Memories of a First Generation American Kpop Fan

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Well, I was a deprived First Generation American Kpop fan. I’m sure there were others out there who were able to read Korean, or lucky enough to find the original Soompi, (which supposedly came out in 1998. I never found it, unless it was one of those sites that sorely lacked the info I was after at the time, lol), but my 2001 fan days were full of struggles.

(Something important to note: I didn’t even know of the term “Kpop” until about 2010. To me, it was just “Korean music.”)

Imagine being a Kpop fan with no video sites, no communities like tumblr, and no news/info sites.
Imagine knowing of no other English-speaking Kpop fan anywhere besides the random fan site you run into once in awhile.
Here, I’ll tell you about my experiences….

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Kpop Discovery – “My Korean Husband”

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Hi guys!

I was on tumblr the other day, and ran into a webcomic called “My Korean Husband.”

It was created by a woman who married a Korean guy and draws little comics of things that happen in their everyday lives. Sometimes he guests and draws a comic about her, haha. It’s a pretty cute couple project!

On YouTube, they’ve started a segment where her husband watches a Kpop video and reviews it. The idea is that international fans can get a bit of an insight as to what an average Korean man might think of Kpop. Since he is an adult, he’s usually very honest and so, often critical. If he likes something, you know he actually likes it, but if you’re a sensitive fan, then you might want to skip his reviews of your bias.

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Legendary Seo Taiji To Marry Again: News/Opinion

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Seo Taiji is very well-known in the Kpop world.

He recently appeared back in the spotlight through a messy divorce settlement in 2011, (he actually divorced in 2006). Nobody even knew he had been married until then, since he’s such a private person.

Now, he’s announced that he’s getting married to actress Lee Eun-Sung, whom he met when she acted in  his music video for “Bermuda Triangle” 5 years ago.

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Visual Kei Pants Review

Product: This time the piece of clothing are these black pants with belt straps down the legs. You’ll most likely find them on Ebay if you search “Kera”.

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Info: As I stated in my previous reviews, I’m an American size 8/9 or Large. Like the other pants I reviewed, I ordered an XXL and it seems to fit well. I may need a belt to tighten up the waist, but that’s better than almost being to tight like a previous pair. (They seem to fit perfectly until I start walking, haha.)

I’m not really sure if these are actual “Punk Rave” brand pants.
The other pants of this brand that I received, came in an official Punk Rave plastic envelope, had the signature spider button, and had all the tags stating it was Punk Rave.

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