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 49-50

Day 49-50: a muddle and an explanation So I have been in a muddle lately of how to portray the Korean community in Buenos Aires. That is, what conclusions do I have, from two months of meeting people and seeing new things? And what of my experiences? I would, of course, like it if my … 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 35 pt.6

Day 35 pt. 6 went to a person’s house on the 8th floor, overlooking Avenida Avellaneda

Day 35 pt.5

Day 35 pt.5 Then we went to a woman’s clothing store– I went to it last time when I visited Avenida Avellaneda, but I didn’t take any photos then. The owner moved from Korea about 3 years ago and now speaks Spanish very well. went to person’s house on 8th floor went to another woman’s … Continue reading

Day 35 pt.4

Day 35 pt.4 revisited Apolo, a store selling imported miscellaneous items from Korea. The owner is the same person who’s house I visited in Ezeiza. We went to go give them the photos I took last time in the campo. :) went to Korean travel agency to ask for more info about our upcoming trip … Continue reading

Day 35 pt. 3

Day 35 pt. 3 After the dentist/hair stylist’s, we went to a Korean restaurant– not to eat, of course (since we were really full from the kimbap and bu-chin-gae), but to go meet some acquaintances and to take pictures. There was no sign again in front of the restaurant except for a lamp above the … Continue reading

Day 35 pt. 2

Day 35 pt. 2: going to the dentist and hair stylist’s From the banchan house, we went to a hair stylist’s that was located in a back room of her son’s dentistry office. There weren’t any signs outside of the side entrance to the hair stylist’s– but miraculously everyone just knows that it exists. This … 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 33

Day: Church hopping Today in the morning I went to a protestant church that was not exclusively Korean. I was invited to attend this church by a teacher at ICA (Instituto Coreano-Argentino), whom I had met while visiting. Her daughter belongs to those who were lucky enough to be educated abroad; she finished high school … Continue reading