Top 10 Favourite BabyMetal Songs

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I talk a lot about my love for K-Pop but I never really mention J-Pop. That’s because compared to K-Pop I don’t listen to anywhere near as much J-Pop but I am a massive fan of BabyMetal – I’m not sure if they count as J-Pop but that’s not the point. I wanted to write a list of my top ten favourite BabyMetal songs so here goes nothing!

10. Karate

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This song brought quite a bit of attention to BabyMetal, a bunch of Western artists were talking about this song and they ended up featuring in ‘Kerrang!’ magazine quite a bit. And it’s a good song, I love it but it’s definitely not their best song. I’m going to be honest and say I was a bit disappointed when they first released this song, I felt like after their debut album it was a bit of a let-down but the song did eventually grow on me and now I love it!

9. Tales of the Destinies

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I put the ‘Metal Resistance’ album onto my phone and started listening to the songs pretty much the minute I got home. Funny story, I caught the bus home from town and chilled in my room before realising that day was the day of ‘Metal Resistance’s release so I had to catch the bus back up town to buy the album. Anyway, I wasn’t too impressed the first time I heard the full album. Like, the songs were okay but they weren’t as good compared to their debut album.

The songs did quickly grow on me and this was one of the first ones I started to like. I think it’s because they used the guitar riff from ‘The One’ so I gave it a go and even though it’s a bit strange I ended up really liking this one!

8. Amore (Su-Metal Solo)

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Su’s solos are absolutely amazing, I also love ‘Akatsuki’ but I think I prefer ‘Amore’ just a little bit more. It’s an amazing song and I’ve always said I wanted to see it live someday but apparently she did sing it at the Wembley Arena show? I’m pretty sure I have a video of it? Either way, I didn’t appreciate it enough at the time because they dropped their ‘Metal Resistance’ album just one day before the Wembley show so I didn’t know enough of their new songs to fully appreciate them! BabyMetal need to come back so I can hear Su sing Amore and appreciate it more.

7. Line!

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I actually don’t know if ‘line!’ is the official title for this song but whatever, this song is amazing. A lot of people don’t like the changing genres thing how they switch from metal to rap but that’s what makes me love the song so much. It always puts me in a good mood and I love everything about it.

6. Onedari Daisakusen (Black BabyMetal)

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Black BabyMetal are a sub-unit made up of Moa-Metal and Yui-Metal, the two younger members and I love this song so much. Black BabyMetal have a few fun songs but this one is definitely my favourite of theirs. I’m so sad they didn’t sing it at Wembley and that they went for ‘Song 4’ instead but maybe they’re a little embarrassed to sing it now considering they’re both eighteen and the song is about begging your Dad to buy you things. Or maybe they just happened to not pick it for the Wembley show, I don’t know. Either way it’s a great song and another one I wanna see live one day!

5. From Dusk Till Dawn

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This song is amazing, it used to be my favourite but I think I listened to it one too many times just like ‘Amore’. But it’s definitely still high on my list of favourite BabyMetal songs because I think it’s just honestly so good. I don’t actually know what the songs about but I still think it’s great!

4. Doki Doki Morning

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This is another up-beat song that never fails to put me in a good mood. I think this was the first BabyMetal song but I might be mistaken. You can see the difference in the outfits they wore during this song and the types of outfits they wear now. I love this song, I think it’s amazing and it always helps to put me into a good mood.

3. Gimme Chocolate

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The obvious BabyMetal song, the first one I ever heard and I’m sure most people ever heard. I loved this song from first listen, I thought it was amazing. I remember first listening to it in college with Jess and I started singing it for the rest of the day, to which Becca sighed and said “I quite like this song and now you’re going to ruin it for me.” I’m sure I did ruin it, sorry pal! Either way I love this song and I’m glad it introduced me to BabyMetal!

2. The One (English Version)

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Originally I didn’t like the English version – I’d grown used to the Japanese-English version that was used in the music video and I didn’t like listening to it in English. I can’t remember what made me listen to the English one more but now I’m used to it I actually prefer it. When I first heard the song I didn’t love it because I remembered Su had compared it to ‘Road of Resistance’ and I really didn’t think it compared. But now it’s one of my favourites and I can see what she means. I love this song so much.

