i just wish i understand korean

Yes I like K-POP but...

I do not wish to be Korean.
I do not wish to change my race because of an infatuation with a musical genre.
I do not wish to marry a Korean, but if I like someone I like someone.
I will not tolerate you pointing out every South-East/South/ East Asian and saying I’m interested in them solely because of their race.
I am aware that there’s more to Korean Culture (major duh)
I am not a Koreaboo.

You should know we don’t appreciate you asking “Do you even understand that?” With a look of disgust on your face. How can you be so close minded and limit yourself to just one language of music.

YIXING: “I just want to say that not all boys like skinny girls, everyone has their own unique charm, and everyone also has different ideal types. As long as you meet someone who understands your charm and knows your worth, you should not live for other people's wishes. It's important that you love and live for yourself, so I hope that you guys should not deliberately go on an extreme diet.”

 Q: During a concert MENT you said, “Don’t go on a diet, you’re all beautiful.” What do you mean by that? -The EXO’luXion Photobook Lay Interview

Alexander  pt.6 [BTS Jungkook ] (M)

jungkook x reader (y/N)

bts members

Genre : angst/smut/fluff  

Mature contents: this is not a fairy tale leave if you don’t like it,

Summary: he gave me fire and i need to find him ;with him i saw stars ,i wasn’t scared i felt safe.. i liked his kisses and i wish we meet again …

part 1 2 3 4 5


Originally posted by mvssmedia

this chapter has smut 

“can i come in” Katherine knocked the door she knew her colleague is so cold but it was something important for her to understand so she will not fuck up her work 

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anonymous asked:

What's your opinion on Eleanor & Park?

Ah, I’ve been wondering when I’d get this question. I admit that I’ve not been very vocal about my feelings on this book because as a fellow author, I don’t feel comfortable speaking negatively about another author’s book. But at the same time I have developed a growing angst over this subject and I will try to put it into words for you. When I first heard of the book, it was through friends who thought I’d be interested in the portrayal of a half-Korean boy. Of course I was! I bought it right away for my daughter. It sounded like a perfect teenage love story. I even recommended it to a friend of mine (non-Korean) who loved it. But then another friend of mine asked me if I had any problems with the depiction of Park and his mother and I hurriedly picked it up before my daughter could read it. Here’s the thing, it IS a lovely little teenage love story. But all I could keep thinking was, Damn it! Why did he have to be Korean? Why did this boy, who is so filled with self-loathing and contempt for his heritage, have to be Korean? Why did his mother with her sing songy broken English have to be Korean?

And because of this, I ended up giving this book away to someone I felt would enjoy it better, a non-Korean. Because I didn’t want my daughter to read this and get that same icky feeling I did. That same humiliating sinking feeling you get when you realize you’ve stumbled across an awful stereotype of a Korean and you cringe that this is all that anyone takes away. And why oh why of all books that could possibly have a diverse main character did it have to be this one that hits the NYT list? Why did Rowell have to include the worst racist comment in the world in this book and think it is okay? Because when Eleanor thinks it, she also at least recognized it was racist. I’m sure that’s why she thought it was ok to include the most racist comment against Asians. But I flinched when I read it. I was so angry when I read it. I hated Eleanor after I read it and I never ever forgave her. No, Asians don’t see things smaller because our eyes are smaller. That is racist. It’s an interesting point to make that you can fall in love with a person of a different culture and still be racist. That’s ultimately Eleanor.

But Park and his mother are more problematic. His mother is described as a chinadoll - a slur in itself. And Park just hates the fact that he doesn’t look more white like his brother. He is filled with self loathing to the point where he even says Asian men are not sexy. SAYS WHO?!! There was a period in my life when I was younger where I pushed away my culture and wished I wasn’t Korean. This was in direct correlation with the amount of racism I endured at the time. So I could understand Park, I could relate to him. But then I FOUND myself! I found my respect and love and pride for my culture. And I recognized just how important my Korean heritage was to me. Park never has that moment of self-discovery. And that is the greatest failure of this book. Because Rowell did not take the opportunity to really understand what it means to be multi-cultural. She wrote a character purely from a white person’s view, never thinking about how a minority person growing up in this country truly feels. The anguish of racism and the complexity of living between two different cultures was never explored. Instead, we are left to believe that Park goes through the rest of his life filled with contempt for his mother’s heritage. A person who wished he was white instead of Asian. And I find myself desperately wishing he’d been white too.

anonymous asked:

Hiii, Langblr asks : 21, 28 and 35 please!

