Category Archives: Korea Blog news

World Korea Bloggers – I’m officially one!

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I hope you don’t mind too much me repeating Cindy’s words and saying that, now, it is official! I am a certified Worldwide Korea Blogger!

The package came in last Thursday and I was beyond myself with joy when I saw it came from Korea. My mom was the one to receive it and she thought it contained a Korean book I ordered some time ago (it was one that got lost from this bunch from Amazon).

Anyway, it was definitely a surprise to receive such a nice gift. The lovely people from the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) sent all their bloggers a certificate, a card-holder and a USB flash drive. You can see everything in the picture below!

The cardholder and the flash drive are covered with these beautiful mother-of-pearl plaques. I took the picture below in the hopes that it could show a little bit of the iridescent effect and I guess it worked. =)

So, a big 감사합니다 to all the people that deal with us, worldwide bloggers! That was lovely and quite considerate!

ps: the second post on that Korean festival will be published tomorrow night, so be sure to check back then!


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Worldwide Korea Bloggers Roundup #02

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I last put a roundup together a long time ago, so I thought it was maybe time to prepare a new one. Enjoy!

# From Chris in South Korea, 5 places you must go to if you go down to Seoul (they include the Gyeonghuigung palace and the World Cup Stadium) and a guide for people who may have a layover or stopover in Korea. He offers options for those who will stay up to 12 hours, 24 hours and also for those who’ll be in the city for up to 3 days.

# Cindy, from Life’s an adventure, made a post when she got her Worldwide Korea Blogger certificate and gift. I got mine a few days ago, so ‘ll be posting about it soon. While that doesn’t happen, take a look at what we all got in her blog.

# Through Daria’s My Korea, I found this nice pair of Converse-like shoes with a b&w stencil image of Dokdo.

# In Namhanman, a Korea fan, I learned about the Kim Sisters, a Korean trio that was discovered while singing to foreign troops in their homecountry and, after going to America, was on The Ed Sullivan Show 22 times! Head over there to find also links to YouTube videos, to some pictures and to a (sort of) recent interview with one of the sisters, Sook-ja.

# To learn how, because of companies such as Korean National Ballet, the country is getting more international recognition for its dance professionals, visit Eleonora’s life in Korea (the post is actually part of the Korea Brand project, so it can be found on several other blogs)

# In this post about the opening of the Korean Cultural Office in Sidney (Australia), Jun Duong of OctoTini also mentions a few Korean traditional crafts like those traditional knots and najeon chilgi, which is “the unique Korean art of lacquered mother-of-pearl inlay designs”.

# From Kimchi Soul, the video that shows Sung-bong Choi auditioning for Korea’s got talent. It got quite a lot of attention everywhere since his story is quite dramatic. A bit of a tearjerker, I must admit. And it’s everywhere, as I said, so chances are you already watched it somewhere else.

# Joana, from The view from over here, shares a short text on people’s personality traits according to their blood types, something that, apparently, is the Korean equivalent of horoscopes.

# Foreign/er Joy, an expat in Korea, tells everything about her experience in Namiseom, an island in Chuncheon, in the middle of the North Han River. Don’t forget to check parts 2 and 3.

# Saharial has kicked off a guide to K-pop over at London Korean Links. Go over there and check part 1!

# Tully’s recall has compiled a list of trailers from Kim Ki-duk movies. She’s in the middle of analysing his body of work, so be sure to check her blog out for more on him.

* the image in the beginning of this post was taken from Daria’s My Korea, but I couldn’t find the original source. If someone knows where it’s from, please, let me know, ok?


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Worldwide Korea Bloggers Roundup #01

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I was checking the other blogs that also contribute with The Korea Blog and chose a few posts to share in here. This may become a weekly feature, but I won’t be making any promises, because I know myself all too well.

