ENERGY's alternative life
Channel NewsAsia - Friday, January 2
Taiwanese boyband Energy recently launched a new book "Alternative Life". The four energetic dudes made a trip down to Singapore a month ago, to promote this book. Xin.sg seized the opportunity and chatted up with the guys over lunch.
Energy on food...
Xin.sg: Energy has been to Singapore quite a number of times. So what's your favourite food here?
Kunda: "Bak Kut Teh"! It's a must eat every time i'm here!
Ah-di: I love Singapore's bakgua and Sri Lanka Crab!
Shuwei: Chilli Crab is nice! And also Hainanese Chicken Rice.
Xiaogang: And hokkien mee too!
Xin.sg: Xiaogang, you've joined Energy for one year, how has it been so far?Have you met any difficulties?
Xiaogang: I don't deny it is a little hard on my end. It's not about mingling with the three of them but rather keeping up with their footsteps and tempo. I've gained many invaluable experiences so far. They know that I may be childish, but I can be quite headstrong; so they always give in to me.
Energy on "Alternative Life"...
Xin.sg: It is great to hear you guys bonding so well. Now, let's talk about food for the soul - your new book "Alternative Life". The books sold like hot cakes and the recent autograph session was crowded with thousands of people.
Kunda: Yup, the first news we heard was that all the copies were completely sold out, we had to bring more copies over from Taiwan! I'm really really happy.
Xin.sg: How long did you guys took to produce this book, from writing to publishing?
Shuwei: We took around half a year, plus the time while we're hosting.
Xin.sg: Wow, you guys are efficient!
Shuwei: Yeah, we're quite efficient. When we're hosting, many ideas came in; that's why we managed to finish the book in such a short time-frame.
Ah-di: And we're efficient because we're not doing this alone. Besides the four of us, the 13 celebrities in our show also contributed to help complete this book. This also explains why "Energy" is not the author of the book but "Alternative People". We gathered the strength of everyone to make this book a success.
Xin.sg: What have you guys learned after writing this book, can you share with us using the simplest words?
Kunda: I feel that everyone's life is full of possibilities. There's a sentence in the book that I personally liked a lot: The world has no boundaries; there're only self-limitations!
Ah-di: There are many possibilities in life. Even if you're not a genius, you can turn yourself, for example, into a piece of wood. You can crave many beautiful things out of a piece of wood. You can also burn the wood to get fire and brighten up the others' life. I think before you embark on anything, you have to put down all your burdens. Don't think so much and complete the task simply. This is happiness.
Xiaogang: Yup, these people exist all over the world. We should learn their spirits and be brave by taking a big step to pursue over dreams. It's very important.
Energy on singing..
Xin.sg: You guys have been very active in hosting this year and you've produced a book too. How about Energy's music career?
Ah-di: We've always been singing, we also have included a single in this book too!
Xin.sg: We've been waiting for some time for Energy's new album.
Ahdi: We've always been preparing for our new album. But for now, we're going on separate ways to further develop ourselves in different areas such as acting. When a group stay together for too long, we'll be too dependent on each other. Actually, when we go out alone to 'explore' and develop, our spirit will be stronger.
Xin.sg: Everyone knows that the economy isn't doing well now, the music industry is suffering from the economy crisis too. But you guys are very determined and doing very well now. What makes you guys go on?
Ah-di: I feel that we have a common belief; the spirit of "Energy". It is this spirit that keeps us going. It doesn't matter how many members we have or who is in Energy; the spirit goes on forever. Also, we've met a lot of people along the way who have given us help and support. Most importantly, we have so many fans and friends who care for us. And therefore, we have to work even harder!
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