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Finding pieces of Korea at home


I still remember it vividly — on April 30, 2013, I was in a panic. With college acceptance letters haphazardly strewn across my bedroom floor, I felt totally lost as to where to spend my next four years. Though my entire K-12 education had built up to this moment, making a choice about my future before […]

Asian couples flock to marry on symbolic date


In many Asian countries, where good luck is considered paramount when choosing a wedding date, thousands of couples rushed to get married on 11/11/11. Symbolically, the date is considered to be one of the most auspicious in a century, prompting many couples to rush to the altar. Because the date consists entirely of ones, in China it […]

Samsung and Apple battle for South Korean market


In the last week, South Korean smartphone subscriptions have surpassed 20 million. As smartphones become an integral part of more and more peoples lives, the competition within the smartphone market has become increasingly intense, as competitors such as Samsung and Apple fight for dominance. This figure, however, does not necessarily reflect if Samsung actually surpassed […]

Billboard makes (sound)waves with Social 50


Billboard, a music industry company known for its Hot 100 and weekly magazine, has recently added a new chart to its catalogue. Joining the Hot 200, which tracks the best-selling albums of the week and the celebrity popularity meter the Social 50, is the K-Pop Hot 100. The K-Pop chart was created with the help […]