Saturday, November 22, 2014

Living in Korea


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Community blogger Clinton Stamatovich, who is living in South Korea, attended several films at the Busan International Film Festival. Read on for reviews of a few of the movies, as well as a brief look into Korea’s blossoming film industry.

Posted on Oct. 30, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.
 A small island 30 minutes out from Kowloon.

Even though he only had a week to experience the region, community blogger Clinton Stamatovich was able to pack his visit to Hong Kong with culture, food and sight-seeing. Read on to hear about his journey. 

Posted on Oct. 28, 2014 at 1:54 p.m.
 The Gwangju Uprising memorial features civilians and students who played major rolls in the events.

For community blogger Clinton Stamatovich, who is teaching English in South Korea, a trip to the city of Gwangju was marked by a visit to a memorial commemorating a political uprising, a punk rock show with friends and a night out on the town.

Posted on Sept. 30, 2014 at 12:08 p.m.
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 These wooden statues in Gyeongju – east of Busan – are from the Joseon period and have been refurbished. An example of antiquity. They rest inside a temple on the outskirts of the city, at the base of a mountain.
Posted on Aug. 13, 2014 at 1:50 p.m.

Community blogger Clinton Stamatovich writes about the history of art in Korea, as well as art forms that are popular in South Korea today.

 Customers wander through the streets of the Nampo-dong market.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:10 p.m.

One of Busan’s attractions is a huge shopping area that brings fancy department stores, fish markets and old-fashioned street vendors together, along with countless customers. Blogger Clinton Stamatovich, who is living in South Korea, shared his story about it. 

 A shot of the exterior of Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital.
Posted on July 17, 2014 at 1:43 p.m.

In the middle of a South Korean forest, there’s an abandoned psychiatric hospital that’s rumored to be haunted. Blogger Clinton Stamatovich snuck in, wandered through the building’s halls and shared his story.

 Booths at the event sold cards, pencils and notebooks that featured manga characters.
Posted on July 15, 2014 at 4:17 p.m.

In South Korea, a thriving culture has formed around comic books called manhwa. Blogger Clinton Stamatovich attended an event celebrating the art form – here’s what he learned. 

 A view from above.
Posted on May 23, 2014 at 6:15 a.m.

Clint Stamatovich, who’s teaching English in South Korea for a year, helped friends film an interview featuring a food fight in an abandoned amusement park called Gaya Land.

 Beach walkers; view from a boulder.
Posted on May 21, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

Blogger Clint Stamatovich, who is teaching English in South Korea, visited one of the country’s scenic vacation spots in celebration of Buddha’s birthday.

 Three women enjoy the flowers on the banks of the Nakdong River
Posted on April 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Huge flowerbeds planted on the banks of Korea's Nakdong River bloom vibrant yellow, setting the scene for the festival.

 Cherry Blossoms featuring world flags
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

Clint Stamatovich, who is teaching English in South Korea, went to a famous festival celebrating the area's blooming cherry blossoms. Check out the story to read about his experience, the traditional foods he tried and the story behind the blossoms.

 This photo was taken at a lantern festival in Jinju, South Korea.
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.

Clint Stamatovich, a Bristol native, just arrived in South Korea, where he'll be teaching English for three months. Check out his story about arriving there and experiencing a new culture, as well as his photos taken from a world away.


Clint Stamatovich
Clinton Stamatovich
Clinton Stamatovich, born in Bristol, Indiana, graduated with a degree in journalism from IUSB in May, 2012. He teaches English in Busan, South Korea and is a freelance writer, contributing to ARC ( monthly. He has experimented with and enjoys poetry, essay, profile, fiction, short story, and recently a travel log of articles after a three month journey across Southeast Asia. He will be living and teaching in Korea for one year.