i’ll never forget my middle school/high school art teacher because she honestly changed my life by challenging me to look at things from a different perspective and finding the artistic beauty in everything. she showed us films like spirited away and where the wild things are. her passion for creativity, art, and teaching had such an influential impact on my life she’s a huge reason why i am where am and why i love what i love
(t/n: I refer to “BTS” as a singular collective noun.)
J-Hope’s jacket and pants - Kwak Hyun Joo, shirt - Vivienne Westwood Jungkook’s look - Jang Kwang Hyo (Caruso) Rap Monster’s look - Moon Soo Kwon Suga’s jacket and pants - pushBUTTON, shirt - ANDY & DEBB (Courage) Jimin’s jacket and pants - Jang Kwang Hyo (Caruso), sweater - BESLOW, shirt - Uniqlo
누군가는 방탄소년단을 단지 ‘초통령’이라고만 설명한다. 하지만 이들은 지난 앨범을 통해 2016년 모 시상식의 가장 높은 자리에 이름을 올렸다. ‘대세’라는 수식어가 부끄럽지 않은 방탄소년단은 더 큰 목소리로 자신들의 이야기를 전한다.
Some write off BTS as nothing more than ‘elementary students’ president’ (t/n: BTS was named the most popular/adored idol group among elementary school students.) However, through their recent album, they have risen and placed their name on the highest point (most prestigious) of certain awards ceremonies in 2016 (t/n: referring to them winning two of the most prestigious awards ‘daesang’s so far: ‘Best Album of the Year’ at the MelOn Music Awards and ‘Artist of the Year’ at the Mnet Asian Music Awards). BTS, not at all shy about their label as a ‘hot trend,’ is in fact sharing their story with an even louder voice.
Rap Monster’s jacket - Noirer, choker - VLADES
RAP MONSTER 노래 작업, 연습, 활동, 공연. 쳇바퀴처럼 도는 일정이 다른 사람에게는 지루하게 보일지 몰라도 우리는 무척 재미있게 생각한다. 하고 싶었던 일, 너무나도 좋아하는 일이지 않나. 대신 스트레스는 피규어로 푼다. 카우스(Kaws)나 코스토이(Coarsetoys)의 아트토이를 모으는 순간이 요즘 제일 행복하다. 게다가 빡빡한 일정에 지칠 때면 머릿속에서 누군가가 계속 가사를 쓰라고 말한다. 꾸준히 곡 작업을 할 수 있는 동기부여 비결이랄까? 좀 웃기게 들릴지 모르겠지만, 동기부여는 영혼이 끊임없이 해주는 거다, 하하하. 데뷔한 지 3년이 넘었지만 아직도 못 해본 게 많다. 매번 말하지만 아직도 윤하, 타블로, 이소라 선배님과 함께 작업하는 날을 꿈꾸고 있다. 블랙(6lack)이나 킹 크룰(King Krule) 같은 해외 뮤지션과도 컬래버레이션을 하고 싶다.
RAP MONSTER Working on music, practice, promotions, performances. This cyclic (t/n: literally: “hamster wheel rotation-like”) everyday routine may seem boring to some, but we think it’s a lot of fun. It’s what we wanted to do, what we love to do, is it not? However, I relieve my stress through figurines. Lately, the moments when I am collecting Kaws or Coarsetoys art toys are the times when I am happiest. On top of that, when I am exhausted during the tight schedule there is someone inside my head that urges me to continuously (constantly) write lyrics. I could say that’s the secret to my motivation for consistently working on songs, I think? It might sound kind of silly but motivation comes from the soul, ha ha ha. It has been over three years since our debut but there is still so much I haven’t been able to do yet. I say this every time, but I am still dreaming of the day I am able to collaborate with Yoonha, Tablo, Lee Sora sunbae-nims (t/n: sunbae is an honorific). I would also like to collaborate with foreign musicians such as 6lack and King Krule.
