Mom&Pop Don’t Like That I’m a Good Girl

I don’t do drugs. I don’t drink. I’ve never broken the law. I don’t party. I don’t stay out late. I don’t go out at all, for that matter.

I’ve never been to a high school dance. I haven’t dated since the eighth grade. I get good grades. I’m going to a four-year university.

I’m not obsessed with brand names. I don’t throw tantrums when I don’t get what I want. I don’t need much more than the clothes on my back, food in my stomach, a bed to sleep in, and a roof over my head.

I hand-draw fractals for fun.

I am involved at church. I’ve been a family leader for the Confirmation I and II retreat teams.

The thirst is not real.

BUT.

But, I am a K-Pop aficionado.

Korean language and culture have become part of my identity since the 7th grade. Really. I crave Korean food.

Patbingsoo (shaved iced)

Patbingsoo (shaved iced)

Korean BBQ is the best thing to ever have happened to mankind.

Korean BBQ is the best thing to ever have happened to mankind.

I go to one concert after the next.

Infinite's One Great Step 2013 at Nokia Theatre in LA

Infinite’s One Great Step 2013 at Nokia Theatre in LA

I collect A LOT of merchandise: CDs, DVDs, t-shirts, calendars, free character socks, photo cards, posters, light sticks, glow sticks, photo albums, etc etc. You name it. I have matching shoes with one of my favorite idols (as they are called in South Korea). I even have an Alpaccasso just because another of my favorite idols has one.

From B.A.P's concert in LA. THE NIGHT BEFORE MY AP CALCULUS BC EXAM.

From B.A.P’s concert in LA. THE NIGHT BEFORE MY AP CALCULUS BC EXAM.

Heck yea, I am dedicated. Not to mention the hours upon hours I’ve spent watching Korean dramas and television.

Why K-Pop? I don’t know. I really don’t. I became a fan way before Gangnam Style brought the Hallyu wave to America and started the K-Pop craze, and it just kind of….stuck.

Do you even understand what they’re saying? I didn’t, so I learned. After years of looking up translated lyrics and watching English-subbed videos, I can read, speak, and write Korean. *pats self on back*

They don’t even know who you are… Well, Justin Bieber doesn’t know who you are, either. Neither do One Direction, Coldplay, Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons, Katy Perry, etc.

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Is it something about the music that’s different? The wacky concepts that the different idol groups come up with with every comeback? The special packaging of the albums? The attention to detail with every music video, performance, and appearance? I’m not sure, but I love it.

I live and breathe K-Pop. I love it passionately, with warm flames that will never cease. I’ve befriended people from different parts of the world because of this one connection that all fans have with each other. People may think I’m crazy, but I tell them it’s a lifestyle.

Go ahead and roll your eyes at me if you will, but I will continue to tell my parents that my future husband is the guy on the poster in my bedroom. And also the dorky one who couldn’t stop laughing in that one video. As well as the one with the deep, sexy, ridiculously charismatic gaze that makes all females swoon. And the super shy one whose eyes change the second music comes on. And the one whose voice is smoother than chocolate.

…….. I’m sure you get the point. Maybe these feelings are those with which only other fangirls (and fanboys!) can relate.

Until next time, enjoy the following gifs. They’re some of my favorites!

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4 thoughts on “Mom&Pop Don’t Like That I’m a Good Girl

  1. I thought you said that you don’t go out much or stay out late? What’s with the “going to one concert after the next” post all about then? Awkward? You put it up for everyone to see fyi.

    • Oops! I should clarify that K-Pop concerts are not a common occurrence in America. They are happening more often, but only in Los Angeles in particular. When I said “one concert after the next,” there’s actually a gap of several months to a year between those concerts.
      On another note, I really, really don’t go out much. Unless I have orchestra practice or a group project after school, home is where I will be. Weekends or summer break? I stay home then, too.

      Thanks for the comment! I wouldn’t have otherwise caught that.
      Have a good day (:

      • When you do have free time, say for example summer break, spring break, Christmas break you should go out and learn about new things, see new things, and experience new things. It’s called living for a reason you know.

      • I sure will, especially since college is looming around the corner and it will bring many more opportunities for me to go out. As for now, however, there exists lurking variables that keep me home. Thanks.

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