Bonjour! We all know language learning is fun, but it’s still studying, and sometimes you just get really tired of studying. And if you’re like me and you’re intermediate in a language, it gets to the point where you want to start using the language instead of just endlessly reading textbooks and doing the same practice questions over and over. So I’ve compiled a list of things you could do where you’re learning a language without it feeling like you’re studying!
Books. Pick up a book in your target language and just read it, with no need to analyze it or answer end-of-chapter questions. Don’t worry about every single foreign word you come across, try to get the general idea of it from the context. But if a word shows up a lot and you still don’t get it, you can look it up! Children’s books are great, too.
Comics. Basically just dialogue with pictures to help you understand what the characters are talking about. Need I say more.
Blogs. Follow a blog in your target language which posts about something you’re interested in. Blogs usually have less formal language than novels, are of course a lot shorter, and have lots of pictures.
Wikipedia. Whenever you’re curious about something and want to casually look it up, switch to the page in your target language. If you want to, you can always read the article in your native language first to understand the topic.
- ̗̀ Listening ̖́-
Films and tv. Some have more complex dialogue than others, some have simpler, so there are films and tv shows for almost every level of language learning. If you can’t find a movie originally in your target language, find a dubbed version, it’s better than nothing!
Cartoons. Or live-action movies/shows aimed at children. These usually have dialogue that’s easier to understand than those aimed at older viewers. Also they’re fun!
Youtube. If you can find vloggers who upload videos in your target language, then go ahead and watch them. Kind of the same thing as with blogs, where the language is more “everyday”!
Music. Listen to songs in your target language. It’s okay if you don’t understand everything or even anything, the most important thing is to get used to how the language sounds!
- ̗̀ Writing ̖́-
Keeping a diary. This is by far my favourite thing to do when it comes to language learning. The point of this isn’t to write a flawless essay with no mistakes, no one has to read your private diary anyway. The point is to get used to producing a text and expressing yourself in your target language. Start with writing about your day in the present tense. Go on to write about something that happened yesterday. Write about your feelings and what you think will happen in the future. If you want to express something but don’t know the word, look it up. Woo, new vocab word!
Short stories. Similar as above, but experiment with verb tenses and sentence structure. Use the fanciest words you know to make that description extra descriptive. Learn to use idioms and similes and metaphors. Your story can be as complex or as simple as you want it to be. And this time, get someone to correct it!
Letters and texts. Get a pen pal who speaks your target language, if you can! Or even just an internet friend you can text with. You can even practice speaking with them via Skype or maybe even in person if that’s possible. What better thing to do with a language than do what it’s meant for: communication!
Anything else. When writing down your daily to-dos in your planner, write them in your target language. Jot down that reminder on a post-it note but do it in your target language. Anything.
That’s all I have for now, I hope this was helpful and that it has given you some extra motivation to learn that language. Good luck!
Okay, here is my report on the Quartet Night Live Viewing. It’s a little scattered and mostly just my opinion on things. I tried to remember as much as I could about it all. It’s long so I’ll put it under the cut.
Jaehyun and his youtuber girlfriend? Filming boyfriend tag video haha :)
Hello there! First off, haven’t written a scenario of my ult in so long ;;; Thank you for requesting this & I hope you enjoy it although it took me forever to finish. Ah, Jaehyun is totally boyfriend (and husband) material. 💘
You finished setting up the Canon T5i and looked through the screen monitor to ensure that the camera was placed at the right angle. Lights, check. Camera, check. Now, all that’s left was the action.
“Are you ready, babe?” You called, as you made last minute touches to the room that would be the background setting of the video.
Jaehyun had finally concurred to appearing on your YouTube channel to film the boyfriend tag. Your subscribers had sent in requests since early last year, as you had always mentioned him in your videos, but never uploaded any footage of him. After months of begging, a month’s worth of pizza on you, and a promise to pack him lunch everyday for three months, you had finally coaxed him into making an appearance on your channel.
He appeared right at the door, popping his head in before smiling nervously. It wasn’t like him to be so shy, he is articulate and a naturally gifted speaker, so you found it quite adorable that he had spent the past week contemplating what to wear and how to act on camera.
He was dressed in a cream cable knit sweater today, paired with his favourite pair of vintage Levi’s. His hair was slightly parted at the front, coloured a chocolate brown. You couldn’t help but marvel at the sight in front of you.
The corners of his lips turned upwards as he begin to realize that you were checking him out. He walked closer to you and embraced you with his strong arms as you buried your face in the comfort of his sweater. His familiar scent wafted into the air, wood sage and a tinge of sea salt.
You peeked at him gingerly, the bottom half of your face still resting on the fabric of his shirt. “Are you nervous?”
He looked down at you, his sharp eyes transforming into crescents as he broke into a docile smile and nodded his head slowly. “A bit.”
“Why? Aren’t you the definition of ‘mom’s friend’s son’?” You teased, unravelling your hands from his back, reaching upwards to cup his face.
He leaned forward, trying to steal a kiss from your lips. You giggled and ducked to avoid him, giving him a quick peck on the cheek instead.
“Can I get one more kiss? The cheek one didn’t count.” He pouted.
“I’ll give you one if you answer the questions about me correctly, you know that.” You flicked him on the forehead lightly.
He chuckled, elongating his arms such that his right hand was now hovering in front of the camera lens, as if he was covering the camera’s eyes.
Then, he leaned over and planted a soft kiss directly on your lips.
He could feel you smiling into the kiss, but you immediately pulled back before things could escalate any further. “Stop cheating,” you murmured, a sheepish smile slowly spreading across your face.
“If you get even one question wrong, you know what you’re in for, right?” you teased, curling your hand into a fist.
He laughed, taking his position on the white leather loveseat. “I guess I’m lucky I have a good memory.”
You wiggled your eyebrows, skipping towards the camera set up at the front of the room to press the record button.
“We’ll see how well you do, Jae. We’ll see.”
You took a deep breath before pressing record, then quickly walked back to your position beside Jaehyun on the loveseat. He scooted closer, blinking slowly a few times before nodding his head and focusing his attention back on the camera lens.
“Hey guys, welcome back to my channel!” You started, before breaking into laughter and covering your face with your hands. Jaehyun turned to you and raised his brows.
