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The Koreaboo Culture

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The Koreaboo Culture

     There is a fine line between appreciating a culture and being obsessed with it, you're practically claiming it to be yours. To some people, that line is always blurred. From an outsider's perspective, being a Koreaboo is worrisome and most of the time, problematic.      But before we get into the details, let us first define “Koreaboo”. According to the Urban Dictionary, a Koreaboo is someone who is so obsessed with the Korean culture, they claim themselves to be Korean and denounce their own culture. Koreaboos like using random Korean words in their sentences. Words like oppa or saranghae get used...

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KPOP Concerts for Dummies

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KPOP Concerts for Dummies

     Whether you’ve been a fan of KPOP since the first generation of idols or you just started getting into it last year or this year, you’re probably aware of the concerts that will be held in the Philippines. We started this year with a bang, thanks to Blackpink. The hype continued with KPOP Friendship Concert in Manila which was attended by groups like April and NCT Dream and newcomer boy group, Noir.      Next came Stray Kids, the rookie boy group from JYP Entertainment and to be followed by Twice, a popular girl group from JYP. SM’s Red Velvet and NCT...

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Holy Week Superstitions

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Holy Week Superstitions

     We, Filipinos, are a superstitious bunch. Everything we do, we have one or two superstitions about. If you grew up in a Filipino household, you were probably stopped from doing something because of a superstition. You can sweep the floor at night but you can't sweep the dust and dirt out of the house because all the good luck would be swept away with them. When you see a big moth inside the house, it means a spirit of a relative has visited you. You have to wear polka-dotted clothes during New Year so you'll have a lot of blessings...

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All About Seolnal

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All About Seolnal

A lot of you are probably new to this celebration. Filipinos are only used to celebrating two new years in a year, the typical New Year every first of January and the Chinese New Year, every late January or early February. China has not only been a big influence on our country but to Korea as well. Since they both follow the lunar calendar, it is understandable that they celebrate Lunar New Year at the same time. But before we ask our Korean friends for rice cakes, let us first learn about their traditions during Seolnal! Hangul: 설날 Romanized: Seolnal...

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