1. Shaolin Kung Fu
  2. Mito’s plum blossom festival
  3. Album Review: HIGHER BROTHERS – Five Stars
  4. Concert review: Sokoninaru
  5. ARTIST: EPIK HIGH (에픽하이)
  6. Game review: Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  7. Band: Madman’s Esprit
  8. Review: HuoGuo Mao CAI
  9. Band: Sokoninaru
  10. Group: WayV
  11. Korean Street Food
  12. Restaurant: M Noodle Bar
  13. We would like to wish you very happy Holidays!
  14. Restaurant: Ramen Brothers
  15. Interview: G.L.A.M.S
  16. Social Media: TikTok
  17. Concert review: GLAMS at Dolhuis Dordrecht
  18. Concert review: LOVEBITES at Patronaat
  19. Busan: A City Which Offers Everything From Beaches To Temples
  20. Empress Wu
  21. Game review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  22. Review: Hallyucon
  23. Concert review: Crossfaith at Patronaat
  24. Concert Review: BTS at Amsterdam Ziggodome
  25. Interview: LOVEBITES
  26. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  27. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  28. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  29. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  30. Drama: Meteor Garden
  31. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  32. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  33. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  34. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  35. Moon festival
  36. Band: LOVEBITES
  37. Chinese Traditional clothing
  38. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  39. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  40. Review: Wish
  41. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  42. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  43. Book: The White Book
  44. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  45. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  46. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  47. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  48. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  49. Artist: Hanggai
  50. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  51. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  52. Produce 101 China
  53. Crossfaith (interview)
  54. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  55. Food: Ramen
  56. Artist: Jackson Wang
  57. Special: BTSXARMY
  58. SPECIAL: BTS
  59. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  60. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  61. 10 years of SHINee
  62. Drama review: Erased
  63. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  64. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  65. Artist: Miyavi
  66. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  67. 10 Korean Proverbs
  68. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  69. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  70. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  71. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  72. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  73. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  74. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  75. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  76. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  77. Religion in Japan
  78. C-Pop
  79. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  80. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  81. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  82. Boygroup: GOT7
  83. Artist: BABYMETAL
  84. Online shopping in China
  85. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  86. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  87. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  88. Boygroup: Day6
  89. Drama Review: Last Friend
  90. Valentine’s day in China
  91. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  92. Valentine’s day in Korea
  93. Valentine’s day in Japan
  94. Terracotta Army
  95. Beauty in Korea
  96. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  97. Chinese New Year
  98. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  99. Review: Snackfever subscription
  100. Cat Cafe
  101. Religion in China
  102. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  103. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  104. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  105. Review: Kaomoji
  106. Chopsticks
  107. Drama Review: Save Me
  108. LGBT in Japan
  109. Artist: Zhao Lei
  110. The power of BB Cream
  111. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  112. LGBT in China
  113. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  114. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  115. Rental bikes
  116. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  117. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  118. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  119. The Three Sovereigns
  120. LGTB in South Korea
  121. Japanese street food
  122. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  123. Mumun Pottery
  124. Boygroup: SF9
  125. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  126. Izanagi & Izanami
  127. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  128. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  129. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  130. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  131. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  132. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  133. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  134. Halloween in Japan
  135. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  136. Halloween in China
  137. Halloween in Korea
  138. Social Media in China? No!
  139. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  140. Camera Japan Festival
  141. Movie Review: Noise
  142. Heungbu and Nolbu
  143. Konpeitō
  144. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  145. Chinese Street Food
  146. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  147. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  148. Jeulmun Pottery
  149. Boyband: NEWS
  150. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  151. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  152. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  153. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  154. Review: Hite
  155. The Rising Sun Flag
  156. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  157. Drama review: Hwarang
  158. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  1. Shaolin Kung Fu
  2. Mito’s plum blossom festival
  3. Album Review: HIGHER BROTHERS – Five Stars
  4. Concert review: Sokoninaru
  5. ARTIST: EPIK HIGH (에픽하이)
  6. Game review: Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  7. Band: Madman’s Esprit
  8. Review: HuoGuo Mao CAI
  9. Band: Sokoninaru
  10. Group: WayV
  11. Korean Street Food
  12. Restaurant: M Noodle Bar
  13. We would like to wish you very happy Holidays!
  14. Restaurant: Ramen Brothers
  15. Interview: G.L.A.M.S
  16. Social Media: TikTok
  17. Concert review: GLAMS at Dolhuis Dordrecht
  18. Concert review: LOVEBITES at Patronaat
  19. Busan: A City Which Offers Everything From Beaches To Temples
  20. Empress Wu
  21. Game review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  22. Review: Hallyucon
  23. Concert review: Crossfaith at Patronaat
  24. Concert Review: BTS at Amsterdam Ziggodome
  25. Interview: LOVEBITES
  26. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  27. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  28. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  29. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  30. Drama: Meteor Garden
  31. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  32. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  33. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  34. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  35. Moon festival
  36. Band: LOVEBITES
  37. Chinese Traditional clothing
  38. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  39. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  40. Review: Wish
  41. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  42. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  43. Book: The White Book
  44. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  45. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  46. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  47. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  48. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  49. Artist: Hanggai
  50. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  51. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  52. Produce 101 China
  53. Crossfaith (interview)
  54. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  55. Food: Ramen
  56. Artist: Jackson Wang
  57. Special: BTSXARMY
  58. SPECIAL: BTS
  59. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  60. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  61. 10 years of SHINee
  62. Drama review: Erased
  63. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  64. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  65. Artist: Miyavi
  66. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  67. 10 Korean Proverbs
  68. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  69. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  70. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  71. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  72. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  73. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  74. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  75. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  76. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  77. Religion in Japan
  78. C-Pop
  79. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  80. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  81. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  82. Boygroup: GOT7
  83. Artist: BABYMETAL
  84. Online shopping in China
  85. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  86. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  87. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  88. Boygroup: Day6
  89. Drama Review: Last Friend
  90. Valentine’s day in China
  91. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  92. Valentine’s day in Korea
  93. Valentine’s day in Japan
  94. Terracotta Army
  95. Beauty in Korea
  96. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  97. Chinese New Year
  98. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  99. Review: Snackfever subscription
  100. Cat Cafe
  101. Religion in China
  102. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  103. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  104. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  105. Review: Kaomoji
  106. Chopsticks
  107. Drama Review: Save Me
  108. LGBT in Japan
  109. Artist: Zhao Lei
  110. The power of BB Cream
  111. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  112. LGBT in China
  113. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  114. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  115. Rental bikes
  116. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  117. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  118. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  119. The Three Sovereigns
  120. LGTB in South Korea
  121. Japanese street food
  122. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  123. Mumun Pottery
  124. Boygroup: SF9
  125. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  126. Izanagi & Izanami
  127. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  128. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  129. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  130. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  131. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  132. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  133. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  134. Halloween in Japan
  135. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  136. Halloween in China
  137. Halloween in Korea
  138. Social Media in China? No!
  139. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  140. Camera Japan Festival
  141. Movie Review: Noise
  142. Heungbu and Nolbu
  143. Konpeitō
  144. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  145. Chinese Street Food
  146. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  147. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  148. Jeulmun Pottery
  149. Boyband: NEWS
  150. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  151. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  152. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  153. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  154. Review: Hite
  155. The Rising Sun Flag
  156. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  157. Drama review: Hwarang
  158. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
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As we wanted to put some ARMY in the spotlight we decided to ask them a couple of questions about their passion. As BTS is a big part or big influence in their life these days. We wrote about ARMY and BTS before but now we talked to BreAnna and Alysha.


