* English Translation (Part 1 : by. Leggoent)
Q. You are fairly leisurely, right? You finished "Night Rather Than Day" Activity lately.
A. That's right. I think I will get busy soon, but I want to enjoy this time that I can play, eat, and sleep a little bit more.
Q. You succeeded to earn 1st place 3 times among 20 music show appearances so as a result it was successful, but I think you were very worried because of Solji's absence.
A. At first, worrying was the first thing I did. Solji Unnie is a leader and also main vocal. But we successfully minimized the damage by Hyelin's singing skill. And I think LE successfully functioned as a temporary leader. She tried hard (laugh)
Q. So she "Tried" lol
A. I'm not make fun of her, but we are so proud of her. We thought we will be in huge trouble after Solji unnie was absent, but LE "Tried" to play that role instead of Solji unnie and it was kind of successful.
Q. Did you realized something during 4XID activities?
A. I know it sounds cliche, but We all realized how important our Unnie is. Every time we earned 1st place at the Music Show, no, every time we performed at the stage, we missed Solji Unnie. And we also tried to show our best performance and best result. Also, we started to care our health more.
Q. Health care?
A. LE unnie and myself always check a tonic corner when we goes to duty free shop in the airport. We quietly suggest each other to take those tonics, and we ask to go to the hospital as soon as possible when we noticed other member looks sick. Lately, Jeonghwa went to the hospital and received a medical checkup so we asked her like "What did the doctor said? How was it?" right after she returned from the hospital (Laugh).
Q. Did you had a change of heart personally?
A. I always establish one-word goal every year, and I decided "Memories" as a goal of this year.
Q. So you started to think "NOW" is more important than the "FUTURE", don't you?
A. Yes. And I think our activities fit well with my goal. Especially I enjoyed the stage, making the shape of heart to the camera with our members, changing parts each other, and running around holding hands of each other, at our last music show stage.
Q. EXID members are famous with "Funny mood makers".
A. I think our characteristic was expressed well on that day. I asked hyelin not to do something strange during my part when we did our rehearsal, but I bursted out laughing at our main stage. And we also realized the absence of Solji unnie by hearing laughter without Solji unnie's.
Q. You have 5 songs in your mini album. Do you have a special song that you want to promote more?
A. 'Velvet' which is LE Unnie's Solo. I thought like she should've started her solo activity with this song, because other songs except for the title song cannot see the light of day. I complained to unnie that this song should've been more promoted. And 3rd track 'How Why' (Laugh)
Q. The name of the song is similar to Hawaii (Laugh).
A. In fact, that's the reason why we decided that song. We had a plan to film a TV program at Hawaii. So We made a song 'How Why' in rememberance of it, but filming was cancelled and only the song remained (Laugh). Because of that memory, I thought like "I gonna listen to the song in Hawaii, even if I'll go there alone!" right after I knew the photo shooting will be held in Hawaii.
Q. You could try a video call to the members.
A. I think they would not answer the phone call. They are not so much emotional (Laugh)
Q. Now I understand the reason why there are so many selfies and GIFs on the instagram.
A. I think EXID fits with broad-minded, cheerful, blunt mood.
Q. I saw some pictures from tour in Japan on your instagram.
A. I received a vacation after we finished our album activity. I was supposed to stay at home, but I heard Hyelin will go to Japan so I followed her. Hyelin complained like "Unnie will hunt for cultural properties, won't you? If so, let's trip seperately!", but we got in sync at the end of the day.
Q. Are you hunts for cultural properties when you go to a trip?
A. I went to trips many time with my mother when I was young. I studied several places by climing the mountain, visiting cultural properties, hunting for famous places. So I think I got used to that kind of tour. It is my first time to go to a trip with my friend, and I thought like it's also funny to go in couples with Hyelin, who has "Eating" type characteristic. We already decided to go to another trip later.
Q. I think there were quite lots of people who recongized you two.
A. There were more people who knows EXID in Japan than I thought. So we made a fuss saying like "Wow, we are a little bit famous even in Japan". Hyelin can speak Japanese so we had some conversations. It was quite amazing because I can't speak japanese except for "Sumimasen (Sorry)", "Daijyobu (I'm Okay)", or "Kudasai (Give me)".
* English Translation (Part 2 : by. @CherrySunset247)
Q. Is there a memorable episode?
A. When finding the hotel we used the subway, a hardship memory? It would have been easy if we took a taxi, we were going around pushing a big carrier and I don't know how much we wandered. We wandered for about two hours and we arrived at the hotel. ‘This is the same as an escape room’ we laughed a lot.
Q. It must have been a complete stretch at the hotel.
A. No! We used our strenght and, as soon as we put down our luggage, we said we should eat something so we went to eat ramen and takoyaki. The two of us doing that way, it was a spectacle all the time.
