5 Stay Home activities to try during Circuit Breaker

As Singapore goes through a nation-wide circuit breaker to stop the spread of Covid-19, some of us might be feeling stumped for things to do since we’re cooped up at home with extra time on our hands. But fret not, we’ve compiled a list of meaningful and fun activities that you can do in the comfort of your home!

1. Master the Korean Language

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Learning a new language might be a daunting task for some of us, however, what if there was an incentive? Learning it from BTS themselves! The group has launched a new web series titled “Learn Korean with BTS”. Compared to the usual textbooks, this will definitely be an immersive and enjoyable experience for fans.

There will be a total of 30 language lessons in the form of short three-minutes long episodes touching on commonly used Korean grammar and expressions used by BTS. Episodes will be released every Monday on Weverse. BTS has also worked with professional researchers and professors to develop these lesson plans so that fans can be assured to get the best out of this initiative!

If you are keen to use this stay home period to really learn the language, you can also consider a proper class session with a teacher online! Hanok Korean Language School offers online classes that cater to students of different levels – basic, intermediate and advanced. You can check out more details for their online lessons here.


2. Try out Dalgona coffee

Whether you’re scrolling on TikTok or Instagram, you must have come across this caffeinated drink at least once. Dalgona coffee is a whipped coffee drink that went viral recently on social media.


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Fun Fact: Did you know that the popular dalgona coffee started trending when actor Jung Il Woo ordered a whipped coffee in Macau on a TV show called ‘Stars’ Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant’ (신상출시 편스토랑)? He called it “dalgona” as the brown froth reminded him of the popular Korean toffee candy of the same name.

Video of Jung Il Woo discovering the whipped coffee:

And if your Dalgona coffee doesn’t work out, you can always turn to Dal.komm Coffee (we won’t tell your friends!) To order, just drop them a text via Whatsapp to +65 9008 4886. ⁣⁣

3. Make your own Korean food

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Now that we are all at home, we have more time to become a masterchef! How about making use of the stay home period and try your hand at cooking some Korean cuisine. Korean food may seem complicated at first, but here are some simple recipes you can try out once you have some core ingredients.

Check out My Korean Kitchen for an extensive list of recipes organised into different segments. They also have a list of 30 essential Korean cooking ingredients if you’re cooking Korean cuisine for the first time!

For visual learners, YouTube channels like Maangchi and Future Neighbor upload cooking videos regularly for you to follow along!


4. Catch Up on K-Dramas

Lose yourself in the world of K-Dramas and catch up on these recent K-dramas. Here are 5 that are available on Netflix for viewing, you can thank us later!

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Oh and be sure to check out our review of Itaewon Class on Keeping Up with K-Dramas too!


5. Appreciate Korean Classic Film

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Earlier this year, Korean director Bong Joon Ho made history when his film “Parasite” became the first ever Asian film to win the Best Picture award at the Oscars. With this success, Korean cinema has been gaining more attention. While entertainment venues such as cinemas and theatres are closed during this pandemic, film buffs would be delighted to know that YouTube channel Korean Classic Film has a variety of Korean classics for you to appreciate!

The channel even included a playlist for 7 Korean films that Bong Joon Ho suggested at the Lumiere Film Festival in 2019. While these films are older, they are a good introduction to classic Korean Cinema.

Staying at home doesn’t have to be boring and mundane with these activities! In the meantime, stay home and stay safe!

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