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Superstitions My Grandmother Believed Posted by on Jul 3, 2019

Before my grandmother converted to Catholicism, she was a devout Buddhist. She insisted that we follow many rules at home, such as never placing the head of spoons upside down, or making sure that we leave our umbrellas on the 현관 (hyun-kwan: porch) and never to bring them inside or open them in the…

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Korean Hangover Cures (Part 2) Posted by on Jun 19, 2019

I briefly mentioned in Part 1 that South Korea has one of the world’s highest alcohol consumption per capita. I personally blame old Korean 술문화 (sool-moon-hwa: drinking culture) and 소주 (soju: one of the most popular and cheap alcoholic drinks in Korea.) It is a strong alcohol made from sweet potatoes or rice. It is…

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Korean Hangover Cures (Part 1) Posted by on Jun 10, 2019

Every country has different hangover food. When I first moved to Australia, l was surprised when my friends were all looking for pizza as a hangover cure when my stomach was looking for a bowl of spicy Korean soup. Pizza can be a good hangover food option for me now since I have limited Korean…

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A Message from a Korean Boyband Posted by on May 28, 2019

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My best friend, who lives in New York, called me and we started sharing news on how each one’s life was going in different states. Soon she asked me how 블로그 (bool-lo-gue: blog) writing was going. I said I enjoy writing, but I get often stuck when finding topics. She suggested to write about a…

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Korean Dating Culture Posted by on May 16, 2019

I believe that how people love is certainly affected by culture. 연애(yeon-ae: courtship)  with 한국인(han-kook-inn: Koreans) can be different from dating a person from your own culture. Although I’ve been a 아줌마(ah-joom-mah: a married woman) for a while, I am not familiar with 유행(you-hang: new trends) in dating culture in Korea. However, I can give…

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The Cultural Difference Between Korea and America Posted by on Apr 29, 2019

I have been living in two different worlds, between Korean and American 문화(moon-hwa:culture), since I met my husband. I am a native Korean and my 남편(nam-pyoen: husband) is an American. People say that it is normal for married couples to learn about their partner’s peculiarities in the beginning of 결혼(kyoel-hon: marriage). I started to realize…

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My Favorite Korean Song Posted by on Apr 19, 2019

Did you know that songs you hum in the shower can tell you how old you are? My favorite shower song is ‘어머님께’ (To Mother) by 지오디 (g.o.d.). This male group band has been loved by Koreans since 1999. They have other popular songs, but I love ‘어머님께’. Somehow, the melody of this song…

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