All posts by Anna Darnley

July 15, 2014

I’m not going to lie – one of my favourite things about Korea is bingsu (빙수).

The key to surviving Korean summer is right here in a jar. Bingsu (shaved milk ice with toppings) is, without a doubt, the most…

Really just a book of questions...but it has a secret advantage!

Preparing for TOPIK 2014

April 1, 2014, No comments

As this coming TOPIK session is the final one before the updated (much harder looking!) exam starts in the summer session, I decided to bite the bull ...

A Korean Valentine's Day card which translates as "Am I pretty?"

Valentine’s Day…but not as we know it!

February 20, 2014, No comments

Well, it’s good that that’s all finished. In all honesty, I was never a big follower of Valentine’s Day but that’s probably because at ...


Korean : For the beginner level learners!

February 4, 2014, 1 Comment

Everyone has their own method for learning a language. My method will not necessarily be the same as yours nor will the things that worked amazingly f ...

  • Goodie bags...who doesn't love goodie bags??
    The London K-Pop Academy
    November 16, 2013, No comments

    A short while back I received an email from the London Korean Cultural Centre informing me that I had been given a place to attend the new K-pop Academy. Since it was my last week in Korea at the time, I was rather preoccupied…

  • With my eonnis and oppas at my Chinese language study group~
    How does Korea match up?
    October 4, 2013, No comments

    Other WKB’s have written about their experiences of the stark differences between how they’d anticipated Korea would be and the true realities of the country. Having found their posts quite interesting,…

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    Korean Government 3.0
    September 27, 2013, No comments

    In my final week in Seoul, aside from saying goodbye to my friends and stocking up on all my essentials from Missha, Laneige and the like, I was given the fantastic opportunity to attend the government’s promotional…

  • Back to the UK....
    Korea vs United Kingdom – The little differences.
    September 24, 2013, 2 Comments

    So, less than a week has passed since I’ve been back in the UK and already I’m yearning to go back to Korea. It probably doesn’t help that I’ve gone from the bustling, never-sleeping city of Seoul to the small town…