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[10 Dec 2007 | 4 Comments | ]

The open smile and warm eyes belonged to Myeong Gwan Ok (명관옥) as she greeted me on arrival at Yae Ji Won (예지원) in Bomok Village, not far from Seogwipo’s city centre. Visits to Seoul have kept Gwan Ok very busy during the last month or so. A couple of weeks ago time allowed her to share knowledge about her craft with me. Gwan Ok calls her craft Hanji Art Craft and if translated literally, one would be saying Korean paper art craft: A craft …

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[9 Dec 2007 | No Comment | ]

Korean drama on a grand scale, “Taewangsasingi”, has been on TV screens since mid September. Starring Korean wave actor Bae Yong-joon as Gwanggaeto the Great (391-413) it follows the life of Gwanggaeto and his reign. A reign that establishes the Goguryeo kingdom as a dominant power on the Korean peninsular. The drama itself is a twenty four part mix of history and fantasy with movie extravagance for the small screen.
Some of the drama’s reported $44 million budget was used to build an impressively sized set out in the Jeju …

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[12 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]

The Jeju Teddy Bear Museum opened on April 24, 2001. Here you can find everything you want to know about Teddy Bears.
It’s not just glass case after glass case with old teddies on display. Hundreds of teddies are dressed up as famous people and scenes from pivotal historical are recreated too.
There are some displays of valuable collections of character bears from years gone by.
The museum is housed in a modern, well-maintained building giving it a pleasant, fun feeling environment. It contains two galleries, gift shop, and a museum …

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[31 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]

If you’re interested in learning a little more about the island we live on then the Jeju National Museum is a place to do it at. Set in lush, palm tree lined grounds, it’s well kept and uncluttered exhibits leave the visitor with a satisfying historical overview of times past.
Upon buying a ticket (1,000won with no Alien Card discount this time) and entering the central hall the first thing you’ll notice is the stained glass stretched out across the ceiling. Far from being a pretty map of the island, …