First things first…
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope that everyone has been happy and safe, and healthy lately. I know that it’s been quite a while since I last posted and I’m sorry about that. I was living it up. Haha, not really but I did go to Day 1 and Day 2 of the BTS concerts in Los Angeles and I had an absolute blast. I didn’t take many pictures of myself over there since the first day, I went by myself, and on the second day, I swore I was going to do better but I lied because I was too busy dancing like Jin at the end of the year award shows. Poor Meghan, I was sweating all over her too, haha. For my non-Army friends, this is what I looked like during both concerts…
I sang at the top of my lungs, too so I know that I was featured in every video of the people recording around me. I had an amazing time though. It was crazy how there were so many people there and everywhere that I looked, everyone was masked up correctly. I mean sure, we got a lot of shit for not being loud enough with our fan chants but whatever, I heard the chants, and we were all masked up so can’t nobody can tell me nothing.
Army is different though. I snagged a last-minute ticket for Day 1 since I was in L.A. for Thanksgiving and I went by myself but I never once felt like I was by myself. I was surrounded everywhere that I went. I chatted with other Army while standing in line, waiting to get in. Talked to someone from Canada, from NorCal, even a group of Army that traveled to Inglewood from Korea. Then once I got to my seat, I sat in between two different groups who included me in their concert experience, and though I’m normally very quiet amongst strangers, I felt very comfortable and even pretty grateful to everyone for including me. Two young girls (I’d say about early twenties) sat to the left of me and they were brand spanking new Army. They didn’t know a lot of the older songs but they still cheered with everything they had. Same with the ladies on the right of me. I screamed the fan chants and sang all of the songs loud enough for all of us and even after the concert, I walked out with everyone I sat with and they even walked with me to where I was meeting my best friend who was picking me up from the concert (because of course I didn’t drive, it was madness walking out of the venue but it was complete mayhem driving out). On top of how kind everyone was to me, I also saw trash piled up all nice and neat near all of the trashcans and tripped out seeing that too. It makes sense though because BTS strives to do and be better for us Army so I find myself striving to do and be better for them. I guess everyone at the concert on the days that I was there felt the same way.
The second day, I went with my niece Meghan and I was just as crazy in my happiness then as I was the first day. Brenna and Kenna dropped and picked us up from the concert and while we were walking into SoFi, we made sure that the Army’s around us didn’t walk alone. We helped the Army’s that were there by themselves take pictures, we held their stuff so that they can take pictures, we walked with them inside so they weren’t alone and we also made sure to help others who were lost get to where they needed to be. We sat next to a girl who traveled all the way from Japan by herself so when she tapped me on the shoulder and asked me to help her figure out how to meet up with the Army she sold her seat to, I gladly left my seat to help her figure it out. She was thankful that she gave me and Meghan a bunch of Japanese snacks and I thought that was super cool. We had an absolute blast singing and dancing along to every single song. The concert made Meghan even more Army than she was before and I love being a part of her Army journey. She’s watching BTS Run episodes while she’s on break from school and she’s loving every minute. She’s in grad school to become Doctor Meg so she’s always studying and doing school work. She’s also always stressed out so seeing her enjoy BTS content that makes her laugh and just happy makes me feel good for making her watch BTS videos with me last year.
I can’t freaking wait to see BTS in concert again because the entire show was lit and they performed so well. They were also so stinkin’ funny and just really good at their job. I was thrilled to see Sienna Lalau at the concerts dancing alongside the boys as well. She’s such a great performer as well. The concert was so much fun and ended the year on such a positive note for me. The whole weekend was magic and I can’t wait to do it all again….even jump in the Squid Game to get some concert tickets.
Aside from the concert, I went home again last month to spend Christmas with my Dad so that my siblings can come and go to their in-laws and not have to worry about my Dad being alone. I always have fun with my Dad so I was happy even though we stayed indoors the entire time that I was there because it rained cats and dogs every freaking day. I think the one gripe I had about my trip back home was that I can’t open my sister’s front door so one night it was pouring rain outside and I ordered pho for dinner and when it was delivered, I had to go out the back door, walk all the way around the house to the front, fighting with the wind and the rain that kept trying to blow my umbrella away, all for some damn soup. By the time I got back inside, my pajama bottoms were soaked but the soup was bomb so alls well that ends well.
Alright, let’s get into all of the things that I did last week…
What I Watched
I’m so sad that The Red Sleeve is finished. I really enjoyed that show from beginning to end and Lee Jun Ho is fine as hell so I’m gonna miss seeing his beautiful face on my screen.
I also watched The Unforgivable with Sandra Bullock. That movie was good but it was also hard to watch because Sandra really went through it and that ending was bittersweet to me. I wish everything else had been wrapped nice and neat but oh well, the overall movie was a good one.
One of the highlights of my week is watching the weekly episode of Demon Slayer with my best friend, Therese. Our running commentary throughout the episode always makes me laugh. What cracks me up the most is how much we both love us some Tengen and can’t get over how big all of his wives boobs are. Hahaha.
What I’m Reading
I’m finally reading some actual books, you guys! I’m participating in some book clubs this year and the first book up for the RM Book Club is Human Acts by Han Kang. This book is about the uprising in Gwangju and it is pretty dark and just..yikes. I don’t know what I was expecting but I wasn’t expecting so much death off the rip. This story is also told in like second person? It’s like the main character has amnesia and someone is filling them in on what’s going. I’ve never read this kind of story before so it’s interesting.
I also started the BTS webtoons, both of them and I’m really liking Save Me. Not much has happened in Webtoon x BTS so though I liked what I’ve read so far, it ain’t much. I can only read these webtoons in pieces so I’m starting all sorts of webtoons this week, I just know it. I’ll update again next week.
What Made Me Laugh
There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?