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June 25, 2014

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 District, the fallen soldiers, heroes and martyrs rest eternally on a plain…

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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 residen ...

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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 ...

  • Movie theatres in Kofrea are high-tech, glitzy, and glamourous
    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 …

  • Piping hot and ready to eat, bungeoppang will warm your tummy and your heart!
    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 –…

  • The Shakespeare in Busan troupe performing Much Ado About Nothing.
    Guide to English-Language Live Theatre in Korea
    January 15, 2014, No comments

    I love drama. Not the “fight-with-your-best-friend” kind of drama. The other kind. The “sob-loudly-in-public” and the “slap-your-knee-funny” kind of drama. I’m talking theatre. Korea has a long…

  • living with a Korean family
    Korean family life
    December 29, 2013, No comments

    The household I’m living with exists out of a mother & father and their two sons. Of course, living with a Korean family, I eat Korean food 3 times a day. Sometimes the family buys bread for me for if I would be missing…