Korean Dance Battle

Last weekend I competed in the Battle Korea Lindy Hop Competition at the Big Apple Bar near Bangbae Station (방배역) in Seoul. The competition takes one day with the preliminary competitions taking place in the afternoon and the finals at night. Most of the best dancers in Korea were in attendance including the top dancers from […]

Dress Up in Hanbok

Hello dear readers! Coming to Korea and not getting to experience dressing up in Hanbok would be a shame. I’ve been on the lookout for place where to try it and after some good research found the best one. But before telling you how to get there I am going all the way back to […]

Korean Cosmetic Shops

Korean cosmetic products are affordable and easily accessible. Some popular Korean cosmetic stores include Etude House, Innisfree, Too Cool for School, Missha and etc. Each brand offers their own exclusive set of moisturizing and whitening products, lipsticks, eyeliner, facemasks, and more. Most, if not all Korean brands have their own theme and marketing strategy – […]

Unexpected Cultural Surprises in Korea: Interactions on Campus and off Campus

It’s a different country, a different culture, which means different ways to interact with people! The interactions and relationships on the college campus and daily life are different in Korea! Here is a quick rundown of interactions between fellow students, your professors, and others!   Senior/Junior (선배/후배) In Korea, there is a word that is […]

The Colours of Hanok and Seoul Tower

Photos by Mirela from Bulgaria

Membership Training in Korean Universities

Also known to Korean university students as the flower of college life, membership training is one of the iconic university events for Koreans. Usually held at the start of each semester, the underlining purpose of the Membership Training (MT) is for the individuals to become familiar with each other and learn about the group they […]

Unexpected Cultural Surprises in Korea: Public Transportation (part 2)

This is the second part to our “Public Transportation Etiquette” article. For the first part, please click here.   Quiet Voices and Music, Please Okay. I admit it. I have a problem with this too sometimes. I love talking to my friends on the subway or bus, joking around or discussing about random topics. However, […]

Quirky Holidays in Korea

Hello dear readers! As I promised in my previous post, I will be telling you all about those interesting days in Korea dedicated to something that is special for the day given. There are plenty of days in the calendar so why not celebrate by having different days for all those different things you could […]