Archives for May 2007

Nice Korean Bowls | Korean Fashion Lifestyle

Korean fashion nice Korean bowls that comes in bright cheerful colors with stylish design.

Nice Korean Bowl | Korean Fashion Lifestyle Items

Nice Korean Bowl | Korean Fashion Lifestyle Items

Nice Korean Bowl | Korean Fashion Lifestyle Items

Nice Korean Bowl | Korean Fashion Lifestyle Items

Nice Korean Bowl | Korean Fashion Lifestyle Items

Nice Korean Bowl | Korean Fashion Lifestyle Items

Nice Korean Bowl | Korean Fashion Lifestyle Items

Nice Korean Bowl | Korean Fashion Lifestyle Items

Nice Korean Bowl | Korean Fashion Lifestyle Items

Nice Korean Bowl | Korean Fashion Lifestyle Items

Nice Korean Bowl | Korean Fashion Lifestyle Items

Nice Korean Bowl | Korean Fashion Lifestyle Items

Nice Korean Bowl | Korean Fashion Lifestyle Items

Nice Korean Bowl | Korean Fashion Lifestyle Items

Nice Korean Bowl | Korean Fashion Lifestyle Items

Nice Korean Bowl | Korean Fashion Lifestyle Items

Korean Fashion T-Shirts | Korean Fashion Clothing

11 cool Korean fashion streetwear t-shirts’ designs.

Korean Fashion Street T-Shirts

Korean Fashion Street T-Shirts

Korean Fashion Street T-Shirts

Korean Fashion Street T-Shirts

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Korean Fashion Street T-Shirts

Korean Fashion Street T-Shirts

Korean Fashion Street T-Shirts

Korean Fashion Street T-Shirts

Korean Fashion Street T-Shirts

Korean Fashion Street T-Shirts

Korean Fashion Street T-Shirts

Korean Fashion Street T-Shirts

Korean Fashion Street T-Shirts

Korean Fashion Street T-Shirts

Korean Fashion Street T-Shirts

Korean Fashion Street T-Shirts

Korean Fashion Street T-Shirts

Korean Fashion Street T-Shirts

Korean Fashion Street T-Shirts

Korean Fashion Street T-Shirts

Korean Actress Lee Young Ae’s Fashion Pictures: LG Advertisement – Set A

Korean actress Lee Young Ae‘s endorsement advertisment for Korean electronic conglomerate LG.

Korean Actress Lee Young Ae

Korean Actress Lee Young Ae

Korean Actress Lee Young Ae

Korean Actress Lee Young Ae

Korean Actress Lee Young Ae

Korean Actress Lee Young Ae

Korean Actress Lee Young Ae

Korean Actress Lee Young Ae

Korean Brand Happy N Co Merchandise | Korean Fashion Accessories

Cute Korean fashion brand Happy N Co bags, purses, pouches and shoulder bags.

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

Korean Fashion Bags | Happy N Co Merchandise

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The Reason Why Korean Single Women In Their 30s Can’t Get Married | Korean Culture News

When popular Korean drama <My Lovely Sam-Soon> came on TV in Korea, it was a hit with many Korean single women in their 30s, as they can identify with the drama. The trend continued rising with the release of DalJa’s Spring, followed by a series of Korean drama that revolves around similar themes. The 30-something single women on TV are often seen as having a hard time with their love lives and living with society’s standards. So what are the reasons for women over the age of 30 in Korea finding it hard to get married?

Korean Culture - Korean Single Women In Their 30s

Korean Culture - Korean Single Women In Their 30s

In Korea, many women over the age of 30 are complaining about how hard it is to get married. It seems impossible to meet potential mates and it is even harder for their friends and family to introduce new guys. So where then, does the problem lie?

These women seems to fall into one of these three categories. The first category is the “survival” type where the woman is just contented to stay home managing household chores and taking care of the family. The second category is the “dependant” type where the woman is fully capable of taking care of herself but is looking for a man with a higher income so that she can have the privilege to decide if she should work after marriage. The third category is the “preserving” type where the woman has a high income and will only consider marriage if it does not interfere with her career.

