Battle over….. but who won?

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Well its been a harrowing day. I spent all morning feeling sick with nerves at the prospect of doing battle with my boss over the holiday dates then this afternoon it happened! The showdown had been inevitable but cleverly he waited till Katrina was otherwise engaged and approached me alone … Read More

Twice the fun

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One of the few things I have come to really enjoy about my job is the monthly school trips. I thought as winter arrived they would stop because they always involved a picnic but instead they have just moved the picnic inside. School trips are always a bit of an … Read More

A romantic date!

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After feeling a bit dodgy on Saturday morning and deciding not to go hiking with Emily, Kat and I decided we couldn’t spend all day sitting around the flat and headed to Seoul Tower. Seoul Tower stands on the top of Mt Namsan and has spectacular views over the city. … Read More

Sick

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DO NOT read on if you are eating food or a weak stomach! Ummm, There is beginning to be a theme to my latest posts. Last one I promise. After leaving school on Friday and spending the whole of Friday wishing my body would at least let me drink some … Read More

Ill

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Time for a rant…… Anyone who regularly reads this blog will have noticed that once again it had been devoid of content for a few days. Well that is due to this filthy, dirty, disease ridden (well at least it seems that way) country. After initially being impressed at how … Read More

11.11

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Here was me thinking that the 11 November signaled the end of World War I and was a serious event across the world about remembering those who fought and those who gave their lives in armed combat. Well, it seems, not in Korea!! The 11 November is Peppero day and … Read More

A meal worth having!!!

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After saying I’m going to blog the present I’m going to take you back over a week to last Friday (03/11/2006) Having promised to take Kat for Galbi since she arrived I arranged to meet with Caroline after Kat finished work and head to a Galbi restaurant – Galbi is … Read More

Give me Candy

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Written on 31/10/2006. Well I really must update you on what has been happening in Korea over the last month. I promised myself tonight was the night and I would at least finish off blogging Andong. But it’s not going to happen! Today has been exhausting! Very long, very hard … Read More

Watching the Hahoe Pyolshin-gut T’al-Nori

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After boring you with information about the Hahoe Pyolshin-gut T’al-Nori ot Hahoe maskdance drama it is time to get back to real life and our experiences of watching it and possibly one of the most embarrassing moments of my life!!! Because we had watched Malaysia we had managed to get … Read More

Hahoe masks – The stuff of Legend

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The Hahoe masks have a massive significance in Koran culture; the original masks have even been designated national treasure No.121. I have already been to many places (other than the Maskdance festival) where you can buy copies of the masks (some better made than others!). The man who developed the … Read More

AMDF #7 – Origins of the Hahoe traditional Korean Maskdance or Hahoe Pyolshin-gut T’al-Nori

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After spending the afternoon sitting in the sun it was time to re-hydrate before heading back to the Madkdance arena for the evenings entertainment. First we watched Malayisa, whilst their dancing was mesmerizing and their costumes amazing I feel I should dedicate this post to origins of the second performance … Read More

AMDF #6 – Songpa Sandae Nori – A traditional Korean Maskdance

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After sitting in the sun for half an hour we were handed a leaflet by a tall thin lady who at the time we just presumed to be Korean! We later discovered she was an America who had been living in Korea for the last 13 years! The leaflet told … Read More

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