my korean is not really good

anonymous asked:

is there something better than google translate that you know about (from english to korean)?

naver’s korean dictionary and translate app, I downloaded it on my tablet and I’m using that and I can say it’s pretty good. I really recommend it.

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cute T.O.P backstage talking about how much he enjoyed that day’s concert :)

[TRANS] Jackson talking about giving up fencing to pursue being an idol 170602

people always said to me, why did you come here? weren’t you doing fencing? you would’ve been more successful then..but we, GOT7 & ahgases know better than anyone else that we’re going to go on together for a long time honestly, when I came to Korea as a trainee.. it became a situation where I couldn’t go back to HK anymore if I went back I couldn’t do fencing again..& would have to look for another college, b/c actually back then I received a Stanford offer they invited me to join their fencing team, but i gave up the opportunity to attend such a good school & a chance at a medal to come here it was a huge challenge, so I made up my mind to REALLY work hard..because i wasn’t even good looking or talented, idek why I was accepted…I didn’t even know Korean,it was really hard. After debut, I was really happy because people knew me,it was like the best gift I had for my parents 

t:sseunah

Support Older Girl Groups Pt. 1: f(x)

This week on Support Older Girl Groups we are supporting f(x). If you want to know why you should participate even if this week isn’t about a group you stan, check out this post

So what this is is sort of a masterpost of ways to support the group of the week. And since it’s my favorite group and people have been taking about their status as a group a lot lately, I thought a logical place to start would be f(x).

This is far from everything f(x) has released, I just chose a few for each category so it would be easier to get the view up in a noticeable way. If you can’t put your effort into everything on this list, put your effort into 4 Walls, Free Somebody, All Mine, and On My Own. 

About the group

F(x) is an SM girl group that debuted in 2009. They were originally considered Asia’s Dance Group by SM.The members are Victoria, Amber, Luna and Krystal. Sulli also used to be part of the group. If you are looking for some different concepts, f(x) is definitely for you! They have done so many different concepts. I think you will notice their individuality as a group immediately!

Title tracks

4 Walls was their last music video and album to be released. It was released in 2015, so quite a while ago. It’s currently at 27,161,327 views, but deserves way more. Let’s get it to 30mil!

Red Light came out in 2014 and was their last music video and album with Sulli. It currently has 36,027,739 views, so it’s close to 40mil! it would be really awesome to get it to 50 mil sooner rather than later too. 

Rum Pum Pum Pum is pretty close to 50 mil, and it would be really great for them it! It currently has 46,309,778 views. 

Stations 

All Mine was the last music video f(x) has released. it was released in July of 2016 and currently has 8,411,608 views. Let’s get it to 10mil! This is a really special music video and song because it had been so long since f(x) had any activities together, and it has been a long time since, Also the music video was directed by Amber! I would be really great if this music video in particular had a big spike in views! 

Heartbeat is an amazing and sweet song by Amber and Luna. It’s honestly such a great song and Amber and Luna make such a could unit (they really should be a subunit.) But the music video is still yet to reach 1mil views! It’s currently at 901,491 views. That’s not that bad for a Station song but Heartbeat and the group deserve so much more. Let’s get it to 1mil and then much farther from there!

Borders is an Amber solo that she wrote and is very special to her. Honestly I cried to first time I heard it, it’s just too dang relatable lmao. Another thing that you might like is it is in English, and it has subtitles in both Korean and English. It currently has 5,221,617 views, which is actually pretty good for a Station song. But Amber has really been having hard times with her solo work an SM, so a spike in the views could really help. 

Solos

Free Somebody is Luna’s solo debut from May 2016. It’s such a great song that shows off both her beautiful voice and dance skills. Sadly it was not promoted well and got overshadowed by other SM comebacks, so it didn’t do nearly as well as it should. It currently has 8,154,679 views. Let’s get it to 10mil! 

On My Own was part of Amber’s Crossing series that she was making on her own Youtube Channel. Sadly, Crossing was never finished. We are not sure what happened to it, but based off of her cryptic Instagram posts (still the last two she posted if you want to go read them), it doesn’t sound like it was good. On My Own is a really important song to support for the same reason as Borders. It’s currenly at 1,040,418 views. Let’s get it to 2mil! and then maybe even 5mil!

I Don’t Want to Love You was not exactly a solo, but a collaboration between Krystal and June One Kim. It’s also not under SM and it’s not in Korean so it wasn’t that popular. But watching it will still help support f(x)! Also, it’s a really interesting and different song. The music video is actually a little spooky (also the intro kinda drags on) But still please support it becasue it’s a good song! It currently has 453,638 views. Let’s get it to 1mil!

Other Stuff to Check Out

Luna’s Alphabet is a vlog series on Youtube that Luna has been making, and it’s getting a season 3 soon! The videos usually range from around 5 to 15 mins long. And don’t worry, there are English subtitles!

Amber’s channel is where she posted her Crossing songs. There are only 4 videos but it wouldn’t hurt to subscribe anyway!

What The Pineapple was Amber’s Youtube channel for basiclly anything else she wanted to post. There are lots of funny things on it you should really check it out! Also it is primarily in English but there are Korean subtitles. Sadly it has been a long time since she last posted to it, but maybe if the views spike she will bring it back, or get to start something like Luna’s Alphabet.

Ending Notes

Please reblog this and share this as much as possible! This project will do no real good unless it is a group effort. And please watch the videos as much as possible! It would do the most good if you guys watched each one (or at least the title tracks) multiple times a day this week (and weeks to come.) I’m not expecting you to take the time to watch all of Luna’s Alphabet or What the Pineapple, but if you could watch all the music videos that would really help not only f(x), but all older girl groups! If you want people to put the effort to help out your favorite older girl groups, help out other people’s faves too! Remember, next week’s post could be your favorite group!

Also remember!

