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Ridiculous Assumptions Made About Kpop Fans

28 Jul

Firstly, I must apologise for not writing a post in so long; the next paragraph will explain.

So it’s finally time to write another post. You know why? Because I’m angry. I’m angry at the narrow-minded people not just in other countries, but the people that I know personally. Now, I don’t want to disrespect anyone, but seriously I just don’t get how some people’s minds work.

I was actually planning on writing a post like this after reading a post by Angry Kpop Fan and finding that I had been through the exact same thing, being a kpop fan (you probably have too).

The problem is, once I’ve said I’m into K-pop, people (even your my own friends) assume things about me. Even things that I have never said and have never insinuated in the slightest. And to be very honest, it really pisses me off.

The most common, assumation made about me by my friends and my parents is that I don’t just love kpop, but I absolutely love Korean men. Da Heck! Seriously, let’s take a moment right here. How? How did you ever come to that conclusion. I just don’t understand. I mean, in my personal experience, my closest friends have all made the assumtion that I only like Korean men. One thinks that the only reason why I want to go to Korea is to meet a Korean man and settle down! (Ok. This actually makes me laugh). Other friends just assume that because I am a fan of Rain and think that he’s beautiful, it means that I want to marry him and have his babies! What?! Infact, my friends are so convinced that this is my one soul life desire that the subject of me marrying Rain cannot stay out of atleast one conversation that I have with them everyday! And frankly, it’s quite annoying; because FYI, despite me being a Rain fan that doesn’t even call herself a Cloud, I do not want to marry the man and have his babies. OK?

Infact, I want Rain to marry a nice beautiful woman of his dreams now, and have a daughter (because I know he wants one). He’s 30-years-old, so it’s about time (hopefully he’ll meet someone as soon as he gets out of the military). I would not be jealous when he does. I’m always reminding my friends that he’s 12 years older than me and such a huge star that I can never get that close to him to be able to marry him but they still go on.

The reason, that I finally came to write this point today, is that I started to became utterly angry at the assumptions that are made not just about me but about every other kpop fan. The  thing that really got me going today, was when I was watching some Olympic swimmers on the television with my parents, and then one of the commentators started talking about this Japanese swimmer that was apparently the next big thing in that area of the sport and was really famous in Japan. The commentator then mentioned that the Japanese swimmer (I can’t remember his name) has thousands of followers on twitter, proving his popularity. My mom then turned to me and said in the most patronising tone, “Are you following him as well?”

Me: Why would I do that?

Mom: Because he’s…

Me: *Seeing what she was getting at* Because he’s what?!

Mom: Because he’s Oriental.

Just straight out blunt like that, she just inferred that I would follow anyone on twitter just because they are Oriental, like I have some kind of socio-pathical fetish for Oriental people. And just like my friends, she had absolutely no evidence to think that of me, but she went ahead and thought it anyway. My own mother! WTH!

In that situation, I refrained from saying anymore, out of respect. On the inside I was FUMING, but I kept my mouth shut not wanting to create an argument. But if I had created an argument, I probably would have put my point across that I’m not the socio-path my mother thinks I am. If reality would go the way I would want it to, then I would charge into the room that my parents are in, and yell: I DO NOT HAVE AN OBSESSION WITH ORIENTAL PEOPLE!

I mean, what gets to me, is that I really do not know why they think this about me, because I have done nothing to make them think that way either. The things that I have  told them (because that’s all there is to tell them is that:

1: I listen to K-pop (I did not say Korean music*)

2: I watch Korean dramas

3: I have had Korean food (that’s just two meals, TWO MEALS, so it’s not like a regular thing)

4: I run a fanbase (didn’t tell them who it’s for, I don’t want them to find it) and a kpop blog.

That’s all there really is, plus I’m in to Korean culture. I mean, in all of my room I only have two kpop posters on my wall (EXO-M and EXO-K) and I only have a few physical kpop albums aswell. They don’t even think I’m obsessed with Kpop, my Mom thinks I’m obsessed with everything Asian (which is far from the truth) and my Dad thinks I like all things Korean.

