Beanie level: Noble idiot

When things are hard and I’m feeling really low, I can always turn to DAY6 for comfort. Somehow, they always manage to come through with exactly what I need in that moment. This album is so soothing and so meaningful, both for my current circumstances and for them as a group. And the fact that they included Sungjin and Jae in the MV makes it that much more special.

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Can somebody please get Seo Ji-hoon in a really GOOD show??

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    Oh dear. Is TATGWLM not any good? He really deserves better.

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      It’s okay, but not great. I find it an easy, light watch to balance out the other darker ones I’m watching. But yeah, he deserves so much better, it’s painful.

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    Please or else we gotta rewatch Solomon’s Perjury forever.

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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Since I\’m still caught up on DAY6\’s \”Zombie,\” here\’s a short blog post I wrote about it: http://thedeskdragon.com/no-easy-answer/

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    “Sometimes, rather than being to told to think positive and get rid of all negativity, it’s more comforting to have someone sit beside you and say, “You’re not the only one feeling this way. I’m right here with you.”
    Thank you for this wonderful post ♥

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    I have no words to express my agreement, but I do. Thank you for the important reminder!

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    Lovely post! I’ve been listening to this song a lot the past few days. I really like how the two versions are a bit different.

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      Thank you! Yeah, I appreciate both versions individually. I think it was a great decision on their part to write the English version lyrics from scratch rather than trying to just translate the Korean version lyrics.

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To anyone feeling lost, adrift, or afraid: you’re not alone.
DAY6 really poured their souls into this album. Honestly, these lyrics could be taken as hopeless and depressing, but sometimes, more than being offered a solution or answer, it’s more comforting to have someone say, “You’re not the only one feeling this. I’m right here with you.”

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    Read that the band isn’t going to promote it due to mental health issues, hope they work it out! At least their company is on their side and doesn’t force them to go through that stress

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    I’m sorry that they are going through a difficult time. However, I am glad that their management is allowing them to take the time that they need.

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    Thought it was depressing as heck on my first listen but then I noticed how it repeats 살아 in the first chorus and the song ends in 살아. That word means live. It made me wonder if that’s what they were really going for but it made me feel hopeful.

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      I like that perspective! I’ve also seen comments suggesting that the song could act as a sort of wake-up call, inspiring people to make a change — any change, even a small one — every day, to keep from it always being the same thing again and again.

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        Yes! This is the DAY6 I know! I didm’t think they’d make it so simple.

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Nobody Knows is one of those shows whose characters feel like dear, dear friends. Not only have I watched them grow like a proud parent, I\’ve also grown alongside them. I’m so, so sad to say goodbye, but I’m also so happy for the lives they’ll continue to lead from now on. This story hit home for me in several surprising ways, and I can only hope that I’ll be able to be a Cha Young-jin or a Detective Hwang in someone’s life. May we all be the person our younger selves needed.

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    You know I can’t say I enjoyed the final two episodes. It was just too flashback heavy and spent too long on characters I don’t care about. But somehow when the whole thing climaxed it just felt so… right… in a fundamental way. It never forgot what its story was about even as it seemed to be struggling to fill the 16 hours. The feeling I got at the end is just so satiated. I’m so glad I watched this drama.

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      There was definitely filler these last few weeks, but I agree — the conclusion was so satisfying I don’t care much about the few complaints I might have had.

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#MusicMarch ATEEZ Part 4: Illusion. Final post (for now).
I have to be in the right mood to listen to something this electronic, but I LOVE this MV. Peter Pan has a very special place in my heart. And I love all the fantasy elements in the video and in the lyrics.

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    I 💚 ATEEZ!

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      I’ve only just started really getting into them, though I’ve liked some of their music for a while. But I’m falling down the rabbit hole really fast now haha.

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#MusicMarch ATEEZ Part 3: Pirate King.
I was surprised to find out this was their debut. They have fantastic stage presence.

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#MusicMarch Ateez part 2: Wave.
This song is so addictively happy, it’s ridiculous.

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I posted in OT about getting into ATEEZ recently, and someone suggested I post a few of their songs here for #Music March, so here we go! This first one is the song that made me a fan: Wonderland.

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Whether you’re a fan of DAY6 or not, this is well worth a watch to hear someone talk honestly and beautifully about checking in on one’s own mental health.

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    Jae is such a down to earth person. It’s refreshing to see someone this transparent in kpop, where everything is manufactured.

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    Thank you for sharing this. This is something that I need to hear because I try so hard to positive and not give into sadness that it can be exhausting.

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      Aww virtual hugs to you! I know what you mean — it really is exhausting to try to stay positive all the time. I’m glad Jae’s words were comforting to you like they were to me.