Hello anon !!! Thanks a lot for the ask <3

21 - What’s your favorite method of studying?

Hum, I really like writing things down. I write again and again as I have a writing memory. Added to this, I also watch movies and series, trying to recognize grammatical forms and vocab I’ve learned. It’s always satisfying when you can understand something that you just learned in a lesson.

On another note, I wish I had some video games dedicated to learning. In France, we have a lot of games for kids so that they can learn languages (mainly English) and other subjects while being on an adventure with interesting characters. I wish there was one for Korean.

28 - How do natives react when they hear that you’re studying their language?

When I first went to Seoul, I was so surprised and happy to see how Korean people were reacting : they were just so happy. First, one of them was surprised I could actually write and read hangeul (Korean alphabet), then people - especially shopkeepers - were so happy to see I was actually trying to speak Korean even if I only knew a few words and expressions in Korean. A lot of foreigners in South Korea consider speaking English is enough so they don’t bother learning Korean. In my opinion, if you want to be understood and to show some respect to the inhabitants, you have to learn some basic stuff like “hello, please, thanks, can I have this, how much is this, sorry, etc.

Also, Korean people tend to exaggerate when they hear you speaking Korean : “wow you’re so good at speaking Korean ! So clever !!! Wonderful” when you basically just said “can I have some beer please ?” ahah

35 - Do you have any big travel plans for the future?

Well, in September I’ll go to South Korea as an exchange student at Chungbuk National University (~1-2h hours away from Seoul) till December. If I can I’ll stay a bit longer depending on my visa.

Next year, I’d like to go and visit Tibet or Nepal with my sister and a friend. But we have to plan everything carefully so that we don’t do anything stupid…

BTS react to you speaking multiple languages

Aw, thank you! This isn’t boring anon, I wish I could speak multiple languages. Thanks for the request

J-Hope: *You start speaking English, J-Hope looks to the other members for help*

Jimin: *You speak in French* “Can you say that again, I don’t understand,”

Jin: “All these languages you know is really impressive. I just wish I knew what you were saying,”

Jungkook: *You say I love you in Spanish*

Rap Monster: (V though)

Interviewer: “So Rap Monster, we’ve been told that you’re currently learning some new languages. What are you learning and what made you want to learn a complete new language?”

Rap Monster: “Yeah, at them moment I’m learning German and Japanese. I’m also still working on my English. My girlfriend is English but she’s fluent in German and Japanese so she’s teaching me. She knows basic Korean so I’m helping her in return,”

Suga: *In a moany voice* “Y/N keeps speaking in Portuguese and I can’t understand her,”

V: *You start speaking English with Rap Monster*

Anon: what would you say are the main differences between english and korean kook/min fics? which do you prefer? sometimes i wish i was better at korean so i could understand fics because i am so interested in the differences between the two             

Anon, you can’t just send me an ask about Kook/min fanfics and expect me to answer you in just one or two sentences. Having read hundreds (o god no maybe even thousands?) of them, I could literally talk for hours on just this subject but I’ll try to be succinct. Which means this is going to be long.

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anonymous asked:

another seungchuchu au for you: soulmate!au where the first words your soulmate says to you are tattooed on your arm. On Phichit's arm is tattooed "move" in english, so of course he spends years making sure his english is perfect so when he meets his soulmate there's no language barrier. When he finally meets Seunggil he's a bit upset he didn't invest as much time in learning Korean. On Seunggil's arm is tattooed "I don't speak Korean"

I love this so much had to write this

First Words

-Side A-


“Mmm … Mo? Moo … ve?” As a child, I felt a bit frustrated as I tried reading the word written on my arm. It is the same type of letters I see on a cereal box which I have yet to learn. Other children my age already know how to read what is written on their arms because it was written in our own Thai alphabet. But mine is different.

I was sad, because how will I know if I met the person destined to me already if I don’t know what this thing on my arm says?

“Mother, how do you read this?” I remember thugging her sleeves as I asked her this question. She crouched down when I caught her attention and I extended my arm so she can see what is written clearly.

“Ah, it is in english, huh? M - O - V - E, it is read as ‘move’” she said with a little giggle and patted my head.

“What does that mean?”

