On the most minute chance that EXO sees this, I shamelessly put my words out there…

Dear EXO,

If you get to read this, then that means you received my message and took the time to read it. Thank you.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to let you guys know how much you mean to me. I, as well as my friend Megan who runs cutedyo12, have only been fans for a few months, but we appreciate what you guys represent in pop music. We are both aspiring performers in our own respective practices, and so it means so much to us to see the amount of talent, dedication, and drive you guys have to continue doing what you do and be successful too. It’s pretty amazing.

Megan and I… As international fans living in Vancouver, Canada don’t have many means to support you. We can’t come to live shows, our busy schedules don’t allow us to stay up and vote for you during competitions, and neither of us can read/write/speak Chinese nor Korean, so we can’t send messages on the message boards. The best we can do is to continue buying albums and merch. I wish we could do more, but you can always count on us to keep supporting you in any way we can!

Xiumin, you’re so humble about your talents but you always impress me with what you do. You have transformed the most in my eyes. Please keep it up!

Luhan, you have the balance of skills and talents that I always wanted as a performer. You serve as an inspiration to me!

Kris, you probably already know how difficult it is for artists from Canada to succeed, let alone in an international scale. Thank you for being living proof that it can happen! And thank you for always thinking of us international fans :)

Suho, thank you for being a great leader and for taking care of EXO. Megan and I agree that you truly are the aegyo king!

Lay, you remain a mystery to me. But you’re such a talented man, and you just keep surprising me when you bring out new hidden talents. I can’t wait to see what you do next!

Baekhyun, it is my dream to go to karaoke with you one day. Congratulations on getting cast in Singing in the Rain! I hope that it’s you who gets Donald O’Connor’s part, because I DEFINITELY want to see you do Make ‘Em Laugh!

Chen, you’re one of my favourites, if not my absolute favourite. Your voice just blows me away every time. Please stay golden. I love you!

Chanyeol, you’re so cool, and such a multi-talented guy. I really enjoyed that one episode in Showtime where you played Creep. You’re like the kid I would have wanted to hang out with in school, but I’m too dorky to be seen with you. Stay awesome!

D.O., I am excited to see your acting work. If you put as much in your acting as you do in your singing, I believe you will be amazing!

Tao, you always give your all, and your growth as a performer never ceases to amaze me. You’re a fantastic rapper and dancer! I cannot wait to see how far you get in the future!

Kai, you serve as one of my inspirations as well. I used to dance, but I suffered from several injuries when I was training due to poor technique. I had to stop. But seeing you dance motivates me to take better care of myself and get back into it. I realized that I cannot live without dance. Thank you for inspiring me.

Sehun, I’m really excited that you seem to be getting your talents showcased more with this comeback. I’m so excited, as I feel like you have so much to offer and show us all. Please keep doing well!

This was just a dream for me. My heart can’t control itself.

The last time I came to Los Angeles, it was after we buried my great uncle, the man who made it possible for me to have a better life. The time before that, I came to meet him.

It feels amazing to be able to come to this city on a less melancholy note. To be able to come and leave with laughter and smiles instead of tears. Things have changed, and so have I, but none for the worst. I love this city, and I love my life.

Dear world…

Today was a good day. We started out leaving San Francisco at sunrise, and as soon as we got to Los Angeles, we were greeted by the sunset. In between, we saw a lot of beautiful sights. The Californian coast is amazing. Breath-takingly beautiful. And to top it all off, the house we are currently staying in is gorgeous. I can’t ask for more from this vacation.

I also just found out that I passed my Music History course. I’m incredibly happy right now. I wish I could bottle up this feeling and take it out whenever I feel down. I feel accomplished. It feels great.

Just some shots from my current travel adventure.

California, I’ll see you soon.

In less than 12 hours, I’ll be off to California. No words can express my excitement right now.

I usually abstain from commenting on tragic international events because I feel like a dick every time I fail to acknowledge one… Because I should be acknowledging them all. All of these tragedies are devastating. Somebody is always hurting. The operative word being “always,” which is a tragedy in of itself.

But at the same time, I don’t just want to talk about these events for the sake of acknowledging them. That doesn’t add any positivity whatsoever, and it helps nobody. And at the end of the day, I can only speak for myself, which makes me feel like I’m making the conversation about me rather than the issues at hand. Which is a reality that I really want to avoid…

The other side of it is that I tend to be very emotionally affected by these things. I have a… sensitivity to such emotional events. And when I get emotional, I’m no longer productive. I don’t want that. I don’t want to be a crying sack of useless trauma like I was with 9/11. I need to function as a person, for my sake, and for the sake of my sanity.

So I apologize to the world when I don’t openly grieve or express outrage to the injustices people face. To whatever viral tragedy may occur. There are several I have foregone these past few years. There are too many terrible things in this lifetime to perceive, and it’s emotionally exhausting to care so much. Especially if it’s coming at all directions.

CL’s advice to WINNER

I think this is very important advice. It’s difficult to see the bigger picture sometimes, when you’re so caught up in the minute details of life. Little victories may not get you the grand feeling you long for, but they sustain you for longer.

(Source: namdiva, via park-baekyeollie)

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Pierre Lapointe frappe fort avec ce nouveau clip fou, réalisé par les géniaux Appendices, et en profite pour rouler une pelle à Michèle Richard.

If this video doesn’t become your favorite thing in life then I honestly can’t help you.