Galleries

Keeping in ‘Toon’ with Digital Asia- Final Auto-Ethnographic project.

Grace's blog-spot

It is safe to say I came into this semester of BCM 320- Digital Asia with my eyes closed, but I am emerging with them, as I mentioned in my first blog, extremely open to the vast array of media goodness coming out of Digital Asia and I couldn’t be happier about it. Auto-Ethnographic research methods are to thank for this as they have allowed me to, aligned with Anderson’s (2006, pg. 378) five key features;

5 Features 2

Now on to my digital artefact. I have chosen to present my research in the form of an Auto-Ethnographic video (link below) taking inspiration from Denzin (2003) and being “a public intellectual who produces and engages in meaningful cultural criticism”(pg. 259). While I have not so much provided cultural criticism, I have most definitely attempted to create a useful cultural commentary on Webtoon content.

I have discovered that in Australia, Webtoon’s are considered…

View original post 845 more words

An Autoethnographic Project: The World of J-POPジェイポップ

Matilda

Following on from my previous blog posts about the initial stages of planning for my digital artifact exploring the phenomenon of J-Pop, here I will present the findings of my research and final conclusions. As I have mentioned in my last blogs, the reason that I chose this topic is that it is something completely new to me. Therefore I was interested to see how I would interpret this field site given my own cultural framework and understanding, how I make sense of the world. I also chose to look at J-Pop as it seems to be less popular as K-Pop, its Korean counterpart. Intrigued as to why this may be, I endeavoured to find out more.

Before I go into my personal experience with researching this aspect of digital Asia, it is necessary to first explain what it is by understanding its history and evolution.

What is J-Pop?

J-Pop…

View original post 1,537 more words

Grand Finale Anime Food Project

insight

After a month of anime exploration, Japanese history lessons, kitchen decimation, and editing mishaps the illustrious Anime Food project has finally come to a close. This project which came about from my desire to learn more about Japanese food and pop culture was riddled with failures and minor successes. None the less the research project still resulted in what Ellis et al.(2011) would hopefully describe as an ‘aesthetic and evocative thick description’ of my own personal experience with the field site – or at least my attempt at doing so.

The process of conducting this project far outweighed my original expectations, as the time and effort needed to holistically research and interact with my field site quickly overcome what I had originally planned. After days of researching and watching anime, I then needed to conduct further research into the specific Japanese dishes and how they would realistically

View original post 705 more words

Adventures in Mistranslation – BCM320

dainafuller

For my digital artefact, I wanted to translate a piece of Japanese. As someone with very little experience ever learning another language and having zero knowledge about the Japanese language before I began this project I found it very difficult. I challenged myself to translate this page without the help of the internet, only using books to help me. After I finished I compared the results to Google Translates’ version, and then to the official translation.

As outlined in a previous post Ellis describes many different types of autoethnography, but for my project, I decided on having a ‘layered account’ that would ‘focus on the author’s experience alongside data, abstract analysis, and relevant literature.’ As you see in my video, all three versions of the final translation varied and varied quite a lot in some cases. I decided to do a bit of research about Google Translation, I found a

View original post 525 more words

Blog post 4: Bachie 3

Zoe Majstorovic

As Bachie 3 walks out onto the stage the girls jump up and down with delight and want him straight away, even though they don’t know his name yet. Two of the 6 girls want him so much they decided it has now become a competition, let the games begin.

The parents swoon over bachie 3 asking him questions about his family whilst praising him over his looks. Bachie 3 says all the right things leading to his first video. He starts by talking about his bicycle and gym business, which apparently is very successful yet he says he is eager to try new things. He has many interests including learn new languages, karate, singing and cooking. Bachie 3 is after an independent woman who doesn’t rely on her husband so they can take on the world (lame)

Screen Shot 2018-10-25 at 4.14.32 pm.png

All the girls in the box are smitten by bachie 3; all…

View original post 373 more words

Auto-Ethnographic Research: The Beauty of Thai Cuisine (Final + Verdict)

Aiman's

To recap my auto-ethnographic research on The Beauty of Thai Cuisine, and its variations from other southeast asian dishes, I’ve explored a few popular ones like the Thai Laksa, Coconut Agar-Agar Jellies, Thai Steamed fish  and even the iconic Tom Yam dish. In all honesty, the research did not go as I proposed in my post, but I would still consider this a successful one.

