Loren Meza

Loren Meza

Loren is the content coordinator for Seoul Journal and specializes in Korean culture and entertainment journalism. She also has a history of teaching K-Pop dance professionally in the US and abroad in Paris, France. Her published works include creative short story pieces. The most recent of her works was published in Flora Fiction magazine entitled “A Different Kind of Game,” in their Summer 2022 edition.

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Over a year since its release, the all-in-one k-pop media source has 36 active idol planets and will be introducing actor planets soon!

January 28, 2021 a new galaxy is born. That is, a universe full of your favorite K-Pop idol groups, each with their own 'planet' full of content made exclusively for their fans on the Universe app.

Its expectations were high with its initial release, “the app has more than 21 million downloads, with nearly 90% of those downloads coming from outside of South Korea” as recorded by NCSoft.

Many users however have since reported bugs, slow load speeds, and were overall disappointed.

Tuesday, 30 August 2022 00:52

K-Dramas That Have Written History

The Shows that Have Impacted Korea and Brought About the Global Korean Wave.

It is undeniable that the world has come to recognize the quality and beauty of Korean Dramas with the success of recent shows like Squid Game (2021), It’s Okay To Not Be Okay (2020), and Crash Landing On You (2019).

The Korean wave is picking up speed but has been gaining international recognition since the early 90's. So where did this all begin? The following six K-Dramas have defined the genre of Korean entertainment, each contributing to the appreciation for the shows in Korea and worldwide.

Thursday, 25 August 2022 20:55

The Classic Korean Summer Dishes

The hot season in Korea lasts four months and it’s not only hot but the humidity can be “muggy, oppressive, or miserable.” Savor the K-foods that will keep you cool.

Many people would think to avoid Seoul altogether in July when, on average, 25 days are muggy or worse. However, Koreans have developed a culture that, like them, thrives even in the heat.

The following Korean dishes are eaten in the summer and are a fun and tasty way to replenish your health and even enjoy the summer heat.




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