You might think that a news story about a Korean celebrity killing themselves is small news but the recent suicide of actor Jo Min-ki has led to fears that the ever-growing #metoo movement is getting out of hand. Indeed, it has led to many claiming it is a witch-hunt and anti-male. The actor’s death was… Continue reading Korean actor suicide is another #metoo victim
Bad grades, failed romance and no job options leads Hyweon to relocate to the countryside.
Recently I have been thinking a lot about my diet. It’s hard to say why, but I’m beginning to lose interest in meat. Although I’ve eaten meat my whole life, I find myself questioning whether I should continue to do so. But in Korea at least 90% of the restaurants serve meat, and it’s hard… Continue reading Vegan restaurant in Busan: review
You might have noticed if you had visited the cinema last month that there was one advert that stood out from the rest, which was shown before the main features of several major films in Korean theaters. Nestled between familiar commercials for Maxim coffee and insurance companies was a short clip for a company called… Continue reading 1st Birth control advert showed in Korean cinema
All the money in the world Something has been happening slowly in the world of American TV and film. The opportunities for Asian actors are growing. Put it down to Fresh off the Boat maybe, for making it clear that people are interested in shows about Asian people… Then there was the explosive Ali Wong,… Continue reading Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan
I took a short trip to Fukuoka just the other day to see my girlfriend for Christmas. I got there on Christmas Eve Eve. We stayed in Nishi ward the first night. I wasn’t impressed with our Airbnb stay at all. Firstly, our host kept us waiting for twenty minutes in the cold. Then we… Continue reading My trip to Fukuoka
Episode rating: *** Fresh off the Boat has always been ‘freshest’ when it covers the holidays, whether looking at how the Huangs tried to celebrate Chinese New Year in Florida, or whenever Louis tries to impress his sons with his hilarious outfits on Halloween. Although this episode doesn’t go for the same meta-references as the… Continue reading Do You Hear What I Hear? Fresh Off The Boat Episode 10 Season 4