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  • The next Seokjeon Daeje will be held at Sungkyunkwan sometime in September.
    Confucian ceremony at Sungkyunkwan Munmyo
    March 23, 2015, No comments

    Last Sunday, I visited the old Sungkyunkwan campus to pay my respects to Confucius and his disciples. I showed up with a diverse group of people from the Royal Asiatic Society, the world’s oldest Korean studies…

  • The Garden of Morning Calm’s Snippets of Spring
    March 17, 2015, No comments

    One of my most memorable trips in Korea was when I visited The Garden of Morning Calm (아침고요수목원) in 2013. My Korean best friend was having his school break so he decided to take a vacation in his hometown Hoengsong…

  • Fusion Cuisine In Seoul
    March 4, 2015, No comments

    Korean cuisine has already been getting a good rap in the international food scene. Having been to the Land of the Morning Calm for more than 10 times, I always look forward to authentic restaurants offering hansik (한식,…

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    Now and Then: Beopjusa Temple
    March 3, 2015, No comments

    Hello Again Everyone!! Beopjusa Temple was first established in 553 A.D. by the monk Uisin. The name of the temple means “The Place Where the Dharma Resides Temple,” in English. The reason that the temple was named…

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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…