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Feed Your Cold Korean Style


Background photo by Young Suk Yun via Flickr

You’ve heard the old saying “feed a cold,” right? Well, Koreans definitely believe in that advice. Even now as an adult, if I sneeze or cough in front of my mother, she immediately starts to make juk or ginger tea. Although every household will have its own kitchen remedy for a cold, here are a few of the common ones Koreans turn to when they are sick.

 


My All New Book!! Korean Temples: Art, Architecture and History

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The Cover to my All New Book!

Hello Again Everyone!!

Once again, I’m very proud to announce the publication of an all new temple book. This, Korean Temples: Art, Architecture and History, is the second temple book I’ve published.


Vendors of Jangsangpo

An elderly lady selling fish in Jagalchi Busan elderly lady hanging fish Long days in the cold weather does not seem to bother this lady. fresh hot eel heads for sale taking a break A man sharpens knives in Jagalchi Market in Busan, South Korea looks delicious

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20 Enlightening Korean Proverbs and Sayings

Looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place!

Ancestors have passed down their wisdom in Korea for centuries through their traditional Korean proverbs, and over the years Korean sayings and idiomatic expressions which have links to Western adages have come into common use.


I Lost my Best Friend, Mentor and Teacher

I woke up this morning with the buzz and dings from my various devices going off. My blurry eyes focussed on the sentence “I am sorry to have to tell you this but Dave passed away this morning….” I scrambled to turn on the computer as if checking my email would somehow make things different. Sadly, as my brain reread the messages and the new ones that followed, it was becoming clear. I just lost my best friend.

If you are wondering why I am writing such a personal post on what should be a photography blog about photography in and around Korea, well Dave was the reason that I came to Korea and even started into photography. He taught me so much in the first few years and was responsible for my first major accomplishment in the field. I would not be the man I am today if it were not for him.


15 Best Sunrise and Sunset Photography Locations in Korea

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“Everything starts with a sunrise, and it’s what we do before it sets that matters.”

With the year coming to an end, we’ve put together the ultimate list of the best places in South Korea to catch amazing sunrises and sunsets that every traveler should know.

Here’s our pick of 15 best spots to seize sunrise and sunset across South Korea!


Learn Korean With Star Wars Korean Movie Titles

Hey Korean movie buffs, today we’re going to learn Korean by studying the Star Wars Korean movie titles.

With the recent release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, everybody everywhere is talking about Star Wars, and we believe you should never miss an opportunity to study Korean when you can!

When foreign movie titles are translated into Korean, sometimes they keep their name and are written using the Korean pronunciation of the English title. However, sometimes the titles are translated into Korean – and the Star Wars movies are a bit of both!

Each Star Wars Korean movie title begins with 스타워즈 (Star Wars) plus the episode (에피소드) number. As you can see, these words are just the English words written in Korean and your only task is pronouncing them like a Korean!


South Korea’s 10 Best Winter Activities & Festivals (Videos)

Sunrise over Kenai River, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.”

-John Burroughs, Winter Sunshine

Temperature is dropping, but you know it’s the time to explore the whole new world of winter activities and scenes in South Korea. So, don’t hibernate at home! Explore all the fun out there.


Korea should Not Overreact like the West did




This is a re-print, in English, of an editorial I wrote last month in the Busan Daily newspaper. Here is that Korean version.

BI contacted me, because I teach a course on terrorism at Pusan National University. As far as I can tell, it is one of the only such courses in Korea. So when the global reaction to Paris arrived in Korea, they asked me for a few thoughts. The most important point is: Don’t go bananas.



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