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aspects of everyday life in Korea

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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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    What comes to mind when thinking about `grey`?
    February 27, 2015, No comments

    Last saturday was a rainy day with a grey sky all day long. As a Belgian I`m used to see this grey sky very often in Europe and not only during winter ! In Korea we are lucky to have blue sky and sun almost every day.  So on this…

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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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    Learning Korean Can Be Laugh Out Loud Funny
    February 24, 2015, No comments

    Learning a new language is a difficult task for anyone. Some of my favorite words or phrases are the ones that are just so literal in my own language that they are hilarious. Here have been some of my favorites that I still…

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    New Year Holiday: Philippines and Korea
    February 23, 2015, No comments

    The New Year holiday is my favorite season back home in the Philippines and also here in South Korea. I used to think that every country celebrates New Year on January 1st, except for China which has its “Chinese…

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    A visit to Hello Kitty Cafe at Hongdae, Seoul, Korea
    February 16, 2015, 1 Comment

    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…