Mangwon Traditional Market’s Good Eats

Seoul, Korea: Mapo-gu Mangwon Traditional Market, fruit and veggies

Mangwon Market is our local traditional market. It’s nothing fancy like Gwangjang Market downtown with its rows of food stalls, vintage section and Hanbok section but, Mangwon Market has some good eats and it’s within close proximity to Hongdae and the Han River so it’s easy to stop by, grab some food and be on your way. Continue reading

How To Become a Lotus Lantern Festival Volunteer & Supporter

Seoul, Korea: Lotus Lantern Festival, YeonDeungHoe

Two years ago, I was able to participate in the Supporters Program for the festival. I had the opportunity to learn more about Korean Buddhism, enjoy a temple stay for free, walk in the parade and volunteer at the festival as well as become friends with others in the program and this year, they’re doing it again. Check out the information below and sign up for the program now! Continue reading

Learning Korean Can Be Laugh Out Loud Funny, Pt. 2

LOL Fireworks Funny Korean Language

In this segment, let’s look at some more words/phrases that while aren’t so literally what’s happening, are still humorous for the way they express the idea. Continue reading

Contest: Every Single Day

ESD 2011

This contest is only open to residents outside of Korea. Sorry fans in Korea! You can get the CDs and see the guys pretty easily, if you ask me. This contest is for those fans abroad. Only one entry per participant will be accepted. ^^ Continue reading

Mothers Are The Ultimate Multitaskers

baby, two months

This made me wonder what this woman thought of her own mother. I grew up in a single-parent household, though I wouldn’t say that only a single-parent raised me. My mother’s side of the family is a close-knit 70 or so people and that’s who raised me. My mother was raising three girls while working full time. Continue reading

Every Single Day: A Pictorial History Lesson

ESD 2009

Here are some of my favorite pictures that I’ve taken while I’ve gone to concerts with my husband. From backstage, behind the band and to standing with thousands of people in front of the stage at festivals, this is Every Single Day from my perspective. Continue reading

Korean Cooking: Fermented Soybean Paste Soup: 된장찌개

Korean Cooking: Fermented Soybean Paste Soup 된장찌개

Fermented soybean paste soup, or deonjang jjigae (된장찌개), is one of those very common soups to see on restaurant tables as well as in the home. It’s one of those soups that also might take a little time to get used to with it’s salty taste. Continue reading

10 Spring Festivals To Look Forward To

Spring Festivals banner

Here are 10 spring festivals to look forward to and to put on the calendar now! Continue reading