A morning in the life of a Kpop fangirl

BTS night concept photo

Special Album ‘화양연화 Young Forever’ Concept Photo. L-R: Rap Monster, Jimin, V, Jungkook, Jin, Suga, and J-Hope. Source

Roxanne Braam, FanGirl

Wake up before the sun rises in order to exercise. Staying up late the night before watching music videos makes this unpleasant, but it’s necessary.

Get home an hour later, shower, and check my email. My pre-order of BTS’s special album Young Forever (both versions!) are confirmed. Hooray!!

Check social media and find that BTS have released concept photos for the previously mentioned album. Jin is blonde?!!?!?! *squeals and dies* Follow up with a tweet about my feelings. Post about feelings to Facebook, because I’m far too enthusiastic about this to keep it to myself.

Scroll through Tumblr and find out that promotional pictures for the Gilmore Girls revival have been released! *has more feelings* Not Kpop related, but this is exciting and I need to be thrilled in that moment.

At this point it is only 8:30 am and my jaw is exhausted from smiling.

But I’m an adult with adult responsibilities, so I drag myself out of the house to walk to work. I’m listening to my Kpop playlist while walking; it will likely continue to play throughout the day.

Get to work and tell my co-worker all about my feelings. Not that they particularly care, but they humour me. They must see how happy I am about a group of seven Korean idols.

Now here’s how the rest of my day is likely going to go:

  1. I’ll eventually get home after binge listening to Kpop all day at the office
  2. Because I haven’t seen it enough already, I’ll rewatch the Young Forever intro music video
  3. Get my 3D printer running before going to Facebook to stare at the concept photos
  4. Paint some of my 3D printed stuff while watching music videos on YouTube
  5. Think about BTS
  6. Make dinner
  7. Think about KNK
  8. Eat dinner
  9. Think about CNBLUE
  10. Play with my dog
  11. Think about Boys Republic
  12. Practice the dance for BTS’s song Dope. Not that I’ll ever do it in front of people, but it’s fun!

I’m a little obsessed. I’m the kind of person who gets fully invested and enthusiastic about the things that I enjoy. I’ve even started to learn Korean, starting with learning Hangul, the Korean alphabet and writing system.

I have no shame about the amount of time and money I spend on this aspect of my fangirl life. I’m a firm believer that if it makes you happy then it is 100 percent worth every second and penny.

And if this is of any interest to you, or you just want to see what all my fuss is about:

  • Go to YouTube
  • Search “BTS Dope” (a specific song) or “BTS mv” to see other options
  • Have thoughts, maybe even join me in my love for this industry