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Koreans Work Hard and Play Hard Posted by on Jan 14, 2021

The Seoul Olympics in 1988 is globally known as an economic miracle because nobody would expect that Koreans could host an Olympic game in a relatively short time after the Korean War in the 1950’s. The fundamental reason for this miracle was hard working Koreans.      Koreans have achieved this financial success thanks to…

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Korean Home Remedies for Common Cold Posted by on Dec 16, 2020

Winter is already here, and we all know that we should take extra care for our health this year. Today, I am going to share strategies on how Koreans prevent common cold.      Layer up   Korea has four different seasons and winter can be harsh. 환절기 (hwan-jeol-gi: in-between season), especially from fall to…

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Korean Social Norms (Part 2) Posted by on Dec 7, 2020

We talked about Korean social norms in a previous post. https://blogs.transparent.com/korean/korean-social-norms-part-1/. If you haven’t had a chance to look at them yet, I suggest that you read them. As I promised, I will talk more about Korean social norms in Part 2, but the following social norms are more applicable in interpersonal relations.   Your…

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Korean Social Norms (Part 1) Posted by on Nov 23, 2020

Every country has their own social norms, and that certainly includes Korea. Korean culture is modernized, but many social norms are still based on 유교사상 (you-kyo-sah-sang: Confucianism), which emphasizes harmonious relations in social groups.    I have been wanting to talk about Korean social norms, but I didn’t want to misguide readers by over-generalizing some…

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How To Make Cucumber Kimchi Posted by on Nov 12, 2020

I have been desperate for Korean food for a while. My plan to visit Korea this year completely crashed due to COVID-19. My Korean food craving has become really bad and I even dream about eating Korean food. I don’t remember myself craving Korean food this much – and living in places where you can’t…

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Neologism that Reflects the Changing Korean Culture Posted by on Oct 27, 2020

Even if I live far away from Korea, I still keep in touch with friends that I grew up with. It is fun to talk to them, but I hear some words that I had never heard when I grew up in Korea. My friends are not in their 20’s, but they still use many…

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What is K-Beauty? Posted by on Oct 8, 2020

When I was in school, I had a classmate whose skin was always radiant despite her age. I asked her once what her secret was, and she said that she used olive oil. She added that it was her family secret coming down from her great-grandmother to her daughter. I guess women in many different…

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