Snackin’ On the Go
Places / Snacks

Snackin’ On the Go

As snow continues to fall straight into the new year, you may find yourself looking for all sorts of ways to keep yourself warm. What better way to defrost 2013 than with delicious Korean snacks right?!? It’s no big secret that Korea is especially well known for it’s fabulous street food, but when it’s below … Continue reading

Light Up the Night
Events

Light Up the Night

I did it! After three years, I finally got to check out the Seoul Lantern Festival. Every year I planned to see it, but I always got the dates wrong or just totally forgot. So, I finally got my chance to gaze upon the luminous wonder that is the lantern festival and it did not … Continue reading

11.11
Holidays

11.11

As fall begins to fade into winter, that merriest time of year is upon us once again: Pepero Day!!! Why? What were you thinking? Last year, I prepared a cute little gift basket for my boyfriend, complete with a plush and homemade pepero. Since Pepero Day landed on a Sunday this year, and a very … Continue reading

Battle of the Claw!
Culture

Battle of the Claw!

Korea is full of claw machines. I’m not talking about just inside arcades and theme parks, but inside shopping malls, outside convenient stores and restaurants and in random alley ways. Odds are if you walk down any given street, you’ll find at least one. For me, this game has become a bit of a fetish. … Continue reading

Q&A: Dining Out
Language

Q&A: Dining Out

So, you’re in Korea and being in a new country the first thing you want to do is dig into some of the mouthwatering local cuisine. Or… you live in Korea and you just want to go out to eat without going through a round of charades first. In Korea, especially Seoul, you will be … Continue reading

Q&A: Café Chat
Language

Q&A: Café Chat

Okay. So now that I’ve gone on and on about different cafés (and will probably continue doing so), let’s brush up on some Korean. Here are some helpful phrases to use at a café. If you need extra help or have any questions, please feel free to ask.   Q: 뭐 드릴까요? (mwuh duh-ril-gga-yo) What … Continue reading

A Cookie for the Millennium
Holidays

A Cookie for the Millennium

I love holidays along with any excuse to do something out of the ordinary. Thankfully Korea is full of random holidays and one is just a day away, Peppero (빼빼로) Day! This year Pepero Day is extra super duper special because it lands on November 11, 2011 (11.11.11), thus making it Millennium Pepero Day, a date which only appears on the … Continue reading