Filipino Bloggers in Korea
Karla Obispo of Travel with Karla
I’ve been teaching in Seoul, Korea since August 2015. It’s quite easy for me to deal with the teaching load here compared to what I’ve experienced in Philippines so I had a lot of free time after work. It was January 2016 when I decided to travel once a week. I started blogging to make a journal about my adventures. I made this blog in March 2016 and the rest is history!
In the beginning, all my posts are about the usual tourist spots located in Seoul. Since I’ve been there many times, I tried to take the roads less traveled by. My love for Korean Dramas made me go to the filming locations. Surprisingly, it became a big help to other Korean drama fans who are planning to visit Korea. My travel blog became their inspiration and guide in their fangirling activities. I’ve been here in Korea for almost two years and before I go, I want to feature some Filipino bloggers in Korea.
PS. I swear, I’ll visit Korea every year to make some awesome K Drama itineraries!
Miseol of Chili Sarang
“I started blogging late 2014. I wrote about how to process some legal papers and restaurant reviews. But now, I usually write about the places my husband and I have been or my experiences in Korea.”
Miseol is originally from Davao City. She is happily married to a Korean boarder named Danny. She is currently a full-time homemaker enjoying new hobbies, embracing another culture, learning Korean language, and nurturing her passion for photography. Initially, her blog is created as a means to keep up with a broad range of her interests in food, photography, adventure and life itself. Her blog also provides insights of how-to’s and hands-on experiences in a multicultural marriage.
Wendy Flor of My Rocking Cradle
“I am an expat wife here in Korea. I am a housewife. I take care of my husband and my children. When my husband is at work and my children are at school, I am busy with my volunteer work. I’m President of a Filipino organization called The 601 Habit – a very small group of Filipino women focused on showing our Philippine culture. I am also very active in my sons’ school (Dwight School Seoul) as an Executive Member of the Parents’ Association. Most of the time I go out with my friends exploring the nooks and alleys of Seoul.”
Wendy lives at the Digital Media City in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu. She started blogging in 2006, the year she became a mom. My Rocking Cradle became her online diary as a new mom. Then she started writing about Filipinos in Korea but it was just occasionally. She writes about the books she read, movies, places in Korea, travels especially in the Philippines.
She also writes about house matters (but most of these are commercial posts). She even wrote about her veranda farming (which is very rare here in Korea). She thinks that her blog is a no-niche blog that’s why it isn’t a popular website. She writes about anything that inspires her at the moment of writing.
Shirgie of Saranghae Korea
“I work as a factory worker in Korea. In my 4 years stay in Korea, I lived in 3 cities. First was in Paju, then Pyeongtaek and currently living in the city of Cheonan. I started blogging when I was in college, year 2004. Before, blogging was my journal, a personal diary. It was year 2008 when blogging became mainstream and it became a source of information online. So I converted my personal blog from an online diary into an informative online page. I always consider a general information niche so I can freely write anything I want. Topics like movies, food, travel and anything under sun were very much welcome on my page.”
He decided to continue his passion in blogging when he transferred to Korea in 2013. He created Saranghae Korea to write anything about Korea including his experiences, travels and whatnot. He still considers Saranghae Korea blog as a personal journal, but he always see to it that readers can get valuable information from it especially in the field of working in manufacturing industry.
Katherine Pascual of Your Travel Memo
“My favorite thing to do is to go to places I’ve never been. At first, I just wanted to travel to take pictures of myself from the places that I’ve only seen on travel shows, movies and magazine. I was 21 when I first travelled overseas, it opened me up to the possibilities of the world. Now, I travel to satisfy my curiosity about the world, people and life in general. The more I travel, the more it changes my perspective.”
Katherine is an English teacher in Gimhae. She just started blogging last April 2017. She created her blog to share her experience to other people who also wants to travel either for vacation and leisure or simply just wanted to escape from a fed-up routine. She believes that you don’t have to be rich to travel, and traveling is easy when you know what to do.
Alphonse of A Pinoy in Korea
“I am just one of the 50,000 Filipinos in South Korea, making my way around Seoul and the rest of the Korean peninsula, riding the subway trains, buses, cars, planes and ferry boats, or while making my way to work, to home or just moving around South Korea (the Philippines and some other countries) trying to see places, meet people and friends, taste delicacies and experience the life in this interesting country…my life as a Pinoy in Korea.”
Alphonse works in the Finance Industry in Seoul. He started blogging in 2009. He writes about his experiences in general. He sometimes writes in Filipino language because most of his readers are from Philippines. Recently, he’s been writing some movie reviews.
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Are you a Filipino blogger in Korea? Do you know another Filipino blogger in Korea? Write your comments below. ^^