November 23, 2014
Welcome to our third episode of Speaker’s Corner, where visitors of our coffee shop, You Are Here Cafe, step into a video booth and for two minutes talk about what’s on their mind. This week we got a lot of people talking about Jessica leaving Girl’s Generation and other people leaving Kpop bands as well.
I know people have asked us to talk about it ourselves, and we have our thoughts on the matter, many of which we’re not really comfortable saying out loud because, well let’s not go down that path. But we posted the question in the video booth so other people can put in their opinions as well. We know some people step in the booth and are a bit camera shy and don’t know what to say, so we feel like giving them a springboard will open up the conversation more.
One thing some viewers might not be all too happy about are the couple of foreigners who were into Kpop before they came to Korea, but once they got here, their interest in Kpop kinda died out. We actually know many more people who are like this as well. Kpop and Korea are very different, and Kpop is a really small part of Korea. I remember we were once doing a show for some foreign TV channel a long time ago, and they said to us “show us a Kpop club where everyone does Kpop dances!” and we told them how that’s not really a big part of Korea. I actually don’t know of any. That’s like asking “show me a Justin Bieber and One Direction club where everyone dances to teenager pop!” Weird, right? The only Kpop clubs we know actually just play OLDER kpop, kinda like a throwback club. Anyhow, I’m getting a bit off topic. My point is: once you come to Korea and live here for a bit, you might find that your interests in Kpop will change :D
If there’s anything you think would be a cool topic to talk about, let us know! We’ll post your question in the booth and hopefully get people talking about that as well. Hmm…we might even do it like a TL;DR, in which we’ll just take a picture of your comment and post it in the booth and video. THAT SOUNDS LIKE A COOL IDEA! Well, that is, if you’d like to partake in it!