There is something to be said about the lasting impressions of children’s books; whether it is the cushy feeling of colorful jigsaw mats in the sunny corner of a local library or the vivid power of imagination that made storybook characters a very real part of reality, one is bound to have a mental imprint from those ice cream-filled days of yore.
A good party requires a trifecta of danceable music, an interesting crowd and a welcoming vibe. Nailing down all three can be a tricky ordeal. But thanks to Social Underground, you can be sure all those elements will align on the first Saturday of each month at Bar Exit, the event’s home base.
It’s an eerily quiet October evening. The moon casts a long shadow as you scuffle by a dark alley. You adjust your coat as the chill of the night seeps through. All of a sudden, on the other side of the narrow path, you notice a silhouette of a disheveled person in ragged clothes, walking toward you in an unsteady, uneven gait.
At first you think it’s a drunken ajeossi. As you get closer, the shadowy outline reveals a blood-thirsty, flesh-eating monster, moaning “Brains!” as it slumps forward with shaky arms of purple rotten flesh.
With Korea set to host the Asian Games in 2014, the Korean Formula One Grand Prix in 2016 and the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in 2018, an unprecedented number of visitors is expected to descend upon the country in the coming years. To accommodate the influx of guests and thus bolster the tourism industry, a dizzying array of new buildings, stadiums, roads and rail lines are already scheduled for construction, with more projects on the way.
For infrastructure enthusiasts like Andy Tebay, these are exciting times.
An indisputable mark of fame in the K-pop scene is when all the shops in Myeong-dong play a band’s music on repeat. One such band that recently catapulted to stardom is Busker Busker.