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That’s so Korean… or is it?

Sometimes I get a little tired of the generalizations I hear foreigners make about Koreans. You know, those broad-sweeping stereotypes which are usually negative? Koreans are such bad drivers; Koreans are poor planners; Koreans have no sense of ...


The Western Influence

During the past few months, there’s been a sudden increase in Western food products, both at the large supermarkets- E Mart, Homeplus, Lotte Mart- and smaller convenience stores- CU and 7/11. Anyone else celebrate when Reeses Nutrageous ...

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How To Get A D4 visa

These days I am preparing for my move to Korea. Recently, I obtained a D4 visa. A D4 visa is for general training, which means this will be the kind of visa you want to apply for when taking a university-run language program. If you want to study in ...

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Banana Tree

이태원 (Itaewon) is a melting pot of cultural diversity, not just in regards to the people, but the restaurants and cafes as well. The streets are jam packed with a wide assortment of unique and delicious places to peak your tongue’s interest. ...


Happy New Year! Have some plastic

The month of February sees the supermarkets and convenience stores in Korea filled with pre-packaged gifts. Seollal gift sets. Valentines gift sets. Of course there are all the heart-shaped chocolates boxes and extra red, pink, and white cellophane ...

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One Day Hanbok

When a country boasts lovely traditional clothing, I think it’s only natural to catch the attention of the foreign eye and invoke curiosity. The 한복 (hanbok) is certainly no exception. For many tourists, the ideal Korean experience would ...

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