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they won’t bc the results are based on their data bases. there is no such thing as a DNA string that says “east asian” or something, they are looking for patterns in all the samples they already received (but their algorithms are secret sooo...). the result should more or less just be seen as a probability. also the samples are not balanced, there are a lot more european samples than south american, SEA or EA samples.
I don’t think Jennie’s solo wasn’t too bad either compared to other popular songs rn. Yes, it wasn’t a masterpiece and felt a bit bland but still kinda catchy - to me it’s a good song to put on a random playlist. Don’t know if I would go for it on purpose, but it’s good background music. I mean I already heard it in some shops (and I live in Europe lol) and somehow that fitted the whole thing. But at the same time I think she’s really lacking the charisma in her performances to make it outside the fandom or Korea as a singer.
but isn’t this exactly his point with some pieces? mirroring that we always look for some deeper, more complex symbolism in art that’s... just not there sometimes lol. That it’s okay for art to be easy (or just nice to look at)? and his art isn’t really just about the content but also about the context (like where it’s placed etc). I mean he isn’t a mastermind but for a political artist he’s doing fine imo.
This. But: I really do like mono for what it is and its message - at the same time I don’t really enjoy listening to it bc i think Namjoons voices doesn’t really fit that style, I just like his aggressive style with that deep Voice more. Still he’s one of the most interesting idols.
Monsta X - beautiful remains my favourite song and era, shoot out is slightly too much for me (weirdly enough I like the chorus the most) but I still have the b-sides so I’m okay. Also hate to say it but Jooheon really annoys me? He radiates the same vibes as a lot of boys I went to school with who were really into hip hop, “american culture” (aka the USA lol), etc. Like he’s trying to fit a certain image that doesn’t fit him.
It’s still easier with a German name. You don’t have to mention middle names when you apply for a job or an apartment etc. and depending on where you’re applying, this can make a huge difference. I guess SeokJin was supposed to be a middle name only for family or idk have a connection to his Korean heritage. Still call bs on the whole story.
Also yes, people can have two surnames, but yeah not him. German law was pretty strict about first, middle and last names (still is).
It’s not an unofficial surname, they just go by their mother‘s/father‘s family name bc it’s easier in some places. That has nothing to do with official naming procedures and laws that regulate them. Also hyphenated names aren’t heritable in Germany (at least in this case). His parents had to choose one of their surnames as his surname. That’s about it.
As someone with wavy to curly hair: never comb dry wavy/curly hair, this will only cause breakage, frizz, etc. I either use a detangling spray or lots of conditioner and detangle it with my fingers first before I comb it. I would never brush my hair.
As a German: it was never cool to be German where and when I was growing up (pretty diverse area, can’t speak for other places). There were some that hyped up being 1/4 or even 1/8 something and others faked stories but not that obvious tbh. Honestly, I did the same back when I was 12-13 yo - even if my family background is white it was all about not being fully German. Being fully German was considered lame like the whole Alman/Kartoffel stereotype. But no one I know was shamed for being german outside obvious discussions. But, IF his Dad was Korean, maybe Korean-American? There are (rather were) US Army bases around here (he lives about an hour from me) and I have lots of friends with a parent in the army. Also my hometown has the biggest Korean community in Germany. Honestly I don’t think he’s 1/2 Korean (or even less) but it wouldn’t be impossible in general.
This. Also I think that identity is handled differently in Europe. Ethnicity is mostly used to exclude someone or even a whole group from being Swedish, British, German, etc. by racialising and naturalising ethnicity. Ethnicity is basically the new „race“. So if the topic comes up I’m already kinda suspicious, especially if it’s worded as the messages she got. Just because your parents are something you don’t have to identify with that part or care about it. If you want to, it’s cool and if you don’t, that’s okay too. No need to lecture someone about their identity.
My guess would be that he is so slow because he’s talking in English. His pronunciation is good but he has to focus too much on it. And didn’t he already audition back when he was in South Korea? Any news about that?
IDOL is a mess and so obviously all over the place - I feel like they are just releasing stuff they put no (real) effort into on purpose to see how far they can take it and still break records, sell out concerts in no time and so on. Of course this isn't true, but I guess they know the quality of their work doesn't even matter at this point, they can just put out whatever and still make tons of money. They became what they "despised" a few years ago tbh. But good for them, go get that money
Rachel stated on her IG back in June that "it’s not the right time to fill everyone in on what (she) went through last year”. If she (or they) wants to deal with what happened privately, let her. Idk why her “friends” (?) would feel the need to talk about it if she still doesn’t want to?