Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

Did you know that on top of Valentines day and White day, Korea has ONE MORE holiday for giving sweets to someone special? Pepero day 빼빼로데이~ a holiday made for giving pepero snacks that is held every year on 11/11!  Why that date? Well because it resembles the stick biscuit treat! ♥ If ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
This year I went out to enjoy the festivities at the Yeon Deung Hwae Lotus Lantern Festival as usual for Buddha's Birthday in Korea!  This holiday and festival is one of the cutest and most cultural events they seem to throw, so if you are visiting Korea in the Spring or new to Korea you should check ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
At long last the Cherry Blossoms 벚꽃 bloomed in Korea!  They came quite late this year because winter seemed to hang around forever! Korea has many places to view them, but one of our favorites is actually right next door to my apartment, Boramae Park 보라매공원! The trees are not very ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
Re post of last year's Holiday feature! For Seoul 2013 listings of events for Buddha's Birthday check HERE Lotus lanterns outside the 관악구 government office. One thing that I found disappointing about Korea when I first started coming was the city-wide lack of traditional holiday celebrations. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
On Valentines Day in Korea  the boys are the ones that receive gifts of chocolate and treats from the girls who love them.  So what about the ladies, do they have a holiday to get showered with gifts in return? The answer is YES! ♥  ♥  ♥ In Korea we have a 2nd holiday of love called White ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
This past fall (yes I am a little late with my posts^^) I was invited to attend a Korean first birthday celebration 돌 잔치 for my lovely friend Eura's super cute son Siho! You may remember Eura from my Lolita meetup post a few months ago! She is the sweetest, and naturally an adorable mommy ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
Are you looking for something fun to to in Seoul during the month of November? What about the beautiful night-time event of 청계천 서울 등불 축제  Seoul Lantern Festival in Chungye-Chun on the river! Chungye-chun is a small river that goes from the Gwanghwamun to Dongdaemoon Station~ normally ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
So recently Nara and I were able to attend another wedding here in Korea that we thought was worth sharing with everyone on the blog~  the wedding of Nara's old classmate Minah and her new husband Seunghun at the extremely high class Shilla Hotel in Seoul! Jang Dong Gun X Go So Young  |Kwon Sang-woo ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
  If you have read my Juk post, you will know I am a LOOOOVER of soups! For a while I thought my soup world in Korea was limited to things like kimchi jjigae, until Nara introduced me to the delicious world of Seolleongtang 설렁탕~ a simple, but satisfying dish that has been around in Korea for ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
Do you ever just ride the bus or drive not knowing where you are going? I love doing that... if I had a car here I would do it all the time, but in Korea I am limited to the bus XD thankfully, Korea has an amazing public transport system so you can just hop on with your t-money card and go pretty much ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »

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