Dear Oppa: An Indian fan says EXO's Chanyeol & his Goblin OST 'Stay With Me' drew her into the world of K Pop

Dear Oppa: A fan from India pens a letter to EXO member Chanyeol. She reveals her journey into the K-pop world began through the singer's Stay With Me.
Dear Oppa: An Indian fan says EXO's Chanyeol & his Goblin OST 'Stay With Me' drew her into the world of K Pop
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There is no denying that Goblin's OST Stay With Me is among the most loved songs among K-drama lovers. The song was sung by EXO member Chanyeol alongside singer Punch. Although it has been over four years since the song debuted, Stay With Me still draws music lovers. Today, as part of our Dear Oppa series, Tanya Singh from India reveals that Goblin song drew her to the EXO member, eventually making her an EXO-L. She also revealed that the singer is her inspiration in life. 

Read her complete letter below: 

To Chanyeol, the brightest start in the universe.

I am sitting alone in my room and I am writing this down with tears (happy) in my eyes. Your mellow voice from SSFW fills the empty corners of my room and my heart as I glance at your posters on my wall. Chanyeol, you are the greatest thing to ever happen to me.

You were the first person that caught my attention when I had just stepped into the world of K-dramas with your song Stay With Me. I fell in love with your voice immediately and I thought, who is this boy with so much life in his voice. Because of you, I became a fan of K-pop. Because of you, I became am Exo-L. Because of you, I finally learned to be happy.

All my life, I was this person who was too afraid to go after what she wants. The more I knew about you, the more I read about you and the more I saw you smile, I strived for a better life. You don't know this but your passion for things ignited the passion for my dreams in me that was dormant for many, many years. Your fearless approach towards your talent inspired me to do the same. There were days when I was depressed and the only thing that pulled me out was your smile.

You don't know how much you are loved, Chanyeol. And with this letter, I hope you get at least some idea. Your kindness is like a ray of blinding light in a very dark world. Your smile puts a million flowers to shame. Your heart is bigger than any ocean. You taught me that tough times can be passed easily if you have the right people around you. 

I hope you know how precious you are to so many of us. I hope you know that you are our strength. And I hope you know we are your strength too. I don't know if you will read this but just putting these words out there is very important to me because I learned to give everything my all from you. You are my inspiration, Chanyeol. And I value your happiness over everything else. So with these final words, I will end this letter...

The rage of a thousand storms stands no chance against those who keep themselves anchored. We (your fans) are your anchor, Chanyeol. Always remember that.

Stay happy always.

Lots of smothering love,

Tanya Singh

India.

Want to let out in words, your undying fondness for your favourite K-drama and K-pop stars? Email your open letter to: editorial@pinkvilla.com, mentioning your full name and country. The opportunity is open to readers from across the globe.

Disclaimer: This is user-generated content. The views and opinions expressed in this letter are those of the author.

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Anonymous 2 months ago

Once an EXO-L always an EXO-L.. That was really well written..Iam also Indian EXO-L who got into KPop through Baekhyun

Anonymous 2 months ago

ME to Baekhyun

Anonymous 2 months ago

Same happend with me and now am an ARMY and a Kdrama fan but stay with me is still one of my fave

Anonymous 3 months ago

Me too that was his drama that drew me into kpop . Watching them doing funny things and their jokes helped me during tough times . please support chanyeol like they did

Anonymous 3 months ago

So true....Kworld gave me hope to overcome hardtime in my life

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol is a lovely lovely person and is a man of many talents. He has such a euphonious voice, its like the warm cuddles on cold lonely night. He's our happy virus and is such an inspiration for us. EXO as a whole is my happiness and I love them a lot. OT9 forever. ❤️

Anonymous 3 months ago

EXO chanyeol the most kind hearted person.❤️

Anonymous 3 months ago

I wish to leave a letter as a gratitude to RM of BTS as he definitely changed my way of thinking. Of i write here will it reach him?

