i’m not a YouTuber, English teacher, or soldier. i’m Ryan. to collaborate, email [email protected].
in April 2021 i began performing in the popular Hongdae (홍대) neighborhood of Seoul. check out one of my original Korean songs below:
my first Korean/English album, 외국인 (Foreigner) debuted September 30, 2021.
in September 2021 i joined popular Twitch streamer Tyongeee for a 2.5 hour live interview and performance in Gangnam, Seoul.
in October 2021 my submission to the Sing Sing Arirang competition made me a Top 10 finalist. after a month of shooting with Arirang TV and awaiting judge deliberation, we won 1st place and performed at the annual K-Healing festival in December.
to share my American perspective on Korea i’ve collaborated with Korea Times, Awesome Story, Buzzfeed, and Korean Bros. i’ve vlog’d a variety of lesser understood experiences from crypto mining in Seoul to getting a Corona test.
in Spring and Sumer 2021 i produced over a dozen “가사 의미” (Lyric Explanation) videos to help Korean native speakers learn natural English expression through popular song lyrics.
in Summer 2021 i was cast as a weekly guest on KBS’s 백종원 클라쓰 (Paik-jong won Class), a reality cooking show where foreigners are taught to make traditional Korean dishes.
on one episode i had the opportunity to sing a duet with co-host and pop superstar 성시경 (Sung Si-kyung).
to celebrate Korean culture and the recent merger of technology and art (NFTs), in September 2021 i launched Gimbap with 2 friends.
i enjoy making things with my bare hands. most recently i created a Korean board game.
to view more of my projects go here.