Listen to all of these songs on Spotify

Buy them and or the albums if you can

Look out for Victoria’s solo album coming out soon

follow them all on social media

(If there is anything that needs to be fixed about this post feel free to message me)

anonymous asked:

Just joining the fandom, been listening to them from the beginning of the year. It's so hard to find their content >.< Could ya help me and post/tag a thread on their profiles? I mean the kinda profile fans have inside jokes with and everything, not their blood types (which is basically all I've been reading because IT'S SO HARD TO FIND THEIR CONTENT).

AHH welcome to the fandom bud!! Hmmm I think I know what you mean? I don’t think I remember seeing many of these so I’ll try and make a little one for you but I’m not sure how good it’ll be,, I don’t know how caught up I am with the fandom really and whatever inside jokes they have sdklnfsdlkfn BUT

Jae (Park Jaehyung):

- born 1992.09.15 !! (oldest member)

- lived first few years of his life in Argentina then in the United States then moved to Korea what a cool guy

- participated in the first season of Kpop Star along with Park Jimin, Lee Hi, Baek Ahyeon, Lee Michelle, Lee Seunghoon (Winner ;;), Yoon Hyunsang etc. and placed 6th!! leading him to join JYP Entertainment 

- had a youtube channel called yellowpostitman when he was a small baby and sang covers on there :’‘)

- hosts asc (after school club) with his pals Jimin and Kevin

- does vocals and guitar in Day6!!

- is called Chicken Little (cause he looks like him like really does it’s wow), Sweg Chicken (he doesn’t even know what this means why’s he called that)

- uses a lot of hashtags like.. calm down my guy

- wanted to have long hair the way JB from Got7 did at one time it was the cutest

- is the designated English speaker in the group and you can watch one of my favourite clips of him speaking English here!! (you feel me? you feel me Brian?) incredible

- can play badminton !!!! and was on Cool Kiz on the Block (?) for that

Sungjin (Park Sungjin):

- born 1993.01.16 (leader!!)

- does vocals and guitar and can also do percussion (I’m not sure the term for the instrument apologies) as you can see in a couple of their radio covers and in this predebut performance as 5live

- needs to let Wonpil live

- says that he’s the most emotional at dawn xdknvfkldnfs

- a legendary dancer

- people used to joke that it was his fault Day6 didn’t go on variety shows because he once went on Hidden Singer with Park Jinyoung (JYP) and was pretty nervous and couldn’t speak very well

- he’s like a dad but is actually a mystery to me???? because somehow he’s simultaneously a lame joke bad pun kind of dad and such a savage so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

- has a gorgeous, super distinct voice it’s really amazing one of my favourite voices

- is called Bob because Jae thinks he looks like Bob the Builder which.. I have no words for..

- also has suCH a beautiful laugh,, they all have beautiful laughs though !!

Young K (Brian Kang or Kang Younghyun):

- born 1993.12.19

- stage name is Young K and he always tries to get people to call him that but everyone still calls him Brian

- lived in Canada !!!! my Canadian bro

- when he lived in Canada performed songs on a youtube channel with his pal Terry He !!! (Terry and pals made a cover of Congratulations when Brian debuted you can watch it here ;;)

- when in Canada was also in a band with Terry called KMESS + one called 3rd Degree

- does vocals, rap and bass

- originally played guitar before debuting with Day6 and didn’t get along with Jae (this isn’t the right wording but) when they first trained together because he took his guitar spot and he had to learn bass but they’re great buds now

- told YG to get an attitude (some peeps say that’s not what he actually said but I’m going to believe it forever) you can see here !! truly iconic, legends only

- is studying in University !!!! while still balancing being a part of Day6 what a guy :’‘) he works very hard

- Did a song with Baek Ahyeon called Shouldn’t Have and here you can watch the cutest performance of it in the whole world look at his dancing and them smiliNG at each other if you ever need to be cheered up watch this 

- also watch this with him and Jae !! the best thing? in the whole world? another iconic moment

Wonpil (Kim Wonpil):

- born 1994.04.28

- is the most emotional member according to Sungjin

- does vocals, keyboard and synthesizer !!

this is what he looked like predebut sdfsklnfsk

(a shark angel?)

- they always give him trash for his pink sweater (especially Jae)

(idk what they’re talking about he looks like an angel)

- the sweetest cutest person in the whole world his nickname is Pirimili is that doesn’t prove it to you I don’t know what to say

- likes to snuggle and sometimes goes to Brian’s room dlknfskldnfl really an angel

- he’s also really funny and is almost as legendary of a dancer as Sungjin as you can see here

- also has a super distinct voice !!

- when Day6 need aegyo he’s the one they turn to

Dowoon (Yoon Dowoon):

- born 1995.08.25

- plays the drums !! (also sometimes sings a little tiny bit I hope we can hear more in the future his voice is lovely)

- is very shy especially when they first debuted

- when they first debuted he always had to practice speaking neutrally because he naturally speaks in dialect

- Brian loves him so much he loves making him sit on his lap they’re so cute sldknfskl

- everyone loves him so much really

- I don’t know I don’t have that much info on him really but he’s the most precious in the whole world

Some general things about Day6:

- were originally a 5 member band called 5live and became Day6 when Dowoon joined

- had a past member named Junhyeok who did vocals and the keyboard who left on February 27th, 2016 (I cried)

- good pals with Got7

- do a LOT of covers both in English and Korean on the radio !!

- are very frequent radio guests especially on Kiss the Radio

- are really a true band they’re incredibly talented and hard working and deserve all of the love in the world

SO that’s all I have for now? Everyone please feel free to correct anything I might have gotten wrong and add things that I missed !!

Additionally:

Here is a list of many of their radio covers made by @softwoc !!

And some good Day6 blogs off of the top of my head are @fyeahdaysix (+ all of the fyeah blogs) @theday6 @brianskangs @bryankang @youngk @jaechicken @wonpilimiri @its-youngk their content should be able to help you get into Day6 !!

