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Monday, April 24, 2017

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Korea To Scrum Down With Japan for World Cup Rugby Spot

 

BUSAN, South Korea - While excitement grows for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the rugby community here in Asia is getting ready for the biggest event of the year. The "Asian 5 Nations" is an annual rugby tournament that pits the top five rugby teams in Asia in an all-out battle for bragging rights and and the chance at grabbing some good sponsorship.

This year's tournament is different --it carries with it an even greater reward: automatic qualification for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. 

A Gambler in Paradise

I love to gamble. There, I said it. I really love gambling. I love sidling up to a card table and buying a fat pile of chips.

Korea – A Weekend in Daegu

If someone had asked me that when I arrived 12 years ago, I would have substituted Seoul (where I was living a the time) for Busan.  When I first arrived in the ROK,  I soon became versed in three facts about Daegu by expats and Koreans alike:

1: Daegu is hot. It taps out higher on the thermometer than any other place on the peninsula.

2: Daegu has the hottest women in Korea. Me the skeptic living in Seoul at the time, said "BAH, I don’t believe it!" 

A Weekend in Daegu

 

DAEGU, South Korea -An honest question: Why on earth would anyone from Busan go to Daegu? 

If someone had asked me that when I arrived 12 years ago, I would have substituted Seoul (where I was living a the time) for Busan.  When I first arrived in the ROK,  I soon became versed in three facts about Daegu by expats and Koreans alike:

1: Daegu is hot. It taps out higher on the thermometer than any other place on the peninsula.

Poko Lambro Interview

 

With a mix of great originals ranging from rock to bluegrass to blues, along with crowd-inspiring cover tunes, Poko Lambro is a guaranteed draw no matter what venue they play. There first CD, "Renegade Children," is snapped up at shows and their upcoming CD due out in May will surely be the same.

Though their gigs are full of musical surprises, be it Anthony's ridiculously cool licks on the guitar or Violet's powerful vocals, there is one consistent thing that runs through your mind as you watch them: How much longer will Busan be fortunate enough to have such talent?

Busan Haps shot Anthony and Violet some questions and, like their music, they were willing to share what's on their mind.

Getting your Gear On: Busan’s Little Known Music Market

 

The outdoor Bujeon Si-jang (Bujeon Market) is your typical Asian open-air food and produce area: a sprawling collection of fruit carts, meat carcasses, and all manner of colorful characters who pass their days laughing, haggling, and gutting fish. What one might not expect to find, however, is the biggest concentration of music shops in Busan. But there they are, on the outskirts of the market’s Byzantine alleyways, inside a large nondescript white warehouse.

Carsick Cars Deliver as Promised. Along with Some Surprising Other Acts

 

BUSAN South Korea - It is a rare night in Busan that you can pop into a local bar and see some internationally-renowned talent on stage. Especially on a Thursday --that notoriously slow night on the scene outside of Monday when most people are tucked in resting themselves up for the weekend's hard charge.

Film Review: The Power of Kangwon Province

Hong Sang-Soo is one of Korea’s most celebrated filmmakers --abroad. Amongst local audiences, he remains surprisingly unknown. His films have consistently failed at the box office, and his last effort didn’t even get a wide-release despite boasting a cast with some of the country’s biggest stars.

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