Welcome to another addition of Rydia’s Café Seoul featuring Rydia Kim! Just kidding, anyway Rydia is back this week, and has confirmed that she will be joining us every other episode. She’s a busy gal, and we are happy to accommodate her. A few days ago, a video that showcases her voice acting was released. She is the white rabbit.
I think it’s pretty cool how there are rainbows and sunshine all over the video but knowing Rydia, I was expecting that maybe the mood would suddenly change and we’d see lightning and thunder. Ball up all her emotions in one video, I say. But at any rate, Rydia is now a regular!
Also people in Seoul who ride public transit, please be careful not to catch the norovirus so that you don’t have to suffer the fate of having some pretty nasty symptoms that nobody wants to hear about.
News of the Weird w/Eugene
- There was an Asian zombie on Walking Dead. This is the first time Eugene has noticed it, and it lead to a discussion on why we haven’t seen any yet. We come up with some in-story theories about how that is possible, but realistically we know that it is because Asians are unfortunately afterthoughts even as extras. The discussion mentioned this video from Key & Peele. Here’s also an interesting article from Racialicious on this very topic.
- Korea to commemorate Gangnam Style with monument
- Aids awareness event goes awry
- American kid surprises taxi driver with Korean skills
Ask Rydia, Rob and Eugene – Why is football not popular in Korea? Of course when we say football, we don’t mean soccer.
On the Pulse w/Rob
We spoke to Shaun Webb from Pop Over Asia about his experiences in media both in the US and Korea, and a little about the Black Lives Matter movement and how that relates to the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
Over the course of the conversation, it came out that Shaun is related to civil rights activist Ezekiel Bell.
He also mentioned that interviewing the dance group waveya is one of the highlights of his career. Over the course of that conversation, the following video was brought up: