All posts tagged Korean Culture

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    K-Fashion Odyssey Exhibition, London
    March 17, 2014, No comments

    K-Fashion Odyssey Location: Korean Cultural Centre UK Dates: 4 February – 15 March 2014 With London Fashion Week last month seeing Korean designers such as J.JS Lee and Eudon Choi becoming regulars at the biggest …

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    Baring it All: Inside the Jjimjilbang
    March 10, 2014, 2 Comments

    Fans of all things Korea will undoubtedly know about the jjimjilbang (찜질방), or public bathhouse. It’s a rite of initiation for foreign residents and tourists setting foot in the Land of Morning Calm. To dip …

  • Enjoying charcoal-grilled saeng samgyeopsal at my favourite pork restaurant!
    So Tasty: Samgyeopsal!
    February 28, 2014, No comments

    Samgyeopsal (삼겹살) or barbecued pork is one of Korea’s best-known dishes and exports. I’ve had a bit of a love/hate relationship with this staple dish but it’s certainly popular. The Korean Tourism Organization…

  • A Korean Valentine's Day card which translates as "Am I pretty?"
    Valentine’s Day…but not as we know it!
    February 20, 2014, No comments

    Well, it’s good that that’s all finished. In all honesty, I was never a big follower of Valentine’s Day but that’s probably because at heart, I’m too practical and too cynical (or at least I like to …

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    Korean Webtoons Revisited 2014
    February 17, 2014, No comments

    Back in 2011, we looked at several of Korea’s most popular webtoons as fun tools to learn Korean. Of course, the continuously popular webtoons from that list are still around: Wara! Store, Interfering with Everyday…

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    Date Like Koreans!
    February 14, 2014, No comments

     I’ve written several articles about emulating Korean popular culture, discussing trends such as selca, emoticons, and gwiyomi and featured writer Suzy Chung has schooled us in all things Korea with her “How…

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    Get Your Gwiyomi On!
    January 8, 2014, No comments

    Let’s add gwiyomi to the long list of things I enjoy about Korea but will never fully understand (including selca and cutesy emoticons). Gwiyomi is a Korean cuteness craze, sweeping everything from …

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    Food to Survive the Cold Winter: Tteokbokki
    January 7, 2014, No comments

    Tteokbokki, Korean rice cakes with fish cakes in spicy pepper sauce, is known to be a quick take-out snacks which you can buy from street stalls in Korea.  During the cold winter in Korea, tteokbokki is especially…