things to do in korea

anonymous asked:

Hey, that guy asking for concert tickets? That's your boyfriend!

… W-wait that can’t be right…(・□・;)He didn’t say anything about that when he was here… (2/7)

anonymous asked:

do you think that this whole china-korea thing could affect jackson and got7? like yixing and exo that cant be together?

I don’t know if we can compare GOT7 x Jackson to EXO x Lay situation. I won’t comment on Lay because I’m not from their fandom (even though I know he’s not taking part in some EXO events).

In GOT7′s case this is what we have so far:

- Jackson is not introduced as a GOT7 member in China anymore.

- One of the most popular pages about Korean culture and stars on Weibo is closed now. Kpop is not a trend anymore.

- I don’t think GOT7 can hold concerts in China in the future, not sure about fanmeetings.

- It will be extremely hard for GOT7 members except Jackson to appear on Chinese shows.

- GOT7 fanbases on Weibo don’t use #GOT7 hashtag anymore because they don’t want GOT7 to trend because of it. If they trend, they might get hate. Other kpop groups’ fans also stopped using groups’ hashtags.

- It’s bad for Jackson’s image in China to be associated with KPOP and with JYPE / JYP too. Their company is still hated after what happened with Tzuyu. What means that JYP filming an audition show with Jackson and Fei was a very bad move. That show still hasn’t aired and it would be better for Jackson and Fei’s image if it never aired.

As we can see Jackson is still working with GOT7. Lay has a studio in China so he’s more “free” than Jackson is. I’m not sure if Jackson could stop promoting with GOT7 even if he was pressured by the Chinese side to do so.

Finland and Sweden: Finland gets really excited and starts running around the place while rambling cheerfully. When, to iceland’s horror, he starts planning their wedding, sweden has to step in

Denmark and Norway: they’re cheerful and kind to hong kong, but as soon as they get him alone, they flip into their DEADLY viking personas, promising that if HK hurts iceland even a little bit, they’ll dismember him and feed him to the wolves

China and Japan: they immediately sit iceland down at the table, and china runs around throwing weird foods at iceland and saying “OH THANK GOD HONG KONG IS FINALLY DATING SOMEONE, WE THOUGHT HE WAS HOPELESS” while japan smiles at him silently from across the table but in a really intimidating way

Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam etc: as soon as they see iceland they drag him off to god knows where and all start talking at once and trying to do his hair and telling iceland that he’s “ONE OF THE ASIANS NOW” and iceland basically gets really flustered

[TRANS] 20170529 BTS @ BBMAs Press Conference

1.)Yoongi: right before we debut, SNS is the only way I can communicate directly with fans.

2.)Namjoon: I’m always thankful for armys who work hard to translate our songs into various languages, that makes other armys can understand the story or messages we want to convey, and the reason why we always have english subs for our MVs and other videos, it is because we thought that this is the best way to get close to the fans and for them to understand us better, language barrier should not come in the way between BTS and armys.

3.)Namjoon : Actually, we never really dream of winning the BBMAs, it still feels like a dream even until now.
Winning the award makes us reflects on what the meaning behind all these, the award itself, the international fame and recognition that comes along, and it definitely brought back memories when we first debuted in 2013, we built this path with bang pd, our manager hyungs, staffs and of course fans who have been supporting us since day 1, and I’m forever grateful for what they have done for us. BTS will continue to work hard and stay humble, we will continue to produce more music to communicate with the fans because we believe that music connects everyone, not even language barrier can come in between BTS and Armys.

4.)Namjoon : thank you to media and fans all around the world for all the love and attention you gave us, but for now, BTS would like to concentrate more on music, no plans to enter the U.S market for now, we still believe singing and rapping in Korean is what we do the best.

5.)Yoongi : There are times when I spend many sleepless nights thinking about BTS and my future, ie “what if I fail?”, “what if I don’t live up to the expectation?”, “what if I disappoints my family, my members and fans?”, thoughts like these always bring me to tears.

