Cultural Differences in the Korean Workplace

In my last post I talked about the influence of Confucianism in the ESL classroom. We briefly discussed how Confucianism is deeply embedded in Korean culture and how you can see the effects of Confucianism even in modern day Korean society. Korea has its own unique language, culture and customs. While these give Korea its

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New Bus Line for Night Owls

Even though public transportation is pretty accessible in Korea, it is necessary to take a taxi back home after a night out, especially on fire Friday ´Bulgeum´ (불금)! Buses stop running between midnight and 5 am, which makes it a little difficult for night owls. I remember staying up at a Burger king once because

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Drinking culture and etiquette in Korea

Koreans consider drinking to be a part of their culture and a way to show respect to each other .Did i say “respect” , Yess!!!! . Though i myself am not a heavy drinker ,working in a corporate industry or attending a university with a group of Korean friends, you cannot just avoid it at

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The What’s what of Hongdae

So Anyone who has been to Seoul, old or young has been to Hongdae at some stage of their trip and knows the what’s what of Hongdae. It’s a student area for sure but has something for everyone . Clubs, Pubs, Restaurants and even Cat Cafes. You wanna pet some cats while sipping on some

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