Welcome to the innocent lam! My name is Michelle and I run this this blog, also nicknamed “ilam.” I am a recent graduate from a liberal arts college, where I studied mathematics and economics, and played the carillon. I currently am working as an economics research assistant at a prestigious federal institution, and am seriously considering a PhD in economics. I also hope to continue playing the carillon in my new location.
On this blog, I focus mostly on SHINee (if you haven’t discovered it already, my bias is Jonghyun). For every major release and activity, I will post a review or some thoughts. I am usually quite busy and it is hard for me to do quick turnarounds. However, I can promise you, until the day SHINee stops activities, I will always be posting.
As you can probably tell, when writing about and reviewing kpop, I have a very academic approach; in the world of amateur reviews, I am bit of a rare specimen. I also recommend callmepatricia, who was a schoolmate of mine in college, who likewise brings quite a disciplined perspective to kpop.