About UG

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–updated 7.24.2013–

Founded in January of 2012, UnderratedGems’ mission is to spotlight Asian television and celebrities that don’t get as much Western recognition but deserve to be.

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Though Asian Dramas only represent a small percentage of my day-to-day life, it’s still amazing how much impact it has bore on my youth. Because of living in a Western environment, it was obviously difficult to find people who share the same interests in Asian fashion, culture, television, and celebrities. But that same interest has given me a desire to learn about the international community, to become more aware of globalization. Jdramas fostered my interest in the Japanese language (okay to be fair, I only took like 2 months of classes, but I know my hiragana yo). I wrote my college supplementary essay on multilingual abilities and why cultural awareness is important in the college community. As a reporter for my school’s newspaper, I wrote on the international impact of the hallyu wave. I think it is just a natural progression that I eventually decided to make a blog discussing Asian media (though my focus is on Mainland Chinese media). Although it began as a discussion for Mainland Chinese dramas, UnderratedGems has evolved into an outlet to express my opinions on various topics of interest, not limited to Asian media entertainment.

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9 responses to “About UG”

  1. redbeanmochi says :

    Hey! 🙂
    Would it be okay if I included you in my blogroll? I’m the owner of givemedramas.com, a blog dedicated to Taiwanese (and some Mainland) dramas/movies.

  2. wootness says :

    I also nominate you for the Liebster award! :)! http://wp.me/p1d8Ra-L2

  3. jnewin says :

    Nice that you also like Princess Pearl. I also like the fifth prince. 🙂

  4. rarapop says :

    Hi! I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! You can see my questions here:
    http://rarapop.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/liebster-award/

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