BTOB‘s lead rapper Peniel grew up and attended elementary and center faculty within the American metropolis of Chicago, which is why he has been fluent in English since his debut. Being bilingual is a big blessing for him since he can take part in lots of actions requiring him to talk English repeatedly.
One distinctive alternative he has had is being a member of DIVE Studio‘s English language Get Actual podcast since 2020. He hosts season 3 of the sequence with JUNNY and Women’ Code‘s Ashley Choi.
By means of the present, followers get an thought of what Okay-Pop idols are like after they’re allowed to talk candidly to at least one one other and share intimate tales. Within the first episode of season 3, Peniel instructed JUNNY and Ashley that he was not too long ago invited to observe the NBA‘s Summer time League. He additionally interviewed NBA participant Tyler Herro and acquired his personal NBA card made! (NBA stands for Nationwide Basketball Affiliation, one of many world’s most well-respected sports activities organizations.)
Whereas this story was superb, his pleasure was short-lived when he additionally needed to point out that, regardless of being invited to those occasions, he’s nonetheless unable to make use of his title in any of the NBA 2k video video games. It’s because the phrase “Peniel” is flagged as inappropriate as a username!
JUNNY’s response says all of it. Peniel utterly agreed with him. “I used to be like, it’s from the Bible, what!?” he mentioned. (This refers back to the Bible verse Genesis 32:30.)
What’s extra, he has been unable to make use of “Peniel” as his username because the 2018 model of the sport. Even on Microsoft Phrase, his title is autocorrected to “penile!”
Microsoft Phrase thought I misspelled my title too. Each single time once I’m writing an essay I’m like, Peniel Shin and it’s like, the freaking paper clip man pops out, ‘Did you imply penile?’ I’m like, no I didn’t imply d*ck!
Now that he has some connections to the NBA, hopefully, somebody can attain out to the sport’s builders and at last let Peniel use his title.
Watch the spotlight from the podcast under.
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