Welcome to The Pinay Ajumma!

I’m delighted that you’ve found your way to my blog, where I share my experiences and insights as a Pinay (a colloquial term for a Filipina) who happens to be married to a wonderful Korean man. So I’d like to think of myself as an ajumma (a Korean term for a married woman or a middle-aged lady). Together, we’ve built a life here in the Land of the Rising Sun, and through this blog, I aim to give you a glimpse into the unique blend of cultures, traditions, and adventures that make up my daily life.

Living in a multicultural household has taught me the importance of embracing diversity and finding common ground in our differences. I believe that love knows no boundaries, and my marriage to my Korean husband has opened my eyes to new perspectives, customs, and traditions that I eagerly share with my readers.

On this blog, you can expect to find a variety of topics, including travel adventures, cultural experiences, language learning tips, marriage and family insights, product reviews and so much more.

I invite you to join me on this adventure as we explore the intersections of cultures and celebrate the richness they bring to our lives. I encourage you to engage with the content, leave comments, and share your own stories and perspectives. This blog is a community, and I believe that the most beautiful conversations happen when we come together and learn from one another.

Thank you for being here, and I hope that The Pinay Ajumma becomes a place that you enjoy visiting time and time again. Let’s embark on this journey of cultural exploration, learning, and growth together.

With love and gratitude,
Sheryl Gim
The Pinay Ajumma


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285 thoughts on “Welcome to The Pinay Ajumma!

  1. Hi!I am a Filipino working here in Japan with SSW visa.I wanted to go to Korea.Do you think I can apply for visa here in Japn for my korea trip even I dont have permanent resident visa here?

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  2. Hello! Im planning to het a korean visa in japan. I will be in japan on feb as tourist and will stay there for 30days. Can I get a korean visa while im in japan?

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    1. Hello. Unfortunately, you can’t. You have to be a resident here in Japan in order to apply for the Korean visa.


      1. So where can I apply for korean visa? I will be staying in japan for 2months and while staying I wanted to process my korean visa


        1. Because you are not a resident in Japan, you have to apply for the Korean visa at the Korean embassy where you legally live.


  3. Thank you for making a blog on how to renew and get a PRC card while in Japan. This is a big help!

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      1. Hello po. I have many questions po regarding marrying a korean man. I need advice. Where can I talk directly to you po? Do you have messenger?

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        1. Hi. Yes, you can contact me via Messenger. Name is Sheryl Gim.


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