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LABU pet grooming

Sat, 2022-02-05 06:58
Location: Business/Organization Type: Website: 

Hi pet lovers, 

Do you have dogs in Korea and want to learn basic hygiene treatment for your dogs? 
LABU is hosting seminars in English and spanish, or korean, on the weekend. (Appointment only) 

With a small one time fee we will give you a 1on1 training on:

-clipping nails

-bathing and spa

-proper way of combing and drying

-ear cleaning

2 time bathing within a month (one time from us, and one time DIY)

-and more... 

please don't hesitate on give us a call for more details. 

Thank you 

best regards, 

LABU family 


instagram @labu.pet 




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A Dutch Café in Busan? Let's Find Out! | Lekker

Fri, 2022-02-04 23:00

Burger n' Kimchi are the most unlikely, wildest husband-and-wife team consisting of Burger (an American Expat living in Busan) and Kimchi (a born and bred Busanite). We absolutely love Busan, South Korea and would like to share a glimpse with you through our own unique lens.


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I took the hardest Korean test EVER (feat. Choi Sisters)

Fri, 2022-02-04 16:30

I met up with two Korean teachers and took the most difficult Korean test I've ever taken before.

What questions did you know the answers to while watching?

This video features the Choi Sisters, and is a sequel to our previous collaboration video which you can find here: https://youtu.be/V96u9UT1KQQ

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looking for english teaching job (Near Seoul city)

Fri, 2022-02-04 10:46
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Guro gu seoulContact person by email

looking for English teaching job (Near Seoul city)
I am a English fluent teacher looking for teaching work, I am from the united kingdom and now i live in-
구로디지털단지 for three years.
I have worked for all ages of students.
I am willing to re-locate around Seoul district.

No recruiters!!
저는 채용담당자 필요하지않습니다.

direct contact from schools only.
학교에서 직접 연락만 가능합니다.

kko talk: vinceedd70

Yours sincerely Eddie

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LABU pet grooming

Fri, 2022-02-04 02:38
Location: Business/Organization Type: Website: https://www.instagram.com/labu.pet/

Hi pet lovers, 

Do you have dogs in Korea and want to learn basic hygiene treatment for your dogs? 
LABU is hosting seminars in English and spanish, or korean, on the weekend. (Appointment only) 

With a small one time fee we will give you a 1on1 training on:

-clipping nails

-bathing and spa

-proper way of combing and drying

-ear cleaning

2 time bathing within a month (one time from us, and one time DIY)

-and more... 

please don't hesitate on give us a call for more details. 

Thank you 

best regards, 

LABU family 


instagram @labu.pet 




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Simwonsa Temple – 심원사 (Seongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do)

Thu, 2022-02-03 23:43
Simwonsa Temple in Seongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do. Temple History

Simwonsa Temple is located in the northeastern part of Gayasan National Park in Seongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do. In fact, Simwonsa Temple isn’t all that far away from the famed Haeinsa Temple, which is also located in Gayasan National Park. It’s believed that Simwonsa Temple was first founded during Unified Silla (668-935 A.D.) some time in the 8th century. Yi Sung-in, who was also known under the pen-name of Doeun, and who was born in Seongju during the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392), wrote about the temple in one of his poems entitled “Gimsimwonjeongro.” In this poem, he describes the temple as “The ancient temple, Simwonsa Temple, stands on Mt. Gayasan.” Additionally, and because of Simwonsa Temple’s lengthy history, it was written about in other later Goryeo Dynasty texts, as well.

During the reign of King Jungjong of Joseon (r. 1506-1544), the monk Jiwon renovated Simwonsa Temple. However, Simwonsa Temple was completely destroyed by fire during the Imjin War (1592-1598). Since its destruction at this time, there were several attempts to rebuild Simwonsa Temple. However, these attempts stopped by the end of the 18th century.

Simwonsa Temple was finally rebuilt in 2003 but only after extensive excavation work had been conducted on the former temple site. It was through this excavation that the original dimensions of the temple site were discovered. The original temple site was eighty metres from north to south and one hundred metres from east to west. The main hall once stood on a four-layered foundation. The temple was typical in its layout from the Unified Silla period. Based upon this excavation, Simwonsa Temple was restored to its original form in 2003 under the Cultural Tourism Resource Restoration Plan. So with the historic temple layout in mind, a newly built Daeung-jeon Hall, a Geukrak-jeon Hall, and a Yaksa-jeon Hall were made.

