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Lynx1482
02-23-2011, 05:19 AM
Just curious, anyone hanging around or living in Korea now?

CaseyMcG
08-22-2011, 06:03 PM
Hey, I've been living in Seoul for almost two years now! Anyone else here?

Rachel Udin
10-13-2011, 11:50 PM
안녕하세요.

Korean living in the US with a brother living in Korea. I'm from Kyeongsang... though I was born in Jeolla and I'm aware of how strange that is. (My background is strange enough.)

Not many Koreans around, eh?

Alessandra Kelley
10-13-2011, 11:56 PM
AW member Kardien Lupus is Korean, although not hanging around much. Seems interested in writing edgy sci fi and steampunk.

Rachel Udin
10-14-2011, 12:24 AM
AW member Kardien Lupus is Korean, although not hanging around much. Seems interested in writing edgy sci fi and steampunk.

Thanks.

Not many Koreans in speculative fiction, in general. Yoonha Lee is the only other one I know writing for adults. And then one writing for children... Linda Sue Park (but it's more writing for children than speculative fiction. She visited my old High School--I was pleasantly surprised.)

My background is more complex than simply Korean though.

"A Korean Adoptee adopted to a Jewish Hungarian Atheist Family who went to a Unitarian Universalist Church for 10 years because my parents liked the music and free baby sitting. The church was too Catholic for my mother's taste. My Korean father is a Monk who drinks, eats meat and sings in Noraebang. "

Yeah, I haven't found anyone that has as a funky background besides my brother... there are strange stories about Eomma too. (Complete mystery, but Appa thinks she died at the border helping North Korean across... but I doubt it. It doesn't fit the info I know about her.) I'm fairly sure I'm the only one in history with my American name and that background.

I make my friend laugh (who is from the Seoul area) when I slip into Kyeongsang saturi without realizing it. She also calls Appa a fake monk...

bongalak
10-23-2011, 07:39 PM
I'm a Korean too. You can tell by my smilies ^^

Came to US at the age of 10-11. I plan to make my life here, but I still have fond memories of my time in Korea. They don't make barbecue chickens like that here..

SaraP
10-25-2011, 11:22 PM
Yeah, I haven't found anyone that has as a funky background besides my brother...

Sounds awesome! Welcome to AW, and to everyone new on here as well. :welcome:

Fulk
11-01-2011, 03:51 AM
With any luck, I'll be teaching there by this time next year. Does that count? :D

robertbevan
11-01-2011, 05:33 AM
i'm in korea. been here ten years.

Rachel Udin
08-22-2012, 11:03 AM
안녕하세요.

Reviving a thread from the very dead.

I'm currently watching tons of Korean dramas and trying to write some stuff on Korea. I have so many ideas and not enough lifetime to write them all.

3 books with the pivot country of Korea, a Joseon book on sangchim (seamstresses) and for pure laughs and fun, probably a drama script based in Korea (Modern times).

They keep revolving in my mind. But I have plenty of other stories that have nothing to do with Korea, too.

TedTheewen
08-25-2012, 08:33 AM
I lived in Korea for 3 years. Sometimes I miss it greatly, other times I'm glad I'm not there. It's a maddening place to live sometimes.

memoriadeclarativa
11-12-2012, 02:56 AM
전 한국분인데요, 말 대충합니다. 문법 하고 동사의 활용 은 초등학생 정도입니다 ㅋㅋ ㅔ 하고 ㅐ 를 언제 써야뒈나 모릅니다. 이 포스트는 위키 하고 Google translate 애서 도움밨고 썼읍니다.

Saturn_J
02-23-2013, 11:37 AM
제가 서울에 살아요~! 이 thread은 좀 늙은 것 같은데 혹시 여전히 한국에 사는 사람있나요?? 그냥 여기서 한국말 연습 할 수 있으면 좋겠죠. ^^

intjkate
03-06-2013, 05:49 AM
I'm in Korea and would love to meet some other writers here who are serious writers. (And who don't just want to communicate in Korean. I couldn't read the last two posts and Google translate didn't work.)

captain_ryan
03-06-2013, 07:45 AM
I lived and taught there for a short time. I loved it, and would really enjoy a chance to go back. I got several great ideas for stories while I was there.

