Doesn’t Want to Waste Any Minute or Any Second
If he had not been scouted, this boy who grew up basking in the Californian sun will be like most people: go to college after high school, start to work upon graduation, then get married and have kids, step by step. Mark Tuan who went to Korea to start training was almost like a blank sheet of paper, everything about life as a trainee was totally new to him. Relying on his perseverance, he kept on training hard and preparing. The dream of becoming an idol was not that strong in Mark Tuan’s mind initially. The high schooler Mark Tuan just felt that it was a very good opportunity, and he could see other sides of the world. The first six months of training went by quickly, he stood on stage for the first time in his life, and completed the trainee showcase for the first time. The happiness brought on by the stage, lights and the cheers from the audience, even though years have passed, it is still etched in his heart, the feeling of excitement cannot be accurately expressed in words.
From then on, Mark Tuan’s thoughts of debuting became firm, and he started to work even harder for that. Life as a trainee was tough, he had to learn language, rap, songs, dance etc every day. All those skills he had learnt was to shine for that one moment on stage. “At that time, although it was tough I didn’t really have things to worry about in particular…… Ah! Other than worrying that I would get eliminated, couldn’t debut and had to go home. I think everyone would have this kind of worry when they were trainees.” After training for three years, Mark Tuan with his 6 brothers formed GOT7 and debuted. Releasing albums, performing on stage, doing a world tour…… Mark Tuan’s dreams were slowly realising. After debuting for five years, when he talks about things that happened at that time, he still feels that it was very fulfilling.
After debuting for five years, the most satisfying result for Mark Tuan is doing a world tour encompassing 17 cities and receiving the new artiste award. “The new artiste award is an award that idols can only receive once after they debut so it’s really very precious; and world tour is not something that we can accomplish just because we want to do it.” Accomplishing these two things, he is really happy and also very thankful. In the future, he hopes that he can have better results. In order to do his best, he is constantly working hard too. He never had issues with procrastination, doing his best for everything is something he asks of himself. He says that when he is worried or troubled, he will definitely tell himself quietly to “work a little harder”.
As someone born in the 90s, he lives even more simply. Although “WORK HARD PLAY HARD” sounds very normal and plain, this is something that Mark Tuan wants to achieve the most. When working, he has to treat it seriously, treasure every opportunity to perform, and work hard to shine on stage every single time. When meeting up with friends, then he should have fun. “I don’t want to waste any minute or any second.” He says, “No matter what, I want to put in my all, only then can I feel that I won’t regret.” Now it has been eight years since he entered the company for training and he humbly rates his results for this period as five points. “Should be five points; I have areas where I have done well and also many areas where I have not done enough. We GOT7 is getting better and better now, I want to go even further with my brothers. For me personally, there are many aspects I need to work harder on and do better.”