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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.


A visit to Samcheok (삼척)


September 25, 2016

Samcheok (삼척) is on the northeast coast of South Korea. It’s known for beautiful beaches and now, . I was telling my mom how I’ve been meaning to go out to Samcheok but that the 5-hour bus ride from Busan seemed daunting for a weekend trip. My mom said that tour groups often go in much quicker speeds, and luck would have it that her hiking friends were going on Sunday. For 70,000₩ a person, it included an all you could eat, drink, and sing fun-fest. 


Jinju (Lantern) Festival (진주 남강유등축제) Oct. 1~16

 

Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival (진주 남강유등축제), October 1-16, 2016

This is a festival that I have wanted to go to each year but had never made time for it. Even with the long wait and the 10,000₩ entrance fee, this festival was super cool.

Fireworks on the Namgang River at 8pm kicked off Saturday night. Floating lanterns on the water and lanterns of all shapes and sizes all around. There are so many lanterns, I don’t even know where to start listing them. I really enjoyed the lanterns of famous global attractions like the Statue of Liberty and Sphinx. There were also famous characters like Snow White and Beauty and the Beast. 



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