Stars that scattered on earth
Each time that Mark is in China, one thing that can’t be missed is to have hot pot. After having tasted the hot pot in Chengdu he became obsessed. His secret combination is very simple, “vegetables, meat and beef.” Other than that, Peking Duck has also become one of his favourites.
Mark is really good at skateboarding, and he is able maintain his balance well when surfing; using his own words, he is the game in-charge.
There was once he had to bungee jump for a programme, he was the first to jump off, like he could not wait. For the whole time he was jumping off, you could not hear a single scream and he accomplished the mission without much effort, like he enjoyed the whole process. “I really like challenges, I always want to challenge new things. If I challenge something, and I succeed in the end I will have a very strong sense of achievement!” He said that those extreme sports that he wanted to try, he had now experienced them once through the programmes, that was also the reason why he liked to participate in sports programme.
As the one in charge of rap and having a deep voice in GOT7, Mark who grew up in LA since young is fluent in English, his pronunciation when he raps is charming, plus he is good looking, he was scouted to join JYP Entertainment for training when he was in high school.
Before that, Mark did not dare to have high hopes for things like that, he felt that he did not have anything that was especially attractive. For example, he had never received love letters when he was in school. He thought of many different directions, “When I was in junior high school I wanted to become a firefighter, and when I was in middle and high school I didn’t have a clear direction for my future and I was troubled.”
His journey as a trainee in Korea took him 3 years. From debut till now, it was not all smooth-sailing, there were times when he was troubled by comments or tabloids, “In the past I might just listen to songs by myself or shut my eyes and sleep. Lately I will look for the members or my friends to have a chat to resolve it.” He said, he would resolve it when his mood was not good and not regret his own choice because of it.
In the new GOT7 album released in December 2018, Mark wrote the song and lyrics for his solo song “OMW”. He wrote his determination into the song. In the lyrics, he wrote: this is my dream, this is my love, I will do my best.
“In the beginning, I wanted to write songs that fans will like, but lately I want to write songs about myself, songs that can express what I think”, he said. Lately, he is obsessed with “A Star is Born”, this movie directed by Bradley Cooper, which he also acted in, revolves around a sad love story but is also a story about chasing your dreams. The passion and dedication for singing of the character portrayed by Lady Gaga touched Mark, some people seem to be born with the love for singing, and can hold on to this faith and be crazy about it.