StephanieDuong
2 years ago1,000+ Views
My Introduction into Korean Culture! (*¯︶¯*)
So...I've been active on the Vingle community for awhile now, but I never got around to doing this. And I guess it's better late then never...right? But I wanted to tell my story about not only getting into Kpop, but Korean culture in general! Enjoy! :) So, my introduction into 'Korean culture' started in 2011 when I watched Korean movies on YouTube. Also along with some Japanese, Thai, and Chinese movies. And then I eventually started watching K-Dramas (My very first one was Playful Kiss) because in my mind I thought these shows would just be extended movies! And that's how my obbession started and I'm here now, having watched 40+ dramas. xD
Okay, now. Getting into Kpop... My first kpop song was BIGBANG's "Blue" which I listened in 2012. My older sister showed me it one day and said "Aren't they so cute?!" In my head, I was like "Yeah, they are!" but the words that come out of my mouth were "They're alright..." (Small fact about me is that I don't express my emotions really well in reality. I just don't. xD) But what was I thinking saying "THEY'RE ALRIGHT." I was crazy.
But BIGBANG was my first official kpop group I listened to and man... I listened to "Blue" and "Haru Haru" to DEATH. Then I watched the drama "You're Beautiful" and I immediately fell in love with Yong Hwa so that's where I found CNBLUE and FTISLAND. (Since Lee Hong Ki was 'Jeremy' in the drama) And then I watched "To The Beautiful You" where I found SHINEE because of Choi Min Ho!! So I guess you can say that my love for K-Dramas went hand-in-hand with my discovery of K-pop! My mom actually doesn't exactly agree with my sisters and I obession with K-pop and K-dramas.... She says we are too caught up with these idols lives that we aren't even living in reality. But whatever. We can't stop listening and watching shows that makes us happy. There were times where she got me really angry about what she was saying to me about the K-idols that my sisters and I love. But you know....
But don't take my mom as a bad person. She's getting WAYYYY more accepting since she's letting us go to KCON. So, I'm thankful for her and her change in mind. But, I truly believe that k-pop saved my life. I'm being REALLY serious right now. Before, I was always so depressed, sad, and I thought my life was so repetitive and boring. I've gone through some rough patches in my life, but after the discovery of k-pop, I'm like a whole new person. I look forward to a new day and I'm truly happier. Even better, my sisters and I have a MUCH MUCH stronger bond and relationship now. So, that's my story! Sorry I had to get all sappy and sentimental on you all. But, I really wanted to tell the whole and real truth about my story! Now, to end off in a positive note..... RANDOM IDOLS DOING AGYEO! (≧◡≦)
Thank you all for reading through this really long card! And thanks @jiggzy19 for telling me to do this months ago and I now finally did it. (≧▽≦)
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@MattK95 @xoxoaudra98 @poojas @danidee @PassTheSuga Thank you all so much for your kind words!! I appreciate this community SOOO MUCH. Thank you all for accepting me into this kpop family on here!! ╰(*´︶`*)╯
2 years ago·Reply
۶⁼³₌₃(づ-̩̩̩-̩̩̩_-̩̩̩-̩̩̩)づ *HUGGGGGLES YOU* I'm so glad you got into Kpop and found us group of misfits and that one cool kid @danidee here at Vingle<3
2 years ago·Reply
Blue and Haru Haru are two of my favorite Bigbang songs too! Thank you for the aegyo gifs lol.
2 years ago·Reply
Awwww I love your story <3 beautiful, my mom was the same way so are my friends she called them "are you listening to that Chinese or japenese ****" and I was like no its Korean -_- but I don't care what she says it makes me happy, I love your story ;)
2 years ago·Reply
This was great! I'm so glad that your part of this community @StephanieDuong ^^ I also know what you mean, before I got into K-Pop I used to get depressed every now and then, it never would have amounted to anything, but I don't really think I've felt depressed since I got into K-Pop at all ^^
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