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 […]

Consolation (A poem)

August 6, 2016

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It seems that my poem–one that I wrote long ago for a poetry anthology of young Filipino writers (back when I was, well, young)–appeared in a local web publication based in Baguio, Philippines. I just found out about this when I googled myself a while ago. Here’s a screenshot of the article: And here’s a […]

Notes on the Korean Film “Bandhobi (반두비, 2009)”

July 24, 2016

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What it’s about: A love story between a Korean girl named Min Seo and a Bangladeshi boy named Karim. Min Seo is a rebellious and impulsive high school student, whereas Karim is a migrant factory worker in his 20s. It depicts the life of a migrant worker from a poor Asian country, as well as […]

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