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Is the Park Geun Hye Scandal is Paralyzing Government in South Korea?




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This is the English-language version of an article I published with Newsweek Japan last week.

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.


Seomyeon Area Coffee Shop Round-up

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!


Trump Post-Mortem: 5 Take-Aways from Trump’s Surprise Victory

 

 

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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.


Top 10 Beauty Products Under 5,000 Won From Daiso Korea

Daiso is a shopper’s paradise.


The Different Dialects of Korean

Find out all about the six different dialects in South Korea~ 경기, 경상, 강원, 전라, 충청, and 제주.

The post The Different Dialects of Korean appeared first on Learn Korean with GO! Billy Korean.


The South Korean Presidential Scandal Unique for its Sheer Weirdness

 

 

This post is a local re-post of an article I wrote for The Diplomat earlier this month on the the Korean presidential scandal.

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Travel Review & Tips: Fall Foliage Trip to Naejangsan National Park

Greetings, travelers! I’m a member of Trazy Crew, back with a review, this time about my experience on my fall foliage trip to Naejangsan National Park!


Dear Korea #149: There is No Escape

 

Long time no see! It’s been a busy few months and some insane life changes have been happening on my side. To offer a clue, I currently live alone and I might be moving to Seoul in the near future. Big stuff, right? Anyways, despite all that’s been going on, it’s been impossible to go for more than a few hours before having political stuff shoved in my face. I assume it’s been the same for anyone else who uses social media. I do apologize to all the non-Americans who have had to deal with everything that’s been coming from our current election.


The Top 10 Things You’ll Only Find in Korea

From soju to noraebangs to K-Pop blaring out on the streets, Korea is a fascinating country that’s always bustling with activity. Thousands of tourists visit every single year and expats settling down in Korea are on the rise.

There are a lot of interesting customs, trends, products and facilities that may seem so normal to Koreans but are fascinating and new to those from abroad. Thus, we present you with ‘the top 10 things you’ll only find in Korea’!


The THAAD Debate is now Wildly Overwrought and Exaggerated




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This a local re-posting of an essay I just wrote this week for The National Interest here. That pic is mine, taken next to the US embassy in Seoul.



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