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Jasmine Lee’s son began military service

Military service for men is mandatory in South Korea, regardless of social, financial and religious status. Before 2011, young men from multicultural families were not required to undergo military training especially if they didn’t...

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“Sikhay” for Sikap-Buhay

When Ms. Gennie Kim told me about her project with the IOM Migration Research and Training Center, I was not surprised that she would choose to start a project for Filipino women returnees from...

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Visit Cheongwadae or Blue House

CHEONGWADAE OR BLUE HOUSE The residence of the president of South Korea is called “Cheongwadae” or “Blue House”. It is the building with the blue roof seen from Gwanghwamun. It is possible for Koreans...

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Chuncheon Day Trip: Jade Garden

When you travel outside Seoul, you don’t waste time by going back to the city early. After our rail bike ride at the Gangchon Rail Park, my friends and I proceeded to Jade Garden...

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Chuncheon Day Trip: Gangchon Rail Park

One of my favorite activities in Korea is the rail bike! You don’t need to travel far as there are rail bikes near Seoul and they are accessible by subway. There are three in...

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Shake Shack Korea in Gangnam

When Shake Shack announced it will open its first branch in Korea, the foodie groups on Facebook were excited. Shake Shack Korea first branch is located in Gangnam and they opened on July 22nd....