was planning to, but I have a workload that may take longer than planned. Jungkook: I can do that was planning to stop by the store anyway. Jungkook put his phone away after sending his reply. He turned back around to save his work and then shut down his computer. “Are we going somewhere? Are you finally taking me on a grand tour of Seoul?” Lizzy questioned as Jungkook stood up to grab his bag. “No to the tour, and sorry that I haven’t been able to I have project deadlines that I have to focus on.” Jungkook apologized to her. “Its fine I’m here for a month and a half unless something happens and I’m here for longer.” Lizzy stood up with her bag in hand following behind him. Jungkook knocked on Yoongi’s door and then made his way down the line to see if there was anything that his brothers wanted to for movie night. Each of them told him what they wanted and then he made his way down to the lobby where Taehyung was supposed to be but was not. Instead, he found Jimin. “Where’s Tae?” he asked Jimin. “I do not know he just walked into my studio and told me to watch the front and then left. I think he is seeing someone and not telling us.” Jimin shared. Jungkook just nodded and asked Jimin what he wanted for the movie night. Once her got everyone’s order Lizzy and him left for the store. ~*~*~*~*~ Jungkook went through the store and got everything while Lizzy went off to gather what she needed. When he walked past the jewelry counter he stopped. He was just looking while a thought about getting something for Ji Su grew within his mind. He never bought something for woman one besides his mother. As he gazed through the display he stopped when he saw what he wanted. “Did you see what you wanted?” Jungkook looked up to see an older man standing behind the counter. “I do. That necklace right there.” Jungkook pointed to the one he was looking at. The older man unlocked the display box and pulled out the necklace. “She must be a lucky lady if you are looking at this one for her.” Commented the older man. “Well, I guess you could say she is.” Jungkook smirked and looked at the necklace closer.” Prefect just for her. Jungkook thought. “I’m going to take a stab at it and say you’re getting this?” “Yes, and if you could gift wrap, it as well, thank you.” The older man took the necklace and went to box it up and bag it. He handed it to Jungkook. “Thank you again.” Jungkook thanked him when the bag was handed to Jungkook. “Whoever she is, she must have won your heart.” “There is a possibility.” Jungkook smiled and head to check out when Lizzy caught up with him. He paid for her along with his things. Once paid and everything was in the car, Jungkook did not waste time to head home. When they arrived at the apartment complex, Jimin and Taehyung got home at the same time and helped unload the car. Lizzy and Taehyung chatted the whole way up. Jimin and Jungkook looked at each other thinking that Taehyung had the hots for Lizzy. There was a guarantee that Jimin would be questioning Taehyung sometime tonight. Jimin suggested that they just head to Mi Sun and Ji Su place since most of the groceries that Jungkook got was going to go over there any ways. So, they did that, Jimin rang the doorbell and Mi Sun answered. She ushered them in and helped take a few of the bags that Taehyung had since he was heading to the boys’ home to shower before the movie. Lizzy just went to the boys’ place to unload what she got. That just left Jimin and Jungkook with Mi Sun and Ji Su who was in the kitchen washing dishes. “Noona I’ll unload everything while you finish what you were working on.” Jungkook offered and Mi Sun placed the bags down and disappeared to her room. Jimin left once he placed the bags he had in hand on the counter. When the cost was clear Jungkook walked up to Ji Su. “You’ve been ignoring me.” He whispered in her ear. Ji Su jumped splashing water onto the counter and on him. “No, I have not. I have been working on the men’s line and Mi Sun’s wedding dress.” Ji Su confessed to him. “Plus, you have been busy as well. So, I do not want to hear you whining.” She finished washing one plate and then moved on to the next one. Jungkook grabbed a towel and started to help. “How see it if once of us replied to text messages that we sent to each other. That way we did not think someone was jealous of someone else.” Jungkook rinsed the dishes and started to dry them. “If you are implying that I’m jealous of someone then you are mistaken.” She washed the last dish and drained the sink. She finally turned to face him. “I was giving you space since your friend is here. I am sure she missed you and wanted to have some time