Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California Experience

I decided I would share a place that I’ve been visiting since I was first introduced to Korean dramas and Korean music.  The place I’m discussing is the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. I first started going to the Cultural Center almost three years ago when I decided to take my first Korean Language class.  The Center is dedicated to expanding the knowledge … Continue reading Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California Experience

Insadong Street Shopping & Gyejeol Bapsang Korean Buffet

I decided to meet with my two new friends whom I met on the one day trip to Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm.  We met on a Saturday, in Insadong (인사동) a little past 11:00 a.m. since we wanted to beat the afternoon lunch crowd. In my opinion, midday is the perfect time to go to Insadong because it’s a popular tourist area.  There … Continue reading Insadong Street Shopping & Gyejeol Bapsang Korean Buffet

Instead of A Blog​ Post Here’s What I’m Working On

  Travel And Adventure Show In Los Angeles I’m looking forward to attending the Travel and Adventure Trade Show on Saturday, February 24th and Sunday, February 25th, 2018.  I will be updating this post later for my full review.  Additionally, I will be posting tweetable mentions on Twitter throughout the event, so follow Korean Convenience and let’s stay connected. The show will be held Downtown … Continue reading Instead of A Blog​ Post Here’s What I’m Working On

7 Things To Do After Applying To A Korean Language Program

So, you’ve researched online and applied to a Korean Language program in Seoul, South Korea that you want to attend.  Whether you’re applying for a short-term or regular semester program here are the next steps you will need to complete your preparations to attend a foreign language program. #1. Pay Fees (Tuition & Dormitory) An invoice will be emailed with an attachment itemizing the tuition … Continue reading 7 Things To Do After Applying To A Korean Language Program

Tips For Bloggers & Entrepreneurs

The learning curve of starting a small business has been a steep and steady incline. The age-old adage one step forward, two steps back swirls around in my head. Whether it has been learning new social sharing applications like Pinterest or trying to articulate business goals while writing a business plan.  You don’t know, what you don’t know until you know it. Research.  I love … Continue reading Tips For Bloggers & Entrepreneurs

Informing Friends & Family You’re Moving Abroad

Bridging The Gap Between At Home & Abroad The confusion of having to tell your family and friends that you want to move to another country is nerve-racking and requires plenty of advanced preparations.  I informed co-workers and family I intended to study at a University in South Korea I experienced a myriad of questions.  Because of the current political climate (Fall 2016) they didn’t … Continue reading Informing Friends & Family You’re Moving Abroad

Breaking Down Cultural Barriers In South Korea

예뻐요 at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies I continued taking Korean Language class even though I realized that it would take longer than I initially believed.  One caveat about immersing yourself into another culture is that a part of you wants to hold onto your own culture. In a country where beauty is considered thin with pale skin, both of which I don’t have or want … Continue reading Breaking Down Cultural Barriers In South Korea

Maangchi: Korean Grocery Store Blog

Emily Kim aka Maangchi Demystifies The Korean Grocery Store Yesterday, I was debating on whether I should posts a blog on necessary mobile applications while traveling Korea.  The alternative was posting a business startup checklist I created.  While I was being indecisive I did what I always do, I researched on the internet what has already been covered.  After finding different articles and blog posts … Continue reading Maangchi: Korean Grocery Store Blog

Path To Obtaining A Startup Visa In South Korea

New Moon with a Lunar Eclipse, new agenda for the remainder of the year.  My journey first started because I wanted to meet new friends.  Now I know what you’re thinking, there are several options for meeting new friends while living abroad.  Anyone can search on Google using the keywords, “Foreigner Meetup Groups In Seoul” and any number of meetup groups will populate near Itaewon (이태원) … Continue reading Path To Obtaining A Startup Visa In South Korea

Confucian Ceremony At Sungkyunkwan University In South Korea

Religious Dances and Formal Ceremonies I went on another day tour with the Royal Asiatic Society.  I met up with my tour group outside of Anguk subway station, exit 6, at 9:30 a.m.  There was a vendor selling socks and writing supplies nearby, while we waited a lot of the other attendees browsed the merchandise.  I met with my friend who I had met on … Continue reading Confucian Ceremony At Sungkyunkwan University In South Korea