“It depends, but it is simply an action of going one place to another” she began explaining. “The word on your arm is in english, so maybe the important person you’ll meet in the future is good at speaking it. You should learn it well then so you can be able to understand each other, right, Pitchit?”


Those words from my mother stuck to me, so did my best to study the foreign language. Some kids the same age as me would tease me  for being nerdy, but I didn’t mind them at all. It is all for that person’s sake, for my soulmate’s sake.

It did become useful when I began my ice skating career, for communicating with my coach and my buddies in skating. But still … I haven’t met the one who would first say this four letter word.

“Wahh, Pitchit-kun,aren’t you nervous??” my best skating buddy, Katsuki Yuri-kun grabbed my arm tightly with his shaking hands. It is the day of our competition after all. He always acts like this but still he delivers the best performances. He’ll be perfectly fine~

“I am, but I’m more excited!” I exclaimed, stepping backwards and extending my arms up. “It’s our first competition in the senior division after all! Ah–”

I quickly jolted back when I slightly bumped into somebody behind me because of my rash actions. Along a harsh click of his tongue, this person was really annoyed and scowled at me.


That word. I just froze after hearing it. Because I didn’t say anything, this person spoke even more … but i don’t understand a word of it. It was in another foreign language, it was Korean.

I am very happy that I finally met this person, but I’m a bit disappointed …

I wish I also studied speaking in Korean.

-Side B-

‘I          don’t      speak              Korean

These words are written on my arm with big gaps from one another. I can’t read it, and I don’t understand it. It is written in Roman letters so I have not one clue.

Other kids around me are noisy, chit-chatting about the words on their own arms. I couldn’t relate to them, because mine is very different. Theirs are written in normal hangul, so they know what it says. I used to wear long sleeved shirts to hide the words on my arm to prevent those kids from asking me lots of questions.

By the time I learned a bit of English, enough to be able to read these words, my first reaction is WHAT? ‘I don’t speak Korean’? That means my soulmate and I won’t be able to speak to each other? What bullshit

‘I don’t speak Korean’ … it is just now, starting my ice skating career, that I get it. Right now, I am with people from all different corners of the world, who naturally doesn’t speak the same language as me.

But  still, forget speaking in Korean, I rarely even speak with the people around me. Language barrier is not really an issue. I at least learned enough English to communicate with them. It’s plainly because I don’t like interacting with them.

Since I was little, I’ve had very little social interactions anyway. One factor that made that happen is this set of words written in an odd fashion on my arm. I kept away from other people so they won’t talk to me about it. Even now, I’ve gotten used to hiding it under my sweater’s sleeves.

I would stare at these words quietly almost each day and just sigh and pull my sleeves back to hide it. Today is another competition … I sat alone in one corner and just stared at my arm again. I wonder if I’ll meet this person today.

“Seung gil! Seung gil! What’s that~” Tch … one reason I don’t like interacting with these people is because they tend to get too familiar. I quickly pulled my arm away from this nosy girl, Sala, before she could see these words.

“Hey! Who said you  can act  rude to my precious Sala. HUH???!!!” her siscon brother dashed towards me and said this to my face.

“Tch, move away” I growled while pushing his face away and tried to get away from these people as soon as possible.

“Ehh, you made him leave again” Sala whined.

“Why do you even bother going near that guy with that nasty personality?!”

“Because I’m curious of the words on his arm. I haven’t seen them, that’s why …”

“Hehh, with that kind of personality, who would even want to be with him? Maybe there is nothing written on it, that’s while he is hiding it. he is ashamed of being a person who’ll be alone forever!!” that siscon Michele yelled, purposely directing those words towards me. Sorry to disappoint you but I do have a soulmate.

“Wah–” half because i wasn’t paying attention while walking, thinking about this soulmate thing again, and half because this guy moves around too much, we accidentally bumped into one another. Brought by my bad mood from those siblings, I scowled at him and firmly said: “Move

This person just stared at me as if he saw a ghost. Maybe he didn’t understand what i said.

“Geez, what is wrong with today? And the competition hasn’t even started and I’m already drained and you’ll add up to my stress?” Ah, wait … i slipped into my mother language. Well, either way, i don’t think these people would understand if I ranted in English. But still, venting all the pent up anxiety and stress inside me to this stranger, I feel bad.

“I … … ah, don’t speak … Korean …” this guy said, making circling motions with his hands. He had a nervous look on his face. I guess it’s because i yelled at him just now. Ah, i was so rude just now. Also, it all makes sense now, the words on my arm. But …

I regret having this nasty personality.

