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  • London Book Fair Korea Focus
    The London Book Fair – Korea Market Focus 2014
    April 9, 2014, No comments

    This spring at the annual London Book Fair, the UK has chosen Korea as the market focus. The Book Fair will be giving the UK public a very full three-day schedule packed full of events, from cultural and professional programmes…

  • Dongnimmun Overpass, part of my daily commute
    10 vistas of urban Seoul
    September 30, 2013, No comments

    No matter how long I live in Korea, I will never become Korean; however, I am certainly a Seoul citizen. After visiting my hometown earlier this year, I discovered how much more comfortable I am in Seoul. Rather than dwell…

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    Geeky happiness at Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival 2013
    August 14, 2013, No comments

    SICAF! The 17th Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival took place July 23rd ~ Jul 28th, 2013. And you know me, I just had to go. I tend to go every year, but this year was quite special. SICAF usually went hand…

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    Discovering Seoul City Hall – Light, Glass and Nature
    August 12, 2013, No comments

    Seoul is a wonderful combination of old traditions with its temples and palaces and modern architecture. One of the modern landmarks in modern architecture can be explored within the impressive buildings of the former…

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    Game On! From Comic Conventions to PC Rooms
    August 2, 2013, 1 Comment

    When I was a student in Canada and too poor to own both a properly working computer and pay for internet access, I often found myself in a mysterious 24-hour computer room, frantically typing essays. I soon learned it was…

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    K-comics and the 2012 Bucheon International Comics Festival
    August 21, 2012, No comments

    To be honest, unless you go extremely overboard, liking comics doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a geek in Korea. It’s a valid genre of reading; it just happens to have a lot of pictures, and the subjects dealt with…

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    Koong koong kwang! – Korean onomatopoeia
    June 27, 2012, No comments

    A door slams: kwang(쾅)! A person slips and falls: koong(쿵)! A doorbell rings: dding dong~ (띵동~)! A child laughs delightedly: kkarurururu(까르르르르)! An ajumma laughs politely: hohohohoho(호호호호호)!…

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    The Seoul Animation Center and Cartoon Museum
    February 23, 2012, No comments

    Saturday mornings always meant one thing: a quiet couple of hours in front of the television spending quality time with Scooby, Shaggy, Batman, Superman, Bugs Bunny and a host of other animated stars while my mother…