Say Kimchi! Gimjang, a Korean winter tradition

When I think of winter, I think of snow blanketing the ground (or dreams of snow blanketing the ground). I think of decorating the Christmas tree, hanging wreaths around the house and on the front door, traipsing around the house with strands of garland and lights. But here in Korea, as often is the case,…

A Taste of Korean Hospitality

By Whit Altizer Biking through the Korean countryside always makes me fall more fiercely in love with this country. The masses of people, the identical apartment blocks, and the breakneck pace of the city often feelsĀ inescapable. But take a step just outside the clamor of the city and you’re hit hard with a different side…

Attention Artists of Korea! Check out [b]racket Magazine!

By Whit Altizer Looking to get involved in Korea’s art scene? Here is a great place to start. [b]racket Magazine out of Daegu is a collaboration between 4 passionate expat artists and almost anyone who is interested. [b]racket aims to give artists in Korea a place to showcase their work who may have never had…

A gift box for you: Happy Chuseok!

Now in my fifth year in Korea, I’m starting to realize that I have assimilated somewhat into the culture. Things that were once very foreign to me now seem completely commonplace. Sometimes, I have to remind myself…wait a minute, I actually used to leave my shoes on INSIDE my house? Eww, how dirty! Or, why…