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Monday, January 23, 2012

Korean Folk Games

Seollal is the moment to share together with families, a big day with 3 days day off in Korea, discussing about Seollal, something comes up on my mind. Folk cultures in Korea which one of them is Korean folk games. When I visited Korean last year, I saw various of Korean folk games held in Lotus Lantern Festival, that was so interesting! what I saw on that festival, some Korean folk games were typical as group player which played at least with 2 players. You can not play alone, you have to join in group while playing. It's interesting parts! I can feel the "all for one and one for all" philosophy in Korean folk games. I thing I would have to try all of them someday. Let's check this out, some of Korean folk game samples which I haven't written on the previous article. Another Korean folk games can be seen on :

mymariamargareta.blogspot.com/2012/01/1st-month-of-lunar-calendar-seollal.html

바둑 Baduk
Baduk is a Korean folk game in which two players alternatively place white stones and black stones on a Badukpan, (a square wooden board which contains of 19 horizontal lines and 19 vertical lines) and Badugal (baduk pieces which the black ones are made from stone and the white ones are made from shell).

photo credit eunicekim.net

This folk games looks similar as a chess in Western cultures and usually played with elderly man. Baduk has its opening strategies and tactics but players can become quite strong knowing no more than a few basic patterns. If you play this game, you can appreciate the beauty of human life and experience joy, anger, sorrow and pleasure even if indirectly. The consequences of moving one piece might give you accidental delight, or it might make the situation unfavorable and make one bitter. It completely resembles life. Baduk may reveal a player's character. It often happens that an impatient player moves a badugal in a hurry only to lose the game. In this sense baduk is effective for calming a quick temper. Parents are also teach baduk to their children from the early age to develop good sense and concentration skills, baduk also can helping people who haven't known each other to get closely while playing this game. If you want to know more about baguk game, you can check www.baduk.or.kr


장기 Janggi
Janggi is similar with chess also and easier to play than baduk. It is played with a board contains of 10 rows and 9 columns. and the pieces are made from wooden round flat shapes and inscribed with Chinese characters. The object of the game is to checkmate the enemy king with the moves of the pieces according to the rules.
It is one of the most popular Korean game which occurred around the end of the Silla Dynasty and at the beginning of Goryeo Dynasty. This game is favored as an intellectual game which requires reasoning, asscociation of ideas and mental understanding of the opponent.


고누 Gonu
is an game contains a game board which can be made from a drawn paper and pieces of wood or stone used for markers. Played with 2 players which each player has 4 pieces. One plays as the black pieces, and the other plays as the white pieces.

투호 Tuho
Introduced in the early period of the Three Kingdoms, this game is playing by two persons, throwing each 12 pieces of blue or red arrow into a jar from a certain distance, usually 90 centimeters away from the jar.
photo credit : dramatomy.com


The person who puts more arrows into the jar wins the game. In the past time, this games were played in the royal court or upper class houses.










공기 Gonggi
played using 5 or more small grape-sized colorful pebbles and one of favorite game for children and young age. This game requires hand-eye coordination, quickness, planning skills and patience.

Number of players: 1 or more
How to play. There are five levels.
Step 1 The first level you toss down the fives pieces on the ground. So that they are in front of you randomly.
Step 2 Then you select one (piece A) to be the one piece that you toss into the air. You only use one hand for this game.
Step 3 As you toss piece A into the air you pick up one of the other pieces with the same hand, as piece A is still in the air.
Step 4 Then catch piece A before it hits the ground while you have the other piece you just picked up in your hand. * modifying to make it more difficult/easier: To make it more difficult keep all of the pieces in your hand as you try to pick up each of the pieces one by one. For beginners after you pick up a piece you put it on the side and then go for the next one.
Step 5 When you have all five pieces in the palm of your hand you toss them and flip your hand over to try to get them to all land on the back of your hand.
Step 6 After it is on the back of your hand you toss them again and try to catch them in your palm. The number of pieces you catch is the number of points you get. Step 7 The second level you need to pick up two pieces as piece A is in the air instead of one. And then repeat steps 3-6
Step 8 Third level you pick up three pieces and then one or vice versa it does not matter. Then repeat steps 3-6
Step 9 Fourth level you pick up four pieces and then repeat steps 3-6 Other rules: - You are not allowed to move the pieces on the ground to group them up or make them easier to pick up - you are not suppose to touch any of the other pieces on the ground other than the one you are trying to pick up - when the pieces are on the back of your hand you are not allowed to adjust them to make it easier to catch back into your palm



