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Lunar New Year

새해복 많이 받으세요! Happy Lunar New Year! February 3rd is 설날, or Lunar New Year in Korea!

Traditionally, families meet up at the head of the family’s house for New Years. This usually means a Grandpa or someone similar.

From what I understand, my family makes a slightly bigger deal of New Years because we all live relatively close to each other. We take the whole day to celebrate, where some other families may just visit their grandparents in the evening.

Our New Years starts by going to an aunt’s house (My dad was the only boy in the family) to pay our respects to those deceased. This involves laying out a full meal and everyone pouring shots for our ancestors. (If you don’t know already, Koreans love to drink.) This is usually done by generation, with each generation collectively pouring one shot. For example, my brother, my cousins, and I would all help pour one shot for our ancestor.

Afterwards, we eat lunch, always involving 떡국. Ddukguk can be prepared in a lot of ways, but my family keeps it simple. Usually, it’s just Korean rice cakes, dumplings, and egg drops in the soup.

The kids then perform 세배. 세배 is paying respects to your living elders, like aunts and uncles, grandparents, and parents. Kids have to do a full traditional bow and listen to their elders give out advice. It is important that while you’re bowing, you can either wish them a happy new year (새해복 많이 받으세요) or good health (건강 하세요) or both. After the advice that we don’t listen to (kidding.) they give us money to celebrate the New Year. The amount is whatever they see appropriate, but if you have a fairly large family, you can come up with a lot of profit.

The bow is slightly more complicated than just getting on your knees and putting your head down. There’s a certain code of etiquette that must be followed, though not many people mind anymore. Most everyone uses the male version of the bow when doing sebae, but if you’re a lady wearing a dress or hanbok, there’s another way of bowing without getting your clothes dirty. Check this video out courtesy of koreanclass101.com to see it in action.

click here for video; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNK_FAUAsmo&feature=player_embedded

My family doesn’t really play that many traditional games for New Years anymore for a variety of reasons, but we used to play a lot of Yut No Ri or, as it is now romanized as, yunnori. The rules of yunnori are complicated and I’m not even sure if I can play it anymore, but it involves a circular board, four playable pieces, a mat or blanket, and four semi-rounded sticks. The sticks act like dice, telling you how far you can move one of your pieces. The goal of the game is to get all four of your pieces around the board without getting eaten.

 

Source; http://learnkorean.tumblr.com/post/16312467967/lesson-9-lunar-new-year

 

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2012 Lunar New Year Holiday Schedules in Korea

* 2012 Seollal (Lunar New Year) holiday period: January 22-24

Seollal is one of the most celebrated holidays in Korea. January 1 on the lunar calendar, Seollal, this year, falls on January 23 on the Gregorian calendar. Seollal usually lasts for three days: the day of Seollal, the day before, and the day after. During the three-day holiday period, many businesses operate on a different schedule, or even close.

Below is a list of Seollal holiday schedules for popular tourist attractions in and around Seoul. To find out holiday schedules for other tourist attractions across the Korea, please feel free to call the 24-hour tourist information hotline, 1330 tt call center(+82-2-1330).

 

<Tourist Sites >

Name Holiday Hours Contact Homepage
Independence Hall of Korea Open year round             041-560-0114 www.i815.or.kr
Korean Folk Village Open year round             031-288-0000 www.koreanfolk.co.kr
Namsangol Hanok Village Open year round             02-2264-4412 hanokmaeul.seoul.go.kr
Seodaemun Prison History Museum Closed Jan. 23             02-360-8582 www.sscmc.or.kr/culture2
The War Memorial of Korea Open year round             02-709-3139 www.warmemo.or.kr
N Seoul Tower Open year round             02-3455-9277 www.nseoultower.co.kr
63 City Open year round             02-789-5663 www.63.co.kr
Namsan Park Open year round             02-753-2403 www.cablecar.co.kr
Hangang River Ferry Cruise Open year round             02-3271-6900 www.hcruise.co.kr
COEX Aquarium Open year round             02-6002-6200 www.coexaqua.co.kr
Gyeongbokgung Palace Open year round             02-3700-3900 www.royalpalace.go.kr
Changdeokgung Palace Open year round             02-762-8261 www.cdg.go.kr
Changgyeonggung Palace Open year round             02-762-4868 cgg.cha.go.kr
Deoksugung Palace Open year round             02-771-9951 www.deoksugung.go.kr
Jongmyo Royal Shrine Open year round             02-765-0195 jm.cha.go.kr 
Lotte World Open year round             02-411-4921 www.lotteworld.com
Lotte World Folk Museum Open year round             02-411-2000 www.lotteworld.com
Seoul Land Open year round             02-509-6000 www.seoulland.co.kr
Everland Open year round             031-320-5000 www.everland.com
Insa-dong Hours vary by store             02-734-0222 www.insainfo.or.kr  

