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Enjoying Halloween Fun in Korea

Posted on Fri, Oct 25, 2019 @ 03:25 PM

In the US, Halloween is a pretty popular holiday. In Korea, it is a new holiday. It isn’t nationally recognized. However, you’ll spot stores selling costumes and Halloween themed goods. Mainly, Halloween has been adopted as an advertisement strategy.  For example. clubs hold exclusive and/or limited time Halloween themed nights. I don’t care much for the clubs though. What is exciting about for me is that amusement parks have decided to adopt horror nights! One of the most popular amusement parks, Everland, celebrates Halloween from September to mid-November. This year, the theme is Zombie Buster: Blood City 3. 

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Tags: things to do on the weekend, halloween, western culture in korea, having fun in korea

Visit Yeonnam-Dong While Teaching in Korea: Seoul's Newest "It" Spot

Posted on Wed, Aug 10, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

As a foreigner living and teaching in Korea, you will probably get very familiar with the hot spots of Gangnam, Itaewon, and Hongdae in Seoul. All of these places are great for meeting other foreigners, eating non-Korean food, and for bars and clubbing. However, just across the streets from Hongdae, you will find the new spot where foreigners and locals congregate. This  new "It" spot is called Yeonnam-dong.

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Tags: parks, shopping in Korea, food in Korea, western culture in korea, eating out, hongdae, Mexican food, Korean food, yeonnamdong

5 Easy Meals To Cook in Your Korean Kitchen

Posted on Tue, Aug 02, 2016 @ 03:55 PM

 So, you have finally settled in Korea, got through ChungDahm training week and finished apartment hunting. You are exhausted and starving after unpacking and now the real nightmare begins... how do you turn on the stove? How does the gas work? What can I make to eat?

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Tags: eating in Korea, cooking in korea, food in Korea, western culture in korea, Apartments in Korea, Korean food, kitchens in korea

Teaching in Korea Doesn't Mean You Have to Miss Out on Wedding Season

Posted on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 @ 09:40 AM

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, Teach in Asia, western culture in korea, Activities to do in Korea, Korean traditions, Weddings in Korea

3 Tips for Korean Language Learning

Posted on Sun, Jun 15, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

For foreigners, South Korea is an enabler. It enables our late night partying, the late wake-ups the next day, and our frequent eating out at restaurants. Being such a Westernized country, it also enables our use of English. You can spend years in this country and never really have to use more than a few words of Korean, which is something that many foreigners fail to appreciate. I shake my head when I see foreigners yelling English at befuddled movie theater attendants or other service staff, somehow assuming that if they yell louder and faster, then these poor Koreans will magically acquire the ability to understand English. Personally, I believe that if you are going to spend a long period of time in another country, you should at least make an effort to learn the native language. Having been here just over a year, I have three tips for all you language connoisseurs out there on how to tackle the Korean language.

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Tags: Korean pop music, korean phrases, Korean culture, Korean language, learning Korean, western culture in korea, restaurants in korea, music in Korea, basic korean

Chicken, Beer, and Baseball: A Teacher Experiences Amurrica's Pastime

Posted on Mon, Jun 09, 2014 @ 03:04 PM

You may have noticed after reading my critically acclaimed and wildly popular Daejeon Citizen blog that I am a passionate sports fan. While soccer is my first and most intense sporting love, I am also known to dabble in other sports, including baseball.

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Tags: living in Korea, food in Korea, western culture in korea, Better in Korea, Activities to do in Korea, sports in Korea, alcohol in Korea

Did you get a haircut? (in Seoul, Korea)

Posted on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 @ 10:12 AM

"Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like."   -unknown

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Tags: seoul, western culture in korea, haircut in korea, Beauty Products in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

Halloween While Teaching English in South Korea

Posted on Sun, Nov 04, 2012 @ 09:26 AM

Let's face it, Halloween when teaching English in South Korea is nothing like Halloween back at home in America. Kids don't dress up, there are no trick-or-treaters, nor are there carved pumpkins in front of homes.

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Tags: a year in Korea, 2012, halloween, western culture in korea, working in korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Holidays in South Korea

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