Suga’s jacket - Kwak Hyun Joo, turtleneck top - BESLOW
SUGA 13살 때부터 음악을 시작했지만 방탄소년단 활동을 하면서 아이돌과 뮤지션의 정체성에 대해 많이 고민했다. 하지만 지금은 더 이상 그런 문제에 매달리지 않는다. 좋은 음악은 어떤 식으로든 인정받기 마련이니까. 아이돌이 만든 노래든 뮤지션이 낸 앨범이든 그게 무슨 상관인가. 난 그저 음악을 하는 사람이고, 좋은 노래를 많이 만드는 게 우선이다. 아이돌로 인기를 얻고, 뮤지션으로서 인정을 받는 것은 그 다음 문제다. 요즘은 다른 멤버들과 함께 음악 작업하는 것이 무척 즐겁다. 처음에는 서로 랩 하는 스타일이 비슷했는데, 지금은 함께 지내는 시간이 흐르며 각자의 개성이 점차 뚜렷해지고 있다. 함께 이야기를 나누다보면 더 좋은 노래를 만들 수 있는데, 그 과정이 무척 재미있다. 부담? 그게 안 느껴진다면 거짓말일 거다. 하지만 지금은 그보다 책임감이라는 단어가 더 잘 어울리는 것 같다. 매번 더 좋은 음악을 들려주고 싶으니까. 건방진 소리라고 느낄지 모르겠지만, 이건 우리의 스웩(swag)이다. 건방짐과 스웩은 다르다.
SUGA I began music at the age of 13, but through BTS promotions I seriously contemplated (worried) over what the identity of an idol and musician was/should be. However, I no longer hang onto such issues now. Because it is certain that good music will always be acknowledged/recognized in some way no matter what. What does it matter if it is a song made by an idol or an album released by a musician? I am just a person who makes music, (and so) making many great songs is my first priority. Gaining popularity as an idol, being recognized as a musician—these issues come after that (t/n: they are of secondary importance). Lately, working on music with the other members is a lot of fun. At first, our rap styles were similar, but now, as the time we spend together passes, our individual personalities are gradually becoming clearer. One can make even greater songs the more s/he shares their stories, and this process is a lot of fun. Pressure? (t/n: can also be “Burden?”) If I said I didn’t feel that, it would be a lie. But now I feel that the word ‘responsibility’ is more appropriate. Because I want to let them (you) hear even greater music each time. It might sound arrogant, but this is our ‘swag.’ Arrogance and swag are different.
J-Hope’s shearling cape - Noirer
J-HOPE 가사를 쓸 때마다 부담이 컸다. ‘이 부분에서는 이 이야기를 해야 해!’라는 강박에 시달리기도 했다. 다양한 시도를 하면서 느낀 것은 어떤 틀을 정해놓고 가사를 쓰면 진정성이 사라진다는 사실이다. 하지만 이번 정규 앨범 <WINGS>를 작업하며 다시 한 번 가혹한 ‘피땀 눈물’을 경험했다. 앨범의 시작을 알리는 ‘Intro: Boy Meets Evil’에서 메인 파트를 담당하며 솔로 랩과 안무를 선보여야 했기 때문이다. 안무 연습을 할 때 맨발에 전해진 느낌이 아직도 생생하다. 바닥과 내 몸이 하나가 되는 느낌이 무척 인상적이었다. 무대를 준비하는 모습이 그렇게 섹시해 보일 수가 없더라, 하하하. 난 하나에 빠지면 그것에만 집중하는 편이다. 방탄소년단 활동은 물론 사랑도 마찬가지다. 내가 생각하는 사랑이란, 사람을 바보로 만드는 거다. 사랑에 빠지면 한 사람밖에 모르는 바보가 되지 않나. 그나저나 뷔와 진도 함께 촬영했으면 좋았을 텐데. 다른 스케줄 때문에 함께하지 못해서 너무 아쉽다.
