So…. I know it’s 2020 but I started this in 2019. It was supposed to be completed in 2019 but… I ran out of time! I’m not sure what to do with the title now but oh well!
Question #20: Favorite picture of your guy k-pop bias
Well – the thing with J-Hope, the photos do NOT do the man justice. Trust me. Trust all who stan this man. The above, however, is what I would say to be one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen of the one and only Jung Ho-seok.
What makes him my bias, though? The man is a genius. I feel this way for the entire BTS rapper line, though. In fact, each members have their own unique talents to add to the whole BTS assemble. J-Hope, for me, is a powerhouse. The man can rap, sing, compose, write lyrics and DANCE! My full respects go to Mr. Jung.
Question #21: Favorite picture of your girl k-pop bias
Yeah. On the same line of artistic geniuses, here’s another one!
Known as the leader or (G)I-dle, Jeon So-Yeon is also the main rapper, center, singer and main dancer. That’s not all, though. She also writes most (if not all?) of (G)I-dles’ music. Her well-rounded talents and skills is making her the talk of the industry. I certainly feel she deserves the praise. In fact, I hope she continues down this path of recognition.
She is definitely not the first female idol to have such fierce talents but I think she’s breaking a lot of barriers here. For the future of other female kpop idols, she could possibly be paving the way!
Okay! So this is start of my 2019’s 30 Questions K-pop Challenge. As with before, this is going to be random so lets just hope I finish it by the end of 2019!
I mentioned the last time, I would compare how my answers have changed since i did this almost two years ago. Let’s see!
Question #1 – Your favorite k-pop boy group
Ah, well, this one hasn’t changed at all. While I’ve picked up on many favorite boy bands since I started getting into k-pop, my favorite has not changed. Of course, BTS is still my favorite then and now. It’s been quite an amazing journey they’ve taken us on as well. When I first discovered BTS, they were not known outside of Asia and the ARMY fandom. Now, everyone and their grandparents have at least heard of them!
Where as back then I would have gotten a, what’s a BTS type response, now, three years later, they’ve won American music awards, did a speech at the UN, toured stadium (including 2 nights, sold out at Wembley), appeared on so many late night talk shows (and 2 daytime ones on Ellen), reached #1 on the Billboards multiple times, and well, the list is so long I’ve completely lost track! I’m extremely happy for all achievements by BTS as a whole and the individual members.
Question #1 – Your favorite k-pop girl group
This one is an interesting question to answer because when I first did this 30-day challenge, my knowledge of k-pop was of true amateur status. I didn’t know many groups, let alone girl groups. I was frustrated with the obvious, double-standard sexism between boy and girl groups within the k-pop industry. There were not as many bad-ass girl groups with equally bad-ass music and choreography to really grab my attention.
My first semi-favorite girl group was EXID and my first serious favorite girl group was (and to some extent, still is) Blackpink. At the moment, though, I would have to say (G)I-dle is by far my favorite.
For me, not only does (G)I-dle show their talents on many level, but I see them breaking the rules a bit. I noticed them in Latata and have been steadily following them while being impressed with each of their comebacks.
Their sound tends to show variety from comeback after comeback and song after song. Something I haven’t found as much in many groups aside from BTS. They really can dance, especially the leader, Soyeon. I watched their dance practice for Uh-Oh and was floored with how strong of a dancer Soyeon is. I have no doubt in my mind these ladies would kill any choreography given to them if, and I put an emphasis on ‘if’, given the opportunity. K-pop still has some ways to go before we see an all-female group dance circles around their male counterparts.
They are, however, under CUBE Entertainment. And we all know how CUBE managed ( or mismanaged) 4MINUTE and then the whole Hyuna and E’Dawn from Pentagon dating scandal. My hopes is they have smartened up with (G)I-dle. They’ve got themselves a really amazing group of talented women. For God’s sake, CUBE management! Wake up! Don’t f*ck up this one!
Day 3: Who’s your ultimate k-pop guy bias?
LOL! This one definitely has changed drastically! I used to say Park Jimin from BTS but now, after seeing BTS live twice, it’s none other than Jung Hoseok!
Yes ’tis true, I am the category of ‘wait until you see him live’ – the J-Hope effect hit me strong after watching BTS perform the first night I went to see them. The unbelievable stage skills and strong persona emitted by J-Hope is hard to ignore. Plus the man is so talented on many levels, it’s difficult to not gravitate towards him! Well, the J-Hope stans get my point.
I think Jimin is a sweetie and still one of my favorite k-pop male dancers. But he’s almost too cute – if that makes any sense.
And what a play on words. From their Love Yourself Era to their Speak Yourself Stadium World Tour and now… Spotlight Yourself. Bravo VT Cosmetics marketing team. You did well.
Also I have to point out… when BTS were new in their 2013-2015 eras, they were cute. Right? Just cute. At least to me. My daughter, of course, thought differently. She would gush and gush about how hot they were. And my response, as is my response now whenever she points out her bias in NCT, was always the same, “Yeah… I guess. I mean, they’re not ugly? They’re cute!” Lets face it… Jungkook was only a year or so older than my daughter is now. Thinking about them as anything but pat-on-their-heads-pinch-their-cheeks kind of cute makes me literally feel ill to my stomach. Eww.
But now? And in this commercial? Holy crap what the hell happened? Even Jungkook is certainly making me do some double-takes and might I say blushing madly these days. How dare he. I’d like to write to BigHit to please ask him to stop. And while they’re at it, please calm Mr. Kim Taehyung down as well. Especially at 0:24 and again at 0:53.The way he looks up at the camera and stares RIGHT INTO YOUR DAMN SOUL as if he’s the devil incarnate himself? Taehyung looks like a predator about to eat his prey.
I mean seriously… WHAT THE HELL DOES HE WANT FROM ME???
Namjoon and Hoseok can continue on as is… Thank you.
It’s been almost a week since BTS basically lit the night on fire at the BBMAs 2019. I’m traveling this week so I don’t have time for posting as much as I would like. And I’m already behind on some of the planned blog posts on my list!
I hope this post of BBMA’s 2019 Dispatch photo shoot will tie you over.