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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

10 August 2022

K-POP World Festival and BLACKSWAN arrive in Brussels this summer

On 4 September 2022, the Korean Cultural Center in Brussels is organizing a 100% pure K-POP event in Brussels under the name “K-POP WORLD FESTIVAL X […]
2 May 2022

The world’s first floating city is coming to South Korea

A pilot project for the world’s first floating city is being built in Busan, South Korea. Busan—South Korea’s largest port and the country’s second-largest city—is now […]
23 March 2022

South Korea lifts quarantine for vaccinated people and opens to the world from April 1st

South Korea has announced the lifting of the quarantine as of April 1, 2022 for fully vaccinated travelers. People are considered fully vaccinated if they have […]
9 March 2022

What’s behind the success of South Korean movies?

South Korean films and TV series are dominating the world’s movie production and capturing the attention of international audiences. But how have South Korean movies become […]
10 February 2022

Korean Air adopts biometric self-boarding for domestic flights

Has the future of travel arrived? If it depends on Korean Air, we will no longer be needing our boarding pass in the future. As of […]
1 February 2022

The Resonance of Trees. A new exhibition at the Korean Cultural Center in Brussels

The Brussels Korean Cultural Center is hosting a photo exhibition that started on Monday January 31st. This exhibition invites 4 representative Korean photo artists such as […]
20 December 2021

Korean Air launches aircraft inspection technology using drones

Thanks to its extensive experience in manned and unmanned aerial vehicle development, Korean Air has developed drone swamps that can inspect the aircraft. The Korean company […]
16 November 2021

3 Korean locations you might recognize if you’ve watched ‘Squid Game’

Every day, millions of series and movies are being watched all over the world. With streaming platforms like Netflix an Apple TV, it was never as […]
21 October 2021

9th Korean Film Festival Belgium to take place in October

To celebrate the 120th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Belgium, the Korean Film Festival Belgium is thinking bigger. It will take place in 2 […]
13 October 2021

South Korean series on Netflix triggers a 7,800% spike in sales of white Vans sneakers

The South Korean Netflix series ‘Squid Game’ has become the entertainment phenomenon of the moment. In just a few days, the series reached the top spot […]
23 September 2021

4 traditional Korean dishes

Since the past century, South Korea has been known for its tech and automotive giants such as Samsung and Hyunday. Only in the past few years, […]
21 September 2021

Korean Culture Days Festival to welcome visitors in Brussels

On September 24th and 25th, the Korean Cultural Center in Brussels will organize the Korean Culture Days, a two-day festival on Place de Brouckère, in downtown […]
14 June 2021

South Korea to exempt some vaccinated travelers from quarantine

Health authorities in South Korea announced on Sunday, June 13th, that some travelers who have received their Covid-19 vaccine shots overseas will be exempt from the […]
14 June 2021

How to cook the perfect Kkwabaegi

The dessert kkwabaegi is a kind of fried brioche, a twisted doughnut with the special touch of wrapping it up in matcha tea mixed with sugar. […]
8 June 2021

Have a go at Taekwondo in Brussels

Fancy learning a new skill whilst training you mind and body in the art of self defense? Taekwondo Thursdays at the Korean Cultural Centre in Brussels […]
7 June 2021

How to cook the perfect Samgaetang

Samgyetang or ginseng chicken soup, meaning ginseng – chicken – soup in Korean, is a delicious dish. Samgyetang is one of the most popular Korean dishes. […]
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