Writings in English

Fruit Basket — how to make yourself a home

Versão em Português. There are multiple ways to measure time. Besides the minutes and seconds, hours, days, weeks, there are mornings, evenings and late nights, and seasons, and school terms, and the four years between elections, the Summer Olympic games and the World Cup. How many family meals, how many…

Uncommon Side Effects

Written between late-June, 2021 and early-Feb/2022. People rarely get the chance to acknowledge when something life-changing is about to happen, but somehow, when I picked up “Down and Out in Paris and London” for the first time a few years ago, I knew I wouldn’t be the same after reading…

Through the Crashing Waves, and what there is to be found there

Versão em Português aqui. This text is an extended version of the review of “illa illa” that I wrote for KPK: Kpop Kollective’s monthly music review project, WWLT (What We’re Listening To), Vol. 2, No. 2 (March 1, 2022). You can find the review here: WWLT, Vol.2 , No. 2…

My Favourite (Forgotten) B-side

Are you the type of person who enjoys songs that never make it to setlists? Me too! Para uma versão em Português, clique aqui. I’m a huge K-pop fan. I haven’t been one for a very long time, but, over the last three years or so, I became really passionate…

The Shape of an Idol

What sort of artist is an idol? Para uma versão em Português, clique aqui. I first came into contact with K-pop idols in 2009, at 14 years of age, when I learned that one of my favourite songs by one of my favourite German bands – Cinema Bizarre’s “Forever or…

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