[Staff Spotlight] Get to know awcoconuts
Explain your username (and/or avatar).
Despite my fruity username, I don’t have a particular affinity for coconuts. At the time I joined I was scrambling for a handle and my munchkins had been into Jake and the Never Land Pirates. In the show, the phrase “Aw, coconuts!” is sort of like the preschooler’s equivalent of “gosh darnit!”
What is the first drama that you watched (or the first drama that made an impression)?
Episodes of Our Paradise (1990), Tomorrow’s Love (1992) and Jealousy (1992) piqued my interest, and by the mid-1990s, the addiction was full-blown.
Tell us about a job or two that you’ve had in the past.
My first job was as a server at a conveyor belt sushi restaurant.
Have you ever lived a moment that you thought belonged in a drama?
I visited Korea after graduating from college and had hoped to casually run into an ex. We had remained on good terms but had lost touch, and I could have contacted him through mutual friends, but I wanted to see if our paths would cross without any unnatural effort on my part (testing the Korean concept of inyeon, so to speak). Sure enough, about a week into my nearly three-week stay, we bumped into each other at a shopping center. The encounter served to reignite our friendship, and we hung out a few more times during my visit. I still marvel that amidst ten million people in Seoul, our paths somehow crossed unplanned—and I’m a firm believer of inyeon!
What’s your favorite drama that you recapped?
I’ve only ever done two recaps, so that makes this answer easy. If I had to pick a favorite news post, it might be this one, although that’s largely due to the genius displayed by javabeans and girlfriday in picking just the right cover photo!
What drama genres do you especially like?
I’m willing to try most genres (except for the paranormally spooky—I like to sleep at night!). Like all of us, I’m drawn to compelling writing, directing and acting.
What drama genres do you especially dislike?
Horror and melodrama.
Is there a drama character you’ve ever strongly identified with, and why?
Kang-ja in Angry Mom. Don’t mess with my kiddos!
What drama character would you want to be?
Do Bong-soon, so that I could protect my family and friends.
What was your major in school?
Journalism & Communications
Favorite non-Korean movie and/or TV show?
Which Hallyu celebrity would you actually want to meet and spend an hour with?
Yoo Jae-suk. He’s gotten so good at what he does and I feel like it would be an hour of laughs, but with life lessons thrown in.
Which of the 7 deadly sins would be your undoing? (Pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, or sloth.)
Gluttony—I love to eeeeaaat!
Your favorite drama has an unholy alliance with your most hated drama and produces a mutant baby drama. Describe the plot.
Families who live on the same street become intertwined in each others’ lives. As they enter adulthood, two of the boys in the neighborhood fall in love with the same girl next door, who gets into a car accident and ends up in a coma. In her comatose state, her soul is told to obtain tears from three people who aren’t family members who genuinely loved her. Despite the noble idiocy of one of her suitors who never reveals his true feelings, this task is easily achieved. She wakes up from her coma to run into the arms of the wrong guy, only to die six days later.
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