Anonymous 3 months ago

I love EXO and each and every one of them. We love you chanyeol ah. We miss you a lot channy

Anonymous 3 months ago

I miss u soo muchhhh .stop making us cry comeback babyy

Anonymous 3 months ago

This made me cry hard.Chanyeol and exo are the only reason I'm still alive .they are the only people whom made me happy when I'm sad.In this life I only wanted to see them as one ot9 in a concert. I always pray they get all the happiness in the world. We exol always be with you and loveu forever. And chanyeol don't forget that our happiness depends on your smile and your music. please consider this poor souls and always be happy, my happy virus❤

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol pull me in kpop or exol. that's why i love him so much i found happiness in chanyeol.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Uri Chanyeolie!!!! EXO-L hopes you are doing well. EXO-L supports you no matter what. EXO-L has your back. EXO-L trusts you. EXO-L wishes you all the happiness in the world!!! We Are One <3

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol we love you

Anonymous 3 months ago

A sweet humble and talented singer ♡

Anonymous 3 months ago

We miss you loey We love you

Anonymous 3 months ago

ANYEONG, EXO-LS... I love it! She beautifully described what every EXO-LS felt in their heart... I hope that her feelings with all the EXO-L in the universe's feelings reach our Happy Virus, CHANYEOL... I'm one of the craziest fan of him, he's my first love... I really want to thanks my bestie bcz she's the one who suggest and introduce EXO to me, if she didn't do that, maybe I missed so much beautiful thing about them... At first I feel irritating when she everytime talk about EXO and even disturb my focus on my studies but when time moves on, I started to know about them... I step into the K-POP ERA when my bestie suggest and sent me an EXO song, my favorite song until now, 'PROMISE'... Bcz of that song, I started to love EXO, support them and became an EXO-L... She is the reason also to me know about K-DRAMA...And the first in my life and my heart while the most favorite K-DRAMA is 'Goblin'... Naturally, I love music, and I will love while enjoy it till my last breath,so, I deeply fall in love with Goblin OST, 'Stay With Me' when the first time I heard it in that drama... The lovely melody melts my heart and makes my fingers to search for the song in YouTube... After some research, I fell in love with CHANYEOL and knew it that he's one of the member from the amazing K-POP boy band I loved the most, EXO... And along the journey with K-POP and EXO, such as make collection of EXO things with my besties, enjoy their songs, follow their words, stan for them, and now I'm one of

Anonymous 3 months ago

Its the ost and his infectious laughter, his free spirit that drew me closer and closer to EXO ... Lots of love.. best wishes forever for chanyeol and EXO ... 사랑해

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol-ah we will always wait for you and will wait for your next project. We all love you. And Miss Taniya it was beautifully written. Thank you for pen downing what we exols have in our heart.

Anonymous 3 months ago

This shows that in India kpop means not only bts but Exo this is a place where Exo Ls r also there so lots n lots of love to exo frm Indian Exo Ls.EXO oppas saranghaeyo!!!

Anonymous 3 months ago

Indian EXOLs always with EXO.. let's be together for long long time. -Dear family

Anonymous 3 months ago

I hope that Chanyeol will be able to read this. I miss him so much. EXO my first love in Kpop raise me so well.

Anonymous 3 months ago

how sweet, I miss chanyeol so much T . T, but what happened to chanyeol?

Anonymous 3 months ago

i want to know

Anonymous 3 months ago

Stay with me is one of the best ost . Chan-yeol oppa , punch unnie saragheyo

Anonymous 3 months ago

please come on pakistan plz plz plz

Anonymous 3 months ago

Wow this is so touching, Its loving to know there are someone out there being inspired by Chanyeol (EXO). Me too. I never been this happy after I stan EXO. Their passion, attitude, talent and Love for the members keeps making me happy everyday. I really Miss Chanyeol Now.

