Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The BEST restaurant in Seoul, especially for Gingseng Chicken Soup! I was told a former South Korean president used to frequent this restaurant 'cause it's so good!

Gingseng on sale at Namdaemun Market

Namdaemun market
At Namdaemun Market in Seoul, South Korea. Notice the delicious squid for sale in the lower part of the image.

Friday, July 24, 2009

My Model UN class at Hanyang University Summer School 2009.

Our ONU graduates of Hanyang University's Summer School. Finally I got a picture of all eight of them! They all really did great, especially Sheila who received an academic achievement award (and a gift of a digital camera) and Travis who received a best smile award, and Rachel who received a Korean Language award.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Well, South Korea has finally come out with a banknote with a higher denomination than 10,000 won. The picture doesn't do it justice - it's really pretty. Not very many Koreans apparently knew it was coming out until it did - many were surprised. On June 23, 2009, the Bank of Korea released the 50,000 Won note. On the front a portrait of Shin Saimdang, a prominent 16th-century female artist, calligrapher, and mother of Confucian scholar Yulgok can be seen. She is supposed to be the best example of what korean mother should be.