[MAGAZINE/TRANS] Men’s Style September 2013 Issue – EXO (Article)

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Idol Grup Remaja Laki-laki Tren Asia, EXO

Jika kau tidak tahu EXO, maka aku akan memberitahumu dengan setengah hati. Kau ketinggalan jaman!

Lebih dari satu juta komentar di artikel, bahkan Ratu Weibo Yao Chen dan banyak artis besar lainnya berinisiatif untuk meminta yang lainnya berbagi informasi tentang EXO kepada mereka, para fans yang menjerit sebenarnya membuat aktor terkenal China, Zhang Han marah. EXO, Korean Idol Grup baru yang hanya baru debut satu tahun lalu seperti ini, mengapa mereka sangat hangat/populer?

–Karena mereka mewakili tren terbaru Korea dan bahkan Asia!
–Karena mereka mewakili impian baru dan aspirasi untuk orang-orang baru!
–Karena mereka mewakili hal terindah di dunia ini dan aspirasi pertama!

Kali ini, ketika kami sepakat untuk memotret EXO untuk sampul halaman majalah Men’s Style edisi kali ini, editor kami menjadi muda hanya dalam sekejap, dan dengan bahagia berteriak, melompat-lompat seperti kiranya kami tiba di ibukota Korea. Walaupun, proses persiapannya sangatlah berat, dengan hanya memikirkan tentang 5 pakaian yang diperlukan untuk masing-masing dari dua belas member dalam beberapa hari, yang berarti berjumlah 60 pakaian,  kami mulai terasa sakit. Hal ini menyebabkan kami memiliki berat bagasi yang berlebihan kendatipun mempunyai tiket kelas pertama untuk ke Korea, pada akhirnya karena para staff melihat sepertinya ini guna untuk melalukan pemotretan bersama EXO, mereka membiarkan kami pergi. Ketika kami tiba di Korea, kami diberhentikan oleh petugas khusus karena mereka mengira kami menyelundupkan pakaian dari luar negeri. Akhirnya, setelah mengkonfirmasi bahwa kami memang wartawan untuk melakukan pemotretan dengan EXO, para petugas dengan santainya membiarkan kami pergi.

Mungkin ini karena mereka terlalu populer, karena jadwal mereka yang beruntun, pemotretann ini dimulai pukul 2pm. Semua anggota EXO hanya memiliki 2 jam untuk tidur, ketika mereka dan staff bergegas pergi ke tempat pemotretan seperti hembusan angin yang kuat, semuanya bahkan tidak mempunyai kesempatan untuk makan siang. Kami tidak dapat menahannya, dan sangat tidak bermoral, mulai khawatir dengan kualitas dari pemotretannya. Bagusnya adalah para wartawan telah memprediksikan hal ini sebelumnya dan telah mempersiapkan makan siang sebelumnya, untungnya staff SM di Korea sangat baik, dan tidak ada rumor tentang ‘Orang Korea susah ditangani’. Mungkin, kata ‘susah ditangani’ hanya karena beberapa orang dari China tidak sepenuhnya beradaptasi dengan sikap kerja yang ketat dan profesional! Akhirnya, karena sikap profesional dan hubungan baik dari keduabelas member EXO, kerja keras fotografer dan bantuan besar manager EXO, kami benar-benar mampu menyelesaikan pemotretan setengah jam di muka!

Di tempat pemotretan, masing-masing member EXO sangat tampan, benar-benar lebih tampan daripada di TV atau majalah. Tepatnya karena hal ini, kami, para wartawan, mulai merasakan tekanan besar –kali ini kami harus benar-benar memotret mereka untuk terlihat lebih tampan dari kehidupan nyata, hanya itulah yang akan dianggap sukses!

EXO adalah grup yang tidak diragukan lagi sebagai artis terlatih yang telah melalui pelatihan dari perusahaan besar internasional. Tidak hanya karena mereka sopan, mereka juga profesional dan memiliki etika kerja yang baik. Di tempat pemotretan, kami melihat 12 dari mereka memiliki hubungan yang sangat baik, mereka adalah Idola Asia, namun sebenarnya mereka juga hanyalah sekelompok laki-laki yang bersebelahan –ketika itu bukanlah gilirannya, para member lainnya akan tidur sejenak, bermain games, menggunakan ponselnya, bermain di sekitar –mereka sangat muda, lincah dan lucu.

