From everyone at Dear Korea, which is just me and a sad bowl of instant noodles, Happy Lunar New Year! It’s officially the year of the horse!

I hope everyone who has the day off is enjoying it! Got any cool plans? Will you be celebrating 설날 (Seollal) the traditional Korean way with a piping hot bowl of 떡국 (tteokguk)? Will you be traveling? Will you celebrate by sleeping in all day?

As for me, I’ll be heading up to Seoul for the weekend. Here’s hoping my usual places aren’t closed like the rest of the country. See you next week with a new strip!