So here’s the KBS show I was on, “I miss that person.”
I wince thinking about this and posting it, but I know some of you would like to see it.
Just a disclaimer, my face is contorted a lot of the time, because I’m somewhere in between trying to smile and trying not to cry. And I sound really awkward because I’m somewhere in between talking extra s-l-o-w, and to stop often so she could translate, as the interpreter asked me to, weirded out because I have to answer questions from people to my left and right yet look straight ahead at the camera, and trying to control my emotions while trying to remember (badly) what I wanted to say. So the end result is something strange and full of ticks.
Sorry there’s a little overlap and you’ll have to hear a little of it twice – It took a whole day to rip this, and then another half day to upload it, so I’m just going to live with the mistake…sorry…
By this time all I could think was, “can I go now?”
The woman with green hair and clothing is supposedly a famous author. She’s always on this show, and I guess her job here is to be something like a rodeo clown. To break the tension or add another voice & distraction.
By this time I was totally not present anymore, so I couldn’t even think at all. Stupid. There were some activist points I wanted to make and some thought provoking things about adoption I wanted to say. Then another guy went on and his story was interrupted because of the phone call.
Well, that’s it. It’s been two months and there’s been no follow up contact since they called to tell me they’d found my aunt and then called to tell me it was a false lead. So I have no idea what’s going on with the investigation, or if anything the man who called in said was true or not.
But the interpreter Eun Seong is now my Korean tutor: She’s great, and it’s costing me the same as if I went to a University class, only I’m certain the one on one instruction is better than what I will get there, at least to start with.
Tomorrow it’s more of the interview for that magazine and to get photographed. Oh God, why can’t I take a good picture? I’m actually really pleased about being in this magazine article, because it’s not a one shot live thing, and I was able to say something meaningful and important.
And I’ve no idea when the YTN news segment aired or is going to air. When they’ve finally posted it on their website, I’ll provide the link for you. Hopefully the editors can cut out my weird ticks in front of the camera…