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W-Two Worlds K-Drama Review by Rose Green

What happens when the character you are writing comes alive?...

Cosplay Fang Clubs – Tales of Vampirism Told in Style By Monica Tarca

Humankind likes to be scared. In all stages of our history, threatening representations of the abnormal inspired rituals, myths, ceremonies, horror stories and a vast imagery capable to intimidate the established mechanism of societies and individuals....

Seoul Palaces: Unhyeongung By Ruxandra Tarca

Unhyeongung was the first of the Seoul palaces I visited and, after seeing quite a few of them, it still is one of my favorites. ...

Life With An Akita Inu Interview with Akita Inu owner Jo Jacote

Gracious, courageous, dominant and highly devoted to his owner, the Akita Inu has rightfully gained its reputation as a national treasure of Japan. ...

5 Things To Do While In Seoul By Ruxandra Tarca

Indeed, if you are in Seoul you should definitely try the yummy food, visit the palaces and buy the famous Korean cosmetics. ...

The Kid’s Citadel – comic book recommendation Interview with creator Daniel Horia

Have you ever imagined your childhood as a comic book story, with you as the main character, the absolute star? Yes, many of us did....

Bosozoku, The Myth of a Subculture By Ruxandra Tarca

Perhaps one of the most intriguing branches of the Japanese subculture is Bosozoku, widely known as biker-gangs with violent behavior, who disregard traffic and any other imposed rules....

Sumi-e, or How to See the World in Just One Color By Ruxandra Tarca

In explaining the philosophy of sumi-e, many sources dealing with the subject quote an old Chinese legend:...

Blue Spring, a Requiem for the Lawless By Ruxandra Tarca

I’ve watched Blue Spring three times already, and I still think it is one of the best Japanese movies I have ever seen. Maybe because it’s not your average high school movie, a genre already famous in Japan. ...

Designer Toys And Their Magnificent Phylogeny By Monica Tarca

In today’s toyscene, urban designer toys are the seductive young rebels, a photogenic wonder and an aesthetic thrill, unlike most everyday mind-numbing toys....

Seoul of Foodies and its Culinary Experiences By Ruxandra Tarca

Food is always among the highlights of any traveler and, since forever, it has been one of the best ways to discover cultures. This applies to Korea as well....

One day Trip to MBC Dramia (Yongin Dae Jang Geum Park) By Ruxandra Tarca

One of the most rewarding experiences I had during my travel to Seoul was the visit to MBC’s huge sageuk drama set, MBC Dramia (Yongin Dae Jang Geum Park)....

Nihon Minkaen, A Picturesque Drop on an Urban Canvas By Ruxandra Tarca

The indescribable beauty of the historical Japanese countryside landscape is a must see for anyone. And if you are among those who don’t have enough time to explore the Kiso Valley or other regions full of history and natural beauty, rest assured. You can do this even from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. It only takes about one-hour train ride from the capital, to visit Nihon Minkaen (Japan Open-air Folk House Museum)....