So, I had a really hard time trying to come up with a topic to write about and in the middle of changing my wallpaper on my phone, I came up with this brilliant idea. Usually when I’m bouncing to my music or I’m talking about my musical preferences people always make a big deal out of the […]
So, I had a really hard time trying to come up with a topic to write about and in the middle of changing my wallpaper on my phone, I came up with this brilliant idea. Usually when I’m bouncing to my music or I’m talking about my musical preferences people always make a big deal out of the fact that I listen to music in a totally different language most if not all the time and the fact that I’m actually comfortable about it.Normally, I get really offended but not really for myself but for kpop because in my head it’s music and it’s just as good as any other language. I don’t really voice my annoyance because I know it’s because t’s something new to them and something they more or less don’t understand.
So for me, music is just my thing full stop. I enjoy it mostly because I suck at socializing and it’s like my little secret place that doesn’t require much talking or it doesn’t need much exertion from my end. I can just sit and enjoy the great work of art and that’s just me. I usually listen to out of the box stuff like not really a popular choice among people and it gives me a sense of identity because this thing is me and many people aren’t interested in.
At first I was skeptical about kpop because I wasn’t sure that I could take on a completely different language but I listened to one song and it just got me. I started listening to more kpop and then it made me realize that even though it was in a different language it shouldn’t become a barrier in enjoying it. Kpop now became my thing.I was listening to it more. I was trying to learn some of the lyrics even though half the time I was singing the totally wrong lyrics.
As every newbie to any genre is, I listened to one group for the longest while because I didn’t really know how to go about it but then my friend found out about me being hopelessly in love with the music and sent me some recommendations (thank God for fellow kpop comrades!) and it was in those recommendations I found my ult group (SHOUT OUT TO THE EXO-L’S READING THIS). Of course I got better at finding new groups and eventually deciding that there were too many good groups to just pick one even though wholeheartedly I am an Exo-l.
I think this is it for this post but feel free to leave comments about your kpop journey or about why you started listening to it. Credit to the person who made that gif. Until next time.