Korean Culture

K-Pop – TTMIK Culture Ramblings

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There are many different genres even within K-Pop. What type of Korean music do you like to listen to? In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Stephanie and Hyunwoo talk about what kind of songs they like to listen to and which bands Hyunwoo used to listen to when he was younger. This is not a Korean language lesson, so just sit back and relax, join us in the conversation through comments!

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Coffee Culture in Korea – TTMIK Culture Ramblings

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One thing you will notice when you visit Korea is that there are coffee shops everywhere. According to a recent survey, Koreans consume coffee more frequently than rice. Where does this come from? Why are there so many coffee shops and why do Koreans always meet people at a cafe? In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Stephanie and Hyunwoo talk about coffee culture in Korea.

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Weather in Korea – TTMIK Culture Ramblings

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We often get questions from people about when is the best and worst season to visit Korea. While there is no “bad” time to visit Korea, we do recommend that you visit Korea either during Spring or Autumn, because you have the mildest weather during those seasons. But these days Spring and Autumn seem to be becoming shorter and shorter, leaving us with longer Summer and Winter year after year. What is the weather like in general where you live? In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Stephanie and Hyunwoo talk about how Koreans react to and cope with various seasons.

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Hospitality in Korea – TTMIK Culture Ramblings

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How hospitable are people in your country in general? Are there certain tendencies you can see? If you have been to Korea before, what were some interesting things you have witnessed in Korea related to hospitality? In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Stephanie and Hyunwoo discuss how hospitable people in Korea are and if not, what could be some reasons. What we say in these recordings are very personal opinions, but we hope our thoughts and experiences can give you something to think about and discuss. Please let us know what kind of experiences you have had in Korea before!

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