Announcement time!

I’m sure if you’ve been following my blog, the lack of updates and segments are completely apparent, pretty much all of last month. Well, during that time, I was actually under training. And now that it’s official, I can say that I’m a part of the Seoulbeats family as a writer. Of course that means a lot of things, but here’s a small run down of concerns:

  1. No, I won’t be abandoning my blog. This is something I’ve wanted to do and I will continue to do it. Whatever I happen not to write about there, I will here.
  2. Yes, I will still review songs/artists as best as I can. I really want to continue my artist impression/review more than anything else.
  3. Since I’m some what a little shorter to write on time, I’m thinking of having some audio related posts. If you’re not aware, radio is something I used to do within the realm of Asian music and I want to get back into doing that. So I will try and have one audio post a week… I hope.
  4. If you ever comment on something, I will see it and I WILL reply. Just be patient! And it doesn’t matter if it’s a old post or one of my first ones, I will definitely get back to you.
  5. If at any time you want to reach out to me, you can. Either leave a comment or email me @
  6. A plan by the end of the year is to convert this into a site and not just a blog. I may change the name… but everything else will stay the same.

Phew! I want to thank everyone who have stuck with me through the luls of silence that this belong as had.


Quick update

Hello hello and sorry for the silence. There are some changes going on here and in my life. My time management is currently being tested. I hope that soon I’ll be able to share some exciting news!

But first, by Monday, you’ll see a post that’s not written by me. Yes, someone is helping me out with my blog. My endearing significant other will be helping me out on my blog. He’s more opinionated than I am… more blunt too. So I hope that you’ll be able to get used to his way of writing. He’ll be under the user handle himseoktea, which is just a play on my username, minseoktea.

Hopefully when things settle down there will be some collaboration efforts between us, but until now, please enjoy our post separately.

[ME] Skinship – The ability to express closeness without a word

I got into a late night conversation with a very good friend of mine (I’m afraid of calling anyone my best friend, but she’s the closest I can get to one), about the idea of skinship and how therapeutic hugs can be. We’re very close, like people may think we’re dating when they see and don’t know us sort of close. We are very arms in arms, hands linked, holding each other, etc. We trust and we have a lot of faith in each other. And she, outside of maybe one other friend, I can do this with and it’s comfortable. And before you say that this might be Korean influenced, I assure you, I was probably doing this before I heavily submersed myself in the Korean culture.

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The little blog that could: 60 days!

I totally got lost in everything didn’t I? I didn’t even mention when my blog was only one month old. But now it’s two!… and I don’t have anything to show for celebration. I’m happy to be writing and sharing my thoughts and information. So thank you to everyone who’s come across my blog and have read my posts. Especially you, yes you, the person who returns to this little space every so often to check in for updates.

I promise I’ll get more on a writing schedule. The only thing that seems to be set in stone is the RANKING WARS which will be posted every other Saturday. So if you’re new around these parts, that will come out next Saturday, not tomorrow. (And check out of the previous ones to get yourself caught up!) I will try do a music view on Mondays.

There are so many things I’m behind onbut between real life, health, and just everything, I haven’t had the time. I haven’t even had the time to study and my plan was to do a chapter a day. But then my health failed, I got sick, and now I’m going to PT for my back. So yeah, I’m trying to play catch up. My plan is still be semi-fluent and or understand 80% of the conversations for when BIGBANG comes around in October, so I still have some time. This is talking about teaching myself Korean, by the way.

So really, RANKING WARS every other Saturday, music reviews hopefully every Monday, and maybe artist impressions (not imitations) on… I’ll pick some day of the week, maybe Thursday, and for obvious reasons, news will come randomly. I’m actually trying to put some other ideas together, so hopefully they’ll be incorporated before the year it out.

In closing, thank you thank you thank you!~

[ME] Not a fan, but a friend.

(Honestly, I’m not sure how to list this. LOL)

This is post is more so how I feel about “idols” I follow and have respect for in Korea more so than the concept of how others feel towards them. To people who are… more serious about being up on everything about your bias ever and maybe even borderline or might be 사생 팬, this is not to offend you. But considering the mentality of those fans, well, even if I say don’t take offense, you might do so anyway.  Please don’t threaten to blow up any venues I attend, thank you.

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5W on about me


First before I tell you who I am, let me thank you for coming to this side of the internet that belongs to me. I can only hope that what I say and do with this blog will interest you enough for you to stick around and hopefully, we can become friends.

Now, who I am? I can tell you I am HORRIBLE on the topic of myself. There’s a lot of things I can say but many I will filter. Quite honestly, the way to get to know me to ask questions. I can’t… just lay information about myself out there without a prompt. That is very difficult for me. But I know the basics of a relationship and that’s getting to know each other. So I will try my best. I will tell you who I am in relation this blog.

The basics is that I’m a girl in my twenties trying to get back in control of her life. I’ve dealt with some hardships, none of which I would ever wish on my worst enemy. I consider myself a lover of video games and art forms; music included and Korean music especially. Culture wise, Korea has been a good part of my life. I’m also a cosplayer, but I feel the flame and the passion I once had for it is dying. I’ve wanted to follow my dream of voice acting and I have, but not as passionately as I would have liked. For now, I am looking to better my life and stop using stupid excuses to hold myself back. I’ve spent too much time standing still and I’m changing that. My goal is one of two things or maybe even both: a. To become a radio personality who speaks and talks about the entertainment industry in Korea or b. work in Korea either teaching or doing something within the entertainment industry, like working for a music company.

I’m currently learning Korean through self-taught methods and I hope that I am able to write this blog in two languages in the future. When that happens,please feel free to correct any errors I make. I won’t learn from my mistakes if no one tells me about them.

As this blog continues, you’ll get to know me more than what I’ve mentioned about.

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This is only the beginning

Waaa, I’m finally doing something I feel I’ve have a desire to do for a while, but couldn’t place the time or the dedication to even setting it up. If you’ve never had a blog, you won’t know that coming up with a name is the hardest part, and if not that, coming up with ANOTHER name because the one you wanted was taken.

There’s a reason why I decided to do this, but that will have to be saved for my intro post which will either come later on today or during this week. There’s a LOT I’ve been wanting to write about, so please look out for that.

Until then~ 안녕히가세요!