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Kim Heon-jun shows the world what b-boying is all about
May 27, 2014
“B-boying,” or break dancing, may have originated in New York City, but in the last decade or so, Korea has established itself as a b-boy powerhouse, steadily raking in awards and taking the top spots at international competitions. The government has caught on, and since 2007 has...

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German singer falls in love with Korean songs
May 20, 2014
Many people, both past and present, have a special fondness for songs. There are countless records, both physical and oral, showing that people across the country have made songs and festivals part of their lives. Communities get together to enjoy food and drink, dancing and sing...

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Three readers fly to Seoul to see 'real Korea'
Apr 28, 2014
On April 8, a letter arrived at the Korea.net offices. It was from one of our readers, Cut Vitarie Hadiana, a 27-year-old Indonesian who stumbled upon an article at our homepage about Christopher Rucinski, another reader who visited our offices on March 28 to have lunch with the ...

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Juno Hair: the beauty industry's leading salon
Apr 16, 2014
Beauty is one of the most pursued values of the human race, regardless of one's age or ethnicity. In modern times, there is an increased amount of hype around one's personal appearance. With wealth and urbanization, people's desire to look better has gotten more and more intense....

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Charlie, Liz and Seoul's underground
Apr 14, 2014
A pair of Americans has discovered Seoul's subway system. Dongdaemun is their favorite station and they know the related history and the hidden attractions of subway stations across the metropolis. They are Charles Usher and Elizabeth Groeshen. The two recently published “Charlie...

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Everest, Poles, Korea and the world
Apr 10, 2014
There is a young man living in Seoul who climbed Mt. Everest at the age of 19 and who travelled from the North Pole to the South Pole when he was 21. His name is James Hooper, a 27-year-old university student from the U.K. When he was 16, Hooper read an article about the 50th ann...

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Finnish choreographer Tero Saarinen brings 'Votex' to K...
Apr 09, 2014
Dance is more than its mere moves for Finnish choreographer Tero Saarinen. Dance is his life and he sees unlimited possibility in dance. After all, Saarinen once said, "Dance is my attempt to understand human nature and its multiple manifestations."Saarinen choreographed the new ...

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Life and love as seen through infographics: 'DOM & HYO'
Apr 09, 2014
There is an American man who is very satisfied with his life in Korea. He says that everything is perfect here, except for one thing: a certain chocolate bar that is only sold in his home country. We are talking about Dominic Dinkins, a man who has lived in Korea for nearly five ...

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Kim Yuna, queen of figure skating, sings 'Let it Go' fr...
Apr 08, 2014
Kim Yuna, the beloved figure skating queen, has sung "Let It Go," the theme song from Disney's animated film "Frozen." Kim Yuna dances to her own version of "Let It Go" from the "Frozen" soundtrack. (captured image from the SamsungCEKorea YouTube channel)In a recently release...

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Lunch with Korea.net
Apr 07, 2014
One of our Korea.net readers visited our offices at the National Museum of Korea on March 28. It was Christopher Rucinski, a 26-year-old man from the U.S. The visit came after Korea Clickers, Korea.net's official Facebook page, hosted a special event where we invited one of our r...