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If all goes according to plan tomorrow for Park Guen-hye, she’ll have secured the presidency of South Korea before the day is out. At present, Park is favored over her opponent Moon Jae-in. Though the margin is very slim indeed, it’s very likely that Park will take tomorrow’s election and become South Korea’s first female president.    Park Guen-hye Though she may very well be elected tomorrow, Park’s campaign has ... Read More
Have you ever brought a picture of your favorite celebrity to your stylist, and said, “Yes, this is what I want. Do you see how her hair hits her chin ever so slightly? Make my hair just like that.”  The stylist nods her head in approval and begins snipping away until you resemble Rachel McAdams, or Heidi Klum, or Rihanna.  At least from behind, anyway.  A recent interview with South Korean plastic surgeons from The Wall Street ... Read More
                      Movies based on real life stories get people talking. It’s not very often though that those same movies get a government to rethink its laws. But that’s exactly what happened in South Korea after a movie based on the true story of a sexual abuse scandal at a school for the deaf was released last month. The movie, Do-ga-ni (The Crucible), takes a look at a teacher who ... Read More
There’s a new label for women floating around on the Internet: bagel girls. A Konglish (Korean + English) combination of baby-faced and glamorous, the phrase started popping up about a year ago on websites dedicated to K-pop and South Korean celebrities. South Korean stars, especially actresses and singers, are praised as bagel girls for the contrast between what fans have called their youthful “baby faces” and “glamorous” ... Read More