I’ll try to add on anything I missed and I hope that you continue to enjoy and support Day6′s music :’‘)

[TRANS] Shukan Josei - Maknae Line Interview

JIMIN X V X JUNG KOOK

Q. “Phone Lock Screen”
JM: My lock screen is a photo of BTS. I like photos where I am with everyone. My lock screen right now is from the video filming for our fan meeting in Korea. It used to be one from a concert, but I changed it recently.
V: (showing his screen) BABAM! It’s Chet Baker! (a Jazz Trumpet Player)
JK: Mine is solid black.
JM & V: Solid Black?
JK: Yeah, wait a minute (takes phone out to show his lock screen). See!
JM & V
: It’s true!!

Q. “If you were to sing to your crush”
V: I wouldn’t be the one singing, but I would play her “I Fall In Love Too Easily” by the trumpet player Chet Baker. There was a movie based on this song (BORN TO BE BLUE), so I would talk to her about the movie and recommend it to her.
JM: That’s cool~. I would write a song for her.
JK
: Me too! I’ve never written a song for a girl before, but if it’s for someone I like I bet I would be able to.
JM: The type of song would depend on the person, and you’d never know how to write it until the time comes. My ideal type is the person who I would fall in love with. I would want to be with them all the time (shy).

Q. “Things you’re aiming for in 2017”
V: “Actor-dol (an idol who is also good at acting)” is what I’m aiming for! I’m in an on-going Korean drama, “Hwarang,” which will also be aired in Japan soon, so please watch it. Only look at me!
JM: “Only look at me” (lol). I want to go on a trip with my friends and family~
JK: That’s good too. I want to become a professional bowler!1
JM & V: ?
JK: From last November, I’ve been learning from a teacher and my score went as high as 240!
JM: 3 months ago I used to be better than you~
JK: Eh!? Really?

Trans cr: Mia @ allforbts
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Hey lovelies! So here’s my second spread for June. Still following my pink blossom theme and also added a little korean drama watchlist on the left side. Besides that, I got another math quiz back today; it was a 100 so yay! Trying to work really hard so I can get into UT with a good gpa. Hope everyone’s week is going well xx.

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good morning. we love u so much birthday boy.
윤기오빠 생일축하해요!~ 시간이 지날수록 더 사랑해요……♡ㅠㅠ 당신이 자랑스러워요. 내가 더 나은 사람이 되고 싶게 만들어요.진짜. 오빠 그동안 고마워요. 사랑해요. ♡♡♡♡

anonymous asked:

hi! this is just a short question but in idol party when they're looking at the aegyo order and yoongi's saying jimin's moved higher in aegyo is jungkook saying "지민형 장난이 아니야"? My Korean's really,,,bad so I don't know if that's right but if he did, doesn't that mean "He's no joke," as in his cuteness/aegyo is no joke??? If it does then,,,,my heart TT how can a maknae always call his hyung cute TTTTT

No, your Korean is great and you’ve got a good ear! That’s pretty much what he said (지민이 형 [애교가] 장난이 아니에요!), but it was mumbled and buried in the background. So yes, Jungkook did say that Jimin’s aegyo is no joke.

I mean, I’m not really surprised anymore. Despite Tae and Hobi having the most overall aegyo within the group, JK has always maintained throughout the years that he believed Jimin was the cutest. 

^ Who do you think is the cutest member? - Jimin

^ What kind of existence is Jimin to you? / Who is Jimin to you? - Kawai(i)

And more recently, he’s called Jimin his jjokkomi and honey - all terribly sweet and cute things. It’s honestly pretty gross.

Keep in mind that Jimin has been vehemently against doing aegyo for a long time, and he’s only just slowly opened up to the fact that he’s just…you know, naturally cute. Something that Jungkook obviously noticed and appreciated long before Jimin himself did.

As for how or why a maknae could think of his hyung this way? Well…

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… Who knows?

shootingstarsgalore  asked:

i love your art !! it's so bright and colourful and detailed !! if it isn't too troubling, could you draw zen ? i really love zen and would love to see him in your art style. but only if it's okay with you. 감사해요 !! (i hope it's correct,, im not korean, so please forgive me if my hangul is incorrect.)

Thank you for your kind message! I feel like being taken care of, and this makes me feel comfortable and happy. I hope you like my drawings about him. And you are actually good at speaking Korean! :D I’m really glad that you used hangul for me <3

am i the only one whos gotten over the fact that jonghyun and samuel didnt make it

its been three days and some of y'all need to chill.

like saying you’re not gonna stan wanna one just because your fave isnt in the final 11 is really immature. sure its not fair but the deed is done. the voting is over. yes, i too was angry when samuel and jonghyun didn’t make it, but the show has helped both of the two out greatly. nu'est’s fancafe has doubled in size from 25K to 50K, their albums ranked really high on MelOn Chart yesterday, and their youtube account recently gained a HUGE amount of subscribers.

and for samuel, a lot of people have realized what he can bring to the table talent wise. he’s improved a lot since the first episode. he’s even getting a debut pretty soon so calm down, he’s gonna be on the stage on day.

and saying that you won’t stan wanna one because your fave is in their is really immature (like I said before), everyone worked hard, those 11 deserve those spots. saying everyone on the lineup is talentless unlike samuel and jonghyun, is very rude. the vocalists in wanna one are very stable, the dancers are very talented, and the rappers can keep a good flow.

if samuel was mixed and that was the reason why knetz did not vote for him, then he would not have made it into the top 20. and it all depends on who catches your eye. at first i thought youngmin wasn’t that good of a rapper, but now he’s one of my favorites since the show ended. Korean fans and International fans have different tastes. when somi won season 1, International fans didn’t see what the hype was all about with somi. saying knetz are “blind to talent, or worship the hell out of white people” is prejudicing them. some knetz voted for samuel, and he made it to the top 20 because they liked either his charms, his talent, or his appearance (charms and looks are two different things).

getting mad about the fact that international fans didn’t get to vote is silly in my opinion. the voting system has always been “national producers”, meaning Korean fans can vote and that has been established since the first season, and international fans didn’t complain about that the first time. yes, they get a world tour, but you don’t even know the countries they’re going to. maybe it’s all going to be in Asia, who knows.

the lineup itself is really good in my opinion. i’m anticipating their debut album. and also that petition (it’s not written well in my opinion) thats going around with like 10K signatures needs to stop its cringy and don’t ever go that far ever again.