Dan yang meninggalkan kesan mendalam di wartawan kami adalah hubungan Luhan dan Sehun sangatlah dekat, bahkan dapat membuat cemburu –ketika Sehun ingin selesai mencoba satu set pakaian, dan kemudian bercermin, lalu melakukan beberapa pose senang, Luhan akan tersenyum dan tidak dapat menahan dirinya untuk berlari ke Sehun dan melepaskan pakaian Sehun untuk digunakannya, dan dengan berlebihan menirukan pose Sehun sebelumnya, memnyebabkan Sehun dan semua staff tertawa sampai mereka tidak dapat menutup mulutnya –adegan ‘menirukan’ itu terlalu segar dan bagus, hingga tertinggal di kepala wartawan kami untuk beberapa hari dan tidak dapat dilupakan.

Di edisi kami selanjutnya, EXO-K akan muncul sebagai sampul depan majalah kami. Sekali lagi, kedua belas member akan muncul, dengan pakaian baru dan foto-foto menarik, jangan sampai melewatkannya!

English Translation:

EXO Asia’s Newest Trendy Male Idol Group

If you do not know EXO, then I will heartlessly tell you: You’re old already!

Over a million comments on an article, even  weibo queen Tao Chen and many other big celebrities have taken the initiative to ask for others to share information about EXO with them, fans whose screams were actually able to make Zhang Han (t/n: a very famous Chinese actor) angry. EXO, a new Korean idol group like this that has only debuted for a year, why are they so hot?

-Because they represent Korea and even Asia’s newest trend!

-Because they represent brand new dreams and aspirations of the new people!

-Because they represent this world’s most beautiful and first aspiration!

This time, just as when we agreed to shoot EXO for this issue’s Men’s Style cover page, our editors became young in just a second, and happily shouted and skipped as we arrived in Korea’s capital city. Although the process of preparing was extremely hard, but just thinking about needing to prepare 5 outfits for each of the 12 members in just a few days, which in total is 60 outfits, our head starts to ache.  This lead to us having overweight baggage despite having first class tickets to Korea, at the end it was only because the staff saw that it was for the photo shoot with EXO that they let us go. When we arrived in Korea, we were stopped by the custom officers because they mistakenly thought that we had smuggled the clothing from abroad. Finally, after confirming that we were indeed reporters heading to hold a photo shoot with EXO, did the officers comfortably let us go.

Perhaps it is because they are too popular, due to their consecutive schedules, it was only at 2pm of the day itself did the photo shoot begin. All of EXO’s members only had 2 hours of sleep, when they and the staff rushed over to the photo shoot venue like strong gust of wind, all of them had not even taken their lunch. Us reporters were unable to hold it in, and very immorally, began to worry about the quality of the photo shoot. What was good, was that the reporters had predicted this and prepared them lunch in advance, thankfully the SM staff in Korea were very nice, and there none of the rumours of ‘Koreans being hard to handle’ were realized. Perhaps, that ‘being hard to handle’ was just people from China not fully adapting to the strict and professional working attitude! Finally, because of the 12 members of EXO’s professional attitude and rapport, the group of Korean photographers’ hard work and EXO’s managers huge assistance, we were actually able to finish the photo shoot half an hour in advance!

At the photo shoot venue, each and every member of EXO was extremely handsome, definitely even more handsome than on TV or in magazines. It was precisely because of this that us, reporters, started to feel immense pressure –this time we must definitely photograph them to look more handsome than they do in real life, only then will it be considered a success!

EXO is undoubtedly a group of well-trained artistes that have gone through training from a big international company. Not only are they polite, they are professional and have good work ethic. At the venue, we saw that the 12 of them had very good relationships, they are Asia’s idols, but actually they too are just a group of boys next door –when it wasn’t their turn, the members who would want to take a nap, took a nap; those that wanted to play games would play games; those who wanted to use their mobile phones, used their mobile phones; those who wanted to play around, played around –they were very young, lively and cute.

And what left the deepest impression with our reporters was that Luhan and Sehun’s relationship was so close that it would make one jealous –when Sehun would finish trying out a set of clothes and would face the mirror and do a catwalk and make a few poses while looking pleased, Luhan would smile and not be able to control himself and run up to Sehun and peel off his clothes to wear on his own, and exaggeratedly imitate Sehun’s poses from before, causing Sehun and all the staff present to laugh till they couldn’t close their mouths –that kind of an intimate scene is just way too fresh and good,  it was stuck in our reporters’ heads for days and could not be erased.

In our next issue, EXO-K will appear on the cover of our magazine. Once again, the twelve members will appear, with brand new outfits and an attractive photo spread, don’t miss out!

Source: weibo
English Translation by: amy@exom-trans
Indonesian Translation by: Doremi @ EXOFID
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