Chuseok 2021 Experience

Chuseok in 2021 was no different than the one last year since the pandemic hit the world. For a few years I have joined my sabeomnim (taekwondo teacher) and soenbae (senior) celebrating Chuseok in our dojang (academy) the week after the thanksgiving holiday. We would be eating songpyeon (half-moon shaped rice cake), drinking sikhye (sweet … Continue reading Chuseok 2021 Experience

Honorary Reporters International Collaboration

Today I joined about 500 out of 3.000 Honorary Reporters of KOCIS (Korean Culture and Information Service) of the South Korea Ministry of Culture, Sport, and Tourism, from all around the globe for an online gathering. Pandemic has hindered our opportunity to gather on site (or in Seoul!) but it didn't stop all of us … Continue reading Honorary Reporters International Collaboration

The Freedom to Live, the Freedom to Congregate

A Brief History In August 1945 the Korean Peninsula was freed from Japan by the U.S. and allied forces. The event is commemorated as Victory over Japan Day, marking the end of World War II and the end of 35 years of Japanese occupation and colonial rule of Korea. The National Liberation Day of Korea … Continue reading The Freedom to Live, the Freedom to Congregate