Dokdo Island

Solitary islands in the land of morning calm. Why the Dokdo Island is important to Korea and what we should know. Information provided by “dokdo-takeshima.com”, a website with historical facts about Korea’s Dokdo Island. Dokdo is the easternmost territory of Korea and situated 87.4km to the SE of Ul-leung-do Island. It is not one island,… Read More Dokdo Island

Korean 101 with “Talk to me in Korean.com”

  How to say “I am sorry”, and getting someone’s attention  죄송합니다. [joe-song-hap-mi-da]  “I am sorry.” or “I apologize.” 죄송합니다 is NOT always “I’m sorry”. Even though 죄송합니다 [joe-song-hap-ni-da] is BASICALLY “I’m sorry”, you can’t use 죄송합니다 when you want to say “I am sorry to hear that.” Many Korean people actually get confused when… Read More Korean 101 with “Talk to me in Korean.com”

Introducing UCSD’s KASA: Why this cultural organization on campus matters

When students first enter college, they check out the Greek systems and different organizations to explore what college has to offer. But behind that curiosity, there is a sense of wanting to belong somewhere. Students want to identify themselves as something or feel wanted. University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has many Korean organizations, but… Read More Introducing UCSD’s KASA: Why this cultural organization on campus matters

H-MART OPENS IN SAN DIEGO: A new chapter in the Asian Market Chronicles

  H-Mart made its much-anticipated Grand Opening in San Diego on November 17, 2012. The atmosphere was electric as a mass of eager shoppers awaited the opening of the doors, stretching across the large parking lot and looping a few times. Pungmul dancers were frolicking through the crowds, beating drums thunderously, playing horns which resonated throughout Mira Mesa. Representatives from H-Mart came to… Read More H-MART OPENS IN SAN DIEGO: A new chapter in the Asian Market Chronicles