yonsei university

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HI GUYS. I just uploaded a day in my life. It would mean a lot to me if you could like and comment <3 I hope you guys enjoyed it and I had a lot of fun making this 

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As a lot of you guys already know, I am currently studying abroad in South Korea and I received a lot of questions about the dorms at Korean Universities so here it is! It would mean a lot to me if you could like comment and subscribe. Thank you loves <3

DID YOU KNOW?

that “N.O” stands for both the word “no” and is the acronym for “No Offense.”

and the mv looks like its from some kind of dystopian world where anything and everything they do gets controlled like

Who is the one who made us into studying machines?
They classify us to either
Being number one or dropping out
They trap us in borders, the adults
There’s no choice but to consent
Even if we think simply,
It’s the survival of the fittest
Who do you think is the one who makes us step
On even our close friends to climb up? What?

suga’s lines make me think about south korea’s culture of educational masochism, and how its normal there for even young children to work from early morning until late at night, and often at weekends too, to get into the best university they can and eventually secure a well-paying job. the pressure is intense, and the routine relentless - for years on end. in seoul, legions of students who fail to get into top universities spend the entire year after high school attending hagwons, which are after-hours tutoring academies, to improve their scores on university admissions exams. and these hagwons are no joke, they can last until early mornings for students as early as elementary school kids :0

which brings me to my next point. i think its very clever that rapmon starts the song with 

A good house,
A good car,
Will these things bring happiness?
In Seoul
To the SKY,
Will parents really be happy?

ppl may not know while SKY can mean the sky up above us, its also said to be the acronym for the three most prestigious universities there– seoul university, korea university and yonsei university. they’re very hard to get admitted, and the competition is insane, just

and its no wonder why even with south korea being the world’s 12th largest economy at least according to forbes, a place where you can surf the internet on the underground, dance the night away in a salsa club, and buy a decent americano on your way to work. and yet, as i quote, “people here seem less happy than during the years of hardship after the korean war.” their high suicide rate seems to reflects this. 

and like how rapmon further laments, how can they?

The grown-ups confess
That we have it so easy
They say that we are happier than our portion
Then how do you explain my unhappiness?
There’s no conversation topics beside studying
Outside, there are so many kids like me,
Living the life of a puppet
Who will take responsibility?

cos thats how they’ve rolled for centuries..

which is why i applaud bangtan and its whole production for highlighting this issue and in a way letting ppl know of its atrocity, and that gives a lot of consolation for ppl like me, for students like us, and i like how their message isnt really about being rebellious and going against the authority, they’re not even questioning the importance of education, cos it is. 

just take the title for what it is, no offense– but

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My first Korea mini vlog is up! Check it out if you want, please like ~

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I just have to post pictures of Yonsei University’s main library. It is just amazing and puts every library I’ve studied in to shame. And mind you I’ve been in some pretty top notch libs. Anywhoo, the building was funded by goliath Samsung, so everything is reflective-so-your-eyes-hurt shiny and touch screens are everywhere once you tap in. The set up is genius, really. Information right when you walk in, social gathering areas a little further, study areas with tables and single desks that allow for chatting and group study. And a row of great little cylindrical translucent glass pods that hold small conference areas. Basically, the library is a spaceship. Designed like one too. Further off to the side past a few doors, there are deadly silent study areas. The 8 floors are connected by insanely scary glass elevators that zoom up and down along cables (seriously it’s best not to look). The top floor houses a cafe and rooftop! We decided unanimously that living in the library wouldn’t be so bad. 

Brother’s Best Friend (M)

Jaehyun x Reader (feat. Johnny)

Word Count: 3.6k

Genre: Smut, Slight angst

A/N: My first published smut ayy.. I was stuck on this for a while but last night lordt I just went on one and finished it at like 4am lmao… Ty to my FLOwer (@nctreacting) for helping me out with this 💕

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