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Why You Should Blog About Korea

Moving to Korea is quite an adventure and while you will gain invaluable experience while you're here, whether you're enrolled in a language school, teaching English or simply backpacking across the country, writing a blog is one of the best things you can do to document your journey. But your blog doesn't have to be just a diary to keep track of your day-to-day life. In fact, there are a number of benefits to writing a blog, some more valuable than others. Read on to see what you can gain from blogging.

The Colors of Korea, a Collaborative Blogging Project


South Korea: a nation of kaleidoscopic vibrancy with a prowess to hypnotize any unsuspecting visitor with its technicolor features.

While many might associate the Asian country with the colors of grey concrete, black smog, and neon, there's much more to the palette that illustrates the colorful attributes that make up Korea.

Korean University Life published on Korea Blog

Student cheer team at the University festival

Supporters Over the Moon as Candidate Ends Campaign in Busan

Presidential hopeful Moon Jae In of the Democratic United Party
makes his final campaign in Busan on Dec. 18

"Coming into Bloom at the Busan Biennale" - Published on The Korea Blog

Admiring Ju-Ryeon Roh's Ghosts in the Bamboo Forest

"Picnic Like a Pro" - Published on The Korea Blog




I'm very excited to say that my piece, "Picnic Like a Pro: Korean Outdoor Dining Culture" has been published on the Korea Blog! Covering everything from picnics to snack tents, this blog talks about Koreans and their far-out outdoor dining.

NaNoWriMo Busan 2012! Launch Party Sun. Oct. 28


WKB Tour 2012 - Welcome Dinner in Seoul

Dinner at Bulgogi Brothers in Seoul Finance Centre with my new blog friends.
L to R: Ema, Annabel, Grace, me, Gisela, Dorothea, and Maria


WKB Tour 2012 - Historic Jeonju, Days 1 and 2

Front to back, left to right: Me, Dorothea, Annabel, Ema;
Maria, Gisela and Yeon enjoy dinner in Jeonju

WKB Tour 2012, from Seoul to Gunsan

WKB Tour 2012 (L to R): Asif, Dorothea, Gisela, Ema, Anabel, and Maria,
and our guide Grace and me in the front


Seomyeon's In Tractor: Kitsch in the Kitchen


Seomyeon Style: Saturday Night in Busan


If you live in South Korea, and if you and your love are wandering about Busan at loss for something to do this Saturday night, I recommend that you grab your better half and head to city centre for a date night in Seomyeon. The commercial hub of Busan, Seomyeon is home to the hip and energetic people that make this seaside city so great. With trendy shops and clubs lining the streets and stylish youth crowding the sidewalks, Seomyeon makes for a fun evening out, with plenty to see and do.



Gochang's Bokbunja Festival is Berry Nice!


Gettin' Arty at the Gamcheon Culture Village

View of Gamcheon Culture Village, Busan, Korea

I was sitting in Busan one day naively thinking I'd seen it all, when this wonderful city surprised me with something new yet again. At the suggestion of a friend, my boyfriend and I made our way to the Gamcheon Culture Village, a picturesque art-adorned village perched high atop a hill overlooking the city and the sea.


Patbingsu, a Summer Treat for Me and You!

Summer is coming, and so is that hot, hot heat. Sweeten the transition with this tasty summer treat.


Fishing for Fun at the Gwangan Eobang Festival

 
 

 
 
Gwangan Eobang Festival. Busan, South Korea.


Black and Blue: Koreans Mend Broken Hearts with Black Day, April 14


Feeling lonely? Celebrate Black Day on April 14,
and eat some jjajanmyeon, or black noodles


13 Ways & 13 Days: Celebrating Love in Korea

With Valentine's Day swiftly approaching, some of you may be scrambling to put together just the right gift for that special someone. If you think that's tough, try being Korean. In Korea, there's not just one day, but thirteen special days designed to celebrate love!


Thank you, Korea Blog!

Hello everyone!

I am so happy to announce that as of January 1, I am now a World Korea Blogger. I applied and have been chosen to wrote about Korean culture for the government of Korea. I am very honoured to have been selected.

I look forward to my next year of blogging and to meeting the other bloggers or WKBs. I can't wait to see what adventures Korea Blog has in store for us, and to seeing what the rest of the year brings. So thanks again to Korea Blog!

Check out Korea Blog.
Here: www.blog.korea.net
And here: www.facebook.com/KoreaClickers.


Happy New Year!

Love,
Jess

Last Day for WKB Selection

Dear Korea Blog,

It's the last day to select this year's World Korea Bloggers (WKBs). And I say pick me.



I have visited your Facebook site and the Korea Blog everyday since entering this contest. I am by far the most active applicant in terms of comments, wall posts, and "likes." My application wall post on your Facebook page has garnered 29 "likes"! As you can see, I am very active in social media, and exactly the kind of person you want for The Korea Blog.

Korea Blog - CHOOSE ME!

Dear Korea Blog,



I know my blog might not look like much, but I made it in just one day so that I too can be a Korea Blogger!

I am perfect for your blog. I am dedicated, passionate, and responsible. I am well-travelled and insightful, and I am hard-working. I understand the responsibility you will be giving me, and I am so excited to take it!

I make daily updates to Facebook, and update my Twitter several times a day. I have been writing about Korea for two years, and now I want to write for the Korea blog.

[Fourteen] Teddy Bear Museum (Jeju Island Part II)

Dear readers,

I hope that you're having a great day, wherever you may be. 그리고, 좀 있으면 벌써 2011년이네요!
모두들 새해 복 많이 받으세요! The new year is just around the corner! I wish you many blessings for 2011!

I never had the chance to do a part II for my blog entry on Jeju Island, so I thought that I would share some pictures that I took at the Teddy Bear Museum there. It's an amazing place, if you like teddy bears. :)

[Thirteen] Jeju Island Part I

 Dear readers,

Today I will begin introducing you to some of the beautiful places I visited in Korea. For this entry, I will focus on one place I visited while I was in Jeju Island.

Jeju Island is the biggest island in South Korea located at the Southern tip of the penninsula. The Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes was designated as a UNESCO heritage site in 2007. (Don't worry folks; although the island is covered by dark-brown volcanic rock and volcanic soil, the volcano is dormant)

A couple interesting facts about Jeju:

[Twelve] Soccer in Korea :)

Dear readers,

Sorry it's been so long! I have been caught up in traveling, working and hanging out with family and friends in Korea! It's been amazing. I can't share all of my experiences, but let me share with you some of the highlights. The first highlight was going to a FC Seoul (FC 서울) soccer game.


[Eight] Sweet Rain

Hello readers,

Sorry it's been so long! I wanted to share with you information about Seollal (설날) which is the Korean name for Lunar New Year that starts in about two days (depending on where you are in the world). However, before that, I have to use my blog to talk about an issue that has been headline news for the last couple of weeks because it's an issue that's also been tugging at my heart.

[Seven] 힘내세요! ^^

Hello readers,

[Six] A friend to talk with

Hello readers,



I’m sorry it’s been so long since my last entry. School has been hectic and it still is. However, after reading an inspiring blog entry by Kyung Eun, I could not resist. I had to interrupt my studies and write this blog entry.


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An Introduction to Chomsongdae