Black (Content Creator)
Fan of Music, Food, Art, & Culture
Dyslexic/Bipolar Disorder | INFP
Learning & discussing different topics. My hope is that my writing can inspire interesting conversations.
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Too Much, but Not Enough
Some will have an issue with us enjoying anything that is not "for Black people”. In my experience, you’re “too Black” for NonBlack folks but “not Black enough” for Black people. This can be such a chore and damaging to your mental health. Some of us just want to enjoy something without having to think about the color of our skin or deal with attacks from racists. Regardless of our feelings and trying to just live our lives, we still end up being “stuck between a rock and a hard place”.
Monster with 21 Faces
Katsuhisa Ezaki, President of Glico (Creator of Pocky), was bathing in the bathroom when two armed masked men kidnapped him and took him to a warehouse in Ibaraki, Osaka. Before finding Ezaki, they had tied up his mother, wife, and eldest daughter. When the wife offered them money, they said, “Be quiet. Money is irrelevant." Despite saying this, they demanded one billion yen, almost eleven million in today’s dollars, and 220 pounds of gold bullion. This was the largest ransom ever demanded in Japan. The kidnappers called themselves, “The Monster with 21 Faces”. Ezaki escaped three days later and the ransom wasn’t paid. The criminals didn’t seem to care about the money though. What did they really want?
Dance n Chill Kmusic Hits
As an introvert who already enjoys being inside, the quarantine hasn’t been too troubling for me. Nonetheless, I do realize how hard it can be for those who love the outdoors or hanging out with friends & such. So, I decided to create a playlist of my favorite Kmusic songs and let you know why I picked them. Here are my Kmusic Picks: (There's a link to my playlist at the end as well)
The Whitewashing of Korean Artists
The fact that in the year 2020, whitewashing is still a thing…why!?! Any person whose skin is darker than flour is in danger of being photo-shopped. Of course, this isn’t the only thing that’s edited in photos but this discussion is very important.
How I Became a Kmusic Fan?
As a 28-year-old who's new to all this, how did I get into Kmusic? I didn’t become interested in it until I heard this song playing in the background of a YouTube animation in 2019. The song had some English lyrics so I googled those. The song was called “POP/STARS” by K/DA. I then searched and found it on Spotify. Let me tell you, I played that song WAY too many times, over and over. After that, Spotify started recommending Korean artists to listen to. It was at that moment, I found SuperM. Their first mini-album wasn’t released yet. So I watched all the trailers/teasers on YouTube. (First Impression/Reaction to these coming soon) I practiced learning the members’ names as well. All of this was so new to me but I wanted to get their names right. Their individual video concepts and visual effects/editing blew my mind. Korean music videos have so much going on. It makes me want to re-watch the videos again and again. Jopping came out a few days later and it was my jam for weeks. I loved the choreography, their vocals, styling, visual effects; pretty much everything. The whole video attacked and slapped me in the face. Unfortunately, I’ve never been to a Kpop concert. I hope to go to one after Covid is over. I really want it to be SuperM or SHINee/Taemin concert. Because of SuperM, I have found other K-artists/groups to listen to.
UPDATE: Oli London has uploaded a video to his YouTube & Instagram. Some Twitter reactions to the video are down below. March 22, 2020, Oli London decided to deactivate his Twitter account.