Stray Kids Members Hyunjin, Seungmin, And I.N Talk About School Life + Reveal Contents Of Their Bookbags
In an interview with Xportsnews, Hyunjin, Seungmin, and I.N, some of the younger members of Stray Kids, talked about school, what they want to do whey they become adults, and more.
First, the three members talked about the other older members of Stray Kids. Hyunjin said, “In Stray Kids, there is a mom and a dad. The mom is Bang Chan, and the dad is Woojin. There are those two, and there are troublemaker hyungs, too. Changbin and Lee Know are chaos!”
Asked if they were popular in school, I.N just said he went to an all male middle school, and that the school he is attending now has a lot of other celebrities. Laughing, Hyunjin said, “There are a lot of stars more famous than we are. We have no presence…”
Hyunjin then talked about his high school nickname, “The Prince.” He said, “I really have to explain. The kids in my class say to me, ‘Why are you a prince?’ They’ve never called me that! The students in my school don’t call me that, and I don’t think of myself as my high school prince, either.” Pleading with the interviewer, Hyunjin said, “Please write about this!”
Seungmin said that after debut, he no longer plays with his friends outside. “[Before debuting], I used to go out to eat and go around with my friends. Now that I’ve debuted, I just stay in the classroom after eating, and I only hang out with my friends inside the classroom.” He explained, “I don’t get the chance to talk to my friends in class. So I ask them what they’ve been up to and what kids do these days when they hang out.” Seungmin learns new slang from his friends, and said he sadly found out that the slang he knew turned out to be old.
Valentine’s Day is also pretty uneventful for I.N, Hyunjin, and Seungmin.
I.N said, “I’ve never [received any sort of proposal]… When I was in middle school, someone from another school sent me a letter once!” Hyunjin and Seungmin agreed, saying that usually, nothing in particular happens. Seungmin said, “I got a letter once from a younger student. It happened exactly once, so I remember.”
When asked about their favorite class in school, Hyunjin and I.N both shouted, “gym class!” Hyunjin added, “Actually, I liked art more (to which I.N also agreed). When guys are in a group, they’re never drawing, but as others were [playing], I got hooked on art.” The interviewer then asked if the other members of Stray Kids are good at art, and I.N chimed in, saying, “For the other members, it’s like they’re drawing with their feet.”
Seungmin, on the other hand, enjoyed learning Chinese characters the most, which threw everyone for a loop. He explained, “Our teacher had a lot of fun stories. He would talk about life, marriage, that kind of thing. If class was 50 minutes, 35 of them would be TMI (too much information).”
The legal adult age in Korea is 20, and when asked what they want to do as adults, Seungmin said he wants to stay a student and that he doesn’t want to be an adult. “If I absolutely have to pick something I want to do, it would be making mobile payments (small purchases added to your phone bill). My mom has to do it for me right now. That’s something I want to do. Even sending emoticons as gifts to the other members, [my mom] has to do it for me.”
Hyunjin said he imagines himself living the same life he is living right now, but added, “I want to party with the Stray Kids members.” I.N said, “Right now, I can only use emoticons that I got as gifts. So I’m going to buy a lot of emoticons [when I’m 20]. I’m going to buy a ton.”
The members also emptied their bags, revealing what they carry on a daily basis, as well as things that they just had for the day:
Most notable in Hyunjin’s bag were a change of clothes, which he said he brought because he needed to go practice right after the interview. For practice days, he also carries a stretching band for relieving sore muscles.
Hyunjin, who also had a novel, said, “I like books, and I always try to read. While we’re promoting, there isn’t much time to sleep, so there of course isn’t much time to read, either, but when we’re not promoting, I’m always reading in the car.”
Other items in Hyunjin’s bag included preemptive cold medicine and vitamins, to make sure he is in tip-top shape for fans, and shampoo and cologne for airports.
Immediately catching the eye among Seungmin’s possessions is a stack of letters from fans. He said, “I didn’t get to read the ones I got yesterday, so I put them in my bag to take back home.”
He had an id photo, which he revealed is for his passport, recently lost. “I normally don’t lose things.” Seungmin also carries his cleansing items around with him in a pouch. He said, “Once our schedule for the day is over, I like to [take makeup off] immediately.”
The blue file with the sheet music on the left, said Seungmin, is something that he normally leaves in his locker at JYP.
I.N was carrying the first two volumes of “One Piece.” He said, “I started it today, because I wanted a hobby.” The cute cartoon pencil case, he said, was his younger brother’s, which he started using after his brother, who is in elementary school, got a new one.
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