Category: Odds and Ends.

A little bit of everything.

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…

The Birth Of Korean Cool. (Book Review.)

Many of us interested in the culture and history of S.Korea first look for books that are what some would call ‘quick reads’. We might have started out with a love of Korean Dramas, Kpop, or food, but then we quickly become intrigued by…

Best of Weekly Idol Random Play Dances.

    Most Kpop fans already know about Weekly Idol, a Korean variety show begun in 2011 as a short term show that is now 6 years old. Filmed in a sub basement against a white background with minimal props, the show relies on…