Category Archives: Korean Insight

Aspects or references in dramas that you might ponder about

Korean Culture is More Than Just Kimchi

Korean culture is more than just Kimchi. Whenever I watch Korean dramas or movies, I can’t help but wonder why the girls like to address the older men as “Oppa”? Oppa means big brother in Korean. I can somehow accept … Continue reading

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Field of Flower Boys

A while back, I posted the MV of Korean boy group Super Junior’s “Sorry Sorry” on my Facebook page to celebrate SuJu’s end of year reign on top of the South Korean and other pan-Asian music charts. The comments and … Continue reading

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Makgeolli- The Other Korean Drink

When I was watching Fantasy Couple 환상의 커플 (2006), it gave me several itches:  an itch to eat chajjang myeon (Koreanized Chinese black bean noodles), an itch to learn the Go Stop card game, and an itch to drink makgeolli. … Continue reading

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The Price of Adultery

“Woman Faces Jail For Adulterous Affair” No, this didn’t happen to some lucky woman in some Taliban-infested village of Afghanistan (an unlucky one would’ve been stoned to death or buried alive). This happened and is still happening in modern day … Continue reading

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