So, without further delay, here are the posts that caught my eye today in this network of ours:

# http://ellacino.blogspot.com/2011/02/koreas-7-cant-miss-festivals.html
Eleonora tells us which 7 festivals we just cannot miss in Korea. My favourite one has got to be the mud festival; I read about it some time ago and I think it must be one of the most fun events to take part in the whole world  (with the Spanish Tomatina in a close second).

http://www.buhaykorea.com/2011/03/06/n-seoul-towers-a-lock-of-love
The author posts a few picture form her last visit to N Seoul Tower, where you can find the famous locks. I love it how people are so fond of that idea that they try to replicate it everywhere. I’ve taken quite a few pictures of bridges with locks when travelling ’round Europe.

http://mymariamargareta.blogspot.com/2011/03/namsan-padlock-lock-your-love-here.html
One more blog post on N Seoul Tower, but this one has a short video!

http://insidemybackpack.blogspot.com/2011/03/incheon-international-airport-worlds.html
I’m not particularly fond of airports (I actually hate flying), but Jepoi gives some useful information for whoever is flying into Korea through Incheon.

http://sliceofseoul.wordpress.com/2011/01/17/the-main-use-of-sliced-cheddar-is-for-chijeu-kimbap
Cheddar cheese kimbap recipe! I have no idea how traditional this is, but, oh, my gosh, it looks delicious.

 


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Korea Blog contributors list

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The Korea Blog has released the full list of blog contributors with a link to their blogs. I’m in there, which reminds me I’m totally late in posting my texts. There are a few of them pretty much done, I just need to get some picture to illustrate the whole thing. So you definitely can expect a few Korea-related posts in the next few days!
For now, I’ll leave you with the full list of blogs. Be sure to check them all out!

Alexandra DeMaria – http://www.chooseyouradventure25.blogspot.com
Anne-Maria Cole – http://kimchisoul.wordpress.com
Austin Wallace – http://austininkorea.wordpress.com
Belinda Kew – http://metal4plastic.blogspot.com
Betchay – http://www.buhaykorea.com
Chris Backe – http://www.chrisinsouthkorea.com
Cindy Zimmer – http://lifesanadventure2.wordpress.com
Daria – http://darika-korea.blogspot.com
David Teszar – http://namhanman.blog.hu
Eleonora Ibragimova – http://ellacino.blogspot.com
Francesco Morello – http://www.vabenecorea.com
Huidrom Renuka – http://mystickorea.blogspot.com
Hyekyung25 – http://morningcalmadness.blogspot.com
James Larter – http://www.englishkimchi.wordpress.com
Jen Pace – http://teflorbust.wordpress.com
Jennie Griffin – http://notjustkimchi.blogspot.com
Jepoi Ordaniel – http://insidemybackpack.blogspot.com
Jihyun Siera Lee – http://ktownblvd.blogspot.com
Jo-Anna – http://smileyjkl.blogspot.com
Jordi Sanchez – http://bitsandbeats.blogspot.com
Joy Iris-Wilbanks – http://www.foreignerjoy.blogspot.com
Jun Duong/octotoni – http://octotini.tumblr.com
Katie Herron – http://www.blueherrondesign.com
Kieran Tully – http://kierantully.blogspot.com
Kimberly Hiller – http://www.kimberlyinkorea.com
Lauren Kilberg – http://laurenkilberg.tumblr.com
londone7 – http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/londone7/1/tpod.html
Magdalena Sieminska – http://sliceofseoul.wordpress.com
Maria Margareta – http://mymariamargareta.blogspot.com
Nana Cuellar – http://littlecraziness.tumblr.com
Nicole Gonzales – http://koreafrommyeyes.tumblr.com
Oliver Geronilla – http://olivergeronilla.wordpress.com
Paul Matthews – http://ajosshi.blogspot.com
Pearl Grace – http://jinju0717.blogspot.com/2011/02/adrenaline-rush.html
Philip Gowman – http://londonkoreanlinks.net
Roger Tyers – http://www.rogertyers.blogspot.com
Saftira Angga – http://www.saftira-in-korea.blogspot.com
Shelley D’souza – http://5mysausage.blogspot.com
Somchandra Nahakpam – http://nahakpam.blogspot.com
SooHee Oh – http://sooweetie.blogspot.com
Suzanne LaGrande – http://www.betweencultures.net
Yelena Lim – http://eyesinkorea.blogspot.com


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