6.)Yoongi: BTS started off from a small company and with only 1000 followers on twitter, we all went thru so many hardships together, and there are days when we just want to give up or have doubts, but thanks to the support of the members,friends and family, it looks more bearable now. And when bangtan first debuted, many people say bangtan gonna fail and we won’t last, but what breaks us only makes us stronger. I believe in Namjoon’s leadership, Jin’s brotherly advice, Hobi’s positive mindset, Jimin’s caring nature, Tae’s determination and JK’s confidence.

7.)Yoongi: I am that kind of person who worries a lot, i.e when BTS decides concept for their upcoming album, I’m worried if the story / messages we want to tell will be conveyed thru the album itself.

8.)Jungkook: I’m always on SNS to read tweets / comments by fans, I read fan letters too.

9.)Hoseok: armys constantly on my mind, the first thing I want to do when I’m back in Korea is to see the fans that I miss so much.

10.) Jimin: all the members share one twitter account, there are times when we don’t even know who tweeted what, it can get very confusing tho.

11.) Jin: I’m known as “the third guy from the left” @ BBMAs, my worldwide handsomeness is world class.

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Burnt Coffee Beans

Request: omg Jackson with #2 please bb 😭😭

2) “How long have you known?”

Member: Got7′s Jackson x Y/N

Type: fluff


You readjusted on the couch, too sleepy to pull yourself up and accomplish any of the tasks you had assigned yourself to do upon arriving home. It had been a rough day, full of classes and working at your part time job at a local cafe. You tripped through the door around ten p.m., smelling like wet dumpster coffee and stale muffins. 

You groaned, reaching up to tug off the nearby lamp and plunge yourself into darkness. You let out a satisfied hiss as you shimmied into the throw blanket you were covered with. A shower could wait until the morning. 

Closing your eyes, it wasn’t long before sleep slowly and steadily began to pull you under. Just when you had reached the weird in between of not quite being asleep, but not being completely conscious, a heavy knock hit your door. You grumbled to yourself, shifting again as you put forth a small amount of effort towards ignoring the sound. 

You opened an eye as your cell phone screen lit up beside you. A text. Followed by another. Then a phone call. 

Jackson’s smiling face filled your screen, casting light on anything in the surrounding area. You groaned as you hit ignore, only for him to call again. 

“Look, I know you guys keep weird hours, but-” you began, lifting the phone to your face. 

“I’m on your doorstep, and not to sound dramatic, but it’s really dark. When are you going to replace your porch light? What if I get kidnapped?” Jackson gasped. 

“Why?” you muttered, sitting up and rubbing a tired hand through your hair. 

“Because I’m charming and adorable. Why do you think people get kidnapped?” Jackson whined. 

“No Jackson,” you sighed, stumbling across your living room and pulling open the door. You hung up the phone and looked at the man before you. “Why are you on my doorstep?”

“Because we need to talk,” he said firmly, shouldering past you. “It’s even darker in here! Are you a vampire? Jees, Y/N.”

Jackson’s hands quickly found a light switch and immersed you both in the too bright overhead lighting. You winced as your eyes began to adjust and focus on him. He was in a simple hoodie and pair of sweatpants. His hair stuck out in odd directions and he had abandoned his sandals at the door. He paced back and forth before your couches, anxious to speak, but not knowing where to begin. 

You and Jackson had become friends shortly after you had arrived in Korea. He and his other members had frequented the cafe you had managed to get a job at only two weeks into your residency. You were still a bumbling mess, spilling coffee on yourself and others while tripping over your own feet. Jackson was the first patron to take pity on you, from one foreigner to another. He felt it his duty to take you under his wing and teach you all things Korea. Which, admittedly, was a bit skewed. 

“What do we need to talk about Jackson?” you sighed, plopping onto the couch and pulling your knees to sit under your chin. 

“Us, me, us…but mostly me,” he nodded. 

“And how is this any different from what you normally talk about?” you chuckled. 

Jackson shot you a dirty look before continuing his pacing. 

“I’ve wanted to talk to you about this for awhile, but haven’t known how to approach it,” he sighed, halting his back and forth to sit on the couch beside you. 

