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Orchestra heralds the arrival of spring
Mar 10, 2015
The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra is scheduled for a series of concerts in March. The orchestral strains of classical music will ring in a warm spring, as the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra readies for its fans a series of concerts this March. On March 14, the ensemble will bring to...

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Cute Poop Bread 똥빵 at Insadong, South Korea
Mar 10, 2015
What am I holding?It is Poop Bread- a delicious waffle-like bread in the shape of poo with a dollop of filling.   I am feeding Dongchimee- the poop man with poop bread :)I ordered a red bean-filled Poop bread which cost me only KRW 1,000.The poop bread is freshly m...

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Diving Deeper For Your Dreams: A Korean’s Success in Ce...
Mar 10, 2015
Back in 2011, I headed to Cebu to accompany my Busan friend, Jan Lee. Our first stop: the Seahorse Dive, which was a Scuba Diving School in Mactan. It was the first time I met its owner, Kyung Hyuk Kwon (or more commonly known as Charlie Kwon to Cebu’s locals). At that time, Jan ...


Korean film via stamps --‘Take Off'
Mar 09, 2015
The film "Take Off" (2009) is based on the true story of ski jumpers in Korea, a country once considered a barren land for the winter sport. Featuring powerful scenes of ski jumping and telling the story of the family affection surrounding each character, the film touched the hea...


President reaffirms Korea-Qatar affinity through sport
Mar 09, 2015
President Park Geun-hye, on her four-state visit to the Middle East, attended a taekwondo demonstration on March 7 in Doha, Qatar, the final stop on her tour. President Park Geun-hye (front, left) delivers words of encouragement to a Korea-Qatar taekwondo team in Doha, Qatar...


What comes to mind when thinking about `grey`?
Mar 09, 2015
Last Saturday was a rainy day with a grey sky all day long. As a Belgian I`m used to see this grey sky very often in Europe and not only during winter! In Korea we are lucky to have blue sky and sun almost every day.  So on this rainy day I was thinking what comes to my min...

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Fusion Cuisine In Seoul
Mar 06, 2015
Korean cuisine has already been getting a good rap in the international food scene. Having been to the Land of the Morning Calm for more than 10 times, I always look forward to authentic restaurants offering hansik (한식, Korean food), homemade meals prepared by the moms of my Kore...

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Sunset in Bukchon Hanok Village
Mar 06, 2015
A little over a year ago, I moved to Bukchon Hanok Village from Yeonhui-dong. I moved there to be closer to Sungkyunkwan University, which is just on the other side of Changdeokgung, a brisk walk up the hillside. Bukchon itself is the area between the palaces Gyeongbokgung and Ch...


NYT highlights LA's Koreatown as intersection of East &...
Mar 05, 2015
Recently, the New York Times put Los Angeles' Koreatown neighborhood in the limelight, saying that is has a vibrant atmosphere. On February 11, the New York Times published, "36 Hours in Koreatown, Los Angeles," part of a series of seven-minute documentaries based on a reporter's...


Two operas bring laughs & fun to Daegu
Mar 05, 2015
Two operas are on their way to Daegu to shower local audiences with unstoppable laughs and fun. The Daegu Opera House will stage Rossini's “The Barber of Seville” and then Mozart's “The Marriage of Figaro.” Both works are based on French playwright Beaumarchais’s three-part Figar...