2NE1’s Fierce Comeback

The reigning queens of K-Pop are back with their long awaited new album “Crush”. If you’re anything like me (massive girl-crush on CL, “Missing You” on repeat on my iPod, tired of slowly being drip fed single after single after single) this is pretty exciting news. “Crush” boasts nine new tracks, three of which were

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De-mystifying Korean Blood Types

If you’re living in North America (like I currently am), it is fairly likely that you have no idea what your blood type is. You may happen to know if you got blood taken recently and remembered to ask or your parents might remember, but it’s not something that we spend a lot of time

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The Truth About Aegyo (애교)

We’re sure you’ve heard the term ‘aegyo’ (애교) before, especially if you have lived in or have spent any amount of time in Korea (or are investing time in learning about the culture). It’s virtually everywhere – it’s popular on television shows, in memes on the web and it’s likely that you’ll see a lot

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Hype of English in Korea

South Korea , a small closeted country , yet technologically advanced and also boasting a highly skilled workforce . The country has long long protected itself from the influences of other cultures and old traditional values ,though superstitions still find an important place in the country’s present  form. When I landed in Korea , I was lost

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Soda Pop Culture

The baby boom generation of Korea, born roughly between 1955 and 1966, tends to feel nostalgic about school outings and the picnic food of their childhood. Two of the most common foods from field trips were gimbap, an assortment of vegetables rolled inside edible seaweed, and boiled eggs. The two snacks constituted a perfect combination

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