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 […]

Notes on “The Interview”

January 3, 2015

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the interview

1. “The Interview” stars James Franco as celebrity tabloid TV show host Dave Skylark and Seth Rogen as TV show producer Aaron Rapoport. Their adventure/ quest to become legitimate journalists begins when they learn that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a fan of their show. They are granted a rare chance to interview him. This […]

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My face is at the front page of Korea.Net, Korea’s government website–Oh, and my article, too! =)

December 30, 2014

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Screenshot_My Hallyu Fandom's Many Faces published at Korea Net front page

I’m not sure if this will be the first and last time that I’ll see my face on a Korean government website such as Korea.Net, so I made sure to grab a screen shot of it. You know, for posterity’s sake. Who was it that said that in the future (and that future is NOW), […]

As one of “Asan Plenum Young Scholars” last 2013

December 20, 2014

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asan plenum 2013

You usually find interesting things online when you Google your own name. Today, I found this: the conference proceeding (Asan-Plenum-2013-proceedings1) of the Asan Plenum last 2013. I participated in this as an Asan Plenum Young Scholar from Seoul National University. This was a wonderfully geeky time for me, since I had the chance to listen to […]

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