Black papers from Korea

Contributor: Chang Soon-hee

“Open your bag, please,” said a young officer standing behind the customs inspection table at John F. Kennedy airport. A pungent smell of the seashore…

Topic: cultural exchange, Food, traditions
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Waves of Deja Vu transporting us to the 70’s, Thanksgiving in Korea

Contributor: Betty Krause

It was back in the 70’s in Korea…..it was snowing a LOT……Korean family from the little village area on the beach-this was the early 70’s, told us to come inside their home! We spent the night or two with them……Will we ever know who these people were? Do they remember that special time?…..We regret that we didn’t have room for the camera on this trip…….Thanking my lucky stars each and every day

Topic: Celebration, community, cultural exchange, Food, love, People, Yongsan Legacy
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“Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”

Contributor: Nam Sang-so

It’s the definition for the three Michelin starred dining establishments – in French “Une des meilleures tables, vaut le voyage.”  For the hierarchy of two…

Topic: Food, Yongsan Legacy
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Chopstick culture

Contributor: Chang Soon He

One of the First Ladies of Korea once told foreign journalists that Korean craftsmen are far more skilled in producing handmade equipment, tools, or art…

Topic: cultural exchange, Food, People, Yongsan Legacy
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An ordinary day of my drafted years in South Korea

Contributor: Yongsan Legacy Team

The 570th Ord Co Das was a “Working” camp and had none of the military harassment. We had “young Korean House Boys” that cleaned the…

Topic: Draft, Food, People, Uncategorized, Yongsan Legacy
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Action in the Yongsan Commissary

Contributor: Scott Forrey and everyone who contributed to YSL

The new Commissary didn’t replace this one until well after the early 80s… remember the banana fights…

Topic: Food, History, People, shopping, Yongsan Legacy
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Love is a “many”

Contributor: Chang Soon-hee

……when we were invited to a dinner at an army mess hall or Dragon Hill Lodge in the South Post, Yongsan Garrison, I refrained from serving kimchi to my husband and myself one day ahead of the meeting day.

Topic: cultural exchange, Cultural shock, Food, People, Yongsan Legacy
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The first bottled water in Korea has origins linked to Yongsan Garrison

Contributor: Mr. Choi Byung-Hyo

Diamond Water, the first commercial drinking water to be approved in South Korea, and passing the water quality test by the hygiene authority of the USKF, in Yongsan in 1977

Topic: cultural exchange, Food, People, Yongsan Legacy
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Oksusu-ppang (cornbread)

Contributor: Yongsan Legacy Team

“When I was a kid in elementary school in Korea the school provided cornbread as a daily snack to the students just before class was…

Topic: cultural exchange, Food
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My fond memories of the Gate #1

Contributor: Nam Sang-so

With Mr. Lee, one of my colleague architects, I got off at the Samkajji trolley station. The tram was a single car painted with faded…

Topic: Fashion, Food, People
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