I Think Korean Military Service is a Good Thing and This is Why

When it comes to K-entertainment, I really am such a newbie. I’ve only been watching since January of this year, so I’ve had to learn a lot of things about a completely new culture very quickly, because I hate missing out on the jokes.

Okay, it’s also because I want to understand the culture, but I really, really hate missing jokes. Continue reading

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Kmuse’s Musings: A Morning of Kpop Comebacks

.;a1a2s.pngI started the morning off like any other.  I dumped the kids at school at an ungodly hour (what?  No one should be forced to wake up before 9.) and shuffled back into the house debating on whether I should just fall back into bed.  Instead, I opened up my twitter account and was overwhelmed with visions of a blond Roy Kim in various bright colored screenshots and now here I am.  Inspired to discuss, not just one, but three Kpop comebacks.  So join me as I chat about my thoughts regarding the newest MV’s by Roy Kim, Twice, and VIXX. Continue reading

Post K-Pop Concert Depression: Why Does it Happen?  What Can You Do?

.;a1.pngAfter the glare of the stage lights is just a memory, you’ve said goodbye to the friends you made in line or met up with for the show, and you have returned to the reality of daily life, it is not unusual to feel a little down. Post concert depression (PCD) is surprisingly common. Symptoms can range from feeling slightly blue to signs associated with clinical depression such as wanting to withdraw from daily activities, crying jags, apathy, and a feeling of hopelessness. So, what is it and why does it happen? Is it just the price fangirls (and boys) pay for reaching such an emotional high during the show or are there things that can be done to alleviate the symptoms?   Continue reading

Fangirl Stalking Shin Won Ho

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While stalking major hallyu stars is a beautiful way to spend a few weeks, sometimes it’s fun to stalk a rising star. One who has some drama credits to his name but who can be effectively stalked in a couple (sleepless) days. One who happens to be a rising k-pop star. One who- oh, I don’t know- has a porcelain baby face and a crush on our favorite mermaid. Fellow stalkers, I give you the play by play of our favorite hacker, Teo-Oh, otherwise known as Shin Won-Ho. Continue reading

How to Raise Your Kids to Love Kpop

1Fan girls come in all shapes, sizes, and…ages.  As mothers of future fan girls (and boys), we have been both delighted and kind of surprised by the groups, songs, and MVs that seem to capture the interest of our children.  So, we decided to share some of the top choices of our kids.  Come join us as we discuss a few guidelines we try to put in place as semi-responsible parents, as well as the baby biases of our fledgling fans. Continue reading