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Spam Me Some Kpop

Send me a number and I’ll tell you:

  1. What’s my favorite Girl Group song as of now?
  2. What’s my favorite Boy Group song as of now?
  3. What’s my favorite MV as of now?
  4. What’s my favorite dance to a Kpop song as of now?
  5. Who’s my (group name) bias?
  6. Who’s my favorite solo artist?
  7. Do I own any merchandise? If yes, what is it?
  8. Do I know any Kpop song lyrics off by heart? If yes, what is it?
  9. What are my top 3 Kdramas as of now?
  10. What is my favorite (group name) photoshoot as of now?
  11. What weird things do I sometimes to do when seeing my bias?
  12. What is my OTP?
  13. Have I ever been to Korea?
  14. Do I have a friend/partner who’s into Kpop/Korea?
  15. Did I ever call something by an idol’s name?
  16. Do I keep my love to Kpop/Korea to myself or do I share it with others?
  17. Would I want to live in Korea? Why? OR Do I live in Korea? How is it?
  18. Have I had a dream about something Kpop related? If yes, what was it?
  19. Do I watch any Korea-related Youtubers? Who are they?
  20. Did I ever regret getting into Kpop/Korea? Why?

anonymous asked:

What are top 5 things you wish korea didn't have/do/government or society would fix etc?

  • i mean a bunch of ridic laws were passed recently such as the kim youngran law and the gsomia treaty so i hope with our new president (also @all koreans living abroad pls vote for moon jaein for president thanks) things will change and get better aka stop being china’s and japan’s fucking doormat lmao
  • we’re slowly progressing but there’s just still so many people who doesn’t get the concept of gender equality and you’re accused of being a 매갈 right away if you try to talk about it 
  • get rid of ilbe 
  • this is a personal thing but i feel like a lot of young koreans feel this way too but so many older women/old ppl in general (like idk 45+) are so damn nasty and rude lmfao they’re so nosy and petty they can’t bear seeing other people doing better than them so they’ll say and do rly passive aggressive shit to make you feel bad about yourself lmfao not to mention old korean men are fucking disgusting they’ll stare at your legs if you stand near them on trains and buses like they dont give a fuck if they know that you know that they’re undressing u with their eyes. like there’s no way of fixing this tho i’m just waiting for all of them to die out. 
  • this is also a personal thing and i’m guilty of this myself too and i guess business wise it’s a good thing but like…koreans tend to be very self conscious and wary? about what others would think so unless something is trending they’re kind of, um, afraid to do it? like there’s this joke that goes “i hope gdragon starts doing/wearing ____ so it can be a trend so i can finally do it in public without being embarrassed” 

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↳ Seulgi and Irene are the top recruits for the Spy Initiative in Korea. Coincidentally, they also happen to loathe each other, and constantly feel the need to top the other. Together, they’re assigned on a mission to capture the vigilante, but it seems like that’s not the only thing that they capture— since they’ve managed to capture each other’s hearts as well.

“i’m supposed to hate you, but why do i suddenly have this crippling fear of losing you along the way?”

Commitment (TOP Scenario) - Part 1

Sequel to Instagram

It’s finally here! ^^ I’m excited to continue this story, since I loved working on it so much. Hope you’ll like it and enjoy~

Summary: Moving to Korea definitely wasn’t something you regretted doing. What does life have in store for you now?

[Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5] [Part 6] [Part 7] [Part 8] [Part 9] [Part 10] [Part 11 - Coming Soon Series on hiatus]

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“I started out studying design in middle school. The actual design work I did after graduation was quite different from what I thought it would be, and it was boring because I had been learning it for so long. Plus, on top of that, my boss personally made things hard on me.”
“So what did you do?”
“I quit my design company. Then, because I needed to pay rent right away, I started doing sales at a department store. My pride was hurt a lot. Honestly I didn’t like putting aside my dream of being a designer. Not to mention that I had studied design for a long time. While people still think designers are cool, they look down on salesmen a bit, so my parents were quite disappointed. At first I was wondering whether I should keep doing the sales job. But when I was doing design work every single day was painfully hard, and I was busy the entire time, whereas the more I worked in sales the more I liked it. I didn’t realize the amount of effort involved in sales, or the will that I would have to do well.I was studying even more than when I was a student. At that time as I was thinking sales suited me well, I guess I had a gut feeling saying, ‘I shouldn’t be so picky.’ I think it was most difficult for me to admit that only when not so choosy can I figure out the thing I’m good at and the thing I want to do; I was stumbling between them.”

“원래 중학교 때부터 디자인 공부를 했는데 막상 디자인 일을 해보니까 생각했던 것하고 다르기도 하고, 너무 오래 배워서 지겹기도 하더라구요. 게다가 상사가 사적으로 저를 너무 괴롭혔어요.”

