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Thanksgiving dinners available in Seoul, Seongnam
There isn't much time left to make arrangements for Thanksgiving food this year, whether you're an American, a Canadian who would rather celebrate late than never, a Korean or anyone hoping to feast on some turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and other North American traditional holiday dishes. American Thanksgiving, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, is coming up n...
[Cityscapes] Ugly names of Korea's high-rise apartment brands
Construction companies here often use English or other foreign-sounding words for apartment brand names, hoping to “exude an upscale, high-end image,” according to a recent Korea Times article.
USFK veteran's latest novel tackles military sex crimes
After a year off due to COVID-19 delays, the fictional CID agents George Sueno and Ernie Bascom are finally back in action, patrolling 1970s-era Itaewon and locations across Korea. This time, while trying to help out friends, they run up against North Korean agents while also finding themselves caught in a gender war within U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) ranks.
[RAS Korea] RAS Korea explores British extraterritoriality
In times now long past, some nations with “world power” status arranged treaties with host countries that were further-reaching than the simple sovereign territory of the embassy properties. Such treaties of “extraterritoriality” were signed with Japan, and later, Korea. The embassy properties were sovereign territory, but the world power countries demanded and received full ...
Inner workings of Gwangju Uprising revealed in ex-Peace Corps volunteer's book
David Dolinger delivers his harrowing eyewitness account of the Gwangju citizens' movement for democracy and the military government's lethal response, in a new book, “Called by Another Name,” published by Goggas World. Dolinger was one of a handful of U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) present in Gwangju for most of the weeks-long siege. His memories include a tense encounte...
Celebrate Halloween in Seoul and beyond safely during COVID-19
You probably knew already that Halloween takes place on the last day of October, but here's something you might not know: The word itself literally means "hallowed evening," and was previously known to its early European celebrators as All Hallows' Eve ("hallows" meaning saints, those made holy or sacred). All Hallows' Eve (Oct. 31) and All Saints' Day (Nov. 1) both paid homa...
Anxiety fuels artist's cute enamel pin creations
Late in 2018, Jamila Benson was going through a dark time in her life and her health was declining. She described experiencing tense jaw muscles, a relentless ringing in her ears and what felt like frequent mini-heart attacks. After weeks of struggling alone in silence, she sought out help. It was then she found out that she was experiencing anxiety.
Human Rights Cities come together in Gwangju for int'l forum
Gwangju has once again brought cities and citizens of the world together to build a better future, despite the global pandemic, for the 11th World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF). At this annual event created by the southwestern city, national and international experts in diverse fields shared methods and perspectives for the purpose of improving human rights around the glo...
[Korea Encounters] Peace Corps' 1966 arrival in Korea
On Sept. 16, 1966, the first contingent of American Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) arrived in Korea. Four days later, in “Thoughts of the Times,” John C. Stickler reflected on an encounter months earlier with a small boy who had wanted to practice his English.
Kamen Ross throws everything at piano keys
You'll often hear music enthusiasts and even artists themselves complain of a general lack of depth in modern commercial music. Whether or not that is an actual thing is always up for ever-evolving debate.
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