So for the next fortnight starting today, (2nd-14th November) various cinema venues througout London will be playing host to a great selection of Korean films. The London Korean Film Festival, celebrates it’s 10th year annivesary.
Fifty two films ranging from classics to blockbusters will be screened. To see what is on offer, click the following link to obtain a version of the programme. LKFF-2015-Programme
Be sure to book your seats quickly before it all sells out. There are also great opportunities to meet with some of the stars: Hwang Jung-min and Moon So-ri. There are also chances to take part and get involved with actor & director Question and Answer sessions and forums running alongside the screenings. This year is a great opportunity to understand and discover the brilliance of Korean cinema. I hope you take advantage!
So I attended f(x)’s press conference just before their performance in the evening at the London Korean Festival. I like the occasional K-Pop song, but do not consider myself such a big fan.. but I think that might have changed after seeing them live..
This would have been their first official performance and appearance since Sulli left the band. You can see from the pictures that Amber was not at the press conference, but as you might have seen from the countless photos and videos posted, that she was definitely there at the performance.
The press conference was pretty brief and we were asked to keep our questions limited to the performance and the future. I was not prepared to attend the press conference, so did not come fully equipped, but did manage to snap a few pictures and record a few clips, like the one below.
Although short, I thought this was a cute video. Krystal is caught laughing covering her mouth in a very Korean way! If you wanted to see the full press conference, our good friends over at KoreanClassMassive.com have published the full link which you can view here.
I was feeling a little star struck, being familiar with Krystal from her performance and role in the drama High Kick: Revenge of the short legged. Also the only song up until them that I really knew of theirs and loved (and still love) was Electric Shock
A little blurry, but from this picture you can see they look happy. They were introducing themselves as the band f(x)
Having only arrived the day before from Korea, the girls were looking fresh and seemed in good spirits. Although loosing a band member only a few days before must have been strange to them but they did well to answer the few questions asked. They were slightly stunned when being asked about the rumours of disbanding. Thankfully, Victoria was able to give a coherent answer about the group in the middle of Luna speaking. The translator was also struggling a little bit, and I did wonder if it would have been easier for Krystal to both ask and answer on behalf of the band, as she is fluent in English. Although it was slightly refreshing to hear her take over when re-answering the question about being compared to the Spice Girls and their own characteristics.
This is where Krystal is describing each of the characteristics of the band
You can search the internet for pictures of f(x) at the concert. I was standing too far away for their performance to get a decent shot! I was shocked to learn that during their performance, 40,000 people were at the square. I only believed it when I saw this aerial photo !
Definitely opened my eyes as to how K-pop has been received here in the UK. More on the festival to follow..
Thank you to EXID and their up beat tune that inspired my work video!
Together with my team at work, I was asked to edit a video that showed what we did and how we do things. It was an introductory video and although we do very interesting work, the video lacked, as the little mouse puts it, any ‘pzazz’. It was during that week that I had began listening to the track ‘Up & Down’ by EXID and it always put me in a good mood. Something was telling me to put a few seconds of it in the background and voila, it became a more interesting video with a little tempo! I would if I could, share the result of the video with you. Certain restrictions won’t allow it, however I am sure you would much rather see the actual music video from EXID and dance just like the mouse in the toon above! Enjoy!
I am back to drawing my toons! I am sorry that I have neglected to keep this side up. But I should be back to my one a week schedule! The above is just a taster…
I might add two strips, given my lack of drawing over the months!
(Full cartoon to be up within the next couple of days!)