Category Archives: Korea

A Tiger in Winter: A Struggling Writer in A Modern Society

Director and scriptwriter Lee Kwang-Kuk might not have intended to hit us writers hard in the bull’s eye. But when one of his dialogs in “A Tiger in Winter” (2017) which you can watch for free here shows you how … Continue reading

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Ethical Reflections for Teachers (From “The Red Teacher”)

What can teachers give to their students? People would most probably answer: knowledge and wisdom. But sometimes teachers can give their – almost – whole livelihood and future career, like Tae-nam. Depicted as a young, faint-hearted man who happens to … Continue reading

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Spa Korea Gamalama

Macaque (baca “mekak”, penekanan di suku kata kedua) adalah spesies monyet di Jepang yang terkenal dan menjadi bekas ikon grup WhatsApp kami di kantor (kini telah diganti dengan Song Hye-kyo). Sebuah fakta yang menarik tentang macaque ini yakni ternyata monyet-monyet … Continue reading

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Songpyeon Warna Warni dan Indahnya Berbagi

Terakhir kali mengetuk pintu kamarku di malam hari, ia meminta pinjaman uang. Saat itu ia mau ke Bandung. Butuh uang Rp400.000, pintanya dalam bahasa Inggris yang lancar. Katanya ia belum terima transfer dari istrinya di Seoul. Semua gajinya ditransfer ke … Continue reading

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Korea dalam Realita

Seperti gading, tiada bos yang tak retak… Begitu peribahasa modifikasinya. Pokok bahasan yang satu itu tidak pernah kering sampai akhir zaman nanti, saya yakin. Selalu saja ada yang bisa diperbincangkan, dikritisi, dicela, dicaci, dan jika ada, dipuji, dari seorang bos. … Continue reading

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MBC Akan Putar Sekuel ‘Jewel in the Palace” Oktober 2015

Stasiun televisi Korsel MBC tengah mengerjakan sekuel dari serial drama sejarah korea yang menjadi tersohor di seluruh dunia “Jewel in the Palace”. Kemungkinan bintang utamanya adalah Lee Young-ae lagi. Sebagaimana diketahui, Lee adalah pemeran Dae Jang Geum, karakter perempuan yang … Continue reading

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Korea National Contemporary Dance Company “Bul-ssang” Tomorrow Evening!

This just in! If you’re into Korean contemporary arts, you won’t miss this FREE event. Bul-ssang, Korea national contemporary dance company, is to be held on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The show will begin at 8 pm sharp and end … Continue reading

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Indonesia U-19 Team Won over South Korea. Sounds Awesome… until PSSI Takes over!

The same old story. Prodigies now, losers later. That’s partly why I loathe football. The drama off the field is too much. But I want to post something different tonight even my thumbs don’t really want to. Leave the pessimism … Continue reading

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When Kimchi is Traded with Jengkol

Ahn Bak-hyun is a nice, decent, withdrawn Korean man living next door. Literally the next door because we stay like in a rented house with a bunch of separate rooms inside it. He speaks very basic Indonesian, which makes it … Continue reading

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Korean Culture Fair at Lotte Shopping Avenue (a Photoblog)

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South Korea President Park Geun-Hye to Come to Jakarta

President of South Korea to visit Jakarta. Continue reading

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Tertarik Budaya Korea, Istri PM Jepang Dikritik Netizen Jepang

Akie Abe, istri Perdana Menteri Jepang Shinzo Abe, menjadi bulan-bulanan warga Jepang di dunia maya setelah ia menyatakan ketertarikannya pada budaya Korea. Akie mengatakannya pada seorang pejabat legislatif. Akie menghadiri sebuah festival Jepang-Korea di Hibiya Park, Tokyo, bulan lalu dan … Continue reading

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