BTS in Sweden

Here I am, with another rant.

Okay, for fuck’s sake, why the fuck are Swedish ‘ARMYs’ so fucking disrespectful? Someone please explain to me why the fuck do they have to do that? Because seriously, the boys are terrified and and angry. What’s not clear with ‘Don’t follow us’ and ‘No’? Are you deaf or just stupid? 

And what the fuck are you laughing for when Yoongi said that you should leave them alone? Is there anything funny? Aren’t you supposed to be ashamed? Sasaeng much?

Like, I’m a new fan. I just started last October. How I wish that the old fandom would come back. Everything was okay back then. BTS does a lot of shit for us. They use twitter, v app and instagram so that they get to interact with international fans that don’t understand Korean and doesn’t have an account at the fancafe. Remember when Yoongi and Taehyung got sick? And then they couldn’t perform because they were hospitalized and how a thousand of Japanese ARMYs cried at the concert? Remember how Yoongi felt guilty and apologized for something he shouldn’t be sorry of?

They do a lot of shit for us. They make special videos, they push themselves just so the fans would be happy, and they fucking beat their selves up for something they can’t control. Don’t you  guys think that we’re asking too much of them? 

Just imagine how tired they must have been. They just wanted a break. They just wanted to enjoy their time in each others company. Is that too much to ask? Is privacy too much to ask?

Sure, they gave up their privacy when they signed up for the idol life, but that doesn’t mean you can disrespect and take it away from them the time they need it the most. That’s why they get sneaky. That’s why they had a fucking secret trip to Malaysia before and that’s why we’re all so fucking surprised when everybody just found out that they’re in Norway. 

Seriously. To those girls that harassed bangtan, fuck you. Get your shit together. And this not just for those Swedish ‘ARMYs’, this also goes out to every ARMY out there, K-ARMYs or not. Please.

I will never understand people who will not support certain groups just because of the fans. Recently I saw some BP fans insulting other girl groups I stan, saying how BP is better and yet I am able to separate the group from the fans. I would never wish anything negative towards BP just because of the things their fans have said and I just wish other kpop fans would do the same.

EXO Reaction to Teaching You Korean

I really wish I had one of these boys with me to learn Korean. It would definitely make it more fun and interesting. Anyways, I hope you guys like this reaction <3

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Baekhyun: He was trying his best to be as helpful as he could. He wanted to help teach you Korean for the longest, but at the same time, he found it a bit difficult to teach you Korean because he didn’t even understand everything that he said. A lot of the phrases that he said just came to the top of his mind out of nowhere, so it was a little difficult for him to sit down and teach it all to you. He struggled to find the right words to teach you and also difficult to explain exactly what they meant. “Well… it’s sort of… hmm…”

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Chanyeol: You were excited to try and have conversations whenever he was around. Your best attempt at speaking Korean always sounded off. He tried his best to understand you, but you were constantly mispronouncing words, or mixing formals with informalities, as well as using numerous dialects. He tried to keep a smile on his face, not wanting to discourage you, but he just found it so hard to follow your conversations. He nodded his head politely, keeping a smile on his face while he listened to you attempting to tell him about your day in Korean.

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Chen: Learning Korean form him involved a lot of playful teasing. You knew it wasn’t because he was trying to be mean or anything, but he definitely spent a lot of time teaching you words that you shouldn’t know or slowly speaking the words while exaggerating the pronunciations. “An-nyeo-ng ha-se-YO,” he pronounced jokingly; knowing that he would annoy you by doing that. “Jongdae, I already know how to say hello!” You yelled at him in annoyance. He couldn’t help but laugh at you as you tried to seriously practice your Korean.

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D.O.:  He wasn’t the best Korean teacher, although you thought he was going to be. He was patient, always willing to teach you as slowly as you needed him to, but he also got a bit too lazy about motivating you. if you told him more than once that you didn’t want to learn, he would not want to push you. “Well, I guess you don’t have to study if you don’t want to. We can pick up tomorrow if you feel like it.” He said in a quiet voice, not having the confidence to scold you.

