You Did Well, Jonghyun

Kim Jonghyun: you did well, you did so well. Thank you for sharing your life, your passion, and your music with us. SHINee's music has actually changed the course of my life. Introducing me to K-Pop and Korean culture, your hard work means so much to me and many others. Your lyrics have connected with [...]

DAY6 in Los Angeles

DAY6 was absolutely amazing live! I was so happy when they opened with one of my favorites, 아 왜. The crowd had so much energy (like almost too much), and DAY6 really reflected it in their performance. Especially during the Q&A interaction, Jae continued to hype up the audience, to the point where a girl [...]

Los Angeles Korea Festival

The 44th Annual Los Angeles Korean Festival celebrates Korean culture, as well as the vibrant Korean-American community in the city.  This festival featured Korean food, music, and style to celebrate the rich history of LA's Koreatown. The event, like the district itself, really captured a piece of Korean culture as well as the essence of [...]

KCON Experience

KCON Los Angeles 2017 was an incredible experience! I met so many wonderful artists and creators at the forefront of the modern Hallyu wave, including makeup artist Das, beauty vlogger Edward Avila, and violinist and Youtuber JunCurryAhn. It was an honor to meet people I have followed and admired for so long. These artists and [...]

KCON Los Angeles

K-Pop has developed alongside the country of Korea itself, reflecting its joys, sorrows, and its rapid global success. KCON, started in 2012 through collaborations between Powerhouse Live, Mnet Media, CJ E&M and Koreaboo, celebrates Korean pop culture including music, entertainment, food, beauty, style. “Hallyu”, the Korean wave, continues to engulf the globe, and now created [...]

Costa Rica, Costa Pobre

  Travelling to Costa Rica, was thrilled to immerse myself within a new way of life. Latin America was so different from any place I had experienced before, and working with people from a vastly different background allowed me to understand the true magnitude of global poverty. The suffering that I witnessed reached into my [...]

Beyond the Scene

BTS has officially rebranded, and their new international handle is "Beyond the Scene". Big Hit Entertainment stated: "The new BI (brand identity) of BTS symbolizes the youth that do not settle down to reality but open doors to move forward to grow...The design was visualized to express ARMY facing/meeting BTS at the doors when they [...]

Jejudo: Korean Paradise

Jejudo is a truly gorgeous island off of Korea’s southern coast. With green rolling hills and breathtaking ocean views, Jeju has earned its reputation as a must-see beauty. Stunning beaches and breezy cliffs have made this little island a highly popular honeymoon destination for decades. It became an especially popular for newlyweds following the Korean [...]

Icons of Gyeongju: Bulguksa and Seokguram

Bulguksa Temple 불국사 is Gyeongju’s most iconic temple as well as a lasting symbol of Buddhism in Korea.  Located on the slopes of 토함산 Mount Toham, a sacred place during the Silla Dynasty, it currently serves as a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. Seven National treasures are contained in the temple grounds, such as the Cheongun-gyo [...]