All I ask for them is to take care of Donika Sterling when you meet her. I do not know her personally, but I want her to have the best time in Korea. She’s a terminally ill 15 year old K-pop fan who suffers from a progressive nerve disorder. Her wish was finally granted, and she’s going to go to Korea and meet you. I know that they will treat her well. She deserves it. :D
Wow, I must say… I’ve read and seen some of the most emotional and meaningful entries about our five shining boys. It was really hard for me to choose the best entries, and I wished that I could give you all prizes. But I’ve made my final decision!
I’ve gotten through half of the entries for the giveaway contest, but I just remembered that I have an assignment due tomorrow and I must work on that tonight. Plus I’m really exhausted today, so I should be getting to be early xD
I will certainly finish reviewing the rest of the entries and announce the winners tomorrow! Thank you for your patience :)
What SHINee means to me can not be expressed so easily through words, but I will try my best to explain.
For me SHINee is something more than just a group, they are THE group that I will always love and cherish. SHINee is the first and last thing I think of everyday, they are like the first rays of sunshine that I see every morning when I wake up and they are like the stars that shine so brightly through my window at night.
SHINee is like the air that surrounds me, they keep me alive and they keep me going forward. Their music, their songs and everything they are has given me a lot of hope in the things I do and more importantly in myself.
Each of the members are very important to me, because they all have taught me a lesson for my life, such as never giving up my dreams, not to listen to what anyone else says about you and just be yourself.
Everyone sees this as an obsession that will not lead to anything, but they will never know nor understand the feeling of putting so much faith into a few people that are on the other side of the world and the love I have for SHINee, until it happens to them.
There might be new groups that might be considered “better” than them, but, for me, SHINee would always be the best and they will remain forever first in my heart. I’m proud to be a SHAWOL!! ^_^
entry by asianmusicflow
Without becoming their fan I’d probably still be that wallflower girl who was too afraid to be herself and was quiet as ever. Haven’t you ever gone to school and wanted to change yourself to be like everyone else, but can’t? Because you never seemed to wear the right clothes, or say the right things and something always went wrong? It was for me last summer and I had no idea how to open my mind and express who I am.
Then SHINee showed me something completely new. At their ages between 12-17 they already had hopes to ace their auditions to fulfill their dreams of becoming a singer despite other’s discouraging comments like, ‘It’s better for you to go into business,’ and such. They each trained so intensely overcoming so many obstacles because they didn’t give up; they didn’t cave in like I did.
I watched them have a harder time than me – never ending training, lack of sleep, worries over rumours and appearance, and they never get a chance to visit their families. What touched me is that they endured all these hardships because they were in this inspiring pursuit to attain their dreams.
I started to realize how blind I was. If someone didn’t like who I am then I shouldn’t even give a damn. It became clear to me that if I was unhappy, then I can fix it instead of being in a sad rut. Therefore to me, SHINee is my friend. When I am down, they bandage my feelings and when I am happy they easily triple that happiness, just like a best friend would.
Until the end, I’ll continue supporting them as we both grow over the years, from the other side of the horizon.
Everyone has a gateway to K-Pop. Mine was J-Pop and BoA, whose Korean roots led me to SNSD, which led to me being absorbed into a world I’d never willingly escape from. I thought Korean was a beautiful language with a fascinating culture at its foundation. And the music was inventive and lively, with a devoted, diverse fanbase. But in the midst of this discovery I was searching for a group to attach myself to, one to support and love unconditionally. Then I came to another gateway: Lucifer. Then Ring Ding Dong. Then Replay. Then SHINee’s entire discography.
The special thing about SHINee to me is their ability to inspire me to explore not only Korean culture, but every facet of myself. All five members, with their unique and dynamic personalities, bring something to the group to make it SHINee. Offstage, they’re friendly, witty, fun-loving, and silly. Onstage, they transform into professionals that give their alI as dancers, singers, and entertainers. They’re not afraid to express themselves in either arena. SHINee made we want to get to know them not only as artists with an amazing, varied body of work, but as people. And as I got to know them, I realized their ability to show every side of themselves made them so lovable. They taught me that it’s okay to be passionate, to be different, to have an identity made of many parts. To surprise myself and others with what I’m capable of. To inspire and be inspired. In life, it’s all a matter of expression. SHINee taught me that.
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SHINee means a lot to me. They are really talented and unique, I love how they dance, how they sing, how they smile. Before knowing about them, I was a victim of Bullying, my ‘friends’ called me ugly and fat. It all changed when I met “My Best Monkey Friend”, few months later, she showed me SHINee’s RingDingDong. I became a Shawol on April of 2010 (Yay!)
After that, I smiled a lot more, I didn’t cared about people’s thoughts and I started to have real friends. I’m childish sometimes, and I make jokes about wanting to kidnap them, but I’m just kidding, I can’t simply understand how people I don’t know can make me smile so much. Since before their debut, they have been working so hard for themselves and for us. They aren’t my biases, they are more, they are my inspiration.
My family can’t understand, they are racist, they don’t ‘accept’ the ‘type of music’ I listen, and nag because ‘I changed to worst’, but I don’t believe that because I didn’t chose to change, I chose to be honest.
They give me the courage to hold my dreams just as tight as they hold their hands on every concert. My life is so colorful now thanks to them.
At first, I didn’t knew how to express my love for SHINee, I don’t have money to buy their albums, I’m not good at words, I always blush and maybe, I’ll never see them in person, but, I noticed that wherever I am, whoever I am, SHINee will forever be in my heart.
Please stay happy, stay strong, stay healthy, and stay together forever. There are a lot of challenges, but I know SHINee will overcome them!