Raine’s Dichotomy Turns 5!!!


Hello universe! I can’t believe it’s here, but Raine’s Dichotomy is coming up on her fifth anniversary in five days, September 19. I’m writing this post to ask you to celebrate with me. I’ll be hosting a giveaway on the Dichotomy, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You’ll have the chance to win one of the following awesome goodies (see the bottom of the post for deets):

  1. A VIXX N plushie
  2. A SHINee Jonghyun plushie
  3. A Bigbang Taeyang Keychain
  4. A customized K-pop tune on cello

Unfortunately goodies #1 to #3 are only available to people within the United States, but for three lucky winners outside the U.S. you will receive exclusive, full-size photography from KCON NY and KCON LA red carpets!

Here’s how to enter:

1) On Raine’s Dichotomy: Leave me a comment on this post and subscribe to the Dichotomy. To make it more fun, tell me which is your favorite drama and why!

2) On Facebook: Like my page and share my anniversary post. Please leave me a little something about your love for Korean drama!

3) On Twitter: Retweet about my anniversary and follow me! Because I wanna get to know you, tell me how you became interested in Korean drama!

4) On Instagram: Follow me on instagram and heart my post about the anniversary. Let me know how long you’ve been following the Dichotomy!

Deets on the goodies:

Because the plushies and keychain are being custom made by Zombie Mama as you read this post, I don’t have pictures of them for you, but here are some samples of her other work so you know the exciting goodies that are coming you’re way:

As for the K-pop tune, I’ll arrange something especially for you on cello, and if you want, I can even sing! Here are a few samples to give you an idea of what lies in store for you! Take a listen and think up what you really want to hear on cello!

I never post my full-size Korean event coverage online, so this is a special opportunity to see your favorites up and personal on the red carpet with exclusive Raine-taken shots.

The giveaways end at midnight on September 19, 2016 PST. Please keep checking this blog and my social media for announcements on the winners. I will contact you via private message and email! 

Thanks for joining me and the Dichotomy for this momentous occasion. Thank you all so much for being with me through all of my K-entertainment adventures. Thank you for being the best part of the Dichotomy. I couldn’t have done this without you all.

Happy five years!

Lisa Espinosa AKA Raine

Raine’s Dichotomy has a new look!

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Hi all!

A few months ago I decided that since Raine’s Dichotomy is in year 5, it should get a makeover. I reached out to a friend, Elsa Riffe, who made me the awesome logos you’ve seen floating around. And then I called on my Orion from Orion’s Ramblings. Together we have ventured to make the blog brand, spankin’ new. This post is half love for the blog, and half love for my awesome web master.

This is still a work in progress. You might see colors tweaked, and layouts skooching around, but I’m very happy to see the RD looking so snaaaaazzzy! Please pardon our dust as we make this a better place for you to visit, spaz, comment, read, ogle, and much, much more! Let me know what you all think! And mind the dusty Korean idols meandering around. They haven’t yet reached their shower scenes.


Lisa Espinosa AKA Raine





I’m alive…I think…

by: Raine

The past few months have been harrowing and I think I’ve made it out the other side. With the hiatus under my belt, I’d like to get back to the Dichotomy and get blogging. Although I haven’t been into news much lately, I have heard a few tidbits here and there. I’ve managed to keep up with a few shows thanks to my work for Hancinema. I’m working on a few blog series for you all concerning K-drama and K-pop…w00t!

As for today, Brother Raine has come for a visit and he greets you from the comfort of the sofa!

What did you all think of this week’s K-drama? And what are you watching? On my docket:

  1. Temptation
  2. Fated to Love You
  3. Glorious Day
  4. Joseon Gunman.

Twitter has informed me that I need to get on a few more dramas…plus TAEMIN’S SOLO DEBUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ahem, enough of this update. Onto important things…like…naps…

Updates on LIFE!

by: Raine


So as I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve not been writing a lot on my blog. I write six reviews a week for Hancinema and on top of that, Halloween is coming up so work has been crazy with preparing for Halloween concerts. I also, as you know, GOT A NEW CAR and we have a new kitten, who I will post about soon. I PROMISE. She’s getting big and she and Timmy finally get along. My mom came to visit a few weeks ago, too, which was quite lovely. More than anything, however, it’s just the little things in life that have piled up and made me neglect the Dichotomy. I’m planning some K-pop reviews, some general drama reviews, some joint ventures with my sister, and some series reviews as well. Is there anything you’d guys like to read about?