J-HOPE Every time I wrote lyrics I felt a lot of pressure (t/n: or “the burden was great”). ‘At this part I have to talk about this!’ I suffered from such obsessions/constraints. What I have felt from various trials is the fact that if you write lyrics after deciding on a framework (t/n: literally “mold”), then the authenticity disappears. However, while working on our recent full-length album <WINGS>, I once again severely experienced the ‘Blood, Sweat, and Tears.’ This is because as the one responsible for the part that sets the atmosphere for the album, the ‘Intro: Boy Meets Evil,’ I had to show off a solo rap and choreography. The memory of what I felt on my feet when practicing the choreography barefoot is still vivid in my mind. The most memorable feeling was the feeling of my body becoming one with the ground. I looked incredibly sexy preparing for the stage, ha ha ha. Once I become absorbed in one thing I tend to focus only on that thing. This applies to (working on) BTS promotions of course, and in love as well. What I think love as, is something that makes people stupid. Don’t you become a stupid person who only knows one person when you are in love? Anyway, it would have been nice if V and Jin could also shoot with us. It’s really too bad that they couldn’t be with us due to other scheduled conflicts.
Jungkook’s shearling outer - Burberry, turtleneck top - BESLOW
JUNGKOOK 형들과 함께 숙소 생활을 하면서 불편하다고 생각했던 적은 한번도 없다. 오히려 따로 살게 되면 얼마나 불편할까를 걱정한다. 다른 멤버들도 마찬가지다. 독립의 필요성이나 숙소 생활의 불편함을 느끼지 못한다. 가끔 랩몬 형이 태형이형(뷔)이 방에서 게임을 할 때 짜증을 부리긴 하지만(랩몬 “헤드폰을 끼고 게임 속 팀원들에게 이런저런 지시를 시끄럽게 내리는데 그걸 듣고 있으면 좀 혼자 방을 쓰고 싶긴 해요”). 그럴 때마다 가위바위보를 잘해서 다행이라고 생각한다. 룸메이트를 정할 때 방이 하나 남아서 누군가 한 명은 독방을 쓸 수 있었는데, 우리는 민주적으로(?) 가위바위보를 했다. 그리고 내가 이겼다. 덕분에 행복하다, 하하하. 그래서 지금이 화양연화의 순간이냐고? 그건 아니다. 시간이 흘러 나중에 ‘아, 내가 그때 많이 행복했구나'라고 느낄 수 있다면 그 시간을 화양연화라고 부를 수 있는 거 아닐까?
JUNGKOOK I have never once thought that dorm-life with my hyungs felt uncomfortable. In fact, on the contrary I worry about how uncomfortable it will be if we end up living apart/separately. It’s the same for the other members as well. We don’t feel the need for independence nor the discomfort of dorm-life. Sometimes Rap Mon-hyung will get annoyed when playing games in Taehyungie-hyung (V)’s room but (Rap Mon: “He has his headphones in and commands his teammates to do this and that loudly, and when I’m listening to that I do wish I could have an individual room”), every time (that happens) though, we figure it out by rock, paper, scissors, so I think that’s a relief. When we were deciding roommates there was one extra room so someone could have a single (individual) room, but we democratically(?) used rock, paper, scissors. And I won. Thanks to that, I am happy, ha ha ha. Is that why right now is my most beautiful moment in life? No, that’s not it. As time passes by, later if I am able to say ‘Ah, I was really happy then,’ then is that time not the moment I call the most beautiful moment in life?
Jimin’s coat - Bottega Veneta
JIMIN “정규 앨범의 제목을 <WINGS>로 정했을 때, 맘껏 하늘을 나는 상상을 했다. 목적지를 정하지 않고 넓은 하늘을 여기저기 날아보고 싶었다. '거부할 수 없는 유혹’ 콘셉트? 그때도 내가 언제 가장 섹시한지 생각했다. 유혹하는 사람이 섹시해야 거부할 수 없는 거 아닌가. 다른 멤버들은 곡 작업이나 안무 연습을 할 때 혹은 무대 위에서 자기 일에 집중할 때 등 멋지게 대답할 것 같은데, 난 눈이 부어 있을 때가 제일 섹시하다(슈가 "지민이의 눈을 보면 모두가 빠져들죠”, 랩몬 “본능적으로 섹시한 게 최고잖아요. 그런 점에서 가장 어느 누구도 지민이를 못 이겨요”). 맞다. 난 항상 부어 있다. 그러니까 언제나 섹시하다. 사실 나는 언제 가장 섹시한지 그리고 언제가 가장 화양연화였는지 묻는 질문에 대답을 하는 게 조금 불편하다. 특정한 시기를 염두에 두지 않기 때문이다. 중요한 것은 마음가짐이라고 생각한다. 내가 가장 기대하는 내 나이? 스스로가 꿈꿨던 모습이 되는 때가 아닐까? 비록 지금은 그게 어떤 모습인지 정확하게 말할 수는 없지만, 중요한 것은 내가 지금 그 답을 찾는 과정에 있다는 거다.”
