Not too sweet and with a gummy-like consistency, rice cakes are a popular dessert of South Korea. The name is like duck but with a harsh d. dD-uck!
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell is a young adult romance book that features a Korean love interest as Park. However, the story utilizes a stereotypical depiction of people from Asia that is reminiscent of Madame Butterfly. Rowell set progress back 100 years and did no favors to Korean-Americans. Why was this book marketed towards … More Eleanor & Park – Why?
“The Birth of Korean Cool: How One Nation Is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture” by Euny Hong is both a history book and a memoir. I enjoyed getting an overall and personal perspective on the history of Korea in the latter 20th century. The book is heavily-influenced through the personal experiences of Hong though … More Book Review – Korean Cool by Euny Hong
Here are some books and services on learning Korean. Talk To Me In Korean “Essential Korean: Speak Korean With Confidence” by Soyeung Koh and Gene Baik “An Illustrated Guide to Korean” by Chad Meyer and Kim Moon-jung
What would I be like if I grew up in South Korea?
McCol is officially barley wheat soda and is made in South Korea. It can be nicknamed Korean Coca-Cola since they’re both black-colored sodas, but that’s really their only shared trait and they taste absolutely nothing alike. I first heard about McCol through a webisode of The World of Dave and have embedded the part at … More McCol: Korean Coca-Cola