Always Keep the Faith: #2 Your Love is All I Need [EDITORIAL]

While I was in the middle of enjoying myself with TVXQ’s songs until 2007, I was bored. I had no one to share my joy with. So I started to tell my friends about it. Surprisingly, they said they heard about TVXQ. Then, I guessed I was the outdated one. -__-

Since I’ve started my fangirling activity for some time, I have printed some of their pics in wallet size so that I can put it in my purse. I showed my friends the pics, and that time I didn’t know how other people see TVXQ. The responses were, “Why do they look so gay?”; “Ew he (Jaejoong) looks like a girl!!!”; “Who the hell are these gays?”. I didn’t know what to say. And of course I felt kinda hurt because someone actually dislikes my favourite people.


However, things kinda changed. Some of my friends are quite interested in TVXQ. I was so excited and I kept on talking about TVXQ with them! We had our own biases (thank god!), shared videos with each other, and of course, sing. In school, at home, at the mall – not even a day without TVXQ.

I remember when I first saw the word ‘oppa’ on one of the forums, I was like, WTH is that?! Why Yunho-oppa??? Why Jaejoong-oppa?!??!?! WHY OPPA?!?!?!??!! Then I found out it means. ‘Brother’? Huh?

Then I told myself, it’s time to learn some Korean. I searched online (it was the time when I finally know how to use the Internet to fangirl XD) for Hangeul and start memorizing them. I practiced my Hangeul by romanizing the Korean lyrics of TVXQ, well, TVXQ was the only Koreans I listen to. I started my Hangeul journey in 2007. And yes, I learn Korean language solely because of TVXQ. I felt that learning Korean makes me feel much closer to my dear oppas. Thanks to them, now I can read, speak and understand a LITTLE BIT of Korean (Haha because I didn’t attend formal classes at all, everything was by myself *__*).

Always, always keep the faith.

[Article written by Roxanne from All About Cassiopeia. Any copying, republication or redistribution of this content other than for personal use is expressly prohibited.]

This article originally published at I’ll Keep Walking here.

4 thoughts on “Always Keep the Faith: #2 Your Love is All I Need [EDITORIAL]

  1. love this article so much! :”)
    kinda feel our similarities, haha,
    always delighted to have a huge cassiopeia family though I’m a newbie :3

  2. *sigh* at least you have someone to share your interest with back then. My friends are mostly into Taiwanese or HK or Western artistes. I was one of the rare ones who love Kr artistes so much back in those days XD

  3. hmm..lucky you. have friend to talk about tvxq. me? i’m alone…my friend they just into drama not k-pop…and our story is the same, i like them back in 2006-2007 too..and i just can’t stop although my age now will turn 26 next year…btw changmin is my favourite and you?

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