Ha-jung, a college freshman, is interested in a boy who works at a secondhand book store near her school. Although a clerk is excited by her, he cannot forget his old girlfriend who has been unconscio... More
Three Beautiful Eco-tourism Escapes in Korea 2012/04/15, Source, PhotoCourtesy: trueleesh @ Flickr Eco-tourism is a growing more popular around the world and Korea is no exception. This form of environmentally-friendly, conservation-minded travel it is drawing more foreign tourists to Korea's forests, wetlands and mountains. The improved infrastructure for eco-tourism is simultaneously helping locals gain a better appreciation for the natural beauty that surrounds them,...More
Taste Korea: The Korean Food Festival 2011/10/28, Source,
Hallyu (한류), or the Korean Wave, is the term used to describe the spread of Korean culture across the globe. It was first used by Chinese journalists in 1999 and the term stuck. While most around the world think of the wave being composed of nothing more than Korean Dramas and K-Pop stars, they're wrong. Getting ready to crest the wave and spread throughout every nation is what makes this country great: the food,...More
How to survive a Korean summer 2011/07/19, Source, by Suzy Chung on July 18th, 2011
Haeundae is the famous beach in the city of Busan. Photo courtesy of Donga Ilbo.
Ah, summer in Korea. After the pouring rains of the monsoon, sunny days sweep in along with breath-stifling heat. The heat embraces the monsoon's lingering moisture all season long, so Korea's summer tends to be extremely hot and humid, bumping up the discomfort index (불쾌지수, temperature-humidity index) so high that weather forecasters warn the viewers "try not to get into arguments today because they may get out of hand". Despite all this, summer is my favorite season. Once you know what to expect and are ready for it, it's really not a season to dread at all. Here are a few pointers on how to enjoy Korea's summer:,...More
Ha-jung, a college freshman, is interested in a boy who works at a secondhand book store near her school. Although a clerk is excited by her, he cannot forget his old girlfriend who has been unconscious since a car accident three years earlier. The growing pains mature the awkward and immature twenty-year-old.
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