p.s: yixing, yes you’ve worled hard on stage and we stand below the stage are proud but do me a favor please?
p.s.s: (whispers) no more lipsync!
Onlay then and now
Jakarta - Started from last night fans celebrate the birthday of Chinese EXO member, Lay, on social media Twitter. Hashtag #HappyXingDay became trending worldwide.
Born on October 7th, 1991, the said man with real name Zhang Yixing certainly changes a lot since he became trainee and debuted under SM Entertainment. Let’s check EXO Lay from time to time!
Before he made a debut in Korea as EXO member, Lay was a famous child star in Changsha, China. Since childhood, that fan of basketball had been starring on local TV.
Lay joined the audition for SM Entertainment in 2008. Lay showed his skill in dancing and singing in the audition and finally got the chance to be a trainee.
Lay spent his trainee days in SM Entertainment for about 4 years. This is considered normal trainee days for a trainee in SM.
Before debuting officially, Lay once made an appearance to replace SHINee’s Jonghyun in a concert in 2011 (t/n: the writer of the article might get the year wrong). His very great dancing skill made SM choose Lay to perform together with his senior at that time.
When SM Entertainment announced that they were ready to debut a group named EXO, photo and video teasers were released one by one since December 2011. Lay was the sixth EXO member to be introduced by SNSD’s management.
Photo teaser of Lay was released on 17th of January, 2012. In the photo, Lay was seen with long pinned hair backwards that made his face looked a bit older than his nowadays look. Video teaser then was released where Lay appeared together with Kai to perform EXO’s song, ‘Two Moons’.
(t/n: the writer might get it mistaken between Two Moons and Phoenix?)
EXO officially debuted on April 8th, 2012 at showcases that were held in two countries, Korea and China (t/n: the writer got it mistaken again, April 8th was the date of MAMA release). Being introduced as two groups, EXO-K and EXO-M, Lay becomes EXO-M member which is dominated by Chinese members.
Although Lay is considered as one of EXO members who has good voice, he was enthroned as the dancer in the group. Every time they appeared on an interview, Lay is always chosen as the member who demonstrates the dance step of EXO’s songs.
Lay showed a very different image than the one he showed in ‘MAMA’ album. When ‘Growl’ album was released, the said man who is good at cooking appeared with mature image but casual.
Promoting in Korea of course becomes an experience to Lay because since debut, he spent most of time to promote in China. Since the release of ‘Growl’, Lay appeared quite a lot on TV shows in Korea. Lay sharpens his variety skill like the time when he was still a child star.
Original Article: http://hot.detik.com/music/read/2013/10/07/103253/2379565/1180/0/happyxingday-lay-exo-dari-masa-ke-masa written by Atmi Ahsani Yusron
Translated from bahasa Indonesia into English by @xingpai / jia-shuai @ tumblr
Take out with full credits!
Note: I decided to translate it just because I’m Yixing fan, and I want to share it to other Xingmis. The article writer might get some mistakes but as good Xingmis let’s not judge :)
EXO jersey; white with black and red stripes
A year has 365 days, under the situation where each 24hr-day passes by slowly, it has been 1.5years~ in this 1.5years there have been too many surprises, too many touching emotions, too many sad things, too many things to be proud of.
Every time it’s my birthday I will have the chance to communicate with you guys~ This time in this birthday message, I want to have a heart-to-heart talk with you all, okay? ^^
When I was studying, I never thought that I would be able to stand on a world stage to sing for all those who support me, I felt that this might be just a dream.
I only hoped that people would give me recognition for the songs I’ve written, or maybe using my own ability to do something in the music industry.
And this dream has been realized thanks to SM and the people who have helped me along the way!
However, I’m still feeling a little lost, lost as to what am I supposed to do now? I may be still that kid who hasn’t grown up yet, but work has given me much responsibility, and let me grow up, and walk on while carrying that responsibility! During this journey I have slowly felt myself change, and these changes may be or not be for the better. Actually, it’s like what I said in the past, I only have a special job.
