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ALEX REID WRITES ABOUT KPOP & RANIA



Being in Love with K-Pop
November 7, 2015 by alexreid35



It was 2009 when my non-tech-savvy self was just catching on to the YouTube wave. While surfing videos, I randomly managed to come across “Sonata of Temptation” by Ivy. It was a conceptual premise that started like a fairytale, and then abruptly turned into an action flick. It was uptempo and high energy with quick edits and trippy effects. It reminded me of Britney Spears, but more fanciful, and boundless. The artist was sexy, yet sweet. The choreography was dramatic. I kept clicking. One click after another lead me to T-Ara, 4 Minute, 2NE1, and Jewelry. All dope.

I remember thinking how strange it was that there was all this awesome music that none of my friends even knew about, and that I had only lucked in to knowing about. As funny as it sounds, it felt like secret music, and now I was in the club. Every now and again, a hit goes global and everyone catches on (PSY’s Gangnam Style for instance), but K-pop heads know that their iPods are FULL of those gems.

K-Pop is not just Korean performers making pop music. To insinuate such would be to sell it short. Of course all credit goes to the nation by which it was created and to which it belongs, South Korea, but K-Pop is a sound, a visual, and a world all of it’s own! It’s where the genuine “superstar” still exists. It’s where you can still see powerhouse performers deliver world class performances, and FEEL the discipline and work ethic that went into them. It’s ear candy melodies reminiscent of Max Martin circa forever. And perhaps the most defining feature of all, for which in it’s absence K-Pop wouldn’t be K-Pop… The fans. It’s where the fans are still fanatics unlike any other fandoms. Loyal, die-hard Stans who will post up outside of a record label in the snow for 12 hours waiting for that brief moment when their idols will walk in and out. As an artist, that’s the type of support that keeps you going on the hardest of days when a part of you just wants to give up. Artists all over the world only dream of that support. It’s what I dreamed of, but wrote off as an impossibility.

Now… I am here. In Seoul. In the studio. At dance rehearsal. In hair and makeup tests. In wardrobe fittings. At Namdaemun Gate for goodness sake! Speaking Korean to my new managers. Eating Samgyeopsal with my new sisters. Sharing a stage with K-Pop veterans! Sitting in traffic above The Han River trying to snap a selfie with the city backdrop to reassure myself that this is actual reality! And… Hopefully… Even inspiring some people to chase their own dreams no matter how far fetched they seem.

This is literally a dream come true. Something I fantasized about, but never believed could come to fruition because it had never been done by someone with my background before. I know how many people would give so much to have this opportunity. I know that they are just as talented, hardworking, and deserving as I am. I don’t take a single moment for granted or believe that I am entitled to any of it. (I’m so humbled that I have tears in my eyes while writing this.) I am simply grateful for the opportunity to be a small part of the larger than life world of K-Pop!





BACKSTAGE VIDEO WITH T-AE & SEULJI

Always stuffin my face backstage 😂😂😂😩😩😩🍕🍕🍕




ANOTHER DANCE PRACTICE VIDEO





BTS PHOTOS

xia
her ponytail so cute 😊



xia
her ponytail so cute 😊


t-ae
stylish 😊



t-ae laughter 😆



rania seul-ji she so lovely 😍



rania seul-ji like a id photo 😆



rania
beautiful Di



rania di 💕 beauty 😉



#rania Alex 💕 so pretty 😘


rania alex she has a beautiful curly hair


rania hyeme 😍 she so hot


#rania #hyeme


Alex and Hyeme (briefly!) with Minhyuk (?) of Monsta X




Oh and on Tuesday the girls will be performing on MTV The Show and are asking anyone in attendance to cheer extra loud! Hopefully by then Alex will be in the full routine.

So....I mean, I still have a lotta questions but this was interesting for now. Damn, she really loves performing that much??? What do you think Omona?



TYFYT OMONA

XOXO




SOURCES
Alex Reid's Wordpress: 'Being In Love With Kpop'
T-ae's instagram: Always stuffin my face backstage 😂😂😂😩😩😩🍕🍕🍕
Dr. Music's youtube: RANIA[라니아]- 데몬스트레이트 안무연습영상(Rania Demonstrate Dance practice)
Rania's Official instagram:
xia her ponytail so cute 😊 (1) and (2)
t-ae stylish 😊 & t-ae laughter 😆
rania seul-ji she so lovely 😍
rania seul-ji like a id photo 😆
rania beautiful Di
rania di 💕 beauty 😉
#rania Alex 💕 so pretty 😘
rania alex she has a beautiful curly hair
rania hyeme 😍 she so hot
#rania #hyeme

DailyAlexReid tumblr: Alex Reid gif
Tags: dance video/practice, nugu, rania
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