Jogong: International Fan Service

Coffee Carts, Subway Ads, and Flower Gift Sets South Korea has a long-standing subculture of Jogong.  What’s Jogong you may ask? According to The Korean Times “Jogong” is a culture of gift-giving to celebrities. You can read more on this article “Besotted Fans Splash Out On Cars, Watches For Their K-pop Idols” on The Korea Times website. I don’t believe in judging fandoms gifts for … Continue reading Jogong: International Fan Service

What To Expect The First Week Studying Abroad

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 not what I’m going to write about in this post. … Continue reading What To Expect The First Week Studying Abroad

Small Business Interview: Brandon Walcutt, Kohsi Design Centre

Small Business Interview: Brandon Walcutt, Kohsi Design Centre I first met Mr. Walcutt (right), as a presenter at Seoul Global Center.  He presented “Business Plan Writing and Presenting” as part of the business class I attended in South Korea. He lived in South Korea for more than 16 years and now resides in New York, NY.  Previously, he was a co-owner of a publishing company, … Continue reading Small Business Interview: Brandon Walcutt, Kohsi Design Centre

A Thirty-Something Korean American's Journey To Korea

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 her inspiring journey of moving and finding employment in Korea.  It … Continue reading A Thirty-Something Korean American’s Journey To Korea

Upcoming Music and Film Festival in Los Angeles South Korea

Upcoming Music And Film Festivals In Los Angeles

Upcoming Music And Film Festivals In Los Angeles There are a lot of great upcoming events to attend.  Music festival’s that are geared towards the K-Pop music industry and there’s also an upcoming film festival.  If you’re planning a trip to Los Angeles, C.A. or live nearby here are the upcoming events to attend to see you’re favorite K-pop musical groups, actors, and or actresses. … Continue reading Upcoming Music And Film Festivals In Los Angeles

The Last Hurrah: At Least For This Trip

Seoul, South Korea 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 United States was a recurring question she asked? … Continue reading The Last Hurrah: At Least For This Trip

Top South Korean Variety Shows To Watch

Top South Korean Variety Shows To Watch

Shows That Will Make You Hungry, Cry, and Laugh I want to give a little insight into my experience so far viewing Korean variety programs.  I believe this is a great way to learn about popular actors/actresses in South Korea without doing a full-on Google search.  Additionally, the programs visit so many historical landmarks, trendy hotspots and breathtaking locations you will be able to gain … Continue reading Top South Korean Variety Shows To Watch

Travel Tips: How To Avoid Long Lines and Stay Safe

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

Travel Tips: On Long Lines And Safety On 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 … Continue reading Travel Tips: How To Avoid Long Lines And Stay Safe On Vacation ​

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Startup Visa Intellectual Property Rights Presentations

Intellectual Property Rights Presentation After completing the Oasis Four class I was sent an email alerting me to the upcoming Oasis-One class.  The class consisted of a two-hour orientation that would be held on Friday, May 12, 2017, and two weekend classes that would be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the following Saturday and Sunday. I submitted my application on the Korea Invention … Continue reading Startup Visa Intellectual Property Rights Presentations

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

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