Jun Dishes

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People I Know

Had I not won Big Brother the number of people I know would be smaller. Drastically so, if I didn’t use Twitter. By “know”, in reality television blog terms, I mean those fans I interact with on a regular basis. And I do interact with many people, on a regular basis.

My choice in getting to know most everyone who crosses my path, is always an easy one to make. Because given the choice, I always choose information. It’s how I’m wired. You can call me nosy or curious or neurotic, but whether or not I like someone or plan to keep them in my life, I just need to know shit. About everyone if I can.

KnowledgePower

I’ve been like this for so long. It’s one of the biggest reasons I won Big Brother the way I did. Information is the best asset in the game and the ability to get information, the skill. I’m good at getting info, and I like info, so info often comes knocking on my door as of late.

So whether it’s at a wedding or on Twitter or a Sunday barbecue, I’m always getting to know someone and gaining information. In the two-and-half years I’ve been tweeting and blogging, alone, I’ve gotten to know so many Big Brother fans.

But more importantly fans who are mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, students and teachers, grandparents and grandchildren, neighbors and just real people, to someone else.

Most fans become more than “just a fan” to me.

In the last few years I’ve seen so many people become parents or get married, send their kids off to college or the first day of kindergarten. So many of you have moved or gotten new jobs or boyfriends or girlfriends. Some have pets and some have too many pets, and some have none at all unless you count dust-bunnies as pets. Some are into sports and some into smoking joints. I could go on.

But then I’ve also been touched and heartbroken by so many of your losses. Because it’s only natural that you get to know everyone’s sorrows, in addition to their sunshine. I’ve seen some of you handle loss or betrayal and hurt, from afar, in ways I’d never seen before. Losing your baby or your loved one, losing your job or use of your limb, losing your home or medical care coverage. Divorce and couples counseling, baby mama drama and life’s other dramas.

I am more aware than I ever was a few years ago, of the countless different walks-of-life being walked every day whether physically or learning-disabled or able-bodied. I am, more aware, and I realize don’t have to be. But I really do choose to be.

Always dishing,

Jun

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23 comments

  • I love your thirst for knowledge! I love that you get to know so many of us. I enjoy getting to know people too. As a massage therapist I have to ask questions, gain information, and learn about people on a daily basis. People open up to me about their lives and problems everyday. I’m so glad we started chatting via twitter and your site. I’m happy that I’ve learned so much from you and about you.

  • Absolutely ❤ this blog. The connections I have made through twitter, through following you really, have grown into friendships from afar. Our own little JunCrew family. So thank you for going on Big Brother, for winning, for joining twitter. Without you I would never have found some of the most amazing, interesting, fun, true souls I am privileged to call friends!

  • Anonymous on April 10, 2013 at 12:46 am said:

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    Very nice blog today! Knowledge =power but it’s what and how you “choose” to use that power that is the important factor of the equation.

    As you age, the wisedom comes in knowing how, when, and with whom to apply it to.

    Noah will be your only challange to this. He, or any child, will test you and all your “knowledge”. That’s when the true test begins for you.

    😉

    • Jun Song on April 10, 2013 at 7:43 pm said:

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      Tests until we die! :)

      Yes, choosing what to so with knowledge is just as difficult as gaining the knowledge sometimes.

  • I feel so very lucky that we got to know each other even before Twitter. I will always thank @ BigBrotherDish for forwarding a simple yet naughty birthday photo wish to you. I knew from the beginning that we were… well, we just got each other. I hope we stay lifelong friends via Social Media and hope for a day we all meet in person (if you think you can trust me around Davy that is.)

  • Everyone has expressed every thought and feeling I experienced reading this blog. From BigBrotherDish to present day, it’s been a joy getting to know the winner of BB4. That was my first season and as soon as you appeared, you were my favorite. We shared a hometown and I KNEW you’d do us proud!!!

    I look forward to the next adventure contained in your blogs!

    • Jun Song on April 10, 2013 at 7:42 pm said:

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      I love that we go so way back. It says a lot of about how consistent you always are :)

      You don’t get wrapped up in the sparkles and ivory soap. You just get it :)

  • Knowledge truly is power. And the beauty of education & knowledge is that no one can ever take it away from you. Love you, my friend.

  • This is why I love you. You do care, as do I. Through you I have become “close but long distance away” to many new caring, loving, fun friends I never would have met if it wasn’t for you joining twitter and connecting us. You keep on dishing because that is what has drawn us all together in the first place. <3

    • Jun Song on April 10, 2013 at 7:40 pm said:

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      I’ve seen lots of different people come together from afar, yes, and it totally makes sense but is still so unexpected. :)

  • Came for the Big Brother. Stayed for the warmth, friendship, humor, recipes and joy you give me. Paris has always been on my bucket list, now Ghent is too. You give me not only information, but an extended circle of like minded people that I never would have found. Who says TV rots your mind?

  • Somebody already touched on it… But “knowledge is power”, and you’re right that’s EXACTLY the reason you did so well on your BB season!! And proof in subsequent years why a social game can be much more effective than winning comps!! You should run some sort of Big Brother training camp for wannabe contestants!! haha

    As much as you’ve gotten to know everyone over the years, i’m sure we’ll all agree it’s been great getting to know you… the REAL you :)

    • Jun Song on April 20, 2013 at 8:12 pm said:

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      I still remember our first few exchanges on Twitter and now we chat multiple times a week. How cool is that?! :)

  • My youngest brother is angry and pissy about all sorts of political and religious stuff but he has a saying that I believe to be true. No one is “normal” we are all screwed up. That is why people need to see and hear about the ups and downs of life. Then you don’t feel so alone.

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