 


So you’re a BTS fan, How did you find BTS and what has attracted you so much to them?

BreAnna: It was sort of a downward spiral, to some extent. Technically, the first time I listened to Kpop was a group called SS501 when I was a freshman in high school but then, I kind of forgot about it. I would listen to the songs occasionally but that was it. Sophmore year of college, my best friend suddenly had me watching Big Bang and it sort of went down hill from there. It went from Big Bang to Nu’est to Got7 to BTS. I generally love laughing and their personalities are so glaringly different than what we see from celebrities in America. They’re all so happy and bright and it’s hard not to love them for it. It’s hard for me to like a group just based on their music. I have to like the personalities of the people performing it and BTS certainly fits that quota.

Alysha: Well the story is actually pretty easy, I was watching an YouTube video and my next recommendation video was a BTS video so I decided to watch it and I was impressed. what attracted me? Probably Jungkook’s hotness 😀

Have they influenced your other interests? (eg: Did you get more in Korean culture?)

BreAnna: I’ve had a lot of things that have influenced the ways that I’ve changed since starting college but they are one of them. I’ve always been interested in other countries and people from all over the world, the university I attend has a very diverse student body, so my interest sort of affirmed that for me. I do have an interest in Korean culture but I feel that it has also helped me have an interest in people in general. I also feel that it brings more opportunities to learn about others as I continue to meet more people. A wide variety of people love BTS and we all have the opportunity to learn from each other.

