Yonsei Prof Accuses Kim Yu-na of Playing Hooky

The unfavorable attention Kim Yu-na has been receiving in the press lately, far from discrediting her brilliant career, rather illustrates the fickle nature of fame and success in Korea, and can only tarnish whatever esteem her renown has brought to the “land of the morning calm”. Since May 8, Kim has been teaching at a… Read More

Hangeul

If you ask anyone what the single greatest innovation to come out of Korea is, you’re likely to hear many responses – hallyu, kimchi, Samsung’s blazingly fast Galaxy Note, “Sandglass”, the towering masterpiece of Korean television drama that transfixed an entire nation back in 1995, or even Kakao Talk, the amazing mobile messenger service I… Read More

Buy Korean? No Way!

When I moved to Korea five years ago, I was impressed not only with how convenient everything was, I was also struck by how inexpensive everything – from food to transportation to medical expenses and the postal service were. What I didn’t realize at the time was that the cost of living in Busan is… Read More