The story of a foreign intern – (1) Lee Jong-seok out

In 2014, I was working as a news intern at the Hong Kong Associated Press (AP).

AP is the global carrier (Wire Service) (not cell phone carrier) is looking at that same country where AP. The carrier has the most correspondent in the world and the fastest news. It is a waste of manpower and money to send people to all the countries of the world, and it is impossible to financially send APs, news agencies such as Reuters, Bloomberg, etc., who are familiar with us, Lt; / RTI & gt;

Anyway, I started the internship at the end of 2013 after the twists and turns, but it was unpaid, and the work intensity of 'the prize' level, and also, as a result of welcoming the sergeant, I became darker day by day. Three to four times a week I went to Hong Kong Wanchai as soon as I finished school at 1 o'clock, but I had to leave at 7 or 8 o'clock during the busy times, 2 o'clock in the busy hours, or even 5 in the morning.

When I first came to the AP, I only wrote Shotlist. Shotlist is a list of shots, ie, screens, that describe the images you have shot. It is quite nagging. Whenever the camera angle or person changes, you have to write down everything manually. Then I challenged the article. Oh, and for reference, I was an entertainment news intern, and I remember the first article I wrote about Transformers 4. I remember when Michael Bay came to Hong Kong and was about to get a knife.

There is no cameraman hired as a full-time employee by the AP (I hear that these days, foreigners are like this; A Hong Kong man named abon accompanied me every time I interviewed was also a freelancer working for $ 1,000 (150,000 won) Hong Kong dollars per coverage.

Boss sometimes grunted about videos he had shot. "I'll take this, too." "You should not take this shot." "Oh, you take too much of it, do not you get too much money ?!"

As the first internship, I was boldly suggesting to the boss that I was as passionate as the curry on the pot.

"I'll take a shot!"

After several failures and wasted camera memory, I photographed events from the Girls' Generation concert, Hong Kong Star Chow Yun, and Aaron Kwok alone. My tripod and my video camera, which is more expensive than my life, light, and my backpack, I was already sweating.

But the hardest thing to shoot was the territory for me, the only Korean.

I was always alone in Hong Kong to talk to me in front of me in Cantonese, and I was always alone between Hong Kong entertainment reporters staring at me even when I greeted them and cameramans unable to communicate in English. When I try to shoot, I have to struggle to find a place to fight with my uncles, so I always shrugged off without seeing it, but I still sat on the iron plate.

That day, Lee Jong – seok came to Hong Kong to attend H * go Boss' new store opening ceremony.

B: "There will be a lot of people.

Me: "Of course."

After seeing the stores for a short while at the Hui * boss store, he said that there will be a red carpet event and a party for celebrities and VIPs at the port in Central, Hong Kong 's financial hub.

For reference, Korean entertainers receive a VIP class treatment in Hong Kong. Big Bang concerts are sold out in just a few minutes, and Korean entertainers always come in last (and often late) on the red carpet.

Lee Jong-seok also said that the store interview was skipped because of the schedule and attended only the red carpet event and party at the port. So I went to the port immediately after shooting at the store. The harbor (Lee Jong-seok) was so full of fans that he was not in the mood. There are a few Hollywood actors in the US (I do not remember well).

Since AP is a foreign country, it is always the first opportunity to ask questions at events and press interviews. Usually when I get a press conference, one person stands with a microphone from several media (see video), and other reporters stand up and ask questions, usually one of them was me.

The reporters standing upstairs suddenly turned towards the stairs. I just stood around the red carpet as far as I could take my seat. When Lee Jong – seok appeared, the entertainment journalists were more excited than the fans and rushed to the red carpet. Cameraman, reporters, and sisters in charge of public relations got tangled up, so the scene was a little exaggerated to say a shit.

When a repetition was repeated unintentionally, a Hong Kong woman in front of me shook her elbows and turned around.

Hong Kong entertainment reporter: DO NOT TOUCH ME. (Do not touch it)

I: Sorry (sorry) ………… [I did not push but I am ㅠㅠ]

The Hong Kong entertainer, who pushed him again, shook his head and shouted again.

Reporter: I SAID, DO NOT. PUSH. ME. I told you not to touch me.

Ha, the steaming steaming came up.

Me: "I said I did not push you." (Did not push)

I was shocked when I made a comment (?). The woman screamed whale shouting and said "hanguoren (Koreans)". At least 20 cameramen and a lot of eyes in the field were pointing at me and Avan (camera man) avoided my gaze. I bite my lips and look at the woman not to be left behind. The woman gestured to the public relations team and the security guards to shake me off. But there was no one to call me out as an AP correspondent.

Suddenly the interview began. I tried to catch Mike as usual, and the young lady of the house took it away and gave it to another colleague. I tried to go back to the original place to ask a question, but I was suddenly pushed to the end of the crowd. The moment has come. Oh, the boss asked me to ask a question ….

The interview went on and I did not even hear Lee Jong-seok's voice when I was banished.

When Lee Jong-seok's interpretation of the interpreter was translating from Cantonese to Cantonese, I screamed at Lee Sang- seok, who stood still .

"Mr. Lee, what's your plan for the future?"

"Oh, are you Korean?"


I ignored my words then (and did not get it), and the interpreter said, "This is the last question."

Lee Jong-seok paused

"Oh, that person asked me first," he pointed to me.

And I told him about the future plan and he left it as the last question.

From the conclusion, I did not even know Lee Jong Suk answered my question. It was because I could not see my face because I was far away.

After the interview, I walked calmly down the harbor, behind the anger of Hong Kong reporters and the bustle of the surrounding area. And he burst into tears in front of a secluded bench overlooking the sea.

I came back to the office at around 12 pm and I tried to edit the video, so Lee kindly answered my question, and when I left the house, he did it for me! (See the video below) I do not even know it. I looked at me and watched Lee Jong-seok. "Oh, I did not answer my question."

Video source (Associated Press Hong Kong)

Behind the Story: I found that the Hong Kong reporter was a former colleague of my boss and I was banned for a month because of "I did". "In the world there is something more important than coverage, for example, the situation?" The boss apologized to the reporter on behalf of me. "You should not be ahead of your enthusiasm."

"And …" The boss told me as embarrassed.

"You might have felt it, but … there is an emotion that I do not know about on the film, and people have released it to you, Korean artists are late and too over-guarded, so I do not want to cover all of Hong Kong's entertainment people.

But I still do not regret my question. That was my duty, as a journalist.

And the conclusion is. Thank you. Heart 뿅뿅


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