to have you all to herself.” Ji Su walked over to put some dishes away. Jungkook watched her while he finished drying the dishes. She was standing on her tip toes to put some plates away. Her shirt was rising exposing that delicious skin of hers. He put the towel and dish he was drying down and walked over to help her. He felt her freeze and shiver at his touch. Once the dishes were safely put away, Ji Su stepped down from her tip toes and with what room he gave her, she turned around to face him. “If you don’t move, Mi Sun is going to catch us.” Ji Su whispered. He leaned down where he was eye level with her. “I am to the point I willing to take the risk of her finding out.” He leaned in and kissed her. He felt her melt into the kiss bracing the counter behind her for support. He trapped her between his arms when he broke the kiss. “I missed you.” He confessed. “To where I was taking cold showers every morning, I would wake up from having a dream about you.” “Sorry, about that.” She smiled as she apologized. “We needed to have a break we cannot just you know fuck like rabbits all the time. What are we horny ass teenagers?” “For you I would be the horny teenager lusting after his teacher.” “Are you saying that if I was your teacher, you would seduce me?” “You bet.” That made her laugh and he joined her with laughter of his own. Their happy bubble was short lived when they heard feet shuffling towards them. Both Jungkook and Ji Su stepped away from each other. Mi Sun peeked around the corner to see Jungkook leaning against the counter and Ji Su going through the bag contents. Jungkook was sure that Mi Sun was thinking how suspicious they looked. “Jungkook sense you are already here how about you go a pick the movies.” Mi Sun suggested while pointing out where the movies were located. “Ji Su, could I borrow that gray cardigan of yours?” “Sure, let me go get that.” Ji Su walked past Jungkook, and her hand brushed up against his, hidden from Mi Sun to see. When Ji Su was inside her room Jungkook walked over to the entertainment center to browse through the movies. While he was looking, Mi Sun appeared next to him. “I don’t know what relationship you have with Ji Su but promise me you won’t hurt her.” She whispered to him. “I promise.” His answer must have been good enough, because she stood up when Ji Su walked back out with the cardiganed. Mi Sun thanked Ji Su and disappeared back into her room. Picking three movies, Jungkook placed them on the entertainment center and then cleaned up his mess. Once that was done, he turned to see the Ji Su turned the living room into a movie goers paradise. Well, it was more like pillows and blankets were added. The couch was moved, and the lights were dimmed. He grabbed the movies and walked into the kitchen once more where Ji Su was. She took out all the contents of the bags and started to set them up for everyone. This was the Ji Su he liked the most. The industrious woman that he had come to know for a month and a half now. With that high ponytail of hers he loved but he loved it more when her hair was down. Being who he was, Jungkook walked up to her and pulled her ponytail out. He received a glare like he always did. He leaned down and quickly kissed her before walking away with her hair tie on his wrist. She did not saw anything and continued to work. Mi Sun walked out when the door opened for everyone to walked in. The peace and quiet was interrupted by laughter as his brothers and Lizzy walked in. Mi Sun being the host she had told them they had food and refreshments in the kitchen, and they were welcome to grab food while Jungkook put on the first move. With that everyone moved to grab food some went straight to the living to get a spot before anyone else. Jungkook walked over and grabbed the first movie, Twenty starring Kim Woo Bin, Lee Juho, and Kang Ha-neul. Everyone cheered for a comedy to start out with instead of a horror one. Last time Yoongi chose the movies and all three were horror movies. Jungkook smirked keeping a secret that he picked one horror movie, The Wailing and then an action pack The Villainess. He sat down on the floor with his back against the couch, next to Ji Su who brushed her leg against his shoulder. Lizzy sat on the other side of him. As the first movie play the room was full of laughs and shouts when one of the main characters did something stupid. Jungkook was not really paying attention. Ji Su’s leg was touching his shoulder and he just happen to prop his leg up to brace his elbow and touch Ji Su without anyone really knowing, expect Mi Sun. He did not think much into Mi Sun knowing. If she asked him to promise