All posts tagged Korean Culture

  • A memorial Bridge for New Zealand's service in Korean War
    Koreans and Kiwis: Finding Korea in New Zealand
    April 11, 2014, No comments

    It’s my personal theory that the quirk that causes people to see faces in inanimate objects or identify human emotions in animals is probably the same factor that makes us look for the familiar in the foreign. When I …

  • 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…

  • Is your Friday burning
    Sling around some Korean Slang
    March 24, 2014, No comments

    I overheard ajummas on the bus talking about a group of middle-schoolers who just had gotten off: “I didn’t understand a word of what they said.” Not surprising, because the teens’ conversation had been peppered…

  • Rejina Park 2014
    K-Fashion Odyssey Exhibition, London
    March 17, 2014, No comments

    K-Fashion Odyssey Location: Korean Cultural Centre UK Dates: 4 February – 15 March 2014 With London Fashion Week last month seeing Korean designers such as J.JS Lee and Eudon Choi becoming regulars at the biggest …

  • Psy Gangnam Style hot tub scene
    Baring it All: Inside the Jjimjilbang
    March 10, 2014, 2 Comments

    Fans of all things Korea will undoubtedly know about the jjimjilbang (찜질방), or public bathhouse. It’s a rite of initiation for foreign residents and tourists setting foot in the Land of Morning Calm. To dip …

  • Enjoying charcoal-grilled saeng samgyeopsal at my favourite pork restaurant!
    So Tasty: Samgyeopsal!
    February 28, 2014, No comments

    Samgyeopsal (삼겹살) or barbecued pork is one of Korea’s best-known dishes and exports. I’ve had a bit of a love/hate relationship with this staple dish but it’s certainly popular. The Korean Tourism Organization…

  • A Korean Valentine's Day card which translates as "Am I pretty?"
    Valentine’s Day…but not as we know it!
    February 20, 2014, No comments

    Well, it’s good that that’s all finished. In all honesty, I was never a big follower of Valentine’s Day but that’s probably because at heart, I’m too practical and too cynical (or at least I like to …