Anonymous 3 months ago

This girl wrote my feelings in her letter. I am EXOL from Bangladesh. Chanyeol made me an EXO-L. I immediately fell for his voice after hearing that OST from the drama Goblin. Then I searched for the man behind this voice. Now I am madly in love with this man. I couldn't fall for anyone after him. This man is my happiness and my inspiration. He has healing power. His voice and his smile can heal anyone. May God give him all the happiness in the world.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Miss you chanyeol

Anonymous 3 months ago

Wow, i love you so much Chanyeol ❤️❤️ He deserves all the love in the world

Anonymous 3 months ago

Tanya you make me cry, I miss Chanyeol so much.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Love Chanyeol, when i read this letter i felt like someone wrote my feeling. Even though i started loving CHANYEOL when i saw EXO NEXT DOOR. I became EXOL from there. Every songs is amazing. Chanyeol songs give me chills like i never felt before ❤️

Anonymous 3 months ago

I'm a mother and i have 4 kids when i first saw exo the only person that i like is him why co'z my eldest and yeol are the same birthdate and a multi talented idol.

Anonymous 3 months ago

I don't know what to say but the words which I wanted to say , was written everything in that letter. Waiting for you chanyeol love you so much

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol we miss you

Anonymous 3 months ago

We love you so much Chanyeolieeee❤

Anonymous 3 months ago

Uri Chanyeol

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol we love you

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol is so warm hearted ...I like all exo member ❤️

Anonymous 3 months ago

So good,im crying,Tania you are the best EXOL

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol, your fans are always be there for you.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol we love you and always support you

Anonymous 3 months ago

Plz plz plz come to pakistan plz plz

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol love you baby

Anonymous 3 months ago

CHANYEol best boy hes so cute i love him so much

Anonymous 3 months ago

I hope her all the best and I hope that person who gives will always encounter good things in life. We love you Chanyeol, I hope you know and can feel our love.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Stay with me is my all time favourite ost from all kdrama I've ever watched I loved chanyeol and punch for theirs.. breathtaking voice ❤️❤️❤️

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol you are an angel ,love you ❤

Anonymous 3 months ago

chanyeol is the best

Anonymous 3 months ago

To be honest I have also entered into the world of Kpop like Tanya Singh..I got to know about EXO by Chanyeol's Stay with me..I was really wondered whose this beautiful voice is and who is this handsome man..Nd this is how I became an EXO-L..EXO-L isn't just a fandom or Boy band group we are family nd we are one..but the saddest thing is that we are never gonna meet but we are all connected by heart by the name EXO-L..We love you Chanyeol..Thank you Tanya Singh by reading this I just got tears as I entered into EXO the same way as yours.....

Anonymous 3 months ago

WE LOVE YOU CHANYEOL!

Anonymous 3 months ago

The love filled replies are all so cute. Didn't realise he had so many fan in India. Been watching his NNG videos & minimal warm so much these says.

Anonymous 3 months ago

This was so relatable. I really hope he knows how much he is loved & the happiness and inspiration his bright self brings to all of us. One day, maybe we will see him in India

Anonymous 3 months ago

If it wasn't any EXO or CHNAYEOL, I wouldn't even try to know Kpop or Kdrama

Anonymous 3 months ago

We love you Chanyeol

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol I love you so much and looking at you I strive to become better

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol is the best person in my life

Anonymous 3 months ago

Exols love you chanyeleeee

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol thank you for existing ❤

Anonymous 3 months ago

One of the best and sensational song is '' stay with me '' to be honest this song has really amazing beats and tunes which makes this song even more remarkable and fascinating. And also this song is my favourite one

Anonymous 3 months ago

Sweet sweet parkchanyeol Love you forever(^^)

Anonymous 3 months ago

Will Love Only EXO forever

Anonymous 3 months ago

I'm not Indo but We all are always here for you Chanyeola (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤

