Thursday, April 28, 2011

Jinju's 2011 production of The Vagina Monologues is finally here!

Last year, Jinju's 2nd annual production of The Vagina Monologues rocked much bigger and diverse audiences than it did in its first production in 2009, which back then was held in a much smaller venue, Sound Garden bar (click for a '10 Magazine' article I wrote on the bar).
This year, once again at Hyunjang Arts Hall in downtown Jinju and for the 2nd time organized by our super woman Jess Anderson, The Vagina Monologues are back with its biggest production in the city to date! 
One is good, two is great, and three... is *awesome*! So, (women and men of) Korea, come support your women, expat and Korean, in Jinju's 3rd annual Vagina Monologues

Tomorrow night (Friday the 29th) at 10:30 PM and Saturday the 30th at 7:30 PM.  

-- Tickets are 10,000 won! 9,000 won for every ticket will be donated to the Jinju YWCA. The other 1,000 won will be sent to the women's shelters in Haiti.

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Now, ready to meet the gorgeous cast of Jinju's 2011 production of The Vagina Monologues?
Here we go! -- Oh, I'm in it, btw :)
Shots by our awesome and exclusive photographer Danielle Sarchet 

 Agatha Maia Pereira - Me :)
Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 Angeline Vo
Northern Virginia, USA

Ann Sun-Ah Kim
Seoul, Republic of Korea

Christina Wells
Nelson City, New Zealand

Dana Meehan
Quito, Ecuador

Danielle Robare
Methuen, Massachusetts, USA

Jess Anderson (the show's organizer)
Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

 Jocelyn Christian

Kyle Riddle
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Vierzon-Ville, Centre, France

 Samantha Chin
New Jersey, USA

Sarah Leroux
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Busan, Republic of Korea

Stephanie True
Eugene, Oregon, USA

Talisha Ramnarain
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

V-Love to you all!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Korea has made him a star. In America, it won't be different.

*The first post of the year will be musical!*

Remember Shay? No? Hmm, so let me quickly refresh your 'blog' memory: Oct 16, 2009, Oct 24, 2009 and Dec 20, 2009.

This young American musician who made history while in Korea during the years 2009 and 2010, appearing on Korean TV shows like the hugely popular Star King and also on a bunch of Korean news shows as well as on radio, has been making his way to the top at home. Shay's professional YouTube videos, a hardworking team and a good manager have been quite a perfect recipe for this young man's current success.

More powerful, mature and as talented and creative as ever, Shay, who turns 24 in July, seems to be more than ready to take over the competitive American pop rock scene by storm, town by town, crowd by crowd.

Shay's latest music video, which he posted on Facebook early today, is a must-see. In the video, Shay and his band Shayliff have turned Kings of Leon's "Pyro" into a beautiful and unique acoustic version of the original sound. So, if you missed out on Shay's appearances while he was in Korea, here's a perfect chance to learn about what he's done and the even bigger star this fearless musician has become.

Meet my buddy and musical idol Shay Bailiff, performing with his band Shayliff:

In late 2009, Shay rocked it solo at my birthday party in Cheongju City, near Seoul. -- I first saw Shay in a random featured video on YouTube early that year. He was singing in perfect Korean in the video and I couldn't get it out of my head until I finally ran to see him live at Rolling Hall in Seoul just a couple of months later. We have been friends since then.

- Check out Shay's YouTube channel: Shayliff7 There you can also see all of his Korean work.

**Here are some cool shots taken at my birthday party in Cheongju, Korea on Dec. 5, 2009:  :)

Shay, rockin' it solo at my super birthday party.
Me and Shay - Yep, at *my* party :)