Melona in Buenos Aires

So, a post on la Nación (an Argentine newspaper) reminded me of a conversation my friends had in a bar in Rosario. It was about: Melona– melon flavored popsicles from Korea They were discussing how one of their acquaintances imported these ice bars from Korea while being able to sell them at a low price. … Continue reading

Day 40

Day 40: another disoriented day I slept over at the store owner’s house and woke up early to go home– to pack for Chile! :) I came back and had lunch at the temple and listened to the elders discuss health insurance, the characteristics of Koreans from various provinces, cooking, cancer, etc. I was very tired from … Continue reading

Day 39

Day 39: Avenida Avellaneda took a colectivo to Avenida Avellaneda to find out more about the garment trade. I visited a store of an acquaintance and spent my whole day with her and her friend. It was a very bustling Saturday and business was apparently better than normal. The acquaintance (the store owner’s daugther) had … Continue reading

Day 36-38

Day 36: went to Bodhi restaurant and then Calle Florida. Then went to film showing at the Centro Cultural Coreano near the Korean embassy. met Munguau afterwards for dinner. Day 37: went around 109. went home to blog and edit photos. Day 38: met a girl who’s making a documentary about the Korean community (and … Continue reading

Day 34

Day 34: catching up on photos After photography class, I went to the buddhist temple to see if the sunim wanted to go eat at the 둘리 분식점 (dool-lee bunshik-jum) (so that I could take photos of the place). I brought my larger camera to take photos of the interior. It’s located on the corner … Continue reading

Day 21

Day 21: ICA soccer for Diario Central So the Korean community organized the viewing of the world cup match in two spots: the ICA (Instituto Coreano-Argentino) and SINKO, a Korean restaurant on Avenida Rivadavia. The reporter at the Diario Central told me to choose a spot to cover (ie. take photos); I said that I … Continue reading

Day 20

Day 20: An extended national holiday In Argentina, the National Flag Day (June 20th) is a movable holiday that falls on a Monday so that you always end up with a three-day weekend. So this year it was moved to June 21st to fall on a Monday. This meant no photography class. I followed the … Continue reading

Day 17

I went to my photography class in the morning. It’s definitely informative and useful. There’s this 분식점 (bun-shik-jum, kind of like a fast-food restaurant/bistro) in Koreatown that sells delicious 떡꼬치 (dduk-ggo-chi, rice cake dipped in a spicy-sweet pepper paste), along with ramen, fried chicken, kimbab (rice + algae rolls), etc. I went there to eat … Continue reading

Day 15 Pt.2

“Going down to 109” 109 (pronounced baek-gu in Korean) is relatively quiet during the weekdays. In fact, Sundays are the busiest days because that is when the Koreans stop by to run some errands (groceries, etc) after religious service– because all of the important religious orgs are located in Bajo Flores. For this reason, there … Continue reading

Day 15

Day 15: a bright and lovely day The past days were very rainy and crummy– but today was bright and clear. A lucky day– I thought. I went to La Associación Coreana en la Argentina again to see if there were any materials/statistics/information on Korean immigration in Castellano or English, since I am rather incompetent … Continue reading