1. ARTIST: EPIK HIGH (에픽하이)
  2. Game review: Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  3. Band: Madman’s Esprit
  4. Review: HuoGuo Mao CAI
  5. Band: Sokoninaru
  6. Group: WayV
  7. Korean Street Food
  8. Restaurant: M Noodle Bar
  9. We would like to wish you very happy Holidays!
  10. Restaurant: Ramen Brothers
  11. Interview: G.L.A.M.S
  12. Social Media: TikTok
  13. Concert review: GLAMS at Dolhuis Dordrecht
  14. Concert review: LOVEBITES at Patronaat
  15. Busan: A City Which Offers Everything From Beaches To Temples
  16. Empress Wu
  17. Game review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  18. Review: Hallyucon
  19. Concert review: Crossfaith at Patronaat
  20. Concert Review: BTS at Amsterdam Ziggodome
  21. Interview: LOVEBITES
  22. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  23. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  24. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  25. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  26. Drama: Meteor Garden
  27. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  28. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  29. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  30. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  31. Moon festival
  32. Band: LOVEBITES
  33. Chinese Traditional clothing
  34. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  35. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  36. Review: Wish
  37. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  38. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  39. Book: The White Book
  40. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  41. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  42. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  43. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  44. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  45. Artist: Hanggai
  46. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  47. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  48. Produce 101 China
  49. Crossfaith (interview)
  50. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  51. Food: Ramen
  52. Artist: Jackson Wang
  53. Special: BTSXARMY
  54. SPECIAL: BTS
  55. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  56. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  57. 10 years of SHINee
  58. Drama review: Erased
  59. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  60. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  61. Artist: Miyavi
  62. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  63. 10 Korean Proverbs
  64. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  65. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  66. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  67. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  68. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  69. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  70. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  71. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  72. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  73. Religion in Japan
  74. C-Pop
  75. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  76. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  77. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  78. Boygroup: GOT7
  79. Artist: BABYMETAL
  80. Online shopping in China
  81. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  82. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  83. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  84. Boygroup: Day6
  85. Drama Review: Last Friend
  86. Valentine’s day in China
  87. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  88. Valentine’s day in Korea
  89. Valentine’s day in Japan
  90. Terracotta Army
  91. Beauty in Korea
  92. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  93. Chinese New Year
  94. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  95. Review: Snackfever subscription
  96. Cat Cafe
  97. Religion in China
  98. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  99. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  100. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  101. Review: Kaomoji
  102. Chopsticks
  103. Drama Review: Save Me
  104. LGBT in Japan
  105. Artist: Zhao Lei
  106. The power of BB Cream
  107. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  108. LGBT in China
  109. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  110. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  111. Rental bikes
  112. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  113. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  114. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  115. The Three Sovereigns
  116. LGTB in South Korea
  117. Japanese street food
  118. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  119. Mumun Pottery
  120. Boygroup: SF9
  121. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  122. Izanagi & Izanami
  123. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  124. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  125. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  126. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  127. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  128. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  129. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  130. Halloween in Japan
  131. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  132. Halloween in China
  133. Halloween in Korea
  134. Social Media in China? No!
  135. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  136. Camera Japan Festival
  137. Movie Review: Noise
  138. Heungbu and Nolbu
  139. Konpeitō
  140. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  141. Chinese Street Food
  142. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  143. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  144. Jeulmun Pottery
  145. Boyband: NEWS
  146. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  147. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  148. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  149. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  150. Review: Hite
  151. The Rising Sun Flag
  152. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  153. Drama review: Hwarang
  154. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
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  1. ARTIST: EPIK HIGH (에픽하이)
  2. Game review: Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  3. Band: Madman’s Esprit
  4. Review: HuoGuo Mao CAI
  5. Band: Sokoninaru
  6. Group: WayV
  7. Korean Street Food
  8. Restaurant: M Noodle Bar
  9. We would like to wish you very happy Holidays!
  10. Restaurant: Ramen Brothers
  11. Interview: G.L.A.M.S
  12. Social Media: TikTok
  13. Concert review: GLAMS at Dolhuis Dordrecht
  14. Concert review: LOVEBITES at Patronaat
  15. Busan: A City Which Offers Everything From Beaches To Temples
  16. Empress Wu
  17. Game review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  18. Review: Hallyucon
  19. Concert review: Crossfaith at Patronaat
  20. Concert Review: BTS at Amsterdam Ziggodome
  21. Interview: LOVEBITES
  22. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  23. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  24. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  25. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  26. Drama: Meteor Garden
  27. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  28. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  29. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  30. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  31. Moon festival
  32. Band: LOVEBITES
  33. Chinese Traditional clothing
  34. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  35. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  36. Review: Wish
  37. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  38. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  39. Book: The White Book
  40. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  41. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  42. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  43. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  44. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  45. Artist: Hanggai
  46. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  47. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  48. Produce 101 China
  49. Crossfaith (interview)
  50. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  51. Food: Ramen
  52. Artist: Jackson Wang
  53. Special: BTSXARMY
  54. SPECIAL: BTS
  55. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  56. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  57. 10 years of SHINee
  58. Drama review: Erased
  59. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  60. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  61. Artist: Miyavi
  62. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  63. 10 Korean Proverbs
  64. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  65. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  66. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  67. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  68. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  69. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  70. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  71. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  72. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  73. Religion in Japan
  74. C-Pop
  75. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  76. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  77. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  78. Boygroup: GOT7
  79. Artist: BABYMETAL
  80. Online shopping in China
  81. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  82. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  83. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  84. Boygroup: Day6
  85. Drama Review: Last Friend
  86. Valentine’s day in China
  87. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  88. Valentine’s day in Korea
  89. Valentine’s day in Japan
  90. Terracotta Army
  91. Beauty in Korea
  92. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  93. Chinese New Year
  94. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  95. Review: Snackfever subscription
  96. Cat Cafe
  97. Religion in China
  98. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  99. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  100. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  101. Review: Kaomoji
  102. Chopsticks
  103. Drama Review: Save Me
  104. LGBT in Japan
  105. Artist: Zhao Lei
  106. The power of BB Cream
  107. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  108. LGBT in China
  109. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  110. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  111. Rental bikes
  112. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  113. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  114. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  115. The Three Sovereigns
  116. LGTB in South Korea
  117. Japanese street food
  118. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  119. Mumun Pottery
  120. Boygroup: SF9
  121. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  122. Izanagi & Izanami
  123. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  124. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  125. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  126. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  127. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  128. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  129. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  130. Halloween in Japan
  131. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  132. Halloween in China
  133. Halloween in Korea
  134. Social Media in China? No!
  135. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  136. Camera Japan Festival
  137. Movie Review: Noise
  138. Heungbu and Nolbu
  139. Konpeitō
  140. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  141. Chinese Street Food
  142. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  143. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  144. Jeulmun Pottery
  145. Boyband: NEWS
  146. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  147. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  148. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  149. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  150. Review: Hite
  151. The Rising Sun Flag
  152. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  153. Drama review: Hwarang
  154. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
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In light of their new album Love Yourself and their insane breakthrough in America last year, we’re finally writing about BTS. This group before known as Bangtan Sonyeondan but recently changed the initials to Beyond the Scene, have appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show twice, they have been to the James Corden show and now they’re embarking on a huge world tour. Let’s talk about BTS.

