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#Cheonggyecheon Stream

16 Jul

The World Through #Tech Eyes

14 Jul

The #Tech world – always communicating behind glass, usually with filters distorting the view.  Looking each other face – to – face might help us see one another more clearly.

Mozarella #Cheese Corn Dog! – #Foodie

9 Jul

Mozarella Cheese Corn Dog – 2,000 KRW – at #Namdaemun Street Market in #Seoul (the oldest traditional market in the city) 

Better than #myeongdong imo.

Legit #KoreanFood 

6 Jul

#koreanfood done right!  Seoul Train Station has a restaurant on 4th floor called ‘Korean Restaurant’ (inventive huh?! 😂).  It is SO GOOD!  #motherdearest ordered the #galbi stew and I ordered #Bulgogi.  All the side dishes came with.  Garlic, Leaf wraps, Kimchi, Radish, Soy Soup, etc.  #Yummy

The City that Survives

1 Jul


America is my country, but #Seoul is my hometown.  There is something so soothing to me about this city, with the topsy-turvy combination of new & sleek contrasted with old & meandering.  The moment I see my river begin to rise in the bus windows, my soul relaxes and I know it’s all ok.  To stand, looking out over a city as old as time.  Knowing that for centuries, one nation after another (often repeatedly) tried to stamp out its #culture and #Heritage only for Seoul to stay standing.  It’s a Beautiful feeling – Here for 14 days!

Hangul Pronunciation

14 Nov

HANGUL PRONUNCIATION CHEAT SHEET ($1)

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Clearly Organized

Explanatory

Infographic-based PDF

Outlines the Hangul Pronunciation Rules (including Batchim, Double Consonants, Double Vowels, and more).  Everything carefully designed to include examples, pattern-building organization of letters, and other tricks intended to help you see how the language is built into the blocks.

Also Includes a simple cheat sheet on the Hangul (Korean) Pronunciation rules. If you want to learn more, this cheat sheet is perfect for you.  

Includes

  • specific pronunciation rules for each letter, dipthong, and combination
  • how to pronounce and differentiate difficult letters and sounds
  • the difference between the normal, aspirated, and tense letters that confuse so many learners.
  • the rules for double consonants
  • Re-syllabification, Consonant Assimilation, Tensification, and more.

All rules are simplified and stated clearly to ease understanding. Each rule or instruction includes Korean and Romanized examples for you to use as a starting point. 

Although Korean letters look simple when you first start, it soon becomes obvious that correct pronunciation can be very complex.  However, if you follow this cheat sheet, you should start to master it very soon!

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Garden Mixings

13 May

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MBC Filming Crew!

30 Apr

Cool! Was walking through Seoul yesterday when we passed by the MBC offices near Yeouido Station. Got a chance to see a filming crew in action! Never seen one before, so it was amazing 🙂 He was in handcuffs and was running to jump in a car. Escape! 😛

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Street Baskets!

17 Mar

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Strolling Through Seoul Itinerary

31 Jan

**Read the Introduction 

Strolling Thorugh Seoul ~ Recommended Itinerary

 **Housing:

  • Hostel ~ The one I chose was $15 a night for a place to stay. If interested, you can message me for more details. But check out AirBnb!
  • Hotel Cinema~ I picked a love hotel for a week that cost me 60,000Won (~ $60) for a two bed room.  The beds were nice and soft, the bathroom was huge, the room itself was really nice and upscale.  Love Hotels in Korea are more for Husbands and Wive who need time away from the kids and parents than for men and their mistresses.  So despite the name, they are more respectable than you think.  And as nice as any normal hotel, but usually cheaper. My mom was recovering from the hospital so we didn’t do anything in the city; we spent all our time in this hotel and I really liked it.

Day 1

  • Deoksugung Palace
  • Namsangol Hanok Village
  • Myeongdong

Day 2

  • Cheongyecheon
  • Tapgol Park
  • Chungmuro

Day 3

  • Gyeongbokgung Palace

Day 4

  • Namdaemun
  • N Seoul Tower

Day 5

  • Naksan Park
  • Ihwa Mural Village

Day 6

  • Building 63
  • Gangnam

Day 7

  • Insa-Dong
  • Korean Wars Museum
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