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K-Pop Academy Week 5 Homework: Kim YoungSe

Kim YoungSe is an industrial designer, who is the founder and director of INNODESIGN. He decided to become a designer at the age of 16, and studied industrial design at Seoul National University and the University of Illinois. He worked at different design companies in Chicago, which helped him to go in the design working field. … Continue reading

24.09.14 UKISS 2014 Scandal in Europe Tour: London Concert

UKISS finally came to London for a concert, after rumours about them coming to Litchfield, England a few years ago. It was nice to see a K-Pop group live after so long. The last K-Pop group to come to London was Super Junior when they came to perform for Super Show 5 at Wembley Arena … Continue reading

K-Pop Academy Week 1: Welcome to the 6th K-Pop Academy

I have always wanted to be part of the K-Pop Academy and when I found out I got in, I was so happy 🙂 When I got to the KCCUK Centre, I was feeling excited to be part of a 12 Week Programme to learn about different aspects of South Korea, but I was also … Continue reading

K-Pop Academy Week 4 Homework: Traditional forms of Korean dance – Pungmul (풍물)

Many countries around the world have their own traditional dances, and this includes South Korea. They have many different forms of traditional dances from different regions of the country. These include Ganggangsullae and Geommu. Ganggangsullae (강강술래) is Korean dance that was performed under the full moon, to bring about a good harvest. It involves singing … Continue reading

K-Pop Academy Week 3 Homework: Admiral Yi Sun-shin (이순신)

Admiral Yi Sun-shin (1545-1598), was a Korean naval commander, who is famously known for his victories against the Japanese navy, during the Imjin War (1592-1598) in the Joseon dynasty. *Joseon was a Korean kingdom that lasted for approximately five centuries. It was the last dynasty of Korean history and the longest-ruling Confucian dynasty. He is … Continue reading

October 9th: Hangul Day (한글날)

Today, October 9th 2014 marks the 568th year since the creation of the Korean Alphabet, Hangul. Hangul Day (Korean Alphabet Day) in South Korea, and Choson-gul Day in North Korea, is a national day marking and celebrating the invention and the proclamation of the Korean alphabet, Hangul, the native alphabet of the Korean language, by the Joseon monarch, King Sejong the Great. It is … Continue reading

K-Pop Academy Week 2 Homework: Cooking a Korean Dish – Yubu Kimbap (유부김밥)

Although I chose option 3 as my Week 2 homework, I also wanted to try out cooking Korean food, as I enjoyed making Dduk Bok Gi during Week 2’s cooking lesson. I have always wanted to make Dduk Bok Gi. A while ago, I saw an episode of MTV Diary where T.K from C-Clown, made … Continue reading

K-pop Academy Week 2 Homework: A dinner menu for my favourite K-Pop Star(s)

For Week 2’s homework of the K-Pop Academy, I chose option 3, where I created a menu of the food I would serve my favourite K-pop star(s), Sehun and Kai. This included a starter, main course and dessert, with reasons for serving each type of food. I have presented it as a PowerPoint presention, as … Continue reading