Update October 17, 2022
In light of BTS’s announcement of their upcoming enlistment, I’ve decided to begin work on a follow up book. So as of today, I will accept stories of how BTS touched your hearts. Cut-off date has been extended until Feb 28, 2023 for ARMY submissions. Let’s support our guys by keeping up their spirits. Borahae, Marion
Update Oct 14, 2022
Pleased to announce that my book is available in more places including Books Kinokuniya, and thanks to my dear friend CG, a signed copy was personally delivered into the hands of Jimin’s dad at Cafe Magnate, his restaurant in Busan. I’m thrilled beyond belief!
Welcome to my website, inspired by my book (released Feb 25, 2022) “Discovering BTS: an unexpected journey” 방탄소년단 발견 : 예기치 않은 여정 . The project began after Lynn, my Twitter friend and fellow IBIS, suggested that I write a book about BTS, ARMY and its diverse fan base (IBIS stands for Itty Bitty Inspiration Squad on Direct Messenger). And when the five other members joined the cause, well, that’s all the impetus I needed.
I first admitted my adoration in my blog, dated August 2019, Honesty is the Best Policy – I love BTS. That’s when I fell down the rabbit hole, never to be retrieved again. And while I’m proudly OT7 (loving them equally), Yoongi is now my long-term bias, followed by a number of wreckers, including Jimin and Hoseok.
The book centers on my personal journey and will explain how a) I went from mild intrigue. To b) attempting to learn their names and being able to identify them with various colors of hair. To c) being able to tell who was rapping/singing each part. To d) making long-lasting friends worldwide, studying the Korean language, and writing a book about seven talented and outstanding human beings who changed my life forever, and helped me cope during the Covid lock-down.
So what’s up with the title? It simply means that while we may start down one path in life, our journey often takes us stumbling upon roads with numerous unopened doors and unexpected adventures. That sure was the case for me.
And now that BTS is on hiatus, it’s even more important for you to share your stories. I’m still collecting them, and they’ll remain on the website. Who knows, maybe book two is in the future?
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