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Ate Ning’s Homemade Yummies 1

Ate Ning’s Homemade Yummies

Having Filipino food is a novelty for me here in Korea. It’s not everyday (and not even every week) that I could eat my favorite Filipino food. Most of the time, I get to...

Park Geun Hye is the new President of South Korea 9

Park Geun Hye is the new President of South Korea

South Korea has elected its first female president. The current president, Lee Myung Bak, will end his five-year term next year. Park Geun Hye is the daughter of the late President Park Chung Hee,...

Korea’s biggest theme park: Everland 6

Korea’s biggest theme park: Everland

The first time I went to Everland was in 2008, five years after I first came to Korea! I’ve been a fan of Korea’s biggest theme park from that time. From that time on,...

Korean kids top in math and science 9

Korean kids top in math and science

According to this report I saw on Yahoo, Korean kids are among the top students who do well in math and science. Korean grade 4 students top science. They are second to Singapore 4th...

Korean Immigration and Integration Program (KIIP) 1

Korean Immigration and Integration Program (KIIP)

The KIIP or Korean Immigration and Integration Program (KIIP) is a social integration program introduced by the Korean government in 2009. It is a voluntary program available for immigrants in South Korea. If you...

Smoking Ban in Korea 5

Smoking Ban in Korea

In case you’re planning to visit Korea, please be aware that smoking ban in Korea at most public places including restaurants! Beginning December 8th, smoking in restaurants, bars and bakeries that are 150 square...

More jobs available for foreign wives 0

More jobs available for foreign wives

Good news for foreigners who are married to Koreans! The government is planning to make more jobs available for foreign wives. As to the kinds of jobs, we’ll just have to wait and see....

Hail the Queen! Kim Yuna is back! 5

Hail the Queen! Kim Yuna is back!

This weekend, Kim Yuna fans like me anticipated her return to the figure skating competitions. The last time she competed was in 2011 or 19 months ago. After the long wait, she appeared in...

Snowy December in Korea 5

Snowy December in Korea

Heavy snow fell in Korea last Wednesday. Thankfully, I received my new boots the day before and I haven’t slipped on the icy road. Too bad for drivers since many had to wait in...

Starbucks 2013 Planner (Korea version) 65

Starbucks 2013 Planner (Korea version)

It’s the 3rd day of December and we only have 28 days left before we celebrate the new year – 2013! The Starbucks 2013 Planner could help you “plan” your year ;p Hope all...