• Korea Travel Guide,  Life in Korea,  Sights and Attractions

    Summer Day Out at Suseongdong Valley

    Thinking how to enjoy the hot season in Seoul? Why not try a lovely summer day out at Suseongdong Valley at the foot of Inwang Mountain near Gyeongbukgung? If you are looking for a quiet place and closest to nature but won’t make you tired to death, Suseongdong Valley is the one for you. This is the shortest and easy path that I’ve visited Seoul. Suseongdong Valley (수선동계곡) having a path of 0.5 kilometers is can be found at the base of Inwangsan or Inwang Mountain. A beautiful and significant site in Seoul. The historical valley has been rediscovered during the demolition of the Ogin Sibeom Apartment in 2008. It…

  • Korea Travel Guide,  Life in Korea,  Restaurants & Themed Cafes,  Sights and Attractions

    Seoul Summer Escape at Uidong Valley

    Seoul is truly packed with nature and you don’t need to travel too far to escape summer, Uidong Valley is near to check out and visit this hot season. We all know that Seoul is surrounded by mountains and if there’s a mountain valleys are present too. And the city has a lot of hidden valleys that offer clean and cool flowing water. Today, I visited Uidong Valley (우이동계곡), the valley located between Bukhansan Mountain and Dobongsan Mountain. According to the Korea Tourism Organization, the valley was called “Uidong” because of the two peaks of Bukhansan Mountain,  the Baegundae (highest peak), and Insubong  ( the main attraction for hikers/ climbers),…

  • Korea Travel Guide,  Life in Korea,  Sights and Attractions

    6 Ways to Enjoy Summer Vacation in Korea

    Honestly, I am not a summer person but staying here in Korea for a long time I discover that there are so many ways to enjoy summer vacation. So this is the time that I’m sharing with you these ideas on what to do and how to stay cool in summer in Korea.   I’ve been here for 4 years and my first year here was very bad as I felt like I’m going to die. They kept on asking me that I’d grown up in a tropical country and why I can’t stand the summer in Seoul. So let’s check out the difference. The weather in Seoul during the summer…

  • Korea Travel Guide,  Life in Korea

    10 Must-To-Know Tips When Living for 1 Month in Seoul

    Living in Seoul for a month is exciting, making your list of what to buy and things you want to do. Of course you are also planning where to stay and where to go for a month. But before that, I want to share with you the 10 must-to-know tips when living for 1 month in Seoul. 1. Accommodation Accommodation is the most important thing you should check before coming to Seoul. Instead of staying in a hotel, I highly recommend guesthouses, hostel, or Airbnb. Because they are less cheaper than hotels plus they provide free breakfasts. Aside from that, you should also consider a few things when choosing your…

  • Holidays, Festivals, and Events,  Life in Korea

    Things to do on Children’s Day in Korea

    Every 5th of May, Children’s day is being held in Korea and aside from giving the children’s a gift there are many other things to do on the said holiday. The celebration of Children’s day differs depends on the country but Japan and Korea have the same day celebrating the Children’s day. This is a holiday where parents prepare and give gifts to their children and spend time with them. History of Children’s Day in Korea Children’s day in Korea was introduced in the 1920s when Korean students and leaders gathered together to support and improve the social status of children in Korea and encourage the adults and parents to…

  • Life in Korea,  Random Musings & Reviews

    Child Care Coupon – Here’s How to Use it

    Due to this coronavirus outbreak, the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare provides a child care coupon for each child, and here’s how and where we can use it.  When it comes to supporting system Korea is number one and the best. You know why? If you are pregnant, they’ll give you 500,000 won to help you from your regular check-ups and vitamins. When you give birth, they’ll give you a congratulatory gift and it depends per region. There’s a parenting care allowance provided when your baby is not going to nursery and you take care of your baby at home. When your baby started to go to nursery or…

  • Educational Stuff for Mom and Kids,  Life in Korea,  Random Musings & Reviews

    5 Korean Youtube Kids Channel to Watch With your Toddlers

    As a parent we must be careful about the videos that our toddlers watch on youtube so here’s the 5 Korean youtube kids channel to watch with your toddlers. As a mother, it’s been a struggle for me to make my toddler busy while I do the household chores. Especially this time of the corona outbreak where he can’t able to go to daycare.  And I know a lot of moms here in Korea is having the same struggle and sentiment as me. Thankfully, that there are educational channels and shows in youtube kids that could help not only to make my toddler busy but it helps him learning too.…

  • GSM2020 & Honorary Reports,  Life in Korea

    Cherry Blossom Gives Hope amid of Corona Virus Outbreak

    Edited and published in Korea.net: [Stay strong, Korea] Cherry blossom gives hope amid COVID-19 outbreak Two months have passed since the first case of coronavirus in South Korea was announced.  From one to two cases, it became double, a few weeks later it started growing. The virus started spreading widely all over the country. Some establishments were temporarily closed for disinfection. The new school year was delayed for almost two weeks and been delayed for another two weeks. Some cannot go to work and some cannot leave their jobs especially the medical workers. While the number of infected keeps on increasing each day our worries started to grow. We worry…

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    Life in Korea,  Random Musings & Reviews

    Moving House in South Korea

    Moving to another house in South Korea is the most interesting thing for me when I arrived here. In Korea, you can move just in a day. Interesting right? But aside from moving there are things you need to do before and after. In this article, I will share with you those things. Honestly moving is very stressful and nobody likes it especially if you personally need to pack and unpack all your things. But here in South Korea, they made it easier for everyone to move by hiring the “Packing Moving Service” or the “Standard Moving Service”. Moving House Services In  South Korea 1. Packing Moving Service The “Packing…

  • Holidays, Festivals, and Events,  Life in Korea

    Seollal: A Korean Holiday and My Myeonuri Duties

    Check out how we celebrate Seollal, a Korean holiday, know my myeonuri duties and learn the customs and what to expect during this kind of holiday. What is Seollal? Seollal (설날)  or Korean Lunar New Year is the most important traditional Korean holiday. This holiday is usually the Chinese New Year for other countries like the Philippines and China. Seollal is a holiday that lasts for three days. The family gathers all together and the women are the ones in charge in the kitchen to prepare the foods. Usually, the Seollal occurs during January or February and this year it will be celebrated on the 24th to 26th. Meaning of…

  • My KIIP Citizenship Test Experience
    Life in Korea

    My KIIP Citizenship Test Experience

    This blog is about the KIIP course, my citizenship test experience and some tips and advice on how to prepare, study and pass the said test.   I arrived in Korea in 2016 and after a few months, I started studying Korean because I came here without studying the language and it made me crazy that I don’t understand them. I started on Level 1 since I wanted to learn and start from the basics. The class has started already and it’s already mid of the semester but my teacher helped me a lot. After a year of studying at the Multicultural Center, my teacher suggested that I should take the…

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    Korea Travel Guide,  Life in Korea

    Waiting for Autumn in Korea 2019

    Ohhh, Autumn…. I am patiently waiting for autumn in Korea this year 2019. Wondering why do leaves fall in autumn and what to wear in this kind of season? Here’s are some things that I wanna share to you my chingudeul.  Friends of mine usually asked when is the best time to travel in Korea. I always answer fall is the best season amongst the rest. Even though I like spring and winter, still autumn is magical and something different. There’s a beauty in every leaf that falls. After the intense heat of summer, the cool weather arrives. It’s not the same as the coldness of winter but it’s the…