Closing Thoughts: My Experience on Jeju Island

Thinking back to life when I was in my early twenties and stateside, I often find myself laughing at how much has changed since then. I regularly remind myself to be incredibly thankful for everything I have here on Jeju Island.   In the summer of 2012, I graduated from Winthrop University in South Carolina [...]

By | 2018-04-19T19:59:50+00:00 December 30th, 2015|Feat. Editorials, Korvia Contributor Editorials|0 Comments

The Top 5 Most Successful Korean Films of 2015

Simon McEnteggart from the Korean movie review site Hanguk Yeonghwa gives his list of the top 5 most successful Korean films of 2015. As 2015 draws to a close, so too does the Korean film industry stop to reflect on the biggest and most successful cinematic releases of the year. Commercially, [...]

Flitto: The Translation App that Rewards Bilingual Users

Although the number of online translators on the internet and in app stores increases every year, language barriers haven’t become any less daunting. Simply put, online translators are extremely inaccurate. Paying for professional translation is expensive, and not everyone has a friend that can speak the language they need translated. Enter the mobile app Flitto. [...]

Pizza, Tacos, Burgers, and Cakes All In and Around Itaewon

Greetings food lovers across the nation. I come here again with a few more places you might want to hit up while on your adventures around Seoul. In this post I’ll be covering a few places in and around Itaewon where you can pop in for a quick fix that won’t cost you an arm [...]

Navigating South Korea’s Spice Factor

South Korean cuisine is notorious for being super spicy. When I first moved here, I felt like I was literally surrounded by spicy food. At the time, I had no idea which options were available to me, so I tried my best to enjoy all the extremely spicy food I ate at restaurants; although, I [...]

By | 2018-04-19T20:00:34+00:00 August 14th, 2015|Featured Articles, Guides, Living Guides|0 Comments

The Top 5 Korean Films to See Before You Die

For audiences unfamiliar with Korean cinema, choosing only five films to see as an introduction to output from the peninsula is an extremely daunting task. Each year the Korean cinema industry, in both the mainstream and independent realms, produce some of the most interesting and unique films in the world so in order to choose [...]