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  • How to Find Right Travel Agent in Korea

    4.9 / 5 ( 9 votes ) How to Find Right Travel Agent in Korea It is not so easy to pick out the best tour/activity products and travel agents that are right for me among the thousands of travel products and travel agencies in Korea. If the corporate culture is settled only as ‘Don’t care quality of travel, just +

  • ‘Crash Landing on You,’ BTS, ‘Parasite’ lead ‘hallyu’ popularity in 2020: report

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) The Korean drama “Crash Landing on You,” K-pop dynamite group BTS and the Oscar-winning film “Parasite” were among the top drivers of the Korean Wave, or “hallyu,” last year, a government report showed Thursday. Some 9.5 percent of hallyu fans picked the romance flick “Crash Landing on You” as their favorite Korean drama, followed by “It’s Okay Not to Be Okay” at 4.1 percent and “The World of the Married” at 2.8 percent, according to an annual survey conducted by the culture ministry and the Korean Foundation for International Culture Exchange. In the category for singers, BTS topped the chart with 22 percent, followed by BLACKPINK at 13.5 percent and “Gangnam Style” star +

  • BTS earns five nominations for 2021 Korean Music Awards

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Superstar BTS has earned five nominations for the 2021 Korean Music Awards with its record-breaking albums and songs released last year. BTS has been named in the Musician of the Year, the Album +

  • BTS to release new ‘Essential Edition’ of album ‘BE’ next month

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) K-pop dynamo BTS is set to drop a new edition of its hit album “BE” next month, the band’s agency said Monday. The new edition titled the “Essential Edition,” will drop on Feb. +

  • K-drama ‘The Uncanny Counter’ has confirmed the production of Season 2

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) An OCN’s weekend original drama “The Uncanny Counter” official said on the 25th, “The production of Season 2 has been confirmed. We are coordinating specific matters such as the filming schedule and timing.” +

  • Is Konglish(Korean-English) dealing blow to K-pop’s reputation?

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) “My favorite idol group recently made a comeback and dropped a new single album. This time, the band’s main vocalist dominated killing parts.” Non-K-pop fans might be puzzled upon reading the above sentences, +

  • ‘Gangnam Style’ star Psy celebrates 20-year career anniversary

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Psy, the singer-producer behind the 2012 viral sensation “Gangnam Style,” has celebrated his 20-year music career with a special social media post, his agency said Monday. “Psy’s 20th debut anniversary … Congrats, @psy_oppa,” +

  • Heavy snow advisory issued for Seoul

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) A heavy snow advisory has been issued for Seoul and central and southwestern regions, the weather agency said Monday, forecasting nearly 10 centimeters of snow in some areas during the day. The Korea +

  • BTS wins 6 prizes at 2021 Gaon Chart Music Awards

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Superstar BTS has swept the 2021 Gaon Chart Music Awards with six trophies for its successful albums and songs released last year. At the annual awards ceremony held virtually on Wednesday due to +

  • ‘Boy With Luv’ becomes 2nd BTS music video to hit 1.1 bln views

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” has become global megastar BTS’ second music video to earn 1.1 billion views on YouTube, the band’s agency said Wednesday. The music video, released in April 2019 as +

  • BTS won ‘Daesang’ fourth consecutive year at 35th Golden Disc Awards

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) BTS has won the Daesang(grand prize) for the fourth consecutive year in the album of the year category of the “Golden Disc Awards.” The 2021 Golden Disc Awards, which marks its 35th anniversary +

  • Actress Kim Go-eun likes her looks in ‘Sunset in My Hometown’

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) One thing that undoubtedly catches the eye of audiences in director Lee Joon-ik’s new film, “Sunset in My Hometown,” is actress Kim Go-eun’s transformation into a wild and chubby country girl. The actress gained eight kilograms for her role as Seon-mi, protagonist Hak-soo’s high-school classmate and a public employee at a rural township office. The two main characters meet for the first time in 10 years when Hak-soo, an unpopular rapper who leads a tough life in Seoul, returns to his countryside hometown of Byeonsan following a phone call from home. “I was really happy because I tend to find great happiness in eating,” Kim said during an interview with Yonhap News Agency at a cafe in central Seoul on Wednesday. “I didn’t mind eating even late at night and getting my face swollen +

  • Actor Jung Hae-in to hold first meet-and-greet in July

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Actor Jung Hae-in will hold his first fan meet-and-greet event in Seoul in July, his agency said Friday. The event, titled “Smile,” will take place at the Grand Peace Palace of Kyung Hee University at 5 p.m. on July 28, +

  • Actor Jung Hae-in, K-Drama “Something in the Rain”

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Actor Jung Hae-in’s various attractions have been featured in behind-the-scenes photos of popular Korean drama “Something in the Rain (Korean Title: 밥 잘 사주는 예쁜 누나)” JTBC drama ‘Something in the Rain’ in the role of Seo Joon-hee (Jung Hae-in) +

