A K-Culture Lover’s Bookshelf

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As both a book lover and a lover of Korean culture, I have collected my share of books about South Korea on my shelf. Here are my top 3 that I recommend to anyone looking to learn a little more about Korea’s history and culture:

A Geek in Korea by Daniel Tudor

61Z-2zl163L._SX375_BO1,204,203,200_Summary:A Geek in Korea is a book packed full of colourful images and tidbits about everything ranging from Korean slang to Kpop, to Korean history and politics. The book also includes interviews with YouTubers Simon and Martina of “Eat Your Kimchi” as well as with Jaurim vocalist Kim Yoon-ah.

A Geek in Korea is a good basic for every K-Culture lover’s bookshelf. It’s an easy read packed full of useful information.

Daniel Tudor is a writer and journalist who lives in South Korea. He is originally from the States, making his book a good view of South…

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Korean Superstitions

Korea-Canada Blog

Superstitions are widely held and often irrational beliefs about things such as luck, prophecy or spiritual beings. They appear across different cultures; just think of a few popular ones in Canada such as “don’t walk under a ladder” and the old “lucky pennies” but have you heard of these South Korean superstitions?

EXAMS

Korean culture is very competitive so doing well in school is very important. Students will do everything in their power to do well on their exams, often studying long hours. As a result, there are several superstitions about what to do and not do before your exams. Here are a few of my favourites: 

Seaweed soup: Don’t eat seaweed soup before your exams. The slippery texture of the food will cause all of the information to slip out of your brain.

No shampoo: Don’t wash your hair the night before an exam because if you do you…

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