My Korea experience in three minutes

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss They call me “PD-nim.” This is a respectful title they give to production crew in Korea. Most of the time, among our small band of exchange students, I’ll be the one with the big camera hanging from my neck, and thus the nickname. Thus, […]

How to learn Filipino-Indonesian in 10 easy words

 So it’s happening. My exchange semester abroad is down to its last two weeks. As I wrap up the many different things I’ve started (and could only hope to start) here, I’ve started looking back on all we’ve done over the past three months. One particular event happened last September when were lucky enough to […]

When in a foreign country, try their calligraphy

안녕하세요! 캘리그라피 클럽이예요? (“Hi there! Is this the calligraphy club?”) For more reasons than one, an all-around calligraphy club in Korea just around the time I wanted to learn traditional Eastern and Western styles was nothing short of really convenient. It was one dinner in the cafeteria when my friends pointed to me a nondescript poster […]

Korean Art Appreciation 101

안녕하세요 Annyeonghaseyo! 오래간만입니다 Oraenmanimnida~ I know it’s been over a month since my last (and first!) post, but from what you guys are about to read, you could surmise I’ve been pretty busy the past month finding my way around student, as well as tourist life, in Korea. Besides fulfilling some schoolwork every now and […]

A prototype guide to student life in South Korea

(Alternatively, What two weeks in South Korea has taught me, and is still trying to teach me) Joanne here writing from the great land of Song Joong Ki and bibimbap, approximately 1,629 miles away from my hometown in Manila. As promised, here is page one of the stories we’re very much excited to share with […]