Also of note, Simwonsa Temple is home to the printing woodblock known as Gilhyung chugwol hoenggan in Korean. This is Korean Treasure #1647. This printing block was first carved in June, 1219 at Buseoksa Temple. The Gilhyung chugwol hoenggan is one of the oldest printing blocks with a clearly established date and place of creation. To give this wood printing block some context, the Tripitaka Koreana at Haeinsa Temple was first started in 1236 and completed in 1251. This printing block is carved with horizontally written text on it. The text lists auspicious and inauspicious dates for various activities based on astrology, or “unmyeonghak” in Korean; and the five elements theory, or “ohaeng” in Korean. This printing block is a compilation of selected texts on related themes. So not only is this wood printing block important because it’s one of the oldest, but it’s also important because it gives us insight into the everyday activities of ordinary people.

The Printing Woodblock of Gilhyung chugwol hoenggan (Picture courtesy of the Cultural Heritage Administration). Temple Layout

You first approach Simwonsa Temple to the left of the eastern entry gates at Gayasan National Park. The entire temple grounds are beautifully framed by the surrounding mountains of Mt. Gaysan (1432.6 m). Past a collection of nine biseok (stele), and a handful of buildings like the monks’ dorms, the kitchen, and the visitors’ centre, you’ll finally arrive inside the main temple courtyard at Simwonsa Temple.

Out in front of the Daeung-jeon Hall, you’ll find the Jeongjung Sambotap, which is a three-story pagoda that dates back to Unified Silla (668-935 A.D.). To the rear of this ancient pagoda is the newly constructed Daeung-jeon Hall. The exterior walls to the main hall are adorned with murals from the life of Wonhyo-daesa (617-686 A.D.). Stepping inside the Daeung-jeon Hall, and resting all alone on the main altar, is a statue dedicated to Seokgamoni-bul (The Historical Buddha). The interior walls of the Daeung-jeon Hall are adorned with Palsang-do (The Eight Scenes from the Buddha’s Life Murals). These paintings are joined to the right by an elaborate Nahan (The Historical Disciples of the Buddha) mural, as well as a Shinjung Taenghwa (Guardian Mural).

To the left of the Daeung-jeon Hall is the temple’s Geukrak-jeon Hall. The exterior walls to this hall are filled with various celestially themed murals. As for the interior, and resting on the main altar of the Geukrak-jeon Hall, is a statue dedicated to Amita-bul (The Buddha of the Western Paradise). And to the right of the Daeung-jeon Hall is a newly constructed, and rather uniquely shaped, Yaksa-jeon Hall. The low-lying exterior ceiling is adorned with beautiful white crane murals, as well as various murals dedicated to various Buddhas and Bodhisattvas like Yaksayeorae-bul (The Medicine Buddha), Wolgwang-bosal (The Moonlight Bodhisattva), and Ilwang-bosal (The Sunlight Bodhisattva). As for the interior of this rather diminutive shrine hall, there sits a solitary image dedicated to Yaksayeorae-bul, who is holding a medicine bowl.

To the rear of the Yaksa-jeon Hall, and up a flight of uneven stairs, you’ll arrive at the Sanshin-gak Hall. This shaman shrine hall has a commanding view of the rest of the temple grounds and the valley below. There are three entrances to this Sanshin-gak hall. Each is accompanied by a signboard. These signboards read: 산신각 (Sanshin-gak), 숭모전 (Sungmo-jeon), 정견각 (Jeonggyeon-gak). The signboard to the far left refers to the Sanshin-gak Hall, while the one in the middle is the Sungmo-jeon Hall, which means “Highly Admiring Worship Hall” in English. And the third signboard, which hangs above the far right door, refers to the name of the female Mountain Spirit inside, Jeonggyeon-moju. This is the name of the female Sanshin that takes up residence on Mt. Gayasan. The exterior walls to this shaman shrine hall are beautifully adorned with various murals like a pond, a persimmon tree, a tiger, and a vibrantly painted Jeonggyeon-moju. As for the interior, and sitting all alone inside, is a statue of the aforementioned female Sanshin, Jeonggyeon-moju. The Sanshin-gak Hall at Simwonsa Temple is definitely one of the more beautiful Sanshin-gak Halls you’ll find in Korea.