her to not hurt Ji Su, then Mi Sun was fine with it. However, he knew that one of these days, Mi Sun would want to meet up and talk. Either way, Jungkook was willing to do that. He would not have bought that necklace for Ji Su if he were not thinking about turning the ‘Business contract’ and making it into something real. Though he wanted to wait for the right moment to give it to her and confess his true feelings towards her. ~*~*~*~*~ By the time it was the last movie everyone was rearranged. Ji Su was sitting next to Jungkook with Lizzy still on the other side of him. Mi Sun and Jin took of the couch, with Mi Sun slowly falling asleep. Taehyung left after the second movie. Hoseok was seated near the door for a quick exit if the movie was too scary for him. Yoongi was already sound asleep, and Namjoon was playing with his phone. Jimin was in the kitchen cleaning up and finished when the movie started. The movie was not really that scary, but it surely made everyone jump. Ji Su would jump a little by him and Lizzy would wrap her arms around his. Gods above he have Ji Su do that instead of Lizzy. Hoseok stood up in the middle of the movie and told everyone good night before he left. Namjoon soon did the same having no interest in the movie. Yoongi woke up at the end of the movie and left. Jimin stood up and ask Lizzy if she was ready to go. Lizzy stood up and left with Jimin. That left Jin with Mi Sun and Jungkook with Ji Su. “I am going to stay with Mi Sun tonight.” Jin stated helping Mi Sun up from the couch and both walked to Mi Sun’s room. Ji Su stood up from where she was sitting and started cleaning up. “Would you like some help?” Jungkook asked and picked up some pillows. “You don’t have too.” She fold a blanket and then moved to the next one. “I’m sure your friend is waiting for you.” She sounded jealous. “I’m sure Lizzy will be fine with the guys.” Which was the truth. Lizzy always found her place among those she did not know. “If someone would hear you or see how you are acting, they may say you are jealous.” Jungkook took the blanket she was working on out of her hands. “I am not jealous. She is you friend who traveled to see you. If I were in your place, I would spend time with the friend that spent money to flyout this way.” Ji Su walked up to him and took the blanket out of his hands. Jungkook smirked and took it back. She glared at him and ripped it out of hands. Oh, she was jealous and pissed. He grabbed the blanket once more pulling it towards him. She fell up against him. He dropped his end of the blanket and wrapped his long arms around her. “One she is here for a job opportunity. Two I rather spend time with you. Three I have been wanting to do this for the past two weeks.” He leaned down and kissed her. He felt her relax in his arms as their lips dance against each other’s. He picked her up forgetting the mess of blankets and made his way to her room. Her legs wrapped around his waist and arms around his neck while her fingers played with his hair at the nape of his neck. He growled with her delicate touch. Jungkook placed her on the bed, and she broke the kiss telling him to lock the door. He went and locked the door. When he made his way back, he took off his shirt and threw it some where within her room. He crawled on top of her, a giggle escaping. He brushed his nose against her jaw, making his way to her ear lope. His teeth grazed he ear causing Ji Su to suck in a breath. He nibbled her ear and then made his way to her neck. He loved the way she tasted. A sweet citrus scent seemed to radiate off her. His lips went to the collar of her shirt. He mumbled that her shirt needed to go. With the motions of touching, lips and tongues meeting, and clothes off, they did not waste time to start the dance of flesh connecting. He moved slowly in her, torturing her with the need to move fast. He was not willing to give that to her, no matter that he was struggling to force himself to move slow. “Damn you just fuck me already.” Ji Su said with clinch teeth. He felt her core clinch him with each move he made. That tighter she griped him the closer he was. She moved to turn him around where she was on top. He took her arms and placed them above her, thrusting his length a tad quicker. With each thrust he would go faster and then slow making this last a little longer. When he sensed that the next thrust would be her undoing and his stopped pulling out and turned her around to where she was on all fours. He entered her once more making her gasp with the sensitivity of how close she was. This time his hand griped her waist, and his thrust lost all sense as he drove himself deeper