Little Prince Illustrated by Kim Min Ji

This week while I was hanging around the bookstore I came across an amazing table of beautifully illustrated classic children’s stories!! Red Haired Ann, Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, and Little Prince 어린왕자 ~ Of course!! Oh Korea, you always show Little Prince so much love~ Lets take a look at some of the illustrations in the book♥

The Good, Or Bad, Book

I wrote this book because I wanted to tell the story of how I came to love living in Korea, and also out of a desire to preserve that country, as if in a jar of amber, as I found it in 2009, in the same way Herman Melville chose to write a novel rather than an encyclopedia about New England whaling in the middle of the nineteenth century. He did consider the latter option, and I have thought of pounding out a kind of Dictionary of Received Ideas (an assembly of cliches) for Korean Culture.

Art'ifying the Old at Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan

Gamcheon Culture Village

It's Summer English Camp time.  Things have changed a little since I first arrived.  Until very recently, Korea still held Saturday classes twice a month.  They have since stopped Saturday classes which gave rise to two big changes in the education system here in Busan.

Black & White | Busan, South Korea

A temple guardian monster in Busan


Art at shrine temple in Busan


Places on a Map

For my Birthday, amongst a myriad of other awesome things, (including a beautiful, handmade necklace and a punk rock chick scrub brush) my friend Heather gave me some scraps of fabric.  They're really cool patterns, and I put two of the three of them to good use.

I've seen some of these handmade cloth state or country outlines both for sale, and as craft projects online and so I decided to channel my inner Martha and get crafty.  It was really quite easy and I think it turned out great.

She waits...



Creatives from around the world exchange packages that they put together for one another based on their interests.

Here is the package I assembled for a special person in Australia!

Fun things like strawberry flavored milk straws & Korean socks!

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‘No Biscuits’?–Did Snoop Dogg Dis Girls’ Generation?

Toon by Lee Scott, words by Iwazaru

Rapper Snoop Dogg found himself at the center of a Korean media storm the last few days after he made comments regarding the famed Kpop group Girls’ Generation. Snoop originally posted the following Tweet with an instagram on July 8:


After the post the Korean media and netizens went into a frenzy claiming that Snoop had criticized the group and saying it meant the girls have no sex appeal or are outright ugly.

Funky Seoul Corner #16: Ruby Andrews: Everybody Saw You

By Scott Freeman

Ruby Andrews (nee Barbara Jean Stackhouse) is a soul singer based out of Chicago. She primarily recorded for the Zodiac label, also from Chicago, from 1967 to 1972. Of the fourteen 45s she recorded during this time frame, her biggest smash was “Casonova (Your Playing Days Are Over)” in 1967. This track reached #51 on the U.S. Pop charts and #9 on the U.S. R&B charts. You can easily track this tune down on YouTube.

For this installment of Funky Seoul Corner we go a wee bit later in Ruby Andrew’s career to 1970. “Everybody Saw You” is a typical offering from Ruby. You’ve got soul, you’ve got groove, and you’ve got dynamic changes within the track. This track was a minor hit in its own right, reaching #118 on the U.S. pop charts and #34 on the U.S. R&B chart.

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