JIMIN When we confirmed our full-length album’s title as <WINGS>, I imagined flying the sky to my heart’s content. I wanted to try flying the vast sky, here and there, without deciding on a destination. An ‘irresistible temptation’ concept? Then, too, I thought about when I was the most sexy. The temptor (person) must be sexy in order to be irresistible, right? (t/n: I’d like to point out that in English ‘irresistible’ is an adjective, but here, in Korean, it’s a verb clause. He is literally saying ‘unable to be rejected/resisted.’ So, in a way it is more accurate to say ‘A temptation you can’t resist’ or ‘The temptor must be sexy so that you can’t resist him, right?’) I think the other members will all respond in a cool way, ‘when they are working on songs,’ or ‘practicing choreography,’ or ‘when they are focusing on their work up on stage,’ etc. but I look the sexiest when my eyes are swollen. (Suga: “When they see Jiminnie’s eyes, everyone falls into it, of course,” Rap Mon: “Being instinctively sexy is the best, you know. In terms of that, (he is the best), no one can beat Jimin.) (t/n: In English, “innate sexiness” is another close translation that may be easier to understand. However, in Korean there is one word that means you are born with a trait or talent, aka “innate talent,” and another word that means it is an “instinct,” like an animal’s “basic instinct.” In this case, Rap Mon’s uses the word, “instinctively,” and thus I chose to translate it literally rather than use “innately” because it is has a much stronger meaning in the Korean context.) That’s right. My eyes are always swollen. So I am always sexy. To be honest, I am a little uncomfortable answering the question ‘when are you the sexiest’ and ‘what moment in your life was the ‘most beautiful moment in life’.’ This is because I don’t have a specific time period/moment in mind. I believe what’s important is your mindset (t/n: depends on how you choose to believe/think of some situation; your mentality). The age I am looking forward to the most? Wouldn’t it be the moment when I become the person I myself dreamed of becoming? Although I can’t say exactly what kind of person that is right now, what’s important is that I am currently in the process of finding the answer to that question.
Editor: Kang Hyojin, Kim Yonghyun Styling: Lee Hanwook Makeup: Kim Dareum Hair: Kim Jihye, Seo Jinyoung Assistant: Hwang Hyein, Kim Moongi, Kim Junghyun
[INFO] The8 to appear on SBS ‘Elementary School Teacher’ along with Kangnam, Henry, Amber, Ten, and Momo.
“The show is about idol stars of foreign nationality learning the Korean language and culture from elementary school teachers, since their knowledge of the subject is close to that of an elementary school student.
… The producer mentioned that the show will appeal to elementary school students since they will also appear alongside the idol singers in a classroom setting."
The show will air as a Lunar New Year holiday special - to be broadcasted on January 27 at 5:50PM KST.
as a student, I know how stressful it can be to juggle school, hobbies, sports, etc. and try to keep your bank account somewhat plentiful. I spent a lot of time looking on Pinterest for ideas and have included some of my own tips to make this master list.
tutoring! not just for high school students, but also consider tutoring elementary and middle school students. Math is the most needed area. You can also tutor before/after school, during lunch, etc… you don’t necessarily have to make house calls.
be a note-taker/study guide maker. a lot of people would rather buy study guides and notes off of people than get tutoring because it’s cheaper and it might be more beneficial for them. You can also do this online. steer as clear from PLAGIARISM as you can on this one. NEVER sell homework assignments or projects.
consider getting a “seasonal” part time job. an example of this is working at a golf course, because the peak season for golfing is in the spring and summer, which means you’ll work the most during these months and much less in the fall and winter when very few people are golfing (note that this also depends on where you live and what the weather is like year round, but this is just one example).
sell your old clothes to friends/classmates or online (their are many apps that allow you to sell your clothes, such as vinted)
if you don’t know what clothes to sell, hang all of your clothes in your closet the same direction for a month. every time you wear something, put the hanger in the opposite way. at the end of the month, go through all of your hangers; the hangers that were never flipped in that month show you don’t really wear them and therefore, you can sell them and make some extra money.
