Sri Lanka’s traditional dance and my K-pop influenced lens 

May 20, 2017

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Thanks to Korea Foundation,  I was able to watch Sri Lanka: A Treasure Island of Dance and Music (스리란가, 춤과 음악의 보물섬)  by one of the country’s best choreographers and percussionists Ravibandhu Vidyapathy.   It felt refreshing to see and hear something other than Korean music, as I have been living and studying in Korea […]

Notes on the Korean Film “Pandora” (판도라)

May 14, 2017

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1. Pandora (판도라) is a 2016 disaster film directed by Park Jeong Woo (박정우). In a small town somewhere in the south part of South Korea, there’s a nuclear power plant that provides livelihood to the residents. But a series of unfortunate events makes the nuclear power plant a “ticking bomb” of sorts. 2. The […]

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Multicultural Family’s Election Experience ​(다문화가족 선거이야기)

April 12, 2017

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For research purposes,  I went to the Seoul Global Cultural Center’s hour-long talk on the Multicultural Family’s Election Experience (다문화가족 선거이야기). I was hoping to get a glimpse of how the Korean government puts forward it’s multicultural agenda,  and whether,  as various research works assert, Korea’s multicultural project is just “assimilation”.  I thought that the […]

My hand-made seal (직접 만든 도장)

April 7, 2017

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I finally have my own seal (도장)! And I made it myself. It was a lot easier than I thought.  But it required a lot of patience and concentration while carving my name. Roughly two hours later, I had something to sign my postcards and letters and what-not with. And in my real Hangeul (한글) […]

Notes on the Korean movie Radio Star (라디오 스타) 

April 2, 2017

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Yesterday I watched an old Korean movie (circa 2006!) called Radio Star at the Seoul Global Cultural Center in Myeongdong. If I haven’t told you that I’m been living in Korea for the past 7,8 months,  well,  now I’m telling you.  I’m studying Korean language at Yonsei University as a Korea Foundation fellow/ scholar.  But […]

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My research on Korean Studies is indexed at Union Catalog of Thai Academic Libraries (UCTAL)

August 6, 2016

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Posting this screenshot here, for posterity. It’s my thesis for my degree in MA Korean Studies, a joint international program of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and Seoul National University in Korea. I studied under an ASEAN University Network Scholarship award. Hope my thesis could be of help to future researchers in the field!

Featured on Korea.Net: Five Reasons Why I Love Conferences in Korea

August 6, 2016

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Here’s a link to an article I wrote for Korea.Net on 5 reasons why I love going to conferences in Korea. It’s an old one–published in 2015. But I am putting it in  my blog as a record of my web publication. And here’s the PDF version in case it disappears from cyberspace: Korea Blog_Five Reasons […]