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aspects of everyday life in Korea

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    Autumn time … thinking about orange
    November 20, 2014, No comments

    What comes in mind when thinking about something orange ? As a European you might be thinking about “Holland” (the Netherlands) or oranges.  However my first idea what comes to mind is the beautiful…

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    Our Korean wedding
    November 19, 2014, 1 Comment

    October was a hectic month with the wedding and family visiting because of that. I have some catching up to do. Let’s start with the wedding! I know a couple of my Belgian friends really regret not being able to attend…

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    Boys over Flowers: Namdaemun’s Secret Garden
    October 28, 2014, No comments

    I have only been to one flower shop in Seoul; the one in my Hannam-dong neighborhood in the Yongsan District from where I bought a couple of plants for my apartment when I moved in for the first time. I actually don’t…

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    How honest are people in Korea?
    October 28, 2014, 2 Comments

    Where I came from, it would be unthinkable to leave your cellphone on the table at a restaurant but it is something that we do here in Korea almost without any reservation. Now I’m not trying to put my country down,…

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    Korean immigration to Germany
    October 24, 2014, No comments

    I have recently moved to Berlin and with Germany being one of the most multicultural countries of Europe, it also has the second biggest Korean community in Europe after United Kingdom, estimating more than 50,000 individuals…

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    My 5 Favourite ‘Kimchi-Based’ Dishes
    October 17, 2014, No comments

    October is not just the time when the leaves turn into beautiful shades of brown and when we enjoy warm nights filled with cups of spicy cocoa. It is also the time when Koreans begin to observe the timeless tradition of Gimjang…