Whilst we were watching the Olympic swimmers on TV, my Dad started to question me about if I’m interested in Korean sports people and I was: HELL NO. He knows I’m not interested in sport, so why would my head turn just because the sports people are representing Korea? My Dad even said I should probably do research on which South Koreans that are participating in the Olympics are likely to win gold medal this year! I was like: Why would I do that?

-_-

*It’s like, I said I like Kpop last year and then, my Dad sent me this video on YouTube of this random Korean man performing an American jazz song on a Korean music show. -_- I don’t know what you’re trying to do, Father; but if there is a song that a Korean man is singing, I will not just  like it because a Korean man is  singing it. OK?

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So just to set some things straight:

  • I am not only attracted to Korean men. Yes, after being immersed into the world of kpop, I am much more open-minded to the different people of the world and I am more attracted to Korean men because of this (maybe, I dunno why) but  that’s just it. I like men of many different racial backgrounds to point where race does not bother me, so I would prefer it if you do not assume I love Korean men only, because that’s not true.
  • I am not obsessed with Korean people. I’m not a socia-path with a strange fetish for all people of Korean descent. The other day, I played at a music event, where some Korean people were selling pot noodles. I did not get suddenly happy when I found they were Korean, infact, I was debating over whether or not I should practice my Korean skills on them or not lol. Don’t get me wrong, I love Korean people, all the Koreans that I have met were all so genuinly kind to me and didn’t seem to judge or anything, but you know, I don’t fangirl over every asian person that walks my way in the street.
  • I do not love all things to do with Korea, or to do with Asia. I am not into Anime (I actually am not into Japanese culture at all), I do want to go to a few Asian countries that interest me (i.e. Indonesia (Hello to my Indonesian readers :D), Hong Kong, Singapore (maybe), but Korea is still the promise land. And don’t get me wrong, I do not like all these Korean either. There are a few laws that really piss me off about Korea; mostly to do with sexual exploitation, child protection, and animal welfare. Even within kpop, it has come to my attention that there are many dodgy Entertainment companies operating just to sexually exploit young hopefuls that just want to became famous singers. It’s plain out wrong, even in the way some of the bigger companies treat their artists with killer schedules (T-ara). I am very well aware that there is a dark side to everything even kpop. Even though there are things I don’t like about South Korea, there are much more things that I do like which makes that country the ultimate promise land, like I said 😀 …Oh! And another thing, I am not interested in what’s going  on in sports even if it is Korea (I will support South Korea though because I want to do well, but sports generally isn’t something that interests me, except for some Tennis and Figure Skating ~that’s where Kim Yuna comes in.)
  • I do not want to be Asian, or Korean. I love the language, kpop, culture, food, and I did not grow up with a culture like this, or am descented from a country with such an interested culture but I am happy with who I am, and I would NOT change to be anything different! 😀

So there you go, if you read, all the way to the end, then I am very grateful to you for being interested in what I have to say about this. Ultimately, I do not get too annoyed most of the time at such assumptions made about me when I mention I like kpop. I believe it’s your choice to be offended at what someone says to you, and I choose not to be offended at such narrow-mindedness, but there’s one thing I want to ask YOU!

As a kpop fan, or even if you’re an Anime fan, have you ever had people assume things about you, based off of that? Like, do people automatically think that you’re only interested in Korean men? Or Korean girls? Or that you’re obsessed with Asia or Korea, or Japan? Please tell you in the comments below, or just tell me what you thought of this post. Did I entertain you? I sure hope I did, I do try my best. 🙂

Anyway, thanks for reading, it means a lot!

25 Jun

Oh My Gosh ~ EXO were featured in Inkigayo magazine and I just love the way that they described Kai!
“He makes eye contact with everyone in the audience on a regular basis and he doesn’t hesitate to express his affection with his cool and low voice that makes you want him to speak more… The best way to describe the charms of Kai is “undefinable”.”

jongini

EXO were featured in the June 2012 issue of Inkigayo magazine.

