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[13 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]
The man and his mountain, Jeju, South Korea

An Hye-Kyeung (left) translates the words of her father, An Heung-Chean | Credit: Jim Saunders
Mountain climber, artist An Heung-Chean’s passion is on display at a new Jeju-si gallery
Story by Marcie Miller | Photos by Jim Saunders
An Heung-Chean has painted, drawn and sketched the love of his life thousands of times. He has captured her with the morning dawn creeping across her face; with the golden rays of evening caressing her slopes, with clouds spilling over her face like a shy bride’s veil. And always, to him she is beautiful.
She is …

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[10 Jan 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

A market stall owner (left) looks on while Naomi Stanko samples produce on sale at the O-il Jang Credit: Brian Miller
There’s nothing like local markets for healthy, fresh produce
Story by Jessica Wallace | Photos by Jessica Wallace and Brian Miller
Although traveling in any direction on Jeju will lead you to a fresh market, the most convenient place to stock up may be the Five Day Markets in Jeju City, Seogwipo and Hallim. The O-il-jang in Jeju City is a maze beneath enormous tents, swarming with locals even during the week. …

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[9 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]

Dave Patton helps prepare | Credit: Breeana Hill
Savory crepes are great for any meal
Story and photos by Breeana Hill
When I think about crepes I think sweet. Most people eat crepes with fruit, maple syrup, and powdered sugar. I thought it would be nice to tweak the recipe so that I could use crepes like a tortilla, and fill it with meat, veggies and other various ingredients. So instead of adding vanilla and sugar to my crepe batter, I decided to add salt, pepper, and green onions.
Making the perfect crepe …

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[7 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]
Still Crazy About Starcraft, Jeju, South Korea

10-year-old video game is a national fixation in South Korea
Story by Alex Cybulski

Love is like the Protoss, Zerg and Terran duking it out | Credit: KBS Broadcasting
It is not unusual to turn on the television and see this commercial: decked out in matching leather jackets, with clear skin and perfectly groomed hair, a group of teenage boys pose for the camera. Punk pop plays in the background, telling of their youthful virility. Who are these heartthrobs? With their sponsors labeled on their motorcycle jackets ranging from Shinhan Bank to Samsung, …

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[27 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

New Halla Library has books in English
Story and photos by Jenie Hahn

The new Halla library | Credit: Jenie Hahn
Are you a book lover? Do you have that insatiable craving where you want to read more books but don’t really have the money or know a place to buy new books in English? Well, here is the best news ever for all English-speaking book lovers out there. A brand new Western style library opened in Jeju-si recently, nestled in a serene forest setting.
Library offers wide range of media
The basement contains mostly …