A day in the life of boots

By Chelsea vang

Boots history

In 1952, Nathan Swartzs who was a shoe stitcher by trade, bought the Abington shoe company of Abington of half- interest. Massachusetts had a firm that was incorporated in 1933. Within about three years Nathan acquired the rest of the company for 20,000 and brought in his 19- year old son, Sidney along with him. They got a new molding machine that they used to mold and sew together shoes, so they could make water proof boots. Some were for work while others for casual wear, and once they perfected the boots they put the boots on a cost of $5.75.


They spent time to perfect the boots with water proof leather, the right weight on the heels and bottom of the boots. Styled many different versions. Some for work, weather, and casual purposes. These boots became popular once they completed and began to sell them.

A day in boots (this story takes place in south Korea as seven teens (Levi, Eren, Alex, Jason, Jean, Erwin, Tae) practice korean hip hop after school)

//in Levi's perspective//

My mom bought me some boots. She said it was for doing the chores and helping her fix the car since I was the only man since dad left. I told her thanks and I'll pay her back. She said it's alright and think of it as a gift. I hesitate then finally give up after it felt like forever arguing. So I just told her thanks and went out the door to leave for school. I grab my jacket before I go put the door and put it on, but once I get a glance outside, it's pouring rain. So I lean back in and grab an umbrella from the rack beside the door. "Okay, I'll be back late because I have practice at school, okay mom?" I say to my mom before I leave. "Sure honey, now go before your late." I nod, "okay, bye."


We exchange our byes and I open the umbrella and walk over to my car. I quickly close the umbrella and jump in the car, closing the wet umbrella then putting it in the passenger seat. I grab my keys out of my jacket pocket and start the car, reversing out of the driveway and onto the road. I quickly drive down the road, hoping I won't be late because of traffic.


I reach school in time and park in the school front parking lots. I grab my umbrella from the passenger seat and open it while I go out the door. While I turn around to lock my door I walk into a puddle, which splashes all over my boots I just got and my lower pants. I groan and keep on walking. I walk as fast as I can as well because it starts to rain harder. I reach the door and quickly walk in. I move to the side and look at my pants. My shoes are almost completely dry now. "I wish my pants were waterproof as well..." I mumble to my self as I close my umbrella and walk to my locker to stick it inside. I open my lock and hang the umbrella, closing back the locker and going to the gym, where all the guys sit in the mornings. The girls sit in the cafeteria though, so we're all separated. I go to the bathroom before I go in the gym and I look at myself in the mirror and look at my pants, which are still a little wet, but not as much. I pat at my pants as if they have dust on it and walk out of the bathroom into the gym. I walk up the bleachers and look for my group which I sit with. The next thing I know i'm being jerked back by someone I know, Eren. "Hey, you leaving us?" I look over to see all my other friends, " oh, sorry. I didn't see you guys. I was thinking you guys were somewhere else. " everyone tries to make a conversation and I yelp as I feel someone lifting up my leg. My other friend, Jason is the one lifting up my leg, " woah, nice shoes." Everyone stares at the boots i just got. I put my leg down, "thanks. I just got them today...more like my mom got them for me as a gift." Eren looks at me and smirks, "oh, you mama's boy now?" I shove him a little and the teacher sees us so he scowls towards us. We stop and he looks over to me, " will you be able to do good in those? We're pr acting our break dance after school today, not the other stuff." I nod, "these will probably do good." He nods and someone scoots me over and sits next to me, Alex. Eren and Alex hand pump, "what's up dude? Your a little late." Alex groans, " I know. Pops held me back." Before we could get into anymore conversation the bell rang and we all practically jumped off he bleachers once everyone else cleared out. Everyone landed perfectly except Eren flopped flopped on top of Jason, which everyone laughed at. Alex looked at my shoes, "I thought you would have slipped in those by now." I look down at them and slide them around on the floor, "nope. There pretty good at staying on the ground." "Good, that means you can practice today." I nod and all of of say our byes until lunch. Well, everyone except Eren. I have classes with him every subject , so I don't have to worry about him. And I've known him since first grade, so we've known each other for a while. So me and Eren headed to class. He looked over to me, "hey Levi, guess what?" I looked at him, "what?" He grabbed my hand, "put it on your face." I put my hand on my face while we're walking, then I wait for what else Eren is gonna do. "Okay, now what?" I say. Eren closes my eyes, "keep them closed and don't talk." I stay quiet for a second and wait, then before I know it I feel a hit on my hand that's on my face, which now began to hurt. He laughs and runs off to class. I groan, "Eren you immature brat!!!" I chase after him, my face red in embarrassment. We get to the classroom and I'm about to slap him, but our classmate stops us. "You guys are already fighting? Just stop already." I look at her then I put my hand down and sit. Eren is my partner so I'll have to live with him. He cackles, "haha, your nose is red." I rub the tip of my nose, "and whose fault do you think it is?" And after that it was a long day.