<Shopping Places>

Name Holiday Hours Contact Homepage
COEX Mall Open year round             02-6000-0114 www.coexmall.com
Namdaemun Market Closed Jan. 22-24             02-752-1913 www.indm.net
Dongdaemun Market Closed Jan. 22-24             02-2262-0114 www.dongdaemunsc.co.kr
New-Freya (former Cerestar) Closed Jan. 22-23             02-2048-4800 www.new-freya.co.kr
Itaewon Street Hours vary by store             02-797-7319
Migliore (Dongdaemun) Closed Jan. 22-23             02-3393-0005 www.migliore.co.kr
Doota
(Doosan Tower)
Closed Jan. 22-23             02-3398-2386 www.doota.com
Yongsan Electronics District Closed Jan. 23-24             02-6733-0101
Techno Mart Closed Jan. 22-23             02-3424-0114 www.tm21.com
hello apM Closed Jan. 22-23             02-6388-1114 www.helloapm.co.kr
I’PARK mall Closed Jan. 23             02-2012-0101 www.iparkmall.co.kr
Myeong-dong Hours vary by store             02-776-6178

<Department Stores>

Name Holiday Hours Contact Homepage
Lotte Department Store Closed Jan. 23             02-771-2500 www.lotteshopping.com
Shinsegae Department Store Closed Jan. 23 02-1588-1234 department.shinsegae.com
Hyundai Department Store Closed Jan. 23             02-547-2233 www.ehyundai.com
New Core Outlet Closed Jan. 23             02-530-5000 www.newcore.co.kr
Galleria Department Store Closed Jan. 23             02-3449-4114 dept.galleria.co.kr
Kim’s Club Closed Jan. 23
(Opening at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 24)
            02-530-5750      ~3
E-mart Open 11:00~22:00 on Jan. 23             02-380-1234 emart.shinsegae.com

<Cultural Facilities >

Name Holiday Hours Contact Homepage
National Theater of Korea Open year round             02-2280-4114 www.ntok.go.kr
NANTA Performance Theater Open year round             02-739-8288 nanta.i-pmc.co.kr
The Korea House Open year round             02-2266-9101      ~3 www.koreahouse.or.kr
National Museum of Korea Open year round             02-2077-9000 www.museum.go.kr
Chongdong Theater Open year round             02-751-1500 www.chongdong.com
National Museum of Contemporary Art Open year round             02-2188-6000 www.moca.go.kr
Seoul Arts Center Open year round             02-580-1300 www.sac.or.kr
The National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts Open year round             02-580-3041 www.gugak.go.kr

< Book Stores >

Name Holiday Hours Contact Homepage
Kyobo Bookstore
(Jongno Branch)
Closed Jan. 23             02-397-3551 www.kyobobook.co.kr
Kyobo Bookstore
(Gangnam Branch)
Closed Jan. 23             02-530-0304 www.kyobobook.co.kr
Youngpoong Bookstore
(Jongno Branch)
Open year round             02-399-5600 www.ypbooks.co.kr
Youngpoong Bookstore
(Gangnam Branch)
Open year round             02-595-4700 www.ypbooks.co.kr

※ The above schedules are subject to change.

