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03 June 2012 @ 11:09 pm
[translation] 120516 EXO-M on 娛樂百分百 (100% Entertainment)  
T/N: this is a Taiwanese entertainment news/variety show, SHINee came on this show after their debut and one of the hosts filmed Happy Camp with EXO-M earlier this month. I couldn't do the whole translation tonight because Taiwanese slang is a little bit different and I have to look some stuff up, but please enjoy and let me know if anything is unclear!

Luo Zhixiang (LZX) and Xiao Gui (XG) are the hosts.

Hosts: FAN~ MEETING~!!

LZX: Today we have some very special guests with us today -- I can only say one thing about them, because you'll see for yourselves, they are really cute and impressive. Are you as excited as I am, XG?

XG: I'm excited as well! I just watched their MV the other day, and you can tell they're going to explode with popularity. Judging from how packed the studio is, they already are! I think they're the real deal, from the singing to the dancing to the intense way they stare into the camera.

LZX: Not only that, but in all of my years in the industry, I've never seen a group promoted so uniquely -- instead of releasing the album and MV at the same time, they released a lot of teasers that kept people guessing about the songs and the members. A real air of mystery!

XG: Well, hopefully we can unravel some of those mysteries today as they join us here on the show.

Hosts: Please welcome SME idol group EXO-M!

[Members perform "MAMA" and then stand in their usual formation from R to L -- Kris, Lay, Luhan, Xiumin, Chen, Tao]

Kris: One, two, three...

[Members all bow and say the group greeting: "We are one! We are EXO!"]

XG: Wow, whether it's performing choreography or greeting the audience, you guys are so in sync! Kris, I can already tell, you must be the leader.

Kris: Ah, yes. Thank you. I'm Kris, EXO-M's leader, and I'm a rapper. Please look after us today. (t/n: Kris was super stiff during this part, so I think that explains why XG made the next remark.)

XG: You don't have to be so formal with us! [holds up his clipboard] There's no script today.

Kris: Ah...yes. Should we introduce our members?

[He passes the mic to Lay, but Lay gives it back, I think he wanted Kris to start with himself. Kris kind of rolls his eyes a little but he say, "Hi, it's nice to meet you, I'm Kris."]

Lay: I'm Yixing. Or Lay. [he looks toward Kris, and Kris just shakes his head a little] Lay tries again and says: My name is Yixing but please call me Lay. I'm the lead dancer and I also sing, thank you.

Luhan: Luhan, I'm one of the main singers.

[He passes the mic to Xiumin and Xiumin is about to talk when Kris leans over and takes the mic from him.]

Kris: Ah, the next two are our Korean members, their Mandarin isn't that good yet, so Luhan will translate... [passes mic to Xiumin again]

Xiumin [he says this in Korean, and then Luhan translates]: I'm Xiumin! I'm 22 years old and I really like all of the Taiwanese food we've had so far!

[LZX starts laughing]

XG: Why are you laughing?

LZX: This member must really like eating, I guess we should have prepared an eating challenge.

Luhan: Yes, isn't he cute and chubby? (t/n: so mean!)

LZX: This is great, a few years ago when SHINee came on our show, the recording took an extra hour because of all the translating back and forth. You only have two Korean members in the group, right? And since you're right next to them, hopefully it won't take as long. Is there anyone else in the group who can speak Korean?

[Kris raises his hand, but Lay doesn't, spacing out as usual...]

Kris: I can, and so can Lay, but Luhan's Korean is the best, so that's why he always stands in the middle.

XG: This guy [points to Lay] is in his own world, it seems. I don't know if he's fully awake or just scared of us. Kris, you should come ask the questions instead, they would respond immediately if you asked.

Kris: Ah... No... We're still new at this so everyone's nervous... (t/n: super awkward moment!) [mic gets passed down to Chen]

(t/n: Chen did his intro in Korean too, but the mic got switched off or something happened to the audio because Luhan's translation was really muffled? I'll have to go back and rewatch this part but I don't think Chen said much anyway...)

Tao: I'm Zitao or Tao, I'm the youngest and I can do martial arts.

LZX: Wow, martial arts! Are you also their bodyguard, then?

XG: [laughs] So we have Kris the emcee, Luhan the translator and Zitao the bodyguard. Xiao Zhu (t/n: this is LZX's industry nickname), I don't think we're even needed today! I think they can take care of filming by themselves!

[The hosts close their clipboards and start walking offstage. The studio audience is laughing because they're used to their antics, but EXO-M has really confused expressions on their faces. Luhan and Xiumin start whispering to each other, and Lay starts scratching the back of his head. But after 5 seconds the hosts come back and everyone laughs again.]

XG: We changed our minds, we would have been fired before we could get to the dressing room.

[LZS is still laughing like a crazy person -- for those watching this program for the first time, LZX sometimes finds something so funny he'll laugh for minutes at a time. He's...weird.]

XG: Anyway, if Xiao Zhu regains his senses, maybe we could talk about the song you performed for us. Such a powerful track! What was that religious chanting (t/n: not sure if "religious" is the right translation but let's go with it for now) at the beginning?

[Kris is judging LZX pretty hard and doesn't really answer, and I'm not sure why Luhan or Lay aren't trying to get his attention but Lay is just staring at his shoes and Luhan is smiling at the audience members. Ugh, they are such idiots...]

Tao: Ge, they want to know about the chanting in MAMA.

