Diversifying entertainment in Seoul

Economic success of South Korea rests upon many things, and most notably – devastating working culture of Koreans. According to OECD statistical extracts from 2008, Korean people work the longest hours among all the other member countires. This of course affected a lot how people tend to relax here. For instance, Hankuk University students are famous for their weekly

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The Implications of Meokbang

It’s not just about watching pretty people eat. Have you heard of 먹방 (meokbang)? It’s short for 먹는방송 (meokneunbangsong) which translates to ”eating broadcasting”, a very fitting name as it is just what meokbang is; a live broadcast of a person eating copious amounts of food. Despite being a fairly new phenomenon meokbang has garnered

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Black Day and a Good Bowl of Jajangmyeon

In Korea, following February 14th (Valentine’s Day) and March 14th (White Day), is the unofficial holiday “celebrated” on April 14th known as Black Day. While both Valentine’s Day and White Day focus on the romance shared between couples wrapped in matching couples clothes, spoon-feeding each other food and flaunting the sheer joy of NOT being

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The cost to have a picture perfect wedding day

    The average cost of a Korean wedding is roughly $100,000 per couple! This cost may surprise western folks, where the average cost for a wedding floats around $20,000. This got me thinking, what are the expenses for a Korean wedding? Unlike in the western world where weddings take place in a myriad of

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Dorm Life, Roommates: Friends or Foes?

When one stays in the foreign city / country for a longer period of time, there is an urgent need of finding an accommodation, which will fit one’s preferences. I have already mentioned in my previous post the young consulting agency, which successfully operates in Seoul and helped some of my friends to find a flat

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How best to respond to nosy questions

What was the rudest question you were asked by Koreans?There is one expression in Korean that is frequently used by brave Koreans when they, too are asked and are disenchanted by it, which I will disclose toward the end of this blog. Yes I am going to teach you the ultimate expression to genially squirm

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