Hello! I’m Noon. I am a First Year student at the University of California, Irvine. But I am from, the one and only New York City hence the name of my blog. As a political science major, with interest in international studies, I find it would behoove me to understand what causes the rise of an empire and the fall leading to its ruins.

As of right now, I have a focus on the history of the Korean Peninsula and its relation to empire, and it ruins. This interest of Korea did not come out of nowhere but was founded and developed by my love of Korean pop music. While I have a great interest in K-pop, I felt it would be a disservice to myself if I only learned about and focused on the entertainment aspect of South Korea, so I thought it necessary to delve more into deep and rich history and culture of the Korean Peninsula.

This is my Blog and here will be the embodiment of my thoughts and views throughout this course. Over the course of this year, I will challenge myself to find my own voice and then be able to express my mind. The thoughts and views of someone from the empire state, on the empire state of mind.

~New York, concrete jungle Where dreams are made of There’s nothing you can’t do
Now you’re in New York~ – Jay-Z, Alicia Keys