14 November 2020
Diary Entry Eight: Two-Hundred and Sixty-Nine
Welcome to the two-hundred and sixty-ninth day of our corona-cation! Hopefully you’re staying sane, because I am doing the complete opposite. It’s important to have an outlet in times of stress, especially when you’re practically stuck at home. Whether it’s exercise, drawing, cooking or cleaning, it’s imperative that you do the thing that makes you feel happy and secure. Personally, my outlet is music. I’ve always loved music, and I’ve always had an appreciation for learning about all different genres of music regardless of the language. This coupled with my addictive personality has caused me to develop a very expensive hyper-fixation on K-pop. I bet you weren’t expecting that.
K-pop stands for “Korean Pop,” however it doesn’t only contain typical pop music. K-pop is more of an umbrella term that encompasses literally anything sung in Korean. That’s all fine and dandy, but you’re probably wondering what the appeal is. The simple answer being pretty girls, good music, and catchy dances. It’s really odd, but K-pop is almost formulated to make you develop an obsession with the idols, or artists that you like. It’s almost as if you aren’t just being sold music, but a person as well. That sounded creepy, but that’s beside the point. K-pop is just a really nice escape for me. My life has been really miserable lately in all honesty, but I get so happy when I put my favorite group on the screen and watch them perform. Seeing them in interviews, game shows and even just their daily vlogs makes me feel really happy and calms my anxieties down. It’s definitely a little out-there, and I know it’s silly, but it makes me happy. As sad as it sounds, K-pop also gives me something to look forward to. Whether it’s a new album, a new performance, or even just a new interview, it makes this seemingly never ending cycle of quarantine enjoyable.
P.S.: BLACKPINK’s documentary is available on Netflix now! Watch it if you get a chance!