Category: Odds and Ends.

A little bit of everything.

Zion. T. Delights Dallas Fans.

I first came across Zion. T when he appeared on the Infinite Challenge Music Festival back in the summer of 2015. Totally the opposite of HaHa, his ‘partner’ for the event, Zion. T was so relaxed and laid back that it was fun to… Continue Reading “Zion. T. Delights Dallas Fans.”

Wolji Pond At Night: In Photos.

In 674 CE King Munmu, of the Silla Kingdom, had a pleasure garden built for his enjoyment. The ‘park of the moon’ had multiple buildings, lakes and gardens. Unfortunately it burned down in 935 CE and was forgotten. In 1974 it was rediscovered and… Continue Reading “Wolji Pond At Night: In Photos.”

Korea Spotlight @ SXSW 2018.

Korean Spotlight is the new name for what was formerly known as Kpop Night Out, an event sponsored by Kocca and others. It is an official showcase at SXSW, one of the world’s biggest music festivals. Last year the lineup included Big Phony, No… Continue Reading “Korea Spotlight @ SXSW 2018.”

200th Post. My Thanks And Appreciation.

It seems very appropriate that this my 200th post should be today, the day Daesung of Big Bang enters the military. Daesung was the subject of my first post back in April 2016 and he’s also the reason I found Kpop. While I’m sad… Continue Reading “200th Post. My Thanks And Appreciation.”

Namiseom Island: A Land Of Fairy Tales And Nature.

    This being our third trip to S.Korea we decided to get out of Seoul and took multiple day trips to attractions in the surrounding areas. To visit Namiseom Island we took an ITX double-decker train to Gapyeong Station, where we got a taxi for… Continue Reading “Namiseom Island: A Land Of Fairy Tales And Nature.”

Temple Food: Lunch In Gyeongju.

Quite a few visitors to Korea are interested in the Buddhist Temples that can be found all around the country. Many also want to experience eating real temple food. There are a few different ways to do this. You can go to the Temple… Continue Reading “Temple Food: Lunch In Gyeongju.”

Walls Of Green,Windows Of Color: The Fall Beauty Of Korea.

Having grown up in Europe I have a fondness for beautiful gardens and I got used to seeing them everywhere I went. Differing styles to be sure, but each stately home, public park, pub, or country village would have colorful growing things no matter… Continue Reading “Walls Of Green,Windows Of Color: The Fall Beauty Of Korea.”

Seokguram Grotto.

One of the most exquisite pieces of Buddhist art in the world lies tucked away in the Mountains near Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju, S.Korea. Seokguram Grotto is technically recognized as being part of the Bulguksa Temple complex even though it is situated over two miles… Continue Reading “Seokguram Grotto.”

Kpopjacketlady: Adventures in Alaska, Chasing The Northern Lights.

We all need time off so here’s a quick change from the normal Korea centric posts I usually write. There maybe a slight relevance for some of my readers, particularly in Asia and North America, since Alaska is the closest and probably cheapest place… Continue Reading “Kpopjacketlady: Adventures in Alaska, Chasing The Northern Lights.”

Korean Variety Show Classics: X-Man.

X-Man ran from November 2003 to April 2007, which is a bit before many of us had easy access to watch Korean TV shows. It was also before many of us were fans of Kpop, so you well may ask why write something about… Continue Reading “Korean Variety Show Classics: X-Man.”