Yes, the title is very provocative, but sadly there is a lot of truth to it. Everything starts with me being so exhausted and frustrated at the preparation process for a spouse visa in South Korea. As an Italian citizen, I know that it is fairly easy to receive a spouse visa in my country, … Continue reading Marriage Visa in Korea: Foreigners used for National Interest?
Hi folks! I came to you with a fresh movie review on "My neighbor Totoro" (Tonari no Totoro). Yes, I confess, despite of all the cute merchandise that I see around and have purchased, I had never really watched Totoro. So I decided that finally the moment had come and was lucky enough to find … Continue reading My neighbor Totoro: slow paced animation evoking childhood nostalgia
Bicycle Thieves is a 1948 Italian film which came down in the history of cinema as one of the masterpieces of Neorealism and perhaps the most renowned piece by auteur Vittorio de Sica. Ricci and his son Bruno looking for the stolen bike around the markets of Rome The plot is fairly simple and revolves … Continue reading Bicycle Thieves a masterpiece of Italian Neorealism
Today I'm tackling a topic that is very sensitive to many people who are suffering because of their weight. I hope to let go of some of my frustrations with this post, and at the same time inform you regarding the treatment of overweight people in the Korean society. Mind you, this piece of writing … Continue reading Being extremely weight conscious in South Korea
Heya Potterheads!~ I am re-reading the deathly hallows these days and I stumbled upon a very interesting statement made by Ollivander in chapter 24 "The Wandmaker." To refresh your memory, in this chapter, Harry is questioning the British wandmaker about the existence of the so-called Elder Wand (also known as Death Stick or Destiny Wand); … Continue reading The second Elder Wand?
Hi you all!~ ^^ Yesterday I have been to the famous fabric market in dongdaemun ! In Korean it is called 동대문 종합시장 ( dongdaemun jonghap sijang). Unfortunately sellers are pretty sensitive about photo taking so I could take two very quick snaps to give you a general idea. If you like DIY or sewing … Continue reading Fabric Market in Dongdaemun and being Plus Size in South Korea
Movie Title ; (Year) ; Category ; Link to Blog Post JSA (2000); Korean Movies; https://franoculars.home.blog/2019/01/28/jsa-experiencing-korean-national-history-through-pathos/
Miniature Dol Hareubang from Jeju Island. Image subject to copyright, contact me if interested in purchasing Last year I went to Jeju Island in the South of South Korea (sorry for the puns aha) and I found everywhere these cute stone statuettes that are actually miniatures of much larger statues portraying the "Dol Hareubang," aka … Continue reading Adorable Statuettes from Jeju (Dol Hareubang)
Known as one of the best South Korean blockbusters and directed by renowned director Park Chan-wook, the mystery thriller JSA (2000) is THE first national film to uphold competition with contemporary Hollywood productions. Starring Lee Young-ae, Lee Byung-hun and the legendary Song Kang-ho, this film dramatizes the trauma of national division through the complex relationship … Continue reading JSA: Experiencing Korean National History through Pathos
Secret Garden - Changdeok Palace- Seoul. Image subject to copyright, for information on how to purchase my photos please contact me. This photo was taken in early Autumn inside of the "Secret Garden" of Changdeok Palace (Seoul). Despite its classification as a "garden," this popular tourist attraction is non-other than a quiet forest encased in … Continue reading Enjoying the Vibrant Autumn Colors of Changdeok Palace’s “Secret Garden”