Experience Korean culture through performances!

One of the means of experiencing the Korean culture is to watch some performances with representative Korean cultural elements. There are in fact some good performances which you can enjoy even if you don’t know Korean. Let’s talk about some of them in this blog post. Continue reading

Let’s travel to the past Korea!

One popular theme in Korean TV dramas is travelling to the past.  While we do not have the time machine to help us do so, there are some good places in Seoul where you can experience and learn about the past Korea through different means. In fact, the history is an important part of a country’s culture, and if you are interested in Korean culture, it is worthwhile to go to these places to learn more about the Korean history. Continue reading

Unwind Yourselves in Seoul’s Parks! (Cont’d)

In my last blog post dated 20 August 2017, we have talked about 3 good parks  (namely, the Hangang Park, the World Cup Park and the Olympic Park) in Seoul where you can go to relax and unwind. In this blog post, we will cover 2 more parks (which are called “Forest” instead of “Park” in their names). Continue reading

Unwind Yourselves in Seoul’s Parks!

Although the Koreans work very hard on weekdays, they like to take a rest and unwind themselves by going to the parks with their families and friends at weekends – riding bikes, picnicking, playing games, or just taking a walk to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. I did the same when I studied Korean in Seoul and found it very refreshing and enjoyable. In fact, just seeing people having a good time with their families and friends already made me feel happy. In this post, we will talk about 3 of the good parks in Seoul where you can go to relax and unwind. We will cover other parks in the upcoming post. Continue reading

K-Animation Series – A Brief History (21st century)

In this blog post, we will talk about the development of K-animation in the 21st century, which saw the global expansion of K-animation and the great advancement in the quality of Korean-made animation.

At the start of the 21st century, the K-animation industry gained more government support and benefited from the skilled workforce which was developed in the past years.  In 1998, the Korean Government announced the 5-year plan (1998-2003) for the development of the cultural industry, resulting in the establishment of the Seoul Animation Center (1998), the Korea Film Council (1999) and the Korea Creative Contents Agency (2001). Continue reading

K-Animation Series – A Brief History (1980’s and 1990’s)

In this blog post, we continue to trace the history of K-animation by having a look at the dramatic development with a decline in the 1980’s and a resurgence in the 1990’s. Continue reading