Most Korean women belong to the second category, the “dependant” type, because they do not plan on taking care of themselves for the rest of their lives and so they will search for a man anxiously so that they can be taken care of.

However, accepting a guy with good financial background has its own disadvantages. If they meet a man with high income, they are afraid of degrading into the first category (the “survival” type), and only stay at home to do housework. Another issue that women worry is that if both parties are working, she will still have to do housework and take care of the kids.

It is really rare to find someone who can offer them the best of both worlds. With such a specific requirement, these women are having difficulties in finding their suitable partners. Perhaps a better way for this group of women who are looking for love is to get out of the “dependant” mindset and adopt the “coexist” mindset instead. Instead of focusing on material benefits, it will be more realistic to find suitable partners to “coexist” with as life companions, someone whom they can share their burdens with and do things together. The career/material aspect can always be planned out along the way after all.

Hot Tourist Spots And Shopping Havens In Korea | Korean Culture News

According to the locals in Korea, here are the must-try Korean food, the hottest places for shopping, value-for-money accommodation, cool places of interests and cheap transport.

A. Food

According to a local student, Lee, if you are eating outside, barbeque meat is one of the cheapest, which costs only 3000 to 5000 Korean Won (Note: 10000 won is approximately USD10.80) per set. The best drink to go with barbeque meat is Shochu (Korean’s version of Sake), which cost about 3000 won in restaurants and 1500 won in supermarkets.

Braised ribs would cost about 20000 won per set while mixed rice is about 3000 won per set. Beef and seafood are expensive as they can easily cost you about 20000 to 30000 won for one set. Fruits are expensive too, as there is only one place that produces them and that is Jeju. One kilogram of grapes cost about 2000 won and 2 apples for 1000 won.

There is a lot of variety for Korean foods, like the barbeque meat, glutinous rice cakes (their rice tastes good), ginseng chicken soup, hot stone bowl mixed rice (Bibimbam), delicious and nutritious soy sauce broth, duck soup, sashimi, beef rice soup, pan fried crucian carp and tofu hotpot are all very delicious.

At Jeju Island, you must try the raw seafood and at Suwon, there are the delicious pork ribs. In Korea, there are lots of unique snacks, like fried rice cakes, fried intestines, fish balls, rice wrapped in seaweed, chicken sticks, egg noodles, sweet biscuits, Shilim-Dong’s intestines, Sindang-Dong’s spicy rice cakes, Namdaemun market’s braised spicy oxtail, and many more.

In conclusion, Korean cuisines usually have lesser oil and meat and are usually ate with stainless steel cutleries. Koreans like to eat food that are raw, cold or fried and foreigners usually have a hard time adjusting to these tastes.

B. Accommodation

A posh hotel room would cost you about 170000 to 220000 won per night. The rates of inns and guest houses are much cheaper. Guest house costs only 11000 won per night, while inn costs between 20000 to 50000 won. Living with the locals is not only cheap but you will get the chance to develop friendship a local family and have fun experiencing the Korean lifestyle and culture.

In conclusion, there is plenty of accommodation to choose from in Korea. Although each of them is different in style, they are all neat, clean and warm in winter but some do not provide basic amenities.

C. Transportation

The transportation system in Korea is very efficient and easy to get around. Taking a cab is very convenient but different taxi company charges differently; usually the fare starts from 2000 won. For buses, 1000 won can cover a long ride.

Plane tickets are reasonable too, it costs only 1050 won to go from QingDao to Incheon and the round trip costs only 1900 won.

Seoul’s underground train system is also very convenient but is always crowded. The ticket prices vary between 600 to 1400 KRW depending on the destination. Trains arrive every 2.5-3 minutes during peak hours and 4-6 minutes during off peak hours.

As a tourist, you can choose to drive around but you must be at least 21 years old and have a valid car license. You must have at least one year of driving experience and an international driving license which has an expiry date that is at least a year from the day you enter Korea.

