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