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Korean Grand Prix 2012

Korean Grand Prix 2012

As a native son of the Southern United States, I suspect there are two things people believe will make my blood boil with excitement: Nascar and hunting. However, due to my parents being transplanted Yankees, they never taught me the joys associated with these two prized cultural jewels of the South. This is either a...
SWW’s Chuseok Writers Retreat: Giving Thanks to My Distorted-Breakfast-Club-Kinda Weekend

SWW’s Chuseok Writers Retreat: Giving Thanks to My Distorted-Breakfast-Club-Kinda Weekend

SWW is an open creative writing group based in Seoul that started in 2007. They focus on organizing weekly workshops for fellow writers of the area to share their poetry and prose while gaining insight, advice, and constructive criticism to support each other’s work. They also publish a yearly anthology; this December will be its...
Seoul Subway Challenge: Line 6

Seoul Subway Challenge: Line 6

As part of the Seoul Subway Challenge organised by Tom Stockwell from Waegook Tom, nine bloggers composed photo essays of assigned subway lines in Seoul. Chincha received Line 6 and here is our photo essay capturing what keeps it excellent. The pictures are from Dongmyo, Hapjeong, Sangsu, Itaewon, Noksapyeong and World Cup Stadium respectively. The...
Cheonggyecheon Stream

Cheonggyecheon Stream

Since I’m from Florida, I’m attracted to anything aquatic. Unfortunately, Seoul is inundated by hills and is a hiker’s paradise. For those of us who are beach junkies, it’s harder to get our fix. I relish any opportunity to spend time by water and my favorite feature in Seoul is the Cheonggyecheon. The Cheonggyecheon represents...

Korean Autumn

Unlike in Korea, my hometown doesn’t experience seasons. In San Diego, we call it winter when we have to wear a jacket at night and pull the umbrella out of the closet for a bit of use. We know its autumn when Starbucks is offering pumpkin spice lattes. While having the privileges to enjoy the...

Princess Diary Cafe

Remember your imagination? That inner being we were told to locate and celebrate throughout our childhood, whether we were playing games, writing a story, or watching Barney? One of the greatest imagination-catalysts of my childhood was playing dress-up, trying on my mother’s big, old fur coats or my grandmother’s gaudy costume jewelry. But why am...
10 Ways to Learn Korean

10 Ways to Learn Korean

You took the leap, waved good-bye to your home country, got on the plane and started your life in Korea. And then… you didn’t learn Korean. It’s okay! There’s still time. Here are some tips to get you on your way. 1. Join a class There are lots of classes to choose from. Many universities,...
TalkToMeInKorean

TalkToMeInKorean

Talk To Me In Korean (TTMIK) is a website that was set up to help people all over the world learn Korean in a simple and easy manner. Through the use of podcasts, downloadable PDFs and weekly vocabulary lists, the website makes learning Korean easy and fun. TTMIK have different levels as part of a...