The sun was dying in the background, and in its last rays of glory, a lonesome girl leaned against the wall, head phones plugged in, with her feet hitting every single beat.
"Hey." I said as I got close to her.
Lili looked up to me, then unplugged one ear phone:
"Hey man." She said, as she rolled up the rest of her ear plugs.
"I got a day off from Iu, and there is still quite a bit of time before midnight."
"Yeah. So what do we do man?"
"I been wearing the same outfit for a long time, I figured it's time to grab a new look.
"Oh. So the mall then."
"Yeah, you know any malls here?"
"Yeah, there's one several blocks down."
"Alright, let's go."
"Man, there's so many people." Lili said with a pint of whining.
"Yeah." I casually replied. "I don't like crowded places as well."
"Man, my anxiety is coming back."
"You should have seen China. There is a saying to describe the population of china: People Mountain People Sea."
"Yo dude!" Lili pointed excitedly, as her feet uncontrollably pulled her into the store.
"What is it?"
"It's the newest release album of NCT!" she said, holding the album as if it was the Holy Grail.
"NCT is fking great!"
I looked away and pretended not to know her.
Nearby I saw another girl, about the same age as Lili, brown pony tail, brown eyes, cute face, plain shirt with some picture of some K-pop band, and simple jeans. And she too held what appeared to be BTS album, and was sniffing it with her nose as if getting high off from it.
I shivered a bit.
"Alright, let me just quickly buy it and download it onto my phone."
"Oh ok." I plainly replied.
About 5 minutes later, Lili came out with her ear phones buzzing, and seemingly stuck in her own world.
"Yo dude! I just got a great idea for your outfit!"
"Come with me my dude!"
I followed Lili through a series of elevators and corridors and finally we were there. The store appeared to be one of those Asian designer clothe store that the rich fk bois go to, but I have to admit it did look quite fancy on the outside indeed, but the name...
"Biatch..." I read the name out loud.
"Don't worry about the name. All the rich kids and K-pop stars buy from this shop."
"You must be fkin with me."
"No dude. Yang owns this store, that's why it's the best!"
"Ok?..." I eyed the store with suspicion.
"Dude, just go! I just remember they have a sale today." Lili stepped into the store.
"Hmph." I shrugged, and followed in.
"Konichiwa." The store clerk said, and I just simply nodded in reply.
"Wait dude!" Lili said, as she hurried ahead of me and grabbed a set of T-shirt, jeans and shoes.
"Try those on man!"
"Sure." I casually took the clothes from her and went to the nearby booth.
And a few minutes later, I stepped out with my new look.
"How do I look?" I asked with a grin.
"You look hella edgy man."
Q: Do you consider yourself a Koreaboo? If so what is your favorite band?