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Songdo Stories is a bilingual online magazine for and about Songdo's community


Our Story

Once upon a time

The storybook “Lucky Smiley” was published in Songdo in 2019. Based on a true event, this book was written in both English and Korean in the hope of developing connections between people sharing the same interests. 


Songdo Stories takes this aspiration further to create a collective project that might foster a sense of belonging and identity within the community.

Press Reviews

by Alison Hong Nguyen Lihalakha

The Korea Times, 9 March 2023

by Kim Ju-yeon

The Korea Times, 9 August 2022

Interview with Chantal Faurès, editor of Songdo Stories

The Korea Times, 6 June 2021

A glimpse into Songdo Stories Issue 2

The Korea Times, 8 February 2022

Our Team

Our Team

Chantal FAURÈS

English Editor

Songdonian since 2015, author of 'Lucky Smiley' and founder of Catchy Songdo, a community organisation connecting members' desire to use their talents  and their wish to give to local charities through individual fundraising projects. (

KIM, Jeongsoon

Korean Editor

Songdonian since 2011, editor and a lover of books.

Anjali Ramakrishna

English Editor

Songdonian from 2011 to 2019. Anjali is a Special Education teacher and teacher trainer. While living in Songdo, she taught conversational English as a volunteer at the Community Center and was an active member of Catchy Songdo (

Dr Victor JATULA

English Editor

Songdonian from 2017 to 2021. While living in Songdo, Victor Jatula was teaching journalism and media studies at the University of Utah Asia Campus.  He now lives in London and is a lecturer in Communication and Journalism at the Brunel University in London.

Dr Scott Russell MORRIS

English Editor

Songdonian since 2018, Scott Russell Morris is a professor at the University of Utah Asia Campus, where he teaches Writing and Rhetoric. You can find him online at

JUNG, Kyewon

Korean Editor

Songdonian since 2012, publisher and translator of 'Lucky Smiley'.

Dr RHEE, Kyung Shin

Korean Editor

Songdonian since 2010,  Dr.Rhee is a pediatrician.  She has a clinic in Songdo and in 2019 she received the Bridge Award from IFEZ for helping international residents feel more settled in Songdo.

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