in her. He did not know how and what strength she had, but she sat up on her knees, sitting on his lap making him go even deeper. He wrapped his arms around brushing both of her breasts as both exploded with euphoria. He held her as both breathed heavily. Soon she climb off him and made her way to the bathroom to clean up. After a few minutes he made his way to the bathroom too. She handed him the wash rag she used. “I will admit that I was jealous.” She told him and then walked back into her room. All cleaned up, he walked back to see she was wearing his shirt. Smirking he looked for his underwear and put that one before her climbed in next to her. Wrapping her in his arms Jungkook whispered. “I should make you jealous often.” He kissed her temple and closed his eyes. ~*~*~*~*~ There was a knock-on Ji Su’s door, he felt Ji Su stir in his arms. He snuggled her closer as the knocking continued. “Ji Su I will break this door down if you do not answer in 5…4…3…2…” He felt Ji Su jump out bed and to the door opening it. She peaked her head out while moving her hand signaling Jungkook to hide. A low groan came out and he made his way to her bathroom. He leaned against the wall next to the door to hear the conversation. “Good morning, Mi Sun what can I help you with–” Ji Su started to talk when he heard Mi Sun push her way in. “Come on in.” “I have no time to play sarcasm with you right now. I received a call from the police. The shop been broken into. I am making my way there; you get dressed and meet me there.” He heard Mi Sun walk out and the door closing. Jungkook took that as his que to walk out. He did not say anything as he searched for the rest of his clothes and dressed. Ji Su was in her closet and back out dressed, with his shirt still on. She looked down realizing the same thing. She took it off exposing herself and handing the shirt to him before grabbing a shirt out of her closet. “I have to go but I will contact you later.” She said kissing his cheek. With just his shirt to put on, Jungkook followed her out. “I’ll go with you.” He told her and she did not argue with him. In matter of minutes there were at the shop with police and CSI walking around. Most of the damage was minor but the worst was in Ji Su’s office. Jungkook followed Ji Su to see the damage. Her office looked like a tornado went through it with her desk turned over, chair thrown, all her papers with her designs scattered like confetti. He watch Ji Su as she scrabbled over to the closet were her deigns, she put together were located. When she opened it, he saw her shoulders drop with relief. Everything was still there. The men’s line she was working on and Mi Sun’s weeding dress. “Excuse me but I have to ask, do you know who would have done this?” a detective walked in asking. Ji Su turned to face him. “No, I do not.” Ji Su looked over at Jungkook. Her eyes told him that something was not adding up. Deep down something told him that someone broke in thinking she would be there and scare her. She did not show it, but she was shaking with fear. ~*~*~*~*~ Authors note: Chapter eight may seem to move slow, and things were added but it was what I could do keep the story going. If you have not noticed that I placed some easter eggs within this chapter. Hint: possibility of more stories within the Talking Body Universe. I am sure you are asking, when will that happen? Well, it will happen but in time. I do not know if I shared with you but back in 2018, I stopped writing. My grandmother passed away and she was one of my biggest cheerleaders when it came to my writing. So, after four years I told myself I needed to get back to writing. So, here I am writing. Starting with rewriting Talking Body and eventually working my way to write more within this universe. So, I hope you all enjoy the chapter, and I will keep updating as soon as I can to keep you all on your toes. Talking Body Tag list (Let me know if you want you want to be tagged) @MelissaGarza @YessicCardenas @KeraDelatorre @BTSxEXO @MaritessSison @jiminakpop @GeniferEskue @divanicola05 @weendy @nydasm @JessicaFigueroa @MsLoyalHeart @SHINee4ever @CristinBarnes @chenisbaekasy @Mochiroon
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CONFESSIONS OF AN EX-SM TRAINEE
