I Do?: The Harvest Moon Bachelorettes’ Representation in the Discourse of Romance and Relationships

Harvest Moon: Back to Nature is a role-playing game (RPG) which features the journey of a young man as he rejuvenates the farm of his deceased grandfather. Harvest Moon was produced by Victor Interactive Software and was released in 2000. The game and was made available in different gaming consoles such as the PlayStation and GameBoy. Critics praised Harvest Moon for its fresh take on role playing games. Harvest Moon deviated from the usual RPGs which featured world-changing journeys of heroes and heroines alike. Dubbed as “a different type of RPG”, Harvest Moon gave its players a non-linear experience of managing a farm and at the same time ensuring that relationships with the people of Mineral Town are maintained properly. Continue reading I Do?: The Harvest Moon Bachelorettes’ Representation in the Discourse of Romance and Relationships

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My Husband’s Lover

My Husband’s Lover (MHL) was a popular soap opera in GMA 7 that took the primetime slot for around four months last year. The story of the soap was about a girl named Lally who was married to Vincent, but apparently was gay and has an unfinished affair with his college lover, Eric. Continue reading My Husband’s Lover

Discourse Analysis on Boys Over Flowers

Sylvia Estrada-Claudio (1999), in her essay in Gender Sensitive and Feminist Methodologies, presented a strategy in employing discourse analysis of texts. She deemed it important to ask four distinct questions in trying to understand the ideologies presented by a certain text. This short criticism employs Estrada-Claudio’s strategy in Discourse Analysis in analyzing the popular South Korean soap opera, Boys Over Flowers.

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“Looking At A Different Lens” A Discourse Analysis on the Korean Drama, City Hunter

Ever since radio and television began broadcasting here in the Philippines, Filipinos have been borrowing shows from foreign countries as part of the programs. Soap operas are one of the pioneering types of programs in Philippine broadcasting and it has been enjoyed by Filipino families all over the country. Personally, I am not a fan of watching soap operas because most of them are full of drama and the plots are mostly full of cliché, but I watch some episodes from time to time because my family always gather in the living room to watch primetime shows in the evening. One of the shows I watch with my family are Koreanovelas. I have observed that those who start watching a particular Korean drama cannot stop (unless they have the complete copy of entire drama) until they finish all the episodes. Continue reading “Looking At A Different Lens” A Discourse Analysis on the Korean Drama, City Hunter