All posts tagged Korean Culture

  • HOT1997
    Flashback! K-pop idols of the ‘90s
    December 4, 2013, No comments

    Nostalgia seems to be a popular theme for Korean entertainment these days. The most-talked-about TV drama at the moment is Reply 1994 (응답하라 1994), a look into a boarding house and its boarders in a university…

  • Goodie bags...who doesn't love goodie bags??
    The London K-Pop Academy
    November 16, 2013, No comments

    A short while back I received an email from the London Korean Cultural Centre informing me that I had been given a place to attend the new K-pop Academy. Since it was my last week in Korea at the time, I was rather preoccupied…

  • Lee Seok-chul plays the impulisve Icheon in My Boy (Credit: BIFF Press Kit)
    5 Korean Films to Look For from BIFF 2013
    November 15, 2013, No comments

    A month has passed since the Busan International Film Festival wrapped up and I’ve finally had to time to decompress and reflect on my film bonanza. I watched 21 films over 13 days (and held down a day job and blogged and…

  • 04 Selca Noli
    Shall We Selca? Korean Camera Slang
    October 29, 2013, 2 Comments

    Moving to South Korea in 2010, I noticed that virtually everyone had a cell phone, even young children and the elderly, and something that caught me off-guard was how these cell phones were used. I would often see Koreans…

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    Seoul’s Salsa Scene in Full Swing
    October 22, 2013, No comments

    The excitement is palpable, as it always is just before any dance competition. Upbeat Latin tunes echo through a hall of dressing rooms that buzz with giddy conversations in a number of languages. Inside, flamboyantly…

  • With my eonnis and oppas at my Chinese language study group~
    How does Korea match up?
    October 4, 2013, No comments

    Other WKB’s have written about their experiences of the stark differences between how they’d anticipated Korea would be and the true realities of the country. Having found their posts quite interesting,…