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Month: September, 2011

The 9th Hi Seoul Marathon

Date & Time : Sunday, October 9, 2011, 08:00 a.m.

      Venue : the Seoul Plaza in front of Seoul City Hall .
Start : the Seoul Plaza in front of Seoul City Hall
Finish : the Seoul Forest Park
Division : Marathon(42.195km), Half Marathon(21.0975km), 10km
Address : 3F, 384-14, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, 121-839, S.korea
E-mail : master@hiseoulmarathon.com
Tel : 82-2-338-1038
Fax : 82-2-338-0878
 Marathon, 42.195km

a. Age : 18 years or older on the race day
b. Amenities : Finisher’s medal, Bib Number, Program Booklet, souvenir
c. Entry Fee : £Ü30,000(KRW)
d. Time Limit : 5 Hours

 Half Marathon, 21.0975km

a. Age : 18 years or older on the race day
b. Amenities : Finisher’s medal, Bib Number, Program Booklet, souvenir
c. Entry Fee : £Ü30,000(KRW)
d. Time Limit : 2 Hours 30 Minutes

 10km Course

a. Age : No restriction
b. Amenities : Finisher’s medal, Bib Number, Program Booklet, souvenir
c. Entry Fee : £Ü20,000(KRW)
d. Time Limit : 1 Hours 30 Minutes

 Application Procedures

a. Participant can apply from 10:00 am Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 through our website
b.: Please complete the official Entry

 General Conditions

a. Your participation in this event comes at your own responsibility and risk.
b. The race bib number and other amenities will be delivered by UPS to your address. The address should be non-military one with Korea-speaking person. If you do not have UPS deliverable Korea address, the package can be picked up on the ground (October 9th). The place and other information will be announced later.
c. Marathon course officially closes 5 hours after the starting time. If a runner fails to pass the checkpoint within the time limit, he or she should take the sweep bus. All participants must finish the race within 5 hours for full-course division, 2 hours and 30 minutes for half-course division and 1 hour and 30 minutes for 10km division.
d. The Chip system will be used for timing. Every runner will be given a chip when collecting its bib and other amenities. This chip is attached to your bib. The chip will be collected by the organizer at the finish line. In case of withdrawal or cancellation, chip must be sent to the organizer no later than¡¡3 days after the race by certified mail. Those who failed to return the chip will be charged 22,000 won(about US$24) and disqualified.

Making Songpyeon & Sujeonggwa


The Yeoksam Global Village Center will host a Korean cooking class on Monday, September 7.
Chuseok is around the corner, and this time the class will allow participants to learn how to make songpyeon and sujeonggwa, traditional food eaten in Korea during the Chuseok holiday.

Songpyeon is a traditional food made from glutinous rice. They are small rice cakes traditionally eaten during the Korean autumn festival, Chuseok. Songpyeon is half-moon-shaped rice cakes that contain different kinds of sweet or semi-sweet fillings, such as sesame seeds, honey, sweet red bean paste, and chestnut paste, and steamed over a layer of pine needles.

Sujeonggwa is a Korean traditional fruit punch. Dark reddish brown in color, it is made with dried persimmons, cinnamon, ginger, peppercorn and is often garnished with pine nuts. Sujeonggwa is commonly served cold as a dessert.

• Date & Time: September 7 (Wed) 2011, 15:00-17:00
• Fee: 5,000 won
• Meeting time: at 14:45
• Meeting place: Chungmuro Station, Subway lines 3 or 4, exit 7
• Seat: 15 persons
To register, please send an email with your name and contact information to us yeoksam@sba.seoul.kr, or call us at 02-3453-

Making Go Deung Uh Jo Lim

Making Go Deung Uh Jo Lim (Spicy Mackerel Stew) & Oi Sobagi (Cucumber Kimchi)


Cucumber Kimchi

The Yeoksam Global Village Center will host a Korean cooking class on Tuesday, October 18.

Go Deung Uh Jo Lim (Mackerel stew) is a spicy Korean stew using mackerel fish. The flavor of the ingredients in this stew makes a great meal with a bowl of rice. There is research that says the dark flesh of fish, like mackerel, is good for high blood pressure.

Oi Sobagi (Cucumber kimchi) is best refrigerated and enjoyed right after making it. You can ferment it before refrigerating as you would with cabbage kimchi, but because cucumbers tend to go soft a lot quicker than cabbage, its best way to keep this dish as a crisp, refreshing salad/side dish.

• Date & Time: October 18 (Tue) 2011, 10:30-12:30
• Fee: 5,000 won
• Meeting time: at 10:15
• Meeting place: Chungmuro Station, Subway lines 3 or 4, exit 7
• Seat: 18 persons

To register, please send an email with your name and contact information to usyeoksam@sba.seoul.kr, or call us at 02-3453-9038~9.

Davichi~ Don’t say goodbye

Daehak-ro (대학로)

Daehak-ro has some 100 theatres of all sizes staging various performances throughout the year, and it is oftentimes referred to as the Broadway of Asia.

The outdoor theatre in Marronnier Park and Pungnyu Square are full of the passion of youth expressed in street performances and the drawing of portraits. This dynamic neighborhood is the very origin of the Korean Wave culture.

Daehak-ro was the name given to the area because a university (Daehak in Korean, Seoul National University) was built here. When Seoul National University relocated in the 1970s, Marronnier Park was built on its grounds, and a number of performance halls and art and cultural organizations found a home here instead.

