Korea Highlights

Popular Romantic MV – Because I M A Girl – by K-POP Band KISS

Goo Hye Jin - Shin Hyun Joon


“Because I’m A Girl” is the song about a girl who feels betrayed by the one she loves. She hates him for leaving her after her surgery and sings about that. But he leaves her because he loves her immensely. This MV is about the sacrifice for the person you love.

This song features Goo Hye Jin (구혜진) and Shin Hyun Joon (신현준).

Goo Hye Jin who plays the femaled lead in this MV belongs to the K-Pop female trio band KISS. It was their first single, 여자 이니까 (Because I am a Girl) which brought them instant fame. This video went viral over the internet sending the song to the top of the charts and making it an immense hit in 2002. There are others who say that the music video got very popular because of – Shin Hyun Jun.

Romantic Music Video – Words That Are Hard 2 Say

Lee Seung Gi - Nam Sang Mi


Words That are Hard to Say (하기 힘든 말) – is touted as the Most Romantic Music Video in Korea if you have to go by the number of likes it has received on YouTube. It has around 6 million likes on YouTube from K-POP fans across the world.

South Korean singer and actor, Lee Seung Gi (이승기)  features in this music video along with South Korean actress, Nam Sang-Mi (남상미). This song is originally from his hit album – Crazy For You – released in Jan. 2006.

Topics In Korean History


Korean History

People often ask me, “Why are you interested in Korean history? Isn’t it just so sad?”

Well, they are partially right. Much of Korean history -ancient and modern- is a tragic story of suffering and wasted lives, but throughout it rings a beautiful story of a people who have managed to maintain a unique culture in the face of enormous difficulties.

The Rose of Sharon - The Flower of Eternity. South Korea's National Flower.

The Rose of Sharon/The Flower of Eternity. South Korea's National Flower.

Watch Code-name Azumma online – an infectiously cute movie

Codename Azumma - by H Culture Studio, South Korea

On any give day, our Azumma can be found at Big Mart competing against her like-minded peers for the ultimate prize: cheap but high quality goods. She outwits and used incredible strength to acquiring the perfect shirt for her son.

At home, she eagerly awaits for his arrival. A carefully prepared full-course dinner sits on the dining table. The prized shirt beckons to be tried on by its new owner. Finally, he walks in through the door. But, he walks directly into his private sanctuary, his bedroom.

There was no, “Wow, dinner smells great!” nor was there any “Thanks for the cool shirt, mom!”

7 Easy to Cook Korean Recipes

Japchae - Sweet potato noodles with shredded vegetables

Korean food is very popular, highly nutritious and absolutely easy to make. It does not take a lot of your time provided you have the key ingredients that make up the Korean kitchen. Make sure you stock your refrigerator with the following:

Vote for the Most Attractive Place in Seoul

Vote for the Most Attractive Place in Seoul

Seoul Metropolitan Government is conducting a survey in order to find out about foreigners’ thinking on Seoul’s genuine attractiveness. Places like Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon, Samcheon-dong, Insadong, Gwanghwamun Square, Cheongyecheon, Dongdaemun, Namdaemun, N Seoul Tower, Hongdae, Itaewon, Hangang River and many others are all competing for your attention. You can not only vote your best place but can also win prizes.

Download – Easy To Learn Korean – by Chad Meyer, Moonjung Kim


The Korea Guide is glad to announce that Chad Meyer and Moonjung Kim are presenting the first 50 pages of their soon-to-be released book – Easy to Learn Korean – for download. You can download your free copy of the digital version of this book (around 10 mb) by clicking the image below.

35 Top Free Korean iPhone apps


Life in Korea would not be that difficult if you take care of two things. One is that you procure a smartphone. And two you install apps that will make like in Korea a bit easier and a bit more convenient for you.

In this post we are bringing you the top free 35 iPhone apps which you can download on your iPhone. Some of them like Jihachul, Seoul Bus, iTour Seoul are the must have apps, some are just for fun apps and other apps can increase your understanding of Korean Culture and language.

We have divided these 35 apps in various categories to make it easier to for you the find the app that suits your need. To download these apps on iTunes you need click on the app icon and it will launch the app for you.

The 11th Seoul Performing Arts Festival


The 11th Seoul Performing Arts Festival, will be organized this fall (October 2011) in Seoul at Arko Arts Theater, Daehangno Arts Theater, Sogang University Mary Hall and Seoul Station. SPAF is organized by Hanguk Performing Arts Center and sponsored mainly by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The festival is considered to be one of the leading performing arts festivals in the country.

There will be overall 37 performances by participants from 8 countries. The participating countries are Korea, Italy, Japan, Colombia, Armenia, Australia, Germany and France

International Performances

Boseong Nok Chha Baat (Boseong Green Tea Fields)


Tea came to Korea from China over 2000 years ago. The Chinese drank tea to cleanse their body after eating oily food. The Japanese drank tea as an herbal remedy and the Koreans drank tea for releasing stress and wisdom.

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