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From Music To Screen: The impact of duel talents in Korea

K-TV/Movies

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Every month K-pop fans are delighted to hear that their favourite idols are performing in a new and upcoming musical, or making their key acting debut in a new movie or Korean drama. Most of the time its pretty much over-looked and we all applaud and cheer that our talented public figures are showing their potential to the fullest… But there is another side to the story, where not everyone in the industry is as happy as the fans. (more…)

K-Hip Hop group Rock Bottom Crew to perform in London!

Events

Hey wave Riders! How have you been? We have another exciting K-Hip Hop event coming up that you all should mark down on your calendars! Kidoh, i11even, Supreme Boi, Hashmate, Don’t Call Me A Dog and Type-C are coming to London. Do the names sound familiar to you? Of course they do… as they are all names that have been linked to your favourite artists in mainstream K-Pop (such as Topp Dogg and BTS) as well as names that are ruling the now fast-rising underground hip hop scene in South Korea. Now under the name Rock Bottom, this crew is a composition of rappers, producers, DJs and many more!  (more…)

JaKWOW-K #95 – Music #1

Korean

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안녕하세요 물결 타는 사람들! 다시 만나서 반가워요!
Hello Wave Riders! It’s good to see you again!

Once again, it’s time for JaKWOW! JaK’s Word of the Week; KOREAN EDITION!
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JaK Wave Roundup: VeteranSplasher’s Happy K-pop 2015 Review (part 2)

K-Music

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Following on from my previous article where I couldn’t do a simple top 10 of 2015 and instead decided to do a top 20 – I re-visit some of the key songs of my 2015, and along the way fangirl slightly (only slightly). There is a good mixture once again but I would love to hear about your top 10 of 2015 as well, so be sure to comment bellow or comment on one of our many social media pages. (more…)

JaK Wave Roundup: VeteranSplasher’s Happy K-pop 2015 Review (part 1!)

K-Music

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When the end of one year and the beginning of a new one happens, I always like to look back at songs that have personally affected me and inspired me, then to contemplate what the future could have in store in terms of concerts, comebacks and debuts. 2015 has been a roller coaster of a year for scandals, debuts and comebacks as well as the ever increasing European concerts. (more…)

JaK Wave Roundup – NessieSenpai’s Favourite K-Pop Releases of 2015

K-Music

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Wave Riders, how are all of you? It has been a long time for everyone… we have all been busy but we wanted to close 2015 with a BANG and what better way than to look back at this year and the best releases K-Pop wise? There is no way these could be put in order  (we would be well into 2016 before I can successfully attempt to do that)- so to eliminate bias here are my top 10 K-Pop releases of 2015!

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Japanese food: Sponge Cake! Recipe included

J-Food

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Japanese sponge cake is very light and fluffy. It is a very important component for Japanese Western-style sweets.

There are mainly two kinds of sweets in Japan: Japanese-style (Wagashi) and Western-style (Yogashi). Even though they call it “Western”, modern Western-style cakes and pastries are heavily and almost exclusively influenced by French desserts.

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JaKWOW-K #94 – DIY, Hardware, and Tools PART #1

Korean

JaKWOW-K AUTUMN Banner

안녕하세요 물결 타는 사람들! 다시 만나서 반가워요!
Hello Wave Riders! It’s good to see you again!

Once again, it’s time for JaKWOW! JaK’s Word of the Week; KOREAN EDITION!
(more…)

DF-Wave News Splash #76 – Korean Idols #PrayForParis, G-Dragon Makeup, Star Cafés, 2NE1 Comeback, Skicare Ingredients, and Warming Recipes

Anime/Manga

Drama Fever News Splash

Winter is just around the corner –
Keep warm with DramaFever News Splash!

At the start of every week, we take a look back over the past 7 Days to bring a quick snip of some of the Top Stories and JaK Wave Faves from our good friends at DramaFever and share them with you!

So, let’s have a look at what’s been igniting the ‘Fever this week! (more…)

JaKWOW-K #93 – Traditional and Modern Toys and Games

Korean

JaKWOW-K AUTUMN Banner

안녕하세요 물결 타는 사람들! 다시 만나서 반가워요!
Hello Wave Riders! It’s good to see you again!

Once again, it’s time for JaKWOW! JaK’s Word of the Week; KOREAN EDITION! (more…)

Anime/Manga

DF-Wave News Splash #76 – Korean Idols #PrayForParis, G-Dragon Makeup, Star Cafés, 2NE1 Comeback, Skicare Ingredients, and Warming Recipes

Anime/Manga

Drama Fever News Splash

Winter is just around the corner –
Keep warm with DramaFever News Splash!

At the start of every week, we take a look back over the past 7 Days to bring a quick snip of some of the Top Stories and JaK Wave Faves from our good friends at DramaFever and share them with you!

So, let’s have a look at what’s been igniting the ‘Fever this week! (more…)

DF-Wave News Splash #73 – North Korean Beauties, Robot Phones, C-CLOWN Disbands, Eye Smiles, Heirs Movie, and Rubbermasking!

Anime/Manga

Drama Fever News Splash

Can’t wait for your favourite artist’s comeback?
Get impatient alongside us at DramaFever News Splash!

At the start of every week, we take a look back over the past 7 Days to bring a quick snip of some of the Top Stories and JaK Wave Faves from our good friends at DramaFever and share them with you!

So, let’s have a look at what’s been igniting the ‘Fever this week! (more…)

DF-Wave News Splash #70 – Miyazaki Nature Park, Time Travel, Japanese Cry Guys, Pumpkin Doughnuts, and K-Drama Exercise Tips!

Anime/Manga

Drama Fever News Splash

Raindrops keep falling on your head?
We got the sun here at DramaFever News Splash!

At the start of every week, we take a look back over the past 7 Days to bring a quick snip of some of the Top Stories and JaK Wave Faves from our good friends at DramaFever and share them with you!

So, let’s have a look at what’s been igniting the ‘Fever this week! (more…)

New Anime: Lupin III

Anime/Manga

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The late summer of 2015 will see the debut of a new Lupin III television series – the first series to star Lupin since 1985. Reflecting its setting, the anime will debut in Italy on August 29th before airing in Japan in October.

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Languages

JaKWOW-K #95 – Music #1

Korean

JaKWOW-K WINTER banner 2

안녕하세요 물결 타는 사람들! 다시 만나서 반가워요!
Hello Wave Riders! It’s good to see you again!

Once again, it’s time for JaKWOW! JaK’s Word of the Week; KOREAN EDITION!
(more…)

JaKWOW-K #94 – DIY, Hardware, and Tools PART #1

Korean

JaKWOW-K AUTUMN Banner

안녕하세요 물결 타는 사람들! 다시 만나서 반가워요!
Hello Wave Riders! It’s good to see you again!

Once again, it’s time for JaKWOW! JaK’s Word of the Week; KOREAN EDITION!
(more…)

JaKWOW-K #93 – Traditional and Modern Toys and Games

Korean

JaKWOW-K AUTUMN Banner

안녕하세요 물결 타는 사람들! 다시 만나서 반가워요!
Hello Wave Riders! It’s good to see you again!

Once again, it’s time for JaKWOW! JaK’s Word of the Week; KOREAN EDITION! (more…)

JaKWOW-K #92 – Fireworks~!

Korean

JaKWOW-K AUTUMN Banner

안녕하세요 물결 타는 사람들! 다시 만나서 반가워요!
Hello Wave Riders! It’s good to see you again!

Once again, it’s time for JaKWOW! JaK’s Word of the Week; KOREAN EDITION! (more…)