[Staff Spotlight] Get to know gummimochi
Explain your username (and/or avatar).
My username is a combination of my two favorite things: sour gummy worms and mochi. As for the avatar, think of it as my mini-me who is almost always listening to K-pop.
What is the first drama that you watched (or the first drama that made an impression)?
For the longest time, I thought my first drama was Happy Together (1999), which starred familiar names like Lee Byung-heon, Song Seung-heon, and Kim Ha-neul. But the first one I remember watching with my family was First Love (1996) with Bae Yong-joon.
Tell us about a job or two that you’ve had in the past.
In college, I worked at a career center and learned everything there is to know about the job search, the interview process, and resume writing. Sure it was a desk job, but I picked up valuable skills that’ll stick with me forever.
What’s your favorite drama that you recapped?
Ah, that’s a toughie. While I’ll always have a soft spot for Operation Proposal, I’d have to say I loved covering Bad Guys. Totally badass, totally worth your time.
What drama genres do you especially like?
Honestly, almost any drama with flawed heroes, formidable villains, and good storytelling will be up my alley. That can be a great crime procedural, a mystifying psychological thriller, an epic sageuk, or a good ol’ romantic comedy.
What drama genres do you especially dislike?
Weekend family dramas. You know the ones I’m talking about—where everyone is screaming at everyone else over the smallest slight. I’d like to keep my eardrums intact, thanks.
What was your major in school?
Psychology. My mind thrives off of learning about what makes people tick and the experiences that shape who we are and become threads of the story of our lives.
What’s a random skill you have?
Cross stitching, specifically patterns of my all-time favorite subjects, including but not limited to: Rurouni Kenshin, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Vampire Hunter D. How I got into it: A few years ago, I wanted an easy, cost-effective hobby to do and discovered that Sherlock Holmes would cross stitch as a way to relieve stress. So I picked up a needle and have never looked back since.
Favorite non-Korean movie and/or TV show?
Which Hallyu celebrity would you actually want to meet and spend an hour with?
Lee Jun-ki, the Energizer Bunny who would be so very happy and appreciative to meet a fan. And because if I ever met Kang Haneul, I’d be sitting in a corner, hyperventilating.
Which of the 7 deadly sins would be your undoing? (Pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, or sloth.)
Gluttony, for surely there are too many delicious cuisines in the world I could ever enjoy in one lifetime.
Your favorite drama has an unholy alliance with your most hated drama and produces a mutant baby drama. Describe the plot.
Drug lord Jung Shi-hyun would teach whiny-why-is-he-famous Cha Young-bin (Entourage) the true meaning of Heartless City by making him run laps wearing necklaces of cocaine.
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