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

Entrepreneur Korea Interview

Part of my ongoing effort to keep up to date on events occurring in South Korea, I joined Entrepreneurs In Seoul Facebook group. Tony is another member within the group and he recently launched a new venture Entrepreneur Korea. I asked if he would be willing to share with Korean Convenience readers about his experiences? The following interview was written by Tony about his experiences … Continue reading Entrepreneur Korea Interview

A Platform For Entrepreneurs: Seoul Startups

Seoul Startups Informational Interview In my continuous search to connect and highlight entrepreneurs involved in the startup scene in South Korea, I was referred to Seoul Startups. Seoul Startups is administered by Marta, a native from Poland, who has lived in Korea for 14 years. After years of working in a corporation, she has transitioned to a freelancer with the goal of assisting entrepreneurs in … Continue reading A Platform For Entrepreneurs: Seoul Startups

Starting A Business In Korea

Korea Business Informational By Ahn Sehoon Ahn Sehoon is the manager at Seoul Global Center in Korea.   The Seoul Business Agency was established to promote and develop industries in Korea.  In addition, it provides comprehensive and systematic support to SMEs(Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) located in Seoul.”   The Seoul Global Center business team is operated by the SBA, on behalf of the Seoul City … Continue reading Starting A Business In Korea

DineL.A. For Korean Foodies

Korean Restaurants Participating In DineL.A. If you’re not familiar with DineL.A. it’s a fifteen-day dining experience held twice a year by the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board.  Restaurants that participate offer special lunch and dinner courses to diners for a set menu price. So, for all the Korean BBQ foodies who live in Los Angeles or plan on visiting in the next 10 days check … Continue reading DineL.A. For Korean Foodies

Happy Holidays

Season’s Greetings + 2018 Most Popular Blog Posts  As this year winds to a close, and I am creating new products and planning for 2019.   Just writing a quick note to say thank you.  I read an article that stated you shouldn’t publish content during the holidays.  However, I couldn’t close out the year without posting a Season’s Greetings! I’m incredibly grateful for family and … Continue reading Happy Holidays

Non-Teaching Jobs: South Korea

Foreign Job Opportunities In South Korea When I first decided I wanted to move to South Korea I begin to look for work overseas.  I know that I didn’t want to teach students, however, I didn’t know what other options where available. Here are some additional job opportunities in addition to teaching English in South Korea. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES USAJobs If you’re a United States … Continue reading Non-Teaching Jobs: South Korea

Traditional Korean Music And Dance Performances

“Movement Korea” Performance Recap Besides mathematics, I believe one of the other languages that connect people is music.  Gwanggaeto Samulnori Art Company has performed in 20 countries promoting Korean traditional entertainment.  I attended their latest project: 2018 LA Ari Project “Movement Korea” at the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The night began with rhythmic music filling the Ari Hall theatre.  There were five  selections this … Continue reading Traditional Korean Music And Dance Performances

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