차전놀이 Chajeon Nori
Originated from Andong, it is a Korean folk games played by large groups of men.



그네타기 Geunetagi
is a swing ridding and playing by women. The role of playing is swing higher as you can.
visitkorea.or.kr
Video credits :
Go (Baduk, Weiqi) Opening Tips For Beginners uploaded by BadukChannelAmerica
How to Play Janggi [장기] - The Rules of Korean Chess uploaded by fduniho
Rachel - Tuho uploaded by bitne008
How to play Gonggi uploaded by songkuk
Gonggi uploaded by 1108all
Chajeon Nori (차전놀이) - The Juggernaut Game of Andong uploaded by ivgotamouse

References:
projects.cdh.ucla.edu
An Illustrated Guide to Korean Culture

Saturday, January 21, 2012

About one of Korea.net blog widget ^^

When I joined The WKB last year, there are some widgets from Korea.net that shared for us that we can use them on our blog. From all of widgets, I saw an eyecatching video cut widget that interested me. I  just asking for myself if I would got the video version but the funny fatcs is I was telling for myself and never tought to ask any questions to Korea.net about the video version, this evening I've found it coincidentally and honestly... very surprised!
Wow (speachless mode ha ha) ...
now I want to share with you especially for my WKB fellows. This is a great video concept about world friendship. What I can say after seeing this video is "We are telling our stories with the same topics, we are moving together on same wave and ... we are looking for the same direction and that direction is... Korea.... ^^"
Keep writing my fellows! you are so amazing !!! ^^ Hope you like it! ^^ I'm so proud to be a member of The WKB! ^^


Video credit :
With Love Korea uploaded by Korushouse

Korean New Year Folk Song

Everybody are so excited about Seollal, Korean lunar new year celebrations which up coming on January 23rd 2012. This year will be a year of dragon. Hope you will earn more success and good fortune in this up coming year.

A lot of interesting topic about Seollal have been written and discussed , the traditions, rituals, foods and many more. What I am going to share here is, I've found a Korean children folk song about new year and I'm so excited to share you this song and with choreography also. Hope we can sing and dance together ^^. So check this out!^^

새해 복 많이 받으세요 !!



Song lyrics :

1.까치 까치 설날은 어저께고요
우리 우리 설날은 오늘이래요
곱고 고운 댕기도 내가 들이고
새로 사온 신발도 내가 신어요.

2.우리 언니 저고리 노랑 저고리
우리 동생 저고리 색동 저고리
아버지와 어머니 호사 하시고
우리들의 절 받기 좋아하셔요.

3.우리집 뒤뜰에는 널을 놓고서
상 들이고 잣 까고 호두 까면서
언니하고 정답게 널을 뛰고
나는 나는 좋아요 참말 좋아요 .

4.무서웠던 아버지 순해지시고
우리 우리 내 동생 울지 않아요
이 집 저 집 윷놀이 널뛰는 소리
나는 나는 설날이 참말 좋아요

Video credit on Youtube :
새해 복 많이 받으세요.avi uploaded by 1003kang.
롯데월드 까치설날 (플레시몹 동작 안무) Uploaded by happylotteworld.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

만화 : 오세암

The story about two orphans brother and sister Ga-mi (감이) and Gil-son (길손) an hyperactive child, who loss of their mother and home several years ago due to a fire accident and it's caused Ga-mi lost her sight. Ga-mi decides not to tell the truth about the incident to her brother. They live with monks in a temple. One a day, Gil-son accompany one of the monk to meditate on the mountain to pray for his sister cureness.

