So Jennifer, can you dance like that?
No, not really that.
So.... What can you do. You're Asian, aren't you.
Well, I can play the violin, I'm good at Math,... ooh! I love movies!
Really, funny you should mention that- I went to an Asian film festival this summer Jennifer!
Did you see, Windstruck? My Sassy Girl? Spirited Away?
For those of you don't know, Spirited Away is a Japanese animated movie drawn in a particular style known as anime. It's a very distinctive art style becoming more and more popular here in America. One of the most popular directors is Hayao miyazaki, who directed films like spirited away and Howl's Moving Castle.
As mentioned before, KPOP has exploded into pop culture in the recent years.
Although the decade of boy/girl bands have started declining in appearance over the years for Americans, KPOP has brought them back into the pop cultural scene. Groups such as Girls' Generation, Super Junior, Big Bang, 2NE1, and 2PM are generating more and more fans as the years pass.
Showing off their pop culture, Korean Students Association are here to give you a glance of just what "is" KPOP. They'll be preforming two songs, "Like This" by Wonder girls, and this one other song you may have heard, I think it's called "Gangnam style"?
Well, as I walked down the "alley" I did the usual, escaped a few hand grabs, screamed for help, and then SUDDENLY, this guy, he was a junior in HS. He grabbed me from behind and lifted me up. Well I scrambled and couldn't get out so NATURALLY, I pretty much bonked my head back and well.........I broke his nose. A lot of blood...fun stuff.
Shane: Aren't you in school to be a nurse? Don't you guys make an oath to heal people?
Jenn: haha they're more like guidelines...
Well, speaking of punching people in the face, our next group is the Baylor Taekwondo Club.
Taekwondo is a martial art that originated in Korea. It means "foot, hand, art," or more loosely translated "the foot fist way."
Taekwondo has been around for many centuries. At first it was practiced by soldiers and warriors who wanted to increase their strength and skills. Over time, it picked up popularity and is practiced by many people all over the world and since 2000 it became an Olympic sport.
Taekwondo combines combat techniques, self-defense, and philosophy and prepares its students not only to perform at their best physically but also mentally. Here to give us a little bit from each aspect of Taekwondo is the Baylor Taekwondo Club.