Always an Hour LateIf you’ve ever had a Filipino friend who was often late, then you’ve encountered a classic example of “Filipino time”. As a Filipino, I’m afraid I sometimes find myself guilty of this habit, too.What exactly is “Filipino time”? Many Filipinos use this term to describe a common acc
As an international student new to Korea, last month’s long Chuseok was a good opportunity for me to escape from what was beginning to feel like a pretty repetitive and hectic freshman life here at KAIST. I want to take every chance to experience different aspects of Korean culture. Hence, I booked a couple of nights for myself through the Templestay program.
AfreecaTV is often acclaimed for having provided an impetus for the advent and advancement of the private internet broadcast culture. The company has been maintaining its status as the best in its industry, raking in its highest profit yet in the market in the third quarter, until now. With the recent power abuse scandal and BJ exodus, however, things are starting to look grim for AfreecaTV. Thoug
Halloween is one of many rituals that cannot be framed by causality. Shown by the discrepancy between the number of people who celebrate this annual event and that of those who actually understand its origin, it’s not difficult to unveil the celebration as a secular force, and it is even easier to see the celebration as lacking a clear-cut rationale. Thus, it would be more accurate to interp
As October draws to an end and the chilly air of winter slowly starts to creep in, streets around the world are beginning to bustle with macabre decorations and lighted pumpkins. It is everyone’s favorite season of festivities, superstition, and loads of candy – Halloween is coming. Halloween is one of those few festive events that are celebrated world-wide. Wherever you live, and no m
Summer is probably the best time of the year for both movie fans and producers. With the blazing sun driving everyone indoors in search of air conditioning, there is no better time than the months of July and August for film companies to release their most ambitious products in theaters. The result is an annual cinema rush full of competition, successes, failures, and above all, excitement. This s
This summer, we welcomed back the biggest sports event around the globe: the Summer Olympics. Held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Olympics hosted 207 nations and 11,303 players. Anticipations were high with two new additions to the sports program, namely rugby sevens and golf, despite concerns about the Zika virus and safety in the host city. Starting off with a vibrant opening ceremony