“그래서 어떻게 했어요?”
“디자인 회사를 그만 뒀어요. 그리곤 당장 월세를 벌어야하니까 판매직으로 백화점에 들어갔어요. 자존심이 너무 상했죠. 사실은 디자이너의 꿈을 내려놓기 싫었거든요. 아무래도 제가 워낙 오래 디자인을 배우기도 했고, 아직은 디자이너는 멋지게 봐도 뭔가를 판매한다고 하면 살짝 안 좋게 보는 편견이 남아있어서 그때 부모님도 많이 실망하셨어요. 그래서 처음엔 이 일을 계속해야하나 갈등을 되게 많이 했어요. 근데 디자인 일을 할 때는 맨날 하루하루가 괴롭고 시간가기 바빴는데 판매 일을 해보니까 하면 할 수록 이 일이 좋더라구요. 저도 모르게 노력을 하고, 잘 하고 싶고, 학생 때보다 더 열심히 공부를 하고 있더라구요. 그 때 저한테 이 일이 잘 맞는다고 생각이 들면서 ‘아.. 내가 고집을 버려야겠구나’하고 몸으로 느꼈던 것 같아요. 고집을 버려야지 알 수 있지만, 저는 그걸 인정하기가 제일 어려웠던 것 같아요. 잘 하는 일과 하고 싶은 일..그 사이에서요.”

Yoosung the nerd~

Yoooo…..this has been bothering me for days, but Cheritz doesn’t just do things randomly.

So Yoosung goes to SKY university right? Okay, so, when high school students in Korea are taking the CSAT exam (수능) they’re told to aim for the ‘SKY’ aka, 

Seoul Uni 
Korea Uni 
and Yonsei Uni

The name of his uni is a combination of the top three universities in Korea. I mean it makes sense since he was top of his class, he probably even got a perfect CSAT score.

But seriously damn Cheritz. I see you~

Why are some Knetizens complaining about what Sulli posts on her IG? It’s her IG, she can do whatever the hell she wants. Her updating her IG every so often doesn’t make her an attention whore. By that logic, those Knetizens are attention whores themselves if they update their IG regularly like her. The only thing wrong here is that they’re attacking a girl for even using her own social media channel. If they don’t like it, they can just unfollow her. They’re also hypocritical for criticizing her for drinking when Korea is named one of the top drinking cultures in the world.

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I just don’t see things the way they do. I don’t see how a dev that makes such wonderful things could be bad.

Watch LCK
Isn’t it neat?
Wouldn’t you think my home league is elite?
Wouldn’t you think I’m the guy
The guy who has everything?

Watch LCK
Great games unfold
How many top pros can one region hold?
Live in Korea you’d think
Sure, he’s got everything

I’ve cast blind pick and gauntlets aplenty
I’ve cast Pray’s plays and KT’s back doors
You want #ThingsFakerDoes?
I’ve cast twenty
But who cares?
No big deal
I want more

I want to be where the players are
I want to see
Want to see ‘em gankin’
Talkin’ some trash on those
(Whad’ya call ‘em?) oh - Tweets
Vloggin’ your ban you don’t get too far
Cash is required for freelance castin’
Refusin’ to suck on Marc’s
(How should I say it?) teats

Up where they talk
Up where they shout
Up where they watch the fans all come out
Inviteless me
Wish I could be
Part of this Worlds

What would I give
If I could live
Without these masters?
Why won’t they pay
So I can stay
Free and unbanned?
Blizz on one hand
They understand
Bet they don’t reprimand their casters
Talent’s dreamin’
Of their streamin’
Buildin’ a brand

I’m ready to show what the fans don’t know
Answer their questions
And drop some knowledge
What’s Deathfire and why does it
(What’s the word?) burn?

When I return
I would adore
Just to ignore our war from before
Can’t we agree?
Wish I could be
Part of this Worlds

I was surprised at how many people on tumblr thought that Taeyeon somehow had to do with Jessica’s getting kicked out– in Korea, that would never count as a possible situation. In fact, a lot of my friends in Korea even scoffed when I told them about this opinion.  Koreans know that even if you are a member of a top girl group in the kpop industry, you have little to no power. TBH, the Kpop celebrities we all love are merely dolls in the scheme of things-they look pretty and people dress them up and tell them how to dance and sing-and that describes the power they have over things. The songs they sing, their album concepts, etc. They’re all choices that SM makes, not them. Don’t tell me that an individual member who isn’t even SNSD’s leader (Taeyeon is officially not the leader of SNSD since 2007-it was her gesture of bringing equality to all members) somehow had the power to kick someone else out. Koreans know that it’s impossible. Also, every member was disappointed that Jessica was not concentrating on her work as an SNSD member, not only Taeyeon.

