PSY – Gangnam Style (How I learned to stop worrying and love K-Pop)

K-pop’s come a long way.  Why, back in my day, I had to download videos and music off IRC and AOL chatrooms.  Nowadays, you can find the songs pretty easily, and the videos…well, let’s just say that they’ve gone viral.  With the advent of the internet, Korean Pop Music has taken the world by storm.  It’s the first splash of the Hallyu, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.

Except for me and a few other people, like Joshua.  My fascination with Korea began long before Psy started dancing with Hyuna and Yoo Jae Suk.    Though now, I can’t remember why.

If my memory serves me correctly, my fascination with Korea began not long after I joined Taekwondo.  This was when I was 15 or 16.  I slowly started watching the videos on Music Video Heaven, then I slowly got sucked into the fandom.  Hell, I even joined a Baby VOX forum.   Wait, I’m pretty sure I’ve covered the how, but….WHY?

Why?  I suppose that it was different, fun, and quirky as hell.  Plus…well…the girls were hot.  I ain’t gonna lie.  And Korea’s only gotten better at producing these K-pop stars.

But don’t take my word for it.

Korea’s pop music has taken over the world.  And I for one welcome our new South Korean overlords.  Just let me be Tiffany’s underwear.

-Francis

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