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Kai: It meant a lot to him that you were trying to learn Korean for him. He was excited each time you came to him with a new word or phrase that you learned. Even if it was super late at night and he was exhausted from dance or promotions, he was still happy to wake up to you shaking him from excitement over something you learned. “Jongin! Jongin! Pangap sumnida!” You said happily as you woke him up. He nodded his head, smiling brightly as he heard the small new phrase that you showed him. “I’m really proud of you jagiya.”

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Lay: “Yixing, do you think you could teach me Korean so I can talk to your group members?” You asked your boyfriend as soon as he came home for his movie filming. He stared at you with confusion, not understanding why you would think that he would be a good choice for a Korean teacher. He saw the enthusiasm on your face and couldn’t figure out a good way to say no. “Um… yes… I will teach you… as soon as I-” he mumbled as he slowly backed away towards the door. He left the room as soon as he could, letting his sentence hang in the air.

Originally posted by yixinqs

Sehun: You assumed that he was going to be sassy and mess with you a lot when it came to teaching you Korean, but he proved you wrong. Occasionally, he would teach you inappropriate phrases or have you go to one of the older boys and call them a pabo or something like that. However, a majority of the time, he would happily sit with you and carefully teach you different phrases or diligently listen to each sentence you tried to recite. After listening to him, he would tell you exactly everything you did wrong and everything that you did right.

Originally posted by oh-sehun-please

Suho: He taught you a lot like Sehun did. He happily bought you books, notebooks to practice hangul in, CDs, and many more tools to help in aiding you Korean. During all of your lessons with him, he would listen to you practice your phrases and words, then he would go back over them with you carefully so that you perfected your pronunciation. If he was going on tour or was busy with promotions, he would be happy to hire a tutor for you to help you while he was away.

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Xiumin: Teaching you Korean made him feel lightly nervous. He wanted to help you in any way that he could, but he would also be scared that he wouldn’t be able to properly teach you. He had a lot of trouble with talking on his own, and sometimes found it difficult to find the right words. However, he would be happy to go over books and audio lessons with you; learning complex sentences along with you so that you were both able to perfect your Korean.

Originally posted by xiundeer

So here’s the thing… I get why people are hesitant to get into K-Pop. I get it. The K stands for Korean and you don’t speak Korean. I get that But… music transcends language. And maybe that’s cheesy. And maybe I wouldn’t have even believed that a year ago. But about a month back, I was listening to EXODUS on repeat at work for the first time and Promise came on shuffle. I’d never heard it before and I obviously don’t speak Korean but when Chanyeol’s part came on? I remember stopping dead in my tracks. What he was singing, whatever he was saying, whether I could understand it or not was so powerful and so intense and so emotional that I had a lump in my throat. I got chills. I literally stopped working for the duration of his solo. I felt that love and that pain the first moment it hit my ears and I didn’t even know what he was trying to tell me.

Then I looked up the lyrics.

“Don’t go. I wanna hold you back. I know that it is difficult to keep believing in me since the promise was broken once. But I wanna stay with you forever, living and sharing breath. I wish we were happy like that in the beginning. Thank you. I’m so sorry. I love you. Even if I have given you my all, it’s not gonna be enough love. I’ll protect you all my life. It’s okay to just follow me.”  

I don’t speak Korean but I felt every word of that the very first time I heard it. Frankly, I felt more from Chanyeol in that moment than I ever felt from One Direction in three years of being a fan and I understand every word they said just fine.

So please don’t count K-Pop out just because you think you can’t enjoy something sung to you in Korean. I promise you can. I promise that music and love and passion and devotion goes so far beyond language. I promise it’s worth your time.

Sehun Scenario - He Speaks Korean, Not English. You Speak English, Not Korean.

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Anonymous said:

Your Sehun scenarios seriously gave me heart palpitations haha! Could I please request one where you meet him and he thinks you’re cute, but you don’t speak much Korean and his English is broken, and the language barrier just leads to really adorable awkwardness haha. Thank you in advance 💞

*this would be me. also quoted words in italics=korean, normal=english*

Hey” someone said lightly poking your shoulder to get your attention. You pulled out your headphones. You turned to see a very handsome man, about your age, maybe older looking at you with dark eyes and killer eyebrows. Immediately your heart picked up. Hey, he’s just really attractive ok?

Excuse me?” You said in a polite voice. Immediately his eyes got big, almost like he was in shock. He turned away for a second, muttering in Korean. Even though you’d been in Korea for a while, your conversational skills were…well, let’s just say they were lacking.

