Category: Korean Culture

Juldarigi: An Extreme Form Of Korean Tug Of War.

     Tug of War is among the most ancient of games and no doubt developed independently in multiple places around the world. It is a game that probably arose quite naturally as it is instinctive to hold onto something you want when someone tries…

Cats And Dogs: Animal Cafes In Seoul.

Seoul is a city of cafes, in fact it is said there are more cafes in Seoul than in any other city in the world. Therefore in order to stand out many have come up with themes to try and capture the attention of…

Korean Variety Show Games, Part 5.

  I’ve talked about lots of games in past posts, but with the large number of Korean shows that feature games I’m guessing I’ll be writing quite a few more. Dangyunhaji.  I thought I’d start off today with an older game that sees an…

SHINee World V Tour In Dallas. 2017.

  Once again SHINee, one of the most iconic groups of Kpop, chose Dallas, Texas on Friday 24th of March 2017 to be one of their few stops in North America. Their first time in Dallas was a Fan Meet back in July 2016,…

KPOP Night Out @SXSW. Part 3.

  The View From The Back. After seeing MFBTY I asked the fans around me if they would let me switch out with my friend who was about 8 rows back, as he is a huge fan of Hyolyn and of Red Velvet. They…

KPOP Night Out At SXSW. Part 2.

  A View from the Front.   In part one I mentioned that I was at the K-POP Industry Party held before the show, which meant I was inside the venue before the doors opened, and therefore was able to get a center spot…

Kpop Night Out @ SXWS. Part 1.

South by Southwest, SXWS, or South-by when speaking, is a music, film, and interactive media festival that also has conferences, panels, and gaming with lots of parties thrown in for good measure. Being held in Austin, Texas there’s also lots of great food, and of…

Easy On The Eyes: Korean Models Turned Actors. Part 3.

       1987 was a good year, it was the birth year of three young men, Kim Young Kwang, Ahn Jae Hyun, and Jang Geun Suk, who would each become appealing models and talented actors. (If you follow the traditional Korean Zodiac, only…

Korean Games, And Where To Find Out More About Them.

I have noticed that there is a lot of interest in Korean games recently, and as I have written about a lot of them here on my blog, I thought I would list all my posts in one place so that they are more…

Pojangmacha: Better Known To Some As A Soju Tent.

In Korea Pojangmacha means ‘tented’ or ‘covered’ wagon/cart, so it actually means all the plastic and tarpaulin covered food carts, as well as what many of us call soju tents when they show up in Kdramas. The ones serving soju appear after it gets…

Foodie’s Delight: The Street Food Of Korea.

For travelers and tourists alike food has always been a large part of the travel experience, with great food being a huge draw to many, whether they stick to restaurants or adventurously explore the local street food. While in Korea we tried food in…

“…And Stones May Break My Bones.” The Korean Stone Throwing Game Called Seokjeon.

Stones, along with sticks, were probably the first weapons used by early man. The stone had an advantage in that it is was also a distance weapon, in that it can easily be thrown or dropped. Stone tips were added to sticks, and spears…