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    11 things to do around Seoul during Chuseok
    September 4, 2014, 1 Comment

    This month, we have a nice fat long weekend coming our way (September 6-9 or 10). But before you start making travel plans, first let me explain why you should stay in (or come to) Seoul and what you can do here. Chuseok is…

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

    Don’t think this was all the food they served, many dishes were added. 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…

  • 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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    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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    비정상회담 “Korean Culture, Through The Eyes of A Foreigner”
    April 20, 2015, No comments

    @JTBC   국제 평화 및 안전 유지를 위해 각국 정상들이 국제연합 UN에 모여 정상회담을 펼칠 동안, 후미진 구석방, 자국에서 정식 파견한 적은 없지만 지들…

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    New Year Holiday: Philippines and Korea
    February 23, 2015, No comments

    The New Year holiday is my favorite season back home in the Philippines and also here in South Korea. I used to think that every country celebrates New Year on January 1st, except for China which has its “Chinese…

  • Jangdok full of soybean paste, soy sauce and gochujang
    Disconnecting at Hyojongdang Hanok
    September 11, 2014, No comments

    For Chuseok, one of Korea’s oldest holidays, we headed south of Seoul, to experience our own slice of traditional life at Hyojongdang Hanok in Yongin. Hyojongdang Hanok A hanok, or traditional Korean house, adheres…

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    Leaving the nest
    August 13, 2014, No comments

    Min Jae and I officially moved out of his parents house~Woo! But even though leaving the nest to start our own is exciting and fun, here are some things I learned to appreciate living with his family & will certainly…