I think this opinion of Taeyeon kicking Jessica out is only popular among overseas fans- i never met a Korean who thought this opinion was valid.

GOT7’s Jackson Explains His Top 3 Biggest Culture Shocks in Korea

GOT7 members Yugyeom and Youngjae recently made an appearance alongside fellow group member Jackson on “Quiz to Change the World” to discuss the topic of Korean culture.

On the March 7 broadcast of MBC’s variety talk show “Quiz to Change the World,” Jackson was one of the main guests on the show’s ‘lonely people’ special.

During the episode, Yugyeom and Youngjae joined Jackson in a brief video clip in which Jackson said to Yugyeom, “Don’t you know the things that I couldn’t understand about the culture when I first came to Korea?”

The three of them then started to talk about Jackson’s top three biggest culture shock experiences in Korea, starting out with food: “Why do people always have to eat ‘danmuji’ (pickled radish) with ‘jajangmyeon’ (black bean sauce noodles)? I don’t understand.”

The second one was related to a greeting that literally translates to ‘you went through a lot of trouble.’ Jackson explained, “In Hong Kong, they just say ‘good job’ after a program finishes.”

The last culture shock he introduced was a compliment about a physical feature: “In China, saying that someone’s head or face looks small is a tease. I couldn’t understand how having a small head could be a compliment [when I first came to Korea].”

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The two of you come to stand under a mistletoe (BigBang)

So in the spirit of Christmas happening very soon (can you believe that 2015 went by so fast?) I thought that this would be a nice thing to do. I might also do one of these for SHINee (if you guys want me to, of course). For now just enjoy this little thing.


Seunghyun (T.O.P)

It was near Christmas eve when the two of you would walk around town, just enjoying the cold weather and eachother really. It was after the two of you entered a little caffé that the two of you came to stand under a mistletoe though. The caffé was full of people but even than the long T.O.P would come down to kiss your lips softly, whispering a little “I love you Yagiah” soon after it.

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Youngbae (Taeyang)

After you picked him up from practice and the two of you were ready to leave the YG-building you noticed the mistletoe hanging from the entrance of the building, of which you swear it wasn’t there when you had entered just a half an hour ago. You would look over to Taeyang, who wouldn’t had have even noticed it yet. So, you kissed him instead. When he gave you a confused look once you let go of his lips you just pointed at the mistletoe. He would smile and kiss you again. “If we are going to do this at least let us do it properly”

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Jiyong (G-Dragon) Of the two of you, Jiyong would be the first to notice the Mistletoe hanging from the ceiling in the building the two of you were hanging out in, though the two of you weren’t standing completely under it yet. So he made it his mission to get you under it, just so he had a reason to kiss you once more. You would think that he was acting a little weird, but did what he asked and moved over to the right just a little, getting a kiss not much later. When you opened your eyes again you found a smirking Jiyong in front of you. “God, you’re so adorable when you look so confused Yagi” 

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Daesung 

Daesung and you would see the mistletoe on the same time, but as you were out with the other band members you didn’t want to bother Dae, knowing that you would get many kisses and cuddles when the two of you got home anyways, so you wanted to walk away from the mistletoe. Daesung had other plans though as he pulled you too him before you could walk away, and kissed you sweetly on the lips. Nothing much, just sweet and lovingly as you were used to from Daesung. Leaving you blushing about it every single time. “You didn’t think you would get away from the mistletoe without getting a kiss right?” He would  ask, ruffling your hair after that.

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Seunghyun (Seungri)

it would be late in the afternoon when you would have come back from getting the last things for Christmas dinner. Christmas was literally right around the corner and just like every year you would make a big dinner for friends and family. Though, you did almost drop the bags when you saw the amount of mistletoes hanging from the ceiling. They were all over the place. “Ri?” Seungri would come walking out of the living room when he heard you call his name. “Yes Yagi?” “Why are there so many mistletoes all over our apartment?” He would smirk while walking over to you. “You know the legend right? Every time two people stand under one they have to kiss.. Now I have a reason to kiss you whenever I can” You rolled your eyes. “You’re so cheesy” “Only for you Yagi” He would say before kissing you. “you are lucky that I love you” “I know Yagi, I know”

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Questions I would ask Shinhwa

We all know that interviewers ask the same boring questions over and over. Here are some things I would like to ask my OT6:

  • If you could send a note to yourself the year before debut, what would you tell that boy?
  • The music industry in South Korea is continually evolving. What changes do you think are the most positive and what do you think still needs work?
  • Is there a genre a music that you would like to explore as a group or solo that you haven’t yet?
  • What are the top ten most played songs on your phone?
  • What artists would you love to see have a comeback?
  • What is your favorite part of producing a new album?
  • What’s your favorite part of being a celebrity? What do you dislike most about being an idol?