It is always crowded with university students and young people because Daehak-ro is full of restaurants and entertainment venues as well as performance halls.

At Marronnier Park and the courtyard in front of Dongsung Art Center, amateur musicians and performers stage concerts, perform mimes and musicals, and other shows all year round. Daehak-ro also houses a number of international art festivals and large-scale performances to attract foreign tourists longing to personally experience the Korean Wave

There are a lot of street artists and fortune tellers seated along the streets of Daehak-ro. It would be fun to have your fortune told in these busy, exuberant streets.

Marronnier Park is surrounded by a number of performance halls, including the Culture and Art Center, Daehak-ro Theatre, Batanggol Hall, Yeonwoo Theatre, Saemteo Parangsae Theatre, Hakjeon, and the Comedy Art Hall, just to name a few. Tickets for the theatre and other performances in Daehak-ro can be purchased at the Ticket Box located by the entrance to Marronnier Park.

Even after the sun sets and the dark sky spreads overhead, a song from a street musician rises amongst the whispers of lovers in Marronnier Park. The night in Daehak-ro and Marronnier Park is always a place of life, bristling with lively pop culture.

Exit 2, Hyehwa Station, Subway Line 4.

Reference: http://english.seoul.go.kr/cav/att/Daehakro.php

Shopping in Seoul

I don’t have to ask “Girls, do you enjoy shopping?” Then, South Korea might be one of your choice.^^

In Cambodia, there are several big department stores, but common people tend to enjoy eye shopping, while buying clothes at the traditional or general market since the price is quite cheaper. However, recently young teenagers are likely to change their taste due to Korean wave and many of them tend to find their shopping interest at the mall or big department store.  If talking about “Luxury Brand Clothes or Bags or Shoes”, there are still a limitation in Phnom Penh because it is only caught the niche market which mostly to people in high ranking position or family. However, still several brands are surviving in Cambodia.

One, among many other of my interest regarding to Korea, is “shopping”. I might was not a shopping girl once I was in Cambodia, but here I changes a lot (though, shopping spend a lot of money), but who cares? everything around me are fashion forwarded,  boutique stores are so adorable and comfy just to step inside, everywhere around Seoul we can found those charming stores either small or big, and yes, people,(not just my own opinion) most foreigner found Korean people are so good looking to fit in those fashion clothes. Just imagine! Even when I stay in  school or dormitory or just travel in subway,  sometimes I found some attractive looking girl/boy (even if they are not super star), they make me  feels like I was in Shopping Mall already and them? They are Malakin to me. lolz . Therefore, with all these reason, I can say it inspired me to do shopping a lot.

Let calculate my shopping ratio. 1 year have 4 season mean I shop at least 4 times/year. In 3 month, there are 1 Sales every season, so 4 times/month. When new student come, help them to show around, at least 2 times/year, plus occasionally going out with new comer4 times/year. Once knowing new girl-friends (same shopping holic) 1 times/month. Lolz. After stress with exam (both mid-term & final) mean 4 times/year. Let see,  in short, I do shopping  at least 30times/years. Almost every weekend. (*Mommy, I’m sorry! keke)

For more info where to shop: http://visitkorea.or.kr/enu/1061_Shopping.jsp

Do you know Buzz Korea?

Story relating to “Kimchi Land” where every topics are covered by those who experienced Korea and of course, blog lovers, are buzzing around about Korea such as food, fashion, festival, seasons, entertainment, etc no matter where it happens, are all in there. At the mean time, you might find the people who love blogging as well around the globe. Why not start joining here and let’s buzz around!

DMZ Tours

What is “DMZ”? When we met each other, my friend asked “Are you going to DMZ?” I was wondering what that stand for as I only know we are going to visit the border of North and South Korea. Therefore, I did some research and found out it stands for Demilitarized Zone for Korea Tourism Organization. I hope it’s going to be an awesome tour ever! :0

Korea is the only divided country in the world. After the Korean War (June 25 1950 – July 27 1953), South Korea and North Korea established a border that cut the Korean peninsula roughly in half. Stretching for 2km on either side of this border is theDemilitarized Zone (DMZ).  As one of the last relics of the Cold War, the DMZ attracts a great deal of public interest, and is a popular destination for travelers visiting Korea.  Despite the fact that this is the most heavily armed border in the world, it is extremely rare that any hostilities take place. These days the DMZ is a safe destination that we would thoroughly recommend to any traveler.  The DMZ and its surroundings contain many interesting historical sights and pristine untouched natural surroundings.

Various organizations offer DMZ guided tours.  Itineraries differ, but most tours will take visitors to an observatory, one of North Korea’s infiltration tunnels, a military base, and right into Panmunjeon, the Joint Security Area in the middle of the DMZ where negotiations between the two sides are held.

International Essay Contest

Meeting 2PM & MissA


Meet 2PM and missA!
Apply for Production Presentation of Interactive Movie featuring 2PM and missA and their fan sign meeting!
Interactive movie featuring 2PM and missA!  : At 11am on October 4, 2011, their movie production presentation and fan sign meeting will take place at Lotte Avenuel in Seoul. / buzz KOREA is : offering the following opportunity for ibuzz who love 2PM and missA to participate in the interactive movie production presentation and fan sign meeting.