“This is so awkward. I’m not used to filming beside you, even though you film me sometimes,” you whined.
“Do we have to start recording again?” Jaehyun whispered quietly, pointing to the camera.
“Yes, genius. Let’s set up the camera again.” you jokingly teased.
“Oh right, you can just edit it out.” He flashed you a sheepish grin and instinctively covered his face with his hands, a habit of his when he was embarrassed.
After an uncontrollable fit of giggles and a sip of water, you decided that you were ready to film again.
“Let’s go, take three.” Jaehyun whispered under his breath.
You barely kept in another fit of giggles, but managed to start the introduction without making any mistakes.
“Hey guys, welcome back to my channel. Today, we’re going to do the highly requested and long-awaited boyfriend tag.” You smiled, turning beside you to make eye contact with Jaehyun, as he nodded obediently.
“We decided to spice things up a little and make it a little more interesting. We’re each going to ask each other ten questions that we’ve prepared on our own, and if we answer any of the questions incorrectly, we’re each going to get a little punishment.” You continued.
“The punishments are going to be different each time since the questions vary in difficulty level. Basically, we prepared various levels for punishments which will be revealed once either of us makes a mistake.” Jaehyun added.
“Are you ready for this?” you turned to your right slightly, your eyes meeting each other.
“Of course. More prepared than I was for my SATs.” He replied with ease.
What a smooth talker.
You clicked on the ‘Notes’ app on your phone and did a quick scroll through, overlooking the questions you had prepared before clearing your throat.
“Okay. First question. I’m starting off easy, just so you know. When was the first day we met?” you smiled cheekily, waiting for his answer.
“January 14, 2014. Exactly a month before my birthday.”
“Too easy,” you teased.
“You can challenge me, you know. I’m better than that.” He chuckled, his gaze fixated on you.
“It started off easy.” You emphasized, turning to face him again.
You were distracted by the light that his phone screen emitted on his face, a luminous glow further highlighting the contours of his face.
How gorgeous he looked right now was beyond you.
“Bring on the hard questions, but it’s my turn now.” He winked at you before reading his first question aloud.
“What was the first gift that I gave to you?”
“Was it the silver necklace with the dainty hexagon shape in the middle that you bought me when we were browsing the streets of Hongdae together? I think that was our fourth date or something… or was it something else?”
“Guys, I have a terrible memory.” You scratched your head, slightly abashed.
“And in what you lack, I make up.” he propped his head to the side and smiled widely, his dimples deepening.
“Jae, please. We’re on camera.” You blushed.
“_________, first present. Think harder. I think this one’s pretty memorable.”
“First. First present. But also first something.” he emphasized, cutely putting up his index finger.
“OH MY- THE BLACK AND WHITE PLAID BUTTON UP SHIRT. It’s literally my favourite gift but it’s so precious to me I haven’t worn it since we met two years ago.” You continued.
“_______, you failed, so punishment time or?” He nodded coolly.
“Wait Jaehyun, wait! Before the punishment, reveal the story behind the first gift.” You gushed with excitement, recalling the very first time you had met him.
He instinctively placed his hand on the nape of his neck. You could tell he was a little flustered.
“Really?” he mouthed.
“Awww, are you shy?” You placed your hand on top of his and gave him a little squeeze. “Alright, we’ll save the story for next time. It’s a little embarrassing to talk about.”
Just as you were about to direct your next question to him, he started speaking.
“It was actually the first day we met. At that time, I was a part-time barista at a coffee shop and _______ was a customer. She was waiting for her coffee when one of the other customers was in a rush and accidentally bumped into her while rushing out, spilling some drinks on her. I guess he was in a rush but he didn’t even apologize and just ran out. She was drenched and all she did was grab some extra napkins from the dispenser and wipe at her shirt. So yeah, I found that ridiculous and without thinking I took off my shirt and told her to change into it.”
“Don’t worry guys, he was wearing a t-shirt inside.”
“By the way, how did you even manage to catch that? I remember it was pretty busy that day.” you added, smiling at him sweetly.
Jaehyun simply smiled and shrugged.
“I didn’t even think twice before taking my shirt off. Like I literally could have been wearing nothing inside.”
“Shirtless barista makes the headlines.” You teased jokingly, clutching your stomach to prevent yourself from doubling over.
He just shook his head and laughed softly, casually placing his hand on top of your head to ruffle your hair.
“_________, don’t change the topic, punishment time. Level one is… let me see… ”
“Lemons.” you finished his sentence, a look of regret washing over your face.
He smiled, eagerly getting up from his seat to grab a lemon wedge that he had sliced up from earlier.
You reluctantly took it from his hand and began nibbling at the lemon, wincing whenever you took another bite as the acidity instantaneously spread throughout your mouth.
After you finished half the wedge, Jaehyun swiftly grabbed the lemon from your hands and popped the rest of it into his mouth.
“It looked too delicious.” he replied simply. “It’s actually good, not too sour.”
“You little pig, why do you love food so much.“
You cracked a smile, immediately reaching for the glass of water in front of you to wash away the sour taste that still lingered in your mouth.
“Okay so next question. What’s my favourite food?” you asked.
“Is this some type of trick question ‘cause I feel like it’s too easy.” He placed his right hand under his chin, and glanced at the ceiling, thinking deeply.
“Well, it’s not a trick question but it might be a little difficult. ‘Cause I like everything. But there’s only one correct answer.”
“If I could only pick one… spicy tomato sauce pasta with seafood.”
“Didn’t expect you to be so specific,” you said, awe evident in your voice.
“Am I right though?”
You made a tiny ‘ok’ sign with your thumb and index finger and nodded in defeat.
“Alright, my turn. I’ll make it easier since I should be the bigger person and give you some points.”
“So thoughtful of you.” you replied, a hint of teasing sarcasm in your voice.
“I know right. So, what is the facial feature that I’m most confident about?”
“Guys, I’m really jealous of Jaehyun’s eyebrows ‘cause mine are so sparse and I always need to fill them in but he’s born with such beautifully-shaped thick eyebrows.” you turned to him and outlined his brows with your fingertips.
He wiggled his brows in satisfaction, leaning in to give you a peck just above your brow-bone.
