Born: July 18 1993
Blood type: B
He has been known for his high skill in dancing since he was 15 years old.
He loves anime. “It is abstract and complex. The presesntation has a unique charm. Lately I’ve taken an interest to Tasogare Otome x Amnesia.”
In Korea he has become an adult. “I got my driver’s license, little by little I have become to feel like an adult.”
5 Questions for Taemin
1. What is the number one thing you want now?
2. What is an absurd thing you have laughed at lately?
The time I was playing soccer with my friends and I fell and missed.
3. What is the thing you look forward to the most when coming to Japan?
4. What is an ideal manly quality that you aim for? [???]
To have a sense of responsibility and by continuing to engage in one’s field wholeheartedly.
5. What is a recent event where you have felt the bonds between your members?
When Minho comes home from shooting his drama. We are always together like a family, however, there are times I think it’s kind of annoying haha. But when he’s not there I think I miss him a lot. I think it would be nice if we could see each other more often.
"It would be nice if I could someday write a song for our fans."
Shinee’s cute maknae, Taemin, that is often called “angel by fans.” This year at his solo stage on Shinee’s Arena tour, he surprised fans with an intense display. With a cool, manly presence, he made fans’ hearts throb. Which one is the real Taemin? I asked. “Cool and cute, I think I am both” he said smiling. And then he asked “Is it okay if I eat this?” after politely abstaining, he happily stuffed the pastry before his eyes into his cheeks. That sort of cute expression is natural to Taemin. He is after all an angel, right? “Haha, it’d be weird to say it myself but…haha. People around me say it often so it makes me smile. So that is said about me huh..” This year he has become 19. Within the companies there are even juniors to him now. “Even though Exo are our juniors, I have known them since we were trainees so they are like brothers to me. Even now we often meet in the practice room, but I don’t see it as something troublesome, it seems we meddle with each other equally haha.” Recently Taemin has taken on a new challenge. “Truthfully, I have been studying music composition. After all, as a singer there are messages that you want to put into songs. I think it would be nice if I could give everyone a song I had written myself!”
[Disclaimer: I am not a native speaker, so certain spots are a bit rough. If you repost all or part of these translations please link/credit me ^^;;]