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February 5, 2016
Who doesn’t like looking at a calendar with a lot of red numbers? Everyone is surely jumping up and down because it will be a very loooong weekend starting from tomorrow! There are a lot of red numbers next week because…
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A Journey Back into the Past… Remembering our Heroes

February 5, 2016, No comments

Every year, my family and I take trips either abroad or just here around the Philippines. This year, our destination was the north part of the Ph ...

Spanning the generations, people celebrate the traditional first day of spring, Ipchun, which falls on Feb. 4 this year.

The 24 divisions of the year: Ipchun

February 4, 2016, No comments

Spring has sprung. The lunar calendar’s traditional beginning of spring falls on Thursday, Feb. 4, this year. This day, or Ipchun (입춘, 立 ...

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Dongdaemun After Dark!

February 4, 2016, No comments

Unlike Myeongdong, Seoul’s Dongdaemun does not have congested alleys and excessive, glistening lights. Furthermore, Dongdaemun is not just about ...

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    From The Great Pain To The Great Miracle
    February 3, 2016, No comments

    After World War II (1939-1945), the Korean peninsula was divided to two countries, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea). At that time, South Korea was…

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    How do Koreans Celebrate the Lunar New Year?
    February 1, 2016, No comments

    During my first two years in South Korea, I lived with a Korean family.  Living with a Korean family, especially the elderly, allowed me to experience Korean culture more closely.  Experiencing those things fascinated…

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    Kdramas around the World: Western Europe
    February 1, 2016, No comments

    Western Europe has probably been the hardest market for Korean dramas to break into, given the already well established TV production industries, audiences’ preferences for local flavours and/or American crime…