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January 16, 2015

Although there has been a solid fanbase for Korean dramas in the United Kingdom for quite a few years, never has it been federated clearly before, nor has there been any specific initiative to tap into it. 2014 may be the…


Skiing in Yongpyong Ski Resort – a 1st timer’s account

January 8, 2015, No comments

The alpine venue for the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in Pyeongchang county, Yongpyong is one of Northeast Asia’s best ski resorts though to many ...

Happy New Year to you all!

Korea, my never ending list of resolutions – starts with a stuffed polar bear

January 6, 2015, 2 Comments

When I was ten years old, I was given a soft toy polar bear by my aunt and uncle. (The subject of my inspiration in the Happy New Year Cartoon below) ...

a korea-theme handicraft i made myself an i put it on the door of the refrigerator :)

Hoping that 2015 will be my “Korea Year”

January 5, 2015, No comments

Hello WKBs and everyone … I hope I am not that late to write on my new year resolutions and wish-list related to Korea. But before I do that, let me ...

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    Round Table discussion – Korean Traditional Music
    December 31, 2014, No comments

    Are you interested in getting a degree in Korean Studies or do you want to deepen your knowledge in the Traditional Music of Korea? I hope that this interview will give interested readers and prospective students a glimpse…

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    My Hallyu Fandom’s Many Faces
    December 24, 2014, No comments

    I recently read an article about Hallyu fandom in the Philippines which says that Filipino fans tend to be either of these three: an active fan, a stagnant fan, or a retired fan. According to the researcher Gilbert Que,…