What’s wrong with “Reply 1988”?

Reply 1988 tells the story of five friends who have been raised together in the small neighborhood alley of Ssangmun-dong in Seoul. It unfolds a timeline that begins in 1988 and the succeeding years after until 1995 including some snippets of selected characters in 2016. Compared to other dramas that centers on a single character, Reply 1988 gravitates around the five families whose lives are so intertwined with each other. … More What’s wrong with “Reply 1988”?

Sirao Peak – the Untold Story of How I was stood up by a Friend

We all have our fair share of stories of being stood up by friends who committed to join a trip then backs out the last minute. But what happens if the one who invited you does not show up on the day of the trip and you are already in the meet-up place? Would you push through with the plan or… go back home? … More Sirao Peak – the Untold Story of How I was stood up by a Friend

When Narra trees bloom…

Walking has brought me to a thousand different places – even if I’ve been trailing the same road every day. No, this ain’t astral projection, nor was I summoned by Dr. Strange. There’s just something with walking that brings one a step forward to a different dimension far noticed by commuting passengers. Today, it brought me somewhere in between nostalgia and regret. … More When Narra trees bloom…

Kamote Club Campfire: The Story of Love and Friendship

Love was too broken and wary to settle for another kind of relationship. So she built high walls and closed her doors that no one can penetrate. But a stranger came bearing the name of Friendship. He persistently knocked on her doors. He didn’t force his way in because Friendship does not work that way. … More Kamote Club Campfire: The Story of Love and Friendship

The Curious Case of the Missing Phone and all other stories

For someone whose line of work revolves around social media, I find it strange how people suddenly give up the power of connection in exchange for solitude. No man is an island, right? I often wonder how lonely can it get being far from the realms of trend and social issues. Then, this long-forgotten inquiry … More The Curious Case of the Missing Phone and all other stories