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What Bibimbap Means to Koreans Posted by on Mar 16, 2022

Many popular Korean foods are widely loved—you may think of Kimchi, Bulgogi, Tteokbokk, and so on. Add to that list 비빔밥 (Bibimbap), one of the most well-known and popular Korean foods both in and outside of Korea.    Bibimbap lovers are all over the world. A Korean airline has been serving 비빔밥 as traditional Korean…

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Old and New Culture in Modern Korean Society (Part 5) Posted by on Feb 23, 2022

바야흐로 (bah-ya-hue-ro: at the height of, in full swing), we have reached the last post of Old and New Cultures in Modern Korean Society (Part 5).  I have been observing changes in Korean culture for a while and collecting ideas to share my personal opinions on it.  Today, I would like to talk about some…

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Old and New Culture in Modern Korean Society (Part 4) Posted by on Feb 3, 2022

I often talk to a group of friends who I grew up with in Korea. Once I start having a conversation with my friends, I often feel how far away from my own country my life has taken me. There are new words that I literally have to research in the middle of conversations. It…

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Old and New Culture in Modern Korean Society (Part 3) Posted by on Jan 26, 2022

In 2021, I talked about some aspects of Korean culture. Some of them are slowly disappearing, but others surprisingly still exist. If you haven’t read them yet, I recommend that you read these in order to understand how fast Korean cultures are changing. (https://blogs.transparent.com/korean/old-and-new-cultures-in-modern-korean-society-part-1/) (https://blogs.transparent.com/korean/old-and-new-cultures-in-modern-korean-society-part-2/)     Today, I would like to talk about 양육…

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Things that You Want to Know in Black Tiger Year  Posted by on Jan 10, 2022

A year of 다사다난 (dah-sah-dah-nan: eventful) conditions and situations, 2021 is behind us and the new year, 2022 has arrived. The number of 2022 personally brings me back to some of my memories of the sci-fi movies I may watch when I was younger. These movies typically start with a quote, such as ‘In 2022…

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Old and New Culture in Modern Korean Society (Part 1) Posted by on Nov 17, 2021

When I first moved to the States, I worked for a Korean company for a brief moment. A couple of young co-workers often complained about senior customers who were seemingly rude to them. They believed that people who left Korea in the ’70s were easily stuck in the 70s mindset. I didn’t know what exactly…

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Fun Facts Quiz of Squid Game (Part 2) Posted by on Nov 4, 2021

As far as I remember, of the many Korean tv shows I had watched in the past, most were dramas. There are, however, many different types of television shows in the Korean market. A recent Korean TV show, 오징어 게임 (oh-jing-uh-game: Squid Game), is one of them. Set in a dystopian future, this series has…

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