1. Road of Resistance

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I don’t think this will ever stop being my favourite song by them. If I ever need some like inspiration, motivation or just cheering up this is the first song I stick on. It was my top track from my running playlist because it always motivated me to keep running. This song is absolutely amazing and no BabyMetal track will ever top it in the future. I imagine this is most fans favourite song but for good reason! This song helps me a lot through rough times and I don’t know what I’d do without it.

So there we go, there are my top ten favourite BabyMetal songs! Feel free to leave a comment with your favourites!

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Favourite Movies

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I was originally going to write a list of my favourite five films but in the end I had to choose six because I just couldn’t eliminate one from the list and I also made the decision not to include any horror movies because I already wrote about my top ten favourite horror films here [x]. So this is a list of six films I love, in no particular order that I am happy to watch again and again and again.

The Maze Runner (Wes Ball, 2014)

I think this is on here because Death Cure came out not long ago and I’m not over it to be honest but I did love the first film a lot. I’m pretty sure I went back to see it at the cinema about four times. The sequel ‘Scorch Trials’ came out just before I went to university and I remember seeing it with my three best friends the day before I left. Then if I was having a shit day at uni and needed to get away from my flat mates I’d go and watch ‘Scorch Trials’ until it eventually left the cinema. I love this series.

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The Maze Runner is about a boy called Thomas who wakes up to find himself in a community of boys with his memory erased. He soon discovers they’re trapped in the middle of a maze and joins the ‘runners’ to try and find a way out.

To be honest when the original film was released I remember not being all that interested but because Becca had enjoyed the books she dragged us to see it. Immediately I was pulled into the story and a few weeks later I did try to read the book but I couldn’t get interested. I think I donated my copy of the book which I now regret because I want to give it another go so I might need to buy another copy. They’re great films and I could watch them over and over again without getting sick of them.

Into the Woods (Rob Marshall, 2014)

I don’t know if it’s just me but I didn’t see any advertising for this film like at all? I think when I went to see it I hadn’t even seen a trailer for it. I’m going to be completely honest with you and admit that I only knew about this film because at the time I was completely in love with Chris Pine and it was listed on his iMDB page. So when I noticed it was on at my local cinema I invited Jess and off we went.

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Into the Woods is a musical about a baker and his wife who are desperate to have a child but discover they can’t because a witch has placed a curse on their family. They’re tasked with finding items from classic fairytales to reverse the curse.

It’s a musical that has a lot more songs than speaking which I don’t normally like but Into the Woods is an exception. I love the soundtrack so much that I burned all the songs onto a disc so me and Jess could listen to it in her car. It got to a point where me, Jess, Hirst and Becca knew all of the songs and we all had our own parts to sing on long car journeys. This film is amazing with a brilliant cast and it’s definitely my favourite musical. This one I saw at the cinema about six times. I’d love to see the stage version one day even though I’ve heard it’s extremely different.

My Neighbour Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988)

I could’ve included a ton more Studio Ghibli films but I had to go for my favourite which will probably always be ‘My Neighbour Totoro’. I didn’t actually like it that much when I first watched it because although I thought it was sweet I didn’t really see the point. But after rewatching it I soon began to love it and it became my favourite.

This film is about two young girls Mei and Satsuki who move to the countryside with their father to live closer to their hospitalised mother and the adventures they have with the forest spirits who live nearby.

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This is a film I love to stick on whenever I’m sad or having a bit of a shit day and it cheers me right up. I love everything about it, especially the soundtrack. I’m going to Japan later this year and if I don’t go to the Studio Ghibli museum I might be sad for the rest of my life. If you haven’t seen a Studio Ghibli film then you’re missing out, they’re truly magical.

Coraline (Henry Selick, 2009)

I feel like the majority of my list are children’s films but this is a film I would think twice about before showing to my children. I must’ve been at least 12 or 13 when I first watched this but I was still creeped out. Even now it gives me the creeps. The book is amazing too and just as scary.

Coraline is about a girl who moves to an old house in the middle of no where and feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door and crawls through to find a parallel world where things are more interesting and everyone has buttons for eyes. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay there forever she refuses and soon realises the alternate reality is just a trick to trap her.