How To Get There

From the Seongju Intercity Bus Terminal – 성주버스정류장, you’ll need to take a bus that says “송계 – 수륜 – 백운동” on it. Take this bus for fourteen stops, which should take about forty minutes. You’ll then need to get off at the Gayasan National Park. From the Gayasan National Park stop, you’ll need to walk nearly eight hundred metres, or twelve minutes, to get to Simwonsa Temple. Just follow the signs.

Overall Rating: 7.5/10

Simwonsa Temple is beautifully situated in Gayasan National Park. But if the view doesn’t impress you with the towering mountains and sprawling valleys, the temple shrine halls will. Have a look around each of the three temple shrine halls in the lower courtyard to see some beautiful dancheong and temple artwork. But perhaps the most impressive structure at Simwonsa Temple is the Sanshin-gak Hall with a female Sanshin (Mountain Spirit) inside it.

The main temple courtyard at Simwonsa Temple. The Daeung-jeon Hall and the three-story pagoda out in front of it. Some of the stonework discovered during the temple excavation. A look inside the Daeung-jeon Hall. A look from the Geukrak-jeon Hall towards the Daeung-jeon Hall. A look inside the Geukrak-jeon Hall. The uniquely designed Yaksa-jeon Hall. A look inside the Yaksa-jeon Hall. A look up towards the Sanshin-gak Hall. A look inside the Sanshin-gak Hall at the female Sanshin (Mountain Spirit). The ferocious tiger painting that adorns the exterior wall of the Sanshin-gak Hall. And a painting of the female Sanshin, Jeonggyeon-moju, adorning the rear exterior wall of the Sanshin-gak Hall. —


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Gimnyongsa Temple – 김룡사 (Mungyeong, Gyeongsangbuk-do)

Wed, 2022-02-02 23:30
The Eunghyang-gak at Gimnyongsa Temple in Mungyeong, Gyeongsangbuk-do. Temple History

Gimnyongsa Temple is located in Mungyeong, Gyeongsangbuk-do to the southeast of Mt. Undalsan (1,103.2 m). The temple was first built in 588 A.D. by the monk Undal-josa. Originally, the temple was named Unbongsa Temple. However, there are several legends associated with the temple, one of which, gives the temple its name. According to this legend, there was a man with the surname Kim that was the local magistrate. Kim committed a crime while in office, so he hid in the mountains under Unbongsa Temple. He would frequently visit the temple to help quell the feelings of regret that he had. During this time, Kim met a young woman. They got married and had a boy they named Yong. It was after this that the family grew rich. The local village would be named Gimnyong-ri after this family. It’s unclear as to when Unbongsa Temple was renamed Gimnyongsa Temple, but some estimate that the temple was renamed some time in the 18th century.

Very little is known about the temple until the mid-Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), when the temple was destroyed by fire during the Imjin War (1592-1598). The temple was later rebuilt in 1624 by the monk Hyechong-seonsa. Gimnyongsa Temple was destroyed again in 1642, but it was rebuilt in 1649 by three monks: Eoryun, Mujin, and Taehyu. Then in 1998, Gimnyongsa Temple was completely destroyed by fire except the Daeung-jeon Hall.

Gimnyongsa Temple is home to one Korean Treasure, the Hanging Painting of Gimnyongsa Temple (The Vulture Peak Assembly), which is Korean Treasure #1640. It’s also home to the Gimnyongsa saryosujip (Collection of Historical Records of Gimnyongsa Temple), which is a National Registered Cultural Heritage. Gimnyongsa Temple is also home to the Manuscript of The History of Branch Temples of Gimnyongsa Temple, which is a National Registered Cultural Heritage, as well.

Temple Layout

You first approach the temple up a dusty road that’s lined with towering trees. When you come to the end of this dusty road, you’ll be at Gimnyongsa Temple. The first thing to greet you at the temple is the Iljumun Gate with a ferocious pair of paintings dedicated to Narayeon Geumgang and Miljeok Geumgang (Heng and Ha) on them. Past this first entry gate, you’ll next be greeted by the Cheonwangmun Gate. Uniquely, the statues of the Four Heavenly Kings inside the Cheonwangmun Gate are made from stone. And the eyes of the Four Heavenly Kings are literally popping out of their heads with intensity.

