Check out this awesome Korean Food Periodic table. Zoom into see all the great foods that are categorized by type of ingredient like chicken, rice, noodles etc. This awesome table was made by Dom and Hyo. Check out their site to see all their adventures: http://domandhyo.com/2013/12/periodic-table-of-korean-foods.html
The burgers are artisan made. The tater tots are hand cut. The buns are fresh baked. It all makes a difference. I recommend the piggy bao bun and their chicken sandwich. Wow.
My Sunim friend, Daeahn, likes to send me daily messages of Buddhist reflection so I can improve my Korean ability and to stay on the path of good. Here is one of her messages that has been translated by her disciple Jayeon. Click on more to see her message
Christmas is coming to the land of the Chosun and it is going to a big one. This year Korea completely dismissed the novelty of Thanksgiving and just started decorating early. So it looks like it goes Halloween and then Christmas. Christmas cakes are out, Christmas music is playing and the hats are out for sale. I love Christmas because it reminds me a bit of home. See below to see the different signs of Korean Christmas.
As a veteran of Korea for many years, I know how to get through the holidays. Yes, they celebrate Christmas in Korea but it is a bit different than in some western countries. You have probably made quite a few friends in Korea and you might feel obligated to get everyone a gift, but what you get people depends on your relationship with the person or group. Keep in mind that Korea is very group oriented so if you might have to get gifts for everyone rather than 1 person.