BTS Newcomers

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Yes, boy bands are still a thing. Yes, I like Kpop. If you want a full discussion on why and how much I understand - that's a different conversation I'd say just listen to it but you probably won't
have the same enjoyable experience. I will say that that world is... an acquired taste.

Submitted: February 05, 2018

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Actual conversation:

 

I don’t know why they’re all going crazy over this band. BTS, was it? I couldn’t even understand what they were saying.

 

And me, I’m sitting there trying not to get a little agitated. Kpop’s been my thing for a while and I love the food, the culture, and of course the dramas. What’s not to like. I can’t handle it anymore. I interject.

They’re speaking Korean.

Everyone looks at me like I just spoke a foreign language.

The reason that you can’t understand them is because they aren’t speaking English.

They still aren’t saying anything. Like I’m not also speaking Korean right? No, I don’t speak fluently. So I continue to explain. Maybe I’m fighting a losing battle.

They’re really popular but a lot of their fans don’t speak Korean. They love the beat, the imagery, the boys, and the dancing. They’ll look up the lyrics and figure out what it’s about. And they’ll learn the words (just like you do with rap). And as you get more into it, you pick up words and can understand the jist of what’s going on without looking it up anymore.

They’re still staring at me like it’s a foreign concept. Really? Is it so hard to understand? I feel really passionate about this but they don’t seem to understand or really care. So I decide to put it in a way that they can understand.

They’re a bunch of cute boys with great voices and dance moves. Remember Psy?

They have no idea what I’m talking about.

Psy? Gangnam Style.

They know who I’m talking about it.

Well he’s part of the Kpop world too. Gangnam is a place in Korea – they’re Hollywood in a sense. The entire song was a big parody. There were comedians and singers and actors in there.

Everyone nods. They don’t get it.

Whatever. I tried. And I’m not going to be that person at work. 


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