READY, SET, ISAC!

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It has been announced that the 2017 ISAC are a go! Recording is set to happen on January 16th and airing date hasn’t been announced yet. Above are the groups scheduled to take part on this edition. Please note that I’m not sure if this is the final line-up.

I was looking forward to see KARD… Guess these co-ed kings and queens still have a few things to overcome… BUT THEY WILL GET THERE

Just one question… is ALL of NCT going to take part in this? I mean NCT U has what 6 members? Uhhh Taeil, Taeyong, Ten, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Mark. Yeah 6. Then it’s NCT 127 whis has 9 members but you gotta exclude Taeil, Taeyong, Jaehyun, Doyoung and Mark which make 5 so, 4 members. NCT Dream is 7 members but excluding  Mark and Haechan its only 5 so there are 15 members… Eh now that I did the math it’s not such an extraordinary number but it’ll probably only be NCT 127 or perhaps NCT 127 + NCT U. I don’t see NCT Dream taking part in this, SM likes to keep the kids in the dungeon. We’ll see though! Are you excited about this year’s ISAC?

Check out my posts about past years’ ISACs!

READY, SET, ISAC!

KYUNGSOO UNDER FIRE

So it seems that D.O indirectly called Lee Do Yeon ‘ugly’……..

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Recently, at the press conference for his upcoming movie 형 (My Annoying Brother) – lead actors consisting of D.O, Park Shin Hye and Jo Jong Suk – Kyungsoo was asked about the kiss scene he shared with Lee Do Yeon – you might remember her as the friendly ghost in Let’s Fight Ghost that accompained Kim So Hyun (Hyun Ji).

When asked about it, Kyungsoo replied something like “The kiss didn’t actually happen. It’s a relief.” He awkwardly laughed after saying this and instantly added something like “It’s a joke.”. Park Shin Hye imediately changed subject before he could add anything else.

Joke or not, it’s an bad thing to say. I love Kyungsoo but honestly I’m upset to hear about this. I believe it wasn’t his intention to ‘publicly humiliate’ Lee Do Yeon – like some people are saying – but he needs to be careful with this kind of puns because, of course, he will come out misinterpreted and the other person is bound to find it offenssive.

I support my idols throughout every hardship they face, but in situations like this I really just want them to apologize. It’s done, he can’t go back in time and correct it, but it’s only right that he clarifies the situation.

Some people, familiar with the movie’s context, are saying that the implied scene suggests an harassing situation, hence Kyungsoo’s joke. Regardless, he should have predicted the misunderstanding resulting from what he said.

Hope this issue will be solved soon.

KYUNGSOO UNDER FIRE

🎁 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHEN OPPA

September 21st, it’s EXO’s Chen‘s birthday~~

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오빠~ 생일축하애요!!
Today is Kim Jongdae’s 24th birthday – 25th in korean age. Mind blowing how there’s still so many people who don’t acknowledge his never ending talent… Hopefully you’re not one of those people! Let’s send let’s of love to our cute cute cute fairy god mother :3

종대오빠 사랑해 ♡♡♡

Click here to find out more about Chen and the rest of EXO in general!

🎁 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHEN OPPA

🎁 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SEHUNNIE

April 12th, it’s EXO’s Sehun‘s birthday!!

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Today is Oh Sehun’s 22nd birthday (23rd in korean age).  He is a member of the korean boy group EXO – EXO-K (they are under SM Entertainment) in which he is the lead dancer, rapper, sub-vocalist and maknae. Just like all the members, he was attributed a super power – Wind.

Sehun is a former ulzzang. He was street-casted by a talent agent when he was 12 years old. He joined SM Ent. in 2008; he auditioned four times in two years. He was introduced as a member of EXO on January 10th, 2012 and later debuted with the rest of the group on January 30th. He is a former student at School Of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA).

FUNNIEST FACT EVER: when Sehun was street-casted, he was having lunch with his friends. He started running away from the agent anD THE MAN CHASED HIM FOR 30 MINUTES TIL HE GOT A HOLD OF HIM LMAO ITS SO FUNNY TO PICTURE LITTLE FETUS SEHUN RUNNING AWAY FROM A TALENT AGENT HAHAHA

It’s my dear bias’ birthday! I’m so proud of Sehun, he is so incredibly precious I’m not even sure if this world deserves him. The immense talent and kindness in this kid is incomparable, I’m very thankful for him.

Aigoo, our aegyo master is so grown up~ 생일 축하해요 우리 세훈이 ❤️

🎁 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SEHUNNIE

KAISTAL IS… REAL? – WHEN YOUR IDOL STARTS DATING

April’s Fool joke? Hah, so we thought…

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Kai and Krystal for W Magazine Korea

I know this is already old news for everyone but I still felt like writing a quick post regarding this!

The past 1st of April was quite crazy for a lot of fangirls out there. We all expected to be fooled by a bunch of jokes and pranks – including BTS’ Twitter account becoming dedicated to our 부산 남자들 (men of Busan) – more like 부산 아이들 (kids of Busan). We were quietly living our lives when the news about Kaistal being real started popping out of nowhere so fast we didn’t even have time to breathe. The truth is, the first thing i thought 0.3 seconds after I got my eyes on these articles for the first time was WOAH AMAZING APRIL FOOLS JOKE DO YOU THINK IM STUPID, I swear. And I kept that attitude for some good four or five hours until some people on my timeline started ponderating that maybe, just maybe, couldn’t this be true?

Turns out it was. Shortly after, the internet literally exploded with the news that SM Entertainment had indeed confirmed the dating rumors of Kai and Krystal. At this point, it was useless to stay in the stage of denial. It was time to accept.

