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Arirang - A Song of the People, with Soo Jin Kim

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Arirang - A Song of the People, with Soo Jin Kim

Arirang is a culture of sharing, revealing that we are one. What is Arirang? Well, you can easily say it’s a cultural treasure, a national symbol for Korea. Or you can say it is a simple and traditional folk song that people sang long ago as they worked in the fields. Or perhaps it is this song that you simply learn informally at home that your parents and grandparents hum or sing to themselves when they are emotional, and you learned to do the same. Arirang can be everything then I guess. It’s a soothing sound to comfort, something to...

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Year of the Dog Designs Featuring Neibul

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Year of the Dog Designs Featuring Neibul

Happy New Year from Neibul! Neibul is Joohee’s most loyal companion. He’s a Siberian Husky / Korean Jindo mix. He is just a puppy, but is already showing traits of honesty, leadership, and of course, loyalty. Two Designs 2018 is the Year of the Dog, and Joohee’s dog Neibul is our star! We have two designs: Neibul and His Bokjumeoni - design features Neibul with his 복주머니 (bokjumeoni) bag, giving you a bit of luck. Neibul Square - design features Neibul's cute face, 福 (bok) for luck and 무술년 (musulnyeon) for Year of the Dog. Shop Now Have a great...

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Lunar New Year at The Korea Society

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Lunar New Year at The Korea Society

Victoria and Marcus enjoyed an afternoon of Korean cultural activities to celebrate Lunar New Year The Korea Society was bustling with families engaged in craft projects and games when we arrived, and our son Marcus was curious about all the noise and excitement. Snacking on mujigae-tteok (무지개떡) and fruit, children and their parents were busy at tables making lanterns, dog hand puppets, watercolor paintings, and jegichagi (제기차기) toys. Marcus is a puppy fan, so we headed to that area. With Mommy doing the work, Marcus directed. Place an eye there and there. We need ears, there, there. More, nose Mommy,...

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Jeronimo the Movie at MOKAH

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Jeronimo the Movie at MOKAH

Stories of the Korean diaspora exist all around us. We just need storytellers to tell them. At the newly created Museum of Korean American Heritage (MOKAH), we took part in a screening of clips from Joseph Juhn’s documentary Jeronimo, which presents the familial history of the Lim family and the larger Korean Cuban community. The Lims arrived in Cuba via Mexico with approximately 300 other Koreans in 1921. They left Korea with great aspirations only to find harsh and exploitative conditions in the plantations in Mexico. When they went to Cuba for better opportunities, they found their only options for...

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PASSION. CONNECTED. 100X100 at Korean Cultural Center

Doogaji Visits Korean American Culture

PASSION. CONNECTED. 100X100 at Korean Cultural Center

The Olympic spirit has arrived! The winter games in Korea are quickly approaching—about 80 days away. For each country’s star athletes, this is their final push to be as fit as possible—both mentally and physically—and make their country’s teams. The U.S. Ski Team trials, for example, are at the end of December. Very soon! For us fans, we get to settle in and find ways to grow our Olympic fever until the games begin. The Korean Cultural Center has provided us one great way to get ready with an art exhibit: PASSION. CONNECTED. 100X100. The Helmets Select artists were invited...

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