NEW VIDEO ALERT! Do you love BTS? Did you know that BTS's company Big Hit Entertainment recently moved from their original headquarters to new offices in Seoul. While the official location is still unknown, they released a special address for fan mail and we decided to find out exactly what is at that location!
Last week, two members of our ottoKWORLD team, Rachel and Eleanor, headed off on our first overnight adventure, a one night, two days trip to Gangwon-do Province. The trip was kindly sponsored by SBA and Gangwon-do Province, for YouTubers in Korea. We’ll be posting various videos of sights we saw and the delicious food we ate! Be sure to stay tuned for more videos for our Gangwon-do trip!
This past weekend, three members of our ottoKWORLD team, Rachel, Eleanor, and Lisa, headed off to Gyeongbok Palace in downtown Seoul to see the beautiful autumn leaves on the palace grounds. Not only did we visit the palace, but we also got the chance to dress up in gorgeous hanbok! We are a team of young professionals, living, working, and studying in Korea, and we’re going to be bringing you fun content about exploring and living in Korea.
Are you living in Seoul? Have you been thinking about getting your hair done, but not sure how to find a good place where the staff is experienced with styling foreigners' hair and can even speak English? Don't fret! We're here to help! Here are 5 simple steps to getting your hair done in Korea!!
JJ Project is finally coming back! Their comeback was confirmed a few weeks ago, however JYPE just released a "Schedule Announcement" that details all the releases leading up to their comeback on July 31st.
The co-ed group KARD is gearing up to finally debut in Korea! The group is set to debut on July 19th with the release of their music video for the title track “Hola Hola”. Here are 5 reasons that will get you hyped for KARD's debut!
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Book lovers rejoice! Located in downtown Seoul, the Starfield Library has more than 50,000 books. But what makes this place extra special is that it's actually located in the middle of a mall! Be sure to visit COEX Mall and the Starfield Library next time you're Seoul.
Good news! K-pop is coming to your area and you miraculously managed to get a ticket! Those three minutes of vigorous clicking and refreshing may have been the most stressful moments of your life as you battled both fandom and ticketing sites, but now you will be seeing your idols perform in person. It feels like the sun is shining, all food is delicious, the flowers are blooming, and world peace has been achieved.
But is that it?? Now it's time to somehow mentally and physically prepare yourself for the night of your life. But how? Preparing for a K-pop concert is certainly different from preparing for other concerts. The K-pop concert experience is usually a full day (for some ultra-fans, two days) of preparations, interacting with other fans, standing in line, and buying merchandise, all of which happens before the concert even officially starts.
But don't worry! This guide is here to help you best prepare for your K-pop concert, ensuring that you have the best experience of your life! Check out our top 10 steps for getting ready for a K-pop concert below!
As previously announced, ottoKWORLD is going to Seoul!!! We thought it would be best to introduce ourselves for those of you at all curious about the crazy people you will be seeing on entertaining excursions all over Korea this summer. As Rara already introduced herself, here are some Q&As to help you get to know Ash!
As previously announced, ottoKWORLD is headed to Seoul this summer! While both Ash and I have both been to Korea before, this will be our first time living there for an extended amount of time. We’re officially about to graduate from being tourists and we sure can’t wait to be actual Seoul residents! (At least for the 2 months we’re there…)
It’s been our dream to live in Korea for more than a few years now and we’re so excited to turn this dream into a reality! We both sat down to talk about the top things we wanted to do during our trip, so after a 15-minute intense discussion (interrupted by a very important two-hour trip into the BTS music video black hole), we came up with a pretty awesome list!