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BTS Appreciation Post

Courtesy of Billboard

I’ve never been into foreign language music, except for Spanish because it was a nice language and I liked Shakira. 🙂

But, BTS has been my favorite lately. I’m not a die hard fan, but right now I’m curious and excited for “Butter.”

I was perplexed by them after seeing a performance on the Ellen DeGeneres show a few years ago. Why are the girls in the audience screaming? What are the guys singing? THIS is the “biggest boy band in the world”??? I changed the channel and didn’t give them a second thought.

But then “Dynamite” came out last year.

And I loved it.

So much.

I watched the music video, I watched BTS’ various performances of the song, and I even watched this series called K POP IN PUBLIC, where various dance groups from around the world dance to popular K pop songs in, you guessed it, public. And the ones for “Dynamite” were really good!!

I thought, if BTS can make THIS, I wonder what else they have. I’ll give them a second listen.

Fast forward to 2021 and I have a whole playlist of their songs. “On.” “Run.” “Life Goes On.” “Telepathy.” “DNA.” To name a few. I even bought the Japanese versions of some of their songs, because once I found out that they released not only Japanese versions of their songs, but Japanese exclusive songs (“Film Out” is beautiful), I was excited to learn Japanese in another medium.

After watching a lot of YouTube videos of them (and an episode of their outdoorsy show “In the SOOP” on Weverse), I realized that they’re funny, and that they’re a different kind of boy band. John Cena (who, surprisingly, is a big fan of BTS), said during an interview on Jimmy Fallon, (I’m paraphrasing here) that their music is inspiring and talks about issues that their fans are going through such as bullying. That’s how they’ve become the most popular band in the world–they connect with their fans and understand what they’re going through. Plus, their philanthropic efforts are admirable as well.

Are you a BTS fan? What’s your favorite song? Let me know in the comments!

Exercise Routine

Everyday Health

Since the coronavirus pandemic last March (!!) I’ve been exercising more. And since I had to stay home (and am still at home), I had no excuse not to turn on YouTube and get moving. I feel healthier after I finish a session and mentally my mind is calmer.

So, what is my routine? Here it is.

Monday
-Cardio

Tuesday
-Strength training
-Cardio (a walk outside)

Wednesday
-Cardio

Thursday
-Strength training
-Cardio (a walk outside)

Friday
-Cardio

Saturday and Sunday
-Rest

It took me a while to get a good routine going, but there you have it. It works for me now, but I’ll need to modify this when I begin working.

And in case you were wondering what YouTube channels I use…

Bowflex, which is great for short, targeted exercise like three-minute standing abs workout.
POPSUGAR Fitness, for 30 minute cardio and strength routines.
Walk at Home, for easy cardio, by just walking and other exercises thrown in.
Yoga with Adriene, this is reserved for night time.

(In addition to my routine above, I’m doing the 30-Day Squat Challenge from Shape Magazine because, I want to. I’m on Day 18!)

Have you been exercising during the pandemic? I’d like to hear what your routine is!