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My Great Korea K-pop Adventure, Part One: Flash Mob

Posted on Mon, Sep 23, 2013 @ 05:05 PM

Sometimes in life, and especially while living in Korea, you just have to go along for the ride. In my experience, agreeing to a crazy adventure or event typically seems to work out in my favor, giving me a crazy story at the very least. So, on September 1st, bleary-eyed and semi-apprehensive, my friend and I woke up early so we could catch a cab to the Chinatown area of Incheon. We knew very little of what the day would entail, but the promises of "flash mob" and "free tickets to a K-pop concert" were enough for us to jump right in, hoping the day would exceed our (admittedly low and/or vague) expectations. And boy did it... 

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Tags: events in Korea, cultural experience, K-Pop, Korea, PSY, music, entertainment in Korea, music in Korea, incheon, K-Pop, Activities to do in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

My 2012 in Korea: While you were busy Googling 'Gangnam'...

Posted on Thu, Jan 24, 2013 @ 03:45 PM

Any worries I had about 'losing touch' during my year abroad in Southeast Asia were quickly shattered one July night while I lay in a hostel bunk-bed in Taiwan. I opened my iPad to find an adorable yet slightly chubby Korean man decked out in hip glasses, a funky suit and an irresistible smirk busy bombarding every one of my bookmarked websites. That moment and many more in the following days and months reassured me that my move to Korea would not hinder my mission to stay relevantly informed about all things social.

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, seoul, 2012, Gangnam Style, Gangnam, PSY, music in Korea, Korean pop music, Korean pop artists, perks of korea, teaching in Korea

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