HAPPY NEW YEAR! PART 2 for 2022!
As we released PART 1 of this special two-part and festive ‘Kimchi and Film’ themed ‘NoSoKoPo’ show only hours before Christmas Day itself, we thought it best to hold out until after the first week of 2022 before dropping PART 2 on our viewers & listeners, by which time Jay & Tim would have just settling back into ‘the new normal’, and perhaps our ‘fans’ would have too!
In this second half – which starts immediately after PART 1’s interview with artists (and ‘kimchi pool’ designers), The Decorators – Jay and Tim dedicate a large chunk of it to Korean films, a Korean-related film or two and indeed a Korean Christmas film which recently graced UK cinema screens. Movies covered and/or reviewed include two by Kim Jong-kwan, “Josée” and “Shades Of The Heart”, as well as “Finding Angel”, “Heaven – To The Land Of Happiness”, “Spiritwalker”, “Drive My Car”, Justin Chon’s “Blue Bayou”, and d even a documentary about Oscar-winner Ms Youn Yuh-jung… Oh, and chit-chat about when Jay & Tim met a couple of Korean film directors recently, including Mr Im Sang-soo.
From film talk we mix this with chat about Korean adoptees, coffee places in KoreaTown and indeed South Korea itself, an exhausting London Korean Film Festival in 2021, touch on Korean plastic surgery, the Sewol ferry [as we did in Part 1 briefly] and a tiny video snippet from a recent Sewol UK memorial in Korea-town itself, as well as John Kim’s Kimchi song again and speak a little about North Koreans in New Malden yet again – a subject we will be covering more in Episode 18 or 19.
Listen out for us touching again on new gift-box company, “Seoulbox” [an unboxing of which will also feature in Episode 18], the Third Window Films podcast and the prospect of Jay & Tim doing ‘live’ podcast sessions in New Malden itself.
Lastly, you’ll hear about how Jay took up far too much of a KOFICE’s correspondent’s time, but at the same time learnt so much about how she (Tayoni) helps others with the Korean language via her YouTube channel, in addition to Jay, and indeed Tim almost ‘food-shopping’ in the name of Korean TV channel, KBS!
Further information about subjects covered in this episode can be found here:
“Finding Angel” – Thanks to @themediapioneers (Instagram)
“Blue Bayou” – @BlueBayouFilm (Instagram) & @JustinChon (Instagram – director)
“Drive My Car – @drivemycar_mv (Instagram)
“Heaven – To The Land Of Happiness”,
“Josée” and “Shades Of The Heart” – @monologue707 (dir. Instagram)
Kim Jong-kwan’s YouTube channel: youtu.be/aVOXGO_G9pw
Tayoni’s article/interview with Jason Verney (aka JAY;): http://kofice.or.kr/c30correspondent/c30_correspondent_02_view.asp?seq=20773&page=1&find=&search=&search2=
JASON VERNEY’S SHORT FILM – REPARATION:
MIND IN KINGSTON:
[JASON and TIMOTHY’s podcast episodes can ALSO be found in this PLAYLIST: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLi-ZZE-1zF1M50lsEie0d_oqMm2Tq3i-J]
Recorded & filmed on 11th December 2021 (Interview with The Decorators took place on 6th September 2021 [Part 1]).
The music featured in this show is by the wonderful Kaya: http://www.kaya-music.co.uk
The Not So Korean Podcast with Jay & Tim is recorded live from New Malden, the UK and Europe’s largest Koreatown. We bring you news, topics of conversation, and interviews related to the Korean community and K-Culture.
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