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aspects of everyday life in Korea

  • gate of changdeokgung
    Changdeokgung Palace and Secret Garden
    March 5, 2014, No comments

    When one of my best friends came to visit me in Seoul, I wanted to show him some special places in the city. We decided to visit Changdeokgung Palace and secret garden, two sites that I didn’t have the chance to visit…

  • Enjoying charcoal-grilled saeng samgyeopsal at my favourite pork restaurant!
    So Tasty: Samgyeopsal!
    February 28, 2014, No comments

    Samgyeopsal (삼겹살) or barbecued pork is one of Korea’s best-known dishes and exports. I’ve had a bit of a love/hate relationship with this staple dish but it’s certainly popular. The Korean Tourism Organization…

  • A Korean Valentine's Day card which translates as "Am I pretty?"
    Valentine’s Day…but not as we know it!
    February 20, 2014, No comments

    Well, it’s good that that’s all finished. In all honesty, I was never a big follower of Valentine’s Day but that’s probably because at heart, I’m too practical and too cynical (or at least I like to …

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    Korean Webtoons Revisited 2014
    February 17, 2014, No comments

    Back in 2011, we looked at several of Korea’s most popular webtoons as fun tools to learn Korean. Of course, the continuously popular webtoons from that list are still around: Wara! Store, Interfering with Everyday…

  • Couples in Busan love going for seaside strolls
    Date Like Koreans!
    February 14, 2014, No comments

     I’ve written several articles about emulating Korean popular culture, discussing trends such as selca, emoticons, and gwiyomi and featured writer Suzy Chung has schooled us in all things Korea with her “How…

  • bibimbap
    Home made bibimbap recipe
    February 7, 2014, No comments

      Bibimbap is well known as one of the most representative dishes of Korean cuisine. It consists in steamed rice, mixed with vegetables, meat, eggs and chilli pepper paste. One of the key concepts behind this dish,…

  • Movie theatres in Kofrea are high-tech, glitzy, and glamourous
    Take Me to the Movies!
    February 6, 2014, No comments

    Who doesn’t love a night out at the movies? Waiting anxiously in the ticket queue, scarfing buttery popcorn and washing it down with a big gulp of soda, leaning back in a comfy chair, and watching stories come to life …

  • Piping hot and ready to eat, bungeoppang will warm your tummy and your heart!
    Tasty Korean Winter Snacks
    February 3, 2014, No comments

    While there are many things to dread about winter – the cold, the dark, the long days spent indoors – there are also more than a few perks to enjoy. Snow, winter festivals and sports, and delicious winter snacks –…