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Japanese Name Suffixes

Hey guys, today we’re gonna talk about Japanese honorifics. In particular we’ll talk about Japanese name suffixes! When addressing someone by name, it’s important to use an honorific suffix attached to their name as a sign of respect. To drop the honorific, referred to as 呼び捨て・よびすて, is a sign of intimacy between couples in relationships, family members, or very close friends. It can also be a sign of disrespect if used in the wrong way.

Formal Name Suffixes
- sama・様・さま

The most formal name suffix in Japanese is -sama. It’s used for royalty (Princess・お姫様・おひめさま), God (God・神様・かみさま), at Maid cafe’s when referring to customers (Master・ご主人様・ごしゅじんさま and Lady・お嬢様・おじょうさま), and can be used sarcastically or jokingly between friends. This suffix is extremely formal and wouldn’t be used when referring to your friends, family, co-workers, peers, or boss. It can be used for males or females.

- san・さん
This is the most commonly used name suffix, and roughly translates to Mr or Miss. When in doubt, definitely use -san! It’s used between friends, co-workers, peers, and you will hear it being used to customers in businesses (Customer・お客さん・おきゃくさん). It can be used for males or females. It can also be attached to job titles, such as doctor for example (Doctor・お医者さん・おいしゃさん).

Informal Name Suffixes
- chan・ちゃん

This suffix is a term of endearment. It’s often attached to children’s names, babies (Baby・赤ちゃん・あかちゃん), teenager girls, couples in relationships, close friends, and some family members (Grandma・おばあちゃん). It can add a sense of cuteness or kinship to a name or title. Generally only used by females.

- kun・君・くん
This suffix is used to address men who are the same age or younger than you. It can also be used for young children, friends, and peers. A male might use this suffix to address female inferiors in schools or companies. It can be attached to both given names and surnames. It can be used for males or females.

Other
Sensei・先生・せんせい
This is used to refer to teachers, doctors, or authoritative figures. It’s a sign of respect used for someone who has achieved a high level of mastery in their skill.

Senpai・先輩・せんぱい
This is used to refer to someone’s senior in school, companies, and clubs.

Kouhai・後輩・こうはい
This is used to refer to someone’s junior in school, companies, and clubs.

Japanese honorifics
  • -San: is the most common honorific and is equivalent to Mr., Miss, Ms. or Mrs. It is the all-purpose honorific and can be used in any situation were politeness is required
  • -Sama: is one level higher than "-san" and is used to confer great respect
  • -Dono: this one comes from the word "tono" which means "lord". It is an even higher level than "-sama" and confers utmost respect
  • -Kun: suffix used at the end of boys' names to express familiarity or endearment. It is also sometimes used by men among friends, or when addressing someone younger or of a lower station
  • -Chan: is used to express endearment, mostly towards girls. It is also used for little boys, pets, and even among lovers. It gives a sense of childish cuteness
  • Bozu: informal way to refer to a boy similar to the English terms of "kid" or "squirt"
  • Senpai/ Sempai: title which suggests that the addressee is one's senior in a group or organization. It is most often used in a school setting, where underclassmen refers to their upperclassmen as "sempai". It can also be used in the workplace, such as when a newer employee addresses an employee who has seniority in the company
  • Kohai: is the opposite of "sempai" and is used towards underclassmen in school or newcomers in the workplace. It connotes that the addressee is of a lower station
  • Sensei: literally meaning "one who has come before", this title is used for teachers, doctors, or masters of any profession or art
  • -[Blank]: is usually forgotten in these lists, but it is perhaps the most significant difference between Japanese and English. The lack of honorific means that the speaker has permission to address the person in a very intimate way. Usually only family, spouses, or very close friends have this kind of permission. Known as yobisute, it can be gratifying when someone who has earned the intimacy starts to call one by one's name without the honorific. But when that intimacy hasn't been earned, it can be very insulting.
BTS Reaction - being protective of the new trainee

You were young, very young, as you started your first days in the company, your seniors protecting you and teaching you things.

Namjoon

You looked out of your place, your expression stiff as the first few words left your throat. A new trainee stood there in front of him, eyes narrowed to his feet as you introduced yourself to your senior. Smiling he felt as if he looked in the face of his new little sister, patting your head and encouraging you with some words. “You rap like hell, why so shy? We have a lot in common, little girl. How about I teach you some things the others don’t know about?” He winked at you, dimples digging holes in his cheeks as he smiled at you

Jin

You smiled shyly at him the first time you saw him, your cute outfit for the training making him giggle, hand held up to his face so the others didn’t notice. Jin wanted to look out for you, help you with your vocal lessons and packing lunch packs for you as you looked at him, your small face bright as he locked eyes with you. He was fond of your hard work and fascinated by your young age and so much stubbornness.

“You’re doing great”, he said as you walked to the small group of him and the other members. “How about I show you some tricks with your voice?”

Hoseok

Dancing was his passion, moving his body to any kind of music and as he showed the new trainees some awesome choreographies he saw that one of the younger girls struggled.

“Better stretch more before you start with the choreo”, he shot you a sunshine bright smile, helping you stretch. After more lessons you two were quite close and whenever anything occurred he was by your side, the best senior you could ever have. His positive, bright personality let you fall for him as you grew older and became best friends throughout your days together.

Yoongi

Yoongi had never thought that a trainee, so young and cute, could be able to be as talented as you in everything you touched. You reminded him of Jungkook in his early stages of training as to why he started to close the distance to you until the two of you spent time outside the training as well. He wanted to teach you a lot and by time nobody would be allowed to reach you anymore. You were his girl. A little young, but a few years after your debut he was sure to make you the best producer the world has ever seen while you practiced hard, waking him out of his thoughts as you waved at him. And who knew, maybe you two could start your own production agency in a few years.

