The Traveling Kimchi

*Korean Culture: The Good, The Bad, &The Ugly*

Before The Traveling Kimchi was The Traveling Kimchi, she was just a girl named Jessica that I met in my first Korean class back in 2011. Little did I know that she would become a great friend AND fellow blogger years later.

We met again in 2013– when I went to Korea last winter. We had an amazing time at my favorite bar– Bunker, my last night there.

Recently, I found out that she’s been blogging about her adventures in South Korea, too, so I knew that I had to introduce her to you and share her adventures with you, too!^^

The Traveling Kimchi

The Traveling Kimchi~

Jessica~

“Who is the Traveling Kimchi?”

“Why, she’s a tiny half Korean-Irish American currently living in Seoul, South Korea! After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin the Traveling Kimchi decided it was time to explore her roots! Since her arrival in 2012 she has been blogging about her experiences not only in Korea but all of her adventures abroad. She hopes you will enjoy traveling along with her and are inspired to pick up your own passport and see a culture and world beyond your own.”

– From The Traveling Kimchi’s Facebook Page

In addition, The Traveling Kimchi and westerngirleasternboy might be two very different blogs by two very different people, but we share the same exact mission:

“… to encourage thinking openly, meeting new people, having lifetime experiences, and traveling abroad.”

The Traveling Kimchi is on Youtube, and I wanted to share this cover she did with you all since it IS Sunday morning!

By now, we probably all need a little pick me up before the week starts, so here it is:

She has a lot of other great videos on everything from her adventures in Korea and Thailand to her favorite beauty products to what to do BEFORE you come to Korea, so be sure to check them out!

Sunday morning…

For some of us, “rain is falling.”

For some of us, it’s Easter, and we’re with our families– celebrating what should be a day that is less about hunting for eggs and more about hunting for something else.

For some of us, though, it’s just another Sunday– the Sunday before our last week of school… ever.

(That would be me!)

So, I’ll be watching Korean dramas and trying to write and edit my final papers! My last year of law school is coming to a close, and I can’t wait to start working, traveling, and living. I might even get to see The Traveling Kimchi again sooner than either of us thought…

The Traveling Kimchi, take me with you!~

The Traveling Kimchi, please take me with you!~

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My Favorite Korean Hip Hop Artists &RNB Singers

*Kpop, Korean Idols, &More*

Everyone always talks about Kpop and Korean idols, but they never really talk about Korean hip hop or Korean hip hop artists, Korean RNB or Korean RNB singers. Korean hip hop and Korean RNB are definitely different from Kpop and a genre all their own; so, this is definitely the MORE part of this category.

And, although there are Korean idols who rap and sing, they’re also definitely different from REAL Korean hip hop artists and REAL Korean RNB singers.

(Except for Zico of Block B and a few other idols like Suga who have actually released mix tapes, etc.!)

So, here are some of My Favorite Korean Hip Hop Artists &RNB Singers. You might recognize a few of them from Korean variety shows like Running Man and Superman Returns, but you might not recognize any of them at all.

I fell for the lyrics and rhythm of their music– not their looks, so I hope you like their music (and them), too!^^

Korean Hip Hop Artists

Tymee aka E.via and Napper

tymee

Tymee~

Recommended Albums: E.via a.k.a. Happy Evil and E.Viagradation Part 1 (Black & Red)

LeeSsang

Gary and Gil of Leessang~

Gary and Gil of Leessang~

Recommended Albums: Hexagonal and Asura Balbalta

Beenzino

Beenzino~

Beenzino~

Recommended Albums: 24:26 and Jazzy Fact

Geeks

Louie and Lil' Boi of Geeks~

Louie and Lil’ Boi of Geeks~

Recommended Albums: Backpack and Officially Missing You

Verbal Jint

Verbal Jint~

Verbal Jint~

Recommended Albums:  10 Years of Misinterpretation and Go Easy

Tablo

Tablo~

Tablo~

Recommended Albums: Fever’s End Part 1 and Fever’s End Part 2

Jay Park

jp

Jay Park~

Recommended Albums: Take a Deeper Look and New Breed

(Don’t forget to read my fan account: Jay Park: Live, Ripped, &In Concert!)

Zico

Zico~

Zico~

Recommended Albums: Zico on The Block 1.5 and Zico on The Block

Korean RNB Singers

Yoon Mi Rae aka Tashannie, Tasha, and T

Yoon Mi Rae~

Yoon Mi Rae~

Recommended Albums: As Time Goes By and T Best

ONE WAY

ONE WAY~

ONE WAY~

Recommended Albums: One Way Street and Rainy Days

Did your favorite Korean hip hop artist or RNB singer make the list?

I just hope that I didn’t forget anyone!

*Whew*