All posts by Mitzie Correa

March 28, 2014

Sometimes, with a long list of e-books to read in my tablet, I take a chance and sift through my list. I read the first few sentences of a story first. If these first few sentences immediately grab my attention, I continue…

Author Kim Dong-In (1900-1951)

Notes from a Prison Journal: Desperation, Cruelty, and a Hint of Redemption

March 3, 2014, No comments

Every country has its own set of prison stories. And Kim Dong-In’s (1900-1951) “Lashing: Notes from a Prison Journal” is one of many of Korea’ ...

Screenshot from the 2012 Korean movie A Wonderful Moment/ My Little Hero.

Pho, Sinigang, and Glorious Singing: Southeast Asia in Korean Films and TV dramas

January 29, 2014, No comments

Whether it’s food like Vietnam’s pho or the Philippines’ sinigang, whether it’s a beautiful Vietnamese girl that Korean guys fall for or a Fil ...


A Not-So-Innocent Book: Ch’ae Man-Shik’s ‘My Innocent Uncle’

January 17, 2014, No comments

Although Ch’ae Man-Sik’s (June 17, 1902 – June 11, 1950) three-story collection “My Innocent Uncle” was written between the 1930s to 1940s, ...

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    Najeon chilgi for techies
    November 2, 2013, No comments

    One of the wonderful things about watching Korean TV dramas is that you see a lot of beautiful things. Take, for example, those delicately designed jewelry boxes that are as precious as the jewels inside them. Or those…