I’ve always been fascinated by the human brain’s ability to run an extremely complex organic system as well as control thought, reasoning, and emotions (blah, blah, blah…). I honestly don’t know much about the brain save what I learned in college and a few seminars in grad school. (How much of that do I ACTUALLY remember? Heehee…) But what I do know was that yesterday, my own brain blew my mind.Continue reading “An Assumption about Habits and the Human Brain”
(Nodame and Chiaki in the anime “Nodame Cantabile”)
This blog series was inspired by a conversation with thejawavillager. We were talking about music and I decided to share a link to a piece that I love. I thought at that moment, “Wow. The music I love is in the media that many people love. Now I can share classical music with others in a way that they can understand and appreciate.”Continue reading “Classical Music in Pop Culture: Introduction”
Hi hi! I’m Raine or Lisa Espinosa in real life. I’m a blogger, journalist, and correspondent about anything and everything Hallyu and Korean culture. I started out as just a blogger on the good ol’ 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 have been there ever since. 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.
In January 2016 I joined team Soompi writing about K-pop, and creating fun quizzes and polls about everything Hallyu.
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, and anything else that strikes my fancy. That real life includes my cellist pursuits, my day job in a publishing company, and my very lovely role as a kitty mommy of two.
I really like K-dramas and I really like music. I watch/read about/write about K-dramas every day. I play/teach/practice music every day. So when there is a kick-ass K-drama with a rockin’ OST, I can have my cake and eat it too.Continue reading “K-Drama OSTs : Who’s the Composer?!!!”