You suddenly became worried as he spoke. Jackson? Having a problem with saying something to someone? The thought had never crossed your mind. 

“Jackson…” you hummed, unsure of how to continue. 

“Just hear me out,” Jackson sighed. “I know you don’t believe me. I know everyone sees me as outgoing, like I have no worries in the world…but I’ve been hiding something.”

You nodded your head, nearly certain of what Jackson was talking about. Your heart began to warm with his words. 

“I like you…

I more than like you. I’m over the sun, moon, and stars thinking about you. Since the day we met and you spilled hot coffee on my crotch, the scarring memory isn’t the only thing I can’t get out of my head.”

You winced as he spoke, remembering your first embarrassing meeting as if it were yesterday. Jackson had ordered a latte while JInyoung had ordered an iced americano. You successfully managed to get Jinyoung’s drink on the table, when the lack of the liquid on your tray sent it off balance, ejecting Jackson’s latte toward his jeans. While Jackson immediately sprung up and shouted, you had fallen to your knees, taking a towel and dabbing at the affected area. Jinyoung had shouted, tugging you up by your forearms and out of the even more embarrassing situation of you being face to face with Jackson’s pelvis. Both men immediately erupted into a fit of giggles and your friendship was sealed. 

“I know you may not reciprocate my feelings, but if I didn’t tell you, I would have gone insane. More insane than you probably think I am already…I just really like you. Please like me? I mean…if you want.”

“Jackson,” you whispered, mildly amused. “This isn’t news to me.”

“What…what do you mean?” he asked, tilting his head. 

“I mean, this isn’t a surprise. I had an idea,” you grinned. You immediately stopped as you watched the anxious grin on his face fall into a frown. 

“How long have you known?” Jackson asked, clearing his throat and shaking his head. “I thought I hid it so well…”

“It really became obvious the past few weeks,” you sighed, becoming serious as Jackson’s face continued to fall. “You’re not very good at masking your feelings…”

“Am too!” he pouted, crossing his arms. “Maybe I really just wanted you to know. Secretly. So I sabotaged myself.” 

“Right,” you nodded, pursing your lips. You supposed the least you could do was humor him. 

“So…um…” Jackson trailed slowly, looking away from you. “I’m guessing you don’t feel the same? I mean…that’s cool. I’m okay. I don’t get heartbroken easily.” 

You listened, your heart feeling as if it were being put in a vice grip as his voice broke on the last few words. You did feel the same. You may have even felt more than just the same. You had for weeks, if not months, but your own uncertainties kept you from addressing it. You didn’t want to be building an idea in your head, only for it to get foolishly denied. You didn’t think anyone as spectacular as Jackson had any business having feelings for you. 

“Jax,” you sighed, shaking your head quickly. “Why would that mean I don’t feel the same?”

He looked towards you slowly, his facial expression full of confusion as his eyes searched yours. “Because…because you knew…and you haven’t said anything.”

You sighed, looking away from him. You tried to gather your confidence as you reached toward him, taking his hands into yours. “Just because I didn’t say anything…doesn’t mean I don’t feel the same.”

“Really?” Jackson gasped, the smile appearing on his face again. He quickly caught ahold of himself and settled down, murmuring a quiet sorry before he continued to speak.  “I mean…that’s cool. No big deal. I like you…you lIKE ME?!”

Jackson squealed as he bounced up and down on the couch before springing toward you and tackling you. He hovered above you, his face only inches from yours. “You do like me…don’t you? If not, this is going to be really awkward.”

“Of course I like you!” you gasped, not able to hide your smile any longer. 

“You like me!” Jackson cried. “You like me…you kind of smell like burnt coffee beans? But that doesn’t matter because you like me!” 

Originally posted by jack777

BTS dating someone one who is Half Korean and Half American

Because you didn’t specify if they are certain type of part American (such as African American, Latina, Native American etc…) I tried to keep this as broad as possible. If I did mention something that is normally done in one culture and not another I apologize. 