“Jae, I’m editing that out!” You giggled.
“It’s a good luck peck to define your eyebrow hair.”
You teasingly hit his arm. “JUNG YOONOH. SERIOUSLY.”
“Sorry guys, this is probably like one of the most boring videos you’ve ever seen.”
“And you’re going to have to edit half of this out because of the PDA… or you can just keep it in?” Jaehyun joked.
“Johnny would say 'I just want to show the world how much I love my girlfriend’ and I completely agree.”
Another twenty minutes passed and you were now on your eighth question. You were pretty sure the video wouldn’t be the most entertaining boyfriend tag around, but you were having a fun time filming with Jaehyun and most importantly, you had realized how lucky you were to have such a sweet and caring boyfriend. Maybe even the luckiest girl in the world, you smiled to yourself.
You always knew that Jaehyun was a detail-oriented, observant and caring person, but he sometimes surprised you, picking up on details that you didn’t even know about yourself.
“Oh, ________. You’re doomed this time.” Jaehyun smiled widely, while reading his eighth question.
“Why? I’ve been doing pretty well up until now, just a couple mistakes.” You retorted.
“The next question is sports-related.” he replied with a grin.
“It should be passable, I always make you watch their games with me on tv and you usually do, even if you’re not paying attention.” he teased.
You glowered in response but you had a little bit of faith in yourself since you had watched a lot more sports since you had started dating Jaehyun. You just couldn’t resist his adorable antics.
“Okay, I love you ________. But tell me, which NBA team do I cheer for?”
“Give me a while to think about it. I swear I know though.”
“Mm, of course.” Jaehyun replied smoothly.
Here goes nothing. Let’s decode NBA first, you thought to yourself.
N for National. B for… baseball? Doesn’t seem right. Why are there so many sports that start with the letter b. Badminton? Something seems off. Then, it must be basketball. Jaehyun’s favourite sport is basketball! A… what did it stand for again? Shit, I forgot. Oh well.
“First, NBA stands for National Basketball A.” You replied, a smug look evident on your face.
Jaehyun chuckled and finished with perfect English, “A for Association.”
“Yes, that.” you smiled.
“Oooh, that’s impressive.” he replied, the right dimple on his cheek becoming more prominent.
You nodded. “Okay, three more minutes. Going to do more decoding in my head.”
“I’m so touched you’re working so hard.” He leaned over and bent down to give you a swift peck on the cheek.
“I’m working hard since I don’t want to do the punishment.” you simply replied.
“Why so tsundere.” A quiet giggle escaped Jaehyun’s mouth.
“And also the fact that you’re beating me by a landslide.” You laughed. “How is it possible that you didn’t even get one question wrong yet?”
Jaehyun scratched his head. “Were my questions too hard? Or yours too easy?”
“No, it’s because your memory is too good. Give me some brain cells! Anyway, let me continue. I can do this.”
“You can do this.” he replied.
“WE CAN DO THIS!” the both of you chanted, as you made a fist and pumped your arm up.
Jaehyun’s favourite basketball team. Hmm… he watches a lot of games but he is especially fond of one team. One of the heavily populated cities. It was definitely L.A… I’m sure he cheers for the team from L.A.
Now what were they called again? I loosely remember that it also started with a 'L’. Oh! It had a similar spelling to some of my favourite lip products. Lacquers? Yes… I think it was something like that. It was slightly different though. Lacers. Yes. Lacers.
“You ready?” Jaehyun asked.
“A hundred per cent ready.” you replied with ease.
“Wow, you’re really incredible.” he smiled at you and clapped slowly.
You hit him lightly on the shoulder and cleared your throat.
“The team is from L.A.”
Jaehyun immediately stood up and started clapping. “You basically got the answer already.”
“Mm, I know.” you answered.
“Lacers” you finished, your expression full of confidence.
Jaehyun scrunched his face cutely and doubled over, almost toppling on the couch.
“You were so close, babe! Should I just give the point to you?”
“I’m not right?!” You asked, genuinely surprised. “I remembered the name because it’s similar to lip lacquers.”
He laughed and brusquely wrapped an arm around your shoulder, bringing you even closer to him. “I’ll give you half a point for being such a cutie.” He said while gazing deeply into your eyes.
“But you still have to do half the punishment.” He continued, winking seductively.
“Jung Yoonoh, can you tell me what I got wrong first? Because I swear it was Lacers.”
“Well, you were only one letter off. It’s actually Lakers.” He nuzzled his face in your hair to stifle his urge to laugh.
“What, are you serious? I get three-quarters of a point then, not half. Meanie.”
“Anyways, what’s the quarter of a punishment I get?” You continued. A slight nervousness could be sensed in your voice.
You could see a shade of pink washing over Jaehyun’s ears as he read the punishment aloud in a voice an octave lower than usual.
“Re-enact your first kiss.”
“Ah… so embarrassing.” You whispered, fidgeting with the ends of your sleeves.
“You wanna pass on this one?” he asked casually.
You were never exactly the shy or introverted type, but when it came to public display of affection, you were astonishingly timid.
However, for some reason, you were feeling slightly audacious today. Whether it was because you wanted to show everyone how much you liked him, or just because you felt like kissing him and experiencing that rush of nostalgia as you imagined the first time you felt his lips on yours, you weren’t sure. You just knew that you wanted to do this.
“Retract the point from before. I’ll do the full punishment.” You answered with certainty.
Jaehyun was slightly astounded, but he clearly liked your determination because you could he see him biting his bottom lip to hide his smile while he nodded in agreement.
“It’s actually easy to re-enact this one since our first kiss was at the movies. So let’s pretend the camera is the movie screen and imagine that we’re sitting on regular seats at the theatre.” You started.
You scooted about four inches away from Jaehyun in order to recreate the exact distance between the two of you during the date at the cinema. Then, you motioned to the space in between.
“Imagine that this pillow is the popcorn and this water bottle is a cup of cola. Unfortunately we don’t have the actual props,” you giggled.
You locked eyes with Jaehyun, who gave you the cue to start. A re-enactment of your first kiss together in front of a virtual audience was really odd, but it made your heart flutter nonetheless.
