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Jocelyn Lee
Monday, Jun 2, 2014

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Fan's child has his name

The New Paper | Jocelyn Lee | Monday, Jun 2, 2014

B.A.P members goofing around during the press conference at The Star Loft yesterday, May 30th 2014.

SINGAPORE - He once had a pregnant Korean fan ask him if she could name her baby after him.

Kim Him Chan, member of popular K-pop boyband B.A.P, was surprised but agreed.

The 24-year-old is in Singapore with the rest of his group mates for their concert at The Star Theatre at 7pm today.

B.A.P, which stands for Best Absolute Perfect, consists of Bang Yongguk, 24; Kim Himchan, 24; Jung Daehyun, 20; Yoo Youngjae, 20; Moon Jongup, 19; and Zelo, 17.

Recounting the incident at a press conference at The Star Loft yesterday, Kim said: "I said okay, so her child is named Him Chan. It's amusing. It's not something I experience all the time.

"My name means energetic in Korean, so I hope the kid will have a good life and be energetic as well."

Nothing of that sort happened when the sextet showed up at City Square Mall last evening for a fan meet, which attracted over 3,000 screaming fans.

A hundred lucky fans were selected to go on stage for a "high-five" session with the K-pop stars and another 300 had the chance to get the idols' coveted autographs.

Student Nadia Shihan, 17, was the first to go on stage to get an autograph. She found it exciting and overwhelming to see her favourite idols up close.

She said: "I feel that the moment passed by too fast and everything happened so quickly. I wanted time to stand still so I could see them more clearly (up) close.

"B.A.P are my favourite boy band because their music is unique and their vocals are powerful yet soothing."

Student Lek Wen Xuan, 18, agreed, saying: "It was exciting because we don't usually get to see the boys so close. It was memorable. I said hi to Him Chan and he said hi back and we high-fived. I feel fortunate and happy to see them."

Student Grace Liaw, 18, added: "Jongup wrote my name on the album before signing it. I feel lucky. I spoke a little Korean to him and didn't expect him to understand, but he did. He looked shy and was smiling away."

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