April 21, 2015
While most passers-by are reminded of a space ship when they see up close the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), I, on the other hand, am reminded of the Incheon International Airport. Sometimes, when I pass by the DDP, I always…

Seoul National Cemetery: The Less Crowded Cherry Blossom Spot!

April 13, 2015, No comments

I just found a new spot to see the cherry blossoms in Seoul! If I go to Yeouido, I will be elbowing against a million other people while walking the f ...


Saira @ The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines

March 16, 2015, No comments

I think we were meant to visit this place! The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC), that is! Before I flew out of the Philippines after m ...


The First Full Moon and Spring’s Jeongwol Daeboreum

March 5, 2015, No comments

Jeongwol daeboreum is a Korean tradition celebrated at the start of spring, the day of the first full moon of the lunar year. This year, jeongwol d ...

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    Han River, cold and lonely in winter
    February 27, 2015, No comments

    I live just next to the Hannam Bridge, which is crowded during the rush hour in the morning and early evening. This bridge, which was named after this neighborhood, links the Gangnam District with the Yongsan District…

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    Bukchon Village’s Hanok: A Vanishing Heritage
    February 25, 2015, No comments

    The last time I walked along the inner alleys of Bukchon was in 2006 when I visited the home of David and Jade Kilburn. It was during our despedida dinner for a good friend Brenda who was going back to her home in Canada after…

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    ‘S’ is for Seollal, Snow and Skiing!
    February 18, 2015, No comments

    It’s the Seollal holidays again in South Korea! Seollal is the lunar new year in the Korean calendar, the special day when everyone visits their families and pay their respects to their ancestors. And since this…