I can recall, with a faint sense of horror, what school lunches were like for me as a student in the US. There was cardboard-y rectangular pizza, watery canned corn, and gloopy mashed potatoes. We would supplement our so-called nutrition with whatever we could from the ubiquitous vending machines. Things are different in here in… Continue reading What a Week’s Worth of Korean School Lunches Looks Like
It's the end of the year, which means that hwaeshik (회식) abounds in Korea. If you're not familiar with what hwaeshik is, let me explain. Hwaeshik when you go out and get more wrecked than a fratboy during his third week of college with your colleagues. It isn't really an optional thing; it's more like forced fun where you can't… Continue reading Forced Fun: Korean Company Dinner (회식)
In most of the Western world, November 11 is Armistice Day, a very somber, significant holiday which marks the cessation of the hostilities on the Western Front during the First World War. In South Korea, however, things are a little different.
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