TTMIK Culture Ramblings

Negative Experiences in Korea – TTMIK Culture Ramblings

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Although some travel guides describe South Korea as a place that is just perfect and beautiful in every way, we all know that it’s not really always the case. When there are good things about a place, there are also some bad things about it, too. In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Stephanie and Hyunwoo sat down to talk about some negative experiences in Korea!

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Korean Blogosphere – TTMIK Culture Ramblings

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Do you have a blog? If so, where do you host your blog and how do you get found by people? And just as importantly, where do you go if you want to find some good blogs? In Korea, there are a couple of websites that are by the majority of people who want to find information or good blogs, and they are usually called “portal websites”. Does your country have something like this too? In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Hyunwoo and Stephanie talk about the Korean blogosphere.

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Hiking Gear – TTMIK Culture Ramblings

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Have you ever wondered why so many Korean middle-aged men and women wear the same hiking gear in the subway? Have you also noticed that the hiking fashion that they were is usually very expensive? In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Stephanie and Hyunwoo talk about what seems to have become a part of the modern-day Korean culture now among middle-aged people – hiking gear.

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Ajumma – TTMIK Culture Ramblings

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In your opinion, how old should someone be to be safely considered an “ajumma”? Or does someone’s age NOT matter as much as the way in which someone behaves in making them an ajumma? Most women in their 30s or 40s will not want to be called an ajumma. That’s for sure. In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Stephanie and Hyunwoo talked about the term ajumma and what they think are some characteristics of ajummas. This is not a Korean language lesson, so just sit back and relax, join us in the conversation through comments!

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