Life in Korea

Film Talk: Fun Facts about Okja the Movie

On July 11th, I went to watch Seoul Cinema’s screening of Okja. Director Bong Joon-ho’s latest film is about a little girl’s attempt to rescue her pet, Okja, the super pig bred by a mega-corporation as a source of future food product. This was a special screening because the movie was followed
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Korean Lunar New Year at Our Home

For our family, the morning of February 19, 2015 has actually started few days before.  The preparation for Lunar New Year takes great deal of time and energy.  The house needed to be fresh and clean for the guests and so many kinds of food needed to be made for traditional Lunar
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2015 Happy Lunar New Year

February 19, 2015 It’s the new year Year of the cheong-yang (blue sheep) Happy Lunar New Year everyone! Sae-hae-bok-ma-ni-ba-du-sae-yo
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Getting Around in Korea: T-Money Card

If you live in Seoul then you should be familiar with one and only transportation card T-Money.  The Smart Card system has been used in Metropolitan Seoul for decade and finally in 2011 was integrated in Daejeon’s public transit.  The card can be used on city bus, subway, taxi and also as
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After Watching the Korean Movie 국제시장 (Ode to My Father), 2014

국제시장 (pronounced Gook-Jae-Si-Jang) was indeed another great Korean masterpiece to begin the new year with.  A heart-warming drama that makes you laugh and cry throughout the film.  The press is already making a fuss about how 국제시장 will join the Ten Million Club (refers to Korean films that sold over 10,000,000 box office tickets) within
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