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South Korea School System

Final Exam At Hankuk University My semester at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Korean language program was coming to an end.  The teacher wrote on the blackboard the schedule for the finals.  This test would determine if I could transfer to level 2.  I couldn’t believe what she wrote on the board.  The test would […]

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South Korea’s Top Attractions

Petite France & Garden of Morning Calm One Day Tour I choose Petite France and the Garden of Morning Calm because I had seen both places mentioned on variety shows.  I found Goh Travel Agency through internet research and discovered they had a tour during the Seollal (Korean New Year) holiday.  I choose this tour […]

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Life in Korea

What  I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then If you research items to pack for traveling to South Korea you will receive a lot of recommendations.  The items range from packing large towels, your favorite chocolates, powdered beverage packets, and a whole host of other items you can purchase at your nearby drug […]

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Themed Cafes in Seoul, South Korea

Blute Flower Cafe, Tartine Bakery, and Mochi Where to begin when you discuss themed cafes in South Korea?  Although I went to several cafes there are still so many I wish to enjoy.  The first being the new Harry Potter Cafe in Daegu that just opened. If you’re looking to get warm from the cold […]

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The Painters: HERO in Seoul

Hankuk University School Field Trip The class created a WeChat App group chats room in case any of us were ever absent we could text each other about the material covered in class and the homework assignment.  Mostly, the chatroom was used by our teacher to remind us about our homework assignments.  As part of the […]

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New Year’s in Seoul, South Korea

Happy New Year! Saehae Bok Mani Badeuseyo (새해 복 많이 받으세요)! For my New Year’s resolution, I wrote down a list of to-do items.  I was going to get out of the dorm and go places.  I was going to meet people.  I started signing up for several Facebook groups that centered around life in […]

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Christmas Alone Abroad

How I Survived My First Christmas in Seoul What was I going to do?  I was going to be alone for Christmas.  I had been alone before during the Christmas holiday.  My last year of obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree at California State University Northridge.  Which was poetic in a way because it was also the […]

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2nd Korean Language Class

Korean Lang. Class & Hairdresser After a week of torture, I was transferred to what I call the slow learner course for studying Hangul.  I later found out teachers are not allowed to use any English to teach even if they are fluent.  There were far more confusing and often difficult rules to comprehend in […]

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University Student in Korea

University Student a.k.a 학생 (Hagsaeng) I went to the Korean language center office at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies with one of my fifty pounds bags and a notebook.  I knew that I couldn’t check into my dorm room until three p.m., but I thought I could carry one of my bags with me while I […]

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Myeongdong Shopping District

Shopping & Eating In Myeondong Friendly Unfamiliar Face I sat staring at the busy people rushing around Seoul Station.  This was the busiest train station I had ever seen.  I sat on a bench with a lot of other elderly people.   The elderly who were not in a hurry and were happy to see young […]