All posts tagged Events


  • Traditional Korean cloth-wrap “bojagi”
    Curiouser and Curiouser – the Megashow
    July 31, 2013, No comments

    You know how life doesn’t always turn out as planned? And sometimes things are just not what they seem to be? Well, I’ve had my fair share of those moments, but it doesn’t mean I’m prepared for them,…

  • Preparing tea is a solemn ritual
    Tea for Two, or Three, or Four
    June 14, 2013, No comments

    Or maybe thousands of people. Koreans drink a lot of tea. This might be hard to believe about a country which is currently inundated with coffee shops galore and tea shops hard to find, but tea has been an essential part…

  • Tulips, tulips, everywhere
    Sea, Wind, and Tulips – a Trip to Taean
    May 9, 2013, No comments

    After what seemed like an indefinitely long winter, spring has finally decided to make an appearance on the Korean peninsula. And with spring came the flowers; the whole country blooms, quite literally. Lavender pink…

  • Bang Jeong-hwan. Photo courtesy of The Korea Bang Jeong Hwan Foundation.]
    Korea’s Children’s Day and Bang Jeong-hwan
    May 3, 2013, No comments

    May is “Family Month” in Korea. Children’s Day comes first on May 5th. It is only natural to have a special holiday for the children as we also have a Parents’ Day (May 8th). In a country where study is emphasized…

  • M/T or Membership Training is a fun spring ritual at many universities in Korea
    Meet Me at M/T!
    April 10, 2013, No comments

    M/T or Membership Training is a fun spring ritual at many universities in Korea Spring brings with it many things – warmer weather, longer days, spring flowers, and for Korean university students, the spring M/T.…

  • Friends pose for photos on the Gyeonghwa railway in Jinhae
    Korea in Bloom: Where to See the Cherry Blossoms
    April 5, 2013, No comments

    Friends pose for photos at the Gyeonghwa railway in Jinhae Spring is here! It seems like everyone’s headed outside to shake off the winter blues and to celebrate the change in weather. One of the most highly anticipated…

  • Pine nuts, walnuts, and peanuts - bureom trio
    Bureom: going nutty under a full moon
    February 22, 2013, No comments

    The Lunar New Year has finally started and the moon has started its new cycle as well, with the first full moon of the New Year falling fifteen days after Seollal (설날, Lunar New Year’s Day.) This day in Korea is celebrated…