(Time skip to the end of the day at their k-pop dance practice.)


Eren brought his phone and mini speaker so he set it up with a group called BTS and the song dope. Alex is the leader so he guides us through it, "Okay, levi. Since you have the most experience with dancing you will do the more sophisticated part ok? So that means you will be the lead dancer. I nod. "And we're just using this song as practice right?" Eren nods, "our song on my phone was deleted so I'll have to redownload it from my computer again." While Alex tells everyone else their parts of each dancer I practice my part. They all look the same while dancing but I got the person named jimin, maybe because I'm short and he is too. But that didn't matter. What did is that I could dance in these shoes. I move my feet back and forth then flip them on opposite sides. I twist my feet over and around then balance my weight on the tip. I stand back down. woah, I think there something weighing the bottom. I think to myself as I feel the bottom of the shoe. Alex looks over to me, "Levi, you want to change your shoe?" I shark my head, "no, I'm okay." I get my phone out and search up the song from Eren's phone and begin to learn and practice my parts. I like their song as I listen to it and dance to it. Before I know it, I know half of the routines and everyone else does to. Alex claps his hands togther. Okay guys, we'll meet at my house tomorrow For our next practice okay?" Everyone says okay and sit on the ground to rest. Eren falls back, "man that songs hard. And I thought break dance practice was gonna be easy." I shrug, "it was easy to me." I looked at my shoes. " I hope it doesn't start raining again because I forgot my umbrella..." Tae pokes my shoe, " I got the same pair at home. If I wore them my shoes wouldn't be wet right now..." I look at my shoes again, "I guess I'm glad I did get them today.

My passion connection

How these boots are connected to my passion is that, I like to dance. It's not a public thing, but I like to do it at home every time I can. And it's not a dance like those school dance routines but more of a I like a korean hip hop group called BTS which stands for Bangtan Sonyeon Dan. The son I like the most in their album is Born singer and their most favorite Movie video of mine is no more dream. Their songs if you read the lyrics have a lot of meaning in them. And some people think it's just weird dances but they work hard and they have to practice to get the songs right. They write the songs, sing to them and dance. So it's pretty hard to do in only your early twenties... and they all inspire me and how the boots relate to me is that I like to dance in them, they are comfortable and casual. They are waterproof as well and I can wear them whenever it gets a little wet and they'll be perfectly fine. And they are also good looking shoes as well, but it's mostly because to me these shoes are good dancing shoes and it goes with my passion.

Dark Doll

BTS - Dope(방탄소년단) (쩔어) by Dark Doll

BTS Dope (Sick) lyrics /credit to the website and lyrics are credited to the BTS group/

BTS (방탄소년단) – SICK (쩔어)


meibisus | June 2, 2015 | Bulletproof Boy Scouts (방탄소년단), KOREAN | 14 Comments


쩔어


jjeoreo

“Sick/Dope”

[EP] 화양연화 In The Mood For Love pt.1

2015.04.29


Jin, SUGA, J-Hope, Rap Monster,

Jimin, V, JungkookLyrics/작사: SUGA, J-Hope, 귓방망이, Rap Monster, pdogg, The “Hitman” Bang

Composer/작곡: SUGA, J-Hope, 귓방망이, Rap Monster, pdogg, The “Hitman” Bang

Arranger/편곡: pdogg



Romanizationeoseo wa bangtaneun cheoeumiji?


Ayo ladies & gentleman

junbiga dwaettdamyeon bureulge yeah!

ttan nyeoseokdeulgwaneun dareuge

nae seutaillo nae nae nae nae seutaillo eo!


bamsae ilhaettji everyday

niga keulleobeseo nol ttae yeah

ja nollaji malgo deureo maeil

I got a feel, I got a feel

nan jom jjeoreo!


a jjeoreo jjeoreo jjeoreo uri yeonseupsil ttamnae

bwa jjeoreong jjeoreong jjeoreonghan

nae chumi daphae

modu bisiri jjijiri jjingjjingi ttilttirideul

narangeun sanggwani eopseo

cuz nan huimangi jjeoreo haha


Ok urin meoributeo balkkeutkkaji jeonbu da

jjeo jjeoreo

haruui jeolbaneul jageobe jjeo jjeoreo

jageopsire jjeoreo sareo cheongchuneun sseogeogado

deokbune moro gado dallineun seonggonggado

sonyeodeura deo keuge sorijilleo jjeo jjeoreong


bamsae ilhaettji everyday

niga keulleobeseo nol ttae yeah

ttan nyeoseokdeulgwaneun dareuge

I don’t wanna say yes

I don’t wanna say yes


sorichyeobwa all right

momi tabeoridorok all night (all night)

Cause we got fire (fire!)

