Welcome to Part 2 of the September 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.

In Part 1, we featured gosonyushidae, a high school student from the Philippines. In Part 2 we meet Kkabbekky, or Bekky, a Japanese Translator from Belgium. A diehard SONE, and more specifically a hardcore Yurisistable, Bekky possesses many talents and interests. She is a saleswoman, an accomplished artist, a lover of languages, a world traveler, and a Twitter fiend. (If you consider yourself a SONE, make sure to follow this girl on Twitter for more gifs of Yuri’s butt than you can handle.)

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What is your first name?

Just call me Bekky.

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

I found out about soshified via soompi. And like many people maybe I joined because I needed subs.
But eventually the forum helped me in getting to know the members.

How did you come up with your screen name?

My bias is Yuri and she had the nickname kkabyul so I just added kkab to my name.

Does the “Kkab” in your name also accurately portray you too just like it does Yuri?

Not really because “kkab” means energetic and dorky right? But I’m not like that. I can be when I’m with my friends, but usually I’m not.

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

I am from Belgium and live there too unfortunately.

Why is it unfortunate that you live in Belgium?

To me it’s a boring country. I feel like I was born in the wrong place. I have more interest in Korea or Japan, or let’s say Asian cultures.

So like an egg?

Hahaha yes! Somebody else called me that.

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

If you would visit I’ll just probably take you to Brussels, Bruges and Antwerp/Gent. Nothing significant about those places, just places where all tourists go. You can see lots of historic buildings and find out more about our history.

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

I’m a full time sone. just kidding but it looks like that a lot. Because I think about soshi on a daily basis. Unfortunately I also have to work. I didn’t find the job I really wanted to do yet so right now I’m working in sales.

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

I am the biggest language genius. I know about 20 languages. lol no I wish…but I really love learning languages though.
And I have studied about 8 languages actively, which doesn’t mean I can speak them fluently lol

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

People who would actually meet me, would think I’m very calm and quiet I think. Though when I really connect with someone I won’t be so calm anymore. Apparently I’m also different in real life than on twitter.

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

I went to drawing school for 9 years and my drawings were in a small exhibition before. But it wasn’t anything big. And I played the saxophone for about 3 years.

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

I rather keep it a secret, but it’s something I’ve been trying to do for about 3 years but it never worked out.

What are your interests outside of Girls’ Generation?

Watching movies? Listening to music? Sleeping? lol I also really love traveling. It can be nearby my place or like a day trip.
I just love to get to know the cultures of other countries. I really hope to do a world trip in the future.

Where did the love of languages and traveling come from? And more specifically, how did you become so fluent in Japanese, and why Japanese?

The love of traveling comes from my parents. We traveled a lot in Europe when I was a kid. And my love for languages…all of us really love languages. But me the most, I started studying English by myself when I was nine years old. I asked my dad to buy me this CD to study English, and I studied daily. And Japanese, I only studied European languages in school but I wanted to study a language from another continent too, so I checked out Chinese, Russian and Japanese, and Japanese seemed the most interesting to me.

Yeah I was wondering about the English, because obviously you’re very fluent, but it is not one of Belgium’s official languages.

Yeah it came so far that sometimes I say an English word instead of a Dutch word, because I just can’t remember the Dutch word. Belgium’s official languages are Dutch, French and German.

So you know all three?

Dutch is my mother tongue, I had to study French for eight years but I’m not that fluent anymore and my German is very basic: only studied it for two years.

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

I actually saw them on some shows before because I liked wonder girls first. And I saw them on Music Bank and when they did the dance off with Wonder Girls. But I actually noticed them for the very first time when I saw the posters for Gee. I think that was around end of 2008. After that I just started watching all Gee performances and I was hooked.

Who is your favorite member and why?

My favorite member is black pearl Yuri. My very first bias and it never changed. Thing is I couldn’t see the difference between Seohyun, Yoona and Yuri in the very beginning, but then I just started watching variety shows and Yuri was my favorite right away. Yuri is just so funny to me. I really love the way she dances, love it how she is so confident even when she makes mistakes. I also love her husky voice. Basically I love everything about her.

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

My favorite song is RDR. I just love the dark concept and the choreo. It’s very sexy. I was a bit sad they didn’t get to promote that song a lot.
I like all their MVs. If I have to give a favorite one I think ITNW MV. It’s their only real story MV and I just get very nostalgic whenever I watch it again.

What is your favorite Girls’ Generation moment and why?

I can’t think of any specific soshi moment right now. But their bond is so great so I just like all of them cheesy moments.
Apart from the moments among the members I love the interactions I could have with some members, especially Yuri.
In Paris I was able to give my gift/letter personally to Yuri and she read the letter right in front of me on the bus. It was great to see her smile while reading my letter.
Recently I was also able to see snsd a couple of times in Korea. I saw them at Gimpo airport and Yuri giggled at me.
These girls are just so amazing and so sweet to their fans!

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

Thanks to them I got to meet with sones from other countries and make new friends who share the same interests.
They also influenced me in fashion a little bit. I bought ray bans, mickey mouse earrings (yuri lol) etc.

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

That ssf translates so thoroughly and that they are best up to date with soshi news. My favorite section is video download section/ssf subs section of course.

Why did you decide to join the Soshified staff, and why the particular job you have now?

I actually just translated on my twitter first but then somebody told me I should join ssf instead.
I decided to join to keep up with my Japanese. If you don’t actively use the language it’s easy to just forget.

What exactly do you do? Do you enjoy this position? What do you like about it?

I translate Japanese vids, messages, lyrics usually. Well lately I don’t have that much time to translate anymore, so I’m not that active at the moment.

What is your favorite project that you’ve ever been involved in?

I really like translating magazine interviews. There is always something new you get to know about the girls when translating those. Unfortunately they weren’t in any Japanese magazines lately. It’s also always very fun to see people spazz on twitter about the answers soshi gave. I think my fav magazines were Vogue Japan and Ray.
I also like translating the small messages they leave on the Japan mobile site.

Any interesting experiences when interacting with members?

Not that I can remember right now. But I ‘met’ some really great people on ssf.
Staff related especially the Japanese subbing team. Fen, Colby and Julie are great people! And I’m thankful they could keep up with my lateness and inactiveness lately.
Beside them I want to say a big thank you to gotmilk for translating my love letters to Yuri. lol
Also all my love to Kimmy (hangthienbao) she is my mate here and on twitter. She is the biggest Sooyoung fan I know and thanks to her my love for Sooyoung grew way bigger too.
There are a lot more people that I could thank or whatever but that would get too boring. I’ll just say I’m glad I could meet some of you sones in real life or talk with you on twitter.

How did you become so active on Twitter?

I wanna ask people actually why they even follow me lol and I’m bored at work so I’m active during the week and Twitter really keeps you up to date. Plus I can talk to my friends and new people.

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

Nothing more to add about myself. I talked enough about myself.

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Huge thanks goes out to Bekky 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.

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