Sara Kim
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I was born and raised in the dirty South (the ATL), got my journalism degree, moved to Seoul in 2007, and then moved to NYC in 2011. I had an amazing time soaking up the amazing culture of my roots in Seoul, and now I am transitioning in the fashion/design industry while continuing to write and play music.

Neighborhood: Seoul, South Korea

10 NFT Questions:
My Day Job:
     Radio News Anchor/Writer
What I'm listening to:
     Lately, a lot of Deerhoof, Mogwai, Kruder&Dorfmeister Radio on Pandora
What I'm reading:
     History books, cookbooks, books on design, fashion magazines, the Internets
What I've just seen:
     Pariah, Skins
What I believe in:
     Realizing how lucky u are - so go out and do something with ur freedom!
What I really think of NFT:
     <3<3<3
Further contact info:
     kr.linkedin.com/pub/sara-kim/37/26a/518
What sanctifies me:
     Doing things because I know I'd regret it if I didn't

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Credit de la Bourse 9/13/2012
Credit de la Bourse is the biggest coin shop in Paris, and they also do currency exchange. This particular branch is located near the Bourse Metro station, and on the week I was there (the second week of September 2012), the exchange rate was floating around .75-.76 Euros to the dollar, and when I handed the cashier $40, she gave me 30 euros and some change, which is exactly that. Amazing!
Grande Monuments 5/28/2012
One day I was gnawing on some delicious prosciutto bread at my friends' apartment. When I asked them where they'd gotten it, they told me, "The place that sells tombstones downstairs, and it was only $1!" And it was all true! Grande Monuments is a family business run by neighborhood local Jerry, whose uncle started the business in the '50s. The Italian bread served here comes from Jerry's cousin's bakery, Il Fornaretto Bakery, on 17th Ave. in Brooklyn. On certain days when he needs to get rid of the bread before heading home you can hear him yelling, "Fresh baked bread! A dollar a loaf!" from under his awning on Graham Ave. Bon appetit!
Mihwangsa Temple 1/28/2012
Mihwangsa was built in 749 AD and is located on the southermost tip of the peninsula, about a 5-hour bus ride from Seoul. Once you're here you'll find yourself on the western side of Mt. Dalmasan, and nearby you'll also find the statue of Gwebul (national treasure no. 1342), where people pray for rain during the dry season. When we first arrived, we were shown to our room, had a delicious, vegetarian temple dinner, and then had tea with the monk who would be our guide for 24 hours. He told us that he'd gone the most extreme Buddhist monk route of having cut off contact with his family, whom he'd last spoken to 10 years ago (and he honestly seemed incredibly happy). We went to bed, and in the morning, we were awoken at 4 am by the gonging of the giant bell in the yard, and headed into Daeungbojeon Hall for prayer time. Afterwards, we pacticed zen meditation, during which our monk told us that people hallucinate often during these early-morning meditation sessions, and even mentioned that if we had hallucinations of small animals, not to be alarmed. We then had a delicious breakfast, and then swept the yard. Afterwards, I was exhausted and took a nap while my friend hiked up the mountain with our monk friend, where she said she took in an absolutely breathtaking view of the surrounding waters and archipelago below. Before we left, we stopped by the temple gift shop, and then our monk friend drove us to the closest bus stop. 247 Seojeong-ri Songji-myeon Haenam-gun Jeollanam-do
North Korean Document Room at the National Library of Korea 10/30/2011
One of my favorite places to take friends in Seoul is the North Korean Documents Room on the 5th floor of the National Library of Korea. You’ll have to sign up for a library membership, so remember to bring either your Alien Registration Card with you or your passport. After you’ve done that in the lobby, they’ll send you over to the free lockers to store your belongings – strangely, not even books are allowed into the library nor are large bags, although you may bring in small ones. Once you enter the North Korean Documents room on the 5th floor, you’ll also have to sign up with that room for security reasons to be admitted. The room is full of books produced in the North by the North Korean government, including books printed completely in English, some used as PR and advertising to Western countries in hopes of doing business, and some of which are the North’s version of how they’re doing as a country (which are pretty hilarious reads). In the advertisements you’ll see such ads as for a North Korean car called a Hwipharam, special “songibosot” mushroom liquor, Paclitaxel injections used for treating various forms of cancer. You’ll even find phone numbers and email addresses to contact these companies. South Korea Seoul Seocho-gu Banpo-dong san 60-1
Dure Coop 9/17/2011
Dure Coop is a network of 17 coops in Seoul and the surrounding Gyeonggi province area. The goal of the coop franchise is to support activities of the coop members, and also, each franchise has its own website to provide a virtual space for grassroots activities organized by the local community. I stopped by the one in Mapo-gu district to stock up on some groceries since it's near my house. On their shelves I noticed such products as coffee from Laos and East Timor, fried kelp and fried laver snacks, tofu crackers, organic ice cream and ice cream pops, organic juices (such as apple and citron), cereal, rice, noodles, traditional Korean alcoholic drinks (such as meoru wine which is wine made from wild Korean grapes and takju which is an unrefined rice wine), handmade candles and soaps, organic cotton pantyliners, natural dishwashing soap and detergent, and more. They also have produce, fruit and meat sections. If you become a member you get 10% off your groceries. South Korea Seoul Mapo-gu Seongsan-dong 245-44

Sara Kim's Radars Grande Monuments
Come For A Headstone, Leave With Fresh-Baked Italian Bread
5/30/2012 Landmarks, East Williamsburg — One day I was gnawing on some delicious prosciutto bread at my friends' apartment. When I asked them...

Mihwangsa Temple
Mihwangsa Temple Near Seoul, South Korea
1/30/2012 Landmarks, All Neighborhoods — Mihwangsa was built in 749 AD and is located on the southermost tip of the peninsula, about a 5-hour...

National Library of Korea
North Korean Document Room at the National Library of Korea
11/4/2011 Libraries, All Neighborhoods — One of my favorite places to take friends in Seoul is the North Korean Documents Room on the 5th flo...

Dure Coop
Dure Coop In Seoul
9/29/2011 Shopping, All Neighborhoods — Dure Coop is a network of 17 coops in Seoul and the surrounding Gyeonggi province area. The goal of...

Manpo Makguksu
A Taste Of The North
8/17/2011 Restaurants, All Neighborhoods — Manpo is a city located in the northernmost part of North Korea, near the Chinese border, and makguk...

Submitted Listings

New York
Grande Monuments Fresh baked bread and . . . tombstones?

Other Cities
Bangsan Market Baking Street Get All Your Baking Supplies at Bangsan Market
Cafe Sukkara Cafe Sukkara: Vegetarian-friendly and delicious homemade liquor
Cinecube Indie films.
Czech Info Center Movies at the Czech Info Center
Czech Info Center See a movie at the Czech Info Center.

Paris
Credit de la Bourse By God, a Near Perfect Exchange Rate!