[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...

[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...

British Singersongwriter Damon Albarn Speaks about His Visit to North Korea

“Visiting North Korea was like going into the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland. It felt like I was falling under the spell.” Gorillaz member...

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...

Express Your Love to Your Parents

Every year at this time of the month, many of us plan a special day for our mothers, whether it is preparing flowers, writing...

Where to Shop Online for Affordable Korean Clothes

Watching Korean dramas, you may be wondering where you can try Korean fashion styles yourself. Of course you can search on and offline, but...

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...

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...

Manhwas, Webtoons, and the Storytelling Behind it All

You're in the middle of an eerie village. Your heart beats rapidly as you begin to suspect the villagers have more secrets than they're...

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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