Haircut experience results with some DBSK fangirling

I was getting my hair cut the other day when I noticed a familiar song playing in the hairshop while the guy was cutting my hair.

It was killing me that I couldn’t quite place what the song was since it was super familiar, but halfway though the song it struck me; it was ‘Stand By U’ by Tohoshinki!

It was totally unexpected since this is a hair cutting salon IN Korea. I never expected them to play a Japanese song! Afterwards, I kept my ears open for any more Tohoshinki or J-Pop songs, but none. ‘Stand By U’ was the only Japanese song they played while I was there.

Reason I didn’t recongize the song immediately is because I actually haven’t heard the song in it’s entirety, nonetheless listening to it at all unless it’s on accident (because you know how the BigEast station will play it sometimes and when they’re on variety shows there will be a little preview of the song).

The reason why I haven’t heard ‘Stand By U’ yet is because I’m waiting to purchase the album. If I listen to a song online then I’m extremely tempted to download it and thus, I won’t feel like buying the album. I’m a fan who can’t help but want to buy the albums ^^

In Korea, DBSK’s Japanese albums won’t be released until nearly a month after the Jap. release, so I have to wait for the Korean ver. to come out before I can buy any of their Jap. albums.

On a random note, the guy who was cutting my hair started talking to me in Korean and although I had an idea of what he was saying, I couldn’t reply since my Korean is limited when talking (I can understand more than I can speak XP). It was funny since he asked me something in Korean and in English I replied, “Err…I speak English. Not Korean.” and I don’t think he understood, though maybe he got that I didn’t speak Korean? 

My mom was there with me since she’s the one who’s sort of like a translator for me XD (you know, since she’s Korean and speaks the language?), so he asked my mom why I didn’t speak Korean and she told him that I was from the USA. Then he asked her who she was to me (okay, bad wording, but I don’t know how to word it more politely. Only that he was asking what sort of relationship we had?) and she said we were mother-daughter. I think he seemed shocked since he didn’t expect a Korean woman to have a daughter who didn’t speak Korean XPPP 

And that was my haircutting experience here in Korea. It was fun since they served free drink and it came in glass cups shaped like a woman’s nude body (the boobs, butt, and everything XD Well, it wasn’t detailed, just sort of the outline of the body, but my immature little brothers found it hilarious. I would have taken a pic but I didn’t have my camera that time :()

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Trip to Seoul = DBSK GOODNESS

Although I live in Korea, I live a little far from Seoul, so I don’t go often. When I do though, it’s pretty interesting.

A couple days ago, I went to Lotte World with friends and afterwards, we shopped a bit. I decided to stop by a music store to see if they had any DBSK albums. I wasn’t expecting much since it was a really small store,  lost in the sea of other boutiques and stores. But they happened to have every single album O_O. I was tempted to buy some of their earlier albums (such as Tri-Angle and “O”), but I didn’t have that much money so I had to pass *tear*. I wanted to purchase their Japanese album ‘Share the World’ and the store had both the CD + DVD so I bought it.

While the cashier was ringing it up (he was an elderly man), he told me in Korean, “Since you bought Dong Bang Shin Ki’s album, I can see you’re a fan so I’ll give you a free Dong Bang Shin Ki poster.” <——— OMG!!!!!!!! I DIED INSIDE FROM FANGIRLING IN MY MIND.

He went to the corner of the store (trust me, it’s a small store, the cashier is in one corner of the store while he went to a different corner and it was only 4 or 5 steps away) and he gave me a free poster!!! Two of my friends were jealous because they’re also DBSK fans XD Not as big as me though (no, I don’t mean that to sound cocky or anything. But seriously, the one who likes DBSK likes SHINee and Fly to the Sky better and the other friend loves DBSK’s music but doesn’t really know much about them personality and life-wise), but they’re fans nonetheless, so they were jealous, hehehe 🙂

He gave me the Version C poster from the MIROTIC album. I was probably blushing so much from the shock XD I guess he knew I was a fan since I bought one of their albums from Japan while in Korea. Plus, I might have fangirled just a tinsy winsy bit too much when I saw the shelf full of DBSK albums ^^;;; But OMG, I’m still soooo glad I bought the album there!!! I’m not going to use the poster yet since I’m moving soon, but once I go to the new house, I’m definately hanging it up 😀 I have the Ver. B Mirotic poster already hanging in my room, but let me tell you, the Ver. C poster DEFINATELY blows it away. Ver. C poster is so beautiful and just WOOOOW *_* I was seriously thanking the elderly Korean man in both Korean and English A LOT.

