All posts by Anne Cole

  • Christmas party in Korea!
    A Foreigner’s Guide to Christmas in Korea
    December 22, 2012, No comments

    For many westerners, no matter their background or religion, the festive winter season is an important one where friends and family unite in a time of celebration. Ex-pats working as school teachers will get a lengthy…

  • A pupil and teacher in a UK classroom
    SK school vs UK school
    December 20, 2012, No comments

    Both in South Korea and the United Kingdom, school is a massive part of every child’s life. When a twelve-year-old British student visited the SK hagwon I worked in, the children started chatting about their different…

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    10 Favourite Korean Sweet Treats
    November 22, 2012, No comments

    Korean cuisine is spicy, salty and flavoursome- that’s why we love it so much! But hot stews and chili marinates often leave us craving something sugary and refreshing. It’s just as well that there’s a variety…

  • K-pop flashmob as part of London's "All Eyes on Korea" summer festival to promote Korean culture
    What is a K-pop Flashmob?
    November 8, 2012, No comments

    Gone are the days of the hesitant individual sending out an online appeal before performing a ditty, in a modest troupe, to a non-existent audience. October 2012 has seen the UK’s largest and most successful K-pop…

  • 4. We were lucky enough to meet the Be-Being musicians after the performance
    Be-Being’s Yi-myun-gong-jak
    October 23, 2012, No comments

    Be-Being’s Yi-myun-gong-jak Londoners have been spoilt by Korean music and performance this year, and it wasn’t just about K-pop. A definite highlight was the enchanting and unique masque music performance…

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    Preparing for Korea
    October 17, 2012, No comments

    This is it… for whatever reasons, you’ve decided to take the plunge and move to Korea. You may have a six-month or one-year teaching contract, you may be expecting to stay for a lot longer than this, or may just want…

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    Dare to SCARE: Modern K-Horror
    August 30, 2012, No comments

    The success and popularity of modern K-Horror is no accident. There’s a stylish uniqueness, filmic intelligence, violent intensity and genuine chilling-ness that come with the genre. So if you’re in the mood…