You glanced at Jaehyun from the corner of your eye as you cautiously curled a strand of hair behind your ear. He was looking straight at the camera, pretending to watch the so-called ‘movie’.
You could feel your heart skip a beat as you made your next move. It was almost as if you had shut out all your surroundings; you didn’t see the filming equipment and the bright lights in your room seemed to have dimmed. All you saw was Jaehyun sitting in a dark movie theatre, the only source of light being the dim glow of the screen outlining his sharp features. The memory was still so vivid in your mind, as if you were being transported back to that time again.
You drummed your fingers along the edge of your seat waiting for Jaehyun to reach for the popcorn. When you saw his hand on the pillow, you casually reached for it without being too blatant, but he had already finished grabbing a handful of imaginary popcorn.
You had turned away thinking that Jaehyun was just too immersed in the movie, but he was secretly laughing. Now that you were re-enacting the memory, it was difficult for you to refrain from peeking at him. Although you didn’t see it back then, he was intentionally concealing his smile by burying his face deeper in his turtleneck.
Jung Yoonoh, you little tease.
Next, you tried to reach for the bottle of water at the same time he did, but he was already taking a sip out of it, eyes trained on the screen.
You sighed. You still remembered how you were feeling a little dejected about how the movie was clearly more interesting to him than you. In all those dramas you had watched, the boy would usually try to initiate skinship with the girl at the theatre. You decided to try one last time anyways. After all, there wasn’t a rule in the book that said girls couldn’t initiate skinship first.
When Jaehyun finally changed his position, leaning a tad bit closer to your side, you attempted to lie on his shoulder, all the while trying to be subtle.
You closed your eyes and smiled, expecting his warm wool turtleneck to make contact with your skin, when you realized that he had already switched back to his initial upright posture. On top of that, you probably looked like a dumbass right now, head cocked to the side, leaning on invisible air.
You imitated the exact expression you made that day, eyebrows furrowed and lips slightly downturned. At that exact moment, he leaned over and quickly gave you a short but soft kiss on the lips before returning to his upright posture, reverting his attention back to the imaginary movie screen. You were in total shock, but managed to take a quick peek at him. His arm was casually resting on the headrest, his hand slightly covering his mouth to keep from smiling too widely.
Your rounded eyes were still enlarged as the reality of what just happened hit you. So he was paying attention to me all this time? His attention was still on the screen, but he secretly took your hand with his free hand and interlocked his fingers with yours.
Jaehyun swung your entwined hands back and forth as you turned to smile at him. The two of you burst out laughing as he let go of your hand and you both applauded each other, “Okay, this is so embarrassing. But I did my punishment. I hope it wasn’t too much of a cringe-fest to watch.”
“I could see that you were really into it though.” Jaehyun commented cheekily.
“I was just trying to give an accurate portrayal to my subscribers!”
“But hey, I can’t believe I didn’t notice that you were laughing at me the whole time back then. I thought I was being natural with my moves.” You continued, while playing with a strand of his sleek brown hair.
He chuckled softly. “You don’t know how difficult it was for me to hold back my laughter. Too cute.”
You poked one of his dimples lightly and leaned over to give him a peck on the other one. Too adorable to resist skinship.
“Alright, time for the next question! Hang in there guys, we’re almost done. Okay Jae, the next one might be a bit hard. Are you ready for this?”
Jaehyun nodded. “How difficult can it be, am I right?”
You giggled while reading your question aloud. “If I could only wear one outfit everyday for the rest of my life, what would I wear?
“Have you been paying attention to my wardrobe?” you questioned.
“_______, you love clothes. It’s almost impossible.”
“Just guess, my Mr. Perfect soon to be Mr. Ninety-Nine Percent.”
“Well there’s always the black skinny jeans with the grey varsity sweater combination that you love wearing. But then there’s also the pleated skirt with blouse outfit that you love wearing to events… and then there’s the fitted plain white tee with Levi’s, that’s a classic, you can’t go wrong with that. This is so hard,” Jaehyun whined, his head leaning on your shoulder.
“Wow, Mr. Jung. I can’t believe this is the first time I’m taking a point off. Incredible.” You teased.
He placed his face in his hands and smiled shyly. “Ah, I wanted to get all the questions right. So what’s the correct answer?”
He peeked through his hands timidly.
“You’re too detailed. All I have written down is an all-black outfit. Black is the new black, Jaehyun. It’ll never go out of style, so… it’s perfect.” You bit your lip to keep from laughing too much as Jaehyun made faces at you.
“Punishment?” he asked, his voice slightly reluctant.
“Punishment for question nine is to do aegyo…” You paused for a bit before continuing. “That’s too easy for you, not fair.”
Jaehyun sighed. “Trust me, it’s not that easy.”
You pinched his cheeks as he pouted.
“You’re so good at it though. My cutie valentine boy.” He brightened up and smiled devilishly at your compliments.
“I’m not going to prepare chocolate on Valentine’s Day. I’m the chocolate myself, what would I buy chocolate for?” He started, his voice oozing with honey.
“The man born on February 14! It’s me, the choco-man!” He continued, placing one finger on his cheek, smiling widely.
You placed your hand on your mouth to refrain from laughing too loud, as Jaehyun’s eyes were noticeable crescents now. He was squinting his eyes because of the abundance of 'sweet’ lines.
You poked his cheek and placed that finger directly on your mouth.
“If you say so… hmm it’s salty?” You joked.
Jaehyun furrowed his brows and dabbed his finger on his tongue to check himself. “Oh! It’s sweet!”
He bent over, clutching his stomach from laughter, gesturing a 'X’ with his arms to signal that he was done. “Seriously, are you posting this online?” He pretended to cry.
“That was so cute!! How did you come up with that?” You squealed.
“It’s in my genes.” He replied flatly, before wrapping an arm around your neck and tickling you.
You squeaked as he tackled you and aimed for your most vulnerable parts, tickling your waist and under-arm area.
“JAE!!! STOP IT’S SO… TICKLISH… OKAY… I’ll stop laughing at you. Okay, stop. Let’s continue.” He steadied you and fixed your messy hair, then stole a quick kiss before nodding at the camera.
“Okay, so next… when did you meet the family?” Jaehyun asked.
“The date that I met your family right? Not when you met my parents? Or both?”
