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2015 Korean Cultural Festival In Brisbane

This Saturday, August 15th 2015, head to Brisbane city with family and friends for a great day out at the Korean Cultural Festival. Hosted by the Korean Society of Queensland the day includes live music and performances, children’s activities and food. Delicious food! Confirmed food tents/stalls include the following: Bibimbap (rice with various vegetables, mixed with… Continue reading 2015 Korean Cultural Festival In Brisbane

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First Moon After Seolnal – Jeongwol Daeboreum

Yesterday the mother in law came home with a big bag of peanuts, dropped them on the table and exclaimed I must eat them with her. “Chaaaanntil pleeeese s*it douun”. The next twenty minutes were filled with broken Korean on my part, “Peanuts, why buy?” and so forth while she pointed at the sky repeating… Continue reading First Moon After Seolnal – Jeongwol Daeboreum

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Seolnal: Korean New Year 설날

새해복많이받으세요! ~ Happy Korean New Year! This is coming in late as we were partaking in festivities, both with family and friends. In Korea, they celebrate two New Years, one by the Solar calendar (January 1st- Western style) and their own, planned out by the Lunar calendar which follows the phases of the moon. Each year, it falls on a… Continue reading Seolnal: Korean New Year 설날

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Christmas Differences Between Korea And Australia

Merry Christmas everyone! We hope you all had an eventful day with loved ones and got to enjoy a lot of food. ^Above is our Christmas lunch: Lamb with mint sauce (mint picked from dad’s aqua-ponics system); turkey with cranberry sauce and a macadamia and apple stuffing; buttered peas; roasted pumpkin; and a sweet potato, onion, potato,… Continue reading Christmas Differences Between Korea And Australia

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Iranian Hospitality

“I can’t hang out with you on Saturday, I have a broom party” This weekend just gone, Bobby went and celebrated his friend’s groom/ bachelor party while I stayed over my friend’s house. I got the better deal; the groom had a curfew and Bobby caught a fever from another friend. Nassie (friend) and I stayed in, having a non-stop grazing party. We… Continue reading Iranian Hospitality

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Kimchi Making by the Mountains I

This weekend I experienced my first 김장 ‘gim-jang’ meaning Kimchi making. Families gather and make enough kimchi to last through the winter and on until the following November. Nowadays it’s becoming less common as it can be brought throughout the year from the store. The mother in law spent the week clearing out her kimchi fridge… Continue reading Kimchi Making by the Mountains I