Korean Cultural Notes
Here are some notes about the culture, society, language, history, music, movies, food, alcohol, lifestyle and just about anything else I wondered about whilst I lived in South Korea.
This started life as the diary / blog of a first-time EFL Teacher in the Far East
What did I think of Korea? Well, read and find out. . .
Cultural, Natural, Social and general photos.
Personal photo collection
Date Diary Entry Cultural Content 2002.9.11 Visa Run To Japan Working Visa process 2002.9.21 Chu'sok - Korean Thanksgiving Ancestory Worship and Sexism 2002.9.24 History and Hiking Clear Trails and Commie Traitors 2002.9.30 To Teach and to Learn For Profit EFL Teaching 2002.10.5 Alien Nation Western Names for Eastern People 2002.10.12 Transfer Of Knowledge Folk Games and Superstitions 2002.10.19 Asian Games Busan Asian Games 2002 2002.10.26 Patriot Games How Locals deal with Foreigners 2002.11.4 Do you know the IP? Ex-pat Nightlife 2002.11.11 Taking A Bath Public Nudity in Korea 2002.11.16 Where everybody knows your name... Making Friends with Koreans 2002.11.25 I Eat Lice Dogs, Bugs and other delicacies 2002.11.30 God's Gift To Men Korean Beauty, and Newspapers 2002.12.7 Home, Sweet Home. Changwon City 2002.12.14 Hit Me Baby One More Time Korean Pop Music 2002.12.24 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Martial Arts 2003.1.4 Suspicious Minds Anti-American Sentiment 2003.1.13 Die Another Day Dishonesty, and Hiking Mishaps 2003.1.18 Skinheads and Swastikas Temples, and James Bond 2003.1.27 Culture Shock Just when you think you've adapted 2003.2.7 Happy New Year! Fun with The Lunar Calendar 2003.2.14 Valentine's Day Fun with Festivals 2003.2.22 Return To The Rising Sun Korea / Kyoto contrasts 2003.3.3 The Final Frontier The D.M.Z. 2003.3.9 The Blues Brothers Nightlife in Busan 2003.3.16 For The Common People The Korean Alphabet 2003.3.23 Speaking Of Learning The Language The Local Lingo 2003.3.31 And The Oscar Goes To... Best Korean Movies for Foreigners 2003.4.7 A Weekend In Seoul Where Every Korean Wants To Go 2003.4.14 The End Of The Affair The Last Word