Viki has an amazing global community, full of countless stories that deserve to be shared. Here is one such story about an avid Viki user and contributor.
Luciana, a 22-year-old law student, and her mother, Eliane, a 57-year-old college professor, have found a way to spend quality time together through Viki. The mother-daughter duo, who live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, discovered Viki last year when Luciana was looking online for a live-action version of a manga. Luciana got involved translating shows and has been a QC (Qualified Contributor) since last fall. She recommended that her mother watch a Korean drama, and Eliane has been hooked ever since. In their busy schedules, Luciana and Eliane now make time for Viki and love talking about what shows they have watched and what they should watch next. Below, Luciana, who goes by the nickname “Lulu,” tells us what Viki means to her and her mother.
What's your Viki username?
How did you discover Viki?
At the time I was reading the manga “Cat Street,” so I started to look for the live-action version. Fortunately, I’ve discovered Viki in the process! :)
As for my mom, she decided to watch “A Gentleman’s Dignity” with me after I told her she would love it, and she did! She said she was curious to know why I looked so entertained. LOL!
What language(s) do you speak?
I speak Portuguese and English, but I also can understand Spanish (and write a little bit.) My mom also understands a little bit of Spanish and English.
Which activities do you do often on Viki?
As much as I can! I simply love this community. Sometimes, I work as a Portuguese editor, translator or segmenter, and I enjoy working on designs for the Portuguese pages as well.
My mom just watches K-dramas and nags me for more. Hahahahaha. Sometimes, she helps me to improve the sentences I’m working on :)
What do you like most about Viki?
What I like the most about Viki is the teamwork. I love how people interact with each other: always contributing, communicating and exchanging opinions about dramas, music and others. I also enjoy learning about new cultures and brushing up my English/Spanish knowledge!
My mom enjoys the possibility to watch all the dramas she likes and she appreciates the variety and quality of the shows.
Has Viki helped you to learn or practice another language?
It sure did! I always have a dictionary around me when I’m working on a drama or music video. I’ve learned many new idioms! My skills also improved from talking with other Viki users ^^.
My mom has improved her Spanish, because occasionally she watches dramas in Spanish.
Have you made friends in the Viki community?
A huge “yes” to answer this question. With such amazing people it would be impossible not to make friends. My first acquaintance was mariju93, since she offered to help translate “Faith” into Portuguese. After that, many followed! I’ve met our dear kakashiandme, lupita, mafalda, VictoriaSi, meann, and so many more! All of them helped me a lot and I’m really thankful for that.
What’s your favorite genre on Viki?
I think we need a lot of love in this world, so my favorite genre is romance. LOL!
For my mom, it’s romances with happy endings (of course, we are compatible, after all!). Hahahaha.
What’s your favorite drama that you’re watching right now?
I’m still deciding on that … but “I Hear Your Voice” just popped into my head, so I will choose this one for now.
For my mom, compatibility again! Even though I didn’t tell her my answer, it was the same. She mentioned “I Hear Your Voice” (and “Personal Taste” too).
Thanks to Luciana for sharing this incredible story, and for all of the hard work she's put into making Viki a better place. Stay tuned in the future for more Community Spotlights!