Category: KPOP

Gonggi: Korean Jacks, or Fivestones.

Gonggi is an old, perhap ancient, Korean version of the game of Fivestones or Jacks. You can see by the photo above that there are many versions of this game. While we in the West tend to associate it with children it historically was…

Happy 300th Running Man, part 2.

Both parts 1 and 2 focus on the seven members of Running Man against 300 of something. In the first part we see them having to choose an old episode and answer a question about that episode. Then it is them having to write…

How to make Ddakji.

Ddakji, also spelled ttakji, is a traditional Korean game that has seen a revival due to its appearance on K variety shows such as Running Man. Ddakji is part of a family of games that include Milk Caps, Menko, Tazos, and POGs. In all…

Happy 300th Running Man.

Running Man is a Korean variety show that is extremely popular not only in Korea, but around the globe. It is particularly popular in China and the rest of Asia, but with the advent of sites like YouTube, Drama Fever, and Viki, Running Man…

Over 800 Hours of Work; The Kpop Jacket.

The jacket itself was a gift from my daughter back in 2013. She knew I liked kpop and kdrama and was trying to find me something that I might like for Christmas. The white jacket had the machine embroidered BigBang patch already on it,…

Fare thee well: Led Apple.

Each week I’ll mention a kpop group who, for one reason or another, are no longer together, some because really they weren’t good enough, others because of tragedy, internal bickering, or contract issues. LedT, formerly LED Apple. A group that couldn’t quite seem to…

Fare thee well: LC9 League of Competition

Each week I’ll mention a kpop group who, for one reason or another, are no longer together, some because really they weren’t good enough, others because of tragedy, internal bickering, or contract issues. LC9 League of Competition.  A six member band under the Nega…