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South Korea Winter Packing Tips

10 Useful Things To Pack For Winter In South Korea South Korea has a lot of things to do during the Winter.  Whether you visit tourist attractions like the Garden of Morning Calm, La Petite France or Christmas shopping in Myeongdong.  If you’re visiting South Korea more than likely your stay will be a week […]

Downtown Santa Monica: Shopping, Food, ​And Fun

3rd Street Promenade & The Santa Monica Pier I want to cover Downtown Santa Monica for anyone who has plans to come to L.A. for the first time.  A popular tourist attraction during the summer months especially if California is experiencing good weather.  Here are my helpful tips for visiting Santa Monica from a locals […]

Long Beach Aquarium Of The Pacific Experience

Conservation & Fun Activities The heatwave is on in California and I like everyone else searching for ways to beat the heat.  Usually, I avoid tourist areas during peak periods because of the crowds and traffic congestion.  However, I made an exception to the rule, and my family and I decided to go to the […]

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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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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 […]

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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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7 Things To Do After Applying To A Korean Language Program

To Do Lists To Complete Your Application 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. […]

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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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Maangchi: Korean Grocery Store Blog

Emily Kim aka Maangchi Demystifies The Korean Grocery Store Yesterday, I was debating on whether I should posts a blog on necessary mobile applications while traveling Korea.  The alternative was posting a business startup checklist I created.  While I was being indecisive I did what I always do, I researched on the internet what has […]

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Confucian Ceremony At Sungkyunkwan University In South Korea

Religious Dances and Formal Ceremonies I went on another day tour with the Royal Asiatic Society.  I met up with my tour group outside of Anguk subway station, exit 6, at 9:30 a.m.  There was a vendor selling socks and writing supplies nearby, while we waited a lot of the other attendees browsed the merchandise. […]