Thisis the English-language version of an article I just published with Newsweek Japan on Trump’s victory. I know there have been a million of these sorts of diagnostic analyses since he won, so this will be my only one. I will get back to East Asia politics next week.
I have had a bunch of coffee shops sitting in my email cache for a while and thought I would just clear them out. As always, if I end up going to one of these places in the future, I will expand on their comments. If it’s good enough, I will create a separate post. For now, bask in the mass of coffee options in the Jeonpo/Seomyeon area of Busan, South Korea!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The days are getting shorter, the air is crisp and icy, and 2016 is quickly coming to a close (already!). There’s something special about winter – something about the change in seasons brings families together and builds a general sense of excitement about the next year and the future in general.
If you’re lucky enough to be in Korea this winter, you’re in for a treat. Winter is the perfect time to visit Korea, because although it may be chilly, Korea is home to a long list of unique and exciting winter festivals that will help you get to know the country and experience a different side of Korean culture than you get to during the other three seasons. Read on for more information on the winter Korean festivals that you should add to your long list of things to do in Korea this winter!
Life has been busy these days, and of course I have been lazier. But finally I have some time to get back here properly. Anyways, my heartiest gratitude to TOUUFYBITS for nominating for The Entertainer Blogger Award, I can’t express how much happy I am that you chose me, dear!
The rules of the award are :
Write a post including the award picture
Nominate twelve other bloggers
Nominees should answer the same questions as the ones below
Thank the blogger that nominated you and link their blog
Here's the twelfth episode of the new "Learn Hangul" series - a series designed to help you learn the Korean alphabet from the very beginning to the end.
So far we've been introduced to the basics. We've covered all of the basic vowels and consonants, all 6 syllable blocks, double consonants, strong consonants, diphthongs, the names of the letters, and sound change rules.
Today's episode will cover a few more sound change rules and introduce the base consonants.
Stay tuned for more! New episodes of this series will be posted once a month until it is finished.
Here's a free game I made for you to practice typing in Korean. It's called "Hangul Attack," and I made it in three weeks as my very first game. I've always wanted to make a simple typing game for Korean like this. This game will always be free. I'd like to try to add more features to make it better. Some features I'd like to add are newer weapons to shoot the meteors, and extra levels with new typing challenges. I'd also like to remake most of the menu art.
It's the year 2020 and the Hangul Aliens have invaded the planet. Fortunately for us, they have a weakness - the modern Korean keyboard. Can you save earth from disaster?
I've been busy studying over the last several months back here in Canada. I have also been writing brief zen poems in Chinese along with reading lots of haiku. I do indeed enjoy the non-traditional haiku that are shorter than the standard 5-7-5. Often times those with the shortest closing lines are the ones that prove to be most striking in the impact of their imagery. I shall post some of my seasonal zen poems for autumn and winter later. Until then, here's a poem for the upcoming New Year :
Is anyone else, among readers living in Korea, amazed at how the coverage of this is now essentially non-stop? If you turn on any of the cable news stations here now, it’s Park Geun Hye all day all the time.
Planning your first ski or snowboarding trip can be daunting, but no worries as this guide will give you a comprehensive guideline on the things you should consider and plan to help you have the best time ever! 1. Which ski resort should I choose? This depends on your needs –the time, budget, your level … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Planning a Ski Trip in South Korea
Do you think learning how to say ‘crazy’ in Korean would be useful to you? Some might think not, as it can be considered a rude remark to make. However, upon learning how to say ‘crazy’ in Korean you will also find yourself surprised with just how many times this word is used in Korean pop songs, suddenly making it an incredibly fruitful addition to your vocabulary. Are you ready to learn how to say ‘crazy’ in Korean?
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