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5 Must-Read Asian/Asian American Fiction

It’s been an amazing year for fiction. Here are some of our favourite books this year written by Asian and Asian-American authors. The Court Dancer | Kyung Sook-Shin ‘Set during the dramatic final years of the Korean Empire, the new novel from Man Asian Literary Prize winner Kyung-Sook Shin features a mysterious dancer caught up in the …

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Hogan’s Korean Cooking Class: A Home Away From Home

Korean Cooking Classes: A Different Kind of Tourism At the risk of letting my privilege show, I’m going to boldly argue that travelling the world has never been easier, for most of us at least. With cheap flights, Airbnb, multilingual signage, and easy-to-obtain visas, many of us in the western world have the opportunity to …

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Seoul Queer Festival: Pride in the Face of Adversity

Two years ago, I was walking through Tokyo’s Shinjuku district when I was slapped across the face by a thousand rainbows. The Pride parade was in full force, singing and dancing and owning its vibe with, well, pride. To contrast this, the lead up to the Seoul Queer Festival has been marred with pre-emptive protests …

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Drink Like a Korean: Alcohol Etiquette in South Korea

Did you know that Koreans consume the largest amount of alcohol in the world? It’s no surprise given that drinking is part of work culture and cheap liquor can be bought 24 hours a day in your nearest convenience store. However, did you know that Korea also has a lot of alcohol etiquette when it …

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Plea de Blanc Hotel: The Ex-Housewife from Korea who Beat the Bullies

Tony is a Korean-born US citizen. His mother recently moved back to Korea after living for 18 years in America. This is the inspiring story of how she has found a way to flourish in the new and frantic business world of South Korea with her beautiful hotel Plea de Blanc, told in Tony’s own …

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What to Eat in Seoul on Special Occasions

Food is one of the best doorways to discovering the significance of many Korean celebrations. I first arrived in Korea days before one of the biggest holidays, Seollal, the Luna New Year. Intrigued by the idea of what to eat in Seoul on special occasions, I set out to understand the culture behind Seollal and …

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Out Late in Seoul, Korea? Five Ways to Get Home Safely.

How to get home safely in Seoul Seoul is a vibrant city known for its nightlife. Whether you end up in Gangnam, Itaewon, Hongdae, or somewhere else, you are sure to have a good time out late. But, when you’re ready to call it a night, what do you do? Where do you go? Luckily, …

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Watch Art Come to Life at L’atelier with Trazy, Seoul

We had a great time visiting L’atelier interactive art gallery in Dongdaemun today with Trazy, Korea. It’s the perfect art experience for families, couples, and groups of friends. Fun with a bit of education thrown in. Scroll down to the bottom for a vlog of our day at L’atelier. How to get to L’atelier? The …

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We Like to Party: Your Crash Course on Seoul’s Top 3 Party Districts

Party Pop quiz! It’s Saturday night in Seoul. What are you going to do? Hit up your nearby convenience store and stock up on soju so you can watch Netflix in your cozy bed Go to the local 24-hour PC room and play some Overwatch or BattleGroundsOr… Ride the Seoul subway to one of its …

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