The Ellieleous maximus leeofficinalis is a rare species who, according to her, is “loud, vertically challenged, spunky and energetic.” She is part of the Fierceous loquacious genus Seoulbeats family that has funny ears, and is a hefty eater who can consume 250 kilograms of plants and weigh up to 5 tons. Known as Ellie, she is in a mission to save the spread of Asian love that is in danger of extinction. The reason: Humans. Their last hope: Humans. And Ellie.
Okay, sorry, I just snorted a National Geographic mag, thus that last bit about funny ears, eating plants and weighing 5 tons. Anyways, after much thought I finally gave up and decided to name this blogger feature “Come to Playyy!” Named after one of my fave Korean talk shows. No, it’s not misspelled. I’m just afraid of copyright laws. And the first Kpop blogger that came to playyy! in our KPOP playground is Ellie from Seoulbeats.com! She personally chose that photo to be included in this article, and here’s what she has to say about blogging, creating her own music company and random things about KPOP!
Mental age: 15
“Real job” (okay, blogging is also a real job, but this is what the real world calls “real job,” *sigh*) :
“Just graduated from school, looking for a J O B.”
If you’re in the middle of a huge crowd & a friend is supposed to meet you, what do you think is your distinct attribute that will make your friend recognize you from afar? Like when they see you they’ll say, “Ah… That’s Ellie!”
“My walk, everyone makes fun of the way I walk!”
ONCE YOU KPOP, YOU CAN’T STOP!
Why the name “Seoulbeats”? Who thought of the name?
“Our leader Seoulbeats came up with the name cause when she was in Seoul, Korea she felt her heart beat so she put the two together. I’m totally kidding, but that’s a better story than her just thinking of the name.”
Three words that describe Seoulbeats:
Honest, Witty, & Funny.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane, towards the good old days of bad teased up big hairstyles, tacky clothing and corny expressions like “How Gee!” What/ who got you into Kpop?
Kim Jong Gook!
BLOGGING AND ALL THAT JAZZ
What blog/website, aside from Seoulbeats, do you visit first thing in the morning and the last one you go to before going to bed?
“Probably my own blog, yo-ellie.blogspot.com. Hehe! But every Sunday I love reading postsecret.com.”
*note: PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard.
Typical Korean melodramatic episode in your life as a blogger. Are/Is there any particular HURTFUL comment/s by a reader you received that stung you big time and made you wanna plot revenge or plan for world domination so that when you succeed & meet that person you’re gonna go, “HAH! Who’s laughing now b*tch! [insert witchy evil laugh here] until you realize that he/she is actually your long lost sibling you eventually fall in love with? …okay sorry, been watching TOO many Kdramas…
“There are definitely a lot of people out there who like me and dislike me just the same. I’ve gotten a lot of hurtful comments from readers in the past but I’ve also said mean things about people in the past. I do this new thing now, where I don’t bash just for the fun of bashing cause I’ve been thinking a lot about how those people must feel when I say hurtful things so though people say mean things about me, it’s fine cause I got more people that love me than hate me! If I yelled at hater and I realized it was my sibling, then I’d probably cry not cause I dissed that person but because my mom never told me I had a long lost sibling.”
Are/Is there any particular TOUCHING comment/s that was so inspiring it made you bawl your eyes out as you clutch your chest ala Suju style, and made you want to continue blogging forever and ever?
“Haha, I don’t think I’ve ever cried over a nice comment but it definitely made me smile.”
FUN RANDOM FANDOM QUESTIONS! In Kpop terms, WHO/ WHAT do you think of when you hear the word/s:
1. IDOL – DBSK.
2. FANGIRL – Insane.
3. ANTI-FAN – Murderous.
4. NETIZENS – Psychotic.
5. BOY BANDS – Super Junior.
6. GIRL GROUPS – SNSD
7. FANSERVICE – Nice.
8. LEGEND – Hyori.
9. EPIC FAIL – Kibum cause he ditched SUJU and Elfs.
Kibum: Who am I & what am I doing here??
10. SPAZZ – JoKwon but in a good way, I really love his personality.
MORE ABOUT KPOP AND YOU!
Kpop song/s on your playlist right now: 2ne1 “I don’t care.”
Drama/TV music/variety show you’re currently glued on: Family Outing.
Drama/TV music/variety show you wish you NEVER watched:
“Idol army cause I don’t wanna be a 2PM fan girl :)”
Artist (who’s inactive in the K biz right now) you wish should make a real comeback:
Mc Mong, even though I know he’s making a comeback soon.