Jimin

“Jiminie, catch me”, you laughed, running in a circle around the other trainees around you, glaring jealous at you while he held his hand in front of his face, laughing at your childlike action.

“Stop it, y/n. Stretch so we can begin”, he would say, stopping you with a swift motion. It was your second day and yet he was so fond of you. Jimin was an idiot to be so protective of you, only a young trainee who had so much talent. He had no other choice but to stay with you whenever the training began, helping you and teasing each other frequently.

Taehyung

Taehyung felt strange as he lifted your exhausted body off of the ground. You were too young to work till exhaustion, your small body not ready for your hard actions. He had a little sister at home, but you weren’t any different as you were young, childlike, but worked yourself to the bone, focused whenever you stepped inside the rehearsal room. It was not even a week the new trainees started practice, but here you lay in his arms and he felt a tinge of protection.

“Be more careful”, he whispered, brushing your hair behind your ear while bringing you home.

Jungkook

Jungkook watched you intensely, again. He was tense whenever you had your time to shine in front of important people, his body vibrating as he watched you. Maybe it was the fact that he was very young himself as he first had to stand in front of these people, or just his sense of protection, but whatever it was, he felt responsible for you. Your talent at this age unbelievable and he knew, he had to protect you and your wonderful voice.

After your performance he was the first one to cheer, clapping loudy. “You are amazing, y/n!”

I don’t understand why non-Asians want to be in Kpop so badly? Like you’re going to be forced to starve to lose weight, get closely scrutinized for every thing you do by Knetizens, have your skin color made fun of if you’re any darker than NC/NW 25, and be forced to work with probably less than an hour of sleep on a daily basis. Hell, Sam Okyere is not even a Kpop idol but a variety star/actor and he faces racism living in Korea every single day no matter how many times he speaks out against it. Not to mention you’ll be forced to do what your company wants you to do unless you have a senior standing in the company. You can’t even speak out otherwise Knetizens will yell at you to “leave and go back to your country if you don’t like it here.“  

Producing Feelings

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You were in the studio with other of your fellow JYP producers working with 2pm on their upcoming album when JYP himself walked in. Before even saying hello he scanned the room for you and gave you a smile that told you he was up to something. “Y/N I need you to come with me.” 

“Me?” you pointed at yourself before looking over at your seniors who gave you a knowing look. JYP had a tendency to overwork his producers and have them work multiple albums at a time. They had all been victims of this but you were new, this was the first time you were being called to speak with him one on one. 

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anonymous asked:

Hey, can I ask what's going on w Joel rn? I've seen a couple people talking about him but haven't seen much explaining what happened or whatever and I'm so lost

Okay, I’ve got two more anons asking the same thing. So here’s the facts that I know, and it’s going under a read more because there’s a lot of it and I don’t want the images clogging up the dash.

This is only going to be the recent twitter fight that’s been happening. He’s been gradually growing more bitter and shitty towards people anyway, but I don’t have the energy to hunt down accounts of him supporting trump/defending trump supporters, or being sexist, homophobic and transphobic. 

This is easy because it’s all right there on his twitter at the top. So

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DAY 3454

Jalsa, Mumbai                 Sept 11/12,  2017               Mon/Tue  12:56 AM






Birthday - EF - Neeraj        Tue, September 12 .. we wish you the very best for your birthday Neeraj and may you have a successful and prosperous year and years ahead .. from us all Ef ..




Strange is it not the phrase .. ‘where were you when …’ happened .. ! 

And it is always related to invariably a tragic event in the history of the the world we live in .. 

Where were you when Kennedy was shot ..?? 

Where were you when 9/11 took place .. ??


Kennedy .. I was doing my first job in Calcutta, then just out of University having done my BSc and with dreams or intentions of becoming some large scientist .. not realising that my BSc (Gen) examination was no reflection of the rigours of becoming a scientist .. I would not remember the very basics of what science meant to me then or now .. Ohms Law would be a mystery for me .. as would several other ..

So I have travelled to the great metropolis of Calcutta having been informed by many young pass outs from College that the city was the place to be for jobs ..

So off I went and after a certain amount of struggle got a job as an executive, in Bird & Heilgers Co.,in their Coal Dept., and within a short while was sent off to the coal mines that the Company managed, to Asansol and Dhanbad ..

It was in Asansol during my training period, sitting with the senior managers of the company in the afternoon that news came through the radio that John F Kennedy, that young and dynamic President of the United States of America, had been shot and assassinated ..

The shock and disbelief that gripped the entire world was most present that afternoon at the company quarters and for long there were debates discussions and the seeking of news on the incident .. the theories the reasons the details of the one that fired the gun .. and on ..


9/11 .. was most tragic and sad and frightening .. I was shooting for  ‘Kaante’ in Los Angeles and had taken a couple of days off to travel to Egypt for the International Film Festival in Alexandria, where they were honouring me with a special Award .. ceremony over, the next morning I took a flight out of Cairo, to LA via London .. arrived in London, Heathrow Airport, and after a short wait was announced to board my flight to LA via NYC .. 

A long queue stood in front of the boarding gate and I was dutifully among them, when my mobile rang and a very frantic and screaming Shweta from Delhi was shouting at me to get to a television set .. I did not have time to ask why, and I think it was quite obvious that something important and serious was happening .. also immediately there was a sudden commotion in the entire airport .. people were moving about rather rapidly in all directions, some with muffled screams and a large portion of them running to the large TV screen at the terminal .. 

And there ..

There for the first time I saw the first plane hit the Tower ..

Motionless and in shock and stunned silence, people watched the second one go in too and it was a most inexplainable situation .. some had anger written all over them, some were in tears, others were frantically making calls .. I just stood there for a while stunned and then quietly walked across to my gate to board the flight .. boarded, taxied off and then the plane turned back .. announcement .. all flights to and from USA blocked and stopped .. airline after much to and fro arranged for us to get to a Hotel and there we stayed for the next 3 days until there was clearance to travel .. those 3 days at the Hotel were treacherous .. did not move from the room and only watched TV giving news of the incident and talks and debates and details of what and why and where and how ..