Kris: Ah, yes. That's a very dramatic part of our choreography. Well, I guess the whole thing is pretty dramatic, since we want to make a strong impression. When we say "heartless, mindless, no one cares about me," it's supposed to reflect how overwhelming it is to be alone in the world.

XG: Wow, that's really deep. In the MV, you guys all seem to have some sort of special power, can you explain that concept?

Kris: Yes, we all have superpowers. I can fly, Lay can heal, Luhan can move things with his mind --

LZX: Like Jean Grey!  X-men! (t/n: so dorky...)

Kris: Uh, I guess. Xiumin controls ice, Chen controls lightning, and Tao can stop time.

LZX: Well, for today's show, we're not going to ask you to show off your superhero powers. We want to see more ordinary talents. We're going to take a short break, and when we come back, we'll hear more about the members -- or at least try to (t/n: he's looking at Lay when he says this, so mean!) -- as well as see their talent show!




Okay, I'm stopping here tonight, because I have to be up early tomorrow and I've already stayed up past my bedtime =_= Hopefully I can get Part 2 up in a couple days! I skipped ahead a bit and guys there are some really, really funny parts during the second part of the interview -- Lay spills more dorm secrets and Luhan talks about his predebut life!
(◕‿◕✿)deerhan on June 4th, 2012 04:13 am (UTC)
*rolls* then you should have done the second part first! (T▽T)
⊙_⊙: I'm shocked.notyourumma on June 4th, 2012 04:15 am (UTC)
But then we'd have them out of order...!
(◕‿◕✿): (▰˘◡˘▰)deerhan on June 4th, 2012 04:18 am (UTC)
this is all stuff we already know though ヾ(*´ー`)ノ
zyxunicornlay on June 5th, 2012 03:31 am (UTC)
some of us try to do things properly from beginning to end
(◕‿◕✿)deerhan on June 5th, 2012 03:32 am (UTC)
;~; but you never finish anything so i just wanted to skip ahead
your #1 fanbaekstab on June 4th, 2012 04:19 am (UTC)
I feel so bad for duizhang!! he has to answer all the questions! what's the point of the other members

and I second deerhan!! we want the juicy secrets, not another meaning of MAMA....
zyxunicornlay on June 4th, 2012 04:21 am (UTC)
the other members sing and dance.

thanks for your feedback. I'll think about your suggestion for next time.
your #1 fan: always watchingbaekstab on June 4th, 2012 04:36 am (UTC)
you're welcome!!!!! ty for the translations, chinese is so hard!! i want to learn it one day and do translations as well kkkkk
exoguardian on June 4th, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
Really good leaders should make their members answer questions as well. Though I guess in this case, it's hard because of the language barrier. ^^;;
me: nocurrdansheenmasheen on June 4th, 2012 04:24 am (UTC)
wats suho's excuse then
waddupkris on June 4th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
I think Kris is doing the best he can with what he has.

exoguardian on June 4th, 2012 04:31 am (UTC)
I wasn't trying to imply anything! ^^;; I just meant the interview sounded really unbalanced. Sorry :
wushupanda on June 5th, 2012 03:17 am (UTC)
Me 2
(◕‿◕✿): (✿◠‿◠)deerhan on June 4th, 2012 04:24 am (UTC)
lay is a space cadet~~~~ but lu han is the only one who can charm the audience~~~~~~(✿ ♥‿♥)
goldenbaozi on June 4th, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)
lulz poor minseok~ what if he ends up with a nickname lik lil fattie or smth~ die, luhan~ ♥
(◕‿◕✿): (。◕‿◕。)deerhan on June 5th, 2012 03:23 am (UTC)
baozi ヽ(#`Д´)ノ
陈陈~onlychen on June 5th, 2012 03:19 am (UTC)
Ahhh I want to know what Chen said! I hope he talks more in the second part. Thanks for translating!
zyxunicornlay on June 5th, 2012 03:25 am (UTC)
sorry...he really doesn't say much of anything...
陈陈~onlychen on June 5th, 2012 03:26 am (UTC)
Maybe next time :[ I feel so bad for him. He seems like he's a really nice guy.
⊙_⊙notyourumma on June 5th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
The MCs are so lively. Thank you for translating.
your #1 fan: kekekebaekstab on June 5th, 2012 03:34 am (UTC)
i wish i was the MC!!!!!! kris seems like he's supes easy to work with kekekeke
happy virus!painbecreepin on June 5th, 2012 03:25 am (UTC)
yesss can't wait to learn more about the members :DDDDD

thehunimnida on June 5th, 2012 03:29 am (UTC)
wat is wrong wth that dudes face
medansheenmasheen on June 5th, 2012 03:35 am (UTC)
your face
thehunimnida on June 5th, 2012 03:36 am (UTC)
thhat doesnt even make sense no one was talking to u anyway

Edited at 2012-06-05 03:37 am (UTC)
me: calm ur titsdansheenmasheen on June 5th, 2012 03:37 am (UTC)
lol so pressed
⊙_⊙: No.notyourumma on June 5th, 2012 03:38 am (UTC)
Guys, can we not do this on unicornlay's translation post?
waddupkris on June 5th, 2012 03:28 am (UTC)
Keep up the good work. I hope we see more translations from you. Ahhh, why doesn't Lay ever help his leader with anything? So frustrating.

zyxunicornlay on June 5th, 2012 03:35 am (UTC)
he was probably just nervous...