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I doubt there are many people who haven’t seen this film and I think it’s honestly really good. Every so often I’ll get a craving to re-watch it and each time it’s just as good as I remembered. I was actually lucky enough to meet Neil Gaiman and now I have a signed hardback copy of Coraline – which I can never read because it’s too pretty so I had to go out and buy a paperback copy too so I could actually enjoy it.

My Sister’s Keeper (Nick Cassavetes, 2009)

I first watched this film in Science because we were learning about designer babies or something and I enjoyed it but it didn’t leave a lasting impression on me or anything. I’m pretty sure we watched it again in Religious Studies, but again not much impact. Then I went out and bought a copy for my Mom because she’d sounded interested when I’d told her about it. The more I’ve watched it the more I’ve fallen in love with it and now it’s one of my favourites.

My Sister’s Keeper is about Anna Fitzgerald who was born with a particular purpose – to save her sister Kate who has been diagnosed with cancer. But when Anna turns eleven she files for medical emancipation so that her parents can’t force her to donate her kidney to her sister. Soon she is caught up in a legal battle against her own mother.

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My description doesn’t do the film justice but it is amazing and I always cry absolute buckets whenever I watch it. The acting is brilliant, especially from Sofia Vassilieva who played Kate. There’s nothing about this film that I don’t love and it’s a must watch.

Room (Lenny Abrahamson, 2015)

I always forget about Room whenever someone asks me what my favourite film is but it’s probably this one. This is another film that makes me cry absolute buckets and I just think it’s so beautifully done. I haven’t seen it that many times because I keep forgetting I own the DVD but I still think it’s my favourite film.

Room is based on the book by Emma Donoghue (which is also amazing) and is about a young boy named Jack who has grown up in the confines of a small shed with his Ma. He has never left Room and knows nothing about the outside world. But as Jack’s curiosity grows and Ma’s resilience reaches breaking point they hatch a risky plan to escape Room.

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I’d actually never heard of the book at the time and I learnt about the film from Jess who wanted to go and see it. I liked the look of the trailer so the two of us went to see it and I loved it. I loved it so much that I saw it two more times at the cinema and then bought a copy of the book. The book is also amazing but different to the film – sadder but more realistic. Overall I think I prefer the movie. This is another where the acting is amazing, Brie Larson 100% deserved her Oscar and Jacob Tremblay did an amazing job of playing Jack. If you haven’t seen Room then I honestly can’t recommend it enough.

So there we go, there are six of my favourite films in no particular order! Feel free to leave a comment with your favourite films, if you have any recommendations then send them my way.

Review: See How They Lie by Sue Wallman

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I wrote a review of Sue Wallman’s ‘Lying About Last Summer’ a while ago [x] and I thoroughly enjoyed it so when I saw she’d released another book I was really excited to read it. I’m pretty much always broke so I didn’t buy it for ages but did finally receive a copy for Christmas from my Mom which I was super happy about.

For those who don’t know anything about the book ‘See How They Lie’ is told from the point of view of Mae who has grown up at Hummingbird Creek, a wellness retreat for rich teens with psychological problems so they can receive the help they need from Mae’s father, a skilled psychiatric. All aspects of daily life are monitored carefully for the patient’s sake and there are strict rules. When Mae is caught breaking these rules the response is severe. She begins to doubt everything she’s been told and starts asking questions. But asking questions at Hummingbird Creek can be dangerous.

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This book sounded so good so I was really looking forward to reading it and I ended up really enjoying it. I had a feeling I would because I’d already liked ‘Lying about Last Summer’ but this book was much, much better. It kept my interest from start to finish and I couldn’t wait to get to the end to find out the truth.

I really liked reading about Mae, I don’t know what it was about her but I don’t know I just thought she was a really good character. I didn’t like Mae’s best friend Drew but I don’t really know why. He just seemed really pretentious and annoying. Her other friends were a lot more interesting to read about and I don’t know, I just preferred them. Hated her Dad right from the start before I’d even learnt much about him.

Although I loved the story I can’t help feeling a bit confused about the plot twist. I thought it was good don’t get me wrong but I’m not 100% sure how it would work? Obviously I don’t want to give it away for anyone because it was interesting and I didn’t see it coming but I just don’t know how it would work – it sucks because I want to go into more detail but anything I say could give it away. Don’t worry, I won’t ruin it for you guys!

