Kpop iconic singer, Rain (비) or Jeong Ji-hun (정지훈) has recently converted to Catholicism through baptism in a small church in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do. Rain’s girlfriend, actress Kim Tae-hee is widely known to be a devout Catholic. His PR agency Cube DC has commented that Rain’s baptism was planned long ago. Therefore he converted for the faith, not for love. His baptism name is “미카엘 (Mi-ka-el/ Michael)”.
If you are in Korea, you will realize that the nation’s love for coffee. Indeed, the cafe culture is already become a part of Seoul’s culture. Garosu-gil in Gangnam district, the artsy street where you can find many European style cafes is the place to go if you wanna to be part of this cafe culture in Seoul.
Koreans celebrate Ipchun (입춘/立春) on February 4th this year. The traditional East Asian Calendar calendars divide a year into 24 jeolki (절기/節氣) or solar terms. Ipchun is the first jeolki which marks the arrival of spring.
January 31, 2014 marks the first day of the lunar calendar (Korean Calendar). It is known as Seollal (설날) in Korea and this year marks the Year of the Horse or Gaponyeon (갑오년/甲午年). Traditionally, people born in the year of the horse are believed to be open-minded and have cheerful disposition with a good sense of humor. They are likely to achieve success in any activities they undertake. On the negative side, Horses are self-centred and must beware of trifling away money for pleasures. Let us take a look at the Horse Korean celebrities.
Yoona & Sooyoung of SNSD/ 소녀시대 윤아．수영
Yoona & Sooyoung (TV Daily/@smtownglobal)
D.O.B – (Sooyoung: February 10, 1990/ Yoona: May 30, 1990)
Today is Chuseok (추석; 秋夕), which is the Thanksgiving Day for Koreans.
Chuseok falls on the 15th of the Eighth Month of the Lunar Calendar. Chuseok is one of the most important festival for the Koreans and one of the feature of Chuseok is to wear Hanbok (한복; 韓服), the Korean traditional coustume. Let us see how the Korean celebrities look with their beautiful Chuseok!