LE SSERAFIM’s Sakura has revealed that she felt uncomfortable with answering Korean people’s greeting of “Have you had a meal?”
On May 8th, a video titled “Asking Huh Yunjin and Sakura from LE SSERAFIM on Their Fearlessness” was uploaded to the YouTube channel Psick Univ.
Lee Yong Joo introduced Sakura, saying, “She’s from Japan.” Sakura responded by saying, “I’m Japanese.” Yong Joo then mentioned, “I hear that you were born in Kagoshima. That’s my favorite city because it’s famous for sweet potato shochu.” Sakura agreed by saying, “That’s right. Sweet potato shochu is really delicious,” while giving a thumbs up.
Yong Joo asked, “You lived in Korea for a long time. What was the hardest thing about living here?” Sakura replied, “At first, I didn’t get why Korean people kept asking me, have you had a meal? I was like, ‘Why do they want to know whether I had a meal or not?’ I even wondered, ‘Should I eat with them?’ So, whenever someone asked me that question, I didn’t know what to say,” she added.
Sakura shared that she used to answer “yes” to the question of whether she had eaten, even if she hadn’t, as she didn’t understand the true meaning behind the question. Yong Joo clarified that it is a common way of greeting in Korea. Jae Hyung then added that the trend has changed, and now people say, “You’ve lost weight” instead, which made everyone laugh.