Consisting of 7 members namely Zico (Woo Ji Ho), Lee Taeil, B-Bomb (Lee Min Hyuk), Ahn Jaehyo, U-Kwon (Kim Yu Kwon), Park Kyung, and P.O. (Pyo Ji Hoon), the boys were seen in their energetic self throughout the press conference, enjoying it as much as everyone who were present there. When asked about their impression of Singapore, leader Zico expressed that Singapore is a very clean country with nice and friendly people.
Having only debuted in April 2011, Block B had since garnered the interest of many with their swift dance moves, singing, rapping and composing abilities. Each individual in the group has their own charm and charisma, and we got to agree that all of them have great personalities as well!
Here are some of the questions prompted by the media during the press conference:
P.O.: Bibimbap (Korean Mixed Rice). I have a husky deep voice, which stands out in the group just like how Bibimbap stands out due to its distinctive and rich flavour.
U-Kwon: Shikhye (Sweet Rice Dessert). I chose this because it represents my sweet smile.
Park Kyung: Kimchi. Reason being that it is fermented and doesn’t rot easily. I want to be as flavorful as Kimchi! (Does the Peace sign and exclaimed “Kimchi!” ^^V)
Zico: Makgeolli (also pronounced/known as Makkoli). It is a Korean rice wine, where not just people in Korea can enjoy it, but also everyone all over the world too.
Taeil: Kimchi. It has a unique flavour and at the same time, it tastes sweet & sour too. Just like me, I’m probably not that good looking but also not that bad looking, having the unique look and character in the group! ^_^
Zico: Taeil has a foul foot odor.
Taeil: I agree!
Zico: Kyung snores and talks in his sleep. He even farts too! But it is not smelly as it is the smell of knowledge.
Jaehyo: Younha. I want to do a ballad song with her.
B-Bomb: I have not thought much about it but I would like to collaborate with U-Kwon for a dance next time.
Q: We know that Block B has been preparing for the upcoming new album. Tell us what is different for this album and who do you think has improved the most?
Park Kyung: I think that I have improved the most for the preparation of the album. For the upcoming album, there will be a rap for the introduction and we have placed all title songs into the album so please look forward to it. We have worked very hard for this.
Q: What is your impression of our Singapore BBCs when you arrived at the airport?
Taeil: I do the cleaning and laundry.
P.O.: I am the youngest, so I usually fold the socks and arrange the shoes.
Park Kyung: I don’t do any chores. I help to liven up the atmosphere!
P.O.: I don’t agree!
(Everyone started targeting Jaehyo… ^_^)
P.O.: When Jaehyo hyung talked about the way that Samgyeopsal represented him, it was a bit overdone!
U-Kwon: Jaehyo’s voice tone and volume is a little too low today!
Kyung: His (Jaehyo) smile is a bit too much!
Zico: Jaehyo’s white tie doesn’t match with the suit!
Taeil: The bracelet on his (Jaehyo) left hand is a little too much today too!
B-Bomb: We (with Jaehyo) are sharing the same room in the hotel but why is it with me?!
Jaehyo: Everything is my fault today. (*Everyone starts laughing*)
Zico: I watch a lot of music videos from all various artistes and got my inspirations to make music from there.
The Meet & Greet session concluded with Zico adding that they were very grateful towards the fans and that Block B will be back with better music where fans can look forward to soon.
The showcase kicked off with a performance of Halo, followed by a dance competition with lucky fans on stage. 7 fans were selected to go up on stage and pair up with each individual member to create their own dance choreography. Despite the (Korean) language barrier among Block B and the fans, there was not much of a problem in communicating with one another. It was really fun to see all of them working out the dance movements within minutes on stage and eventually, the winning team went to Taeil & his partner!
Before the showcase came to an end, Block B also mentioned that they would like to show their fans better music in the next album which Zico specially produced every song in it. We’re definitely looking forward to their comeback and we’re certain that you do too!
Special thanks to Reer Media for the opportunity to cover Do You Wanna B ‘Block B’ press conference, fan meet & greet as well as the showcase.