My Favorite Southeast Asian Cities My Favorite K-pop Songs Seoul National Cemetery Damyang Bamboo Festival Juknokwon: Damyang’s Bamboo Park
My Favorite Southeast Asian Cities I love living in Dongtan and before coming to Korea, I loved living in Gilbert, Arizona (USA). Though there are three Southeast Asian cities that I would always want to return to and will always have a special place in my heart. Manila, Philippines No surprise here since it is where I was born and […]
My Favorite K-pop Songs Everywhere you go in Korea, you’ll hear K-pop songs. They’ve become so popular that you actually hear them around the world. K-pop or Korean pop is a musical genre from South Korea that is popularized by idol groups. It plays a major part in the Korean Wave or Hallyu (한류) that’s sweeping the globe. I […]
Seoul National Cemetery Known as the nation’s sanctuary, the Seoul National Cemetery (국립서울현충원) is where martyred patriots and dedicated civil servants rest in peace. Established by President Syngman Rhee (이승만) in 1955, these hallowed grounds measure approximately 1.43 million square meters. It is a beautiful and peaceful place where people can honor fallen heroes. It is also a […]
Damyang Bamboo Festival Started in 1999, the Damyang Bamboo Festival (담양대나무축제) has been organized around the date of May 3rd to celebrate bamboo as a community. This originated from the Goryeo period in Korean history (고려; 918–1392) wherein the 13th day of May on the Lunar calendar was recognized as the Juk-chui/Juk-sul Day or Bamboo Day. The festival […]
Juknokwon: Damyang’s Bamboo Park What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word bamboo? I immediately think of pandas! The Bamboo Park or Juknokwon (죽녹원) in Damyang (담양) certainly has pandas but not the playful and cuddly kind, although these children might disagree. Damyang’s Bamboo Park or Juknokwon (죽녹원) is also known as the Juknokwon Bamboo […]
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THINK It’s Not Illegal Yet
Juknokwon: Damyang’s Bamboo Park
Yongjusa Temple on Buddha’s Birthday
Damyang Bamboo Festival
Ulleungdo Cable Car
Shortcut to Seommok
Big-O Yeosu
Dokdo
Ulleungdo Monorail
DSME Marine Robot Pavilion
Worldwide Korea Bloggers Welcoming Ceremony

My Favorite Southeast Asian Cities

I love living in Dongtan and before coming to Korea, I loved living in Gilbert, Arizona (USA). Though there are three Southeast Asian cities that I would always want to return to and will always have a special place in my heart. Manila, Philippines No surprise here since it is where I was born and […]

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My Favorite K-pop Songs

Everywhere you go in Korea, you’ll hear K-pop songs. They’ve become so popular that you actually hear them around the world. K-pop or Korean pop is a musical genre from South Korea that is popularized by idol groups. It plays a major part in the Korean Wave or Hallyu (한류) that’s sweeping the globe. I […]

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Seoul National Cemetery

Known as the nation’s sanctuary, the Seoul National Cemetery (국립서울현충원) is where martyred patriots and dedicated civil servants rest in peace. Established by President Syngman Rhee (이승만) in 1955, these hallowed grounds measure approximately 1.43 million square meters. It is a beautiful and peaceful place where people can honor fallen heroes. It is also a […]

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Damyang Bamboo Festival

Started in 1999, the Damyang Bamboo Festival (담양대나무축제) has been organized around the date of May 3rd to celebrate bamboo as a community. This originated from the Goryeo period in Korean history (고려; 918–1392) wherein the 13th day of May on the Lunar calendar was recognized as the Juk-chui/Juk-sul Day or Bamboo Day. The festival […]

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Juknokwon: Damyang’s Bamboo Park

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word bamboo? I immediately think of pandas! The Bamboo Park or Juknokwon (죽녹원) in Damyang (담양) certainly has pandas but not the playful and cuddly kind, although these children might disagree. Damyang’s Bamboo Park or Juknokwon (죽녹원) is also known as the Juknokwon Bamboo […]

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Colors of Korea: Green

Before coming to South Korea, I had this idea of a country filled with skyscrapers and streets jammed with cars. With over 50 million people sharing approximately 100,000 square kilometers, land is at a premium and green was far from the color I would use to describe the country. But having lived here and traveled […]

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Bongamsa Temple

It’s been a year since my last post, which was about Yongjusa Temple on Buddha’s Birthday. There’s no post better to end my dry spell than writing about Bongamsa Temple (봉암사). Unlike other temples in Korea, Bongamsa Temple is open to the public for only one day of the year–on Buddha’s Birthday. Founded in 879 during […]

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Yongjusa Temple on Buddha’s Birthday

Living in Dongtan allows me to easily get to Hwaseong Fortress, Yungneung and Geolleung, and Yongjusa Temple. Although I’ve already been to Yongjusa Temple, I decided to visit it again on Buddha’s Birthday last year. Yongjusa Temple (용주사) means the dragon jewel temple. It was originally built in 854 AD under the name Garyangsa Temple. […]

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Big-O Yeosu

Big-O is the symbolic landmark of the Yeosu Expo. The O stands for Ocean which is the main theme of the Expo. Or as my husband likes to say, “that’s the shape your mouth makes as your jaw drops from watching this massive fountain.” During the day, it is the backdrop for fountain shows and […]

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DSME Marine Robot Pavilion

The DSME Marine Robot Pavilion is the largest single pavilion at the Yeosu Expo. It was built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd (DSME) which is the second largest shipbuilder in the world. This pavilion focuses on robots, from how they are made to what they can do now and in the future. It […]

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