A time-traveling-trek took place this past weekend for myself and two friends. Fresh off of payday and ready to spend our hard earned won (within reason), we planned a day trip from Daegu to Gyeongju to see remnants of the Silla Dynasty. Known as the smallest of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, Silla lacked in […]Read More Silla
I hate ordering things online. With the exception of a pizza or computer crap from Amazon while in the States, I’m not cut out for it. I prefer to frustrate myself with physically getting up, traveling to a store, finding out that they don’t have what I want in my size/color or the store’s all […]Read More Drop my Gmarket at the door, PLEASE.
Oh my gosh, it’s been a LONG TIME since a posting has been on the blog! No need to worry, all is fine (…better…not as bad as it was?!?), we’re not abandoning you! There’s much to get caught up on, like the weird types of people you’ll meet who’ve been here “too long” or the […]Read More 오랜만이다. (It has been long.)
I came across an article on CNN about something on the rise in South Korea: loner culture. As a certification student at Yonsei University, I’ve come across the topic in my cultural studies course, but I didn’t think that the article would seem so… peculiar… to me. “Culture” is an interesting word. A formal definition […]Read More “Loner Culture”
Today was a “throw the whole experience away” type of day. Monsoon season has the power to change even the kindest attitude into a horrible one. I like a little bit of emotional anarchy from time to time (sparingly) but it grinds my gears when the youth are without emotional release. Korea demands so much […]Read More “All work and no play…”
It’s the end of the week, so what better way for us to enjoy each other’s company than to wind down the last tidbits of my favorite meals and drinks back in Seoul? Let’s go! #7 Chocolate Coffee Beer This AMAZING stout from Brew 3.14 should let me slide into its DMs. Tall and […]Read More The Traveler’s Guide to The Unique Tastes of South Korea (Part 3)
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This series originally appeared on the now-defunct blog, Black In Korea in 2015. The story recaps a foreigner’s first trip to South Korea prior to becoming a resident alien in 2017. Oh good, you’re back! Is your appetite ready for more? I’m glad to hear it, because we’ll be on the move, leaving the Capitol […]Read More The Traveler’s Guide to The Unique Tastes of South Korea (Part 2)
This series originally appeared on the now-defunct blog, Black In Korea in 2015. The story recaps a foreigner’s first trip to South Korea prior to becoming a resident alien in 2017. Welcome! Take a seat at Jinju’s Cafe. No, this isn’t a real place, albeit there’s at least 4 to 5 thousand coffee shops and […]Read More The Traveler’s Guide to The Unique Tastes of South Korea (Part 1)
Dating while abroad is just as hit-or-miss as it is in your home country, but the added stress of potential language and cultural barriers can make some throw in the towel. For others still, the fun of it all is like a game. But what if Korea took the path of, say, Japan, and made […]Read More In-person dating got you down? Try the Angelium Project.