석가탄신일: Celebrating Buddha’s Birthday
Events / Korea / Places / Seoul

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

One Day Hanbok **Relocated**
Fashion / Korea / Places / Seoul

One Day Hanbok **Relocated**

When a country boasts lovely traditional clothing, I think it’s only natural to catch the attention of the foreign eye and invoke curiosity. The 한복 (hanbok) is certainly no exception. For many tourists, the ideal Korean experience would include the chance to roam the grounds of an ancient korean palace dressed in a colorful traditional hanbok. Luckily, this experience … Continue reading

A Day In Danyang
Korea / Places

A Day In Danyang

If Korea was ever in possession of  top secret technology capable of reviving the dinosaur species, 단양 (Danyang) is where they would keep them. After a long 4 hour traffic congested bus ride, my boyfriend, his father (let’s call him Papa Song) and I finally arrived in 단양 (Danyang). Peering out the bus windows, there … Continue reading

Hellow Shop
Places

Hellow Shop

With Halloween quickly approaching, some of you may be scrambling to put the final touched on your costumes (like me) or perhaps you made a last minute decision to dress up. Whatever the case, it can be a little challenging to find the perfect costume in Korea. Luckily there are a few good costume stores … Continue reading