Two of my favourite K-pop groups, 2NE1 and Super Junior, recently performed at the Music Bank K-Chart. I haven't seen them on stage for quite a while now, so I was so ecstatic when I learned that they were going to perform on Music Bank. It was very exciting for me because they were up against the other really popular artists in the K-Pop industry. I was really intrigued as to who would top the chart and I was really happy that 2NE1 came up on top. Their song, "Ugly", toppled T-ara's ( another really popular girl group in South Korea), "Roly Poly". Way to go, girls!
"Ugly" best embodies how I feel whenever I feel down and go through a disturbed body-image crisis. I dunno if you go through such a phase, but I do. Sometimes I just feel so unpretty and it really gets me down and no matter how others would try and convince me otherwise. It just doesn't work, to the point that it irks me. So when I heard this song, I was like... wow, I can totally relate to this. I guess we all have our bad days where we are our worst critics. Luckily, I am able to bounce off it and view myself in a more positive manner.
The other K-pop group that I have been so hooked on is this group of really good looking guys known as Super Junior. Their comeback single, "Mr. Simple", was also featured on Music Bank and I guess all the fans (including myself) have waited with bated breaths to see their live performance. When they came up on stage, the crowd went berserk. I could hear their roaring chants as the boys commenced their performance. Even though I had watched it via KBS on cable, I can tell the crowd truly enjoyed it.
So what is with this sick obsession of mine over Super Junior? I mean, yeah, I don't speak a word of Korean to save my life. I rely on Google to translate the lyrics to English so I could understand what the song talks about. And come to think of it, I am a bit too old for K-pop as well, but I just can't get enough of it. Up until now, my sister would roll her eyes whenever she hears me play my K-pop playlist and tease me about it. I guess it's the feel-good vibe these bubble-gum pop group exude that really draws me in. Not to mention, the boys are hot *haha* so yeah, I would pin some of the blame on my budding "ajumma" (literally means ‘married women’ or informally as ‘women who look old enough to get married’* ) status for my K-pop interest.
But at the end of the day, my rule of thumb is this: For as long as you're not stepping on someone else's toes, indulge in whatever it is that makes you happy.
Have a great weekend, my dearest! Annyeong! <3
*Translation from Hyon-Joo's Everyday Life