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And it’s here! I can’t even fully process how awesome this entire album is.

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(Don’t mind me, just surfacing from RL busyness to post about DAY6 again…)

Jae keeps saying they’re “curious kids” for a reason. There’s so much new stuff going on here!

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

A night that relieved me of so much stress, inhibitions, and self-doubt. A night I’ll remember and cherish forever.

The night I finally attended my first DAY6 concert.

The night I — a quiet, reserved, introvert — stood in a screaming crowd and jumped, sang, shouted, and danced to my heart’s content.

The moment I — a hopelessly besotted fangirl — raised my hands, lost in a breathtaking snowfall of confetti, and forgot even to look at the band members. I sang the words “이 순간이 좋아” and meant them with my whole being.

The night I stood face-to-face with each of those five beautiful people and told them “thank you” for everything. The night I and hundreds of other fans sang their songs back to them while they gazed out adoringly at us, seemingly still shocked and touched that we know the words.

A night I can only describe as “magical.”

There have been many artists and celebrities that I have liked and admired, but I can’t even begin to explain how much DAY6 mean to me. They were a continuous, renewing source of joy for me during one of the most frustrating, confusing, and anxiety-ridden years of my life. Their lyrics speak directly to my soul, and often even express my exact innermost thoughts. Their words, written and spoken, encourage and inspire me to keep going and keep trying when life is hard. Their music is a comforting home no matter what I’m feeling, an outlet through which to vent my sadness or anger, and a well of infectious happiness.

As usual, Young K’s lyrics say it best: “the word ‘love’ isn’t enough for this beautiful feeling.”

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Just applied for what sounds like a dream job, but I’m not 100% sure I’m totally qualified. Wish me luck! 😱

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Going to see DAY6 in September!! I don\’t remember when I was last this excited! ^.^

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Once again, for the second year in a row, Jung Kyung-ho and Park Sung-woong are here to save my summer from its Drama drought!

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It’shereIt’shereIt’shere! And it’s wonderfully happy. ^.^

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Beanies, it has been such a whirlwind of a month. I haven’t had time to keep up with any dramas, except Arthdal, which my sister and I are watching together. If you saw my TOTM for June (“Homecoming”), then you know that the biggest thing I’m going through at the moment is moving back to the USA after four years of teaching English in China, and I have a lot of very mixed feelings about it. While I am confident that it was time for this change to happen, it’s tough closing that chapter of my life and starting over. Now, back in the USA, I have no job, no car, and I’m back to living at my parents’ house, which is… not a good place. I don’t want to say too much, but it’s a toxic environment in more than one way, and there’s not only one person to blame. We all love each other a lot, but no one really knows how to go about making things better. However, I’ve also only just arrived yesterday, so I’m sure it’ll start to feel less overwhelming as I adjust more and get some routines established.

As for some exciting things that have happened over the past few weeks:
1. DAY6 are finally coming back! And my sister and I are definitely planning on going to one of the US concerts in September.
2. My sister flew to China for my last few weeks there to help me pack up and move back, and on the way home we stopped in Seoul for an extended layover (one day, two nights). We went to Jeju last August, but this was our first visit to mainland South Korea, and we loved it! We took a walk on Cheonggyecheon stream, checked out the Dongdaemun History and Culture Center, strolled through Olympic Park, had coffee and ice cream at JYP’s Soul Cup Café, and ended the day with food and listening to buskers in Hongdae. There’s still a ton of stuff we didn’t have time for, but we were pleased with all of that for now.

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    Welcome back! From my experience, the first six months will be difficult yet manageable. Everything will be fine. Enjoy your new back.

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    -Hi! I’ve wanted to say I was a fan of your article, partly because of the DAY6 pic. I’m so happy to hear that they have a tour and am envious of concert- going Beanies.
    -I’m also at a similar stage of my life right now- recent college graduate. I try to focus on the day-by-day aspect and not let myself get too overwhelmed about the future. All this to say: I’m here for you! Fighting!

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      Thank you! I’m so excited to finally go see them. My sister went to one of their Youth tour concerts last year, and I was so disappointed that I couldn’t. I hope you’ll get the chance too!
      Good luck to you in your next steps as well. ^.^

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    “I have no job, no car, and I’m back to living at my parents’ house”

    I did that back in 1978 when I came back from teaching English in Taiwan. Sympathy.

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      Thanks, it’s encouraging just to know others have been in the same place and gotten through it.

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    Welcome back and please be easy on yourself while you adjust. It sounds like you used every second in Seoul well.

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Beanies, how do you screencap?? I’m working on a submission for TOTM, but I don’t know what pictures to include. I rarely take screencaps while I’m watching, and when I do they’re really not good…

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