Just past the Cheonwangmun Gate is a small pond that has a small stone dragon at the base of the pooling water that snakes around in the pond’s depths. To the immediate left of this diminutive pond is a rather crude carving of the Buddha on a small stone. And to the left of this stone carving is the temple’s Jong-ru (Bell Pavilion). The Jong-ru houses a beautifully crafted Brahma Bell. And all of this is backed by a large natural wood structure called the Eunghyang-gak.

It’s past this collection of structures at Gimnyongsa Temple that you’ll next come to the Boje-ru Pavilion. To the right of the Boje-ru Pavilion is the entryway to the temple courtyard at Gimnyongsa Temple. Straight ahead of you is the Daeung-jeon Hall. The Daeung-jeon Hall dates back to 1649. There are very few paintings surrounding the exterior walls of the main hall; however, there are a pair of masterfully executed murals of dragons on either side of the flanking walls. As for the interior, and resting on the main altar, are a triad of statues centred by Seokgamoni-bul (The Historical Buddha). This statue is flanked by Amita-bul (The Buddha of the Western Paradise) and Yaksayeorae-bul (The Buddha of the Eastern Paradise, and the Medicine Buddha). To the left of the main altar is a well-populated Shinjung Taenghwa (Guardian Mural). And if you look up towards the ceiling of the Daeung-jeon Hall, you’ll find intricately painted floral patterns and floating Bicheon (Flying Heavenly Deities).

Just to the rear of the Daeung-jeon Hall, and to the right, are three more temple shrine halls at Gimnyongsa Temple. The first of the three is the Geumryun-jeon Hall. Another name for the Geumyrun-jeon Hall is the Samseong-gak Hall. And this shaman shrine hall houses three beautiful shaman murals dedicated to Chilseong (The Seven Stars), Dokseong (The Lonely Saint), and Sanshin. All three are beautiful and older in composition. The most amazing of the three is the Sanshin (Mountain Spirit) painting, who sits atop a throne and is joined by a cartoonish-looking purple tiger.

To the right of the Geumryun-jeon Hall is the Geukrak-jeon Hall. Sitting on the main altar is a squat-looking statue dedicated to Amita-bul (The Buddha of the Western Paradise). And this statue is backed by a beautiful red painting of the Buddha of the Western Paradise.

The third, and final, shrine hall, is the Eungjin-jeon Hall, which is dedicated to the Nahan (The Historical Disciples of the Buddha). Sitting on the main altar inside this hall are a triad of statues centred by Seokgamoni-bul (The Historical Buddha). This triad is backed by a vibrant mural that’s populated by Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and guardians. To the right and left of the main altar are a collection of beautiful statues and murals of the Nahan. The murals are especially beautiful. On the far right wall is yet another mural dedicated to Dokseong (The Lonely Saint). Hanging on the far left wall is another Shinjung Taenghwa (Guardian Mural). The ceiling of this hall is filled with wood sculptures like fish and dragons just above the main altar.

The final things you can see at Gimnyongsa Temple, and just to the right of the Eungjin-jeon Hall, are a pagoda and a statue. The first of the two is a stone pagoda that’s situated just a little up the mountain. From this vantage point, the pagoda overlooks the entire temple grounds. Just a little further along, and up a well manicured pathway, is an older stone statue dedicated to Yaksayeorae-bul.

How To Get There

To get to Gimnyongsa Temple, you’ll first need to get to the Jeomchon Train Station. Once you get to this local train station, you’ll need to walk 1.1 km to the Mungyeong Town Bus Terminal. The bus that goes to Gimnyongsa Temple has no name; instead, look for the bus that says “점촌 – 김용사” on it. The bus ride will take about one hour, or twenty-four stops. The bus will drop you off at the entrance to Mt. Undalsan. From the bus stop, you’ll need to walk an additional 1.5 km, or twenty minutes, to get to the temple.

Overall Rating: 7.5/10

I really enjoyed my visit to Gimnyongsa Temple. The main highlight, besides the beautiful scenery, is the Daeung-jeon Hall. Both the interior and exterior of the main hall are filled with beautiful murals. Also of note are the shaman murals housed inside the Geumryun-jeon Hall. While Gimnyongsa Temple is little known, and somewhat difficult to get to, it’s well worth a visit.

