For his grand return back to PopAsia, Prince Mak talks about a lot of things in his first episode. One of the most interesting topics he discusses is how to survive after moving to another country - especially as an Asian pop star!
Having moved to a different country, and leaving home at the tender age of 18, Prince Mak has had to learn the hard way on how to survive. Thankfully, he has a few tips for all those budding Asian pop stars who are going to move to another country. He says:
- You need to learn how to do your own laundry and your own cooking because there will be no one there to do it for you.
- It can get lonely and homesickness will set in, so be sure to call and keep in touch with your family and friends.
- Knowing English is helpful, but you must learn the language. Specifically, learn the "help words" in the language of the country you are moving to, such as "help!" and "I'm hungry"!
- Always keep money and your passport on you - both are incredibly important in a foreign country!
Of course, Prince Mak is far from the only Asian pop star who has had to learn to survive after moving to a different country. Here are four other big name stars:
4. Eric Nam
Having been born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, moving to Korea would've been a big change for Eric Nam. Based on his career so far, he seems to have adjusted quite well!
3. TWICE's Mina, Momo, Sana & Tzuyu
Mina, Momo and Sana moved from Japan to Korea while Tzuyu is originally from Taiwan.
2. GOT7's Jackson
Initially a kid from Hong Kong who was quite handy with a fencing saber, Jackson found his true calling as a K-pop star and moved to Korea when he was just a teenager.
1. Black Pink's Rosé
Like Prince Mak, Black Pink's Rosé is also from Australia so she would've had the exact same survival journey as he did!
Wanna hear more words of wisdom from Prince Mak?
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