Hi hi! I’m Lisa Espinosa AKA Raine. I’m a Korea-based blogger, journalist, editor, and correspondent about Hallyu, Korean culture, classical music, craft, social justice, and more. I started out as just a blogger on the Dichotomy in 2011 and over the years I’ve expanded to doing so many amazing things.
In 2013, I joined HanCinema as a drama and film reviewer, and in 2017 I became the managing editor. In October 2015, HanCinema sent me as its representative to Korea for the Korea Joa 2015 program. I experienced the culture, food, and language as well as attend the 2015 Busan International Film Festival, Gangnam Music Festival, One K Concert. I sat down for interviews with the Director General of KOFICE, two Yonhap journalists, Dabit, and SISTAR. With HanCinema I interviewed actors such as Sam Okyere and Jasper Cho as well as panel at KCON NY 2016, KCON LA 2016, and KCON LA 2017 as a Hallyu professional.
Hallyu began my journey that you can follow me Raine’s Dichotomy, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Where will journalistic adventures lead me next? Also expect to see a few things about my real life including cello, classical music, learning Korean, living in Korea, and anything else that strikes my fancy.