Category: Odds and Ends.

A little bit of everything.

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…

“…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…

Traditional Sledding In Korea.

  Many of us think of sledding as being downhill on snow, and this type of sledding is popular in Korea, however traditional sledding or ‘sseoulmae tagi‘ is something completely different. Korea is a land of mountains, at least 70% of the land area…

S.Korea’s Military Service Commitment, And The Actors And Idols It Impacts.

(Please note that this is an older post and that updates and edits with the newer information and regulations can be found at the bottom of the page, or a complete updated article can be found here.) The recent mandatory military enlistment of Kpop…

Easy On The Eyes: Korean Models Turned Actors. Part 2.

In part 1 I wrote about Kim Woo Bin, Lee Jong Suk, and Lee Soo Hyuk and got a little emotional realizing that all three would be leaving within the next couple of years to complete their mandatory military service.        …

Easy On The Eyes: Korean Models Turned Actors. Part 1.

It used to be that when you read that a young model was going to be staring in an upcoming Korean movie or drama you would be somewhat dubious about how well they were going to act. Well not anymore. Nowadays some of the…

Kimchi Pots: In Photos.

Kimchi, the national dish of Korea, dates back many centuries and basically is fermented vegetables seasoned with various herbs, spices, and other ingredients. This means that Kimchi comes in many more varieties than one might imagine, and that each household would need pots of…