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Events

  • 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.…

  • 05 BIFF Snowpiercer
    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…

  • Traditional Korean cloth-wrap “bojagi”
    Curiouser and Curiouser – the Megashow
    July 31, 2013, No comments

    You know how life doesn’t always turn out as planned? And sometimes things are just not what they seem to be? Well, I’ve had my fair share of those moments, but it doesn’t mean I’m prepared for them,…

  • Preparing tea is a solemn ritual
    Tea for Two, or Three, or Four
    June 14, 2013, No comments

    Or maybe thousands of people. Koreans drink a lot of tea. This might be hard to believe about a country which is currently inundated with coffee shops galore and tea shops hard to find, but tea has been an essential part…

  • Tulips, tulips, everywhere
    Sea, Wind, and Tulips – a Trip to Taean
    May 9, 2013, No comments

    After what seemed like an indefinitely long winter, spring has finally decided to make an appearance on the Korean peninsula. And with spring came the flowers; the whole country blooms, quite literally. Lavender pink…

  • Bang Jeong-hwan. Photo courtesy of The Korea Bang Jeong Hwan Foundation.]
    Korea’s Children’s Day and Bang Jeong-hwan
    May 3, 2013, No comments

    May is “Family Month” in Korea. Children’s Day comes first on May 5th. It is only natural to have a special holiday for the children as we also have a Parents’ Day (May 8th). In a country where study is emphasized…