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A Perfect Day in Hoi An for Fusion Culture

Are you tired of skyscrapers and endless traffic? Escape to Hoi An and travel back to the 18th century and a collision of cultures. Hoi An used to be a major port, heavily influenced by the visiting traders. The...

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Saimdang and The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci

As someone who enjoys historical fiction, I had the opportunity to watch Saimdang and read Belle Ami’s The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci within the last year. At first glance, the two works seemed unrelated. Saimdang is a...

Brown Skin Blues

When I was young, I saw nothing wrong with my color. I was brown-skinned. Filipinos are brown-skinned. My cousins and neighbors are brown-skinned. Why would I think anything of it? When you’re busy with lessons and...