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Artist Spotlight – DEAN

Hey guys! I’ve been busy. I am busy, but I have just been loving this person’s album so much, so much that I just had to write an article tell you all about him. DEAN (stylized as DΞΔN), real name Kwon Hyuk, is an R&B singer-songwriter and producer. Specifically, […]

Eating through the screen: Mukbang

I like eating. I like watching people cook food. And as I’ve recently found out, I apparently also like people eating food. Although I’ve known of this phenomenon for a while, I never actually watched one until around last week. I may have ended up subscribing to too many […]

Korean Snacks

Guest contributor (aka a friend of mine) Esabelle Kim joins us today to share 10 of her favorite Korean snacks. Although I would like to say “top 10”, she refuses to play favorites. 10. 홈런볼 (Home-run Ball) 홈런볼 are creampuff lookalikes. The outside is flaky but soft and there’s […]

Product Placement in Kdramas

Prime Minister and I: Nam Da Jung walks into a Subway to attend a meeting of the wives, where she heartily chomps down on a Subway sandwich. The Greatest Love: No one drank anything but Vitamin Water, and being the celebrity printed on the bottle was pretty much […]

Sustainability meets Architecture in new design

When I was doing research for my Geo paper, I came upon this article and thought it deserved sharing. SAMOO is a firm that offers designing and engineering services. It’s headquartered in Seoul but has branch offices all over the world. Its notable projects include Samsung Town, New […]

Korea starts 5G implementation plan

Move over, LTE. 5G is coming. It’s an understatement to say that smartphones are everywhere in Korea. As a fellow blogger noted in 3 Funny Things about K-Dramas, even the poorest character would have the latest smartphone. It’s not that unrealistic actually, with Korea boasting a 97.7% saturation […]

Piggybacks, U-turns, and Noble Sacrifices

If you are a regular viewer of Korean drama, you must have noticed that there are certain events that almost always happen at some point. Some may call them cliché, or iconic, or filler. Hate them or love them, they are, in a way, “representative” of this fabulous […]