2018 Olympic Games – For a united Korean peninsula

Every once in a while we keep ordinary people as heros and it is all because what they might have achieved and the things they have done for other people, sometimes these people are so talented and gifted that they must stand out and make themselves work hard for the things they want, more often these people go to specialists those people that will make them better no matter what they have in themselves that extra work that no one is willingly to put together, only these people that will work for what they always have dreamed, these people exists to coach those who seek their help, it is amazing that once these small people come to the specialists their whole talent comes full force and they can explore their talent and limits.


Those who might want a better future for themselves work hard and like to get to their goals no matter what so it is because these people that we have gold winners from the olympics, these people put their whole being into coaching and making these non-experts into what they later become, a source of inspiration, strength and devotion to their own body and their own career, they can not take a no for an answer, they are always trying to improve themselves and trying to work and making a gold winner from these people that seek them out so they can coach them and can improve their very own natural talents, so these coaches are vital for the olympics and the players, they must be coached and put into a competing place so they can improve and show their real power and talent.


Korea: United


This year’s olympic games were an event itself it was so waited and people all over the world were waiting for the nominates for the winners and losers but it was a big event, a big party full of talented people from all over the world making their countries proud and seeking their own victory so once they would come home they would be welcomed with a big party and the respect from their families, winning an olympic can be such an honor for a country and these people that make their best to work and show the world who they are against, since there are contestants from all over the world each one of them with hopes and dreams and the ultimate dream, to make their own country proud, it is a matter of importance, the one provided by an olympic event like this.


This year Korea was united by a fleeting moment by the olympians who represented both the north and the south and as they stand close together both nations, sharing the same country, put their differences aside to make this olympic event possible, «I would like to take this opportunity to convey greetings and a message of friendship from the people of Korea”, South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in chimed in.


This was a message of peace, a peninsula divided since 1950 but united as a nation on the opening ceremony, they marched and walked as one nation walking with an unified Korea flag and their people cheered and marched unified with each other, playing to win a medal for their own country and show their talent, bettering themselves through competition, both countries trying their best and remembering how much alike they are.


Cheerleading and good spirits.


To keep the high spirits going on the North Korea government sent out a team of cheerleaders, these young women are said to be the “beauties” of North Korea, with a population of 25 million, these women are considered to be part of the team for their ideology and their good looks, after all these are young women in their early or mid 20s handpicked from universities across the country, propaganda squad members and music school students, this clearly eases tensions between the two nations, arising talks and whispers about peace and unification between the two, definitely something to look forward to.


This union is exciting and it will most certainly bring these two nations together and remember that once they were one.

The difference between living in America and Korea

We are sure there is a sea of difference between Korea and the United States, it is been recurring how much of a cultural shock is once you get to American soil, since you arrive to the airport, everything is a little bit different than back home, so I have been thinking about writing how different these two places really are.


The people, the food, the climate, even the architecture and customs are so different than what we are use to back in Korea, it is like landing in a completely different universe, it is here, the land of options, the land of freedom the place we might have chosen to fall into or it might be that our parents brought us here being so little, we certainly did not have any saying on the matter, but now, we are here and it is best to squeeze the opportunity rather than to stay home and be homesick about Korea.

The people.

Here you can find freedom around the corner, even people try to rub that “free-ness” they have and their right to take it and your duty to respect it, a lot of people go around not fearing anything and doing whatever they want, such is the case in america that sometimes being outside it’s enough to feel overwhelmed, here people are rarely afraid, but in Korea you have such traditions and the old people it is still cared about, there is just a peacefulness and paused time on Korea, everything seems to move slowly and certainly you will not find someone half naked yelling at you how much you should “embrace” freedom, so let’s just say Korean people can be a little bit more tender and a little bit more quiet than American people, who at any given chance will flaunt their freedom and rights on your face, like… thank you but no thank you.


In America you can find really nice food but that is if you are willing to pay for it, the food can be a little bit more expensive and a little bit not that fresh, yet in Korea you wouldn’t have to worry about it that much, starting from the fact that you might even eat for free, yes, your aunt or your grandma can fix any dish in less than 30 minutos and we are sure you are gonna love it, even you are going to try to learn how to make it, but sadly we are a long way from home, so it is best to suck it up and try to earn as much money so you can have a better experience eating out and maybe find the perfect place for those traditional dishes you are longing for.


It’s simply more strict on Korea, no doubt about it they focus so much on grades, everything is set for you to study and become something of a honor student, everyone is pushing themselves as far as they can or might be, their parents are pushing them as far as they can so they can have “a future” and be allowed to earn a well earned wage. Yet in America there is such freedom for kids, they are encouraged to read, to paint, to fall and play, and it will not matter if they are not studying 24/07 you can actually breathe, and you are certainly more relaxed than the way the educational Korean system is set to.


The thing with freedom is that if you have so much of it, it is bound to be a mess, sometimes people take things too far, and that is exactly how american people are, they think that freedom does not come with rights and obligations so you can see a lot of people doing whatever they feel like doing. America is one of the most violent places on earth, their right to bear arms among other questionable laws have prompted such a violent state, and it is unbelievable how much they can get away with, Korean people can make you feel safe, either you are walking home at night or passing through a unsafe neighborhood, Koreans are not the people to be afraid of, which is a huge difference from America, that sometimes even your neighbor is involved in some sturdy thing and you can be part of collateral damage.

