Category Archive: Korean Culture

Patbingsu, A Shaved Ice Treat!

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Still feeling down because of the heat? If Samgyetang isn’t your cup of tea (or soup in this case), maybe a Bingsu might just do the trick! Bingsu 빙수 is Shaved ice. Although… Continue reading

Beat the heat with Sambok!

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To some, summer might be a wonderful time as the sun is shining and everything is nice and warm. To most of us though, it can get too hot! But the Koreans have… Continue reading

Multibangs and Game Bangs

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Koreans just really loves their games, from the professional gaming scenes for StarCraft to the casual day to day mobile games. Here’s another Bang to show how much they love their games! You’ve… Continue reading

6 Useful Business Korean Phrases

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Have a meeting with a Korean client and don’t know what to do? Here’s 5 useful Business Korean phrases to impress him or her. 1) 안녕하십니까? (Ahn-nyoung ha shimni ka?) This basically means… Continue reading

Cheerleading (응원단) in Korea 

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When it comes to the school festivals concept, Japan and Korea immediately come to mind. Korean Cheerleading is a totally different thing compared to the western counterparts since the highlights of the cheerleading… Continue reading

Need a place to study? How about a Gongbu Bang?

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There are 2 major variations of Gongbu Bangs (공부방), or Study Bangs within South Korea. They could either be mini tuition centres and self study areas for students. For this article, I’ll be… Continue reading

Love movies? Why not go to a DVD Bang!

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Imagine having a mini theatre all to yourself as you enjoy your movies without a care in the world… That’s what you can expect when you’re at a DVD Bang! DVD Bangs are… Continue reading

Sing your heart out in Noraebangs! Korean Karaoke Rooms!

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Now for those who are musically inclined, here’s an article for Noraebang, 노래방. (You can even find these in Jjimjilbangs!) These Karaoke rooms have unique props, as compared to the ones we might… Continue reading

Popular Korean Webtoon turned Live Action Drama: Orange Marmalade

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Just recently started airing, Orange Marmalade features essentially a Twilight-esque story a la Kimchi style with a female vampire and a human male student as the main characters instead in a high school… Continue reading

Jjimjilbang! A Korean Spa!

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Jjimjilbang (찜질방) is a Korean version of spas and saunas. The direct translation would be Heating (Jjimjil) Room (Bang) and they don’t only have sauna related things! Modern variations can be considered mini… Continue reading