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March 24, 2014

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…

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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 s ...

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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 –…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Flashback! K-pop idols of the ‘90s
    December 4, 2013, No comments

    Nostalgia seems to be a popular theme for Korean entertainment these days. The most-talked-about TV drama at the moment is Reply 1994 (응답하라 1994), a look into a boarding house and its boarders in a university…