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Life of International Fans: the Reliability of K-pop News Sites and Comments

It is not easy to be a K-pop fan, especially when you are living on the opposite side of the earth with your idol. There is the language problem, and then the time-zone problem. They maybe dropping a new video during your sleep, or maybe have a live broadcast while you are having class. They update their Instagram hours ago and there’s already thousands of comments, while you are still on google translate trying to figure out what the caption means. In these situations, international K-pop fans can’t help but resort to social media and English K-pop news sites. When Keep going…

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K-word of the Day–추석 Chuseok

  Chuseok is one of the biggest holiday in South Korea. It is similar to Mid-Autumn festival of China, which falls on the same day. It is celebrated on the 15th of August on the Lunar Calendar, which is when the moon is supposed to be the most round and bright. Koreans celebrate their good harvest during Chuseok. On the day of Chuseok, everyone returns to their hometown and gather with their family. They would hold a memorial service called Charye to honor their ancestors. There will also be an abundance of traditional food for the whole family to enjoy Keep going…

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Seventeen Leaders

Seventeen Leader Line I decided to dedicate a post to the leaders of Seventeen because they deserve it. Seventeen has 3 leaders who are in charge of each unit respectively. They are the first members to start training, and are the backbone of Seventeen. S.coups—General leader + Hip Hop unit leader S.coups is the eldest in the team, and also one of the members who has trained the longest period. He trained with their senior group Nu’est before, giving him more experiences. His real name is Choi Seungcheol, and was born in 1995. He was appointed to be the general Keep going…

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Seventeen

What is Seventeen? Or rather, who is Seventeen? For all the K-pop fan out there, a lot of English words does not simply mean their original meaning. In this case, the word ‘Seventeen’ is not just a number, but the name of a boy group. Seventeen is a Korea male idol group debuted in 26 May 2015 under Pledis Entertainment. Although their name is Seventeen, they do not have 17 members. The reason why they are called Seventeen is because they have 13 members, 3 units, and are 1 team. Therefore 13+3+1=17. The 13 members are divided into 3 units: Keep going…

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K-word of the Day–저금통 Piggy Bank

저금통 Piggy Bank It is very common in Asian countries that parents would give their children a piggy bank for them to start saving up. The above are two common piggy banks people use. The reason why the image of a pig is used is because the big stomach of pig symbolize prosperity and wealth. In the past China, having a pig at home would mean that the family would have a stable income and enough to feed the family. Having a fat pig is especially good because it means more meat to eat and sell. The word 저금통 literally translates Keep going…