Overall I really recommend this book because it had me hooked right from the start and it was just a super interesting read. If you haven’t read a Sue Wallman book before then you’re really missing out, her books are so good with interesting plot twists and I really can’t recommend them enough.

Top 10 Favourite BTS Songs

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A while ago I wrote a list of my favourite Girls’ Generation songs so I decided to write a list of my favourite BTS ones as well! Here goes nothing!

10. Save Me

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I didn’t appreciate this song enough when it first came out, I loved ‘Fire’ so much that this song felt like a bit of a let-down. It did grow on me though and now I love it! I just wish I’d appreciated it more when I saw them perform it at ‘K-Con Paris’ because it’s a great song with such cool choreography. It’s not my favourite but I appreciate it a lot more than I used to!

9. Dope

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This was the second song I’d ever heard by them and at the time I hadn’t listened to an awful lot of K-Pop, I was a fan of girl groups but I didn’t really listen to any boy groups. This is ridiculous but I remember listening to this and being like ‘this song is so aggressive’? I don’t know why ‘cos it’s not aggressive at all but that was my first impression of the song. A few more listens and I ended up loving it, that song is honestly iconic let’s be real.

8. No More Dream

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Although it sounds completely different to the songs they release now there’s something I love about BTS’ debut song. I think it’s because me and my friend learnt the chorus’ choreography so the song grew on me the more I learnt it. I’m low-key glad they changed their image because their music’s a lot better now but it’s still a great debut song.


7. Fun Boys

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This used to be my favourite song by them but I listened to it one too many times and it’s slowly slid down the list. I can’t remember who made me listen to this song or anything but at the time of ‘K-Con Paris’ it was my favourite song and I remember complaining to my friends “I really, really want them to do Fun Boys but I know they won’t.” BTS got to the end of their set and Rap Monster announced “Okay we’re gonna do our last song now.” So I was like ‘okay it’ll be War of Hormone’ BUT NOPE IT WAS FUN BOYS. I’m so glad I got to see it live – I did record the whole thing but when I listened to it back all you could hear was me like there was no BTS just me attempting to scream the lyrics in broken Korean. I deleted the video.

6. Lie (Jimin solo)

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This is a bit of a cheat but I love this song so much oh my god. I’m pretty sure I asked my friends if they’d listened to a comeback by a different group and Becca was like “NOPE I’VE HAD PARK JIMIN’S SOLO ON REPEAT SINCE IT WAS DROPPED” so I decided to give it a listen and oh my god. Jimin’s not even my bias but it was definitely my favourite solo song from Wings. I love J-Hope’s ‘Mama’ and Suga’s ‘First Love’ but ‘Lie’ has to take it. Why couldn’t they have come to Europe with their Wings tour, I’d have loved to have seen it live!

5. I Need U

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This is another song they did at ‘K-Con Paris’ (sorry to keep going on about it but like it was one of the best concerts ever) and I love this song so much. Everything about it. There’s nothing I don’t love about it. It’s not usually my kind of thing but for some reason I just really like it. I love ‘Run’ as well but not quite as much as ‘I Need U’.

4. Butterfly

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Usually I hate slow songs so I wouldn’t have bothered listening to this but Jess told me if she ever passed away she’d want it played at her funeral. For a while every time I listened to it I ended up feeling really sad because I remembered what she said and I’d end up thinking about what it would be like if she did die and yeah, it used to depress the hell out of me. Luckily I can listen to it now without thinking about the death of one of my best friends and I love this song. Slow songs need to be interesting otherwise I get bored very quickly but this one keeps my interest and I love it.

3. Not Today

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I think I already posted that I’d been disappointed with ‘Spring Day’ when it was released because even though I love it now I thought it was a bit slow and boring at the time. I was so happy when ‘Not Today’ was released because it’s so much more my style of music. I included this song in my running playlist because it really motivates me. So if you need any motivation, listen to this song and I guarantee you will have some!

2. Fire

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I keep talking about ‘K-Con Paris’ but really that concert is what made me love them. I remember they dropped this comeback and I didn’t particularly care much about BTS at the time so I only listened to this once we’d got the tickets for K-Con. I loved it at first listen, it’s so lit and I had it on repeat for ages. I filmed them singing this at K-Con but I had to delete that as well because again, all you could hear was me yelling “FIIIIIIIIIIIIRE!” Horrendous. But this song is honestly amazing, I don’t care what anyone says.