One of my favorite things about Sense8 is how they don’t stick to stereotypes the media has about Korean, and really all Asian, women. Often media panders to fetishist by making Asian women submissive, accommodating, and meekly flirtatious. But in Sense8, the South Korean character, Sun Bak, is a business women who is damn good at her job and works hard to try and break the glass ceiling. She was also a champion kick boxer in her youth and kept training in the sport as a passion despite her father’s disapproval. And she is also a ride or die bitch who is extremely loyal and truly kind hearted. In the show there are two very strong built guys, a cop and a gangster who aren’t strangers to a fight, as well as two other men who are also in fit shape, but it is Sun who is always at the forefront of the whoop ass. All the men know that if they’re in trouble, Sun is the one they want to come and help them. She isn’t fetishized. She isn’t weak. Alternatively, she isn’t portrayed as some evil kung fu assassin throwing ninja stars and using katanas and other amalgamations of differing Asian cultures that aren’t specifically from Korea, She’s just a woman who enjoys a sport and is able to utilize it to it’s fullest potential. And it shows how intelligent she is to do so. Yet the show also shows how the patriarchy hinders her from reaching her full potential which makes Sun’s story extremely relatable. Basically Sun Bak deserves so much happiness.  (she also really loves her dog)

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Current Underrated Boy Groups [Part. 1]

F.T. Island 

Fave Songs: “Pray”“To the Light”“Puppy”“Memory”

Reasoning: Honestly bands aren’t acknowledged enough in the Kpop world, not that there are many to begin with. They are an extremely talented group. And Hongki’s voice is amazing. It’s so unique and different. You really need to listen to him. 


U-Kiss

Fave Songs: “Don’t Flirt”“She’s Mine”“Someday”

Reasoning: Seriously I feel like so much could have been avoided had U-Kiss had more popularity. I mean I won’t talk about all the member line up changes and stuff here but honestly I think things would have turned out better for U-Kiss if people didn’t sleep on them all the time. Their vocals were/are really good and their songs are good too. [Well maybe not so much their earlier stuff but you know..]


Highlight/previously Beast

Fave Songs: “Beautiful Night”“Yey”“Good Luck”“Breathe’“12:30″“Shadow”“Gotta Go to Work”“How to Love”“Plz Don’t Be Sad”

Reasoning: Seriously if you are still sleeping on Beast/Highlight…I don’t know what to say to you. Amazing songs, amazing talent like….what else could you want. Sadly Beast is no longer Beast and now only 5 members but in my heart Beast is still Beast and I’ll forever be a Beauty. 


Infinite

Fave Songs: “The Eye”“Bad”“Back”“Last Romeo”“Be Mine”“Before the Dawn”“Destiny”“Request”“Man in Love”“That Summer”“Hey Hello”“Paradise”“Come Back Again” [I have second hand embarrassment from this last song though….like why did they debut this way hahaha]

Reasoning: UGH WHY SLEEP ON INFINITE!!!??? They are amazing, all members can sing well. They are literally known for their synchronization. Their songs are amazing. Like what is there not to like? And all their personalities are different so I promise there will be one that you like. Also check out their non title songs as well. I swear that list of fave songs is so long like I can’t even put them all on there. LOVE INFINITE I’M BEGGING YOU! Also check out their sub units: Infinite H, Infinite F, and Sunggyu’s solo albums and Woohyun’s solo album. 


Teen Top

Fave Songs: “Miss Right”“Rocking”“Ah Ah”“Crazy”“I Wanna Love”“Love Fool”“Walk By”“Snow Kiss”

Reasoning: Honestly Teen Top is so underrated. Like they are super talented, their songs are really good and like still they hardly ever get noticed at all. 


The Boss/DGNA

Fave Songs: “Lucky Man”“Rilla Go”“Why Goodbye”, “Love Power”

Reasoning: Well….have you heard of them? I honestly happened to just stumble upon them and fell in love with them. Sadly their sales are pretty much shit in Korea and so they mostly promote and release songs in Japan which unfortunately are not as much of my taste. I like that one that I listed. But their Japanese singles don’t fit them as well as their more manly Korean ones. But whatever money talks and they do what sales. That’s why you won’t see them promoting much in Korea.Sigh….if only they were more popular. 


ZE:A

Fave Songs: “Breathe”“The Ghost of Wind”

Reasoning: Honestly has anyone even heard of them? Do you know them? Most people don’t. Except maybe now with Hyunsik making waves in the acting world. But still….they are relatively unknown. Unfortunately they are on hiatus, there was a statement that the group disbanded but members themselves have said that’s not true. So maybe when they eventually come back more people will know of them. 


B1A4

Fave Songs: “Solo Day”“A Lie”“Lonely”“Beautiful Target”“Sweet Girl”“Tried to Walk”“What’s Happening”“Baby Goodnight”“Baby I’m Sorry”

Reasoning: Truthfully they are much more popular than most that will be on this complete list. But they honestly don’t get the amount of recognition they truly deserve. They are so talented; Sandeul and Jinyoung’s voices are so beautiful. CNU and Gongchan are talented as well despite not being the main vocals. Baro’s rapping is great as well. Their songs are all amazing and a lot of them are upbeat and cute and playful and I love it. They are so adorable you should honestly listen to and love them. 


Boyfriend

Fave Songs: “Witch”“Bounce”“Janus”“I-Yah”“On & On”“White Out”

Reasoning: Boyfriend is one of the most looked over 3rd generation idol groups. [that’s debatable but in my own little system they are 3rd generation] Anyway point is they aren’t very popular, you hardly ever see them on any variety shows, they haven’t even had a proper comeback since 2015. Their company screws them over and has basically thrown them in the basement not to see light of day while they focus on their other more popular groups. Someone support Boyfriend please omg! 


Myname

Fave Songs: “Just Tell Me”“Too Very So Much”“Baby I’m Sorry”“Just That Little Thing”

Reasoning: Have you heard of them? Probably not. They aren’t very popular, aren’t promoted well. And basically no one hears of them. But I really like their songs and they are really talented so you should at least give them a chance. 


