Seriously, all of these wasn’t planned. I came home tonight feeling really beat and exhausted, and I originally wanted to just go straight to bed and earn that much deserved sleep. But then again, I had to think twice because I needed to make sure that no MV was coming out tonight or by midnight. Wrong move. What’s new? I always tend to get glued to my seat whenever I open my laptop. But tonight was different.
#MAMAEraMemories was trending on Twitter.
I didn’t quite expect that there would be such event for something that is, well, kind of shallow to the eyes of most. Even to me, it looked kind of shallow; maybe not. After all, I wouldn’t be writing about this had I never cared. So, here I am, writing my thoughts down to prevent myself from crying. Yes, it was really happening: an era was about to end – that ERA that gave me so much wonderful memories that can be considered the most precious chapters of my life so far.
Because of MAMA, we were able to affirm that music is something that is immortal, universal, flexible… and indeed a work of art that expresses emotions best;
Because of MAMA, the KPOP scene was revolutionized yet again through powerful dance steps befitting of the wonders of twins: synchronization, identity, reflection and most importantly, teamwork;
Because of MAMA, awards were won by EXO;
Because of MAMA, fanclubs – sisterhoods, brotherhoods, families were made;
Because of MAMA, a Galaxy Ocean was discovered;
Because of MAMA, the dreams of Kris, Sehun, Suho, Lu Han, Baekhyun, Lay, Kai, Tao, D.O., Chen, Chanyeol and Xiumin came true…
And most importantly, because of the ending of MAMA Era, a new door opens…
Paving way for a path of new beginnings, greater challenges, more achievements and more victories.
We will all certainly miss having to have only MAMA and HISTORY to anticipate during event performances,
We will certainly miss being awestruck just by the ‘Mirror Dance’ alone,
We will certainly miss settling for ‘Careless, Careless’ Shoot Anonymous, Anonymous; Heartless, Mindless, No One Who Care About Me’ – simply because there’s nothing else…
Heck, we will even miss “When The skies and the grounds were one legends through there twelve forces nurtured the tree of life. An eye of red forces created the evil which covered the heart of tree of life and the heart slowly grew dry. To intent an embrace for heart of tree of life, the legends hereby divide the tree in half and hide each side hence time is overturned and space turns askew. The twelve forces divide into two and create two suns that look alike, into two worlds that seem alike. The legends travel apart. The legends shall now see the same sky but shall stand on different grounds, shall stand on the same ground but shall see different skies. The day the grounds beget a single fault before one sky in two worlds that seem alike, the legends will greet each other. The day the red forces purify and twelve forces reunite into one perfect root – a new world shall open up.”
But what am I saying? It’s not as if MAMA will be gone, right? It’s just that maybe we will not be listening to it for weeks, because we’ll be very busy with the new songs.
Even so, it will be missed terribly, like it would be gone forever. That’s because we are deeply attached to it already.
Surely, WOLF will be equally amazing. After all, MAMA paved way for its creation. After almost 9 months (or maybe more, we don’t know how long EXO has been preparing for this) of forging and honing, one cannot doubt the efforts put into this. MAMA Era is certainly closing its leaves, but the 12 Legends will continue to travel the path that has been set for them: presenting us with more powerful concepts, promises of satisfaction, goals to achieve, awards to win, recognitions to earn and of course, new dreams for EXO and for the fandom. We will certainly share new memories that we can keep for life and perhaps, new members to the growing family.
It’s already May 30th in South Korea. Thanks for the memories, MAMA. The WOLF Era has officially started. Here’s to hoping that no one would be careless, that no anonymous persons would be shot anymore and everyone would start caring for one another (even though we have long done that). LOL. Cheers towards the path to becoming a better, and hopefully, one of the most powerful fandoms in HISTORY. Congratulations, EXO and fandom, for being able to live and witness the advent of a new world (album). We Are One!
*Sorry for the blabber. I really didn’t plan on writing this, it’s just that I couldn’t help but release these thoughts*