Conclusion: Tourists need to arrange travelling schedule, food and accommodation 3 months prior to the peak period or festivity period as Koreans usually travel back to their hometowns for festive celebrations. Some of the peak period festive seasons include Lunar Chinese New Year, summer vacation (starting from the last week of July to the third week of August) and the Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival.

D. Places of Interest

Seoul, Jeju, Busan are among some of the places that you must visit when touring Korea. In Seoul, you must visit Gyeongbokgung, which was an old palace. Namsan Park’s view is pretty nice too. For breath-taking beautiful night scenery, you can take a drive out at night to the bridge in Han-gang. If you want to visit Korea’s universities, you have to go to Sinchon. For beautiful scenery and a chance at experiencing a laid back and simplistic lifestyle, visit one of the most famous islands in Korea – Jeju Island. It is a must-visit tourist spot.

There are lots of fun and interesting places in Korea. In Seoul, there is the Changdeokgung, Changyeonggung, Deoksugung and there are also lots of temples. There is also the TaDong Park, Yong Pyong Ski Resort, Bukhansan, Seoul Tower and Gwanaksan where the views are beautiful. Dongnae Oncheon is beautiful too and there are also Suwon, Gang won-do, Incheon and Daejeon where you can visit its tea garden valley.

In Seoul, there are lots of cinemas, theatres, performances, movies and dances. There are also many parades, festivals and unique performances like the mask dance and the Nong-ak dance which can be seen around the year in several places in Korea.

E. Shopping

Dongdaemun and Namdaemun are Seoul’s biggest wholesale markets where you can find lots of merchandise like clothes , shoes and bags and they are sold at reasonable prices. If you want to shop for branded goods, visit Myeongdong. For unique goods or decoration items, you can visit Insadong, which is like a Korean cultural street. There is also fun amusement parks in Seoul like Lotte World and EverLand, which you can also visit.

Busan’s international market is popular with foreigners and the Jagalchi Market is opened 24 hours. There are also several streets nearby these markets selling great food and snacks.

Jeju’s Dongmun market and HanShanXiaBu market are also very nice places to shop at, but some open air markets, like the Dongmun market, are not opened on weekdays. In Seoul, there are many major departmental stores which include Shinsegae , Lotte, Midopa, Samsung Plaza.

Conclusion:Popular shopping areas in Korea are usually Dongdaemun and Namdaemun, where you can find almost all kind of merchandise, especially clothes and fashion accessories. Food products are expensive but the fashion, cosmetics and electronic products are relatively cheap and you can even bargain with the shop owners.

Pretty Korean Jewelry Earrings | Korean Fashion Jewelry

27 types of pretty Korean jewelry earrings for this summer to go with your outfit.

Pretty Korean Jewelry Earrings

Pretty Korean Jewelry Earrings

Pretty Korean Jewelry Earrings

Pretty Korean Jewelry Earrings

Pretty Korean Jewelry Earrings

Pretty Korean Jewelry Earrings

Pretty Korean Jewelry Earrings

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Pretty Korean Jewelry Earrings

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Cute Korean Socks | Korean Fashion Accessories

14 cute and colorful Korean fashion accessories socks to match with your sneakers.

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Korean Fashion Accessories Socks

Korean Actresses’ Dieting Secrets | Korean Entertainment News

The secrets are out! Here are what these Korean actresses did to get their washboard tummies and to look great in Korean fashion.

Jun Ji Hyun has a body that every woman will die for; what’s her secret to this? It’s the Da Vinci Diet. Simply put, its means the intake on carbohydrates, protein and fats to follow the ratio of 52: 20: 25. She thinks this diet is best for her due to her weakness for bread and other carbohydrate-rich food. It does not require her to get off carbohydrates totally and thus is not difficult to follow. Her personal view on this diet is that it is not a get-thin-quick program, it only shows results in the long-term and exercise is still a must to shed off those calories. So ladies, if you have a weakness for noodles, rice, pasta, bread and etc, this diet might be worth to try since it’s about eating in moderation. Since carbs take up 50%, perhaps you can work out in such a way where you consume carbs during one of the main meals like breakfast and then stay off carbs for lunch and dinner.

