Monthly Archives: May 2011

“Monologues” Korean Culture and Language Lesson

Korean language class last week was a little bit different. This time it was about culture, and expanding our vocabulary in terms of discussing paintings. We went through some phrases relating to opinions on art before looking around the Monologues art … Continue reading

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Royal Ancestors and Contemporary Culture, A Talk by Philip Gowman at London KCC

Last week, another great opportunity was brought to London by the Korean Cultural Centre: Royal Ancestors and Contemporary Culture, A Talk by Philip Gowman (London Korean Links). This was the most packed out a KCC lecture had ever been, and it’s … Continue reading

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London Street Food: Korean Sliders

I was very pleased to happen upon Korean Sliders, a little slice of Korean / Western fusion food in the form of a stall right here on the streets of London. I was on the South Bank, and had nipped … Continue reading

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The Best Things about Teaching in Korea

In honour of Teacher’s Day (which in Korea is every 15th of May) here are, in opinion, the best things about teaching English in Korea. As the day fell on a weekend, most teachers will receive praise and recognition today, … Continue reading

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Making Doenjang Chiggae

Not only is doenjang chiggae (bean paste, vegetable, and tofu soup) healthy, vegan, and guilt-free with at least 3 of your “5-a-day” included; it is also absolutely delicious. This is the veggie heaven of Korean food, available at even BBQ … Continue reading

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DVD Bang Experience

Yesterday was the first day “back 2 skool” for us Sejong Institute Korean language students. Now at the High Beginner’s 2 level, we’re starting to get more conversational, and somehow the subject of DVD Bangs came up. DVD Bangs are … Continue reading

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World’s Biggest Lantern Festival in Chuncheon

It has just come to my attention that the biggest lantern festival in the world was held in my old place of residence and favourite Korean city Chuncheon. Over 125,000 lanterns were lit at Hyonji Temple in honour of Buddha’s Birthday. There … Continue reading

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