Higher (higher!)

I gotta make it, I gotta make it

jjeoreo!


[JM/V] geobuneun geobuhae

[JM/V] nan wonrae neomuhae

[JM/V] modu da ttara hae

[JM/V] jjeoreo


[JM/V] geobuneun geobuhae

[JM/V] jeonbu naui noye

[JM/V] modu da ttara hae

[JM/V] jjeoreo


samposedae? ohposedae?

geureom nan yukpoga joheunikka 6posedae

eonrongwa eoreundeureun uijiga eopsdamyeo

uril ssak jusikcheoreom maedohae

wae haebogido jeone jugyeo gyaenen enemy enemy enemy

wae beolsseobuteo gogaereul sugyeo bada energy energy energy

jeoldae ma pogi you know you not lonely

neowa nae saebyeogeun natboda yeppeo

So can I get a little bit of hope?(yeah)

jamdeun cheongchuneul kkaewo go


bamsae ilhaettji everyday

niga keulleobeseo nol ttae yeah

ttan nyeoseokdeulgwaneun dareuge

I don’t wanna say yes

I don’t wanna say yes


sorichyeobwa all right

momi tabeoridorok all night (all night)

Cause we got fire (fire!)

Higher (higher!)

I gotta make it, I gotta make it

jjeoreo!


[JM/V] geobuneun geobuhae

[JM/V] nan wonrae neomuhae

[JM/V] modu da ttara hae

[JM/V] jjeoreo


[JM/V] geobuneun geobuhae

[JM/V] jeonbu naui noye

[JM/V] modu da ttara hae

[JM/V] jjeoreo


ireon ge bangtan seutail

geojitmal wackdeulgwaneun dalla

maeiri hustle life

I gotta make it fire baby


ireon ge bangtan seutail

geojitmal wackdeulgwaneun dalla

maeiri hustle life

I gotta make it, I gotta make it

nan jom jjeoreo!


Say what!

Say wo~ wo~

Say what!

jjeoreo



English translation


Welcome, first time with BTS?


Ayo ladies & gentleman

If you’re ready, I’ll start, yeah!

Differently from other guys

With my style, with my style, ayo!


I worked all night, every day

While you were playing in the club

Don’t be surprised and listen every day

I got a feel, I got a feel

I’m kinda sick!


Sick sick sick, the smell of sweat in our studio

Look,

my ringing dance moves answer

All of you are so weak, such losers, crybabies and idiots

Has nothing to do with me

cuz I’m sick with hope haha


OK, we’re sick

from our head to our toes

We’re sick with work for half our days

We live sickly in our studios, our youths may rot away

But thanks to that, we’re running to success

Girls, scream louder, let it ring


I worked all night, every day

While you were playing in the club

Differently from other guys

I don’t wanna say yes

I don’t wanna say yes


Make some noise, all right

Till your body burns up, all night (all night)

Cause we got fire (fire!)

Higher (higher!)

I gotta make it, I gotta make it

It’s sick!


Reject rejection

I was always too much

Everyone follow me

It’s sick


Reject rejection

You are all my slaves

Everyone follow me

It’s sick


sampo generation? ohpo generation?

Well I like beef jerky so it’s yookpo generation

The media and adults say we don’t have willpower

condemning us like stocks

Why are they killing us before we can even try, enemy enemy enemy

Why are you hanging your head and accepting it already? energy energy energy

Don’t ever give up, you know you not lonely

Our dawn is prettier than the day

So can I get a little bit of hope? (yeah)

Wake your sleeping youth, go


I worked all night, every day

While you were playing in the club

Differently from other guys

I don’t wanna say yes

I don’t wanna say yes


Make some noise, all right

Till your body burns up, all night (all night)

Cause we got fire (fire!)

Higher (higher!)

I gotta make it, I gotta make it

It’s sick!


Reject rejection

I was always too much

Everyone follow me

It’s sick


Reject rejection

You are all my slaves

Everyone follow me

It’s sick


This is the Bangtan style

Different from the lying wack jobs

Every day is about the hustle life

I gotta make it fire baby


This is the Bangtan style

Different from the lying wack jobs

Every day is about the hustle life

I gotta make it, I gotta make it

I’m kinda sick!


Say what!

Say wo~ wo~

Say what!

It’s sick