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For a while, I attempted to study various foreign languages. Working in an environment where English was used daily for several years, I naturally became accustomed to it, and there came a point where I didn’t need to put in effort to study English anymore. However, now that I’m no longer in an environment where I use English for work ...

When winter begins, the leaves that have worked hard throughout spring and summer must fall on their own. It’s a sad thing to detach a part of oneself to survive, to extend life. But isn’t it the fate of trees to survive in a climate like ours, where the seasons are distinct… I wonder how the trees feel when they ...

Ven. Beopjeong, well-known for his book “Emptiness,” can be regarded as one of the leading figures of his time. In an era dominated by materialism, his book “Emptiness” gained immense popularity as it introduced a life beyond worldly pursuits, focusing on attaining freedom of the mind. As a middle school student at the time, the author could indirectly grasp Ven. ...

Thanks to Hangul, created by King Sejong of Joseon in 1443, we enjoy many benefits. We live in an era where we no longer need to study Chinese characters, and just as we anticipated the digital age centuries later, we applied scientific principles to “phonetic characters” to make it easy for anyone to learn and use Hangul. In fact, when ...

The song “Gale Force,” once an anime theme, has transformed into a widely recognized cheer anthem. It has found its place in various events such as baseball games and university gatherings, emerging as one of the representative cheer songs. From the powerful guitar sounds at the start to the lyrics that begin with “Give me another storm-like courage…,” the song ...

Yoo Jae-ha, a singer-songwriter, is hailed as the pioneer of Korean pop ballads. Despite leaving the world at the young age of 25, having left behind only one album, his contributions to the history of Korean popular music are highly regarded. His debut and masterpiece, “Because I Love You,” had a significant impact on the direction of the Korean music ...

Jungin Myeonok was originally a specialized Pyongyang Naengmyeon (cold buckwheat noodles) restaurant located in Gwangmyeong Market. There is still a Jungin Myeonok in Gwangmyeong, which has been passed down to the owner’s friend and continues its legacy. The original owner has relocated to “Yeouido” and continues to operate the restaurant. “Yeouido Jungin Myeonok Opened in 2014” Jungin Myeonok in Yeouido ...

At COEX Starfield, you can find a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, and more densely packed. Various shops are located around the Byeolmadang Library. There are also a considerable number of restaurants, so you can find almost any menu by area. However, it’s considered a drawback that COEX can be like a maze, making it easy to get lost. “COEX ...

Around Seoul National University Entrance Station, you can find not only large-scale restaurants but also small, independently-run establishments. These are often located in small alleyways rather than main roads, offering simple yet unique menus. “A Small Restaurant in the Alleyways near Seoul National University Entrance Station, Tteumdeulida” A place named “Tteumdeulida” is a small restaurant. It has only two tables ...

At Seoul National University Entrance, you can find various restaurants. One prominent area is “Sarosugil,” known for its dining options. Sarosugil is often considered a popular spot for dates, and while it’s filled with charming small stores in narrow alleys, it may not be the most convenient place for a quick and hassle-free meal. Especially when you need to dine ...

Yongsan IPark Mall is a shopping mall operated by HDC Group. It is a complex facility that combines shopping, convenience facilities, and stores in one place, with a total floor area of 240,110 square meters, making it larger than the 119,000 square meters of COEX. It consists of 3 basement floors and 9 above-ground floors, and houses CGV, Youngpoong Bookstore, ...

The Gwanghwamun area in Seoul is a prominent office-dense district. It’s home to government buildings like the Seoul Metropolitan Government, headquarters of various newspapers, and the offices of major corporations. During lunchtime, you can observe numerous office workers heading out to grab a meal. Especially in the Gwanghwamun area, you can find various restaurants in the underground shopping area of ...