Detail of an ancient Egyptian wooden chest, showing a king making an offering to the crocodile-god Sobek, with a demotic inscription above. Artist unknown; 1st cent. BCE (end of the Ptolemaic or beginning of the Roman period). Now in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. Photo credit: Walters Art Museum.
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Living Room from the Francis W. Little House, Wayzata, Minnesota (1912-1914). The room is nowadays re-installed as close to it´s original appearance as possible at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Photo copyright by Scandinavian Collectors 2016.
All of these things are now a big
part of your life if they weren’t already. But don’t let his enthusiasm intimidate
you if it’s not your forte because having a thorough understanding of art or wine
is a bit like sprinkles; a welcomed bonus but not really necessary. He’ll
probably enjoy being able to teach you about it if you’re genuinely interested.
What is important, however, are
your tastes. Expect the first time you two go to a museum that he will be a
little reluctant to share his thoughts with you. That’s because he wants to
know your honest opinions, to understand your instincts on the subject, and
whether he can trust them or not. So he’ll let you gravitate to whichever
exhibit catches your eye and have you take random pictures of him for instagram that
he’ll likely delete later. That is until he can’t help it anymore and guides
you to the exhibit he’s been dying to see since you arrived.
And he really can’t help himself.
Honestly half of his personality is looking mature and cultured on the outside
while being a man-child Seungri on the inside. Don’t be surprised
if you start the night at a classy restaurant and end up at home in your
pajamas in a full blown dance battle.
“Jagiya!” He drunkenly points
at you. “You know you can’t resist my secret move.”
“Seunghyun-ah, I’ve seen you
on variety shows. It’s not going to work.”
“But you’ve never seen it in
person. It’s much more effective.”
*Cue Bingu-TOP with his
broken-knee-arm-flail dance move.*
And you want to laugh because he looks so
ridiculous. That is until you realize that he’s perfected the move over the
years and that you’re going to have to work much harder to win this dance
battle than you anticipated.
Public skinship is not going to
be very prevalent in your relationship. Most likely it will be holding hands or
him offering you his arm because he is a traditional guy. It’s his way of
respecting you and your body in front of others. In private is a different
story though because he’s a huge fan of back hugs, spooning, and surprise pecks.
Like he’s hella thirsty for a cuddle buddy despite how awkward he may be about
One important thing to respect
about Seunghyun is that he’s obsessive about his appearance. Not in an arrogant
way but from the beginning of his career it was made clear that being in shape
meant success. Korean society in general makes it difficult to be overweight
(though it comes from the intention of being helpful) so he’s felt a lot of
pressure about it since he was a teenager. Seunghyun’s weight in general
fluctuates a lot and his trainer is pretty strict.
This is where you take the
metaphorical reins in the relationship. There are going to be times where you are
unsure of your appearance but TOP will worship your body until your
insecurities subside because he understands the struggle. And he needs similar treatment and understanding during
his low points. He has enough people expecting things from him but he turns to
you. You are his solace and knowing that both terrifies and excites him.