This 만화 is good to be watch. Made with good panoramic illustration and good back songs and also gives  good values for children and adults who watch it. The story is based on a novel by Korean author Jeong Chae-bong, with title means “Five year old temple.”



Hangul Texting

3 days ago I met my Korean friend and we had fun together, she encouraged me to learn Hanguk go very hard to improve my Korean. I was thinking that I want to learn and practice to text some Korean words in my computer without installing kinds of software or change my computer setting. and yay! I've found it! That's to wikipedia! ^^

I would like to share the link, so that you can improve your Korean also.
I typed my first Hangul and I use my Korean name on that. Now I can texting Hangul on my computer. It's really really great! Enjoy it and have fun!







 

애교 Aegyo

애교 is a Korean cute expression to somebody or others.

The way to show the expression with cute sounds or body language. What I've seen that sometimes aegyo not only express by sounds or body expressions, it can be expressed through texting.

This video is an example, how to show the aegyo ^^ ("^^" is one of aegyo expressions right?)

Friday, January 13, 2012

The Tourist - Chang Soung-Un Photo Exhibition, Korean Cultural Center Jakarta

Solo Exhibitions :
'The Tourist' in Korean Cultural Center Jakarta, January 2012.
'continous scent of the root' in Vladivostok Russia, September 2010.
'Scent of Root' at Gallery Wooduk in Seoul March 2010.
'continous scent of the root' Mil-all art museum in Seoul, January 2010.
'appease the perfume' at Hankuk Art Museum in Yon-in April 2009.


Exhibition date : 9 - 15 January 2012     
Venue : Korean Cultural Center Jakarta.

Biography :
Chang Soung-Un was born in Seoul Korea in 1959, She graduated from Glendale college and Otis Parson college of Art and Design, and earned master degree at Sook-Myung Women's University in 1993 and became a finalist in "Hancook Newletter company's photo contest in L.A.
She worked as a teaching assistant at Korea National Sport Univ. of Seoul in 1989 and took position of a college photographer for 3 years. She also worked as a part-time lecturer at Choong-Nam University and Mock-Won University of Dae-Jeon in 1990.

 

Exhibition review :
All the photos were printed on Korean paper, that's why this exhibition look unique for me. Great concept!^^

KORAIL Airport Railroad Information Film (in various languages)

Hello everyone!

I would like to share very useful information in various languages for those who want to visit Korea.

Photo credit : wikipedia

코레일공항철도 홍보동영상

 


KORAIL Airport Railroad Information Film (english)


KORAIL Airport Railroad Information Film (chinese)


KORAIL Airport Railroad_Information Film (russian)



KORAIL Airport Railroad Information Film (japanese)


Very convenient and efficient express trains are available, with every 30 minutes departure time and only takes 43 minutes from Incheon International Airport to Seoul Train Station.

The first train from Incheon International Airport at 06.00 and the last at 22.00.
The first train from Seoul Station at 05.30 and the last at 21.30.

Embark :
Incheon International Airport : The express train exclusive entrance on the right side of the passenger terminal.
Seoul Station : The 2nd floor exclusive gate for express train , depart from exclusive platform on 7th floor basement (B7).

Enjoy travelling in Korea! ^^

Website : www.karst.or.kr

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

내 친구 해치 and all about Haechi ^^

Haechi, generally known as Haetae, is a lion-like horned creature that often appears in myths as a guardian against fire and disasters.  



