Sighted: Human Acts by Han Kang

November 4, 2017

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Just a quick update. I saw Han Kang’s book “Human Acts” at Fully Booked bookstore around two weeks ago. Can’t wait to get my hands on it. Surprised that it’s actually available in the Philippines… and cheaper than buying at Kindle, too! Why am I excited to read this? Because I just saw the Korean […]

Work (취직하는 건…참 좋다)

October 22, 2017

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Less than a month after I finished my language studies in Korea, I found work. I can’t believe how quick the job-hunting process was. Perhaps it was because I specifically searched for a communication-related job that made use of Korean and English. It made me realize how in demand foreign language/ bilingual/ trilingual speakers are […]

진짜 빡빡한 일정

August 2, 2017

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This is our class schedule for this week and the next. And more activities may be added. Korea has so many surprises, you know. Haha. But I’m not complaining. I’m happy to be living and learning here–and on a prestigious scholarship, too!

A trip to the ASEAN-Korea Centre in Seoul

July 17, 2017

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Wednesday last week my friends and I went to the ASEAN-Korea Centre. The number of books on ASEAN and Korea surprised me. Here’s something that caught my eye: 동남 아시아사: 전통 시대. I’m guessing it’s about Asian civilization in ancient times.  It caught my eye because I’m interested in old ways of living. When I […]

Now I need Korean subtitles 

July 9, 2017

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One of my many goals for learning Korean is to be able to watch Korean films and TV dramas without English subtitles.  Thanks to my intensive Korean classes at Yonsei University plus the Wednesday weekly Korean film screenings at school,  I am definitely on my way there.   But I realized something else.  Sometimes,  I […]

69th Societas Koreana Lecture Meeting

July 1, 2017

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Since Korea Foundation (KF) invited us KF fellows to the 69th Societas Koreana Lecture Meeting and I had some free time, I decided to come with my friend and co-fellow Ummul from Indonesia.   The lecture, titled “Embodied Archives  of Authenticity: Age and Performance in the Korean Context”, was delivered by Dr.  CedarBough T.  Seiji […]

Film Notes on Sri Lankan Film “Dirty, Yellow Darkness”

June 26, 2017

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1. Sri Lankan film “Dirty, Yellow Darkness” is based from a true story about a man who suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how he overcomes it. The protagonist is afraid of his own urine contaminating the space around him.  This behavior alienates his wife and their marriage breaks down. The protagonist decides to […]