D.Holic members talk about the hard parts of being trainees in Korea

By jubilantj   Wednesday, May 18, 2016   26,288   1,107   8



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The D.Holic members opened up and got personal about their past trainee days during their interview with 'International Bnt.' 

Japanese member Rena said, "I spent seven to eight years as a trainee under Avex (a top Japanese agency), making six hour roundtrips on the subway. In Korea, since I didn't know Korean, I couldn't even order food so I only ate gimbap for three to four months." 

New member Hwajung also shared stories of her hardships, saying, "I spent around six years as a trainee. I actually spent time studying abroad in China but I wanted to be a singer so bad that I came to Korea alone to audition. My parents were in China and I came to Korea by myself, living alone for four years from my second year in middle school until my senior year in high school; I felt so lonely then." 

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Chinese member Hami said, "The reason I first came to Korea was to go to college. I auditioned through an acquaintance and that's how I achieved my dreams of being a singer. If I had to pinpoint a hard part [about living in Korea], it's that the systems in Korea and China are different. There is no 'hoobae-sunbae' system in China but in Korea, you have to set up the utensils [for the elders] before you start eating but I didn't know about that so people commented on [my mistakes] a lot.

Rena added, "There were many times we got to perform in Japan so I thought that I'd be able to have a nice meal with my family but we're so incredibly busy in Japan that even if my family came to visit me in the waiting room, we'd have to part in a quick minute after taking pictures." 




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    Tzustice Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    Classic example of a nugu group stuck in nugudom forever. Each girl's story is practically a personal tragedy since they've spent literally so many years training and now they have nothing to show for it. No recognition, no mobile phones, no personal freedom, and most likely not a single cent in terms of pay. Indentured servitude is what this is.

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    salimak Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    it's the 6 years+ trainees that really hits the heart man..

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    oooxtina Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    idk this group lol

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    Exo_Leia Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    Proud of them for enduring :)

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    Sam_Rocky Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    3 members? I thought there were like 5?

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    ramjetranch Sam_Rocky Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    Yeah, I know they lost Nine, but they should have Dan Bee and Duri.

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    sgrnspc Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    The hard part of being trainees in Korea is not being able to debut after sooo many years of training. Sucks! Have a back up people.

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    thompsoncharles7 Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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