What’s the Deal with #HRKK Flush Dolls Hanging Across Los Angeles?

Driving across Los Angeles, you probably have already encountered with these small animal plush dolls hanging with tags reading #HRKK. Hanging throughout some of the...

Why so many Koreans are good at singing

Among various stereotypes about Koreans, having great singing voices is probably a lesser known yet subtle statement. Nicholas Harkness, Associate Professor of Anthropology at...

3 Latest Trends in Korea, Spring 2018

These days, it’s not so hard to experience Korean culture even if you live on the other side of the world – most of...

100 Years of Women’s Fashion in Korea

While I was watching the new film The Age of Shadows (2016, Dir. Kim Jee-woon) last week, what stood out to me a lot was the...

[Korean Culture 101] The Culture of Dieting in Korea

Dieting and losing weight is a common concern for many women in Korea - to  the point that there exists a popular saying, "Dieting is...

Top 10 Greatest South Korean Inventions Ranked

On May 19th, South Korea celebrated its 52nd  “Inventors’ Day.” The date of May 19th is when King Sejong the Great is said to...

[Korean Culture 101] Who pays for the meal?

Imagine - you have just enjoyed a delicious meal at an all-you-can-eat KBBQ place with seven other friends. The waitress retrieves the side dishes before...

[Korean Culture 101] Basic Table Manners

Dear anyone who is planning to eat Korean food with a traditionally Korean family/ friends, Food is an integral part of culture and sharing food...

[Korean Culture 101] Is “Real Men” an Accurate Depiction of the Korean Military?

What is Real Men? Real Men is a popular variety show where a team of celebrities experiences the Korean military as real soldiers. Who is on...

Kpop Cover Dance Boom Takes Center Stage on University Campuses

Hallyu (Korean Wave) is more than just an increased popularity of Korean music abroad. The Korean Wave refers to the rising interest in Korean entertainment...
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