With over 700 pages in total and a very generic title, KOREA looks like any other travel guidebooks on the shelves. However, it is everything a good travel guide should be and more. Normally, I won’t pay any attention to travel guides. Cramped with words, minimal and small photos, loads of generic sightseeing spots, weird
Another #notserious post. Korean CFs are 짱 (awesome). When I first came across Korean CFs a few years back, I was totally wow-ed by the quality and ‘feel’ of the commercials. They were very different from the commercials on Singapore TV, which I remembered being boring or overly cheesy. By the way, I haven’t watch
Woke up and saw this tweet and decided that I have to review the app first thing in the morning. The app is supposedly aimed at both international visitors of Korea and also Koreans themselves. And I’m like uh oh, why can’t you concentrate on ONE target group instead of trying to do both… *trying to
This is an awesome and well-made documentary by MBC covering the dialects in Korea. Please watch it! Seriously, I love Korean documentaries! If you love Korean linguistics / dialects like me, you would know that it’s pretty rare to come across anything (online) that gives a good introduction to the various dialects spoken in Korea.
[Some knowledge of Korean required for use] Meeting your friend in an unfamiliar neighborhood and not sure what good food is in the area? Or even what kind of restaurants there are? Need to make a restaurant reservation but hate to speak Korean on the phone? Simply want to browse through restaurants in Korea? The
The battle of messaging apps. Actually, not much of a battle in Korea where Kakaotalk is the dominant app. Kakaotalk trumps all the other apps (LINE, Tik Tok, Whatsapp etc), mostly due to a first mover advantage (in my opinion). Look around in the subway train, where 7 out of 10 are typing furiously on
Awesome discovery today. yoUeFO (유에포) is an online cinema and boasts a sizable collection of Korean short films, animations and documentaries. I’m guessing most of these don’t get to be aired on the small or big screen but from the few I’ve seen, they are definitely high quality production. According to the site, they are