Now, I’m only speaking for myself here, I have no clue how you guys reacted to these news. Frankly, It took me quite the time to take this in simply for the fact that I absolutely did NOT foresee this. It’s happening. That awkward-confusing-breath-taking moment you barely experience throughout your fangirl life unless you are very unfortunate – your idol is dating.

On the other hand, I kind of ship them… and with kind of ship I actually mean yAS THEY LOOK SO CUTE TOGETHER YES YESGVSDH THE SHIP HAS SAILED OKMFJDS confusing much? Let me get this straight then.

Bear in mind I am not particularly experienced in this, it’s not like my idols go around dating someone all the time. In fact, the only two times I went through this was when Harry Styles dated Taylor Swift and, most recently, Kendall Jenner. Either way, both where painful enough for me to have some saying on the matter.

When I first read the news about Kaistal not being an April Fools joke, i dropped everything. Literally. No, actually, literally, I was holding a towel I was about to hang on the clothesline and it fell off my hands. Holy shit. It was no joke, all the articles were true afterall. My brain was racing while trying to process this information and five hundred thoughts were going through my mind – I was experiencing shock. I wasn’t upset, or angry, or sad or anything like it. I was simply shocked and felt slightly oblivious.

As I kept thinking about the situation, I went back a few months, to when the photoshoot for the photos above happened and realized Kaistal wasn’t that unexpected for me afterall. The photoshoot happened around June-July, I hadn’t been into EXO for long at that time (about three months) and i didn’t even stan f(x) or SHINee yet. I remember how everyone was so thrilled over TaeKai (Taemin was also on the photoshoot) and how much they shipped TaeKai more than Kaistal. But to be honest, I remember seeing those photos back then and thinking woah how are they all so handsome? like, the three of them. Ahhh she’s so lucky. Aren’t they all from SM? I could actually imagine Krystal with either Kai or Taemin… But more with Kai. Doubt me if you want, but I’m 99% sure I thought about this. honESTLY IM NOT EVEN 100% SURE ANYMORE MAYBE MY BRAIN IS MAKING ME THINK I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS JUST SO I’D BE LESS SHOCKED WHO KNOWS – this right here, friends, is what I call experiencing confusion.

Whenever you are going through any kind of fangirling crisis the best you can do is talk it out with your friends aka scream it out with your friends which also works if your screaming is simply discussing the matter in caps lock on your group chat. We were all caught off guard with this, some more than the others as one of my friends is Kai biased :// but expressing our emotions and relating to each other’s points of view really helped calming down our feels. And eventually we were able to move to the final stage of reacting to these news. Not gonna lie though, As you talk it out with your friends and let out the thousands of thoughts that are going through your brain, you’ll all experience the most famous of all stages – denial – even if you’re willing to accept the news.

Lastly, what is more tiring for a fangirl than spending a few hours letting out her feels in constant caps lock? Not many things are. Gladly, me and my friends started to take in the news at some point and by the end of day I’m sure we all started to see the light at the end of tunnel, the last stage – acceptance. The are, actually, two different paths you can pursue when you reach the last stage – acceptance and rejection. The thing is, rejection only occurs if you absolutely do not approve in any possible way the slightest chance of the situation occuring and your brain is uncapable of conceiving the idea of it ever happening. Most of the time, people that choose rejection even unstan the artist.

Seriously now. Though I did go through all these weird phases, I was never sad or angry at Kai or Krystal. I was just surprised and caught off guard as I never thought too seriously about the possibility of this happening, but for SM to actually come forward and confirm the rumors it’s because this is serious. I don’t believe there’s the need to start with the cliché conversation that we are just fans and we have no saying in the choices they make regarding their personal life because everybody has already hear that and I want to believe you all agree the IT IS TRUE THAT WE SHOULDN’T HAVE ANY SAYING ON THE MATTER. So, let’s all stay in our lanes and support them if we actually care about them. And by supporting them, it doesn’t mean you have to ship them, just respect their decision!

How did you react to the news? Did you also went through these stages?

p.s.- SHOUTOUT TO SM FOR DROPPING THESE NEWS ON APRIL FOOLS LMAO

KAISTAL IS… REAL? – WHEN YOUR IDOL STARTS DATING

🎁 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR LITTLE BAOZI

Little… well, so to speak…

March 26th, it’s EXO’s Kim Minseok’s birthday~~

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AHHHHH THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD PHOTOS OF HIM IT TOOK ME FOREVER TO CHOOSE ONE I SWEAR

Today is Xiumin’s 26th birthday (27th in korean age). Xiumin is a member of the korean boy group EXO – EXO-M to be specific (they are under SM Entertainment) in which he is a lead vocalist and lead dancer. Xiumin joined SM Entertainment in 2008, when he was 18, after achieving second place in the S.M. Everysing Contest.

Just like the other members of EXO, Xiumin was attributed a super power – frost.

In October, 2015 Xiumin was cast as one of the leading actors in the web drama Falling For Challenge along with Kim So Eun. He then released his first OST, the song is called You Are The One.

He was also featured in Lovelyz’ Jin’s Gone MV.

Earlier this year, on February 2016, Xiumin featured in Shin Jimin’s single Call You Bae.

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Aish… it’s always so hard to talk about the idols I cherish the most because it’s hard to put into words how much I care about them. Well, this applies for Minseok! He’s such a wonderful person and talented i cAN’T EVEN HONESTLY

It probably looks like I’m always saying the same thing on these birthday posts, you know, that these people are wonderful and talented… Well, maybe I am indeed repeating myself over and over again but the truth is that’s how they are. Wonderful and talented. And I’m so thankful that I get to look up to these people and appreciate the product of their effort and talent.

Happy birthday to our loving Minseok today ♥ Thank you for inspiring so many of us, EXO-Ls wish you the best of the best~~

🎁 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR LITTLE BAOZI