The Types of People You Encounter at a Goshiwon

Living in a goshiwon allows you to meet a lot of different people with very different goals, dreams and motivations. Some of them you like, some of them you don’t. I have this theory that there maybe be a correlation between the prize of your goshiwon room and the amount of oddballs surrounding you, but

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Blend Me Not

How long does it take for an expat to settle in South Korea? Well, that depends. As a Korean American, it has taken me 10 months, more or less. Even so, I might still be transitioning. Yes, it is trite, but time does seem to fly here. I attribute the arbitrary pace partly to the

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Cherry Blossoms – Seoul Version

In my previous post, I have wrote about places outside of Seoul for Cherry blossom viewing. However, some travelers or students might not be able to visit those places as it might cost a little too much or occupying too much of their time. Therefore, I have put up a list of a few places in Seoul

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Korean Spa: Experiencing a jimjilbang

찜질방: Jimjilbang: A unique aspect of Korean culture and a must-do to experience while living in Korea. If you don’t know what a 찜질방 (jimjilbang) is, let me help you, it is a Korean spa that is separated by gender; men with other men and women with other women. Here is a breakdown of what to expect when

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Enjoying Spring Season as the Koreans Do

The past weekend’s sunny skies and warmer temperatures seem like a cruel tease with the sudden plummeting of temperatures over the last few days. Koreans call this sudden drop in temperatures just before spring “꽃샘추위” or kkot-sem-choo-eui, when the skies are said to become envious of the flowers beginning to bloom and bringing on a

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Cherry Blossoms in Korea

Regretfully, there are no 4 seasons in my own little country, however, looking at Facebook posts with those pleasantly blooming cherry blossom flowers popping up on my timeline makes my heart flutter, making me want to fly over to Japan or Korea just to have a glimpse of the pinkish or some are even reddish pink flowers.

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The Arrival Store: Preparing for Korea

I have successfully settled in Korea. It took a lot of work to prepare many things to settle in more quickly, however the Arrival Store helped me with the last few important items needed.   What is the Arrival Store? The Arrival Store is specifically designed to help foreigners move to Korea. Focusing on mainly

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