My ID is Gangnam Beauty: First Impressions and Unfiltered Thoughts

It is a common trope throughout storytelling: the ugly duckling becomes a beautiful swan. American movies in the 80s certainly used this approach a lot, geeky guy takes off his glasses and gets some new clothes and suddenly…hot, hot, hot. Overlooked girl gets her hair cut and styled and tosses her glasses (note the glasses theme here) and suddenly…instant popularity. My ID is Gangnam Beauty takes this idea, but instead of a simple makeover, a young girl completely transforms herself through plastic surgery. Reality creeps in, however, when it becomes clear that surgery cannot immediately transform a timid personality or erase the years of pain experienced. In fact, even beautiful people can get bullied. Read on to discover our first impressions and unfiltered thoughts about My ID is Gangnam Beauty. Continue reading

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Post Ticket Sale Depression: How to Escape from Kpop Fan Purgatory

You did everything you were told to do by the K-pop concert gurus. You upgraded to the blazing fast WiFi package. You set up multiple devices with multiple tabs open on each, except for that one site that will kick you off if you have more than one tab open. You registered on the sites ahead of time. You even found a credit card with enough room on it for those coveted P1 tickets! Finally, you gathered all of your friends and logged into the ticket sites at least an hour in advance. Continue reading

14 Days of Kpop: Highlight Edition

Music and I have an interesting relationship. I’ve lived in many parts of America and therefore have had the experience of the people around me liking many different types of music. From growing up with artists like Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton on the station wagon radio or my current location where the grunge of the 90’s was born. I’m also married to a musician (who does NOT listen to pop music) and live in a house full of very opinionated little music lovers. So my journey to becoming a Kpop lover was a slow one. Come join me as I discuss my first official bias and how I found his group.

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