Category Archives: Holidays

New Years Resolutions

Happy New Year from the East! The New Years holiday is apparently a pretty important event here. On New Years day, kids dress in hanbok and ask for their elders’ blessings. They eat a big meal. Korea’s version of Time … Continue reading

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Khristmas in Korea

Well, it’s been a remarkable Christmas season here at The Miracle on the Han. I’ve welcomed a nephew into the world (albeit from the other side of the globe) and experienced Christmastime in a foreign country. A Yuletide I won’t … Continue reading

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Twas the Week Before Chuseok

Twas the week before Chuseok, and all through Korea, Bad rhymes were appearing, like Jerry Garcia. The songpyeon was dripping from mouths with delight, In hopes of appearing, to co-teachers, polite. The students were nestled all snug in sock-slippers, ‘Cause … Continue reading

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