to GDragon’s plagiarism issues: “I always thought that he is a genius, but with all these accusations, I have my doubts about it.”
to DBSK issues: “I really don’t know what the fork is happening. I mean I don’t know who’s telling the truth.”
to SHINee’s noona fans: “Noona is very scary indeed…… Are they fans or detectives? Maybe both.”
We’ve heard their side of the story. Now it’s time to know what the lady behind K Bites REALLY has to say.
IT’S ALL ABOUT Y-O-U!
She goes go by the name Sookyeong but some of the readers also know her by her English name Eileen. And K Bites is one of the most visited Korean entertainment blogs, known for its quick and objective updates. From a blogger to another blogger, I just want to say, props to Sookyeong for all her hard work. I am an avid fan of her blog and I’m really happy that she participated in this KPOP blogger feature project.
So! Let’s go behind the scenes and get to know Eileen better!
Age: 21 (AHHH, runs away)
Mental age (^___^): 3. I still watch preschool cartoons and my dad hates it.. :p
Location: Physically in Singapore, mentally in SKorea
“Real job” (okay, blogging is also a real job, but this is what the real world calls “real job,” *sigh*) : Student, and a teacher (tutor to be exact)
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 Eileen!”:
Hmmmm. *thinks hard* My fakes glasses? I love to wear huge and weird fake glasses.. :p I think they are cool.. I have a collection of them
ONCE YOU KPOP, YOU CAN’T STOP!
Brief background about sookyeong.wordpress.com:
I started with sookyung.multiply.com but multiply was not a really good host.. I started out just wanting to share Kpop news.. But then I realised I could do more about spreading the Kpop love and started translating… I moved to sookyeong.wordpress.com and has been doing this for about a year.. *phew*
In three words, describe your blog: For kpop lovers
Let’s take a trip down memory lane, what/ who got you into Kpop?
My best friend from sec school was so into SM artistes and she forced to listen to BoA and ShinHwa.. I love BoA the instant I listen to her.. I went around singing just her songs everyday for at least 2 hours.. And then I moved on to DBSK, then Big Bang, and then all the frenzy 😀
The one that started it all:
BLOGGING AND ALL THAT JAZZ
What blog/website, aside from yours, do you visit first thing in the morning and the last one you go to before going to bed?
Hahah.. None, I go straight to Korean news sites.. I go read the other Korean news sites only after I’ve done with mine. The last one before I go to bed, mine.. Hahah mine’s my baby ❤
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…
Note Onewtator and QueenKey at the back. LMAO. Mean girls?
Hahaha.. The question is too cute.. I have had numerous encounters.. But I tend to forget about them after an hour.. :p
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?
“I have. Many readers would send me emails and thank me for the Kpop updates.. All of them are the most touching comments.. Keeps me going.”
FUN RANDOM FANDOM QUESTIONS!
In Kpop terms, WHO/ WHAT do you think of when you hear the word/s:
1. IDOL – 2NE1 (my current obsession)
2. FANGIRL – Me? hahah
3. ANTI-FAN – Gosh, blank.
4. NETIZENS – Very intriguing bunch of people
5. BOY BANDS – 2pm and Big Bang (Current obsessions)
REASONS WHY WE LOVE 2PM:
They are NOT whiney babies.
2PM. SIMPLY AMAZING.
BIG BANG. THE VERY DEFINITION OF COOL.
6. GIRL GROUPS – 2NE1, SNSD, Davichi (Love HaeRi to bits!)
7. FANSERVICE – Super Junior (They are famous at that and I love it when they do that)
8. LEGEND – Hyo Hyori Hyorish, Monday Kiz (after Lee MinSoo left, I felt that Kpop has lost one of the BEST BEST male vocals group. I cried so much over his death), Loveholic (I was their biggest BIGGEST fan)
9. EPIC FAIL – Haters lol I can’t think of anything else
10. SPAZZ – Lee Seung Gi.. He is one who could get me spazzing like crazy.. I’ve been in love with him since forever
MORE ABOUT KPOP AND YOU!
Kpop song/s on your playlist right now: Cloud Cuckoo Land, 2NE1, FT Island, Tearliner, AdultChild.. (I’m a sucker for Korean indie music)
Drama/TV music/variety show you wish you NEVER watched: OMG there is one! But I forgot the title of it.. ‘Loving You’ or sthing like that…
Artist (who’s inactive in the K biz right now) you wish should make a real comeback: Se7en, BoA, Big Bang, Dong Bang Shin Ki, Lee Seung Gi, NELL (!!!!!)
Artist you wish should fall off the face of the planet: It’s alright.. I’m fine with them all alive
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)?
AHAHAHA. Pretty boys noonas fawn all over. We can’t find those in Singapore! Gahhh
Pretty, innocent & cute girls for ahjusshhi jailbait (ala SNSD image) vs Sexy, fierce divas men fawn all over (ala Lee Hyori)?
Sexy, fierce divas men fawn all over! Because we need more of these in the Kpop zone..
“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?
Lee Seung Gi. Because I’ve always been in love with him and will always be (Gosh fangirl much?)
What things (wholesome or otherwise ROFL) would you want to do with your celeb date?
Night ride to the beach to watch the stars, and play nice jazz music and wine! I used to want to be an astronomer.. Love to see the stars..
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?
SunYe ‘IlWeolJiGa’ or TaeYeon’s solo songs ‘If’ and ‘Do you hear’. I personally love singing songs like these. I wold be great to debut with these songs. But I think the original singers are all so great with the songs 😀 Respect!
ULTIMATE QUESTION. dun dun dun dun!!! Which Korean music company/ family you’d like to be part of & why?
YG Family 😀 Because I love the members of the YG Family, why not become a part of them.. But then JYP Entertainment seems cool too 😀
YG FAMILY LOVE.
TIME TO SAY GOODBYERS!
Typical goodbye message: What do you want to say to your readers? What are your hopes and dreams for sookyeong?
Spread the Kpop love!! ❤ Thanks dearie for the love..
Keep rocking floatingstars 😀
FLOATINGSTARS RECOMMENDATION: If you want up to date, quick news on your fave KPOP stars, go to sookyeong.wordpress.com. She doesn’t only have news, she also has fun features like “Same pose, different feel,” fashion and a whole lot more! Like I said, her pieces are very objective, and good for a substantial conversation. Follow her on twitter.com/sookyeong!