Waegukin - living and teaching in Korea
 
 
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Apr
22
2015

❧  Should I write about this on my Korea blog? 

A helpful flowchart to use when considering whether you should write about something on your Korea blog. Avoid making an ass of yourself!
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Aug
22
2014
obama in korea

❧  Obama speaking Korean – a history 

A complete history of Barrack Obama’s attempts to drop Korean language phrases into his speeches, from his first presidential campaign to the present. With videos.
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Jul
21
2014

❧  Some lesser-known bows 

A guide to the intricacies of some of the lesser-known bows of Korea – how context can turn a formal bow into an expression of honest gratitude, or an elegant fuck you.
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Apr
22
2014

❧  What not to say about the Sewol disaster 

Some brief thoughts on the Sewol tragedy. This wasn’t something I intended to write about, but there is an idea going around that needed to be addressed.
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Jan
31
2014

❧  A trip to a hostess bar 

Korean hostess bars are places where you are served drinks by attractive girls who will flirt with you. This is about a time I went to such a place with a good Korean friend, KH.
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Mar
29
2013
Wonderfull SamCheok

❧  English slogans of Korean cities: the complete list 

An almost exhaustive list of the English language slogans of Korean cities – from Fantasia Bucheon to Just Sangju.
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Mar
24
2013

❧  What do South Koreans really think about North Korea? 

Are South Koreans really unconcerned by North Korea’s threats and provocations? Or is there a more complex psychology beneath South Korea’s seeming unconcern?
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Jan
15
2013
robot haraboji

❧  Are Koreans…? Part 2: abilities, sexuality, and random queries 

Part 2 of the results of my playing around with Google’s auto-search feature. Are Koreans bad drivers? Easy to get into bed? Afraid of fans? All named Kim? The answers are here.
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Dec
18
2012
korean parliament fight

❧  Korean parliament fights – an election day special 

In celebration of election day and Korea’s young democracy, I offer up this wonderful collection of videos of Korean politicians fighting with each other.
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Nov
25
2012
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❧  The strange shared history of curry rice and donkkaseu sauce 

The curious story of how the cuisine of India, via Britain and Japan, resulted in two staples of the Korean diet – curry rice and donkkaseu sauce.
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