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January 2, 2015

I am writing this on the eve of the first day of the year 2015. As I look back on the past year, I see that I have accomplished several things as a Korea fan – or a Koreanist, if you will.

I kicked my geekiness up a notch by finally…

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My Hallyu Fandom’s Many Faces

December 24, 2014, No comments

I recently read an article about Hallyu fandom in the Philippines which says that Filipino fans tend to be either of these three: an active fan, a sta ...

Legendary gisaeng Hwang Jin-Yi. Photo taken from the 2006 KBS2 TV series.

The Many Faces of the Gisaeng in Korean TV

August 12, 2014, No comments

I must admit that I love watching gisaeng (기생) in Korean TV dramas and movies more than Joseon queens and princesses and women from yangban famili ...

Director Kim Jee-Woon talks about his film "The Good, the Bad, and the Weird" during Cinema Diverse at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center in Thailand.

The Good, the Great, and the Grand: Korean Director Kim Jee-Woon in Bangkok

May 26, 2014, No comments

It’s not every day that a world class Korean director visits a Southeast Asian city like Bangkok. So when I learned that Kim Jee Woon, an award-winn ...

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    Before Korean Women Were Fighting Women
    March 28, 2014, No comments

    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…