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Korean Connection is a non-political, non-profit, organization with 501(c)(3) status,  your donation is tax deductible (Our Tax ID 46-3655225). If you wish to help support our events and mission, please use your PayPal account to make a donation


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Korean Connection

PO Box 140852

Grand Rapids, MI 49514

For all inquiries or questions regarding donation or setting up a donation matching program, please contact us.

김치국부터 마시지 말라

(Do not drink your kimchi soup first).


A Korean proverb warning someone not to get ahead of him- or herself in a project or in planning for the future. Kimchi soup is spicy and is usually eaten with rice to help reduce the sting; therefore, this proverb suggests that a person wait for the rice to arrive before drinking the soup because the person might be in a fix if the rice arrives late or not at all.

We welcome everyone to participate in our events: Koreans now living in West Michigan, Korean students, Korean-Americans, Korean adoptees, veterans who served in Korea, Americans with an interest in Korean language and culture, and friends and relatives of Koreans. 

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낮말은 새가 듣고 밤말은 쥐가 듣는다

(Birds hear the words spoken in the day, and the mice those at night).


A Korean proverb warning someone to be careful about what he or she says since one never knows who may be listening.

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