Korean Culture & Language

Attending A Wedding in Korea

Right after work last Saturday, I went to Yongin City to attend the wedding of my dear friend who is also a Filipina. As much as my husband wanted to join me, he couldn’t make it as he was scheduled for an important meeting somewhere far; thus I had to travel for 4 hours (round trip) by myself. I waited so long…… Continue reading Attending A Wedding in Korea

Korean Culture & Language · Restaurants & Cafes

At A Random Cafe

After grocery shopping, I looked for a coffee shop to grab some Iced Americano. Then I stumbled across Coffeco, a random cafe located few steps away from Dongdaemun District Office. While waiting for my drink, I checked the books on display and found 고마워요, 소울메이트 (Thank you, Soulmate) written by Jo Jin Guk, the writer of the Korean drama…… Continue reading At A Random Cafe

Korean Culture & Language

KIIP Level Test Reviewer and Guide

A day before my KIIP level test (사전평가) last year, I did a self review using the book 사회통합프로그램 사전평가 2016 published by Sidaegosi. What’s inside: KIIP guide Test schedule for the whole year Oral Test tips 5 Actual Tests (Written and Oral) OMR Sheets Answer Key This reviewer helped me a lot in familiarizing different question types for the…… Continue reading KIIP Level Test Reviewer and Guide

Korean Culture & Language

My KIIP Level Test Experience

Seoul has been my home for quite a long time already but I haven’t studied Korean language formally aside from my two-month experience at the university. I don’t get to use the language often since I speak English at work most of the time. Well, I do try to speak Korean with my husband and mother-in-law though. Few years…… Continue reading My KIIP Level Test Experience

Korean Culture & Language

Korean Parents’ Day: 어버이날

Unlike other countries, South Korea doesn’t celebrate Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day  separately. One day (May 8) is dedicated for all parents instead. It is called 어버이날(eo-beo-ee-nal) in Korean. One popular gesture is giving parents carnations. Above is a photo of one ajushi opening his flower shop and putting fresh flowers on display. I took it early this morning…… Continue reading Korean Parents’ Day: 어버이날