‘Do Koreans eat dogs?‘ and Western hypocrisy

Having a Korean boyfriend means getting a few question asked over and over again, every time people find out who you are dating. “Is he from North or South Korea?”. South of course. “Aren’t they really poor there?” You’re thinking of North again. “Are Koreans Buddhists?” Most are atheists actually, but there is fair share…

[Q&A] Do Korean guys date vegetarian and vegan girls?

Marina T. 真理菜 asked: Hi you two love birds ^^ I’m curious about something. I live vegan, I guess you know what that means, so I was curious how Korean guys see all this. I’m always imagining that Koreans (man or women) wouldn’t want to be with a vegetarian or vegan person, since they/we don’t…

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South Korean flag infographic

South Korean flag consists of four black trigrams and um-yang (음양) symbol called taegeuk in Korean (태극)  lying on a white background. The meaning of elements of Korean flag are explained in the infographic: Click on the image to see the South Korean flag infographics in larger size.       You might also like: What…

How to send mail to Korea

How to send mail to Korea

Get tips for sending mail to Korea, find out about Korean address system, how to send packages and envelopes, and see examples of proper addressing. My fingers were trembling with excitement as I pried opened the package. The package that had been sitting on his desk in Korea just a few days ago. Now it…

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What does it mean to be Korean?

“… he is a Korean but he doesn’t speak Korean.” The first thought that popped into my mind when I read that was that the man is mute. When I scanned the rest of the comment which that sentence was a part of, my hasty conclusion didn’t seem to fit the context. So I came…

[Q&A] Do I have yellow fever?

aspiring teacher asked: Hi there! I want to teach English in South Korea after about 4/5 years. I’ve been wanting to teach English in almost all Asian countries, but decided on South Korea at last. Haha I suppose this interest started when I was 12 (interested in martial arts and it just fired up from…

Ignore the “shocking” video

There is a video that raised quite a storm both among the foreign community in Korea and, as Kimchi Man informs me, Korean women married to American men. The video depicts the “shocking” reality of foreign men mistreating Korean women. The segment is stellar example of bad and cheap journalism. They make shocking claims but…

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[Q&A] I’m stuck waiting around for a Korean guy. Help!

BelieveinKeev asked: Hmm…let me start off by saying I am American and he’s South Korean… In Korea I am 30 and he’s 31. About three months ago, I met this guy while out with my friends, I found him really funny. We exchanged numbers and would talk often. In the beginning he would call me…

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[Q&A] Can I make friends in Korea?

Can you make a male friend in Korea? Are Korean guys attracted to Asian but non-Korean women? Do foreign women who are not Asian have it easier? That is what is troubling our next reader who is going to spend a year in South Korea. Cherr asked: I’m going to study Hangul in South Korea for…

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[Q&A] Do you intend to speak Korean language to your children?

Do you intend to speak to your kids in Korean language? – Anonymous  I will gladly give my opinion. However, since I don’t really speak Korean, and  Kimchi Man and I are not too keen on having children, I think msleetobe  from On Becoming a Good Korean (Feminist) Wife has  much more authority on this topic.…

[Q&A] Do Korean men think western women are easy?

Anonymous asked: I am an American living in South Korea as a teacher. I have been talking to a male Korean friend online, strictly language exchange and sharing cultural differences, etc. although there is a Korean guy in which I am interested. My friend, however, said that Korean men think Western women are all easy…