abbi_r has written 15 posts for Abbi at the 6th K-Pop Academy

K-Pop Academy Week 2: Taste Korean Food & Culture

For week 2, we met at the Central Street Cookery School to learn how to cook a Korean dish. We were put into teams and I was put in the Girls’ Generation group, which was the vegetarian team. The dish we were going to make was Dalkalbi, but my team made Dduk Bok Gi (without … Continue reading

K-Pop Academy Week 10 Homework Assignment: 10 K-Pop Tracks

If I was stranded on a desert island, the 10 K-Pop tracks I would take with me would be the following, however it was so hard to choose these because I literally love SO many K-Pop groups and their songs. In no particular order… Royal Pirates – 하루 다 지나가겠다 (Haru) The intro to this song … Continue reading

My Top 5 Korean Drama List

*For week 10’s homework assignment, I did option 2 as my homework but I liked option 3 as well, so I produced a list of my top 5 favourite Korean dramas that I would recommend to my friends. They are in no particular order. To not give away the storyline, I have put links to some of … Continue reading

K-Pop Academy Week 9 Homework Assignment: Arirang (아리랑)

When talking about Korea, the word ‘Arirang’ comes to mind. It is both very well-known in Korea and outside. ‘Arirang’ (아리랑) is a famous Korean folk song and is sometimes referred to as the unofficial national anthem of Korea. It is a song that shows the different emotions of happiness, sadness, anger and joy, and is … Continue reading

K-Pop Academy Week 8 Homework Assignment: Traditional Korean & Traditional Tamil clothing

In Week 8 of K-Pop Academy, we learnt about the different styles of traditional Korean clothing, Hanbok, especially those from the Joseon dynasty. We also had the chance to try on Hanbok, which was very fun. I was wearing a bridal outfit. Here are some photos from that day. These were taken by my fellow … Continue reading

K-Pop Academy Week 6 Homework: Historical Korean Film – Masquerade (광해)

I have always wanted to watch a historical Korean film or drama, since seeing the first ever historical Korean film I ever saw, War Of The Arrows (최종병기), during the 6th London Korean Film Festival in November 2011. I truly enjoyed watching this film. Actor, Ryu SeungRyong acts in this film, as well as in … Continue reading

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