Alysha: They actually did, I’m trying to learn Korean and I know a lot about Korea now than before I found out about them

What’s your favorite song and why?

BreAnna: This is a… difficult question. It changes a lot for me but honestly, I’ve been pretty caught between Fake Love, The Truth Untold (that’s the name on Spotify at least), and Magic Shop. I seem to be having a hard time deciding which is the favorite, though.

Alysha: omg that’s a hard one…. Probably: Dead leaves/ Autumn leaves, just because I really love blackbear and it gives me blackbear vibes (mainly because they bought the beat from him XD)

Have you picked a bias? Who?

BreAnna: I do have a bias. Since the beginning, my bias has been Jimin. It started that way because he is the member closest to my age (I am, ironically, literally one day older than him). As time passed, his cute personality and generally happy disposition kept him in the position and I hope to continue to watch him become more comfortable with himself and his abilities.

Alysha: Yeah I surely have, Mr. Genius aka Suga (Min Yoongi)

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How do you feel about the BTS fandom “ARMY”? Do you feel part of it? What do you like and dislike most about ARMY.

BreAnna: Sometimes, I can feel a bit conflicted about being called ARMY. The only reason being that there are people that can get very angry if you don’t dedicate your full attention to BTS. I don’t have a number one group, I have a top six. My attention is generally split between Big Bang, Nu’est, Got7, BTS, Monsta X, and Winner. At the same time, I’m also a college student so I can’t always afford to buy albums or merchandise. I only have the two most recent albums even though I’ve been a fan for 2 1/2 years. Sometimes, it can feel as if I haven’t done enough to support them because I’ve never gotten to go to a concert or do some of the more intense things that other fans can do. I like the community that can be created in ARMY. We have the potential to band together and be supportive of each other, to be a network not just for BTS but also for each other. There is no greater ability in the world than that. For my dislike, it also means that we have the potential to tear each other down and sometimes, that’s exactly what happens. I just hope we can find a way to get along and live our lives peacefully, feeling fully supported.

Alysha: I really feel a part of this big family I really like the fact that we can tell each other every thing, because we’re so close like a family I don’t really dislike anything, But I HATE the fanwar between Exo-L’s & ARMY’S , we are here to enjoy their music and personality’s, not to hate on others….

To you; what makes BTS who they are? Do you feel like they are different from other groups? please tell us your views on them.

BreAnna: BTS has a strong devotion to their fans and they do everything they can to please them, sometimes to the extent to destroying or losing pieces of themselves. As time passes, we see little bits of their personalities that we didn’t see before. We can watch Yoongi shift from being mostly quiet and reserved to being an adorable little bean who can make just about anyone smile. No matter what, they put out the music they want to make. They don’t seem like they’re just making music to chart or amuse their fans, every album is unique in its’ sound and style and reflects their ever changing opinions of the world around them. Every Kpop group has its’ own unique style and flair and it makes me happy to see that. No one is copying each other, they instead showcase the things that make them different. No other Kpop group has the unique collection of personalities that BTS has and no other group ever will. They are peaceful, loving souls who just want to see the world bettered.

Alysha: BTS is a group I’ve never seen before, they’re great singers, they have amazing personalities, They know how to please fans, and they are really sweet irl.

What are your hopes for BTS and/or ARMY?

BreAnna: I hope that they will continue to be happy and satisfied in everything that they do and that they are given an opportunity to rest. They have been working hard and they deserve it. I also hope that ARMY continues to support them. We can be a bit demanding sometimes so I do hope that we can learn to be patient and allow them the time that they need to rest and recover.

Alysha: I hope that Bangtan just gets more attention because these guys deserve all the love and support and I hope that ARMY’S can keep supporting BTS and never turn against them.
Please give us any more information you want to give that we haven’t asked about.

BreAnna: I am planning to be a cinematographer in either film or music videos so I love the opportunities to watch things like their music videos and stage performances and learn from them. An example would be watching the 3J dance performance from last year. As you watch it, it’s easy to be pulled into the choreography due to the precision and execution, but that’s not all that I notice in videos. As I watch, I can see the way that the music affects the camera work. In a fast paced song, like the song that J-Hope performed, you can watch the way that the camera switches with each beat of the song, keeping pace and drawing you into the heat and excitement of the moment. Things like that inspire me to learn more about my craft and how to better myself.

Alysha: BTS is an amazing boygroup that deserves a lot of love, so please give them a chance, just try to listen to their music, watch some crack video’s, get to know them ANYTHING. Just give them a chance. If you all have some questions just PM me on Twitter

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