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April 19th Revolution

April 19th Revolution reminds me of the EDSA Revolution It is called the “April 19th Revolution” or simply “April Revolution”. This is the “people power” event that toppled the Rhee Syng Man government. I...

12 지신 (Ji-shin) or Korean Animal Signs 4

12 지신 (Ji-shin) or Korean Animal Signs

새 해 복 많이 바드세요! (sae hae bok manhi padeu-seyo) means “may you receive a lot of blessings in the new year”. It’s how we greet each other during the lunar new year in...

exams week 3

exams week

It’s exams week for grade school and middle school students in Korea. Next week, it will be the high school students’ turn. And the week after next will be the college students’ midterm. You...

The Legend of Dangun 5

The Legend of Dangun

We’re gonna have another 3-day weekend with Monday being a holiday. October 3 is “Gae-cheon-jeol” or the “Festival of the Opening of Heaven,” which is the Korean foundation day. “Dan-gun” is considered the father...