*The “My Favorite Korean Boys” Series*
Let’s start with this (ugly) map of South Korea; and, I can make you look at this, because I’m about to treat you to more than enough eye candy to make up for it in a bit.
Look, there are two cities: Seoul and Busan. Why? Because they are the two best cities in South Korea. Now, everybody knows about Seoul, but does everyone know about Busan?
What makes Busan so special: The forever warm beaches, the fresh seafood, and the amazing clubs?
The boys and the men make Busan special.
About a year after I got into Keverything– 2009 to be exact, I would always tell people, especially my Korean friends, who asked me “If I liked Korean guys”:
“I don’t really like Korean guys, because every Korean guy I like is from Busan.”
It was (almost) a joke, but lately, I haven’t been able to laugh about it anymore. I think I mean it. Falling for Busan boys and men, whether through my computer screen or in the real world, has been a recurring theme in my life– a theme so common and prevalent, in fact, that today, Busan Boys are getting their own post on my blog as one of My Favorite Korean Boys.
(Click HERE for My Favorite Korean Boys Part 1: Gu Boys.)
But, while doing further research for this post, my mind was blown; because, OMG, all of my favorite Korean boys really ARE from Busan.
Gong Yoo is my favorite actor, and he always has been ever since I first saw him in Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy back in 2008. He’s in two of my favorite Korean Dramas and so many other good dramas and movies.
(I would marry him if he asked me, too.)
So, here he is.
… Sorry, I would love to continue photo spamming you with Gong Yoo, but we have A LOT more to talk about. SO, go Google him when you’re finally done reading this!
Well, guess what I found out today while doing research HERE at this site– where you can see the complete list of Korean idols and actors from Busan. Today, after ALL THESE YEARS, I found out that Gong Yoo is from *drumroll* Busan.
So, just who else is from Busan?
Come on, blow my mind again, internet. I dare you!
(My challenge was accepted.)
I’ve posted about BTS before, and everyone(?) knows that I love Jung Kook and Jimin!
(OMG, this nuna will gladly go to jail for these gu boys!)
Yeah, you guessed it: They’re BOTH from Busan.
Before today, my favorite Busan Boys were as follows: Wooyoung, Yonghwa, Daehyun, Park Hae Jin, and Heo Kyung Hwan. I’m not that into random Koreans, but if I ever DID talk about ones that I’ve never even met, then these boys and men were always on “the tip of my tongue.”
SO, I know there aren’t many moments of silence on my blog, but today, let’s have a moment of silence as we appreciate some of my favorite Busan boys and men:
Wooyoung of 2PM~
Yonghwa of CNBLUE~
Daehyun of B.A.P~
Park Hae Jin, Actor from My Love From The Stars~
Kang Haneul, Actor from Heirs~
Heo Kyunghwan, Comedian~
Okay, are you still alive? Because, I am DYING, but let me get myself together and move on.
So, what makes these boys so special?
1. “Small Eyes”
For me, I like Asian guys, particularly Korean, because they don’t have 쌍커플 (ssang keopul), or double eye-lids.
Anyway, it’s also the way they speak. Have you heard Busan 사투리 (satoori), or accent, before?
Your panties will drop.
The video is not subbed, but basically, Suzy is using a horrible Busan satoori, which scares Yonghwa. For more on how it sounds, go here.
It’s also the manners. Even in Korea, Busan 남자 (namja), or men, are well known as being 상 남자 (sang namja), or “rough gentlemen.”
Anyway, my heart is about to give out, especially since I keep thinking of the best oppa I ever had, who, yes, I’ve talked about before in Oppa, Our First (and Last) Date, The Hangover, and Thursday Thoughts– and who, yes, was from Busan…
So, who is your favorite Busan Boy?
Here’s the list of Busan Boys again, so be sure to check it out and let me know!