Do I regret relationship with Korean man

Do I regret relationship with Korean man?

As I went through the photos he made publicly available on Interpals, I had noticed there were quite a few photos of him in a military uniform. He didn’t strike me as a military type of guy so I asked him about it. He had explained right away that South Korea has mandatory military service…

breaking up with Korea

Am I breaking up with Korea?

It’s been a rough couple of days. It’s difficult smiling. And it’s difficult getting used to not having him in my life. I’m still not there yet. Actually, we have stayed in touch but it’s so different now. So… official. It’s been a whole week. It seems much longer. I thought the fact we both…

It is over

Kimchi Man and Oegukeen are no more. We broke up. I know many people are going to ask “What happened!?” Nothing happened, really. Which I guess was the problem. Both of us got very ill, at different times and from different illnesses, but with the same results: our lives were put on hold. And in…

2012 in blogging for Loving Korean

Look back at 2012

Exactly a year ago we created this blog. And then an amazing thing happened. You people actually read it. :) Loving Korean was envisioned to be a place where we could help out and answer questions and it wouldn’t exist if you haven’t shown us the trust to answer yours. Amazingly, we got two questions on our very first…

Loving Korean Christmas Wallpaper

Free wallpapers – holiday gift from Loving Korean

With Christmas, New Year and other holidays coming soon, your desktop should be decorated to fit the festive mood. Of course, it wouldn’t be Loving Korean if every wallpaper didn’t have a hint of Koreanness in it. Over the last few years I saved every ribbon that Kimchi Man sent with the packages from Korea. When I chose…

knowing a man is Korean know what to expect

Be the Change

I was sitting yesterday at a family lunch, looking around, thinking how very different we are. Brothers and sisters and grandparents and cousins all sharing same genes, we have spent our whole lives in the same town, and yet we could hardly agree on any given topic that arose in the conversation. What kind of…

Salt dough, clay, dolls hanbok handmade

Handmade dolls wearing Hanbok

When Kimchi Man is in Korea and we are apart we send each other packages to feel closer. That way we have something to look forward to even though when we are missing each other like crazy. I usually send him candy and snacks that he can’t find in Korea and he does the same for me.…

Korean Jindo pup

Korean Jindo Dog

One of the first things I found out about Kimchi Man when we met is that he owns a dog. The cute little white fluff was right there among his profile pictures. Underneath it said that it was a Korean Jindo dog. I have never heard of that breed so I searched online for any…

Big Bang I'm so sorry but I love you

[Q&A] Why Koreans don’t like when you say sorry?

Anonymous asked: Why Koreans don’t seem to like when you say sorry? My Korean friend gets defensive when I say sorry and never says sorry himself. He tries to make things right when we had a falling out and never said sorry and when I did or would before the falling out, he would say…