Tag: Culture and society

Canada’s Got Talent

Nothing beats the summer heat like going to a concert and cheering until your head is numb and voice gives out, especially if the music you were listening to was K-Pop – the most infectious music in the world. I attended an event called “KPop World Festival 2015” […]

my5 Korean Drinking Games

It’s time for another one of my5 lists. I crafted this compilation using anecdotal evidence so although it may not appeal to some, I am confident it will to most because these are what we have all heard of or/and played before. They are: my5 Korean Drinking Games. […]

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 […]

What’s your blood type?

When you read IMDb-style or blog profiles of Korean celebrities, you may notice a random section called “Blood type” along with “Favourite food” and “What’s on my iTunes”.  This isn’t a case of an overly cautious individual scoping out for a kind soul for a blood transfusion in the event […]

Riding in talking cars with boys

A few years ago when one could not possibly enter a theatre without seeing Will Smith’s name plastered everywhere, he was asked what the “magic formula” was to his successful career in film. Creatures and special effects, he answered rather frankly. Ask me what the magic formula is […]