Freaking English, this is why we needed Kris…Damn, this is going to be embarrassing but I already started this…” He said but you only understood pieces yet you got that he was discouraged by you not replying in Korean.

“Do you - speak - Korean?” He said, this time in slow English, with pauses and hand gestures. He was looking into your eyes with desperation, almost trying to get you to understand through sheer will.

I speak some Korean.” You said in the same way he’d spoken English. He made a face, shaking his head again.

I’m sorry!” You said, probably the Korean sentence you were best at. He shook his head waving his hand at you. He thought for a while before he spoke again still in English.

“I just desired to talk to you.” He said and you couldn’t help but smile - an attractive guy wanting to talk to you was flattering. But clearly the whole talking thing isn’t going well…You couldn’t help but think.

“Oh, what about?” You asked. He immediately frowned again before making more hand gestures. Except he was behind you on a two-sided bench and you could only see half of the gestures. You lifted up a finger, interupting his miming. You gathered your things and moved to the same side of the bench with with him. He’s stopped miming and was typing on his phone.

“Name!” The phone called out. He frowned again, frantically tapping again. You almost wanted to giggle but he was having so much trouble.

I am Y/N, what is your name?” Again, this was one of the sentences you knew in Korean. He immediately slumped in relief.

“Sehun.” He said. “Oh Sehun.” He said putting his hand on his forehead before snapping up and looking at you. He opened his mouth and closed it, still frustrated. Instead he just made gestures to your bag and the book in your hand and the pen behind your ear. He finally signed a question mark.

What am I doing?” You asked slowly and he nodded. “I was studying - I am an exchange student.” You said and he smiled with a thumbs up offering encouragement. You giggled and his smile grew.

Ok let’s see if I can do this…” He muttered to himself in quick Korean. Despite the awkwardness and difficulty in your conversation, both of you were enjoying yourselves. “What are you studying?” He said in his slow-paced English. He mimed writing and such.

Here was the ironic part. “Language, linguistics.” You replied. “Language,” you added in Korean. You mimed writing and speaking.

Are you studying Korean?” He asked cocking his head but you shook yours.

No. All language.” You said miming the globe. his brow furrowed with confusion.To be fair, even in your native language people got confused with what linguistics was…You tried explaining it n the simplest englishterms but he just looked at you with blank politeness and you stopped talking about. “Sorry.” You said again.

He shook his head. “Sorry my English is not very good. I wish I could communicate easier…” He said and he smiled rolling your shoulders. Truth is, you didn’t mind. It was kind of fun to get each other to understand.

Maybe you can help with my Korean.” You muttered, not completely serious. But to your surprise, he smiled and nodded.

My Korean is very good.” He said and you laughed. “Can we make a deal?” he asked and you nodded. “You teach me English. I teach you Korean.” You nodded and he smiled again.

Lesson number one.” He started in even Korean. “I” He said each word slowly, letting you repeat it. at the end, he put the words together; “I think you are pretty.” When you said it back, you understood and immediately blushed and laughed.

Second lesson”he said. This time the sentence was “can I have your number?” You of course nodded, giving it to him. just after he had given you his, someone called his name. 

“That’s me. I have to go. Goodbye Y/N. Wait for my call!” He said hurriedly getting up and jogging away. Well hopefully our lessons turn into more. You couldn’t help but think watching him leave…

PSA: Adopted asians are people

This story is a bit different from others, but still personal and possibly relevant for some of us.

I am adopted. I am Korean by birth, adopted into a great, Canadian family. My parents are British and French descent, and white. My older brother is also Korean adopted, but not my brother by blood. 

It BLOWS people’s minds when they see us in public. No one can understand the concept of a white family with POC children. No one realises the overpopulation is East Asia, and the stigma against abortions in conservative Korea. My birth parents were Korean and Japanese (TL;DR they don’t have the best historic relations!), unmarried and extremely young. I always understood that adoption was the best option for me. But my classmates didn’t. They don’t understand that adoption is a safe and happy option. What’s more, I don’t long for my “real parents”. I thank them for having me, and that’s that.

Growing up was hell. Canada isnt free of racism. I was always called Chinese, and I remember crying as a child when kids would pull their eyes and spit “Ching chang” at me. I remember being asked “North or south?” When I told them I was born in Korea, and everyone would talk about how they loved sushi and fried rice when my dad cooked spaghetti and beef stew. Guys wanted me to call them my senpai or Oppa. Teachers would stare at me when we talked about China’s one child policy. I was always given the Asian country to study, expecting I’d ace it and bring everyone some dumplings to sample. I loved learning about Korea and Japan. But it wasn’t my NATIONALITY. It wasn’t my culture. It was my ETHINICITY. The genes in my makeup. My RACE.

