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Little Baja (리틀바하)
Restaurants

Little Baja (리틀바하)

Once you’ve lived in Korea for a while, it’s only a matter of time before you become homesick for the foods back home. Sometimes it’s the little things like a certain brand of cereal, perhaps a box of mac n’ cheese or, for me, Pop-Tarts. However, once you start to crave foods from certain restaurants … Continue reading

The Line Between Love & Hate: Korea’s 16th Annual Queer Culture Festival (퀴어문화축제)
Culture / Events / News

The Line Between Love & Hate: Korea’s 16th Annual Queer Culture Festival (퀴어문화축제)

When I first moved to Korea, almost 6 years ago, people would always tell me that “there are no gays in Korea” or “there are no gay Koreans.” When talk of sex let alone sexual identity is strictly taboo and coming out of the closet can cost you your family, job and leave you ostracized it’s not hard … Continue reading

Line Friends Store & Cafe
Cafés / Places

Line Friends Store & Cafe

While Kakao Talk may be the dominant choice among messenger apps in Korea, Line seems to be dominating the world with its ultimate cuteness. Back in March, Line launched it’s 3 floor ‘Line Friends’ flagship store in Garosu-gil making it the largest largest amongst the 7 LINE FRIENDS stores across the globe. I just so happened to … Continue reading

1600 PANDAS+ Come to Korea
Art / Events

1600 PANDAS+ Come to Korea

The “1600 PANDAS” project is a result of the collaborative efforts between the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) of France and French artist Paulo Grangeon. The project began in 2008 and consisted of 1600 papier-mâché pandas, which were all handcrafted by Grangeon himself. The pandas were all made with recycled materials and the number represented the number of existing … Continue reading

석가탄신일: Celebrating Buddha’s Birthday
Culture / Holidays / Landmarks

석가탄신일: Celebrating Buddha’s Birthday

Once again, I headed out to 조계사 (Jogyesa) this year to celebrate Buddha’s birthday. In Korean, this day is called 석가탄신일 (Seokga Tansinil), meaning “Buddha’s birthday” or 부처님 오신 날 (Bucheonim Osin Nal) meaning “the day when the Buddha came.” In China and Korea, it is celebrated on the eighth day of the fourth month in the lunar calendar. The … Continue reading