Anonymous 3 months ago

This is actually similar to my story too, I've been a kdrama lover for years but stay with me was the first OST that really caught my attention and after watching other videos of Chanyeol I fell in love with his voice and personality and became a yeolmae from 2018 till today. He's a Sunshine in my life so I hope he's always happy the way he makes me happy

Anonymous 3 months ago

I could smile in my hard times thanks to Chanyeol. We’re always with him, we’re waiting for him. I hope he know that we love him so much ♥️

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyori! I've been your fan since your debut, so sweetheart I know how much of a soft person you are. We've got your back and we'll stick to your forever no matter how hard the situation is. The love will never descend. I loved you back then, I love you and will continue to love you as long I exist <3

Anonymous 3 months ago

that was amazing if you can write your feeling at a latters

Anonymous 3 months ago

love u chanyeol ur the best

Anonymous 3 months ago

I don't even like actively follow an kpop group but I'll do anything for Chanyeol. God i miss him so much...his big beautiful heart, his passion for music his sweet voice his smile. Never seen an artist so genuine so kind so talented and passionate like him

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol I love you so much and miss you so bad

Anonymous 3 months ago

I can't explain how how how.................. Much much much much much much much much..... I love exo . I really miss them. It's my blessings that I am exo l . I am very proud

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol your fans love you so much

Anonymous 3 months ago

Same I love him so much and Stay with me is a beautiful song. Love EXO ❤

Anonymous 3 months ago

Exo Chanyeol is love .He is the reason i m into kpop, he is not only an amazing singer but also an amazing human being and thats wat inspires me the most.He worked really hard to reach to this place and i m so proud of him .he deserve all the happiness of this world. I really want his solo album now and i hope we get Yeolo next year INSHALLAH.

Anonymous 3 months ago

The same miracle happened in my life too. When I first fall in love with Chanyeol's voice through 'Stay with me'. I promised myself to #stay_with_Chanyeol forever. Now I'm a happy & proud EXOL. Waiting for his Solo debut, 'The Box' movie & NNG updates.

Anonymous 3 months ago

I think Chanyeol is the reason for 90% of the people out there to get into Kpop...wow I feel proud to be an EXO-L

Anonymous 3 months ago

I love chanyeol so much

Anonymous 3 months ago

The cutest and loveable letter ever I have seen

Anonymous 3 months ago

This left me in tears, I always tear apart whenever I get to hear stories with getting into Kpop. Kpop is really something else, I never imagined that kpop could bring a huge change in life. Literally changed my aspect on life. I'm one of those people who hated kpop and now look at me. People change. I am very glad I have changed, changed for the good. And about Chanyeol, I don't know much about him because yeah I am new into kpop but they are all a gem :,)

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol is my happiness. His nng channel especially gave me strength during this pandemic. He is a musician who puts his heart in writing songs, composing and producing them. He also produced music for his upcoming movie "the box."

Anonymous 3 months ago

At first I thought someone copy pasted my thoughts. Lots of love Chanyeol and Exo

Anonymous 3 months ago

It makes me proud and happy that I am a part of such a beautiful fandom. Chanyeolahh please be happy we wish for nothing but you smiling and overjoyed face. All the blessings to you Loey.

Anonymous 3 months ago

so proud of you chanyeol i love you and i will always wait for you

Anonymous 3 months ago

THIS IS SO WHOLESOME

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol waiting for your comeback.This is so cute letter.Thankyou for reminding me about Chanyeol so sweet our happy virus

Anonymous 3 months ago

Awww I hope our big baby our ball of sunshine who deserves all the happiness in the world reads this thank you Tanya for this we are one exo saranghaja

Anonymous 3 months ago

This letter is so cute..i really want to say Today that Bcoz of EXO I overcomed my Depression. They indirectly helped me a lot. Till now whenever i feel depressed or sad i always watch their funny videos , listen their songs ...thank you EXO for coming into my life and making it so beautiful ❤️