Q. If you were only at home you would regret it.
A. Right? Ah, then when coming back to Korea we had a difficult time beacuse of the carrier's password. When we left the password was definitely ‘000’, suddenly it won't open. But we had to unpack, we started from ‘999’ and we changed the numbers one at a time. I can't believe it, I don't know too, the password had changed to ‘008’.
Q. From ‘999’ to ‘008’ you had a great tenacity when trying?
A. I'm quite a bit stubborn. Once it comes out I have to see the end.
Q. If I see Hani, you look like a comic manhwa protagonist.
A. Did you see a lot of cartoons? I often hear that. Not too long ago LE unnie said “You, now you don't only act like cartoons, your laugh is like that too!”, making fun of me.
Q. How do you laugh?
A. “Puhahahaha!” I like that. Well, it'simple. If I find it difficult I can just hold a novel or a comic book in my hand. Then after a while I'm cheerful just as I was.
Q. Besides manhwa, do you read a lot of books of different genres?
A. I don't make a distinction about the genre. This time too I took 8 books. 2 self-help books, 2 novels, the rest is manhwa. This time I took workbooks too. I'm self studying for the Korean history test.
Q. Why the Korean history exam?
A. It's just a hobby. I loved to study history from a young age. Last time I studied about the Silla Dynasty, I also went to a field trip to Gyeongju. If you only study the theory it's boring, I was wondering if I (should) take a test and travel.
Q. Do the members too see it as strange/amazing?
A. Now they do. I went to Gyeongju, Hyelin immediately noticed the purpose. She said “Unnie, are you going to look at the cultural assets too?” (laughter).
Q. You know what? EXID members blended the whole story.
A. Really? Not long ago I scanned my instagram timeline, I was a bit surprised. All the members talked about it. I love the members so much. In this moment I really miss the members.
Q. From 6/17, starting from Hong Kong, the Asia Tour will set off. Did you complete the preparation well?
A. First we'll meet Hong Kong fans. I think they want to see the members' everyday image and individual charms, we prepared a various program. Also, I'm wondering if it'll be good if we do something new.
Q. After finishing the Hong Kong show, which country are you going off to?
A. Singapore, Taiwan and so on, we scheduled to visit a lot of countries. And, as well as the concert, we'll continuously stay abroad for other schedules. Like this, I don't think we can undo our luggages.
Q. This Hawaii trip is the abroad schedules' opening shot.
A. Yes. I really love the ocean, the presentiment is good from the beginning. I think it will work out well in the future.
Q. There's little more than half of 2017 left. What do you really want to do this year?
A. I want to be on stage more often. I didn't feel it before, suddenly these days I thought ‘This moment will end one day’. If I have to be more greedy, an EXID solo concert in Korea, I have this dream.
Q. The goal set at the beginning of the year, to build a lot of memories.
A. Yes. In fact I can't wish for more other than that, to build beautiful memories.
Q. I can't endure emotional words, somehow it seems like a lie?
A. Very occasionally ‘cheesy’ things can be attractive. Instead, alone (laughter).
* Chinese Translation (by. Fish Salty)
Q. 你現在相當地悠閒，對吧？你不久前完成了"Night Rather Than Day"的活動
Q. 所以她(LE)"嘗試"過了 lol
A. LE unnie和我到機場的免稅商店時，我們總會去逛逛補品區。我們會默默地提醒彼此要記得吃補品，並且當我們注意到成員們看起來生病時，會要她盡快去醫院。不久前，正花去了醫院，接受了身體檢查，她一從醫院回來時，我們就馬上問她"醫生說什麼?身體有怎樣嗎? "(笑)
A. LE獨唱的"Velvet"。我在想LE unnies以這首歌開始個人活動，會不會更好呢?因為除了主打歌以外都不能看到白天的陽光。我向LE unnie 抱怨這首歌應該要再多宣傳的。還有第三首歌"How Why"(笑)。
A. 事實上，這就是我們選這首歌的理由。我們有一個計畫是要在夏威夷拍攝電視節目。所以我們做了這首歌要紀念這件事。但是拍攝計畫被取消了，只留下了歌名(笑)。因為有了那個記憶，在知道拍攝將會在夏威夷舉行後，我想著"我要在夏威夷聽這首歌，即使只有我自己去! "
A. 你看了很多卡通嗎?我很常聽到。不久之前，LE unnie說"你現在不只表現得像卡通人物，你的笑聲也是!"在嘲笑我。
A. 現在他們是這樣。我去了慶州。慧潾立刻注意到了意圖。他說"unnie 你又要去看歷史遺產了嗎?"(笑)