K-Travel: Jeonju (전주)

It was a hot, very humid, summer day back in 2014 when I decided to plan my first 4-5 day out-of-Seoul backpacking trip in Korea.  Being my first trip alone I decided to see most of the south-western, central, and eastern regions of Korea and travel through Jeollabuk-do, Chungcheongnam-do, and Gyeongsangbuk-do.  Prior to my departure I…

Being a (Young) Woman in Korea (영) 한국의여성 생활

Back in May, last year, I wrote a female perspective piece about a shocking event that happened in Seoul in mid-spring. To summarize that piece I shed some light on how women or females within Korean society are treated and often not respected because of their gender. Wanting to speak more about women in Korea…

Multiculturalism in Korea (한국의 다문화주의)

One of many reasons behind recent measures made in Korea’s immigration policies relates to confronting modern-day state issues. Some of these issues include increasing the population growth and preserving Korean nationalism in light of globalization. Presently, the Republic of Korea (South Korea herein) possesses one of the world’s lowest birthrates and highest aging populations internationally….

Webtoons Turned Dramas (한국 웹툰 턴 드라마)

In the age of smartphone and tablet devices it is becoming a rarity to see a commuter with a book or a pen & paper in their hands.  With the rise in tech use and more recently digital apps that help us talk, text, and learn many people have upgraded to the new wave of…

Marrying Age between International Couples (국제커플 결혼의나이)

In continuation of age gap influences in international couples I would like to continue the discussion on what are some age related influences between international couples. For many international couples with varying age gaps marriage is quite often introduced or discussed during the beginning stages of the relationship. Sticking to the same focus on foreign…

Age Gaps in International Couples (국제커플의 에이지 갭)

In continuation on a topic of interest discussed in an old blog, Vlogging about Personal (International) Relationships, I wanted to discuss a new topic of interest on age gaps in international couples. A few, but not all of my readers are in international relationships and are either dating, engaged, or married to a foreign individual….

Angkor & Siem Reap

For Part 1: Please refer to Arriving in Cambodia (…continued) Being an early riser I was up before the rest of my classmates. Deciding to use the time to sight see around our hotel neighborhood during sunlight hours I ventured out again. I was greeted by our hired tut-tut driver along with a few other…

Arriving in Cambodia

  As an avid lover of traveling I am lucky to have been able to visit the famed Khmer temple of Angkor in Cambodia just a few years ago. I never had the time until now to mention this brief, but worthwhile trip when I discussed my adventures in Thailand.  However, both trips actually took…

Hweshik (회식) – Korean Office After-Work Dinners

In my latest K-drama language learning binge I came across a Korean drama called Drinking Solo(혼술남녀). Not highly rated and already a few episodes in I doubted whether or not I would find the drama itself interesting as it seemed to focus on Korean drinking culture, as well as, office after-work dinners known as hweshik (회식)….