Quarantine Got Me Like, “Who Am I??”

Quarantine Got Me Like, “Who Am I??”

Hello, loves~ It’s your favorite boba-deprived friend!~ I feel like we’ve been in quarantine forever. You could tell me it’s been 3 months, and I’d believe you. Like I said in my previous post, I’ve been pretty unmotivated. I apologize. Although, it has been nice to have time to waste for once. I think it’s the first time in a while that I was really able to take it easy. So although I’ve been unmotivated, I’ve enjoyed the time I spent for myself. How have y’all been? What have you all been doing during quarantine? Did you learn anything new about yourself? Because I sure freakin’ did… Basically quarantine has led me to discover new things and realize new things about myself.

SO MUCH ANIMAL CROSSING

My house has since changed alot since I’ve done all the upgrades…

What exactly have I been doing? I’ve mostly been playing Animal Crossing New Horizons. I made a BTS trash meme island…cuz I’m BTS trash apparently…. We can get to that some other time…

I’m not a crazy sasaeng…this was just for jokes with friends bruh

I’ve also been enjoying the time I’m able to spend “hanging out” with friends. If I were to be short about it: I’m basically isolated. I just work all the time. My friends are literally scattered in different states and countries. My friends and I are low-maintenance friends though. So we’re able to remain close and in contact, even if it’s a couple messages every couple days or every other week. However, quarantine gave us a chance to really “hang out” and talk more. We all spent alot of time chilling with each other through Animal Crossing New Horizons. We managed to chat more frequently. So it’s definitely been a positive out of the shitty epidemic situation. Honestly, I legit feel so incredibly happy that I finally have time to actually talk with friends.

SO MANY CONCERT STREAMS|I’M BTS TRASH

Other than ACNH, I’ve also been watching a crapton of concert streams. From BTS, ONE OK ROCK, and several Thai at home concerts as well. The BTS ones though… So Big Hit Entertainment and BTS basically did a thing called Bang Bang Con. It was basically 2 days of concert streams. Each day had 4 concerts back to back. It was basically about 11-12 HOURS FOR EACH DAY! It also basically started at 11 PM EST. Still, my friends and I were excited. A bunch of us had bought tickets for the Persona tour, which has unfortunately been postponed due to the pandemic. So we were bummed. I had just been telling my friends that I was so sad that I’d just go watch one of the concerts online. Big Hit and BTS heard my prayers, because 4 hours later…Bang Bang Con was announced. I was excited, but also a bit sad. I wanted to watch everything, but a girl needs sleep. Still, my friends and I enjoyed it the best that we could. Including our very own BAYOG Crew! Y’all knew I was a BTS fangirl (ARMY LIIIIFE). I was pretty surprised to hear that our very own Loha is a fresh ARMY. Y’all, I did not know Loha had a fanboy side. I learned something new. Also, Loha has chosen his bias to be Hobi (J-Hope)~ He now has to fight Brittany for Hobi.

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omoooooo~

I also learned something new about myself too. Y’all. I first started listening to BTS in 2015 with their Youth/The Most Beautiful Moment In Life Trilogy . I liked their music, but refused to go down that rabbit hole. I literally fought for 3-4 years to not go down that rabbit hole. I was trying to leave the K-Pop fangirl life behind because I felt like I was getting to old for it.

Minty on Tumblr back in 2015:
“IDK who they are these kids are, but they have nice songs.”
*Casually listening to their songs*
1-3 Years Later
*Finally watches music videos*
“Crap…I can tell which member is who now…but I don’t know any info on them, so it’s fine.”
*Watches crack meme vids*
“Crap…I understand some of these BTS jokes now…but it’s okay…”
*Plays SuperStar BTS rhythm game*
“Crap…I can tell which song is which and from which album now…but it’s okay. I still don’t consider myself ARMY or anything. I’m just a casual fan.”
*Starts buying albums*
“It’s actually a pretty nice album though…”
*Buys every version of the one album*
“I’m not ARMY….I just like collecting things…”
*Reads/Pays for BTS Webtoon*
“I’m not ARMY…just casual fan…”
*Buys BT21/BTS Line stickers/themes*
“I’m not…I’m just…”
“FUCK…”
2019-2020
“Hi, I’m Minty…and I’m ARMY…”
*Drags in bestie, bestie’s mom, bestie’s sis, bestie’s boyfriend (Loha)….errbody into the BTS rabbit hole*
*Buys Persona Tour tix and merch*

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Wow…how and when did I get this deep into the BTS rabbit hole…

Still…I didn’t consider myself a crazy like super dedicated fan or anything. Despite what some friends may say… I’ll admit I’m ARMY now. However, I didn’t think I was in that deep. Until Bang Bang Con… My friends and I started having discussions on trivia and BTS universe theories while watching the concert. The most shocking thing was when I realized how hard I fangirl. You see, I’ve always been a fangirl of many things. However, I always considered myself to be a chill and casual fangirl. I’m usually just like, “Oh, man! I love that song and choreo~~”That is until we played a game of virtual shots for Bang Bang Con. Basically, we’d take a virtual shot with a beer emoji for every fangirl spazz or bias wrecking moment. We did not realize how out of hand it would get…

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Fuck…who is dis??

