Flea Market in Seoul

Posted in www.dailylife.inSeoul with tags , , , on March 28, 2010 by Lydia

VANK SeoulBreeze Newsletter Vol.5

Posted in Seoul Breeze with tags , , on March 8, 2010 by Lydia

Seoul Music Video with Korean Idols

Posted in 99.9% of Seoul with tags , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2010 by Lydia

Conference on Branding Korea’s National Image through Blogging

Posted in Seoul Breeze with tags , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2010 by Lydia

KBS World Radio Interview with Matt Kelley

Posted in Seoul Breeze with tags , , , , , , , on February 26, 2010 by Lydia

I was on KBS World Radio program with another Seoulbreeze reporter Jaehoon and leader of the Seoulbreeze project, Ms. Hwang as an interviewee on last Friday. And I was sooo honorable to be with Matt Kelley that day, Matt Kelley is host of the Radio program and he’s also a power blogger, writing about Korea(discoveringkorea.com).

Although it’s for radio, the interview was taped with streaming video uploaded to the KBS World website, so I made sure I dressed super-nicely for this interview. But when the recording started, my head went blank and I finally made several ridiculous mistakes. (T.T)

Anyway, that’s fine. This is our recording scene. Though I didn’t fully enjoy it because of my nervousness, this is something cool that every people want to do. And I learned lots of things through this short interview, too.

Okay, here is the brief conversation. He asked me about what I like most and least about blogging, topics I enjoy writing about the most and things I learned through the Seoulbreeze program and blogging education, bla bla bla..

Absolute Beauty of Figure Skating, Yuna Kim!

Posted in Seoul Breeze with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2010 by Lydia

Hey, Yuna Kim, who is also called Yuna Queen in Korea, won the figure skating championship with most complete performance in the annals of figure skating history, few hours ago! I’m so proud of her not because of the fact that she’s a Korean or she’s beautiful, but because I know her desperate effort and her pressure. She really deserved the gold, right?

Though I don’t know much about the figure skating, I knew that her skating was absolutely beautiful and.. Oh my god! Her total score was 228.56 which is similar as male skater’s score! “I can’t believe this day is finally come for me.” Yuna said like that.

Get ready world! It’s Yuna’s world!

Keepon goes Seoul!

Posted in 99.9% of Seoul with tags , , on February 23, 2010 by Lydia

Thanks YouTube!

Lunar New Year’s Day in Seoul

Posted in 0.1% of Seoul with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2010 by Lydia

The lovers’ very first big event in 2010 is Valentine’s day on 14 Feb, which is near at hand. But it just so happened that Valentine’s day and Lunar New Year’s day(Seollal) are on the same day in this year, in Korea.(I think solos will be deeply grateful to that.) Korean people have memorial service to their ancestors and usually visit hometown and spend the day with families and exchange presents. But this time, Seollal holidays are unusually short, so many Seoulites will just spend their days in the city.

Here are the ways to enjoy this New Year’s Day in the lunar calendar in Seoul!

For active person, there are various events and special concerts on this day. In other words, Seollal is the great chance to learn and enjoy Korean traditional cultural events or performances like New Year’s bow(세배), eating tteokguk, playing madangnori(traditional outdoor performances)…. Plus, upbeat sound of Samulnori(Korean traditional percussion quartet) really heightens the excitement in those events.

But I guess some of you may think ‘That’s good, but all things taken together, there’s nothing better than having a break time in holiday.’ Don’t worry. Of course, there is perfect way to spend time in your home, too. Special movies for Lunar New Year’s Day will broadcast by each station and all you have to do is just watching TV sitting on a sofa with delicious food for the memorial service. 😉 Among all foods for the memorial service, I do love bindaetteok(mung-bean pancake)! It’s a kind of Korean vegetable pizza or pancake. You must try it! Sooooo yamy.

Well, did you enjoy it? Korean people also look back upon their January and reexamine their own new year’s resolution on this day, too. It’s mid February of 2010 already but, happy new year and hope you reach your goals in 2010!

VANK Seoulbreeze Newsletter Vol.4

Posted in Seoul Breeze with tags , , on February 11, 2010 by Lydia

Seoul launched “Floating Island”

Posted in 99.9% of Seoul with tags , , , , , , , on February 7, 2010 by Lydia

How can a 2,000-ton buoy float? Well, man-made floating islets(Viva) was launched on the Han river near Banpo Bridge in the heart of Seoul, yesterday.

“There are artificial islands in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, but they are in addition to the actual natural islands in the Area. Seoul’s Floating Islands are remarkable because they are completely man-made ones that will float on the river.” Said Kim Hyeon geon, a city official involved in the project. “That’s why we’re not calling them artificial islands, we’re calling it the Floating Islands.”

I’m hoping that the Floating Island will become Seoul’s new landmark where people can enjoy leisure, exhibitions, performance and conventings along the Han river, too.