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1. Why are celebrities’ names sometimes spelled differently from the tags?

Celebrities will be tagged with the most commonly used spelling of their names. However, if possible, we will always spell their names in postings as they are listed on the celebrities’ official websites. Examples:

  • 조인성 – commonly spelled Jo In Sung; correct spelling is Zo In Sung (according to his agency, sidusHQ)

Korean romanization allows some flexibility. For instance, both ‘g’ and ‘k’ can be used to replace the first letter in the Korean alphabet, ㄱ. Therefore, inconsistency between spelling on various sites are inevitable. Example:

  • 구혜선 – commonly spelled Goo/Gu Hye Sun or even Koo Hye Seon; correct spelling is Ku Hye Sun

On top of all that, some Korean celebrities have adoped English names. Example:

  • 전지현 – Jun Ji Hyun is making her Hollywood debut under the name Gianna Jun

2. Why are the ages that you give of celebrities different from what I read elsewhere?

  • Korea news reports (and most bloggers that pull their information from those articles) use East Asia age reckoning. KPculture finds this confusing and unnecessary, and will calculate people’s ages as done in North America (and pretty much everywhere else in the world).

3. Can you please write about _________ (kpculture-related person/event)?

  • If you ask, we will definitely consider it! Send us a message.

4. May I leave a comment – my opinion, a correction, etcetera – on your posts?

  • Yes, of course! KP would love to hear your input! However, we may close comments on posts after awhile. You can leave a comment on this page anytime. 🙂

5. Can I copy, paste, and post KP’s stuff (including direct translations) on my own blog?

  • You may, but please source and link us. Unless we state at the top of the post that we are translating directly from a source, we usually collect information from several different Korean sources and summarize it into our own English article. Any kind of translation takes quite a bit of time and effort, and we feel that it’s only fair to receive a tiny, wee bit of credit. ^^ Thank you so much for your cooperation!

Curious about something else? Ask us!

Written by KP

February 5, 2009 at 9:45 am

20 Responses

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  1. Thanks for making such a great blog! I really enjoy neutral news sites. Please continue what you’re doing. I’m sure you’ll gather more support and fans in the near future.

    Good luck!

    Sup

    February 11, 2009 at 6:39 pm

  2. great blog! hope you continue to update often!

    goldenjade

    February 17, 2009 at 11:02 pm

  3. Thank you so much for all these informations. I am German and really love Boys over Flowers, but it is so hard to get some information about it in english. So, this blog is like a haven to me ^^ Keep up the great work. I really appreciate it!

    Saklea

    February 25, 2009 at 6:44 am

  4. I discovered you guys while searching for kpop news. This site is really impressive. Honestly I was a long time visitor of Popseoul’s wordpress site but I never liked their negative press and bias. You guys on the other hand are more informative, offer more content and substance and there is hardly any negative bias. That’s great!

    Mphoenix

    March 20, 2009 at 2:24 am

  5. Hi, Just curious is there really a FULL HOUSE 2 ?

    thanks

    sarah_san

    April 5, 2009 at 5:59 am

  6. hey kp! thanks so much for this blog, ive learned a lot of much needed info here! KEEP UP THE AMAAZINGLY AWESOME WORK =) also, id like to know if you could post an article about this special music video/episode thing that boys before flowers is reportedly airing on april 28, something about the f4 and 5 years later? kk, thanks!

    amy

    April 20, 2009 at 10:07 pm

  7. could you write news about Lee Da Hae?

    tofu

    May 2, 2009 at 2:12 am

  8. I’m looking for some news about Goo Hye Sun but it doesnt have any. Do you have any update about her lately?. Thanks in advance.

    icetea

    May 5, 2009 at 12:16 am

  9. I’m very happy and feel lucky to have come across this website. I particularly like the high quality photos that you upload. I always love to collect high quality photos, but they are hard to find.
    So thanks a lot!

    Erika

    May 6, 2009 at 12:34 am

  10. BTW, do you twitter? If so, what’s ur twitter name? If not, join many of the kpop bloggers for some twitter fun.

    I’m @babelpop

    Babelhead

    May 17, 2009 at 5:36 pm

  11. big fan of your site since it went up – have you considered posting information on City Hall – I don’t know if you have had a chance to watch it, but it’s a great show. hoping you could report any updates on City Hall if they come up. thanks!!!

    kay

    May 17, 2009 at 11:58 pm

  12. hi! i appreciate the magazine clips. i hope you never tire posting pictures in that size. it’s easier to view. 🙂

    Ritz

    May 31, 2009 at 5:43 am

  13. Just wanted to say thank you for your work on this site! I love how all the news is fresh and to-the-point. I also LOVE how you put up magazine pictures of celebrities that not other websites do (because they mostly focus on idols). And most of all, I love the detailed information you put up about upcoming movies. Love all your HQ pictures! Thank you!!

    Grace

    July 21, 2009 at 3:12 pm

  14. i am just CURIOUS to know your nationality! 😀

    kelemama

    August 20, 2009 at 1:30 am

  15. Nationality – Canadian; heritage – Korean!

    KP

    August 21, 2009 at 1:03 pm

  16. where are the updates? i love coming to your site but its been a while since you updated your site? am i assuming you are no longer posting any information?
    thanks.

    kpopaddict

    October 6, 2009 at 5:22 pm

  17. We all get to inspire and affect each other in small ways. ,

    JXL78

    October 22, 2009 at 4:46 pm

  18. hi.. more power! ^_^

    shiela

    December 14, 2010 at 11:00 am

  19. u are the best in the globe

    bakhtawi said

    May 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm

  20. Goodness Gracious Me! I’m trying to find the best place to comment to tell you just how much I love (<– not *love*, I freaking FANGIRL LOVE) your blog!! It's amazing! I've spent at least the last hour on this instead of doing anything productive! Love love love it!! Thank you for making this blog and for your dedication!! 😀

    caitiecakes

    December 10, 2012 at 11:04 am


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