From Our Readers: Why I Started Being a Fan of BTS
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat, name it! If you haven't seen any BTS-related posts even once, then where have you been?
Recently, the growing popularity of these seven boys has become an epidemic. Radio stations have been playing their songs despite not really understanding the lyrics, people have been copying their choreography and dance routines—they're everywhere!
The Bangtan Sonyeondan or Bulletproof Boyscouts are surely making a buzz and gaining attention from worldwide fans and international artists. This three-year-old group from Big Hit Entertainment is dominating the music scene, breaking records, topping music charts, and winning numerous awards in and out of South Korea. Rapmonster, Jin, Suga, JHope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook are ready to take on the world and they are not showing any sign of slowing down.
With the release of their new album, You Never Walk Alone, and their title tracks "Spring Day" and "Not Today," which topped music charts and broke music records, people are diverting their gaze to these seven multi-talented boys. Even artists like Charlie Puth, Before You Exit, The Chainsmokers, Wale, and Tinashe are taking notice. They've been featured by a lot of international media platforms which makes them social media kings. Recently, they have been nominated as Top Social Artist in the prestigious BBMAs with Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, and Shawn Mendes.
Here are the few reasons why you should stan BTS, too, just like me:
- Their music is infectious and inspiring.
With their cool beats and tunes, anyone and everyone can "dig" it, despite not really understanding what the song means. Their songs are not only infectious and upbeat, but are also meaningful and inspiring. They address the common fears, struggles, dreams, and hopes of the youth, and talk about things that are taboo in society that people can relate to. They write and produce their music that could resonate and touch people's lives. BTS proves that with great passion and effort whatever language you speak or wherever you are from, music is something that we could all agree upon; music transcends everything.
- Their choreography is to die for.
Yes, these boys are not only passionate in music but their choreography is also to die for. From breaking, popping, locking, b-boying, and their famous hip thrust that we all love—name it, there is nothing that these boys can't do. Their cool dance moves and out of this world choreography are the reasons why fans CAN'T EVEN. These boys can do any step and dance into any song. Some people just really have it all, don't you think?
- Their style's always on fleek.
Although we have to admit that these boys could wear garbage bags and still look fine AF, their fashion and style are always on fleek. It's like they're walking the runway every day. Even their casual clothes looks like it costs more than our college tuition fee. They wear something, and everyone follows it; that's how influential they are. They're trendsetters when it comes to fashion.
- They're fun and animated.
One fact that you should know about these boys is that there has never been a single interview or show in which they behaved. There are always dancing, singing, teasing each other, making dad jokes, and doing a ton of silly things. With them there are no boring moments. The countless memes, GIFs, cuts, and edits that the fans make show that they're such goofballs. Trust me, once you are in the fandom, there is no going out.
BTS is bringing BTS Live trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour in Manila and I'm pretty sure that the Filo ARMYs are too excited to even function right now. I know that they can't even, and that their little hearts are about to explode. ARMYs, brace yourselves, because Kim Namjoon, Kim Seokjin, Min Yoongi, Jung Hoseok, Park Jimin, Kim Taehyung, and Jeon Jungkook are coming here to attack our hearts.
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I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!
First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.
The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.
There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.