Ellielle
03-06-2013, 07:58 AM
I currently live in South Korea. I know a few other writers here--mostly from nanowrimo events--but I live pretty far from them (I live far from a lot of people in Korea...). So I stick to the internet.

intjkate, are you anywhere near Seoul or Busan? I think there are writing groups in those cities (run by foreigners, I mean). I live too far from both of those cities to make a steady commitment to any groups there, so I've never been and can't really speak as to how the groups are run or their focus or anything, but I've heard about the groups from said nanowrimo friends.

shahrazad
12-01-2013, 09:36 AM
I'm in Korea and would love to meet some other writers here who are serious writers. (And who don't just want to communicate in Korean. I couldn't read the last two posts and Google translate didn't work.)

Where in Korea? I'm in Busan. I'd love to meet other foreigners here who regularly write.

FionnJameson
12-13-2013, 10:32 AM
I used to live in Korea! I was there for six years during 2004-2009 and then moved to Chicago, however I think I'll be moving back to Korea in the next few years, either to Anyang or Daejun.

Tom Johnson
12-23-2013, 05:09 AM
I served a couple tours in the US Army on the Korean DMZ. Served with a lot of good ROK soldiers. I also knew many ROK soldiers from Vietnam - Tiger Division, Blue Dragon, etc. Lots of great memories.

ameliavarro
02-15-2014, 06:41 AM
I know this thread has been silent for a long time, but I am writing a YA romance novel where the first section is based in Seoul, specifically around the Gangnam area. I've visited Seoul before and had a great time, but I don't think all the touristy stuff I got up to then really lends itself to the authenticity of a Korean character who lives and works in the city.

I would love to have someone that I can refer general questions to, who could maybe check out the Seoul chapters and give advise on little details to add that could set the tone better. Knowledge of K-Pop and the Idol business would be great.

General information about my work can be found here:
http://ameliavarro.com/?page_id=9

Tom Johnson
02-15-2014, 07:30 PM
I'm glad to see the Thread back. I have several Korean heroes and heroines in my stories. Plus, I'm still in contact with many Korean soldiers I've known for years. ROK Tigers, Blue Dragons, etc. I spent a couple tours on the DMZ, plus served with Korean soldiers in Vietnam. A great bunch of fighting men. Visit my Blog sometimes.

bookbuyer
05-26-2014, 06:55 AM
Has the thread died? :( *pokes sadly*

Ken
05-27-2014, 04:06 AM
I am interested in learning about Korea. Maybe picking up a few words.
E.g. Hi. Nice day, today. You sure are pretty. Etc.

bookbuyer
05-27-2014, 05:36 AM
Well I know very little about Korea itself. But I know a few words and most of the hangeul. I know some good sites for learning Korean online. Also if anyone is interested I know where to find free english subbed Korean dramas online. :D

CH Davis
05-27-2014, 06:39 AM
This is a totally off the wall post, but I can't start a new thread to ask this question. I have sort of written myself into a corner and need to know a few things about Korean military service. If anyone out there can help me I'd really appreciate it. So sorry to barge in on your thread like this. ROK armed forces that is, sorry about that.

Tom Johnson
05-27-2014, 04:37 PM
CH,
Send me a private email and I will give you a Link to the ROK Site where my old friends hang out. These are ROK that served in Vietnam, but they know their history. Also visit my Blog sometime.

The Book Elf
09-15-2015, 12:54 AM
Looking for writing friends that know Korean. (I'm a language student.) Plus, I have the odd dream of getting my book published in Korean out there. :)

Tatsu
02-02-2016, 07:00 AM
I'm an American and I lived in Korea for six years. While there I studied music composition at Keimyung graduate university. I passed the language proficiency test at the time but it's been more than ten years since I've used Korean much. My professor of ethnomusicology wrote the definitive book on the music of traditional Korean shamanism.

travelgal
05-19-2016, 11:30 AM
Elf, are you in Korea? My Korean is rubbish, and I live too far from Seoul to be in any writing groups. Try lurking at Dave's ESL Cafe. I haven't been there for ages, but there were a few waegooks who knew their Korean. It's not always a friendly place, so lurk first.

Denevius
06-29-2016, 10:18 AM
I'm in Korea. Seoul, but only for another month. I'm moving to Jeollanam-do at the end of July to start a new job. I'm guessing some of those who posted here are no longer around, as this thread is quite old. But if anyone has questions on Korea, I *may* be able to answer.

Denevius
09-19-2016, 01:23 AM
Just an FYI, but Eastlit is accepting submissions from South and South East Asia. For anyone writing from Korea, or neighboring countries, you might want to take a look: http://www.eastlit.com/

froboy69
10-10-2016, 01:24 AM
Man I do want to see Korea. How amazing is the food there???