A sad moment .. 

A few years later I on a visit to new York had driven past the site, where preparations were being done to rebuild the spot with a memorial .. 

So much has changed since .. in our lives and in the history of the world !!


We read each day and see the disturbed state of affairs all over .. and I wonder what kind of a world are we leaving behind for our children and grandchildren !!




Amitabh Bachchan

Don’t you just love a daily dose of ableism? 

Yesterday, I was on break at work when one of my coworkers whom I talk with occasionally comes up and asks, right off the bat, if I’m pregnant or bloated which made me feel just super /sarcasm. I was having serious endobloat which was apparently very obvious. 

She then proceeded to ask what the doctors were doing about the endometriosis and told me I’m too young to be on a cane and that I needed to find a way to stop using it. Mind you, this is a senior manager at my company whom I casually talk to once every week or two. 

So, let’s see, invasive personal questions? Check. You’re too young to be sick? Check. Oh, and let’s not forget some lovely body shaming. 

This was totally what I needed after a week of hell. 

its my grandma’s memorial service on monday and I drew this for the front of the order of service.

the last proper conversation I had with her was in september, before I went to canada; she wanted me to know that whilst she’d not exactly been subtle about the fact that she wanted our stay in canada to be temporary, she was also very glad I was doing it. she told me that when she left school, she had a life all lined up for her - an easy job in a catering company, and a young man interested in courting her with the obvious intent of marriage. and then, out of the blue, she got a job offer somewhere down south, a much more senior job in a company where she’d have a better chance of advancement. she told me she realised right then that if she stayed in yorkshire, took the easy job and married the young man, she’d never leave yorkshire. she wanted to see the world, so she took the other job, left her beloved sheffield, moved down south and shortly after met my grandad, who she would later tour the world with. 

she was a pretty boss lady who fought several different kinds of cancer tooth and nail for over a decade. probably the most stubborn person I have ever known…but also incredibly gentle, kind, and generous. she kept a splotchy biro drawing I did of my proposed world book day outfit that I drew on the back of a napkin when I was thirteen (I was going to be an emo fairy…don’t look at me like that…) pinned on the back of her kitchen door like a work of art, so I know she’d be well chuffed with this. rest in peace, grandma.

and now y’all can remember her too. 

washingtonpost.com
She flipped off President Trump — and got fired from her government contracting job
After Juli Briskman told her bosses that she was the unidentified cyclist in the viral photo, they escorted her out of the building, she said.
By https://www.facebook.com/petula.dvorak

Wait. It gets even more obscene.

Because Briskman was in charge of the firm’s social-media presence during her six-month tenure there, she recently flagged something that did link her company to some pretty ugly stuff.

As she was monitoring Facebook this summer, she found a public comment by a senior director at the company in an otherwise civil discussion by one of his employees about the Black Lives Matter movement.

“You’re a f—— Libtard a——,” the director injected, using his profile that clearly and repeatedly identifies himself as an employee of the firm.

In fact, the person he aimed that comment at was so offended by the intrusion into the conversation and the coarse nature of it that he challenged the director on representing Akima that way.

So Briskman flagged the exchange to senior management.

Did the man, a middle-aged executive who had been with the company for seven years, get the old “Section 4.3” boot?

Nope. He cleaned up the comment, spit-shined his public profile and kept on trucking at work.

But the single mother of two teens who made an impulsive gesture while on her bike on her day off?

Adios, amiga.

Welcome to BigHit: Chapter 1

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Word Count: 2.9K

Genre: Fluff

Character: Jimin + Reader

Summary:  Music was everything for you and you finally had the opportunity to show the world what you got. However, your trainee days still lied ahead of you. What you weren’t expecting was for your entire life to turn upside down because of the performance of one song.

A/N: Alright so this was not on my updates post but it was kind of a last minute decision. I have the majority of this fic already written so I saw no harm. I hope you guys enjoy and feel free to leave feedback!


Rapping, dancing, and singing. All three of these things had come easy to you. As a small girl you grew up singing musicals with your parents and learning how to dance along with them in elementary school. When you got older and as time went by you got into the cooler things, rapping to yourself with your headphones on when you were in your bedroom and even practicing loads of different of dances. Your entire life revolved around music and you practically breathed music. There wasn’t a place you went that you didn’t have your iPod with you and your headphones in your ears. So of course it was only natural for you to audition for an entertainment company, your mind set on making an impact in the musical world.

There had been two companies that you had auditioned for and had turned you down because you were “not what we are looking for right now.” It had hurt, of course it had but you had soldiered through the pain and had auditioned to one more company; BigHit Entertainment. They had welcomed you readily and with open arms. They explained the contract thoroughly and made sure everything was understood and within two weeks you had moved into the dorms. Now you were two weeks into your new life as a trainee and you knew you had made the right decision.

You had started off with vocal training and you spent your days with a teacher, testing your voice, pushing the limits, finding strengths, and even finding weaknesses. Your skills were being professionally honed and even you couldn’t believe how much better you already were. It kept you with high spirits and a smile on your face every day. Knowing you had the full support of your parents as well was something that gave you the push you needed.

“Alright. I think I have a song that would be good to test your range and your vocal control with.” The vocal coach’s voice pulled you out of your memories as he made his way back over to you. “It’s one of our own and I want you to take it and practice it today, you can stay in here if you like, and if everything goes well with the song tomorrow I want to see how you do when recording.”

“Okay. I will practice hard.” You gave your coach a smile and bowed before taking the paper that he held out to you.

“Good. I will see you tomorrow then.” With that he gave you a pat on the shoulder and left, his silent encouragement leaving you beaming.