The entry to the temple grounds at Gimnyongsa Temple. The Cheonwangmun Gate. A look inside the Cheonwangmun Gate at one of the Four Heavenly Kings. A look towards the Daeung-jeon Hall. One of the beautiful dragons adorning the exterior walls of the Daeung-jeon Hall. A look inside the colourful Daeung-jeon Hall. The amazing Sanshin (Mountain Spirit) painting inside the Geumryun-jeon Hall. And Dokseong (The Lonely Saint) inside the Geumryun-jeon Hall, as well. The main altar inside the Geukrak-jeon Hall. The Eungjin-jeon Hall at Gimnyongsa Temple. A look inside the Eungjin-jeon Hall. To the rear of the temple grounds is this three-story stone pagoda. And to the right of the three-story pagoda is this clearing with an outdoor shrine dedicated to… Yaksayeorae-bul (The Medicine Buddha). —


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Looking for 1 female housemate to use the master bedroom! Apt. near Gwanganli Beach

Wed, 2022-02-02 20:45
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Namchun-dong (Suyung-gu)Contact person by email

Hello. I'm posting this on behalf of my parents. They are looking for 1 female housemate to share their apartment with the other 2 female housemates (my parents do not live in the same apartment). It is a spacious apartment near Gwanganli beach and has an amazing view of the Gwanganli coastline and the Gwangan Bridge from the apartment. Please check the conditions below and contact me if you’re interested!

*Master bedroom with own bathroom
-Move-in date: March 1, 2022 (Tuesday)

Seeking longer term stay, 6 months then month-to-month afterwards

-Monthly rent: 400,000won

-Deposit: Only one month's rent in advance

-All utility bills included in the monthly rent so no additional fees (included: fast wifi and internet, gas heating, electricity, water, maintenance fee etc.) 

-It is a spacious 4 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment and you will have a fully furnished master bedroom to yourself (includes bed, desk, wardrobe etc.) and a western style ensuite bathroom with tub. The living room, kitchen and two balconies are common areas shared with the other 2 housemates. The 4th bedroom is used as storage.

-Location: Line 2 Green Line, Namchun Station (남천역(KBS)) Exit 3
The apartment is facing the Gwanganli beach so has a spectacular view of the coast from the living room and balcony
-Included furniture: Indoor laundry, refrigerator, microwave, all kitchen tupperware etc. 

-Preference: Non-smokers, someone clean and tidy who will use the apartment like their own

-You can email me from this site or you can text my parent directly at 010 8547 8420. They speak English.

Thank you for your interest!

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~서 form "Because" | Live Class Abridged

Wed, 2022-02-02 18:46

Last Sunday I hosted a live Korean class all about the grammar form ~서, which is used to mean "Because." It also has a few other common uses which I briefly covered. You can watch the abridged version below, which is just over 14 minutes.

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24 hours in Seoul: Top Things to Do

Wed, 2022-02-02 13:54

Here are some fun things to do if you only had a day in Seoul!

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Board Games for sale! Lunar New Year Edition

Wed, 2022-02-02 13:52
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Games for $ale! - Lunar New Year Edition!

Add 5k for shipping outside Busan if you can't meet up.

Pictures upon request!

1. Calimala - 46k


2. Dungeon Drop: Kickstarter Edition - 21k


3. Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy - 147k


4. Historia - 33k


5. Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy w/ 5 Families Expansion and New Mansions Promo - 36k


6. NISEI (Android: Netrunner) System Gateway: Complete Bundle + Custom Tokens - 97k


7. Pixel Tactics 1 + 2 + 3 - 26k


8. Sail to India - 23k


9. Trickerion: Collector's Edition - 325k


10. Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition - DM Guide, Player's Handbook, Monster Manual, Starter Kit- 99k


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Kpop songs – Popular Korean music that you should listen to

Wed, 2022-02-02 08:02

Have you listened to Kpop songs before? K-Pop, shortened from Korean Pop, stands for popular and mainstream music from South Korea, usually in Korean. It is an interesting area of popular music to dive into, as there is a specific format in which groups and albums are built. And yet there is such a diverse variety of the best K-pop songs available with addictive quality for all fans to tune in.

This article will introduce you to some of the most iconic and popular Korean pop music, both throughout time and right now. If you’d like to know more specifically about the background of Korean pop culture, we have an article that explains to you what is Kpop.

K-pop Song Genres

Korean pop culture and music are influenced by diverse genres, from rap to electric dance music. And often, if a track becomes a smash hit, other boy or girl groups, or artists, may put out similar tunes – and we fans then get a load of catchy and fun songs to play too! Even within each genre, different pieces have a lot of room to exist.

