Narrowcasting – Day 44 – Korean News

So I was challenged to tune into one of the SBS foreign news shows and use a story I didn’t understand as a prompt. I turned on SBS this morning and watched a few mins of the Korean news. A cutesy jazz track played as a woman presented from atop a badly animated escalator. She was looking at a floating calendar and pointing out dates which highlighted themselves. Then she stepped off the escalator and floated in mid air for a moment before the animation changed to a cityscape. I think it was a financial report but my mind was already wondering…

 

“…and there’s more work ahead, easing on Friday.”

The video pauses as the train rushes through a tunnel. Jen frowns at the tiny screen as the buffering symbol whirs.

“…Now to the weekend: and it’ll be another quiet one.”

Jen adjusts her earphones and looks around nervously at the other passengers, but most people are looking at their own phones.

“In fact, if we take a look at the graph we’ll see that’s a trend that doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. But the good news is that quiet weekends are good for the pocket. If we compare 2016 with this year we can see savings are going through the roof-“

Jen’s heart skips a beat as the video pauses again. This time a BREAKING NEWS announcement is flashing up on screen.

“This just in: Mum is having a dinner party and has invited Jim, the single ‘silver fox’ teacher from down the road.”

Jen closes the video.

YOU ARE ABOUT TO CLOSE MYNEWS APP, ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO EXIT WITHOUT HEARING THE REST OF TODAY’S UPDATE?

Jen confirms.

WOULD YOU LIKE MYNEWS TO SEND YOU A PDF OF THIS MONTHS LOVE-LIFE ANALYSIS AND FORECAST?

Jen declines and puts her phone away as the train pulls into her stop. Perhaps she’ll delete MyNews, she thinks, walking to work. Maybe after this weekend; it’s got everyone’s birthdays in there. Besides, she wouldn’t mind watching back the dinner party bulletin.

 

Also I’d just like to add, I totally copyright this idea/app! And- I’m going to make this into an ongoing series- a bit like giant diaries. 

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