Writings in English

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…

My Love stories, as told by Taylor Swift

For the Portuguese version, click here. Dedicated to my long-time best swiftie friend and namesake, Luíza. TW // mentions of eating disorders I’m an English teacher with an Architecture degree, but, as a side thing, I study fandoms. I’ve identified myself as a fan of things ever since I was…

The Day We Jopped

Do you remember the day we first jopped? To those unaware, “Jopping” is the combination of “jumping” and “popping”. I’m not a dancer, so I can’t “jump” nor “pop” at the same time, but I’m under the impression that I can every single time I crack yet another joke about…

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