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aspects of everyday life in Korea

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    A visit to Hello Kitty Cafe at Hongdae, Seoul, Korea
    February 16, 2015, No comments

    Last week, I paid a visit to Hello Kitty Cafe. It’s a nice place to rest your mind and have a cup of coffee with a piece of cake. Everything in the cafe is pink and full with Hello Kitty stuff. I am overwhelmed by the cuteness…

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    Winter food and snacks in Korea
    February 6, 2015, No comments

    Winter in Korea can be very cold, but fortunately Korean food has plenty of dishes to choose from to warm you up. Being sold as street food, or served in restaurants or prepared at home, all these dishes will give you comfort…

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    Interview with Korean immigrants to Germany
    January 13, 2015, Comments Off

    Following my previous article about Korean immigration to Germany, I had a chance to interview three of the the first Korean immigrants during the 60’s. Kim-Morris Soonim , Shu Eui Ok and Miss Song moved to Germany…

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    On being a kookier Korea fan this 2015
    January 2, 2015, 1 Comment

    I am writing this on the eve of the first day of the year 2015. As I look back on the past year, I see that I have accomplished several things as a Korea fan – or a Koreanist, if you will. I kicked my geekiness up a notch by finally&helli ...

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    My Hallyu Fandom’s Many Faces
    December 24, 2014, No comments

    I recently read an article about Hallyu fandom in the Philippines which says that Filipino fans tend to be either of these three: an active fan, a stagnant fan, or a retired fan. According to the researcher Gilbert Que,…

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    Pet Alley of Dongdaemun Traditional Market
    December 22, 2014, No comments

    Dongdaemun, is there any place like it in the world? Set in the middle of this concrete city is a district of Seoul that sprawls out housing every kind of store one could ever image. From huge mega malls and midnight wholesale…