Korean influence in HK (香港的韓流)

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Korean influence in HK

By: MIN Jiyun, Jey (Alumni Civility Hall)
Image: mikyuhkpop.blogspot.hk

Back in 2004, Hong Kong in eight-year-old girl’s eyes was absolutely a different place. Things from my home country, as far as I remember, were barely seen, talked and even liked in Hong Kong. A couple of years past, now I feel ‘Korea’ everywhere in this lovely city.  From the moment I arrive, the airport decorated with ads of Korean celebrities greet me. In hall, friends and I listen to k-pop music together and often go for Korean cuisines for dinner. K-products, Korean clothing, cosmetics and food shops are in every corner of the streets. This popularity of Korean Wave in Hong Kong, I feel, is no longer a surprise. As a Korean living in Hong Kong, I am very happy to see people love Korean culture and people. This interaction of two different cultures makes me feel Hong Kong another home.

香港的韓流

文:閔智允(校友樂禮堂)
譯:鄧子筠(賽馬會敬賢堂)
圖:mikyuhkpop.blogspot.hk

回想到2004年,一個八歲女孩眼中的香港是個截然不同的地方。在我印象中,很少會在香港見到我祖國的事物,也很少人會談論,喜歡這些東西。幾年過去,現在我在這城市的各處都能感受到「韓國」。從我抵港的一刻,機場內已有韓星廣告來迎接我。在宿舍裏,我和朋友一起聽韓國音樂,有時晚餐會去吃韓國菜。街上每一個角落都會見到韓國產品的蹤影,像是衣服、化妝品、食品。我對香港這股熾熱的韓流已不感到意外。作為在香港居住的韓國人,我很樂見別人喜歡韓國文化和韓國人。兩種文化的交流讓我覺得香港就像是我第二個家。

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