We all have our favorites, but of course, some have gained more popularity than others, especially if they were promoted as singles. Let’s take a look at some of the best K-Pop songs from different styles, in no particular order below.

Sad K-pop songs

Although many boy and girl groups in the industry like to specialize in and make their singles an upbeat tune, it’s no secret that Koreans love their power ballads. The more melancholy the lyrics hold in them, the better.

Of course, even in the sad genre, many differences in style exist, and some of them may even sound confusingly upbeat. A lot of emotion often gets poured into these, and they make for many Korean person’s favorites to sing at karaoke or play at night.

“illa illa”

Artist: B.I.

Album: Waterfall

Don’t let its quick beat fool you, as it pulls you into its feeling of melancholy from the first verse. Using the sea metaphorically to talk about his tears, it alternates between singing and rapping against melodic background music.

To make it all the more melancholic, by the time we reach the end of the music video, the sea’s all dried up, and we’ve made it onto the sandy beach, building sandcastles that will likely crumble, making the ending verse just as gloomy as the beginning. You can easily find yourself swaying along with the song’s melody and beat in combination with the soothing vocals of this solo artist.

“Broken Heart”


Album: Rush

Coupled with just a piano, sadness creeps through this ballad that will bring you to tears. Each member gets to showcase their beautiful voices in a calm and melancholic fashion. As the song clues you in, the lyrics are all about a man’s broken heart as they pine over a woman they broke up with some time before.

If you are experiencing what the song’s about or otherwise want to spend time dwelling in sadness, this is a great choice. It’s a beautiful song that doesn’t require any violins or too much emotion seeping through the vocals to be felt to the core.


Artist: Taeyeon

Album: My Voice

Sometimes, a sad piece may be masking itself beneath upbeat-sounding music. That is exactly the case here, especially in the chorus. As you first listen to it, Taeyeon’s Fine does not seem like a typical ballad or even one that’s sad or melancholic. But the further it progresses, the more upsetting the lyrics get. This one may be more subtle with its feelings than the two above-mentioned.

However, it can also show you how versatile sad songs in Kpop can be. While Taeyeon rose to stardom through the girl group Girls’ Generation, her work as a solo artist truly showcases her range. And with someone as gorgeous as hers, it is no wonder her discography includes a lot of melodies in the style of Fine.

K-pop Love Songs

Like any other language, Korean music is also filled with melodies about love. Sometimes they may have melancholic undertones, but often they are quite romantic and happy. Many are also ballads, which are incredibly beautiful and emotional to pieces. If you are in love or miss someone, these might be the tracks for you.

However, Korean pop also especially loves the more bubbly and cheerful types which sing about a love confession in a shy and cute manner. These are especially popular among younger listeners anywhere in the world. Indeed there is a classic love song for any generation to enjoy listening to.

“Love in the Ice”

Group: TVXQ

Album: Summer

This is an extremely fine example of a long song that, while professing undying love to someone, is incredibly sad while doing so. Although there is a background track with some sweet and melodic tunes of piano and violin, as well as something more during the chorus, you’ll barely pay any mind to it.

It simply and heavily relies on the harmonic sounds of each member’s voices and singing talent, and you can’t help but be moved while listening to the emotion they put into it. This may not be the correct piece to put on when you want to set up a sweet mood with your romantic partner, but it is otherwise beautiful and melancholic. Check out its music video to see for yourself!


Artist: Ailee

One of the strongest Kpop debuts out there, this title track is not only coupled with lyrics romantic enough that you could sing it at your wedding, but it’s sung by a powerful and beautiful female vocalist. Although the song’s not a bubbly pop, it is undeniably about strong and true love.

You’ll want to sing along and perhaps even belt out to the song’s tune the next time you visit karaoke. It’s also perfect to put on when you want to confess your undying love to your partner. At the same time, it’s emotional and moving enough that it can also power you through sadder moments and perhaps even remind you of how you yourself are your most genuine love.

“Love Light”

Artist: CNBLUE

Album: Bluelove

This may not be a bubblegum type upbeat pop song you often see performed in music shows. However, to its very core, it’s cool and cheerful with bashful lyrics, with a seemingly cute and shy love confession. It has a feel-good tone and peaceful background music that you can’t help but feel love and warmth bubble up within you.

If you are looking to confess your love to someone, this could be an excellent choice to sing fully acoustic equipped with nothing more than a guitar. It’s also great to listen to whilst on a road trip or laying on the beach relaxing during the summer season.