Check out Kai‘s part here…

Kai

Birthdate : 1994. 1. 14

Blood Type :  A

Psychic Powers : Teleportation

Position : Main Dancer

Speciality : Dance (ballet, jazz, hip hop, popping, locking)

How many singers are capable to give a dramatic feeling with their dance are there? There is no other word but “art” to use to describe the god-given aptitude Kai possesses. When he gets on stage, his unique dreamlike gaze gets wild, you can see a dark aura coming from him. Moreover, if you look at his appearance capable to make a puppet of his fans, you would think he and the maknae Sehun do ‘oppa cosplay’. Even with his pokerface that gives a strong impression and makes it impossible to know what’s inside of him, this man is surprisingly famous for his breathtaking fan service…

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My Bias List – part 3

14 Jun

My Bias List..

KPOP Terminology: “Bias”: the favourite group a kpop fan has or the favourite member of said group the kpop fan has 🙂

This is a concept that kpoppers get very excited when talking about it. The list of top favourite groups and their biases from those groups. This subject is something that I find very interesting when hearing about others’ bias lists and I always have fun sharing mine on the internet in some form. I’ve never done it in full though, so as someone who loves a wide spectrum of k-pop groups, my bias list is long but I will only explain my absolute top groups that I follow the most and love the most and get me excited the most! The rest I will include in a less detailed form.

My bias list will include my fav groups (from most favourite to least favourite); my bias in that group and my favourite song from that group.

So… here we go!

 #3: EXO

EXO tteona oneul bame!

Right now, I’m like completely and utterly obsessed with EXO. Like you would think that they’re #1 on my bias list becuase they have totally changed my life around. I was never even like this when I actually acted as a hardcore VIP, but from a further perspective, BIGBANG are still my further number one (even though I really don’t like their sudden change in style) and EXO come 3rd on my bias list probably because I still have a way so to go in growing with EXO. It is actually a fear that EXO really will become #1 someday. I actually do not want that to happen. But  if Big Bang venture away from what made me fall in love with them in the first place, then…

But ANYWAY! It’s time to talk about why I love EXO so much!

From that day back in January 2011, when SM released news about a new upcoming boy group with the code name ‘M1’ I knew that they were going to be HUGE! Just looking at how quickly SHINee rose to pure success, and then the whole timing of EXO, as the Hallyu wave was getting bigger and more wide spread, I just know that EXO were going to be even more successful in even less time than thier seniors SHINee.

We heard a bit more news from SM about this M1; the whole splitting to promote in China and Korea at the same time, I admit, I didn’t really like that idea, but I still know I was gonna support them because being trainees of SM, I knew EXO were gonna be amazing dancers and singers and just EPIC!

By the time SM released the very first teaser (Kai)… THAT WAS IT! I had been totally convinced that EXO were going to be the greatest group in HISTORY (pun intended)! I remember fangirling about how Kai must be the dancing machine of EXO and how totally looked like a more manly version of SHINee’s Taemin! And I LOVE Taemin; so it was just awesome!

 By the second teaser with Kai and Luhan, I was practically WORSHIPPING the group. The way the two of them danced in sync like that was just amazing. Then Tao came out with the third teaser. I thought he was some Kung Fu master being from China and all. I remember being so hyped up after that I was writing in my diary, that I’d put him up for a fight with Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan and he would win! Crazy, but Tao in that teaser, really impressed me.

Throughout the period where all the teasers were released I just completely fell in love with Kai and I remember everyone started to dislike him because he appeared in more teasers than everyone else. But I think that’s not right to be that way, even though some members like XiuMin, Chanyeol and Chen should’ve definitely had more teasers, most of the teasers were dancing and Kai is the dancing machine, so he obviously would appear in more. I don’t think SM was favouriting him like people said, afterall, ALL members of EXO are unbelievably BEAUTIFUL.

But anyway, moving away from the teasers and onto EXO as a fully established debuted group. All 12 members just seem like absolute perfection to me (even though Luhan seems a little evil sometimes…). All the pairings and shippings ~ GAH!!!! EXO are definitely an SM Entertainment group.

The music video for ‘MAMA’ was thr greatest music video in kpop HISTORY! Lol. I love how they all have super powers and their symbols that match their super powers. Their talent is even better than I though it would be, with the dancing and D.O. and Chen’s vocals. Even though I don’t understand what they are singing unless I look up the English translations, I can actually feel their singing and that is just an amazing ability to deliver such emotion through your singing like that. D.O. and Chen are definitely my favourite vocals in EXO.

