San Franciso Korean Couture Fashion Exhibition

If you are in SanFrancisco between November 3rd 2017 to February 4th 2018, the Asian Art Museum of San Franciso is hosting an exhibit of historical Korean clothing as well as modern versions.  If you happen to go, take some pictures and share them on the GKWF Facebook page!

You can read about it more on their website:

Couture Korea San Franciso


All Kinds of Social :)

We have a website, we have facebook, but now we are on Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube!

What’s the difference and how are these different?

Ideally we will try and post similar information on all platforms since we all have our preferences, BUT, I’d still say Facebook is where a lot of our updates, photos, Facebook Live events, and future events are made.  Snapchat is great for information that is “in the now”.  We will post stories that are applicable for- well, the next 24 hours from posting (join us for our KoreaFest 2018 Contests countdown going on in the month of November 2017).  Instagram will be photos at GKWF events, but also other cool “Korean stuff”.  Makeup, other festivals we attend, other events, etc.  YouTube will be more of a “library” of events or information.

So that is the current plan for all of the accounts.  As we use them more, we will adjust what content we share 🙂

So start following us and giving us feedback and support.  Hope to see you soon in person or online 🙂

Global Korean Wave Federation

Monthly Korean Events around Raleigh

Are you interested in MONTHLY events around Korean language, movies, K-pop dance, dinner meetups, etc.?

We are excited to partner with the Triangle Korean Language and Culture Meetup Group! It’s a great way to meet people in the Raleigh NC and Triangle area sharing in the love of Korean culture and food.

The GKWF is still going to focus on large community events (like KoreaFest, Virtual Tours Korea, The International Festival, Etc.) as well as help host some monthly local events.

There is a k-pop dance meetup event Tomorrow (7/29). A fun event for all levels or interests in k-pop dance.

RSVP here:…/…/

or join the Meetup group to stay up to date on the next event at:…/…/

See you soon!

Virtual Korea Event in Raleigh, NC

VirtualToursKorea Eng versions_final MQB_Marketing approvedCome to Virtual Tour Korea to:

  • play Korean games
  • try taekwondo board breaking
  • sample food
  • learn and play traditional instruments
  • try snacks
  • and More!

We need your support to show the City of Raleigh that there is interest in Korean Culture!

September 16th
10am – 12pm

$5 for Adults
Free for 18 and under
more details on their website

***** You must get tickets on the City of Raleigh Website *****

  1. Go to
  2. Enter in barcode 209467
  3. Purchase tickets (only 100 spaces total available)

We hope to see you there!


Korean ‘American Girl’ Doll

zyang_american girl dollAmerican Girl dolls are known for their back stories and history.  I am excited to see that Korean American doll Z Yang was introduced on April 27th, 2017.  I have seen some remarks about how she doesn’t look very asian, but she does have a typical style of ‘American Girl’ doll look.

A quote from the People article
“We made Z Korean-American because it’s an ethnicity we haven’t featured before in our character lineups,”

I like that she is a modern vlogger and has interets in art, and I would love to see this doll in a hanbok (한복)

The American Girl Website for Z
The People article




Tteokbokki Recipe

In Korea, you can find street vendors selling tteokbokki in little cups in winter which is perfect for picking up with a toothpick as you stroll along the street checking out the outdoor markets. 

It’s also a great dish to share with friends at dinner, so you can have another dish. 😊

Check out this recipe from Visit Korea

Cylindrical rice cakes are seasoned and cooked in a gochujang (Korean chili paste) sauce. Tteokbokki is a popular snack in Korea.

Talk to Me in Korean

ttmik_logoWhen I was serious about learning Korean (about 5 years ago), the best way I learned was by listening to a lesson a day with their app on my phone, on my commutes created by Talk to Me in Korean.  The lessons were short and I could practice what I learned or memorized the lesson throughout the day.  It has since grown into youtube videos, interactive discussions, and extended course material.  It’s definitely a great place to start because it’s also FREE.  Definitely check it out!


Contest Annoucement 1 of 4!

You already love things Korean, so why not try some artistic expressions through art for our amature art contest! The cash prize is a nice bonus for winners. Last contest that was awareded at KoreaFest was awarded a $500 first prize! We will anounce the address to send your art submissions to at a later date, but go ahead and start getting your paints, pencils, or other creative tools. Details at

Sleeping Baby, Awake in a Hanbok

I’ve been following LauraIZ on Instagram ever since I saw the article on Huffington post about the adorable photos she posts of her sleeping baby dressed up in different outfits with different themes.

I just now saw a photo of her cutie in her first birthday photo shoot wearing this hanbok.

Seriously, HOW ADORABLE!?

If you don’t follow her on instagram, you totally should.  The outfits are so amazing and creative.  ^^