Areba~Alba: Pekerja Part Time di Korea

Yang sering nonton drama Korea pasti sudah tidak asing lagi dengan istilah “Areba” untuk telinga kita terdengar seperti “ALBA” yang artinya adalah orang yang bekerja paruh waktu atau part-time. Areba sendiri adalah singkatan dari kata kerja “Arebaite” 아르바이트 yang benar artinya bekerja secara part time. Areba atau Alba menjadi subyek orang yang melakukan pekerjaan part time…

Korea Won Money

Ready to depart to South Korea? Make sure you don’t forget your ticket, passport and yes.. money! Money in Korean is don 돈 (read: ttun). Does Korean accept dollar bill for payment? Of course not, you have to get Korean money currency which is called “Won” Hangeul: 원   Symbol: ₩ International currency KRW. Let’s learn more about…

Gyeongbok Palace ~ 경복궁 History and Today’s View

Gyeongbok-Gung,(Hangul: 경복궁) Gung means Palace; is the first and the largest Royal Palace out of the five Grand Palaces exist in South Korea. Built during the Joseon dynasty, in 1394 finished in just one year 1395, just 3 years after Yi Seong Gye/King Taejo (the first King of Joseon) took the throne in 1392. Purposely it was…

Why Korea need more Smile?

Have you heard “K-SMILE” campaign running by the Seoul City Government? did you feel odd that South Korea actually need this kind of campaign? On April 17, the Korea Visit Committee hold a K-Smile Campaign event in Myeong-dong shopping district in preparation for the Spring Welcome Week for World Tourists. The purpose is to spread the…

Top 13 Destinations in South Korea

Here are the most common place for tourist to visit in South Korea Seoul Downtown City 1.  Gyeongbok-gung (Palace) The biggest palace (main) in South Korea where all the Joseon Kings resided. 2.  Chandeok-gung (Palace) The second biggest palace with its famous secret garden. 3.  Deoksu-gung (Palace) Right next to Gwanghwamun Square, palace that not…

Seollal in Korea

Welcoming a new Lunar Year ~ Seollal  (설날) is one of the biggest festive and celebration in South Korea, beside the Jan 1 New Year that based on Gregorian calendar (Sinjeong) this Seollal turn to be even bigger holidays in Korea. Today is D-1 before Lunar New Year arrives.  What does South Korean do to…

Sinchon Favour Savour Corner

This writing goes to all Korean Drama lovers, as in there are times this place become a special spot,  as you probably see a lot of scenes where the actor/actress are; too poor to eat in a restaurant try to catch meals between time craving for supper late at night doing ‘arebaite’ part time job…

my wish pre-Wedding Korea Trip

This is my WISH PREWEDDING TRIP in South Korea. My #1 wish is to experience very special moments in Korea, and as many people know, South Korea is portrays as one of the romantic place in the world.  Not with big extravaganza things but with small personal things that touch the heart most. The moments I…

Saturday fling at Marronier Park

People who lives in Seoul (Seoulites) knows that there so so many parks (Gongwon = 공원 ) located in downtown city that really worth to visit.  The most famous for tourist would be the Namsan park, Yeouido park as it located next to Han River (Hangang) or historic park like Tapgol Park. But here I want to…

HanSik ~Delicious Foods in Korea

HanSik ~ 한식 is short from Hanguk (Korea) eumsik (food) Eager to show you variant type of Korean foods I ate and some drinks when I was living in Seoul, South Korea. Here we go:                           ps. mianhaeyo, maybe I was too hungry after school,…

Unspoken Dating Culture in Korea

There many unspoken culture or habit for Korean relating to having a love relationship aka dating or going further on marriage. The common says that often heard is Do not date someone when you don’t have money You’re not allow to think about marriage when you even don’t have a stable job When you’re jobless…

Memorial Day Holiday 여행

Last Monday June 6th, was a Memorial Holiday in South Korea, so everybody have a one day off, including my boyfriend who choose to go sight seeing (여행=yoheng) outside town. Sadly I couldn’t be with him at that day, but he said: well, you will see what I see ~~~ so..sweet 😳 So here I…