Monthly Archives: September 2011

Happy Chuseok!

It’s apt that me, my friends and London itself have spent a very fun-filled and Korea-orientated weekend with Korea Calling at the Thames Festival, as today is Chuseok Day/ 추석 (traditionally called Hangawi/ 한가위), the biggest holiday in the Korean … Continue reading

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Do I like K-pop?

For someone as passionate about Korea as I am, it’s somewhat controversial to even muse such a thing, but I’m stuck on this one- do I actually like K-pop? When I first heard it, I simply dismissed it as “not … Continue reading

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Bibimbap by the Thames

Nearly Thames Festival time again, and I can’t help but think back to the bibimbap-inspired event at last year’s fest. Firstly, allow me to set the scene. The Thames Festival is a celebration of London’s diversity and community spirit. It’s … Continue reading

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Sure, a Cass or Hite beer compliments a spicy soup perfectly, and soju is a great pre-cursor to an evening in the norebang or night out dancing.  But there are times when only makkoli (막걸리) will do. This thick and … Continue reading

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Korea Calling at the Mayor’s Thames Festival

In just over a week’s time (the weekend of the 10th and 11th of September), London’s Mayor’s Thames Festival will take place. Thanks to the KCC, there will be something Korean there for everyone, with K-culture newbies as well as … Continue reading

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