Come back!

I don’t know how many people read my blog but I just want to say that I came back. I was extremely busy this semester because of teaching, researching and being sick. I don’t know why but I had headache for last few months so I couldn’t do any ‘extra’ works except ‘teaching’.

I’m waiting for answers from journal editors (who are amazingly kind and good people) whether my draft can be in or not. (good luck to me)

And now I feel better than before (still I feel dizzy but getting better than last week) so I will continue to write my blog from this winter.

During this winter holiday, I will start new research.

Anyway, I will keep uploading blog entries about our lovely ajummas.


Ajummas 짱!

Yes, I still do and will do research about ajummas. I really like these cool ajummas and their amazing performances. I hope, I really hope I can do this kind of performances of ajummas and with ajummas in Korea someday.

Go Ajummas!!! And I will be back to upload lots of photos and photo collages very soon. I have to finish some other writings first….


‘Korea Grandma’ one of famous ajumma YouTubers in Korea

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Park Mak-Rye Halmeonee (grandma), Korea Grandma

Park Mak-rye Halmeonee (grandmother) is a famous YouTuber in Korea. The name of her channel on YouTube is ‘Korea Grandma’. She has been creating videos since 2017. Even though she called herself grandma but I think she could be categorized as older ajumma group because ajummas should be considered with different age groups. As there is no specification of the age criteria to be ajummas, ajummas can be categorized inclusively.  For this reason, the channel of ‘Korea Grandma’ might be one of good examples to show how smart ajummas present themselves through using social media, especially the way of using one person media in YouTube. 



Ajummas are cheering for the Garlic Girls! (Korea’s women’s curling team)

Uiseong county is very famous for garlic in South Korea. So our women’s curling team is called as garlic girls because four of them (the team) are from Uiseong. They’re friends and sisters each other whom were born and grew up in the same town, Uiseong.

This is our first time that our curling team went to the final (and even semi-final) so our nation is very exciting to watch their match and especially their hometown is now enjoying this winter olympic because of those amazing Garlic Girls. Many of international reporters reported about them (e.g. NYT) and their hometown through different types of media during last few days. And they were very interested in the people of Uiseong and how they’re cheering for their hometown girls. Most of them are ajummas and they brought their homemade signs, screamed and even danced together! This is amazing!!! When I read their articles and watched videos on YouTube, I was so glad to know that those international reporters filmed about our energetic and sweet ajummas. They are not mothers of garlic girls but they are those girls’ neighbours so they prepared homemade signs and danced together to cheer for their ‘hometown daughters’. Because they feel like those garlic girls are their daughter (even though they’re not their biological mother but they’re mother!).

These ajummas are cheering for their daughters because they want to share their ‘Jeong’ with those girls, I think. This video of people in Uiseong makes me laugh and cry. Beautiful ajummas with warmheartedness.