Date 01/20/2012
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An ode to Bungeoppang

One of my favorite Korean delicacies is none other than 1,000won a bundle Bungeoppang. It’s an instantly made pastry usually sold by snack vendors in winter times. ‘Bungeo’ in Korean means ‘Goldfish’. But fortunately bungeoppang is not made with goldfish as an ingredient, at least in most cases anyway. Instead, the pastry is made in shape of goldfish with sweet red bean paste inside. Today, most of these pastries are sold under the name of Ingeoppang, which means ‘Carp Pastry’. They shifted the shape of goldfish into carp since carp is more slim looking, reducing the overall ingredients needed for one pastry. But to this day, many Koreans still call it bungeoppang instead of ingeoppang since they are accustomed to that name. And as you may have guessed, the origin of bungeoppang goes back to Japan imitated from ‘Taiyaki’ which is basically a same thing.

When I came to Korea back in 2008, I could easily find a bungeoppang vendor that sells a pack of 4 bungeoppangs for 1,000won. A year later, 1,000won could only get me 3 bungeoppangs. I was slightly depressed by this not only because my financial status wasn’t up to the point of satisfaction (which means I was unemployed at the time), but because it also meant the price of everything else would rise as well. Food like ddeokbokki and bungeoppang are good benchmark products for determining Korea’s economy. I might be going too far calling them ‘benchmark’, but these are some of the most popular street food in Korea. And regular folks can be sensitive to their 1,000 pack of bungeoppang containing 1 less bungeoppang than last year.
Well, to be honest, bungeoppang isn’t as popularly enjoyed as ddeokbokki or even sundae. And it’s available mostly in winter times usually around residential areas. Due to this reason, many foreigners probably miss a chance to have this delicious pastry warmly baked right out of the iron during their stay in Korea. If you are reading this and haven’t had bungeoppang yet, you are in for a treat of your life. Well, I know building up your expectation like this can also bring a huge disappointment, but it’s just that good. I would always put bungeoppang above ddeokbokki for the king of Korean street food.

If you ask me why I put this much of emphasis on the importance of bungeoppang in Korea’s culinary culture, it’s because it was simply the most missed food I craved but couldn’t have back when I was in Canada, along with Jajangmyeon. It’s the most delightful treat one could have on the way home after a hard day’s work. There is nothing like having a bite of warmly baked bungeoppang in a cold winter day. But that’s my personal reason. It doesn’t necessarily mean bungeoppang should be the most popular food. But with so many varieties of street food out there today, the number of bungeoppang vendors are waning. Call me a bungeoppang advocate if you will, but I’m doing my part spreading the word out. Enjoy bungeoppang!

Source; http://www.worknplay.co.kr/korea-blogs/food-bar-drink/4743/an-ode-to-bungeoppang

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Beewon Guest House

Beewon guest house is located on adjacent to chang-deok palace and also being operated in accordance with   traveler’s requirement.
Beewon is set along absolute rooms, adjacent to so popular places such as dong-dae moon and nam-dae moon  market   are located close by.
So many guest houses operate for foreign travelers now ,however, there aren’t appropriate places for them with   reasonable price and clean, cozy circumstance to stay.
Therefore I strongly recommend to stay us “Beewon guest house”.
There is no reason to suspect ours.
Beewon guest house prepared clean and cozy rooms with reasonable prices for traveler who are visited from in the   world.

 

BEEWON GUEST HOUSE    we’re welcome to you all who are planning to visit korea.

      28-2 Woonni dong Jong-ro gu Seoul

       TEL : 82-2-765-0670    FAX : 82-2-765-0677    E-mail : webmaster@beewonguesthouse.com

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Floating Island

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Kims Guest House

Seoul’s highest-rated backpackers hostel in Korea!

Kims’ Guest House (guesthouse) & Hostel Seoul  are located near Hangang River and its parks. These large parks along the river provide people a fresh atmosphere and many opportunities for rest and relaxsation. Most of all, our cosy and friendly house, with its lush gardens, gives our guests the opportunity for having a deep and peaceful rest.
We are near Hongik University (Hongdae area), which is famous for its art festivals, club cultures, night life and lots of inexpensive restaurants and bars. Hongdae area is known for its lively, easy-going and friendly atmosphere with many students and foreigners gathering from all over the world. 
 Seoul Kims hostel is located in central Seoul, South Korea, yet the setting is uniquely serene amidst  an ordinary Korean life style district, with more lively areas only moments away. Easy to get to, close to transportation, relaxed and friendly – we’re sure you’ll love it. The fluent English and Japanese speaking owner will provide you an easier and more enjoyable experience in Korea.

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