“Just when you met my family,” he replied, a coy smile on his face, remembering the moment.
“December 25, 2015. I went over to your house for a Christmas party and met your parents and I messed up the food, it was really embarrassing.” You recalled.
“Mom thought you were adorable but she said that you should learn some cooking skills from me,” Jaehyun chuckled.
“Hey! I’m better now okay? I even cooked for your parents and they loved it.” You bragged.
“True. Chef Jaehyun really helped you polish your skills right?”
“Yes, I acknowledge that!” You laughed.
“Wow. We’re already at our last question.” Jaehyun pointed out.
“Hope we didn’t bore you guys to death! So my last question is… Jaehyun, when do I find you the most attractive?” You tried to hide your smile and lowered your gaze a bit. Why did I think this was a good question again?
When you glanced up, you could see that Jaehyun’s smile had reached his eyes. So adorable.
“I think I’m going to get this question wrong too. ________, you should tell me these things, you know… when you find me the most…” He paused for a bit.
“Oh just guess!” You answered, evidently flushed by his teasing.
“Hmm… is it when I’m driving with one hand on your seat? I remember how you blushed when I first drove you around right after I got my driver’s license. That kind of seems too typical though… no, not that. When I’m ordering for us before the movies or restaurants. When I’m done ordering you always give me that look.”
“What look?” You asked, mouth slightly agape.
“You know, that… 'I’m so lucky to have you’ gaze.” He did his own rendition of that gaze of yours, causing you to hit him playfully as he caught your hands and wrestled around with you.
“No it’s not that! Jae, you’re getting worse at this.”
“Oh really? What is it then?” He clearly didn’t mind that he got the question wrong, he was just really intent on hearing the answer of when you found him the most attractive. He was giving you that gaze again. His sharp eyes exhibiting his confidence and curiosity.
“It’s when I look at your backside when you’re in the kitchen cooking for me.” You answered shyly.
“I feel all fuzzy and warm inside when I observe your backside in the kitchen. It makes me feel at home for some reason.” You continued, your voice softer than usual.
Jaehyun adjusted his position so that his back was now facing you.
“You know, you can hug this when I’m cooking. Since it’s so attractive.” He turned his neck to look at you, his gaze sharpening such that he was emitting a seductive aura.
A deep shade of red spread across your cheeks, but you still tried to hide how flustered you were.
“I will,” you replied, placing your hands around his waist and leaning on his broad back. It was so comfortable.
After Jaehyun did his punishment, which was to eat a piece of sushi with a large wad of wasabi between the raw fish and the rice, which he easily aced, filming had almost come to an end.
It was time for the last question.
Jaehyun cleared his throat before reading his final question aloud.
“What is my fondest memory of you? It’s a hard one 'cause I never told you before.” He commented, shyly averting his gaze from yours, a slight smile pulling at the corners of his lips.
“Hmm… I seriously have no idea.” You pondered aloud.
“I’m just going to give this a shot even though I’ll probably get it wrong…”
“'Cause I’m really too curious about what your fondest memory of me is.” you continued, looking directly into his eyes, an abashed look on your face.
He held your gaze for a while until the two of you noticed that you were still filming, and he looked away, clearly shy.
“So, any guesses?” He smiled softly.
“The first time we saw each other, at the coffee shop? I mean, I think I left a pretty big impression on you.” You teased, giggling at the same time.
He paused, holding your gaze, the corners of his lips turned up in a knowing smile.
For a moment, you thought you had the right answer.
“Close, but not quite.”
You looked at him in confusion, slightly puzzled.
“________,” he started.
“So… I actually never told you this. But the coffee shop, it wasn’t the first time I saw you.”
Your eyes widened, slightly taken aback yet full of curiosity.
“My fondest memory of you starts like this. I was on bus route 148, just any regular day, coming home from school. That was the first time I saw you. I didn’t think much of it, if I had to admit though, you did catch my attention a little bit. But the bus approached the next stop, and a pregnant woman had boarded the bus. As I was about to stand up, I noticed that you had already stood up to offer your seat to her. I don’t even know if you remember this, honestly, but there was this man that came in and sat down just as she was about to sit down. You really started to catch my attention when you started to explain how the seat was for the pregnant lady, but you still managed to handle the situation well, even though he was being an asshole. I haven’t seen people like that in a long time. I was about to get up and at least try to strike up some conversation with you, but the next stop was your stop, and you had already left. So two weeks later, when I saw you at the coffee shop, I was just thinking… I didn’t want to let the chance to talk to you slip away again.”
“So that’s why…” you started.
He nodded before you could continue.
“The spill was a good excuse for me to talk to you.”
You couldn’t believe what you were hearing. You had always thought that the coffee shop meeting was your first. And although it was, you would’ve never thought you ever crossed paths with Jaehyun before that.
You blushed at the thought of a teenage Jaehyun, noticing your actions.
“So, why didn’t you ever tell me this?” You placed your left palm under your chin, gazing at him earnestly.
“Well, it’s embarrassing, I didn’t want to make it seem like I’m a total romanticist.” He bit his lip and sighed softly.
You wanted to seem cool with it, but it was difficult to hide how touched you were.
Jaehyun felt your warm touch, as you placed your hand on the left side of his cheeks, visibly pink.
For a moment, you tuned out your surroundings again. You even momentarily forgot you were filming. This would probably be too much for your subscribers, but this would be footage you’d keep forever.
“I’m glad you took that chance.”
You held onto the ends of his sleeves, as you leaned closer for a passionate kiss. You could feel Jaehyun responding as he embraced you lightly, yet kissed you deeply, paying no mind to the camera.
okay but one of my favourite things about the Sleepover video is that on that close up shot of Christina you can see stretch marks on her legs/bum and I just remember being really !! about it because they’re so beautiful and idk it just makes me really happy every time I watch it
more beautiful girls with beautiful stretch marks please and thank you
Pls i need crying calvin. Like not a seriously sad fic, just like sobbing sad calvin that gets comforted? Pls ily
THIS WAS THE CUTEST THING TO WRITE. I hope you enjoy it! Sorry for it being so short??
