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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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A Somewhat Helpful Guide to GOT7

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A Somewhat Helpful Guide to GOT7

     GOT7 – What’s with the name? Originally, it was supposed to be GET7, but it sounded weird when pronounced.      So the company decided to name the group GOT7. But fans call them all sorts of names. SAVAGE7, MEME7, 7-ELEVEN... think of a word that describes a group and then add 7 and that’s basically GOT7.      GOT7 is composed of 7 members (if that wasn’t already obvious in the group name): Lim/Im Jaebeom, Mark Tuan/Tuan Yi En, Jackson Wang/Wang Jia Er, Park Jinyoung, Choi Youngjae, Bambam, Kim Yugyeom (GOT7!). Sorry (not sorry). When an ahgase enumerates their names, it automatically turns...

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5 Must-Watch K-Dramas on Netflix

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5 Must-Watch K-Dramas on Netflix

     Finally! After so long of putting up with buffer periods that take forever, links that lead to computer viruses, and mostly unreliable websites (except for a select few), we finally get to stream some K-dramas on a reliable streaming service! Netflix finally works with some Korean actors and producers to produce some Netflix Original K-Dramas, and here are some of them: My First First Love      Who doesn’t love a good, romantic and comedic growing-up story? Well, take that, and multiply it by 5, because this drama follows the life of college student Yun Tae-o and how his friends unexpectedly move...

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5 Places You Didn’t Know You Could Visit in Korea

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5 Places You Didn’t Know You Could Visit in Korea

     With the Filipino’s growing interest (read: obsession) in the K-wave, South Korea has easily become one of the most popular vacation spots. Along with that comes the typical itinerary— visit the Han River, shop in Myeongdong, fly to Jeju, the common tourist spots. Korea, however, has more to it than meets the tourist's eye. Here are a few places your tour guide might miss but are definitely worth a visit. Cheonggyecheon Stream      While Han River will always be the most iconic body of water in South Korea, Cheonggyecheon certainly deserves its own recognition. Located in Jongno, Seoul, the underground stream...

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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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