  • Go Pyeongchang 2018 with Lee Dong Wook Day Tour Report

    5 / 5 ( 6 votes ) The fan meeting titled “Go PyeongChang 2018 with Lee Dong Wook” comes as a part of “Christmas in March” festival. The event aims to popularize Gangwon Province as well as encourage people from various countries to further enjoy the Paralympics. +

  • Lee Dong-Wook’s Fan Meeting in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) Lee Dong-Wook, recently confirmed to be dating with Miss A Suzy, will go on a tour with the 1,000 fans in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics. The fan meeting titled “Go PyeongChang 2018 with Lee Dong Wook” comes as a +

  • Lee Dong Wook and Suzy are Dating

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) According to the agency of two people, Lee Dong Wook and Suzy recently developed into a relationship. The two people began to get to know each other with good feelings after they made a relationship through the acquaintance meeting. It +

  • Lee Dong Wook To Hold FREE “Go PyeongChang 2018” Exclusive Fan Meeting For International Fans

    5 / 5 ( 4 votes ) Lee Dong Wook’s agency, King Kong by Starship, announced that global fans are about to have the chance to attend the actor’s fan meeting in March for free. The fan meeting titled “Go PyeongChang 2018 with Lee Dong Wook” comes +

  • Vvid open the first global audition in 2021 with SHOFAR Music

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Global music platform Vvid held its first global audition in 2021 with Shofar Music Entertainment. Shofar music entertainment includes sensuous and emotionally talented musicians such as BOL4, 20 years old and Sweden Laundry etc. This audition consists of two categories, Vocal and dancing. +

  • BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ tops physical album sales in US in 2020

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) The BTS album “Map of the Soul: 7,” featuring hit tracks “On” and “Boy with Luv,” has been tallied as the bestselling physical album in the United States last year. Physical album sales of the septet’s fourth full album released in February reached +

  • Korea’s temperature expected to drop -26 tomorrow

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) The cold is at its peak on January 8. The Korea Meteorological Administration said on the 7th of  January that the morning low will drop by 5 to 7 degrees from the previous day as the cold peaks on the 8th, and most +

  • Korean Celebrities including BTS Jimin join “#sorryjungin” campaign to mourn death of 16-month-old girl

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Public anger is intensifying over the alleged child abuse of an adopted 16-month-old girl that resulted in her death. Celebrities have joined the “#sorryjungin” campaign to mourn her death and raise awareness on the problem of child abuse. In the latest episode of +

  • K-dramas to watch out for in 2021

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) In 2020, K-dramas soared in popularity as pandemic-driven lockdowns drove viewers to the small screen. They made waves across the globe thanks to streaming platforms like Netflix. Melodrama “Crash Landing on You” caused a sensation in Japan and historical zombie drama “Kingdom 2” +

  • Netflix’s ‘Sweet Home’ soars in streaming ranking worldwide

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) Netflix’s Korean original series “Sweet Home” has been gathering force on Netflix streaming charts worldwide, since its Dec. 18 release. The horror series topped Netflix’s daily streaming chart in 11 different countries, Friday, including Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand and Peru, according to FilxPatrol, a +

  • The “2020 SBS Gayo Daejun” will be held as a 100% pre-recording

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) The “2020 SBS Gayo Daejun” will be held as a 100% pre-recording, not a live broadcast. SBS said on the 24th that “2020 SBS Gayo Daejun in DAEGU” will be fully followed by the COVID 19 quarantine guidelines and all stages will be +

  • BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ Rebounds to Top 10 on Billboard Hot 100 with Drop of Holiday Remix

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) K-pop superstar BTS’ megahit song “Dynamite” has resurged to the top 10 on Billboard’s main singles chart this week. “Dynamite” ranked No. 9 on the Hot 100 chart to be refreshed Tuesday (U.S. local time), up 15 notches from No. 24 last week, +

  • The “2020 KBS Song Festival” will be held today

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) This year’s theme of the “2020 KBS Song Festival” was decided as “Connect,” meaning that K-pop singers and fans would not be able to meet with “music” in a world where everything has been reversed due to COVID-19. TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho, ASTRO’s Cha +

  • How BTS conquered charts, became symbol of hope in 2020

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) In 2013, seven fledgling young men, who mostly grew up in towns outside of South Korea’s megacity Seoul, made their debut as a hip-hop group. They called themselves Bangtan Sonyeondan, or bulletproof boys. Unlike mainstream K-pop acts backed by polished producing and intricate +

  • Lotus Lantern Festival named UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) The annual Lotus Lantern Festival, called “Yeondeunghoe” in Korean and held to mark Buddha’s birthday, has been officially designated Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage on Dec. 16 made the decision in its 15th +

  • Morning temperature will drop to a minimum of 19 degrees in South Korea

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) On December 17, the morning temperature will drop to a minimum of 19 degrees Celsius, and the strong cold will be raging. The Korea Meteorological Administration said on the 16th that the lowest temperature in the morning of the 17th will fall below +

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