My name is Jung. I started this blog in 2010 after graduating high school as an outlet to practice writing. It’s still nominally an “anything goes” blog, but a series on music that I wrote in 2010 called “Top 100 Korean Songs of the Decade” has been drawing a modest but consistent amount of visits over the years – perhaps that is how you got here!

I started writing for hellokpop.com as the resident reviews editor in 2011 (contributing only sparingly since 2014), which is part of why this blog went dark for a few years before my “Top 100 Idol Songs” series in 2015. You can check out my archive of HKP writing here. My music writing nowadays revolves around the Year in Review posts at Hellokpop that I’ve done every year since 2011 (latest in 2017).

There’s a lot of other things I’d like to write about – football and other sports, academic and everyday economics, and faith, for starters. I am usually writing on something, though I only post once in a blue moon.

In real life, I am a graduate student at the Ohio State University pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics; I am an applied microeconomist studying immigration, innovation, and urban issues. Before that, I graduated from the University of Washington in 2014.


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  1. Not sure how active you are on this site anymore but I was really hoping you can help me with some very vague details. I used to be in a tae kwon do class and we used to play this one Korean (kpop) song that I really want to find but cannot at all. It was very fast paced and there was a dance with it (if that helps). Some of the lyrics go like this and hopefully you can help me!

    “Awaaaaaaaaaa awaday badi baaaa a woo pa ra in yaaaa a woo pa raaaaa in yaaaaaaaa”.

    Very fast paced song, NEED to find it for some nostalgia. We listened to it in like 2004 but I’m not sure if it was before this decade. Thanks if you can help, you’d be a life saver. Its a kick ass song.

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