Monthly Archives: November 2011

Remember, remember, the 11th of November

Ever stopped to ponder the shape of numbers in a date? If this seems like a nonsense question, then you have obviously never worked as a marketeer for the Lotte brand! Yes, it’s that time of year again, a time … Continue reading

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Symbols of JEJU

Like (probably) every other Korean destination, Jeju has its cute mascots. Let’s look at the meaning behind them. Hallabong This is a deliciously succulent orange / grapefruit type fruit that grows on the fresh soil of Jeju. Its ‘lump’ gives it a … Continue reading

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Hong Sangsoo’s “The Day He Arrives” @The ICA, London

The ICA is a very fitting venue for a Hong Sangsoo film. Packed with coffee-drinking hipsters and trendy arty types, this place epitomises London indie culture. And despite his popularity, Hong’s film-making remains firmly in the Korean indie realm. The … Continue reading

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Catching the Wind in Jeju

Why was I constantly humming Donovan’s “Catch the Wind” during my recent trip to Jeju? Maybe the Kim Young Gap Gallery holds the answer. This is one of the least-publicised, least-touristy and best-hidden of Jeju’s museums. In fact I had never … Continue reading

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