Category: KPOP

Kpop Musings.

Late yesterday evening I thought that, since the year was half over, I would write something about a couple of the new (2016) rookie groups that I consider to have the potential and backing to succeed in the tough world of Kpop. As I…

Geune Ttwigi: Korean Rope Swinging.

Photo by Robert at Picasa (2006-08-12-Andong) While watching our favorite sageuk (Korean Historical Dramas) we have no doubt seen, from time to time, the young women from good families swinging on tall rope swings. The ropes can be upwards of 20 feet long and…

Alkkagi: A Korean Game.

Just like a lot of people I was first introduced to this game through Korean variety shows and dramas. Alkkaggi belongs to the shove family of games along with such games as Carooms, Shuffleboard, Shove Ha’penny, and Tabletop Curling, which use one object to…

Got7: Fly in the USA Concert Review.

On Friday July 1st the Kpop group Got7 held their first concert in the US and their first stop was Dallas, Texas. They had previously held a Fan Meeting here and so it was not their first trip to Dallas, although this time more…

Seoul: In Photos.

A few of my friends have asked me why I’m heading back to South Korea for the second year in a row, when I’m known for always going somewhere new and different. I’ve come up with a few different answers for them, but they…

KPOP:What Is It Really All About?

   Kpop, or sometimes KPOP, is technically just a short abbreviation for Korean popular music, but in many ways it has come rather to denote the idol sub genre of Korean music in the minds of many foreign fans. So while Psy with his…

Jegi Chagi: A Korean Hackysack/Shuttlecock Type Game.

Jegi Chagi is a traditional Korean game in the hackysack/shuttlecock family. It probably descended from Cuju, an ancient Chinese ball kicking game, which is also an ancestor game to Soccer. Cuju led to the Chinese game of Jianzi which was popular during the Han…