First before I tell you who I am, let me thank you for coming to this side of the internet that belongs to me. I can only hope that what I say and do with this blog will interest you enough for you to stick around and hopefully, we can become friends.
Now, who I am? I can tell you I am HORRIBLE on the topic of myself. There’s a lot of things I can say but many I will filter. Quite honestly, the way to get to know me to ask questions. I can’t… just lay information about myself out there without a prompt. That is very difficult for me. But I know the basics of a relationship and that’s getting to know each other. So I will try my best. I will tell you who I am in relation this blog.
The basics is that I’m a girl in my twenties trying to get back in control of her life. I’ve dealt with some hardships, none of which I would ever wish on my worst enemy. I consider myself a lover of video games and art forms; music included and Korean music especially. Culture wise, Korea has been a good part of my life. I’m also a cosplayer, but I feel the flame and the passion I once had for it is dying. I’ve wanted to follow my dream of voice acting and I have, but not as passionately as I would have liked. For now, I am looking to better my life and stop using stupid excuses to hold myself back. I’ve spent too much time standing still and I’m changing that. My goal is one of two things or maybe even both: a. To become a radio personality who speaks and talks about the entertainment industry in Korea or b. work in Korea either teaching or doing something within the entertainment industry, like working for a music company.
I’m currently learning Korean through self-taught methods and I hope that I am able to write this blog in two languages in the future. When that happens,please feel free to correct any errors I make. I won’t learn from my mistakes if no one tells me about them.
As this blog continues, you’ll get to know me more than what I’ve mentioned about.
What can you expect from this blog? Me. That’s how easy it’s going to get. I’m going to be writing more so about topics that mean something to me. But I may come to write about myself from time to time. I feel I’ve always had a hard time relating and finding people who… I had a lot in common with. So this time, I’m putting myself out there to do that. I’m sure that this blog will probably be more KPOP oriented than anything else. Thankfully, being who I am talking about KPOP when I first was introduced to it back in 2002, is nothing like now. It’s a genre that can be talked about freely for a foreigner. And because it’s more accepted, I want to openly talk about it. (I’m sure you’ll come to understand what I mean by this in a future blog post.)
Right now. We are starting this relationship together right now. And when I say relationship, I don’t mean intimate. Let’s be real, we barely know each other.
If I mentioned I’m a foreigner when talking about Korea, that means I’m not in Korea right? Right. I’m from the United States, East Coast to be exact.
You’ve noticed that I’ve mentioned Korea a couple of times right? Somehow, even though the country is at least a day plane ride away from me, I’ve somehow have grown to love the culture and it started with it’s music. So I’m starting this blog… to put myself out there to be a part of this world… no, that’s not correct. I’m putting myself out there to say “Hey I’ve been a part of this world for over ten years and I want to dive into it more”. Granted, I’m no Simon and Martina (I highly respect their work), but I can definitely give you my thoughts about things that surround the KPOP world. And even though I’m older and my prime (more so how Korea sees it) has passed, I want to believe in that it’s not too late for me to be a bigger part of something I’ve always been a part of.
I would love to do more within this world. And honestly, watching Arirang’s After School Club made me think about something very important: shows about Korea in English is something that’s lacking. And I honestly thought, “Wow, I wish I could something like that.” But who would know that I didn’t talk about it? That’s why I started this blog. I want to connect to Korea, its idols and artists… and hope that I am able to work for a program like ASC one day. I’ll admit to you right now, while I can call myself a ‘fan’ of actors, groups, solo artists, etc., I honestly do not see myself a fan… and no we are NOT talk about crazy 사생 fans either. I find myself wanting to be more of their friend, wanting to know how their life is going, wanting to hear their concerns and problems (because some I feel… don’t have someone to go to?). When it comes to the idols I do respect (note I’m using respect and not like), I’m the one who would be, “hey, do you wanna grab a bite to eat,” vs. “OMGGGG I LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC ALL THE TIME CAN WE TAKE A PICTURE I AM YOUR BIGGEST FAN11!!1!1ONE1!” I just don’t see myself in a idol/fan relationship, it’s more like idol/friend, even though it is very onesided. (This is something I’ll talk on later as well.)
Well that’s it for this post. I’ll be speaking more about my involvement in the KPOP world as well as who I’m into and what I’m watching in the future. And if you have anything you’d like to say or ask, please, feel free! like I said, I’m putting myself out there to find others who are like me and have gone, “ah, there’s no one I can relate to.”