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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]