All posts by Suzy Chung

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March 24, 2014

I overheard ajummas on the bus talking about a group of middle-schoolers who just had gotten off: “I didn’t understand a word of what they said.” Not surprising, because the teens’ conversation had been peppered…

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Korean Webtoons Revisited 2014

February 17, 2014, No comments

Back in 2011, we looked at several of Korea’s most popular webtoons as fun tools to learn Korean. Of course, the continuously popular webtoons from ...

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Flashback! K-pop idols of the ‘90s

December 4, 2013, No comments

Nostalgia seems to be a popular theme for Korean entertainment these days. The most-talked-about TV drama at the moment is Reply 1994 (응답하라 19 ...

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Evolution of the Rice Cooker at Gwangju Design Biennale 2013

October 23, 2013, No comments

Every year, a biennale takes part in Gwangju. In the even years, it’s the Gwangju Art Biennale; in the odd, the Gwangju Design Biennale. 2013 is the ...

  • The Queen makes her way
    A Royal Wedding at Unhyeongung
    September 29, 2013, No comments

    The year is 1866. It has been three years since the young Gojong has become the 26th king of Joseon. This is also the year where he would marry the daughter from the Min family clan, who would later become Queen Myeongseong.…

  • Things that make you go, “Aaaaugghh!!!”
    What Koreans hate to hear on Holidays
    September 15, 2013, No comments

    It’s almost Chuseok! Although it is the biggest holiday in the second half of the year, a traditional holiday which is all about family, health, respect, love, and giving thanks for the bounty of good life, the holiday…

  • The ultimate pairing
    The Ultimate Summer Food Pairing – Chimaek!
    August 23, 2013, No comments

    It’s been a hot summer. (It’s still a hot summer.) When the weather gets to you, it’s very easy to lose your appetite. Luckily, Korea has many different dishes to beat the summer heat and among them, there’s one…