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Preparing for a K-pop Concert: Everything You Need To Know

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Preparing for a K-pop Concert: Everything You Need To Know

     It’s every K-pop fan’s dream come true to see their favorite groups and idols in person, but the dream isn’t always so easy to achieve. Here’s everything you need to know and prepare for so that you’re ready the next time your faves are sharing the same oxygen as you! Securing a ticket Save!!!       The dream isn’t easy to achieve, and it doesn’t come cheap either. Most concerts are announced at a reasonable date to give fans ample time to save up, but some concerts are announced too close to the concert date. If there are any rumors that your...

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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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6 Underrated Korean Dishes You Need to Try

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6 Underrated Korean Dishes You Need to Try

     We’ve heard of samgyeopsal, we’ve heard of jajangmyeon, we’ve heard of tteokboki, and other extremely popular Korean dishes. But with so many iconic dishes in Korean cuisine, it’s easy to overlook some of them. Fortunately, we’re here to remind you! Here are a few Korean foods you should grab when you get the chance. Bossam      Similar to samgyeopsal, bossam is a pork belly and shoulder dish served with a plethora of side dishes. However, while the meat for samgyeopsal is usually cooked on a grill, bossam is boiled. The boiled meat is juicy, flavorful, and so soft it melts in...

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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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