Haengjusanseong Fortress Wall on Deogyangsan Mountain

Goyang, Korea: Haengjusanseong Fortress Wall, Deogyangsan Mountain

If you bike west along the northern side of the Han River, eventually you come to what looks like the end of the path though it really just heads inland and shoots towards Goyang-si a suburb of the metropolis. The … Continue reading

Korean Eating: Duck Stew 오리탕

Korean Eating: Duck Stew

While it looked similar and it had duck as the main ingredient, it wasn’t as thick as the oritang that I had become accustomed to eating in the north. My father-in-law explained that this was actually oritang and what I had wanted based on my description was oribaesuk (오리백숙). I had never heard of the latter and was sure that my teacher friends had always ordered the former, but it seems there is quite a difference. Continue reading

Every Single Day: Rocking Out With a New Album

Every Single Day

My husband, Jae-oo Jeong, has been super busy lately in the studio with his bandmates jamming and recording new songs as well as collaborating with other bands on old songs for an upcoming sixth album to be released at the … Continue reading

Fiddling Fingers: Collages Become HBM Paper

HBM Paper: Hello

What do you do when you’re fiddling your fingers and you’ve got nothing worthwhile to do? I used to collage, when I didn’t have a baby and had time to sit still with small scraps of paper scattered around me. … Continue reading

September On The Go!

September On The Go: Baby Sleeping

The seasons are coming and going and it seems like just yesterday we brought our baby home. We had to buy her first pair of shoes this month because she’s definitely on the verge of those first few steps without help. She’s 10 months old now and every day is just so enlightening. It’s wondrous to watch someone experience something new almost every day and to realize that she’s having a billion firsts. Continue reading

Yeonji Park’s Lake in Gimhae

Gimhae, Korea: Yeonji Park

While most people probably don’t head out of Busan to the nearby city of Gimhae unless they’re going to the airport located there, my in-laws live in that ‘burb so I am always on the lookout for places to go … Continue reading

The TrickEye Museum: Revamped

Hongdae, Seoul, Korea: Trickeye Museum

The TrickEye Museum in Hongdae recently had 60% of their artwork revamped and I, along with some friends, were invited out to have some fun and see what they had to offer. To be honest, I have never been interested in the TrickEye Museums around town and wouldn’t have gone out if it weren’t for this invitation. In the end though, we had a great couple of hours of fun and it was even rather baby friendly. Continue reading

Happy Chuseok!


  Happy Chuseok from my family to yours. I hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend here in Korea. If you celebrate like us, you woke up bright and early and washed up and then set the table just right. … Continue reading

What To Do If You’re Staying in Seoul for Chuseok

Chuseok Charye Altar

Chuseok, one of the biggest holidays in Korea, is coming up this weekend and many Korean families will head to their family homes to be thankful for the good harvest by eating lots of food and playing traditional games. If … Continue reading

Autumn Flowers are in Bloom!

Nanji Stream Park, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea: Autumn Flowers

The blooms haven’t stopped. Don’t let the cool breezes fool year, there are still flowers aplenty at parks around the city. We headed back to Nanji Stream Park for a picnic and a flower hunt this past weekend. While there were loads of people lined up to catch a ride up to the more famous Sky Park in the vicinity hoping to enjoy the autumn stalks, now is the time to really head to Nanji Stream Park. Continue reading