Welcome to the July 2012 edition of Soshified Spotlight.

Just like every other month, we’re once again highlighting a regular member in Part 1, and a Soshified staff member in Part 2.

This month, we’re featuring Chocoful in Part 1 and cream in Part 2. Chocoful, or Sara, takes us to a new continent that has not been featured in Soshified Spotlight yet, being a resident of Helsinki, Finland. As expected though, like many other SONEs, her heart is set on South Korea, so much so that she plans to move there when she turns eighteen. Until then, she’s working hard, practicing her dancing and singing and learning Korean so that she can audition for SM Entertainment or one of the other big entertainment agencies.


What is your first name?

The oh so very common Sara, but I’m also referred to as Choco. ^ ^

How did you find out about Soshified and why did you decide to join?

Through youtube video links ho ho ho .. Invincible Youth as full videos lured me in heh :3

How did you come up with your screen name?

I’m really not sure… It could be because of my shikshin personality, but who knows ㅋㅋㅋ

Where are you originally from, and where do you currently reside (city and country for both)?

Born in Hong Kong but I currently live in Helsinki, Finland~

How did you end up in Helsinki?

My parents are from Finland so they moved back, taking us kids along. I think they also moved partly because of their jobs.. But I forget ^ ^’

If we were visiting you where you live for one day, where would you take us? Why are these places so significant?

I would take you all to.. my school! I don’t know a lot of places to visit.. Haaaah my city seems a bit too dull to me sometimes ^ ^’

Tell us a little about your life. What do you do full time and in your free time?

Well, I try to use all of my time for vocal and dance training. My goal is to fly to Korea one day, to audition for one of the major companies. Wish me luck!

Where did your desire to audition to become a Korean pop idol come from?

Well, my love for music has been pretty much the main factor, but aside that, I guess it’s the love for the Korean culture.

Could you tell us about some of the talent competitions that you’ve won?

I haven’t participated in any yet o-o..

What gives you your incredible drive and work ethic?

I guess I’d have to thank my friends for that :3 I actually have been slacking off pretty badly nowadays, but am working on that currently.

What’s the most interesting thing about you and/or that has ever happened to you?

It has to be when I went to France last year, in 2011. The welcoming feeling I got when I first met international SSF SONEs in Paris. It’s this amazingly overwhelming feeling that makes you feel all warm inside ^ ^ Altogether, SMTown Paris for me was a dream come true.

Notice me at the back, as the danshin!

For people who are first meeting you (like most of us), how would you describe yourself?

Probably the first thing you’ll notice about me is my height. I’m around Sunny’s height if not a few cm taller ㅋㅋㅋ~ Maybe it’s due to my lack of height, but I also get the word ‘cute’ a lot too. Hwaah.. Please don’t hesitate to get to know me though! ^ ^ That aside, I’m also a known shikshin. A nomnomnomnomnom. Nom.

Tell us some things that most people don’t know about you that you think they should.

When you first get to know me, I might be a bit shy. But once you get to know me, you might be begging for me to stop jumping around hohoho ^ ^

Other than that, I’m generally trying to become a better person. I want to travel the world and meet new people. ^ ^ That’s why I love SONEs so much.

Is there anything big in your life that you’re working on? (This can be related to school, career, hobbies, family, friends, etc.)

At the moment, I’m trying to finish school and then my plan is to move onto Seoul once I turn 18. I’m also working as a DJ for S9 radio currently, so if you want to tune in please drop by my profile for the link!

What are your interests outside of Girls’ Generation?

All Korean groups seem to be my weakness hohoho ^ ^

But other interests include music and arts. Always have been since I was little. They both inspire me to do better and cliché enough, they encourage me to go on whenever I feel down.

How did you first become a fan of Girls’ Generation?

After watching some Japanese music groups, I mistook Genie’s Japanese. PV for another music video. I guess I just decided to find out more about them through the internet and then stopped by to watch Hello Baby. Hooked ever since!

Who is your favorite member and why?

I have no bias! They’re all unique in their owns ways and I can’t bring myself to choose ^ ^

What is your favorite Girls’ Generation song and MV and why?

Into the New World. Even though I wasn’t there for their debut, it brings this warm and yet nostalgic emotion to me whenever I see/hear it.

What is your favorite Girls’ Generation moment and why?

Adrenaline rush when Tiffany and Yuri reached out to me and Micha (@muchworld) during the end of the SMTown Paris concert! That foamheart Yuri is holding was originally mine ㅋㅋㅋ Take good care of it, SNSD!

How has Girls’ Generation impacted your life, in specific areas or even as a whole?

I look at the tiny things in life with a totally new perspective. I’ve become more open to people and I’m getting happier every single day. Thank you, SNSD, for bringing light into my life ^ ^ Studying at school has also become more of a priority to me now heh ^ ^”

What do you like most about Soshified, and why? Any section in particular you’re attracted to?

The best thing about Soshified is the team work everyone puts together to encourage the girls on. I’ve never seen a fandom like this before I became a SONE and I think it’s amazing. I think we should all thank Soy, for making it possible. ^ ^ Kamsahamnida~.

One of the sections I would say I visit the most frequently, is the shoutbox. It’s fun to be able to converse with people internationally, when you have a common interest.

Is there anything else about you that you would like to add?

I’m currently organizing a small (meaning we have a limit to how many people can go) but brief meet-up in Seoul with MrZingery oppa. It’s scheduled to be around 26th Dec – 6th Jan. If there are people willing to join us, we’d be glad to bring you along! If you’re interested, please PM me or MrZingery!

Additional information for the meet-up can be found here = http://soshified.com/forums/topic/16855-ssf-meetups-around-the-world/#entry4558867

What is the Seoul meet-up for?

The Seoul meet-up is just a get-together for international SONEs that e.g. didn’t get to go to the official SSF meet last year. ^ ^


Huge thanks goes out to Sara for participating in Soshified Spotlight this month. As usual, you can submit nominations for future Soshified Spotlights if you’d like to participate or if you’d like to get to know a fellow member better. Instructions on how to do so can be viewed at the Soshified Spotlight Solicitation announcement.

You can also read past Soshified Spotlights by clicking on the “Soshified Spotlight” tag below.

Compiled by: residentbenchwarmer@soshified
Pictures courtesy of: Chocoful@soshified
Graphic by: cioco@soshified

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