Tuesday, April 19, 2016

10 Things Only Kpop Fans Will Understand

Dress: Jill Stuart | Shoes: Ted Baker | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff 
Lips: Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart

It is no secret that Kpop has invaded the world (unless you live under a rock). Kpop has become omnipresent that it is so hard to run away from it. It has become the theme song of your favorite show, it is played in malls, as background music to movies, and so much more. They have taken over not just the world but also our lives.

As an avid Kpop fan sometimes it is difficult to deal with people who just don't understand or don't ever want to understand. Music is the universal language and no matter the language spoken, people can relate and understand (so saying you don't understand Korean that's why Kpop is lame is moot). And there are certain things only us, Kpop fans, will understand:

1. Your bias changes all the time because there are so many bias-wreckers in the group (or everyone is a bias-wrecker) – you may like one particular member initially maybe because of his good looks or superb talent but once you are sucked in, you start to like another member and another and another until you can no longer decide who you like the most.
2. You spend hours on YouTube searching for fancams and backstage footage of concerts, music shows, MV filming, etc. – sometimes I just watch one fancam video because I am curious as to what happened backstage. And then YouTube will suggest another video related to the video I just finished watching which seems interesting. And after that another video is suggested. Needless to say, YouTube suggestions ruined my life.
3. You countdown the days, hours, minutes, seconds ‘til your bias group makes a comeback and then you hit the play button a gazillion times – the hype is just too unbearable. When they start releasing teasers and posters the excitement is too much that you countdown the days until it is finally released.
4. You have very dark under eye circles when you go to school/work the following day after the comeback video was released because you were up all night replaying the song – and when it is finally released you can’t stop hitting the play button for hours until you can no longer open your eyes.
5. Your phone/mp3/Spotify player is filled with Kpop songs and you listen to Kpop 24/7 – you can’t stop listening to Kpop that all music media you have is filled with your favorites.
6. You argue with non-kpop fans that kpop is the best thing that happened to this world – because non-fans can’t seem to understand your fascination and your obsession, you argue with them almost all the time. Why can’t they just leave you alone?
7. You have so many ships in a group and with other groups from the same company (or rival company) – you can’t help it, they look so good with everyone in the group or with someone from another group. You have so many ships; some have sailed and some have sunk.
8. You curse your slow internet connection because you can’t binge watch your group’s MV’s and other videos continuously – the main enemy of every Kpop fan is the internet connection. If you also live in a developing country with slower than a turtle internet speed, it is frustrating when your favorite group releases a new video or just when you want to watch any Kpop (or Kpop-related video). It is heaven whenever I am abroad because I can watch as many Kpop videos as I want without the usual buffering interruption.
9. You save all your allowance (or salary) for concerts, albums, posters and other merchandise – I haven’t been sucked into this yet but other Kpop fans I know are also collectors. It’s like they have an endless supply of money to spend on kpop merchandise and concerts.
10. Your main purpose for going (or wanting to go) to South Korea is to stalk your favorite groups – as much as we love South Korea, some of us go there only because they want to stalk their favorite groups or favorite members. Getting to know their culture and enjoying attractions only come as secondary.

Kpop is a genre that may hard to accept for some people because of the language but you have to admit that it is slowly making its way into mainstream. I love Kpop and is not ashamed to admit. I will support this genre no matter what - even if only a few people understand what I go through because of this obsession. I hope more people appreciate the difference in language and just enjoy the good music (and visuals) Kpop brings.

Dress: Jill Stuart | Shoes: Ted Baker | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff 
Lips: Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart

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  1. Super cute look. I really love the bag. xx

  2. You look adorably pretty in this outfit! I would also love to visit South Korea.


  3. I don't watch Kpop but it is HUGE where I'm from, and I have many friends who are fans. So I hear them talk about Kpop a lot and all I can say is 'Oh, he's cute!' Haha! Love the outfit by the way, you look so cute in the dress <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

  4. I really love it the fancams. Right now I am expecting the comeback of BTS because I am an ARMY. I really love it A-pink and SNDS and I can spend hours watching their videos on youtube xD I really love it your blog!


  5. Gellie Ortiz AbogadoApril 21, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    First of all... That dress look super cute on you. And that bag!

    Second, I'm not a K-Pop fan. My sister on the other hand is a big J-Pop fan... But regardless, I do know how to appreciate K-Pop. There's something about their music and music videos that just draws you into watching and listening to them even without understanding what the song is about! Seriously! I remember eating at K-Pub one time and instead of conversing with my friends, I ended up watching the K-Pop music videos because they're just so cute! xD


  6. Great post dear! The pictures are beautiful! :)
    Have a wonderful day!
    XO Pisa ❤

  7. Sophia Morena BiffiApril 23, 2016 at 7:15 AM

    you look so lovely & romantic! The dress is really nice! kisses

  8. RariMoon✧・゜*April 24, 2016 at 2:19 AM

    This is so accurate!!! ♡

    Ohdearmilk ✧・゜*

  9. Hahaha! Thanks. I am kpop obsessed. :)

  10. Thank you! This instantly became my favorite dress.

  11. Thank you! Good on you! Some people just don't understand. Just because they can't understand the language doesn't mean you can't appreciate it. Kpop is very visual which is why I like it and the beat is always catchy! I can feel you about being with friends but when you see a kpop video you are drawn to it and you can't seem to get your eyes off it!

  12. Yes! Even if you are not a fan you can always appreciate a handsome idol. :)

  13. Thank you! South Korea is a beautiful country.

  14. Thank you! It is a lovely bag but very heavy.