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Wear it Gangnam style

TYPICAL scene at Garosu-gil, where young artists gather

If you want to spot the latest trends among Seoulites, then Garosu-gil in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, is the place to be, aptly named for its beautiful tree-lined street in the middle of the city, adorned with gingko trees. (Garosu-gil means “tree-lined street” in Korean). It has a wealth of shops, from budget-friendly street brands to expensive […]

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in 2BU,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Getting to know Gangnam–and loving it


It’s 4 a.m. in foggy Gangnam, and I’ve just found out that I’ve missed Psy’s monumental free concert at Seoul Plaza by a few hours. The irony isn’t lost on me, but it matters little. After all, I’ve finally arrived in the very place that the South Korean rapper’s sensational dance single has, quite literally, put on the map.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Super’s best and worst of 2012

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Robert Blair Carabuena vs the MMDA traffic enforcer. John Paul Encinas vs the resto cashier. “Amalayer” vs the female guard. These examples of bad behavior all had one thing in common: YouTube. With every phone now equipped with a camera, in HD to boot, you have to always be on your best behavior lest someone upload your spectacular hissy fit on YouTube. But then, we are always supposed to be on our best behavior and the fear of being YouTubed shouldn’t be the main motivation for us to behave in public.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Online scene-stealers of 2012

From YouTube stars and viral videos to much-shared memes and top trending topics, here are the online scene-stealers that we found ourselves clicking on in Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the cyberspace in 2012.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Headlines,Super | Read More »

In search of the real Gangnam style

Graphic map showing Gangnam district in the South Korean capital, subject of the hit "Gangnam Style" that has stormed global charts. AFP

Hundreds of millions have watched the dance and listened to the song— most without understanding a word—but very few have any idea what “Gangnam” is and what, if any, particular “style” it might have.

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Travel | Read More »