How often have you heard people say that racism doesn’t exist, or that race no longer matters—“Just look at Oprah.” Interracial couples, a group experiencing a major growth spurt in ... more I am a long way from home, standing at the summit of Cheonwangbong (1915m), the highest mountain on the mainland of South Korea. Home is Oslo, the capital of Norway, ... more
How often have you heard people say that racism doesn’t exist, or that race no longer matters—“Just look at Oprah.” Interracial couples, a group experiencing a major growth spurt in ... more I am a long way from home, standing at the summit of Cheonwangbong (1915m), the highest mountain on the mainland of South Korea. Home is Oslo, the capital of Norway, ... more South Korea has four seasons. Winter, typically, lasts from late November until the middle of March. This coincides with the “ski-season” for which South Korea enjoys popularity from many Chinese ... more It finally happened. On December 18th of last year (2014), IKEA opened its first store in South Korea in the city of Gwangmyeong after years of rumors and long awaited ... more To those who aren’t familiar with Chinese characters, the Chinese Yuan, Korean Won, Japanese Yen and even the Hong Kong Dollar may all seem to be different currency units. This ... more When you hear the word KIA, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? It is IKEA (the Swedish furniture company)? Is it tennis? Super Bowl commercials? What about affordable ... more A Winter’s Night
A Korean Poem by Park, Yong-Rae (1925-1980)
On a sleepless night, snow fell upon my hometown’s garlic-field.
On a sleepless night, moon-light fell upon my hometown's house-roof-edge.
A home far away ... more In 1987, my wife and I bought a hanok in Seoul’s Gahoe-dong district which has been our home ever since. Living in a hanok brings an understanding of many of ... more Some of us come from Fragrant Blue or Strong Fruit. Maybe you’ve traveled to Meaningful Big Advantage and can’t wait to visit Ink West Brother. Not sure where you’re from? ... more Designed and built with an uninterrupted high-wall stone fortress encircling the entire city, Seoul during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) had 8 city entrance gates which opened in the morning and ... more
In the most recent census results, it was clear that interracial couples are a burgeoning phenomenon in the U.S., continuing to contribute to the diversity of society. Among opposite-sex married ... more Just because you know how to sing all the latest K-pop hits doesn’t mean Korea is the place for you.
When in Rome Korea, do as the Romans Koreans do.
Moving to ... more Our contributor, Mr. Seokbum Kim, is having a photo exhibition at the Hanwon Museum of Art between December 14 (Sunday), 2014 until January 16 (Friday), 2015. Below is a selection of his ... more The beauty of East Asia comes alive when visiting Seonunsa --- a Buddhist temple located in the Jeollabuk (North Jeolla) Province of South Korea. This temple - its name is Seonunsa - ... more Foreigners using Chinese names is a custom dating back to the Tang Dynasty. We do it for the same reasons some Chinese use English names overseas — they’re easier for ... more The beauty of Korea (located along the north-eastern coast of the Asiatic continent) had once been compared with that of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and New England which collectively make ... more Did you know that the term “Middle East” is a misnomer? What came to designate, in the popular press and the mass media, the region spanning from the Eastern coast of ... more During my stay in Seoul as an international student, I had asked a few people why do they like Seoul. Here's what they told me. What is the reason for ... more Here are four things that you can let go of that will make you a happier, more peaceful person by the time you hit the sack tonight:
1) LET GO OF ... more In just a few days, I'll have been living and working in the Netherlands for 8 months, with the hope of continuing for at least another few years. This is ... more With a 5000 year old history and sporting the forth largest economy in Asia with over $1.130 trillion USD GDP in 2012, Korea has emerged as a global power-house on ... more 01
Don't be afraid of making mistakes. Not knowing terms of references used by your VC's, board of directors or anyone in your circle. You're not meant to know everything, ... more