I’m a woman from northern Sweden. I was born 1981 three and a half month too early, due to that is nearsighted with vision on one eye. Ever since I was in 3rd-4th grade I’ve had the philosophy of not drinking, smoking or do drugs. I have never liked the effect alcohol have on people, and it can so easily lead to ugly situations.
I like to draw, I remember when I was young and looked at my oldest sister’s drawings and though. “I want to draw that good.” I think that’s what inspired me.
I’ve always liked to read books. The genres I mostly read are crime/thriller, fantasy, historical-fantasy.
In 2001 I discovered Jpop/Jrock, and 2014 I started listen to a little Kpop.
On several occasions when I was in secondary high school, I asked if a class in Japanese could start up, but it never happened. It led me to take a 10x3h evening course in my neighbor city, that’s all the education I have in the language, the rest I’ve picked up myself over the years.. I can read Hiragana/Katakana, know some kanji, basic phrases, and very little grammar.
In 2006 I started watching Japanese dramas and joined D-Addicts, a community dedicated to Asian popular culture, especially TV dramas. A couple of years later I got interested in Korean dramas as well. In 2011 started making subtitles. I mainly transcribe and time subtitles. If I translate, it’s from Swedish-English, or English-Swedish.
Since January 2014 I’ve been a moderator at D-Addicts. I’m also an editor at DramaWiki where I mostly work on the Japanese pages.
Why the blog name Gifted Ones?
I chose the name Gifted Ones for my website because I believe everyone is talented in one way or another. Be it a practical or theoretical subject. Acting, art, music, math, sports etc. Most things in life can be learned or improved by training, but some people are born with an unique talent.