Author: matthewfavaloro50

auto ethnography into Veganism in Asia

Looking at my progress to become a better auto ethnographer, I will be interested to examine my previous work ‘Veganism in Asia’, that investigated how in particular, South Korea adopts the term ‘veganism’ quite loosely, and my experience with that vague definition they give to it. This blog post that I will be examining, didn’t follow Ellis’s writing as the previous post before it did, as I only drew from my own experience of the topic and couldn’t feel a way to tie his wisdom amongst it. So, looking back at that post may have been weaker because I was unable to tie his reasoning into it. But I will be rectifying that in this post, where I will be attempting to look over my writing with his auto ethnographic words and reasoning.

Reading through Ellis’s finding after writing ‘Veganism in Asia’, I notice that my auto ethnography skills are…

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Veganism in Asia

more specifically South Korea (◠﹏◠✿) <

After traveling to South Korea for almost a month and beginning a journey to consume less meat in my daily diet, I was finding it difficult to avoid meat as part of the meals I was consuming throughout the day. For lunch, the easiest thing to find on a restaurant menu, was either pork, beef or fish. This was available in many forms, including soups, salads and sandwiches or wraps. For dinner it was far easier to find a Korean BBQ place, then any kind of vegan niche restaurant. So, I do admit to consuming a sizable amount of meat on that trip as it was by far the easiest thing available to consume and locate when my stomach began to demand.  

South Korea, as a country, seem to play victim of mass consumption of meat, as is visible in their restaurant’s choices…

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An Exploration into Autoethnography

This week will be going over the assigned reading, Ellis et al (2011) about autoethnography. I hope to explain this reading in conjunction to my own understanding of autoethnography and also link it to this week viewing of Akira (1988).

To define my understanding of autoethnography from Ellis’s writing, is to state that an autoethnography is an analysis of one’s self, and how that analysis impacts them afterwards. It is a investigation from an individual on their identity before an experience and how that experience changes that individual. (Ellis et al, 2011)

As researchers develop an autoethnography, there is a search to create an appealing story, on personal experiences. This then draws out the need for a creative writer to assist in the telling of a researcher’s experience in a compelling way. A researcher’s knowledge and a writer’s craft create an aspect within autoethnography, for it to appeal to a…

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Experiencing Korean Monster

Right out of my comfort zone.

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This class is definitely
bringing many firsts to me. I have not written blogs, explored WordPress, had a
Twitter account or watched any Korean movies. So, let’s start.

So live tweeting was a very strange
experience. Like talking non stop throughout a movie to a group of people is extremely
frowned upon in every screening of a movie, but tweeting is exempt from this
rule? Having so many tweets to complete and respond to, made the movie extremely
difficult to watch and follow as I was also trying to learn how twitter worked
at the same time. So maybe next time, it won’t be as difficult to do and I will
be able to see more of the movie, because I honestly saw quite little because I
was trying to learn a new social media platform.

Anyway, The Host was from what I saw…

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