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Why Western and Korean cooking are like oil and water
Jun 27, 2016
By Tim Alper What most foodies new to Korean cuisine do not realize is that Korea’s love for deep-fried food and fancy oils is an extremely recent trend, and that even shallow-fried dishes were once relatively uncommon. Koreans currently have the second-highest ol...


Studying Abroad
Jun 24, 2016
Ilya BelyakovBy Ilya Belyakov It has now been almost 13 years since I first moved to Korea. My first language program in Korea led me on a path toward graduate school, and after graduation I landed a job and began my working life in Korea. The past 13 years have flown by in ...


MT sessions
Jun 21, 2016
By Kislova Evgeniya Today I would like to talk about one aspect of Korean university life: the MT session. I will tell you what an MT session is and what people do when they take part in it. Many university students, especially freshmen, go on an MT session ...


Korean Beauty Empire
Jun 14, 2016
By Liliek Soelistyo To achieve "Korean beauty" has been the obsession of young ladies from all around the world, especially in Indonesia. This is because the wave of popularity in Korean pop music and soap operas, Hallyu, has surged into the life of people here. Hallyu st...


Jun 13, 2016
Daria Todorova In Korea, there's a TV show called "Mystic TV Surprise." The program, which has been on the air for quite some time, introduces fun historical facts as well as urban myths and legends from around the world, bringing the stories to life with the help of a cas...


The joys of Korean cosmetics
Jun 08, 2016
By Sophie Bowman One of my guilty -- or not so guilty -- secrets is that I have a love for cosmetics. I’m not someone who spends ages doing their hair or piling on the makeup, but for me, cosmetics are a source of joy that combines my creative and scientific urges ...

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Jun 06, 2016
May has Seoul’s best weather, making it a perfect time to head to Seoul Forest, one of the city’s best parks. By Charles Usher When I opened Facebook and scrolled through my newsfeed the other day, a good number of posts from friends and family in my hometown ...


Discovering Korean silent films
Jun 02, 2016
Lyudmila Mikheesku The movie industry has always been a point of fascination for me. In particular, I'm drawn to the age of silent films. What's unfortunate, though, is that since entering the modern age we often forget that films are, first and foremost, a visual art fo...


Senior sports keep people healthy, active
Jun 01, 2016
Yuldashevwa Shakhlo You've probably heard people say that traveling to any foreign country comes with a certain measure of culture shock. This definitely applies to people visiting Korea for the first time, and I say this based on personal experience. What I found to be th...


May 31, 2016
By Ilya Belyakov It's common to have prejudices or misconceptions about other people who are from other countries or use another language. According to the definition of these words, it means to have a fixed opinion or feeling that is formed beforehand, or without knowledge, th...