Hi hi! I’m Lisa Espinosa AKA Raine. I’m a blogger, journalist, editor, and correspondent about anything and everything Hallyu and Korean culture. I started out as just a blogger on the Dichotomy in 2011 and over the years I’ve expanded to doing so many fun 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.

I have also written for Soompi about K-pop, and creating fun quizzes and polls about everything Hallyu. I am also a contributor to the innovative outlet KultScene.

From there I started my career in South Korea as a project manager. I am looking to delve further into the world of editing and writing in South Korea as I live here with my Korean husband and I love it.

Hallyu has me on an amazing journey. Follow me on Raine’s Dichotomy, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see where my journalistic adventures lead me! 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.

My cat. Because it’s my site.

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