Monthly Archives: May 2011

Korean Festival: a teaser

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So this is a small teaser for the upcoming post on the Korean Culture Festival that happened around 10 days ago. Right now, I’m trying to decide whether it is best to break it in two reasonably sized parts or leave it as a really long one.

Oh, and please forgive my terrible recording skills. I was rewatching it the other day and almost got dizzy with so much camera movement. =(

edit: by the way, i have no idea what song is that. just fyi.


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Sneak peeks: Koran festival and literature

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The 6th Korean Culture Festival took place last weekend in São Paulo and it was quite good. There were lots of thing to see and eat (yay!), but my only complaint goes to all the space given to kpop. I mean, I like pop music as much as the next person and I’m even slightly obsessed with Big Bang, but there’s so much more about Korean Culture that I’d like to see in an event like this… Anyway, I’m still choosing and editing photographs, so the post on it will be published this weekend. A sneak peek below, the main stage.

# The Portable Library of Korean Literature

Given my background, it was only a matter of time before I got all tangled up in Korean literature and started buying books to understand more about its culture. So, five or six weeks ago, I ordered some books from Amazon and they arrived today. Well, four of them did; for some reason, one of them was shipped separately one day later. I got Waxen Wings: The Acta Koreana Anthology of Short Fiction from Korea, The Red Room: Stories of Trauma in Contemporary Korea, Photo Shop Murder (by Kim Young-ha) and The Dwarf (by Choi Se-hui).

Straight away, the most interesting one is Photo Shop Murder, but not specifically because of its style, since I haven’t read it yet, but because it belongs to this really nice collection that showcases Korean authors. An extract that explains it much better:

“The Portable Library of Korean Literature introduces readers around the world to the depth and breadth of a vibrant literary tradition that heretofore has been little known outside of Korea. These small books, each devoted to a single writer, will be appreciated for their originality, for their universality and for their broad range of styles and themes. The goal of The Portable Library of Korean Literature is to bring Korean creative writing into the maisntream of world literature.”

So, expect posts on that, too!


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One big Korean festival

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I can’t speak for other Brazilian cities, but as far as I can tell, there are not really a lot of Korea-related exhibitions here in São Paulo. Now I really regret not going to London’s Korean Cultural Centre while in there, ‘cause they have such an amazing events’ calendar!Anyway, this weekend there’ll be a festival of Korean Culture here in the city and I’m super excited to check some of the attractions. According to the press release, the festival’s goal is to divulge the Korean culture among Brazilians. The event is promoted by the Korean Association in Brazil and will also celebrate the fact that Bom Retiro, a neighbourhood in central São Paulo, has recently been officially recognised by the government as a Korean culture hub in the city.Pottery, visual arts, painting and caligraphy will be some of the main attractions. They’ll also have workshops for kids and, obviously, lots of traditional food. Yum! I’m badly craving some kimchi.The event will take place on the 21st and 22nd of May, from 11.00 to 19.00, at Oficina Oswald de Andrade (Rua Três Rios, 363 e Rua Lubavitch - Bom Retiro).Check out more posts from this collaboration HERE.Check out the other collaborators’ blogs here.Check out The Korea Blog!

I can’t speak for other Brazilian cities, but as far as I can tell, there are not really a lot of Korea-related exhibitions here in São Paulo. Now I really regret not going to London’s Korean Cultural Centre while in there, ‘cause they have such an amazing events’ calendar!

Anyway, this weekend there’ll be a festival of Korean Culture here in the city and I’m super excited to check some of the attractions. According to the press release, the festival’s goal is to divulge the Korean culture among Brazilians. The event is promoted by the Korean Association in Brazil and will also celebrate the fact that Bom Retiro, a neighbourhood in central São Paulo, has recently been officially recognised by the government as a Korean culture hub in the city.

Pottery, visual arts, painting and caligraphy will be some of the main attractions. They’ll also have workshops for kids and, obviously, lots of traditional food. Yum! I’m badly craving some kimchi.

The event will take place on the 21st and 22nd of May, from 11.00 to 19.00, at Oficina Oswald de Andrade (Rua Três Rios, 363 e Rua Lubavitch – Bom Retiro).


Check out more posts from this collaboration HERE.
Check out the other collaborators’ blogs here.
Check out The Korea Blog!