You glanced down at your paper and looked at the title. No way. You turned the paper over to see if there had been another song printed on the back of this one or something. There had to be a mistake, how on earth were you going to be able to sing this song? You never even sang it on your own before.

Lie. Park Jimin, your senior in this company and quite frankly one of your inspirations. BTS were legends and they were all this company talked about. You didn’t blame them of course because the group was truly incomparable to any other group before. But whispers in the halls had led you to the fact that Park Jimin was someone who deserved to be admired. There were stories of how dedicated to his work he was. Stories of him in the practice room dancing at all hours of the night, even stories of his voice filling the hallways as he constantly worked to improve his singing.

BTS hadn’t even been here the two weeks you had come, they had been out on tour for months already, at least the calendar posted in one of the training rooms said so. You were nervous for the day you would meet them though. Even though it was inevitable. Were you going to make a fool of yourself in front of them? You couldn’t compare to any of them in talent and the thought of seeing them in person made your stomach twist in knots.

You bit into your lip and stared at the sheet music in your hands. You were going to have to do it one way or another so you might as well just start. The practice room you were in had a small stereo in the corner and it was used often when people were practicing with instrumental music. You didn’t have that right now so you were going to have to sing along with the actual song as practice.

Line by line you read over the words in the song, making sure you had the words correct. It would be embarrassing beyond belief if you said a wrong word when singing it. The music suddenly filled your ears the crackling of the music first sounding and then immediately the sound of the violins playing. The music grew in intensity fast and you put the paper down to just listen.

His voice filled the small practice room, the clear way he sang sent chills down your spine. The music was loud and it encompassed you completely. You listened as he dropped to a husky voice and the music followed, the way it played drew out his voice and brought it forward. Suddenly the song exploded and his voice picked back up immediately. You had heard him sing high notes before and they were really impressive, however this impressed you more. The song showcased his range beautifully and you shook your head. There was definitely no way you would be able to do this song justice. The song had been made perfectly for him.

The song ended kind of abruptly but it was beautifully ended anyways. His voice faded out and the music was all that was left until suddenly it wasn’t. The song was impressive and you couldn’t help but think that if you weren’t going to be singing along to it you would have thought it was your new favorite song. You sighed to yourself and turned the music on once again, turning it down a little and locking your eyes on the sheet music.

You let your voice drift out easily, just singing along without much effort in order to see how you wanted to sing the song and see what fit your voice. You wavered in some places, the sudden shift in pitch throwing you off a bit. You made a quick note on your sheet music and continued.

Hours must have passed because by the time you had felt confident enough that your coach would approve night had fallen outside. Inside this practice room it was almost as if time had stopped, in here you could go for hours and only think of it as minutes. You lifted your arms above your head, bending backwards in hopes to cure the stiffness that plagued your body like never before. God how you would love to be able to dance right now.

A soft knock on the door made you jump. You stared at the frosted window trying to figure out who it could be. You assumed it was another trainee wanting to use the room. You rushed over to the door and pulled it open. For some reason the door was a heavy door and you had to use your foot to keep it propped open.

“I’m sorry. I’ll be out in a few-” You cut your sentence off short as you locked eyes with the person outside your door.

“Hello, I heard we got a new trainee recently and I just got back from tour. I wanted to know if you wanted to eat something.” Jimin’s voice was just as lovely as you had thought it would be. “I just noticed that you hadn’t come out all day. I didn’t mean to interrupt anything.” He held up a plastic bag, food containers and coffee carefully placed to prevent spillage.

“Oh. I…” What did someone say in a situation like this? “No I haven’t eaten yet.” Jimin was quick to react, his hand pushing open the door easily as he made his way into the room.

You let the door close as you watched him walk in, his stride confident and smooth. He placed the bag down on the table and you took your time to admire him. The cameras honestly didn’t do his justice. Up close and in person he looked much better. His thighs were a lot more defined, his hair seemed softer than it did in the camera and his skin was slightly more tan than it normally came off to be.

“I know you are new and everything but you should still know that you have to eat.” He turned to face you then, a pair of chopsticks in his hand as he directed them towards you. You moved to him and took them from his hand. “You have to be healthy in order to get through the training years. Though you can never be sure how long you will be a trainee.”

“You talk as if you have been down that road before.” You sat down on the stool across from him, your eyes skimming the food he had brought.

“I have. But it was after training when the fans were saying I was chubby.” He lifted his shoulders in a shrug and started to eat himself as you sat there wide eyed.

“Your own fans?” His smile was a wonderful thing to see, it changed his face completely, his plump lips stretching across his face but still somehow plump. His eyes getting smaller as his cheeks lifted along with his smile.

“Yeah. But it’s in the past, my fans have started telling me to eat more now.” He shook his head. “What they don’t know is that I eat constantly.” The short deep chuckle that filled the air afterwards was almost musical. His smile remained even after he was done laughing and you couldn’t help but smile back.

“It’s nice that you have such a positive mentality about it.” You reached out and finally started eating, shoving a dumpling into your mouth. The fresh dumpling had your mouth water as you ate it, the savory taste lingering on your tongue after you had swallowed. You were going to have to ask him where he got these from.

“Of course. I’m not going to hold a grudge against my fans. Not after all they have done for us. I’m nothing without them.” There was a sense of despondency mixed with his words and you couldn’t help but interrupt.

“That’s not true. You would still be just as talented and I’m sure you are a wonderful person. Never dismiss your talent. You are known around the world because of your talent. They are your fans because of your talent. Without your fans you would still be you, just a you that is still searching.” His head didn’t move as his eyes glanced up at you. You looked away and distracted yourself with eating so your face wouldn’t heat up in embarrassment. It was obvious that he was still staring because he didn’t continue to eat.

“You really think that?”

