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Interview with Mark Russell, Author of “K-Pop Now: The Korean Music Revolution” + Giveaway!

By in News posted Oct April 28th, 2014 No comments

If you ever wished you had a handy guide to K-Pop, a textbook for a “K-Pop 101″ if you will, then you’ll want to grab a copy of the new book, “K-Pop Now: The Korean Music Revolution.” Whether you’re new to K-Pop and could use an easy yet thorough guidebook or you’re a K-Pop veteran who needs help explaining to friends and family what K-Pop is and how awesome it is, “K-Pop Now” would be your go-to book.

“K-Pop Now” was written by Mark James Russell, a writer and K-Pop specialist who has written about the subject for Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter, among other publications. With his extensive connections and experience in the Korean music scene, Mark Russell is a reliable authority on what was, is, and will become K-Pop.

The book is full of useful information about K-Pop, and it features 34+ artists (males groups, female groups, and solo artists)

Kdrama ‘Secret Love’ Episode 13 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct November 6th, 2013 No comments
Kdrama "Secret Love" Episode 13 Recap

MH thinks back on when YJ tried to explain that the car had only hit that barrel and that she had cleaned that barrel up herself, wanting to move it off the road. MH remembers that and orders GS to find the truck driver and figure out what it was that happened the day. MH looks at JH’s picture and then YJ’s and sheds a few tears AND THENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN


He kisses her once as YJ sheds a few tears. A momentary silence ensues before MH stands up and tries to explain himself, but YJ is adamant and says: “It’s okay. Mistakes happen.”

He stops her quickly again and says, “It’s not a mistake.” YJ falters for a second before walking away and thinks about what happened

K-content brings the world together

By in News posted Oct September 6th, 2014 No comments

Many parts of the world these days are focusing their eyes on things Korean and on both Korean mass media and traditional culture. The trend can be seen by the number of entries received in the "Fall in Love With Korea" contest, an event hosted by the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and publisher of The contest was held from July 21 to August 20 and invited people from around the world to submit self-created content that was somehow related to Korea. The categories covered photography, videos and comic strips or graphic novels. KOCIS received a total of 4,272 entries from 117 countries around the world. Among the submissions were photos featuring hand-made Hanbok, traditional Korean attire, and video clips of war photography from the Korean War (1950-53)

Thoughts On Recent “You Who Came From The Stars”

By in Drama Recap posted Oct January 31st, 2014 No comments

Thoughts On Recent “You Who Came From The Stars” by Couch-Kimchi:

So Do Manager and the infamous actress are in love. We know this because he was lonely, missed her dearly and couldn’t resist kissing her.

We know she loves him because she’s gotten a tad obsessed and even considers marrying him for spousal privilege if he’s a criminal. And, oh yeah, she also confessed. “Do you see me as a woman? No, don’t you dare tell me! I don’t want to hear it! But do you?” She’s the cutest.

I also love how she gets dressed up like she’s going to the Oscars when she’s going to see him.

We’ve now gotten into Angst City and will probably be here for a long time because the drama has already begun to give us dream sequences that show the couple in happy times

PSY and Snoop Dogg Getting Close Over Snacks

By in News posted Oct January 28th, 2014 No comments

Singer PSY tweeted a funny picture of himself with American rapper Snoop Dogg and also wrote, “I promised to bring this chip to Snoop Dogg.” Previously, PSY posted another picture of himself with Snoop Dogg so this new post must mean that these two are getting along great!

In the picture, the two singers are wearing the same patterned outfit. Snoop Dogg seemed to enjoy his Korean friend’s chips as he points his finger towards the bag of chips.

Netizens who saw this wrote, “PSY looks so cute standing next to Snoop Dogg,” “They look good together,” “Shouldn’t PSY give him some kimchi as well as those chips.”

It has been reported that PSY is currently getting prepared for his comeback and Snoop Dogg will be featured in his new music video.

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I Need Romance 3: Episode 1 – Episode 2 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct January 23rd, 2014 No comments

I Need Romance 3 - Episode 1, Episode 2 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:

The third installment of the I Need Romance series is here and I bet you thought you learned something about romance in the first two series, right? Pfft. Those two were chickenfeed compared to this drama which is pulling all the stops when it comes to romance. And to show just how serious they are about it, there’s French everywhere. The first words spoken are: “J’ai envie de romance” which means I might need to have Google Translate open to keep from missing anything.


The drama begins with a little girl walking in the first snowfall of the year with a cute French song playing in the background. Where’s she going? The male narrator tells us that she was going to see him shortly after exiting his mother’s womb

Lee Seung Gi, the Eating Machine on TV

By in News posted Oct December 1st, 2013 No comments
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Muk-Bang (n)
Short for mukneun bangsong
Definition: broadcasts with people eating food

This Korean slang word has been one of the most repeated words in 2013 with so many people showcasing their amazing eating abilities on television.

That’s including our Star of the Week, Lee Seung Gi, who has made so many poor souls hungry at late hours of the night as he appeared on dramas and variety shows.

There’s just something about the way Lee Seung Gi eats that makes our mouths water and our stomachs growl.

That moment of concentration, followed by the face of pure joy and maybe tears

Seriously trying to figure out why potatoes taste so good, before offering, because Lee Seung Gi isjust a gentleman like that