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Boys Before Flowers: American F4 7

Boys Before Flowers: American F4

Who doesn’t love “Boys Over Flowers”? Which Asian isn’t a fan of the F4? Taiwanese? Japanese? Korean? And now… American F4! My favorite version of “Boys Over Flowers” is the Japanese one ~ Hana...

Chuseok: Before, During and After 8

Chuseok: Before, During and After

This year marks my 11th Chuseok. My first one happened barely a month after I came to Korea. It was unforgettable as it was a new experience, but also stressful because I didn’t know...

밥버거 or Korean rice burger 6

밥버거 or Korean rice burger

Have you ever tried a “Korean rice burger”? Lotteria, a Korean fast food chain, introduced its rice burger a few years ago. It’s “Veggie Rice Bulgogi” burger has rice buns (with bits of veggie)...

Multiple-entry visa for Filipinos to South Korea 17

Multiple-entry visa for Filipinos to South Korea

Excited to share that multiple-entry visa for Filipinos to South Korea is now easier to acquire! Reposting… Pinoy tourists to South Korea expected to increase following relaxed visa rules When the South Korean government...

Politics: Philippines and South Korea 15

Politics: Philippines and South Korea

The Philippines and South Korea are the two countries I am most familiar with. In the Philippines, we say that the three top interests of Filipinos are basketball, show business and politics. Here in...

Saving Points in South Korea 2

Saving Points in South Korea

Saving points in South Korea is in, while saving coupons is not so in. A few years ago, I posted about collecting proof of purchase to exchange them with points. I did it with...

Jeane Napoles with Pnoy 2

Jeane Napoles with Pnoy

I don’t usually post stuff about Philippine politics here… Today the photo of Jeane Napoles with Pnoy, Philippine president has come out on Facebook. Remember that Jeane Napoles is the spoiled daughter of Janet...

The First Gay Wedding in Korea 13

The First Gay Wedding in Korea

The “first gay wedding in Korea” happened last Saturday, September 7th. It was held publicly in Cheonggyecheon, near Gwanghwamun. When the “invitation” was published on news portals a few weeks ago, I thought I...

Incheon Airport Sky Festival 2013 3

Incheon Airport Sky Festival 2013

This year’s Sky Festival, hosted and organized by Incheon Airport, is going to be held on September 13 and 14th. There will be two free concerts for the general audience: a classical concert on...

Expensive private kindergartens in Korea 7

Expensive private kindergartens in Korea

My son didn’t go to kindergarten. Instead, he attended a private day care for two years and government-run day cares until he reached school age. In total, he went to four day care centers....