All posts tagged Korean life

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    Korean Songs for a Rainy Day
    July 23, 2013, No comments

    Or night. It is utterly cliché, but there is something enchanting about listening to music on a rainy day. All our senses seem amplified under the umbrella of clouds. The pouring rain traps the melody and rhythm within…

  • 01_Buried in Sand
    Summer in Korea
    July 20, 2013, No comments

    The rain might be sliding down my window now, but soon it will be hot and sunny and everything a Korean summer is meant to be! In Korea, spring is warm but short, followed by a few weeks of summery bliss before jangma (장마),…

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    Take Me Back to Gwangalli Beach!
    July 10, 2013, 2 Comments

    Summer in Busan is synonymous with sun, sand, and sea. Beaches are as integral to Busan’s identity as skyscrapers are to Seoul’s. While Haeundae Beach gets all the hype as the place spend your summer days, Busan’s…

  • Sharing Kids
    Sharing is Caring in Korea
    July 3, 2013, No comments

    My first real culture shock in Korea came during a meal with coworkers. I had lived in the country just a few days and was adapting well. I had prepared for the move by reading guidebooks and had read that it was customary…

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    Top Korean Variety Shows 2013
    July 1, 2013, No comments

    A well-known Korean saying goes: “In 10 years, even rivers and mountains change.” In TV Land, however, that time span would be less, and in Korean TV Land, it would even be shorter. We don’t have a “seasons’…

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    BB Cream, move over! It’s time for CC Cream!
    June 26, 2013, No comments

    How does your makeup routine go? If you’re a Korean woman, you probably have a minimum 5 steps (cleansing-toning-moisturizing-wrinkle/eye/sun care-base), and I’m only talking about skincare here. Adding color…

  • 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…