How To Perform A Korean Jesa Ceremony

Jesa Ceremony, Seollal, Chuseok

Seollal (설날), the Lunar New Year, has come and gone and with it, most likely, a jesa (제사) ceremony for most Korean families. Jesa (제사) ceremonies are performed to honor the ancestors that have come before and paved the way … Continue reading

How To Set The Table for Jesa

Chuseok Charye Altar

Seollal (설날), or the Lunar New Year, is almost upon us! The three day holiday officially begins today and that means that more than half of the country will be taking a trip. Be it by car, train, bus or … Continue reading

What To Expect When You’re In Labor in Korea

Baby hand in my hand

A few contractions later, we were in a taxi to our doctor’s office to get this show on the road. Having a baby abroad can be stressful. With emotions that are already running rampant because of pregnancy hormones, adding a … Continue reading

Our Not So Romantic Holidays

Fujica Film: Sydney Australia, Hallie & Jae-oo

Happy Valentine’s Day! I never had any pretenses about my husband lacking a romantic bone in his body after we ‘celebrated’ our 100 days together. In Korea, couples aren’t so much into celebrating months together like young couples in the … Continue reading

Learning Korean Can Be Laugh Out Loud Funny

Ducks: LOL

Learning a new language is a difficult task for anyone. Some of my favorite words or phrases are the ones that are just so literal in my own language that they are hilarious. Here have been some of my favorites … Continue reading

What To Do If You’re Staying In Seoul for Seollal!

Chuseok Charye Altar

This year Seollal, or the Lunar New Year, falls on February 19th which means the holiday spans three days and runs into the weekend making it a lovely five day holiday from February 18th to February 22nd. Most Koreans head … Continue reading

Only 53 Halmoni Remain

War and Women's Human Rights Museum

In January of this year, two halmoni, or former comfort women, passed away and now there are only 53 remaining. Comfort women is a euphemism for women that were coerced into sexual slavery by Japan during WWII. These women now … Continue reading

A Crazy Multiply Sketch Night Is a Hit!

Hallie Bradley, Mia Pak, Molly Waters and artists Amanda Schutze

The Crazy Multiply Art Collective once again hit it big with the recent Transcribe/ Coalesce sketch night. With everything from musicians, installations, performance art and craft beer to boot, it would have been difficult not to enjoy the people and … Continue reading

Korean Cooking: Janchiguksu (잔치국수)

Korean cooking: Food, Janchiguksu 잔치국수 noodle soup

I recently had the chance to meet up with fellow blogger Brent Sheffield of Kimchibytes and I took him to one of my favorite places, Gwangjang Market. I was stunned to find out that after having lived here for four … Continue reading

January On The Go!

Baby hand in my hand

This month, my husband and I celebrated our third anniversary. We are lucky enough to have a friend that wasn’t too nervous to babysit a 7 week old so, we went out and wined and dined. Two hours of conversation … Continue reading