Life in South Korea

Archive for March 2009

Tackling some FAQs…

March 31, 2009

My school has a “test day” today so basically I have no classes but still have to sit here like a jackass in an empty room for the whole day.  Beats working I guess, but not sleeping.  Anyway I figured I’d use this time to answer some questions I hear a lot from people back home […]

Nori Bong (Spelled ‘Bang’ but pronounced ‘Bong’)

March 28, 2009

I think it’s  time I finally posted about Korea’s favourite past-time: Nori Bong.   First of all,  I should say that to fully understand Nori Bong you have to participate.  I’ll do my best to describe it for you here, but it’s  really something you have to experience, with Koreans present, to really understand.    Nori Bong translates literally into English as  ‘Singing Room.’  […]

Attack of the Yellow Dust

March 16, 2009

 Edit:  Turns out it’s actually pronounced Hwangsa, not Hangsu. Spring has arrived here in Korea (yeah, in March.  Suck it Canada), which means one thing to Koreans.  Hwangsa attacks.  Hwangsa or ‘Yellow Dust’ is dust picked up off the deserts in China and Mongolia and carried east towards the Koreas and Japan, bringing with it […]