# Hello, it’s Big Bang’s Taeyang^^
It’s my first time to greet everyone through Star Column. In Big Bang’s Star Column, we will not introduce passionate and nice stage stories we’ve experienced while going around the world, but we’re going to share the backstage episodes that you would like to know about more. I thought over what to say at first. I will try telling the story like I’m writing on my diary. Everyone, please look forward to it ~
Through the 2012 world tour, we had many chances to visit all over the world. One of the memorable places to me is Peru! I think that this country is where I would never even have a chance to go without the world tour. I didn’t know much about Peru, so it drew my interest a lot even before I left.
It wasn’t easy to reach Peru. We managed to arrive after 10 hours of waiting due to deteriorating weather and 10 hours of flight time. The first impression of Peru was “oh my!” There were even more fans waiting for us at the airport than the other countries. But we were surprised once again after arriving at the hotel.
We were taking a rest after arriving at the hotel, then we heard continuous shouts and singing from outside. I thought there was a grand amusement park near the hotel. But it turned out that our fans were singing and shouting while waiting for us. The fans’ play lasted until late at night, and Peru’s first impression was so intense that my members and staff said at the performance venue next day that it was a new experience.
Wait a moment! You are curious about what we usually spend time doing in the hotel when we have overseas schedules, aren’t you? Mostly members take rest in our rooms [to prepare] for performing. We often watch entertainment programs we missed in Korea or movies. (I watch not only latest films but also classic films^^). And we sometimes take a nap or chat with light refreshments in one room. We usually talk about trivial topics like what program is amusing or what movie we watched, but I always think it is precious time that we chat together.
In Peru, I thought ‘Let’s go outside, rather than staying in the hotel!!’, so I asked the staff for help. It was my mission to go out se~cret~ly if possible, because I was concerned about our fans’ safety. I succeeded in going out which was rather like 007 tactics!! (I was sorry to our fans who were waiting in front of the hotel, but it was because of your safety, so just in case, I hope I don’t hurt your feelings~^^)
I’m very interested in the Inca Civilization, so I decided to go to an Inca traditional market. But to my regret, I couldn’t take pictures because I was busy sightseeing. ㅠㅠ
When I entered the Inca traditional market, I was very excited about the unseen local specialties, so I got absorbed in looking around and shopping. At the moment I saw the high quality handicrafts I had always wanted to have, I unrestrainedly enjoyed shopping with no thought of the consequences. (I was frustrated when I realized that I have to unwrap them all to have luggage inspected before getting on a plane..ㅜㅜ I unwrapped and rewrapped them again.)
I felt like different cultures have been mixed and settled down as a new culture in Peru. The handicrafts were really beautiful to stand comparison anywhere. If I get a chance, I will show you the works I purchased~^^
After the excitement of shopping, the staff and I had unique food called CEVICHE, which is mature sliced raw fish and famous in Peru. And then, I returned to the hotel with 007 tactics.
Feeling satisfied with shopping and the tasty food, I closed the first day in Peru with ‘a surprise greeting’ for our fans waiting until late at night, that overseas stars staying in the hotel usually do at the hotel balcony.
Thanks to the sightseeing at the traditional market and our fans’ cheering, I, Taeyang, recharged my energy and I could do a passionate performance in Peru.
via Naver. Translated by Myokoon for alwaystaeyang.wordpress.com. Please credit if taking elsewhere.