South Korea play Ivory Coast at Loftus Road

South Korea will take on Ivory Coast in a friendly International football fixture at Loftus Road, the home of Queens Park Rangers, on Wednesday 3rd March 2010 – kick-off 2.30pm. Both nations are keen to bring their football to London to entertain the estimated 20,000 Koreans and 10,000 Ivoriens that live in and around the […]

Dating a Korean American woman…

Korean-American girls are tough to date, says You Offend Me You Offend My Family in a great article entitled How To Survive A Date with A Korean American Woman, from August last year. Maybe because Koreans most materialistic people in the world, according to a survey reported in the Chosun Ilbo

Kim Yu-na’s record-breaking gold

Congratulations to Kim Yu-na on record-breaking gold at Vancouver 2010. According to the BBC: It will go down as one of the greatest performances in figure skating history, and is South Korea’s first medal at the Winter Olympics in a sport other than speed skating. A couple of days ago the Chosun Ilbo was trying […]

Belated New Year celebrations at Pacific Plaza

Pacific Plaza is a new Asian mall by Wembley Stadium, including a supermarket and a Korean food outlet. They’re having a belated celebration of the New Year this Saturday, with all sorts of fun events. The festivities start at 12:30pm and continue till around 6:30. Korean cultural interest is scheduled for 2:15pm, 4pm and 5pm, […]

Korean Soldiers in the Japanese Army – talk at the Senate House

The Comparative Histories of Asia Seminar is pleased to present: Global Japan Series: Professor Takashi Fujitani, University of California, San Diego ‘Korean Soldiers in the Japanese Amy: Some Reflections on Inclusionary or Polite Racism in WWII’ Thursday 25 February 2010, 5:30-7pm Room G37, South Block, Senate House Building, University of London All welcome.

Lifting King Kong at the KCC

News of the next screening at the Cultural Centre, continuing this month’s sporting theme: Lifting King Kong, also known as Bronze Medallist: Film title: Lifting King Kong (Kingkongeul deulda), 2009, 120mins Director: Park Geon-yong Cast: Lee Beom-soo, Joan, Lee Seul-bi, Park Jun-geum Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, The Korean Cultural Centre, Grand Buildings, The Strand, London WC2N […]

Lee Bul interviewed in Korea Times

Good interview with cyborg artist Lee Bul in the Korea Times. "Lee Bul Pioneers Korean Contemporary Art" http://bit.ly/cxvu6K #. “Becoming an artist is not possible from trying. If somebody tries ‘not’ to be an artist, the person will have a greater possibility of becoming an artist,” she says.