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Lotte World Posted by on Jul 31, 2011

Have you ever been to Lotte World (롯데월드)? It’s an amusement park in Seoul and it’s a fun place to enjoy all the best rides in one location. This ride is not for the faint of heart: Gyro Swing (자이로스윙) This ride is very turbulent. Is that why it’s named the French Revolution (후렌치레불루션)? This…

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South Korean Flood Posted by on Jul 29, 2011

As some of you may already know, areas of South Korea that include Busan, Seoul, South Gyeongsang Province, Gyeonggi, Gangwon Province and other areas were affected by a heavy flood for about three straight days starting from July 26th. There is estimated to be at least seventy people dead. We send our condolences to the…

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Traditional Korean Circus Posted by on Jul 23, 2011

The Namsadang Nori (남사당놀이) is a type of traditional Korean circus consisting of performers that dance, sing or perform amazing stunts. The performers of Namsadang were usually people of the lower classes. As a result the Namsadang Nori was held in contempt by upper class Koreans. However today, people crowd in numbers to see…

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Oink Oink Oink Posted by on Jul 19, 2011

There is an adorable Korean children’s song about a baby pig and its mother. The baby pig wants to go outside, but the mother pig says no. It’s a song reminding children that they should obey their mother. 토실토실 아기돼지 (toshiltoshil agidweji) Chubby chubby baby piggy 젖달라고 꿀꿀꿀 (jutdallago ggoolggoolggool) asked for milk, oink oink…

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Large Statues in Korea Posted by on Jul 15, 2011

There are lots of places in South Korea that have giant and impressive structures that people visit all the time. Take for example the Bongeunsa (봉은사), which is a Buddhist temple that contains a large Buddha statue with a square tile over its head. The Naksansa Temple (낙산사) is famous for its representation of a…

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