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 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 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 32

Day 32: cleaning day I slept over last night at the temple again because I stayed late to attend the wedding dinner. I woke up early to take a walk with the sunim and the owner of Feria Americana, and although the owner canceled on us last minute, we still went out. It was a … Continue reading

Day 29

Day 29: a morning walk and a dark day in the temple I slept over last night at the temple because I stayed late to have dinner after the jaejah. I woke up to accompany the sunim and the owner of Feria Americana on a morning walk at 6:30am. It was still dark in the … 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 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 14

Day 14: Korean Education at the ICA I arrived at 10am sharp to meet the vice principal of the Instituto Coreano Argentino, the only Korean school in Buenos Aires, and as far as I know, in Argentina. I had never heard of a Korean school— I mean, a real school. Classes are Monday through Friday, … Continue reading

Day 13

Day 13: A crummy day for class The weather today has been terrible; it’s been a very moody gray and has been raining incessantly, with the occasional roll of thunder here and there. A crummy day for my first photography class in el Centro (the city’s financial center). Stupidly, I chose not to bring my … Continue reading