On a chilly winter day, there is something so appealing about a steaming cup of coffee, sitting in a cozy bookshop, and whiling away the hours leisurely reading. The image makes us sigh with contentment. So, when a drama comes along with one of our favorite actresses (Park Min Young) paired with Seo Kang Joon, and they are basically living the fantasy of our perfect day, Kdrama Jen and her son just had to jump in and check it out. Read on to discover if this is the warm and cozy drama for you!Continue reading
Can you have a drama without an OST? Of course not.
I’m so excited for the new music that’s coming out with the latest batch of dramas — come see what I found! And keep your eyes open for the one MV that *could* be from an OST, but isn’t.Continue reading
Koreans love baseball, and Namgung Min is in a drama about baseball. But do we love baseball? Yeah… that’s a no for a lot of drama watchers. But if there is one thing we know about Namgung Min, he can make office politics interesting, and if he can do that, then anything is possible, including getting these fangirls to watch a baseball drama.Continue reading
One of the things I love about living near a huge metropolis like Dallas is the abundance of different cultural communities ALL IN ONE PLACE. This is even more convenient when you take into consideration the fact that I love Korean food and Korean music and there is a KPOP Burger not 20 minutes from my house that has BOTH.
It is seriously THE BEST.Continue reading
Once in a while, there’s an opportunity that hits you squarely between the eyes and you can’t help but follow up on it. Our own Kdrama Jen has had the chance to join forces with the Butterfly Pea Charitable Foundation to help improve health and educational standards in the floating village of Prek Toal in Cambodia, and she has been having an amazing experience.
For decades, Cambodia has been embroiled in conflict, but now the people of Cambodia have the opportunity to put all their hope into the rising generation, doing what they can to create a better life for their children through education.
With the efforts of dedicated teachers and the support of the Butterfly Pea Charitable Foundation, most of the children in Prek Toal are receiving a formal education that would not have been available before. Like any charitable efforts, however, there are a few goals that seem just out of reach.
That’s where we come in.
The cost of helping these amazing teachers receive the education and certification they need is just under $800. While this is not an astronomical sum to most of us, in a third world country like Cambodia, it is wildly expensive. But the certification would enable them to provide a better education to the students they teach, and that is their one goal.
In conjunction with the Butterfly Pea Charitable Foundation, we have created a gorgeous calendar featuring the students and the qualities they embody — or hope to embody in the future — as they strive to make a better world for themselves and their families.
All proceeds from the sales of the calendar will go towards the Butterfly Pea Charitable Foundation and the educational and health initiatives it supports. You can pick up your copy at https://www.createphotocalendars.com/Shop/thebutterflypeacharitablefoundation.
BONUS INCENTIVE: If we sell 100 calendars by December 23rd, we will release not one, but TWO classic Dramas with a Side of Kimchi Patreon podcast episodes. Grab your calendar today!
Are you worried you will miss us during our December hiatus? Never fear, we will have two brand new Patreon podcasts available this month! Not to mention a huge backlog of other great drama-related podcast episodes just for our VIP members. This week we are fighting it out as we choose who had the ultimate breakout performance of 2019.Continue reading
The releases from these last couple of weeks have been fantastic. Come see what new music caught my attention — including an incredible feat of filmography from Kang Daniel!Continue reading
So many dramas ending and so many beginning! Come hear our final thoughts about the last batch of dramas and find out what we are excited to begin.Continue reading
Are you a fan of fluffy historical dramas? Do you love watching idol actors in hanbok? Yep, me too! I just saw the new trailer for Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency and I can’t wait to try out next month!Continue reading