WTF DOES “OG KPOP STAN” EVEN MEAN?!
Supposedly “original gangster”, can be seen as “old generation”, personally viewed as “old-school”. I’ve been into Korean music since 1998 when I was 15, and using “kpop stan” is more catchy (super cringe or not) than “person who’s listened to Korean music since 1998”, amirite or AMIRITE.
WTF DOES “X-DANCER RXN” EVEN MEAN?!
X= Ex, Dancer= self-explanatory, RXN= reaction. X-DANCER RXN is the graphic-designer-major side in me making an effort. “Well, why not just say ‘retired dancer reacts to’ then?”, you might ask? Simple: simple-minded people have major issues with the “*insert label here* reacts to” titles.
$3-monthly “CAPTAIN” tier: access to all reactions/reviews to live performances and concerts, 4-6 new videos weekly, plus access to all of the content listed for the “CREW” tier (listed below).
$1-monthly “CREW” tier: a “tip jar” for anyone who would like to show general support overall that’ll help with what I do on YouTube and Patreon as well. This tier has access to all reactions/reviews to “watch parties” for shows (Stray Kids’ Survival Show, Ateez’s Fever Road/Salary Lupin, Kingdom Legendary War, Twice’s SIXTEEN, etc.), album listens, and videos that typically have technical issues when uploaded on Youtube.
SOCIAL MEDIA THANGS
GET THE DECALS/STICKERS I HAVE ON MY WALL HERE
I became an avid Korean music aka Kpop listener/lover since 1998. Korean and rap music were my coping mechanisms from the bullying I experienced in middle school through high school and my love for the genre has stuck by me ever since. The genre, along with artists like Michael Jackson, Aaliyah, Britney Spears, etc. then motivated me into becoming a hip-hop/pop dancer, which was a very active lifestyle for me literally throughout my whole 20s. (XTRA DANCE 411 I danced for, trained, and performed with 4 different dance teams. My first and main dance team who started my “dance life” was with Marvelous Motion (who later became IaMmE, America’s Best Dance Crew Season 6 Champions). A lot of my dance training came from Di “Moon” Zhang, Brandon “747” Harrell, Emilio Dosal, SOREAL, and from attending many dance classes in Houston and L.A. (from amazing local talent to widely-known talents such as Parris Goebel, Keone Madrid, Kyle Hanagami, Lando Wilkins, Mister Wiggles, Rino Nakasone)
Unfortunately, I took a huge break from Korean music and dance around 2015 when I was officially diagnosed with lupus nephritis, seizures, and a heart murmur. I was receiving and battling years of chemotherapy and dialysis along with taking 32 pills a day, so I had no mental/emotional/spiritual room to keep myself updated with Kpop or dance. Luckily, I’m in remission now. That doesn’t mean that lupus and seizures are gone because I am still very capable of frequent flare-ups if I don’t take care of myself, but I make sure to do so enough to manage and live as “normally” as possible. I am also not capable of being an active dancer like I used to be due to my chronic illnesses, but I’m still a dancer in my mind, heart, and soul.
ALSO! Just to be SUPER clear me calling myself an “OG kpop stan” does NOT mean that anyone who’s listened to kpop after me is inferior or less-than. A kpop lifestyle is a kpop lifestyle regardless of time. Please don’t get that sh*t twisted. Sooo I am currently and actively keeping a weather eye on the KPOP horizon and also using what I’ve learned from my dance years to give credit where it’s due!
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