Y’all. I thought of myself as a fairly pure and wholesome gal. The extent of fangirling I usually do or ever comment on is, “Oh, wow. Abs.” Bang Bang Con made me realize a new side of myself. It also left our friend Brittany wondering “WTF??” when she woke up to a bunch of beer emojis in the K-Drama Circle chat at 4 AM. She was surprised, but incredibly amused. “When you wake up at 4 AM to 100+ messages from your friends thirsting for BTS.” My bad, bruh. It was fun though. It’s fun to stan with friends, y’all. On a side note, all I can really do is watch concert streams. Join our Discord group! Fan spazz with me! Join my concert stream parties!~ Please…I’ve no friends to spazz with… lol [CLICKYYYY].

SO MUCH MANGA/MANHWA/WEBTOONS

유일무이 로맨스/One of a Kind Romance
I can see this as a K-drama…I want it to happennnn

Other than ACNH, concert streams, and fangirling over BTS…I’ve also spent sooooooooo much time reading different manga/manhwa/webtoon series. I usually read maybe 10-20 series over a span of the year. However, within 2 weeks of quarantine…I was at 100-200 different series. At this point I lost count. All I know is I’m pretty sure I’ve read over 1000 chapters/episodes. Surprisingly, I haven’t really watched any dramas. Instead, I just spent alot of time just reading all these different series. However, the strangest thing is how I’ve gotten into different genres and series I would normally never touch.

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I’m always up til 4-6am reading these series in the dark, under my blanket

Y’all. I’m not usually a fan of otome or isekai series. It’s just not usually my thing. I’m also usually never too keen on those fantasy/romance novels with emperors, kings, queens, dukes, princes, etc. I also didn’t really care for reincarnation type of stories. I usually don’t really like historical/period series either. Typically, I like series in a more modern kind of setting. Yet, I found myself reading those exact kind of series that I generally would never touch. It started off because of pure boredom. I wasn’t in the mood to watch dramas. I was just too tired for that, and didn’t have the patience to slowly watch things unfold. I just wanted to read something since I can go at my own pace and speed through it. Unfortunately, I was all caught up on my manga and webtoons.

인소의 법칙/Inso’s Law

I think it first started with me picking up [Inso’s Law/My Life As an Internet Novel]. It was basically like an isekai and based on a webnovel. The art is by the same artist/author behind [Oh Lord Jesus!/Oh Holy!]. The main character realizes she’s suddenly living in a parallel universe that’s in a webnovel. She deduces that she’s the best friend to the female lead character. It kind of reminded me of the [Extra-Ordinary You] drama that I loved (that’s also based on a webtoon). I liked it. It seemed interesting and different from what I would usually read. It was to the point that I even started reading the webnovel. Which may sound trivial to you, but it’s a shocking thing for me. Y’all, I don’t like to read much. I don’t think I’ve read any novels in years. I tend to just enjoy media with imagery. However, I found myself reading this webnovel until 7am.

후궁계약/Contract Concubine

I was once again, bored out of my mind since I caught up to all my new releases. So I started to slowly get out of my comfort zone and picked up more random series. I found some really good gems. I found alot of series with an amazing/riveting story. I also found series that were genuinely interesting and made my laugh the whole time. Honestly, I am not a big fan of historical settings. However, I did love 인소의 법칙/Contract Concubine. I smiled and laughed out loud the whole time. I loved that it was a strong female lead who isn’t immediately dumb and love-struck.

I don’t think I was ever really into like European setting period series either. It’s not that I hated them, but I was just never interested in them. Nor was I particularly interested in stories that involved kings, princes, dukes, etc. Still, I found myself branching out more and more. Many of the series I’ve read turned out to be based on novels. However, I was more shocked at the titles. Some of the titles are very long and just like “????”. Some of them sound very uh….”Oh myyy…??” Still, I was interested from the art at first and dove right in. I’ve really been enjoying [그녀가 공작저로 가야 했던 사정/The Reason Why Raeliana Ended Up At the Duke’s Mansion]. Other series I’ve been enjoying are [잘못된 고백/A Wrong Confession/False Confession] and [뮈엘라의 수사관/The Detective of Muiella].

