Gauran Sharma, New Delhi: DAY6, a 5 members group, comprising of Sungjin, Jae, Young K, Wonpil, and Dowoon under JYP Entertainment; released the mini-album ‘The Book of Us: The Demon’ on May 11, 2020, which is their latest addition to their ‘Book of Us’ series. Every My Day; their fandom; knows that DAY6 has a discography that can never disappoint, but this time, this album just hits too close to home. Listening to the album for the first time was a phenomenal experience for me because every song was beautiful in its own way. It felt like the calm before a rollercoaster ride starts and the thrill after it speeds up with all its ups and downs. Although the songs vary in genres, the overall theme of the album is “conflict of heart”.
Misha Bharti, New Delhi: Have you ever wished to walk under the illuminated cherry blossom trees? The best time to catch a glimpse of these cherry blossoms that paint Korea in pastel pink shades is between late March and mid-April. As they say ‘Spring is surely the best time to visit Korea.’
Nikhat Parveen, New Delhi: Dr. Romantic also known as ‘Romantic Doctor'( 낭만닥터 김사부 ), starring Han Suk-kyu (한석규), Yoo Yeon-seok (유연석) and Seo Hyun-jin (서현진) aired from November 7, 2016, to January 16, 2016, on SBS every Monday and Tuesday at 22:00 pm ( KST). It consists of 20 (+1 Special) episodes. The story centers around a once-famous surgeon at the top of his field who suddenly retired to a secluded, countryside hospital.
Jubby Kumar, Bilaspur, Chattisgarh: No man is born without blame, yet judges the other without a shame! This happened in the case of Lee Ho-seok, better known as, Wonho, the former member of MONSTA X, now a soloist. He was accused and judged, yet he has set an example that right believing and right-thinking can do miracles. From debuting as a member of the K-pop boy band Monsta X to his departure from the group and debuting as a soloist, Wonho has worked hard to achieve his dreams again and again. Even though it’s been a roller-coaster ride into his career journey, but now the seasons have changed and it’s a new beginning From Zero which he has started with an Open Mind.
Ekta Aggarwal, New Delhi: Seollal or Eumnyeok Seollal/음력 설랄 is South Korea’s most popular and important holiday. It is a traditional festival to celebrate the first day of the Korean lunar calendar. The celebration of Seollal lasts for 3 days; beginning the day before, the New year’s day itself, and concluding the next day. Korean New Year usually falls on the second new moon in January or February. In the case of a lunar leap month, the new year falls on the third new moon. Seollal is a public holiday in South Korea; during this period, several enterprises are closed down and a paid vacation is offered for families to spend time together and visit their relatives.
Jubby Kumar, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh: Christianity in South Korea was relatively small for a long time with only 2% of the populations who identified themselves as Christians. Catholicism was first introduced in South Korea during the late Joseon Dynasty. However, a big change was introduced after World War II, when the missionaries arrived in South Korea and the people identifying as Christians rose to 25%. Christmas celebrations in South Korea are slightly different from the western countries but at the same time, there are some similar traditions. So let’s first start with the differences.
Hallyuween Story 1: Forever Together; Nehal Tambe, Maharashtra: Taeyong has been a great artist, this was what he was meant for in life and he was an ace. Everybody knew this. That’s why his team didn’t stop him when SM entertainment offered Taeyong a solo career and a world tour. They were supportive and let him have the chance. Taeyong went from country to country and place to place and was finally coming back after 6 months of touring the world.
Shailly Singh, Gandhinagar, Gujarat: “You won’t remember even if I tell you. The scene will change soon.” This dialogue is both impactful and a major spoiler into the series. Extraordinary You is a K-drama, that is a live-action adaptation of the webtoon, July found by chance. The drama comprises 32 episodes and stars Kim Hye-yoon, Kim Seok-woo better known as Rowoon, Lee Jae-wook, Lee Na-eun, Jung Gun-joo, Lee Tae-ri and Kim Young-dae. As a manga/manhwa/webtoon lover, this plot feeds into my biggest fantasy ‘what if I wake up one day to realize I am in a comic.’
Ritika Parmar, Gandhinagar, Gujarat: Heart Signal 3 is a variety show, now in its third season, where four men and four women spend a month together, while the panelists guess who will find love in the household. Started in 2017, the third part which premiered on March 25, 2020, is a complete package that rides high on romance, jealousy, heartbreaks, and friendships. This not only keeps the viewers on the edge of their seats but also increase their heartbeats. It might appear to be a plot taken from a drama, but the fact that it’s all true makes it more interesting to watch.
Yashi Priya, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: The Korean system of speech levels and honorifics form a significant part of the communication in South Korea. Although it may depend on the closeness of the relationship among people, it majorly reflects the social status and age difference of the person or people being addressed since age and social status are considered important in conversations and everyday life in South Korea. This is why you’ll frequently hear Koreans ask your age when they first meet you as the use of informal speech or exemption of honorifics is frowned upon and considered very rude in Korean society.