K-EVENTS NEWS 

Hongdae: Seoul’s New Halloween Party Hotspot?

As the first anniversary of the Seoul Halloween crowd crush approaches, discussions on how to celebrate the upcoming celebration on October 31st are widespread online among South Koreans. There is hardly any mention of spending Halloween in Itaewon, where the tragedy happened, Instead, most people point to the streets of Hongik University or Hongdae, as the preferred party location. Last year, the streets of Hongdae saw an influx of young people eager to embrace the Halloween spirit on October 30th, just a day after the Itaewon disaster. However, there are…

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K-ENTERTAINMENT K-TRENDS 

This Show Left The Most Impact on South Koreans

“Searching for Separated Families” is a heartfelt and emotionally charged television show produced by the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS). The program is dedicated to reuniting families who have been separated due Korean War that occurred in the 50s. With its powerful storytelling and compassionate approach, the show has become a beacon of hope, restoring lost connections and bringing joy to countless lives. Background:“Searching for Separated Families” (이산가족을 찾습니다) first premiered on KBS in 1983, with the primary objective of helping South Korean families torn apart by the Korean War (1950-1953)…

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K-LIFESTYLE NEWS 

S.Koreans Are Now A Year or Two Younger Using Int’l Age System

On Wednesday, South Koreans experienced a decrease in their age by a year or two as new laws mandating the use of the international method of counting age came into effect, replacing the country’s traditional method. Under the traditional age system commonly followed in Korean daily life, individuals are considered to be one year old at birth, and an additional year is added on each January 1st. Since the early 1960s, Korea has adopted the international standard of calculating age from zero at birth and adding a year on each…

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NEWS 

BREAKING: North Korea Fires Military Spy Satellite, Seoul says

On May 31, South Koreans woke up to phone alerts and air raid sirens asking its citizens to prepare for potential evacuation. South Korea’s military said Wednesday that a missile was fired by North Korea at around 6:32 a.m. The missile, which the North claims to be a space launch vehicle, was fired in a southerly direction, causing Seoul and other cities in the South to issue warnings. A meeting of the National Security Council was requested at short notice by President Yoon Suk Yeol. A space launch vehicle carrying…

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K-ENTERTAINMENT K-LIFESTYLE 

Misogyny in Korean Entertainment Industry: A Case Study of Lee Jung Jae

Misogyny, systemic discrimination, and prejudice against women is a global issue that manifests itself in various societies and industries, including South Korea. Korean society, with its deeply rooted patriarchal traditions and gender-based stereotypes, struggles with gender inequality. Let’s explore the prevalence of misogyny in Korean society, with a specific focus on its manifestation in the entertainment industry. Not to mention the case of Lee Jung Jae, a celebrated actor who has faced charges of driving under the influence (DUI) twice, examining the contrasting responses to his actions compared to female…

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K-ENTERTAINMENT K-TRENDS 

The Truth Behind K-Pop Idols and Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is common in South Korea, and it is no different in K-Pop. In fact, many K-Pop idols have openly admitted to plastic surgery. This is often seen as a way to improve their appearance and chances of success in the industry.   There are many reasons why K-Pop idols may choose plastic surgery. One reason is that beauty standards in South Korea are very different from those in other parts of the world. For example, double eyelid surgery is very common in South Korea, as it is seen…

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South Korea Needs More Filipino Domestic Helpers K-ENTERTAINMENT K-LIFESTYLE NEWS 

South Korea Needs More Filipino Domestic Helpers

On May 10, South Korea‘s Ministry of Employment and Labor and the Seoul Metropolitan Government shared that the government is considering a pilot project to introduce foreign domestic helpers for housework and care. The government plans to come up with a detailed pilot project plan in the first half of this year. It is expected that foreign domestic helpers from Southeast Asia will be introduced in the second half of this year. An official from the Ministry of Employment and Labor said, “We will prepare a detailed pilot project plan…

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K-LIFESTYLE 

Chuseok: South Korea’s Biggest Holiday

Chuseok also known as, Hangawi is a harvest festival South Korea celebrates together. Held during mid-autumn and a three-day holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar on the full moon. It is believed to be originated from the shamanistic worship ritual of giving thanks to the harvest moon and ancestors. Farmers would express their appreciation and pay honor to their ancestors by offering them their harvested crops, believing that they will have a winter with bountiful food, Today, South Koreans often wear their…

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K-TRENDS 

The Man Behind The Meme in South Korea

On August 8, 2022, Seoul capital of South Korea experienced non-stop heavy rainfall, flooding homes and roads and causing traffic in several parts of the city. Seoulites took to Twitter to give updates about the current situation in their areas. Many shared photos and videos of cars half-submerged in flooded roads and parking areas. As well as water cascading down the stairs of subway stations in Gangnam. While thousands share the cause of the inclement weather, this specific photo became a meme in a few seconds. 올해의 퓰리쳐상 후보…ㅠㅠ pic.twitter.com/HCo8E3o8BZ…

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K-LIFESTYLE K-TRENDS NEWS 

South Korea to Allow Group Travels by July

Are you one of the many who became a K-Pop or K-Drama fan during the quarantine? Check out this good news! On June 9, the Prime minister of South Korea allows overseas group tours of fully vaccinated citizens to nations with steady virus response measures as early as July. Prime minister, Kim Boo Kyum stated on Wednesday “Starting in July, we prepare to let group travel of fully vaccinated people through discussions between nations with stable antivirus conditions.” Allowing foreigners to travel to S.Korea is an indication of the stable…

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