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Collecting on Unpaid Debts

A few months ago, Groove started featuring Ask a Korean Lawyer.  Although the column mentions unfair dismissal, the collection process is generally similar for any judgment or debt.

Receiving Compensation for Unfair Dismissal


Korea’s Love Affair with Sweet Potatoes

If you were to name the ultimate comfort food, I bet sweet potatoes are not on your list. For many Koreans, however, the sweet tuber is a favorite. From pre-packaged snacks, stews, desserts or just by itself, the sweet potato is extremely popular in Korean cuisine. One of my fondest memories of living in Korea is standing by a street vendor’s hot barrel-cart during winter, eagerly waiting for a steaming hot sweet potato wrapped in the prior day’s newspaper. It was the epitome of winter comfort eating!

My First Visit to a Korean Dentist

I’m pretty fortunate my teeth have not rotted out of my head by now.


Cut your Luck and Draw your Face!




I was just shocked out of my socks when I read this report on today's The Korea Times! The gist being that young jobseekers in Korea have resorted to plastic surgery to look more appealing to the interviewers and now have also started to cut luck lines on their palms to make their palm lines stand out to induce luck. They even have resorted to injecting botox into their vocal cords to make them sound confident!

Gangpul Cartoon Alley

Seoul, South Korea — If we ask about a mural village in Seoul, many would suggest and are familiar with Ihwa Mural Village in Hyehwa. But, in a quiet neighborhood of 성안 (Seong-an) in 강동구 (Gangdong) district, which literally means East of the Han River, a colorful village also exists. The 50 paintings are actually from a famous Korean webcomic artist named 강풀 (Gang Pul).

Due to time constraint, I only got to see about 20+ artworks. Enjoy my snaps:


101 Guide to 11 Must Have Korean Cosmetics

 

South Korea is known for its beauty. We’re talking known known. People from all over the world flock to Korea in an effort to achieve the flawless skin of so many K-pop stars and actors. You wanna know how it’s done? An impeccable skin care routine. Korean cosmetic stores line the streets of Seoul like no other. There are literally 4 or 5 on each block brimming with the latest skin care innovations and make up.


Travel: A Korean's Guide To America

 

 

My book is FINALLY available to read in ebook format.   It is a book for Korean's traveling to America.   Please tell Korean students about my work and support the expat community of writers.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01638NFPO

Here is the description.


10 Reasons Why You Should Eat Kimchi

Korean Food and Cooking

10 Reasons Why You Should Eat Kimchi

by Debbie Wolfe, CKC Writer

Skip the chicken soup the next time you are feeling under the weather; grab a bowl of kimchi instead! This spicy, fermented side dish has been a staple on Korean tables for thousands of years. Koreans believe that kimchi can soothe an upset stomach, help you lose weight, cure a hangover, keep you from aging and much more. Kimchi is becoming readily available in many restaurants and health food stores due to the popularity and health benefits of fermented foods. In addition to being a delicious accompaniment to your next meal, kimchi may be your ticket to good health.


Korean Tradition : Jesa

South Korea — I was thinking of not writing about  제사  (Jesa) since Wikipedia has already explained it thoroughly. Instead, I am writing this based on what I have observed and experienced and probably quote some information from Wikipedia. This picture I got from Koreatimes tells the proper way to prepare the table:


3 Interesting Facts about Korean Thanksgiving- Chuseok

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It’s that time of the year again, “the season with clear skies and stout horses.” Nothing depicts what Korean fall looks alike more accurate than this old saying. During the fall season, the weather is the best and the harvested crops are so plentiful that even livestock get to enrich themselves. Therefore, what’s not to like about this peaceful season?



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