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I’m Not Good Enough: Body Image According to Korean Beauty Standards

’m pear-shaped and all the females in my family have wide hip bones, i.e. no matter what diet I follow or how many hours I spend exercising, I cannot have thin thighs that don’t touch. Well, that never bothered me. I never noticed my thighs were any bigger than other people, especially with all the […]

Hell Joseon: Questionable Aspects of Korean Education in Dramas & Films

Korea College Entrance Exam (수능): 5 Quick Interesting Facts

f you know a thing or two about the education system in Korea, perhaps you’re already familiar with suneung (수능), Korea’s university entrance examination for third grade high schoolers. The importance and emphasis placed on this exam in Korea cannot be overstated. This single exam could determine how bright or bleak their future could be, […]

Studying in Korea: Admission and Application to Korea University

Poll: Why is Kpop So Popular Around the World?

n 2012, Psy dropped Gangnam and it swept through the entire world. Prominent politicians like Barack Obama, David Cameron and Ban Ki-moon were dancing and grooving to Gangnam style. It was the new dance move everyone was dancing to. Celebrities, tv show hosts, everyone – old and young, in every corner of the world was […]

I’m Not Good Enough: Body Image According to Korean Beauty Standards

광복절 – Korea’s Independence day: 10 Facts You Need to Know

n this day 72 years ago, Korea gained independence from Japan and was liberated. 광복절, pronounced Gwangbokjeol, which literally translates to the day light returned, i.e liberation day, means a lot to Koreans all over the world and it’s wildly celebrated as the day Korea freed itself from the clutches of Japan’s rule. Even though independence was […]

Defamation in Korea: “The truth is not a defence”

Interestic Facts: 20 Facts About President Moon Jae-in

ince October last year, former president Park Geun-hye has endured a tumultuous time. From calls to step down from the opposition party to finally getting impeached – making Korean history by becoming the first Korean president to be removed from office – and finally landing in jail as inmate 503.0 President Moon Jae-in, on the […]

All Donald Trump’s Tweets About Korea Since He Became President