I also got really interested in villianess redemption kind of stories. I wasn’t really aware that this was a thing. So it seemed very unique and interesting. Although, I’ve realized it’s actually quite common. Still, I’ve found alot of them to be pretty interesting. I like this whole thing where it turns out the villianess isn’t really that bad, and is honestly the true lead. It’s an interesting perspective to me. I already typically like to think of why antagonists are bad, how they got to be like that, and what they’re thinking. The fact that there are actual series centered around this idea is interesting. I’ve really enjoyed [악녀의 정의/The Justice of a Villainous Woman/What It Takes to Be a Villianess] and 양판소 주인공의 아내로 살아남기/Survive As the Hero’s Wife. 그 악녀를 조심하세요!/Beware of the Villainess! is another favorite. This one is a bit different because the female lead straight up looks like a villainess and tends to act kind of scary/bitchy. However, she has good sides too. The meme moments in this series were my favorites too haha~ The same goes for 폭군의 누나로 산다는 것은/Living As the Tyrant’s Older Sister. It’s a strong/tough female lead, and it’s full of so many meme moments.

재혼 황후/The Remarried Empress

Also, I just need to spazz. I stumbled upon 악녀의 정의/The Remarried Empress. I didn’t think it was gonna be something I’d be into. However, it ended up being super interesting. Actually, alot of raging. However, I love that Empress Navier,the female lead, is a strong woman. I really sympathized for her. I’m also absolutely in love with Prince Heinley, the male lead. The emperor and his THOT Trashta are trash. I raged alot because of them. However, Heinley was an amazing male lead. He’s best boy. Dude is kind, sweet, loyal, and treats the female lead as a queen right from the start. I really ship him and Navier. There’s a rumor that there’s going to be a live action drama adaptation for it. Honestly, I’m for it! I would absolutely love to watch it. I’m so down to see the Heinley x Navier moments.

I also got into reincarnation series too. This was a big difference for me. I’m not keen into a series where the character is literally a child for most of the time. However, a couple of them were really great. I love the family aspect. It’s cute to see how scary, blood thirsty killers are able to change because of a child. I think my favorite so far as been [나는 이 집 아이/I Am A Child of This House/I Belong to House Castielo]. It definitely starts off warmer and sweeter than the other ones. I liked this one because it showed an abused child instantly being welcomed and loved in her new home. Despite her father and brother being known as scary killers, they genuinely love and care for her right off the bat. 막내 황녀님/The Youngest Princess has also been really enjoyable because it’s also a bit more light-hearted. It’s also hilarious. I also like [황제의 외동딸/Daughter of the Emperor] and [어느 날 공주가 되어버렸다/Who Made Me A Princess]. These two are a bit more similar. They also start off similar where it’s cold and bloody tyrants who seem to not care for the child at first. However, they’re eventually won over and become hella loving/overprotective fathers.

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I’ll probably do a later post dedicated to some of the stuff I’ve been reading. I just wanted to talk about my surprise was all hehe~ It’s like quarantine got me feeling alot of things. Yeah, it sucks. It’s not convenient, but it’s a necessity. It kind of sucks to kind of be stuck in my head with all my thoughts. However, I also do enjoy taking it easy for once. It’s nice that I actually have time to “waste”. It’s nice to be able to just relax and do the leisurely things I want to do. I admit I do get a bit stir crazy and aggravated. I honestly prefer to be alone and unbothered from my family. At the same time, sometimes being stuck with my thoughts leads me to get hella anxiety. In those times, I sometimes feel hella empty and lonely. Yet at the same time, quarantine has blessed me with the opportunity to “hang out” with my friends and talk to them more. Although I’m hella confused, I’m grateful to find new and interesting things because of quarantine. It’s been interesting to find out new things about myself. Sure, I’m questioning myself like, “Who am I?? Do I know myself anymore??” Still, it’s given me a chance to find new things, and have fun discussions with friends. The only downside is that I’ve read so many titles that I’ve lost track. Not only that, I’m caught up on every single thing. I’m bored out of my mind and constantly refreshing the pages and apps every 10-15 minutes…hoping that there’s a new update…

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Anyway, I hope y’all are doing well. Please take care of yourselves and stay safe!~ What have y’all been up to during quarantine? Did you discover anything new about yourself?~ Let me know in the comments or my socials~ Also, I know I’ve been behind on replying to comments…I promise I’ll get back to y’all soon~


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