I cannot confirm if this is true, but it was an interesting read. Fiction or true, this was a cool glimpse into the trainee world - and shows how no matter who the idol is, they have to work their butts off to debut...and sometimes even that is not enough. All credit to Kpop Secrets. I simple copied the text - no edit were made! This is NOT me: So, yes I was an SM Trainee. There are a few things you need to know about me before I get to all the goodies. I am a boy, I am 22 years old, I am Japanese-American, I trained for 5 years (sadly) and I never got to debut. I studied Korean in my high school and got to the third year in the language and my school had found some sort of program which would allow for students to kind of study abroad, but it was more of a Summer kind of thing so it wasn’t really.. idk, kind of hard to explain but that’s not the point~ So a bunch of students including me went into this program and we actually got in. Since the program was based off of a more CLASS type of thang, the two Korean teachers at my high school came along with us to South Korea. This all happened in the summer of 2007. We stayed in SK from the end of June to the beginning of August and obviously we had some free time, actually A LOT of free time. I have always been into singing and dancing and especially KPOP, that kind of triggered me into taking Korean Class and my host brother was really into KPOP too, but he just listened to it, he didn’t really much dance or sing to it. One day we talked about our hobbies and whatnot, getting to know each other and he told me to sing for him and I did and right after he told me to audition for SM, which was literally just a couple blocks from his house. So I got all EXCITED~~~ It was a weekly audition, before I actually went down to audition, we had to call in and schedule and fill out applications and whatnot. It wasn’t until like mid-July when I actually got confirmed for an audition. I went down to the little audition building (it wasn’t the actual SM building, it was like a miniature SM building, they have more than one SM building, this wasnt the main one though) and there wasn’t as many people as I had expected, maybe about 30 of us, probably not even. It was like a normal high school class size. We all waited patiently to go in to audition and while in line everyone stayed quiet, I was expecting people to be rehearsing and whatnot but no one was doing that. It was extremely awkward and quiet. All of this also took place INSIDE the building, we waited on the first floor, where it was quiet and they played some SM Artist stuff on a TV and we just sat everywhere. Someone would come down the stairs and call a name and whoever it was would follow. The youngest person I saw there was probably a little boy who was like .. maybe roughly 13 or 14, the oldest looking was a tall, skinny girl who looked about 21ish. I waited about 30 minutes when they finally called my name. My first name is an American name but my last name is very much Japanese. As soon as they called my name everyone turned and looked at me, their eyes wide and confused. I was like “okay then…” I went and auditioned, sung my heart out cause singing is my specialty. The judges smiled and nodded and they asked me in English “How long have you been singing?”, “Were you born in Japan?” and that’s really all I could really remember.. After I answered, I left the room. I was bummed out because I felt like I didn’t leave a good impression on them.. I was so sure I didn’t get in and continued on with life. Apparently after like four days(?) I got a call from one of the SM judges and they told me they wanted to see more of me and that there would be another audition. I went and got through, another audition, went and got through. There are three rounds. I passed all of them. It was like almost August when they finally pulled out the contract and explained EVERYTHING to me, they made sure I knew what I was getting myself into and that I was sure about doing this. I signed it with no hesitation. Since I was a foreigner and it would be my Senior year in High School, SM told me to continue in America and when it would be breaks, I would come back to SK and train. Also at least three times a month, I would receive vocal and dance lessons over Skype, it was kind of funny. I finally graduated from HS and I was now an official trainee in SK. I really wanted to go to College, but SM didn’t cover that, it was my own kind of decisions. I decided maybe not to go to college (biggest mistake). Now this gets more interesting. I began to do intense training. At SM there are different levels for every category, the categories are Singing, Dancing, Acting, Rapping, Language (English, Japanese, Chinese (Korean for foreigners)) and instruments. There are levels 1 through 6. Lvl 1 being NOVICE and Lvl 6 being EXPERT. For me, when I first entered, my stats were Singing: 3, Dancing: 2, Acting: 1, Rapping: 1, Language: Korean-1, Japanese-3, English-6, Instrumental: Saxophone-3. SM encouraged us to focus only on our mains