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    2013 Kpop Cover Dance Festival
    October 7, 2013, No comments

    Last night the beautiful city of Gyeongju in Southeastern Korea saw the 2013 Kpop Cover Dance Festival where dance teams from all around the world came together to compete for a once in a life time opportunity of winning…

  • International Film Festival Logo, 2013 (Credit: BIFF Press Service)
    5 Foreign Film Picks for BIFF 2013
    October 3, 2013, No comments

    For the first time in BIFF’s eighteen-year history, a foreign film will be screened for the opening ceremony. Bhutanese lama and filmmaker Khyentse Norbu’s third feature film, Vara: A Blessing will open the festival…

  • The Queen makes her way
    A Royal Wedding at Unhyeongung
    September 29, 2013, No comments

    The year is 1866. It has been three years since the young Gojong has become the 26th king of Joseon. This is also the year where he would marry the daughter from the Min family clan, who would later become Queen Myeongseong.…

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    Bring on BIFF 2013!
    September 28, 2013, No comments

    It’s nearly here! 2013 marks the 18th annual Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), and the anticipation is building by the minute. Tickets for the opening film, Vara: A Blessing, sold out in just 43 seconds while…

  • Graduation Photo - Level 6 class at SNU
    Thinking of studying in Korea? : Summer programs
    September 6, 2013, No comments

    I have many friends who have studied abroad in America and Australia and complained of “culture shock”. However, in a country where not only the language is different but the culture too is completely alien,…

  • Dosan Seowon in Andong South Korea
    Korean Cultural Heritage 101
    September 1, 2013, No comments

    South Korea has a very distinctive system to preserve cultural heritage. If you frequently read about Korean culture, you most probably heard about the National Treasure system and most likely you also know that the…