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August 29, 2014

Watching your favorite Korean star in a popular TV drama or discovering a new K-Pop idol group may have made you think how great it would be to have the next best thing: having a Korean friend. In my case, I was simply looking

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Evening at Omokdae Pavilion in Jeonju

August 6, 2014, No comments

Vera Lee takes you on to an ‘comic’ adventure to Omokdae Pavilion located in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do Province. Please click the images for la ...

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64 Years On: Remembering the Heroes of the Korean War

June 25, 2014, No comments

The Korean War started on June 25, 1950. That was 64 years ago, and everyone still remembers. And at the Seoul National Cemetery in the Dongjak Distri ...

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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. ...

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    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 …

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    Korean Webtoons Revisited 2014
    February 17, 2014, No comments

    Back in 2011, we looked at several of Korea’s most popular webtoons as fun tools to learn Korean. Of course, the continuously popular webtoons from that list are still around: Wara! Store, Interfering with Everyday…

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    Take Me to the Movies!
    February 6, 2014, No comments

    Who doesn’t love a night out at the movies? Waiting anxiously in the ticket queue, scarfing buttery popcorn and washing it down with a big gulp of soda, leaning back in a comfy chair, and watching stories come to life …

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    Tasty Korean Winter Snacks
    February 3, 2014, No comments

    While there are many things to dread about winter – the cold, the dark, the long days spent indoors – there are also more than a few perks to enjoy. Snow, winter festivals and sports, and delicious winter snacks –…