Friday, October 31, 2014

The Informant #Kmovie review: Watch a movie (figuratively) masturbate in front of your eyes!

As a fictional representation of the society that they were created in, movies are interesting windows into the soul of a society. This is not a huge leap of imagination to understand this. What is a leap is that bad movies may have as much to show you about a society as good or even great movie. Bad movies are less polished and less well thought out and crafted. Thus, in a way, it can show one the most common pedestrian view and understanding of that society that can only be seen without all the intellectual insight and messages that a good movie has. This movie, “Informant”, is one of those cases.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Is Makjang really a problem for Korean dramas? (Class 8)

Even among the fans of Korean dramas overseas, excluding rabid fan girls, it is difficult to ignore the fact that Korean dramas have issues in quality primarily in the writing area. Oh, yes… acting is also an issue but not the subject of this editorial.This opinion seems to be also echoed by a lot of the native Korean drama audience here. Well… to a degree I think.

In this discussion, there is the common word that pops up is… “Makjang”

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Walking the Insadong Gamgodang gil (감고당길) in Korea

Hanbok? What do you think about it?

Hello. This is AKIA Talking now writing from Korea. Today, I’ll talk about something not necessarily in my wheelhouse. It is fashion. It is Halloween after all.

Hanbok? If you are reading this, you must have seen some “Hanboks” on a Korean drama.

What is “Hanbok”?

Well it is a general term for pre-modern age Traditional Korean dress ware. This includes the outfits you see in the royal household and those worn by peasants. If you see any mainstream historical period piece Korean drama, you may get an idea of what I am talking about.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Example of a #Kdrama character personality workup database

Show Title:  9 ends 2 outs
Resident World type:  Close to reality with friend focus
Name: Byun Hyung-Tae
(Q: Does the name have any relevant meaning?   )
              Do not think so

Friday, October 24, 2014

Korean Miniature review # 2 (문갑장)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I'm Eating Korean & You're NOT #2 (King Dim Sum)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Korean answer for the common cold (VLOG)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Giveaway and crowd sourcing #Kdrama character personality workup database

Hello. This is a AKIA Talking.

I am currently trying to create a Korean drama character personality workup database. As it requires someone to watch more Korean dramas than I currently have free time for, I am trying to crowd source it.

Fated to Love You (2014): DB Page

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Local Korean Market Place Day & Night

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tweets from the streets of Korea #4