Visiting Dongdaemun Design Plaza Seoul International Handmade Fair

Visiting Dongdaemun Design Plaza Seoul International Handmade Fair

Dongdaemun Design Plaza Trip The weather was warmer and people wanted to spend time outside enjoying the outdoor activities they had missed because of the Winter.  This was my first trip going to Dongdaemun Design Plaza.  I was having a lot of first since coming to South Korea.  I read somewhere that’s why it feels so great to travel you’re taken out of your normal … Continue reading Visiting Dongdaemun Design Plaza Seoul International Handmade Fair

Travel Tips: How To Avoid Long Lines and Stay Safe

Travel Tips: How To Avoid Long Lines And Stay Safe ​

Travel Tips For Any Vacation I thought I would share my experience of learning tips and tricks for a safe and picture worthy travel experience.  I gathered these tips and tricks this weekend at the Travel and Adventure Show that was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  One of the best quotes I heard all weekend: “Travel Should Be The Next Best Trip Of … Continue reading Travel Tips: How To Avoid Long Lines And Stay Safe ​

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Startup Visa Intellectual Property Rights Presentations

Startup Visa – Oasis 1 Class Recap After completing the Oasis Four class I was sent an email alerting me to the upcoming Oasis-One class.  The Intellectual Property Rights class consisted of a two-hour orientation.  The remaining two classes were held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the following Saturday and Sunday. On the first night of class, I got lost trying to find the … Continue reading Startup Visa Intellectual Property Rights Presentations

Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles

Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles

Korean Cultural Center 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 … Continue reading Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles

Insadong Street Shopping And Gyejeol Bapsang Korean Buffet

Insadong Street Shopping And A 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 … Continue reading Insadong Street Shopping And Gyejeol Bapsang Korean Buffet

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

Upcoming Events and Conferences I’ll Attend 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 … 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

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 … Continue reading 7 Things To Do After Applying To A Korean Language Program

Tips For Bloggers and Entrepreneurs

Tips For Bloggers And Entrepreneurs

Tips For Bloggers And 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 … Continue reading Tips For Bloggers And Entrepreneurs

Informing Friends and Family You're Moving Abroad

Informing Friends And 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 abroad 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 understand … Continue reading Informing Friends And Family You’re Moving Abroad

Breaking Down Cultural Barriers In Seoul South Korea

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 in 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