Category Archives: Friends

Friends I’ve met online

September Song

My language exchange partner shared with me the lyrics to “September Song”.  Koreans have an appreciation for many American songs, and I feel such a flush of joy hearing classics again, brought to my attention by someone on the other … Continue reading

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Korean Bible

Received a gift of a Korean bible from the Korean woman I met in town.  Since the bible is organized by chapter and verse, it is easy to match the Korean to an English bible. I am the light of … Continue reading

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Language Exchange: Rice and Flowers

I would like to share a typical language exchange I had today with my friend Chulmoon, the organic rice farmer in South Korea. I come off a lot better in text messages that I have time to compose with a … Continue reading

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Hanja from Cimi

As readers of my blog probably already know, my friend Cimi is going to China next year, so together we are learning a few Chinese characters (Korean hanja 한자, Mandarin trad. 漢字, simpl. 汉字 pinyin: Hànzì, Japanese kanji).  Cimi teaches … Continue reading

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What’s your excuse?

What’s your excuse for not studying, making progress, and speaking your target language? Today, mine is that it is too hot.  Then I remember that my teacher Joonhee wrote “It’s toooooooo hot here in Korea. 너무 더워요.”  Summer and it’s … Continue reading

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Time to SMILE #SMILEgoal

Check out Josette LeBlanc’s smile goals. Now it’s time for you to SMILE! Share your SMILE goals via your blogs, Facebook, or Twitter by using the hashtag #SMILEgoal.

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Namhansanseong Fortress (남한산성)

Namhansan Mountain, located 24 km Southeast from Seoul, is famous for being very beautiful all throughout the year. In the spring, the acacia trees grow thick, in the summer the green forest covers the entire mountain, and in the fall, many … Continue reading

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How to hide long comments in Dramabeans

My blog started for the sole reason that I am a person who tends to write long letters instead of short bursts like Twitter.  So I did not want to burden the Dramabeans Open Thread with my long posts.  Now, … Continue reading

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Friends in Korea

FriendsInKorea.com is the oldest and largest international social club in Korea. They have  weekly international parties in various areas of Seoul and other cities in Korea. They also organize language exchange meetings in coffee shops every week. FriendsInKorea.com은 한국에서 가장 오래되고 가장 큰 … Continue reading

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Why are you interested in Korea?

I read an interesting post on Kimchi Mamas about a woman dating online. She was troubled by Asian Fetish Men responding to her ads. As a white woman who has become interested in Korea 3 years ago, I worry that … Continue reading

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Hyde, Jekyll, Me 하이드 지킬, 나

Hyde, Jekyll, and Me is a Korean drama by SBS. The director of Wonderland and a circus performer clash and spark in this romance. If you have ever thought the person you were falling in love with seems like he … Continue reading

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Humanity

Until I started learning a language last March, I never owned a smartphone.  I was very unplugged from technology.  I didn’t take selfies, tweet, blog, Skype, email, text message. Now, rarely a day goes by without using my smartphone.  I … Continue reading

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KDrama: Mr Baek 미스터 백

Some more flashcards from Mr Baek episode 11.

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KDrama: Mr Baek 미스터 백

From episode 3

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Ease of mind

“May you have ease of mind, May you have comfort of heart.” – Lovingkindness (Metta) Meditation   May you, dear reader, not try to take on too much.  Find time to sleep.  Learn how to say no.  Spend time on … Continue reading

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