While I’m still really sad about not being able to attend BTS’s concert due to COVID19, I thought today would be a good time to share ten of my most streamed BTS songs! I gathered these from Spotify and Spotify.me (most known for giving a year-end review of your streamed music for 2019). I don’t really have a way of putting these in a true top 10 order so consider that these BTS songs are in no particular order.
It’s that time of the year where I check in on all of the resolutions I made at the beginning of 2020! I like to do these mid-year refreshers to see what I need to continue working on and what is near accomplishment if it hasn’t already been completed. Like last year, I took a break in May to focus on my mental health and self care. Like everyone else, I have been struggling with self isolation and needed some time away to care for myself.
My break gave me a fresh perspective on my blog, YouTube channel, and my personal life. I’ve made great strides towards some of these resolutions, but others have fallen to the wayside (as they do sometimes), and that’s okay!
I’ve been focusing on my health journey for over 3 years now. It’s a lifelong commitment, one that has been difficult, but rewarding. It was hard to get over the numbers on the scale and focus on my health instead of how small I could be. Working out with a personal trainer for over a year gave me confidence in the gym and the knowledge of how to work out safely, when and how to push myself, and helped me improve my relationship with food.
I’ve had to find ways that keep my accountable and excited to keep on this journey. One of those ways has been music. On the days I saw my trainer, I’d rock out on the way to the gym or listen to music while getting in a ten minute warm up. When I was on my own, I found it was best to create playlists so I didn’t have to stop what I was doing to find the next song to keep me on track.
During my mental health break form my blog, I continued to upload to my YouTube channel. Most recently, I shared a video inspired by this month’s theme: K-Pop! On YouTube today, I am finally choosing my BTS bias! Who will I choose? Click the first link below to find out!
I also began a new Let’s Play for yet another PS2 classic: Haunting Ground. Haunting Ground is a 2005 horror game that shares some of the same elements as Rule of Rose like a blonde girl as the main character and her dog companion, but make no mistake. The horrors that await Fiona in Belli Castle are much, much different… Check out the Let’s Play so far down below.
I started dipping my toes into K-Pop last August when I heard “Waste It On Me” by Steve Aoki & BTS which led to me falling into an ocean of Blackpink songs. I completely bypassed BTS somehow despite loving “Waste It On Me.” Yeah… I don’t know either! Not to worry though, I did eventually find myself back in the arms of BTS, but until then, I did what I always do when I want to know more about something: I turned to Twitter!
I was given so many recommendations including a master YouTube playlist from Mel in Anime Land that had so much early K-Pop for me to try out. Unfortunately, a lot of these songs aren’t on Spotify so I made a much smaller YouTube watch list of songs from Mel’s wonderful and extensive list. I even had some individual songs recommended to me from some of my blogging friends! Then, like the universe had heard me, a few of my fellow bloggers shared their K-Pop playlists and favorite songs. Before I knew it, I had fallen down a rabbit hole of amazing Korean/English lyrics, sweet vocals, and beats that lifted me up.