Seokjin

Seokjin is not going to really care about your genealogy. He is dating you because he loves you and the only time this would matter would be if you still had relatives in America. Seokjin is very much a family man and he wants very much to be involved with your family. He wants to know them and learn all about theirs and your customs you may have. And he is also lowkey going to be excited to learn about the food your family makes too…

Originally posted by yoongiski

“Does that mean I get to watch your grandmother make the famous caramel apple pie you love so much?!”


Yoongi

He doesn’t really think about the fact that you are only half Korean. Unless you were raised in America and didn’t learn about Korean customs then he will take the time to patiently explain it to you. Especially if it is something you are embarrassed about. He knows how hard it is to be in a place that he doesn’t know what things meant so he will definitely take the measures to put you at ease. 

Originally posted by the9397

“Jagiya, before we go out drinking tonight with the guys I want to explain the reason we drink soju a certain way…”

Hoseok

Hoseok was honestly a little surprised when you told him you were half American. He had no idea! He confessed that you really didn’t resemble your non-Korean parent so he didn’t  even think twice about it. You felt a bit bad though because he found out when you had introduced him to your parents. He didn’t say anything right then of course but he did awkwardly ask you why one of your parents was not Korean when you two were alone. Did your Korean parent remarry? His jaw hit the floor when you explained that, No my parents did not remarry and they are my birth parents. 

Originally posted by jhope-shi


“Oh my god Jagiya…. Your parents probably hate me because I was staring so much!”

Namjoon

He is going to take this opportunity to learn more about the different cultures in America. If you were raised in Korea is going to ask about there is anything different in your household that your family does that other Korean families. Do you practice traditional Korean customs? What are some of the things your non-Korean parent does that they don’t do in Korea? Some of his questions may come across as rude but if you are ever offended by something he asks he will be quick to apologize because he would NEVER mean to upset you, he was just be genuinely curious. He has an inquisitive mind and that is something you fell in love with so you really should of been prepared for all of these questions. 

Originally posted by syubto

“So wait a second it is actually your non-Korean parent that is the most strict about keeping your floors clean and not wearing shoes in the house? Why? That is not something you do in America… right?”

Jimin

Jimin is such a caring bean. But don’t ever cross him because he will not hesitate to turn scary on someone. He knows that there are people in the world who think badly of someone who is only half of a nationality. And he will not hesitate to put someone in their place. If you happen to take after your non-Korean parent there might be someone who will make snide remarks or give you dirty looks. He spent hours working with Namjoon to come up with the PERFECT shut-your-shit-down response and will uses it liberally. He will turn from soft sweet Jimin to serious scary Jimin in under .05 seconds.

Originally posted by kookies-for-taehyung

“Allow me to point out how ridiculous your prejudice is. Here in this restaurant there absolutely NO ONE who cares who my girlfriend is. No one but you. So that means you are 1 in what 40 people? You are meaningless at this very second. So please take your meaningless opinions somewhere out of our vicinity. Now.”

Taehyung

This is another one who is all about the family so if you have family back in America be prepared for those horribly long flights back and forth. And if those flights are not feasible then there will be many many video calls and messages being sent back forth to inquire about the welfare of each and every person in your family. Birthday presents will be carefully prepared and you if you two are unable to make it then it will sent in the most secure packaging possible and will somehow ALWAYS arrive on their birthday. 

Originally posted by taehyunglq

“Jagi look at these birthday cards I found online! They are perfect for your Grandfather and I even found those gloves he said he would like!”
“Taehyung-ah… his birthday is not for another six months.”
“It is always important to be prepared Y/N!”

Jungkook

Be prepared for focused student Jungkook. You know how he is learning English? Well that is all he is doing in his spare time. He will randomly ask you to quiz him and tell you not give go easy on him. He wants to be able to communicate with you family easily. If your first language is different than English? Then be prepared to spend at least 2 hours every day for the next several months teaching him. He will also ask Namjoon to only speak to him in English because he knows that even if your first language is not English it will still be best for him to speak it because you will be traveling to America to visit family. He will be absolutely prepared because he does not want inconvenient your family at all. 

