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Amazing Discoveries in Korea: PC Rooms

Posted on Fri, Apr 04, 2014 @ 09:58 PM

Remember the time when internet cafes were a thing? And we had to actually go use them because you didn't have a computer at home or the local library was closed? Well, Korea has taken the idea of an internet cafe and taken it up a few notches in the form of a PC bang, or room. After hearing about PC rooms from my students for years, my boyfriend and I finally ventured into one in our neighborhood, only to be very impressed...  

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Tags: video games, gaming in Korea, Videogames Korea, pc bang, pc room, internet cafe

My weekend in Insadong

Posted on Thu, Mar 29, 2012 @ 04:11 PM

Since I started teaching English in Korea, my best friend/boyfriend and I haven't had a chance to spend much time together alone, so we decided to pick a quiet spot in Seoul where we could just walk around and feel like we were on an actual date. Insadong may be a popular tourist spot, but it's not as crazy as Myeongdong and has just as much to see as Garosugil. It feels very traditional, as you'll see many tea shops as well as shops that sell brushes and ink for Korean calligraphy.

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Tags: ex-pat life in Korea, living in Korea, eating out in Korea, gaming in Korea, a year in Korea, couples in Korea, free time, Activities to do in Korea, Korean culture

Gaming Culture in Korea

Posted on Tue, Nov 08, 2011 @ 10:11 AM

Winter is fast approaching and that means spending time relaxing outside is getting less inviting in Korea. Around this time, many teachers in Korea look for ways to keep themselves entertained in their own apartments. When I gear up for a cold winter with a lot of PS3 gaming in my apartment, I think about how I wasn’t really sure what Korea’s attitude towards video gaming was before teaching English for a year. This article is directed towards those of you not ready to give up video gaming after your arrival in Korea.

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Tags: Starcraft, video games, gaming in Korea, Activities to do in Korea, teaching in Korea

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