I saw a similar topic on AHS and remembered something funny that happened to me and I'd really want to share this with BoA fans from BJJ and also ask you what I've already asked lol
Back in 2008/2009 (yeah, it was new years eve) I was in NYC, it was like 22h or so and me and my mom and my aunt were in a gift store, looking for those typical NYC gifts like the "I <3 NY" shirt and all and I was listening to BoA's DO THE MOTION. I don't know if this happen with you, but when I listen to BoA (and a few artists more), wherever I am: I sing the song. Sooo I was singing when this cute japanese girl (around my age now, 20 years old, but I was like 17 at the time) and asked in japanese "hey! do you speak japanese?" and I was like "oh, sorry, but I don't speak japanese!" and then she called a friend and presented us and herslef and they both started asking how did I knew how to sing in japanese so well, even not knowing a word of what I was singing, and asked me why I liked BoA (they recognized some of her songs I sang, like DTM, No. 1 and, duh, VALENTI lol) and when I said I like Utada, ayu and Namie as well they said "Namie is from our hometown, Okinawa! but her music is... for girls, mostly. It sounds awkward when you sing them" and I got really embarassed 'cause I sang, ahnn... Want Me Want Me lmao
anyways, they said BoA once was very very popular, but not that much, nowadays, but both of them liked her a lot (although one of them liked Usher more (she kept on saying that) lol). and fun fact n.º 1: they didn't know BoA was korean 'till very recently, 'cause they said her japanese was so fluent. fun fact n.º 2: at the time was when ayu broke her arm doing something (a concert, recording a MV, cant remember) and they were like "WOW, HOW DID YOU KNWO THAT? IT WAS ON THE NEWS JUST THIS WEEK!" and I said "well, we do have internet in Brazil lol"
(oh, btw, if a similar topic already exists, sorry. you can close this :C )
Edited by Baco__, 01 November 2011 - 03:53 PM.