[Academia]The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2016: Official Conference Proceedings

Last 2-5 June 2016, the International Academic Forum (IAFOR) held the Sixth Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2016 at Kobe, Japan. With the themeΒ Cultural Struggle and Praxis: Negotiating Power and the Everyday,Β more than 200 scholars/academics/practitioners gathered at the Art Center … Continue reading

[2016] Week 32 Eats, Reads, Beats, Pokemon Go, and Other Good Stuff

The first week of August surprised me in a really good way. Before I start with my usual Eats, Beats, Reads for the week, let me start with something ~work~ related. Yes, you read that right – work! Last week … Continue reading

[Travel] Japan Travel Palabok Tips

A couple of friends are leaving for Japan in a few weeks, and while we’ve been chatting constantly about the where and how in the Land of L’Arc~en~Ciel, I thought I should write these tips down so I can just … Continue reading

[2016] Week 30 Eats, Reads, Beats

First good thing: I spent the weekend in Baguio! I still have to apologize profusely to Tito MJ for bailing out the last minute, but.. family first. 😦 Baguio has always been like a second home for me. The best … Continue reading

[2016] Week 29 Good Stuff: Korean Buffets, Japanese Food, Book Sale, Strawberry Taho

When I think of the happenings last week, what stand out in my head are Korean buffets. I have come to love Korean food when me and my grad school friends went to the Land of BoA last year and … Continue reading

[Event] Communicating with Cool Japan: New International Perspectives on Japanese Popular Culture

Four days after presenting in Kobe, I travelled to Tokyo with my grad school friend and sister to deliver another paper at Waseda University. Entitled, β€œCommunicating with Cool Japan: New International Perspectives on Japanese Popular Culture,” the preconference organized by … Continue reading

[Event] The Sixth Asian Conference on Cultural Studies

The reason why I was out of the country on the first two weeks of June was because I delivered two paper presentations in international conferences in Japan. This venture was my first time to present my finished papers, so … Continue reading