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Learning about Korea through literature, films
Jan 20, 2015
How deep can a person know the culture of another country while living overseas? Instructor Barry Welsh of Sookmyung Women’s University has his own answer: learn through literature and movies. A book he chose in the Korean Literature in English section of a large bookshop a few y...


Music is my destiny: Baritone Kim Seoung-chuel
Jan 20, 2015
There is an old saying that, "Horses should be sent to Jeju Island and people to Hanyang," the former name for Seoul. This statement implies that people are likely to be exposed to a better educational environment in Seoul, and horses would be able to better graze on Jeju Island ...

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Hoping that 2015 will be my Korea Year
Jan 06, 2015
Hello WKBs and everyone else... I hope that I am not too late to write down my New Year's resolutions and wish-list related to Korea. Before I do that, however, let me make a brief note about this year's New Year's celebration, especially for Indonesians, and I think for people...


Love story between London teen and Korean soldier
Jan 05, 2015
In Korea, men in their 20s, especially those with girlfriends and waiting to complete their less-than-two years of conscription, have one thing in common. They are afraid to hear that their girlfriend has, as the saying goes, "worn rubber shoes the other way around," an idiomatic...


New Year's message from the South Pacific
Dec 31, 2014
Skipper Kim Seung-jin has sent a New Year's message from the South Pacific. Kim is on an around-the-world trip alone with his yacht, with no assistance nor any help from a motorized engine. Starting from the marina at Waemokhang Port in Dangjin, South Chungcheong Province, on Oct...

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My Hallyu Fandom’s Many Faces
Dec 29, 2014
I recently read an article about Hallyu fandom in the Philippines which says that Filipino fans tend to be either of these three: an active fan, a stagnant fan, or a retired fan. According to the researcher Gilbert Que, these three types of fans have developed in the Philippines...


Canadian artist residing in Seoul, Paul Kajander
Dec 23, 2014
Paul Kajander, a 34-year-old Canadian artist living in Seoul, often pays a visit to Euljiro Street. He finds inspiration from the numerous light stores and light displays placed by these stores on the street. Since moving to Seoul from Vancouver in 2011, Kajander has been working...


Hitting the slopes: Korea’s ski scene will surprise yo...
Dec 23, 2014
I’m from Canada, home of the Laurentian and Rocky Mountains. Some of the country’s finest ski resorts are in Quebec and within two hours’ driving distance from where I grew up. I’ve been skiing for as long as I can remember. There really isn’t much else to do during Canadian wint...


Love for Korea over 4 generations
Dec 18, 2014
Director John Linton of the International Health Care Center at Severance Hospital smiles in his office. He is in charge of the center which provides medical service to international patients.A blue-eyed medical doctor speaks native Korean with a Jeolla-do (Jeolla Province) provi...

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The Korean Navy visits Jakarta and puts on its best for...
Dec 15, 2014
Hello everyone, it’s been so long  since I last wrote for this blog due to my busy work schedule.Actually there were so many Korea-related events in Indonesia during November that I want to share here on the Korea Blog. I hope that it’s not too late and the information is st...