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A Shot of Soju with Adrien Lee

A Shot of Soju with Adrien Lee

Meet TV and radio host Adrien Lee: perfect charm, perfect hair, and that damn perfect smile. He could easily be the sixth member of Big Bang if he just dyed his hair one of the few colors that the band has not yet been tainted with. (I vote for orange). He is by far the...
Seoul Fashion Week: Choiboko SS13

Seoul Fashion Week: Choiboko SS13

We’re thrilled to say that we snagged a seat in the front row of the Choiboko runway show for the last day of Seoul Fashion Week. Choiboko let out his inner child by playing with popping colors, mismatched patterns, funky tights, and oversized hats. His Spring/ Summer 2013 collection alluded a day-in-the-circus feel with a...
Fashion One Presents: Lie Sang Bong's After Party

Fashion One Presents: Lie Sang Bong’s After Party

One of Chincha’s favorite Seoul Fashion Week events was actually off the catwalk. Famous fashion designer, Lie Sang Bong (AKA the Korean McQueen), got thrown an after party by Fashion One for all who weren’t quite ready to put away those designer stilettos back into their closets. Lie Sang Bong mingled outside the VIP corners...
A Shot of Soju With: Poi Expert Shin Masta

A Shot of Soju With: Poi Expert Shin Masta

Poi is a performance art in which balls, usually made out of wax, are suspended from a length of flexible material, usually plaited cord. It is held in the hand and swung in circular patterns. Choreographed dancing and movement is usually involved . When asked how he felt when he played poi there was a...
A Shot of Soju With: Actor Paul Stafford

A Shot of Soju With: Actor Paul Stafford

Three years ago, because he knew his chances of becoming an actor in London equaled to the same chance as an ajumma giving up her seat for anyone on the metro, indie producer and actor Paul Stafford packed his bags and moved to the ROK. Since then, he has created his own production company, was...
What You See is What You Get: CLARA 3000

What You See is What You Get: CLARA 3000

Where can I go to hear more music like this? A regular Seoul party-head asked me, dripped in sweat, and in complete awe of the beats that were filling up Cakeshop this past Friday night. My response: Anywhere she’s at. “She” refers to Clara 3000. This past weekend, I was lucky enough to snag a...
SWW’s Chuseok Writers Retreat: Giving Thanks to My Distorted-Breakfast-Club-Kinda Weekend

SWW’s Chuseok Writers Retreat: Giving Thanks to My Distorted-Breakfast-Club-Kinda Weekend

SWW is an open creative writing group based in Seoul that started in 2007. They focus on organizing weekly workshops for fellow writers of the area to share their poetry and prose while gaining insight, advice, and constructive criticism to support each other’s work. They also publish a yearly anthology; this December will be its...