Inspired by @lovingkorean
The first Korean boy I ever fell in love with was named Taeho. I was pretty annoying back then, I knew nothing about Korean culture. All I knew was what I saw in k-dramas, I was pretty much a Koreaboo. I didn’t exactly “fetish” asian men (and I still dont), I was just interested in dating a guy who lived in Seoul and all…
Anyway! I was head over heels for this boy, I had built up this whole image in my head that Korean guys were perfect, but he shattered it.
I realized that boys are boys, no matter where they’re from or what colour their skin, they are the same. He left me, he didn’t even say goodbye. One day, he just said, “I can’t wait to talk to you again.” And I haven’t heard from him since. It’s been a year now, and it still hurts a little.
Sometime in October I started trying to find a pen-pal for language exchange on an app that’s now called Meow, when I got a message from a boy who lived in Daegu. Within a month, he was my best (male) friend. We laughed and sent pictures of our schools and our friends and our selves… We talked about where we lived and our cultures and upbringing, etc.
Anyway, I’m not in love with him I don’t think. Ever since what happened with Taeho, I don’t really know if I’ve ever actually experienced love before. I hope I will, and if it’s with *anonymous current boy*, that’d be really cool ^^ I really like him. I love his family and his culture, and I can’t exactly say that Korea has nothing to do with it, because Korea is a big part of him.
So call me a Koreaboo, say I have a fettish, because just like lovingkorean said, you’re not hurting me. You’re hurting him.forgot to mention, my father is an alcoholic and all that other sob-story-blahblah-details. *Anonymous current boy* has been there for me through the hardest times in my life (along with my bestbest friend in the world who will remain anonymous as well). He makes me laugh when I wanna die, you know?
I was an inspiration! Wow….
Don’t give up. You just had ONE bad experience. And if it’s pointless making generalizations about a nation, it’s certainly even more pointless making generalization about half of human population.
I hope it works out with anonymous-current-boy. It’s great that he was there to support you through the hardest times. If nothing else, he sounds like a great friend, which is a rare find.