“Of course I do. You’re one of the most talented people I know. You all are.” You stopped eating and glanced up at him again. He was smiling brightly at you, his eyes almost disappearing completely.

“Oh the boys are going to like you. You should meet them soon.” You let out a small laugh at that and shook your head.

“I’m sure you guys are busy enough. I don’t need to be taking up your time with something as silly as meeting you guys.” He said something back but it was really short and you had no hope in trying to understand what he had said. You assumed he was chastising you because he was also shaking his head. “No really though. You guys are super busy. I saw your schedule in the practice room.”

“Well technically you’re taking up my time already by eating with me.” He looked smug now and a chuckled forced it’s way past your lips.

“You’re the one that is taking up my time. You stopped my practice. You came into the room and you offered me the food.” His finger shot out and pressed against your lips.

“Fine. Then let’s just say we are on a break soon and you can meet them then if you are so adamant on not wasting our time.” You gave him a look then, not daring to talk with his finger still against your lips. “You said it first. Not me.” He finally pulled his finger away and instead of talking again you ate.

The both of you sat in a comfortable silence as you ate and you were grateful once again to be part of this company. Everyone here had treated you with absolute respect and welcomed you openly. You went as far as believing that some people even considered you part of the small family. This wasn’t the biggest company and you knew that but the size didn’t matter for them. What mattered here were the people and you thought to yourself that you were glad to have been turned down by the other two companies. Who knows what your life would have been like.

“Thank you for the food. But I have to ask. How long exactly were you watching me?” You peered up at the man in front of you, his face having turned a dull shade of pink. The tan skin masking the majority of his embarrassment.

“I wasn’t exactly watching you. I passed by a couple of times the past three hours. I only noticed that it was the same person because you kept playing my song. I wanted to know why my song was playing so I peeked in once. Then the coach passed by and said you had been in there all day.” He fell silent and lifted his shoulders in a shrug. Every move this guy made seemed perfect to you. Maybe because he was a professional dancer he just did everything gracefully. Graceful hip hop. You burst into laughter at your own thought and covered your mouth, muffling your laugh with your hand.

“Oh my god.” You bent over in your own laughter and closed your eyes, trying to calm down. The image itself was hilarious to you. Jimin on stage doing a modern dance to a hardcore hip hop song.

“Why are you laughing that much? It wasn’t that funny was it?” His voice was filled with his laughter as he spoke, deep and spurred on in the depths of his chest by your own laughter. There were moments of his laugh that grew higher in pitch and you latched onto those small giggles.

“I’m so sorry. I just had a thought while you were talking.” You sucked in a deep breath and uncovered your mouth. “I kept thinking that you moved gracefully. With that thought somehow I got the image of you doing modern dance to a hip hop song and the image was pretty funny.”

There was a short pause. A brief moment of silence that blew through the air like a brisk autumn wind. Then suddenly his laughter rung out. A full body laugh that had him leaning backwards, his hand over his mouth as he threw his head back and laughed. You loved watching him and a wide smile spread across your face. The way he laughed with complete abandon made your heart skip a beat. In that moment you couldn’t help but wonder if anyone had called this man beautiful before.

“Wow. That is a funny image. Thank you for that, I needed a good laugh.” It had taken him a while to calm down, his breathing returning to normal slowly before he spoke to you. His laughter still rung in your ears and you found yourself never wanting it to fade. Park Jimin was truly the most pleasant person to be around in your opinion.

“Thank you. I’ll be here all year.” You swept your arm around the room and was pleased to hear him laugh again. It wasn’t the full body laugh it was before but the sound of it still sent your heart slamming into your chest as if it was trying to rip itself out of your body and throw itself into his lap. Of course that would be a mortifying act but you couldn’t help yourself. That seemed to happen a lot in the short time you had been around him, your body acted on it’s own accord and there was nothing you could do to stop it.

“It was great to meet you but I have practice with the boys. An idol never sleeps.” He stood up from his chair and straightened out his pants. “I’ll see you around sometime yeah?”

“Of course. Got no where better to be.” It was true. Your entire life was in the company building now and you would gladly spend you days in the halls and the rooms of this building, tucked away in your own sanctuary.

“Good.” He didn’t say anything else but he gave you a warm smile and waved at you before turning to leave. You waited till the thud of the heavy wooden door sounded through the room before you slumped in your chair. How on earth did you just survive a dinner with a member of BTS? Beside that it was Jimin himself.

You smiled to yourself as you started to clean up the meal. The idea of singing his song tomorrow for your coach was still nagging at you and if anything you had welcomed the distraction. Tomorrow was a new day. The only thing you could hope for was that you didn’t mess up the song in any way.

anonymous asked:

Since their performance @ the mamas I really want to get into monsta x~What are their personalities like? I've seen some shows but do you have any fav interviews? Blogs to rec? Sorry if this is kinda long!!

It’s not a problem at all! I’m happy to answer anything you have to ask about them, and I’m really glad more people are starting to get into them ^^ Hope this helps you somewhat~

The members (in order of oldest > youngest):

Shownu (Full name: Son Hyunwoo) - Leader of the group, the best dancer (you can check out some of his performances on Hit The Stage here, here, and here); also a great vocalist (his solo performance from No Mercy). The members call him the “dad” of the group, and he has a very relaxed demeanor most of the time. Laid back and doesn’t get scared easily (he once jumped off a 63-floor high tower because he wanted to). He’s also kind of awkward and shy sometimes, but very sweet once you get to know him. Very reliable as a leader, and cares for his members a lot ;u; Actually really really cute. Nicknamed ‘robot’; often compared to a teddy bear. Also, his eye smile is super adorable :’3