Korean Actor Jun Ji Hyun | Korean Entertainment News | Korean Fashion

Korean Actor Jun Ji Hyun | Korean Entertainment News | Korean Fashion

Lee Hyo Lee has to thank Pilates for her washboard abs. In fact, a lot of Korean female celebrities love Pilates. The exercises and stretches are great for toning up the body and increasing flexibility. However, do take note that one should not rely solely on Pilates. Like Yoga, it’s great for toning and flexibility. For losing weight, the best way is still through cardio exercises for burning off the fats and then Pilates or yoga for toning up or building flexibility. – Korean Fashion Online

Korean Actor Lee Hyo Lee | Korean Entertainment News | Korean Fashion

Korean Actor Lee Hyo Lee | Korean Entertainment News | Korean Fashion

Oak Joo Hyun is famous for her transformation from being an overweight actress to one with a hot-hot-hot body! What is her success secret? It’s a combination of Yoga plus cardio exercises and intake of food that are rich in protein. She follows a strict diet of not taking any complex carbohydrates and salty food, and mainly consumes vegetables and chicken breast meat. As for Yoga, she claims that doing the half-moon pose on a daily basis is very effective for slimming down the waist area.

Korean Actor Oak Joo Hyun | Korean Entertainment News | Korean Fashion

Korean Actor Oak Joo Hyun | Korean Entertainment News | Korean Fashion

BOA has to credit ballet for her svelte figure. Besides being great for building good postures, ballet is also good for shedding off the fat and maintaining a slim waist. Due to a higher amount of legwork in ballet, it is great as a form of lower body exercise and is especially good for toning the legs. However, ballet only work in long-term and one has to practice it for at least 6 months before it shows any results. – Korean Fashion

Korean Singer BOA | Korean Entertainment News | Korean Fashion

Korean Singer BOA | Korean Entertainment News | Korean Fashion

In the drama <Love Generation>, Sun Ye Jin acted as swimming coach, where she had the chance to flaunt her to-die-for figure. She had to thank crunches for giving her rock hard abs. Besides this, she also does toning and stretching work for an hour everyday and end it off by spinning with a hula hoop to give the abs area a complete workout.

Korean Actress Sun Ye Jin | Korean Entertainment News | Korean Fashion

Korean Actress Sun Ye Jin | Korean Entertainment News | Korean Fashion

Sexy Korean actress Chae Yeon’s has a very interesting way to keep her tummy flat, and that is using her belly button. She will place a button in her belly button and then tighten her abs to prevent the button from falling down. This exercise also helps to improve blood circulation around the tummy area and helps to release toxins from the body. Some people even claimed that this exercise had help them to reduce tummy fats, prevent constipation and reduce weight. – Korean Fashion Online

Korean Actress Chae Yeon | Korean Entertainment News | Korean Fashion

Korean Actress Chae Yeon | Korean Entertainment News | Korean Fashion

Another ‘S’ league actress, Kim Ah Jeong, credits skipping as her way to keeping her tummy flat. Not only this exercise is beneficial to the overall body, it is particularly helpful in slimming down the tummy area. Like her, by keeping up the discipline to skip 3000 times daily, you will notice the fat around your abs will melt away slowly. Besides skipping, Kim Ah Jeong also drinks black vinegar to reduce the fat and sugar content in the blood.

Korean Actress Kim Ah Jeong | Korean Entertainment News | Korean Fashion

Korean Actress Kim Ah Jeong | Korean Entertainment News | Korean Fashion

Lee Tae Ran is well known for her flexibility in the Korean entertainment circuit. She does stretches & toning activities whenever she has the time for it. Besides this, she also workout in the gym, golf and ice-skate regularly to maintain her fab figure. – Korean Fashion Online

Korean Actress Lee Tae Ran | Korean Entertainment News | Korean Fashion

Korean Actress Lee Tae Ran | Korean Entertainment News | Korean Fashion