From You to Me: South Korea

My grandfather visited Seoul, South Korea back in the 1970’s. I’ve long had an interest in the city. I had characters in one of my novels stop over there.  I’m also an avid watcher of Korean Dramas and through watching them I’ve started to pick up some of this beautiful language.

When I asked him what was the most unusual dish he had while in Korea, he said he had Cow Knee Soup. While I don’t  know if I could try that one. I think I’d quite like Hoeddeok (Sweet Syrupy Pancakes) and Bibimbap (Mixed Rice, although I don’t think I’d be able to handle to Hot Pepper Paste that’s typically served with it.)

I hope to go to Seoul for myself someday, but for now I’ve picked up these two books. One to learn a bit about Seoul, and the other to help aid me with learning more of the language.


As for the dramas and movies I’ve enjoyed so far. Here’s the list.

Korean Dramas:

  • Fashion King (the drama that started it all!)
  • Nine: Nine Time Travels
  • 49 Days
  • Lie to Me
  • My Fair Lady
  • Shining Inheritance
  • Nice Guy
  • Good Doctor
  • The Master’s Sun
  • Future Choice
  • Secret
  • My Love From Another Star
  • Beyond the Clouds
  • Angel Eyes
  • Wild Rice & Soybean Soup (aka 12 year Reunion) – currently watching.

Korean Movies:

  • Always
  • Company Man
  • Heaven’s Postman
  • The Thieves
  • Secretly Greatly
  • Fly High


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