Monthly Archives: April 2011

Back soon…

Kimchi Soul is away from the internet for a few days, but back soon. In the meantime, enjoy this clip- a tribute to Rain for once again coming up trumps in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list: Also, some … Continue reading

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Sipping on Soju

Unlike many Brits who become teachers in Korea, I hadn’t heard of, let alone tried soju before I got to Korea. My first experience of it was after my first week of teaching. It had been a long, eventful week, … Continue reading

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Memories of Jeju-Do

The campaign to get Jeju recognised as one of the “New 7 Wonders of the World” has got me thinking about the time that I spent there. During my year of teaching, I only got ten days’ leave: five in … Continue reading

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Happy Black Day!

Forget Valentine’s Day and White Day: singletons, this 14th it’s your turn! In Korea, April 14th is Black Day, the day where non-couply types celebrate their singledom. Whereas on White Day restaurants will be filled with cooing couples, on Black Day, … Continue reading

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South London blossom trees

I’m missing the blossoms that Korean spring brings. I spend these spring days spotting blossom trees that are dotted around London. At first, these seemed rather lame in comparison to the delicate grace of Korean cherry blossoms, but then I looked a … Continue reading

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Studying Korean: Recipe for Learning

The worst way to approach revision is to think of it as a chore. I also find that it’s very difficult to remain motivated if studying alone. Instead, this should be an interactive, fun, and social activity that you actually look forward … Continue reading

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London KCC supports “Jeju New 7 Wonders” Campaign with Free April Movies

You may or may not be aware of the current campaign for Jeju as one of the “New 7 wonders of the world” that is taking K-lovers worldwide by storm. The beautiful, picturesque volcanic island has already been nominated, and … Continue reading

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