1. Mic Drop

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I remember mentioning in a previous post that after ‘DNA’ was released I was a bit worried that I was going off BTS. Then I listened to ‘Mic Drop’ after seeing a few people rave about it. It was then that I realised I was still complete and utter BTS trash. This song is amazing. I like the remix too but the original is heaps better. If BTS ever finally announce their Europe tour I really hope they perform this because at the moment it’s my favourite song by them and there’s not a thing about it that I don’t love.

So there you go, there’s my top ten favourite BTS songs! Leave me a comment with your top favourites.

Top Three Favourite Memories from Paris

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I have slightly taken inspiration from Becca again as she has started posting ‘top three must visit’ places for the countries she’s been and I decided to do something similar. You can read Becca’s top three places to visit in Paris here [x]. However, instead of describing three places I think you must see though I decided to write about my favourite memories from each trip because I love reading back on the fun memories I had with my friends.

Paris will always have a special place in my heart as the first trip the four of us went on abroad and although a lot of things went wrong it’s still one of my favourite trips we’ve been on. It’s hard to condense it down into just three favourite memories but here are what I’ve chosen.

Disneyland

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Although I don’t particularly like rollercoasters or theme parks in general I’d wanted to go to Disneyland for years. Because who doesn’t want to go to Disneyland, let’s be real? I wasn’t 100% sure it would work but luckily you could buy park tickets that came with a shuttle bus that took you from central Paris to Disneyland. We booked the tickets and I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited in my life.

We vlogged the day and I love rewatching it, Becca caught the moment I spotted the castle for the first time on camera and my reaction is brilliant. I was doing some weird dancing and I said “This is what I do in the club-AHHH THE CASTLE!” (You can watch the vlog here [x]) I spent the whole day just being amazed by absolutely everything and I had the best time with my friends. All I regret is that we didn’t see a parade and that we didn’t stay until the park closed and just caught the train back.

My highlights from the day included meeting Mickey Mouse, going in Alice’s maze and the Armageddon special effects attraction. Even though I don’t like rides I found I still had an amazing day and I’d love to go back someday since we missed a whole section of the park and I want to be able to see a parade.

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This year we’re hopefully going to Disneyland Tokyo so that should be just as good and me, Becca and Jess will be able to make just as good memories!

The Catacombs

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I wanted to visit these after watching the film ‘As Above, So Below’ because even though the film was absolutely terrible the catacombs still looked and sounded interesting. We visited them on Thursday morning, the day before our trip ended and the day after we’d looked around all the obvious tourist attractions. We got there pretty early but there was still quite a queue but I don’t remember standing there for absolutely ages. Maybe I was just having fun, I like getting an opportunity to just talk with my friends.

We got to the front and the tickets weren’t that expensive then we went down the spiral staircase and I’m going to be honest that was horrific. It felt never ending and I was taking it slowly so I couldn’t see my friends anymore so I kept calling out to them because I felt like the staircase would never end. I hate old-fashioned spiral staircases but luckily it was a one-way system so there was no one trying to force their way up, you could only go down.

Eventually we made it to the bottom which was a relief because I had begun to believe I’d died and gone to Hell and was stuck on the eternal staircase but there was a bottom! Going through the Catacombs is also a one-way system, you follow the corridor and you can’t go off exploring them by yourself. They’re actually massive and you only see a small portion of them on your visit but even that’s amazing and if you could explore the entire Catacombs you’d probably get lost.

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I think the Catacombs were probably my favourite from the trip, they were really interesting and a little creepy. If I ever went back to Paris I wouldn’t mind going on another visit into the Catacombs, I’d be more interested in revisiting them than I would Notre Dame or the Arc de Triomphe.

If you’re in Paris I definitely recommend giving the Catacombs a visit because they’re not to be missed!

K-Con Paris

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This was the whole reason we decided to come to Paris, it was solely for K-Con. The original plan was to come to France on the morning of K-Con, go to the concert then come home the next morning. Luckily we had the chance to extend our trip so we could have a proper look around but my highlight was definitely K-Con Paris, I don’t think I’ve ever been to a better concert in my life.

