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Joon Park: Wassup Man A Must See

Joon Park Show Review I first came across Joon Park (Park Joon-Hyung) on a variety show called Roommate.  Park’s outgoing and tell it like it’s personality immediately endears viewers to his onscreen persona.  His frequent chants of JYP Nation and BAAAM! have become synonymous with his brand. Joon Park is a Korean-American singer and entertainer. […]

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What To Expect The First Week Studying Abroad

Studying Abroad Tips After I arrived in South Korea I know that I needed to go to my nearest Daiso store it seemed like every day.  Imagine you’re moving into a new apartment what are the products you will need to purchase; close hangers, a broom, shower slippers the list could go on. However, that’s […]

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A Thirty-Something Korean American’s Journey To Korea

This guest post is written by Linda.  I first met Linda, during the one day tour of the Garden of Morning Calm and Petite France in South Korea.  It has been over a year since our first meeting.  During that time we have bonded over our love of travel, food, and family stories.  Below is […]

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American Misconceptions About Living In South Korea

Expat Life In South Korea After arriving in South Korea there are always expats who are disappointed and want to go back home.  Usually, there are several reasons why they want to return home after such a short time living abroad. I want to write this post not about whether you should apply to become […]

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How To Stay Warm During Winter In South Korea

No Heat & No Flannel Pajamas!  Lesson Learned. Since, the weather keeps reverting, rain and snow in some parts of the United States when it should be getting warmer outside, I want to go back to something that happened during my first Winter at Hankuk University dormitory I forgot to post. My heart went out […]

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The Last Hurrah: At Least For This Trip

Seoul Expat Finality My last month in South Korea I would go out every weekend for lunch, and desert, mostly I combined the two, like when I went to my first vegan festival.  I shared this recurring theme with my friend who lived in Korea the longest. What were my plans for returning to the […]

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Visiting Dongdaemun Design Plaza Seoul International Handmade Fair

Dongdaemun Design Plaza Experience 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 […]

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Insadong Street Shopping & Gyejeol Bapsang Korean Buffet

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, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]