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    Summer + Live Music = Fun!
    May 29, 2014, No comments

    Warm weather begs people to head outside and is there a better place to head than one with live music? Check out this list with the top music festivals to get your toes tapping this summer season. Grab some friends, grab…

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    Korean Punk 2003: 14 bands for 10 bucks
    May 20, 2014, No comments

    It’s been over ten years since I moved to Korea. One of the first things I did when arriving here was to track down the local music scene. Back then, this was no easy prospect. Concerts were infrequent, and there was…

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    White lanterns for Buddha’s Birthday
    May 4, 2014, No comments

    Every spring, the streets of Seoul are lined with colourful paper lanterns, lighting the streets after dark in commemoration of Buddha’s Birthday. This year, due to disastrous circumstances, the festivities…

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    Before Korean Women Were Fighting Women
    March 28, 2014, No comments

    Sometimes, with a long list of e-books to read in my tablet, I take a chance and sift through my list. I read the first few sentences of a story first. If these first few sentences immediately grab my attention, I continue…

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    K-Fashion Odyssey Exhibition, London
    March 17, 2014, No comments

    K-Fashion Odyssey Location: Korean Cultural Centre UK Dates: 4 February – 15 March 2014 With London Fashion Week last month seeing Korean designers such as J.JS Lee and Eudon Choi becoming regulars at the biggest …

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    Mail Order Bride
    March 13, 2014, No comments

    Today I want to talk about one of my all time favorite graphic novels. Mail Order Bride by Mark Kalesniko. The story centers around the relationship between the Korean Kyung Seo and the Canadian Monty Wheeler. Monty…