but never to forget about the other ones, so I only stuck to singing, dancing and language, brushing the others to the side. There wasn’t a day when I didn’t train. Intense vocal training in the morning till about lunch, then Dance practice from then on until about Dinner, then after that you do whatever you want. I mostly just focused on my singing and dancing. There were probably a total of like.. 40 trainees.. But I could be wrong.. All varying from like ages 8 to 25 … Trainee life really is harsh, but very rewarding. I was considered a bigger size, not HUGE, but bigger, and once I quit being a trainee, I was considered SKINNY… LOL, kind of funny. I was put in an international dorm, which was a little bogus, but I was okay with it, preferred to be with everyone else but oh well. I shared a dorm with two others, they were both Chinese. As trainees we are encouraged to train at least six times a week, but SM doesn’t really have control over us. Whoever wants to train is welcome to do so, those who are not as driven aren’t pushed to doing so. Basically you have all the freedom in the world but that depends if you want to work hard or not. Some trainees I saw like once a week. Some I saw every single day. Most of the time, those who trained EVERY day or most of them, were the ones who debuted. Actually I wasn’t bullied for not being Korean, there are a lot of scenarios where you are and whatever, but it really depends on how you portray BULLYING. I mean, duh, I was looked at as a waste or energy or whatever because it is KOREAN pop, but that wasnt BULLYING. It all came down to how determined I was, that’s what determines my drive for being something in the KPOP world. There were cliques, YES. I didn’t revolve myself around anyone in specific but I was pretty close to some trainees. We are encouraged to not become close with anyone because, ya know, we might not even debut with them. You would expect some trainees to have entered SM just to get close with idols, but nahhh, that was BARELY the case. At first, I was very excited to meet BoA, Super Junior, etc. but once we were in the company, they were just like everyone else, they weren’t seen as stars anymore.. And YES, there was INTENSE competition, but even that doesn’t mean you are set for debut. There were some RUDE and arrogant trainees but when the reps and staffs came around their personalities CHANGED. Training made me realize how .. ahem.. scripted and ‘fake’ the kpop world can be.. BUT, of course the staffs and reps are in on it as well, they know who’s mean and who isn’t and most of the time, the nice ones get to debut. At the end of the day it all depends on your drive, determination and character. SM has like four buildings I think..?? One is for the trainees, one is for the artists and the others is just for staffs, representatives, etc. for business purposes. I was ALWAYS at the trainee building, duh. I was only at one of the business buildings for financial issues such as our weekly allowances ($25 a week). Trainees only ever went to the Artist building when we had showcases, which were monthly and it was an evaluation of how much trainees improved and whatnot. Many trainees were sent home because of showcases. I, surprisingly made it far .. not to be conceited.. NOW on to your favorite, the idols.. Like I said, they aren’t all that after entering the company.. They’re just as human as everyone else. They didn’t come around the Trainee building much, but they were always at the Artist building. Whenever we had showcases, the only idols who ever came to watch were Yunho, BoA, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Tiffany, Sunny, Onew and a couple others. I’d say the MOST DOWN TO EARTH idols were most definitely Tiffany, Luna, Yunho and Amber. I personally don’t consider the EXO members idols because I kind of went through everything with them, just didn’t know them personally. The SNSD members barely ever came around, the one I saw most was probably Sunny, she is probably my favorite member after getting to know a little bit of SNSD. They came around and the only ones that ever greeted us were Sunny, Tiffany, Taeyeon and Yoona, the others would walk right pass us. They gave short encouragements, telling us to not give up and they would end it there. From what I saw, what they portray on screen definitely isn’t fake. The Super Junior members didn’t really interact a lot with trainees.. Eunhyuk talked to a lot of the girl trainees though and Shindong is only funny with the older people, he isn’t really much goofy with the younger kids. I say Luna is the most down to earth because even though she debuted