Hujan Tak Menyurutkan Semangat Mereka

Written by Dhani

July 2015Entertainment

Sejak beberapa hari lalu kota Seoul diguyur hujan. Langit pun nyaris selalu terlihat mendung meskipun saat ini Seoul sedang berada di puncak musim panas. Meskipun begitu area Sports Complex di Jamsil, Seoul dipenuhi banyak orang. Keceriaan mereka terlihat meskipun cuaca tidak mendukung.

Ya, mereka semua penggemar musik K-Pop yang berniat untuk menyaksikan penampilan idolanya di stadion yang mampu menampung ribuan pengunjung ini. Penonton datang dari berbagai ... (Read More)

You Want to Study in Japan but Don't Know Where to Start?

Written by Dhani

July 2015Entertainment

 

(Courtesy: toucharcade.com)

 

Are you interested about studying in Japan?

 

Japan has always been an attractive choice for foreign students to study because its rich culture and advance technology. Studying in Japan would also give good prospects as their economic continues to develop, therefore there will be a lot of job opportunities for especially for those who have experienced Japanese education.

 

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Seoul Pre-wedding Photoshot

Written by Matthew

May 2015Entertainment

Setiap orang melakukan perjalanan atau trip dengan berbagai alasan. Tentu saja perjalanan yang paling menyenangkan adalah perjalanan bersama orang-orang terkasih. Keluarga, teman, dan lainnya….

Memori perjalanan bersama orang-orang terkasih itulah yang membuat setiap orang rindu untuk mengabadikan setiap momen-momen menyenangkan pada perjalanan tersebut.

Untuk mengabadikan momen yang membuat hati berdebar. Untuk selalu bisa membayangkan momen yang tidak terbayangkan tersebut dengan jelas, setiap kali Anda melihat foto yang diambil selama perjalanan.

Reminisce ... (Read More)

Seoul Snapshot

Written by Tiffany

May 2015Entertainment

People go on trips for all sorts of different reasons, with their family, friends, and loved ones…

When you travel, you want to capture the excitingly different feel of another country.

The moments that make your heart flutter
The vivid, unforgettable, impossible-to-put-into words moments

Reminisce Forever specializes in helping you to forever cherish all the moments from your travels you never want to forget.

*Overseas Travel Snapshots/Engagement Snapshots/Family Snapshots/Date Snapshots/Photobook Photography/Paparzi Photography*

Series 2

We’ve ... (Read More)

Japan Snapshot

Written by Michael

May 2015Entertainment

People go on trips for all sorts of different reasons, with their family, friends, and loved ones…

When you travel, you want to capture the excitingly different feel of another country.

The moments that make your heart flutter
The vivid, unforgettable, impossible-to-put-into words moments

Reminisce Forever specializes in helping you to forever cherish all the moments from your travels you never want to forget.

*Overseas Travel Snapshots/Engagement Snapshots/Family Snapshots/Date Snapshots/Photobook

Photography/Paparzi Photography*

Series 1

We’ve collected all the destinations in ... (Read More)

2015 Uijeongbu Music Theatre Festival

Written by Chris

May 2015Entertainment

Uijeongbu is a satellite city north of Seoul with a strong military presence. It is also famous for budaejjigae (literally “army base stew”) to the point that there is an Uijeongbu Budaejjigae Street, a street with many buddaejjigae restaurants.


Also in this city of culture and arts is the Uijeongbu International Music Theatre Festival. This May was the 14th consecutive festival. It showcased outdoor performances, newly-released musicals, and new works of art. This ... (Read More)

Language of Dance: SACHOOM

Written by Chris

April 2015Entertainment

Korean traditional dance started nearly five thousand years ago from early rituals. Originating from the ancient shamanistic rituals, Korean traditional dance expanded to include several dances. Some of which became very famous during the later Korean kingdoms: Hermit dance, Ghost dance, fan dance, Monk dance and others. The fan dance, for example, began with shamans using leaves to perform nature rites but has since evolved into one of the most sophisticated Korean dances today.

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2015 F/W Seoul Fashion Week

Written by Andini

January 2015Entertainment


The Seoul Fashion Week is a global fashion event held twice a year in the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter seasons. The Seoul Fashion Week is split into three parts:

1. The Seoul Collection, a high-end Korean fashion event. The collection is among the biggest in Korean fashion. First held in 2000, the Collection has become the most distinguished collection among all along with the growth of Korean fashion industry

2. Generation Next, an upcoming fashion design program for Korean designers. It concentrates on designers ... (Read More)

17th Asian Games: Incheon 2014

Written by Chris

October 2014Entertainment

The Asian Games, held every four years, are recognized as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games. The first Games (originally Far Eastern Games) were held in Philippines in 1913.

While the Games have been hit by several crises – including national security, financial, political, and war – they have been continuing strong. There are 45 members affiliated with the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), the organizing ... (Read More)

Breakdance Korea: R16 Part II

Written by Chris

July 2014Entertainment

See Part 1 of this article here to learn the basics of breakdancing, the movements, and how it spread to South Korea: http://www.inspiredsteps.org/en/breakdance-korea-r16.

“Year Zero of Korean breaking” was 1997, and only a few years later, the government backed the trend, promoting it alongside Korean culture. One such event is R-16 Korea – a government-sponsored breaking competition with participants from all over the world. This event features regional elimination rounds with the final tournament ... (Read More)

Breakdance Korea: R16

Written by Chris

June 2014Entertainment

Breakdancing (or b-boying) is a style of street dance originating in NYC in the early 1970s. Due to media, the dancing style rapidly spread worldwide – including to Japan and South Korea.

