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Back to teaching on the first semester of 2019?

May 5, 2019


I think I might teach again on the first semester of 2019. This time, it’s Comm 20, which is a class on communication theories. A part of me looks forward to teaching something new (to me, at least, as it will be my first time to teach it, if ever), but a part of me […]

New Year lunch with the Ateneo Korean Studies Program people

January 13, 2019


One of the sad things about being on a part-time teaching status (a.k.a. adjunct) is that you usually work alone. You rarely see other faculty members, and your interaction is quite limited to students, your department chair, and academic friends (whom you usually talk to via email, social media, or through conferences). So when opportunities […]

Philippines-Korea Society launched

December 23, 2018


Happy to be invited to the Philippines-Korea Society Soft Launching Event last 20 December 2018 at Makati Shangri-La Hotel in the Philippines. It was a gathering of academics teaching Korea-related courses, Koreans in the Philippines, and Philippine institutions working with Korean institutions. In the photo is South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines H.E.┬áHan Dong-Man, delivering […]

Spellbound on the Slippery Structure of Korean Films

September 2, 2018


An opportunity for geeking out is always welcome. Thanks to the Ateneo Korean Studies Program (Ateneo KSP) for providing me one. Last 24 August 2018, I gave a 30-minute lecture titled “Spellbound on the Slippery Structure of Korean Films” to students from various schools and other guests who are interested in Korea. I’ve liked Pablo […]

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


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 […]

My first formal teaching stint: A class on the Korean Wave

November 2, 2014


I’ll start teaching part-time at the Communication Department of Ateneo de Manila University on the second semester of school year 2014-2015. Since my university hasn’t shifted to the new calendar that follows the international time frame yet, I start class this November. Class ends on March. I’ll be teaching a class called COM 110.13 Special […]