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7 English-friendly Korean Clothing Sites

***Hello everyone! If you are new to buying Korean clothing, please read my personal notice.***

Bongja (#4)
Twin Look: $20.27USD

Hotping (#5)
Just One (#1)

* Korean clothes are usually small for non-Asians. Remember that measurement is key and the measurement in Korea is different from anywhere else, especially shoes. Of course measurements vary so remember clothing is in the imperial system. Free size clothing may not work in America but, in Korea free size does work because women body shapes are generally similar. If you have big hips, be aware of them while shopping for pants. Accessories like rings may be too small for many ladies so look out for the ring sizes as well. Please find your shoe size on this website.

How to Order from Gmarket in 2015

What is Gmarket?

Gmarket is the leading shopping mall website in Korea. Almost anything you can think of—appliances, food, furniture, car accessories, cosmetics, and clothing—can be ordered through Gmarket. There are Korean, English, and Chinese versions of the site, and products can be shipped all around the world. Gmarket was acquired by eBay in 2009.


Where to buy Protein Powder in Korea

Before I get into this week’s post- I want to recommend you all head over to Kimchi Bytes and check out this article by Brent Sheffield. It’s about the outdoor exercise equipment in Korea, and I am the lovely female model you see enjoying herself with the gorgeous male model- Paul Wiltshire. It was so much fun to do and I was very honoured to have been asked!

I think this will be a helpful post for people- so even though I’m leaving in less than 2 months, I thought I’d share what I’ve learned about buying protein powder while in Korea.

If you, like me, like your protein powder then you may be trying to figure out the most cost effective way to find a supply while over here.


Convenience Foods- Korean Bodybuilding Chicken

Last year, I worked at an English Hagwon, which is a Korean private study academy. Students here go to these academies after they’ve finished their regular school day. They take classes like English, Math, Science etc… anything to possibly get them a leg up on getting into their preferred Universities once they get to that age. Even though these are elementary students, the pressure for them to perform is already very much present. I now teach at a Public Highschool, but most of the students here don’t go to a Hagwon. That’s because they go to school from 7:50am to 10:00pm. No joke. Some do go to academies after this time- I’ve ran into my students at 10:30 pm on their way to a study hall, or science academy. It breaks my heart but I’ve realized it is not in my power or ability to make any kind of change to the system. I could go on about the pressure and stress of the overworked Korean student, however that is not my goal for today.


Food Processor

So I’ve been asked a few times about where I bought my food processor, so I thought I would share this. _MG_0505

I’m somewhat ashamed to say that I actually went through 5 blenders before I bought this one. So if you’re wondering about whether its a better investment to buy a more expensive one or a cheaper one- then learn from my wasteful and expensive mistake- and just buy the more expensive one that is a way better choice in the long run!! Or even in the short run, as in my case.


Naked Roast Kabocha

This recipe is so simple that it didn’t even really need to be created… but I wanted to share this anyways, because it’s actually one of my favourite ways to enjoy kabocha, and it’s just so easy!!

And okay, it’s not completely naked, because I do like to sprinkle a bit of lime or lemon juice and some sea salt on top, but I’m calling it naked because its roasted sans oil. Yep- no spray, no nothing, and it’s still delicious! Of course you can add oil, but I prefer to eat it like this.

And because of my super exciting gmarket find, this recipe is super fast now that I can buy  cubed, frozen kabocha.. hee hee..


Gmarket Finds!

As I mentioned before, I LOVE Gmarket! I was never at all an internet shopper before I came to Korea, but wow- now I definitely am! I would even say that Gmarket is one of my favourite things about Korea, haha!

This page will list products I’ve found on Gmarket that I use, or I think are a good price.


Buying a Tripod in Korea

 

So the topic of tripods came up recently and I was surprised at how much people didn’t know about this seemly essential tool of photography. Now, depending on what you are shooting, for example if you call yourself a “street photographer” then you would probably more wise to spend your money on skinny jeans and thick black rimmed glasses (I’m kidding). However, for the rest of the photography realm a tripod is a needed investment.


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