It was Friday last week that DJ Regina first sent me a message about a radio guesting on the “Multicultural Family Broadcast for Filipinos”. It’s a special radio program sponsored by Woongjin for migrants in Korea. I said yes since being on the radio is fun and it’s been a long time since I was on the radio. A producer on the show where I used to guest asked me to be on that show again on a weekly basis about a month ago, but I have a really busy schedule. Too bad.
Picture from her FB account.
DJ Regina said that they usually record on Thursdays and Fridays at 1PM. The only time I’m available is before noon, since that’s the time when I commute to work. Last Monday afternoon, she informed me that it’s possible for us to record on Friday. She said that she’ll wait for me at the subway station at around 10:40 AM. I felt sorry that she had to wait for ten minutes. I couldn’t leave the house as I planned since I had to arrange some shipment for the postman to pick up.
DJ Regina isn’t as tall as I thought she’d be but she’s as pretty as I’ve seen her on pictures and on TV. I’d seen her interview with Ms. Korina Sanchez on her ABS-CBN show last year (or was it early this year?)
“Reg” as she’s fondly called by her friends has a very lovely voice and it’s so soothing to listen to her while she talks in Filipino. I bet our kababayans here are enchanted by her voice that’s why she has a loyal following on her radio program.
Before our “on air” conversation, we talked about her studies in Korea. I was curious to know whether her classes are conducted in English or Korean and she said all her lectures are in Korean. She is currently enrolled at Ehwa Women’s University Graduate School.
DJ Reg played songs by Nina and another group that I’m not familiar with. She asked me for two songs that she’d play for me. My mind went black since it’s been a long time that I’ve listened to OPM. I’ve only been listening to James Blunt, DMB, Googoo Dolls and Ayumi Hamasaki for as far as I can remember. I just told her to play “When I Met You” by the Apo Hiking Society and any song by Side A. The former is such a light song that’s really positive. We chose “Tuloy Pa Rin” as the second song.
While it wasn’t my first time to be “on air”, I still felt a little nervous and I guess it showed as I got a little tongue-tied and I talked a bit fast since my mind is faster than my mouth. I don’t know if I could be understood, but our conversation was in Filipino.
Last Friday was a really fun experience for me. I love talking in Filipino when I’m with another Filipino. DJ Reg is such a great host and she was really patient with me ;p
To listen to “Multicultural Family Broadcast” in Filipino… visit the Woongjin Foundation. DJ Reg is on air at 3AM, 9AM, 3PM and 9PM. To those who are in Korea, you may also listen to her on:
– SkyLIfe Channel 855
– C&M Channel 811
– KT Qook TV Channel 620
– 강원방송 – Kangwon Broadcast Channel 510
– 충북방송 – Chung Buk Broadcast Channel 156
– 포항신라방송 – Poh…ang Shilla Broadcast Channel 139
Thanks for inviting me DJ Reg!