If you have read my previous post on my favorite Korean Pop groups at the moment, you will know that a friend of mine recruited me to the K-pop world, I have been K-Popping for 1 and a half years now, and that T-Ara got me hooked into K-Pop, 2NE1 and Bigbang strengthened the hook to Korean pop.

People look at me weird, even my family members – I am a black South African male. They like “You are black, how can you like this music?”. It doesn’t bother me too much as I kind of expect such responses from people. Honestly, people should be glad I am addicted to Korean Pop; at least it is not drugs or booze I am addicted to 😀

Below are a couple of things that I have “picked” up since starting Korean Pop:

I CAN SING ALONG TO SOME SONGS

There are a few songs that I can sing along to, with minimal error in the lyrics – I can sing along to 2NE1’s Do You Love Me, Follow Me, I’m busy Bigbang’s Fantastic Baby and BTOB’s Thriller. Of course, this list is growing and sooner or later, I will see myself singing along to all of them, as if I now speak Korean 😀

I WATCH MY K-IDOLS SPEAK THE “ENGRISH”

If there is one thing that I do when I have some extra time or I am bored – don’t have anything to do, that is going onto YouTube, and typing in my Korean Pop Idols speaking English. I know this is kind of mean because English isn’t everyone’s language, but I find it so enjoyable watching my K-Groups speak English. I do not just look up my bias groups, I look at others too!! 😀 So far, CL (of 2NE1) and Taeyang (of Bigbang) really amazed me with their English!!

I TRIED OUT SOME DANCE MOVES, FAILED DISMALLY

If there was one music video where the dance moves really “wowed” me, It was T-Ara’s Lovey-Dovey music video. I remember when I saw the dance move by the chorus of the song, my reaction was “YOH!!!!!”. I tried that dance move, and it didn’t end well for me 🙁

I USE ALLKPOP

I am not ashamed to admit this (well, I shouldn’t be ashamed to admit I am addicted to Korean Pop, really), but I use allkpop for my source of Korean Pop related news and gossip. On top of that, I am a member of the allkpop forums – I get my fix on Korean music and Korean TV Series from the forums (suggestions from other members). I am so glad I found this website…..it is my daily bread!!

The website that made my Korean Pop experience a lot better
The website that made my Korean Pop experience a lot better

I FOLLOW MY K-IDOLS ON TWITTER, LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK, USE GOOGLE TRANSLATE

If there is any good that comes from these social networks, it is that I can keep up with my favorite Korean Pop groups. I have liked them all on Facebook (I am sure someone going through my wall would be like….”What is with all this chinese music?” (most people here associate anything asian to chinese 🙁 )), I follow them on Twitter (I even follow some fanbase twitter accounts). To figure out what they say, I use Google Translate and then try put the English together 😀

MY K-POP MUSIC COLLECTION

My Korean Pop music collection used to be over 2GB, but now It is just close to 2GB (due to formatting of my crappy laptop over and over…:( ). What I can say though, is that my current Korean Pop music does overtake my house music collection and my “General Music Collection” – which is american music. Hell, I don’t even know why I still keep this music (general music collection) as I do not listen to it anymore….I heard better music (korean pop).

My Korean Pop music collection
My Korean Pop music collection

MY MOBILE PHONE….IT IS ALL ABOUT THE KOREAN MUSIC

If someone had to steal my phone, they wouldn’t find anything useful on there (that is assuming they do not listen to K-Pop) as it is loaded with Korean Pop songs (about 98 percent of songs are Korean pop songs, the remaining 2% is voice recordings and a few dance songs). As for pictures, I wouldn’t say I have too many (I do not keep too many pictures on my phone).

Now that is one phone cover I want. Image Taken from kpopcool.com
Now that is one phone cover I want. Image Taken from kpopcool.com

I AM CONSIDERING GETTING SOME K-POP SHIRTS, CUPS, ETC

Its as the title says, I am seriously considering getting some korean shirts, cups, and all done for me. I am planning on making me a 2NE1 shirt and a Bigbang shirt, and getting a chain with a Blackjack in the center. It is times like these I wish Korean Pop Idols would come to South Africa….if they did I would go to their concert in a heartbeat!!

How I wish I had a 2NE1 Shirt :(. Image taken from Shadowness.com
How I wish I had a 2NE1 Shirt :(. Image taken from Shadowness.com

PLAYED THAT ONE SONG ON REPEAT WHILE GAMING

This one has got to be my favorite thing to do. I have played several korean pop songs, on repeat while I play my games. Everytime I do this, nothing but good fortune comes back to me 🙂

This is what happens when I am in my zone (Korean Pop music + gaming)
This is what happens when I am in my zone (Korean Pop music + gaming)

I HAVE MY BIAS AS MY DESKTOP BACKGROUND

The thing is, if you are going to be using your laptop for a long time, you might just as well as customize it so that it is to your liking. That is what I did – I have my bias (2NE1) as my desktop wallpaper at the moment. I am going to create a custom theme where it will rotate the images with all my kpop bands pretty soon 😀

My Desktop Wallpaper at the moment
My Desktop Wallpaper at the moment

I could go on all day on what else I do that makes me a K-Pop Addict, but for the purpose of this post, I will keep things short and sweet by just posting these here. I am sure after 1 year, I will be even more addicted to Korean Pop.

PS: I tried my own little “Korean Pop” rehab, I could last 2 days without Korean Pop!! 😀