December 9, 2011

Your Holiday Shopping Guide in Korea on a Budget

“I need to go to holiday shopping for my family back home and I have no idea what to buy!” I’ve heard some concerns about the holiday shopping from my expat friends. Yes, it can be hard if you are […]
November 11, 2011

Pepero Day: Yes, It’s a Gimmick, but Endearing

  Now, look at your calendar. Do you see what day it is? It’s November 11, 2011. Triple 11 on the calendar. The day of end of the world. It is just another day to go by, but it feels […]
October 14, 2011

Runaway to Sister’s City: Seoul, Korea by Katie Tibbetts

  This week’s Runaway to Sister’s City is special for me with two reasons. A) Because it’s Seoul, my hometown. And B) This great piece is written by my good friend and a wicked travel writer Katie Tibbetts (also known […]
July 1, 2011

My Seoul, Its Face before I Leave.

  I will be on the plane to Washington DC by this time tomorrow. It’s just three months, I know. But due to all the hectic things happened around me during the past few months, or last two years, it […]
June 15, 2011

The Secret of Last Minute Flight Tickets in Korea

    Today, I reveal the secret. The truth about Last Minute Flight Ticket System in Korea..   There isn’t one.   There, I said it. And yes, I’m serious. Then, how do I know their dirty little secret? It […]
April 18, 2011

Why ‘No Durian Inside’ Rule is Legitimate

It was just another normal day at the office in Seoul. In the quite office, I heard someone was mumbling something out loud. Thought ‘ugh, another argument? Oh come on.’ and just got back to work. And that became a […]
March 3, 2011

Runaway Photo: Unexpected Friendly Neighbors in Jeju Island

. #Location : Island guesthouse, Jeju island, South Korea #Occasion : I was all ready to go back home. In my 8 bed dorm room, I was done packing and out of the room then..  thought something was terribly wrong. […]
March 1, 2011

Grilled Mandarine Party in Jeju

Mandarin is one of the signature food of Jeju island. You can spot a mandarin farm along the way quite easily. It is a quite common house plant as well. One of the most popular fruits in Korea is Mandarin […]
February 8, 2011

Really, Off the Beaten Path Hiking at Geomundo

Geomundo (Geomun island) is on a half way to Jeju island from Yeosu on the map. Two hours from Yeosu city by ferry. Can you see the red circle on the bottom of the map in your right? Yes, that’s […]
February 5, 2011

Templestay, Homesick, and Milkyway

I am at Hwaumsa for a templestay and I am feeling the universe. I was expecting some level of awesomeness but not this much. Between an evening pray session and bed time which is 9pm, is a free time. Some […]
February 5, 2011

Letter from Yeosu

 Leaving Yeosu There is the place like this, gives you more powerful feeling when you leave than when you arrive. I’ve been here few years ago, dragged by powerful feeling toward to Admiral Lee, the greatest navy man of […]
January 24, 2011

Winter Snow Festival at Everland

*Location : Everland, Yongin, Korea *Occasion : Theme park in middle of the winter! Last weekend was fairly warm day for this winter. Almost -2 degC! Considering today was -15degC, it was almost spring! 🙂 Everland is one of the […]