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My Top 3 Go-to BTS songs on rainy days

I live in a country that only knows two seasons – the dry and the cold. Majority of the year falls under the former, which can turn extremely uncomfortable during summer. Even the cold days don’t necessarily mean rain. So when it does, it sure is a welcome change.

But for me, that also means getting trapped at home. I love the cold, but not necessarily the idea of getting wet as one tries to navigate the city.

So stay at home it is. And it won’t be complete without listening to songs – one to pass time, two for entertainment. I don’t have a playlist, but I sure have go-to songs which I almost, most of the time play in a loop to silence the downpour.


Converse High

Ma City

If you like BTS, you most likely have some too.

Name them!


BTS at The UN – Youth 2030: ‘Tell me your story.’ (Transcript)

(Shared by: Jung Hyun Ran on Youtube)

I’d like to begin by talking about myself. I was born in Ilsan, a city near Seoul, South Korea. It is a really beautiful place with a lake, hills, and even an annual flower festival. I spent a very happy childhood there, and I was just an ordinary boy.

I used to look up at the night sky and wonder, and I used to dream the dreams of a boy. I used to imagine that I was a superhero who could save the world. In an intro to one of our early albums, there’s a line that says, ‘My heart stopped when I was maybe nine or ten.’

Looking back, I think that’s when I began to worry about what other people thought of me and started seeing myself through their eyes. I stopped looking up at the night skies, the stars. I stopped daydreaming. Instead, I just tried to jam myself into the molds that other people made.

Soon, I began to shut out my own voice and started to listen to the voices of others. No one called out my name, and neither did I. My heart stopped, and my eyes closed shut. So, like this, I, we, all lost our names. We became like ghosts.

But I had one sanctuary, and that was music. There was a small voice inside of me that said, ‘Wake up, man,  and listen to yourself.’ But it took me a long time to hear music calling my real name.

Even after making the decision to join BTS, there were a lot of hurdles. Some people may not believe, but most people thought we were hopeless. Sometimes I just wanted to quit. But I think I was very lucky that I didn’t give it all up. And I’m sure that I, and we, will keep stumbling and falling like this.

BTS has become artists performing in those huge stadiums and selling millions of albums right now, but I am still an ordinary 24-year-old guy. If there’s anything that I achieved, it was only possible that I have my other BTS members right by my side, and because of the love and support that our ARMY fans all over the world make for us. And maybe I made a mistake yesterday, but yesterday’s me is still me.

Today, I am who I am with all of my faults and my mistakes. Tomorrow, I might be a tiny bit wiser, and that’ll be me too. These faults and mistakes are what I am, making up the brightest stars in the constellation of my life. I have come to love myself for who I am, for who I was, and for who I hope to become.

I’d like to say one last thing: After releasing our Love Yourself albums and launching the ‘Love Myself’ campaign, we started to hear remarkable stories from our fans all over the world. How our message helped them overcome hardships in life and start loving themselves. Those stories constantly remind us of our responsibility.

So let’s take all one more step. We have learned to love ourselves, so now I urge you to speak yourself. I’d like to ask all of you, ‘What is your name?’ ‘What excites you and makes your heart beat?’ 

Tell me your story.

I want to hear your voice, and I want to hear your conviction. No matter who you are, where you’re from, your skin color, your gender identity, just speak yourself. I’m Kim Nam-joon, and also RM of BTS.

I am an idol, and I am an artist from a small town in Korea. Like most people, I’ve made many and plenty mistakes in my life. I have my faults, and I have many more fears, but I’m going to embrace myself as hard as I can, and I’m starting to love myself gradually, just little by little.

What is your name? Speak yourself.

Thank you very much.