Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

The other day the weather was so beautiful here in Seoul, so I decided to go on a small adventure by myself while Nara was at work!  I happened to find this park while sifting around Naver one night, and it seemed like a very cute place to visit on one of my free afternoons~ 하니공원 Hany Park ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
As we all know, this year was the 2012 Olympics in London!  During the last winter Olympics I happened to be in Korea and remembered how INTO the games the country got, you really feel the pride and unity all over the country when these sorts of things go on because Korea is quite small and hungry ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
문방구 (moonbangoo or "stationary store" in English, and similar to dagashiya 駄菓子屋 in Japan) are extremely interesting treasure troves of  "junk" for kids in Korea.  These shops still exist today, mainly deep within small pocket neighborhoods nearby lower schools~ we have a few in the ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
Last month I got to go to my first Korean Wedding!  I was excited to get to see one at last, Nara has been to several and his parents seem to go to one every other week because they know so many people, so I was really curious.  My impression from them based just on what I saw online was really bad ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
This spring Nara and I had the chance to quickly swing by the 화개장터 traditional market way outside Seoul during a bus tour! We don't have a car here, so I really love it when I can get out of the city and explore... sadly those are rare chances though! ♥ ♥ ♥ Hwagaejangteo is a very ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
May is fun month for families here in South Korea~  on the 5th you have Children's Day and shortly after you have Parent's Day 어버이 날 on May 8th! Parent's Day // 어버이 날  in Korea is a combination of both Mother's Day and Father's Day~ individual holidays which most of us from the ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
E-mart has the cutest little tacky Korean figurines in various traditional outfits! I use the word "tacky" lovingly of course haha~ These are fun to look at, but you totally know some lady has a whole wall filled with these someplace. I will bet money on it! For some reason,I KINDA WANT ONE  (*_*) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
Hanbok is the name for typically any form of traditional clothing here~ Even though it is only used primarily for special occasions and holidays in modern Korea now, it is still very much a part of the culture as a whole and comes forward in a lot of modern design, art, and fashion. Korean Vogue is sold ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
Although Hanbok is only really worn on special occasions like holidays, birthdays, graduations, and weddings it is still very much a part of the Korean fashion culture today and is always inspiring and evolving into new forms. Hanbok often finds its way into fashion editorial shoots for magazines here ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
Hanbok is a term that can be used to refer to all Korean traditional clothing in general~  Through the years it has gone through a lot of changes and the current "true formal style" often reflects the look of wealthy Koreans in the Joseon Dynasty which features a range of  stunning colors and designs ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »

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