Seoul metropolitan government thought it's important to create a symbol as an icon for Seoul metropolitan city which is Seoul goes globally. Then finally the city government chose the Gyeongbok palace's guardian Haechi as a symbol of Seoul through surveys and hearing from public opinion. Haechi becomes popular, it always showing up in many festivals in Seoul such as Seoul lantern festival.
in 2010, SBS aired Haechi's 만화 (Manhwa is the name for Korean animation) on television titled 내 친구 해치 My Friend Haechi . You may check this video below for the soundtrack by SNSD and you will falling in love with Haechi ^^






Three animation videos about Haechi made by makerwon0416 on Youtube :


 


Haechi's souvenir ? please come to Haechi Madang of Gwanghwamun Plaza, happy shopping! ^^



Haechi souvenir's shop :
Haechi Madang, B1 Gwanghwamun Square, 1 Sejong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Gwanghwamun Stn. (Line 5, Exit 9) 1 min walk

Video credits uploaded on Youtube :

Girls' Generation (SNSD) - 해치 (Full Version) My Friend Haechi OST Audio Song MP3 Download DL uploaded by KPopPhile
100718 SBS 내 친구 해치 제작기 소녀시대 uploaded by didehdgns
Hatch Shop uploaded by SSSTeam7

Uploaded by makerwon0416 on Youtube :
해치 - 한강 불꽃 놀이
해치 - 광화문 광장으로 놀러오세요
해치 - 공공장소는 금연이에요

Sunday, January 8, 2012

감귤 Jeju-do Tangerine

Hello everyone! ^^

I went to Lotte Mart in Jakarta and saw some oranges from Jeju-do South Korea. Oranges is one of agricultural commodity in Jeju-do.

one of agricultural commodity in Jeju-do. website :  www.orangejeju.com
www.labong.co.kr
I would like to share some photos of Jeju-do's Orange or we can say 감귤 Gamgyul and sharing some videos about the process of Gamgyul from the plantation until packaging.


 There are some oranges plantation located in high level of Jeju Island.
The oranges that I saw is kind of tangerine or Mandarin orange with thin soft rind and very easy to peel.


For taste is not too sour but is not too sweet also, average taste for sweetness and the unique things about this orange is I'd never found any seeds. So that I can eat the whole of fruit of course but except the rind, ha ha. Wow that's great!^^



Hope you like it, it's very very delicious! Now Gamgyul has been exported to South East Asia. It's really great! ^^

Video credit :
제주물산 특별기획전-밀감편 uploaded by playmegamart on Youtube.

홍삼 Korean Red Ginseng

Ginseng plant with green leafs and red fruit. photo credit : www.itmonline.org
Ginseng is found only in the typically in cooler climates with yearly temperatures 9-13,8 C. Base on the climate and soil, Korea is the best place for ginseng farming. It takes a long time path that should be done for ginseng until it's ready to harvest. 홍삼 Korean red ginseng takes six years to mature in soil that requires a 10-year rest between planting seasons. After six years in soil and mature enough ginseng root will choose to be harvest and clean carefully from soil and dirt. Ginseng plant usually grows to be about 60 cm. The wild ginseng which grow in the mountain is know as sansam (mountain ginseng)


There are many benefits can be found in ginseng.
Ginseng can stimulating you stamina and increasing the immune system, control for blood sugar, cancer preventative, increasing hormons for male and female, good for skin and as a immune system stimulator and other benefits that make our life better and healtier.



Ginseng can be sundried, or steamed in a special herbal brew and also can be consumed in many forms including extracts, teas, drinks, the actual root and candies. 삼계탕 Samgyetang is one of Korean food which takes ginseng's root as an ingredients. It is good to consume to increase the stamina.


Video credit :
Claymation Illustrating the Growth Life of a 6-Year-Old Ginseng Root uploaded by kgcus
Cheong Kwan Jang Korean Red Ginseng uploaded by cheongkwanjang
삼계탕 c_chickensoup_eng.mpg uploaded by jingi2002

References :
a Guide to Korean Cultural Heritage and other resources.

