Category Archive: Korean Culture

[14th day Series] May 14 is Rose Day & Yellow Day in Korea!

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Today is the day where you’d see college /high school students carrying roses everywhere apart from their graduation day. Rose Day occurs every May 14th, a month after Black Day (the mourning and… Continue reading

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

What are PC Bangs like?

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Before you start asking, PC Bangs are Computer Cafes or LAN Gaming Centres in Korea. Unlike those in other countries, these shops provide the high quality computers and internet connection.They also come equipped… 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