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Let’s Learn Korean Traditional Instruments

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I enjoyed watching Korean traditional music performance occasionally while traveling around Korea a lot! It’s quite different compared to Malaysian traditional music but kinda similar to Chinese or Japanese. Among the instruments, gayageum and haegeum are my favorites. One of the best performances that I watched was at Solleung Station where the artists belted their renditions of Beatles’s […]

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Happy Parents’ Day!

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Hi everyone, It’s Parents’ Day! 어버이 날 Pictures courtesy of KoreaTimes Hope everything is going fine with life, love and health. I wanna wish every parent out there Happy Parents’ Day! Cause today, 8th May 2011 is the day for parents. I had celebrated the day back in 2010 with Min Young’s grandparents by going to […]

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New Year Celebration at Jonggak

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If you are in Seoul now, you might want to be in Jonggak to join the crowd for new year’s eve celebration or either do any of the activities for year end suggested by KNTO. Be warned: The weather is icy cold and you gonna be oppressed, hemmed and crushed by the crowd! “On every New Year’s Day, […]

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South Korea v/s North Korea at it again.

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I regret to put this kind of post in the blog. For once, I wish this act could stop. It alarmed everyone in the country and us, the innocent travellers who want to experience the beauty of Korea. Last night, I called my Korean friends worried about their condition but all of them replied nonchalantly […]

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Korean Poem

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When I took the bullet train from Yongsan to Cheonan Asan; I found one beautiful Korean poem. Although I didn’t understand a single word at that moment but I was amazed at the beauty of Korean calligraphy. A month later, I met Mr Lee from Santisuk who is a serious learner of Korean calligraphy. Talk about coincidence! […]

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Happy Pepero Day!

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Happy Pepero Day! Today is 11.11.10 Next year gonna be 11.11.11 Hmmm..nice numbersssssssss  I bet many people getting married today and probably next year. ^^ Congratulations! Why the date 11.11 is celebrated as pepero day? Pepero is fondly known as Pocky in Malaysia.  If you put 4 sticks of pepero together, don’t they resemble 11.11?  Couples in […]

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Korea Online Contest

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Click here for the contest How To: Sign up for membership Login to VisitKorea website Answer the online quiz and play the online flash game (Jachigi) as much as you can; the more you play the higher the chances to win. Prizes 1st – 10 winner –  round trip ticket to Korea 2nd – 5 […]

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Cabbage Inflation for Kimchi

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South Korea’s kimchi crisis “IN SEOUL, the South Korean government is staring nervously across the border, wondering about the succession under way in North Korea. The city is also preparing for a G20 summit in November. But the word on everyone’s lips is cabbage. The price of this humble vegetable, which forms the basis of […]

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Culture Shock in Korea

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By Luke Martin (www.ROKetship.com) Initially I was not even bothered by these because I adapt myself well with different culture, but when I was in Korea long enough I realized that this need to be addressed because we are different! ^^ Korean eat spicy food – I was a bit surprised to know that Korean […]

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Happy Chuseok 2010!

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To all my Korean friends, I want to wish Happy Chuseok!! Wishing you and your family for health, happiness, prosperity and wealth through out the year till the next Chuseok. Enjoy your holiday and drive safely! 즐거운 추석 보내세요! love,Zarina Check my post here to know how I celebrated Chuseok 2009~arghh..I miss my songpyeon. Nyumm…nyummm.. […]

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How to Peel Fruits the Korean Way

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How to peel fruits the Korean way? There’s no specific method, not really. However, it became some sort of cultural shock to me if not a barrier. Other than the facts that Korean’s lifestyle is healthy and they eat truckloads of vegetables and fruits, why did I even mention this topic? Is it related at […]