All posts tagged Korean Studies

  • back to school
    Why Korean?
    June 19, 2012, No comments

    Aesthetically, grammatically and aurally, the Korean language couldn’t be further removed from English. It crops up on “most difficult to learn” lists while its students moan and complain of its complexity.…

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    Party on! University May Festivals
    May 16, 2012, No comments

    Everyone knows college students have the most fun, right? It’s mid-May. The sky is blue, the grass is green, flowers are blooming, the whole world seems to start anew with fresh hope and promise, and with mid-terms…

  • Hyo is the most important virtue in Korean society. Calligraphy by Kim Eung Bae
    Hyo (효), filial piety in Korea
    May 8, 2012, No comments

    May 8th is Parents’ Day. It’s the day where good sons and daughters reinforce their showing of devotion and respect to their parents; while bad sons and daughters try to make up for all their wrongdoings with an extra…

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    Korea, the Land of Tests
    April 30, 2012, No comments

    April is the cruelest month, they say. Well, in Korea, although it may not be the cruelest, it is definitely a cruel one, especially if you’re a student: it’s time for mid-terms. You might have noticed less students…

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    Make it Gungsuh, please – Korean typography
    March 6, 2012, No comments

    What was the standard joke among graphic designers again? “When all goes wrong, go for Helvetica”? Or something of the sort. It especially depicts the designer’s dilemma in typography, and when it comes to Korean…

  • Annyeonghaseyo, Mr. Kim!
    Hello, Mr. Kim, Mr. Kim, and Mr. Kim!
    February 3, 2012, No comments

    How long have you been in Korea? And during that time, how many Mr. Kims have you met? Not only Mr. Kim, but how about Mr. Lee or Mr. Park? Dozens, no? Well, when you’re Korean, it’s in the hundreds and even thousands;…

  • Students taking a mock test
    Study hard and reach the SKY
    November 4, 2011, 1 Comment

    November 10th is D-day for 3rd year high school students, the day of the college entrance exams. In a country that emphasizes education, the day itself is important not only to the students who are taking the exams but…