The morning me and Jess bought the tickets was honestly the most stressed I’ve ever felt in my entire life. You need to understand that usually when I buy concert tickets I’m up against everyone else in the country or the town. In this instance we were up against the whole of Europe – every European K-Pop fan was after these tickets and they were not easy to get. The entire website was in French which I didn’t understand a word of and an hour later me and Jess were still desperately refreshing the website trying to get a ticket. Eventually Jess managed to get some ‘Category 1’ tickets in her cart and she went through the check-out process whilst I desperately tried to use my laptop to translate the page she was on. In the end we had three tickets and our trip to Paris could finally come together!

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We had the most expensive ticket type which was seated in the best section so we didn’t show up to the arena until about half-an-hour before the doors were due to open. That was maybe a mistake. The queuing system was extremely confusing but eventually we got to the back of the longest queue I have ever seen in my entire life and it began. We were in that queue for like an hour and a half playing endless games of fuck, marry, kill to pass the time. I’m not gonna lie it did get to a point where I was worried we’d miss the start of the concert.

Also France don’t give a damn about security, we were supposed to have a pat-down before we went in and the lady half-heartedly tapped my side and my arm before waving me in.

Once inside my anxiety about missing the start of the show disappeared so me and Jess bought ourselves a sandwich much to Becca’s absolute horror because now she was worried we’d miss the start but luckily we didn’t!

We found our seats and we genuinely couldn’t have asked for better tickets. The stage was in a sort of Z shape and if an idol was on stage and wanted to get to the middle section they had to walk right past us. Also all the idols entered the stage on our side so before the show started we saw all the groups, including BTS, heading towards the stage and all three of us completely freaked out. We were also sat a few rows behind the President of South Korea and had no idea. We sort of made it onto the Korean news too.

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I’m so sad there wasn’t a K-Con in Europe last year because it was honestly an amazing concert and I’d give anything to go back to another K-Con. We didn’t bother with the convention during the day which we regretted at the time but I’ve read a lot of people saying they were disappointed by the system to get into the convention so maybe I’m glad we didn’t bother.

K-Con, please come back to Europe soon? Please?

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So there we go, those are my three favourite memories from Paris – it was a lovely city and if you ever get the chance I’d definitely recommend going. Everyone needs to visit Paris at some point in their lives!

Top Ten Countries I’d Love to Visit

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I absolutely love travelling. Flying absolutely terrifies me but there is no greater feeling in the world than landing in a new country that you’ve never been to before. Unfortunately due to work, lack of money and a lot of other things I haven’t travelled an absolute ton – slowly me and my friends are starting to explore more countries and we’re learning the cheapest ways to travel.

Because of my love of travelling I wanted to write more travel themed blog posts. I’ve written a couple in the past including accommodation advice for solo travellers and advice for nervous flyers. But as I love lists I thought I’d write one of my top ten places I’d love to visit one day!

10. New Delhi, India

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To be honest India has never intrigued me that much until I saw a girl I used to work with had travelled there. She spent a few months in New Zealand and then went to India. I don’t know how she can afford this much travelling since we were both earning minimum wage at the time but I’m jealous and I wish I had her life.

I really don’t know much about the country at all but her travel photos have got me interested and it’s a place I’d love to visit one day. It’s not somewhere I’d want to travel on my own and it wouldn’t be top of my list but if I ever got the opportunity I’d definitely take it.

9. Vienna, Austria

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Okay so I write this list last year back in like November and at the time I had some holiday leftover at work so I tried to convince my Mom that we should come here but she was all “oh it’s too cold, we should go in the summer” so in the end I booked Poland for myself AND THEN SHE MOANED I HADN’T INVITED HER? This has been on my list since last November and I’ve just found out today that my friend Becca has booked a holiday there for March! She’ll have to tell me how it is.

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Vienna off a lady from work who’s been a few times and says it’s lovely so I’d love to see it for myself one day.

8. Brussels, Belgium

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This is one my Mom got me interested in. She specifically wants to go to Bruges but to be honest I’d be happy going to any part of Belgium. I’d been looking at coach prices to get to Brussels and it was cheap but after the nightmare journey home from Paris two years ago I’m not sure how keen I am to catch another long-haul coach.

