Thursday, August 13, 2020


High-teen = popular trend in Korea right now, inspired by American high-teen movies/dramas like Gossip Girl, Mean Girls, etc.

In the morning, students will attend school like zombies and listen to there classes. "What's for food today??" -> if the food is good, then it will give them strength to endure through the morning classes. If the food is bad, they will already feel like sh*t. They will then eat lunch and return to class and listen to their afternoon class. They will faint into sleep in the sparse breaks here and there and then go to the academy. They will eat dinner and then go to the library or home to study or work on homework until dawn and then go to sleep, and then morning will come again....

As the semesters go on, they will only be wearing training gear. Even if they buy pretty clothes, they will have nothing to wear. The kids will get together to talk about universities and grades, and a subtle competition will also start especially among the test takers. Every time exams are around, there will be a strange air of competitiveness and kids will be extra conscious of each other and be drained.

Kids who obsess over exams will be living hopeless lives sucking up to the teachers' behinds for 3 years straight, attend all school events, write down their se-teuk (T/N: se-teuk is like a record of all your time spent at school - including your grades and performance and how well you performed academically), and will be busy taking care of their grades. The regular kids will have a mood swing every time mock tests or exams period are coming up. If they get caught in a slump, it will be super hard for them to overcome it. They will be severely anxious since the entrance exam only gives you one shot to get in.

If you become a 3rd year (T/N: last year of high school), the regular kids will feel so much regret over everything they did up until now, and will think about how they would've studied from the start if they could restart everything. But it's already too late. They will want to improve their grades in their 3rd year and even kids who are bad at studying will start to work hard. It will be a relief if nobody gets dropped.

When the CV submission period comes, all the kids will be carrying their notebooks and walk around wearily. Kids will start flooding in the hallways to study to avoid places with bad vibes where the students who obsess with entrance exams or the kids with the lowest grades are.

This is the Korean high-teen...

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1. [+627, -5]
In Korea, it's not high-teen, it's "hwaiting"... (T/N: word play, hwaiting = work hard)

2. [+495, -5]
You will live a life hearing things like "I want to drop out/ I want to kill myself"

3. [+441, -5]
Korea is #1 when it comes to suicide among the youth. The kids here are already unconsciously shouting "kill me" instead of "save me" when they are having it hardㅋㅋ

4. [+157, -2]
Seriously, the more I think about our country's entrance exam system, the more it looks weird to me; If you want to be first on your exam, you will have to read over 10 books a year on a regular basis. You will have to fill up your volunteering hours but at the same time, you will have the same school life and daily life as everyone else, but you have to find something that will differentiate yourself from others to have more appeal. F*ck, just what is this? Seriously, every time that I go to sleep, I just wish that tomorrow never comes

5. [+113, -2]
Seriously, isn't this just too unfair? Isn't it so unfair how some people are born in Italy, Spain, France, Netherlands, UK or Germany and get to spend a peaceful school life while others are born in Asia and are having such a hard time and are killing themselves? This is too unfair


Because of the sound accident, they proved that they can perform liveㅋㅋㅋㅋ

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1. They're way better than idols who can't even sing their own part or are just there blowing flowers and creating a dark history for themselvesㅋㅋㅋ This is what you're supposed to do during encores.... Encores are meant to give you the chance to sing comfortably, no one is expecting you to sing and dance at the same time, so isn't it a given that you're supposed to sing well during encores?ㅋㅋㅋ

2. Seeing Shuhua's growth makes me so proudㅠㅠㅠ

3. Soyeon, Wooqi and Minnie are so good

4. Wow Minnie's voice color is preserved in lives too

5. They all did so well, the balance is so goodㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

6. They're seriously good. The encore lives are meant to be 100% live and they would remove all the back vocals on stage and you just need to sing everything. There are barely any idols who can pull it off and some don't even sing the whole thing

7. They're crazy good... This is a real live. It's hard to perform 100% live like this. Wow they're daebak

8. Gi-dle all have good vocal colorsㅋㅋㅋ Soojin's skills get buried by her dancing, but her voice is so feminine I love itㅋㅋ

9. They're indeed good~ They're already popular but I wish them to hit even bigger!

10. Soojin is such a fraud seriouslyㅠㅠㅠ She's pretty, she sings well and her voice color is nice, meanwhile she's the main dancerㅠㅠㅠㅠ