Sunday, October 31, 2010

Nanoomi Party!

Nanoomi is a community of writers, translators and Korea-enthusiasts who have come together to share with the world, the deep and diverse ecology of the Korean blogosphere. I first learned of Nanoomi's existence through Roboseyo, who had a nice little affiliation badge in his sidebar. Upon further investigation, I decided to sign up and start posting on their website. There's an interesting cross section of the K-blogging community there, posting on various aspects of life in Korea.

To promote Nanoomi's launch, a party is being held in Hongdae next weekend. There will be some light food (including Korean tacos!), drinks, music and short presentations from some of the bloggers.

When: Saturday, Nov. 6, 6:30-10 p.m
Presentations from 7-8 p.m. Photo/Video Slideshow, Music, Light Refreshments, Party 8-10 p.m.
Where: Sonofactory (
Taeseong Building, 1st floor, 204-54 Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Near Hongik University Station, line 2, exit 1
Phone: 070-8224-8976
Cost: 10,000 won (Pay at the door)
Nanoomi is the first site to bridge the Korean and English blogospheres, supported by a Korean media-tech venture, Tatter & Media, which is funneling efforts into highlighting English-language blogs in Korea.

In the past, Tatter & Media (, which claims over 200 of Korea’s top power bloggers as its partners, had focused exclusively on Korean-language content. But, in response to linguistic isolation on the Internet, in which people who speak a language interact only with each other online, Tatter is helping to give expat bloggers an opportunity to reach a Korean audience. This is happening not only through the site, but also with podcasts and Android apps that are in the works.

Nanoomi is a 'bridge blog' with writers who span the language divide with their content. For example, among Nanoomi’s 25+ bloggers:
  • Joe McPherson (ZenKimchi) and Jennifer (FatManSeoul) tell the world about Korean food, while also offering the Korean government and companies suggestions on how to market their food overseas.
  • Robert Koehler (The Marmot’s Hole) and Matt VanVolkenburg (Gusts of Popular Feeling) provide English-language readers translations of Korean news, document the country’s urban development and offer historical perspective on current issues.
  • Darcy Paquet and Tom Giammarco ( open up Korean cinema to a global audience.
  • Simon and Martina Stawski (Eat Your Kimchi) provide a fun look into Korean life and pop culture through their entertaining videos.
You're all free to invite anyone who would be interested in this event. If you have any questions, you can contact Cynthia Yoo, Nanoomi’s founding editor ( or Hannah Bae, Head Editor (; or even Hyeon Chol Yang (

See you there on the 6th!


Hannah said...

Thanks for posting this, Lee!

Hannah said...

Also, any fellow expats having trouble registering can try this link, too:

Lee Farrand said...

No worries, thanks Hannah