Looking On The Bright Side…

The Korea Observer recently published this article, listing the ‘Top eight reasons why expats love Korea.’  The list was as follows: Price of Food Nightlife and Music Mountains and Hiking Safety/ Lack of Crime Internet Technologies Public Transport Respect Festivals and Events You might not agree with all of these, but the list proves that

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Differences between South Korea and North Korea

Highlighting differences between South Korea and North Korea.While North Korea is ruled under a dictatorship, people in South Korea can live happily in a democratic society. Therefore, these two countries are “implacable” to each other although they share the same peninsula. In a project called “Korea-Korea,” Dieter Leistner, a German photographer made an album of

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A Reflective Piece: The Sewol Ferry Incident

I must admit, I wasn’t sure that I wanted to write anything about this heartbreaking news on the blog because of how sensitive the topic is. However, I have a special place in my heart for Korea, and I often think of it as a second home. I met so many incredible people while I lived

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Plastic Perfection: Are South Koreans Infatuated with Beauty?

An opinion piece by Kimchee Magazine contributor, Andrew Fraser.  Lately, South Korea has been getting a lot of negative attention online from people all around the world due to its increasingly casual attitude toward plastic surgery. It isn’t breaking news that Korea has one of the fastest-growing plastic surgery industries, and Koreans are being mocked and

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LGBT : A Shy and Hidden Korean Culture

LGBT is an acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals and transgenders community.I got exposed to the thoughts and  presumptions Koreans have about queers when I attended my first company dinner. I am from India where queer marriage has still not been accepted so there were quite a few experiences I had, which were too common in my

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De-mystifying Korean Blood Types

If you’re living in North America (like I currently am), it is fairly likely that you have no idea what your blood type is. You may happen to know if you got blood taken recently and remembered to ask or your parents might remember, but it’s not something that we spend a lot of time

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