Taeyang in Mini Magazine (June 2012)


Excerpt of Taeyang’s part of an interview Mini Magazine did with the Big Bang members in the June 2012 issue:

Q: What have you bought recently?
Taeyang: I’m liking scarves at the moment, and a while ago I bought a scarf with the classic Versace pattern.

Q: What’s your room like?
Taeyang: All the members are living together at the moment so I can’t really devote myself to it, but I’ve collected ‘ONE PIECE’ figurines so I’m planning on making a shelf for them.

Q: Contrary to popular opinion, I…?
Taeyang: “Don’t know where I’m flying to.” I’m that kind of person. Because I really want to be independent, I hate being restricted by things, and if I’m restrained by something I just want to run away.

Q: For example, if you were being restrained/restricted by your lover? (Translator’s note:read that however you wish)
Taeyang: If it was a girl I like, it’d be ok (laughs). But…I haven’t really met a girl like that so I don’t know.

Q: Are you the type to confess first? Or do you wait?
Taeyang: As I’m the guy I want to confess first, but I haven’t really done it before. Until now I’ve only confessed once.

Q: And how did it go?
Taeyang: If it had gone well, do you really think I’d be single now?!

Q: I’m sorry! (laughs). Has a girl ever confessed to you?
Taeyang: I don’t think I’d really like that….(laughs). Even if I know that I have feelings for someone, I just want to remain *knowing* that I have feelings. Girls will probably feel irritated by that, but I’m happy if they can wait for me to confess first.

Q: Ah, I see. So, apart from looks, which do you like better in a girl – ‘smell’ or ‘voice’?
Taeyang: That’s difficult! I like when they smell nice, but of course I love someone with a pretty voice. Since I’m a musician and my ears are really attuned to sound, so I’m sensitive to voices.

Q: Who will make the best father out of the members?
Taeyang: G-Dragon, perhaps. He’s sensitive, and very steady. And he’s fashionable, so I think he’ll dress his little boy or girl in really awesome clothes.

Q: What is the one thing where you think ‘I cannot lose to anyone!’?
Taeyang: I’m really good at looking for delicious things. Just by the colour, the shape, the smell – I know what it tastes like!

Q: Please say something to MINI readers.
Taeyang: Everyone is ‘the future’. Listen to our music, hold on to your hopes, and keep going forward without losing your positive thoughts and feelings.

Translated by: thatsjustnotcricket on tumblr.com

11 thoughts on “Taeyang in Mini Magazine (June 2012)”

  1. Cool, nice to here you speak of such things so well. I’m impressed. Yeah it is nice that your so Polite and Kind. It is sometimes hard for men to open up and share feelings with a girl. But Yes we like to know how you feel about things too. Not that we want to know the Depth of it.but at least share more and Often. 😉

  2. so many women would like for him (myself included) to be open to date. i would love the oppourtunity to date him. I live in California, but i would let him make all the decisions he wants to. my voice will be heard as well, but i am shy like he is. so he would have to get to know me and me him. hopefully he reads this and searches for me. might be meant to be. you never know. As he always says, think positively.

    1. Don’t be like that -.-‘…if you let your man decide everything he will use that very well…and i’m not talking about young bae only…you gotta stand on your feets and this has nothing to do with you be ashamed. And if you are really big time shy you have to work on your self, you won’t be…-.-‘ jesus!! why do i even care…ah anyway stay and think positive…peace out!!

      p.s. 😀 everybody listen to good old r’n’b!! Don’t let it die! PEACE MAN!! haha xD

  3. youngbae, you must try to confess to me..so you’ll not be single again..but about pretty voice..hmm…i’m not sure about my voice..T_T

  4. This is one of those interviews I really think he’s just like the rest of us, normal, but maybe it’s because he didn’t talk about his music here… I think IU has a pretty voice btw *coughs.

    So is anyone getting him more figurines or scarves? or even a shelf x)

  5. that’s so taeyang-ish 🙂
    i know he is quite picky when it comes to love, just like music, it’s all about passion and when he chooses the right girl, their love would last forever (just like him with his music to us)…i wonder how lucky that girl would be !!!

  6. This interview was short, but I love it.

    “Q: Contrary to popular opinion, I…?
    Taeyang: “Don’t know where I’m flying to.” I’m that kind of person. Because I really want to be independent, I hate being restricted by things, and if I’m restrained by something I just want to run away”
    -This is totally YB. Especially nowadays. I think he’s reached the point where he’s just letting fate decree his path. Not everything is set on a strict schedule.
    I feel like he’s come a lot more into his skin this past year. Like he’s just confident in himself now. Screw the haters, he’s going to do what he feels like he needs to do.

    “Q: Are you the type to confess first? Or do you wait?
    Taeyang: As I’m the guy I want to confess first, but I haven’t really done it before. Until now I’ve only confessed once.

    Q: And how did it go?
    Taeyang: If it had gone well, do you really think I’d be single now?!”
    -Wow. Congrats on making the interviewer feel bad YB. Hahaha
    But it’s good and refreshing to see that he’s at the point where he can just laugh about it.
    Stupid girl, rejecting YB like that. Tsk Tsk. Bet she’s regretting it now 🙂

    “Taeyang: Everyone is ‘the future’. Listen to our music, hold on to your hopes, and keep going forward without losing your positive thoughts and feelings.”
    -YB’s been on this “stay positive” spiel for a while now. It makes me happy to know that this is how he’s living his life. Especially since we all know YB can over-think things and let his problems drag himself down. So stay happy and think positive YB!!!

    1. These type of interviews aren’t really in depth and mostly for fun. He has a lot of great interviews though, notably the ones he has done for GQ and F.ound magazine (and 10asia too.) I recommend you do a search on ATY for them – they’re great reading.

  7. pahahahahahhaha, love that he’s a lot less worried and carefree =) These questions aren’t meant to be taken seriously, so I’m glad YB’s taking on interviews like this in a similar way.

    But he is still YB with him wanting to be free, letting fate decide where it’s going to take him, and his motto nowadays on staying positive. Loving how YB is doing these days!!! 😀

    And I agree with ILOVEMYBAE, scarves, a shelf, or ONE PIECE figurines would be a good idea as gifts… LOL

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