Korean marathon 7 months Day 25

While talking to people of different cultures, it is important to understand. .See the signs. When taking to people of “indirect”, high-context culture, all? the important aspects of communication are conveyed through “hints”. It can be rather frustrating. For me. But already I have had enough of “mysterious” changing of speech style while talking to […]

The importance of communication. Multicultural advice.

The courage to ask awkward questions. Selfishness or a habit? During intercultural communication we are in constant pursue of the uncertainty about our own cultural grasp of the situation and either we are perceived correctly, and we haven’t offended anybody. To be on the safe side, in order not to offend anyone unintentionally or in […]

Korean linguistic circle inside view

I was dramatically drawn to go to Korea. The bits of information from korean friends and just a desire to experience something new was impossible to resist. Finally, having arrived, soon enough I gravitated easily towards a circle of linguistically charged people. Someone is a multilingual intellectual, others are winners of global linguistic Olympiad and recipients […]

Seoul Korea

Seoul holds a unique combination of past and present. City center is full of palaces that still withstand the might of modern age colossal skyscrapers. Closer to New Year a Buddhist temple Jogyesa 조계사 is decorated, condescending to mortals the heavenly joy of tranquility and consciousness. The blank feeling of a gap between religion and […]