Thursday, February 10, 2011

One of the best in the world: Incheon International Airport

I was so excited when I got the chance to go to Seoul, South Korea to watch the Asia Song Festival and at the same time,  visit my friend.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Recipe: Sweet and crispy chicken (dakkangjung)

I tried making this Korean dish and it turned out okay. If you don't want it spicy, just don't put dried chili pepper.


Dak kang jung is a very popular traditional Korean dish and is usually made with chunks of chicken from a whole chicken. I’m using chicken wings in this recipe, but you could use chunks.

Fil-Am Black Eyed Peas producer to help in new 2NE1 songs

By JONATHAN M. HICAP / Manila Bulletin (Feb. 9, 2011)

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Filipino-American Grammy nominee and Black Eyed Peas’ official DJ, Poet Name Life (real name Jaime Lim Munson) flew to Korea to help write and produce songs for K-pop girl group 2NE1.

Exchange program brings four Korean children to Immaculate ConceptionSchool

Here's a very interesting article about four Korean exchange students in Arkansas.


(Feb. 5, 2011) - Four students traveled more than 6,800 miles to spend a month as part of the first Korean exchange student program at Immaculate Conception School in North Little Rock.

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Fans want Girls Generation to hold concert in the Philippines

Here's an article from Manila Bulletin, a leading English newspaper in the Philippines, about Filipino fans wanting K-pop girl group Girls Generation to come to Manila for a concert. Manila Bulletin has been publishing articles about Korean pop and entertainment almost everyday.

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 8, 2011) — Filipino fans of top K-pop group Girls Generation have launched an online petition to entice the all-female band to visit the Philippines and hold a concert here.

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Learning the Korean language

Don't you wish that you know a second language other than your own native tongue? There is a growing number of people around the world that have become interested in learning the Korean language or alphabet (called Hangul).

Korean Alphabet (Courtesy of

4minute wins 2010 Billboard Japan Music Award

The ladies of 4minute are off to a great start after the lunar new year holidays, as they've been awarded the "KPop New Artist Award" at the 2010 Billboard Japan Music Awards on February 6th.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Singer speaks of her audacious love for Hanbok

World renowned Hanbok (traditional Korean attire) designer Lee Young-hee appeared on KBS-2TV's "Morning Live" last Monday.

Making your own sticky rice cakes

If you like tteokbokki, or the spicy Korean rice cakes, you may want to try making your own rice cake at home.

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I love pajeon (or Korean pancake)

I first tasted Pajeon when we ate at a Korean restaurant in Paranaque, which is located south of Manila in the Philippines.  The restaurant, called Sam Won, is a popular place inside a subdivision.

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