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Five ways to be a bit British in Korea
Sep 30, 2016
By Sophie Bowman When I was back in the U.K. for a few weeks this summer, I realized that there were a few things I could do to feel more of a British vibe when I got back to Korea. Looking at the resulting list of five things, they can all be done pretty much anywhere and,...


Koreans are sensitive to trends
Sep 22, 2016
By Daria Todorova How would you feel if you came across someone on the street who was dressed just like you? You might find it surprising, interesting or funny. You might end up laughing. Most of us, at least once in our lives, have come across this sort of situation; on...


Sep 21, 2016
By Ilya Belyakov One of the typical misconceptions that Koreans have about Russia concerns liquor. I am sick of hearing from them that all Russians drink strong liquor like water because it's very cold in Russia. The problem is that I have no idea where to start bre...


“Let Me In”
Sep 20, 2016
By Liliek Soelistyo Several times I watched a Korean reality show “Let Me In” in my TV cable, I felt like I was attending the show and my heart was melting to see how a person’s life can change through the beauty makeovers via plastic surgery. “Let Me In” is a TV program that ...

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Why Do So Many K-pop Stars Appear in Korean Dramas?
Sep 12, 2016
By Tim Alper In the West, few pop stars have made the successful transition from the recording studio to the small screen. In most cases, singers who have tried their hands at both music and television acting have encountered limited success. Of course, a few notable exceptions ...


Thoughts about Korean archers
Sep 08, 2016
By Lyudmila Mikheesku People say sports have neither border nor nationality. This means they bring together all the people from around the globe, unlike politics that can hamper integration among people. In ancient Greece where the Olympics originated, people even stopp...


Korean real estate
Aug 31, 2016
By Ilya Belyakov Most non-Koreans who have lived in Korea for extended periods will have experienced the inconveniences of the country's real estate system. If you happen to be a specialist or an executive, hired by a conglomerate, housing was probably never an issu...


Wedding traditions in Korea
Aug 30, 2016
By Kislova Evgeniya It's always beautiful to see a bride in a white dress and a groom in a tuxedo walking down the aisle. A wedding is, normally, a once-in-a-lifetime ceremony. A closer look at the ceremony, however, reveals tons of money, and months of preparation and stres...


Coming home
Aug 24, 2016
By Sophie BowmanAfter living in Korea for five years, a strange inversion has happened. When I first visited Seoul, everything was so different in unimagined ways. Things like lampposts, bakeries, the sound they play on the subway before the train comes in: all were exotic and al...


Back in Time Part 2: A trip to Hahoe Village
Aug 23, 2016
By Charles Usher It was around sundown when we heard the gunshots. My girlfriend and I had come to Hahoe Maeul, a village in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to the way in which it has preserved both its traditional Hanok homes and centuri...