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And the Winner of “K-Pop Now” is…


Hello, everyone! ^^ It’s time to announce our giveaway winner randomly selected via Rafflecopter. (The contest, which was scheduled to run until September 18th, was extended until September 30th to maximize participation.)

The lucky FKWL reader who will get a copy of  K-POP Now! The Korean Music Revolution, written by Mark James Russell and published by Tuttle Publishing, is…



Congratulations, Jackie! ^^ Thank you to all those who joined FROM KOREA WITH LOVE’s first giveaway. Watch out for the next one this October.

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I’m Back and I’m Giving away a K-Pop Book! ^^

1Alas! I’ve done the worst thing a blogger can do. I haven’t posted anything in ages! It’s not out of idleness, though most of the time I was basking in somnolence and my normally dependable cognitive functions seem to have betrayed me every time I tried to write. Have you ever experienced this? Your thoughts are whirling in your head when you are busy doing something, but when you have finally had the time to sit in front of the computer and put all your ideas into words, your mind goes blank?

1aThese past few months, I’ve been thinking about a lot of things, mostly concerning business. Hubby and I are back in the Philippines and we are planning to stay here for a year to put up our restaurant’s second branch. We are currently in the “looking-for-the-right-location-and-it’s-driving-us-crazy” mode, so pardon me for not updating my blog for nearly four months because of this. I’m not the type of blogger who would leave comments or inquiries unanswered, but it’s been a while since I last checked my Email and the comment section of my blog, so the messages have piled up, and it may be too late to answer some of them. I still have those messages from May and before I left Korea in June, staring daggers at me for taking them for granted. T.T

To make up for my looong absence, I am launching FROM KOREA WITH LOVE’s very first giveaway.

This one is surely a treat for K-Pop afficionados. If you are not into hallyu (Korean wave) or Korean boy bands and girl groups, the giveaway, which is a newly published book called K-POP Now! The Korean Music Revolution written by Mark James Russell and published by Tuttle Publishing, is still going to be interesting, because there is so much you can learn from Korean pop culture. I am not a K-Pop enthusiast, but I enjoyed reading the book and skimming through the colorful, vibrant pictures of various K-Pop artists as if I were browsing through a magazine. The book does not only feature boy bands and girl groups, but also some of South Korea’s famous solo artists. I was delighted to read some information about Rain. I like him a lot! ^^ My husband, who is a fan of Yoon Mi-Rae, was happy to see an article about his favorite rap diva that he could easily read and comprehend. Most of the articles in the book are concise and easy-to-read. Even my 2-year-old niece had fun with the book. She fancies Psy more than the Teletubbies, so when she saw his picture, she started singing “Gentleman”. I had to bribe her with ice cream to get the book back. ^^




Here’s what you can expect to find in the book:

  • (For starters) What K-Pop is and how it has evolved
  • Profiles of all the current K-Pop artists and their hits
  • A look at Seoul’s hippest hot spots and hangouts
  • Interviews with top artists like Kevin from Ze:A and Brian Joo from Fly to the Sky
  • A look at the K-Pop idols of tomorrow
  • A guide for fans who plan to visit Seoul to explore K-Pop up close and personal

To join the giveaway, click the link below…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter and will be notified through Email. It will also be announced on the blog. The contest starts today and ends on September 30th. You may begin adding points to your entry by telling us on the COMMENT section of this post who your favorite K-Pop artist is or what your favorite K-Pop group is.

Good luck, FKWL readers and happy Chuseok!

Thank you for visiting and supporting FROM KOREA WITH LOVE!

I would like to address special thanks to TUTTLE PUBLISHING for making this giveaway possible and for sending me great reads. ^^

Watch out for my next giveaway! ^^