Photos :
Private collection and wikipedia.

Gimari, Korean Snack

I wrote about one of my favorite Korean snack that usually sold in food street vendor in Korea. Gimari can eat together with tteokbokki. Check this out!^^

To get the link you can click the picture below :

Hansik Korea : www.koreataste.org

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Han River bridges in Seoul

Hangang or Han River is the famous and important river in Korea. It is a major river in South Korea and flows through Seoul Metropolitan City and other region in the peninsula. Hangang is categorized as the fourth longest river in Korea and very recommended spots for leisure and photo hunting.

photo credit : by bluesbird83 on flickr
There are 7 subway lines and 27 bridges are crossing Hangang from east to west in Seoul Metropolitan City.

Seoul Subway Line 1 (Yongsan~Noryangjin)
Seoul Subway Line 2 (Gangbyeon~Jamsillaru, Dangsan~Hapjeong)
Seoul Subway Line 3 (Oksu~Apgujeong)
Seoul Subway Line 4 (Ichon~Dongjak)
Seoul Subway Line 5 (Yeouinaru~Mapo, Gwangnaru~Cheonho)
Seoul Subway Line 7 (Ttukseom Resort~Cheongdam)

Seoul Subway line 1
Bundang line
27 bridges are crossing Han River in Seoul.

Ilsan Bridge; 일산대교
Gimpo Bridge; 김포대교
Haengju Bridge; 행주대교
Banghwa Bridge; 방화대교
Gayang Bridge; 가양대교
Seongsan Bridge; 성산대교
Yanghwa Bridge; 양화대교
Dangsan Railway Bridge; 당산철교
Seogang Bridge; 서강대교
Mapo Bridge; 마포대교
Wonhyo Bridge; 원효대교
Hangang Railway Bridge; 한강철교
Hangang Bridge; 한강대교
Dongjak Bridge; 동작대교
Banpo Bridge with Jamsu Bridge; 반포대교와 잠수교
Hannam Bridge; 한남대교
Dongho Bridge; 동호대교
Seongsu Bridge; 성수대교
Yeongdong Bridge; 영동대교
Cheongdam Bridge; 청담대교
Jamsil Bridge; 잠실대교
Jamsil Railway Bridge; 잠실철교
Olympic Bridge; 올림픽대교
Cheonho Bridge; 천호대교
Gwangjin Bridge; 광진교
Gangdong Bridge; 강동대교
Paldang Bridge; 팔당대교

Seongsu Bridge; 성수대교
links the Seongdong and Gangnam districts
photo credit : by toughkidcst on flickr


Gayang Bridge; 가양대교
links the Gangseo District and Mapo District


Seongsan Bridge; 성산대교
links the districts of Mapo District and Yeongdeungpo District



Video credit :
Uploaded by aving on youtube.

The 1st Month of Lunar Calendar : 설날 Seollal from Day and Night

설날 taken from "Seol" means a new day "to be careful" or "to be discreet in one's behavior" was believed that good fortune for the entire year depended on what happened on the first day of the new year.
설날 is the most important celebration's day in Korea usually takes 3 days of holiday, when people gathered and spend time together with their families.
Seol usually falls on the second new moon after winter solstice which is in February or the end of month of January. This year Seollal will celebrate on 23th of January.

Lunar New Year's activities :

차례 Charye, 성묘 Seongmyo.
차례 Charye is the first activities that Koreans usually do in Seollal. Specific foods such as rice and soup, rice-cake and table for the ancentral rite will be setting in the main room of the house. Family members will take full bows in front of the family tablets. 성묘 Seongmyo is the ceremonial rites to honor the family's ancestral held in the gravesite. The food are placed in front of the tomb then the family members make wine offerings and bow toward the graves. After the rituals have been completed, the food is typically used for family picnic lunch at the gravesite. This two ceremonial are the most fundamental elements of the New Year celebrations.

