38 Films at BIFF!

Dongguk University’s film department have an absolutely wonderful scheme each year, to give the students a week off classes to visit the Busan International Film Festival a.k.a. BIFF (which is one of the largest and most prestigious festivals in Asia,

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Chuseok in and around Seoul

Chuseok is one of the largest festivals in Korean culture; it is a harvest/thanksgiving style festival which merits an entire week of national holiday! Over this period families regroup in their hometowns to pay respect to ancestors while enjoying special

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A Birthday Abroad

After finally finding bin bags, I was able to empty the bins! Who knew that they’d keep the bin bags behind the counter in shops? After my week of settling in I have been keenly exploring Seoul visiting many of

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Japan: One month in

Occasionally the fact that I’m living in Japan suddenly hits me. Like when I realise I really am on a train in Japan, and I’m managing it by myself, or when I hear a snippet of a conversation and I pick

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Konnichiwa!

Konnichiwa, watashi wa Jolif Guest desu./ Hello, my name is Jolif Guest. Welcome to my blog where I’ll be writing about my experience of living and studying in Japan, beginning in October. I have just completed my second year of

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