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Kim Suyong (김수용)

Kim Suyong at Arirang

Kim Suyong was in the Kpoppin studio for an Insider Report with DJ Isak. Kim Suyong (김수용) made his acting debut in 1983, and he’s currently under Who&U Entertainment.

– Suyong has around 60 performances to his name.
– To keep up with his schedule he tries to drink a lot of warm water, and get a lot of sleep.
– He couldn’t pick one musical that has been his favorite musical to act in so far.
– He is always very nervous about the first performance for every show he’s been in. His nervousness is self induced because he stresses himself out, because he wants to put on his best performance. Sometimes his nerves get so bad he can’t keep anything down, and has to take medicine to help him out.
– There are usually 2~3 months of practice for each show before the first performance.
– Bat Boy is a musical that was very confusing to him. At first looking at the Korean title he thought it’s be about a guy on a boat or sports. He played a character that was a mutant half-bat half-human that was capture by a veterinarian family which then tried to make him human. He began to resent the humans and became more bat like instead.
– Acting is one thing to him, and how he approaches the role is different. Similar to how eating is eating, but how you approach Chinese food, versus a fancy restaurant or backyard BBQ is different.
– On nights when he doesn’t have a performance the next day he will reward himself with a can of soda.
– He would like to go overseas and perform, however, whenever he signs up for a musical scheduled to go overseas it gets cancelled, or the seasons before and after his end up being the ones to go overseas.

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Q & A::
Q: Is there a role you’d like to play?
A: He would like to be Edward Scissorhands. He friends tell him he has a unique personality that would be great for that character.

Q: Any up coming shows?
A: He will be doing a special performance of Edgar Allan Poe starting August 27th at the Daehangno JTN Arthall Theater 1.

Chef Lynn Ahn (안백린)


Ahn Baek Rin was in the Kpoppin studio for an Insider Report with DJ Isak. Ahn Baek Rin (안백린) is a Chef with a focus in vegan temple cuisine.

Tidbits:: ,
– She is fluent in English.
– Baek Rin believes that when you eat food made with love you are also loved.
– Her first experience with culture shock was when she came back to Korea from LA and had to speak English to get directions to somewhere in Itaewon.
– When going to her restaurant, she wants each dish to paint a picture.
– She changes her menu based on what the farmers have a available, and mother nature.
– Lynn says the first step in going vegan is going to a restaurant and ordering something without meat it. She says is done in baby steps.
– Traditional temple food doesn’t use alcohol.
– She considers her restaurant a secular temple restaurant because she serves alcohol, but she doesn’t cook with it.
– Some food and spices aren’t used in temple food because they promote sexual desires or unholy thoughts.
– It is the English/US section of Itaewon, Korea. Just say HBC and people will point you right to it.
– Sosik (소식) is a “white food” which means it is a meal without meat. Which in essence is the meaning of vegan.
– Her restaurant is reservation only.
– Lynn’s restaurant is very small with only has 3 tables.
– She says that Sosik+noodles is a good starter meal for someone trying to go vegan.

Hur Inkook (허인국)


Hur Inkook was in the Kpoppin studio as an Industry Insider with DJ Isak. Hur Inkook (허인국) is a songwriter/producer for Gallery Music Productions.

– This was is first radio appearance.
– Inkook has always been interested in music and the image behind the music. His curiosity increased when he discovered Epic High.
– He is really proud of his work on TGIF by Dongwoo (동우) of Infinite. It came from being bored and thinking about the things he could do on a Friday.
– Jaehyuk from legend us Inkook’s CEO.
– The shortest time it’s taken him to produce a melody is 1 work session. It really depends on where he gets his inspiration.
– When he starts working the songs are more his style, however, by the time it’s complete the finished product is more mainstream.
– Inkook had his personal debut in 2015 and was able to get his foot in the music industry door.
– For him working with the different artist is the best job ever. He gets to see the artist go from concept to execution, and see their growth as artist going through that process.
– If he isn’t given a deadline he creates his own deadline. If he is working on something and it takes up several hours he’ll put it in his treasure box to look over at a later time.

Q & A::
Q: What sets your company apart from others?
A: His company treats it has an art gallery where the record company tries to showcase the artist work and find way to bring their best together with the best from the artist.

Q: How does your company divide the work?
A: They build a foundation first by collecting all the must have together. Then they create, come together again for critics, and repeat until the projects done.

Jiselle (지젤)

February 14th, 2019


Jiselle was in the Kpoppin studio for Be My Super Rookie with DJ Isak. Jiselle (지젤) debuted in 2019 under Million Market/ SMTOWN.

– Jiselle lived in the states for 6th and 7th grade. She’s fluent in English.
– She started getting into music later than most artists.
– She worked a 9-5 job for Iconic Sound after graduating from college.
– Jiselle credits the producers at Iconic Sounds with being her rock and encouraging strength while she was debuting.
– She has a method of getting other Jiselles out of the search when she looks herself up. She looks for the song instead.
– She doesn’t have an ideal type. However, she likes confident guys.
– Jiselle helped produce Lay’s Boss.
– She wants Red Velvet to do a hip-hop genre.
– Her brother was part of the writing team for Red Velvet’s ‘Bad Boy.’
– The fastest song she has written took her a day. The longest song was 6 months.
– She does the melody first, and then thinks of lyrics.


Q & A::
Q: What kind of song is 받지마 (missed call)?
A: It’s a feeling she thinks a lot of people can relate to. That feeling after a break up when you miss your lover and you call them, and then wish they don’t pick up.

Live Performance::
받지마 (Missed call)