8.14.2015 Special Holiday Declared in South Korea

As you may all know already, this year South Korea celebrates the 70th National Liberation Day (in Korean, 광복절) on Saturday, August 15th 2015.  But it falls on weekend that Korean government decided to declare friday, August 14th, 2015 as one time special holiday (in Korean, 임시공휴일) to observe a day inlieu as well as to boost the economy. There are mixed reactions to this declaration, but the majority of Korean citizens is welcoming an extra day-off. The government expects about 1.3 million ...

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Zara Buys Luxurious Building on Myung Dong St - Seoul

Myung Dong is a mecca for shoppers surrounded by luxury department stores, artists’ boutique shops, trendy restaurants, etc. where young Koreans meet up and foreigners from around the world visit to feel the dynamics of the capital city, Seoul. Due to its proximity to major subway lines and convenience to access the country’s trendsetting entertainment facilities, real estate prices in Myung Dong are kept high at all times...

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Korea Has An End of the Year Celebration? Yes!

Hello everyone. As 2016 is approaching its end, every corner of New York City is filled with holiday spirit. Korea is not an exception! Around this time of the year, many Koreans are eager to get together to celebrate the year-end and to welcome a new year with fresh energy and new resolutions. Streets are busier, restaurants and bars are packed with crowds who wish to enjoy the holiday season. In this article, I would like to introduce two words: 망년회 & 송년회 that indicate a Korean year-end ...

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Korean Cooking Blogs

Hello everyone! Today I would like to introduce two Korean cooking websites where you can obtain recipes for your favorite Korean dishes. Among various blogs or media channels available out there, the below two links have proven to supply useful tips yet simple recipes that even novices in cooking, including myself, can easily follow. Both chefs periodically update their web pages so that hundreds of followers pay attention to their next moves. Let's take a look at the first blog!

 

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