The POP! team would like to send our condolences to the bereaved families affected by the tragedy that occurred in Itaewon, South Korea last October 29, 2022. In a neighborhood famously known for its Halloween festivities, Halloween in Itaewon is now a grim reminder of the tragic crowd crush that killed 156 people and […]
“The Tale of Nokdu”, “18 Again”, “True Beauty”, and “The Sound of Magic” South Korean actor and model Hwang In Youp returned to Manila for his fan meeting at the New Frontier Theater last September 24, 2022. Hwang In Youp’s fans enjoyed the memorable night with the actor who serenaded and interacted with them during […]
The Suriname government is considering taking legal action against the producers of the new South Korean series “Narco-Saints” over the way the country is portrayed in the show. According to a report from Reuters, a statement from the Suriname government announced that it plans to explore legal action against the producers of “Narco-Saints” because of […]
In a press conference last May 4, 2022, South Korean Culture Minister Hwang Lee proposed that renowned male pop-culture artists should be able to opt out of their two-year military service in exchange for alternative programs. According to the current Military Service Act, all eligible South Korean men must serve in the military for two […]
“Hey Alexa, play ‘Next Level’ by aespa.” And no, we won’t stop referencing one of aespa’s most iconic songs ever in this article, because really, South Korea just proved how advanced they are in the graphics and design world with their recently concluded 2022 Presidential elections. Seoul Broadcasting System, most commonly known as SBS, is […]
Magikkun is the word used by Koreans in search of romance to describe the deception of users who wear a mask on their dating app profile.
The Seoul fire department has reported a hundred fires started by cats in the homes of South Koreans over three years.
When K-Pop artists refer to their Western counterparts, they often add “sunbaenim” after saying their name as a sign of respect. “Sunbaenim” in English, means that a person is much more experienced than the one using the word, and is a way Koreans show respect to their elders or for their seniors in any kind […]
BTS isn’t just one of South Korea’s biggest acts anymore; they’re now the first K-Pop artists to be appointed as special presidential envoys! On September 14, 2021, South Korean President Moon Jae In met the members of BTS and officially appointed them as “Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture” at the Blue House—the […]