N-Sonic

Fave Songs: “Run & Run”“Excalibur”“Black Out”

Reasoning; I’ll be honest I’m not like stanning them in the sense that I know their names or personalities or anything like that. But I do enjoy their music and when they do come out with new stuff I always make sure to check it out. You should too. Honestly they deserve more popularity. 


24K

Fave Songs: “Hey You”“Still 24K”“U R So Cute”“Secret Love”

Reasoning: Again I don’t know their names and all but seriously they are worth a listen to. At least one good listen. They are far more talented than they get credit for. 


Big Star

Fave Songs: “Run & Run”“Moonlight Sonata”“I Got the Feeling”

Reasoning: I swear no one has heard of them, they are never on any shows. I seriously only know one member because I’ve only ever seen them on one show. So I haven’t really got to know them. But what I do know is they are talented and I like their music so you should listen to them. 


BTOB

Fave Songs: “Movie”“I’ll Be Your Man”“Wow”“You’re So Fly”“The Winter’s Tale”“Insane”“2nd Confession”“Remember That”“When I Was Your Man”“You Can Cry”

Reasoning: Seriously BTOB gets mistreated and underrated all the time. Even some music shows don’t like to have them because of their unpopularity. It’s so ridiculous I just don’t understand why they aren’t popular. They are adorable and cute and sweet and talented. They are versatile too. Originally being a normal kpop group but they have transformed into an absolute beautiful ballad/pop group. Honestly they are amazing you should love them. Everyone should love them. 

EXO 101: A Crash Course

Park Chanyeol 

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Soft baby by day, sexy mofo by night. Can do everything?? Sing, rap, dance, cook, act, write and produce music, play the guitar (classical, spanish, lead, and rhythm omg) and the piano and the drums, has the body of an elf king. He’s also AMAZING with children as shown [here - skip to 12:17 and WATCH you won’t regret it] and dogs too! All animals really. He’s Korean Snow White. With abs. And if Snow White was extra. 

Also the kindest soul ever. He’s always smiling, even when he’s down. He literally said, and I quote; “No matter how difficult something is, I will always be positive and smile like an idiot.” His then-girlfriend nicknamed him “Happy Virus.” Constantly buys his members gifts, is very tall (well over six feet), and he’s the most extroverted and sociable person - actually friends with everyone. 10/10 amazing human.  


Byun Baekhyun

Originally posted by junhyyo

Don’t let him fool you!!! He looks soft but he will fuck you up with his cheeky lil smile and pelvic sorcery and unearthly vocals and uGH. His wit is unparalleled like omg, so sassy and hilarious and sharp. Also a huge nerd when it comes to anime, manga, and video games. Once gave a picture of himself to another member as a gift, the lil shit.  

He’s incredibly passionate about his career and his members, and I think it was Kyungsoo who said that it’s Baek who keeps them all together at times. In summary: Byun Baekhyun is what happens when a demon and an angel do the do. 


D.O./Do Kyungsoo:

Originally posted by sehuntiful

Do Kyungsoo? More like Do Me, Kyungsoo. I’m sorry I’m so thirsty Ksoo…I don’t even know where to begin with this one. First of all, he single-handedly saved the human race from extinction with his voice. He’s savage af, so much so that he’s affectionately nicknamed “Satansoo” and he will smack a bitch. He’s also so soft and squishy at the same time, you’ll get whiplash. And his acTING. Lord in heaven. And I believe he didn’t even have acting lessons?? The nerve of him. He, too, is sex on legs, and he might be quieter than the others, but y’all best listen when he talks cause boy bout to spill the tea. 

He’s also very paternal in that he takes care of the other members a lot, like when Kai, his roommate, isn’t feeling well, he’ll care for him or go out to get food for him. And he can cook really well. I’m gonna stop now before I end up writing an entire dissertation ;’)


Lay/Zhang Yixing

Originally posted by glorious-soobooty

ALSO NOT PURE ABORT ABORT THIS IS NOT A DRILL

Oh my god. Anyway. Zhang Yixing is the perfect contradiction. On the one hand, he’s an actual baby lamb - laugh and all. On the other hand, he’s the human embodiment of the NC-17 rating. Like, hide yo kids. Yixing is also one of the Chinese members of EXO, so he often leaves to promote his solo music which is in Chinese, and he works so incredibly hard and deserves all the success. He also writes the lyrics, and composes and arranges the music! 

And…his dancing. Proof that god exists. There is literally no part of his body that Yixing does not have absolute command over - and you can see it because he is so precise, confident, and sexy. :’) 


Suho/Kim Junmyeon

Originally posted by oohsehunnies

I actually had to cover his face while writing this because holy–

Yup. Moving on. 

Actually, back to his face (and the rest of him): Remember when Da Vinci was conceptualizing the Vitruvian Man (lol only 90′s kids will remember…1490′s kids, that is). You know that picture of the guy with another pair of arms and legs superimposed on him, inside a circle? The drawing theorizing the ideal proportions of the human body? Yup, true story: Junmyeon was Da Vinci’s muse. Suho’s face is so symmetrical, it inspired mathematicians to write the golden ratio. He is a genetic miracle, a statistical outlier, a national treasure–

Anyway *sweats*. ALSO. Let’s talk about his personality. Myeon is the mom of EXO, the leader, so he’s naturally very parental. He actually chose the stage name “Suho” because it means guardian. He always does his best to keep his kids the members together and doing what they need to be doing. Always pays for things ($Junmoney$), and is the person a lot of them confide in and go to for comfort or advice, especially Sehun. 

He’s such a dad too - like his dad joke ratings are off the charts. 10/10 would build you a tree house and tuck you in at night. 


Oh Sehun

Originally posted by sehurn

Maknae. Icon. Legend. Used to have a lisp. 

