All posts by Anna Darnley

Really just a book of questions...but it has a secret advantage!
April 1, 2014

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 bullet and apply.
TOPIK, the Test of Proficiency in Korean, is offered…

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 Acade ...

  • 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…

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    Touring Mokpo
    September 10, 2013, No comments

    Last weekend I was given the fantastic chance by the Korea Blog (KOCIS) to join a 2 day press tour organised by the Korean Tourism Organisation to the southern city of Mokpo. Until last weekend, I’d only really traveled…