Monday, 20 February 2012

Super Junior relishes in fans calling them ‘oppa’

Text: Joelle Chong
Photos: Lim Wen Ying
Videos: Tay Yi Xuan & Teng Siew Eng
If you ever spot a shop selling pepper crabs along the streets of Seoul, Korea, don't be too surprised. The boys of Super Junior may just be the owners of the restaurant.
Back in Singapore for their Super Junior World Tour Super Show 4, the Korean boy band showed up at the press conference before the start of their show, donning their first costume of the night.
The nine members -- Leeteuk, Yesung, Shindong, Sungmin, Siwon, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Ryeowook and Kyuhyun -- shared with local press what their most memorable moments in town were.
"We've been here many times, but we still feel that this is a beautiful place. We really want to travel here, not for shows, but to really tour," said Leeteuk.
The leader added that the group loved the pepper crabs here so much, that they hoped to bring the local delicacy back to Korea.
In an exclusive email interview with xinmsn before the lads' arrival in town, Leeteuk also mentioned that they "always have good memories in Singapore, because the fans always welcome us and meet us whenever we visit."

Members of Super Junior have always been comfortable in their own skins, but if there was one member he could be for a day, funnyman Shindong would like to be Ryeowook.
"I really envy the clear voice he has, when he sings. He's also been working out lately, so I'm also jealous of the prominent abs he now has," Shindong explained.
When asked which was the best solo performance staged by the Super Junior members, the 27-year-old felt that it was definitely Eunhyuk and Donghae's collaboration 'Oppa, Oppa'.
Shindong explained, "Oppa means 'big brother' in Korean, a term which a girl uses to call her older brother. Korean guys are very happy when they hear this word."
Eunhyuk then shared that his favourite songs out of all the albums the group had produced is 'Superman', because of its lyrics. "Our scale is the best, everything has to be the best", he said.
Sungmin also chose 'Believe' as his favourite song in the email interview, because of its beautiful melody.

Compared to the last Super Show, Super Junior Super Show 4 is touted as a 'world tour' this time.
Leeteuk answered for the group again, saying that they are glad to have the chance to see their fans outside of Asia, and will be visiting countries in the north and south Americas, as well as Europe.
In his parting message to the local fans, Leeteuk said, "We cannot visit Singapore as often as we wish we could, but we're always grateful and thankful for the fans' support.
"I may be entering the army soon, but the rest of my members will continue (our activities) and I'll join them once I finish my national service. We'll definitely return for another show, please look forward to that."
The humble 29-year-old also thanked the media for always giving them promotion and "writing all those awesome articles". 
Siwon then ended the press conference, sharing the group's wish for the year.
"We've always wanted to be a group that spreads happiness to the fans, and anyone who listens to our songs. We'll definitely work harder to achieve that," he said.
Source: xinmsn

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