Category Archive: Korean language and culture series

Korean language and culture series: Gone whalin’

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In Episode 2 of Answer Me 1997, Yoonje (played by SEO IN GUK) undergoes circumcision during his spring break. And so, yes, for the latest edition of the Korean language and culture series, I will go there… umm, down there.

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Korean language and culture series: Analyzing Korean drama and film titles, part 2

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For better or for worse, the “Analyzing Korean drama and film titles” sub-series will have multiple parts, many more than I anticipated. Why am I  so wordy? Sigh. I’d argue that I’m just a completist.

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Korean language and culture series: Analyzing Korean drama and film titles, part 1

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A Korean friend once asked me, “Have you seen Love and Soul (사랑과 영혼)?” I looked at her quizzically and asked, “What’s that?” She looked surprised at my response and proceeded to describe an American film starring Patrick Swayze in which he played a spirit wandering on earth near his girlfriend, played by Demi Moore, …

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For our one year anniversary…

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I can’t believe how fast time flies, but Electric Ground will turn one in just a little over a month! I’ve noticed that many other blogs hold contests and giveaways to celebrate their blog anniversary. I thought about what would be the most “Electric Ground” way to celebrate, and this is what I came up with…

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Korean language and culture series: Cabbage kimchi

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There have been several requests to do posts on Korean food, and as great of an idea I thought it was, I had been reluctant to do so. As much as I love eating, I’m not much of a cook myself. But as I helped my family do our kimjang kimchi this past weekend, I …

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Korean language and culture series: Gangnam, Gangbuk, and Chaebols

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One of the most frequently appearing character-types in Korean dramas is a “chaebol.” What exactly is a chaebol, and do they really all live in Gangnam?

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