A Lack Of Empathy = A Lot Of Problems

It’s fair to say that (the majority of) Koreans are among the nicest people you’ll ever meet; my Korean friends have always gone above and beyond to help me, and strangers have done the same. Saying that, there are many aspects of Korean behaviour which irritates foreigners, leading people to moan and criticise Korea. And

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Gayageum: Living Culture

Go Heung-gon was occupied with slowing down strings to make a cluster of 12 that he would requirement for the “gayageum” or 12-stringed Korean zither. He worked always, even as he addressed the telephone, got visitors and talked at his workshop in Seocho-dong, southern Seoul. At the point when more nylon-wrapped steel and metal strings

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Education in Korea – Koreans study too much?

If you have lived in South Korea long enough, you will  have realized how sad the reality of living as an adolescent can be. Many may assume that education in Korea is known to be excellent because of the kind of life style that students have. However, I have been told by a lot of

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Are You Ready for MAMA 2014?

The most anticipated music event of the year, Mnet Asian Music Awards most commonly known as MAMA, is all set and ready to rock the world with performances from well-known Kpop Idols and long time names in the music industry of South Korea this coming December 3, 2014 in Hong Kong, last year’s host country.

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Korean Thanksgiving – Chuseok

During mid of autumn, the hectic city of Seoul falls into a relatively hibernation. As locals celebrate one of the biggest festivals other than Seollal. If you closely followed the news and festivals, you might have heard about Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving, a time to share food and thank their ancestors for the great harvest. Chuseok is

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Knowing the Norm of Korea

There are different cultures in different countries naturally, not to mention the various backgrounds in each and every human being. Korea has been developing into a advanced country at a considerably fast pace, so what are the few etiquette or cultures which arises in the community? 1. Discount coupons for foreign visitors. To promote Seoul/Korea tourism, the

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A City of Culture – Insadong

Is there any place that comes to your mind when you think of Korean traditional culture & crafts? Yes? No? Probably you have heard about Insadong? As compared to Hongdae, which is a place for modern arts, fashion & night clubs, Insadong instead, is well known for its Korean traditional cultures and definitely not an

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