January 10, 2013 Deep in the concrete jungle of downtown Seoul, far below the tall precipices of office buildings and Seoul City Hall, down a twisting, narrow alley, there is a house guarded from burglars by barbed wire. It's vaguely reminiscent of the demilitarized zone just 40km (25 miles for us yanks) away. But you'll only... Continue Reading →
Today I went meandering. I often start these jaunts heading towards Gwanghwamun, partly due to my love of Kyobo bookstore, partly due to my enjoyment of the public area, and partly due to just plain habit. Perhaps next time I'll walk toward Dongdaemun. But that'll be another story! Today was cold, -14 °C, or 7... Continue Reading →
Well folks, it's that time of year again, the time for day-long feasting and relaxation. Now, many of you might not be familiar with Chuseok, much less the accompanying meal. A wonderfully over-simplified definition would be a Korean Thanksgiving. But I don't want to talk about what Chuseok is. I'm here to tell you about... Continue Reading →
Well, it seems I'm behind. I have some dokkaebi notes and I'll be writing about a makgeolli making class I took last Saturday, but I'm waiting for some photos before putting the whole thing together. So, to satiate you, my dear readers, I shall appease with a short post about a few things I see... Continue Reading →
After a long week of work sometimes we all have to indulge in a guilty pleasure. But to properly indulge, sometimes we need to seek the best or the original. Something with a story involved. This week's guilty pleasure: Dalkgalbi. So obviously, that means... road trip to... Chuncheon! Well, this week we didn't drive. Rather... Continue Reading →
While I didn't count how many statues there actually were, there were many statues, each with its own personality.
Well, this week I had a few days off, so Jihye and I decided to take a ROAD TRIP! I'll do a bit more writing on that later, but for now, this is an apology for not updating the Dokkaebi stories. Have no fear, I have two more in the works, but you'll have to... Continue Reading →