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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...

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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...

Seoul Photo Festival 6

Seoul Photo Festival

Last Saturday afternoon (November 24th), we spent our late afternoon at the “Seoul Photo Festival”. The exhibit opened on November 21st and will run until the end of December. According to their website, the...

“Star1: Lee Min Ho” blog giveaway 72

“Star1: Lee Min Ho” blog giveaway

I haven’t had a giveaway for quite a long time. Since Christmas is just around the corner and I’ve been receiving inquiries about the Star1 featuring Lee Min Ho, let me have a blog...

I’ll Take Care of You 1

I’ll Take Care of You

I remember one late spring afternoon in 2011, my son was playing with other kids at the playground in front of his daycare center (Jongro Adong Hoegwan). It was late and I told him...

Star1: Lee Min Ho 5

Star1: Lee Min Ho

I rarely buy Korean magazines. On the few occasions that I would spend money on them, there always have to be a good reason. Most of the time, I buy magazines when the freebies...