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Ride the K-Wave: Hallyu’s Filipino Impact

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Ride the K-Wave: Hallyu’s Filipino Impact

    These past few years, Korea has become such a big part of pop culture that it’s hard to think back to a time when it wasn’t this big of a phenomenon, widely known as Hallyu, which translates to Korean Wave. Like all trends, it’s something that people either accept and love, avoid, or actively dislike, but no one can deny its impact, even on us Filipinos. With its trending music, dramas, reality shows, beauty trends, and news, it’s almost impossible to escape at the very least dip your feet in this big of a wave. While most might say that...

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Korean Fashion Trends of 2019, According to Koreans

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Korean Fashion Trends of 2019, According to Koreans

    There are so many articles out there talking about Korean fashion trends, but for us, who (sadly) don’t actually live there, we can’t really tell which of these trends are true. So I took it upon myself to ask a couple of my Korean friends what fashion trends they actually observe in Korean women’s clothes, and boy has I got some of the most shocking answers for you! Jihyeon: The Reversed Trend Source: LIGHT_CHUNGHA     In a surprising turn of events, the trends of last year have officially been reversed. According to Jihyeon, as opposed to the trend of wearing shorts...

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10 Things You Need to Know About IU

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10 Things You Need to Know About IU

    IU is one of the great soloists South Korea has ever produced. She's practically the darling of the nation. Her fame reached a global scale and now she's coming to Manila for her Love, Poem concert.     The locals have probably seen the news circulating the internet about IU's concert lasting for four hours. Yes, she tends to do that. And the large chunk of her performance is always just her singing effortlessly.     But what makes IU so lovable?     In case you're not a fan and you're just getting into her songs, here are some fun facts about IU. Lee Ji...

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7 Places to Shop in Korea

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7 Places to Shop in Korea

     South Korea is notorious for many things, one of those things being one of the main reasons that people desire to visit the country-- to go shopping! Korea is filled with shopping districts to-die-for, whether you’re looking for high-end stuff, or the more affordable merchandise. Here’s the best of those shopping districts, the ones that you definitely need to give a visit while you’re there!  Myeongdong      When we talk about Korea’s shopping districts, Myeongdong is sure to come to mind first, and for good reason. Myeongdong is filled with anything and everything you could think of shopping, be it clothes,...

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A DAY6 A Day

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A DAY6 A Day

    How to get through the week? We made a list of DAY6 songs you can listen to every morning when you need that extra motivation to get through the day.     Keep in mind that we based this list on the music, not on the lyrics because that's the thing about Korean songs (and in general, other songs in any different language), the music gets to you first. And when you feel it in your veins or connect to it in some way, when it instantly becomes the soundtrack of your life, that's when you go, "Hey, this is pretty interesting....

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