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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Notes on the Korean film “Spirits’ Homecoming (귀향)”

July 24, 2016

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What it’s about: A film about young Korean girls who were forced by Japanese soldiers into sexual slavery in 1940s Korea, specifically during World War II. Known as “comfort women”, it’s one of the few films about the sensitive issues and experiences that these young Korean girls faced. How the story was told: Through links from […]

Thai National Research Council

September 26, 2015

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Surprising things turn up when you google yourself. Today, for example, I found this: It turns out that my thesis “Representations of Southeast Asian Wives Under the Korean Gaze” during my MA Korean Studies stint at Chulalongkorn University was included in the database of Thai National Research Council. How cool is that? A part of me […]