Danced to breakbeats, hip-hop, or funk music, it typically consists of four movements called toprock, downrock, power moves, and freezes. Toprock is a string of steps in which the breaker is in standing position. Downrock describes movement ... (Read More)

Recomposed: Korean Music for Orchestra

Written by Chris

June 2014Entertainment

Korean traditional music is quite dynamic and provides a wonderful peek at classic Korean culture. Some of the most famous include Pansori (판소리), musical storytelling through use of a drummer and vocalist, and Samulori (사물노리), traditional percussion music including a small gong, large gong, hourglass-shaped drum (played on both sides), and a bass drum.

 

Some less common genres include Sinawi, Buddhist Dance, Sanjo, and Bukcheong Lion Dance:

Sinawi includes improvisational music ... (Read More)

Bidangang Soop Village

Written by Michael

June 2014Entertainment

Bidangang Soop Village - 1day activity review

 

Date: June 23, 2014 Participants: Yogi Daniel

 

                                      

In Youngdong, my trip started with delicious lunch which was Bboldaegi and the beautiful views of Bidangang (Bidan river) village. As I got to the village, I rode a bike to the Bidangang for few minutes to experience wood raft.

A long time ago, village folks in ... (Read More)

Oeam Village Experience Review

Written by Michael

June 2014Entertainment

Oeam Village - 1day activity review

 

Date: June 15, 2014 Participants: Dianna Alexander-Oates, Courtney Bogus (United States)

 

With the Inspired Steps Village Experience program, I and a fellow university student were able to go to Oeam Folk Village in Asan. The instructions for how to get to the village were very clear, and we were able to travel by bus from Seoul to Asan, and then by taxi from the Asan Bus Terminal to the Folk Village, without any mishaps. 

The first ... (Read More)

Sesim Village Experience Review

Written by Michael

June 2014Entertainment

Sesim Village - 2day activity review

 

Date: June 14th, 2014 - June 15th, 2014 Participants: Silvia Zordan (Italia), Cscilia Tregelles (United States)

 

Sesimmaeul is a wonderful destination for a weekend in a green environment. Moreover the location allows you to discover the regional culture and tradition of one of the three historical dynasties of Korea.

If you like sports, archery *활쏘기 is enjoyable time for everyone to get a little bit of competition and have fun.  Sesimmaeul ... (Read More)

Seogyeongdeul Village Experience Review

Written by Michael

June 2014Entertainment

Seogyeongdeul Village - 1 day activitiy review

 

Date: June 6th, 2014 Participants: Andrea Kantor, Michael Kantor (United States)


Recently, thanks to Inspired Steps, I was able to do the Seogyeongdeul Village Experience program with my husband. It felt less like a tour program and more like going on a trip with family. For one, it was quite small, and we were the only foreigners. However, the hospitality of Mr. Song and the other families was very welcoming. Because of the holiday traffic, our bus ... (Read More)

Village Experience Recruiting Participants (All Booked)

Written by Sam

May 2014Entertainment

Experience the rural side of Korea by enjoying these village programs with a special event that lets you travel to different traditional spots of Korea for free.

Schedule
Recruitment deadline: June 5th

Seogyeongdeul Village - 1 day activitiy - June 6th (booked)
Departure: 8:30 / Return: 16:40
For 2 People

Oeam Korean Traditional Village - 1 day activity - June 14th / 15th (booked)
Departure: 8:20 / Return: 17:10
For 2 People

Samjinae Village - 2 day activity - June 13th-14th / 14th -15th (booked)
Departure: 12:50
Return: 17:30
For 2 People

Kyongju Oksan Sesim Village - 2 ... (Read More)

Uijeongbu Music Theatre Festival

Written by Chris

May 2014Entertainment

Uijeongbu is a satellite city north of Seoul with a strong military presence. It is also famous for budaejjigae (literally “army base stew”) to the point that there is an Uijeongbu Budaejjigae Street, a street with many buddaejjigae restaurants.

Also in this city of culture and arts is the Uijeongbu International Music Theatre Festival. This May was the 13th consecutive festival. It showcased outdoor performances, newly-released musicals, and new works ... (Read More)

Klive, a new way to experience K-Pop

Written by Chris

April 2014Entertainment



K-pop - you know what it is. It’s South Korean pop music, such as dance-pop, pop ballad, electronic, rock, hip-hop, R&B, among other more-specific genres. Modern K-pop began in the early 1990s with a unique music style (and integration of foreign musical instruments) made popular by Seo Taiji & Boys. Through SNS and other sites (like YouTube) K-pop spread alongside Korean dramas, starting with Japan. K-pop hit a high ... (Read More)

Petite France

Written by Emily

March 2014Entertainment

Petite France is a French cultural village located in Gapyeong, one hour away from Seoul, that consists of 16 French-style buildings where visitors can lodge and experience French food, fashion, and household culture. 

The village contains a Little Prince theme park dedicated to Saint-Exupery, the author of the famous French novel Le Petit Prince, and souvenir shops and other galleries with a Mediterranean type of construction that will make you feel you are in France.

The village can accommodate ... (Read More)

White day

Written by Sam

March 2014Entertainment

White Day was first celebrated in 1978 in Japan. It was started by the National Confectionery Industry Association as an "answer" to Valentine's Day on the grounds that men should pay back the women who gave them chocolate and other gifts on Valentine's Day. In 1977, a Fukuoka-based confectionery company, marketed marshmallows to men on March 14, calling it Marshmallow Day.

Soon thereafter, confectionery companies began marketing white chocolate. Nowadays, men give both white and dark chocolate, ... (Read More)