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Archive for November, 2018

Is reunification happening in the Korean Peninsula? Posted by on Nov 21, 2018

Is 통일(Tong-il: reunification) happening in 한반도(Han-ban-do: the Korean Peninsula)? When I was around 10 years old, I remember I got really scared after listening to the news. The news was about the immediate possibility of invasion by 북한 (Book-han: North Korea). The news showed people frantically stocking up on canned food and 라면(Rah-men: an instant…

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Farewell: So Long for Now! Posted by on Nov 8, 2018

It is time for me to say a fond farewell to everyone. It has been a great privilege to share my passion and knowledge about the Korean language and culture with you. I am sad to depart from this position, but I decided to focus on my academic journey for a while. It is time…

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The Homogeneous Culture in South Korea is Evolving Posted by on Nov 7, 2018

diversity in korea

If I remember correctly, most people in Korea didn’t want to standout. I once thought this common desire to blend in could encourage people to think and behave similarly. However, I am not quite sure about this thought anymore. When I grew up in Korea, following the 유행( Yoo- Hang, trend) was something everybody did…

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