Due to COVID-19 and the economic setbacks many of us have encountered, we often see pictures of long lines of cars lined up at churches. In many cases, some stores seem to be nearly empty of shoppers, with good reason, depending on your location.
Some of us have even seen the images come to life in our cities and our neighborhoods. This morning my husband and I were coming back from Whataburger. As we were driving down the street, I took notice of a long line of cars in a church parking lot.
At first, I thought it was a toy drive. Yet, I didn’t see any toys, so then I thought it was perhaps a food line. I looked a little closer and noticed it was a COVID-19 testing line. In the past, our COVID-19 testing lines might have seen three or four cars at any given time. However, this morning there were lines of vehicles spreading out into the street behind the church.
It isn’t easy to get COVID-19 tested here in my city. You have to be in direct contact with someone who has COVID-19, and that doesn’t always get you tested. My husband’s office has been closed down at least nearly a dozen times, and his boss had it, but nobody needed to get tested. The clinics told the workers they weren’t in danger of getting COVID.
So, to see multiple cars at both 10 AM and 12 PM tells me we are about to see some crazy stuff regarding COVID-19 shortly. If you live here in America, please be careful. Order your groceries online if you can; if you have to go to the store, go in the morning. I cannot predict the future, but judging by the long line of cars from this morning, there are a lot of people getting tested.
Groups like BTS and Blackpink are two examples of how faithful fans are able to help thrust their idols into worldwide icons. These groups are mega talented with the ability to move mountains and it all starts with the fans. The fans are so important to these artist that they pretty much tailor their careers around the fans and their ability to connect to the artist.
On this take of KPOP Talent we will take a look at The Refund Sisters. The Refund Sisters is a Korean supergroup which is a group made up of people who are currently signed with other K-pop groups. Right now you have SuperM which is a male group with members from EXO, NCT127, and Shinee.
The newest supergroup is a female group featuring solo singers. We have Uhm Jung-hwa who is the eldest of the group at 51 years old. She looks every bit of 25, and her voice!!! It is hard to explain just how perfect she sounds. We also have Lee Hyo-ri, she is 41 and once again looks 20! Once again her voice is priceless. These two artist have been out of the spotlight for a while. Lee Hyo-ri was in the Jessi song I posted some months ago.
Now that we mentioned Jessi, I am delighted to tell you that Jessi is also in the supergroup. Yes!!! She is 31! If you are asking yourself why am I posting ages, it is because we have three decades of KPOP stars in this group, and they all slayyyyy. It just goes to show you that K-pop has always been a force, but now that we have the ability to share the music with more people, it is taking over! I love it!!! Before I forget, I have to tell you about the last member of the group!Ahn Hye-jin or better yet Hwasa, if she sounds farmilar it is because she was a member of Mamamoo.
The sad news about supergroups is that they are not meant to last for longer than a season. They are called seasonal or temp because these people are also signed to their main labels. So, enjoy the new song and check out the cry fest below! I promise you will need tissue.
In a perfect world giving advice to our children appears to be easy. However, I encountered a situation last night that left me speechless. My children have birthdays that are honestly weeks apart. Well my 15 yr old lost 50 dollars from her birthday money on the 23rd of this month. My 22 yr old was able to get her gamer friends to jump into action and before we knew it, Amazon packages were arriving at our house.
As we were watching her open the boxes, I turn and notice my 18 yr old standing in the doorway with tears in her eyes. I didn’t know what to do. After the last box was opened, the 18 yr old tried to force a happy expression by saying how happy she was for Ally. However, her face was still saying something else. After Ally took her stuff back to her room, we pulled Ari into the room and asked if she was ok. She then went on to say that she was so happy for her sister, but she couldn’t help but think about how own experience.
She said she wished she had a friend who could just say the words “Happy Birthday” to her. We have worked on socialization for years with her, but we still struggle with that connection. I keep telling her that her bestie will show up right when she needs her, and that she needs to be open to forming the connection. I am not sure what she needed to hear, but the only thing I could think about was a promise that things can get better. Parenting is never easy no matter how old children get.