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Open Thread, November 28, 2015

Now soju has legs . . .

Open Thread: November 7, 2015

I’m going.  Proceeds benefit Korean charities.  Let’s meet there and not acknowledge each other.

Monday, November 9
Lotte Hotel Seoul, in Jung-gu.

Share culture, share love and share life at the 53rd Annual SIWA & Diplomatic Community Bazaar on November 9!

Our Bazaar is one of the largest charitable events in Korea. Embassies, women’s clubs, welfare organizations, local businesses and sponsors join together to sell products, food and cultural goods from all over the world. The funds raised are donated to Korean charities. Come and enjoy:

  • Shopping unique products
  • Eating international foods
  • Cultural Performances and Costumes
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Free Admission
  • Convenient location: 1 minute from Euljiro 1(il)-ga station

Please plan to spend an hour or the whole day with us, and bring your friends and neighbors. We look forward to seeing you!Download & Share the Bazaar Flyer!

Participating organizations in the Bazaar

Embassies from around the world are coming together to sell goods and foods from their home countries. They donate their proceeds to local Korean charities so you can shop and eat for a great cause! We are grateful for their generous contributions and continued support. (List of Participating Embassies)

Support Korean Charities at the Bazaar by shopping at their booths. They will sell a wide variety of goods such as Christmas items, handicrafts, kitchen and other household goods, cosmetics, tea and more! List of Bazaar Charities

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Open thread: October 31, 2015

I.Seoul.U.  I honestly Seoul U.


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National Foundation Day (Open) Thread: October 3, 2015

October 3 is a national holiday in Korea, Gaecheonjeol (개천절). known as National Foundation Day in English.  On this date, Koreans celebrate the founding of the Korean nation with the formation of the first Korean state of Gojoseon 4,348 years ago in 2333 BC and their 5,000 years of Korean culture.

For some Korea lovin’, check out this classic video produced by VANK:

Here’s the winner (at mark 6:30):

Vank 5,000 Years of History Video

The runner-up (“…and if for any reason the winner cannot fulfill its duty, the the first runner-up will….”)  occurs at the 30 second mark:  “On upside-down world maps, Korea looks powerful as it emerges from the continent and extends into the Pacific Ocean.”

Happy National Foundation Day!

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Open Thread, September 26, 2015 – The Chusok Edition

Have a safe and good Chusok.

Open Thread: September 6, 2015

Oh no he di’n’t.

…goin’ back-to-back.

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Open Thread: Aug. 29, 2015

Monkey grass and pines in the fog, Sango-ri, Sangju, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Enjoy the last weekend of the summer, folks.

Open Thread: August 23, 2015

Enjoying my summer daze.


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Open Thread – 입추: Fall Has Entered

This Saturday marks the official entrance of Fall

the crickets know this already since they started chirping only days before.

Open Thread – The Chinese Winter Olympics Edition


This just blows . . .

Just when you thought it couldn’t blow any harder, Beijing is awarded the Winter Olympics for 2022.

Open Thread: July 13, 2015

Taking one for the team.

(Fortunately, my Anonymous_Ego can handle the hit.)

Open Thread, July 6, 2015 – The “I Am Probably F***** But Am Voting Yes” Edition


Open Thread: Summer Solstice

Was today the longest day of the year or was it just me?

Open Thread: June 13, 2015 – The Quarantine Edition


Open Thread: June 6, 2015

I wish all a day to remember.

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