Best K-pop English Songs

Some top Korean pop pieces also get an English version released for the international audiences to enjoy. This can be a well-established and popular Korean song that will get released to international fans, similar to how some Korean ones get a Japanese version.

Additionally, for groups BTS, trying to break it into the international markets directly, special English language songs are created as well. The artists may try sampling with different vocals and styles in these cases. However, the flavor of Kpop always remains strong. Here are some of the best K-Pop pieces released in English!

“Permission to Dance”

Group: BTS

Album: Butter

With how popular BTS has gotten across the United States and other Western countries, it comes as no surprise they have also released albums directly in English. In this song’s case, in particular, it is like getting the best of two worlds: you can immediately understand the words from its lyrics, but the song’s tone is still very typical to mainstream Kpop!

It is upbeat, catchy, cool, and easy-going with an addictive quality that you’ll easily find yourself dancing and even singing along to. The choreography and music video are equally fun too!

“Ain’t About You”

Artists: Wonho ft. Kiiara

Album: Love Synonym Pt.2: Right for Us

This will hit hard due to its melancholic lyrics. Being a breakup song, this sounds like it could have also made the list for the sad K-Pop category. However, as it is predominantly sung in English, featuring the American singer Kiiara, it has certainly earned its spot as a top English language Kpop song. The singer is also also known for her songwriting.

If you are going through a breakup yourself but don’t want to dwell on it too much, its groovy beat may get you to smoothly and soothingly dance right through the sadness. Wonho and Kiiara vocals sound incredible together.


Group: Wonder Girls

Album: 2 Different Tears

In contrast with BTS’ Permission to Dance, this hit lead single by the girl group Wonder Girls was originally released in Korean. However, it was then re-released as their English language debut piece to kickstart their career in the United States.

Although Wonder Girls never gained much traction in the U.S., this has gone down in history as classic hits and one of the most memorable Korean pop song tracks, especially among Koreans. It was also the first track in Kpop history to chart on Billboard. It features a retro background track with the girls’ singing voices blending perfectly, along with their choreography.

Best K-pop Christmas songs

Of course, just like in many other countries and languages, Korean pop also loves to include holiday tracks in their rotation every year. Although they may not be as famous as the international ones, they share equally inspiring melodies and will get anyone into the warm holiday spirit. Each year, it also seems to get even bigger and better! Below we’ve introduced you to some of the best Christmas melodies in Kpop so far.

“One More Christmas”

Artist: Jessica

Jessica’s single, One More Christmas, is a holiday piece through and through, with an upbeat rhythm, and of course, Christmas sounds filling the background. It’s a very cute Christmas love song!

“The First Snow”

Group: EXO

Album: Miracles in December

In contrast, EXO’s song is quite a bit slower than the above-mentioned pieces. And although it’s for Christmas, it is a slightly melancholic one, as they are singing about a former love they still pine after. But even so, the song’s beat is so addicting you’ll easily find yourself swaying along. And despite the bittersweet lyrics, you won’t feel any sad emotions listening to this.

Of course, even more categories exist for Korean pop, but sad ballads and love tracks are definitely among the most popular categories. And while many old favorites stick with us for a long time, there is always new music to fall in love with being released!

Why are K-pop songs popular?

As the Korean wave has grown in popularity in the world, it was only a matter of time before the new music of K-pop did too. You might have been introduced to Kpop through boy and girl groups like BTS, Stray Kids, Black Swan, or Red Velvet. Or perhaps you’ve watched a cool music video of hits like Lovesick Girls or Black Mamba. Nowadays, you can hear them everywhere, and they are well-loved by people.

Also, the different categories listed above already say a lot about K-pop. People have a wide variety of choices of tracks. Perhaps it depends on your taste, how you feel at the moment, or you just can’t get a certain tune out of your head when you heard it from a K-drama OST. The bottom line is it is popular because there’s a song choice for everyone.

Besides having a lot of great pieces in various sub-genres, KPop is also a great tool for learning Korean! For starters, you can easily learn to memorize Hangeul letters and words by romanizing one of your favorite lyrics! But many other tips and tricks exist as well, which you can discover by reading our article on the topic.

What are the best K-Pop songs that you’ve listened to? What kind of vocals do you wish to find more often in K-Pop pieces? Who are your favorite groups and artists? Let us know below in the comments!

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