Ah, another milestone in our journey. I’m never good with age (snerk!), so anniversaries tend to pass by when I see wrinkles. Hee. I actually contemplated real hard whether to make this AVV’s 1st birthday because it’s our first year in a self-hosted blog. But then again, that would mean not acknowledging all the efforts we’ve put in for the past 4 years. And that’s just not cute. Raise your hand if you’ve been with us through it all (broken friendships with file hosts and all), from You’re Beautiful to now? I doubt I’ll get a handful. 😛
Kap: Ha! Looks like it’s just you and me, Keane. More power to us. 😀
Hey, look! There’s Jeff! Cue Music~
ECHO.Echo.echo. Okaaaaay, I suppose I’ll give A-GO at it by saying… hmmm, (blank stare) I forgot how long ago when I first visited here. Maybe sometime in between the airing of Sungkyunkwan Scandal and Bu Bu Jing Xin… I thereafter got more proactive around here. Aw~ (finger counting as a toddler) It’s like my second year, while others are trotting off to primary school, age 5, here I am barely breathing free off nappies (that’s British for diapers) XD. In all my forgetfulness, I remember I became the first few who recommended the subbing group giants WITHS2 to post a referral link from their “help” page back here for RAWS. I recall a very convincing email was sent — short and sweet. Nowadays, however far I adrift away from our HOME I shine a bigger grin, whenever I read Drifters doing the same by referring US in other sites, that we’ve become resourceful here like a lighthouse at bay. It’s an awesome feeling to find our lighthouse holds a strong guided light beam connecting fans-to-fans across the 7 seas. So tis here proof that good karma does travel all the way around world. =)
Well, let’s toast to another 5 years in the making. And hope our Drifters will stick to us like glue… or drive us madly… like so… Who knows? Our very own VIP Drifters may one day take my position and join US shipmateys.
Jeff (aka mochi): BOO! I’m MIA a lot these days, actually I haven’t really been back either… but Alice made me write something for this 1 year anniversary for AVirtualVoyage. Yes… Alice made me because she’s the scariest Kaptain out in the ocean! All jokes aside, it’s been a wonderful experience for me joining Alicechensworld back in 2011. I started out as a volunteer for the Tdrama Drunken To Love You, but who knew that I would continue onto my first project, Heartstrings. It’s quite nostalgic thinking about how far this blog has come in only 2 years (for me anyways, 5 for Alice!!!).
The transition from ACW to AVV was quite difficult and long thought out. As we said our farewells to our small boat and boarded the new ship, storms attacked. Our small crew at the time (about 5ish members) frantically searched for new file hosts as our reliable sources began sinking, one by one. However, our ship continued to sail and we’ve been growing ever since! I’m amazed at how many crewmates we have now. (I wonder if I’m still maknae… hmm there’s NO WAY I still am.)
Well then, where is this ship headed to in the future? Hopefully we can keep expanding and continuing what we’ve always been doing. As for me, I’ve taken a hiatus while I adapt to university life. So what’s going to happen with me? Well I’ve been looking for an opportunity to return and continue with this blog. Not many dramas have piqued my interest (well there are a few) so I may just be doing twitter projects like reuploading old dramas. My request from me to you? That you continue supporting this blog and for those silent watchers to show yourselves :3
Kaptain A: Eee! Sometimes, I wish I’m attacked by the eloquent bug so I can read poetry to you guys. But here we are in our 5th year and I’m quite speechless, still excited nonetheless (it will be my 8th year of blogging but you guys should not know that.) I’d like re-emphasize some goals of this blog to some folks who have sent inquiries to my email.
1. You guys don’t upload many Kdramas anymore! Why is that?
Well, this blog is never advertised just a download blog. My goal remains the same then and now, to build a community where goodies are shared, laughter is heard, and most importantly, a place where drama addicts exchange their squee!
As many already know, I don’t assign projects to my members because I find it tedious. It would be better and healthier for the mind and body if one uploads something well-loved in their treasure box. Forget
Fashion King the unforgivables!!
With that I hope you drifters understand that we don’t sail like other sites. Yes, there are thousands other DL sites and I’m happy that you have alternatives. You ought to be best friends with Miss Google. 😛
And to my lovely members, thank-you all for being here with me through thick and thin. Oops, cheesy mode is on! First off, a huge virtual hug to Jeff, our resident mochi, for being my only partner for the longest time! It was definitely lonely being the only uploader but since you came to
spam help, blogging life turned colorful as well. If I could, I would give Keane a box of puppies for her new year. I think she’s the only uploader who takes on those hardcore projects – Taiwanese dailies with over 50 episodes. To think she re-uploads from time to time, is crazy dedication in itself! And Yichung (JC), our variety show man! I love LOVE it when faithful readers become part of our team. And this is the case for Yichung as I remember him chatting with me on the cbox for several months. His love for female idols is endless and I do hope one day he finds the idol of his ❤. Many may not be familiar with XYZ because she slips seamlessly behind the scenes all the time, translating abstruse song titles and articles for the site. Needless to say, she’s funny and I do wish you all get to know her (and Arashi too)! Don’t we also have one Cool guy on the team? Yesh, you, who is currently uploading School 2013. Cool is also one of the older members who knows the ins and outs of many techie stuff and is extremely helpful if you need him. Don’t be shy. A shout-out to Anonymous for his HD presence. He soooooo spoils you guys! Some of you already abandoned me and my pathetic 450p files. 😉
Members that are not mentioned in detailed but still made an impact in one way or the other: Angelic (BBJX drug dealer), bluapaul, gowoonie (you’re still
a baby new), keevek, Ranooosh, seopseop (awesome awesome post for 1N2D), Whoopie, and XJie23. Seriously, we have 15 members?! This fact still amazes me. Please continue to update me on your life. Some of you are gone for too long without any news. Did I scare folks off with my outfit that day? :/
Anyhoo, I’ll stop raining cheese on ya’ll and get right to the goodies. To thank everyone for their support and love, I’m posting three soundtracks from 3 different countries (Mainland China, Japan, and Korea, respectively.) Try and guess the OST name with the hints on the gift box, then roll your mouse over the image to see the answer. Click on the image for DL links. (I know I’m dirt-poor so this is all I can give you guys. ‘Kay.)
*row, row, row, your boat.*