Me and my friends are more of ‘accidental’ travellers because a lot of our holidays are based on which K-Pop artists are performing in which country – a lot of our trips are planned around this. So if a concert is ever announced in Belgium I’ll be sure to book a trip!

7. Berlin, Germany

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I’ve wanted to go here for a while now and two of my best friends Becca and Jess went last August. I couldn’t afford it at the time so I didn’t get to go. I’d be salty but if I’d gone then I wouldn’t have got called on stage at the 24K Fan Meet so like everything happens for a reason, right?

Anyway I loved watching their vlog and seeing all their photos and now it just makes me want to go even more! It looks really nice and I’d love to go to any part of Germany one day to be honest, but especially Berlin. I also found the lady I sit by at work lived in Germany for two years and she said it was a lovely country. So it’s definitely on my travel list!

6. Florida, USA

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Okay realistically I’m just desperate to go to Disneyworld. I’ve only ever been to Disneyland Paris and I want to be able to compare it. But there’s also Universal Studios in Florida and probably lots of other cool things so I’d love to be able to go one day. I’m a little worried about the thunder storms Florida gets and also like crocodiles but other than that, I’m sure it’d be a great trip!

America isn’t cheap to get to and I don’t think it’s a trip I’ll be planning anytime soon since I just got back from New York but again, it’s another one that given the opportunity I would be gone in a heartbeat.

5. Stockholm, Sweden

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My friend Becca went last year and I’m so jealous! Her photos looked so nice and she just didn’t stop the entire time she was there. I have an online friend from Sweden and I’ve heard so many nice things about the country that I’d just love to go and see it for myself! I can’t speak a word of Swedish but apparently most of them speak some English. I wish they’d forced another language into us at school, I hate being that lazy British person that only speaks one language!

I think quite a few K-Pop artists do go to Sweden so I’d be down for a last minute trip to see someone – assuming I can afford it this time!

4. Vancouver, Canada

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I’ve been interested in going to Canada for absolutely ages but I couldn’t tell you why. My old manager is from Canada and she went there over the summer holidays and she brought back the nicest maple syrup biscuits I’ve ever had in my entire life. I’d go to Canada just to buy a box of them to be honest, they were so tasty! And now I can never eat them again unless I go back because she doesn’t even work with us anymore so she can’t bring anymore back.

Either way I’ve liked the idea of going to Canada since I was in secondary school, me and Jess have talked about going there several times so I might have to look into it when I get my next tax return!

3. Beijing, China

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My sister went to China on a business trip and so did my manager’s daughter and they both said it was amazing. China’s really interesting and I’d love to be able to say that I’ve been one day. I don’t really know much about China’s history but like I’m a massive fan of the film Mulan. I’m just kidding, I’d love to go there because it’d be so different to England and it’d be really interesting.

The only thing I wouldn’t like is that Facebook is banned over there, I’d have to wait until I got home to upload all the amazing photos I’d take.

It’s on my bucket list to walk on the Great Wall of China so I need to go someday! I’m a bit salty because I just found out my Mum might be booking a trip there with her friend Sue and she’s not even sure she wants to go. I think I’ve persuaded her she should because it’s a once in a lifetime trip and it’d be absolutely amazing! It’s definitely on my travel list.

2. Seoul, South Korea

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Admittedly yes my interest in South Korea began when I became a K-Pop fan. But watching videos of idols hanging out in South Korea got me interested in the country. This is one of those places I’ve longed to visit for a few years now but never thought I would. Good news though, me, Jess J and Becca have booked to go! We’ve booked our flights and hotel so in October we’ll be off to Seoul for a few nights. I can’t wait!

There’s so much I want to see and do that I’m a little worried about my legs falling off to be honest like they hurt from walking around Lithuania but this is going to be on a whole new level. I feel like I need to start training to prepare myself.

1. Tokyo, Japan

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I’ve been wanting to go to Tokyo for absolutely years now. It’s a place I’ve always talked about and longed to go to, but never seriously believed I’d be able to. However, we’re going in September! Our trip will take us to Tokyo, then Kyoto, then Osaka then we’ll fly to Seoul in South Korea before we head home! The trip is like eight months away but I’m so excited for it.

The only thing booked so far is the flights and the hotels but there are so many extras we need to book in advance. Disneyland Tokyo, Universal Studios, Studio Ghibli Museum… Then there’s all the places where we’ll pay on the door!