Anonymous 3 months ago

We love chanyeol. From India. Lots of love

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol is literally sunshine. He was the reason too why I entered kpop and became an exol. His nng channel really gave me strength during this covid time. I love his songs very much. He is a singer-songwriter, composer,producer, model for Prada and nacific, lead actor and composer for his upcoming movie(the box), does so many donations and projects with his studio nng.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Just like kai said they aren't going anywhere just eait a little my fellow indian exo-ls the sun will rise again❤✨

Anonymous 3 months ago

Someone please bring chanyeol back again

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol is really an awesome person. When i heard "Stay with me" from Goblin, i instantly got addicted to the song. His rapping,raspy voice singing, his dancing, every single thing about him is awesome. I recommend u my playlist(YOURS,STAY WITH ME,SSFW ,MINIMAL WARM ,GOAWAY GO AWAY) his voice can calm you anytime.

Anonymous 3 months ago

This letter is so touching. I am so happy for her. CHANYEOL and his STUDIO NNG helped me so much last year.i had a very tough year in my workplace, i struggled so much as a fresher. But every Wednesday night, there will be a NNG video,which would feel as a reward for me ,for successfully handling one week in office:)

Anonymous 3 months ago

Stay with me is the first ost that dragged me to the world of ost ..no doubt it's the best one

Anonymous 3 months ago

This is so damn cute

Anonymous 3 months ago

I do not know what to say but yes, that song drove me also towards chanyeol and then EXO and then K drama though I was an army from before. And true in my condition, I also started understanding my worth because of him and he is the best thing happened to me . Love him a lot

Anonymous 3 months ago

Such a heart touching letter. Hope our Chaneyol will read this. We all want him to be happy and healthy always.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol is that one person you really want to meet in your life. I know everybody would be saying that they are a lot of people like him or better than him. But I think every person is unique, there's no one you can compare yourself to, except to who you were yesterday and who you thrive to be tomorrow. Chanyeol has the a wonderful smile that gives a calmness in your mind. Even for me, Chanyeol is an inspiration and will forever be. He is the first person I was so interested in K Pop. He is really great, how he had to go through a lot, but still has that smile that catches millions of hearts! Being determined, improving and show off his charms (in a good manner), they all are what he is to be today (surely there's more). A beautiful voice of a person with a beautiful smile, Chanyeol sir, we Exo - L's will support you forever. Love from India.

Anonymous 3 months ago

He is literally the best vocalist and rapper!

Anonymous 3 months ago

I did write something too on his birthday but.....

Anonymous 3 months ago

Yeol's voice is a bedtime song for me.

Anonymous 3 months ago

I'm really touched by your words through this letter I really appreciate you! One day I also like her only! I myself wasn't know who is exo but one day I was watching drama name exo next door from then I started to support exo!

Anonymous 3 months ago

Stay with me is the most soothing song that always makes my heart at ease. And this the first k-drama ost through which I came to know Chanyeol and Exo and from that time till now I stan Exo ❤️

Anonymous 3 months ago

When will be the next exo album

Anonymous 3 months ago

I hope soon when all members will comeback after completing their military service

Anonymous 3 months ago

Still don't know.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Same thing happen to me at first im only into kdrama but after i heard stay with me and watched the MV i fell inlove with Chanyeol he really look so good on their MV and i really love his voice ❤️❤️ then i became an exo-l

Anonymous 3 months ago

Yes me tooo ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Anonymous 3 months ago

Lets be EXO-L forever

Anonymous 3 months ago

His vice is so good that anyone will be attracted to him. Love u Chanyeolie❤️

Anonymous 3 months ago

Chanyeol ahh, you are loved. And you taught us how to love.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Yes he is so lovable

Anonymous 3 months ago

To be honest, he didn't drew me into kpop but he is the reason why I'm still into it.❤️

Anonymous 3 months ago

Same

Anonymous 3 months ago

Same

Anonymous 3 months ago

Yes same here

Anonymous 3 months ago

This is the cutest