>Thursday Jukebox Loves Crystal Kay

>A natural follow up to Insooni, is another talented singer of Black and Korean heritage, Crystal Kay from Japan.

First up, Shadows of Desire, released when she was 14.

I have also stumbled across a very interesting and informative blog called Where The Hell Am I? by Expat Jane who is at Ewha University in Seoul. Check it out.
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12 comments

  1. Anonymous · November 29, 2007

    >considering that she was born and raised in japan (like her own mother), i think it’s more appropriate to call crystal kay a black japanese singer instead of a black korean signer. in my opinion, phrases like “third-generation zainichi (person of korean descent born in japan)” — which is used on the wikipedia page — are just ridiculous, even if they accurately reflect the social reality of a place like japan. in my book, if you’re born somewhere and spend a large chunk of your childhood there, then you are *from* there, even if the rest of that society continues to view you as an outsider.

  2. Anonymous · November 29, 2007

    >considering that she was born and raised in japan (like her own mother), i think it’s more appropriate to call crystal kay a black japanese singer instead of a black korean signer. in my opinion, phrases like “third-generation zainichi (person of korean descent born in japan)” — which is used on the wikipedia page — are just ridiculous, even if they accurately reflect the social reality of a place like japan. in my book, if you’re born somewhere and spend a large chunk of your childhood there, then you are *from* there, even if the rest of that society continues to view you as an outsider.

  3. Hikaru · November 29, 2007

    >Very astute points. I’ll make the change though.

  4. Hikaru · November 29, 2007

    >Very astute points. I’ll make the change though.

  5. Anonymous · November 29, 2007

    >i like your solution: “singer of black and korean heritage… from japan.” it’s clear and accurate, without any cultural bias to it.when you make changes to your blog, don’t you use the “strikethrough” font to show what words you’ve deleted (together with bold or colored text to show the words you’ve subsequently added)? many bloggers take that approach and i think it’s a good practice since it allows future readers to see the before and after (ensuring that they won’t be confused by the comment thread above). but perhaps blogspot doesn’t give you that option?

  6. Anonymous · November 29, 2007

    >i like your solution: “singer of black and korean heritage… from japan.” it’s clear and accurate, without any cultural bias to it.when you make changes to your blog, don’t you use the “strikethrough” font to show what words you’ve deleted (together with bold or colored text to show the words you’ve subsequently added)? many bloggers take that approach and i think it’s a good practice since it allows future readers to see the before and after (ensuring that they won’t be confused by the comment thread above). but perhaps blogspot doesn’t give you that option?

  7. Hikaru · November 29, 2007

    >Yet another astute point!Blogger may very well offer it, but either it’s very well hidden or my tech knowledge has gone down the tubes.

  8. Hikaru · November 29, 2007

    >Yet another astute point!Blogger may very well offer it, but either it’s very well hidden or my tech knowledge has gone down the tubes.

  9. Anonymous · November 30, 2007

    >gee, i guess i’m on a roll. i’d better stop here.

  10. Anonymous · November 30, 2007

    >gee, i guess i’m on a roll. i’d better stop here.

  11. ExpatJane · December 1, 2007

    >Thanks for the link ;)I graduated from Ewha last term. That means I’m an alumna of yet another university, but this time it’s foreign! What I’ve seen so far of your blog is cool. I’ll pop by from time to time to check it out.

  12. ExpatJane · December 1, 2007

    >Thanks for the link ;)I graduated from Ewha last term. That means I’m an alumna of yet another university, but this time it’s foreign! What I’ve seen so far of your blog is cool. I’ll pop by from time to time to check it out.

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