SAVING MONEY ON SHOPPING, BUYING FOOD, ETC.
learn how to make homemade versions of your favourite starbucks drinks. that $5 tea or coffee you have every morning adds up. instead, make your own and invest in a thermos if you don’t already have one.
don’t bring money to school unless you aren’t easily tempted to buy unhealthy snacks.
try and only shop/eat out at places that have reward systems.
pack LOTS of snacks if you’re known to get hungry a lot while studying.
make a habit of prepping your lunches and breakfast every night for the next morning.
go on “saving sprees” and treat yourself in small ways.
potatoes are almost always cheaper than ramen, and they’re healthier for you!
borrow and download free ebooks and audiobooks as much as possible… especially if you’re a book hoarder like me.
instead of spending money on pricey cleaning products, baking soda can be used to clean just about everything including bathrooms, dishes, countertops, stains, etc.
bring reusable bags when shopping at stores that charge for plastic bags.
costco refills most ink cartridges for only $10.
“know your poison”… does cash burn a hole in your pocket or are you more tempted to swipe your debit card? figure it out and stay away from it.
print things at the library/school as much as possible.
dedicate time to scholarship hunting, even if you’re in university.
put your talents to use and see how you can save and make money from them.
keep track of your saving and spending… whether it’s on your phone or on paper, keep a record.
if you save $1 everyday that $365 in a year saved for extra uses.
$2 everyday is $730.
collect coupons… yes, become a couponer, your grandma/mom doesn’t do it for nothing.
a 2 litre pop bottle filled with dimes equals about $500.
borrow clothes/ask for hand-me downs when you need certain clothing for an event, presentation, etc. instead of buying something.
I’m so sorry that I haven’t been posting as frequently! This past week or so has been crazy busy with trying to get back into the swing of school again so its been a little tricky fitting in time to come up with a post for you guys but I’m going to try back to getting a few posts out a week!
Also, we reached over 2,000 followers! Thank you all so so so much it means the world that you guys like and use my blog to help you out (well at least thats what I’m assuming) But thank you all so much for the continuous support you all show. You guys mean a whole lot to me!
While I was observing another class the teacher brought up a very important message. When she asked her room full of grade ones why we practice our math skills so much, one student said “because practice makes perfect”. Her reply that practice does not make perfect, as no one can be perfect.
She then said “practice makes progress”. Because no one can be perfect, but everyone can make progress.
Things that have actually happened in Megaman Battle Network canon
-the internet gets set on fire a total of three times -the weather gets hacked a total of three time -the series director’s self-insert keeps showing up to battle people -the protagonist gets robbed three times in 24 hours while travelling abroad for the first time -at one point, the protagonist has to drop some sick rhymes in order to get alcohol as bait for a spider trap -one of the most devastating cyberattacks in the setting’s history was orchestrated by an elementary school student wearing a hologram -the person who helped carry out aforementioned cyberattack, a person who tried to assassinate several international officials, and a serial arsonist show up to aid the protagonist later on in the series and their past crimes are never brought up -a villain’s carefully-crafted plan is foiled by a smartphone being thrown at his head -the protagonist installs malware because someone who previously tried to burn down his house acted totally trustworthy -the setting’s equivalent of ARPANET is a primordial blob -a kid with a wheelchair and a congenital heart defect is the secret heir to the Deep Web -a giant meteor is spotted heading for the planet and everybody’s first instinct is to have a bunch of tournaments to find out who’s good enough with computers to stop it because obviously -the internet floods because somebody’s AI partner cried really hard -Django from Boktai keeps showing up and it’s never really asked how he managed to appear -Hideo Kojima is just hanging around a haunted house with a similar lack of explanation -somebody thought having criminal trials be carried out by computer in a world where everything is easily hacked was a good idea -the villains only figure out they can simply defeat the protagonist in physical, real-world combat about 10 minutes from the end of the series and lose anyway because of timely intervention
I’ve posted in the past about this awesome project that helps show kids the power of imagination. Without any guidelines elementary school students are asked to draw a monster. The finished drawings are sent to artists around the world who recreate them using 3D illustrations, animations, and paintings. The finished works and then sent back to the children.