Balancing my laptop on my thighs, I groan, stretching my right arm out to reach for the bag of chips on the floor beside my bed. I grab the bag between the tips of my fingers, pulling it up to me. I place the bag next to my laptop, pressing play on the anime I was currently watching. The screen goes black before the theme song plays. My mind wanders off to thoughts of Calvin, he was currently in his room making a facecam, well, trying to, and by the sounds of it, it doesn’t sound like it’s going very well.
okay this one right here is one of my all time favourites like i love it no #1 for real
and this still right here is amazing i will forever love fighter choreo so its #2, also i’m minhyuk in the bg
this i cant tell you how much i searched for a video or a hq or something other than this but i’ll hold on to it for now. everblooming pls give me salvation and release a vid of this moment bc. anyways #3
and then we have this one no #4 which gives me all sorts of bfs on a date vibes i love it and i loved that day and i demand another selfie like this if they go on that bicycle ride in may. we can only hope
and finally this one no #5 which makes me laugh bc its not even a kiho pic per say but it is a kiho pic bless whoever captured this
Hi Nicole. Do you know where I can find and view S12 contestant interviews? Thank you and Happy Easter!
All those who got through the blinds did interviews, but I don’t think they’re on YouTube anymore? Pretty sure they were on that ScreenSlam channel, IIRC.
Since then, a lot of them have done local radio interviews and the like, most of which I wouldn’t be able to find if my life depended on, and probably aren’t archived online. A few others interviews by various contestants have cropped up. I’ll limit this to Gwen and Blake’s contestants, to interviews after The Voice S12 began airing, and to YouTube clips if that’s okay…
(My random favourite thing today - going through Brennley’s Instagram feed and seeing that she’s downloaded This Is What The Truth Feels Like…)
how would the rfa (and saeran if thats cool too-) react to mc being really casually self-deprecating/joking about how unlovable they are/etc? im having one of tho se days whoop s
yo anon-nim, if
you’re having a hard time, you’re more than welcome to pm me. and to all of you
reading this, you all deserve all the love the universe has to offer
he can only stare at
you as the words leave your mouth
can’t believe that
you feel that way about yourself
it must be his fault
did all those hours
of lolol catch up to your relationship?
has he told how much
he loved you lately?
was he too wrapped up
in his work?
no way in hell are
you allowed to hurt yourself like that anymore
“that’s not funny MC.
I love you so much. please don’t hurt yourself like this. you have to promise
your shooting star that you’ll love yourself as much as he loves you.”
his family used to
tell him how unlovable he was
but that was other
people saying that
so he feels that
you’re in an abyss of hatred to make such comments towards yourself
you were his saviour
at his lowest point
now it’s his turn to
step up to the plate
he legit gets his
fanclub to start a project where they talk about their favourite things about
he shows you
THOUSANDS of videos of people praising you for being so loving towards them
(it’s like they’re turning into your fanclub now)
the last video is of
one Zen took himself
“MC, my prince
charming, please don’t hate the one I cherish. they’re the most important in my
life and if I lose them…I-I think…I’d lose myself.”
had the exact same
poisonous thoughts while growing up
but you made her feel
that it was okay to accept love into heart again
so hearing you say
things like that so flippantly breaks her
her soul slowly
erodes in front of you
did I do something
have I been too
those thoughts are
about to destroy her when she realises that right now it’s not about her
she will show you how
much she loves you in absolutely every action she makes
“you were the one who
showed me that I was worthy of love. now it’s time for me to return the
bruh, Jumin.exe has
believes that it’s because of his inability to emote that has caused this
cancels work for the
Jaehee’s used to it
his father isn’t
“father I understand you’re upset, but MC is hurt and I think it’s
my fault. until I can guarantee that she doesn’t have those…toxic lies in her
head, my only task will be to stay by their side.”
the two of you spend his entire break in bed
while he cuddles you
he caresses a different part of your body
coming up with a different story about what he loves about it in
he makes you look in the mirror and thank yourself for existing
“repeat after me MC: thank you for being so strong even after I’ve
weakened you so many times.”
feels like this is God’s revenge for the time he said all those
hurtful things to you
he has work deadlines
so he works triple time to make sure he can give you his undivided
his grand solution to make you feel better?
asks you to list off all the things you love about him
this can’t get any worse, you think to yourself
so you list off so many things about him that make you smile so wide
“wow. jagiya~ that’s definitely a list.”
“now I will do the same…”
his list goes on for hours
but each thing he says about you is unique
cos he notes them down on you with sharpie
“this is the anatomy of the person I love. their eyes hold so much
of the universe, I don’t think I need to go to the space station. their lips
are the residence of such wise words. their arms are the safest place in the
universe. but their heart is my favourite bit. it holds so much love and I’m
never tired of refilling it.”
this is déjà vu
the first person he loved didn’t know how to love themselves
so he’s determined to make sure not to make the same mistake with
the last person he loves
knowing that he can’t just kiss the bad thoughts away
he makes a list of all the things that make him happy
when he’s completed it, he gives it to you
the first few pages are simply favourite foods, his hobbies, fondest
and then the rest of it
is dedicated to you
from your confused morning face
to your glistening eyes as you stare at food
to how tightly you hug him
the last one is his selfie
the caption reads
“this is my favourite expression~ this was the first time I thought
about how much you loved and supported me when I thought that the rest of my
existence would be a cavern of despair. hopefully soon you can put a matching
one right next to mine.”
he gets genuinely upset at you
“what did I do wrong?” he yells
that just makes you feel worse
you believe you have absolutely no reason to feel like this
your face becomes devoid of emotion as you try to separate yourself
from the conflict
when he registers that he’s done a bad thing
he doesn’t know exactly how to alleviate your pain
but gosh darnit
he’s willing to do anything to reciprocate the love you’ve shown him
so he puts on some relaxing jazz music
and asks for you dance with him
(learnt that one from seven)
as you sway in each other’s arms
he whispers the words ‘I love you’
“you still love me, even after all the shit I’ve done to you. MC…you
must be an angel to be able to hold that much love for me. don’t forget to save
some room for yourself too.”
