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January 2, 2015

I am writing this on the eve of the first day of the year 2015. As I look back on the past year, I see that I have accomplished several things as a Korea fan – or a Koreanist, if you will.

I kicked my geekiness up a notch by finally…

Understanding Cultural Differences

August 29, 2014, No comments

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 t ...

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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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Evolution of the Rice Cooker at Gwangju Design Biennale 2013

October 23, 2013, No comments

Every year, a biennale takes part in Gwangju. In the even years, it’s the Gwangju Art Biennale; in the odd, the Gwangju Design Biennale. 2013 is th ...

  • Things that make you go, “Aaaaugghh!!!”
    What Koreans hate to hear on Holidays
    September 15, 2013, No comments

    It’s almost Chuseok! Although it is the biggest holiday in the second half of the year, a traditional holiday which is all about family, health, respect, love, and giving thanks for the bounty of good life, the holiday…