Category Archive: Culture

Korea is obessessed with “bang”

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The flashing neon lights in the sleepless city Seoul seem to carry a common ending word, 방. Just exactly what is a 방? Literally meaning a “room”, the Korean word 방 (pronounced as… Continue reading

Every 14th Day in Korea is a Special Day for Couples and Friends

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Hello SOCKs! By now, most of you might have realized that there seems to be a pattern for Korean celebrated quirky holidays. Well, you’re right! We personally feel that this is Korean marketing… Continue reading

[Korean Monthly 14th Series] Black Day in Korea

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So Valentine’s Day (14th Feb) and White Day (14th Mar) whizzed past without a hitch in Korea this year as well. What happens to the rejected singles? The answer is: Black Day (14th… Continue reading

[In Full Bloom] Cherry Blossom Festival is here in JinHae, Korea!

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Finally, it’s officially Spring for real! Loads of friends have been flying back home to Korea, specially Jinhae, to visit families and also, to enjoy the magnificent view of the Cherry Blossoms and… Continue reading

Night Out in Hongdae – Modern Day Neverland

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Hongdae (홍대), named after one of the nation’s top fine arts university – Hongik University (홍익대학교) is the cradle of the indie arts and music culture. Located in Mapo-gu, the western end of Seoul,… Continue reading

Korean Drinking Games [Part 3]: Soju Cap Game, Titanic, Nunchi(Sense) Game

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We move onto Part 3 of our Korean Drinking Games installation, which involves more action and watching what other people does in order to avoid drinking punishment. Here’s Part 1 and Part 2… Continue reading

Korean Drinking Games [Part 2] Strawberry Game, Image Game

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Here’s part 2 to our installation of Korean Drinking Games! ^^ For those of you who’ve missed part 1, here it is.  Okay, here’s another two popular Korean drinking games to try out with… Continue reading

Korean Drinking Games [Part 1 Numerals]: 007, 369, Baskin Robbins 31

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It’s definitely in the Korean culture to drink. What’s really cool is that they make drinking fun without requiring lots of space or ping pong balls. Today we’d be looking at Part 1… Continue reading

Featuring Seoul Walking Tours from Zenkimchi

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You’ve got 1-2 weeks in Seoul, don’t speak Korean and wondering what to do? Well, the usual includes sightseeing, shopping and eating. Why not try a Walking Tour program from Zenkimchi? Founded by a… Continue reading

Preparing for White Day(화이트데이) in Japan & Korea

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Valentine’s Day was just over on February 14, but did you know that March 14 is White Day 화이트데이 in Japan and Korea? Almost exclusively celebrated in East Asia, White Day is a… Continue reading