CONTRIBUTED BY CHARISSE WINDEBANK Now that I have been living in Japan for about ten months, I thought it was time to write about the differences between living in Korea and Japan. I believe that the descriptions of my previous living conditions is critical since I will be essentially comparing mainly the city I called “home”. Locations … Continue reading Stationed in Korea & Japan: A Comparison
Note: Earth Day is April 25th, this upcoming Monday. If you're in the Daegu area, check out this local festival! CONTRIBUTED BY JANVIKA SHAH First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is a day now annually celebrated in over 192 countries worldwide to support environmental protection. Each country celebrates differently and in Korea, Daegu holds an … Continue reading Earth Day Festival, Daegu
CONTRIBUTED BY ABBY JOHNSON Two years ago I began my studies of the yoga-sutras and study of the Sanskrit teachings. When we got orders to Korea, at first I was hesitant but became excited rather quickly when I learned I’d be thrown into the Eastern culture I’d been studying. What I’ve noticed since I arrived here … Continue reading Temple Etiquette In Korea – What do I do when visiting a temple?
CONTRIBUTED BY STACEY PETERS Exercise Monotony Today I stepped on the treadmill, ready, if not devoid of any excitement to run for 45 to 60 minutes. Are you a treadmill person? I am definitely not. I barely finished my warm-up when I abandoned the treadmill for the aerobic class that was about to start around the … Continue reading American K-Pop Star (For An Hour)
This post was originally posted Jan 30 2014. In 2016, Lunar New Year begins on February 7th and runs through February 10th. CONTRIBUTED BY TIFFANY WHEELER In Korea, Seollal (Lunar New Year) is one of the most celebrated national holidays. Unlike in America where we celebrate New Years based on the Gregorian Calendar, Koreans celebrate New Year based … Continue reading Celebrating Lunar New Year at Home
In 2016, Seollal will be celebrated on February 7th. This week on Korea Ye, we'll be sharing several posts about this important holiday with you, our readers. CONTRIBUTED BY SHERRI B. LANTINGA Like many Asian countries, Korea follows both the solar (western) and lunar (eastern) calendars. Although a little confusing to Westerners, this sometimes means duplicate holidays on … Continue reading Seollal = Korean New Year’s Day (설날)