angry reader of the week: jennifer j. chung

Hooray! Once again, time to meet another Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is YouTube singing personality Jennifer J. Chung.

Who are you?
I'm Jennifer Chung! AKA Jen Chung, J Chung, Jae Yun, or just Jen. Never Jenny, please.

What are you?
I'm a Korean who didn't become an American citizen until years later. Thank you, mommy :)
Straight-edge = no alcohol (at least until I'm 21) or drugs for me, thanks.
Saved, loved & loving, full of aspirations/dreams that I will one day achieve (God-willing).
Eldest of two.

Where are you?
Currently in the very clean city of Irvine, California.

Where are you from?
Yay Area (650). Norcal girl. Yes, Hella.

What do you do?
The main thing is that I'm a student at UC Irvine as a theater major. I went in with a musical theater emphasis because that's the vocal style that's closest to mine. I wouldn't dare go in as a voice major and struggle singing opera in different languages (although that would be fun.) These past two years I've been forming a community and home here after moving to Irvine for college. I've been on an exhibition hip-hop dance team known as MCIA on campus and also performed in a couple of plays (B.F.E. & Book of Tink.) Last year I worked as a Housing Advisor for UCI by giving housing tours (Walking backwards while talking simultaneously is a new skill of mine) and helping students/faculty find off campus housing. This coming year I'll be a Peer Academic Adviser for the Claire Trevor School of the Arts.

Something I do for fun is upload videos on YouTube. I started doing this after I graduated high school since I had nothing better to do and after years of faithfully posting, it's given me a lot of opportunities to continue pursuing the Entertainment industry.


What are you all about?
I'm all about being myself and representing all that I've known. I grew up in a single-parent home and where I'm from that wasn't very typical. My mom was a dance teacher so I came from a home that was extremely supportive of me pursuing the Arts. I wasn't forced to do anything I didn't want to do and my mom never regulated me like a drill sergeant about curfews or grades. I think that freedom made me realize that I was fully responsible of keeping myself on check.

I want to continue writing songs and performing because that's when I'm the happiest and most liberated. I don't want to ever forget that there are people watching me and looking up to me now especially because of my exposure on YouTube, mainly a younger generation. I may not be the prettiest/funniest/most talented/coolest girl to watch on YouTube, but I have a story and the gift of song to share with them that hopefully they can find common ground with. I have been nothing but myself. Glasses and retainers included.

What makes you angry?
WELL! Here I go: Belligerent drunks, the unfriendly & the cold-hearted, people who don't think before they do or take responsibility for their actions, people who think they deserve service and aren't thankful when being served, when I meet people and all they really want from me is to appear in a video, people who assume I have it made just because I have a good amount of subscribers. Pretty sure I'm surviving off of student loans!

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