Sooooo, maybe you’re stuck for people to watch or you don’t think these people get the recognition they deserve, etc. Basically this is so fucking amazing people who need more subscribers because they’re amazing. (and yes, this includes some hella ironic gifs)
This lady is an extremely opinionated youtube who doesn’t give up on her goal to change the world. Not only is she an amazing inspiration, she is hugely witty and is just adorable. She is also a strong representative of the youtube LGBTQA+ community. Her channel is funny, informative and can address some serious issues. All the more to love her (and her magnificent fiancé Grace).
Definitely one of my favourite youtubers. Evan, is basically a dad. Dad jokes, dad dancing, dad everything. His channel mainly runs on puns because he truly is the queen of puns. Also take note he is super relatable. Being zalfie, fall out boy, phan, twenty one pilot (as well as many others) trash isn’t easy. His personality is very heart warming, witty and intelligent. His social media layouts are v aesthetically pleasing js, I’d also like to thank him on encouraging me to be open on my demi-sexuality and how he has shone light on asexuality. Seriously though, subscribe to this meme.
Dodie is my favourite female youtube and there has never been a time she has not brightened my day. Her main channel videos mainly consist of her own creative talent with music and covers. Her videos are the reason the word aesthetic exists okay? Her second channel is her way of expressing the actual Dodie Clark. Either way, you’ll rather laugh, cry or smile with her on her journey. She is the person i recommend her to everyone. Her personality is very deep, funny, silly and damn adorable. She is a serious role model and you’ll fall in love with her instantly.
Lucy is a wonderful soul that everyone should be aware that it exists. Lucy’s channel ranges but all-in-all its a beautiful channel. With her dreamy voice, adventures, wild mind and beautiful videos, you will get lost in her videos. Her content is always nice to see and once again will please all the aesthetic needs.
So you get memes, jesus, some kind of drug, gay (so much gay), anti gender roles, naked people and pink hair dye and stick them in a blender, what do you get? You’ll get Amanda. I promise you now, you will most likely piss yourself laughing at one of their videos. They are so funny and expressive and literally gives zero fuck on what others think about them. Amanda’s channel is true art and I don’t think I can put it into words to describe their content. So just check it out.
Probably the most adorable person on the internet. She is so talented and artistic and just yes with everything she does. Jamie is a disney fanatic and loves animals. Her personality is really sweet and very very rarely has a video that isn’t sweet and just lovely to watch.
Savannah is the ultimate feminist icon. She’s extremely opinionated and won’t fret to educate you on serious subjects. Her voice resonated with her audience and she is a true inspiration. Beware, as you will probably leave her channel with an existential crisis.
That’s about everyone I can think of from the top of my head, if you have anymore people you’d like me to add please message me to recommend them <3
(also, a massive thank you to all of these amazing people I have talked about. You are a reason that I smile everyday xx)
So, I got to the stadium at about 3:45, found my Queensland
Swiftie squad and got all our cute photos. Waited for gates to open at 5 and
made our way to the Taylor Nation booth. I was there with my gals just helping
out like we did in Sydney until after Vance finished. Ali was an absolute babe
as usual and so ridiculously sweet. I decided to head down to my seat a little
bit before Tay came on so I could go find my girls Dani @theaustralianswiftie and Meagan @innocehnt AFTER THEY
MET TAY (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). I also went and found Jess and a few other
CONCERT TIME. I knew when she was coming on how many songs I
had etc. etc. lost my mind at Feel So Close… my cousin was SO concerned. Now
here’s the catch, I had told myself I would not touch my phone at ALL this
concert. I was going to put it away and not touch it until the end. So I put my
phone away and it wasn’t until around I Know Places where I had this weird
feeling like I needed to check my phone. So I grabbed it out quickly and
checked Twitter, Ali had messaged me on Twitter from the TN Twitter (HEART
ATTACK I TELL YA), but she was just asking if any of us had left a merch bag at
the TN booth. So I responded and said I would ask the girls. A song or two
later I checked my Twitter again during a little pause and saw she had messaged
me AGAIN, this time she had asked where I was sitting. THIS IS WHEN I STARTED
FREAKING. I didn’t want to think anything of it, but I had no idea why she
would be asking, maybe she just want to come dance with me? NO IDEA, but I was
getting jittery! I responded straight away with where I was sitting and just
kept going on with enjoying the concert and dancing my little butt off.
So then Taylor started singing Love Story. I love the new
version so I was very much enjoying myself, and then Steph came up to me. She
asked me if I was Lauren and suddenly I felt like my legs were about to give
in. She asked me who I was with and I said I was there with my cousin and then
Mik @redlipclassicstyles and Monique who were sitting right behind us. She paused and then looked at
me and goes “Taylor wants to meet you after the show” COMMENCE THE HOLY FUCKING
SHIT MOMENT. I honestly couldn’t believe that I heard those words, I never
imagined I would be randomly picked for Loft, let alone have Taylor
specifically request to meet me herself. Steph gave me the wrist band and the
Loft pass, but only gave them to me. She told me where to meet at the end of
the show and then left, which is when I BROKE THE FUCK DOWN. I started crying
and shaking. I essentially fell to the floor. I was meeting Taylor. Taylor
wanted to meet me. This one thing I had wanted for 7 years was actually
happening. I text Hope, Lou and Darby, as well as my Santa and Squash Squads,
but HECK NO WERE THEY TELLING ANYONE I was going to keep completely quiet about
it publicly. Then basically everything was a blur and all I remember is dancing
my little heart out as well as just randomly falling to the floor every now and
then. So then a little later, Steph came back. She was asking me about Laura @taylorsno1fan
and where she was so we looked on my phone at her tumblr to try and figure it
out, and once we got a better idea of where she was she looks at me and says
that my cousin Chelsea, Mikaela and Monique were going to come to Loft as well.
I don’t think my heart has ever felt so happy. Seeing Mik and Monique get Loft
made me SO FLIPPING DANG HAPPY I CANNOT EXPLAIN IT. The fact that they could
come with me makes me want to cry right now, that’s all that I can say. I know
how much it means to them, and I’m so glad they got to come.
