Thai National Research Council

September 26, 2015

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thai national research council_screenshot

Surprising things turn up when you google yourself. Today, for example, I found this: It turns out that my thesis “Representations of Southeast Asian Wives Under the Korean Gaze” during my MA Korean Studies stint at Chulalongkorn University was included in the database of Thai National Research Council. How cool is that? A part of me […]

In 2.0 Magazine: Best Indoor Activities During Typhoon Season

August 2, 2015

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My article, published in the print version of 2.0 Magazine, as well as the web version.

Web link here. PDF version here.

I’m Contributing Editor for 2.0 Magazine! (among my many other jobs/selves)

June 14, 2015

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2.0 magazine. Also known as Second Opinion. It's a lifestyle magazine based in the Philippines, where I'm also contributing editor.

I just initially wanted to pitch one article about the changes in my TV viewing habits as a millennial: From free TV to cable and finally, to internet streaming. I was able to pitch it successfully. But soon, one article turned to one or two (and sometimes three!) submissions per month. It turns out I […]

Notes on “My Love, Don’t Cross that River” (님아, 그 강을 건너지 마오)

May 23, 2015

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A scene as warm as summer.

1. “My Love, Don’t Cross That River (님아, 그 강을 건너지 마오)” is a South Korean documentary film by director Jin Mo-Young . It was first shown in 2014. 2. This documentary follows an old couple, known as the “100-year old lovebirds” in the rural part of Seoul. In this film, we witness their playful interactions and […]

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I’m on AsianTraveler magazine’s Gourmet Delights issue!

March 29, 2015

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AsianTraveler magazine cover: Gourmet Delights issue 2015

I’m on AsianTraveler magazine’s Gourmet Delights 2015 issue. I wrote about a Japanese restaurant called Minami Saki, which is located at the Ortigas business district. I both loved eating the authentic Japanese creations by Chef Kimito Katagiri and recalling the yummy food I ate through writing. Here’s a picture of my magazine article. If you […]

The Koreanist who is also a Southeast Asianist: On being a paper presenter at the Bridges to Southeast Asia Workshop in Ateneo de Manila University

March 29, 2015

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Bridges to Southeast Asia

Being called a Southeast Asianist at the workshop called “Bridges to Southeast Asia: Perspectives from the Ateneo” sent music to my ears. Although I studied Korean Studies and identify as a Koreanist, being a Southeast Asian person who is concerned about Southeast Asian issues makes me interested in Southeast Asia, as well. Moreover, since my […]

On being a speaker and panel chair at the 1st Filipino International Researchers, Scholars, and Trainees Symposium (6 January 2015)

January 24, 2015

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This is me, talking about my research on the representations of Southeast Asian migrant wives in Korean film and television at the Filipino International Researchers, Scholars and Trainees Symposium held last January 6, 2015 at the First Pacific Leadership Academy in Antipolo City, Philippines.

Thanks to the invitation of a fellow Filipino scholar who studied in Korea, I got the chance to present my research on the representations of Southeast Asian migrant wives in Korean film and television at the Filipino International Researchers, Scholars, and Trainees Symposium held last January 6, 2015 at the First Pacific Leadership Academy in […]

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