Wonho (Full name: Shin Hoseok) - Vocalist, charismatic stage persona; has a ‘sexy’ image as an idol, but in reality, is the fluffiest sweetest person ever ;-; Is extremely caring and sensitive; expresses his love for his members, fans, and family a lot (he personally helped his mom open a cafe after debuting ;;). Always makes sure to thank every single person, including every staff member ;; Very hardworking (also produces his own songs). The ultimate cheesiest dork (once took a cookie monster doll on a date). His one true love is ramen. His smile could make flowers grow :’)

Minhyuk (Full name: Lee Minhyuk) - Vocalist, bright and cheerful personality, a literal sunshine angel, the group’s “moodmaker”. Likes skinship with others and is very affectionate :’) Often compared to a puppy (nicknamed ‘Minmungie’). Loves Monbebes so much ;; (spent days perfecting calligraphy to show to fans to accompany a solo stage, worked on an entire exhibit for fans with Kihyun); admitted to often searching up things about Monsta X on SNS :’) Very caring and supportive of the other members; so full of love for everyone <3 “Jack of all trades”; once scored 3 consecutive tens in archery at ISAC (wow).

Kihyun (Full name: Yoo Kihyun) - Main vocalist, “hamster”, honestly has one of the nicest voices (OTL), named one of Starship’s top vocalists by many of his company seniors. Small and savage (remember when he threw confetti at Yoongi?), but also really caring at heart ;-; Often very cheesy when it comes to Monbebes (X,X,X). Sometimes tries to act cute (he’s naturally cute okay ;u;) or romantic, but gets super embarrassed afterwards. Also often called the “king of bluffing”. Loves kids, Gudetama, and fried chicken :3 Is called the ‘mom’ of the group because he cooks/cleans and wakes everyone up in the morning (nags at the members, especially Hyungwon, lmao). He sang for a few drama OSTs (X,X). Some performances you should check out: Hyeya (iconic performance from No Mercy T_T), Moon of Seoul (sings this song every chance he gets haha) on Masked Singer, Runaway Baby, etc.

Hyungwon (Full name - Chae Hyungwon) - Vocalist, talented dancer (choreographed this and danced it w/ Wonho and Shownu), model, “poet”, good at acting (he has a role in an upcoming webdrama!). The members once said that he looks like he walked out of a manga. Is known for being very handsome, but is also the biggest meme (a Brazilian political party even once used a vine of him as a meme). Might seem cool and laid back at first, but he’s actually extremely dorky <3 Known for his praying mantis dance and sleeping a lot. The other member of MX’s sass duo (along with Kihyun). The actual sweetest towards fans ;;;

Jooheon (Full name: Lee Jooheon) - Rapper, extremely talented (was the highest ranking for the majority of No Mercy, collaborated with professionals even before debut), charismatic stage persona - but also known for his cuteness ^-^ Seriously, he is the king of aegyo and all things cute ;u; Famous for his “kkukkukkakka” aegyo. The most easily scared member. Also a very talented composer; very passionate about music and the things he writes about in his lyrics (this song he wrote for his grandmother speaks out beyond the scope of words;;). Some other performances: Yessir (solo from No Mercy), duet with #Gun, SMTM (X,X), Get Low w/ MadClown, etc.

I.M (Full name: Lim Changkyun) - Maknae (that “doesn’t seem like the maknae”), rapper, known for his distinctive deep voice (and his iconic line “I am what I am”). Seems serious and quiet at first, but in actuality is the biggest dork. Multilingual. A total meme, but also super adorable and puppy-like (nicknamed “Kkukkungie”). Very very sweet and thoughtful ;; Had to deal with a lot of difficulties to get where he is now, but he persevered and worked so hard to overcome those  ;~;

In summary, they’re all such kind and hardworking people, who love their fans so much (to go so far as to dress up as doctors at fanmeetings and listen to fans’ problems), who never tire of expressing their love for their supporters, are always respectful and humble, and continue to work to do their best at everything, despite whatever obstacles they encounter ;~;

**As for shows (idk what you’ve already seen), these are the essentials:

  • Right Now (aka one of the greatest things ever bestowed upon the fandom)
  • No Mercy (their predebut survival show - I’d recommend watching something light and funny after this ;~;)

Other Shows/Interviews:

V App/Official Channel Videos:

Some of my favorite performances:

Some other things you should check out:

Please stan these lovely dorks ♡ You won’t regret it :’)

侵食レンアイ (Shinshoku Renai)

Bullet must really be into yanderes these days, because the theme of their newest series, comprised of three volumes, will revolve around relationships that become warped in some way—whether it’s due to jealousy, obsession, or plain desire. ( • v • );;

The synopses will follow under the cut.

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Title: Sugar, spice and everything nice

word count: 1,026

Fandom: My Hero Academia

Pairing: Kacchako

Request by anon: ohh can you write some kacchako married stuff ! like a pregnant ochaku and her husband katsuki dealing with all her mood swings kindly :) , i loved that story you had last wrote , i had never guess the reason hahah thank you so much

~Previous part~


Bakugo Katsuki did not know what to do when he came home to find out that a hurricane had been through it. Not a real one though, but one that was caused by none other than his wife.  

Their bedroom was strewn with clothes (mostly hers). There were clothes under the chairs, the bed, on top of the dressing table and even over the ceiling fan which kind of scared him a little bit. Dresses lay on the floor either ripped at the sides or torn at the back. The only unscathed piece of clothing he could find was her hero costume that lay neatly folded on top of a pile of shirts in one corner of the room.

He placed the chocolate cake Ochako had ordered on the coffee table and went inside. He could hear muffled sobs and an occasional sniff coming from the bathroom.

Bakugo sighed. He had heard seniors at his hero company complain about how their wives got really emotional when they were pregnant and that when the hormones really kicked in, there was no way out.

He had been pretty happy to hear the news of her getting pregnant and was really excited about being a dad and all, but over the past month Ochako had been on an emotional rollercoaster. One minute she was laughing with him over a funny joke and the next she was breaking down in the bathroom because she thought she wouldn’t make a good mother.  

