Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village is the place where the author Lee Hyo-Seok was born and raised which is a town called Bongpyeong-myeon in Pyeongchang-gun The village is also the setting of the author’s story “When the Buckwheat Blossoms,” one of the most celebrated Korean short stories to date. In 1990, the village place was designated ‘first… Continue reading Lee Hyo Seok Culture Village
I just read When the Buckwheat Bloom by Lee Hyo Seok, english translation by Peter H. Lee in his book Modern Korean Literature : An Anthology DANG!!!! I really like the character and the way the writer arranged the plot and his donkey too ^^. There was a surprise element at the end… Continue reading When the Buckwheat Bloom
Lee Hyo-seok, who wrote under the pen-name ‘Gasan’ (가산) was born February 23, 1907 in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do. He was deeply impressed by Chekhov and Thomas Mann and graduated first in his class at the Gyeongseong Je-il Academy. Lee enrolled in Gyeongseong Imperial University in 1925, the same year, his poem “Spring” (Bom) was published in the Daily News(매일신보). At Gyeongsong Lee… Continue reading Who is Gasan?
Hyo Seok Cultural Festival is held to commemorate modern Korean writer Lee Hyo-seok and his popular novel “When Buckwheat Flowers Bloom,” which demonstrates the connection between human life and the beauty of nature through the dazzling scenery of Bongpyeong. In fact, Bongpyeong is the author’s hometown, and appears frequently in his novels. The cultural festival… Continue reading Hyo Seok Cultural Festival
Gamja (감자) means potatoes, and ongsimi (옹심이) is a Gangwon dialect for saealsim (새알심; literally “bird’s egg,” named for its resemblance to small bird’s eggs, possibly quail eggs), a type of dough cake balls often made with glutinous rice flour and added into porridges. Potatoes are a specialty of Gangwon-do Province, because they grow at higher altitudes. Historically, this dish is a replacement… Continue reading FOOD : Gamja Ongsimi
What is the most significant dish from KOREA? I would definitely say KOREAN BEEF or HANU BULGOGI in korean. The Hanu is a small breed. The coat is brown; both sexes are horned. Cows have good maternal qualities, but milk production is low, little more than 400 l in a lactation of 170 days. The… Continue reading FOOD : Korean Beef
Today (21 June 2017), Taeyang is appointed as the new honorary ambassador for 2018 Winter Games. I bet all Kpop-ers must know who Taeyang is, right? Since he is known all over the world, by becoming the ambassador for the PyeongChang 2018 Games, Taeyang will help promoting the event globally. POCOG President LEE Hee-Beom “K-Pop has a… Continue reading Big Bang’s Taeyang : New Hononary Ambassador