Over the past few weeks I've had a great opportunity to appear on a Korean internet TV program. It's a cool concept, where it's almost like a TV show, but it is on the internet. I'm taking part in a little contest they put on called "K-POP을 배워요" (Let's learn K-POP). The premise of the program is that there are two non-Koreans who come on the show and compete against each other to see who is the better singer. Each week we are assigned a new song to learn that we have to perform the following week.
Because of the time zone difference between Vancouver and Korea, every episode but the first is filmed around 2-3am Vancouver time. It makes for a pretty sleepy Friday, but it's a cool opportunity and I've been enjoying it a lot.
Of course, I know what you all want to see are some links to the videos, so here you go:
1st appearance: Introduction, asking questions about me, why I learned Korean, singing a song, etc.
2nd appearance: Meeting other contestant, singing another song, etc. I should note that Hyunwoo Sun from www.talktomeinkorean.com, a friend of mine, is one of the judges on the show. Don't worry, there's no conflict of interest ;)
3rd appearance: Singing first assigned song, results for the first round. This one is special because I asked them after week 2 if I could mention LingQ on the show, and they were more than happy to comply. If you fast forward to around 23 minutes, you'll see me talking about LingQ, and also Hyunwoo Sun (who is a member here at LingQ) explaining a bit about the site as well.
There are two more challenges left, one on Friday the 27th of July and the final one on Friday August 3rd. If you're interested in the upcoming episodes, I'd be more than happy to post links to those episodes as well when they come out :)