Sean Lim

Flash floods in Seoul created hazardous conditions where manhole covers popped open and created geysers throughout the city. Some unfortunate residents who waded bravely through the rain water found themselves sucked into drain pipes. How does one survive?

Also in this episode of The Shade Report, Korea’s First Lady Kim Kun-hee continues to battle plagiarism accusations even after Kookmin University cleared her of charges. However, a professor from Sookmyung Women’s University, who claims his work had been stolen, wants his reputation and work back.

In addition, how is Tony Moly as a serious contender at the luxe level of K-beauty skin care? I’ll share with you my candid thoughts on this popular Korean brand.

Originally published at https://www.seoulite.tv on August 11, 2022.

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Torrential downpours in Seoul created deadly conditions. Over 400mm of rain poured in some areas in just one day. That’s the equivalent of a month’s worth of rain during the rainiest seasons in Korea. At least eight people perished and countless others were stranded and in desperate straits from the heavy precipitation. However, could this have been avoided? Have we had warnings in the recent past? And who’s to blame?

Also in this episode of The Shade Report, I’ll share with you the best sunscreen of 2022 and a vegan skincare product that promises to soothe irritated skin!

Originally published at https://www.seoulite.tv on August 10, 2022.

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New Jeans is the first K-pop girl group to debut from Hybe Entertainment’s new sub-label, Ador. However, its wunder-producer, Min Hee Jin, has come under fire for her portrayal of young artists, especially when she served as creative director for SM Entertainment. Does the new song by New Jeans called ‘Cookie’ really talk about just cookies? Nevertheless, the five-member girl group has supposedly broken debut pre-sale orders and has attracted much *attention*.

Also in this episode of The Shade Report, find out why forcing kids to start first grade one year earlier is sending President Yoon Seok-yeol’s approval rating to its lowest ever. And does American classic Clinique have a place in the K-beauty regimen?

Originally published at https://www.seoulite.tv on August 8, 2022.

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South Korean police officers are investigating an intrepid pair of motorcyclists who zipped through the streets in Gangnam with fewer clothes than ‘normal’. The girl wore a bikini and the guy was shirtless with pants. But why the hoopla? Does the pressure of conformism uphold ‘moral values’ or is it a weapon to punish those who spark jealousy?

Also in this episode of The Shade Report, why are Koreans so obsessed with cult fragrances? Here’s my honest take on Gypsy Water by Byfredo. For a society so strict with conformity they also go to incredible lengths to stand out.

Originally published at https://www.seoulite.tv on August 6, 2022.

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BTS military exemption update! Top military officials answered questions about their latest analysis into whether BTS members will be granted exemptions or modifications to their mandatory military enlistment. The Minister of Defense and the Commissioner of the Military Manpower Administration received tough grilling from Assemblymember Sung Il-jong. The assemblyman went tough on the two men. He strongly advocated for exempting BTS while reforming the system to allow for more exceptional K-pop groups to follow in BTS’ footsteps. But the military officials responded with some surprising statements.

Also, in this episode of The Shade Report, find out which items from Fresh are Must Have, Must Skip and Must Try!

Originally published at https://www.seoulite.tv on August 2, 2022.

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Do you love mozzarella cheese with tomatoes? However, do you want a vegan version with a Korean twist? In this video, find out how to make a caprese salad using Korean tofu instead of buffalo mozzarella cheese.

Also, here are some tips on what to look out for if you’re trying to get service repairs for your electronics. And where to go if you hit a wall!

Originally published at https://www.seoulite.tv on July 29, 2022.

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A very famous Korean criminal investigator who specializes in using hypnosis to solve crimes has been accused of being a criminal himself!

Also in this episode of The Shade Report, find out how to keep your foundation fresh after swimming when you need to reapply your sunblock. Plus, the Orion Diget digestive biscuit has been transformed into a delicious breakfast cereal!

Originally published at https://www.seoulite.tv on July 21, 2022.

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Sean Lim

Sean Lim

Content Creator | Former Broadcast Journalist | New Thoughts. New World.