Category: Life

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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Worldwide Korea Bloggers Welcoming Ceremony

Last December, I was chosen to be part of the second batch of the Worldwide Korea Bloggers (WKB) for Korea.net. A welcoming ceremony was held on March 23 at the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) offices in Seoul. There I met other WKB bloggers, WKB featured writers, and KOCIS staff. We were shown the […]

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Seoul Body Worlds Exhibit

The War Memorial Museum of Korea has been hosting the Body Worlds exhibit. Gunther Von Hagens’ Body Worlds exhibits are shown all over the world and each one has a different theme. The theme for the exhibit in Seoul is The Cycle of Life. It all starts with… ….the development of embryo and fetus. The […]

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My Korean Name

Here in Korea, people often assume I’m Korean. When I say that I’m not, I’m asked if I’m sure, which I find flattering. I’m Filipino-Chinese. At birth, I was given two names: an English name (Johanne) and a Chinese name (徐婉玲/Xu Wan Ling). Both names were meticulously picked by my mother. Here in Korea, most […]

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Live Free

Happy New Year everyone! The start of another year always prompts us to reflect on the past year and find something we’d like to change, repeat, improve, or just forget. Every day we are given opportunities to live our lives however we want. Yet at times, opportunities are buried beneath many obstacles. This year, I […]

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