So then it got to Wildest Dreams/Enchanted and I decided I
really needed to pee because I really didn’t want to be worrying about peeing
when I met Taylor Alison Swift. I ran to the bathroom and on my way found Meagan,
showed her the pass and hugged and freaked out. Touched myself up a lil bit in
the bathroom, found Hope @hopeyswift and the three littles, ran back down when Shake It Off
started and found Dani. Hugged and freaked out, you know, the normal. So I got
back to my seat and I wasn’t really sure if I was still alive but apparently I
was. When she finished lets just say while we were making our way to the section I had
approximately 5000 panic attacks. Lou @tinylou-13, the angel, gave me some paper, a sharpie
and her camera. We sat down in the section with the other Loft people and it
was so good to see Yasmina @yassyy from the Queensland Swifties there too!!!! THREE OF
US GOT IN, WHAT!? So we waited there and then eventually Steph lead us backstage to Loft.
It wasn’t what I expected and I unfortunately couldn’t eat
anything because #vegan but I appreciated the white brick wall backdrops (A+
Tay). We chilled for a little bit and then Erica came out and told everyone to
line up. I decided to go separately from my cousin so we could get individual
photos, so I grabbed the camera and my paper and sharpie and got third in line.
The first few went through and then it was me. I could see Mik and Monique
talking to her and say goodbye through the sheet and holy shit she looked so
good. Then it was my turn.
So Erica opened the sheet and I walked in and went straight
into a beautiful Swift hug. As I walked in she very enthusiastically yelled
HEEEEEYYYYY at me, we hugged and then she goes “EVERYONE LOOK AT THESE PANTS”
and then made everyone in the little room look at my butt. She said she saw
them on tumblr, that it made her laugh, she loved them and needed to find me. We
talked about how I did it because we low key ran out of tassel, but she said
she just thought it was a “creative decision” so I was like, “well I mean, I
can just say it was”. We kept talking about the costumes and I talked about how
I came with Hope and the three girls dressed in the same outfit as me, and that
she met Hope in Nashville on Red tour and she was sorry she couldn’t eat her
cookie. I then thanked her for using my video in pre-show on tour and she goes “OH
MY GOODDD YES” and I was all, yeah the Wonderland dance one, and she goes “YES
oh my god it’s been playing all over, did you see it today?!” I told her I didn’t
see it there but saw it in Sydney. She goes “oh well as long as you saw it!!”
and I said thank you again and that it meant a lot to me. She then noticed the
paper and sharpie in my hand and was all “I see this, what’s going on here?”
and I asked her if she could possibly write out two lyrics for me, one from
Wonderland and one from Our Song, any lyric that you want. She grabbed the
sharpie and opened the paper, turned to the side a little and started going
through the lyrics of Wonderland and Our Song. She took her time and kept
saying that it was difficult and that there were so many good lyrics (like, duh
Taylor, YOU WROTE THEM). She wrote down my Wonderland one and then wrote down
the Our Song one for Hope. Then she goes, “okay let’s get two photos because I
need to get one with these pants and a nice one too. Okay, a nice hugging one
first?” so I hugged her and she put her cheek on my head and I died. Then she
goes, “now one with the pants okay, like a sassy one.” So I turned around and
we did the pose and I was so happy in that dang moment. They got the photo and
afterwards she giggled a little and goes “this is great”. I said thank you so
much again and hugged her again, she pulled me in and said “love you buddy”
really softly to me (I felt like I was hit by a fucking truck I couldn’t even
respond with I love you too I was in shock like the way she said it holy shit
nope I CANNOT). So then I quickly mention how the music that was playing was
great and that I was jamming to Fifth Harmony and then as I was walking out I
looked back and was all I LOVE YOUUU with my arm out and she smiled really big
and I almost forgot my camera, but bless the guy for tapping me while I was in
my shocked state and handing it to me. I went back in to grab my stuff and
waited for my cousin Chelsea.
I realised as soon as I left that I forgot to ask her the
one thing I have wanted to know for approximately 5 years, WHAT IS HER
FAVOURITE HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL MOVIE?!? I cannot believe I flippin FORGOT, but
that’s okay, I will find out one day. ONE DAY TAYLOR, ONE DAY I WILL KNOW YOUR
FAVOURITE HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL MOVIE. So basically after that we left and I
found my gals and sat down and had some water and showed them the photos and
died inside. All in all, I still cannot physically believe I actually met
Taylor. I cannot believe SHE WANTED TO MEET ME. I find it utterly HILARIOUS
that she didn’t even want to meet me because of my video, and that she wanted
to meet me because of those dang pants. So when I went in she knew who I was, I
was the girl with the pants that said “Taylor Swift owns this ass” not the
DAHN-SING girl, not the girl who’s video plays pre-show, the girl with the
pants.. at least until I reminded her. But either way, she wanted to meet me,
and whether it was because she liked my video or just because my pants made her
laugh, I cannot ever express just how thankful I am for getting this
Taylor, thank you for everything. Thank you for introducing
me to some of the absolute best friends I have ever had. Thank you for being my
rock and for keeping me holding on when I need that little bit of strength.
Thank you for making my friends happy, their smiles keep my heart warm. Thank
you for being you, and truly you. Thank you for helping me kick my anxiety in
the butt and let me make the friends I really needed this year. Thank you for
last night and thank you for existing, that is all I can say.
Hello! For the video game ask post could you please do Portal
One of my all-time favourite games? YOU BET!!!
never played | want to play | terrible | boring | okay | good | beyond great | a favorite
I love both of them - but let’s be real, nothing will ever beat the first Portal. It’s pretty much the best puzzle game of all time, isn’t it? (it is) I used to speed-run it like crazy, and after 30 something playthroughs back-to-back it still managed to be engaging, challenging, and insanely fun every time. I actually just re-installed it a few days ago, to see if I still have it in me (I think best PC time was 24-something minutes, best console time, 29).
Some things got run into the ground faster than you could blink, but cake and companion cube aside, it was still incredibly fucking funny, super dark, and just so damn clever. I still drop non-cake related references all the time, and people actually get them and it’s awesome. Bonus points for Valve letting Mike Patton loose at a mic. Minus points for lies: I have the portal gun replica and I wasn’t wiped from existence when I looked at the operational end of the device.
HOLD YOUR BREATH - MAKE A WISH - COUNT TO THREE - Okay but this is honestly one of my favourite videos ever. If you ever feel upset or something listen to this, it kinda helped me so I hope it’ll help u too. #bts #vine #btsvine