Singleton no longer a bad thing in South Korea!

When I lived in Seoul, one thing I noted is that Koreans often hang out in groups. Group mentality is very strong among Koreans.  This may be an extension of the family concept of Confucianism which has greatly influenced the Korean society. So, you can always see Koreans eat, drink and watch movies with friends, colleagues and/or lovers.  If you are being seen eating, drinking or watching movie alone, others may think you have no friends and may even consider you strange. Moreover, some restaurants also have menus that can only be ordered for two persons or more.

However, this trend is gradually changing as there are more and more single-person households in South Korea. Continue reading

More interesting tips about Seol (Lunar New Year) in South Korea

Happy Lunar New Year! 새해 복 많이 받으세요. 🙂

Thanks for the overwhelming views of my blog post dated 18 February 2015 on how the Koreans celebrate Seollal (설날 – Lunar New Year’s Day, i.e., the 1st day of the 1st month of the lunar calendar).  That blog post talks about the traditional ways in which the Koreans celebrate the Seollal.  In this blog post, I will give more interesting tips about Seol (설 – Lunar New Year) and some modern ways of celebrating the Seol which can still be used even after Seollal. Continue reading