Places to visit next time you visit Korea

Once in a while we get homesick, it’s just not enough to eat out at a gourmet cuisine and expect that the food will momentarily bring us back, the memories, sounds, smells, are simply not there. Every year we must travel and find ourselves, even if it is traveling home. Living in Chicago might be enough, it offers plenty of options to enrich our lives and souls, yet when home is calling, you better answer. We have gathered the best places in Korea for you to visit and look at home with tourist eyes, these are places that are part of our old country and they bring back cherished memories to us. There’s something for everyone, relax, eat, take some pictures, and enjoy history, I hope you like it.

As much as i liked my trip to Argentina, where i found about poringa and lots of things we love, i should really go back and finish my trip in Patagonia, one of the coldest places of the country.



Located in Samcheong-dong, this tea house takes its name from the words “tea-drinking garden” and it is just that, a beautiful and relaxing green garden inside a korean hanok resting on top of a hill, with a beautiful view and pleasing architectural sights you reach tea-heaven by enjoying the variety of their teas. As you enter your emotions will be put at ease with some classical music, and a unforgetful view.


Have a nice cocktail while you enjoy an old film, or stay in the bar to catch up with some friends while some movies play in the background, either way the interiors of this bar was meant to attract artists and art loving people, it was founded by two sisters who love to spend a nice time drinking while watching some classics, a one of a kind experience located on the Yongsan-gu district.



As old as 1964 this market is the largest market in Korea, the families who own these shops take care of the traditions and making of their products, almost all the products you can shop in there are made by the owners. Open from 11:00 pm to 4:00 am the market is an experience by its own, When day breaks there are plenty of tourists filling these shops and enjoying some handmade and exported products.


A must see in Seoul, this tower was built in 1969 as a communication antenna for the city, and it still works today as a transmission antenna for the channels: KBS, MBC, SBS, PBC, TBS, CBS and BBS. 479,7 m above the sea it is as tall as 236,7m boasting with a unique sight of the city. The tower was open to the public on 1980, it has an observatory, a restaurant an a souvenir store.

It’s so tall that some people joke about being able to see mujeres desnudas from Seoul to Argentina, i swear!



If you are a real softy for nature this stream was made for you. It is so beautiful you will almost forget why you like the city so much, it is the best spot to look at cherry blossoms, surrounded by these beauties, the stream is united by a bridge knowns as the “Romance Bridge”, ever since it was featured on a TV Show, the stream receives a lot of tourists from the world, and makes for a great and unforgettable instagram picture.


The whole landscape will make you feel so connected to nature and humbled by it, nature as tall as you, the reserve is fully covered with reeds taller than a full grown man, the peacefulness will overwhelm you with their diverse plants and damp conditions, Suncheonman is the largest colony of reeds in Korea, it attracts as many as 140 different types of birds, a unique and wonderful sight for the eyes.



You better come to this temple with a heart seeking some peacefulness and mindful desire, this temple is open 24 hours for people to come and pray, located in Busan Samgwangsa is a place for buddhists from all around the world and those tourists seeking for some enlightenment, beautiful architecture and a wonderful sunrise.


Build on the times of the Joseon dynasty this palace is a beauty to the eye, almost 600 thousand years precedes it. It is one of the -five palaces of Seoul- it is home of some of the most precious and beautiful Korean relics. Gyeongbokgung promises to be a unique and historical event on your must-see list.

Where to learn english in Chicago

Chicago, the largest city on the midwest it’s home to a lot of people from all over the world, known as “Windy City”, Chicago is the 3rd most densely populated city of America, it’s great weather, large diversity groups and plenty of great restaurants, schools, museums, and work environment has cathed many foreigners eager to adapt to the american lifestyle and language. There are plenty of schools teaching english, we list 5 here, and if you are not willing to move across town, there are plenty online resources for you.


Kaplan International English


Are you ready to spend your learning lessons surrounded by the best of the Chicago lifestyle? Kaplan International English it’s an school located on Magnificent Mile, a few blocks away from the Chicago River, Kaplan International English offers a variety of courses, 2 lounges for the students commodity and 12 new classrooms.




Within walking distance from the Lake Michigan this languages school is part of the Dominican University offering many english courses that can fit your expectatives, focussed on technology and a campus experience, the school offers housing for those new in the city, they also offer english for business, english for executives, intensive courses but there is general english course in case you don’t need anything as specific as english for business.


Depaul University


The university doesn’t fall short with their courses, focusing on writing, speaking and reading english, they offer five different courses where you can focus on each aspect of grammar, reading, writing, they even teach word processing and rhetoric on their courses. There are five levels you can sign up to fit your necessities.


University of Illinois


The University engages their english learners with six different levels where you can learn english, from beginner level to experienced, the school focuses on their students needs, focusing on conversation, vocabulary, reading, writing, academic study skills, listening comprehension, pronunciation among others. In case you are overwhelmed there are a lot of options to let the mind relax the campus is located near parks and beaches where you can wander off and enjoy the Chicago life.


Language Loop


From 8 am to 9 pm Language Loop offers a variety of languages you can learn, they even work with an specific curriculum language depending on your needs (law, business, hospitality, health, food and beverage among others) They manage 4-7 students lessons and offer TOEFL preparations and private courses 2-3 students. They specialize on personalized teaching, making you feel as if you have your very own tutor.