2015 was a big year at 10 Magazine! We brought what’s on, what to do and the latest news in Korea to an ever-growing readership. We brushed up on our language skills with slang and proverbs; we explored everything from Korea’s dating scene to the food that defines Korea and the restaurants that serve it; We had plenty of laughs with the hilarious I. Seoul. U. memes created by expats after Seoul launched its new tourism campaign; We even enjoyed a spontaneous holiday in August! 2015 was by far one of our best yet, to recap here are your top 10 reader’s favorites from the past 12 months:
1. 10 Bizarre Korean Cosmetics
With countless international magazines declaring Korean skincare routines to be the key to dewy and seemingly pore-less skin, it’s clear that the country is onto something. However, this year, along with the hits, we also saw plenty of misses and bizarre concoctions.
The new international tourism campaign for Seoul was launched in October, much to the bemusement of internet commentators who launched their own counter campaign with a wave of memes incorporating the new slogan.
As the year drew to a close, we delved into Korea’s culinary past and compiled the 10 longest running restaurants in Seoul, introducing readers to traditional cuisine like seolleongtang, chutang (mudfish soup), and the best haejangguk in the city.
Thank you to all our readers and contributors! Happy New Year!