we've discussed the bean's obsession with BTS, right? it rivals her sister's love for the jonas brothers, that's for sure. and both of them definitely overshadow my own teenage adoration of duran duran, as much as i hate to admit it. hahaha...i've raised a couple of serious fangirls. i'm so proud.
anyway, i was really amused to learn that my own friend lilcee is also a member of the BTS army. even more so when mini cee proudly announced that she...is not. comedy. it makes for interesting conversations when we get together, and a couple of months ago we planned an outing centered around the BTS love. apparently there are people who will organize a big celebration when it's one of the band members' birthdays, usually held at cute boba shops in and around the l.a. area. we decided to head out to koreatown's dragon boba for one such celebration, on the birthday of kim namjoon - also known as RM, the "rap monster" of the group.
although we got there closer towards the end of the day, there was still a pretty good-sized line to get inside. and there were vendor booths and a dance party going on in the adjoining parking lot - i'm sad to say that i didn't get any pictures of any of it. luckily, the line moved fairly quickly and as we got closer to the front a couple of giggling girls came up to us to offer free photocards - literally little cards with individual band members printed on them. and when you're asked "who's your bias?" you answer with the name of your favorite one. for the bean, it's always jimin. and i should probably be embarrassed to admit this, but i actually have an answer to this question as well - it's V. heh. here's what they look like (and this is jimin, btw).
this was the special menu for the day:
and mmmm...mochi donuts. i never turn down an opportunity to scarf one of those bad boys down.
how YOU doin'.
i'm not sure if these banners are always up or if they were put there for this momentous occasion. the bean was in k-pop heaven though.
look how cute their treats are!