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    Let’s Celebrate Black Day!
    April 14, 2014, No comments

    It’s simply the Korean’s way to inject some fun into life.  Valentine’s Day (14 Feb), where the ladies give chocolate to the guy they admire and anxiously await the guy’s response on …

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    Sling around some Korean Slang
    March 24, 2014, No comments

    I overheard ajummas on the bus talking about a group of middle-schoolers who just had gotten off: “I didn’t understand a word of what they said.” Not surprising, because the teens’ conversation had been peppered…

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    Baring it All: Inside the Jjimjilbang
    March 10, 2014, 2 Comments

    Fans of all things Korea will undoubtedly know about the jjimjilbang (찜질방), or public bathhouse. It’s a rite of initiation for foreign residents and tourists setting foot in the Land of Morning Calm. To dip …

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    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…

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    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…