What is a blog for if not for my random fangirl thoughts …

I have been absent from my blog these days but not on purpose. I have been travelling and now ended up back home with a few pounds gained and less stress. But even before I got my gears back up for blogging, I was hit by two news from the K-pop scene: a beginning and an end. Both about an idol, the first one will begin a new life with the person he loves, while the other allegedly ended his life because of his one great love.

Taeyang of Bigbang announced that he will be marrying his lady love Min Hyo Rin and this would be a cause for celebration since he was famous for being a ‘motae ssollo‘ (orย mo-ssol, a Korean slang translated into English as โ€œsingle since birth.โ€). Not to mention the memes that would now appear due to his famous hit song Wedding Dress (about a guy who was friend-zoned while the girl marries his friend).

์•ˆ๋…•ํ•˜์„ธ์š”. ํƒœ์–‘์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์˜ค๋Š˜ ์ œ ์ธ์ƒ์— ์žˆ์–ด ๊ฐ€์žฅ ์ค‘์š”ํ•˜๊ณ  ํ–‰๋ณตํ•œ ์•ฝ์†์„ ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ๋ถ„๋“ค๊ป˜ ์•Œ๋ฆฌ๋ ค๊ณ  ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. 4๋…„์ด๋ผ๋Š” ์˜ค๋žœ์‹œ๊ฐ„๋™์•ˆ ๋Š˜ ํ•œ๊ฒฐ๊ฐ™์ด ์ œ ๊ณ์„ ์ง€์ผœ์ค€ ๋ฏผํšจ๋ฆฐ์”จ์™€ ์•ž์œผ๋กœ์˜ ์—ฌ์ƒ์„ ํ•จ๊ป˜ ํ•˜๊ธฐ๋กœ ๋งน์„ธํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํž˜๋“ค ๋•Œ๋‚˜ ์ข‹์„ ๋•Œ๋‚˜ ์–ธ์ œ๋‚˜ ๋ณ€์น˜์•Š๊ณ  ์ €๋ฅผ ๋ฏฟ์–ด์ค€ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์ด๊ธฐ์— ์ด์ œ๋Š” ๊ทธ๋…€์™€ ํ•จ๊ป˜ ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ค์šด ๊ฐ€์ •์„ ๊พธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋™์•ˆ ์„œ๋กœ ๋งˆ์ฃผ๋ณด๋ฉฐ ๋‹ค์ ธ์˜จ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘์„, ์•ž์œผ๋กœ๋„ ๋‘˜์ด ๊ฐ™์ด ํ•œ๊ณณ์„ ๋ฐ”๋ผ๋ณด๋ฉฐ ๊ฑธ์–ด๊ฐ€๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ €๋ฅผ ๊ฐ€์กฑ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ์•„๊ปด์ฃผ์‹  ๋ชจ๋“  ํŒฌ๋ถ„๋“ค๊ณผ ๋น…๋ฑ… ๋ฉค๋ฒ„๋“ค ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  YG ์‹๊ตฌ๋“ค, ๊ด€๊ณ„์ž ๋ถ„๋“ค ์ง„์‹ฌ์œผ๋กœ ๊ฐ์‚ฌ๋“œ๋ฆฝ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์•ž์œผ๋กœ ๋”์šฑ ์ฑ…์ž„๊ฐ์žˆ๊ณ  ๊ฒธ์†ํ•œ ๋ชจ์Šต์œผ๋กœ ์‚ด์•„๊ฐ€๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํƒœ์–‘๊ณผ ๋ฏผํšจ๋ฆฐ ์ €ํฌ ๋‘ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์ด ๋งˆ์ฃผํ•  ์•ž ๋‚ ์„ ์ถ•๋ณตํ•ด ์ฃผ์‹œ๋ฉด ๊ฐ์‚ฌํ•˜๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. Hello everyone, this is Taeyang. Today, I want to share with you guys about the most important and joyful promise I have made in my life. I have pledged to spend the rest of my life with Min Hyorin, the one who has always stuck by me for the past four years. Through all the good times and the bad times, she has always believed in me and now I look forward to making a beautiful life together. To all the fans who always treated me as if I was family, to all of my Big Bang members, to all of my YG family, to everyone Iโ€™ve ever had the pleasure to work with and meet, I want to say THANK YOU. I will continue to live my life with responsibility and humility. My hope is that you will continue to support us and give your blessings for our future ahead as a couple.

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But this positive side of the K-pop world was somehow pulled down by the darker aspects of it. Kim Jonghyun from SHINee has decided to end his life and even left a message to be released after his death. The singer who felt he wasn’t good enough; the vocal who was suffering but we never knew how deep his pain was. It would be an exaggeration to say that his music killed him but it seems to be the main cause for his depression. There are no words to express how deeply saddened I was by the news. I may not have been a Shawol but I have a healthy respect for that group and their music. Rest in peace, Jonghyun.


I just wanted to say that no matter how immersed we are on the K-pop world, we don’t know the half of what is happening with our idols life. They can choose what they let us see and what they keep close to themselves. We fans might have been part of writing the story of their music career but we’re only pages or mayhap even a chapter in the huge volume that is their lives. All we can do is cherish the memories that they make with us and continue to wish for their happiness wherever they may be..


A fangirl


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