“Ochako, are you in there?” He knocked at the door and turned the handle to see if it was open or not. From his minimal knowledge of how emotion worked, he guessed she was probably crying over the fact that her clothes didn’t fit her anymore which he didn’t exactly know how it was problem since there was always the option of maternity clothes. But then again he was kind of clueless about the whole “emotions” thing overall so he decided it must be a really deal.

The sobs stopped after awhile and Ochako opened the door of the bathroom to reveal herself. She was wearing one his shirts and her hair was tied back into ponytail.  She was five months pregnant and her baby bump was pretty visible now.

The gravity manipulator half-hid behind the door and looked at him with puffy eyes and a red nose. Katsuki tried to open the door even more but she put all her strength into keeping him from doing so.

“Go away.” She completely got behind the door and started pushing it with her back.

“Why are you crying?” Katsuki backed off and stepped away. He sighed once again.

“This is all your fault!” Ochako shouted from the behind the door.

Katsuki was taken back at this sudden burst of anger and tried going near once again but she opened up the door and started throwing pieces of clothes at him, “None of my clothes fit me anymore! I’ve got bags under my eyes, my feet hurt all the time and I’m a fucking mess.”  Uraraka picked one of her shirts that was lying on the floor and flung it towards him.

“What the actual fuck?” Katsuki took off the mint dress that had landed on his head and looked at her stupefied over what he had just heard her say.

Ochako clenched her fists and glared at him.

Katsuki gulped. He hadn’t seen her angry ever before in his life.

“Well of course you’re getting big, you’re pregnant!” Katsuki tried to clear his name oblivious of the big mistake he had just made. Ochako dropped the pair of shorts she was holding in her hand and looked at him with a shocked expression.

“Did you just call me fat?”  

Tears formed in her eyes once again and she sniffed really hard in order to keep them from falling. Her face felt dry and the lump in her throat seemed to get bigger with each passing second.

“Shit. That’s not what I meant!” Katsuki mentally kicked himself in the nuts. He approached her and wiped one of the tears that had strayed down her cheek.

“Look, I’m sorry okay! Don’t cry….”

Ochako fell into his arms and started bawling her eyes out. She nuzzled her head into his chest and Katsuki could feel his shirt getting wet with tears.

Deciding that the best course of action was to get her out there, he picked her up and carried her outside. After laying her sofa, he got up to get her a glass of water but she grabbed onto him and shook her head aggressively to keep him from going.

Katsuki sat back down and patted her on her head. He took her hands off of his shirt and held them in his, “Okay, I won’t go but please stop crying for the love of god!” He said and looked up at her.  

“Do you still think I’m pretty?” Ochako asked in a broken voice. Her question threw Katsuki off guard and he stared at her wondering what the fuck made her ask that.

“Of course I do, Idiot!”

“So, you still love me?” Ochako bobbed her head to one side and bit her lower lip.

Katsuki blinked a few times in surprise. This situation really seemed to be out of his capacity to handle.  He messed his hair up and then looked over at her again.

“You seriously want me to answer that?”

Ochako nodded her head vigorously and muttered a yes.

“Again, Of course I do, idiot.” The expression on Ochako face changed and her frown eased up.

Katsuki rolled his eyes and pulled her in for a hug, “Listen here, I know I’m not good with words and I don’t say it that much but it doesn’t matter to me if you’re fat or wrinkly or if your feet are swollen or if you hair falls off. Okay, I’ll always love you.”

Ochako mumbled something into his chest which he couldn’t hear and pulled back. She looked up at him on verge of tears and hugged him again with all her might.

“Katsuki…” she blubbered and her eyes watered once again, “I love you too!”


Thank you for all the love the previous part received! <333333

170427 @star1 Magazine K.A.R.D Interview: Following Roo’ra, Cool, Koyote, S#arp, Next thing is K.A.R.D (Photoshoot + Interview)

Q. The outfits are wonderful. Is this the magazine photoshoot (they’ve done)?
BM: Its my first time so its interesting. Since it came out very cool, I’m satisfied. It feels like BM. At home, I’m just Kim Matthew.
JW: I really like this type of style. Whenever, I practice I can’t wear these types of clothes, but since this is a style I like it feels comfortable and fun to wear.

Q. You haven’t formally debuted, but the overseas reaction is hot. Don’t Recall was on the iTunes main chart and the music video also blew up.
SM: We didn’t imagine this much interest. I’m not even sure if it I realize it yet. I am satisfied and happy and hope to show a better self.
BM: I still hasn’t hit me at all. Since I’m from LA, my friends for the states tell me that KARD is hot right now. They take a picture of our music video on the screen. That was interesting.

Q. KARD is also confirmed for overseas tour. What is KARD’s charm that fans can connect to?
BM: For fun, I said for us to do a “World Tour”, but since it is becoming reality, I’m surprised. I think we can connect through the music’s genre. The members unique colors and honest and natural self I think are one of the reasons.
JS: Seeing the pictures of fans lining up to buy our tickets were unbelievable. I didn’t believe it was our fans since I don’t know our fans. I even expanded the pictures one by one. (laughs)

Q. Are there many domestic fans that recognize you too, now?
BM: In the Itaewon train, one guy fan said “It’s BM.” and “I’m a huge KARD fan”. And we kept talking. Between Oh NaNa and Don’t Recall, I asked which one he liked better and he said he liked Don’t Recall better. I said it was the same for me. I thought I should keep a signed CD with me from now on. I really wanted to give him one.

Q. The name K.A.R.D is very unique. What did you feel when you first heard it.
SM: At first I laughed. When I think of Kard, I think of bus card or check card. However, as I keep hearing it, I think it fits our team’s color. There is a feeling of dignity.