What I want to have is what everyone wants, what I want to possess is also the same as everyone else’s, I’m just an ordinary person like everyone. These days even though I have gotten some recognition, I’m still not satisfied! I definitely will not give up being hardworking! I want to do everything to the best of my abilities! I want to tell everyone who supports me that I will not let you down when it comes to my ability!
It may be because of such a thinking that I tend to live in my own world, as if no one knows how I’m feeling. Friends called me to cheer me on. Thinking about every hero (T/N: name for fans?) who is supporting me, actually I’m really lucky, and should be contented. But if I can’t be perfect (in terms of work), will you guys still support me?
I always use this saying to motivate myself, “Actually the dreams aren’t far away, all you need to do is to work hard for it. We might miss out on the sceneries while travelling, but we will be able to see that rainbow in the end!” What do you think about it?
Behind the simple looking birthday support given to us, how much effort have you put in? But these sweat and tears drip in every corner of the world. The short surprise you prepared for me might have taken up to a year to plan, a month to prepare, a day of waiting. I have seen all these and felt it. It’s been hard and tiring for you guys, thank you.
Actually I like to see you guys hold up support banners for me, I like to hear your screams, but when I see you fall asleep while waiting, getting sore throats after all that shouting, getting hurt while squeezing…I felt that I have been selfish.
I only hope that you will take care of your bodies and not get hurt, not feel sad because of anything, and even if you’re sad, it’s okay! Because there’s me to write healing songs for you!
In the airport there was once where a fan asked me, “What’s the difference between the gift I prepared, and the letter that others prepared? Why do you not accept presents?” I couldn’t answer her and could only say that I’m sorry. I was even thinking if accepting letters only was a wrong decision….which resulted in me being hesitant even while accepting letters.
Actually it’s like this, these are all everyone’s thoughts, I know, I understand. When you can come and watch EXO perform once, buy our album once, hold up my support banner/board, scream for me, or the fans who are far away and can’t see us, you can silently say “Happy Birthday” to me in your heart, and it will be the present for me!
I heard that some fans had to scrimp & save their allowance in order to buy an album..or even spend all your money on support goods…I know that we are of around the same age, every cent doesn’t come easily and is hard earned, so I hope that everyone will spend their money on something meaningful.
There are especially many people in different parts of people in this world who need our help, it is all our wish to help these people, but everyone please do so within your own means! There’s a small misunderstanding here which might lead to people blindly donating…
Which is that fans think that donating is only donating when you donate to something meaningful, but that may not be the case. We can actually also do volunteer work etc in order to help them~ In the case of money, I hope that before you buy presents for me or donate, you will buy something for yourself or your parents and family some clothes, or anything that you or your family likes and needs, or something delicious and nutritious for yourself or your family, after this is done, you can help others who need it~ If you do it this way, it will be a present for me!!
I wish to receive such presents every year~ And hope that you will let/make your family like us~
Actually, isn’t it blissful to sit together harmoniously as a family to watch us on TV together? And you guys need energy to support us right? You must take good care of your own bodies, if you don’t do so, where will you get the energy to support us so energetically and enthusiastically! I know that you are the best, you can do it!
And I~ only have one big head~ 1 neck,2 hands, 2 legs, 1 body, I can’t finish wearing what you’ve given me~ I’m scared that you might be upset if I don’t wear them. But I can’t wear all of them, and am scared that you might think that the present is not good nor appropriate.
Actually, all that you’ve gifted me are good! They’re great! Not only presents, the online videos, words…these are all done painstakingly! I like and love them! As long as all of you can be happy every day~ take care of yourselves~ love yourselves~ the presents aren’t important! Like what I always say, your love for me itself is a present to me! And your support is the biggest motivating factor for me to continue walking on this path! Thank you for everything you’ve given me~ I love you all~
BIG CREDIT BELONGS TO THE PRECIOUS WEITING JIEJIE (@simpleasdat92)
YIXING CAN YOU NOT TT_____________________TT
why do you have the most-purest heart ever?
10:07 PM CST. happy birthday, you.
and my wish(es) is (are) still the same.