edit: gain

with all this recent exposure to mental illness in kpop, i’ve really been thinking. i’ve realized that in a lot of these cases, idols suffering from mental illness isn’t made aware until a certain breaking point is attained. they could harbor all these destructive thoughts and feelings for who knows how long, but still look at their fans with the brightest, most beautiful smiles on their faces, more or less pretending that everything is peachy. this is despite the public scrutiny they constantly face, despite the hateful comments they’re constantly receiving, and despite whatever other tribulation they may be facing in their personal lives. so, it’s dejecting to know that since mental illness is so stigamized in their society, that they’re too terrified to say anything publicly for the longest period of time. this could most likely be attributed to the fear of feeling ostracized, but maybe they are just simply aren’t allowed to say anything in the first place. i really don’t know. either way, it honestly breaks my fucking heart that more often than not mental illness isn’t really given a second thought until it is thrown explicitly in our faces.

“i want a girl group that doesn’t do cute”

stan brown eyed girls

“but i want one whose songs don’t sound all like girly electro-pop or hip hop kind of stuff though like ‘non-cute’ girl groups like 4minute or 2ne1 usually have, i want some kind of artistic breakthrough down the line”

stan brown eyed girls

“but i want something… kinda badass”

stan brown eyed girls

“i want one whose vocalist can all really sing. most groups only have a couple of good singers and the rest are okay to below average. i want quality vocalists who accompany each other well.”

stan brown eyed girls

“but is their rapping any good? a lot of rappers in kpop are pretty weak”

stan brown eyed girls

“i want a girl group with a sweet bond though”

stan brown eyed girls

Originally posted by yumii95

Originally posted by jomihye

Originally posted by yumii95

basically, if there’s something that you want in a girl group… brown eyed girls probably have it.

Only Memories

At first scattered and seemingly meaningless
passing quickly as the wind or early morning rain
mementos of sadly sweetened serendipitous times
each neatly packed away labeled as loss or gain
the world goes on we compose our unique song
a curious mix of love laughingly dancing with pain
growing large and distant, our mountains to eternity
and we reach a day when only memories remain 

By time, indeed mankind is in loss

Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.

وَالْعَصْرِ * إِنَّ الْإِنْسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ * إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ
—  Quran Surah al-Asr