Watch: 3 Things you must know about Korea..

Cool video I found on Youtube that explains a bit of Korean culture like I would never be able to:

The Woman with 3 Birthdays

My friend at school revealed to me today that technically-ish she has 3 birthdays. Say what?? It took quite a long time for me to fully grasp what she meant. So her Western birthday, which most people go by on documents as well, is January 30th. Her Lunar birthday is around the same time but changes every year….so this year it was in March.

Then she said that officially her documents say her birthday is in April. …. What??? According to her, especially a long time ago, people would register their baby later than when they were born. I guess to see if the child lived? She even knew of someone who was registered 3 years after her birth! Say what?!

Now that’s just crazy. But knowing me? I would totally enjoy it. She celebrates her birthday with her family on her Lunar birthday and then her friends celebrate her “official” birthday in April. Jealous!


Forwarding: Circumcision (포경) in Korea

Interesting article on circumcision here in Korea from a very popular blog in SoKo:

林東哲 2011

via Finding a Pathology to Fit the Procedure – Circumcision (포경).

Unlike America, Koreans get it done later in their life. Ouch!