Movie Review: 5 Love Lessons That The Beauty Inside (2015) Teaches Us

“Love conquers all,” they say. All hopeless romantics, myself included, will surely agree with it. This is most likely the reason why romance movies are almost always a box-office hit. And for this edition of K-Movie Corner, we’ll bring you the unconventional romantic-comedy film that is The Beauty Inside. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XcK4Elpn0s This 2015 movie based on the…

K-Lookbook: Gong Yoo (Goblin)

From being a prince-like cafe owner to a selfless father, Gong Yoo has never failed to amaze fangirls and fanboys alike. He is excellent on embodying his fictional character that you will never compare his roles from previous projects. That is why the Ahjummamshies squad unanimously loves him. But one thing is noticeable with Gong…

K-Culture: Lesson 2 – Korean Kinship Terms

The infamous Korean term 'oppa' has been used by so many fangirls that a rookie K-Drama fan is probably confuse of the word's proper usage. In K-dramaverse, there are a lot of other ways a character addresses his/her interlocutor and determining what term to use highly depends on age, seniority, and social status. There are tons…

Movie Review: 10 Scenes from Train to Busan (2016) That Won’t Make You Fall Asleep

[SPOILER ALERT!] It’s true that Halloween is still a few more months away, but watching a zombie movie, especially a good one like Train to Busan, can’t wait until the end of October. This Gong Yoo-led film is definitely a treat to all zombie movie lovers out there, and I’m going to tell you why.…

K-Drama Rewind: Coffee Prince

Annyeong haseyo! I am grumpy ahjumma, and I am going to be your new GF twice a month! This is Ahjummamshies' latest segment, Grumpy Flashback wherein we feature well-loved Korean dramas from the past. Please always tune in to our humble site as I give the spotlight to our favorite dramas and reminisce their highlights.…

K-Culture: Lesson 1 – Three Kingdoms

Sageuk dramas are like all-in-one package; there's romance, family angst, politics, and of course, an instant history lesson. For many international viewers, Korean period dramas are the foremost introductory platform into the rich culture of the East Asian peninsula nation. Historical productions highlight Korea's arts, architecture, and social order. Although many popular sageuk dramas contain…

K-Lookbook: Shin Min-a (Tomorrow with You)

Annyeong Ahjummamshies! Are you one of those k-drama fans who can't help but notice how well-styled your favorite character is? Or those who become frustrated whenever your favorite actress comes out with angry-bird-like eyebrows and bird-nest hairstyles? Worry no more because your kiyowo dongsaeng will be your companion with all the wows and nays of fashion…