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Our 4th Chuseok in Korea, Part 1 – Seoul

Growing up, Thanksgiving was always my favorite holiday. There is no pressure about gifts, the family is way less stressed, and it is all about gratitude, family, and good food. My kind of holiday. The day really embodies Fall, with it’s smells and sweaters, colors, and football (or nap time for me).

In Korea, Chuseok is compared to Thanksgiving because it is also a harvest festival (minus the genocide and kum ba yah stories of sharing some turkey), but it is as big as Christmas is in the States. Being that it’s one of the two biggest holidays in Korea, we usually get 4 or 5 days off! Hooray!

We also got some pretty great Chuseok gifts this year, and if you’re interested in seeing what kind of quirky things we got check out the video!


MinHwa Art- Korean Folk Paintings


Paintings in India are generally done on the walls of Temples which tells stories about the Gods and their ways of expunging evil. In the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai, India, in the Meenakshi Amman shrine,  the walls are adorned with the depiction of Goddess Meenakshi from her birth, growing up to be a mighty ruler, her conquests and the story of her wedding with Lord Sundareshwarar. In the Lord's Shrine, there are amazing paintings of the Thiruvilaiyadal (God's games with the common people) by which he delivers them from evil.

The Colors of Korea: Orange

Over the past month, a number of Korea bloggers have come together to participate in The Colors of Korea, a unique blogging project that aims to share with the world the beauty of South Korea's food, culture, and destinations.  Each participant of the project has been assigned a different color and will write a post to illustrate various aspects of Korea that represent his or her chosen color.  The posts will be published throughout this upcoming week and once all participants have contributed, a complete compilation will be released, cataloged specifically for your viewing pleasure.

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Orange may not be the first color that comes to mind when thinking of Korea.  In fact, the more obvious icons that represent the nation exclude orange all together.  It isn't until one looks beyond the surface that the color's significance in the country's culture and history becomes apparent.

Tiger and Bear's Cave to Humanness @ Roofers

Date: 
Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 21:00

From 9PM
Entrance 5000KRW

The award winning British artist duo Tiger and Bear present to you an evening of comedy performance art entertainment with Tiger and Bear’s Cave to Humanness. The wildest performance art game show you’re ever likely to experience this year. You’ll laugh, cry and probably cringe and if you’re feeling adventurous, you might dance, sing and ddong chim. With special Tiger and Bear personalized art prizes to be ‘won’, guest appearances from Robot Taekwon V and Mazinger Z and live music from super cool brilliant band Yours, it’s a night you’ll want to tell your grandchildren about when you’re really old and suffering from dementia.

11월12일 토요일 9PM-12AM
이태원 Roofers
입장료 5000원


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