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Pick 1-3 groups that you love and answer the questions below ^^
Chosen: BEAST, EXO, Winner
Kiss: EXO - Tao, BEAST - Doojoon, Winner - Taehyun
Hug: EXO - Lay, BEAST - Kikwang, Winner - Jinwoo
Marry: EXO - Chen, BEAST - Yoseob, Winner - Seungyoon
Live with: EXO - Chen, BEAST - Yoseob, Winner - Seungyoon
Be the younger sister of: EXO - Xiumin, BEAST - Doojoon, Winner - Mino
Bring on a picnic: EXO - Baekhyun, BEAST - Hyunseung, Winner - Jinwoo
Take a romantic walk with: EXO - Kai, BEAST - Kikwang, Winner - Mino
Keep as a friend: EXO - Chanyeol, BEAST - Dongwoon, Winner - Seunghoon
Hit a lot: EXO - Baekhyun, BEAST - Dongwoon, Winner - Seunghoon
Give a massage whenever he wants to: EXO - Suho, BEAST - Junhyung, Winner - Taehyun
Do anything for: EXO - Chen, BEAST - Yoseob, Winner - Seungyoon
if you use the term “fandom”, then please kill yourself.
if you tell people to kill themselves for using a harmless term, you’re probably a pretty big douchebag and I’m going to have to ask you to leave the premises.
what the hell do i call the fanbase then
the heavenly order of psychopaths
satan’s favorite porn writers
satan’s favourite porn writers
I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.
You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.
Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.
A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.
On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.
So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.
As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.
Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.
First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.
Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.
You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.
Just to add on- Hong Kong is one of the rare examples where it did kind of end up being better off under colonial rule. And before I get jumped on for being a neo-colonialist- I’m saying that as a person with Chinese ancestry whose great grandparents left China because of the accumulated poor situation caused by the Opium Wars and political strife in the early 1900s. Do not dichotomise conflicts outside the world as “White people oppressing POC”. Yes Chinese people have been victims at the hands of the British, then the Japanese- but today the Chinese government is culpable in corruption and human rights abuses- even against its own citizens in the mainland. There were thousands of disturbances last year in China over various issues like land grabs, corruption and pollution. The government has also been oppressing ethnic minorities like the Tibetans and Muslim Uighurs. What you see happening here in Hong Kong is another pattern in the behaviour of an authoritarian government that really needs to be held more accountable.
Yes, the Opium Wars fucked China up, but the Communists really ruined the country during the 1950s onwards with the disastrous Great Leap Forward. There was a horrible famine caused by state mismanagement- and by the end of it all, it’s estimated anywhere from 18 million to 45 million Chinese died. Far more than died in WW2. And then of course, the infamous Cultural Revolution where there were basically witch-hunts which just caused enormous upheaval and strife, where people were “outed” as “bourgeois” or capitalists or whatever and imprisoned, tortured and publicly humiliated. University students and professors were accused of being traitors. Even the Communist Party today acknowledges it was a complete disaster. While all of this was going on, by comparison, Hong Kong flourished under British rule.
The China you see today that is the world’s second largest economy is a product of Deng Xiaoping’s reform in the 1970s- which involved throwing out huge parts of the Communist economic policies to embrace capitalism- and putting a stop to the blind and rigid adherence to Communist ideology. Economically, China is in many ways very open to capitalism BUT politically, the government is pretty authoritarian still. And quite capable of oppression.
Do not lionise the Chinese government as this heroic “POC” country standing up to “white supremacy”, give them a free pass, or somehow think whatever they do cannot be as bad as Western imperialism. People with my skin colour are perfectly capable of oppression when they have institutional power. And they darned well better be called out for it.
[Pre-debut Chen stories] Stay the Same Kim Jongdae ❤
"He makes me feel proud and amazed too - my student Jongdae..
Teaching him for 2 years, I developed a lot of affection for him…
He is a student I still miss a lot
Teacher is always cheering you on from the back. Work hard!!”
note: I didn’t translate the whole post. It was posted along with the pictures by Chen’s music tutor. Chen took lessons with him from his 2nd year of High School until he was 20 (2 years) because he wanted to go to University and major in Practical Music but he didn’t get in that year. So his tutor encouraged him to audition and… the rest is history :)
He also wrote he had tons of pictures of Jongdae fooling around during lessons, wearing those terrible magnifying glasses but he only posted the ones where he looked good so as not to disappoint the fans ㅋㅋ
Posted by a student from Chen’s High School:
I am from Gyeongi-do Siheung and attend JungWang High School ㅋㅋ
You know Chen graduated from JungWang High, right?
In our school, Chen is on the level of Yoo JaeSuk, he’s really JungWang High’s pride ㅋㅋ
But it’s not that I personally know Chen because I went to JungWang High; my Cousin oppa also graduated from JungWang High and was close to Jongdae..That’s why I always ask him to give me his number or tell me stories about him. He never does —— He says he can’t because (Jongdae)’s his friend. I think he treasures Jongdae more than his dongsaeng (me) ㅋㅋ
Still he told me a few things about him
Firstly he said Jongdae wasn’t wildly popular in High School ㅋㅋ There was a friend who always cut Jongdae’s hair and he apparently always ruined Jongdae ㅋㅋㅋ (by giving him bad haircuts. Sidenote: Chen looked for the friend on Younha’s Starry Night radio and a listener messaged with the show his friend’s number - Chen talked about the haircut and the friend was like - “you remember that?” and Chen replied: "Of course I remember, pabo-ya~~" Sweetest thing ever ♡ ) He wore glasses and his skin was also not that good .. ㅜ he was average in studies
Everyday, every time he spoke he’d say he is going to become a singer…Apparently all the students knew that there was a kid who dreamt of being a singer and that he truly sings freaking well ㅋㅋ Everytime they went out, the noraebang (karaoke room) was a must go-to place. However he wasn’t the selfish/ egoistic kind of kid that would never let go of the mic. When it was his turn to sing, he’d sing. Then, when it was his friends’ turn to sing, he would play the tambourine and dance ㅋㅋ Ah the leg shaking dance that Jongdae did on their 2nd appearance on Weekly Idol, you remember that dance?
[My cousin] said that Jongdae would always do that dance in the Noraebang ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ When I heard that I burst out laughing ㅋㅋ
And he said that Jongdae was truly nice. For real. Kind like an angel. That’s why he was really popular among his friends and although Jongdae talked a lot even back then, he was also very good at listening.. Whenever he would look into your eyes and talk to you, you could feel his affection for his friends ㅋㅋ He used to buy his friends food often too and was the MoodMaker in the class ㅇㅇIf the other students told him to sing for them, he’d apparently do it without putting on any airs because he was so nice
Teachers also really liked him. Also, during lessons he would always struggle not to fall asleep but sometimes if you looked at him he’d be sleeping with his mouth open ㅋㅋㅋ
Just this much, for today. If I hear more, I will let you all know. Perhaps it’s because I know a bit about Jongdae’s past, I like Jongdae even more
Jongdae isn’t a guy who pays lip-service/ makes empty promises. He is a caring and kind kid so I request you not to spread weird rumours about his past
My Oppa feels upset.. I too feel the same after finding out (about how Jongdae is)
Really, I find it so unfair
you should’ve listened to your hyung
He is never going to let this go
Exo meeting their “ideal types”
in which chen gets especially excited