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] 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...

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...

Christmas is Different in Korea

Wearing warm sweaters, decorating a tree, and having a special dinner with family and friends are some of the common ways to celebrate 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...

Koreans Favor May Over June for Marriage

You must have heard "June bride" before. But how about "May bride"? Whereas June is the most popular month to tie the knot in the...

[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...

Popular Korean Web Comic Series ‘Cheese in the Trap’ Ends Its 7-Year-Long Serialization

One of the most beloved Korean webcomics, Cheese in the Trap has finally released its last episode after 7 years of serialization. The romance comic...

Korean Online TV Stars Migrate to YouTube

Have you ever watched mukbang? Mukbang, which is a Korean compound word of eating and broadcasting, refers to a broadcast in which a show...

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