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    My first Chuseok 나의 첫 추석
    September 23, 2013, No comments

    Today I accompanied MJ and his family for Chuseok. Chuseok is a harvest festival & and respect is paid to the spirits of the ancestors. We went to visit his mother’s side of the family. It’s a little unusual…

  • Top: Our Chuseok table in 2005
Bottom: Our Chuseok table in 2012
    Chuseok: Before, During and After
    September 19, 2013, No comments

    This year marks my 11th Chuseok. My first one happened barely a month after I came to Korea. It was unforgettable as it was a new experience, but also stressful because I didn’t know what to do and I couldn’t…

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    Chuseok
    September 7, 2011, No comments

    If there’s one holiday I love from my homeland (the United States), it’s Thanksgiving. During that wondrous four-day weekend late in November, my family would gather around the table, share in a grand …

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    A walk through history of Korean Music
    June 20, 2014, No comments

    I attended the 4th KPop Academy at the Korean Cultural Centre, UK. We looked at the evolution of Korean music through history at one of the sessi ...

  • The lovely Hwaeom Temple, tucked away in the mountains of Gurye
    A Weekend in Jirisan
    December 12, 2013, No comments

    I don’t think I ever would have chosen to travel to Jirisan on my own, but friends of mine invited me to go. Turns out, my friends have great taste. Jirisan is stunning. Jirisan (지리산) is part of the So ...

  • Sweets for the test taker...
    Suneung D-day
    November 7, 2013, No comments

    Suneung D-day is on November 7th! And we’re excited! My husband’s niece is one of the thousands of students who will take “suneung”.

     

    What is “suneung”?

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  • Things that make you go, “Aaaaugghh!!!”
    What Koreans hate to hear on Holidays
    September 15, 2013, No comments

    It’s almost Chuseok! Although it is the biggest holiday in the second half of the year, a traditional holiday which is all about family, health, respect, love, and giving thanks for the bounty of good life, the holiday…

  • Part of my personal Korean library <3
    Buying Used Books in Korea
    June 12, 2013, No comments

    I’m a writer, so it kind of goes without saying that I’m also a big reader. When I first moved to Korea back in 2010 I had this naïve idea in my head that I would b ...