KUALA LUMPUR: After it was recently announced that popular K-Pop sensation BTS would be taking a two-month break to rest and recharge following an ultra-hectic work schedule for the past six years, group member Jimin went online to converse with fans or Army.
According to Koreaboo, the 23-year-old idol held a live broadcast a short while after the hiatus announcement of the seven-member music outfit was made by its agency, Big Hit Entertainment.
Choosing to spend time with fans rather than immediately enjoying time off by himself, Jimin talked about a variety of things from music and his pre-debut days to his treasured memories.
Apparently, he revealed that he had slept for about 10 hours for the first day of his official holiday and had got up at 4pm.
“I was sleeping the whole time, then I ate and came straight here. So I’m embarrassed. I didn’t know I would sleep this long. I think I slept like 10 hours today. I slept too much my back aches a lot,” he said.
During the session, Jimin added that he has yet to formulate any plan for the vacation period. “Every time I get time to be alone, I don’t have much to do. I think I just waste time. I lay on the sofa and just play on my phone. Time passes by like that so I don’t know exactly what to do yet,” he said.
With lots of free time and no schedule to stick to now, Jimin confessed that he felt like something was missing. He said: “It’s been a month since our last concert. In my opinion, we feel strange when we’re not performing because we’ve been performing for such a long time. It makes me wonder what I’m doing now. It feels like we’re not doing something we need to do.”
Not accustomed to lying low and doing nothing, Jimin explained that both he and BTS leader RM shared the same unease at taking long vacations.
“RM and I talk about this a lot. It’s not like we took a lot of vacations in the past but if the vacation became extended, RM and I had a hard time. It’s not as bad now but before, it felt like we were making a big mistake. It felt like while I was resting, I needed to be doing something. If I was just resting, it felt like I was wasting that time. So we used to say that our vacations shouldn’t be too long,” he said.
Jimin added that he would be heading to the gym to work out for a bit in order to build stamina and endurance in order to be a better performer for the group’s Army.
“I realise that I need to become a stamina monster. So after talking with you guys, I plan on working out by myself,” he said.
Fans were both grateful and conflicted by Jimin’s plan to focus his vacation time on becoming a better artiste for his fans.
Some had expressed their concern that the idol should just be fully resting or going on a well-deserved and stress-free vacation.
But many of the Army were also touched by his gesture of talking to the fans. One wrote: “So y’all telling me Jimin promised he would go live again cuz he knew that they were going on a break and we would miss them?! He's the sweetest baby boy, I swear to god.”