People sometimes think he’s cold or reserved because of his face, but as you can see in the gif, he’s literal sunshine. He once cried on stage because he was knocked on the head by a camera - but he wasn’t crying because the injury hurt, he was crying because he wasn’t allowed to perform because of it, and he felt like he was disappointing his fans. He also cried during a radio show when asked about his other members - he said every night before he falls asleep, he prays for them and he prays that they all stay together and are successful and happy. And now I’m crying. 

Everyone is in love with him

His dancing resurrected me from the dead, put my children through college, and ended world hunger because damn we are fed when that boy moves. 

Sehun was once invited to Paris for a Louis Vuitton fashion show and became king of France. I’m not kidding. All he did was show up, and there was a huge crowd already there to greet him as if he were royalty, and he was voted best dressed at the show by Vogue. He went to the Louvre, and people were studying and appreciating him, the actual art.  


Chen/Kim Jongdae

Originally posted by dayafterdae

Ah, little dino bby. He’s iconic for many reasons: 

1) His smile. It curls up at the corners like this :}

2) When he laughs, he literally goes HAHAHAHAHA like wow, amazing, I want this as my ringtone

3) He screams a lot. Nickelodeon once made a show about him called Jongdae: The Last Pterodactyl

4) HIS VOCALS. Un-freaking-believable. He’s the male version of Mariah Carey. 

5) Speaks really good Chinese! (He’s Korean) 

6) An amazing human?? He donates to charity so often and he doesn’t do it for publicity either. He takes good care of the other members too. 

Jongdae, let me put a ring on it. 


Xiumin/Kim Minseok

Originally posted by dazzlingkai

HERE WE GO. My precious boy :’)

Minseok. The eldest. Also known as the best person to ever exist. Like Kyungsoo, he doesn’t talk much because he’s a shy lil bean, but once he warms up to you, the things that come out of his mouth are so deep and cute and funny and wowow I want ten of him

Is the least likely to cry

Was chubby (and so adorable!!) as a little kid, and now he has a six pack. Because of his weight as a kid though, he has spoken many times about the issue of body shaming and how people’s perceptions of a person shift based on how they look. He once said these words that made my cold, dead heart beat again: “I don’t have an ideal type. If our hearts match well, then she will look pretty to me.” 

Has the strongest arms in EXO. They all arm wrestled and he won and it was the funniest thing ever. 

Is not only an idol, he’s also getting his Ph.D. Dr. Kim. I can’t believe….

Wants to open his own coffee shop, and I don’t drink coffee, but I would chug any dish-water-coffee-grinds-filth that he would serve me because damn I love him. 


Kai/Kim Jongin

Originally posted by dazzlingkai

R00D MOTHERF*CKER. 

The Bias Wrecker. Or just your bias, plain and simple 

Kim Jongin is one of nature’s greatest accomplishments. His gams are the eighth wonder of the world - and he puts them to use when he dances, like please kick me in the face with those omfg 

His laugh. Astounding. Also don’t stand too close when he laughs because he will hit you. It’s just what he does lmao

He’s basically a hip young old man - so hot but so sleepy. He’ll sleep at any given opportunity. 

Very fond of fried chicken. And dogs. But not in terms of eating, for the latter

Learned ballet for ten years and it shows, and I just wANT TO SEE HIM IN A LEOTARD DAMMIT

He has darker skin than the other members which people used to make fun of him for and still do comment on, but he says he loves it and he is proud of his body :’) we are too bby!!


Other random facts

EXO originally had 12 members but 3 left and we’re not going to talk about it okay? okay

- Chen and Xiumin are married best friends. Xiumin actually said in an interview that Chen is “like my wife” 

- Sehun is now officially Lord Oh Sehun of Glencoe, Scotland because his fans are the most Extra and purchased the estate for his birthday :’) 

- Chanyeol once folded one hundred paper cranes for his girlfriend as a gift, but in the middle of doing this, she called him and broke up with him

- Baekhyun can’t cook for shit but at least he’s pretty 

- Kai dated F(X)’s Krystal 

- Kyungsoo once said to the camera that he is “not pure” 

- Yixing starred in a gay sci-fi movie where he and this other dude have a baby

- Suho is a health nut. Just like how girls always have pads and tampons on them, Suho has multivitamins 


For @the-porcelain-doll-xo because I’m the friend that wants to drag you into hell with me, and I can’t wait for you to get into EXO ahhhhh ily <33

seoul metro training center fansign ♡ 170505
translation: justrolyn

[in korean]
jonghyun: hello.
fan: hello. we meet again.
jonghyun: i remember you from last week.
[in english]
me: oh. really?
jonghyun: yes. (begins signing)
fan: can you write something you like?
jonghyun: sure.
fan: your handwriting is really nice.
jonghyun: (laugh) thank you.
fan: i think your english is good. have confidence.
jonghyun: i will study more so i can meet fans like you.
fan: (hands him pikachu headband) can you?
jonghyun: oh. sorry. i can’t. my hair is too hard.
 fan: it’s okay. i can’t wait for your solo concert. i’m really excited. i’ve went to all since your first agit.
jonghyun: wow. have you been in korea that long?
fan: yeah. (laugh) even before then. since shinee world four.
jonghyun: wow. thank you for supporting us for so long.
fan: no. thank you. i love shinee. (hands gift bang) there are some weird american snacks. (laugh) and a gift for your mom and sister.
jonghyun: (looks inside) thank you.
fan: see you again.
jonghyun: bye. (fist bump)

anonymous asked:

Can u describe the members of got7 MONSTAX exo (ot12) I'm trying to get to know these groups and I'm lost about who to stand HELP

tbh babe do yourself a favor and stan them all ;;;;

Got7~

Mark:  the oldest. He’s taiwanese but lived in Brazil and Paraguay and California for the most of his life. Was really quiet but now he’s more talkative. Jackson’s bestie.

Jaebum:  leader, full of memes. Legit is like a dad to all the members and they all come to him when they need help.

Jackson:  he’s Chinese but he speaks Korean and English pretty fluenetly. Just…how have you not heard of Jackson yet lmao. Gets along with everyone and is hella talkative, just don’t mention his short legs.

