Monday, 23 January 2012

K-Pop. Sorry 4x.

Why do you think K-Pop or Korean Pop is such a hit? Well, I’m assuming 99% of you, who’s reading this right now, is a non-native speaker of Hanggul or the Korean language so I’m assuming you initially can’t understand what they’re actually saying in a particular song. So don’t answer me with “I can relate.” Because we both know that’s a lie. Well if you're that remaining 1% and you're actually a native speaker, lucky for you. You can either sit here and listen or you can leave the conference hall as you wish. So going back to that 99%, you might still not understand what they’re saying but I’m assuming that since you had that particular song translated somewhere or at least was presented a translation over the Internet, you now understand it. However, the fact that you had to have it translated, is a sign that you were interested in it even before you knew what they’re actually trying to tell you.

Thinking about it, isn’t it time consuming to be a K-Pop fan? Shouldn't a song be the one knocking into us and not us trying to get in a song? 

South Korea knows what they’re doing. They know looks can kill. I know you searched whether or not someone got a plastic surgery by comparing their pre-debut and present pictures. Guilty! I know you know what I’m talking about. Also, South Korea knows that an idol should at least have a talent. It’s either they can sing, rap, dance, act, host, or at least be funny so it wouldn’t be boring having them/the group in a talk show or something. We happen to like that.

Don’t get me wrong though. I’m not telling you that that’s your only basis of liking a particular idol or group or whatnot. I know you saw something special in them, a part of you at least. Or maybe just the looks. Who knows?

Now, I don’t have the exact answer why you love K-Pop but I’m pretty much sure it did change your life. And change is good. Other people might not get why you listen to a song you don’t even understand but I’d like to remind you that a song is an art. And art, more often than not, can’t be explained. 

I am not saying that it is bad to like K-Pop or to stop liking K-Pop ok? I'm a fan myself. 

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