Category: Features

How to take a good self-camera picture like Korean girls

How to take a good self-camera picture like Korean girls

Probably you will find something in common. That’s true. The camera is taking a picture of a person a little from above, diagonally. Korean women often take picture of themselves from this angle, and they look much prettier that way. Their eyes look bigger, and their faces look more slim [...]

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May: A Family Month in Korea

May: A Family Month in Korea

May is often called “Family Month” in Korea for a reason. Each year, Children’s Day falls on May 5th, Parents’ Day on May 8th, and Teachers’ Day is every May 15th. Although these holidays are generally inspired by foreign traditions, honoring family and education is indigenous to Korea.

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Why South Korean people don’t care about war?

Why South Korean people don’t care about war?

Few days ago one of my foreign friend ask me about “Your country is about to breakout the wars between South Korea and North Korea and why people so quiet?” He ask me about “Why? South Koreans also quiet and they don’t care about it.”

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Do Korean High Schools work their students to death?

Do Korean High Schools work their students to death?

People who like Korean dramas often ask, “Do Korean High School students really study that intensely? The answer is that they study even more intensely than you think. It is so intensive, that some students even choose to commit suicide because of the stress. The Education system in Korea is [...]

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Why do Korean people live with their parents?

Why do Korean people live with their parents?

Korea is a relatively small country. Based on size Korea ranked 108th among 200 countries. The size of Korea is 1/170 the size of Russia, 1/95 the size of the USA and China and 1/4 the size of Japan. But Korea’s population is huge. Korea has a population of 50,000,000people, [...]

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The spread of Korean vocabulary words through the Korean wave

The spread of Korean vocabulary words through the Korean wave

Just 10 years ago Korea was a frontier country, So most people did not even know the word안녕하세요(annyeonghaseyo; hi). However, with the help of the Korean wave, Korean vocabulary has started to spread around the world. Lets take a look at some representative examples.   1. Aegyo (애교) Aegyo means: [...]

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What do Korean, Japanese and Chinese people think of each other?

What do Korean, Japanese and Chinese people think of each other?

It is a question that I often hear from westerners. “Why do Korean people dislike Japan and China?   Actually, it’s not only Korea. Statistically, on average, all three countries dislike each other. Let’s take a look at the photo below. In this graph, it shows how much each country on [...]

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Chopsticks in Korea, China and Japan : Why koreans use metal chopsticks?

Chopsticks in Korea, China and Japan : Why koreans use metal chopsticks?

Korea, China and Japan all use chopsticks. But, the chopsticks that they use are all a little bit different. Japan: Chopsticks in Japan are relatively short and have sharp tips. They use wooden chopsticks. China: Their chopsticks are long and thick. They mainly use wooden chopsticks, however plastic chopsticks are [...]

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Why do Korean people ask about blood types?

Why do Korean people ask about blood types?

It’s a question that foreigners ask me a lot: “Why are Korean people curious about other people’s blood types?” ‘Psychology based on blood type’ is popular in Korea. The basic idea of this theory is that each blood type has a special personality associated with it. Here are some basic [...]

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When Korean traditional instrument Gayageum meets Wester music

When Korean traditional instrument Gayageum meets Wester music

The gayageum is a traditional Korean instrument. It is very hard to play because it must be played with the fingers, but the gayageum’s strings are very hard, so the gayageum usually makes the player’s fingers bleed. It hurts players more than a guitar but its sound is very beautiful. [...]

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Korean wedding expenses : A man covers more expenses than a woman

Korean wedding expenses : A man covers more expenses than a woman

There are several distinct features of a Korean style Marriage. The main feature is that a man covers more expenses than a woman. Traditionally once people get engaged in Korea, men are supposed to take care of the housing and women are supposed to buy all the stuff that goes [...]

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Pros and cons of dating a Korean

Pros and cons of dating a Korean

If you date a Korean, it can be a very interesting experience. When dating a Korean, there’s a lot of pros and cons, so people often say that sometimes it’s difficult to get used to the differences. Let’s find out what are some pros and cons of dating a Korean. [...]

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Noe Alonzo interview

Noe Alonzo interview

Noe Alonzo is a YouTuber who loves Korean life and Koreans. He talks about a variety of situations in Korea that foreigners are surprised about. He went from Texas to Korea in 2011 to teach English. He has a Japanese girlfriend, so he wanted to go to Japan. But they [...]

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Korea’s university system

Korea’s university system

Korea’s university system is quite unique. Let’s discuss some of the unique points of Korea’s university system. – Almost 80% of high school graduates go on to attend college. So naturally there are a lot of students in most classes. On average, there are about 30-40 students in each class. [...]

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How Korean people name their children?

How Korean people name their children?

Foreign people often regard Korean names to be very unique. Many people share the same last name, and their first names are very shot. So it is usually hard for foreigners to pronounce and remember Korean names. 1. last names are passed down from fathers to their children. When parents [...]

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Koreans are high tempered

Koreans are high tempered

Korean people always seem to be busy. It is well known that Korean people like to do things at a fast pace. They’re always saying “Hurry! Hurry!” Here, you can see this side of Korean people.

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What does “OUR honey” mean in Korea?

What does “OUR honey” mean in Korea?

When referring to their family, company, school, etc… Koreans don’t use MY, they use OUR. They call OUR mom, OUR home, OUR company, OUR school. So don’t say My mom, My home. Why?

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What Meaning Do the Figures and Pictures in Bills in Korea Have?

What Meaning Do the Figures and Pictures in Bills in Korea Have?

Bills in Korea have a strong oriental impression. Thus, Westerners like them as they are prettier. Then, let’s find out what meaning the pictures in the bills have.   1,000 won bill: Gyeomjae Jeongseon and Toegye Lee Hwang The picture in the 1,000 won bill is ‘Gyesangjeonggeodo’ of Jeongseon, who [...]

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Korean drinking etiquette

Korean drinking etiquette

Koreans like alcohol. So Korea has a very developed variety of drinking etiquette. Let’s look at Korean drinking etiquette and how it depends on who is drinking.

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Unique Baseball Cheering Culture in Korea

Unique Baseball Cheering Culture in Korea

The most popular sports event in Korea is baseball. Yes, ten million people come out to streets during the World Cup, but, at other times, baseball is the most popular. As you may guess from the street cheering during the World Cup in Korea, the cheering culture of Korea is [...]

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