London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Korea v Croatia – the live tweets

The as-it-happened commentary on South Korea’s defeat at the hands of Croatia, live on Twitter (Craven Cottage wi-fi permitting)… 2:09pm #koreaVcroatia kicks off… Come on Korea! 2:11pm A rainy but lively Craven Cottage: 2:14pm Son Heung min with a wide long shot which makes the crowd go wild! 2:14pm A narrow misses header from Ivica … [Read More]

The Royal Wedding – the Tweets

Ambassador Martin Uden blogs about the view of the Royal Wedding from South Korea via @AddThis # North Korean Ambassador Ja Song-nam has been invited to the Royal Wedding # ROK Ambassador Choo Kyu-ho will also be at the wedding. At least the Royal protocol people got that bit right. # Nice to … [Read More]

More buzz about Please Look After Mom / Mother

Please Look After Mom seems to be the latest hot translation. Amazon are already telling me I would like it. # I know which edition I’d buy Guess which translated Korean novel will be BBC Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime in early June. You only get one guess. @KTLit # KTLit: lol “mom?” lklinks: … [Read More]

Little Angels and big frustrations

26 Sept 2010: Updated information about how to book for Saturday’s Little Angels performance: # 29 Sept 2010: Still waiting for my Little Angels tickets. I wonder if they will arrive? Has anyone got theirs? Mysterious impersonal booking system grrrr # 30 Sept 2010: The most annoying thing about the Little Angels ticketing system … [Read More]

DPRK in the Football World Cup

“North Korea will receive at least US$10 million from FIFA for fielding its national team in the World Cup” says the Chosun Ilbo That should keep its nuke programme going for a while… # An amazing invention by the Dear Leader: the invisible mobile phone. # British blogger in Pyongyang reports on the … [Read More]

Where to watch the World Cup

I seem to be spending all my time responding to email requests and queries about Koreans in the World Cup. No time to write. # If anyone knows where all the London / New Malden Koreans will be gathering to watch the World Cup, let me know # Apparently some Koreans will be watching Korea-Spain … [Read More]

Royal Ancestors – the Live Tweets

8 March: Just heard some good news. Time to start planning a trip to Seoul in early May # 13 April: Really looking forward to my Korea trip later this month. Jongmyo rituals in Seoul and springtime herbs in Sancheong, Gyeongsannamdo. Perfect. Provided the volcanic ash lets up.# 18 April: Will the 30 April Indieful … [Read More]

Kim Jong-il’s Comedy Club – the tweets

It’s not often that Twitter is alive with Tweets about a documentary on BBC4, but Kim Jong-il’s Comedy Club was special. Here are some of them. LKL: Game for a laugh? Don’t forget Kim Jong-il’s Comedy Club tonight, BBC4, 10pm # LKL: Wow this documentary is bizarre!! # Alex_Hoban: @lklinks you’re telling me…! Alex_Hoban: … [Read More]

Tweeting the KAA October performance

19 Oct 2009: Photos from the Korean Artists at the KCC event (16 October) are up on Flickr Thanks to Mr Lee Hyung-wook of The East # 17 Oct 2009: Totally relieved that the KAA event at the KCC is over. I think it was a massive success. Well done all. # 16 Oct … [Read More]

Troubles with the Petal

12 Sep: The only way I’m going to be able write anything on There a Petal is to leave it to the last minute and rely on the deadline pressure for inspiration. Having now read it three times I have no angle on it at all. 10 Oct: Really struggling to write 2,000 words on … [Read More]