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personal, travel / 28.08.2013

BUSAN. I have just returned from the European Graduate School to Busan—from one community to the other. In a few days I will leave Korea and move to Chiang Mai. I used to think of Korea as my bubble, a...

personal, travel / 11.06.2013

BUSAN. After six and a half years in Korea, I’m packing up and moving on. To put a long story into a single sentence: My department folded at Kyungsung and rather than shift into a new department I took it...

books, philosophy / 28.12.2012

BUSAN. I’ve been meaning for a while to use this space to write some posts on readings that I’ve been doing for my graduate study. I don’t necessarily want to write “book reviews” but rather highlight some aspects of the...

cinema, personal / 22.11.2012

BUSAN. In earlier entries, I mentioned a film I worked on called Ari Ari the Korean Cinema. It screened at the Busan International Film Festival over a year ago. But then it went nowhere. Although distributers were interested, the film got...

academics, personal, philosophy, travel / 31.08.2012

August 31, 2012 BUSAN. I’ve I recently returned from my first summer of classes at the European Graduate School for my PhD study. I had received a good amount of advance knowledge regarding the way things work there prior to my...