Originally posted by theking-or-thekid

“Baby, can you help with this pronunciation? I don’t think I quite have it down.”


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-Starfish

“The Korean word that I loved the most since I started learning Korean after coming to South Korea in 2009 was ‘Woori’ (meaning 'We’). But I wonder if 'woori’ applies to someone like me of color. When I tell people that I’m from Africa, I get a lot of startling questions like, 'Do you grow a lion at your house?’ I get it so often that now I just respond by saying that my father has two lions. That’s how much Koreans are unknowledgeable about Black people and Africa. I tried to sit in an empty seat and an ahjumma (middle-aged woman) took the seat, outrightly discriminating against me by saying, 'What is a black thing doing here in Korea? Go back to your country’. What hurt more was that the other Korean people just sat there and watched. It made me wonder if Koreans just watch foreigners without helping them in difficult situations. Often, people in Korea call me 'Black Hyung’. I want people to call me Okyere hyung comfortably, or Okyere dongsaeng, or just Okyere without referring to my skin color.” - Sam Okyere

anonymous asked:

My friend and I are planning our trip to South Korea. I just watched many Korean shows on Netflix and it's amazing. If you have any places you think we should visit in Seoul , please me :) P.s. totally love your blog it's amazing and the music is lit

I personally would love to  visit all of these areas! and try some street food, can’t lie!

https://seoulistic.com/things-to-do-in-korea/21-hotspots-where-to-go-in-seoul-and-how-to-get-there/

Korean Cities Series 1

Many people (including myself) are learning a language in hopes of living in/visiting the country it’s spoken in one day and when it comes to Korea there are so many beautiful cities to choose from! I’ve decided to start this series to have a summary of some of them to hopefully make the pick just a bit easier!

**just as a preface I haven’t personally been to any of these cities**

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kajeii  asked:

Do we know how old Bum and Sangwoo are? I don't remember if it has been said how old they are?

Sangwoo would have been 19 during his first year of college (they actually do this interesting thing in Korea where you age up on New Year’s Day instead of your birthday, and the school year starts in spring and ends in winter. I’m sure it makes paperwork easier.) He would have been 20 and 21 during his 2 years of military service. Depending on how soon he went back to college, he must be 22, possibly 23 now (the school festival they just went to is in the fall.) Since Bum started college the same year as Sangwoo, and he started 4 years late, he would be 26 or 27. 

HOWEVER, Koreans count the 9 months in the womb as your first year, so they’re actually 21-22 and 25-26. 

angelfairy24 said: Hello. I would like to ask do you think that kook/min are in a relationship or close to being in one? What does k-army think about all their sketchy behavior? I think they like each other in a romantic way but don’t know how to deal with it.

oreocookie308 said: A) I love love love LOVE your blog. Ji/kook/kook/min trash here and I literally first joined tumblr just to follow you!
B) Obviously none of us will have the truth behind their relationship but are there any times you think they couldn’t possibly be “fo realz”? I imagine, int'l ARMY style, that their relationship has become super deep and more than just work friends or forced kpop bonding, but if hypothetically they were dating irl I figure they themselves would go out of their way to hide it right? I mean the new years eve butt rub/spank/giggle is AMAZEBALLS but from what (very) little I know of hetero coupledom in Korea that would be a crazy thing to do in public so I can’t imagine a gay couple getting away with it. Then again the so translated by Mnet V/Jin “bromance” at MAMA makes me think maybe the societal denial is so big maybe they just… get away with it?
3) I’m sorry this is like a fanfic length question! Educate me! Educate us all! Also, this ship will sail even if you tell me you met them in person and they spent 30 minutes punching each other in the face so be honest hahahahaha!

First of all, I get so overwhelmed whenever somebody tells me they’ve joined tumblr because of me. Thank you so much for liking this blog. I had no idea that there would be people out there who’d come to like it.. It’s always humbling ;__;

Now, Kook/min tho..

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