Thursday, May 22, 2014


These days it seems that summer is upon us in Seoul, and I hate it. Warm weather is just not my thing whatsoever... though I will say the nice, sunny weather did match Wednesday’s adventures, when I did my first interview since the revamp of OPPA BLOG.

I won’t say too much about the person that I interviewed — don’t want to give too much away before the proper OPPA BLOG launch) — but I'll give you a short run down. My first interview is with an oppa named Hyun Gyu; he is a musician. We met up for lunch and coffee, though, since neither of us drink coffee, we got iced tea and milk tea respectively (with cheesecake!). We spent time talking about music, life, and random topics, and in between all that, I had him make and decorate a playlist and do a mini interview as well (Hyun Gyu also gave me some things to eventually giveaway to you guys when the time comes! Who doesn't like free stuff?!).

But man, filming by myself is hard — logistics is a tricky thing in general. I’m debating and figuring out how to go about this whole thing. I have footage but there was construction going on next door. the noise from which the mic picked up, focusing got weird during certain parts, and so forth.  I’ll see what I can do with it but if not… There’s always next time.

Trial and error I guess will be a huge thing for me, especially since I am a one-person team.  It’s a bit daunting and difficult cause I have all these visions and ideas for OPPA BLOG written out, but am finding myself having to change a lot of it based on what is actually possible for me to do by myself. But I guess it’s all about making do with what you have, trying your best and hoping it'll be enough. Maybe in time I’ll be able to expand and do all the things that I want to do, but until then the making of OPPA BLOG is pretty DIY right now (do I get punk DIY street cred for this?).

One of my biggest worries has always been the whole 'translating the visions/ideas in my head into reality’ thing. I’m actually really curious about how this will all turn out, even though I have this weird feeling I might just crash and burn… but that just might be my fears talking.

Despite all the slight set-backs, it was a really nice afternoon spent. Crazy story, for one of the questions I asked Hyun Gyu about his musical influences, to which he had answered Kings of Convenience and as we were walking back to the subway station, we ran into one of the members of KOC. Weird to say the least, but true story.

Sometime next week I am going to go see hyung (who've I've mentioned here) so he can do his Q&A, mini interview, and maybe even OPPA CAM (candid cam) of sorts… or something. Trial and error, this will be half the fun and frustration of everything.

I’m going to spend this weekend (attempting) to edit footage, marathoning “Hot In Cleveland” (Betty White forever!), and brainstorming more things… please send me your positive thoughts and good vibes.

If you guys haven't seen the last entry, I would love your feedback on a few things and what not for OPPA BLOG!

With that being said, here are some photos for your viewing pleasure.

Hyun Gyu had at work decorating the album art for his playlist.

Top: We did the interview at a cafe called, My Little Cafe. 
Bottom: Just some of the equipment I carried with me all day.

Supplies for decorating and conducting interviews. 

My Little Cafe is this wonderful cafe in Hongdae (which will be featured on OPPA BLOG). 

If you haven't and would like to please check out OPPA BLOG or me on these SNS related sites via the contact page (I will probably post some exclusive stuff on certain outlets!).

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