The Fashion of the Korean Street

If I was in Seoul this weekend I’d be heading off to the show of street photography by Michael Hurt of FeetManSeoul and Scribblings of the Metropolitician: The Fashion of the Korean Street Time: 27 April at 12:00 – 29 April at 21:00 Location: Cafe Bene in Chungmuro (Chungmuro Station, Exit #5) Opening Reception from […] is looking for bloggers, the Korean government’s online gateway, launched a blog earlier this year at They currently have five experienced contributors, but they’re looking to expand their range of content providers by opening up their blog to new applicants. The aim of The Korea Blog is to show the contemporary side of Korea and its culture […]

The Korean Film Blogathon, 7-13 March

What’s a blogathon? It’s an event when bloggers across the globe converge (if they so wish) on a single subject. A couple of years ago there was the Hong Sang-soo Oh Soojung! blogathon, when anyone who had anything to say about A Virgin Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors said it, either on his/her blog, or […]

A last look back at 2010

We’ve digested the albums, films, sporting events and books of the year, and reviewed some of the memorable stories of 2010 in our Quiz of the Year. Here are some of the other things we noted in 2010 which didn’t quite make it into any of those articles. 2010: a year of anniversaries It was […]

2010 Travel Diary #38: Return to Seoul

The final installments of LKL’s trip to Korea at the beginning of May Saturday 8 May 2010. We are back in Seoul in good time. At the start of the week, I hadn’t known what my Sancheong schedule was going to look like: my friend Kyung-sook had managed to secure an extra day or so […]

Wake Up and Laugh!

Just discovered a great Korean Buddhist blog, Wake Up and Laugh! Their latest post Three months of eating garlic and mugwort analyses the Tangun myth, and in passing talks about the Korean saying “In the days when tigers smoked tobacco…”. #

ROK Drop’s stories of 2009

Top 10 ROK Drop Stories of 2009 and ROK Drop’s pick of the decade Good memory refreshers both. | 10:28 AM Jan 3rd from Update – both links are now dead. ROK Drop (now rather than seems to have deleted archive stories other than those released directly to the US […]