Traveling to Korea and want to keep in touch with friends or have a backup phone? Rent a phone. Firstly, Korea is a CDMA based network and most foreign phones won’t work here. If you’re able to use your phone, but are
So when the Korean computer repair shop couldn’t revive my Mac Airbook this past month, I didn’t know what to do with it. But now that it was deemed waste, I didn’t feel like packing dead weight onward to other countries. Maybe it was time to do what I do, whenever my traveling gets weighed down with too many souvenirs? Time to mail it home.
Hawaii is finally starting hook into Korean culture and it’s more than just Korean plate lunches, kimchi and Korean BBQ…
Ever since I’ve been back in Hawaii, I’ve noticed a change. Korean-ification. Much of this spreading interest to learn about Korea, is largely due to the popularity of Korean dramas and Kpop.
I have the honor to introduce my first guest post. Well, not really… When my mom was visiting me over the holidays, she vigilantly wrote a bunch of emails to my family back home. I’m posting a short excerpt of one of our cafe excursions. Enjoy!
At the Teddy Bear Museum on Jeju Island, the teddy bears do more than just sit in glass cases in wait of love. These teddies make art history, play out war enactments, they impersonate famous stars, such as Elvis and Marilyn, they depict Korean history and even act out scenes from popular movies, like Titanic.
The majority foreigners working in Korea teach English. As a foreigner, getting a job offer to teach a specialty aside from English is unlikely. Not impossible. It’s just not a job that you’ll find commonly posted for a foreigner.
When Korea wants to throw a winter festival, it goes all out!
Take the Hwacheon Winter Trout Festival in January. Initially, I thought the festival was purely about the spectacle of fishing for sancheoneo (or wild trout) through a hole in the ice or even fishing by hand: it was an event I’d only related with Eskimos and igloos. But when I got there, what I got was a surprising peek into how Koreans enjoy good old-fashioned winter fun.
Hanok houses are absolutely sublime. It’s a shame that Koreans are replacing them with bland high-rise apartments. However, there are places where you can stroll through the walled mazes and see them well-preserved …