We started this blog for fun, we were always talking about dramas and music... then we decided to make a blog about it.
Since you don't know me, let me properly introduce myself.
Who am I? That's a secret I'll never tell ( I know, too much Gossip Girl). However, I can tell you that my pen name is Sayuri.
I'm an avid drama watcher, be it American, Korean or Taiwanese. I don't really watch Japanese dramas, because I haven't come across really good ones, but I'm always open to suggestions.
I'm not Korean, or even Asian for that matter, so my point of view will probably be a very westernized one. But I will try to take account of the significant cultural differences between East and West and please believe that I mean no disrespect to anyone, ever.
Q & A: Things you should know about me:
What was your first contact with Asia?
Believe it or not, my first contact with Asia wasn't through dramas. It was actually through…Bollywood! My childhood best friend was (and still is) Pakistani and she introduced me to Indian cinema back in 2005. 6 years later, I have seen hundreds of Indian movies and I still looove Bollywood. Might even discuss it in this blog every once in a while.
What was your first contact with Asian dramas?
I first came around dramas about a year ago (March 2010), through my other best friend Sarang, and never went back since. OK, so I haven't been immersed in that culture for too long, but do take note that during that year I have watched over 40 dramas, which makes me a true dramaholic. That must count for something, right?
What was the first drama you ever watched?
Hana Yori Dango. My, oh, my. Those three words cannot even begin to express the roller-coaster of emotions that I went through watching this drama. Simply amazing!
How old are you?
No, how old are you?
What do you like?
Depends…how long do you have?
That's a hard one. I'm such a cinephile. Probably Black by Sanjay Leela Bansali. And no, it's not about race.
I’ll get back to you on that.
Born blue by Han Nolan, Mr. Clarinet by Nick Stone, Perfume by Patrick Süskind and so on...
Why name yourself Sayuri?
It's actually taken from the name of the main character in Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha and I simply love the movie, even though I haven't read the book, and so here we are. It also means small lily.
Why write in English if it isn't your first language?
Well, we (the creators of this blog) wanted to reach as many people as possible and we thought using the English language was the best way. We may, eventually write in both English and French but we haven't made that decision yet.
Mais, laissez-nous un petit message en Français et on se fera toutes un plaisir de vous répondre!
I fluently speak three languages, including English and French. I also speak some broken Hindi/Urdu and could probably mumble a few words of Spanish if my life depended on it. I've always wanted to write a book, travel around the world, be a world renowned lawyer, a diplomat and the sole heir to a multi-million dollar corporation. See how in my dreams I'm the ultimate male first lead in a Kdrama?
Keep in mind that English is not my first language and bear with me if you notice any grammar/spelling errors.
And…how about we save the rest for another time, shall we?
It’s time for me to post some information aboute me. I always have a smile on my face. The thing is that I love making joke. I'm the big sister and have three sisters. I would like to be an History teacher. I'm not interested in asian man although I watch a lot of drama and that I feel imerge in this culture. I speak French, English and I can anderstand spanish and speak a little bit. May be you want me to answer some question? I will.
How did you discover Dramas?
Hum, weel I was in my cousin’s house and we started talking about manga. Then Hana Yori Dango came up. She told me that she was whatching drama and explain me what it was. She had in her posession DVD of Hana Yori Dango and Nobuta wo produce. During my Christmas Holiday I watched Nobuta Wo Produce it was good but not that much. Afther I put Hana Yori Dango in my playstation 3 (I’m a gamer too) I become adicted. Next week I was on the internet whatching the season tow on mysoju.
How did you start reading Mangas?
This is realy a long time ago. I had friends in hig school who read manga and they introduce me. But before that when I was more then younger I was whatching Dragon ball and Sailor moon without knowing it was Manga. However they make me read Fruit Basket (very good story). There was also a friend of my little sister who was whatching Naruto at my house. Guess what I was like: what is this. Naruto pfff I’m not gonna whatch this and bla bla. I end up read it and I love Naruto. This is how I started reading Mangas.
What is you’re favorite plat?
This question is because you must know I LOVE EATING. I’m a food lover and it’s affect my life. (I’m not fat) the thing is that during whatching King of Baking Kim Tak Goo I was sufering because I could not eat those fabulous bread. The first time I eat Korean I love it and I would love to eat Korean food much often. My favorite occidental plat is lasagna and it won’t change I like it since i’m 5 years old.
What’s you’re favorites books?
I love to read. I just finish a book today. When I was in primary school I was reading comics but we were not supposed to borrow a comic without taking a book. A week I taken a comic and Harry Potter. During this week I finish the comic and I started to be bored so I started reading Harry Potter and never stoped. I love Charles Dickens he’s my favorite writer and Great Expection is one of my favorite book of him. I also love The secret garden by frances Hodgson Burnett, The outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Oliver twist and Nicolas Nickelby by Charles Dickens... I can’t remeber all the books I read.
What’s your favorite art?
It’s the dance. I feel that we can talk with our body and dancer talks when dancing . I don’t know why I’m not a professional dancer but I love to dance. I had ballet classes when I was young but I stoped. Yes, today I regret it.
Then I'm making this blog for fun and English is not my mother tongue but I’m doing my best. In the province of Quebec we are very proud to speak French. The thing is where we are that language is constantly threatened. People think that we don’t want to speak English and that we are being stubborn for nothing because French is not that important. Then we make this blog in English to reach more people but we can’t forget our identity. Nous sommes francophones et fier de l’être.