Version C MIROTIC Poster (credits to yesasia for the pic)

Version C MIROTIC Poster (credits to yesasia for the pic)

Man, next time I go to Seoul I want to go to that music store again. Not to get any more free DBSK stuff or anything, but because that man really touched me in my heart. No joke. I’m tempted to buy more DBSK albums and other K-Pop albums from that music store again (actually, I was going to buy SNSD’s ‘Genie’ album but I decided not to, and I cancelled that purchase before he gave me the free poster so afterwards I felt a bit guilty). If only I can go there again. But I’m stuck with music stores where the variety of DBSK albums is not very wide 😦 Plus, I thought if you bought the Ver. C MIROTIC album, then you’d get the poster but apparently not. I remember purchasing Ver. B at the same store that I got Ver.  C and it came with the Ver. B poster with the purchase of the album. Oh well…I’m just happy that I got a free poster unexpectedly while having a fun trip to Seoul with close friends ^_^

Big Bang’s T.O.P on 2% Juice Can

I’m a huge DBSK lover, don’t get me wrong, but Big Bang is what got my into K-Pop. With ‘Lies’ and ‘Last Farewell’ being one of the first K-Pop songs I heard and got hooked onto, it’s no surprise that Big Bang would still have some sort of impact on me, fangirl-wise.

Anyways, so my mom went to the store to buy my brother some juice and later on, before I cleaned the table of trash, I happened to spot a half-empty 2% can (for those who don’t know, 2% is a juice brand in Korea). When I picked it up to throw it away, I spotted TOP *o* Let me tell you, I almost died since T.O.P is my MOST FAVORITE BIG BANG MEMBER OF ALL TIME. I knew they were promoting 2% and actually, while hanging out with friends, I bought a can (without knowing Big Bang was on it) with both Seungri and another member on it (sorry, I wasn’t paying much attention since I was too busy fangirling over the fact I got something with Big Bang on it ^^;  It might have been GD…), but I wasn’t expecting my little brother to get a can of 2% with TOP on it!

As a fangirl, I couldn’t resist taking pics of the can. Maybe one day I’ll go to the store and buy all the cans of each member…just because XP

MIROTIC Tickets in Seoul

I’m freaking out. I’m trying to buy tickets. I want tickets to their MIROTIC concert sooooo badly! Since the tickets are sold online and I’m not a Korean citizen, my uncle is buying the tickets. We tried buying the tickets for the Saturday and Sunday performances but they were all gone. If some of you remember, or don’t know, the tickets sold out after 5 minutes. 5 MINUTES!!! After finding out there was more than a million Cassies in Korea, that made me realize that’s why tickets went out so fast.

Now, let’s fast forward. VIPs and Wonderfuls bought butt loads of tickets only to cancel them. About 2,000 seats I heard. Now I’m currently waiting to see if I’ll get a seat. I WANT ONE. I’m going crazy. It’s been nearly an hour since the tickets were released. I’m waiting for a phone call from my uncle (and mom who’s currently at his house). She called the first time to tell me that they’re trying but tickets are going out fast. I don’t know what’s happening now. That phone call was almost an hour ago.

Oh dear, I don’t care what tickets I get. The first time, I was stupid and wanted standing tickets. After realizing it’s too hard, I opted for the sitting tickets. But now I don’t care! I JUST WANT TO GET IN AND GO TO THE CONCERT! Micheoseo, micheoseo, crazy, crazy (sorry, at the moment, I’m too lazy to spell it in Korean). I feel sad because this may be my last chance to see DBSK perform LIVE. I’ve never seen them (despite being in Korea for a while), so this is really nerve-wrecking. I wish Cassies could just give me a chance and allow an American foreigner to get two tickets to their concert. That’s all I’m asking.

I must sound crazy now. I’m sorry. I’ll possibly edit this post later. When I’m not freaking out and becomming sad that my chances of getting tickets are slimmer than slim. Such slim chances…

…but I won’t give up hope!!!!

Well, I’m off to get ready to go to bed. Even though it’s 9 PM, I need to be in bed by 10 PM so I won’t be tired in the morning =_=

EDIT: I never got any tickets or was able to go to the MIROTIC Concert, but it’s all fine now. I won’t give up my love and passion for TVXQ ^_^