EXO are GREAT!

EXO will be LEGENDS!

Favourite song: MAMA

“MAMA” *raises hand to the sky to imitate worshipping EXO.*

Lolol. This song. Man. This song is just EPIC! From the day it was performed at EXO’s showcase in Korea to this day, it has just not gotten old. Usually I would not be able to listen to a song everyday like that and not get  bored of it. There’s something about this song where you just love it more and more everyday. It’s very very different from other k-pop songs. It incorporates different genres and it talks about a serious issue about how we as humans have become towards one another. Usually k-pop songs are about love/crushes and it’s hard to find a really deep and meaningful song like this. Also, the fact that the song was composed by the legendary Yoo Young Jin makes it even better. For those who don’t know him by his name, he is just the greatest producer in the whole WORLD; he created the magic of many SM hits like ‘Sorry Sorry’ and many many more and is the creator of that famous SMP sound of SM Entertainment. I LOVE YOO YOUNG JIN ❤

On a side note, I remember when I first heard ‘MAMA’, it reminded me of Super Junior’s ‘Don’t Don’ :3 Lol. I really really love the song, I think it’s just an absolutely EPIC song for EXO to have debuted with. It’s sounds equally awesome in both Chinese and Korean.

Member Bias: Kai ♥♥♥♥

*sighs* My husband, Kai. That’s right ~ he’s mine! Lol!

I could really go on talking about Kai, but really… I’ve written a lot on the last two sections of this post, so I will purposefully make this one short. ^^First of all, isn’t he so beautiful. It didn’t take me long before I was totally obsessed with him. From the first teaser, I just thought he was really cute and looked like Taemin, very soon after that, his dancing and sexiness just made me fall in love, and then I saw how cute he was in his personality. He’s a completely different person to how he is on stage. He has so much charisma and is so intense when he gets in the zone to perform on stage and the way he plays with the fangirls. Then just normally, he’s just the cutest thing. The way he gets embarassed so easily.  From the showcases up until now, I feel like I’ve watched him grow along with the other members and it’s just awesome to take this journey with them all side by side as a devoted fan. I am really impressed with his dancing skills. The way he moves is like he’s just flowing and it’s like he’s one with the music when he dances; because every move he makes matches the music perfectly.

You can see that quite well in this clip of his practice with Gregory Hwang and Eunhyuk for the SM Orchestra dance.

On top of that, his dancing is just really interesting and entertaining to watch. And that’s a big thing that caught my eye in the early days of knowing Kai. Also… he’s just so beautiful. He’s really handsome, and sexy and cute at the same time and the way he shows that when he’s on stage makes me CRAZY. I really don’t know anyone like Kai. He just AMAZES ME!

Kim Jong In ♥

We’ve reached an end to this part of my bias list. The cringy fangirling stops here! Lol! Be sure to tell me you’re bias list in the comments below. If you like, you can answer the questions: Who is the top 5 in your bias list? Bias group – bias members – favourite song.

Leave your answers in the comments below. I would LOVE to read your bias lists so  please tell me, arraseo?

xD

EXO-K & EXO-M – MAMA MV

EXO-K – MAMA (Music Bank 120608)

EXO Funny Moments

Previous two biases:

#1 BIGBANG

#2 Super Junior

I do not own images used in this post. Full credit to the owners.

120530 = wowkpop announcement

29 May

Tomorrow I will be making a very important announcement.

It will have something to do with a sister blog to wowkpop that will most likely be in full swing by the end of the week. It is also something that you can possibly get into as I will be looking for admin of different roles for this blog immediately.

All I have to say now is EXO fans ~ keep a look out ~~ especially my fellow Kai fans, you better get ready for this one! xD

I’m actually really excited for this!!

I was supposed to announce this today but it’s quite late now where I live and I need to start getting some structure in my sleeping patterns now that my exams are all done lol. So look forward to the announcement tomorrow, because I can’t wait to tell you all about it. Look forward to more posts on wowkpop tomorrow as well!

 

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