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 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 35

Day 35: Exploring Avellaneda Today I went to Avenida Avellaneda with the sunim with the goal of taking pictures. went to aie-gyung-shee’s house: the bride whose wedding dinner I recently attended. I think she moved into her husband’s appartment. went to banchan house: The store makes Korean banchan (side-dishes to be eaten with rice) as … 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

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