Category Archive: Culture

What does March 1 mean to Koreans?

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Wondering what’s the big hoo-ha about Japanese netizens reacting to SNSD’s Sunny’s instagram post?  She basically said “역사를 잊은 민족에게 미래는 없다” which means “A nation who forgets history has no future”.  To… Continue reading

The Amazing Korean Mud Heat Pack (황토찜질팩)

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Remember these? The conventional water heat bags where you need to boil water and get it into the water heat bag which lasts but 5 seconds in a cold winter. When the girlfriend… Continue reading

Wonder what do Koreans do on Seollal?

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In Korea, we say “새해 복 많이 받으세요” on both New Year’s Day (1st Jan the usual Solar Calendar) and 설날 Seollal (1st Jan Lunar Calendar). So, what do Koreans do on Seollal?… Continue reading

In preparation for Valentine’s Day in Korea

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By now, I’m sure most of you SOCKs would have realized that in Korea and Japan, 14 February Valentine’s Day, is all about confessing your love to the man/guy you like. Yes, it’s… Continue reading

Korean Table Manners

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Check out what our PR manager, Titus, observed about Korean Dining Etiquette during his stay in Korea!

When is the best time to visit Korea?

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We get asked this a lot. Find out when is the best time to visit this kimchi-wonderland for you.

Is the Namsan Tower (N-Seoul Tower) overrated?

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What’s the big hype about N-Seoul Tower? Find out what to do there and if it’s worth your while to visit.

4 Korean Performances (Musicals and Plays) to check out in January 2015 (1월의 고연)

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Want to know where the cool Korean performances (musicals and plays) are in January?

Top 6 Franchised Korean Coffee Chains in Seoul (카페)

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Today, we’re going to look at our top 6 favorite Korean coffee franchises to check out when you’re in Seoul.