these are from fetus seungri’s buddybuddy account (a sort of sns that elementary/middle school students used back in early 2000)
his id: “sunlight groom” (he talked about this before on their cultwo show appearance, and basically it’s where his ‘other half’ would be ‘moonlight bride’)
his intro: “i grew up normally since i was little… but at 14… i met the wrong people… and almost walked down a bad road… before meeting a dance team… called ilhwa… and learning to dance… now… i’m your average 15 year old dancer… ^^”
the caption basically talks about how seoul is different from his hometown gwangju (”unlike gwangju, in seoul asics shoes are popular”, “if you look at how seoul middle schoolers dress.. i can only sigh..”, “in seoul even if you try to use seoul speech your satoori shows”, “seoul’s air is bad… but there’s a lot of things to see”) and ends with saying that it’s hard to get used to seoul
Pairing: Human!Castiel x Reader Word Count: 2141 Warnings: Smut. There’s actually some plot in this one. (Good job, Me.) Request: @plaidstiel-wormstache - Hey Bailey, Congrats on your 300! Can i get in on that bad-assery?! Could I request #1 “Did you… did you just bite me?” with Castiel please? And … can i request … NSFW?! Pretty please?! Maybe he’s not quite experienced and lacks a little courage in the bedroom!?!? Prompt: 1) “Did you… did you just bite me?”
A/N - I’m sorry it took so long, Cas is kinda hard to write but I still powered though. I hope you like it, Jessie.
It had been a long day, with you teaching your students in elementary school the alphabet and simple maths, you went to the gym to work on your physique. Next on your to do list was a small shopping trip, then continue your chores that you couldn’t complete in the early hours of the morning. To say the least, you had quite a productive day today, or everyday nonetheless.
I really hope that at some point in the ghostbusters busting career a little girl shows up at the fire station and asks for help with her science fair project because she can’t figure it out and the team blows everything out of proportion for a elementary school student to be able to do and she ends up with a full blown experiment on why ghosts haunt.
Our Moon-choding* unnie, writting new history of chodingness, always be healthy and happy_! Second sister until the end, WOAH~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU~ (Gguak ver) Our MooMoos too, WOOOAHH~~~~ Have a good dream~ ^.ㅅ^
My sister: *turns* omg someone hold her back.
My brother: Oh mai gahd, not again.
My dog: don’t say it hoe.
Me: This golden cutie-coconut head- screeching lamb skewer-president of elementary students-who hates being called oppa by his noonas- of adorableness-with a nonexistent top lip-has never aged since the day of his birth- high schooler without a diploma-and has an ObSession WIth APPLE CIDER VINEGAR & PIANO TILES-CAN DANCE BETTER THAN GIRL GROUPS @ THEIR OWN SONGS:
Yamato Ishida: Yamato will give Sora blue earmuffs. He might buy earmuffs of a similar colour to the hat Sora used to wear when she was an elementary school student. | As an annual custom!? Yamato will hold a Christmas concert and sing a new song with his new band. He might also prepare to perform some sweet Christmas songs for his fans. Uniting with them, he will have an exciting gig.
Sora Takenouchi: Sora will give Yamato a pair of hand-knitted gloves, because she wants him to take care of his hands for bass playing. | Sora will go to Yamato’s concert with Jun Motomiya. She still can’t get into Jun’s aggressive moshing. However, she might get carried away by Yamato’s voice … and watch over him fondly.