Cindy Ung is a ChungDahm Learning alumnus whom I met during our training week back in the winter of 2011. Not only have I had the privilege of being friends with Cindy, she also introduced me to Aclipse Recruiting. Originally from New York City, Cindy studied at Rutgers University where she was able to learn about teaching opportunities in Korea. Wanting to broaden her perspectives of the world, she lived and worked for ChungDahm in Seoul for two years and since leaving ChungDahm over 3 years ago, she has become a successful real estate agent in New York City. However, every year during her vacation she always opts to come back and visit Seoul for the week. When I ask her why doesn’t she go travel to another country, she always says that that Korea has become her second home. For many of us teaching in Korea, I think Korea will always have a special place in our hearts just like hers. Below are Cindy’s top 5 reasons why she continues to come back to Korea.Read More
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Korea is known as the fashion capital of Asia. In recent years, its fashion industry has increased the number of Asian tourists flocking to Korea to shop. When walking through Seoul fashion districts, the bustling crowds are full of Chinese, Japanese and Singaporean tourists who have just come to Korea to for clothes. Asian tourists travel to Korea for a shopping holiday and this has become more and more popular in the years since I arrived. When traveling to Taiwan and Beijing alike, the first words that the locals always say to me when knowing I live in Korea is “K-pop, K-drama and K-fashion.”
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Living in Korea, you will never, ever need to look far for places to go shopping. Even if you aren't a shopaholic and prefer to quickly get whatever you need and get out, you'll find that this is often outrageously convenient. Areas like Myeongdong are widely talked about, as are the malls and massive department stores. One shopping spot that often gets skipped over, though, is the underground shopping centers. Believe me, it is here that you will find some serious treasures.
I am currently obsessed with the Korean style, so much that I have been spending a lot of money shopping here while teaching English in Korea. There is definitely no harm in shopping, especially to add a new touch to a girl's closet. With this said, I have been obsessed with Mootta, a website that was recently launched in Korea, bringing South Korean fashion to the rest of the world. It is a fresh and innovative website that brings the world South Korea's trend setting fashion designers. Collections consist of a mix and match between designers to fill your closet with goodies from the head down.
One thing to keep in mind when shopping in Korea is that almost all clothing is Free Size. I have recently touched about it here. Not all women have the same curves in the same area so it can be a bit frustrating when shopping. I am grateful that Mootta offers a handful of stylish pieces that are not free size which makes shopping in Korea easier.
This easy to work website is in English (great for English teachers here in Korea!), providing you with photos for all their looks, a collaboration of all designers to complete your everyday wardrobe. The best part about Mootta is their extremely quick and easy international shipping which reaches the United States within 3 days and the rest of the world up to 7 days. Shopping internationally has never been so easy and limited to one region. I love that they are trendy and it is exactly what the Korean celebrities are wearing as well!