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There’s always first times;

First time live tweeting and first time watching a Korean monster movie.

So, I’ll reveal why I was interested in this subject- I have just returned from South Korea for an exchange and thought I could compare what actually goes on in Asia and the Western reactions to the Asian culture. And boy, a semester wasn’t enough for me to see the movie with a Korean perspective- I was still looking at it with my whitewashed eyes. So it’s difficult to see if my ‘background/exposures’ effected how I responded to the movie – as I’m an Asian who grew up in a Western context but still knows a lot about the Asian culture. Which half is influencing my view of the movie? Maybe both?

I was very happy that the class wasn’t going to present the genre most connected to South Korea: Korean drama. So yes…

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