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Ratana’s 100 Day Birthday

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In Korea, 100 days always means something special. A feast is prepared for 100 day’s baby, a toast is shared between a couple, a family or colleagues gathered to congratulate an employee for being in the office for 100 days and etc. The 100 day is considered as surviving period of the baby/couple/employee. I had […]

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Parents’ Day (어버이 날)

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This is a backdated post on May 8th, when I helped Min Young and her family selling carnations on Parents’ Day. In the Republic of Korea, Parents’ Day (어버이 날) is celebrated on May 8. Devotion to parents and ancestors was always considered the highest of all virtues in traditional Korean society. Hence it is […]

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Malaysia v/s South Korea : Part 1

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*This is purely my own opinion. PERIOD.* 1. 2/4 coach train v/s 10 -14 coach subway Kudos to LRT (Light Rapid Train) for increasing the coaches. I am no longer a sardine in a fishing net. ^^ The reason why South Korea has 10-14 coaches train running in the subway is because they forecast the […]

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Our saviour – Yong Jun

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Before our saviour came; another wwoofer (Park Yong Jun – a korean american) , we had to do this. Work..endless of work here in Youngi farm Washing the onion and chopping it after that. Yeay!! More jobs… Our delicious lunch. Thanks to Yong Jun for the oyster and squid. Right after lunch, he had to […]

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Halfway Kimjang

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We started the night with peeling the garlic and onions. It lasted the whole night!! Guess what??It’s called pari in korean. The next day we harvested this cabbage for kimjang. Me with a giant cabbage. Our truck! One whole van and only both of us did it until late evening. So cold and tired… Giant […]

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Old Miss v/s Gold Miss

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The trend of marrying late for men and women is exceptable nowadays. Be it in Malaysia or Korea the ideal age for marriage has become to be late 20’s rather than early 20’s. I met a couple from Seocho-ku, Seoul who came to learn on organic farming with Mr Han. When asked about my age […]

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Chuseok with Chi Won’s family

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Before the relatives visited the family during lunch, me and Chi Won decided to walk along the stream and climbed a small hill behind her home. I was out of breath. Hahah..I know I’m lazy to exercise. The weather was around 13 degree celcius but it was sunny. Yeay!! Korean don’t really wear hanbok anymore […]

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I’m caught up with Hari Raya!

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I’m caught up with this festive season – Hari Raya Aidilfitri. After having fast for one whole month (this is definitely not a diet option), this is the time to celebrate. So for the past whole week my activities revolves around:1. Buying and choosing cookies2. Shopping last minute for gifts and Hari Raya clothes3. Make […]

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Japanese eyes v/s Korean eyes

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Could you differentiate that? Some people think that it’s the same but to me it’s not! Although most Koreans and Japanese have one-lid eyes but they are still different. This is not a comparison whether Koreans are more handsome or beautiful than Japanese or vice versa but more towards you-are-still-pretty-or-gorgeous even if you have one-lid […]

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Hanbok: Korean traditional clothes

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Hanbok and its root Pictures courtesy of jø°’s photostream. Hanbok’s modern style is so pretty and somewhat similar to Malaysian’s Baju Kurung. The roots might come from different origins but the style is conservative and often used during ceremony or major formal occasion. From Wikipedia: Hanbok (South Korea) or Chosŏn-ot (North Korea) is the traditional […]

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Korean culture: Jjimjilbang

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*Picture courtesy Tour2Korea What is exactly jjimjilbang?Apart from the tongue-twisted pronunciation..hmm..Jjimjilbang is a spa, sauna, shower, a place to overnight and chill out after a hard day of sightseeing in Seoul. (for budget traveler, this is a plus!) What’s so great about it: hot pool in various temperature, hot, medium hot, super duper hot and […]