Do you often eat alone when you are out in public? Do you feel like other people are judging you and it makes you feel awkward? In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Hyojin, Hyunwoo, and Stephanie talk about their experiences of eating alone in Korea and the United States.
The Lunar New Year holiday, known as설날(seol-lal) in Korean, is a major holiday in Korean culture. People travel back to their home towns to meet with family, eat delicious and special foods, and perform ancestral rites. In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, listen to Seokjin and Kyung-hwa talk about their 설날family traditions with Stephanie (and you!)
Welcome to our new audio series called “TTMIK Culture Ramblings”! In each episode, you will listen to a roundtable discussion, in English, between people who were born and raised in Korea and someone with a different perspective. These 100% real and unscripted laid-back conversations cover various topics related to Korea and Korean culture. If you have any topics that you’d like us to discuss, be sure to tell us in the episode’s comments section!
In our very first episode, Hyunwoo, Hyojin, and Stephanie discuss “personal space” and how it is a relatively new concept in Korea. They also share past personal experiences while on the subway, bus, standing in line, or being in crowded places and how they react. Join us and learn more about Korean culture!