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Category Archives: Korea
Recently I finished and interesting book (started in Spring) titled The Confucian Kingship in Korea: Yôngjo and the Politics of Sagacity. This book looks at the life of a certain Korean king named Yeongjo (1694-1776, 영조/英祖) of the Joseon Dynasty … Continue reading
A while back, I found this excellent guide to toilets in Korea by the good folks at Seoulistic. Much of this also applies to Japan too. If you travel/live in either place, this is important information of course. When going … Continue reading
I haven’t talked about Korean stuff in a while (too busy with work and baby), but I found this interesting article by the Yonhap News Agency. This is about a festival to celebrate the Korean Buddhist Canon or Tripitaka Koreana. … Continue reading
Our second child is now more than a week old, and we are adjusting to the new routine. The first week was really, really busy. We stayed in the hospital for 2 nights, 3 days so my wife could recover … Continue reading
Hi all, In the past, I usually posted about specific holidays, but because I have friends from Japan, Korea and China, I realized that it was the same basic festival celebrated in different ways. I’m sure Vietnam has it too … Continue reading
People in the US and in Korea and remembering the 60th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the Korean War. A lot of good articles talk about the experiences of American veterans, but I also found an interesting article by … Continue reading
A small video I made recently: I got tired of seeing celebrities and even politicians do these weird bows to Asian people and decided that a short, simple video. I’m not an expert, but since I married my wife and … Continue reading
Hi all, The festival of Tanabata (七夕) is coming up. I wanted to share this drawing my daughter made. This is her memory of last year when we sat together and waiting for the stars to come out. At the … Continue reading
Recently, my Korean friend gave me some advice about watching more K-Dramas to help with my Korean language skills. She recommended an online service called Crunchyroll, which lets you watch Japanese anime1 and Korean dramas for a low monthly fee, … Continue reading
Recently I read an interesting article by Khatzumoto at AJATT and he writes about having bad experiences when living in Japan. Obviously, this advice applies to anyone living in any foreign country. However, if you look online, there expats who … Continue reading