Artist you wish should fall off the face of the planet: No one.
Choose one type of celeb & tell us why! Pretty boys noonas fawn all over (ala Shinee, who else!) vs Manly drool-worthy men without the guilt (ala Bi/Rain)?
“I love manly men, you just can’t get better than a good old chiseled man who knows how to take care of a woman. Pretty boys are not my style at all.”
Pretty, innocent & cute girls for ahjusshhi jailbait (ala SNSD image) vs Sexy, fierce divas men fawn all over (ala Lee Hyori)?
“Sexy fierce diva. SNSD is cute but you can’t go wrong with Hyori.”
DAYDREAMING. IF YOU’RE GOING TO DREAM, DREAM BIG! IT’S FREE ANYWAYS!
If you could go out on a real one week date with a Korean celebrity on Mnet Scandal, who would it be and why?
“Um Mnet Scandal is EFFED UP. Cause I just watched Taec’s show with that chick and I felt so bad for her at the end of their week date. She definitely started having feelings for him and to end it just like that is just wrong. I don’t know why I sound so angry, haha! I’d probably go on a date with Jaebeom just cause he’s Korean American and my age.”
Hongki took his date out of the city for a beach all-nighter (oooh sounds scandalicious!), Taecyeon cooked dinner & introduced his date to 2pm members, Nichkhun went on a “hot” icecapades date, while 2AM duos Jo Kwon & SeoulOng went out on a picnic date, NOT TOGETHER, but with their girls. What things (wholesome or otherwise ROFL) would you want to do with your celeb date?
“I’d soo do that beach all nighter date. I love cuddling and just looking out into ocean. Something about it is so intimate and sincere. No ladies?”
If you were a trainee who’s about to debut, which Kpop song would you like to have as your OWN debut song or a stage performance by an artist you’d like to have done YOURSELF?
“2NE1’s “Fire” cause those chicks are F I E R C E.”
ULTIMATE QUESTION. dun dun dun dun!!! Which Korean music company/ family you’d like to be part of & why?
“None, I’d start my own company called EYL, which are my initials and I’d PWN KPOP.”
EYL: Looking for fresh talents. Training consists of: eating ice cream everyday for voice training, dancing the “crab dance” for 10 hours and reviewing 2PM videos for variety show practice. Call Ellie now!
Bet JYP’s gonna make a run for his money!
If you were to act alongside a famous hallyu star in a multi-million dollar movie, who would it be, why & in what type of movie?
“Rain, it’d be Ninja Assassin II and I’ll play his enemy who turns into his lover. Nice.”
TIME TO SAY GOODBYERS! Typical goodbye message: What do you want to say to your readers? What are your hopes and dreams for Seoulbeats?
“Hey everyone, thanks so much for supporting Seoulbeats and my personal blog. You guys are the best and I hope you always drop by our site and leave a little love. We have many new projects coming your way so I hope you support us in all that we do. We’re determined to become more than just a KPOP site and we hope you’ll grow with us. Love you guys!”
Okay, this is me floatingstars talking. I think what’s great about the Seoulbeats team is that they keep on thinking about different ideas to liven up their blog. Just the other day they launched a section that features everything about Korean food and in turn, its culture. So it’s definitely more than just an entertainment site. And you really wouldn’t know what surprises these ladies have up their sleeves. Must watch! Their Seoulbeats weekly/vlog is beyond hilarious. It’s a unique take on the already chaotic world of Kpop. Keep it up Seoulbeats! Thanks Ellie!
You heard her people! She’s looking for a job! Just kidding! Support http://www.seoulbeats.com, follow what the Seoulbeats team are up to at twitter.com/seoulbeats and get to know more about Ellie in her personal blog at yo-ellie.blogspot.com!
P.S. So whatcha guys think? Watch out for more Come to Playyy! as I’ll be featuring more bloggers from all over the world writing about different genres—music, dramas, etc. There’s a great lineup of bloggers coming up! Sorry this took quite a while. Idunno how to put on thought bubbles in pics!! LOL! I’m so happy a lot of you have responded positively and immediately to my lil’ old request! Getting to know the person behind a great blog, one fangirl blogger at a time. Spread the word and spread the KPOP love!
As a thank you to Ellie, and being a Jay fan myself, here’s a special section dedicated just for you!
He seemed so normal.
I remember reading several comments in Seoulbeats saying how much you resemble the model next to Jay… You kinda do! LOL❤
JAY + PINK = SWEET.
Ellie looking good in Lady Gaga outfit! LOL just kidding! Cheers to you and Seoulbeats!<3