세배 Sebae
After doing rituals for accentors, family members dressed in Hanbok. Traditional Korean dress and doing Sebae. Youngers are bowing to the elders and saying "새해 복 많이 받으세요" it means "I hope you have much good fortune and happiness in the New Year". Children bow to their parents, aunts uncles and grandparents. Small gifts like money, fruits or sweets will give from the elders to youngers.



 복조리 Bokjori
photo credit : Korean Air
복조리 is a bamboo strainer shaped like a dipper. It is a symbol of  luck and fortune. People in Korea usually hung the Bokjori on the wall between midnight of the last day of the year and the dawn of New Year's Day. It can be hung on the wall of thegive  room, hall or kitchen. Coins or coins in purse or taffy can be added to the scoops although orginally it is used to dip up washed rice as a relection of gook luck. Family members can give Bokjori as a present in Seollal.

떡국 Tteokguk

떡국 must served in the new year's day. 떡국 is a rice-cake soup which is made from thin slices of rice-cake rolls, leeks, eggs and meat. The preparation and partaking of this soup represents a greeting of the new year and a rebirth of all things. It is expected to eat more than 1 bowl of tteokguk in the Seollal. Besides the main food for Seollal tteokguk, rice-cakes with unique shapes are prepared also.

윷놀이Yut-nori 

is a traditional Korean games usually played in Seollal. Four semicircular sticks called Yut 윷 played with a board game which drawn unto the floor called 말판.

Kite-flying.
photo credit : Seoul Korea on flickr.

photo credit by il_kap on flickr

 Winter season is the time to fly the kite. Commonly with rectangular kites with a bamboo frame and distinctive hole in the center.

널뛰기 Neolttwigi

널뛰기 is a Korean folk games usually play in outdoor. Participants stand on each end of the Neol (board) and jump, propelling the person opposite into the air. This games usually played with young girls.

Jegichagi and Paengichigi.
제기차기 is the outdoor Korean folk games with the player kicks a jegi up in the air and keeps on kicking to prevent from falling to the ground.



In a one-to-one game, a player with the most number of consecutive kicks wins. In a group game, the players stand in a circle, and take turns kicking the Jegi. Players who fail to kick the Jegi upon receiving it and let it drop to the ground lose. As a penalty, the loser tosses the jegi at the winner so that he can kick it as he wishes. When the loser catches the jegi back with his hands, the penalty ends and he can rejoin the game
Jegi is looked like a batminton shuttlecocks.


Paengichigi or top-spinning,


played by spinning a round wooden top on its pointed end by whipping it with strings attached to a stick. They use a wooden stick to keep the top in motion, and the one whose top spins the longest is the winner. It is a challenging game in which contestants try knocking down the other's top while keeping their own spinning.

Yagwangi
According to folk legend, there exixted a spirit of the night known as Yagwangi. On the night of the first day of the New Year, it was said that this night would go around to people's homes, trying on shoes and taking a pair if he liked them. If your shoes were taken in this way, this was an omen of misfortune for the entire household during the coming year. So that all shoes were brought into the house. It was also customary to set off firecrackers on this night to scare off Yagwangi.


References :
Seasonal Custom of Korea by David E. Shaffer.
mofat.go.kr

Video credits on Youtube :
[남인천방송 nib뉴스] 설 특집 뉴스 - 설 세배 바로 알기 Uploaded by marinboy58
2011년 설날 새배 Uploaded by devianHong
Korean Food: New Year Soup (TteokGuk=떡국) Uploaded by aeriskitchen
Korean folk game! - play with your baby or grandparents! Uploaded by HYEMINJUNG1
전통연의 계승자 리기태 선생 Uploaded by MrMakehope
제기차기 in Gumo Island Uploaded by maxzidell
Paengi A Traditional Korean Game Uploaded by zacharymosby
Lunar New Year Day 한국의 설날풍경 Uploaded by arirangnews

