K-Culture: Andong Kim Clan

Watching sageuk will make you realize that some people in the Palace court are much more powerful than the King himself. From influential kingmakers to powerful military families, these controlling figures usually ump the drama in historical series. One recent example is the manipulative Andong Kim Clan in the Shin Hye-sun-starrer Queen Cheorin (also known…

K-Lookbook: Seo Ye-ji (It’s Okay To Not Be Okay)

Dr. Oh Ji-wang said that Ko Moon-young’s way of dressing, just like her assertive personality, is a way to protect herself; just like armors. And what beautiful armors they are! Moon-young’s outfits in every episode of It’s Okay To Not Be Okay are a feast to the eyes. She’s not only telling her stories through…

K-Lookbook: Make-up Trends

If you’re also obsessing with Hospital Playlist every Thursday, you probably encountered this lovely autumn doctor named Chu Min-ha (Ahn Eun-jin. Every week, she delights  us with her genuine self and overall awesomeness. One reason why I love this character is her weekly make-up looks. This Army doctor keeps up with the trend and she’s…

K-Culture: Dog-like vs Cat-like Faces

K-drama muggles may find it weird that Koreans often compared their beloved actors/actresses’ faces to dogs, cats, and other animal faces. But if you think about it, the resemblance is there. Aside from the physical comparison, they also tend to associate celebrity traits and impressions with animals. Why Animal Faces? The curious cat in me…

K-Lookbook: Power Dressing

Gone are the days when Power Dressing is considered as just a fashion trend in which women wear suits to emulate men in the workforce. These days, Power Dressing means empowering oneself by wearing clothes that make us feel the most confident. Before Women’s Month ends, I collected some of the recent K-drama characters who…

K-Lookbook: IU / Lee Ji-eun (Hotel Del Luna)

If you thought you have met the most fashionable of all K-drama female characters, then you thought wrong. Jang Man-weol (IU / Lee Ji-eun) came into the K-dramaverse and totally toppled my list upside down. She came high and mighty with her wardrobe fully geared with runway-worthy outfits. Without further ado, I bring you every…

K-Lookbook: Short Hair Transformations

If you’re a woman, there’s a good chance that you were given some unsolicited opinion about the way you look, the way you dress, and the way you style your hair. Most often than not, such unwanted comments will ramp up when a woman made a drastic change in her hairstyle; like cutting it really…

K-Lookbook: Korean Drama Villains

Fans always hate Korean Drama villains for their evil schemes that make a poor K-drama female lead’s life more miserable. We only focus on their devious act because that is their given role in the K-drama universe. More often than not, people cheer when these antagonists fail to achieve whatever their wicked goal is. But…

K-Lookbook: How not to be awkward on your Instagram photos

The background is perfect. Your OOTD is flawless. Your make-up is stunning. But your photos still look stiff and unnatural. If you often find yourself standing awkward in front of the camera, this article will surely save your life, or at least your social media feed. Goodbye Akwardness 101 These Korean celebrities have mastered these…

K-Lookbook: How to style your hair like a K-drama male lead

They say your hair is your crowning glory. Most of the time it is associated with women; their hairstyle can make or break their whole look. But I think it is also true for men. Just take a look at Korean actors we all fell in love in. They changed their hairstyle depending on the…

K-Culture: Korean Broadcasting Networks

International Korean drama fans have no qualms on which TV channel will broadcast a series they would want to watch as they mostly sourced it from different online streaming sites. However, this non-Korean with a curious mind writer still want to know more about the difference between these media brands familiar to all drama lovers.…

K-Lookbook: How to style your bangs like a Korean drama female lead

We sometimes want to feel like we are Korean drama female lead. We imitate the way they eat a meal, the way they dress, or the way they look. One hairstyle that is seemingly common in K-dramaland is a good pretty bangs. No matter the length and the style is, adding bangs can change the…

K-Culture: 15 Korean proverbs and sayings you should learn

They say 'a picture is worth a thousand words' but there are words or short phrases that convey a deeper meaning. My curious mind was recently teased by The Undateables where female lead Yoo Jung-eum always mixed up sayings she used. I then decided to search for popular proverbs and sayings in Korean. Ready? Korean Proverbs and…