I’m hoping we can go to at least one K-Pop concert either in Japan or South Korea but apparently it’s difficult to buy concert tickets in these countries? If anyone from England has experience buying concert tickets in either of them then please leave me a comment with your experience, we really need to know in advance because although nothing’s been announced yet I’m already stressed!

So there we go, there’s my list of top ten places I’d love to visit one day! I wrote it last November and I’ve finally gotten round to posting it! I plan to visit every single place on this list one day so maybe in a couple of years I’ll update it with everywhere I’ve been.

K-Pop Bias vs. Bias Wrecker

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I liked my post about original bias against current bias so I thought I’d do a post about my bias’ and my bias wreckers! Because let’s face it, it can be hard having just one bias when there are so many amazing members. So here is a list of my bias’ vs my bias wreckers.

Oh My Girl

Bias: Hyojung

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Bias Wrecker: Yooa

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I don’t know much about Oh My Girl personally but they have some of the best songs ever in my opinion. Hyojung is my bias because I used to only like the song ‘Liar Liar’ and her parts were my favourite. I think now Hyojung is still my bias but Yooa is really sweet and I can’t help liking her a lot too!

G-Friend

Bias: Umji

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Bias Wrecker: Yuju

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When I first became a fan of G-Friend Yuju was my bias because of how professionally she handled falling over during their ‘Me Gustas Tu’ stage. But the more I got into them the more I started to love Umji until she eventually became my bias. However I still love Yuju because I think she’s such a talented singer and I love listening to her parts in any G-Friend song.

ASTRO

Bias: Moonbin

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Bias Wrecker: Sanha

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I think Sanha is so sweet but the fact remains that he is seventeen and I am twenty-one. In fact when I became a fan I think he was only sixteen. It’s not the biggest age difference in the world but he’s underage and I’d feel weird about having him as my bias. Luckily I like Moonbin that little bit more but I’ll always think Sanha’s sweet.

Girls’ Generation

Bias: Sunny

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Bias Wrecker: Hyoyeon

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Sunny has been my bias ever since I got into Girls’ Generation and there’s nothing I don’t love about her. But if I was going to pick another bias it would definitely by Hyoyeon. Hyoyeon’s another member where I love pretty much everything about her. She’s so funny and so talented. I loved her solo sings and I’m sick of people acting like she can’t sing. Same for Sunny though to be honest, she has an amazing voice and everyone’s like ‘nah she can’t sing’. Just be quiet.

BTS

Bias: J-Hope

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Bias Wrecker: Jin

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I love BTS so much and I’ve always been more of a fan of the hyung line rather than the maknae line so my bias wrecker tends to switch between Suga, Jin and Namjoon. J-Hope will probably always be my bias in BTS because I love him but Jin is definitely in second. I hate the people who act like he’s a useless member. He’s an amazing singer and he’s so sweet to his fans.

Seventeen

Bias: Jeonghan

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Bias Wrecker: Woozi

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In a previous post I wrote that my current bias was Vernon… Well, it’s changed again whoops! I really like Jeonghan now. I don’t know why. I don’t really know anything about the members personalities I just really like Jeonghan. But my original bias Woozi is still a complete bias wrecker because I think he’s really sweet.

Mamamoo

Bias: Moonbyul

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Bias Wrecker: Hwasa

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If I could look like any K-Pop idol ever I’d definitely pick Hwasa. The girl is absolutely stunning and so insanely talented that it makes me jealous. Moonbyul is still my bias because I think she’s funny and I love her to pieces but Hwasa is honestly such a bias wrecker. She’s amazing.

24K

Bias: Cory

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Bias Wrecker: Kisu

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But also: Hongseob

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Look, after the fan meet in London back in August [x] I love pretty much every member of 24K. But I’m only human and I have my favourites. Cory’s always been my bias and I doubt he’ll ever stop being my bias at this point but I love Kisu and Hongseob too. In person Kisu is honestly just so stunning and he’s really sweet but so is Hongseob! To be honest all the members are bias wreckers AND IF YOU HAVEN’T LISTENED TO THEM ALREADY THEN DO IT NOW!

So there is my list of bias’ vs bias wreckers, feel free to leave yours in the comments!