All posts tagged Korean Studies

An awesome traditional Korean culture performance during the 6th World Congress of Korean Studies in 2012. This is something I don't get a chance to see everyday, and I feel lucky to have experienced it first-hand!
May 20, 2015
As an atypical Hallyu fan, I don’t just religiously watch Korean TV dramas, I don’t just make kimchi weekly, and I don’t just spazz over my idols daily. I also study Hallyu. Seriously. Complete with review of related…
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On being a kookier Korea fan this 2015

January 2, 2015, 1 Comment

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 Ko ...

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 ...

Is your Friday burning

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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    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…