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KORUS Festival 2014 Guide (and Time Travel) – 코러스 페스티벌!

KORUS Festival 2014 Guide (and Time Travel) – 코러스 페스티벌!

What is the awesome KORUS festival? Here is a full list of what is going on, with links to the places to learn even more! First, the summary:  The free KORUS festival (코러스 페스티벌) is happening September 19, 20, and 21 at Bull Run Park in Virginia, in the Washington DC area.  It is an outdoor festival celebrating Korean culture with artistic performances, cultural demonstrations, and vendors offering a variety of Korean-related and Asian-related food and merchandise. This is … Read entire article »

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Gangnam Style – Cartoon FlipBook Version

Gangnam Style – Cartoon FlipBook Version

Spotted via a post on Mashable, this sure-to-be-viral cartoon flip-book version of the Gangnam Style (강남스타일) video is sure to find a spot in the history books.  At least, in the flip-book of history. Gangnam Style Flipbook Video?   Yes, why not?  It was released just over a week ago by Etoilec1 (Facebook page).  As of this writing on Jan. 29, 2013, it … Read entire article »

Korean Wave Flash Mobs Around the World

Korean Wave Flash Mobs Around the World

Someone commented about the cities this year where there have been Kpop flash mobs and dance demonstrations. The purposes of these events include getting attention to get more kpop in those cities, and just having fun. People are making interesting 한류 (hallyu = Korean wave) shoutouts to the world that Kpop has fans in their towns. It seems to be “grass … Read entire article »

Hyuna Bubble Pop viral video analysis – 버블 팝 -현아

Hyuna Bubble Pop viral video analysis – 버블 팝 -현아

The Korean music artist Hyuna (), part of the group 4Minute, has scored a huge internet success this month with Bubble Pop (written in Korean it is 버블 팝). How huge?  Perhaps the most viral video so far from a Korean artist… In the first week it had millions of views, and now has had 8,635,312 views on YouTube. It had … Read entire article »

Miss Korea Washington 2011 Pageant

Miss Korea Washington 2011 Pageant

Tonight hundreds of people gathered to watch the selection of the 38th Miss Korea Washington. It was held at the Nova College Cultural Center in Annandale, VA. There were 8 contestants trying to win top prize. The pageant included evening gown & swimsuit sections, and a talent exhibition. There also was an interview of each of the contestants. The … Read entire article »

Mr. Choi Sung-Bong sings on Korea’s Got Talent

Mr. Choi Sung-Bong sings on Korea’s Got Talent

The Korean “Susan Boyle”? Here is Choi Sung-Bong singing on Korea’s Got Talent. His story is amazing… sad, and inspiring. The video is sub-titled in Korean. After the singing is the judge’s review, and more about his life. … Read entire article »

Kimchi Chronicles – Korean Cooking show on PBS

Kimchi Chronicles – Korean Cooking show on PBS

This week the show Kimchi Chronicles kicked off on PBS, on a New York station. Later in the year it will be shown nationwide.  The food shown in the show looks extra delicious, due to the high production values.  The 13-part series is hosted by Marja Vongerichten, who is also working on a cookbook.  You can read more about the … Read entire article »

Korean Cooking Videos

Korean Cooking Videos

The Korean Waves group has had several cooking-related events (see photo), and of course eaten at many many Korean restaurants. One of the members of the Korean Waves Meetup Group, Richard, has created a YouTube channel for his instructional cooking videos. He’s spent time in China, South Korea, and has come back from his travels inspired to share the cuisine, among other … Read entire article »

Korean Film Festival DC 2011 and FilmFest DC Movie Schedules

Every year there are many movie festivals, and this spring there are 2 Korean-related movie festivals. Below are the upcoming festival movies as of April 10, 2011. First is for the  Korean Film Festival DC 2011, and below that are the FilmFest DC movies from South Korea. Korean Film Festival DC 2011 Schedule All films are 35mm, in color, and in Korean with English subtitles. For more details visit the official Smithsonian website or their film descriptions page. Locations codes: * FGA = Freer Gallery of Art * AFI = AFI Silver Theatre Movies: Secret Reunion (director.: Jang Hun, 2010, 116 min.).  Friday, April 8, 7 PM, FGA Breathless (director.: Yang Ik-june, 2008, 130 min.). Sunday, April 10, 2 PM, FGA Possessed (director.: Lee Yong-ju, Korea, 2009, … Read entire article »

Kalbi & Bulgogi – are they the same?

Sometimes people ask what is the difference between the Korean beef bar-b-q dishes: kalbi / galbi (갈비) and the more popular bulgogi (불고기). Before answering that question, first note that there are difference styles of both kalbi and bul-go-gi, and sometimes kalbi is not seasoned at all (which makes it, well, plain barbeque beef). Then it’s the side dishes – pan chan – that make it distinctly Korean. Panchan will be different from restaurant to restaurant, more than they will vary from dish-to-dish within a restaurant. Bulgogi is beef, usually loin, and kalbi is beef short ribs. Both can be made marinaded, in similar sauces. And a side sauce can be served with both. However, the side … Read entire article »