When I first learned about South Korea roughly 6 years ago, it was certainly through its entertainment industry. All I could recall about the peninsula was what I’d learned through many years ago in high school (North Korea is the Hermit Kingdom and there was a longstanding war between the two Koreas), so the entertainment […]Read More “I want to go to Seoul.”
When Lindsey submitted her essay, I knew I wanted to feature her story first. She’s a beautiful girl with a wonderful heart. Her stories of social work with children from other countries were extremely moving and I’m excited to share them. Lindsey is one of those teachers over 30 who is extremely motivated, bright, and […]Read More Over 30 and Teaching Abroad: Lindsey Nave
Hello, Kimchibytes (KB) readers! KB has grown from an awesome blog into a following of people interested in South Korea around the world. Comment sections and Facebook pages have influenced awesome conversations and a lot of learning. It’s exciting to know that KB has impacted you in a positive way. Transitioning to/from living abroad is […]Read More Get Ready For More Kimchibytes!
According to the burnt out search engine that brought you to this page, you desire to know the secret of how Korean women, and more increasingly the men, are so impossibly thin. We’ve seen how they can eat a family sized portion of carbs and top it off with soju yet still weigh less than your […]Read More How To Be Thin Like A Korean Girl
As the winter frost recedes and you begin to unfurl from hibernation you may find yourself craving human interaction or a greater sense of purpose. Check out a few of my favorite volunteer organizations that will fulfill those nagging needs. One such organization offers a unique opportunity to aid North Korean defectors. There are plenty […]Read More Being Lonely In Korea And Creating Community Through Volunteering
While Korea has developed with lightning speed and will continue to do so with its ever-changing landscape into the foreseeable future, there is a more underrated side that is inching its way to oblivion. Take a moment to appreciate the natural side before the rest of it goes the way of their beloved national animal, […]Read More The Terrifying Side Of Korea, Nature
I signed a form and was handed a brown envelope with the details enclosed. I would soon return to complete the undertaking that I had been mulling over for months. It takes time to craft the perfect crime, however.Read More How I Hired Someone to Break the Law in Korea
Fallout in the ROK is a hot topic. What steps can you take in the event that threats ecalate to missileRead More How To Survive North Korea’s Nuclear Attack
We swagger in black, congregate, and lament over noodles coated in a syrupy black sauce that is obviously meant to resemble the inner workings of the single person’s heart. Because why else would you be single unless your heart pumps tar?Read More What It’s Like Being Single In Korea
A COMPARISON BETWEEN TEACHING IN KOREA VS JAPAN: PROS AND CONS This review contains sweeping generalizations and swearing up the wazoo. If you’re the sensitive type, best to pass on this one. Also if you don’t give a shit about living and teaching in Korea and Japan than I doubt this will be of interest […]Read More Korea is for Extroverts. Japan is for Introverts.