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Day 13, Confession Song by GOT7

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With GOT7 we find another younger K-pop band in this list who is also a multinational boygroup with members from South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand and the USA. To me Confession Song is outstanding because of its sweet music video, even though the song is nice and festive itself. GOT7 become cupids in their video and help five high-school students to confess their love to their secret crushes. In the video we can see GOT7 preparing the scene the night before in the school gym. They brought all necessary props to make the gym a romantic and festive place. The next day – disguised as reindeers – the GOT7 band members roam the school, looking for the crushes the five students want to confess to. Arriving at the gym the crush is positioned opposite of the student who wants to confess, but he or she can’t be recognised as they wear a big bear puppet head. Continue reading

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Restaurant for Singles

This video is up and down on video sites these days and quite a laugh. The principle of this restaurant is simple: be single and get a meal for free. While eating you get the chance to have someone accompanying you – having a meal is seen as a social activity in Korea – however, surprise, the person joining in is actually a total stranger sitting right behind the blend in front of you. Continue reading

Why Koreans take WHAM seriously

Last Christmas I gave you my heart, but the very next day you gave it away.

This year, to save me from tears, I’ll give it to someone special.

If Germans hear Last Christmas by WHAM! in September they know the awful commercial Christmas time is on the way and try to avoid it until Christmas Eve. If Koreans hear the song in September it is the start signal for the most irritating sport ever: grab yourself a lover for Christmas Day.

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The Power of Love: Valentine’s Day in Korea

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There is a lot to say about Korean dating, love and couple customs. Coming to Korea it is very amusing to watch Koreans going crazy about three days in particular. One is the well-known 14th of February, Valentine’s Day, and it is a highly commercially successful love related day in Korea. As my teacher told me, actually there is a love designated day every month on the 14th, however, Valentine’s Day, White Day and Black Day are the most known ones. In Germany we do not take Valentine’s Day that serious (different from the USA) and we are not too strict upon it. It is perfectly fine to send Valentine’s gifts or cards to family members or friends and both men and women participate. But in Korea you should not mess around like that. Continue reading