Jinyoung:  tsundere king. Acted in some dramas and he’s actually hella good (my fave is the legend of the blue sea). Acts like he hates the maknae but they’re married dw.

Youngjae:  all you gotta know is that he laughs a lot and likes to think he’s fluent in English. Happy virus. Sunshine. No cucumbers.

Bambam:  he’s Thai but speaks pretty fluent English and ofc Korean. His mom is an actual angel and he loves her so much  (his father passed away when he was young, RIP). Always in trend and is always hip.

Yugyeom:  is hella quiet and only opens his mouth to expose the members, aka Jinyoung. Has the cutest nasal-y voice and sounds like a mouse when he’s mad. The tallest, but let’s just not bring it up tbh.

Monsta X~

Shownu (hyunwoo):  papa bear. Melanin perfection, his skin is literal gold (is2g yall better stop with the whitewashing). Gets picked on a lot but his kids love him and tbh they couldn’t have a better leader.

Wonho (hoseok):  greasy lil pickle who flirts with everything in sight. Just give him some noodles and he’ll shut up. Likes to work out a lot.

Minhyuk:  the happiest virus out of all the happy viruses. President of the Wonho and jooheon’s fanclub. Hella supportive and will cry if you’re crying. Deserves nothing but love and warm cookies.

Kihyun:  the mom. Is always agitated and out to expose some dirt when someone ticks him off. Laughs as he’s probably thinking about murder. The best cook. The shortest, but don’t mention it lmao.

Hyungwon:  I’m sure you’ve seen a meme of him even if you’re not a kpop fan. Legit can’t hide his expressions during any situation. Daddy long legs. Has had enough of the members bs and is ready to move out tbh.

Jooheon:  raps very similarly to zico (imo at least lmao) but he’s got hella bars and could roast your whole family and you’d thank him. Cute dimples but he’s a sinner. Changkyun’s bestest bestie.

I.M (changkyun):  the most awkward and quiet maknae you’ll ever see. Hella smart. Was kinda uncomfortable around the members at first but he’s their baby now.

EXO~

Xiumin (minseok):  the fake maknae, he’s actually the oldest. Resident mochi. Barely spoke a word at first but now he’s hella sleazy and could get in anyone’s pants. Currently studying for his PhD wow goals ??

Suho (junmyeon):  leader, mom who’s been separated from his hubby. Honestly loves his members so much it hurts. Dad jokes. Gets picked on HELLA but takes it with a smile. Voice of an angel.

Lay (yixing):  the only Chinese member left, our prince. Healing unicorn. Does lots of solo stuff in China so he’s rarely in Korea sometimes. Likes butts. Exo’s actual baby.

Baekhyun:  bacon. Puppy. Vocals will reincarnate you and save you. Ego bigger than xiumin’s cheeks. Farts around the members to keep them from being shy. Currently in a subunit with mochi and dino, EXO-CBX.

Chen (jongdae):  dino. Has the cutest lips ever. Always screeching. “ahhh waaaeehhh.” Just wants to hug everyone. Has the smallest legs ever. Vocals saved me and killed me again.

Chanyeol:  where the nickname happy virus originated from. Elf ears. Hella multi talented, can play like every instrument. A walking hazard. Besties with Sehun.

D.O (kyungsoo):  satansoo. Kaisoo. Talented actor, I cry every time. Just a penguin with short legs. Doesn’t have abs, don’t ask him. Low key loves everyone to death and will do anything to see them smile.

Kai (jongin):  always laughing ??? Is in love with puppies and chicken, doesn’t care about anything else. Hips are out of this world. The best dancer. Smirks for days.

Sehun:  exo’s wannabe baby. Yehet. Ahoorat.  Is only here for vivi, doesn’t care about suho’s jokes. The hardest worker ever. An actual tall sweetheart, don’t let his face fool you.

Ex members~

Luhan:  was the oldest at the time, but he don’t look like it lmao. An actual Bambi. King of China. Soccer life. His personality and face are so different, he’s hella manly but looks like an angel.

Kris (yifan):  was the leader of exo-m. Was the dad, but his kids were too much to handle so he escaped to China. Is now starring in Hollywood movies and makin everyone fall in love, you’ll be next.

Tao:  melodramatic teenage kid, but you have to love him. Had some falling out with father Kris but I hope they made up at this point. Loves Gucci. Is Gucci. Fashionista. Smile can break hearts and make puppies cry.

anonymous asked:

Do you know any Korean youtubers who focus on makeup/fashion and have english subs? Thank you!

this is going to be in alphabetical order //going through my subscriptions// bolded are my favourites and the more * the more i love oh ho ho ANYHOW THIS IS A VERY LONG LIST YOU DONT HAVE TO CHECK THEM ALL BUT i would highly highly HIGHHLY recommend Ssin 씬님

  • Chriselle Lim (lifestyle/beauty/fashion; very classy)
  • ** Clothesencounters (lifestyle/beauty/fashion)
  • Daddoa 다또아 (beauty; but she hasn’t updated in 6 months)
  • Dayeong’s Beauty drawing (beauty/fashion)
  • Edward Avila (he isn’t korean but he does really good korean skincare reviews, he does makeup tutorials too and his attitude/personality ticks my boxes!!)
  • Joanday (lifestyle/beauty; joan is really genuine!!)
  • lamuqe (beauty; she does amazing make up tutorials)
  • Liah Yoo 리아유 (beauty; her skincare videos are A++)
  • Meejmuse (beauty; i don’t watch her super often but she’s really nice)
  • **   PONY Makeup (one very talented makeup artist oml i binge watch her makeup tutorials although i don’t wear make up often)
  • Sophia Chang (beauty/lifestyle; if you are into more instagram make up then you should definitely check Sophia out!)
  • So Young’s Beauty Room (beauty; her make up tutorials are more on the daily side)
  • ***  Ssin 씬님 *** (beauty; I LOVE HER WORDS CANT DESCRIBE HOW AMAZING SHE IS YOU HAVE TO WATCH HER VIDEOS)
The devil is an abundance of lies

As a young black girl, I always got made fun of and ridiculed by other black women and men for my attraction to men outside of my race, specifically Asian men. I was always told, “ no man  besides your own race is going to find you attractive, you’re dark skinned so you stay with people like you”. Hearing this coming from my own race hurts so bad, it made me feel hopeless. The only people who believed in me were my close friends and my immediate family ( aka my mom, dad , sister, etc.). For the longest time, I believed this, until recently turning 20 I realized it’s complete BULLSHIT.