Q. How you feel debuting as a co-ed group.
JS: I was half in doubt and half entertained. But, we have to break the mold. When I thought of the feeling of happiness if we become big, I though of it as a opportunity.
JW: I hesitated at first. I ignored the fact it was a co-ed group. After the first meeting, I gave it some thought then I heard the song and it was really good. It was so close to the type of music I wanted t do, so I immediately agreeded.

Q. Jeon Somin was from April. I think there would be a difference between a girl group and co-ed group.
SM: Before I showed a bright and cute charm for my age group, but now I’m showing a more matured self. Please anticipate.

Q. BM and J. Seph got pretty younger sisters while Somin and Jiwoo both got reliable older brothers.
BM: Actually, the younger girls take care of us more. Sometimes they feel like older sisters. Honestly, the guys just have to do better. Even when we don’t make a mistake, we hear nagging. But, it is nagging that we need to hear.
JW: The guy’s manners are really good. They take care of the blankets(*that go over their legs when wearing skirts*) or the clothes and water. Since they’re older than my real brother, I feel like I have an even older brother so I feel more reliable.

Q. If a co-ed group had a pro and con..
JW: We can show different and more new colors. There really isn’t con, other than when we have to change clothes.

Q. In the team, I think there would be some sort of talk about dating. Is there no chance?
ALL: Absolutely none.
JW: Since the start of this photoshoot concept, our faces had to be really close. I was so surprised. (laughs)
JS: Overall, our ideal types aren’t that close.

Q. Then, what type of style do you like?
JS: I like Park Siyeon. I’m not comparing her with my members though.
SM: I think anyone, but J. Seph is good. (laughs). I don’t really have an ideal type, but I like a manly personality.

Q. After debuting, a eniuor that you really want to meet?
JW:  There are so many seniors that I repect. I wantto meet with Lee Hyori and Beyonce. I’ll be good with just watching their performance. I even have a clear video of Beyonce saved on my phone.
BM: Park Jaebeom is the number 1. I actually met him before and it was really an honor.

Q. As a co-ed group, what is the most reliable aspect?
SM: The alley of our practice place is scary.I feel safer walking together in the evening. When it’s really late, they (not specified who) bring me all the way to the station.
JS: I sometimes go astray and my donsaengs who are next to me, try to hold me back. At first I thought of it as nagging, but not anymore. But, whenever I don’t put back the mics I use, they nag me to put it away.

Q. Something that you were disappointed at as your experience in this group.
SM: I want to be together, but J. Seph likes being alone. He watches movies alone, listens to music alone, and practices alone. Last time, I was with him. I left for awhile, but when I came back he wasn’t there and never came back. When I went outside to see, I saw him with another person so I was disappointed.
JS: I said I was sorry five times. It wasn’t even five times at the same time. I said sorry here, then once again over there, like that. But, Somin doesn’t play with me when I asked her to. I think the timing doesn’t match.

Q. When you first heard Oh Na Na and Don’t Recall, how did you first feel.
BM: Immediately “Crazy”. Oh Nana was perfect, but when I first heard Don’t Recall’s beat, I went “wow”.
JW: I practice Don’t Recall after listening to it and wanted to record, but it was the weekend.
JS: Listening to Don’t Recall, from the beginning until end, I got goosebumps.

Q. You company senior Heo Youngji featured in Oh Na Na.
JW: Youngji unni is really bright and a happy person. At that time we were really tired. But, Youngji unni provided us with energy during that time.
BM: Whereever she goes, she is a vitamin. Her energy is the best. Since she has experience, she gives us advice.

Q. The time of your debut isn’t complete set yet. When it is, what is the thing you want to do the most.
SM: I want to go on YHY Sketchbook.
BM: I want to appear in a show like Mnet’s “Hit the Stage”.
JS: I want to do a domestic tour. Seoul, Daejeon, Daegu, Busan, to Jeju Island.
JW: I want to do a fan sign. I want more opportunities to see fans up close. Fanmeetings are good to, but fansigns are closer.

Q. What type of singer do you want to be? Also what will be KARD’s next hidden card.
JW: A one of a kind singer.
SM: Being able to show many things is our hidden card. Each of our charms are different. When together, that will cause a great effect.

Q. The fans are waiting until their necks fall. One word for your fans.
JW: I’m kinda nervous. (laugh) We’ll create more chances to see you so please wait a little longer.
BM: Thank you for waiting and expecting us. On stage, we’ll show a playful KARD. We’ll come to your city soon.
JS: How much you have been waiting, we will return it just as much by working and preparing hard. Thank you for loving us.
SM: Since we are receiving a lot of love internationally and domestically, we have happily preparing every single day. From now on please give us lots of interest and love. Thank you.

Translation by Neris: @_gotyournose of Kard Subs
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anonymous asked:

How do you feel about S.Korea?? :D

Later that day…

Seonbae (선배): Used in a company for senior employees, or in schools for those in higher classes. May be used as both an honorific and a title. Equivalent to Japanese -senpai.

Look East Policy

The Look East Policy was the brain child of the Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohammad, in 1981.  It was aimed in emulating some characteristics of other neighboring nations. But the principle goal was a shift in focus of relation from the West, in particular, Britain, towards the new rising Asia specifically Japan and S. Korea. Their economic influence to Malaysia was profound both positively, and also negatively.

also just added to the fact that literally everyone loves yeri? like not just the seniors in her company but other groups/soloists as well (saeron, twice, jessi, etc)? she’s a lil social butterfly gettin herself out there and being friends with literally anyone like u can tell especially by the way that senior groups treat her that she brings such a light and positive energy and they all feel affection towards her as their junior. her relationships with snsd, shinee, hakyeon from vixx (which i wanna see more of they were adorable), f(x), basically all of smtown, and literally any gg she comes across seem so genuine and just !!! everyone seems to care for and look out for her it just makes me so happy she’s surrounded by so much love!!!!