Category Archives: History and Culture

Korean New Year or Seollal (설날)

OVERVIEW Here is a nice overview of Korean New Year (Lunar New Year) or Seollal (설날):   TRADITIONS tteokguk (떡국) recipe and video: http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/ddukguk   Yut Nori (Yunnori) (윷놀이): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yut ADDITIONAL LINKS For more information on Seollal, please check out the following links: Official … Continue reading

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Book: “Who Will Answer” by Dr. David Hyungbok Kim

I just finished reading “Who Will Answer” by Dr. David Hyungbok Kim. “Dr. Kim’s book chronicles his meeting with the late Harry Holt in 1956, and their subsequent work together to find loving adoptive families for the homeless children in war-torn.” My … Continue reading

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Song: The Doxology (Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow) 만복의 근원 하나님

Many thanks to my friend Shirley for finding both the video and the music!

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The Korea Times: Adoption and Baby-related Korean Vocabulary

The Korea Times has a section online that is devoted to Korean language learning: http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/art/art_list.asp?categoryCode=273 Here are a few of the topics related to adoptions and babies that might be of interest to people learning Korean and wanting to pick … Continue reading

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Korean Culture: Family in Korea

Courtesy of Mrs. Lee: * 한국의 가족 Family in Korea When you ask Koreans, “How many people are there in your family?, they can’t answer the question easily. This is because they are not sure whether they should include only people … Continue reading

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Korean Culture: Respectful body language

Special thanks to Mrs. Lee, my Korean instructor, for graciously allowing me to share these Korean culture write-ups. * Do you know how to use respectful body language in Korea? You may have noticed that body language differs according to … Continue reading

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MPAK National Conference to Promote Domestic Adoption in Korea

Title: MPAK National Conference to Promote Domestic Adoption in Korea Description: MPAK’s 11th Annual National Conference to Promote Domestic Adoption in Korea was held on Nov 12, 2011 at Jeonju City Link: http://mpakusa.blogspot.com/2011/11/mpak-national-conference-to-promote.html

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