Korean Cultural Centers in The World

Korean Cultural Service NY
460 Park Ave. 6th Fl., New York, NY 10022
Tel : 1-212-759-9550/9552
http://www.facebook.com/KoreanCulturalServiceNY
http://www.koreanculture.org

Korean Cultural Center Washington D.C.
2370 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008
Tel : 1-202-939-5684
http://www.facebook.com/KoreaCultureDC
http://www.dynamic-korea.com/

Korea Center LosAngeles


 5505 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036, U.S.A
Tel : 1-323-936-7141
http://www.facebook.com/KCCLA
http://www.kccla.org/english_/home_.asp

Korean Cultural Centers Mexico D.F.
Mexicanos Lopez Diaz de Armendariz 110, Col. Lomas de Virreyes C.P 11000, Mexico D.F.
Tel : 52-55-5202-9866
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Korean Cultural Center BuenosAires
Coronel Diaz 2884, Cap.Fed. 1425, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Telp : 54-11-4803-3167
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Korean Cultural Centers Sydney

Ground Floor, 255 Elizabeth St, Sydney
Tel : 61-2-8267-3443
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http://www.koreanculture.org.au

Korean Cultural Center Indonesia
Equity Tower 17th fl. SCBD, Lot 9,Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Kav.52-53, Jakarta, Indonesia 12190
Tel : 62-21-2903-5650
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Korean Cultural Center Philippines
2F Mancor Corporate Building, 32nd St. Bonifacio Global City, Taguig city 1634 Philippines
Tel : 63-2-555-1711
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Korean Cultural Centers Tokyo
4-4-10, Yotsuya, Shinzuku, Tokyo, Japan
Tel : 81-3-3357-5970
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Korean Cultural Center Astana
Kazakhstan, Astana, Imanova st., 13
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Korean Cultural Centers Moscow
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Korean Cultural Centers Berlin
Leipziger Platz 3 10117 Berlin
Tel : 030-269 52 0
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Korean Cultural Centers Budapest
Csörsz utca 49, Budapest, Hungary, 1124
Tel : 36-20-337-5283
http://www.facebook.com/koreaikultura

Korean Cultural Centers Warsaw
Centrum Kultury Koreańskiej w Warszawie
UL.Kruczkowskiego 8, 00-380 Warszawa, Poland
http://www.facebook.com/CentrumKulturyKorei

Korean Cultural Centers Giza
3,Bolos hanna St.,Dokki,Giza, Gizah, Egypt
Tel : (02)-37611234~7

Korean Cultural Centers Madrid
Paseo de la Castellana, 15, 28046 Madrid, Spain
Tel : 91 702 4550
http://www.centroculturalcoreano.com

Korean Cultural Center Paris
2, avenue d’Iéna, 75116 Paris, France
Tel : 01 47 20 83 86
http://www.coree-culture.org

Korean Cultural Centre UK
Ground floor, Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, WC2N 5BW London, United Kingdom
Tel : +44 (0)20 7004 2600
http://www.kccuk.org.uk/welcome.do

Video credits :
Welcome to Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles (KCCLA) uploaded by VideoKCCLA
Opening of Korean Cultural Office Sydney uploaded by KoreanCulturoo

김밥 Kimbab

This is one of my favorite Korean dish and also popular Korean food in the world after Kimchi. Kimbab made from steamed white rice (bap) and various other ingredients and it can depends of you want, we can put vegetables, meat, fish and many various things inside the gim, then all of them are rolled together in sheets of dried laver seaweed 김 then cut and can be served in bite-size slices. Besides round shaped, Kimbab can be served in a triangle shape also. Kimbab, easy and simple Korean recipe.^^

Video recipe :


Video credits on Youtube :
Korean Food: Kimbap (김밥) uploaded by kateakstp
Korean Food: Tuna Triangle Kimbap (삼각 김밥) uploaded by aeriskitchen

Monday, January 2, 2012