1 Year in Korea: My Favorite Moments

Lesezeit: 6 Minuten Can you believe I’ve already been 1 year in Korea? I certainly cannot! Time truly flies and I am looking back on all the great things that happened during this one amazing year! In this post, I put together a collection of all the awesome moments I got to experience living in South Korea for…

How to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Korea

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten I love local Asian traditions and customs like no other and was especially happy about spending my first Seollal 설날, Korean Lunar New Year, with my fiancé Jeongsu and his family. I stayed with the family, living in a small countryside village, for a few days and took part in their traditions for the Lunar…

SpaLand Busan: Korea’s High-End Jjimjilbang

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten I was a declared jjimjilbang (Korean bathhouse) virgin and even skeptic. I didn’t like the idea of getting into a pool with naked women I didn’t know or having my entire body scrubbed for half an hour while being butt-naked. After a visit to Busan’s SpaLand, everything has changed. You can now call me a jjimjilbang…

Celebrating My First Chuseok in South Korea

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten I love experiencing foreign customs and celebrations first hand. When I moved to South Korea in May this year, I had the opportunity to observe “Buddha’s Birthday”, one of the biggest holidays in the country. This time in September, it was finally Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving, which is probably the most important festivity of the year…

Getting Ready for Chuseok: How To Make Songpyeon

Lesezeit: < 1 minute Chuseok, Korea’s most important holiday, is right around the corner and people are getting ready to celebrate with their families and honoring their ancestors. To get into the right mood, Jeongsu and I decided to make one of the many traditional Korean snacks for the festival: Songpyeon! If you don’t know how to make songpyeon…

Buddha’s Birthday: My First Festival in South Korea

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten I can finally call South Korea my “new home” and begin to settle down. What better way to do so than celebrating a national holiday with locals? May 25th was Buddha’s Birthday in Korea and people celebrated by going to nearby temples or hiking mountains together. It was a great event to bond with my…

How To Get Chinese Fonts For Word

Lesezeit: 2 Minuten As a learner of Madarin Chinese, being able to write Chinese characters is a huge part of studying. Even though I learned how to actually write Chinese characters with hours and hours of hard practice, most of the communication I am involved with that requires Chinese characters is all digital: on the computer or smartphone.…

5 Reasons You Should Start Drinking Matcha

Lesezeit: 3 Minuten Have you ever had a “Matcha Latte”? They are super delicious green drinks but what exactly is “matcha”? The answer might astonish you! I’ve started drinking matcha on a daily basis and noticed some positive changes to my body. There are endless advantages of matcha over other beverages such as coffee or regular tea! What…

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