Korea

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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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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Catch The Wave – 충분히 많이 먹었어요 + K-Pop Lyrics

Catch The Wave is a radio show that airs on Arirang Radio every day at 6PM KST, featuring many guests including Hyunwoo. On Fridays, Hyunwoo joins Adrien Lee, the host of the show, for the second half of the show at 7PM to introduce a useful Korean survival phrases, introduce a Korean song through its lyrics, play an audio clip sent in by a listener (which can be you!) and also answer some questions in real time. You can listen to the live shows as well as the recorded shows at http://arirangradio.com/catchthewave or watch recorded videos a couple week after each episode has been aired. This video is the recording of the show that aired on January 30, 2015. Enjoy!

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