BTS was signed as a 7 member group under BigHit entertainment, they debuted on June 12th, 2013 with the song ‘No More Dream’ and won several awards with their debut song and since then on they continued to rise steadily until winning the Top Social Award at the American Billboard awards in 2017 for their whopping 15 million followers on twitter.

They’re name originates from Bangtan Sonyeondan which translates to Bulletproof Boyscouts. This name was created because they wanted to break the barrier and let nobody stop them from making controversial music. They would block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets and protect the values and ideals of today’s adolescents.

As they’re name suggests their first years are based around boys and girls in school and the hardships they face but which every new chapter (album) they released they’re stepping away from adolescence and when they changed the meaning for the BTS initials to Beyond The Scene; It was clear that they became true adults and are leaving that stage of their life behind.

With the new album this vibe really comes through and you can feel them change and develop.

The group
BTS is made out of 7 individuals that each bring their own style and ideas to the group. As BTS cowrites and produces all of their music and some of the group have their own well received solo projects they come together every time and create something unique.

Besides from their lyrics BTS has different strengths in their sound also, they all have their unique sound; Jungkook is the main vocalist and you can hear his clear breathy voice, Jimin has a little bit higher soft voice and usually does the high notes. RM, J-HOPE and Suga are the rappers and each is different. RM does a lot of the english lines and he has a deeper voice than J-HOPE who can rap pretty fast but Suga is the king of rap, spitting fire not many other idols can achieve. (safe from Zelo from BAP). Jin is one of the few members that sing a lot; but when he does hold your horses; it’s beautiful.

Along with their amazing voices they have great choreography. Intricate and different from the things you usually see. Each member has their own way of dancing or moving/carrying themselves but as soon as they get together as one group and dance; it blows your mind. They do a lot of practice videos for ARMY aswell and post it on their YouTube!

RM, J-HOPE and Suga (Agust D) produce and have their own solo project. (search their names on YouTube.  you’ll find amazing songs. V is well known for his acting in Hwarang.

BTS have been living together since before their debut, however they went from a small place only barely fitting the 7 boys to a very luxury condo easily fitting them and their ARMY. Which they absolutely deserve of course.

