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Korean National Cuisine

14 Apr 2016   kisa

Author: Mr. Sanzhar Kerimbek

The main feature of Korean cuisine is that it is extremely spicy. Almost any Korean meal will be or just a spicy or very spicy, but you are going to get used to it and eventually cannot imagine your meal without these spicy side dishes. The most interesting thing is that red pepper was in Korean cuisine only in the XVII century, but now it is very difficult to find any traditional Korean meal without this ingredient, which can be added to many dishes just in ...

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Use of Korean Bus Services

14 Apr 2016   kisa

Author: Mr. Sanzhar Kerimbek

Those who come to Korea for a short period of time, may want to see all interesting spots of Korean capital once and quickly. The easiest way to do this using the bus tour – Seoul city bus tour.

These tourist buses ply in many tourist cities around the world, and Seoul is no exception. Its convenience is that you can buy a ticket for one of the routes (which are usually circular) and in 2 or 3 hours you can see all the main attractions ...

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Optimism

14 Apr 2016   kisa

Author: Mr. Wajahat Tahir

Success is half achieved when one starts believing that it is possible to achieve it. When one keeps on reminding himself that he can do something, even if he lacks the skills initially, he will surely acquire them one day to achieve his aims. One the other hand, if one keeps thinking that something is not achievable by him, he will never ever achieve it even if he has the skills and talent to do it. So, optimism-also positive thinking-is a conscious selective focus on the ...

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My life in Korea!

14 Apr 2016   kisa

Author: Mr. Muhammad Hassan

I am an international student living in Korea for over 5 months now let me say that I have enjoyed every micro-second of being in Korea. It has been a memorable experience, not only in terms of getting to see many new places but also to meet different people all around the world and experience life so what we called “out of the comfort zone” as well.

To be honest, before coming here, I had my own preconceived notion about the country. I had my fears ...

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Solving KAIST’s International Food Crisis

29 Oct 2015   kisa

Author: Mr. Wisal Abdullah

Amongst other cultural disparities that international students get to experience during their stay at KAIST, Korean food is the one that outshines them all. Ranging from the sizzling Samgeopsal, staple appetizer Kimchi , the Soft Tofu Stew, Tteokbokki  to the instant noodles Ramyeon, Korean food, as diverse as it is, is still isn’t much like any food that an average international gets to eat at his/her home. This difference of tastes coupled with religious and culinary beliefs of many internationals (Vegetarians, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists etc ...

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General tips & Message from Seniors (2014)

16 Jan 2015   kisa
  • I think people who opt to come to Korea to study should have the right expectations. They should know that people in Korea generally do not converse well in English. Therefore I think it is quite reasonable for them to be prepared to learn Korean before deciding to come here.
  • The steep learning curve for most of the freshmen courses is intimidating. Foreigners should accept that Koreans who got selected for KAIST have a very sound mathematical and science background. They can console themselves by knowing that major courses have ...
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Halal Food in Daejeon (For Students of the Islamic Faith)

15 Jan 2015   kisa

Author: Hilola Hakimova

One of the biggest problems for Muslim students in Korea, I think, is finding halal food. There are very few places in Daejeon where you can have halal food and most of them being off campus. In this article I will introduce you to some places where you can find halal food.
Close to KAIST, in Gundong street there are several places where you can find halal meal. First of all there are two restaurants: ‘Taj Mahal’ and ‘Alibaba’s Treasure’ which serve halal food.

Alibaba’s ...

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