 As I got older, I started to love my dark skin, and started to appreciate myself for the queen I am. This led me to taking better care of myself and finally being able to show off my true worth, because for the longest time, I saw no purpose in dressing how I desired because of all the negativity that was thrown at me. Once I did this , let me be the first to tell you that I received a lot of positive attention for men, especially from other races.

I started using different foreign apps to make new friends, and I was SHOOK to see how many Korean men wanted to get to know me, and girlllll they were fineeeeeeee omg, they ranged from snack to full course meal! I never had so many men tell me I was so beautiful, I even had a few ask me to be their girlfriend haha. Not only did I get more attention through these apps, but I also got more irl.

In my area for the longest time, we’ve never had a high population of Asian residency, but recently over time, it’s increased a lot. The amount of Korean and Chinese people really boosted up this year. I recently went to a market to go shopping with my friends, and get something to eat, because they also have a Korean restaurant in the front. When we sat down to get our food, this FINEASF.COM Korean man was sitting at a table across from us. When I tell you he looked just like Jay Park, I mean it omg, and he was about 6'2’’ ( which is good to me because I’m 5'10’’ haha ). Every time I looked up, he was staring HARD at me, he even had the nerve to give me a sexy ass smirk. GIRLLLL I ALMOST CHOKED ON MY SOUP. 

With all this being said, to all my queens out there, DO NOT listen to anyone who tells you no one outside your race will love you. You have worth, you’re beautiful, and any man would kill to be with someone like you, and as you can see from me, it’s 100% true. As long as you love yourself, you’ll be fine <3

[Book review]- Korean Grammar in Use (Advanced)

The “Korean Grammar in Use” series is one of the resources I recommend the most when people ask me which resources they should (or shouldn’t) use to study Korean. That is not to say that it’s flawless, but it’s solid for sure. If you want to start diving into advanced grammar or are looking for something to supplement your other advanced grammar resources, here are a few good and bad things about “Korean Grammar in Use (Advanced).”

NOTE: A lot of what I say here, especially in regards to the formatting of the book, will be applicable to “Korean Grammar in Use (Intermediate)” as well since the books follow the same format. I imagine that this also holds true for the beginner edition as well, but I can’t say for sure since I’ve never actually read a copy.


Pros:

One of the good things about the KGIU series is that it is available not only in English but also in other languages like Mandarin and Japanese. If you’re a native speaker of one of those languages and would like a more comfortable read, or if you’re learning one of those languages and would like to tackle learning Korean through one of your second languages, this could be really beneficial! A lot of Korean grammar resources are printed in just one language, so having editions in multiple languages is a plus.

As for the content, I find that KGIU’s explanations are fairly clearly written and easy to understand in both Korean and English. The initial description of the main function(s) of each grammar point is succinctly introduced and is usually accompanied by a table showing you how to conjugate the grammar point properly. Any specific limitations, extra usages of the grammar, or just other important things to know or remember then appear in the “더 알아볼까요?” section. After all is read and done (har har har), you’ll have quite a bit of information to work with! Compared to other sources I have used, I would say that “Korean Grammar in Use (Advanced)” is usually the most detailed when describing the usage of each grammar point, but the way in which that information is introduced and formatted doesn’t leave the reader feeling like they’re being barraged with too much at the same time.

Within the “더 알아볼까요?” section is another sub-section that I think is worthy of its own special mention. In the “비교해 볼까요?” sub-section, KGIU shows and breaks down grammar points that either look similar to the target grammar or have similar meanings (or both) and explains how each is similar and different with the target grammar. While other sources that I’ve used will usually mention things like “This grammar form can be switched with X form” as necessary, they don’t tend to have comparisons like KGIU does. Another excellent feature and a reason why I recommend this series~

Wrapping up the positives for this book is the amount of practice questions. Each grammar form has at least two pages of practice questions accompanying it, which is more than other books I have used. The exercises are fairly simple but effective, usually involving choosing the appropriate word for a sentence from a word bank and using it with the target grammar to complete the sentence, or changing or combining sentences using the target grammar. At the end of each section—the book is divided into sections of grammar with similar meanings and/or usages—there are also some extra multiple choice questions to check if you have properly understood the differences between the forms.


Finally, on to some things that are specific to “KGIU (Advanced)” and not the series as a whole!

(Okay, this isn’t really specific to the advanced edition, but this is almost certainly a non-issue for intermediate and beginner learners, so…) A lot of advanced grammar resources are written purely in Korean, whereas “KGIU (Advanced)” uses first Korean and then English for its grammar explanations and example sentences. Depending on how you look at it, this could be a good thing or a bad thing. If you are working on removing English totally from your studies, and think having the English translations right there might be too distracting, this might not be the book for you. However, if you aren’t quite yet comfortable reading grammar explanations in Korean but want to give it a shot and be able to check yourself, this is excellent. Depends on what you’re looking for!

Another thing to be aware of—and this really applies to all advanced Korean grammar study materials—is that you will often find yourself questioning the usefulness of grammar you encounter. Once you get up to that level, the remaining grammar left to learn is largely grammar that crops up in mostly literature or more formal settings like news and business presentations, etc. More than once I have asked a friend or coworker to help clarify a grammar point only to be met by “Why are you learning that?? I don’t think I’ve ever personally used that in my life!” Of course, they still know what it means, so while you might not find yourself using some of these grammar forms much, you still might encounter them and need to know what they mean. This isn’t really a good thing or a bad thing; just how it is!

Overall, I’m a big fan of the KGIU series, and I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone looking for a strong source for learning Korean grammar :)

Happy studying, everyone~!