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Left to right: V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, Jimin, RM and J-Hope

Stage Name: RM, his old stage name used to be Rap Monster (랩몬스터)
Full Name: Kim Nam Joon (김남준)
Position: Leader, Main Rapper
Birthday: September 12, 1994
Born: Ilsan, Gyeonggi-d, South Korea

Stage Name: Jin (진)
Full Name: Kim Seok Jin (김석진)
Position: Vocalist, Visual
Birthday: December 4, 1992
Born: Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Stage Name: Suga (슈가)
Full Name: Min Yoon Gi (민윤기)
Position: Lead Rapper
Birthday: March 9, 1993
Born: Buk-gu, Daegu, South Korea

Stage Name: J-Hope (제이홉)
Full Name: Jung Ho Seok (정호석)
Position: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist
Birthday: February 18, 1994
Born: Gwangju, South Korea

Stage Name: Jimin (지민)
Full Name: Park Ji Min (박지민)
Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist
Birthday: October 13, 1995
Born: Busan, South Korea

Stage Name: V (뷔)
Full Name: Kim Tae Hyung (김태형)
Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual
Birthday: December 30, 1995
Born: Daegu but grew up in Geochang, South Korea

Stage Name: Jungkook (정국)
Full Name: Jeon Jeong-guk (전정국)
Position: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Sub Rapper, Center, Maknae
Birthday: September 1, 1997
Born: Busan, South Korea

Charities and beliefs

BTS have involved themselves in a variety of charitable events. In 2015, they donated seven tons (7,187 kg) of rice to charity at the K-Star Road opening ceremony held in Apgujeong-dong. The following year they participated in ALLETS’s “Let’s Share the Heart” collaboration charity campaign with Naver to raise donations for LISA, a charity “which carries forward a preparation business to fight blindness including research on degenerative retina disease treatment and an activity to improve social awareness on the visually impaired.

In January 2017, news media reported that BTS and Big Hit Entertainment had donated KR₩100,000,000 (US$85,000) to the 4/16 Sewol Families for Truth and A Safer Society, an organization connected to the families of the 2014 Sewol Ferry Disaster. Each member donated KR₩10,000,000 and Big Hit Entertainment donated an additional KR₩30,000,000. The donation was intended to have been made in secret. Later that year, BTS officially launched their Love Myself campaign, an initiative dedicated to helping “protect and support child and teen victims of domestic and school violence as well as sexual assault around the world…”, in partnership with the Korean Committee for UNICEF. BTS plans to donate 500 million won ($448,000) from the members, 3% of all upcoming Love Yourself: Her album sales and 100% of all sales of official goods for the Love Myself campaign over the next two years, as well as include donation desks installed by UNICEF, towards several social programs benefiting violence prevention against children and teens and support programs for victims of violence. Within two months of its launch the campaign raised an additional KR₩106,000,000, taking the worldwide funds total to KR₩606,000,000.

In April 2018, BTS participated in Stevie Wonder’s “Dream Still Lives” tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. alongside other celebrities, sharing their dreams and hopes for the world. It was revealed that Stevie Wonder himself had asked BTS to participate in the campaign.

Members of the group have also engaged in individual philanthropic endeavours. Jimin supported graduates of Busan Hoedong Elementary School, his alma mater, by covering uniform expenses from 2016 until its closure in 2018. After news of the school’s closing was released, he donated summer and winter middle school uniforms to the final graduates and gifted autographed albums to the entire student body. For his 25th birthday, Suga donated ten kilograms of Korean beef to 39 orphanages in Korea under the name of “ARMY”, BTS’s fan club.

Namjoon and Yoongi (RM and Suga) have also made it quite clear they stands for LGBT rights and mental illness.

Discography

YouTube
In 2018 BTS made a deal with YouTube Red to record their last tour, it’s an exclusive series that shows all of BTS’ highs and lows without masking it up. In the first couple of minutes of the show you can see them talk about it and expressing that no matter how scary it is to show ‘beyond the veil’ what goes on in the life and work that is BTS but they do it and it’s beautiful but also heart wrenching. However YouTube Red is a paid part of YouTube so you will have to pay for it. (or google ways to go around it since both bighit and ARMY are helping other ARMY to watch it without paying but you didn’t hear that from us 😉 )

bts tour.jpg

European and American tour
In the beginning of 2018 BTS announced that they will be doing a EU and US tour. The US Dates were sold out extremely quick and on June 1st the EU tour tickets we’re sold out within 30 to 60 minutes as well. A lot of fans are extremely upset and putting up petitions to ask for another show in The Netherlands.  You can sign it here!

Let us know if you are going! Because at least one of us is!

 

credit: All information through Wikipedia and other bts sources.
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