Last week, A Pink washed away all their built up stress by riding their way through various water park rides. Now that they’ve had their fun, it’s time for them to head back to work. What does that entail you ask? Well it involves a lot of eating, partying, eating, going to Japan to eat, and finally going on a late night food tour. Oh, there might also be a Japanese showcase somewhere in that schedule.
Dull And Important Disclaimer Stuff: Lordbordem is the official penguin of the Soompi team, and as such Lordbordem talks of himself in 3rd person. As a penguin, Lordbordem does not see the world in the same way that those dastardly human editors do. Lordbordem’s opinion definitely does NOT reflect the opinions of the rest of the human Soompi Team or Soompi itself. Seriously, don’t trust a penguin.
Chapter 1 – A Pink begins their conquest of Japan
This week, we find the A Pink ladies heading to the airport for their long awaited Japanese showcase. Bomi gets us started by mentioning that she is “unfortunately” sitting next to Chorong, who is quick to note that she should be the one saying that. Hayoung, meanwhile, has become very sentimental while listening to Boohwal’s “Never Ending Story.” Of course, this being A Pink, that period of sentimentality doesn’t last very long and a full blown dance party breaks out in their van.
A Pink has finally landed in Japan and we meet a large crowd of Japanese A Pink fans waiting to enter their showcase. Compared to the uplifted mood outside, the atmosphere within the A Pink waiting room is strangely tense as they all prepare in their own ways for the showcase, with Chorong getting some final Japanese revision in while Naeun fills up her tummy (Very important!).
We then get the all too familiar ding of the Showtime question time. Their first question overseas asks them who speaks the best Japanese within the group. Anyone who has seen A Pink News would know that the last time A Pink was in Japan, Chorong bumbled her lines on stage much to her annoyance. However it appears that she has learned from that incident(?) since Eunji mentions that Namjoo and Chorong are the best Japanese speakers.
Eunji, however, is feeling a bit left out since everyone’s Japanese skills have improved immensely while she was away being the lover of trot. Bomi also picks Chorong but only because she doesn’t want to get a beating from their passionate leader. Hayoung and Naeun go for the diplomatic approach and pick each other, which seems to annoy Chorong somewhat. As a way to test their Japanese skills, Chorong proposes that they ask one of the local staff to judge them.