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KMK: Hongdae Trickeye Museum

As a person who enjoys experiencing all manner of travel and entertainment in Korea, late-spring and summer can be difficult times for me to gather the willpower to explore. My allergies to literally everything and aversion to sunburn keep me home-bound for a few months of the year. Heavy rains, yellow dust, and blistering heat…

Interview with Vanessica

KMK: Interview with Vanessica

Vanessica stomps the floors of Seoul’s lounges, night clubs, and bars like a honky-tonk road mama with smoky breath and whiskey lips. She’s one of the many Drag Queens in Seoul you and Rupaul Dragrace’s Kimchi ought to know about! So let’s dive into our Interview with Vanessica! For folks not familiar with your work…

Budae Jjigae

KMK: 10 Unusual Korean Dishes

There’s something about the strange and unusual people find alluring. Whether it’s walking off the well worn path to explore the wild unknown or gazing for hours at Dali’s Swans Reflecting Elephants the different can sometimes border on sublime and  draw people in like an alcoholic to a liquor store. KICK ASS KOREA reason 14…

IV Vitamin Drip Seoul

KMK: IV Vitamin Drip Seoul

About a month or so ago I endured a bought of ongoing coughing combined with enough non-stop flowing phlegm to cog the drains of a hi-rise hotel. I thought I could endure and tough it out, but eventually a friend suggested a possible solution: an iv vitamin drip. I’d heard of the drips becoming the…

Esarang Dentistry Seoul

KMK: Esarang Dentistry Seoul

When I’m in dental distress I race to Esarang Dentistry Seoul. Emergencies happen. It’s an undeniable fact. So, when they strike it’s good to have a plan in place. I’ve never liked going to the dentist. Back in Milwaukee my childhood dentist, Dr. Ridley, did all he could to put me at ease. His office over…

Comics in Korea

KMK: Comics in Korea

Comics. They’ve been a huge part of my life. I can remember first being introduced to them by my Uncle. Maybe I was seven or eight. He showed me a copy of an old X-men comic book; issue 143.  On the cover, Kitty Pryde  stood in her black and yellow X suit with a terrifying alien…

Bururu Life Adult Shop

KMK: Bururu Life Adult Shop

Out with the old, in with the new. That not only applies to the coming new year but also, apparently, sex shops. Gone is the old nondescript stark white storefront of the former no name adult shop in HBC. Now the Bururu Life Adult Shop, a gaudy neon lit porn bonanza with a full floor…

Namsan Chemistry

KMK: Namsan Chemistry

Namsan Chemistry should be on your radar. If you’ve been to the HBC/Gyeonridan area at all recently then you know full well that something of a renaissance currently grips the two neighborhoods. New shops, coffee houses, restaurants and yes, of course, bars seem to pop up every few weeks to try and muscle out a…

Thanksgiving Korea 2015

KMK: Thanksgiving Korea 2015

Thanksgiving Korea 2015, it’s time again and this year I’ve got a few options for you to think about for your Holiday meal. Although you have to think fast, because, due to a Turkey shortage (ZenKimchi) you may be dining on chicken or duck instead of your favorite Thanksgiving white meat. Sit Down, Put Your…

Kim Dong Soon

KMK: Kim Dong Soon

Fall 2015’s Seoul Fashion Week featured Kim Dong Soon and her collection. Oxymoron and contrivance were the main guests of the runway, without discounting the styles’ roots from the posers who kept the front door of DDP (Dongdaemun Design Plaza) warm. Respected for her high-end status, Kim delivered everything, except inspiration and originality. Her pieces…

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