When the K-pop trend swept in, I was suddenly aware of the Asian fetishisation. I saw post after post of guys and girls praising the girl groups for their slimness and cutesy dances. I was blown to this high standard of beauty, when I was short, muscular and hairy, not a tall slim superstar. I was bullied into shaving. I was a feminist but suddenly I was expected to bow to the patriarchy: bow the hardest, because as we all know too well, East Asians are among the most submissive (*insert violent eye roll*). I was expected to know all things Asian and be all things Asian. But I was fascinated with the Ottoman Empire and learning Turkish over Korean. I studied Islam over Confucianism. I was fascinated and awed by the Middle East and it’s complicated geopolitics, over the equally as rich and complex politics of Korea and Japan. And that confused the hell out of my white classmates, who had convinced themselves I was the embodiment of Korea. I got sick of shouting I’m not. 

Now, I’ve exhausted my care cup. I will always look Korean. I will always be from Korean and Japanese parents. But understand that looking a certain way doesn’t mean acting a certain way. There are plenty of adopted POC with less contact with their country of origin. And while you might not know how “Asian” that makes us, bottom line is it’s none of your business. I am Canadian. I am not a baffling object or an exceptionally unique individual. I’m just a human. And I wish I could talk about my interest in the Palestinian conflict or the Syrian civil war instead of “What Asian are you?“ 

AKMU’s Chanhyuk is really something else. At his age, he’s able to compose/write lyrics to songs in MINUTES without any prior lessons? I know AKMU is really popular in Korea, but Chanhyuk deserves world acclaim. I wish everyone could understand all of the quirks of the Korean language, because his lyrics are just so smart and witty.

anonymous asked:

Hi could you do a mtl to 'want to get to know' a girl even though she doesn't speak korean fluently? (Like she's still learning it etc ) Just Imagine her speaking 'broken korean' like V speaking 'broken English'.☺ Have a nice day & don't overwork!

I wish I had the time to learn more korean :( so far, I can only say hi, ‘I love you’ and count to four…


1. Namjoon. He doesn’t care a lot about your korean being broken. He’ll understand you just fine anyways. If anything, he’d help you learn.

2. Yoongi. At least he can somewhat communicate with you in his own language, and that’s make him very happy. He might not help you learn tho, because it’s not like he can use any other language when explaining stuff for you.

3. Taehyung. If he wants to talk to you, he will do so, even if that means struggling. But, since you know a bit of korean, he won’t see it as struggling. He’ll just think it’s a nice bonus.

4. Jin. He’s like Taehyung. Only, he might be more shy in approaching you. But he’s more than happy to speak to you, and he’ll love the fact that you can speak some korean.

5. Hobi. He’s definitely an extrovert. But, he would be very unsure on how to approach you since he can see that you’re a foreigner, and he knows that his skills in other languages are not the best. But, once he finds out that you can speak some korean, he’ll love to speak to you, and won’t mind that you’re still learning.

6. Jimin. The same as Hobi. Only he’ll be more shy to approach you, even when he finds out that you speak broken korean.

7. Jungkook. He’ll definitely find it cool that you know enough korean to make people understand what you say. But, he’s a very shy person in general, so that’s why he’s at the bottom. And, he might also doubt his own ability to understand you. 

Thank you for requesting! xx

you [jungkook&you]

Summary: Being the lucky chosen winner from the Halloween V app to hangout with BTS, you couldn’t be any happier.

a/n: to the anon who requested for this plot, i am sorry if it didn’t go with what you wanted. it seemed that i had gotten a bit off topic, but i hope that you still like it, babe! and to the winners who luckily got chosen, have fun and be safe!!

Originally posted by tae-kooks

Holding the golden ticket in your hand to South Korea, you graciously beam at the news given to you. When the phone number out of country had sent you a text and gives you a call about being a winner, you excitedly let out a squeal. Who would have ever thought that out of all the thousand joined contestants, you would’ve won?

Grinning as you sat inside the airport while awaiting for your flight to South Korea, you once again kisses the flight ticket with letting out another shriek.

“Here I come, Bangtan!”

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