Joined Nov 25 2016
For those of you who don't know me, my name is George Zhao. I found out about this site quite unexpectedly. To be honest, I initially thought KPOP college was a joke until I read further. It's pretty OMG! I really want to try this! Why not? I know I can sing!
I had been singing since high school. I had quite a good voice, but I hate choir. I could sing songs better that has more pop or rap rythm than just some random rock band music. I have inconsistent pitch even though I am able to hit tenor treble notes regularly. I often thought of doing joining some song group as a possible future hobby. My parents were like NAH.
Even so, I never really thought of joining hands with Kpop. I was mostly emulating One Direction then. For Kpop, I thought the male groups were going crazy, and I was just jealous of female groups the way they sing and have fun together. I always liked Kpop and their visuals often impressed me more than their singing and dancing.
I love watching Korean dramas as much as Marvel, Pixar, or anime. My parents think I'm crazy, but I love watching the dramas (not because it's Korean) because they have a special taste you really can't find in other dramas. K-dramas include characters doing some fancy tricks, learn from silly mistakes, emotional outbursts that bring up your attention, to name a few features that has made K-dramas so memorable.:o
Myself, I'm a gentle, a-bit introverted awesome dude! I'm Chinese, but I'm allegedy around 25%+ Korean, descendants of refugees who fled Japanese occupation. This claim has yet to be officially true. Irregardless, I wasn't taught ANY Korean until I learned a bit starting junior high.:/
I was never able to pratice speaking Korean frequently. I have no idea how I still can retain some Korean with very little practice after 4 years without direct feedback to keep Korean tongue. A mix of determination (possibly I do have Hamgyong/Pyongan ancestry) has kept me to retain Korean vocbulary. Some say my Korean pronounciation is Chinese-North Korean fluctuating accent.
Why is my English so much better? I been living in the United States since age 7/8. I went through almost all my education in America.
I really hope I can make an impact! Thank you!