I’ve come a long way from the embarrassing Thai laksa incident to actually experience making Thai Laksa on my own. I’ve analyzed my old and new experience to relate on my thoughts on Thai cuisines. From my recorded documents, I did relate to a few dishes from the culture I’m familiar to. I found out that it is impressive how one dish can be interpreted differently from different culture. The question that was flowing inside my head before the research was ” why would…

View original post 773 more words

Auto-Ethnographic Research Podcast: The Thai Experience in Australia (Part 3)

Aiman's

Note: Play the Audio while proceeding with this post

Its Time For Thai Restaurant

Screen Shot 2018-10-08 at 12.17.15 PM Source: Google Maps 

My Food

IMG_20171224_212832_364 Thai Laksa: Source: My Insta Story

The Menu

Screen Shot 2018-10-07 at 12.17.43 PM Source: Its Time For Thai

Taste of Thai Restaurant

Screen Shot 2018-10-08 at 12.19.03 PM.png Source: Google Maps 

The menu:

My Food

20180930_201010 From left: A bowl of rice, Tilapia fish with Thai Curry, Crispy Chicken with veggies and Thai Herb Soup

Herb Soup Source: HealthyThaiRecipes.com

CORRECTION: Its not curry soup, its actually “Thai Herb Soup” which contains Mushrooms, Soy Sauce, and Garlic (Source)

Chicken Rendang with Lemang (Malaysia / Singapore / Indonesia)

Lemang and chicken rendang, bamboo glutinous rice dumpling with spicy meat dish Source: Google

Instant Tom Yam by Maggi

Things that I added with the Maggi Cube:

  1. Chicken
  2. Mushroom
  3. Prawns
  4. Water
  5. Onions
  6. Broccoli

More Instant Products

OOLD TOWN

Furthering my research, I found out they are able to re-create drinks as well: Old Town White Coffee is an instant drink where consumers add the powder and water then stir it for 30…

View original post 87 more words

A Review on One Episode of Men on a Mission

Studio A

Men on a Mission.
아는 형님

Aka Knowing Bros or Ask Us Anything.
Episode S1: E2
Can be found on Netflix.

2018-10-13 (7).png

Basic Overview:

Korean male celebrities are in a high school setting pretending to be students, welcoming in star transfer students as guests every week and engaging in battles of witty humour and slapstick with the hosts Kang Ho-Dong, Lee Soo-Geun, Sang-Min Lee.
Episode Netflix Description: Eun Ji-Won from the group Sechs Kies challenges the class to a game of Indian poker. Kang Kyun-Sung, a singer from Noel, invites them to slackline.
First couple of minutes feature the guests asking quiz questions about themselves to the class.

Themes:

I’ve noticed that quite a lot of Korean comedy techniques involves being sort of disrespectful or speaking down to people that are older than you. I’m learning that like in many cultures Koreans respect elders a lot, even if it’s just by a…

View original post 409 more words

A Review on One Episode of Mecha-Mecha Iketeru!

Studio A

Mecha-Mecha Iketeru
めちゃ²イケてるッ!
(2011.09.17)

NOT INCULDING AKB48 IDOL SPORTS CARNIVAL

2018-10-13 (1)

Basic Overview:

Mecha-Mecha Iketeru is another variety game show that consists of a range of different games and skits that are often times not replayed again, making a unique experience each time. In this episode teams of Girl Group Japanese Idols “young manufactured stars/starlets marketed to be admired for their cuteness” declare their rivalries for other teams, take fun, light hearted jabs at each other and just have a good roast session for the first 16 minutes. Then they all play against each other in fun sports games each of the 8 girl groups has one team player go up and verse the other chosen players from other teams. All the girl groups have their own individual colour shirt to wear.
Three games were played Capture the Flag, High Jump and Sumo Wrestling.

Themes:

In the beginning all the girls…

View original post 757 more words

K-What? Entering a K-Pop fandom.

SHOSHANA B.

At age 13 I had my first and only foray into an immersive, dominating fandom experience. It was Twilight and I was unequivocally Team Edward.

It was summer and nearly everyone in my drama class had been clutching at these books for almost a month. Everyone except my group of best friends, who, at the time, thought we were way too cool and emotionally advanced for ‘vampire romance’.

Throughout school we were avid readers, but for reasons I can’t remember, turned our noses up to the phenomenon that was Twilight. Perhaps it was too mainstream. We prized ourselves on our painfully hipster reputation.

However, I was the first to crack. Tagging along to the hairdressers with my Mum, I asked for a copy of Twilight. Ironically, of course.

As if entranced, I read the first book in under 24 hours. And so began one of the most enjoyable and bonding…

View original post 589 more words