Monthly archive July, 2011
don't worry. be aA

don’t worry. be aA

So, a nice coffee shop in Hongdae. It is actually really nice, very hipster and cool. Especially amongst young University students at the moment. I had to remortgage my house to afford a green tea (6000), but that seems to be the way in Hongdae. To be fair, it was a tasty green tea, in...
Jisan Rock Festival

Jisan Rock Festival

Just to make you all aware. It’s Jisan Rock Festival this weekend (29-31 July 2011). We will have photos and a full festival review after it has happened, but just to remind everybody: it’s this weekend. The line-up is pretty fabulous. Chemical Brothers are headlining Friday night. It’s going to be amazing. Other acts include:...

10 Do’s and Don’ts of Mudfest

If you live in South Korea and you’ve been here for longer than a week, have at least one friend or access to a computer, you’ll know that it’s time for the annual Boryeong Mud Festival again. If you’re planning on hitting the mud this weekend or next, learn from the mistakes I made in...
K-Pop Kicks

K-Pop Kicks

Alright, Alright, 알았어, 알았어! I know this song was released a few months ago, so it’s a bit old. I only heard it a couple of months ago after I got here though and it’s the catchiest song in the whole world. I want to learn Korean just so I can sing this when we...
FIFTYSEOUL

FIFTYSEOUL

FIFTYSEOUL is a fleamarket that is aimed towards the young, vintage-loving generation of Korea. It began as a three-way venture between blogger Sukwoo Hong of Your Boyhood, Sukjong Jang, Editor-in-Chief of Cracker Magazine and Minkoo Kang, Director of online shop The Tizza. They were motivated to raise money in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake...

R-16 B-boy Masters Championship

The R16 World B-boy Masters Championship was recently held at Olympic Park. Frankly speaking, I had to google ‘B-boy’ to actually have an idea of what it was. I was wrong in thinking it was beat boxing; it’s actually what I would describe as break dancing. I instantly had a childhood flashback to RUN DMC’s...
Heyday Cafe

Heyday Cafe

The next coffee shop on the Chincha radar is Heyday Cafe in Itaewon. I was walking from Haebangchon over the hill to Itaewon and I found this place. It’s a pretty small, but really cool coffee shop. It had all of its doors open, which led to some outdoor decking with seating. I love that...

Do You Know South Korea?

Film-maker David Dutton travelled Korea in October 2010 and made a montage of his experiences called ‘Do You Know South Korea?’. From random guitar players serenading audiences outdoors to beautiful mountain scenery, the film shows you the most dynamic things about this country that we’re lucky enough to live in. It also got us spotting...