already, she still talks to fellow trainees and she comes by a lot to encourage us to not give up. Krystal isn’t a snob, but she’s been called that so many times, she just kind of stopped trying, but she is really nice, she comes to the showcases sometimes and always encourages all of us to do well. Amber is most definitely a tom boy, a lot of people say it’s SM’s doings but no, it really isn’t. The initial thing was to make Amber girly, it didn’t work, so they switched up the concept of f(x), having a tom boy. She is a tom boy but she has a very caring soul. I’d say she is the idol a lot of foreigners can relate to most, for she is an outcast, being Chinese and a tomboy, etc. She speaks up for a lot of trainees who are being outcasted and when f(x) comes around to check up on trainees, she tries to include outcasted trainees in some things, like maybe dance warm-ups, she would always bring them up to the front when they always stand at the back all shy and stuff. I didn’t see much of SHINee, when I did, they always looked SERIOUS and like focused.. They’re the serious idols, they really aren’t that down to earth, from what I saw. Now, onto EXO.. Since I trained for 5 years, you’d expect me to have been a line-up member, right? Well no.. sadly. I mean one of the managers brought it up to me and told me to work extremely hard, this was in 2010, when the ‘New Boy Group’ rumor was spreading throughout trainees. We all began to work EXTRA hard, but I wasn’t even chosen to be a POTENTIAL member.. The EXO members weren’t that close at first, obviously.. I’d say that my favorite members, after getting to know them through TRAINING, would have to be Suho, Baekhyun and Lay. Suho, being trained for 7 years, he never gave up and he lacked a lot in singing back in 2008, when I first entered. I was like ..why is he here.. then I saw his face and I was like Oh.. But yeah, Suho is VERY hardworking and he is very popular amongst trainees, as in like he is friends with a lot of them. He is very down to earth and yes he is a crybaby. He cries every time something dramatic happens to him that lets him get closer to his dreams. He cried when he was confirmed an EXO member. Baekhyun, you’d expect him to be cocky and whatever, being trained for only 1 year, but you are all wrong, he already had an amazing voice when he entered SM, but his dancing was okay. He worked extremely hard to improve his dancing AND singing and his personality was already on point, so he was already at a 4th year trainee level. Lay is a super nice guy, he always smiles and tries to bring laughter to everyone. Like I said, I didn’t know these guys personally, but who wouldn’t know who the popular guys were? The EXO members come around just a little and when they do, they aren’t as lively. Chanyeol is way different off-screen. He knows that he’s cute, so he’s a bit cocky and not too much a great guy. Kai is short-tempered, that’s just what I heard, so the EXO members don’t talk to him off-screen, the only one who does is Chen, but Chen talks to all the members. I heard that if something seems to be going wrong OR needs to be done, the reps and staffs DEMAND the artists to do something about it. Chanbaek was created through staffs, because they knew that every group needs an OTP in order to gain a lot of popularity, so the one with the VOICE and the one with the MAD INSTRUMENT SKILLS was put together. It is very scripted, indeed.. After EXO debuted, the question of me still being in SM while I was 21 came to be questioned.. SM was probably not going to be ever debuting another boy group any time soon and I was right. My manager talked to me and said that reps discussed that the New Girl Group (GE7) would debut in 2014 and another boy group would have to settle for 2016, I’d already be like 26 .. I evaluated all my goals and I realized that what I had been doing all this time was just a waste of my time.. I was looked upon as just an extra and I didn’t even have a chance. The KPOP world is definitely HARD and it you’re not a stand out, then don’t try. I left SM in April 2013, when my contract with SM ended. I went home and right now I am working and hoping to go to College in the fall. My manager still calls me once in awhile just to check if I need anything or just to talk. It is quite sad, but you know, all you can do is learn from things like this. Oh and also, I got a call from a rep from CCM and they want me in as a trainee and I just shook my head like NO and declined.. Really..? Uhh.. no, after all the controversy.. This is all I have to say.. Sorry for it being so long.. I hope this helped OR just was enjoyable.. Thanks for reading :))